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Weekly KO #41 | 07-28-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro

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Has Mark Hunt Gone Too Far?

  • Fans and fighters alike may be beginning to think this…
  • Since Mark’s loss to Brock Lesnar and Lesnar’s two failed drug tests
  • Hunt appears to be pretty pissed and may have gone off the deep end
  • Why can’t Mark Hunt address his concerns with the same calm, consistent dedication he had once used to knock people out?
  • Mark had the support of almost everyone
  • When he first asked for financial compensation for fighting someone who used PEDs as part of their preparation…
  • Valid ask!
  • When Mark shared concern for the sport and the overall treatment of fighters, suggesting a union of sorts was necessary…
  • Valid suggestion!
  • Even Benson Henderson agreed in an article written on MMA Junkie
  • BUT NOW….
  • Mark is attacking fans for asking simple questions
  • Now Mark is losing supporters as it as become unclear what Mark is really trying to do
  • You can’t go after the UFC in a wild out of control rant
  • It would seem to MMA Stalker that if you want change,
  • It would be in one’s best interest to partner with other top fighters and demand action through unity
  • Is a formal union needed?
  • Here’s a thought….
  • Maybe not, if one is to get 25% of the top tier fighters to agree on common causes
  • Once the needs of the fighters are supported by the actions of the fighters
  • Maybe fight promotions, like the UFC, will change how they pay, test or penalize fighters
  • Just a thought….
  • And we just can’t see it being done with one popular heavyweight ALONE —
  • And who’s appearing to be on the down side of an amazing career…
  • Find your inner Zen my friend

Ratings Are Overrated
  • So Joe and I were talking…
  • Joe helps run the MMA Stalker and is also writer/blogger and a motivational speaker…
  • But going back we were talking about fighters be overrated…
  • Holy Holm was new to the scene…
  • Holly was the next new somebody
  • The sacrificial lamb…
  • That was SUPPOSED to go down against Ronda Rousey
  • And Who is or WAS Ronda Rousey anyway?
  • She was stringing along many impressive wins…
  • She was being portrayed as the greatest ever…
  • Maybe the pound for pound best…
  • All of this was short sited when Cyborg was dominating before Rousey found MMA
  • And before Rousey ran away from the MMA
  • So Holly Holm beat an overrated fighter and becomes champion
  • So OF COURSE, without an MMA track record…
  • Holly Holm, the GIANT SLAYER is now the best women’s fighter we’ve ever seen…
  • Until her first title defense
  • Now the title jumps over to Tate
  • Tate a great MMA fighter, buuuutttt…
  • We KNOW who she’s never been able to beat…
  • So how everyone falls in love with Tate’s ability is somewhat shocking…
  • Right?
  • So, Tate at UFC 200
  • Fights someone with a similar energy to that of Rousey
  • Amanda Nunes
  • And just like Rousey had done, Nunes puts the beat down on Tate
  • So NOW here we
  • In 3 bantamweight championship fights we’ve seen the title change 3 times
  • Before we try to define a legacy, can we wait for someone to at least defend their title once or twice?
  • Thanks for listening

UFC Fight Night
  • I hope you did not watch this one live
  • Yes we did see Heavyweight Francis Ngannou quickly introduce himself with a 1st round TKO win
  • And we’ll just add that…
  • The UFC has a packed heavyweight division!
  • However, the rest of this card was decision after decision after decision after decision…
  • Joe can you get me a tissue… I’m sneezing decisions over here!
  • We learned Edson Barboza’s kicks are no joke
  • Gilbert Melendez was once a true title contender with his loss to Edson…
  • Is Edson officially a gate keeper now…?
  • We learned Holly Holm needs to work on her ground game
  • Holly, down two after losing to Valentina Shevchenko
  • Shevchenko showed up saying she is no joke and may be next inline for a Bantamweight title fight
  • UNLESSSSSSS
  • Ronda chooses to make her return….
  • I don’t see it… Joes seems to think it’s gonna happen
  • What are your thoughts? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter!

Bellator 159
  • Darrion Caldwell was 9-0
  • Darrion had opportunities to go 10 and 0
  • Now he is 9 and 1
  • He lost the main event fight to Joe Taimanglo in the 3rd round after tapping out from a Guillotine
  • Melvin Guillard is a fan favorite, but damn if this guy does not make life hard on himself!
  • For his fight with David Rickels, Melvin failed to make weight
  • That said, Melvin showed of up
  • Chubb Rockin’ it out
  • And in the first round Melvin KO’d Rickels
  • Melvin shared he is going to go up in weight classes – now there’s a thought
  • And he formally challenged Paul Daley
  • Paul Daley following a loss, seems interested, so time will tell

What do you think?
  • Cris Cyborg has been offered a chance to box
  • And promised that boxing would provide Cyborg her biggest pay day
  • What do you think?
  • Should she dabble with boxing?
  • Shane Carwin announced his intention to return to the UFC
  • How about a Mark Hunt vs Shane Carwin match-up?
  • Shane is known for knocking out his opponents and well Mark Hunt has a similar MO
  • Dan Henderson announced win or lose his title fight with Bisping will be his last fight
  • Will Dan go out on top or will his career end with ONE too many fights?

Upcoming Events
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18 Grasso VS Esquibel
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
  • July 30th – WSOF 32: Two Title Fights
  • Palmer vs Campos De Almeida and Moraes vs Hill
  • August 6th – UFC Fight Night: Bruce Leroy (Alex Caceres) vs Yair Rodriguez
  • August 20th – UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor
  • We also have on that card, Cowboy vs Rick Story and Johnson vs Teixeira
  • August 26th – Bellator 160: Patricio Freire vs Ben Henderson
  • August 27th – UFC on FOX 21: Pettis vs Oliveira
  • September 2nd – WSOF 33
  • September 3rd – UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs Barnett
  • September 10th – UFC 203: Miocic vs Overeem, Rothwell vs Werdum, and CM Punk vs Mickey Gall
Weekly KO #40 | 07-20-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro

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Bellator 158

  • Paul Daley was classy in his loss to Douglas Lima
  • Michael Page delivered the most devastating, skull shattering knee I’ve ever seen
  • Earning MVP a 2nd round KO
  • And can we just talk about that skull crushing knee please!
  • Immediately following the blow to Cyborg
  • He dropped in pure pain and agony and was NOT defending himself!
  • I don’t know if any of you saw the photo but it was a nasty fracture to the skull
  • NASTY!
  • And guess what…?
  • Now Cyborg thinks he will fight in 3 to 6 months
  • Um dude, your forehead and brain have just become one
  • I’m thinking you need more then ice and to walk it off
  • Go lay down!
  • Francis Carmont slipped the Brabo Choke on Mr Klinger for a 1st round win
  • Stage 3 clinger was avoided
  • Matt Mitrione and Oli Thompson both can take a punch
  • Fortunately for Matt, he was throwing more than one punch
  • And pulled out the 2nd round with a TKO

Needle In Your Butt Cheek Any One?
  • Jon Jones is still trying to sell us on his innocence
  • I’m sorry… not buying it
  • Brock Lesnar, well I can’t say I’m shocked
  • But why deny it?
  • Also, HOW DID HE pass some of the PED tests anyway?
  • The more fighters lie, point fingers or tell a story about Kangaroo meat and penis pills
  • The harder it is for you to regain credibility
  • Everyone wrote the Jon Jones volume 1 story and then had to scrap it
  • Volume 2 was going to be a great come back story and that went up in flames
  • So the Brock and his return after 5 years
  • An amazing story about an amazing athlete
  • Both novels are now punch lines that you find in your Bazooka Bubble Gum
  • HERE’S AN IDEA
  • How about we see Jon Jones fight Brock Lesnar while they are suspended
  • No drug testing… just GO
  • AND WHILE WE’RE AT HYPOTHETICALS and DREAMING
  • What about a league or division with no testing
  • I’m not sure morally where I land with this, but clearly there are fighters that wouldn’t care and fans will pay
  • Fans have shown they do not care if their athletes use PED’s to hit home runs or knock someone out
  • HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A NEW PROMOTION
  • “Roid Rage In A Cage”

So Riddle Me This
  • Why is Crissy Cyborg not the most hyped female fighter in the world?
  • She’s untouchable
  • Is it her accent?
  • Is it her true dominance?
  • Help me figure this one out, she’s great to her fans both via social media and in person
  • She is Ronda Rousey if Ronda was not a creation of the UFC marketing machine
  • Like really, she finishes all her fights with pure dominance
  • So why is she not the face of women’s MMA
  • Just sayin’!
Preach!!!
  • Joe Lauzon tells MMA Junkie that calling out fighters is stupid and annoying
  • He keeps in shape so when the phone rings he can show up and fight
  • In the McGregor era, fighters now beg, plead, cry and complain in an attempt to land the best fight for their legacy, wallet or easy win
  • Everyone wants to fight Conor and if he loses again, that money train will come to a stop pretty soon
  • Bisping is seen as an easy way to win a title and everyone has called him out
  • Heck, GSP even thought about a come back for the chance at a quick title grab
  • The winner of the Bisping sweepstakes is Ben Henderson
  • And why not?
  • Let Bisping try to revenge a loss while he can
  • And why not give a legend like Henderson the chance to go out on top
  • So please let things play out and quit your bitchin
UFC What now? 
  • Expect to see more celebrity appearances
  • Think , movie cameos, talk shows or cereal boxes
  • Expect more live shows
  • Expect the UFC to open up more avenues for distribution of content
  • The new owners are content distribution experts
  • Maybe ESPN, maybe more online content
  • Who knows exactly but get ready
  • With more content, more people paying the UFC for their products
  • We gotta believe fighters should see more money
  • If the UFC’s new leadership starts to spread their reach…
  • Increasing their audience and paying their fighters more…
  • The fans should win, right?
  • Would you watch lower tier fighters every week?
  • The UFC is looking into how to get their product in front of everyone
  • What are you thoughts on this?  Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter
Keep these fighters fighting
  • Cowboy
  • MVP
  • Derrick Lewis
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Cyborg
  • Liam McGeary
  • Andrey Koreshkov
  • and yeah, gonna throw in Amanda Nunes
Where YOU at?
  • Daniel Straus
  • Conor McGregor Title Defense
  • Rampage with a fight worth watching
  • Bellator Heavyweight Title
  • What about a Bobby Lashley vs Matt Mitrione title fight
  • Josh Koscheck – Do we care
  • BJ Penn – Ummmm
  • Bob Sapp actually fighting in a fight
  • Where YOU at?
Upcoming Events
  • July 22nd – Bellator 159: Caldwell vs Taimanglo
  • July 23rd – UFC on Fox 20: Holm vs Shevchenko
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18 Grasso VS Esquibel
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
  • July 30th – WSOF 32: Two Title Fights
  • Palmer vs Campos De Almeida and Moraes vs Hill
  • August 6th – UFC Fight Night: Bruce Leroy (Alex Caceres) vs Yair Rodriguez
  • August 20th – UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor,
  • We also have on that card, Cowboy vs Rick Story, Maia vs Condit, and Johnson vs Teixeira
  • August 26th – Bellator 160: Patricio Freire vs Ben Henderson
  • August 27th – UFC on FOX 21: Pettis vs Oliveira
  • September 2nd – WSOF 33
  • September 3rd – UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs Barnett
  • September 10th – UFC 203: Miocic vs Overeem, Rothwell vs Werdum, and CM Punk vs Mickey Gall
Weekly KO #39 | 07-13-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro

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The sale of the UFC really happened this time.

  • And it sold for 4 BA-ZILLION dollars
  • Sounds like Dana White’s cut is north of $300 MILLION dollars
  • Dana also received a 5 year contract to remain with the UFC
  • He stands to make roughly 18 MILLION a year
  • IF what we READ was true
  • So what now? What is next for the UFC?
  • And what ABOUT the UFC is worth 4 BA-ZILLION dollars?
  • We have to think the new owners have big plans and possibly a new vision
The Week of UFC 200 was an amazing week
  • But… the best fights may have taken place a day or 2 before UFC 200
  • Thursday at UFC Fight night
  • Eddie Alvarez shocked everyone when he knocked Rafael dos Anjos out in the first round
  • WINNING the Lightweight Title
  • A lot of people… including Eddie Alvarez… thought dos Anjos might be unstoppable
  • In the CO-Maine Event
  • Roy Nelson took one of the hardest…
  • If not THE hardest punch…
  • In the history of punches from Derrick Lewis
  • After a dominate first round, Derrick Lewis said “I just can’t”
  • And Roy Nelson controlled rounds 2 and 3
  • Well…so we thought buuuuttt…
  • APPARENTLY the judges thought Derrick won 2 of 3 rounds
  • Giving him the official split decision victory
  • AND THEN… Derrick… not feeling so hot about how things went down
  • Asked for the opportunity to AVENGE his victory
  • How does that work?  Are we even hyped about a fighter AVENGING a win… Hmmm
  • Joseph Duffy pulled off a first round win over Mitch Clarke with a rear naked choke
Friday we had the UFC 200 Weigh ins and The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale
  • The Weigh-ins were not that exciting
  • But to maybe no one’s surprise
  • Johnny Hendricks DID NOT make weight!
  • He was really close no burp could save him!
  • In missing weight… he gave up 20% of his purse
  • Soooo Friday Night, we had TUF 23 Finale
  • Arguably the best fight of the week
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeats Claudia Gadelha by decision
  • The first 2 rounds Claudia was able to take Joanna down with ease
  • In round 3, Claudia’s energy quickly disappeared and like a champion Joanna kicked into another gear
  • Rounds 4 and 5 was all about Joanna beating up Claudia
  • Props to Claudia though, because anyone else would have been finished
  • But Claudia survived all 5 rounds
  • Your TUF 23 Champions
  • Andrew Sanchez and Tatiana Suarez
  • Of the 2, Tatiana looked the most impressive
  • Doo Ho Choi quickly knocked Thiago Tavares out
  • Gray Maynard dominated Fernando Bruno
  • Winning by unanimous decision
  • Gray looked like the Gray of old
  • AND Kevin Lee knocked Jake Matthews out in the first round
And Now UFC 200
  • Leading up to this dang thing there was more drama than a Jerry Springer show during ratings week
  • Connor out
  • Jon Jones Out
  • Brock in
  • Anderson Silva in on 2 days notice y’all
  • Amanda Nunes came out aggressive and beat Miesha Tate
  • Miesha gave up her back
  • Nunes choked Tate out in the first round
  • Brock Lesnar coming back after 5 years
  • Dominated Mark Hunt for 2 rounds
  • I mean… say what you want buuuutttt most believe in ring rust
  • and Brock D O M I N A T E D the 8th ranked heavyweight in the UFC
  • DC has taken a lot of slack, mostly from Cowboy Cerrone for taking the safe approach against Anderson Silva
  • DC won all 3 rounds taking the decision victory
  • Anderson looked really good all things considered
  • You know, recent surgery
  • 2 days notice
  • oh and fighting the best Wrestler in the UFC
  • AND jumping up in weight
  • Aldo and Edgar, what is there to say
  • Some people really liked Aldo’s performance
  • Buuuutttt….
  • this was a slow and boring fight (like the first time… ahem)
  • Aldo is clearly Edgar’s kryptonite and won by unanimous decision
  • Cain is back y’all!
  • He looked like the Cain of old and heck even had new tricks!
  • He added head kicks and then won with a  first round TKO over Travis Browne
  • Get it!
  • Julianna Pena pulled out the unanimous decision win over Cat Zingano
  • Johny Hendricks in recent fashion lost the fight with the scale and then again with his fight in the octagon.
  • Kelvin Gastelum won via unanimous Decision
  • TJ Dillashaw won via unanimous decision over Raphael Assuncao
  • Sage Northcutt somehow escaped a deep arm bar to win by unanimous decision
  • Joe Lauzon took Diego Sanchez out with a first round TKO.
Someone needs to renegotiate
  • Former Champion TJ Dillashaw made $50,000
  • Sage Northcutt made $100,000
  • Joe Lauzon made $108,000
  • and in a loss Diego Sanchez made $80,000
  • I assume TJ has fired his agent, because if he lost he would have only made $25,000
  • Maybe hire Brocks agent.  He made a smooth 2.5 million win, lose or draw.
Upcoming Events
  • July 13th – UFC Fight Night: John Lineker vs Michael McDonald
  • July 16th – Bellator 158: Douglas Lima vs Paul Daley
  • July 22nd – Bellator 159: Caldwell vs Taimanglo
  • July 23rd – UFC on Fox 20: Holm vs Shevchenko
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18 Grasso VS Esquibel
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
  • July 30th – WSOF 32: Moraes vs Hill AND Palmer vs Campos De Almeida
  • August 6th – UFC Fight Night: Alex Caceres vs Yair Rodriguez
  • August 20th – UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor, Cowboy vs Rick Story, Maia vs Condit
Weekly KO #38 | 07-07-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro RoiTunes | Google Play | SoundcloudAre you surprised or disappointed?
  • What is left to say about Jon Jones
  • He has one of the weakest minds in MMA
  • It would appear 0 will power when it comes to drugs
  • We already knew Jon Jones is comfortable, willing and highly qualified to let the UFC and MMA world down
  • He’s done it a number of times
  • There is something about Jon Jones that people are intrigued by
  • Allowing fans and the UFC to give him a pass every time
  • Jon Jones will do illegal drugs, count the times
  • Jon Jones will leave the scene of a crime, I think twice that we know of
  • Jon Jones will fight dirty, see his kicks to the knee
  • Jon Jones will bail on a fight, see canceled UFC pay per view
  • Jon Jones will disrespect his opponents, just ask him about DC
  • Jon Jones will leave us all wondering what could have been
  • Jon Jones needs help
  • The definition of insanity, trying the same thing over and over again expecting different results
  • I’m ready to move on people, are you?
No Benjamins in this Mirs reflection
  • We’re not a Frank Mir fan, but
  • Professional athletes are people with real lives
  • Frank Mir failed a drug test
  • Winning him a 2 year suspension
  • We would be in full agreement if the suspension kept him from competing
  • His suspension goes beyond fighting, he can’t broadcast either
  • Who knows if anyone wanted to hear his opinion, but to prevent him from talking about the sport he dedicated his life to
  • Not sure we agree
  • Being under contract with the UFC
  • Frank Mir has limited opportunities to earn an income comparable to what his expenses most likely are
  • We’re not saying we feel bad for the guy, but
  • Should he be penalized, to the extreme, that he is not able to work at all?
  • The cost and time to appeal has Frank Mir asking for his formal release from the UFC.
  • Being released will allow Frank to pursue work fighting or broadcasting outside of the USADA control.
  • Frank only has a few years of earning potential as a fighter and he’s trying to make the best of a bad situation
  • The UFC can’t have a real plan for Frank Mir 2 years from now
  • So why wouldn’t they grant him his release?
  • Heck are the results even accurate?
Conor McGregor 
  • Naked on ESPN the Magazine
  • Editing his workout tapes  to look more impressive (If you believe the rumor mill)
  • Dustin Poirier admits that Conor was in his head before their fight
  • Conor still worried about his promotional obligations for UFC 202
  • Coach of Jose Aldo feels the loss to Conor was what Jose needed to get remotivated
  • Jose stated he will not retire until he is able to fight Conor again.
  • At what weight would that end up being, we wonder

Brock Lesnar
  • Easy to hate, I know
  • But why?
  • He won a title with very little MMA experience
  • He is tied for the most title defenses in UFC heavyweight history (2)
  • He did not dodge a fight before or after his serious health issues
  • The first person to take Shane Carwin out of the first round
  • and the first to beat Shane Carwin
  • Haters right now will argue that the fight should have been stopped in the first round
  • Maybe So
  • But, who before or after Brock Lesnar was able to take all those punches from Carwin and able to stand up to keep fighting?
  • Most would be out cold
  • So here is where some will point out about his lack of punch defense
  • And okay????
  • He lost to Mir, Cain and Overeem
  • Re revenged his loss to Mir and losing to Cain and Overeem in his 7th and 8th fights EVERRRRRR
  • So why all the hate?
  • Is it envy?
  • Is it jealousy?
  • Is it shock and aw?
  • Brock is an amazing athlete
  • Brock sells tickets and maybe people want to see him lose or say I told you so, but at the end of the day
  • All the negativity people throw his way, he is able to cash it in
  • Just look at those pay per view sales
  • All that stuff said, I expect a walk off from Hunt at UFC 200
Joe called it…
  • Joe Szyc, writer for MMA Stalker, had some insight
  • He had written a segment called “Is it just me…”
  • I still feel it’s appropriate… BUT with just a little update
  • Is it just me….
  • Or was the Jon Jones, DC match up taking too long to get here
  • Joe was excited (and I was not) for this fight to happen
  • but now here we are…
  • AND YES DISASTER HAS STRUCK
  • Just days out at that
  • This fight had been so long in the making that Jon Jones and DC might have split the UBER fair to the arena Saturday.
  • UFC 200 has been so long in the making that both Kevin Gastelum and Johny Hendricks made weight!
  • This fight has been so long in the making that someone has retired, come back, started and stopped a professional boxing career (well… we think)
  • So yeah, hope for the best….buuuuut
  • With all the Oprah-esk fight giveaways going down…
  • You get a fight and you get a fight and YOU TOO get a fight
  • The UFC 200 bubble was bound to burst in some way
  • AND guess who busted it THIS time
  • A man I hold so closely to my heart… Jon “Always EFFIN’ ISH Up” Jones
  • Get ya life together!

Pick Me
  • Fighters asking for or demanding fights has been the cool thing to do in 2016.
  • Everyone still wants to fight Conor
  • With Bisping smashing Rockhold, everyone now thinks they are a shark and Bisping is the pray.
  • Heavyweights see a fight with Fedor or Lesnar as an easy win and a huge pay day
  • Rampage has mentioned fighting Tito Ortiz, Fedor and Matt Mitrione
  • Someone I know would love to see Fedor take on Lesnar, if for no other reason to add Fedor to Brock’s win list
  • Oh you know everyone will pay to see it, soo why not
Upcoming Events
  • July 7th – UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez
  • July 8th – TUFF 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha
  • July 9th – UFC 200: Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt, Aldo vs Edgar, Tate vs Nunes, AND Cain Valesquez vs Travis Browne
  • July 13th – UFC Fight Night: John Lineker vs Michael McDonald
  • July 16th – Bellator 158: Douglas Lima vs Paul Daley
  • July 22nd – Bellator 159: Caldwell vs Taimanglo
  • July 23rd – UFC on Fox 20: Holm vs Shevchenko
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18 Grasso VS Esquibel
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
  • July 30th – WSOF 32: Moraes vs Hill AND Palmer vs Campos De Almeida
  • August 6th – UFC Fight Night: Alex Caceres vs Yair Rodriguez
  • August 20th – UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor, Cowboy vs Rick Story, Maia vs Condit
Weekly KO #37 | 06-29-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro

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Two more tragic losses…

  • Ryan Jimmo and Amar Suleov
  • Both were former UFC fighters
  • Ryan was a former MFC fighter and part of The Ultimate Fighter Nations
  • Amar fought in MFC as well and Pride
  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to their loved ones
On a more uplifiting note!
MMA Stalker is on XO Sports Podcast this week
  • You got it! The team behind MMA Stalker makes an appearance on XO Sports Podcast
  • XO Sports is a Sports and Entertainment podcast.
  • They share their thoughts on the latest in sports news, e-sports, and also include interviews!
  • If you want to learn more about MMA Stalker and what we’re about check out the show!
  • You can the find the link to the show on MMAStalker.com along with more details on how to get in touch with XO Sports Podcast
  • Go To: http://radioxolive.podbean.com/e/ro-ro-host-of-mma-stalker/
Fight Results
  • Bellator 157 Main Card Results
  • Macfarlane finally gets Rebecca Ruth in a rear naked choke she can’t get out of and wins in round 2
  • After assuming the fetal position from a right hand from Carl, a quick recovery, and a change of positions, Matt Mitrione does quick work in the 1st round and KOs Carl Seumanutafa
  • Michael Chandler GOT ‘EM, meaning Patricky “Pitbull” in round one, KO
  • And Rampage Jackson and Satoshi Ishii took us through ALL 3 rounds and left it in the judges hands
  • Rampage wins via split decision
Can we talk UFC 200 and beyond for a sec…
  • I’m excited, plain and simple
  • YES UFC 200 is upon us and all the potentially greatness that is in store for that week alone!
  • But are you guys seeing what’s stacking up down the line???!!!
  • UFC 201 in Hot-Lanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Two of the most exciting fighters will undoubtedly go to blows
  • Lawler and Woodley
  • We know Robbie’s chin and his KO potential is sold… but we ALSO KNOW the same thing can be said about Woodley
  • Can NOT wait!
  • That card is nicely stacked as well
  • Mighty Mouse is back to defend his title for the 9th time against Wilson Reis
  • AND THEN we have UFC 202!
  • I mean we are all “tryna” be over McGregor but it’s like we are all watching this thing with one with one eye shut and one eye wide the freak OPEN
  • I truly feel like a toddler trying to stay up past their bed time
  • I DON’T WANT TO MISS SOMETHING
  • Just added to the fight card
  • Anthony Johnson, Glover Teixeira
  • AND Rick Story vs Donald Cerrone
  • Vegas is looking so so good for a trip in August
  • And let’s not forget we have Damian Maia and Carlos Condit have been added to the card AS WELL
  • But WAIT there’s more
  • UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio
  • The heavyweights are coming out AGAIN
  • AND as if we are are still not in shock and awe at Miocic beat down of Werdum at UFC 198
  • Stipe will be defending his new title against Overeem who’s won the last 4 of 5 fights, with three of them in TKO/KO fashion
  • I feel like the OVEREEM of old is back
  • BUT then Werdum is not sitting and sulking in the corner… he fighting Ben Rothwell
  • Who ALSO is not licking his wounds from his last loss
  • YEAH… I’m kinda excited for what’s to come
Get the Punk outta here!
  • And we have a fight on the boards!
  • CM Punk  is scheduled to appear June 29th at UFC 203
  • Who’s the lucky opponent Mickey Gall
  • And who’s Mickey Gall?
  • Well in his words, he doesn’t want to be known as “the CM Punk guy”
  • In Punks summarized words, he just wants to get in….
  • Compete in a few fights, get some wins in, maybe a shot at a title
  • Collect his money
  • And Get out
  • Hmmmm….
  • Either way… Gall has two professional MMA fights in his career
  • Punk has zero, zilch, nada MMA professional fights
  • WWE and LOST MOMENTUM
  • And not to mention ALOT of other GOOD Welterweight  fighters in the division
  • Lawler, Woodley, MacDonald, Mai… JUST to name a few!
  • Anyhow….
  • Who’s your pick? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter
One last thing….
  • Jon Jones is having feelings about Big John McCarthy overseeing his fight with DC
  • In an interview on Media Day, Jones told MMA Junkie that it was something about his “energy” and some OTHER things that he didn’t want to get into
  • BUT HEY!
  • HE ALSO DID MENTION, he didn’t want to have any problems, like Big John, I’m guess when he’s going up against a GREAT FIGHTER LIKE DC
  • Did he just compliment DC
  • I’m speechless
Upcoming Events
  • July 2nd – One Championship: Dynasty of Champions 6
  • July 7th – UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez
  • July 8th – TUFF 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha
  • July 9th – UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones, Aldo vs Edgar, Tate vs Nunes AND Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt
  • July 13th – UFC Fight Night: John Lineker vs Michael McDonald
  • July 16th – Bellator 158: Douglas Lima vs Paul Daley
  • July 22nd – Bellator 159: Caldwell vs Taimanglo
  • July 23rd – UFC on Fox 20: Holm vs Shevchenko
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18 Grasso VS Esquibel
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
  • July 30th – WSOF 32: Moraes vs Hill
  • August 6th – UFC Fight Night: Alex Caceres vs Yair Rodriguez
  • August 20th – UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor, Cowboy vs Rick Story, Maia vs Condit
Weekly KO #36 | 06-22-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro
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Horrible Poker Face
  • Dana White lied about Brock Lesnar fighting at UFC 200
  • In hopes to surprise everyone with their add during 199
  • Now Dana White and ZUFFA swear they are not selling
  • I really find this hard to beleive
  • ZUFFA knows they are the most popular MMA promotion in the world right?
  • They should not be shocked that people will dig into their business
  • AND THEN on UFC Unfiltered Dana continued to play poker regarding the sale, mentioning only that for all yawls that work for him, you still have a job!
  • On a side note regarding UFC Unfiltered
  • Dana was the first guest – as it should be
  • And Matt Serra and Jim Norton and the show, really, have an interesting and awkward way of placing ads… it was hard to listen to
  • AND THAT’S ALL I’M GONNA SAY ABOUT THAT!
Fedor Who?
  • Supposed to be the greatest of all time
  • Supposed to be an easy fight
  • Supposed to get people excited to see him in the UFC
  • Supposed to bring a big pay day
  • After almost losing… and some say he did
  • Is Fedor a fight you still want to see?
  • Dana said on UFC Unfiltered that people still really want to see him fight
  • Buuuuttttt….
  • Remember he has a number of losses
  • So he is no longer unbeaten or unbeatable
  • Do we want to see another legend fall further down the ranks?
  • (ahem) Brock Lesner…
  • In summary,
  • It sounds Like Dana White likes Fedor (and Brock) for his fight selling potential
  • Soooooo like it or not, sounds like it will happen
  • Bah humbug!
Rich Get Richer
  • Will Brooks…
  • Handed to the UFC on a silver platter (shock and awe)
  • So we have to ask…
  • Does Bellator understand this is a business?
  • UFC 200 – Brock Lesnar
  • No matter how good he is/was or how good/bad the fights turn out
  • Brock Lesnar is helping anyone on UFC 200 fight card get paid
  • Just like McGregor introduced new money to UFC fighters
  • Brock will do the same next month
  • And DC and Jones get part of sales
  • So you KNOW they are all grins with Brock on this card
Oh Nose He Didn’t
  • Rory gambled and lost literally and figuratively
  • We NOW know that Rory’s nose has NOT been right since his loss to Lawler
  • Apparently his nose is fragile
  • Thompson hardly hit Rory, and when he did get hit it was nothing compared to what Lawler did yet
  • Rory’s nose broke the question…
  • Does the UFC want broken merchandise?
  • The UFC may have passed any way IF the asking price was too high
  • But now…
  • Who nose – hehe
  • Oh and the winner, Wonderboy, called for a title fight
  • Should he be next in line?
  • Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter
Other Notable Fight Results
Bellator 156
  • Eduardo Dantas said thank you very much and snatched that belt right out of Marcos Galvao hands
  • Unanimous decision
WSOF 31
  • In his second title defense fight
  • Ivanov retains his heavyweight title over Josh Copeland via Unanimous Decision
UFC Fight Night
  • Cerrone TKOs Patrick Cote and is still butt hurt about his pay
  • Dana says dude you make $200K, you have no titles, and this was free TV
  • Take a knee
  • Joanne Calderwood body kicks her way to a TKOs over Valerie Letourneau
Quick Hits
  • This just in
  • UFC has announced more action at UFC 200 Jr Dos Santos will be taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Former UFC vet Amar Suloev is an alleged CONTRACT KILLER yawl, check bloody elbow for the details
  • UFC signs undefeated bantamweight Ketlen Viera
  • She’s had six straight wins in 17 months, keep an eye out
  • She trains with Aldos’s first coach Marcio Pontes in Brazil
  • I quote
  • “Listen, a long time ago I had a bird that annoyed me and the bird had to go. The bird’s neck was snapped. I would also snap Conor McGregor’s neck in a similar fashion,”
  • End quote
  • Michael Bisping on Bloody Elbow
  • A KO will do Bisping… calm down
  • Oh and I must add
  • GSP wants a bit of that Bisping action
  • And that’s all I have to say about that
  • Joanne Calderwood will get a new contract and a bonus
  • If you don’t remember, despite Calderwood being one of the top strawweight fighters in UFC, she still has to work to pay for her training
  • Well Dana said on UFC Unfiltered, not to worry, we got you
  • Your bonus is coming
  • Another heavyweight has been added to the UFC roster, Dmitry Sosnovskiy
  • Nickname “Wicked Machine”, training out of Moscow
  • Big John McCarthy has been unanimously selected to ref the Cormier Jones fight
  • Stipe Miocic kicks off the championship celebration parade for the Cleveland Cavaliers… nicely done MMA… nicely done
Upcoming Events
  • June 24th – Bellator 157: Dynamite 2, Quinton Jackson vs Satoshi Ishii
  • July 7th – UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez
  • July 8th – TUFF 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha
  • July 9th – UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones, Aldo vs Edgar, Tate vs Nunes AND Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt
  • July 13th – UFC Fight Night: Ferguson vs Chiesa
  • July 16th – Bellator 158: Douglas Lima vs Paul Daley
  • July 22nd – Bellator 159: Caldwell vs Taimanglo, Rickles vs Guillard
  • July 23rd – UFC on Fox 20: Holmes vs Shevchenko
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
  • August 20th – UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor
Weekly KO #34 | 06-15-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro
Bisping, A Good Reminder
  • It seems like now more than ever
  • Fighters just want the money fight
  • Rare is it to see genuine excitement and Bisping
  • Like him or love him, he’s the kid in all of us
  • When he beat Anderson Silva
  • Pure Joy
  • When he won his title…
  • Well besides all the trash talking…
  • Genuine joy for what he accomplished
  • Now as the champion he seems to pursue more memories
  • GSP another dream fight or …
  • A second attempt to take down Dan Henderson, a legend with only one or 2 fights left
June 18th Fight Night 89
  • I may fast forward to see
  • Patrick Cote take on Cowboy Cerrone
  • Feels like forever since Cowboy last fought
  • and Rory MacDonald vs Stephen Thompson should be amazing
  • Two fighters with a lot on the line.
  • Rory a soon to be free agent
  • Thompson on the rise
  • A win for Rory most likely means more money
  • It might also mean the UFC will take serious steps to retain his services
  • If Rory is who Rory thinks he is
  • A true title contender
  • He’s gotta win
  • If Thompson wants to rise up the ranks of the Elite fighters
  • AND also wants a shat at the title in the next 12 months, he will need to find a way to beat Rory
  • Rory is tough,
  • Rory is a warrior and on June 18th
  • He may find a way to win
Another Reason To Like Holly Holm
  • Holly unlike Ronda Rousey turned down what is described as a huge movie role
  • So she could prepare for her fight against Shevchenko
  • Holly has consistently shown a great deal of respect for her sport
  • And this is just another example of how serious she is
  • When the likes of once #greatest has seemingly left MMA for Hollywood and the WWE
  • It is refreshing to see someone who wants to be the best and not necessarily be famous
  • We find it funny that Ronda has run so far away from what gave her mainstream recognition
  • Now-a-days you are now more likely to see Ronda pretending to fight, than you are to see her fighting FOR REALZ in the Octagon!
Is Brock Expected to be the savvier of UFC 200?
  • We sure as hell hope not
  • He’s not doing it for his fans
  • He’s not doing it to prove something
  • Soooo…..
  • He’s fighting at UFC 200 for the money..  Cha Ching
  • And if that IS the case, how short will this fight be?
  • If Brock comes in not prepared and this fight sucks
  • And yes a 30 second knock out sucks for a Co-main event
  • Remember our other option was Diaz vs McGregor2
  • And if Aldo has another yawner for 5 rounds with Frankie
  • And if DC goes the distance with Jon Jones again
  • UFC 200 could leave a lot to be desired
  • I really, really hope these fights pan out…
  • When it feels like Dana White is throwing a Hail Mary
  • I see a lot of room for things to go bad
Depending Who You Believe
  • The UFC being sold might be announced at UFC 200
  • IF the UFC was without Dana White
  • We know Joe Rogan will leave
  • Does the UFC lose some of its mainstream appeal?
  • How important is Dana White and his personality to the UFC?
  • No other promotion has UFC’s success and its not for a lack of trying
  • We’d really like to hear your thoughts community
  • You know what to do
  • Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter
Upcoming Events
  • June 17th – Bellator 156: Marcos Galvao vs Eduardo Dantas for the Title
  • June 17th – WSOF 31:  Blagoi Ivanov vs Josh Copeland for the Title
  • June 18th – UFC Fight Night: Macdonald vs Thompson
  • June 24th – Bellator 157: Dynamite 2, Quinton Jackson takes on Satoshi Ishii
  • July 7th – UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez
  • July 8th – TUFF 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha
  • July 9th – UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones, Aldo vs Edgar, Tate vs Nunes AND Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt
  • July 13th – UFC Fight Night: Ferguson vs Chiesa
  • July 16th – Bellator 158: Vassell vs Carmont
  • July 22nd – Bellator 159: Caldwell vs Taimanglo, Rickles vs Guillard
  • July 23rd – UFC on Fox 20: Holmes vs Shevchenko
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
  • August 20th – UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor
Weekly KO | 06-08-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro
Two Inspirational Lives Lost 
Muhammad Ali
  • A Quote Machine
  • A Leader Of People
  • A Man Committed To His Beliefs
  • When He Could No Longer Speak, His Voice Echoed The Loudest
  • A Resume That Was For The People, For His Family and For His Faith
  • You will be remembered
Kimbo Slice
  • Revolutionized How To Become Famous
  • In sports there is no one else like Kimbo Slice
  • Kimbo was a man of action and fought his way to a better life
  • Please find time to Google Kimbo Slice
  • Kevin was a kind, caring and loving man.
  • The stories out there from peers and friends are worth the read

No easy way to transition, but here… we… go…UFC 199 Had It All

  • We learned that Diaz . McGregor 2 will take place at UFC 202
  • Or so they say
  • Brock Lesnar will co-headline UFC 200 taking on Mark Hunt
  • Before Conor was setting Pay Per View records, Brock was the biggest ticket in town
  • Dana White knows how to grab our attention
  • Who would have thought that the next WWE fighter to fight in the UFC would have been someone not named CM Punk
  • We also learned that you don’t want to make the UFC angry
  • Maybe no one puts baby in a corner
  • But the UFC will boot your ass
  • Ariel Helwani and his team was not only kicked out of UFC 199, but originally was handed a life time ban by the UFC
  • The UFC allegedly told him to go over to Bellator
  • 2 days later and a very sad/hurt Ariel shared his side of the story and the next day the UFC pulled back the ban.
  • We did learn that most of those reporting on the UFC are also on the UFC payroll
  • Just ask Karen Bryant
  • All this and we’ve yet to talk fight results – Dang
  • So here we go
  • The Maine Event Witnessed a man float like a butterfly and sting like a Bisping
  • Michael Bisping KNOCKS OUT the overly cocky… premadonna Luke Rockhold
  • I was shocked AS was Vegas
  • Bisping’s win made him the owner of the 3rd biggest upset victory in UFC history
  • Holms 1st and Dillashaw 2nd
  • If you saw Rockholds in ring post fight interview, this loss could not have happened to a more deserving Jack Wagon … JUST SAYIN’
  • In a very long fight, Dominick Cruz dominated his 5 round decision victory
  • At One point Cruz hit Faber so hard, Faber’s hair style changed – HA!
  • Max Holloway, knowing he was ahead on the score cards, in the final seconds asked Lamas if he wanted to go toe to toe to end the fight and so they did
  • And Holloway… walked off with a decision victory
  • Dan Henderson… SORT OF lands a kick to the head of Hector Lombard
  • In the process, Hector leans down just enough
  • And Henderson connects with a vicious elbow to the head!
  • He then followed up with few more hard to watch elbows on the ground
  • Herb says no need to get to crazy with it, homie’s OUT
  • And Henderson walks away with a first round Nasty DIRTY Elbow KO
  • And her we thought Henderson might announce his retirement….but should he?
  • MMA Stalker says YES, this win would be a nice segway into the UFC Hall of Fame one day
  • Oh AND ONE MORE THING…. Dan walk away with an $800,000 pay day!
  • Dustin Poirier went with the first round KO
  • AND Awww Man, Clay Guida lost to Brian Ortega by 3rd round TKO
  • And Cole Miller felt Alex Caceres channel his inner Bruce Leroy and some Last Dragon Shit for realz!
Your What Hurts?
  • Rockhold out for 45 days to address his feelings
  • Side note with Rockhold
  • He stated he was going to prove to us all that he is the best of all time
  • I’m not sure how getting smoked in the first round will help with that
  • Maybe he meant the best fighter to never successfully defend his title
  • Go lay down!
  • Lamas on a 60 day leave or once his left tibial is cleared
  • (Does that work the same was the “whichever comes first”)
  • Lombard has a 180 days with NO EXCEPTIONS
  • BUT to ponder life and realize he’s not in Gotham
  • Normally fighters can reduce their medical suspension with a note from their physician clearing them
  • HOWEVER, the Athletic Commission is taking this, Hectors 2nd beating in recent fights, VERY SERIOUS
  • And I kind of agree… it was a nasty out OUT cold
  • Like my twitter feed was blowing up with comments like… he didn’t make it, he’s in a comma!
  • We were happy to see him moving but for a moment that was scary!!!
  • Dan Henderson has 45 days to ponder retirement and negotiate his future with Dana White
  • Anyone who lost by TKO or KO has a minimum of 45 days to get their faculties together
  • Sean Strickland might have fractured both of his hands. BOTH?  180 days for you my friend.
  • High five… Too soon?
  • Kevin Casey 180 days for low blood sugar. OR until he eats a Snickers
  • Whichever comes first…
  • Polo Reyes, HE TOO gets 180 days due to a possible fracture in both hands and his right elbow
  • You might want to ice that – ALL OF DAT!
If Dropping Out Of Fights Was a Sport
  • Josh Koscheck would be the greatest
  • Josh was supposed to fight Paul “Semtex” Daley at 158
  • 158 was already a rescheduled might from earlier this year
  • If you are Paul Daley, do you even care any more about revenging the lose to Josh?
  • Word of the Semtex – a very pliable, odorless plastic explosive
  • Semtex
Upcoming Events
  • June 17th – Bellator 156: Marcos Galvao vs Eduardo Dantas for the Title
  • June 17th – WSOF 31:  Blagoi Ivanov vs Josh Copeland for the Title
  • June 18th – UFC Fight Night: Macdonald vs Thompson
  • June 24th – Bellator 157: Dynamite 2, Quinton Jackson takes on Satoshi Ishii
  • July 7th – UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez
  • July 8th – TUFF 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha
  • July 9th – UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones, Aldo vs Edgar, Tate vs Nunes AND Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt
  • July 13th – UFC Fight Night: Ferguson vs Chiesa
  • July 16th – Bellator 158: Vassell vs Carmont
  • July 22nd – Bellator 159: Caldwell vs Taimanglo, Rickles vs Guillard
  • July 23rd – UFC on Fox 20: Holmes vs Shevchenko
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
  • August 20th – UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor
Weekly KO | #33
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/mmastalker/mma-stalker-weekly-ko-33
McGregor’s Shelf Life?
  • How long can MMA nation get strung along before they no longer care
  • Does McGregor want to fight or want to be a celebrity?
  • Talks of his own reality show
  • Not sure how that will be different than what we are watching now
  • If I had to guess the name of his reality TV show might be, “Touch Butt Gone Wild”
  • Possible TV show, Possible boxing match and a possible return to the octagon
  • I’m about to hit snooze and go back to sleep, because all of this noise is getting annoying
UFC Fight Night Winners
  • Cody Garbrandt Won by TKO
  • It was a dominating first round stoppage
  • Thomas Almeida may still be curled hoping the fight stops
  • Jeremy Stephens brought the fight to Renan Barao and won by Unanimous Decision
  • So much for starting strong in the Featherwight Division
  • Barao is about to become a gate keeper…
  • What division will he pick to almost be good enough well, time will tell
  • Not quite a story book ending, but Rick Story did pull out a unanimous decision victory
  • Chris Camozzi won on this Bloody Sunday by unanimous decision
  • The cut man earned his money this fight
  • Paul Felder beat Josh Burkman by unanimous decision
  • Bryan Caraway was able to defend his honor against, loud and cocky Aljamain Sterling, Split Decision
  • All these damn Decision victories
  • Are these guys being paid by the minute?
This Weekend UFC 199
  • Rockhold vs Bisping
  • Cruz vs Faber
  • Lamas vs Holloway
  • Henderson vs Lombard – This could be Henderson’s last fight
  • Poirier vs Green
  • Cole Miller was supposed to fight BJ Penn, but someone wasn’t up to speed on the new anti-doping rules sooooo
  • Miller will fight Alex Caceres
  • Guida vs Ortega – We have a Clay Guida sighting…YESSS
Sorta, Maybe, Kinda
  • Melvin Guillard vs Top Prospect Darrion Caldwell to headline Bellator 159
  • I sorta want to see this
  • Jeremy Stephens tops UFC Fight Night payouts with $100,000 cash out
  • Maybe those who left the UFC for Bellator should rethink their strategy
  • Stephens not even the main event out earned Bellator Main event winner Phil Davis
  • DC has a Video out there dancing and singing to cake and chicken.
  • I kinda want to through up in my mouth right now
This just in
  • New Heavyweight Champion Miocic will defend his title against Overeem at UFC 203
  • Recent losers Ben Rothwell and Fabricio Werdum will get their chance to get back in the title hunt
  • When they go at it at ALSO at UFC 203
  • Mark Hunt looking to fight Junior Dos Santos at UFC 200
  • UFC 200 might become an all day event if they keep adding more fights
  • Not Complaining though…
  • Arlovski vs Barnett to headline UFC Fight Night 93 in Germany
  • Should the winner, fight the winner, of Rothwell and Werdum?
  • Let us know your thoughts? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter
  • And still no word on whether McGregor will EVER defend his title or REVENGE his loss to Diaz
  • UFC is entering into the podcasting game
  • They will be partnering up with Dgital Media and will be hosted by Jim Norton and Matt Serra
  • Kinda looking forward to this…
  • TUF Latin America 3 Coaches have been announced – It will be Chuck and Forrest – Forrest is always entertaining!
  • But I’m wondering if this duo is still entertaining to the mma community…
Upcoming Events
  • June 4th – UFC 199: Dominick Cruz vs Urijah Faber for the Title
  • June 17th – Bellator 156: Marcos Galvao vs Eduardo Dantas for the Title
  • June 17th – WSOF 31:  Blagoi Ivanov vs Josh Copeland for the Title
  • June 18th – UFC Fight Night: Macdonald vs Thompson
  • June 24th – Bellator 157: Dynamite 2
  • Quinton Jackson takes on Satoshi Ishii
  • July 7th – UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez
  • July 8th – TUFF 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha
  • July 9th – UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones, Aldo vs Edgar, Tate vs Nunes
  • July 13th – UFC Fight Night: Cheisa vs Ferguson
  • July 16th – Bellator 158: Kimbo vs Thompson II
  • July 23rd – UFC on Fox 20: Holmes vs Shevchenko
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley | Johnson vs Reis
Weekly KO | 05-25-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro
https://soundcloud.com/mmastalker/weekly-ko-05-25-2016
Karmas a Bitch
  • A business apparently lacking a moral compass
  • Seeks out low character athletes
  • Venator could care less that 1 of their fighters is under contract with another promotion
  • Venator also ignored the fact that the same fighter was under suspension
  • If that wasn’t enough, Venator aligned themselves with another controversial fighter who leading up to fight night had a number of run ins with the law
  • Same fighter shows up to weigh-ins 24 pounds overweight
  • Fighter 1 is Rousimar Palhares, known mostly for holding onto submissions far too long
  • Fighter 2 is Jason “Mayhem” Miller
  • So when Palhares kisses the canvas less than 1 minute into his Welterweight title fight with Emil Weber Meek
  • Karma was paying attention
  • How ironic that Palhares is now complaining about illegal strikes and the possible long term impact to his wellbeing
  • No one cares buddy
  • Jason Miller, far removed from his prime
  • and far removed from give 2 shits
  • showed up 24 pounds over weight
  • To his credit he did not blame deer or kangaroo meet
  • After being pulled from the title fight, Venator made sure to find a fight for their tarnished goose
  • In a not so story book finish, Miller lost in the 2nd round to a rear naked choke
  • Karma 2, Schmucks 0
Bellator 155
  • Rafael Carvalho won the Middlewight Title match by a split decision
  • Pat Curran won via Unanimous Decision
  • Dan Charles and Augusto Sakai fought to a majority draw
  • Alexis Dufresne won via armbar
  • at least someone was able to finish their opponent

Whats all the Bizz about?
  • Michael Bisping still riding high after his win over Anderson Silva
  • When Chris Wiedman dropped out of the UFC 199 Maine Event against Luke Rockhold
  • Bisping found himself health at the right time
  • Luke Rockhold beat Bisbing November 7th 2014 by Guillotine choke

And another setback
  • BJ Penn thought he would come out of retirement at UFC 199
  • BJ Penn admitted to using an IV in excess of 50 ML in a six hour period
  • This method is illegal so says the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
  • Penn is looking at a year long suspension

Conor still wants to box
  • Or wants the millions boxing Mayweather would bring him
  • Fox is reporting this fight will happen in September
  • Dana White has stated this fight would never happen
  • Would Dana White speak out of turn or intentionally lie?  Nooooo…

Did you know…
  • Jon Jones and Holly Holm made sports illustrated’s top 10 fittest athletes list
  • Rockhold massive betting favorite against Bisping
  • WSOF Champion Justin Gaethje calling out now free agent Will Brooks
  • Undefeated Phil Hawes signs with the WSOF
  • Holy Holm willing to fight Cyborg at 140 pounds
  • Joe Rogan says he will leave the UFC if the UFC is sold
  • Dana White denies the UFC being for sale…I call BS buddy
  • Cyborg Not pleased with the apparent attempt by the UFC to manipulate fans to force Cyborg’s hand into accepting fight
  • Cyborg adamant her next fight will be a title defense at Invicta
  • Demetrious Johnson to defend flyweight title against Wilson Reis at UFC 201
  • UFC 201 is building a nice fight card

Coming up this weekend – UFC Fight Night May 29th
  • 20 and 0 Thomas Almedi vs 8 and 0 Cody Garbrandt
  • 24 and 12 Jeremy Stephens vs  33 and 3 Renan Barao
  • A Josh Burkman sighting
  • Bryan “The First Man” Caraway and Aljamain Sterling will hash out their verbal back and forth – A loss for Aljamain Sterling, would be his first

Upcoming Events
  • May 29th – UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt
  • June 4th – UFC 199: Dominick Cruz vs Urijah Faber for the Title | Luke Rockhold vs Michael Bisbing for the Title
  • June 17th – Bellator 156: Marcos Galvao vs Eduardo Dantas for the Title
  • June 17th – WSOF 31:  Blagoi Ivanov vs Josh Copeland for the Title
  • June 18th – UFC Fight Night: Macdonald vs Thompson
  • June 24th – Bellator 157: Dynamite 2
  • Quinton Jackson takes on Satoshi Ishii
  • July 7th – UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez
  • July 8th – TUFF 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha
  • July 9th – UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones, Aldo vs Edgar, Tate vs Nunes
  • July 13th – UFC Fight Night: Cheisa vs Ferguson
  • July 16th – Bellator 158: Kimbo vs Thompson II
  • July 23rd – UFC on Fox 20: Holmes vs Shevchenko
  • July 29th – Invicta FC 18
  • July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley | Johnson vs Reis

Weekly KO | 05-18-2016

Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro
Produced & Edited by Ro Ro
Listen on SoundCloud

We Got Winners…
UFC 198 Results
  • Stripe Miocic 1st round KO
  • Ronaldo Souza 1st round TKO
  • Cyborg 1st round TKO
  • Mauricio Rua Split Decision
  • Bryan Barberena Unanimous Decision
  • Damian Maia 3rd round submission
  • Side note
  • Matt Brown had to fight off a few fans on the way to the octagon and then his former trainer after the fight
  • Long day for Mr. Brown
  • Thiago Santos 1st Round TKO
  • Francisco Trinaldo Unanimous Decision
  • Little Nog 1st round TKO
Bellator 154 had 1 notable fight
  • Phil Davis won via Unanimous Decision
  • Davis will now face off against Liam McGeary for the Light Heavyweight Title
  • King Mo on the other hand may need to find less polished opponents
  • Everyone crying over UFC pay, but the main event payout was $60k to Phill Davis and $30k to King Mo
  • Not quite UFC Main Event Money
Sorry Lebron
  • Miocic brings Cleveland a title before King James
  • To celebrate his title victory he took batting practice with the Cleveland Indians and hit a home run for good measure
If You Don’t Know, Now Ya Know
  • Something hurts and its forcing Chris Weidman out of UFC 199 rematch – bummer
  • So who’s gonna fight Rockhold?
  • Our thoughts, it could be 1 of 2 fighters
  • Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza?
  • Michael Bisbing?
  • What are your thoughts? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter!
  • Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley will headline UFC 201
  • Mighty Mouse re-ups with the UFC for 8 more fights
  • Bellator May Have Lost Their Mind
  • Releasing Champion Will Brooks
  • While they still push Kimbo Slice as a main attraction
  • Releasing Will Brooks will make it a lot easier for Benson Henderson to win a Bellator title
  • If or when Will Brooks jumps to the UFC, I think the UFC wins the Will Brooks for Benson Henderson trade, sorry Benson
  • Ugh must be said…
  • After his first round loss, Belfort shared that he came to work, but didn’t work.
  • Is it possible with the strong drug testing, that Belfort is no longer the Belfort of old?
  • In case you forgot, BJ Penn is back in the UFC
  • His opponent Dennis Silver hurt something
  • So Cole Miller will step in as BJ’s opponent at UFC 199 on June 4th.
  • Hey…
  • When will BJ Penn Fight Ken Shamrock?
  • Paige VanZant competes for the title…. in Dancing with the Stars
  • Kimbo Slice reaches a deal with the Texas athletic commission following his failed drug test. Interesting….
  • Yoel Romera would have been a good match up for Rockhold if it weren’t for that failed drug test, suspension, etc…
  • Bellator signs NCAA All American Heavyweight Wrestler Jarod Trice
  • I must note that, Trice has never competed in MMA
  • But that doesn’t bother Bellator because they feel they have an undiscovered talented here… hmmmmm keeping an eye out
  • Brother vs. Brother July 30th at WSOF 32
  • Many friends refuse to fight, but
  • Caros Fodor will take on his brother Ben Fodor, A.K.A Phoenix Jones
  • Lots going on during UFC 200 Weekend in July
  • UFC Hall of Fame inductions are scheduled for July 10th in Las Vegas
  • The Class of 2016 will be announced in the coming weeks
  • Angela Hill feels Invicta values their fighters more than the UFC does
  • Allstair Overeem blown away by Stipe’s KO over weekend but expects to be the first in line to fight to snatch the belt away
  • Chael Sonnen stepping into the role of promoter for a new grappling series called Submission Underground in conjunction with FloSports.
  • Bruce Buffer will be announcing and mma fighters and veterans like Ben Henderson, Kenny Florian and Jens Pulver are some of the names mentioned as being set to appear.
  • You can check out more on this on mmafighting.com!
  • One last notable mention – UFC just beat out Bellator in the rankings over the weekend
  • Bellator – a reported 709,000 viewers
  • UFC – 786,000 viewers
  • Interesting stuff
Upcoming Events
  • May 20th – Bellator 155: Carvalho vs Manhoef
  • May 29th – UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt
  • June 4th – UFC 199: Dominick Cruz vs Urijah Faber for the Title
  • June 17th – Bellator 156: Marcos Galvao vs Eduardo Dantas for the Title
  • June 17th – WSOF 31:  Blagoi Ivanov vs Josh Copeland for the Title
  • June 18th – UFC Fight Night: Macdonald vs Thompson
  • June 24th – Bellator 157: Dynamite 2
  • Quinton Jackson takes on Satoshi Ishii
  • July 7th – UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Alvarez
  • July 8th – TUFF 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs Gadelha
  • July 9th – UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones, Aldo vs Edgar, Tate vs Nunes

Weekly KO | 04-27-2016
Written by Joe Szyc | Produced by Ro Ro

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When A Pissing Contest Leaves A Stain

  • McGregor was a name that brought excitement and conversation
  • Now I just want him to go away
  • Let’s recap…
  • McGregor tweeted he was done with the UFC and promoting (or self promoting)
  • THEN he tried to pull that tweet back out from the universe and wrote a…
  • “My bad” and “Let me explain” statement to the media
  • Saying he was just bent out of shape about all the time he was spending promoting, tweeting and twerking rather than training
  • Whether you agree or not with McGregor’s reason to back out of his obligation
  • The fact is… McGregor being the self promoter that he is…
  • Had the chance to address his UFC 200 commitments before he signed and agreed to the terms of the fight
  • Now, the momentum that McGregor’s image and self promotion had gained him… is NOW taking a hit
  • And let’s not forget who WANTED the rematch with Diaz
  • And NOT McGregor, who took the passive approach to bow out of the UFC 200 main event
  • (PAUSE)
  • Dana White/UFC has promoted, made a lot of money, and you could even say encouraged the bratty behavior frequently associated with McGregor
  • Fans could look past the obvious obsession to make money as long as fans could have their McGregor fix
  • So now, Dana White wants to stand his ground
  • Not only will Conor not fight in UFC 200
  • It is now being reported that Dana White will not consider Conor for UFC 205 in New York
  • Is this going too far
  • Is this all about who is the Alpha male
  • Dana – Let the man fight
  • Conor – Stop tweeting and just fight

UFC 197

  • Jon Jones won via decision over OSP
  • Not sure how to take it but Bones did not look great
  • OSP had a broken arm in the 2nd round, yet
  • Jones could not finish the fight
  • Was Jones playing around or should we believe this was ring rust
  • Demetrius Johnson helped Henry Cejudo understand his place among Flyweights
  • That place is far far below Mighty Mouse
  • Cejudo wanted to fight Johnson from the clinch
  • Hmmm, guess again
  • Edson Barboza left his mark in his decision victory over Anthony Pettis
  • Once nicknamed “Showtime”, Anthony Pettis might need to change his nickname to “Cinemax”
  • Pettis has lost his last 3 fights and he lacks the excitement that found him on top of the Lightweight division
  • His brother on the other hand, won by decision
  • Whittacker won by decision over Natal
  • And really the results from the night
  • 8 Unanimous Decisions, Two TKOs, One KO, and One Arm Triangle

How Bad Is It?

  • Jon Jones needs his left foot X-rayed, could be out until October 21st
  • OSP – Out until June 8th with a broken arm and could be later pending clearance by an orthopedic doctor
  • Rafael Natal – Has a nasal issue and out until June 8th minimum
  • Robert Whittaker – Hand issues and out until at least May 24th
  • Henry Cejudo out until June 8th and possibly later if he continues to think fighting Mighty Mouse in the clinch is a good idea
  • Anthony Pettis needs Edsons’ foot print peeled off his leg
  • Out until May 24th

The Many Faces Of Bellator

  • On one hand…
  • Bellator is excited to over spend on UFC leftovers
  • In the beginning, we were shocked at how strong Benson’s chin was
  • But once Benson won the UFC title, it seemed he stopped fighting to win and started to fight NOT to lose
  • Bad Strategy… like prevent defense ever gets anyone anywhere
  • Continuing on…
  • As a result of said strategy, Benson started to lose more fights and HIS fights started to become a bit more boring
  • Let’s take Matt Mitrione
  • A UFC gate keeper at best is NOW making headline money
  • So here’s our question…
  • Will a yawner like Benson, and a good, not great, fighter like Matt, cost Bellator in the end
  • And what about a true headliner like Rory MacDonald
  • What will he cost
  • One thing we do know…
  • Rory is the real deal and is not afraid to fight so this may be a good move

Then you have Bellator, “The Carnival Act”

  • Kimbo Slice as a main attraction, Ha!
  • Dada 5000… umm no Bueno
  • Two grandparents headlining a main event
  • But wait!
  • There is even more Kimbo coming to a Bellator Big Top near you
  • His cardio sucks
  • His MMA ability is extremely limited
  • So why is this one punch wonder, fresh off a positive PED test about to co-lead another fight card?
  • Step right up!

Finally, Bellator has amazing talent

  • It is not clear if Bellator understands what they have
  • Maybe they do and are just clueless with how to use it
  • Will Brooks, Liam McGeary, Daniel Straus are 3 must see Champions
  • Michael Page, a flashy flashy finisher who was treated as an opening act, when he should have been the co-main event
  • He did not disappoint
  • With some great fighters I want to see Bellator show off their talent more consistently
  • A good example of how to do it was this past weekend
  • Using a big name like Benson Henderson as a way to market Welterweight Champion Andrey Koreshkov was a brilliant success
  • Can Bellator keep their top fighters from jumping to the UFC?
  • What is the appeal to stay with Bellator?

Bellator 153

  • Benson Henderson took a beating and lost by decision to Andrey Koreshkov
  • Patricio Pitbull won via submission and makes a strong case for a 4th fight with champion Daniel Straus
  • If Pitbull and Straus only fought each other for the rest of their careers I’d watch each of those fights
  • Evangelista Santos beat Brennan Ward via Submission
  • How many Toe Hook submission victories have you seen?
  • Jeremie Holloway didn’t see it coming and Michael Page looked spectacular in his submission victory
  • If Page was in the UFC, Page would most likely have a made for TV movie by now.

Upcoming Events

  • May 6th in Singapore, One Championship
  • Middleweight Title Fight Bigdash vs Butorin
  • On May 8th, we have a UFC Fight Night
  • Andre Arlovski, Alistair Overeem, Antonio  Silva, Stefan Struve
  • Will all fight that night
  • Then on May 14th Bellator is back, 154,  Phil Davis vs King Mo
  • Also on May 14th, UFC 198, Werdum vs Miocic
  • Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall on the card
  • And Cyborg joining the UFC and taking on opponent Leslie Smith

Weekly KO | 04-20-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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Big Baby or The Start of a Revolution

  • Conor McGregor leads off with a text announcing his retirement
  • Everyone checked the calendar and when it wasn’t April 1st
  • The WTF sunk in…
  • Then Diaz offers up his own retirement
  • For now, no one is talking about Diaz
  • The focus is on McGregor
  • The UFC issues a statement saying McGregor refused to honor publicity commitments
  • Which resulted in Conor being pulled from UFC 200
  • McGregor, new to the UFC offering up a backbone
  • And in typical/expected form…
  • McGregor sees the UFC’s backbone and raises them one retirement
  • How ya like me now…

Aftermath

  • Everyone wants McGregor money…
  • Who will become the new overly hyped cash cow…
  • Will what the UFC pays, change how they pay their fighters…
  • MMA fighters are starting to talk Unions again…
  • Who will fighters talk about now…
  • Could this end up tanking UFC 200? The UFC?
  • What if this is all a hoax and UFC and McGregor are just funnin’ us?
  • All I know is in the last 12 months… craziness has gone down
  • Madness I tell you Madness!

Where does one go from here…

Fight Results

Rizin 1

  • Jiri Prochazka KOs Fujita in the very first round
  • Karl Albrektsson and Kirill Sidelnikov win their bouts by split decision
  • Unanimous decisions go to Teodoras Aukstuolis and Kanako Murata
  • Gabi Garcia scores a submission by armbar in Round 2 to defeat Anna Malyukova
  • Hisaki Kato takes out Yuta Watanabe with a 1st Round KO
  • And Daron Cruickshank also wins his bout in the 1st round with a TKO
  • For that tag team grappling match we were talking about….
  • Wanderlei Silva & Kiyoshi Tamura end in a DRAW against Kazushi Sakuraba & Hideo Tokoro

ONE Championship 41

  • Ben Askren, Geje Eustaquio, Lowen Tynanes, Reece McLaren, and Honorio Banario ALL win their bouts by unanimous decision
  • We did have some Round 1 and Round 2 wins
  • Martin Nguyen TKOs Li Kai Wen in the 1st
  • Joshua Pacia TKOs his opponent Rabin Catalan but in Round 2
  • April Osenio uses an armbar to defeat Natalie Gonzales Hills in Round 1
  • We had another Round 1 TKO by Su Noto beating Bernard Soriano
  • And Danny Kingad ALSO TKOs his way to the “W” column over Muhamad Haidar

Bellator 152

Main card

  • Alessio Sakara KO’s Brian Rogers in the 2nd round
  • A.J. McKee defeats Danilo Belluardo with a 1st round TKO
  • Anastasia Yankova submits Anjela Pink with an armbar
  • And Daniele Scatizzi wins her bout in the 1st round by TKO over Daniele Miceli
  • Patricky Friere  gets a unanimous decision over Kevin Souza

UFC on Fox 19

Undercard

  • Michael Chiesa puts a rear-naked choke on Beneil Dariush ending the bout in Round 2
  • Raquel Pennington gets the split decision over Bethe Correia
  • Court McGeek gets knocked out by Santiago Ponzinibbio in the 1st Round
  • Another rear-naked choke made an appearance when Michael Graves used it on Rand Brown in the 2nd round of their bout
  • Mr Dodson easily TKOs Manvel Gamburyan in quick fashion in round 1
  • Cezar Ferreira wins his bout by unanimous decision
  • And Elizeu Zaleski wins their bout using knees in the final round

For the Main card

  • Rose Namajunas wins by unanimous decision over Tecia Torres
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov TKOs Darrell Horcher in the 2nd Round
  • Cub Swanson goes three rounds and defeats Hacran Dias via unanimous decision
  • And for the Main Event…
  • Glover Teixeira KO’s Rashad Evans in the 1st round
  • Could this be Rashads’ last fight in the UFC?
  • He hasn’t been too exciting to watch
  • He’s never really been a heavy draw
  • More like a sentimental favorite
  • Soooooo…..
  • Maybe he could start working on bringing up his boy Jon Jones’ public image…

Quick Hits

  • Could Paige win this thing?!!! We’re talking about dance competition here…
  • BJ done gone and done it this time or not – again he said she said but now the Hilo Police Department is involved and are looking into a second-degree sexual assault allegation made by the girlfriend of a former employee (sources told MMA Fighting)
  • Jeez!
  • Four more fighters were removed from UFC Roster. Check out twitter handle UFCFightersInfo to see who’s been cut (Website: http://ufcfightersinfo.herokuapp.com/)
  • On the MMA Hour GSP says and I quote “There is three things in life that excite me,. There’s a woman of course, dinosaurs and the violence of the Octagon.”
  • GSP just might be getting back in the game
  • OR if he’s looking for a girlfriend – SIGN ME UP!
  • Somethin’ ain’t right says Urijah Faber about Dominick Cruz and his possible use of PED’s
  • Not to bring this back up again but…
  • Twitter is just a hot mess over this Conor retirement thing and frankly so am I…
  • When Benson Henderson turns 33 he has announced he will be joining the military reserves
  • Congressman Markwayne Mullin looking to amend the Ali Act so that it includes MMA
  • What does this mean?
  • Lots of things but one important thing to note is promoters will be required to disclose to the fighter the actual revenue of an event
  • You can find the link to Bloody Elbows full article on our website
  • http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/4/18/11449348/congressman-markwayne-mullin-talks-about-bringing-the-ali-act-to-mma

Upcoming Events

  • On April 22nd Bellator 153
  • Andrey Koreshkov will take on Ben Henderson
  • On April 23rd UFC 197
  • Stil Jon Jones vs Ovince St Preux AND Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo
  • May 6th One Championship returns to Singapore  
  • Middleweight Title Fight Bigdash vs Butorin
  • On May 8th, we have a UFC Fight Night
  • Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem will be the main event of the night
  • On that card I must note, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will fight Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve
  • Let’s just call it what it is…. TWO BIG DUDES will duke it out
  • Then on May 14th Bellator is back, 154,  Phil Davis is fighting King Mo
  • Also on May 14th UFC 198, Werdum vs Miocic
  • You also have Anderson Silva will be fighting Uriah Hall
  • What happens to Anderson Silva if he loses his 4th contest in a row?
  • Has
  • And let’s not forget Leslie Smith will be taking on Cris “Cyborg” Justino

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Weekly KO | 04-14-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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Deepest Condolences

  • We lost another in Mixed Martial Arts on Monday
  • MMA Fighter Joao Carvalho passed just 3 days after his bout with Charlie Ward in Dublin at Total Extreme Fighting 1
  • After being knocked out in the 3rd round, Carvalho was immediately taken to the hospital where he underwent a surgical cerebral intervention
  • He remained critical following the surgery and then passed away late Monday evening
  • All safety rules were followed, the referee did his job, the medical staff on site evaluated Carvalho and sent him to a good hospital in Dublin
  • Another reminder of the risks these fighters accept when participating in combat sports
  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carvalho’s family and Team
  • Tragic loss

Fight Results

  • UFC Fight Night 86 went down like this…
  • In the FightPass Undercards
    • Bojan Velickovic wins by Unanimous Decision over Alessio Di Chirico
    • Jared Connonier KOs Cyril Asker in Round 1
    • Lucas Martins wins via Split Decision over Robert Whiteford
  • For the Undercards
    • Zak Cummings wins by Unanimous Decision over Nicholas Dalby
    • Ian Entwistle says I’m done, losing to Alejandro Perez
    • Mairbek Taisumov gets a Round 1 TKO over Damir Hadzovic
    • Damian Stasiak ends his bout with a Rear Naked Choke over Filip Pejic
  • And for the Main Card
  • Maryna Moroz, Jan Blachowicz, and Timothy Johnson ALL win their bouts by Unanimous Decisions
  • Francis Ngannou TKO’s Curtis Blaydes in Round 2 due to a big ole eye
  • Derrick Lewis KO’s his opponent Gabriel Gonzaga
  • And for the Main Event
  • Junior dos Santos looking good with a Unanimous Decision over Ben Rothwell

RECORDS and STREAKS

  • So according to MMA Junkie we had some records set at UFC Fight Night 86
  • Derrick Lewis has now won 15 fight, 14 of those by KO and 6 of them while under contract with the UFC
  • After dropping Gonzaga, Mr Lewis reached and picked up a fat UFC Fight Night Bonus of $50,000 (Fitty Gs)
  • Junior Dos Santos put in work for 5 rounds
  • Dos Santos has the 3rd most heavyweight divisional wins – 12 to be exact – behind Mir (16) and Arlovski (14)
  • He set the UFC heavyweight significant strike record by landing 157 in a single fight – More than Ben’s feelings are hurting after that one
  • Oh wait, there’s more…
  • Dos Santos also delivered 92 significant body strikes setting another single fight UFC record
  • Dang Junior – you must of been feelin’ some kind of way that night
  • Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
  • Rothwell thought he was worthy of a title fight
  • but as quickly as his 4 fight win streak came to an end, so did those title dreams

He Said She Said…

  • Tate vs Nunes vs Holm vs UFC vs Johnson
  • UFC says Miesha turned down the fight
  • And that Miesha wants Amanda Nunes
  • Miesha says..
  • HOLD UP!
  • Quit putting words in my mouth!
  • Holly’s manager says, Miesha just wants the weaker fighter
  • Amanda Nunes says, I’m the Number 1 Fighter in the World!
  • Well not really, she said Holly was put to sleep for her lack of jiu-jitsu
  • And that she’s not a WEAK opponent
  • AND that she’s just the most WELL PREPARED
  • And Holly says, why does Conor and Nate get a rematch and I don’t
  • Get in line with that question
  • And Anthony Johnson says, there seems to be a lot of tossin’ under the bus
  • Because he NEVER accepted that fight against Jon Jones
  • Due to just having major dental work done
  • If you can eat an apple, you can take a fight
  • I just want to see good fights, wacked grill or not

Over before it started

  • TUF 24 was going to be male flyweights
  • The winner was going to fight the flyweight champion
  • Might Mouse told the UFC to fly a kite with that idea
  • and now TUF 24 is no longer
  • Mighty Mouse might not have takers for a super fight, but he clearly has some clout in this business
  • Mighty Mouse, the TUF blocker of the MMA

King Mo – Shine Stealing

  • King Mo was feeling left out
  • So hurt feelings in hand, he makes sure anyone who will listen knows
  • Conor did not invent or start the Super Fights
  • Well Duh, dude
  • Early UFC was filled with super fights
  • Say what you want about Conor, but in a relatively short period of time and coming off a loss, people still can’t stop associating themselves with him
  • Cyborg credited Conor with making it possible for the UFC to bring her over
  • So Mo-Fo keep your chill and let Conor be Conor

Quick Hits

  • Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin are set to coach TUF: Latin American 3
  • Por Que?
  • Derrick Lewis is calling out Roy Nelson
  • Not a title fight, but Roy Nelson?  
  • Ok Buddy
  • Some guy named BJ Penn is fighting Dennis Siver at UFC 199
  • Rashad Evans has faith in Jon Jones but does Jon Jones have faith in Jon Jones or does he even care
  • He’s got a driver now I heard, so there’s that… so yeah…. maybe hit and runs are a thing of the past
  • Paige Vanzant is still twerking on Dancing With the Stars
  • Frank Mir believes the Dingo ate his baby
  • Sorry couldn’t resist, I’ll start over
  • Frank Mir believes that Kangaroo meat is to blame for his recent failed drug test
  • Kangaroo meat has been called into question
  • AND has been unavailable for comment
  • Lyoto Machida went to instagram claiming innocence
  • Saying he didn’t know that the drug known as 7-keto-DHEA and banned from the Olympics since 2012 was an illegal substance
  • Yeah right

Upcoming Events

  • On April 16th we have another UFC on Fox 19, Glover Texieria vs Rashad Evans
  • April 16th in Torino, Italy, Bellator 152
  • Campos out due to injury
  • Patricky Pitbull now has a new opponent Kevin Souza
  • We also have on April 17th Rizin 1 in Japan
  • Then On April 22nd we have another Bellator, 153
  • As of right now the main event…. Andrey Koreshkov and Ben Henderson
  • On April 23rd UFC 197 Jones vs St Preux AND Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo
  • May 6th One Championship returns to Singapore  
  • Middleweight Title Fight Bigdash vs Butorin
  • On May 8th, we have a UFC Fight Night
  • Andre Arlovski and Alistair Overeem will be the main event of the night
  • On that card I must note, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will fight Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve
  • Let’s just call it what it is…. TWO BIG DUDES will duke it out
  • Then on May 14th Bellator is back, 154,  Phil Davis is fighting King Mo
  • Also on May 14th UFC 198, Werdum vs Miocic
  • You also have Anderson Silva will be fighting Uriah Hal
  • What happens to Anderson Silva if he loses his 4th contest in a row?
  • Has
  • And let’s not forget Leslie Smith will be taking on Cris “Cyborg” Justino

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Weekly KO | 04-06-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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Fight Results

  • WSOF 30 Results
  • Undercard Highlights…
  • Andres Ponce gets choked out in Round 1 by Adam Acquaviva
  • Steve Kozola TKOs Matt Church early in Round 1
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov gets a one for the Win column with a TKO over Matt Frincu
  • And for the Main Card….
  • It was a UNANIMOUS night bouts ending unanimously in unanimous fashion including the Main Event
  • Which had David Branch serving up a unanimous decision over Clifford Starks

The most recognizable cut man in sports finds a home

  • Stitch joins Bellator

Quick-ety Quick Hits

  • Rampage to fight Satoshi at Bellator 157 Dynamite 2
  • And at Bellator 156, it has been announced that
  • 14 and 4, Chidi Chidi Bang Bang
  • Just teasing Chidi Njokuani will fight Douglas Lima at Bellator 156
  • Word on the streets, Randy Couture is saying he’s been offered a return to mixed martial arts
  • ONE Championship Ascent to Power will tak place on May 6th
  • ONE will be hosting the biggest female fight in Asian history
  • Angela Lee is fighting to become Singapore’s first MMA world champion and will go up against a vet, Mei Yamaguchi
  • Also on the card Middleweight World Champ, Bigdash  will defend his title against Aleksei Butorin
  • Who by the way is undefeated – good stuff

Too funny

  • The moment the nice guy tries to act tough
  • Jake Shields reaches back and lands multiple Stockton slaps
  • Well since it wasn’t a Diaz, maybe its only a slap
  • But feelings were hurt for sure
  • and now
  • AJ Agazarm is asking for an apology

I Can’t Even….!!!

  • Justin Beiber has blond dreadlocks
  • In other news…
  • April Fools was looking dashing and dapper on the red carpet to wrap up last week.
  • As my co-writer said, “It’s all quite annoying”
  • AND I couldn’t agree more!  
  • I think the part that made it even worse was THERE WAS some truthful news being reported that day but the way Events have been shaking down lately you could’t believe a single word until April Fools was off the damn red carpet and the blowing smoke cleared! GAH!
  • What’s my rant about – Cormier out Ovince Saint Preux in!
  • Dang Daniel I thought we had an agreement – sigh
  • Ovince You Got this Right?!
  • Is it clear who I’m NOT pulling for
  • In related news, UFC Heavyweight Derrick “The Beast” Lewis shared on Instagram
  • A photoshopped imagine of Jon Jones in the rings with a House Arrest ankle bracelet
  • Yoel Romero gets a shortened suspention from the USADA, making it possible for him to return this summer
  • RIZIN partnering Kiyoshi Tamura and Wanderlei Silva in a grappling tag team matchup on April 17th
  • Yep… You heard that right!
  • A GRAPPLING TAG TEAM match.
  • What The What?

Haters How You Gonna Hate?

  • Easy to look at the UFC and have an opinion about how they pay their fighters
  • But then
  • We get the chance to see the payouts from this weeks WSOF and
  • The highest paid fighter made $130,000 and the lowest paid fighter took home $500.
  • $500 you all

A Carwin Siting

  • Shane Carwin offered to fight Jon Jones at UFC 197
  • If Jones was still interested in fighting at heavyweight
  • It would be interesting as Carwin has the heavy hands, but could he last if the fight went past the first round?
  • More interesting is that Shane is talking about coming out of retirement
  • Thanks to Conor McGregor everyone knows the kind of money that is out there
  • Who wouldn’t pay to see Shane Carwin vs Mark Hunt?

Upcoming Events

  • UFC Fight Night on April 10th Ben Rothwell vs Junior Dos Santos
  • On April 16th we have another UFC on Fox 19, Glover Texieria vs Rashad Evans
  • April 16th in Torino, Italy, Bellator 152 Pitbull vs Campos 2
  • We also have on April 17th Rizin 1 Gabi Garcia vs Anna Malyukova
  • Then On April 22nd we have another Bellator, 153
  • The main event as of right now…. Andrey Koreshkov and Ben Henderson
  • On April 23rd UFC 197 Jones vs St Preux AND Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo
  • May 6th One Championship returns to Singapore  
  • Middleweight Title Fight Bigdash vs Butorin
  • On May 8th, we have a UFC Fight Night
  • Andre Arlovski and Alistair Overeem will go at it
  • On that card I must note, Antonio Silva will aslo be fighting Stefan Struve
  • Then on May 14th Bellator is back, 154,  Phil Davis is fighting Muhammed Lawal
  • Also on May 14th UFC 198, Werdum vs Miocic
  • Let’s not forget, former MEN’S Bantamwieght fighter Cris Cyborg (shame on you UFC) and Leslie Smith will also be on that card
  • Exciting times no doubt!

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Weekly KO 03-31-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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Quiet Week In MMA… BUUTTT

  • Cyborg’s in!
  • She is set to fight at UFC 198 and the sacrificial lamb of an opponent…
  • Leslie Smith
  • I’m sorry girl… I shouldn’t call you a sacrificial lamb, you’re a fighter
  • An opportunity has presented itself and you have stepped up to the plate
  • GET. IT.
  • Cyborg will by cutting to 140 for this catchweight bout set for May 14th
  • It is reported that many fighters declined the opp and that Miesha Tate was not one among those asked
  • So quick run down on Leslie Smith
  • They call her The Peacemaker
  • She’s fought in Bellator, Invicta FC and now the UFC
  • 15 Fights, 8 Wins, 4 Knockouts, 4 Decisions
  • She has won her last 2 of 3 bouts,
  • The latest win
  • A unanimous decision over Rin Nakai at UFC Fight Night Hunt vs Mir
  • And of course Cyborg wants Ronda but we know the tale of the tapes on this one…
  • Teeth newly set, not tryna’ fight
  • So we’ll leave it there

 

This Guy…

  • Gets pulled over AGAIN
  • Whhhaaaattt?? You Say… What now?
  • Welll…
  • From the video recorded by the New Mexico police
  • He was given several tickets
  • One for drag racing
  • One for swervy swerving out of his lane
  • The cop couldn’t see is license plate so well
  • Changing up his exhaust pipe
  • Showing off at the wheel
  • Soooo…
  • He’s being held without Bail
  • Will appear before a Judge on Thursday
  • And this all is in violation of his probation
  • ALL BEFORE APRIL 23rds fight – which I will be in Vegas at that time
  • I MEAN JEEZ if you wanted to get out of the fight with DC THAT BAD just FAKE an injury days before the fight like ERRY’BODY else does
  • I can’t even…
  • DC, if you’re listening
  • You have a duty to uphold
  • FINISH HIM!

 

Quick Hits

  • Actor Vince Vaughn has recently started training in jiu-jitsu with Rener Gracie
  • Saw a photo on UFC.com of Vince with Lyoto and Rener… he looked roughed up
  • Just sayin…
  • Anderson Silva thinking about catchin’ some weight and making some Conor G dollars
  • Whatever, I’m over it
  • Just focus on the fight in front of you
  • Uriah Hall will not be easy
  • Big Boxing event going down April 9th, Pacquiao vs Bradley THREE
  • I win, You win, we ALL win – 3rd times a charm and mo’ money mo’ money mo’ money
  • Oh and hey guys… who’s that girl on the men’s Bantamwight fighter page… yeah… you should probably check your sources…
  • These tech guys need to get up on their MMA game SERIOUSLY
  • Upcoming Events
  • We have WSOF 30 on April 2nd, Branch vs Starks
  • UFC is back with another Fight Night on April 10th Ben Rothwell vs Junior Dos Santos
  • We have UFC on Fox 19 April 16th Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov
  • April 16th in Torino, Italy, Bellator 152 Pitbull vs Campos 2
  • April 17th Rizin 1 Gabi Garcia vs Anna Malyukova
  • Then On April 22nd we have another Bellator, 153, Andrey Koreshkov and Ben Henderson, that’s a title fight people!
  • On April 23rd UFC 197 Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones AND Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo
  • On May 8th, we have a UFC Fight Night
  • Arlovski is fighting newly re-signed Alistair Overeem
  • And Antonio Silve will aslo be fighting Stefan Struve
  • On May 14th Bellator 154 Phil Davis fighting Muhammed Lawal
  • Also on May 14th UFC 198, Werdum vs Miocic
  • Let’s not forget Cris Cyborg is on that card as well
  • I almost want to go to Vegas, just to say I was there

 

And that’s all she wrote… for MMAStalker.com’s Weekly Knockout

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Weekly KO | 03-23-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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Fight Results

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Mir

  • Undercard Highlights
  • Daniel Hooker uses a guillotine to submit Mark Eddiva in Round 1
  • And Alan Jouban defeates Brendan O’Reilly via TKO in the first round
  • For The Main Card
  • Bec Rawlings wins by unanimous decision over Seo Hee Ham
  • Steve Bosse KO’s James Te Huna
  • Daniel Kelly Strikes his way to a victory in Round 3 over Antonio Carlos Junior
  • Johnny Case gets caught in a Rear Naked Choke, losing to Jake Make Matthews
  • Neil Magny TKO’d Hector Lombard in the third round of their bout

 

Mark Hunt “knows when to throw them and knows when to hold them”

  • With one punch Hunt knocked Frank Mir out
  • and in true Hunt from just walked off
  • Reportedly, Mir’s corner thanked the ref for stopping the fight right away
  • In other news, Neil Magny came from the brink of defeat in the first round
  • To win pull out a TKO in the third round
  • A lot of concern and questions following this bout
  • Did the referee take too long to stop the fight? Should Hector Lombard have won in the first round?
  • I’m sure we’ve not heard the end of this one

 

Well Well Well…

  • UR Fights happened in Phoenix this weekend and I must say I was entertained
  • UR Fights was brought to us by URShow.tv
  • And it looks like the new network is trying some new things…
  • But lets talk about the event first…
  • We had a little MMA
  • Shannon Ritch vs Mavrick Harvey
  • Ritch winning by rear naked choke
  • We had grappling
  • Chael Sonnene and Michael Bisping, danced and slapped and hugged it out against the ropes
  • There were hot chicks and butt cheeks, gold teeth and grills
  • Riff Raff showed up Tip Toeing in his Jordans
  • Then we had some WWE action, Rey Mysterio and Kurt Angle
  • The chairs were out and the drama of it all on full display with Riff Raff even coming in at the last second to save Mysterio from a beat down with a chair
  • AND that’s not all folks…
  • The night ended with a Boxing bout between Roy Jones Jr and a fan, Vyron “The Cannon” Phillips, who is actually an MMA fighter
  • And that fight ended with a right hand from Roy Jones and then I’m pretty sure the  slowest fall in the history of anything I’ve seen – ha!
  • Overall I was entertained
  • And the entire time I was sitting next to boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Just saying…
  • Anyhow…
  • Chael Sonnen has a new show that will begin airing called the Republic of Sonnen
  • The title pretty much says it all – it’s a, quote… “political series that promies to pull no punches”
  • And Rampage has a TWO shows KTFO
  • Where he and celebrity guests will be commenting on all them crazy fight videos we see on them intra-nets
  • And Rampage is Human, which is supposedly coming soon, and is about watching Rampage play video games…
  • Ummm yeah…
  • Moving on…

 

Great News New York

  • MMA is legal
  • After close to 20 years, The New York State Assembly passed a bill lifting the ban on professional MMA
  • While there are still a few minor details to work out…
  • The reality of a UFC event
  • In the big apple
  • Is a real possibility before the years end
  • I have to add that I read in an article on ESPN.com that ONE of the nay sayers to the bill referred to MMA as “nearly naked, hot men rolling around”.
  • Say what now…
  • We’re talking about a professional sport people!!
  • And how is this any different from beach volleyball…
  • Everybody is half naked there too…
  • Just sayin’…

 

We all know “fake valor”, what about a “fake legacy”?

  • Ken Shamrock
  • With a history of failed drug tests
  • Most recently in his loss to Gracie
  • Maybe the delayed reaction to the low blow by Gracie
  • Had something to do with the side effects from steroids
  • During all of this he had agreed to fight Dan Severn
  • How was he going to pull that off?
  • Did he ever plan to make the fight?
  • Or was this always a money grab.
  • Severn had a lot to say about Ken “The Sham”
  • Needless to say, these 2 won’t be seen hanging out any time soon

 

What a tool

  • No
  • This time I’m NOT talking about Jon Jones, but you know I could…
  • This time I’m talking about Rousimar Palhares
  • While under contract with WSOF
  • And serving a 2 year suspension for routinely holding onto submissions long after his opponents tap
  • And taking cheap shots throughout his fights
  • What would a stage 3 tool do if suspended and under contract?
  • You got it, leave the country and sign with another promotion
  • No shock this is the same promotion (Venator FC) that continues to support Jason “Mayhem” Miller after his repeated run ins with the law
  • Palhares’ last fight was at WSOF 22 against Jake Shields where Palhares used eye pokes and held onto a submission far past Jake’s tap.
  • Seriously, If Palhares fights for Venator in May, WSOF lawyers will have some work to do

 

Upcoming Events

  • We have WSOF 30 on April 2nd, Branch vs Starks
  • UFC is back with another Fight Night on April 10th Ben Rothwell vs Junior Dos Santos
  • We have UFC on Fox 19 April 16th Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov
  • On the main card we have
  • Glover Teixeira vs Rashad Evans
  • Lyoto Machida vs Dan Henderson
  • And Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres
  • April 16th in Torino, Italy, Bellator 152 Derek Campos vs Patricky Pitbull
  • Then On April 22nd we have another Bellator, 153, Andrey Koreshkov and Ben Henderson, that’s a title fight people!
  • And Lastly on April 23rd UFC 197 Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones AND Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo

 

And that is all folks…

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Weekly KO 3-16-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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Fight Results
Invicta FC

  • Highlights of the night
  • Aspen Ladd TKO’s Kelly McGill in Round 3
  • Sara D’Alelio puts a rear-naked choke on Andrea Lee  in the Round 3 too
  • Irene Aldana TKOs her way to a win over Jessamyn Duke in Round 1 like a BOSS
  • Stephanie Eggink had no chance against Angela Hill  and was TKO’d in Round 2
  • And for the Main Event…
  • Ayaka Hamasaki keeps her Atomweight title by an armbar submission over Amber Brown

WSOF 29

  • Highlights of the night
  • In the undercards, Brandon Royval takes Danny Mainus out with a knee in Round 1
  • Louis Taylor uses a guillotine choke to win his bout over Cory Devela
  • And for the Main Event…
  • Justin Gaethje Leg Kicks his way to his 4th WSOF lightweight title defense against Brian Foster
  • BUT THEN was suspended for his unsportsman like back flip antics
  • BUT THEN has the suspension lifted after a day because the Colorado State Boxing Commission slapped the big “Just Kidding” on it and we only needed to hear “Why would you do something like that?” and a “Hey you gotta be more careful out there, people could get hurt” speech.
  • OK Mom

Breakings News

  • Still scared to fight
  • But apples everywhere need to watch out
  • Rousey is able to bite into apples again
  • How was this even news?  
  • Oh well, and if you don’t know, now you know

This is happening

  • UR Fight on 3/20 out of Phoenix Arizona brings you
  • A pay per view that contains, a little bit of this and a little bit of that
  • MMA – Dan Severn taking on Tank Abbot
  • Grappling – Chael Sonnen taking on Michael Bisping
  • Boxing – Roy Jones vs a fan
  • The fan could win $100,000 with a victory
  • Former WWE fighters Rey Mysterio and Kurt Angle in a WWE like fight
  • The most active fighter in MMA Shannon Ritch taking on Maverick  Harvey
  • Go to URshow.tv for more details
  • As a side note to the Main Event, Severn vs Abbott
  • Don Frye told MMA Junkie that he has no interest in fighting the winner

Bellator is spending money

  • Is Matt Mittrione worth 6 figures per fight?
  • If so, what is soon to be free agent Rory McDonald worth?
  • 2016 has become the year of fighters finding that financial respect
  • Cha Ching

What does a title got to do with it when money is on the line

  • Once upon a time we begged for the super fights
  • GSP and Silva
  • Silva and Jon Jones
  • However, we never could get those fights
  • Then came Conor McGregor
  • Who shined a light on the massive pay day that comes with mega fights
  • Mega fights or fan friendly fights can and did make a lot of money for Diaz and McGregor
  • So now every wants to jump weight classes to find that money fight
  • If Champions stop defending their belt
  • In pursuit of money, then how important will divisions become????
  • When McGregor cried uncle in his loss to Diaz, what was really lost?
  • Both fighters made a ton, some reports have both fighters making more than a million dollars after all was said and done
  • So, what happens when mega fights bring in more money than a title defense?
  • The WWE does not have weight divisions and the people love it
  • Can MMA win the long game, if titles lose their value and we only see mega fights?
  • But let’s time warp a little bit and remember…
  • Back to 1993…
  • When Blockbuster Video was popular
  • And weight classes didn’t exist..

Upcoming Events

  • March 19th UFC Fight Night Mark Hunt vs Frank Mir
  • We have another World Series of Fighting #30 Branch vs Starks on April 2nd
  • UFC is back with another Fight Night on April 10th Junior Dos Santos vs Ben Rothwell
  • We have UFC on Fox 19 April 16th Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov
  • That main card looks interesting
  • Rashad Evans and Mauricio Ruo
  • Dan Henderson vs Lyoto Machida
  • And Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres
  • On April 22nd Bellator 153 is back with Andrey Koreshkov and Ben Henderson, that’s a title fight people!
  • And Lastly on April 23rd UFC 197 Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones AND Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo

And that is all folks…

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Weekly KO 03-09-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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Fight Result Highlights

Bellator 151

  • In the Undercards…
  • Ray Wood defeated Chris Jones by TKO in Round 1
  • Jermayne Barnes in Round 2 strikes the heck out Derek Palmer and wins by submission
  • For the Main Card…
  • 3 of the 4 fights including Bubba Jenkins bout with Goiti Yamauchi ended in unanimous and split decisions
  • And for the Main Event…
  • Darrion Caldwell ends the fight quickly in Round 1 with a rear-naked choke over Joe Warren

 

UFC 196

  • Seriously!  I think we talked about this here on the Weekly Knockout before…
  • It’s always Marsha Marsha Marsha… but in this case
  • It’s always Upset Upset Upset!
  • I feel like the days of defending your belt 2, 3 and 4 times are GONE!
  • It’s no wonder some title holders have an injury that forces them to “call in sick” to work
  • And while I’m thinking about this… why are ya’ll training so hard within the 2 weeks before your fight that you HURT yourself so bad that you have to call in sick
  • Just SAY-ING!
  • Moving on….
  • UFC 196 Fight Results
  • The Undercards were solid
  • Teruto Ishihara KOs Julian Erosa int he 2nd round
  • Jason Saggo TKOs Justin Salas in the 1st
  • Diego Sanchez dominates Jim Miller and wins unanimously
  • Darren Elkins gets a unanimous win over Chas Skelly
  • Vitor Miranda TKOs Marcel Guimaraes in the 2nd round
  • Nordine Taleb Kos Erick Silva in the 2nd round as well
  • And Brandon Thatch gets caught in an arm triangle to lose to Siyar B. (again tough last name, gonna spare you people… gonna spare you)
  • For the Main Card…
  • Ilir Latifi, Corey Anderson, and Amanda Nunes win by unanimous decision in their bouts
  • The Co-Main Event
  • Saw Miesha Tate pull off a 5th round upset
  • Beating Holly Holm with a rear naked choke
  • and before the paint dried on Miesha’s new championship room
  • Dana White announced that Ronda Rousey will have the first chance to dethrone the new champ
  • In the Main Event
  • 2 of the biggest shit talkers in all of sports squared off
  • Round 1 Connor controlled the octagon landing big punches throughout
  • Leaving a very bloody Nate Diaz
  • In the 2nd round, Nate Diaz started to land some punches and
  • and for good measure a few Stockton Bitch slaps
  • Conor was dazed and confused
  • Conor made a poor takedown attempt that soon resulted in Nate taking his back
  • and as the saying goes, the rest is history
  • Conor has made it known that he wants his next fight to be a 145 rematch with Jose Aldo
  • Nate Diaz and Dana White are looking at a title fight with Robbie Lawler
  • The Stockton Slap won’t win that fight

 

Sir Your Trash Talking Game Sucks

  • Jose Aldo is absolutely horrible at trash talking
  • Between making fun of Conor’s power, when Aldo dropped with 1 punch 13 seconds into his fight with Conor
  • To pointing out that instead of watching The UFC 196 Main Event
  • He was watching porn
  • It’s just not clear what Aldo is trying to do
  • But I repeat…
  • Sir Your Trash Talking Game Sucks (major donkey balls)

 

What did we learn from UFC 196

  • Running your mouth will get you a big pay day
  • Running your mouth may also bring the Stockton Slap to a cheek near you
  • Underdogs are the new favorite
  • Prelim fighters will earn more than Miesha Tate (What the deuce)
  • Conor is a quitter
  • and High Profile Fighters can save a pay per view

 

Who Got Paid?

  • Conor made a cool million to tap like a champ
  • Diaz slapped his way to $500,000
  • Holly Holm went to sleep counting her half a million dollars
  • Diego Sanchez $150,000
  • Miesha Tate $92,000 (and that includes her win bonus)
  • Darren Elkins $74,000
  • and Jim Miller $59,000

 

Quick Hits

  • Most notable medical suspension from UFC 196 was Nate Diaz
  • No Joke, his suspension ends on 4/20
  • Conor vs Jose Aldo at UFC 200… Sure looking like it
  • Matt Mitrione says it was the dingo that ate his baby… well not really
  • What he’s really complaining about is calamity of errors on the refs part that caused him to lose his fight against Travis Browne and a hematoma that started to take over his face
  • What are you thoughts, hit us up on Facebook or Twitter
  • GSP made an appearance Saturday night – HELLZ YEAH
  • In other news Paige VanZant will be on Dancing With The Stars
  • How ’bout them UR Fights on March 20th
  • Roy Jones Jr apparently has an opponent, Vyron Phillips but Arizona MMA and Boxing commission has  yet to recognize it
  • Also said to make an appearance Chael Sonnen vs Michael Bisping in a grappling match
  • Old School Fighters
  • Dan Severn and Tank Abbott
  • Shannon Ritch and Maverick Harvey
  • And Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio
  • MMA Stalker will be there, give us a shout if you make it out

 

Upcoming Events

  • We have this weekend Invicta FC 16 on March 11th
  • March 12th WSOF 29 Justin Gaethje and Brian Foster will be fighting in the main event for the Lightweight Title
  • March 19th UFC Fight Night Mark Hunt vs Frank Mir
  • We have another World Series of Fighting 30 Branch vs Starks on April 2nd
  • UFC is back with another Fight Night on April 10th Junior Dos Santos vs Ben Rothwell
  • We have UFC on Fox 19 April 16th Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov
  • That main card looks interesting
  • Rashad Evans and Mauricio Ruo
  • Dan Henderson vs Lyoto Machida
  • And Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres
  • On April 22nd Bellator 153 is back with Andrey Koreshkov and Ben Henderson, that’s a title fight people!
  • And Lastly on April 23rd UFC 197 Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones AND Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo

 

And that is all folks…
Join us again next week for the latest news in MMA on the Weekly Knock

Weekly KO 03-03-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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Fight Results
Bellator 150
  • Rebecca Ruth won by unanimous decision over Lena, last name initial O
  • Just gonna spare everyone this time (Ovchynnikova)
  • Chuka Willis wins by unanimous decision over Gaston Reyno
  • Kendall Grove showed up defeating Francisco France by KO in the 2nd Round
  • Dave Rickels TKO’d his way to a victory in Round One over Bobby Cooper
  • And in the main event…
  • Cheick Kongo wins his bout by split decision
UFC Fight Night 84
  • And you get a decision and YOU get a decision.. and YES YOU get a decision
  • Is pretty much how the night went too
  • To recap would be less than exciting, so I’ll break only the MAIN CARD down like this….
  • Gegard Mousasi, Tom Breese, and Brad Picket
  • All won by version of a decision
  • And… as for Silva vs Bisping…
  • We’ll get to more about that in a bit
Get This
  • Fighter about to get interviewed
  • Fighters public relations team tell reporters they can NOT ask the “said” fighter about fighting
  • Ummmmm, can I ask her about her teeth situation then?
  • Sooooo
  • The media apparently CAN ONLY ask Ronda Rousey about, the weather, her day and maybe the Oscars, assuming it is not a movie that includes fighting
  • Depression is a serious thing…
  • But how is her PR team helping her by keeping her IN the lime light
  • Our thoughts…
  • Back away, stay off the TV, and don’t schedule media days
  • I mean seriously….
  • You can’t agree to do an interview and then ask the questions too

You get what you give
  • Chael Sonnen dominated Anderson Silva for 4 plus rounds until being caught in choke
  • Chris Weidman beat Silva TWICE
  • To beat Diaz, Silva popped boner pills
  • And Now
  • UFC Fight Night 84
  • Silva vs Bisbing
  • First 2 rounds Silva does nothing, while Bisbing pushes forward
  • Round 3, Silva is winning and then Bisbing gets distracted by a lost mouth piece
  • Takes a flying knee to the face with seconds to go
  • AND instead of finishing his opponent
  • Silva runs to celebrate, hops up on the cage even,
  • BUT HOLD UP, the fight is still going and was never stopped
  • Simply the round ended
  • The bell chiming just as Silva served up the knee and Bisping dropped
  • Whew….
  • Round 4
  • Bisbing pushes with the urgency of someone who was almost knocked out
  • And Silva took another nap
  • Round 5
  • Silva showed up and shows that when he wants he can dictate the fight
  • HOWEVER to little to late
  • All 3 judges, scored the fight, 3 rounds to 2 for Bisbing
  • Since his 1st loss in THREE losses in 4 fights…
  • Silva has made accusations of corruption
  • He even shared he was worried that he may have “re-injured” his surgically repaired leg in the first round and that it slowed him down as a result
  • Well…
  • What he didn’t do is look at all the missed opportunities..
  • He has one win, just ONE win, in his last 4 fights
  • And that’s provided we look past the no contest ruling that resulted in a year long suspension..
  • At the end of the day we wonder if Silva cares about doing his best anymore
  • The show is there but it looking like a flop
The C is For Conor
  • Nate Diaz is trying to keep up with the trash talking
  • but that was short lived and now Diaz and his camp are accusing Conor using steroids
  • He’s also admitted that he might get merked or is it murked with a “U”
  • Either way…
  • I DON’T TO HEAR THIS DIAZ!!
  • I need you to bring it – trash talk and all
  • Is it just me or has the trash talk between the two only been one sided… ??
  • Diaz, YES, you may be getting “merked” with an “e” verbally
  • BUT PLEEEZE don’t leave in the hands of “murked” with an “u”
  • Sigh
  • Does Diaz have a chance?  I don’t know…
  • Maybe
  • But he best be on his “A” game that’s all I’m sayin’ (with an apostrophe at the end and no “g”)
Spend Your Money On UFC 196
  • Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz at 170
  • The only time a non-title fight makes you forget about a title fight… is when the non-title fight includes the mind games, and constant self promotion by Conor McGregor
  • Who else is on this card…
  • Well let’s not forget the Women’s Bantamweight Title Belt gets is first defense from a new title holder
  • Holly Holm vs Miesha Tate
  • Tom Lawlor vs Corey Anderson looks to be interesting
  • And I’m secretly having mixed feelings about the prelim fight between Diego Sanchez and Jim Miller
  • I’m a Diego fan but I missed the fighter from back in the day I must say
  • His record has been sporadic
  • But we will still be checking out his fight in the early prelims on Fight Pass

Bellator 151
  • Let’s see if Bellator can recover…
  • Coming up this Friday March 4th in Thackerville, Oklahoma
  • Bantamweights Darrion Caldwell and Joe Warren will be meeting in the main event
  • Darrion is coming off 8 straight wins against some no joke competitors like Shawn Bunch and Rafael Silva
  • But Joe is no joke either, he has four losses but also has 14 wins
  • This should be interesting…
  • Also I must add, former NCAA Wrestling Champion Bubba Jenkins, 10-2
  • From Arizona State University, where I’m from
  • Will ALSO be fighting on the card Friday Night against Goiti Yamauchi
  • Who happens to have an impressive record as well at 19 wins 2 losses
Looking past your next fight might cost you
  • As Jon Jones goes back and forth with DC leading up to their rematch at UFC 197
  • Jones shared he has nothing to prove with his rematch against DC
  • The rematch Jones is looking forward to is with Alexander Gustafsson
  • Who fights Glover Teixeira June 20th at Fight Night
  • Lets hope Jon Jones can stay out of trouble long enough to fight DC, before scheduling his next rematch.
  • Oh and Jones, Luke Rockhold is calling you out.
  • Even though Luke has a rematch with Chris Weildman at UFC 199
  • I really hope everyone is preparing and ready to fight.
Upcoming Events
  • March 4th Bellator 151 Warren vs Caldwell
  • March 5th UFC 196 McGregor vs Diaz
  • Invicta FC 16 on March 11th
  • On March 12 WSOF 29 Justin Gaethje and Brian Foster will be fighting in the main event for the Lightweight Title
  • March 19th UFC Fight Night Mark Hunt vs Frank Mir
  • We have another World Series of Fighting #30 Branch vs Starks on April 2nd
  • UFC is back with another Fight Night on April 10th Junior Dos Santos vs Ben Rothwell
And that is all folks…
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Weekly KO | 02-17-2016
Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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RIP Kevin Randleman

  • Nothing but love and respect coming from MMA nation
  • Much too young, you will be missed
 UFC gets their man
  • Overeem has resigned with UFC
  • and will fight next at Fight Night 87
  • What this tells us is that the UFC is heavily invested in the Heavyweight division
  • What it also tells us is that Overeem is still selling tickets
Bellator News
  • This Friday MMA and street fighting legends
  • Go at it for bragging rights
  • Gracie v Shamrock and Kimbo v Dada 5000 will be live on Spike
  • Folks, fight the urge to react and let the fun begin
  • Legends are legends and everyone loves a slug fest
  • If tomorrow you could watch all time great in most sports go at it one more time, who wouldn’t watch?
  • With Dada and Kimbo you have 2 very popular, strong and heavy handed fighter that come with bad intentions. This could go 10 seconds or it could be a back and forth slobber knocker
  • Did anyone catch that video that Dada5000 posted… with the punching bag… ummmmm…. yeah… this might be an ugly loss for Dada… just sayin’
Performance or vulnerable
  • Ronda made an appearance on the Ellen show
  • She shared feelings of being lost and not knowing who she was or would be
  • NOW that she is no longer a bigger than life personality
  • She also shared having thoughts of ending her life altogether
  • What thought, kept her wanting to live…
  • Having babies… Not sure why that caught my by surprise.
  • Having seen Ronda’s acting, I tend to think she was speaking freely and honestly
  • I’m glad she found her purpose and wonder what a humble Ronda will be like in the ring
Amaze Balls or WTF?
  • I’m not going to say too much until I know a lot more, but UR Fights is up to something…
  • It could be amazing or…
  • Well more to come on this one
  • HOWEVER if you’re curious, check out URShow.TV, that’s U-R Show Dot TV
  • OR You can find the link on The Weekly KO page of our website
  • https://www.urshow.tv/Events/UR%20Fight
By the way
  •  If you are in the Phoenix area and an MMA fighter of amateur of professional ranks
  • There is a fight card looking for you
  • Reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter if you are interested
  • This would be mid March
What the Punk
  • CM Punk has yet to have an official fight YET he’s already injured
  • His fight status seems to be unknown at this point as CM Punk needs surgery
  • Rumors have surfaced that CM Punk may have lost 8 of 9 test fights
  • If that’s the case, I hope’s he’s testing himself against GSP
  • Hehehehe
Upcoming Events
  • On February 19th Bellator 149 Shamrock vs Gracie 3
  • Dada 5000 vs Kimbo Slice
  • February 20th WSOF 28 Marlan Moraes and Joseph Barajas
  • February 20th One Championship 38 – Tribe of Warriors
  • We have another UFC Fight Night on February 21st Cerrone vs Means  (Cowboy vs Cowboy)
  • On February 26th Bellator 150 Galvao vs Dantas 2
  • February 27th UFC Fight Night Bisping vs Silva
  • March 4th Bellator 151 Joe Warren vs Darrion Caldwell
  • March 5th dos Anjos vs McGregor and Holm vs Tate
  • Invicta FC 16 on March 11th
  • and at the end of March on the 20th
  • UFC Fight Night Mark Hunt vs Frank Mir
That’s all folks, catch you next week!

Weekly KO 02-10-2016 Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

Chapter 2 Has a date, sort of
  • Ronda Rousey to fight the winner of Holm – Tate most likely in November
UFC Fight Night  Results
  • As soon as Johny Hendricks kicked the deer meet so he could make weight
  • Stephen Thompson did some kicking of his own, that resulted in at first round TKO
  • Maybe now Johny will stop living in the past and focus on becoming the fighter he tells everyone he is
  • Assuming Woodley has the next title fight, I’d like to see Thompson take on Rory
  • Roy Nelson won a very slow and uneventful unanimous decision over Jared Rosholt
  • Ovince St Preux with one good leg and some heavy hands took a unanimous victory win over Rafael Cavalcante
  • Joseph Benavidez was uneventful in his unanimous decision victory over Zach Makovsky
  • After the fight he tried to make his case for a 3rd attempt at Mighty Mouse
  • The UFC is good with granting rematches, but a 3rd fight? We think and hope not
  • Mike Pyle and all 40 years of him dropped a KO on Sean Spencer
  • Josh Burkman was dominant in his unanimous decision victory over KJ Noons.
  • I would not be shocked if this fight won Burkman a longer stay in the UFC
  • While sending KJ Noons to WSOF or One Championship
  • Interestingly enough, the early prelims had a lot of viewer interest…
  • When Mickey Gall looked at “The Man in the Mirror” he stepped into the ring and”Just Beat it” out of  Michael Jackson via rear naked choke in the first round
  • See what we do there…
  • Mickey Gall cemented his name as the first MMA opponent for CM Punk
  • Mickey is the heavy betting favorite
  • If you watch “Looking For A Fight” on You Tube, you saw this match up coming
  • “Looking For A Fight” is worth a watch – Dana’s show on the UFC Channel on YouTube – funny ISH!
  • Oh, if you watched the post fight eye lock and sweet nothings whispered by Punk to Gall, this fight could be a love fest…
Your what hurts?
  • Johny Hendricks has an adverse reaction to Stephen Thompson and requires a serious reality check.
  • Out until March 8th
  • Stephen Thompson kicks the shit out of Johny Hendricks and now requires X-rays on his ankle.
  • All goes well ready to rumble starting March 8th.
  • If X-rays are positive, could be an Aug 7th return date
  • Roy Nelson – March 8th
  • Jared Rosholt needs X-ray on his ankle, could be March 8th or August 7th.
  • Not sure MMA is his cup of Monster, but if it iiiissss, the UFC may be too big of a stage for him right now
  • St Preux, another ankle, March 8th or Aug 7th.  Does he really need that ankle? He seemed to just fine without it, just a thought
  • Josh Burkman MRI needed on his should
  • Could be Feb 28 or Aug 7th
  • Diego Rivas needs both knees checked.  Both knees?  Really? See you Aug 7th
  • Alex Nicholson won this list by far.
  • He brings both a broken nose and a bilateral jaw fracture to the party
  • All that goodness and he can be back as soon as March 23rd or May 8th.
  • Glad you proposed during weigh ins
  • Post fight may not have come across as clear
W.T.F
  • Jon Jones is an amazing athlete
  • But when he opens his mouth
  • or gets behind the wheel of a car
  • Well we clearly know where is weaknesses lie
  • So if all the drugs, car accidents and fleeing the scene of a crime was not enough
  • Freshly off his suspension, shortly after his rematch with DC was announced
  • Jones got behind the wheel without a license, registration or insurance
  • and then mocks the situation by doing his best impression of Allen Iverson
  • Another AMAZE-BALLS athlete who made a lot of poor personal choices
  • By doing his version of the “Practice” interview
  • Not the best look when you are blind to your own actions…
  • Grow up and get serious! Selfishly WE want to see you at your best, period
  • We’d also like to see you become a better more respectful version of yourself
  • “Get Ya LIFE togetha’!”
Did you know…?
  • Michael Page is out of Bellator 151 for undisclosed reasons
  • That means RFA Champ Gilbert Smith will step in against Fernando Gonzalez
  • Stephen Thompson’s eeeaaasssyyyy win over Johny Hendricks sky rockets his UFC ranking to 3rd
  • If Rankings tell the story it looks like Dana might just keep his word to Tyron Woodley
  • Unless McGregor calls out Robbie Lawler in the near future
  • Bellator is looking to book the Josh Koscheck versus Paul Daley rematch…
  • Any chance at all that Josh could pull this out… hmmmm
  • UFC going big by adding unprecedented number of light heavyweight and heavyweight fighters
  • Yeah, I know, that’s what we said!
  • Check out Bloody Elbow’s article titled, “Welcome to The UFC”  for more on that topic
  • Mighty Mouse has an April opponent and his name is Henry Cejudo
  • Is he the man, to beat the man?
  • Scott Jorgensen sounds like one of a few names on the UFC cut list.. Such a gutty fighter, “Bellator”?
  • Jason “Mayhem” Miller still fights?  I guess so and he is fighting Luke Barnatt at Venator FC 3 May 21st in Milan, Italy.
  • On the rise Ben Rothwell taking on, slumping Junior Dos Santos at Fight Night 86 (April 10th)
  • BJ Penn return date has already been pushed back to UFC 197
Upcoming Events
  • In Arizona on…
  • February 13th Submit or Quit Cage Grappling
  • Taking it back to the old school – In A Cage, No Time Limits, No Points
  • And I can’t believe it’s almost here, the one event I’m looking forward to…
  • On February 19th Bellator 149 Shamrock vs Gracie 3 on Spike
  • February 20th WSOF 28, right now Marlan Moraes and Joseph Barajas will be battling it out for the Bantamweight Title
  • February 20th One Championship 38 – Tribe of Warriors
  • We have another UFC Fight Night on February 21st Cerrone vs Means
  • On February 26th Bellator 150 Galvao vs Dantas 2
  • And on February 27th UFC Fight Night Bisping vs Silva
That’s all folks, catch you next week!

Weekly KO 2-4-2016

Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

Fight Results

Highlights from One Championship 38 (and really the whole night was quite brilliant)

  • Jenny Huang triangle choke in Round 2 over Amir Badr
  • Arslanallev TKOs Rainir in the first 30 secs of Round 1
  • Thani submits Kouame with a guillotine choke in the first minute of the first Round
  • Christian Lee wins his fight with a shoulder lock in 2 minutes of Round 1
  • Keanu Subba TKOs Mohamed in AGAIN the first 2 minutes of Round 1
  • Samir Mrabet submits Sami Amin, arm triangle choke first minute of Round 2
  • Geje Eustaquio soccer kicks his way to first Round win over Saiful Merican
  • Jake Butler TKOs Tatsuya Mizuno at the end of Round 1
  • Eduard Folaynag wins by unanimous decision  over Tetsuya Yamada
  • In the Main Event, Ev Ting takes it all the way to three rounds and puts the choke on Eric Kelly
  • Crazy fun SHORT night of fights

Bellator went down pretty much the same way… Main Card Highlights

  • Tony Johnson wins his fight by TKO over Raphael Butler in Round 3
  • Paul Daley KOs Andy Uhrich with an uppercut in Round 1
  • Paul Bradley TKOs Chris Honeycutt in Round 1 as well
  • Patrick “Pitbull” Freire caught Ryan Couture with a left hook in his Round 1 win

Taking the easy road

  • Benson Henderson signed with Bellator
  • His first fight on this contract will take place on April 22nd
  • Against Andrey Koreshkov for the welterweight title
  • This signing gives Bellator a big name
  • And for Henderson his chances of winning a title increase significantly
  • In the UFC, it was clear he could not complete with Showtime Pettis
  • He then lost to Dos Anjos and Cowboy Cerrone in consecutive fights
  • It was clear he was no longer a legitimate contender so he jumped up in weight
  • To our surprise the UFC made an offer that would allow Henderson to make more with the UFC
  • For the UFC contract to pay out in full, Henderson would have to win a title
  • One could say if Henderson believed he was good enough to win a title in the UFC, that he would have stayed
  • But now, instead of running the risk of being a has been
  • Henderson has a title fight and is very relevant, with a lot high profile fight opportunities
  • It does not look like Dana White is sheading any tears over this one
  • Given the Rise of McGregor and Dos Anjos
  • Having Frankie Edgar at the top of his game
  • A feud between Faber and Dillashaw
  • Diaz coming off suspension
  • and a whole list of fights to come, the UFC can walk away unharmed and ego in tact

Kids Will Be Kids

  • Cowboy Cerrone was involved in an automobile accident in New Mexico
  • His vehicle upside down, totaled and just 19 days away from his fight with Tim Means at Fight Night 83
  • Not only was Cerrone okay, but he made it to his training session that same day

Trying To Make A Name

  • Hector Lombard is trying to make a name, by calling out Rory MacDonald.
  • Hector who is unranked brings no value to someone like Rory
  • Rory keeping his eye on the prize shows no interest

What A Night

  • UFC Fight Night was worth the price of admission
  • Anthony Rumble Johnson, put Ryan Bader in his place with a first round TKO
  • Ryan went night night folks
  • Ben Rothwell and all of his goofiness made Josh Barnett tap in the 2nd round with a Guillotine
  • Not a small feat mind you as Josh Barnett has never tapped due to a submission
  • Jimmie Rivera won via unanimous decision
  • Sage Northcutt made another statement, this time in a loss to Bryan Barberena
  • It is possible that no one has ever tapped faster
  • The submission was not even sunk in fully
  • Sage is 19 and it is not his fault that Dana White fell in love with his potential
  • Fighters and fans, look at the clean cut teenager, who is making more money than seasoned veterans, and want to hate
  • The hate is misguided and Sage is only being Sage
  • At 19 he’s been able to capture the attention of MMA nation and create demand
  • Demand sells seats and that demand is what the UFC is paying for

UFC Be Warned

  • Losing Benson Henderson is okay
  • But, Bellator made it clear that they are a true player and aggressively pursuing all free agents
  • How will the UFC protect their stable of talent?
  • Over hyping, over marketing talent that is new, yet to face true competition is a gamble
  • UFC fighters see what Sage makes, see the love affair from Dana and there is resentment
  • This resentment, is not great and it will start to cost in the long run
  • Ronda Rousey fall from grace would not have been, if not for all the interviews, trash talking, marketing and forced conflict
  • Ronda went from being pre Buster Douglas, to post Buster Douglas, Mike Tyson overnight
  • The UFC have proven to be blind when the opportunity for big dollars is in the air
  • At what expense?

Upcoming Events

  • February 6th UFC Fight Night Hendricks vs Thompson
  • In Arizona on…
  • February 13th Submit or Quit Cage Grappling
  • Taking it back to the old school – In A Cage, No Time Limits, No Points
  • And I can’t believe it’s almost here, the one event I’m looking forward to…
  • On February 19th Bellator 149 Shamrock vs Gracie 3 on Spike
  • February 20th WSOF 28, right now Marlan Moraes and Joseph Barajas will be battling it out for the Bantamweight Title
  • We have another UFC Fight Night on February 21st Cowboy vs Cowboy
  • On February 26th Bellator 150 Galvao vs Dantas 2
  • And on February 27th UFC Fight Night Bisping vs Silva

That’s all folks, catch you next week!

Happy New Year!!

Weekly KO | December 31, 2015 Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro Here is your MMA weekly update.

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Quick Hits
  • Rizin Fighting Federation World Grand Prix is off to a good start
  • Still coming up is the bout with returning and former Pride Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko who will be facing opponent Singh HEART Jaideep
  • Jaideep was teh K-1 World Grand Prix tournament champion in 2009
  • I also will add that there are some awesome fighter photos on that Rizin website… just sayin’
  • AND there are some rumors flying around that one of the fights looked “fixed”… I’ll keep an out for more details on that and keep you posted….
  • Holm wants a piece of Cyborg
  • She’s said she’d be OPEN to going up another weight division if that was something the UFC wanted to put together
  • Last bit of news…
  • ONE Championship has announced that although they are implementing a new weight system, former title holders will still retain their titles as they move up a division
UFC 195 Fights I’m excited about this weekend…
  • Poirier vs Duffy
  • McDonald vs Kenehara
  • Brandao vs Ortega
  • Miocic vs Arlovski
  • Lawler vs Condit
2015 did what?
  • Seven (7) different weight classes had titles change hands
  • Bones Jones beats DC Jan 3rd (Maybe only good things for Jones this year)
  • Bones personal demons leads to him being the first UFC fighter to have his belt taken from him
  • DC wins the belt
  • Cain handed Werdum his belt in Mexico City
  • Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was all talk and no show when he lost his lightweight title to Dos Anjos
  • Jedrzejczyk not only won her title in March, but found time to defend it twice
  • Luke Rockhold took the belt from Chris Wieldmen
  • Connor McGregor won the war of words and in 13 seconds put the stamp on HIS 2015
  • And the kick heard around the world and loosening teeth, Holy Holm makes New Mexico proud
  • The smoke was in the air as MMA fighters speak up against regulations penalizing fighters who like to relax with the purple berry punch.
  • Most notably Nick Diaz  suspended 5 years for his recreational activity
  • Robbie Lawler Vs Rory McDonald may be fight of the decade
  • Upset and Knock Out of the year… MMA Stalker’s vote goes to Holy Holm
  • Anderson Silva, went to PEDs and was caught, winning a 1 year suspension
  • ONE Championship changing the game on weight cutting
  • Bellator showing versatility.
  • They’ve shown they have a strong stable of solid up and coming fighters with a mix of solid veterans.
  • They are also not afraid to give fans fights that they want.
  • 2015 was also the year of the deer meat excuse…
  • Ken Shamrock came back to the ring and lost to the likes of Kimbo Slice
  • OHHHHH UFC made 600 million dollars…..
 2016 the year of “I want my title back”
  • That means REMATCHES
  • Rousey vs Holm – Winner gets Cyborg?
  • Aldo vs McGregor – I promise not to blink this time
  • Rockhold vs Weidman – This could be great
  • DC vs Bones Jones – Here is to hoping the fight IN the Octagon is more entertaining than the pre fight antics
You can also expect to see in 2016
  • Old Timers Making a comeback – My neck, My Back, it just might crack
  • Where do Weed go from here?  Will Nick Diaz be able to reduce his suspension?
  • With weed becoming more acceptable, will sports change their stance?
  • Sage Northcutt hand in hand with the UFC marketing machine
  • Bellator making fights that MMA fans will enjoy
  • People complain about Kimbo vs Dada, but it is also everyones guilty pleasure
  • More fighters using free agency to determine their value
Upcoming Events
  • December 29-31 Rizin Fighting Federation World Grand Prix
  • 3 days of fighting and an appearance, meaning a bout, with former Pride Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko
  • Saturday January 2nd UFC 195 Lawler vs Condit
  • Friday January 15th RFA 34 Velickovic vs Smith
  • Saturday January 16th Invicta FC 15 Cyborg vs Ibragimova
  • Sunday January 17th UFC Fight Night 81 Dillashaw vs Cruz
MMA Stalker would like to wish you a happy and safe New Year! Huge thank you to the Last Round, we look forward to joining you in the New Year!

Weekly KO Dec 24, 2015

Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro

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Fight Results/Recaps
  • WSOF 23 Results
  • Marat Magomedov vs Hakeem Dawodu’s fight ended in a MAJORITY draw – say what now… is that a thing?  Like Rocky and Apollo at the end of Rocky whatever when they throw punches at the exact same time and knock each other at
  • Moving on…
  • Sheymon Mores defeats Robbie Peralta via TKO in Round 2
  • Main Card, Alexandre Almeida kept his featherweight belt with a unanimous decision over Lance Palmer
  • ALL other bouts pretty much ended the same way either by unanimous decision or split
  • UFC on FOX 17
  • Quick Review: Back on Aug 28, 2013 APPARENTLY these two guys fought (and the reason I’m being so dramatic about this is because it has taken over two years for this rematch to happen, whereas, without saying names you know who is supposed to be getting their rematch in the summer of 2016, less than a YEAR from the last beat down)
  • Keepin’ it movin’… Back to the history of Rafael and Donald
  • In their first meeting
  • Dos Anjos won via unanimous decision over Cerrone
  • Fast forward to highlights from UFC on FOX 17
  • There were many….
  • Francis Ngannou wins in the second round via KO over Luiz Henrique
  • Vincent Luque submits Hayder Hassan via anaconda choke
  • Alistair Overeem TKO’s  my sentimental fav Junior dos Santos in the second round
  • And in the REMATCH
  • Just in case Cerrone didn’t believe Rafael do Anjos the first time after the unanimous decision, Rafael ended this round quickly via TKO in the first round
Going Big In 2016
  • Asian based promotion One Championship has announced they will have 24 events in 2016
  • They wrapped up their 2015 lineup a little more than a week ago with ONE Championship 35 in the Philippines
  • Where Brandon Vera KO’d Paul Cheng to win the promotion’s inaugural light heavyweight title
  • So why the increase in the number of events…
  • One Championship shared on their site, that growth has been rapid and “has significantly increased the demand for world-class international entertainment in Asia”
  • One Championship says, “We’re listening!”
  • Find the link to the full article on the Weekly Knockout on MMAStalker.com
  • http://www.onefc.com/news/609-one-championship-announces-next-14-events-for-2016.html
Can I get a medic!!!
  • Donald Cerrone knee to the ribs followed by beat down – 45 days NURSE please!
  • Junior Dos Santos, early stoppage maybe, 30 day medical vacation definitely
  • C.B Dollaway suspended a MINIMUM if 60 days and indefinitely pending a CT scan “Hope your cats OK my friend” This is a Varsity Blues reference
  • Josh Samman 30 days for some cuts and bruises. There were complaints made that he might have been too oily during the fight.  There will be no sliding out of this suspension buddy.
  • Cole Miller out indefinitely due to an eye poke.  He didn’t see that coming.
  • Ronda Rousey didn’t fight, but she’s still waiting on her grill to get right. Oh and has a July rematch with Holy Holms chew on that…”Too soon?”
  • AND finally, can someone get Nick Diaz get me a thermometer ‘cuz he’s not feeling so hot after seeing his brother’s pay after his UFC on Fox  win… maybe Overeem can spot him some extra cash…
More Free Agency talk in the community…
  • Overeem fought his last fight under his current contract and was paid handsomely.
  • Oh what’s that you say?? How handsomely paid was he? $542 Thousand DOLLARS (and some change) to be handsomely exact!
  • That’s OVER half a million – there’s gotta be a typo somewhere in that number right…?
  • Back to Free Agency talk – Overeem, whomever did your contract work stick with THAT guy
  • Benson Henderson in talks with the UFC about a new contract
  • Hey Benson, check with Overeem’s guy
He’s back….
  • Fedor is SUPPOSEDLY making a return to MMA on December 31st for promoter Rizin Fighting Federation
  • Rizin like the Phoenix from the flames, former Pride president Nobuyuki Sakakibara has created another promotion this year
  • And he will be launching the new Promotions at the end of the year
  • The first 2 events are set for December 29th and 31st, which is where Fedor will make his appearance
  • Fights will be broadcast here in the states by Spike TV – craziness!
I see you One Championship…
  • Here we are again discussing One Championship…
  • They are pioneering and making some major game changing changes to their rules and regs
  • After the most recent loss of a MMA fighter, Yang Jian Bing, after his attempts to cut weight
  • One Championship, in an effort to encourage fighters to fight closer to their walking around weight
  • Will be requiring more frequent weigh-ins while training and a week long of mandatory weigh-ins during the week of the fighters bout.
  • There are a handful of rules
  • You can read them all on the Weekly Knockout page on mmastalker.com and the direct link to details is below
  • I’m curious to know what the community thinks on this, hit me up on facebook or twitter!

ONE Fighting Championship GENERAL REGULATIONS & POLICIES RELATED TO ATHLETES’ WEIGHT 1. Athletes must submit their current walking weight and daily training weight regularly. Athletes will input and track their daily weight online via a dedicated web portal. Athletes may input data weekly but must include daily weights. 2. Athletes will be assigned to their weight class based on collated data and random weight checks. Athletes are not allowed to drop a weight class when less than 8 weeks out from an event. 3. During fight week, weights are checked daily. Urine specific gravity will also be checked the day after arrival and 3 hours prior to the event. Athletes must be within their weight class and pass specific gravity hydration tests all week and up to 3 hours before the event. If an athlete falls outside the weight, or fails a test, they are disqualified from the event. Doctors may request additional testing at their discretion. 4. Catch weight bouts are allowed. However, the athlete with the higher weight will not be heavier than 105% of the lighter opponent’s weight. 5. ONE will conduct random weight checks on athletes at our discretion. 6. Athletes may petition to change weight classes outside of the 8-week competition zone and must be within their new desired weight at that time. In addition, athletes must pass a specific gravity urine test when their weight is within the limits of the newly petitioned weight class. ONE doctors can request additional testing to determine the amount of weight drop allowed over a specific time. 7. The usage of IVs for the purpose of re-hydration will not be allowed. Overage and limits of weight reduction: · 3 weeks to event day: Athlete must be within contracted weight class · 4 weeks: 1.5% bodyweight over max · 5 weeks: 3% · 6 weeks: 4.5% · 7 weeks: 6% · 8 weeks: +6% max over. (ONE Chief Doctor may approve up to +/- 0.5% maximum error in any weekly weight check)

Upcoming Events
  • Saturday December 26 Road FC 27
  • December 29-31 Rizin Fighting Federation World Grand Prix
  • 3 days of fighting and an appearance, meaning a bout, with former Pride Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko
  • Saturday January 2nd UFC 195 Lawler vs Condit
  • Friday January 15th RFA 34 Velickovic vs Smith
  • Saturday January 16th Invicta FC 15 Cyborg vs Ibragimova
  • Sunday January 17th UFC Fight Night 81 Dillashaw vs Cruz
Weekly KO | December 17, 2015 Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro What is MMA Stalker?

 

 

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Fight Results/Recaps TUF 22 Finale

  • Frankie Edgar KO’s Chad Mendes in the First Round
  • Tony Ferguson wins over Edson Barboza via submission

UFC Fight Night 80

  • After pretty much 5 rounds Namajunas wins via rear naked choke over Paige VanZant
  • Sage Northcutt def Cody Pfister via submission by guillotine in Round 2

UFC 194 Aldo vs McGregor

  • We’ll talk more on the main main card in a sec
  • Chris Weidman LOSES his title via TKO, Luke Got ‘em!
  • Yoel Romero wins his bout over Jacare Souza in a split decision
  • Urijah Faber wins by unanimous decision over Frankie Saenz AND GETS PAAAIID!

McGregor was listening to RoRo

  • It wasn’t long ago I shared Aldo had a weakness when it came to boxing.
  • Aldo has a tendency to lunge when he exchanges fists (I tried to warn him), leaving him off balance and susceptible to a strong counter punch
  • In less time than it took to walk to the ring, McGregor knocked Aldo out…
  • By exploiting Aldo when he lunged in
  • 13 seconds – Check Please
  • McGregor preaches, technique, timing and movement.
  • In 13 seconds, technique and timing led to perfect left to Aldo’s face.
  • Moving McGregor to the top of the featherweight division
  • As champion McGregor is in control of his destiny
  • He and his camp are strongly looking to move up to fight the winner of Dos Anjos vs Cerrone.
  • Frankie Edgar after quickly dismantling Chad Mendez is also an option.
  • The question for McGregor is…
  • “Which fight will bring in more money?”
  • Personally, Cerrone vs McGregor fight for the lightweight belt sounds like money to me
  • McGregor is a true rags to riches story
  • For someone who self promotes as good as anyone
  • Surprising to some, he is rather respectful in victory

Say It Ain’t So Joe

  • Joe Rogan and UFC veteran Brendan Schaub raised the question…
  • “Was Jose Aldo using PHD’s previously, but not in his fight with McGregor?”
  • Joe recalled a story on Aldo where, while training in Brazil, the NSAC attempted to drug test Aldo.  In a strange turn of events, Aldo’s coach called the Brazilian police in an attempt to remove the NSAC testing officials from his gym, even to go as far as to get them deported!
  • When THAT didn’t happen
  • Aldo had to FINALLY agree to give a urine sample, and on his way to hand off the baton, he “tripped” spilling his PHD laced urine… just kidding we don’t know that it was laced but it sounded funny… going back
  • On the episode, Brendan spoke more avidly, bringing up the point that the pictures of Aldo in his other fights compared to more recent photos and the other night with McGregor, show significant change in appearance.
  • Thoughts anyone? Hit me up on Facebook or Twitter!

Quick Hits

  • And they all fall down… one by one no doubt
    • Ronda Rousey catches a foot to the face is missing some teeth
    • Chris Weidman meets Luke Rockhold’s fists several times
    • Jose Aldo gets knocked the hockey puck out by Mr Notorious
    • This is fun stuff fans… keeps it interested… you never know what’s gonna happen
  • Top UFC 194 Salary Makers – Cha Ching
    • Conor McGregor: $500,000
    • Jose Aldo: $400,000
    • Urijah Faber: $300,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) SAY WHAT NOW!
    • Chris Weidman: $275,000
    • Luke Rockhold: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
  • In somber news, Yang Jian Bing, was set to fight on Friday at ONE Championship.  After attempting to cut weight, Yang collapsed and was taken to the hospital where he passed away due to cardiopulmonary failure.  Young at 21 years of age, the community mourns his passing and is reminded of the dangers of cutting weight and participating in the sport of mixed martial arts

Upcoming Events

  • Friday December 18th WSOF 26 Palmer vs Almeida
  • Saturday December 19th UFC on Fox 17 Dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2
  • Sunday December 20th Professional Shooto  in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sunday December 20th Pancrase 274
  • Saturday December 26 Road FC 27
  • Saturday January 2nd UFC 195 Lawler vs Condit
Weekly KO December 10, 2015 Written by Joe Syzc and Ro Ro
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Not My Business…

  • Says the White House as they deny the petition to lift Nick Diaz’s suspension
  • BUT Twitter rumors are in, and say, that his legal team is in talks with NSAC and his sentenced could be reduced to as early next summer or fall

MMA’s Identity Overhaul

  • Another week in and I continue to find myself amazed at the changes taking place in the UFC
  • If it wasn’t for the highly anticipated Pay Per View this weekend, I’d think UFC was in a downward spiral.
  • I’m sure Connor McGregor is being paid handsomely, but it is possible that its not enough.
  • With all that is going bad or at least shaking the foundation of the UFC world
  • We are all going to Watch McGregor vs Aldo this weekend.
  • The UFC has documented problems.
  • For years fighters made the choice to join the UFC
  • OR, like some, avoid it all together (Fedor being the top example).
  • The UFC was able to throw their weight and take or run over its competition.
  • The UFC was MMA, until recently when the UFC started to act as such
  • The UFC once promoted all of its fighters and allowed the fighters to market themselves to earn additional money
  • Today the UFC appears to cater only to the mainstream stars.
  • Fighters can no longer advertise as they are forced to wear Reebok
  • The UFC gave the boot to well known and well respected cut man Stich, because of big business
  • Assuming everyone is healthy the UFC spoon feeds the same 3 to 5 fighters in each weight class
  • And if any of those fights are close, you will see a rematch almost immediately
  • The change in UFC’s approach feels a lot like when the WWE or WWF at the time, went from having no name scrubs fighting regularly on their broadcasted fights to only high profile fighters with a well know back story.
  • The only problem is one is pure story telling and the other should be pure combat sports.
  • So we have the Reebok deal (rich get richer)
  • We have fighters like GSP who are well documented in sharing his concerns of fighters using performance enhancing drugs.
  • The UFC turned a blind eye and a cold shoulder
  • The result GSP retires
  • Fighters for years accused the UFC of unfair pay practices
  • At first you had fighters threaten action like Randy Courture
  • Then you had fighters either on the back end their career Tito Ortiz
  • Or gate keeper middle of the road fighters, Cheick Kongo making the jump to other promotions
  • BUT NOW
  • You have fighters still in the prime of their popularity like Benson Henderson
  • and top prospects like Aljamain Sterling looking forward to being a free agent.
  • The number of promotions looking to throw top dollars at high profile names appears to be growing
  • Apparently life in the UFC house is so shaken that Dana White’s on screen romance with Joe Rogan is not as tight as it once was.
  • Joe Rogan made it known that he is looking to get into OTHER things…
  • With names and deep pockets like Bellator creating fights people want to see and housing fighters that just want to fight, the UFC needs to take a strong look in the mirror.
  • All of this said, I am still am a huge UFC fan.
  • Just really want them to solve a few of these issues…

Quick Hits

  • Sage Northcutt is set to make his 2nd appearance tomorrow night during UFC Fight Night 80 where he will be fighting 12, 4, and 1 Cody “The Fist” Pfister.
  • On paper this looks close, both Fighters are coming off recent wins in the Octagon
  • Holly Holm has the entire state of New Mexico
  • Show up for her party parade
  • Meanwhile back at the ranch…
  • Ronda Rousey can’t eat an apple for six months without the risk of losing a tooth
  • What’s that… oh ok… Johny said to go ahead and pass that deer meat down to his end of the table

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday December 10th – UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs Vanzant
  • Friday December 11th – One Championship Spirit of Champions
  • Friday December 11th – TUF 22 Finale
  • And the wait is just about over…
  • Saturday December 12th – UFC 194
  • Wiedman vs Rockhold
  • Aldo vs McGregor
  • Sunday December 13th – Pancrase 273
  • Friday December 18th – WSOF 26 Palmer vs Almeida
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RESULTS UFC Fight Night 79 Highlights

  • 3 Dongs entered the ring but only 2 were able to rise up to defeat their competition… well not really but really
  • Dong Hyun Kim wins with a TKO over Dominic Waters
  • Dongi Yan TKO’s his oponent Jake Collier
  • Dominique Steele KO Slams the other Dong to victory
  • In other bouts
  • Freddy Serrano TKO’s Zhikui Yao
  • Doo Ho Choi KO’s Sam Sicilia
  • And for the main event…
  • Benson Henderson wins by split decision over Masvidal, announces he’s done with UFC, and has a weird post fight interview in the cage… did he call out retired GSP??  I think that was happening… I need to review the tapes again…

Pancrase 272 Highlights

  • Takahasi wins over Dela Cruz in Round 2 with a submission by rear naked choke
  • Berdon TKOs Tanaka ALSO in Round 2
  • Nicole Upshaw also wins her bout with TKO Punches in Round 3 over Bryanna Fissori

Holy $200K offer!

  • So we’ve been talking lately about Corporate America UFC…
  • And how fighters have been bailing from fights for more favorable ones
  • And we’ve discussed the cuts that the UFC has been making…
  • Oh and let’s not forget all the drug issues…
  • And now all this drama about Reebok coming into play
  • To sum up my opening story, Fighters and Fans are discontent
  • Now we seem to have a new game being played
  • Enter the end of contracts… free agent, open season
  • Benson Henderson fresh off his UFC Fight Night 79 win
  • His last fight under UFC contact
  • And look who comes walking up flashing $200K if he signs with them
  • ROAD FC
  • For those of you unfamiliar with ROAD Fighting Championship, they are a South Korea based MMA promoter, created in 2010
  • and so far
  • have held 27 events.
  • Is this going to be the start of a new trend?
  • Who else is waiting in the wings to make a play for good fighters who’s contracts are coming to an end and oh by the way they aren’t too happy anymore at the way things have shaking down lately…
  • Bellator are you gonna jump in on this too…. ?
  • Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, let me know your thoughts…

Remember that one fight where Kurt Pellegrino got kicked in the head and came back to win…

  • Well apparently neither does he
  • Kurt Pellegrino was one of the speakers at a Combat/Contact Sports Medicine Symposium held in New Jersey early last month.
  • Kurt spoke on the Athlete’s perspective on concussions
  • Sharing his knowledge on just how much he remembered of that fight
  • He won by TKO in the 2nd Round over Alberto Crane.
  • If you remember, there was blood every where and his teeth went through his lip, leaving a nice gaping hole
  • Kurt does not remember how that hole got there nor the fact that he won in the 2nd round and not the 1st as he recalled
  • He even admitted that throughout the fight he didn’t understand what had happened to him!
  • In the weeks following, Kurt suffered from several symptoms of a concussion
  • He mentioned that after the fight he was stitched up and cleared to go home and his healing left up to good old over the counter meds
  • In the end, this kind of thing is kind of scary to hear about
  • Thank you Kurt for speaking up and shedding some light on the not so glamorous parts of competing in combat sports

Quick Hits

  • UFC is showing back up in London February 27th
  • With Bisping (no. 7) and Mousasi (no. 8) on the card
  • Connor McGregor has a new sponsor
  • Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition, a leading sports supplement company or BSN for short
  • Didn’t Jon Jones sign with them… No it was GAT the OTHER leading sports supplement company
  • Lotta inking going on though outside of them Reeboks contracts…

Upcoming Events

  • Friday December 4th – Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca
  • Friday December 4th – Legacy FC 49: Krantz vs. Morono
  • Saturday December 5th – ONE Championship 34: Kingdom of Khmer
  • Thursday December 10th – UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs Vanzant
  • And the weekend we are ALL waiting for…
  • Saturday December 12th – UFC 194
  • Wiedman vs Rockhold
  • Aldo vs McGregor
  • And throwing in a ROAD FC date because it MIGHT be somebody’s new home
  • Saturday December 26th – ROAD Fighting Championship 27 in China
  • This is open weight tournament style – seems kind of old school wild and fun
Weekly KO | November 26, 2015 Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro Chittick Highlights of UFC Fight Night 78

 

 

  • Andre Fili wins in the 1st round with a KO – by nasty head kick – over Gabriel Benitez
  • Ceasar Arzamendia dropped like a sack of potatoes after a left hook from Marco Polo Reyes
  • Reyes shared Performance of the night with Andre Fili after that powerful punch
  • And for the Main Event
  • Neil Magny wins in a split decision over Kelvin Gastelum; the two exchanged blows and kept it moving the entire fight to earn “Fight of the Night”

Aldo v McGregor

  • Aldo, 29
  • 25 wins with 1 loss
  • McGregor, 27
  • 18 wins, 2 defeats
  • Personalities could not be more different.
  • Mild mannered Aldo
  • Loud, self promoting McGregor
  • Aldo, although dominate has 9 wins by decision
  • Whereas McGregor has just 1 win by decision
  • If Aldo learned anything from McGregor’s win against Chad Mendes
  • McGregor can be taken down and controlled if your wrestling is strong enough.
  • Aldo’s lack of pure boxing due to his frequent use of strong leg kicks can find him off balance and vulnerable during a stand up exchange of punches
  • Aldo’s key to victory will be successful leg kicks and strong ground and pound
  • For McGregor to live up to his own hype, he will need to pace himself and land strong counter punches when Aldo lunges in
  • This should be a good one!
  • Don’t miss out Saturday December 12th – UFC 194 Aldo vs McGregor

Wiedman v Rockhold

  • Wiedman, 31
  • 13 wins and no losses
  • Rockhold, 31
  • 14 wins and 2 defeats
  • Stylistically, this fight could go all 5 rounds
  • Both fighters are well rounded and patient fighters
  • Wiedman gets the nod in ability to strike
  • Rockhold gets a slight nod with submissions
  • Wiedman slayed the mighty Anderson Silva twice and has other notable wins against Vitor, Machida, and Munoz
  • Rockhold has notable victories over Machida and Bisping
  • Rockhold was not as successful against Vitor in May of 2013 when he lost by KO.
  • On paper Wiedman has the edge and more experience with high profile fights.  All the making for a great pay per view.

Just Askrening you to lose a few pounds

  • Ben Askren just can’t catch a break!
  • Call it irony, fate or just call it what you want
  • Yet another fighter appears to be lacking the dedication to become a champion
  • Luis Santos was scheduled to meet Ben Askren at One Championship 32
  • When Santos failed to make weight, Askren agreed to compete in a non title fight if Santos could make a catch weight.
  • Santos could not and the main event was a scratch.
  • Askren has voiced once before his lack of respect for fighters that show no dedication to make weight
  • And I don’t blame him – don’t ya’ll have ADVANCED notice on these things… Come on!
  • Anyhow…
  • Johny Hendricks if you can stay off the deer meat long enough, I’d like to see Askren vs Hendricks.

Holly Holm Since Winning Championship

  • Holly’s been busy…
  • Several appearances on Television, Kelly and Michael, NFL on Fox, Larry King, E, Extra… the list goes on
  • But let’s take a moment to talk about the real things… like her next fight
  • Miesha Tate is speaking up and wants a piece of Holly Holm…
  • In a recent interview with Fox Sports Miesha shared that a fight with Holly Holm makes sense,
  • She makes a great argument in that the two have never fought
  • Until Holly’s match, she was Ronda’s biggest challenge
  • If Holly beats her then a rematch can be set up between her and Ronda
  • If she beats Holly then she’s the girl that beat the girl that made Ronda get up close and personal with the Octagon mat with her face
  • For our listeners out there, let me know your thoughts on this…
  • Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter
  • And as a side note…
  • Holly please don’t get caught up like the girl you just beat up
  • Because in the back of my mind
  • For Ronda, I’m wondering how much training was happening with all the inspiring commercials, NFL appearances, boxing photo shoots and night show appearances played a role in her beat down
  • I have faith in you Holly, stay the course…

This just in…

  • USADA officially announces two-year suspension for Mirko Cro Cop
  • Oh by the way… he just gonna go ahead and retire again…

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday November 28th – UFC Fight Night 79 Henderson vs Masvidal
  • Saturday November 28th – Pancrase 272
  • Friday December 4th – Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca
  • Friday December 4th – Legacy FC 49: Krantz vs. Morono
  • Saturday December 5th – ONE Championship 34: Kingdom of Khmer
  • Thursday December 10th – UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs Vanzant
  • Saturday December 12th – UFC 194 Aldo vs McGregor

What is MMA Stalker Thankful for…Well here’s our list!

  • GSP staying retired
  • Rousey meeting the foot of Karma
  • A deer meat excuse for not making weight (Come on Hendricks)
  • Bellator getting their act together
  • Robbie Lawler vs Rory MacDonald, possibly the fight of the year
  • Holly Holm,  because again, you know why…
  • Oh did I repeat myself…
  • I guess I’m just extra grateful with gravy on top for that one
  • and lastly we’re Thankful for Jim Cooley and The Last Round for allowing us to join the show each week!!
Weekly KO | November 19, 2015 Written by Joe Szyc and Ro Ro Here is your MMA weekly update.

 

 

  • We missed you last week, so let’s play catch up on the latest news in MMA

Let’s Talk Bellator! 1 is for the money and 2 is full of show

  • It was a good old fashion Forrest Griffin vs Stephan Bonnar brawl between Daniel Straus and Patricio Pitbull Freire.
  • The two exchanged blows for three rounds and the fight ended with a unanimous decision going to the NEW Featherweight Champion, the redemption seeker and winning streak killer, Daniel Strauss
  • And he did that with a broken hand too… nicely done Daniel, nicely done!
  • Other injury laced bouts were a foot…
  • Will Brooks dominated his fight with only one good leg and did so while defending many different submission attempts.
  • And Michael Chandler showed up with a strong ground game, quick hands and highlight reel finishes.
  • Also during 145, Bellator kept everyone waiting at their edge of their seats for two major fight announcements coming up in February 19th, even teasing us with Kurt Angler and the such…
  • Oh and unlike the UFC
  • Bellator landed Fedor Eymelianenko
  • After implementing a dress code for their fighters
  • A mass reduction in staff
  • And adding stronger rules and regulations
  • The UFC has become Corporate America
  • During this time
  • Bellator stepped in and become the people’s MMA
  • Fans are seeing great fighters, amazing fights and match ups that everyone has begged for.
  • I hope Bellator is in it for the long hall, they are bringing balance to the force

MMA Time Warp

  • I just MIGHT need to make a trip to Houston, TX on February 19th, 2016
  • What Bellator is doing there is KIND OF A big deal!
  • For those of you that have been watching MMA since it’s infancy
  • A few Old School Trailblazers and Frenemies will be reuniting
  • While 2 of the best and most well-known street fighters clash for the first time
  • Dada 5000, 38 years old and star of “Dawg Fight” a documentary on backyard fights (available on Netflix)
  • Takes on A 41 year old Kimbo Slice, who is all sorts of Youtube famous and was once called by Rolling Stone Magazine “The King of the Web Brawlers”
  • And If that was not enough
  • Bellator then announced
  • Ken Shamrock, a whopping 51 years young will be
  • Taking on 48 year old Royce Gracie
  • (sorry to put ya’lls ages on blast but REALLY… it needs to be shared)
  • Shamrock, Gracie started November 12, 1993 at UFC 1
  • That was 22 years ago!!!
  • Gracie is a pioneer and holds the most consecutive submission victories in UFC history with 11
  • He also, not to mention, has been credited with revolutionizing MMA as we know it today and by popularizing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu!
  • Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick AKA Ken Shamrock
  • Is probably one of the biggest stars in MMA history
  • He has headlined over 15 main and co-main events, set pay-per-view records, named World’s Most Dangerous Man, and the list goes on…
  • Anyhow
  • The last time these two clashed it came to a Draw in UFC 5 and yes I say it again 22 years later they will be rematching in Houston, TX on February 19, 2016.
  • I just MIGHT need to make a trip to Houston, TX…

UFC 193 – The Quick

  • Jake Matthews TKO Win over Arreola
  • 6’11 Struve on the losing end of a unanimous decision to Rosholt
  • Whittaker unanimous decision victory over Uriah Hall
  • Mark Hunt TKO Win over Bigfoot Silva
  • Jedrzejczyk (Jed-Jay-check) retains her title with an Unanimous decision over Letourneau
  • The night seemed to be petering along… but then…

And now the Long of UFC 193

  • Holly Holm vs Ronda Rousey was the amazing one sided fight it was advertised to be
  • With one major exception
  • The winner of this lopsided fight was the NEW Bantamweight Champion Holly Holms.
  • If the outcome is shocking, the irony of it all is beyond comprehension
  • Ronda and her prior dominance was so epic that she was being compared to boxing legend Mike Tyson.
  • Only to be out boxed
  • Ronda went on The Jimmy Fallon show and told the world how she was going to take her time, to avoid being kicked in the head
  • Oops
  • Maybe Ronda knew something the rest of the world, including the sports books did not…
  • Let’s break this down… cuz I’m all about it…
  • Ronda more than ever came off as a Bully
  • With the anger of a spoiled child, she tried to force Holly into a street fight
  • and like a stoic champion, Holly maintained her composer at every turn
  • At weigh ins, as Ronda charged, yelled and tried to pick a fight, Holly stood tall and looked focused.
  • Holly was not phased when Ronda refused to touch gloves
  • and remained true to the game plan, when Ronda ran around the ring
  • throwing wild punches, that missed so horribly that Ronda twice fell on her face after whiffing with a haymaker
  • (that may be a little exaggerated but just go with – it was more like she took a knee at the alter but none the less – she fell on her face peeps!)
  • Holly was the one who looked like she’s been there before
  • Holly fought the smart fight
  • Holly stood tall
  • And in victory, when Holly would have been justified to give Ronda the middle finger, she took the high road and knelt by Ronda with genuine concern in her eyes
  • Is Ronda a bully, filled with hate or was she scared?
  • Did Ronda see the writing on the wall, before stepping into the octagon?
  • We may never know, but what I do know, is I never thought I’d see the day when Money Mayweather would come to the defense of Ronda Rousey.
  • Holly Holm congratulations on your amazing victory.  The future of the UFC is forever changed

Upcoming Events

  • Friday November 20th – WSOF 25 in Phoenix – HOLLLAAA  – The 8-Man Tournament is back featuring the Lightweights
  • Friday November 20th – Bellator 146 Kato Vs. Manhoef
  • Saturday November 21st – UFC Fight Night 78 Magny vs Gastelum
  • Saturday November 21st – Brace 37 Mullarkey vs Criticos on UFC Fight Pass
  • Saturday November 21st – ONE Championship Dynasty of Champions
  • Saturday November 28th – UFC Fight Night 79 Henderson vs Masvidal
  • Saturday November 28th – Pancrase 272