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What up Nation, it’s your boy ReX and the weekend is almost upon us.  I’m going to assume that you’ve already given up doing any actual work for the rest of the day, so let’s grab some lunch and talk about our plans.

I don’t mean plans like your girlfriend wants to make, like going out for tapas and enjoying Crazy, Stupid, Love either.  Although, i will sort of be asking all you bastards for a date night…

Inside:  i want to play a game, judo news, my god this Rousey, and a couple of quick previews for the Zuffa shows this weekend.  Come on in and let’s get loaded.

 

Who’s That Octagon Girl?

 

This beauty made her Octagon debut in October, 2006 at UFC 64.  Name her.

 

Strikeforce Challengers 18 is on Showtime Tonight

The main event features two TUF alums with funnyman/gameplan master Jorge Gurgel against Joe Duarte.  Duarte is more of a kickboxer, and lost via submission to Phillipe Nover (though the loss doesn’t appear on his official record), so all Gurgel has to do is showe off a little of his BJJ. We predict that this will not happen.  Should be a fun, competitive fight.

Meanwhile, Pat Healy is fighting Eric Wisely, and after his upset victory over Lyle Beerbohm, he’s not really happy about fighting some dude making his promotional debut. He’s not happy with his workload either, so look for Healy to make a statement in this fight — things may not go well for Wisely.

The fight with the biggest buzz is actually the women’s division fight featuring “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey — her face and videos are all over the damn place. With only 2 pro fights, Rousey is getting a lot of hype and a lot of attention, and a spot on the main card gives her a chance to grab the spotlight. Not that Sarah “The Randleman” D’Alelio is going to make it easy on her, as she’s no slouch on the ground herself.  Expect boxing in the first round, and an armbar in the second.

Here’s the full card:

Jorge Gurgel vs Joe Duarte

Nate James vs Danillo Villefort

Pat Healy vs Eric Wisely

Sarah D’Alelio vs Ronda Rousey

Roy Jones vs Derrick Mehmen

Prelims:

Nah-Shon Burrell vs Lukasz Les

Keith Berry vs Gian Villante

Mike Bronzoulis vs Chad Leonhardt

Sterling Ford vs Milton Vieira

 

Did You See This?

Keiko Fukuda made news this weekend, when the 98 year old received her 10th dan in Judo, one of four people (and the only woman) to have received the highest degree of mastery in the gentle art.  Fukuda, born in 1913, started studying at 21 under Jiguro Kano.  Yes, that Jiguro Kano.

Props to DSTRYRSG for the video.  If you can’t get enough of technique videos, those guys got you covered.

 

UFC Live Versus on 5 on Sunday

We’ve already previewed this card a bit, but it’s worth mentioning again.  Hungry undercard guys on a free fight card usually do something fun to get noticed, and this is a very solid card from top to bottom.  Oh, and i’ll be liveblogging the fights Sunday night, for the first time ever.  It’s going to be awful.  Come early and bring your rotten tomatoes.

Dan Hardy vs Chris Lytle

Ben Henderson vs Jim Miller

Donald Cerrone vs Charles Oliveira

Duane Ludwig vs Amir Sadollah

Facebook Fights:

C.B. Dollaway vs Jared Hamman

Joseph Benavidez vs Eddie Wineland

Ed Herman vs Kyle Noke

Ronny Markes vs Karlos Vemola

Alex Caceres vs Jim Hettes

Cole Miller vs T.J. O’Brien

Danny Castillo vs Jacob Volkmann

Edwin Figueroa vs Jason Reinhardt

 

Ronda Rousey Makes Me Feel Kinda Funny

Note:  i’m no journalist, and i don’t pretend to be objective all the time.  i think Eddie Alvarez is way underrated, PRIDE was awesome, and this Rousey chick is really cool.  She Tweeted some pics yesterday, and i hope my wife isn’t reading this.

i’m just saying, she needs to stop flirting with me is all.

 

Who’s That Octagon Girl?

It’s Anne Rivera.  We’ve seen Octagon Girls come and go, but isn’t it nice to look back every once in a while?

Kick off your weekend now, and let’s start talking about fights.  And don’t let that captcha get you down.  Fuck that captcha.  Comment twice as much and show that stupid captcha who’s boss.

ProTip:  To make an omega symbol: hold down Alt on your keyboard, punch in “234″, and let go of Alt.  Boom.  Now you don’t have to throw your laptop in rage.  Or you could just refresh the captcha.  Whatever works.

[RX]

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RSparrow- August 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm
My boy, Mike Bronzoulis is fighting in the prelims tonight, I hope they air it. Fun WW to watch, up and comer. Get behind him Nation!
Stak40- August 12, 2011 at 10:49 am
Rex

Dont know how i feel about this. Its like your brain threw up everything it was thinking while you were eating your tuna fish sandwich.
El Guapo- August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am
Now THAT'S what I call a fried taco!
RwilsonR- August 12, 2011 at 10:08 am
Thanks Fred. Nice work. You even threw Guapo a bone for his own peculiar proclivities.
Fried Taco- August 12, 2011 at 10:04 am
Here's a pic for you, Guapo
El Guapo- August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am
^^The ring girl, not the 98 year old Japanese judoka.
Fried Taco- August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am
Or maybe her sister/cousin/whatever Mulani Rivera will satisfy your needs.
Fried Taco- August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am
@RwilsonR - this is the best I could find.
El Guapo- August 12, 2011 at 9:44 am
(Snobby Englishman voice)"I do say, young squire, I would like to wrestlefuck her proper."
Fried Taco- August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am
I wish you would've separated this into 5 or 6 different articles so we could click on more links. It's like the only exercise I get. And I still think the audio Captcha rules!!!
RwilsonR- August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am
Thanks Rex. Something to pass the time and read while dropping a deuce on a Friday.
Also, if anyone would like to continue on Rex's lead in finding out what Anne Rivera has been up to since her departure from the UFC, I would be very interested in knowing if she has been engaged in any NSFW photo shoots, but am too lazy to look myself.
ReX13- August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am
thanks BG.
2and0- August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am
This makes up for the Chandella train wreck earlier.
bgoldstein- August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am
I enjoyed this feature.
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