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#21 philofthefuture

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:57 PM

IXF 5

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Another Sunday MMA with IXF tonight in Wild Bob's Bar in the island! In IXF 5, we get to see a slugfest from a lot of heavyweights so it's gonna be raining KOs or running out of gast tanks. Tonight we feature FURY vs DADDY in a grappling fiasco. Grab your tickets now and treat yourself with some great MMA.

 

PRELIMS

 

265

Johnny Steel (0-2-0) vs Joe Son Pierre (0-2-0)

 

170

Ed Bing (0-0-0) vs Donatello Vigoriano (1-2-0)

 

265

Buzz Braddock (0-1-0) vs Randy Jacobs (2-2-0)

 

170

Cj Weller (1-1-0) vs William Scout (1-1-0)

 

185

Hunting Prey (1-1-0) vs Middle Weight (1-1-0)

 

 

MAIN CARD

 

265+

Raphael The Ninja Turtle (1-1-0) vs Mortimer Bob Holley (1-0-0)

 

Both fighters are equipped with 2 disciplines but I think they will go with their punches and clinchwork in this match. Expect to see a good brawl in this one. 

 

Key Areas:

Gas Tank

Standup game

 

Prediction: Holley by 2nd round TKO

 

265

Johnny Colt (1-0-0) vs Big Man (2-1-0)

 

Colt is so damn good with his clinch game, owning his opponent in his last outing. On the other hand, Big Man has showed some power out there but his morale issues right now can be detrimental to his performance.

 

Key Areas: 

Colt's clinchwork

Man's morale

 

Prediction: Colt by decision

 

170

Rivers Naughton (2-0-0) vs Brent Stoner (3-0-0)


Behold, as we are about to witness unbeaten fighters, and the top 10 P4P in the island, Brent stoner who will make his debut match in IXF. Naughton has won his IXF debut in a great win against William Scout. Both fighters are ground specialists so let's see if Scout can live up to his name, the "Comeback Kid"

 

Key Areas:

Naughton's BJJ advantage

Stoner's subs

Grappling strategy

 

Prediction: Stoner by decision

 

265

Oro Lono (2-0-0) vs Gordon Gooding (2-1-0)

 

Lono, ranked 20 P4P in the island will go against Gooding who is ranked 72nd in the island. Lono has already won 2 IXF matches, in his most recent win in IXF 3 with an easy 2nd round TKO against Kalani. Gooding also just hand his IXF debut match with last week in IXF 3, finishing randy jacobs in just 30 seconds! I took a look in their previous matches and I think they've both got some big hands right here. Let's see how Lono plays a KO artist given that he cuts easily.

 

Key Areas:

KO Power

Gooding's good chin

Lono easily cuts

 

Prediction: Gooding by 1st round TKO

 


MAIN EVENT

 

265+

 

Drake Fury (5-0-0) vs Cheese Daddy (2-0-0)

 

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For the MAIN EVENT of the night! We feature the TOP 2 P4P in the island, Drake "The Cake" FURYYYY!!! He's gotten a good damn submission streak with 5 wins and 5 subs! Definitely a monster in the ground.. Now, he's gonna face a fellow ground specialist in Cheese "Da Cheez" Daddy who also gave a good performance in IXF 1 and 3. Fury has shown that he can submit anyone including a purple belt and a brown belt before. Damn! Daddy currently ranks 14th in the island so a win in this one will surely move him up the predator ladder. Skills wise they are almost identical in terms of discipline. This is gonna be one hell of a grappling match.

 

Will Drake treat Daddy as another piece of cake? Or will Daddy get to say "Cheese" in his victory picture?. 

 

Key Areas:

 

Drake's submissions

Ground game

Experience

 

Prediction: Fury by 2nd round submission


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:01 PM

IXF 8

 

 

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How are you doing guys? Did you enjoy last week's dynamite weekend? A recap of last week: we had crowned the first champions of IXF. Tommy Doyle won the lightweight title match against Amari Dion while Venari Venator won the welterweight title match against Bobby Sands Jr. Both title matches ended in a first round finish! As we fill up our champion roster, we go to Hayashi's lounge for the first time. We'll be expecting 2000 in attendance! Let's go IXF! 

 

This Saturday, we feature the heavyweight title match of the undefeated submission master Drake Fury as he takes on the KO machine Oro Lono. These fighters have proven to be the top heavyweights of the Island and this match will probably mark the beginning of their rivalry. 

 

PRELIMS

 

Super Heavyweight bout

Raphael The Ninja Turtle (1-2-0) vs Bas "El Guapo" Rutten (0-2-0)

 

Welterweight bout

Mark "Good Night" Henderson (2-1-0) vs "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Filho (0-1-0)

 

Super Heavyweight bout

"The Jamming fat man" Mortimer Bob Holley (2-0-0) vs Mark Lesnar (2-0-0)

 

Heavyweight bout

Gordon "Thunder" Gooding (2-2-0) vs Dave Abbott (1-0-0)

 

 

Super Heavyweight bout

 

"Red Ribbon Armys" Android Twenty (2-0-0)  vs Rene Duchene (1-0-0)

 

MAIN CARD

 

Welterweight bout

Michael Escobar (3-0-0) vs Steve McQueen (2-1-0)

 

Both fighters are on a hot streak right now. Escobar has won all 3 of his matches with 3 via TKO while McQueen has won his last 2 matches via knockout. Escobar is an absolute beast in the clinch. In his last fight, he throw 176 head punches alone! What the actual F. McQueen likes to keep distance with his great boxing. Let's see how they keep the fight going.

 

Key Areas:

 

MT vs Boxing

Clinch vs Outside

Power vs Speed

 

Prediction: 

 

Escobar by 2nd round TKO

 

Heavyweight bout

Big Man (3-1-0) vs Randy "Arm Collector II" Jacobs (3-2-0)

 

Man is a great finisher, where his only loss was a match against the top heavyweight of the island, Drake Fury.  He is a great boxer with versatility on the ground. On the other hand, Jacobs is more of a submission artist, so he will most likely focus on the ground. Both fighters seem to be aggressive so expect a finish in this one

 

Key Areas: 

 

Standup vs Ground

Big Man's morale

Jacob's chin

 

Prediction: 

Jacobs via 2nd round submission

 

Heavyweight bout

Rick Roller (3-1-0) vs Akamu Kalani (2-2-0)

Rick Roller will be making his IXF debut in this one. He currently has a 3 game win streak in the QFC. His last match was a memorable one so that might give him a decent boost as he faces Kalani, who now has 3 fights in the IXF. Kalani has a good start in the island with 2 wins and 2 losses, all of which ending in a TKO finish. 

 

Key Areas:

 

Granite Chin battle

Standup battle

KO power

 

Prediction: 

Kalani by 1st round TKO

 

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Ugandan Knuckles (4-0-0) vs Little Tony (3-1-0)

 

For the second main attraction of the night, we get to see two great fighters in Ugandan Knuckles and Little Tony. Knuckles is currently ranked 6th P4P in the island, all of his wins ending via 1st round TKO. Such KO power right there. Tony on the other hand has never been finished before, proving that his chin can go the extra mile. He's also managed to win 2 decisions, proving that he can play a whole match against Knuckles. Knuckles can finish this quickly with the right punches and his splendid KO power. Will the IXF favorite again destroy a granite chin in Tony, who is about to make his IXF debut? Or will Tony shock the crowd and outplay Knuckles?

 

Key Areas:

 

Knuckles' KO power vs Tony's Chin

Gas Tank

Standup battle

Clinchwork

 

Prediction: 

 

Knuckles via 1st round TKO


MAIN EVENT

 

Heavyweight Title Match 

Drake Fury(6-0-0) vs Oro Lono (3-0-0)

 

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Now we head on to our main event! The first ever IXF Heavyweight Title match! Both fighters are deserving of the belt. Drake Fury (ranked 7 P4P) has won 6 straight matches all by submission. What a monster! Lono on the other hand has 3 TKOs up his sleeve, all of which are in IXF. Fury has tried to move up the Superheavyweight class because he said no one was willing to fight him at 265, but Lono stepped up and now he has a shot at the title. In Lono's 3 matches, he has never been taken down and dominated all opponents in the standup game. Fury's aggressiveness to get the game to the ground has given him the opportunity to submit anyone, even fighters with good BJJ skills. The key here is whether Lono can keep it standing or KO fury fast enough. In my opinion, Fury has the upper hand here but Lono cannot be ignored. Looking forward to this great championship match. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

Key Areas:

Ground vs Standup

Submission grappler vs KO power

Clinch vs TD

Aggression levels

 

 

Prediction: 

Fury by 2nd round submission

  


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:01 PM

 

IXF 5

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Another Sunday MMA with IXF tonight in Wild Bob's Bar in the island! In IXF 5, we get to see a slugfest from a lot of heavyweights so it's gonna be raining KOs or running out of gast tanks. Tonight we feature FURY vs DADDY in a grappling fiasco. Grab your tickets now and treat yourself with some great MMA.

 

PRELIMS

 

265

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170

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265

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170

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185

Hunting Prey () vs Middle Weight ()

 

 

MAIN CARD

 

265+

Raphael The Ninja Turtle () vs Mortimer Bob Holley ()

 

Key Areas:

 

Prediction: 

 

265

Johnny Colt () vs Big Man ()

 

Key Areas: 

 

Prediction: 

 

 

170

Rivers Naughton () vs Brent Stoner ()

 

 

Key Areas:

 

Prediction: 

 

 

265

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Key Areas:

 

 

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MAIN EVENT

 

265+ 

Drake Fury() vs Cheese Daddy ()

 

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Key Areas:

 

 

 

Prediction: 

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 04:31 PM

IXF 6

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PRELIMS

 

Dante DeNunez (0-1-0) vs Luiz Ozbeko (0-0-0)
Lightweight bout
 
Hoki Poki (0-0-0) vs Timmy Thompson (0-0-0)
Welterweight bout
 
Miguel Salcedo (0-1-0) vs Rod Hurricane (1-1-0)
Light Heavyweight bout
 
Mark Henderson (1-1-0) vs Johnny Truth (2-0-0)
Light Heavyweight bout
 
Akamu Kalani (1-2-0) vs Georgi Rasputin (2-1-0)
Heavyweight bout
 

 

MAIN CARD

 

Light Heavyweight bout

LeRoy Brown (1-0-0) vs Android Twenty Two (1-1-0)

 

Brown had a successful IXF debut in IXF 4 grabbing a quick TKO against his opponent. He will face Android Twenty Two who had an impressive 22 second submission win over SF Candidate, earning him sub of the night honors.

Brown should keep this match on their feet to get a good shot at a win, or else Android will submit him on the mat.

 

Key Areas:

 

Brown's superior boxing

Android's submissions

 

Prediction: Android by 1st round Submission

 

 

Welterweight bout

Medusa Grip (2-0-0) vs Steve McQueen (1-1-0)
 
Grip is back after 2 weeks of training after his impressive submission win in IXF 2. McQueen on the other hand will also have his second IXF match after a successful debut win in IXF 3 via KO. Grip can capitalize with his superior BJJ advantage. However, McQueen can keep his distance and land some decent shots. Let's see how it goes.
 
 
Key Areas:
Standup vs Ground game
McQueen's speed
Grip's Chin
 
 

Prediction: Grip by 1st round submission 

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Corso Donati (2-0-0) vs Rodrigo Laranja (1-0-0)

 

We have a great grappling match coming in this one as 2 BJJ brown belts go head to head in this bout. Both fighters have proved to be prodigies in the ground, winning each of their IXF debut matches. They are both in the top 100 of the island and a win in this one will significantly boost their rankings.

 

Key areas:

Ground strategy

Flexibility

Grappling

 

Prediction: Donati via 2nd round submission

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Xandar Capri (4-0-0) vs Sum Ting Wong (5-0-0)

 

 

For our co-main event, we head on to the battle of the undefeated! Capri (ranked 5 P4P) will face Wong (ranked 13 P4P) in this solid bloodbath. Both fighters have finished each opponent via TKO. On another note, Wong has finished all 5 opponents in the first round, including 3 opponents KO'd in less than a minute. Damn that hand sure is heavy. 

Both fighters have earned their names in the QFC and this is their first match in IXF. The winner will most likely face our very own Ugandan Knuckles for the title. Things are gonna get more interesting so stay tuned!

 

Key areas:

 

KO POWER

Wong's Chin

Clinchwork

Wong's energy

 

Prediction: Wong by 1st round TKO

 

 

IXF Welterweight Title

 

Bobby Sands Jr. (2-0-0) vs Venari Venator (3-0-0)

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And now.... For the main event! The first IXF Welterweight champion will be crowned as Bobby Sands Jr. will face Venari Venator. 

This is a classic ground specialist versus clinch raper match as each fighter will use their own arsenals to capitalize in this one. 

KO power has never been a problem for both guys so this will be up to their strategy and determination to win. 

Both fighters are in the top 30 of Island P4P so a win in this one will bring them into the top 10. So excited for this one. 

Will Sands Jr. from IXF beat the new guy Venator? Expect a cold knockout in this 5 rounds of MMA!

 

Key areas:

Ground game vs Clinch game

Cardio

Speed

Venator's KO POWER

 

Prediction: Venator via decisionout


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:09 PM

IXF 8

 

 

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How are you doing guys? Did you enjoy last week's dynamite weekend? A recap of last week: we had crowned the first champions of IXF. Tommy Doyle won the lightweight title match against Amari Dion while Venari Venator won the welterweight title match against Bobby Sands Jr. Both title matches ended in a first round finish! As we fill up our champion roster, we go to Hayashi's lounge for the first time. We'll be expecting 2000 in attendance! Let's go IXF! 

 

This Saturday, we feature the heavyweight title match of the undefeated submission master Drake Fury as he takes on the KO machine Oro Lono. These fighters have proven to be the top heavyweights of the Island and this match will probably mark the beginning of their rivalry. 

 

PRELIMS

 

Super Heavyweight bout

Raphael The Ninja Turtle (1-2-0) vs Bas "El Guapo" Rutten (0-2-0)

 

Welterweight bout

Mark "Good Night" Henderson (2-1-0) vs "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Filho (0-1-0)

 

Super Heavyweight bout

"The Jamming fat man" Mortimer Bob Holley (2-0-0) vs Mark Lesnar (2-0-0)

 

Heavyweight bout

Gordon "Thunder" Gooding (2-2-0) vs Dave Abbott (1-0-0)

 

 

Super Heavyweight bout

 

"Red Ribbon Armys" Android Twenty (2-0-0)  vs Rene Duchene (1-0-0)

 

MAIN CARD

 

Welterweight bout

Michael Escobar (3-0-0) vs Steve McQueen (2-1-0)

 

Both fighters are on a hot streak right now. Escobar has won all 3 of his matches with 3 via TKO while McQueen has won his last 2 matches via knockout. Escobar is an absolute beast in the clinch. In his last fight, he throw 176 head punches alone! What the actual F. McQueen likes to keep distance with his great boxing. Let's see how they keep the fight going.

 

Key Areas:

 

MT vs Boxing

Clinch vs Outside

Power vs Speed

 

Prediction: 

 

Escobar by 2nd round TKO

 

Heavyweight bout

Big Man (3-1-0) vs Randy "Arm Collector II" Jacobs (3-2-0)

 

Man is a great finisher, where his only loss was a match against the top heavyweight of the island, Drake Fury.  He is a great boxer with versatility on the ground. On the other hand, Jacobs is more of a submission artist, so he will most likely focus on the ground. Both fighters seem to be aggressive so expect a finish in this one

 

Key Areas: 

 

Standup vs Ground

Big Man's morale

Jacob's chin

 

Prediction: 

Jacobs via 2nd round submission

 

Heavyweight bout

Rick Roller (3-1-0) vs Akamu Kalani (2-2-0)

Rick Roller will be making his IXF debut in this one. He currently has a 3 game win streak in the QFC. His last match was a memorable one so that might give him a decent boost as he faces Kalani, who now has 3 fights in the IXF. Kalani has a good start in the island with 2 wins and 2 losses, all of which ending in a TKO finish. 

 

Key Areas:

 

Granite Chin battle

Standup battle

KO power

 

Prediction: 

Kalani by 1st round TKO

 

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Ugandan Knuckles (4-0-0) vs Little Tony (3-1-0)

 

For the second main attraction of the night, we get to see two great fighters in Ugandan Knuckles and Little Tony. Knuckles is currently ranked 6th P4P in the island, all of his wins ending via 1st round TKO. Such KO power right there. Tony on the other hand has never been finished before, proving that his chin can go the extra mile. He's also managed to win 2 decisions, proving that he can play a whole match against Knuckles. Knuckles can finish this quickly with the right punches and his splendid KO power. Will the IXF favorite again destroy a granite chin in Tony, who is about to make his IXF debut? Or will Tony shock the crowd and outplay Knuckles?

 

Key Areas:

 

Knuckles' KO power vs Tony's Chin

Gas Tank

Standup battle

Clinchwork

 

Prediction: 

 

Knuckles via 1st round TKO


MAIN EVENT

 

Heavyweight Title Match 

Drake Fury(6-0-0) vs Oro Lono (3-0-0)

 

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Now we head on to our main event! The first ever IXF Heavyweight Title match! Both fighters are deserving of the belt. Drake Fury (ranked 7 P4P) has won 6 straight matches all by submission. What a monster! Lono on the other hand has 3 TKOs up his sleeve, all of which are in IXF. Fury has tried to move up the Superheavyweight class because he said no one was willing to fight him at 265, but Lono stepped up and now he has a shot at the title. In Lono's 3 matches, he has never been taken down and dominated all opponents in the standup game. Fury's aggressiveness to get the game to the ground has given him the opportunity to submit anyone, even fighters with good BJJ skills. The key here is whether Lono can keep it standing or KO fury fast enough. In my opinion, Fury has the upper hand here but Lono cannot be ignored. Looking forward to this great championship match. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

Key Areas:

Ground vs Standup

Submission grappler vs KO power

Clinch vs TD

Aggression levels

 

 

Prediction: 

Fury by 2nd round submission


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:21 PM

IXF 9

 

 

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PRELIMS

 

Welterweight bout

William "Basher" Scout (1-2-0) vs Anton "The Purple Aki Killer" Dolvoz (0-2-0)

 

Super Heavyweight bout

Babalu "Bloodgasm" Sepultura (0-1-0) vs Candy Routure (0-1-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Hans Baier (2-0-0) vs Tyson Dyson (3-1-0)

Lightweight bout

Gabriel Azevedo Souza (1-0-0) vs Antoni "Snake" Gniewko( 1-1-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Alisson Becker (1-0-0)  vs Ryo "Judo" Tanaka (1-0-0)

 

MAIN CARD

 

Welterweight bout

Jeff Spicoli (2-2-0) vs Medusa Grip (2-1-0)

 

Spicoli will try to make a comeback after losing his first 2 matches in IXF. He badly needs a win as he faces Grip who also will try to make a comeback with his last defeat. Spicoli will need to work on keeping the fight standing while grip will look to take Spicoli down. 

 

Key Areas:

Ground vs Standup

Clinch vs Takedowns

 

Prediction: 

 

Spicoli by 1st round TKO

 

Lightweight bout

" Le Tueur d'île" Jeff Bennington (3-0-0) vs Dante DeNunez (1-1-0)

 

Bennington is on a hot streak right now showing that he indeed is a contender for the title. He has submitted 3 opponents in the first round. DeNunez on the other hand is a MT specialist, both of his matches ending by decision.  Denunez needs to avoid Bennington's takedowns because surely Bennington will pull of another sub win if he gets it. I'm going with Bennington on this one.

 

Key Areas: 

 

Ground vs Standup

Takedown vs Clinch

Submission grappling

 

Prediction: 

Bennington via 1st round submission

 

Lightweight bout

Amari "The Dragon" Dion (3-1-0) vs Walton "The Ant" Neo (2-1-0)

 

This is Amari Dion's first fight a week after a  devastating 1st round TKO loss against the new champ Tommy Doyle. He will look to work his way back up to the contender spot as he faces Neo who also lost to his opponent last week, Bennington. This is a must win for both fighters as this will give them a step closer to the title. Again, this is a classic standup fighter going against a ground fighter. Dion will probably take this one.

 

Key Areas:

Ground vs Standup

Submission grappling vs Clinchwork

Neo's KO Power

 

Prediction: 

Dion by 1st round Submission

 

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Axel Foley (3-2-0) vs Bobby "IRA" Sands Jr (2-1-0)

 

Foley lost to his opponent Onodera last week in IXF 7. Onodera's ground game was just too much for him. He will face another superior ground fighter this time as he faces Sands Jr. who will come back from a 1st round TKO loss in his title match against Venator. Both fighters have their own arsenals and are capable of winning by finishes or by decision. Let's see how they go at it.

 

 

Key Areas:

Standup vs Ground

Clinch vs Takedown

KO Power vs Solid Chin

 

Prediction: 

Foley by 2nd round TKO


MAIN EVENT

 

Light Heavyweight bout 

"Bad Bad" LeRoy Brown(2-0-0) vs Xandar Capri (5-0-0)

 

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For the main event, we feature 2 great fighters, both undefeated, go head to head in the octagon. Brown has a good start in his career with 2 wins up his sleeve, both via first round TKO. Capri on the other hand is unstoppable with 5 wins, winning his first IXF match last week in IXF 6. What's amazing is his KO power, finishing all of his opponents. Despite that, Leroy still has his granite chin and he's never been KO'd. Both fighters are well equipped with standup skills. Brown with boxing, Capri with MT. Checking on their match history, Brown likes to keep distance and deal damage while Capri goes aggressive in his clinch game. Regardless, this will surely end in a first round TKO. Place your bets now! I'll be going for Capri this time.

 

Key Areas:

Chin vs KO Power

Boxing vs MT

Outside vs Clinch

 

Prediction: 

Capri via 1st round TKO


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:01 PM

NY Fight Nights: Legends Creation Tournament

Semi-finals

 

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Four sharks, one target...
 

This tournament might easily be the best tournament of all time. 

 

About 5 months ago, we started off with 20 great fighters, all of which managed by MMA Tycoon legends. 

 

After 9 rounds, we are now down to the final 4 contenders. These are the four 19 year olds aspiring to be the next Legends Tournament Champion!

 

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These guys will definitely be one of the best P4P fighters in the game after this tournament. Looking only at their records, you wouldn't really know who will win. Now, let's dissect into each fight in the semis.

 

Semifinal Match 1

 

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              Billy Arseworth                       David Brent                 

 

For the first fight, we have Arseworth going against Brent. They first faced each other in round 7 where Arseworth won by decision after being aggressive for the whole 3 rounds.  This time, it won't be the same case as they both have trained  and are now different fighters. 

 

Arseworth is a very versatile fighter, but much monstrous on the ground. In his past matches, he's managed to takedown almost anyone, mixing it with his great KO power and ground game, he can be a very difficult opponent to match with. 

 

On the other hand, David Brent has never been submitted before including his loss against Arseworth where he had 28 sub attempts. Also, with his 100% KO rate, Arseworth will have a tough time against him given that he's had a history of a 44 second KO loss against Thor Grasman. 

 

Arseworth might go for the ground in this once again given that Brent's ground game is inferior to him. He's boosted his boxing but Brent's superior MT is dangerous for Arseworth. If Brent can avoid takedowns, he has a great chance at grabbing a W this time. Also, another key here is that Brent is currently suffering from cuts he got after his previous fight, Arseworth can capitalize on this advantage come fight time.

 

 

Key Areas:

KO Power

Brent's reach advantage

Arseworth's ground game

TD Offense vs Defense

Brent's cuts

 

Personal Prediction:


Brent via 1st round TKO

 

Semifinal Match 2

 

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       Marky Mark                        Blake Phoenix    

 

For the second semifinals match, Marky Mark goes against Blake Phoenix. They last met in the first round, very different fighters from who they are right now. Blake managed to outmatch Mark in the clinch and won by a quick 1st round TKO. Ever since that loss, Mark has never lost since then. Now we come to a point where they meet again. Such an epic story line right there ladies and gentlemen.

 

With great training, both fighters became absolutely great standup fighters. Skills wise, Mark has superior boxing while Blake has superior MT. Mark's reach advantage will be key if he wants to strike in distance given that Phoenix is an absolute beast in the clinch. He can land those shots and break through Phoenix's good chin just like what Pablo Spezziale did in round 7. 

 

This will surely be a brawl as they are known to be aggressive fighters. I'll be expecting a finish from either of them. 

 

Key areas:

 

KO Power and Chin

Standup vs Standup

Boxing vs MT

Outside Striking and Clinch game

Mark's reach advantage

 

Personal Prediction:

 

Phoenix by 1st round TKO

 

Will it be Arseworth or Brent? Mark or Phoenix? Repeat or Redemption? 

 

Who will proceed to the final round?

 

Grab your tickets now and head on to Hayashi's Lounge NY and know the answer yourself.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:08 PM

IXF 10

 

 

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Happy 10th event IXF! Let's keep pushing forward as the best Island Org! This Saturday, we present to you the biggest IXF event so far. We'll be having 2 title matches! Lightweight champ Doyle will face Nevez. Welterweight champ Venator will face Onodera. Not only that, we got a great set of fights in the undercard filled with outstanding young and talented island fighters. Place your bets now!

 

PRELIMS

 

Middleweight bout

Colten Bronsten (0-0-0) vs Mamadou Williams (1-1-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Daniel Mulholland (0-0-0) vs Shiba Chiharu (0-0-0)

 

Heavyweight bout

John Colt (1-1-0) vs Joe Son Pierre (1-2-0)

Light Heavyweight bout

SF Candidate (1-2-0) vs Johnny Truth (3-0-0)

 

Super Heavyweight bout

Cheese Daddy (2-1-0) vs Knarles Barkley (1-2-0)

 

MAIN CARD

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Edgar Boon (2-1-0)  vs Timothy Mcgrady (2-1-0)

 

After falling to Ugandan Knuckles last IXF 4, Edgar Boon is back in the IXF main card as he faces the newcomer Mcgrady. Mcgrady has been on a roll with 2 straight TKOs on his recent matches. One interesting thing about them is the fact that all of their matches end in a 1st round finish regardless of a win or loss. This is your traditional standup vs ground fighter clash. 

 

Key Areas:

KO Power and Chin

Mcgrady's strength

Standup vs Ground

 

Prediction: 

Boon via 1st round TKO

 

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Rodrigo Laranja (2-0-0) vs Rod Hurricane (2-1-0)

 

Laranja the sub specialist (finished 2 opponents in the first round) goes head-to-head against MT specialist Hurricane. Laranja's ground game can be very deadly specially for inferior guys on BJJ. Hurricane's very high aggression can be dangerous but detrimental. I believe a properly set strategy will get you out of this bump.

 

Key Areas: 

Laranja's ground game vs Hurricane's game. 

Hurricane cuts easily 

 

Prediction: 

Laranja by 1st round sub

 

Welterweight bout

Honda Housey (3-0-0) vs Brent Stoner (4-1-0)

 

For our next match, we have Housey (3 consecutive QTF fatches) going up against Comeback Kid Stoner. Both are absolutely great ground fighters, expect a grappling match on this one.

 

Key Areas:

 

House's tendency to cut. 

Stoner's chin

Ground game

 

Prediction: 

Stoner via 3rd round off

 

MAIN EVENT

 

IXF Lightweight Title 

Tommy Doyle(3-0-0) vs Ruben Nevez (4-0-0)

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For our co-main event, we present to you the IXF Lightweight title match. This will be Doyle's first title defense after winning the title against Amari Dion in IXF 7. His first defense will not be easy as he faces a very powerful fighter in Ruben Nevez. Nevez has been a terror in the QFC, winning all his 4 matches. All of which ended in a first round knockout in the first minute of the match. Not only that, he's won 2 matches in just 5 seconds! The champion's chin will truly be tested in this one. He's never been KO'd before so let's see if Nevez has enough strength to do so. Skill wise, both fighters are similar in build, each equipped with boxing and wrestling as their primary skills. This will surely be a great striking and clinch match.

 

Key Areas:

 

Who has the better chin given that both fighters are capable of scoring a knockout

Who has the better physicals?

 

Prediction: 

Nevez by first round TKO

 

 

 

IXF Welterweight Title 

Venari Venator(4-0-0) vs Kazuma Onodera(4-1-0)

 

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And now for our second co-main event, the IXF Welterweight Champion Venari Venator will face the challenger Kazuma Onodera! After losing in IXF 3, Onodera was released by his manager. After being acquired by a new manager he earned his title shot with a win against Axel Foley . Venator on the other hand is on a roll with 4 straight wins, 3 of which coming in a first round TKO. He basically destroyed Sands Jr. (who by the way is the man who defeated Onodera in IXF 3). Venator is well equipped with standup skills necessary to punch through an opponent's chin and given that Onodera is a submission specialist, he will need to bring Venator down to the mat (Venator was never taken down by an opponent) to get a chance in this one.

 

Will there be a new champ? Or will Venator again showcase his standup skills against a ground fighter?

 

Key Areas:

Standup vs Ground

Onodera: Takedown or lose

Onodera's chin against venator's power

 

 

Prediction: 

Venator by 1st round TKO


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:08 PM

IXF 11

 

 

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PRELIMS

 

Welterweight bout

Donatello Vigoriano (1-3-0) vs Al Bear (1-3-0)

 

Welterweight bout

Max Chaos (1-0-0) vs Ryan Garcia (0-0-0)

 

Welterweight bout

Thomas McCall (0-0-0) vs Boo Yaj (0-0-0)

 

Welterweight bout

Ed Bing (2-0-0)  vs Timmy Thompson (1-0-0)

 

Middleweight bout

Middle Weight (2-2-0) vs Fernando Oreiro (2-1-0)

 

 

MAIN CARD

 

Middleweight bout

Braxxton Triggs (1-0-0) vs Tomo Jr (1-0-0)

 

Two young talents will be making their first IXF debut after each winning in the QFC. They both scored a quick finish in their wins. Triggs is a boxer/wrestler fighter while Tomo Jr. is a pure ground fighter. 

As of now, it isn't evident who will win but Tomo will have the slight advantage on morale as Triggs keeps training in the Cozad gym.

 

Key Areas:

Standup vs ground

Morale

 

Prediction: 

Tomo by 1st round submission

 

Lightweight bout

Hwai Ja (4-1-0) vs Mark Henderson (3-1-0)

 

Hwai Ja was formerly a fighter in the IFC, now he takes his talents to IXF as he climbs up the fighter rankings. He will be facing the BJJ brown belt Mark Henderson. Ja is a very strong standup fighter. With his boxing and clinchwork mixed with his KO power, he's had 4 wins by TKO in the first round. However, Henderson can use his ground superiority given that Ja already lost to an opponent in just 18 seconds by submission.

 

Key Areas: 

Standup vs ground

KO power vs submissions

Henderson's granite chin

 

Prediction: 

Henderson by 1st round submission

 

 

Middleweight bout

Rob Hammond (3-0-0) vs Saffron Xanthous (2-0-0)

 

 

Two undefeated former IFC fighters go head to head as Hammond (3 wins, 3 wins by TKO) faces Xanthous (2 wins, 2 decisions). Xanthous' solid chin was proven and tested with fighters with KO power. Hammond on the other hand has KO'd some fighters with good chins. Nonetheless, they are both good standup fighters. Hammond has boxing while Xanthous has Muay Thai. Let's see who wins the striking and who wins the clinch game.  

 

 

Key Areas:

Clinchwork

Power and chin

Boxing vs MT

 

Prediction: 

Xanthous by decision

 

Middleweight bout

Mike Hunt (3-0-0) vs Romulo Nascimento (2-0-0)

 

For the second main attraction of the night, we have another set of undefeated fighters. Hunt has 3 TKOs up his sleeve when he was in the QFC. Nascimento on the other hand is a submission artist, winning both of his matches by sub (the most recent was in IXF 7).  This will be your typical clinch fighter vs ground fighter. The middleweight competition is intense but one of these fighters can go for the title soon if they grab the W. 

 

Key Areas:

Clinch vs Ground

MT vs BJJ

Hunt's KO Power

 

Prediction: 

Nascimento by 1st round submission

 

 

 

MAIN EVENT

 

IXF Middleweight Title 

Greg Bundy(3-1-0) vs Eric Alequin (2-0-0)

 

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This Sunday, we will be crowning the first ever Middleweight champion (who will surely be not taking a rest with all the middleweights aspiring to be the next champions in IXF). Greg Bundy has been on a roll winning 3 straight wins after his debut loss in the QFC. With 3 TKOs he looks to overpower Alequin who won 2 sub of the night awards in his 2 outings in the IXF. This will be Bundy's IXF debut and he was given the title shot immediately due to his intense popularity. Will Bundy get another KO win or will Alequin get another sub of the night award?

 

Bundy's standup game will be his key factor here, and Alequin will need a takedown to gain the upper hand.

 

Key Areas:

Standup vs Ground

Clinchwork vs Submissions

Bundy's KO Power and Chin

 

Prediction: 

Alequin by 1st round submission

 

 

 

I know we are all excited to how IXF is growing. Keep in touch as we aim higher. Champions are filling up. Contenders are rising. IXF is ready for takeoff!


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:40 AM

IXF 12

 

 

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This Saturday, let's head on again to Hayashi's Lounge to witness the best MMA here in the island. We start off with a set of different fights that will surely give you the daily dose of mma you will need. Not only that, we highlight to you great matchups in store. Escobar faces Foley, Lighty faces butt, and of course Drake Fury's first title defense. What more do you need? Grab your tickets now and get yourself some damn good MMA.

 

 

PRELIMS

 

Welterweight bout

William Scout (2-2-0) vs Hoki Poki (0-1-0)

 

Heavyweight bout

Bruce Banner (0-0-0) vs Brandon Waldrop (0-0-0)

 

Heavyweight bout

Randy Jacobs (4-2-0) vs Keyshawn Davis (0-0-0)

 

Welterweight bout

Medusa Grip (2-2-0)  vs Bobby Sands Jr. (2-2-0)

 

Welterweight bout

Kamakiri Yoritomo (1-0-0) vs Jeff Spicoli (3-2-0)

 

Heavyweight bout

Dave Abbott (2-0-0) vs Rick Roller (3-2-0)

 

MAIN CARD

 

Welterweight bout

Michael Escobar (4-0-0) vs Axel Foley (4-2-0)

 

In this bout, 2 of the top 5 IXF welterweights go head to head. The undefeated Escobar (3-0 in IXF) takes on Foley (3-1 in IXF). This is gonna be a good match given that they are both heavy handed standup fighters. Escobar's 4 wins all came with TKOs proving that no chin will have an easy time with him on the octagon.  Foley's losses on the other hand were all by submission, which means he is yet to be defeated by a standup fighter. Escobar is more of a MT specialist while Foley is the better boxer.   

 

Key Areas:

 

MT vs Box

Distance and Clinch game

KO Power vs KO Power

 

Prediction: 

Escobar by 2nd round TKO

 
 

Light Heavyweight bout

Lighty LightHeavyweight (4-0-0) vs Rex Butt (3-0-0)

 

The former light heavyweight champion of the island org IFC has now come to IXF! He will be facing Rex Butt who has dominated the QFC in his recent matches scoring 3 quick TKOs in the first round. Both fighters are currently among the top 10 light heavyweights in the island and ranked 4th and 6th in IXF rankings despite the very tough competition within this division. A win in this one will significantly boost their rankings and might give them a shot at the title which will either be held by Capri or Knuckles (a very exciting match also).  

 

Expect a great KO Power showdown between these two which will most likely end in a TKO finish. Skill wise, both fighters have the same nature of fighting style but with different levels of masteries in each discipline. Butt has better boxing while Lighty has better MT and wresting. In my opinion, this will solely depend on striking and who wins the clinch game.

 

Key Areas:

KO Power vs KO Power

Clinch game

Strength and chin battle

 

Prediction: 

Lighty by 2nd round TKO

 

 

MAIN EVENT

 

IXF Heavyweight Title

Drake Fury(7-0-0) vs Akamu Kalani (3-2-0)

 

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And now for the main event of the night! We present to you the unbeatable submission master Drake Fury! Match by match he completely shows no mercy in the ground where all his wins came from. He won the title last IXF 8 against Lono and now he faces a new challenger for his first title defense. Kalani is ranked 5th among heavyweights in IXF. This will be the first time that Kalani will face a ground specialist and it surely is a deadly one. However, Kalani's outstanding KO power can possibly break through Fury's chin given that he's KO'd Roller (who has granite chin btw) in his previous match in just over a minute. The question here is: "Can he stay on his feet? Can he survive in the ground for a standup?"

 

Nonetheless, this is still gonna be a great match fought between fighters of different styles. Stay tuned!

 

Key Areas:

Ground vs Standup

TD vs Clinch

Fury's chin vs Kalani's KO power

 

 

Prediction: 

Fury by 1st round submission


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:26 AM

IXF 13

 

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And now for another dose of IXF! We present to you a double title fight night! We headline two great title fights. Lesnar faces Kalawaia for the Super heavyweight title. Knuckles faces Capri for the light heavyweight title! What are you waiting for? Am I the only one excited here? Island MMA has been the best here in IXF. See you!

 

PRELIMS

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Val Ewe (0-2-0) vs Lauro Turturro (1-0-0)

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Bryan Schaub (1-0-0) vs Android Twenty Two (1-2-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Hans Baier (2-1-0) vs Alisson Becker (1-1-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Tyson Dyson (4-1-0)  vs Ernesto Carvallo (1-0-0)

 

Super Heavyweight bout

Raphael The Ninja Turtle (2-2-0) vs George Fredericks (2-0-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Gabriel Azevedo Souza (2-0-0) vs Ryo Tanaka (2-0-0)

 

Heavyweight bout

Barry Zuckerkorn (3-1-0) vs Rene Duchene (2-0-0)

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Little Tony (3-2-0) vs Sum Ting Wong (5-1-0)

 
 

 

CO-MAIN EVENT

 

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For the first title match of the night, we will tackle on the two undefeated warriors Kalawaia and Lesnar. Kalawaia was the Super Heavyweight champ of IFC and now he takes his talents to IXF. Lesnar has made a good start in his career with 3 wins, 2 coming from IXF. Kalawaia is an absolute beast with 5 TKO wins. All of which are because of his balanced standup and ground game. He KO'd even granite chins and took down different fighters too while punishing them with some GnP. On the other hand Lesnar is a pure ground fighter with great wresting and BJJ skills. His smart play to take the opponent down has given him the edge in all of his fights. Kalawaia might be his toughest opponent so far though.

 

Key Areas:

KO Power and Chin (both fighter)

Will Lesnar take Kalawaia down?

Or.. Who gets the takedown?

 

Prediction: 

Kalawaia by 2nd round TKO

 

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And now for the match we have all been waiting for. This is probably one of the best Island fights up-to-date! Capri is currently ranked 2nd P4P and Knuckles is ranked 4th. Arguably the best light heavyweights in IXF right now. Now, these unbeatable beasts go head to head to be the first ever IXF light heavyweight champ! Knockout power is no doubt a key here given that both fighters have proven to be monsters with their punches.  They have destroyed merely every opponent they faced, none of which ever reaching the judge's scorecard. However, we still don't know who has enough chin to face the other. We'll see by then

 

Skill wise, no evident advantage here because Capri has MT while Knuckles has boxing. No matter what the results are, I personally want a rematch right away, no doubt.

 

Will Capri go on for 7th straight or Knuckles for 6th straight?

 

Will they reach the scorecards?

 

Will Knuckles maintain his 1st round KO streak?

 

Will you be there to see it? Of course yes! 

 

Key Areas:

KO Power vs KO Power

Who has the better chin

Who has the better standup tactics

Clinch game

 

Prediction: 

Knuckles by 2nd round TKO


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:24 AM

It’s been 5 months since the NYFN owner Bjorn O’Donnel came up with the ultimate creation tourney ever. A tournament where the legends battle other legends, and when I say legends, I mean top 10 (current or former) managers in MMATycoon! Now how big is that? You gotta answer your own question there mate!

 

Despite this amazing journey, we have now come to the end of the road. The match where it matters most. We present to you

 

NYFN LEGENDS TOURNAMENT: FINAL

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We started with 20 fighters. Some legends went on with multiple testing trying to get the best fighter they could (If I’m not mistaken the learning speed was bad at this point in time). Some went on with bravery and entered without bothering to test them. Regardless, everyone expected an A game here. Finally, when it’s all been set, all fighters were confirmed and grouped in 2 divisions.

 

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Each fighter battled their best for 9 rounds, trying to edge the other. Fun fact! Up until round 4, all fights in the tourney had ended with a finish. Yes sir... that’s how competitive it was. Up until the end, it was good competition. The top 4 fighters held on to their respective positions around round 6 / 7 of the tournament and never let go. David Brent and Billy Arseworth solidified their position around the 8th round. The fighters to proceed from Pool 2 were only decided until the final elimination round where Marky Mark and Blake Phoenix made it.

 

To everyone who has been following this tourney, it has been one hell of a ride and will surely go down to MMA Tycoon history. A lot of fighters aspired to reach the top but now only two fighters remain. One of which is about to be crowned the Legends Tournament Champion this coming April 1.

 

 

Before I proceed to the fighter breakdown, let’s not forget the brains behind the success of the finalists. These fighters would not have been here if not for them. Managers Marky Mark (Currently ranked 19, former Number 1) and David Brent (Currently ranked 2, also former Number 1).

 
 
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Here they are guys, the top 2 managers of this tournament. They absolutely performed their best and proved that they can be the best of the best. Marky’s got an outstanding historical record at 1132-702  with more than 1800 matches! Now that’s what we call a veteran. David Brent isn’t backing down either with his 271-81 W-L record (around 75%) makes him an absolute beast.


Taking a look back at the former encounters of these two, they actually have faced each other for three times now.

 
 
 
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David Brent leads their head-to-head 2-1. Their first encounter was a battle between Fakiiri and Sackett in the CFC 397 headliner. Sackett was Brent’s recent acquisition and Fakiiri was dominating Destiny back then. Sackett won by decision and became CFC champion thereafter.


Almost a year after, they faced each other again in CEC 533. Marky’s fighter Partio won by majority decision in 3 rounds. Partio later on ventured into other organizations while Durden continued on to make a run in the CEC.


Their third and most recent encounter was in GAMMA 661. This one was quite interesting because Marky was managing Brent’s former fighter Citizen. In the main event of GAMMA 661, Keenan got the judge’s nod after 5 great rounds of MMA. Citizen’s career is on a bit of a downfall but can still make it back at his age while Keenan is on a roll reaching top 3 P4P and currently ranked 15 P4P (2nd among featherweights).


Now they meet again, at the most prestigious creation tournament final ever. It’s the 4th episode of Marky Mark vs David Brent.

 
 
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In the Semifinals, it was a night of vengeance. Marky Mark defeated the only guy to defeat him in this tourney which was way back in the first round, Blake Phoenix. Mark showcased a dominant performance all throughout earning him the judges’ nod.

 

Brent on the other hand defeated Billy Arseworth, the man who defeated him in round 7. This time, Brent won via first round KO victory in just 12 strikes! His power was just too much for Arseworth.

 

As the tourney progressed, these guys proved to be the best fighters in each of their respective groups. Now, they are to face each other for the first time.

 

Taking a look at their skillset, no one is the obvious winner here. Mark is obviously the better boxer and has a slight advantage in wrestling but Brent has significantly better muay thai. Also, each fighter is equipped with spectacular striking skills together with tremendous KO power which can be a pain to any fighter’s chin. They each have 8 TKOs up their sleeve, and a number of them came from opponents with good chins. With the right strategy and timing, anyone could go home via with a knockout in this one.

 

Another key here is Mark’s height, he does have the reach advantage but given Brent’s overall standup advantage he may or may not outstrike Mark once he closes the gap. In their past fights, both fighters have shown they could also fight in the clinch but we wouldn’t know who is the better clinch fighter as of now.

 

 

 

 

They’ve got about a week to train and a lot could still change. A winner today might go home a loser in April 1.

 

Will Marky Mark call it quits with 2-2 or will David Brent make a statement with 3-1

 

Sadly, with a victor comes a loser and the end to this awesome tournament. A tournament which will surely be remembered.

 

 

 

Personal prediction: Marky Mark by unanimous decision

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 12:05 PM

IXF 14

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Last week was one hell of title weekend. We have crowned two new champs! The KO beasts Ugandan Knuckles at 205 and Mark Lesnar at 265+. Fury retains his submission spree and is currently at 8 right now after submitting Kalani in his first title defense.  This Saturday we give you another set of great MMA matches featuring the first title defense of heavy handed lightweight champ Ruben Nevez as he faces the submission specialist Jeff Bennington. Surely won't miss this one! 

 

 

PRELIMS

 

Lightweight bout

Daniel Mulholland (0-1-0) vs CM Yaj (0-1-0)

 

Lightweight bout

 Antoni Gniewko (1-2-0) vs Ben Seimens (0-1-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Shiba Chiharu (1-0-0) vs Dom Mal (0-1-0)

 

Light Heavyweight bout

Johnny Truth (4-0-0)  vs Timothy Mcgrady (2-2-0)

 

Light Heavyweight bout

LeRoy Brown (2-1-0) vs Rod Hurricane (2-2-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Tommy Doyle (3-1-0) vs Raphael Lima (4-1-0)

 

Middleweight bout

Saffron Xanthous (3-0-0) vs Braxxton Triggs (2-0-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Calvin Klein (3-0-0) vs Hwai Ja (5-1-0)

 

 

 

HEADLINER

 

Light Heavyweight bout

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Laranja has 3 straight wins by sub in his IXF run. He’s managed to submit his 3 opponents all in the first round. He is about to face a KO beast in Edgar Boon, who won 3 fights in under a minute via TKO. Boon now holds a 2-1 record in IXF and he needs this one if he wants to get a shot at Ugandan Knuckles again. Laranja often takes down his opponent in the clinch. Boon on the other hand blasts his opponent from distance, KO’ing them in an instant.  

 

Key Areas:

 

Clinchwork

Laranja’s chin is going to be tested

How will Boon defend the takedowns

 

Prediction: 

Laranja by 1st round submission

 

 

IXF Lightweight Title

 

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This showdown will be a showdown of the undefeated. Here in IXF, a streak is always bound to end. This time, undefeated KO beast and reigning lightweight champ Nevez will take on the challenger Bennington who has 4 straight wins by submission, all in the first round. With their respective skillset, they have never failed to outmatch their opponents so far. Nevez has boxing and wrestling as his aresnals while Bennington has wrestling and a BJJ brown belt.

 

Nevez’s longest match so far is a 2nd round TKO win. The other four lasted in under 34 seconds! Those god damn hands are scary. Despite being a lightweight, his display of power is tremendous.

 

 

Key Areas:

Striker vs Ground fighter

KO vs Sub

Will Bennington get the TD?

Will Nevez survive the ground?

 

Prediction: 

 Nevez via 1st round TKO

 


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 01:37 AM

IXF 15

 

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This Sunday, we bring to you yet another weekend special. We headline two big title fights. Mike Hunt takes on the IXF Middleweight champ Greg Bundy. Also, Honda Housey will get a shot at the IXF Welterweight belt as he faces the champion Kazuma Onodera.  Not only that, the fight card is filled with interesting matchups in the upper divisions. Venator fights again after losing the belt. Lono will need to climb back up to take vengeance against Fury. Don’t miss it guys!

 

FIGHT CARD

 

Middleweight bout

Afhak Asadi (0-0-0) vs Mark Henderson (1-2-0)

 

Middleweight bout

 Colten Bronsten (1-0-0) vs Mamadou Williams (1-2-0)

 

Welterweight bout

Rebel Son (1-0-0) vs Tuccio Turturro (1-0-0)

 

Middleweight bout

Jonnhy Eight (2-2-0)  vs Iwo Yaj (1-0-0)

 

Heavyweight bout

UberThor Hammerfall (4-2-0) vs Johnny Colt (2-1-0)

 

Middleweight bout

Rob Hammond (3-1-0) vs Middle Weight (3-2-0)

 

Welterweight bout

Venari Venator (4-1-0) vs Steve McQueen (2-2-0)

 

Lightweight bout

Oro Lono (3-1-0) vs Chris Cornell (4-1-0)

 

CO-MAIN EVENT

 

IXF Welterweight Title

 

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Onodera was released by his previous manager after a loss in IXF 3. He was acquired by his new manager and since then has risen back up the island rankings. He is currently ranked 3 P4P in the island and he plans to continue his submission spree.

 

 

In his last match, the champion Onodera proved critics and the former champ Venator that he is no joke. He is here to conquer the island with his ground game. As the reigning welterweight champ, he’s to defend his title for the first time against a fellow ground fighter Honda Housey.

 

 

Housey is currently undefeated with 4 straight wins, 3 of which by TKO. Housey’s most remarkable performance was his recent win against Brent Stoner. He landed all GnPs thrown in the ground, striking through Stoner’s chin.

 

 

This will be a KO vs Sub fight between two ground fighters. Great fight ahead.

 

 

Key Areas:

 

 

Onodera’s Chin

 

KO power vs Sub

 

Who gets position?

 

 

Prediction: 

 

 

Onodera by 2nd round submission

 

 

 

 

 

IXF Middleweight Title

 

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After a Greg Bundy’s loss in his MMA debut, he’s been unstoppable. He’s found his game so far and has knocked out 4 opponents in at most 2 rounds. He’s been displaying a great use of his KO power, striking and clinchwork. Top it off with his granite chin, he is gonna be a difficult opponent if the fight remains on their feet. He gets to defend his title for the first time after being crowned the first IXF Middleweight champ back in IXF 11 when he defeated Alequin.

 

 

The challenger Mike Hunt is a fighter with a similar fighting style with Bundy. With Muay Thai and wrestling, he gets the TKOs, 3 of which ending in the first round. He’s been on a roll and after only 1 fight in IXF he automatically gets a shot at the belt. Bundy might have the best chin in Hunt’s opponent so far so let’s see if he gets the TKO this time.

 

 

Skill wise, no clear advantage given that they have similar fighting style. Bundy is more leaned towards wrestling while Hunt is more leaned towards Muay Thai. I’ll be expecting a TKO in around 2 rounds.

 

 

 

 

Key Areas:

 

Striking and Clinchwork

 

KO Power

 

Whose chin is better?

 

 

Prediction: 

 Bundy via 2nd round TKO

 


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:32 AM

ASPIRE SWANSONG TOURNAMENT

ROUND 1

 

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After a long haul, Aspire is now on it's grand exit working on a tournament as its finale. A group of 8 talented superstars battle each other for the crown. 


In the first round, fighters battled a KT match in a cage for three 5 minute rounds. Since Kevin Hart has not accepted his contract Kotetsu Yamamoto will win his first round matchup by default advancing to the grappling round.

 

As expected, competition was very intense. Trivia: this is the first KT match of each participant. Let's see how they played it out.

 

Also, all the other matches ended in a decision victory.

 

Match 1

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Built and Sackett are well known in the league because of their championship caliber skills. Built is the reigning OFC featherweight champ (ranked 88 P4P) while Sackett is the  reigning Syn lightweight champ (ranked 9 P4P). Mordecai was the favorite given that he has more matches, 20 of which are title matches he won. Built didn't back down and fought according to his plan.

 

The outstanding fighters went all out in a 3 round thriller. It was a very tightly contested match between these two. Their striking skills and defensive technique are almost on par with each other, which was evident in their performance. What came through here was the clinch maneuvers by Built earning him the much needed points for the decision.

 

They used a variety of strikes in order to mix up their opponents, both throwing a total of around 100 strikes each. In the end, it was very hard to decide but 1 judge oddly scored the 2nd and 3rd rounds to Sackett as opposed to the other 2 judges. Built won 2 of the 3 judges earning him the split decision win.

 

Winner: Maui Built via Split Decision

 

 

 

Match 2

 

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Former Pulse and PFC champion Brixton (ranked 50 among featherweights) took on former Ascension and Generation champ Brophy.

 

The Brophy and Brixton matchup was getting hyped up as they have a heated exchange before the fight. When they finally had the chance to prove themselves in the cage, it was Brophy who got the win. Both fighters are almost identical in primaries and basically the key was their respective strategies. Their chins are very reliable, both fighters never have been TKO'd in a match, most likely the reason why it ended in a decision win. 

 

Brophy was very aggressive in striking, with about 3 times more strikes thrown and landed compared to Brixton. His aggressive strategy gave him the clear upper hand all throughout the match. Brophy maintained control of the match despite suffering a cut mid game. In the end, he earned the judges' 3 votes 30-27.

 

Winner: Brophy via Unanimous Decision

 

Match 3

 

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For the third match, Bruyne the former NEX and Legacy champion who's been crossing weight classes with no problem faces former DUEL champion Puno. Bruyne has more experience in fighting given that he has 51 matches already compared to Puno who only has 1/3 of his total fights. 

 

Despite that, the two fighters still put on a good show, showcasing tremendous striking skills. Like other remarkable fighters, they hardly get KO'd and they have good defense skills.

 

In the match, Bruyne turned out to be very aggressive, landing a whole lot of strikes but Puno still got away with the win because of 2 knockdowns, tremendous power right there!

 

Maybe it was too much aggression for Bruyne? Possibly it was what Puno planned all along.

 

Winner: Puno via Unanimous Decision

 

 

 

As expected, no one got KO'd and it was a showdown of the better technique.

 

Next round will be grappling so prepare for some ground maneuvering skills later on. 

 

That's all for the first round of the tourney.  

 

Next up, Brophy will be facing Built while Yamamoto will face Puno. Winner advances to the final round.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:01 PM

GAMMA: April Part 2 by James Isaac Abraham

 

GAMMA #702
Superheavyweight Bout
Hennan Hoyce vs Brandon Simmons
 
Both fighters have fallen in the hands of the reigning champ Bubba Gumption. As they look to climb back up the top of the rankings and get another shot, a win in this one would give them a boost for the contender spot. A must win for both fighters.
 
The first round was a feast. Simmons was more cautious in his striking, landing shots with greater accuracy through counters while Hoyce was the opposite, who was looking to land multiple shots despite missing more than half of his thrown punches.
 
Just before the 3rd minute, Simmons’ strategy seems to have started to pay off and almost knocked Hoyce out. However, Hoyce quickly retaliates and unleashed his inner beast knocking down Simmons in an instant. When Simmons lost control it was a barrage of heavy punches and Hoyce got the W.
 
Winner: Hennan Hoyce by 1st round TKO
 
 
 
Featherweight Title
Gareth Keenan vs Jiri Sayonara
After his successful revenge match against Mirowski, Keenan is right back in the championship game. He successfully defended his title against Sayonara using his well rounded striking game. The champion showed his technique and control of the match, defending a total of 11 takedown attempts, thrown over 200 strikes and around 100 strikes landed. Sayonara was no easy opponent but overall, this was Keenan’s match from the get go. 
 
This win pushed Keenan back to rank 12 P4P, and 2nd among all featherweights.
 
Winner: Gareth Keenan retains title by Unanimous Decision
 
 
 
GAMMA #703
Superheavyweight Title
Bubba Gumption vs Gerbert Bryant
 
One of the most interesting rivalries in GAMMA heavyweights is back. Reigning champ and number 1 Superheavyweight Bubba Gumption faced the veteran and former GAMMA Superheavyweight champion Gerbert Bryant, marking the 4th time they faced in GAMMA. The head-to-head before the match was 2-1 in favor of Bryant. 
 
Bryant dominated the first round as soon as he successfully took down the champ to the mat. In the 2nd round, it was Gumption’s turn to retaliate. Before Bryant even got a TD attempt, Gumption was landing the strikes effectively with high accuracy. Bryant has only been knocked out 4 times in his career before this match but Gumption’s power was too much for him. The sequence of a hook and an uppercut by Gumption was the end of Bryant. 
 
Gumption proved that he is indeed a champ as he equalized the series against Bryant. This win is now his 5th successful defense in his current title run (all ended via KO, 4 of which in the first round). Bryant will need to get a win soon as he lost his form in his recent matches with a record of 5-5 in his last 10 matches, sliding down to rank 100 P4P and 4th among Superheavyweights.
 
Winner: Bubba Gumption retains title by 2nd round KO
 
 
 
GAMMA #704
Light Heavyweight Superfight
Menace Defoe (GAMMA) vs Benjamin BK (OFC)
 
OFC reigning LHW champ Benjamin BK was invited to our very own GAMMA #704 to face one of the best LHWs in history. Long running champ and future hall of famer Defoe welcomes the OFC champ in his home turf with extreme dominance, outclassing BK in almost every aspect of the match.
 
Defoe destroyed the OFC champ. With around 3 times more strikes landed, BK was barely holding on since the second round and Defoe was very accurate with his strikes. He defended all 11 takedown attempts and his use of the clinch was also superb. The match ended in the 5th via TKO with BK getting knocked down 4 times along the way. Despite that, he still put on a good fight. We witnessed a true fighter and champion in Benjamin BK.
 
With this win, Defoe continues his feat, winning 12 of his past 13 matches. BK returns to OFC to defend his title on the 28th with no damn injury whatsoever (what a fighter).
 
Winner: Menace Defoe by 5th round TKO
 
 
 
Middleweight Title
Saul Goodman vs Ilya Mstislav Volkov
 
After the long rivalry between Shin and Volkov in the welterweight division, Volkov has decided to once again compete at the 185 division. His last middleweight match dates back to October 2015 and with no surprise, he faced the toughest middleweight in the world today, the reigning GAMMA Middleweight Champion. Goodman accepted the challenge, who was about to defend his belt for the 2nd time in his current title run. 
 
The champion Saul Goodman is known for his elite technique in striking while Volkov’s 60% KO rate may have a potential impact but Goodman was just too good all throughout. With more strikes thrown and landed, Goodman took control of the match since round 1. The champ won 4 out of 5 rounds, losing the close 3rd round to Volkov. Once again, Goodman wins by decision for the 23rd time and still has never been KO’d by any opponent.
 
This win marks Goodman’s 8th straight win and moved him back up to rank 2 P4P. Meanwhile, Volkov is currently unsigned and will probably re-sign in GAMMA or test the waters in another top level org.
 
Winner: Saul Goodman retains Middleweight Title by Unanimous Decision


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:07 PM

GAMMA: May part 1 by James Isaac Abraham

 

GAMMA#705

 

Lightweight Title

Randy Springs vs Ray Malenko

 

Two world class lightweights met each other for the first time in their careers. Before entering the match, both fighters were on a dominant win streak, Springs with 5 and Malenko with 6. This was a well earned title shot for the challenger Malenko, who when reunited his former manager Bobby Heyman rose the ranks in GAMMA Contenders and a 3 fight win streak in GAMMA before facing the defending champ Randy Springs.

 

The match was dominated by the champion. All throughout the 5 rounds, Springs was his usual self. Efficient striking, excellent defense and overall technique. Malenko did his best to bring it to the ground where he had a better chance but Springs knew that and prevented it from happening. Near the end of the 5th round, Malenko desperately tried to end it with a submission but still no good. Springs gets away with the scorecards.

 

Springs has been unstoppable since being acquired by manager David Brent. His only losses were only to Matthew Ridgeway who he then defeated in GAMMA#696 to reclaim the throne. His current run stands at 13-2 since January 2017 and currently ranked 1 in lightweights and 6 P4P.

 

Winner: Randy Springs retains Lightweight Title via Unanimous Decision

 

GAMMA#706

Featherweight Title

Gareth Keenan vs Karol Mirowski

 

In the third outing of this new found rivalry between Keenan and Mirowski, each fighter sought out to get the win over the other as they have each scored a match in their last 2 encounters. Both entering the match as top 5 featherweights, a good match was expected indeed.

 

This time, the story was different. Keenan was more aggressive while Mirowski was more of the defensive. Mirowski patiently waited for a big opening but Keenan took advantage of that gameplan. Keenan landed around 150 strikes while Mirowski had only around 20. He was very accurate with his striking making sure that he keeps control of the standup game. The strategy paid off as he circled Mirowski with various strikes to get the judge’s nod all 5 rounds.

 

This win keeps Keenan atop the featherweight rankings and back into the top 10 P4P while Mirowski slides out of the top 100. Losing 4 of his past 7 matches, Mirowski will need to get back in rhythm if he wants to get a shot again.

 

Winner: Gareth Keenan retains Featherweight Title via Unanimous Decision

 

GAMMA#707

Super Heavyweight bout

Hennan Hoyce vs Callum Pagnozzi

 

Entering the match as an underdog, Pagnozzi defeated the odds. Hoyce, ranked 30 P4P was en route to another KO win with his 100% KO win record.  Pagnozzi displayed great accuracy and defense partnered with his granite chin brought him into a favorable position, knocking the chin out of the older and former champ Hennan Hoyce. The big knockdown in the early minutes shook Hoyce’s composure and with 5 seconds left in the round, he just did not make the bell.

 

Pagnozzi gets a significant boost in rankings and few steps closer to the belt. He’ll probably be in the title scene sooner or later. Hoyce is now 2-3 in his last 5 matches and needs to pick it up to get another shot soon.

 

Winner: Callum Pagnozzi via 1st round TKO

 

GAMMA#708

Lightweight Title

Randy Springs vs Jeff Gower

 

In just 2 weeks after successfully defending his title against Malenko, Springs steps up to once again defend his title for the third time. This time, he faces a former champ in Jeff Gower. Jeff Gower is no stranger in the championship scene given his success in Ascension and his long career in UGD. After losing the belt to Fook Man, he took his talents to GAMMA and gets a title shot in his GAMMA debut.

 

With no surprise, it was a hell of a good match. At first glance you would’ve expected Springs to dominate in the match with his advantage in all disciplines but Gower surprised him. The match proceeded to be mainly a clinch showdown between both fighters. With more than 100 strikes thrown in the clinch, no fighter was backing down. In the end, it was a very close call to make and Gower went away with the W.

 

Winner: Jeff Gower wins Lightweight Title via Split Decision

 

Middleweight Title

Saul Goodman vs Hector Verama

 

The streaking Goodman with 8 straight wins faced the challenger Hector Verama with 4 straight wins, earning his spot at the title scene again. Verama’s fallen to Defoe twice in the 205 division and now moved down to 185 to eventually face the champ Goodman.

 

Almost evenly matched in standup skills, it was indeed a great match and worthy of a main event. Both fighters traded blows with almost equivalent numbers and you wouldn’t who would win until the end of the bell. Nearing the end of the bell, Verama was on the verge of winning after scoring a big takedown. With his superior BJJ he could’ve submitted Goodman but the champ kept his guard and defended the subs successfully. After 5 great rounds, 3 judges had varying opinions with 47-48 48-48 and 48-47 giving the match a draw. Great match for both fighters. We can expect a rematch soon.

 

Result: Draw. Goodman retains Middleweight Title.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:23 AM

GAMMA: May Part 2 by James Isaac Abraham

 

GAMMA#709

Middleweight Bout

Razmig Grigorian vs Rupert Blasts

 

Grigorian has been on fire as of late. The former Daredevils MMA Middleweight Champion has never lost a fight since his first and only loss in his MMA debut. He’s now moved up to a bigger competition by joining GAMMA. In turn, he faced GAMMA veteran in Rupert Blasts who keeps running around the top 100-200 P4P, waiting for his shot at the title.

 

Grigorian’s KO power is devastating with 13 out of his 14 wins were finished by KO. Rupert’s chin was no joke but Grigorian managed to KO him in just 2 rounds. Grigorian’s efficient and deadly strikes got him the KO. Blasts got rocked in the first round and that may have affected the rest of the match.

 

With this, Grigorian breaks through the top 25 P4P. Great fighter and we must keep an eye on him.

 

Result: Grigorian by 2nd round TKO

 

Welterweight Superfight

Musta Laine (GAMMA) vs Euphegen Doubdtfire (CEC)

 

Another treat for us MMA fans as we get to witness a top level superfight in another GAMMA vs CEC superfight. GAMMA welterweight champ Musta Laine faced the reigning CEC featherweight and bantamweight champ Euphegen Doudbtfire. This is the first time that these future legends have faced each other.

 

We don’t always get a chance to see two well rounded fighters go against each other. In the match, Doubdtfire was more aggressive and accurate in striking all throughout, getting more strikes thrown and landed. Doubdtfire controlled the match with a balance of striking and ground tactics, giving him the judges’ nod. Another key factor right there was the clinch game which Euphegen won this time. Laine was the more aggressive ground fighter, with near sub attempts that just did not pull through. In the end, there is always a winner and Euphegen got the unanimous victory.

 

Doubdtfire stands tall at #2 P4P falling behind Kimbo while Laine will look to defend his title once again sooner or later.

 

Result: Doubdtfire by Unanimous Decision


 

GAMMA#710

 

Superheavyweight Title

Bubba Gumption vs Dustin Kruger

 

After a loss to the top P4P fighter Kimbo Slice, Gumption defended his title against the challenger Kruger. Kruger has been to different top level organizations and he has now landed in GAMMA looks to grab the belt against Gumption. With the surge in rankings, and defeating the former champ Gerbert Bryant, Kruger has earned his right to the title in just his 2nd match in GAMMA.

 

It was a very slow paced match as both fighters looked to get the best opportunity. The match was closely contested until Kruger got the finish. Round 1 was so close and most likely was won by Gumption despite being knocked down by Kruger. Gumption quickly retaliates and won the round instead. The second round was more of Kruger. The 3rd ended early in favor of Kruger after a wonderful knockdown and finish. Kruger’s head strikes played a huge role in this one as it broke through Gumption’s chin.

 

Kruger handed Gumption his 2nd straight loss, putting him down to #48 P4P. Kruger gets a significant boost to #16 P4P. I’d expect a rematch sooner or later.

 

Result: Kruger wins Super Heavyweight Title via 3rd round Submission (Strikes)

 

GAMMA#711

 

Middleweight Title

Saul Goodman vs Hector Verama

 

The most awaited rematch between these two great fighters have come so quickly. The match that ended via Draw needed to be done as soon as possible for closure.

 

As expected, it was another one hell of a good match. A close one too. Striking skills were evident for both fighters, and we could see that their chins are also hard as hell going through the full length of the match. Even I wouldn’t be sure who won that given that they were almost equal in the match. However, Goodman may have took some more points on his clinch attempts defended and his slightly more aggressive striking. Excellent cage control there by the champ. I bet it was really hard for the judges to decide but in the end, the champ got the nod.

 

Result: Goodman retains Middleweight Title via Split Decision


 

CEC 589

 

Light Heavyweight Superfight

Menace Defoe (GAMMA) vs Sergey Beznisko (CEC)

 

Another episode of the GAMMA vs CEC rivalry and in CEC 589 we featured GAMMA LHW champ Defoe going against CEC LHW champ Beznisko. Beznisko comes with a great win against Evil Nixon in the star studded event Supernova VIII and shortly after he faces a future legend in Menace Defoe. Both were ranked the top 2 LHW fighters in the world and an exciting match is surely in the books.

 

The match was going how Beznisko exactly wanted it to be. His great grappling and ground game gave him the edge and all he needed to do was time his clinch and TD attempts. All in all, Beznisko successfully took down Defoe 5 times, clinched Defoe 9 times, and had more strikes landed. Smart play by the CEC champ, defeating the legend Defoe.

 

.Beznisko’s 2 recent wins has boosted him way up, and is now back to #4 P4P. Defoe slides down to #17 P4P, garnering only his 5th loss at age 32. Both champs now head back to their home organizations to defend their respective titles. I’d want a rematch sooner or later between these two.

 

Result: Beznisko via Unanimous Decision

 


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:24 AM

GAMMA: June Part 1 by James Isaac Abraham

 

 

GAMMA#712

 

Featherweight Title

Gareth Keenan vs Tony Ramos

 

The challenger Tony Ramos gets his 2nd shot at the belt after falling to Randy Springs back in GAMMA#701 while Gareth Keenan keeps his good form with his 4th title defense. Ramos has better ground offense but Keenan was ready for it. He blocked most of the takedowns (Ramos had 3 out of 17 TDs), clinches (Ramos had 1 out of 12) and kept control in the ground.

 

The champ just showed his class right there with efficient striking and good defense. Great challenger in Ramos, but the champ outclassed him this time. Two judges scored 48-47 while the other scored a 50-46 sweep.

 

Result: Gareth Keenan retains Featherweight Title via Unanimous Decision

 

GAMMA#713

 

Light Heavyweight Title

Ghazi Okah vs Menace Defoe

 

A rematch from the new formed rivalry between the two. Okah gets another shot at the GAMMA veteran Defoe after winning 2 straight matches and earning his right to the belt. Defoe on the other hand returns from a superfight loss against the top ranked LHW Beznisko in CEC 589.

 

In their last outing, Defoe got the W in a closely contested showdown between the two. This time, it was Okah who was more aggressive and confident landing more strikes with higher efficiency. In the first 3 rounds, it was all Okah dominating and showing his class in offense and defense. However, Defoe evolved in rounds 4 and 5 trying to stage a comeback. A champ really never backs down. Defoe got the last 2 rounds but it wasn’t enough given that Okah had the early advantage. Great fight, new champion. I want a third match.

 

Result: Ghazi Okah wins Light Heavyweight Title via Unanimous Decision

 

Lightweight Title

Jeff Gower vs Ray Malenko

 

The former UGD champ wasted no time heading over to GAMMA and took over the belt immediately. Sitting on his new throne, he faces a former TWGC champ in Malenko.

 

The challenger Malenko is an excellent grappler and  obviously this would be his key weapon in the match. However, Gower was ready and he used his advantages to his strength. He dominated the standup game and was aggressive in the clinch. Malenko was not able to do anything at all in the ground because of Gower’s escapes and defense. Excellent display of class and technique by Gower. I expect him to have a good title run in GAMMA.

 

With this, Gower is now back into the top 10 P4P rankings while Malenko falls off the top 100. Let’s see if Malenko gets another shot soon.

 

Result: Jeff Gower retains Lightweight Title via Unanimous Decision

 

GAMMA#714

 

Super Heavyweight TItle

Dustin Kruger vs Callum Pagnozzi

 

When Bubba Gumption fell to Kruger in GAMMA#710, we knew this guy was the real deal. Another former UGD champ taking over right here in GAMMA. His first defense was against a veteran in Pagnozzi who won 4 straight prior to the match.

 

Pagnozzi’s strategy this time was to take it to the ground landing 3 good takedowns but Kruger escapes all of them easily. Kruger knew he would win the standup game and it was evident as he landed almost all of his strikes. All those strikes coming from Kruger was too much for Pagnozzi’s granite chin. The 29 year old champ Kruger kept coming and Pagnozzi couldn’t hold on early in the 2nd round.

 

Result: Dustin Kruger retains Super Heavyweight Title via 2nd round TKO

 

GAMMA#715

 

Middleweight Bout

Razmig Grigorian vs Yoshihiro Asai

 

In this bout, newcomer Razmig Grigorian (2nd fight in GAMMA) faces a long time GAMMA fighter in Yoshihiro Asai. Grigorian keeps rampaging through the rankings with 15 straight wins with his only loss way back in his debut match. At an early age of 25, he has climbed up to top 18 P4P. Such a promising young fighter. Asai on the other hand is still finding his way up the top of the rankings with ups and downs in his previous bouts. He looks to find his way up with a win against a higher ranked Grigorian.

 

In my opinion it was a closely contested match and in my opinion it was a battle to the end. Striking was almost on par and both fighters had good defense. Both fighters were breathing heavily in the 3rd but their determination to win was evident despite that. Epic match and I believe they are to face each other sometime soon.

 

In the end, Grigorian got the W with 2 judges scoring 30:27 while the other scored a draw. With this, Grigorian might have earned his shot at the title. This won’t be easy as the champ sitting on the throne is the future hall of famer Saul Goodman. Let’s see.

 

Result: Grigorian wins via Unanimous Decision

 

Welterweight Title

Musta Laine vs Tim Pierno

 

Two 34 year old veterans Laine and Pierno face each other again for the 3rd time. Their long running rivalry has finally come to a title match where it matters most. With 1-1 in their previous matches, a win here will settle this rivalry once and for all. In their first outing, Pierno had a quick submission win in the 1st round. The next match was a dominant win by Laine via Unanimous Decision.

 

This time, Laine was more aggressive with a whole lot more strikes landed. Laine was all over Pierno this time even taking Pierno down 3 times. Pierno kept trying to get good position in the ground and his 7 attempts were all blocked by Laine while landing a significant number of ground strikes. Laine showed how it is to be a champion, depriving the challenger Pierno of his first GAMMA title. It was a dominant win for the champ, all judges scoring 50:45. Pierno needs a win streak if he wants a fourth episode of their rivalry. Let’s see how he does.

 

Result: Musta Laine retains Welterweight Title via Unanimous Decision


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:43 AM

GAMMA: June Part 2

by James Isaac Abraham
 

GAMMA#716

 

Featherweight bout

Karol Mirowski vs Farboleus Ricard

 

For the co-main event of the night, we witnessed a possible contender spot at the 145 belt. The current 135 lbs champion Mirowski is on his way back to the 145 lbs title after losing it to the current champ Gareth Keenan (who by the way became a free agent after his manager’s retirement).

 

The match was a tightly contested one as both fighters have shown versatility in striking. Ricard was a bit more accurate but Mirowski had more strikes landed. Despite having 5 successful takedowns, Ricard was not able to capitalize with striking nor sub attempts given that Mirowski has excellent ground defense. Most of the takedowns came in the later parts of the round and some of which resulted in a referee standup.

 

This would’ve gone another way but 2 of 3 judges chose Mirowski. Great match!

 

Result: Mirowski wins via Split Decision

 

Middleweight Superfight

Saul Goodman vs Russel Tyrone Jones

 

Two of the top 3 middleweights clash in another episode of Synchronicity vs GAMMA superfights. In a battle of two champions, one shall prevail and Jones got it this time.

 

The match was full of close rounds, with a very close scorecard most of the time. It was very difficult to decide given that both fighters had great striking and both fighters were also aggressive. With more than 200 strikes for each competitor, the whole crowd was on fire! Jones had significantly more body punches but Goodman capitalized on leg striking. Despite the close rounds, a winner shall be chosen and the judges have selected Syn’s representative Jones with a win.

 

Sadly, the departure of Mr. David Brent resulted to the release of Saul Goodman. Hopefully the next manager keeps him in GAMMA and remains competitive until the end of his career. With this, Jones moves to the top 3 in P4P rankings while Goodman slides a bit to rank 19. I’d like to see another clash of these two soon.  

 

Result: Jones wins via Unanimous Decision

 

 

GAMMA#717

 

Lightweight Title

Jeff Gower vs Randy Springs

 

The new guy Jeff Gower has taken over! Right after his arrival in GAMMA he has dominated the division since! The main event featured a rematch between former long running champ Randy Springs and the recently crowned Jeff Gower.

 

It’s surprising that this match was no close call at all. Randy Springs usually gets to outmatch and outclass his opponents but in this one, Gower did. The closely contested round 1 went to the former champ Springs but the rest of the match was all Gower. Striking was no far matchup but Gower’s clinch game was monstrous. Gower dominated the match with his clinchwork, not allowing Springs to capitalize. From round 2 until the end, Gower owned the match and earned the well deserved decision win.

 

Gower now solidifies his claim to the throne, with his rival Randy Springs becoming a free agent, no one knows who will be the rival or will Gower be dethroned by Partio soon. Let’s see how the division goes.

 

Result: Gower retains Lightweight Title via Unanimous Decision


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