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Czech Beast Karlos Vemola to Make UFC Debut Against Jon Madsen in July


(Karlos Vemola HL reel, with narration by Cookie Monster. Props: gangstervideoscouk via Fightlinker)

With his hulking appearance and string of first-round stoppage victories, Karlos "The Terminator" Vemola is already drawing hype as a Euro version of Shane Carwin. The Czech Republic-bred London Shootfighters product has gone 7-0 in his MMA career so far — primarily in England’s Cage Fighters Championship league — with five of those wins being decided in the first minute of the fight; his longest match lasted 3:14, and his shortest ended in just five seconds. And so, the UFC is giving Vemola a shot, slating him against TUF 10 wrestling specialist Jon Madsen (5-0), who most recently out-pointed Mostapha Al Turk on the preliminary card of UFC 112. Vemola vs. Madsen is slated to go down at UFC 116, July 3rd in Las Vegas.

Besides his intimidating build, Vemola has a couple of good story-lines coming into the match. He’s a training partner of Al Turk, so there’s the trusty revenge angle. He also has personal history with another TUF 10 vet, James McSweeney, who previously accused Vemola of using steroids; Vemola and McSweeney were supposed to fight for CFC’s heavyweight title at one point, but McSweeney withdrew from the match to move to the United States. If Vemola can smash Madsen, maybe he and McSweeney will have their date after all.

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ccman- April 30, 2010 at 8:56 am
3rd rate fighter at best, or in other words, #1 contender in strikeforce HW division
fatbellyfrank- April 30, 2010 at 6:55 am
Maybe I'm just old and less fussy, I would bang the lot of em, well, over a reasonable period of time of course.
And Madsen will be cashing this "Czech" in, or maybe bouncing this "Czech". props and +1 to El Famous for original line.
And cross between Jenna, daisy and Kim Couture, you make it sound like a bad thing, didn't you see the fake boobs?smoken!
ReX13- April 30, 2010 at 6:48 am
i think i may be a big fan of imabigfan. Vemola does appear to have a lazy eye, and that would explain his apparent anger issues.

But he ain't in Brock Lesnar-level dickishness territory yet.
Action_Jaksonz- April 30, 2010 at 6:39 am
"I thought the narrator sounded more like Dr. Klaw from them ole' Inspector Gadget cartoons"..........I second that!
Action_Jaksonz- April 30, 2010 at 6:37 am
Damm i thought i was da only one to notice those ugly ass Ring girls.......Only thing worst was the highlight reel.
Gregm412- April 30, 2010 at 6:29 am
This dude is not nearly half the fighter Shane Carwin is, he just runs out there and swings for the fences towards guys with very little experience, there's nothing technical about him it just looks like bar fights, wait till he does something impressive on the big stage before you start putting his name and Shane Carwin in the same sentence.
ytrebil- April 30, 2010 at 5:56 am
Of course! Because everyone here in the UK has heard of the 'legend' that is Karlos Vemola...

I think you should stay in your native country bud.
David_Banner- April 30, 2010 at 4:36 am
What in the name of Christ is up with the wacky ass salsa vs Miami Vice soundtrack?! Seriously, I'm thinking about going to the UK. If all it takes to become a Legend is to beat the shit out of Lory Drivers and bums, I will rule that country.
Mr_Misanthropy- April 30, 2010 at 4:35 am
Cage Rage has good ring girls? I've got Cagu-ragu 11-15 on DVD and the bitches on that shit couldn't grace a pole at the "Dolphin II" to save their lives... the blonde broad looks like a cross between Daisy Duck, Jenna Jameson, and Kim Couture after she got her jaw broke.
ytrebil- April 30, 2010 at 1:25 am
LOL! That guy looks like a beast. He certainly does not mess about. He’ll certainly put on a good show in the UFC.

“What’s your tactics Karlos?”

“To run at him with punches until he falls over”
fatbellyfrank- April 30, 2010 at 12:56 am
@D Piddy, I thought McSweeney was naturally derp faced. This guy looks like a typical Brit style heavyweight, all tough guy stares, then 30 seconds of swinging haymakers followed by 8 and a half minutes of two gassed out monsters leaning on each other.
I've got Madsen in this one. Al Turk is the #1 heavyweight from Cage Rage IMO so if Madsen had no problems with Al Turk I cant see this guy worrying him.
Oh, and yeah Cage Rage do have pretty good quality ring girls, and theres always at least 4-6 on show, so props to Cage rage for that one
KingAtRock- April 30, 2010 at 12:23 am
One of the worst highlights I've ever seen. This guy has an even worse attitude than brock "f-u fans" lesnar.

He'll gas 1st round then tap, I wonder if his opponent should hold it for an extra few seconds (ala royce gracie) to humble him a bit..
sPeLLcHeCkEr- April 29, 2010 at 6:37 pm
I thought the narrator sounded more like Dr. Klaw from them ole' Inspector Gadget cartoons.

And yeah, the vid doesn't display anything notable aside from the GnP... maybe a couple of decent takedowns.
iDestroy- April 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm
Never heard of this guy. I wonder if he's any good. Anybody know where I can find a HL video?
AndyInflammatory- April 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm
Buildin' that European roster
DazedNConfused- April 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm
Crazy staredowns? - Check
Intimidating as fuck? - Check
Only punches with his right hand? - Check
Great wrestling? - Check
Steroid possibility? - Check

Yes it seems he fits perfectly into the UFC heavyweight division. Put this guy against kimbo slice and make kimbo look like a bitch. But please first let him destroy McSweeney. I hate that fucker, he sucks so bad yet he still somehow has a job? I saw him on a poster at the mall today for the new UFC game. I puked all over the escalator and punched an old lady.

But yah this guy isn't ready for the big dogs yet, but I like him already. I love anyone who resembles that kind of aggression in the cage. Wandy style.
BryanF- April 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm
this guy...is intense, no?

i def see maybe a middle-tier, stand & bang quotient being filled on a UFC on VS card.
shartacus- April 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm
imo=in my opinion, Lorenzo. Yeah, I was just joking.
shartacus- April 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm
@ KCC No, not anymore. It used to be beautiful, though.
El Guapo- April 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm
Testing 1,2. Testing 1,2,3.
LastEmperor- April 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm
Nice casio keyboard soundtrack there.
Kimbos Bread- April 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Dana`s jumping the gun. He`s going from guys who wreck cars after their fights to guys who wreck them in training.
Frank Mur- April 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm
I just don't know what to think of this Guy, maybe 5 or so more uncomfortable minutes of him hitting the Hood of a Yugo with a mallet. However, the "double hammer fists" were something to behold.
Off the subject a little here, but why don't the UFC's ring girls shake their junk like CFC?
Lorenzoe553- April 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm
wait what does imo mean? shartacus is kidding right? this guy has no technique. keeps his chin up and swings without covering. only pure aggression fighting guys that panic if u put the slightest bit of pressure on them.
AndyInflammatory- April 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm
Excuse me Mr Vemola, but you appear to be a dick.
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