Archive | December, 2011

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MMA Mount Grappling Drill

Posted on 19 December 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Over at Jeff Joslin’s blog he wrote a terrific on a mount grappling drill.  Most of us have experienced the basic grappling drill where you start off in a mounting position on top of your training partner.  You then have a specific amount of time and the fighter on the bottom works to free themselves and the one on mount works to keep the mount position.  When the time period is over the one who stayed in their starting position the most will win the drill.  This is a pretty basic drill in any wrestling practice that yields a great deal of learning and understanding on the part of the wrestler’s in the drill.

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UFC Heavyweight Fight: Lesnar Vs. Overeem

Posted on 19 December 2011 by Tony Hackerott

The heavyweights in any combat sport have always held the highest level of interest and prestige.  Perhaps it is the idea that the heavyweights are the biggest and strongest men competing, the kind you love to watch but would hate to face in real life.  The UFC heavyweight division has been the most hyped but the least skilled division in the company.  When Randy Couture came out of retirement to face the champion Tim Sylvia in 2008, the division was anemic.

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2011’s Top MMA Events

Posted on 18 December 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Sometimes fans are forced to deal with dry years in regards to mixed martial arts events; let’s face it, not every card assembled is going to produce monumental fireworks. That, is a simple stigma fixed to a sport that is perhaps more unpredictable than any other form of professional competition. When it comes to MMA, you just never know what might happen

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The Evolution of Frank Mir

Posted on 11 December 2011 by Marvin Blue

He may very well go down as one of the best submission artists in UFC history with numerous highlight reel finishes.  I am talking about former heavyweight champion Frank Mir.  Over the past few years we have had the pleasure of seeing Frank Mir at the top of the mountain and down to the point of obscurity.  Many wrote him off after his fatal motorcycle accident.  However, like a true warrior, Mir overcame the odds and losses exploding back onto the MMA scene.

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Jon Jones: More than Hype

Posted on 11 December 2011 by Marvin Blue

Written By: Marvin Blue

As we enter the day after UFC 140 many criticisms were laid to rest. One that seems to stick with all fight fans was the chin of UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones. Jones rise to the top has been meteoric to say the least. However, it has not been without controversy. Jones replaced former teammate and close friend Rashad Evans in the fight that earned Jones the UFC title.

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UFC 140 round by round results

Posted on 10 December 2011 by Dennis Fratella

Hominick vs. Jung

Not much to write about there…wow. The Korean Zombie reigns supreme. Hominick left the foot in the bucket as they say. Tied for the quickest KO in UFC history!

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UFC 140 Fight Breakdown

Posted on 10 December 2011 by Dennis Fratella

by Dennis Fratella

Mark Hominick vs. Chan Sung Jung

Coming off a fight where an alien life form became embedded in his forehead going against Jose Aldo, Hominick’s endurance can’t be questioned. Hominick is a former kickboxing champion, and compiled a 21-0 record. Aside from the loss to Aldo, he had won his last 4 fights with 2 TKO’s and a submission, the other going to the judges in winning a split decision.
Chan Sung Jung is also a kickboxer who recorded a 15-6 record, who now has taken his talents into the Octagon, and is 11-4 so far, with 7 of the wins coming by submission. Aside from the “twister” move that he used to beat his last opponent (which it’s also worth noting that this move is so sick, it was the Submission of the Year for UFC 2011 season), he has lost 3 out of his last 4 fights. He has a great chin, and can definitely stand in harms’ way without being fazed by it.
Hominick has kickboxing in his back pocket. It’s usually his bread and butter. He’s one of the best pound for pound strikers in the UFC. Jung also is virtually of the same pedigree. It will be interesting to see who takes the first sidestep away from their gameplan and goes for the takedown. I think the majority of this fight, if not all of it, will be fought on it’s feet. That being said, Hominick’s no stranger when it comes to submissions either having 7 of them. Plus he’s got his entire country in his corner as well. If you don’t think that’s a big deal, look at what happened in Brazil this summer at UFC 137. I think Jung will break format when he tries to get the game on the ground, which might be out of frustration because he’s being out kickboxed.

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Interview with Erik “New Breed” Koch

Posted on 06 December 2011 by Dennis Fratella

With a face that even some who’s illiterate could read, it’s not hard to tell that Erik Koch enjoys his job. What does he do you may ask? Well, in addition to watching the Food Channel non-stop, Tweeting about the Food Channel, and wanting to eat the food he sees while he’s watching the Food Channel, the guy is a UFC fighter. And a pretty damn good one to boot.

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The Perfect MMA Fighter

Posted on 02 December 2011 by Jillian Bullock

By Jillian Bullock

When people look at MMA champions Georges St. Pierre, Jon Jones or Anderson Silva, many MMA fans, commentators and reporters believe they are pound-for-pound the greatest mixed martial arts fighters in their division. Many also believe that since they are superbly dominant as fighters and they have the ability to go through each opponent who stands before them that there are no other MMA fighters who can actually beat these amazingly talented warriors during a bout.

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