As MMA continues to grow so does the news coming out of the sport, which at times seems overwhelming. MMA news comes at fans from every direction and sometimes that news gets lost in the shuffle. Then you hear someone and wonder when that news was announced and are constantly searching for the actual story, only to discover it was posted weeks ago.
Author Archive: Ryan Valdez (Contributor)
I am just a guy who is a BJJ practitioner and loves MMA. I'd be lying if I said I was a fan of MMA from the very start. I do remember watching guys like Oleg Taktarov and Paul “Polar Bear” Varlens but the sport just didn’t catch on to me, so I went back to pro wrestling. It wasn’t until I saw BJ Penn vs Din Thomas at UFC 32 that opened my eyes to the sport and my favorite MMA fighter of all time, The Prodigy BJ Penn. From then on I’ve aspired to contribute to the MMA community as much as I can whether it’s through articles, learning photography for live events, or taking video to create video logs or highlight videos for everyone to enjoy and see.
Another UFC event, another UFC 8 Bit poster for you guys. Just like Georges St-Pierre’s long lay off, 8 bit posters is back from its short lay off to present UFC 154 in 8-bit style. UFC 154 takes place in Montreal, Canada where Georges St. Pierre comes back from his long injury lay off to defend his title against interim champ Carlos Condit.
The UFC on Fuel TV 6 had a good turnout despite being aired at five in the morning for West coasters. Though with the glorious invention of the DVR system and the replay later in the day, many were able to catch the fights at a more appropriate time that didn’t interfere with their sleep schedule.
There are many MMA shows, promoters, and brands that come along from time to time. Some stay and gain popularity; some fade away while others get bought out. We have seen just about everything that we could in the Mixed Martial Arts business. This past Saturday the World Series of Fighting made it promotional debut in Las Vegas, Nevada and on the NBCSports channel. Headed by Ray Sefo, WSOF 1 made some serious noise in the MMA community but being their first offering how did the World Series Of Fighting’s first event as a whole grade out?
Back again with another 8-Bit MMA Poster for this Saturday’s UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar. This card has been through numerous changes and injuries but somehow still managed to put on a decent card for Brazil and MMA fans all around the world.
Anderson Silva is arguably the best Pound 4 Pound fighter on the planet at this moment. His reign at middleweight is equivalent to what Fedor Emelianenko had accomplished in his pride days in the 2000’s. Even his few stints at light heavyweight have been impressive finishing; both wins were knockouts which totaled up to 4:24 mins inside the octagon. Even at the age of 37, there is no stopping the man they call The Spider.
It was such a surprise to see the champ Jon Jones, be so close to losing his title in a matter of seconds to Vitor Belfort. Yet the champion somehow managed to pull out of the submission attempt and end up winning in the later rounds with one of his own. It was a fight that ended up a lot closer than expected and after watching his solid performance it begs the question, how would Vitor Belfort fair if he did indeed stay at 205?