The knockout, it’s a fan favorite and something every fighter loves to do yet doesn’t want to be on the wrong side of it as the same time. A knockout is a violent thing of beauty for one fighter but an ungraceful disappointment for the one lying on the canvas wondering what just happened. Lucky for them there is that little thing called replay and they’ll be seeing it over and over again.
Tag: UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis
Coming away from last week’s UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis event, the fighters on the card walked away fairly healthy. A total of just eight fighters were given medical suspensions by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, ranging from 30 to 60 days.
Before you even start saying how bad Saturday’s UFC on FOX 2 card was, take a deep breath and step away from the soap box. The Chicago card wasn’t nearly as bad as you think it was, ok the Maia vs. Weidman fight was pretty hard to watch, but overall the other nine bouts weren’t all that bad. Look past the dark clouds formed by three main card decisions and you’ll find some fighters that impressed, even in defeat.
Led by Mike Van Arsdale and Rashad Evans, the Blackzillians are the new force to be reckoned with in the MMA world. By imbedding specific values and principles amongst team members, the Blackzillians are taking the tried-and-true methodology of MMA training, and have given it their own unique twist to achieve desired results.
If you turned on the TV to Fox say after 6pm PT last night you would’ve caught Chael Sonnen proclaiming the Octagon his own and renaming FOX in his likeness. What you wouldn’t know from his post fight proclamation of awesomeness was that he didn’t simply walk through his opponent; in fact he barely edged out a victory against “The Count” Michael Bisping.
It’s not too often that a fight that is featured on the preliminary portion of a UFC card ends up winning the Fight of the Night bonus. Evan Dunham and Nik Lentz’s back and forth battle was epic, as the two fighters gave everything they had, in their attempt to dispatch of one another.
The first official UFC on FOX card has finally arrived and despite a late change to the main card the UFC has put together a very competitive and meaningful card on FOX. The night’s main card will feature three fights on Fox following the seven bout preliminary card that will air on Fuel TX (only six fights will air live on Fuel TV).
Over the past couple months, many of Strikeforce’s fighters have crossed over and competed in the UFC Octagon. At tonight’s UFC on FOX 2, “Big” Lavar Johnson (15-5) will become the next Strikeforce fighter to cross over into the UFC. Waiting for him across the cage will be Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran (13-6), who has been on a rough patch lately having gone 1-3 in his last four fights. Johnson, too, has hit a rough patch of his own in losing back-to-back fights, both by way of submission. Fortunately for Johnson, Beltran only has one victory by way of submission so he shouldn’t have to worry about being submitted this time around.