Jimmy won a brutal fight with Clint on last week’s episode of TUF 17, showing how durable he was while working to get Clint's back and locking in a rear naked coke. Even though Team Darkside took the victory there were only two guys left to fight, Dylan Andrews and myself.
With Collin’s win over Kevin during last week’s TUF 17 episode, Team Jones gained control of the fight pick. Bubba who was the most experienced in the house picked out Kelvin who was the youngest in the house. We actually thought this was going to be the first matchup in week one, but they went after Luke instead. Kelvin was so sure he was fighting he actually ran out to the face-off in week one.
Week three starts off with recapping Luke’s sick flying knee to keep control of the TUF 17 fight selections for Team Sonnen. Bubba calls out “King” but Team Sonnen matches up Uriah Hall vs. Adam Cella. Team Jones seems pretty excited about the match up. They said that this is the exact matchup they wanted, which we all laughed about since Bubba obviously wanted Kevin Casey next.
So at the end of the Premiere we moved on to the team picks. A coin was flipped and Chael Sonnen won the toss, he chose to pick the first fighter, which was Luke Barnatt. This meant that Jon Jones (Little JJ as Chael calls him) got to pick the first fight match up. Jon decided to go right after our number one pick and matched up the shortest guy in the house, Gilbert “Jamal” “Gigantoooooor” Smith against the tallest man in the house, Luke “The European Gangster” Barnatt. Obviously after watching the episode the rest of Team Jones was not on board with this pick.
UFC on FOX 3 comes to New Jersey this Saturday and Dana White released his first "Fight Week" video blog tonight. In the latest installment, White gives fans something a little different as he caught TUF Live coach Urijah Faber outside the TUF training center eating a sandwich, while flexing in the reflective glass.
It's fight week! This Saturday live from Japan is UFC 144 and the nights PPV main card will feature seven fight televised bouts. The stacked card is anchored by the lightweight championship bout between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson.
Holy cow it’s mid January and I’m finally starting to get back into my every day rhythm. Ok, I’m lying; I still haven’t found it yet. It’s been a life changing few months for sure, getting to compete on the biggest stage in Mixed Martial Arts was a wild ride for sure! I came up short from the goals I set for myself and it was disappointing for sure. That being said, the six years I spent preparing, training, and sacrificing was worth every second and I’m far from done!
After coming out on top for the first two rounds by barely out pointing Terry Etim, Edson Barboza turned on the style with a spinning heel kick that connected perfectly sending Etim tumbling to the ground out cold from the second he connected. The explosive kick is the early front-runner for the best knockout of 2012, improved the Brazilian's record to 10-0 and earned him knockout of the night.