30 Sep 2014 12:38:43 PM
30 Sep 2014 12:38:43 PM
24 Sep 2014 04:12:01 AM
Episode 5 of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America ended with one of the nastiest knockouts in TUF history, as Team Werdum bantamweight Marlon “Chito” Vera knocked Team Velasquez’s Enrique “Henry Bure” Briones clean out with an upkick from his guard. The timing of the shot was outstanding, as Briones was just getting to his feet; had the kick landed a quarter-second earlier, it would have been illegal. The victory was the first for the multi-national Team Werdum, who lost the season’s first four matches to Velasquez’s all-Mexican squad.Read More DIGG THIS
17 Sep 2014 08:30:47 AM
This Friday, MMA/kickboxing veteran Melvin Manhoef will make his Bellator debut against Doug “The Rhino” Marshall, in a fight that Marshall promises “is gonna be off the hook.” [Ed. note: We would have also accepted "off the chizzle."]
In honor of this guaranteed barnburner, we’ve rounded up 14 of our favorite Melvin Manhoef GIFs, which continue after the jump. Check ‘em out, and bear witness to one of the most ferocious fight-finishers and dancers in all of combat sports.Read More DIGG THIS
15 Sep 2014 06:44:42 AM
Following in the footsteps of Anderson Silva, Marcos Souza, and Magomed Malikov, a New Mexico-based bantamweight named Adrian “Killa” Cruz shattered his leg during a fight at RFA 18 on Friday night. As usual, it happened while Cruz was throwing a leg kick, which was checked by his opponent Justin Mitchell Linn. And while Cruz’s fracture ranks relatively low on the gnarliness scale, it’s kind of insane that this is at least the fourth time this has happened in the last nine months. Drink your milk, people.
After the jump: Sidemar Honorio kicks Matt Lozano’s arm in half at World Series of Fighting 13 on Saturday.Read More DIGG THIS
12 Sep 2014 20:41:48 PM
Emanuel Newton ended Bellator 124 on a satisfying note this evening, with a smooth-as-butter spinning backfist knockout of “challenger” Joey Beltran. This is the second spinning backfist KO that Newton has scored under the Bellator banner; he caught King Mo with the same strike at Bellator 90 last February. Watch the GIF of Newton’s latest masterpiece above, and click here for a slo-mo alternate angle, all via Zombie Prophet.
After the jump: Liam McGeary submits Kelly Anundson with an inverted triangle to win the Season Eleven Light Heavyweight tournament, and Ryan Couture chokes out Tom Bagnasco.Read More DIGG THIS
29 Aug 2014 11:24:11 AM
(Roger Huerta destroys Christian Holley with the help of ONE FC’s “Sure, knee ‘em in the head when they’re down, we don’t really care” rule. / GIF via ZP)
ONE FC: Reign of Champions (aka ONE FC 19) went down today at the World Trade Centre in Dubai, featuring Shinya Aoki, Ben Askren, and the return of Roger Huerta after a two-year absence and four-fight losing streak. Quick results are below, and more GIFs are after the jump, via ZombieProphet.
- Shina Aoki def. Kamal Shalorus via submission (rear-naked choke), 2:15 of round 1; Aoki retains the ONE FC lightweight championship
- Ben Askren def. Nobutatsu Suzuki via TKO, 1:24 of round 1; Askren becomes the new ONE FC welterweight champion, and secures his second-straight first-round stoppage. How ’bout that!
- Jadamba Narantungalag def. Koji Oishi via unanimous decision; Narantungalag becomes the new ONE FC featherweight champion
- Roger Huerta def. Christian Holley via TKO (knees & punches), 3:13 of round 1
- James McSweeney def. Cristiano Kaminishi via KO (punch & soccer kick), 1:17 of round 1
- Herbert Burns def. Hiroshige Tanaka via unanimous decision
- Mohamad Walid def. Vaughn Donayre via submission (armbar), 1:05 of round 1
- Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke def. Ali Yaakub via submission (rear-naked choke), 2:34 of round 1
- Ann Osman def. Ana Julaton via split-decisionRead More DIGG THIS
14 Jul 2014 13:14:43 PM
There are only two appropriate reactions to winning an MMA fight. You can either find the nearest camera and do the throat-slitting gesture. Or, you can point at a random member of the crowd, lean to the side, and…sorry, I have no idea what the hell this is.
Here we have Japanese flyweight Takuya Eizumi giving us nightmares after outpointing Yusei Shimokawa at Pancrase 259 last month. The MMA troll-face game is heating up, folks. Fabricio Werdum needs to step his game up if he hopes to stay competitive.Read More DIGG THIS
11 Jul 2014 21:25:43 PM
Seriously? How in the hell does this keep happening?
Proving that the MMA shin-break bug can strike at any time, Russian heavyweight Magomed Malikov snapped his leg earlier today while kicking Brett “Da Grim” Rogers at Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 16. Rogers didn’t even check the kick, Destruction-style — Malikov’s leg just kind of fell apart on impact. Horrible. Anyway, good night everybody!Read More DIGG THIS
9 Jun 2014 12:30:11 PM
(Props: Zombie Prophet)
TUF 17 vet/gangsta rapper Kevin Casey won the RFA middleweight title on Friday night, with a thunderous first-round knockout of previously undefeated Andrew Sanchez. Like any good referee, Mike “The Walrus” Beltran dived in to cover Sanchez’s body from further punishment. What happened next is slightly harder to explain, but basically, Beltran used Sanchez’s half-conscious body as a Bubba dummy, transitioning from side-control to an arm-triangle choke, then used his own braided moustache to tie Sanchez’s wrists together (not really). Anyway, it was awesome in a Cecil Peoples-esque “WTF are you doing?” sort of way.Read More DIGG THIS
30 May 2014 06:57:00 AM
This little bit of savagery just went down at OneFC 16: Honor and Glory in Singapore, where a featherweight prospect named Major “Majee” Overall knocked out Bruno Pucci ice-cold with a soccer-kick to the face. PRIDE-style soccer kicks have been legal in OneFC since September 2012, following the controversial outcome of Andrei Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia 4.
Note: Ben Askren will be making his promotional debut in the main event of today’s OneFC card, which is still going on at the time of this writing. Askren is fighting a guy named Bakhtiyar Abbasov. We’ll update this post if anything GIF-worthy happens. UPDATE: Askren subbed that dude with an arm-triangle choke in the first round.Read More DIGG THIS