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Highlights! Jacare Finishes Weidman In Wild Brawl At UFC 230

Jacare Souza outlasted Chris Weidman in a wild middleweight brawl last night (Sat., Nov. 3, 2018) at UFC 230 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, by finishing the former UFC champion via third-round TKO.

Weidman looked really sharp on his feet throughout this fight, but no matter how many times he hit Souza the Brazilian remained dangerous with power. While Weidman impressively absorbed a lot of damage in the second half of the bout he couldn’t push through a Jacare right hand to the forehead in the third round. Weidman fell to the canvas like a sack of potatoes, referee Dan Miragliotta somehow didn’t step in for the stoppage, and Souza had to land a few more punches for the official finish.

Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Jacare gets back in the 185-pound win column after losing a split decision to upcoming title challenger Kelvin Gastelum back in May. The 38-year-old continues to prove he’s one of the very best middleweights on the planet so hopefully this finish over a former UFC champion will turn into Jacare’s own UFC title shot. He may have to win one more fight to get there, but this will certainly help.

For complete UFC 230 results and coverage click here.

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Raw Video: Conor McGregor Crashes UFC 223 Media Day, Fighter Cut During Wild Bus Attack

All fucking hell just broke loose at the UFC 223 media day.

Originally held to promote the upcoming title fight between Max Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov, it quickly devolved into the Conor McGregor show, as “Notorious” crashed the Brooklyn festivities and caused a huge melee.

Ariel Helwani reports:

Conor McGregor and members of his team showed up at the Barclays Center at the very end of media day moments ago. There was an altercation with some of the departing fighters who are competing on the card. I’m told from people who were in the van that as the van was driving off, they started banging on the windows before security broke it all up. I’m told that chairs were thrown through the van window and one passenger on the van was injured. According to multiple sources Michael Chiesa suffered a laceration in the fracas. He is being attended to at the arena. Unclear at this time how serious his injury is.

More on this insanity in just a moment.

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Video! Sage Northcutt’s Wild Bear Encounter Gets Animated Makeover

Remember when UFC youngster Sage Northcutt was nearly eaten by wild bears in the California mountains?

Well, that almost happened, and now Northcutt’s harrowing tale is gaining more steam after receiving a rather hilarious animated makeover. Check out that video above courtesy of @caseharts, who has a knack for these things.

In case you missed Northcutt’s initial storytelling time on Submission Radio, or are unable to view the animated short above for whatever reason, here is the detailed incident from “Super” himself:

“One of the first times that I was up in Sacramento, California, I was up in the mountains – and this is almost towards the Lake Tahoe area – I’m up in the mountains, I went running and climbed this waterfall by myself. I’m in the middle of nowhere, I climbed about two miles past the waterfall, and all of a sudden everything gets real quiet. Well, I didn’t know at the time, but there’s black bears up there. So I heard something grunting. All I had was a little tiny knife on me just for like protection, just because I need it, but it couldn’t do anything to a black bear, I don’t think. So, what I did was I hid behind the water that was coming out of the waterfall, and it was absolutely freezing. So, I hid for about five minutes. I didn’t move. And when I heard the grunting stop I just took off sprinting. I literally sprinted two miles as fast as I could, hiked down the waterfall and made it back to my truck. So that was a crazy story because I felt like I was gonna get eaten. It was pretty crazy because at first I was like, maybe it’s a cougar, maybe it’s something… I didn’t know what it was. And I’m over behind the waterfall where the water’s coming out, and I take my phone out and I’m trying to google if there’s bears in California. And then I remembered, like, I saw a statue of a bear. It was a gold bear or a silver bear in Sacramento like an hour and a half away. So I’m like OK, like, there’s gotta be bears. So then I just waited, I was completely quiet and didn’t move. And then when it stopped, I was, my heart was definitely racing cause I took off so fast. My adrenalin was going so much I felt like I was floating on my feet, like, flying.”

Pretty crazy stuff, huh?

While Northcutt’s take on the entire ordeal and the animated remake tend to strike the funny bone, getting attacked by a bear in the wild is no joking matter. Ever see The Revenant? That shit could have happened to “Super” in the blink of an eye.

Luckily the mixed martial arts (MMA) prodigy had his running shoes on that day.

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Midnight Mania! Porn Site to Stream A Truly Wild MMA Event

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

A porn website will be blending their regular product with an MMA event, and I have so many questions.

The webcam streaming site Camsoda will be putting on a mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on April 26th. Headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez against former UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson, “Camsoda Legends” is the most Florida event to happen since bath salts became a thing. It even features Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett. And yes… the ring girls will be available after the fights as a “special bonus”- as cam girls, in other words.


What makes this even weirder? The fans watching via livestream will be able to pay money to tip the fighters… and to get the fighters to do the moves they want. This is the part I still have questions about. As Ben Fowlkes explains, the press release makes it seem straightforward… but it’s not exactly clear how it will work in reality.

“For the first-time ever, fans will be able to directly interact with fighters in real-time,” it states. “As the fights occur, fans watching the livestream will be able to determine bonus money and provide extra incentive for specific finishing moves.”

The release goes on to say that “specific requests” will be relayed to the fighters during their fights.

“The more a user tips, the more direction over the fights they are afforded,” it adds.

Will the fighters get that money if they go for, say, an armbar, but don’t get it? How are these wishes communicated to the fighters? Won’t the opponent be able to hear that and be able to counter it? Isn’t it somewhat degrading to take MMA fighters, notoriously hard up for cash, and put them onto a porn stream where they have to perform tricks for cash?

Yes, I know, you could ask the same about the cam girls.


Sex and violence have always gone together… so perhaps this was inevitable. Still… it all feels a little like an episode of Black Mirror to me.


Insomnia

Should champions defend their belts against the toughest contenders, or spend their time looking for superfights?

Ouch

Oezdemir vs. Shogun is a good matchup but it’s pretty wild Shogun is still relevant at light heavyweight so far into his decline.

This wrestling counter is interesting

Aljamain Sterling is convinced PED users are pathetic.

Masvidal shut Ali Abdelaziz down for saying he turned down Kamaru Usman


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Takeru, is, of course, incredible.

This flurry was incredible


Podcasts and Audio

AJ and I chat about Alexander Volkov, Darren Till, Fabricio Werdum, and figure out who Colby Covington reminds us of. Check us out on SoundCloud as well as iTunes and Stitcher on the official MMA Mania channel!

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Heavy Hands

Fights Gone By


Random Land

Did he just bounce the puck off his stick mid-air and then knock it into the goal without it ever touching the ice?

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Fabricio Werdum Ends Wild Week in Sydney With Decision Win at UFC Fight Night 121

It wasn’t the prettiest win of his distinguished career, but former heavyweight king Fabricio Werdum ended UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney, Australia, with his hand raised for the second time in just 42 days, hammering out a tidy unanimous decision over Polish up-and-comer Marcin Tybura in hopes of earning a second crack at the man who took his title, Stipe Miocic.
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‘Holy sh*t!’ Dana White recaps wild night of fights at UFC 217 in New York City

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is tying a ribbon on another successful pay-per-view (PPV) event, as UFC 217 took place last night (Sat., Nov. 4, 2017) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.

And it was a wild night of fights indeed, as all three title changed hands as Georges St-Pierre submitted Michael Bisping in the main event to win the Middleweight title. Prior to that, T.J. Dillashaw reclaimed his Bantamweight title by knocking out Cody Garbrandt in round two, while Rose Namajunas earned the upset of the night by forcing Joanna Jedrzejczyk to tap to strikes in high-impressive title-winning performance

So what did White think of the event? See for yourself:

“There were a lot of holy shit moments tonight. I called this the ‘holy shit’ business, and tonight it delivered some holy shit moments. It’s the beautiful thing about this sport, you never know how it’s going to go. No matter what an expert you are or you think you are, you can never predict what’s going to happen. I think that’s one of the things that makes this sport so exciting.”

White also broke down “Rush’s” performance after a four-year hiatus.

“It’s a hard thing to do. Very few have done it. People think Bisping is an easy fight. Show me, show me where someone had an easy fight with Bisping. Michael Bisping is tough and he came to fight tonight. And Georges St-Pierre down the line.”

To hear White break down T.J. Dillashaw’s win over Cody Garbrandt, as well as Rose’s upset over Jedrzejczyk, click play in the embedded video player above.

For complete UFC 217 play-by-play coverage and results click here.

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UFC Fight Night Singnapore: Justin Scoggins vs Yuta Sasaki Will Be An Absolutely Wild Scrap

Been away for a bit and with the limited time I do have, I’ve decided to breakdown a fight that I’m really looking forward to. No disrespect to the other fighters on the card, but by now anyone who has been following my writing knows by now that I’m a full on karate nerd. Rather than try to hide this fact I’m being up front now that my most anticipated fights on the card are centered around a certain karate expert, Justin Scoggins. He draws the scrappy and unpredictable Yuta Sasaki in his return to flyweight.

Let’s face it, Yuta Sasaki like most other flyweights isn’t getting a fair shake. That has nothing to do with his performances inside the octagon however. He’s been exciting in his outings and looked impressive in his bout against Wilson Reis at UFC 208. He utilized distance to get off some solid shots on Reis, including a nice jab and stinging right hand that caught his fellow flyweight off guard.

What Sasaki is going to need to do in order to win this fight is turn the striking exchanges into a scrap. He’ll have to mix in keeping the faster Scoggins at bay with his length while at the same time throwing multiple strikes once in the pocket. But striking shouldn’t be his only means of victory in this bout. When Sasaki looks to take things to the ground he gets greedy and is unrelenting. He should use any clinching opportunities to latch onto Scoggins and take the fight to the ground.

Justin Scoggins has been referred to as the smaller vets of Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson on many occasions, which is fair. After all, they were both trained by the same man. In Justin Scoggins we can see the kind of potential that could easily turn him into a top contender at flyweight. Like Thompson, Scoggins employs more of a striking based attack, utilizing constant movement and angles to get the job done. But he also utilizes a strong wrestling game that helps him get away with some flashier strikes.

Where Scoggins has gotten in trouble in the past is his decision making abilities. He often times shoots when he should strike and in his last bout against Pedro Munhoz he decided to throw potentially one kick too many against a man looking to grapple. But all of that is in the past and this fight is likely to highlight why Justin Scoggins was so highly touted in the beginning of his UFC career. If he wants to beat Sasaki then moving in and out of range and cutting to a forty-five degree angle will be paramount. Neutralizing Sasaki’s reach advantage is also going to be of the utmost importance. For that, he’ll want to use his long range side kick as well as his blitz which he can use to get off centerline and attack from a new angle. His wide range of kicks will also help him to keep Sasaki at bay and even have him run into something devastating.

The flyweights deserve love and this fight will showcase exactly why with speed, footwork, and awesome exchanges and transitions. Do yourself a favor and tune into this one.


Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to keep up with his antics.

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UFC Fight Night Singnapore: Justin Scoggins vs Yuta Sasaki Will Be An Absolutely Wild Scrap

Been away for a bit and with the limited time I do have, I’ve decided to breakdown a fight that I’m really looking forward to. No disrespect to the other fighters on the card, but by now anyone who has been following my writing knows by now that I’m a full on karate nerd. Rather than try to hide this fact I’m being up front now that my most anticipated fights on the card are centered around a certain karate expert, Justin Scoggins. He draws the scrappy and unpredictable Yuta Sasaki in his return to flyweight.

Let’s face it, Yuta Sasaki like most other flyweights isn’t getting a fair shake. That has nothing to do with his performances inside the octagon however. He’s been exciting in his outings and looked impressive in his bout against Wilson Reis at UFC 208. He utilized distance to get off some solid shots on Reis, including a nice jab and stinging right hand that caught his fellow flyweight off guard.

What Sasaki is going to need to do in order to win this fight is turn the striking exchanges into a scrap. He’ll have to mix in keeping the faster Scoggins at bay with his length while at the same time throwing multiple strikes once in the pocket. But striking shouldn’t be his only means of victory in this bout. When Sasaki looks to take things to the ground he gets greedy and is unrelenting. He should use any clinching opportunities to latch onto Scoggins and take the fight to the ground.

Justin Scoggins has been referred to as the smaller vets of Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson on many occasions, which is fair. After all, they were both trained by the same man. In Justin Scoggins we can see the kind of potential that could easily turn him into a top contender at flyweight. Like Thompson, Scoggins employs more of a striking based attack, utilizing constant movement and angles to get the job done. But he also utilizes a strong wrestling game that helps him get away with some flashier strikes.

Where Scoggins has gotten in trouble in the past is his decision making abilities. He often times shoots when he should strike and in his last bout against Pedro Munhoz he decided to throw potentially one kick too many against a man looking to grapple. But all of that is in the past and this fight is likely to highlight why Justin Scoggins was so highly touted in the beginning of his UFC career. If he wants to beat Sasaki then moving in and out of range and cutting to a forty-five degree angle will be paramount. Neutralizing Sasaki’s reach advantage is also going to be of the utmost importance. For that, he’ll want to use his long range side kick as well as his blitz which he can use to get off centerline and attack from a new angle. His wide range of kicks will also help him to keep Sasaki at bay and even have him run into something devastating.

The flyweights deserve love and this fight will showcase exactly why with speed, footwork, and awesome exchanges and transitions. Do yourself a favor and tune into this one.


Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to keep up with his antics.

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UFC Fight Night Singnapore: Justin Scoggins vs Yuta Sasaki Will Be An Absolutely Wild Scrap

Been away for a bit and with the limited time I do have, I’ve decided to breakdown a fight that I’m really looking forward to. No disrespect to the other fighters on the card, but by now anyone who has been following my writing knows by now that I’m a full on karate nerd. Rather than try to hide this fact I’m being up front now that my most anticipated fights on the card are centered around a certain karate expert, Justin Scoggins. He draws the scrappy and unpredictable Yuta Sasaki in his return to flyweight.

Let’s face it, Yuta Sasaki like most other flyweights isn’t getting a fair shake. That has nothing to do with his performances inside the octagon however. He’s been exciting in his outings and looked impressive in his bout against Wilson Reis at UFC 208. He utilized distance to get off some solid shots on Reis, including a nice jab and stinging right hand that caught his fellow flyweight off guard.

What Sasaki is going to need to do in order to win this fight is turn the striking exchanges into a scrap. He’ll have to mix in keeping the faster Scoggins at bay with his length while at the same time throwing multiple strikes once in the pocket. But striking shouldn’t be his only means of victory in this bout. When Sasaki looks to take things to the ground he gets greedy and is unrelenting. He should use any clinching opportunities to latch onto Scoggins and take the fight to the ground.

Justin Scoggins has been referred to as the smaller vets of Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson on many occasions, which is fair. After all, they were both trained by the same man. In Justin Scoggins we can see the kind of potential that could easily turn him into a top contender at flyweight. Like Thompson, Scoggins employs more of a striking based attack, utilizing constant movement and angles to get the job done. But he also utilizes a strong wrestling game that helps him get away with some flashier strikes.

Where Scoggins has gotten in trouble in the past is his decision making abilities. He often times shoots when he should strike and in his last bout against Pedro Munhoz he decided to throw potentially one kick too many against a man looking to grapple. But all of that is in the past and this fight is likely to highlight why Justin Scoggins was so highly touted in the beginning of his UFC career. If he wants to beat Sasaki then moving in and out of range and cutting to a forty-five degree angle will be paramount. Neutralizing Sasaki’s reach advantage is also going to be of the utmost importance. For that, he’ll want to use his long range side kick as well as his blitz which he can use to get off centerline and attack from a new angle. His wide range of kicks will also help him to keep Sasaki at bay and even have him run into something devastating.

The flyweights deserve love and this fight will showcase exactly why with speed, footwork, and awesome exchanges and transitions. Do yourself a favor and tune into this one.


Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to keep up with his antics.

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UFC Fight Night Singnapore: Justin Scoggins vs Yuta Sasaki Will Be An Absolutely Wild Scrap

Been away for a bit and with the limited time I do have, I’ve decided to breakdown a fight that I’m really looking forward to. No disrespect to the other fighters on the card, but by now anyone who has been following my writing knows by now that I’m a full on karate nerd. Rather than try to hide this fact I’m being up front now that my most anticipated fights on the card are centered around a certain karate expert, Justin Scoggins. He draws the scrappy and unpredictable Yuta Sasaki in his return to flyweight.

Let’s face it, Yuta Sasaki like most other flyweights isn’t getting a fair shake. That has nothing to do with his performances inside the octagon however. He’s been exciting in his outings and looked impressive in his bout against Wilson Reis at UFC 208. He utilized distance to get off some solid shots on Reis, including a nice jab and stinging right hand that caught his fellow flyweight off guard.

What Sasaki is going to need to do in order to win this fight is turn the striking exchanges into a scrap. He’ll have to mix in keeping the faster Scoggins at bay with his length while at the same time throwing multiple strikes once in the pocket. But striking shouldn’t be his only means of victory in this bout. When Sasaki looks to take things to the ground he gets greedy and is unrelenting. He should use any clinching opportunities to latch onto Scoggins and take the fight to the ground.

Justin Scoggins has been referred to as the smaller vets of Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson on many occasions, which is fair. After all, they were both trained by the same man. In Justin Scoggins we can see the kind of potential that could easily turn him into a top contender at flyweight. Like Thompson, Scoggins employs more of a striking based attack, utilizing constant movement and angles to get the job done. But he also utilizes a strong wrestling game that helps him get away with some flashier strikes.

Where Scoggins has gotten in trouble in the past is his decision making abilities. He often times shoots when he should strike and in his last bout against Pedro Munhoz he decided to throw potentially one kick too many against a man looking to grapple. But all of that is in the past and this fight is likely to highlight why Justin Scoggins was so highly touted in the beginning of his UFC career. If he wants to beat Sasaki then moving in and out of range and cutting to a forty-five degree angle will be paramount. Neutralizing Sasaki’s reach advantage is also going to be of the utmost importance. For that, he’ll want to use his long range side kick as well as his blitz which he can use to get off centerline and attack from a new angle. His wide range of kicks will also help him to keep Sasaki at bay and even have him run into something devastating.

The flyweights deserve love and this fight will showcase exactly why with speed, footwork, and awesome exchanges and transitions. Do yourself a favor and tune into this one.


Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to keep up with his antics.

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