UFC 119 Preview By Jacob Harvison Frank Mir v. Mirko Filipović Frank Mir’s repugnant hubris has shown no signs of deceleration during the lead up to this Saturday’s main event with MMA legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipović. Such behavior may be a promotional tactic or just a byproduct of Mir’s love for the scent of [...]
UFC Fight Night 22 in Austin, TX - Main Card Preview & Predictions by Jacob Harvison Nate Marquardt v. Rousimar Palhares Alan Belcher and Damien Maia were slated as the original main event but an unfortunate and potentially career ending injury to Belcher’s retina prompted Marquardt v. Palhares, a bout scheduled for later this month, as [...]
: UFC 118: Edgar vs Penn 2 -Preview by Jacob Harvison Couture v. Toney Since Dana White made the official announcement on March 3, this fight has garnered multiple monikers. Most apt being ‘Boxing vs. MMA.’ There is no confusion about their respective game plans. The Greco Roman Olympic alternate will try to close the [...]
Oakland’s Oracle Arena will host its first UFC card Saturday night. A middleweight title defense, a welterweight rematch, and a spot for the top heavyweight contender are all featured on the televised card that kicks off at 9:00 p.m. Central Time. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen The talking comes to an end and the action [...]
Exceptional fighters at their peak are rare in mixed martial arts. Legends such as Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Matt Hughes, Alexandre Franca Nogueira and Fedor Emelianenko have graced fight fans with smashing success and thrilling performances. Near-perfected styles have given these fighters all the accolades they deserve. Anderson Silva’s ascension to the top of many fans’ [...]
Chael Sonnen isn’t a stranger to controversy nor title shots. Heading into this Saturday’s UFC 117 in Oakland, he’ll have a chance to redeem himself with a quality win over perennial pound-for-pound MMA fighter Anderson Silva. Moreover, Sonnen’s brash and arrogant trash talk have brewed increasing interest in this weekend’s card. The Oregonian squared off [...]
Jaime Martinez examines the main fights from the recent Strikeforce: Fedor Vs. Werdum PPV card, with his trademark PBP and analysis.
The early era of mixed martial arts has a wide variety of narratives to choose from. Pioneers such as Bob Meyrowitz’s and Rorion Gracie’s initial efforts with the Ultimate Fighting Championship provided copious amounts of controversy and talking points in the news cycle. “Style vs. style” match-ups were the norm with life-long practitioners attempting to exhibit the long-held and perceived beliefs about the strength of one art over another. Legal wrangling was introduced in the United States to ban the sport in various jurisdictions while promotions based from the Japanese style of shoot wrestling began to slowly attract crowds and attention.