May 8, 2014
In October 2013, ULTMMA.com (www.ULTMMA.com) released version 5.0 of our annual MMA big board affectionately known as the ULTMMA50. Seven months after the snapshot in MMA time that was the 2013/2014 ULTMMA50, the 50 fighters listed have all tweaked their resumes. Ranking different fighters from different weights classes that for the most part fight in entirely different promotions is an exercise rooted in patience and informed speculation.
With UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby having the ULTMMA50 (possibly) pinned to their office white board, a whooping 22 prospects have already been signed to the UFC. So with the benefit of hindsight how did a pound for pound list of 50 diverse MMA prospects hold up?
October 31, 2014
For those times you don't have a lightsaber handy, women's MMA trailblazer Roxanne Modafferi (16-11) has you covered. In a series on her YouTube channel, Modafferi has taken MMA fans to the classroom to further expand on certain grappling and striking techniques. First up is a nice tip on how to finish your straight arm-bar attempt.
Working off your back there are a lot of ways for your opponents to escape from a solid armbar submission attempt. Modafferi here is help. Now training at Syndicate MMA in Las Vega s and with a win at Invicta FC 8 under her belt, expect for Modafferi to return to the IFC cage in early 2015.
October 30, 2014
The career of one-time hyped heavyweight prospect Satoshi Ishii (12-3-1) has taken yet another awkward turn. Coming off a surprising loss to Mirko Cro-Cop in August, Ishii was slated to headline M-1 Global's mainland China debut versus Sergei Kharitonov (21-5). The 34 year old Kharitonov is on a three fight winning streak.
After going 6-0 in 2013, the 27 year old Ishii can ill afford losing back to back fights at this point in his career.
October 28, 2014
From the scholars at Wikipedia "Mike Tyson Mysteries is an animated television series from Warner Bros. Animation for Adult Swim. It premiered October 27, 2014. The series features Mike Tyson solving mysteries, in the style of Scooby-Doo!, Jonny Quest and Mr. T." Two things: how can this show not be amazing and Mr. T was a Saturday morning cartoon genre on to himself? If Mr. T can be his very own animated genre than why can't Mike Tyson, in cartoon form, solve mysteries?
The new series also stars Norm MacDonald as Pigeon. MacDonald, of SNL and Dirty Work fame, will make for the driest, most deadpan pigeon of all time. Fans of the on again, off again comedy Community will be stoked to hear that Jim Rash (dean!!!) voices John Chambers the 9th Marquess of Queensberry.
October 28, 2014
-With his win at UFC 179 Jose Aldo improves on his 18 fight winning streak that dates back to May 2006
-With over 1,400 days as a UFC title holder Aldo is longest tenured UFC champion among the 9 champions on the current roster
-Aldo has not lost a fight in 9 years
-Aldo's UFC record is now 7-0 with an 8-0 WEC mark makes the Brazilian 15-0 under the Zuffa promotional banner
October 26, 2014
UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes results
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jose Aldo def. Chad Mendes via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Phil Davis def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Fabio Maldonado def. Hans Stringer via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 4:06
Darren Elkins def. Lucas Martins via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
Beneil Dariush def. Diego Ferreira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Neil Magny def. William Macario via TKO (punches) - Round 3, 2:40
Yan Cabral def. Naoyuki Kotani via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 3:06
Wilson Reis def. Scott Jorgensen via submission (arm triangle choke) - Round 1, 3:28
Andre Fili def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Gilbert Burns def. Christos Giagos via submission (armbar) - Round 1, 4:57
Tony Martin def. Fabricio Camoes via submission (kimura) - Round 1, 4:16
October 24, 2014
From 1800 B.C to the turn of the 20th century human beings have been fascinated with the art of submission fighting. Top combat sports filmmaker Bobby Razak undertakes the large project of reviewing the origins up to the modern day practices of submission grappling. Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, wrestling, Lucha Libra and Sambo all are investigated for the film "The History of Submission Fighting".
Brue Buffer, Gene LeBell, Joe Rogan, Royce Gracie, Eddie Bravo and Rickson Gracie are a few of the luminaries that are interviewed for the documentary.
October 24, 2014
Filmmakers E. Casey Leydon & Cynthia Vance return for another addition of All Angles. Under the spotlight is rising strawweight Mizuki Inoue (8-1). Inoue returns to the cage at Invicta FC 9 on Novemebr 1 to take on undefeated strawweight contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz (5-0).
Soundtrack for All Angles Mizuki Inoue provided by New Mexico rock band Night Terrain.