When you think of the Stephen Bonnar inside the Octagon, the first thing that comes to mind is his epic brawl with Forrest Griffin at the Ultimate Fighter season 1 finale. With countless bloody brawls among his 14 career UFC fights, it’s hard not to think of him as a brawler.
Tag: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
In returning to Brazil, the UFC has obviously stacked the UFC 134 card with Brazilian fighters, 14 of them to be exact. The 12 bout card is dominated by top Brazilian talent from the undercard to the main event. With names like Anderson Silva, Mauricio Rua, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Edson Barboza on the main card, its easy to overlook the talent on the undercard.
Saturday, August 27 will mark the return of the UFC to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – arguably the birthplace of MMA after Royce Gracie introduced Brazilian jiu jitsu to us all years ago. That changing of the guard will happen once the gate is locked for Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub and Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira.
When Strikeforce decided to pair the two best heavyweight grapplers outside of the UFC together, the fans were promised a great addition to a stacked card. This weekend one prospect with a perfect record and Olympic gold caliber wrestling will face a tough veteran with great wrestling and Jiu Jitsu accomplishments creating a heavyweight chess match and a chaotic fight.
The Kimura or reverse key lock is a very common technique used in MMA to submit and escape when used as a reversal. It has many different approaches but below is the most common to its use. UFC greats such as Phil Davis and Krzysztof Soszynski have proven to be masters of the submission and it can turn a fight brutally fast unless you can bend like Ben Henderson.
Las Vegas is a large city sitting in a circular valley; the bright lights of the strip can be seen from every corner of the metro area, and those lights bear heavily on fight night. The city is a different place, as the advertisements, posters and fighters themselves flood Las Vegas Boulevard. Both Frank Mir and Roy Nelson grew up experiencing the buzz of a Fight Night, though these days, the two veteran fighters are at the center of it and on May 28th they will face one another in an important Heavyweight bout.
The ADCC is better known as the Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships and has quickly become the worlds most intense and legitimate Jiu Jitsu tournament since it began in 1998.
This Saturday night, Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz will take on Paul “Semtex” Daley in a bout that has fireworks written all over it, but leaves everyone wondering how it will actually play out.