Ironman Fight Club - Official Thread
Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:14 AM
Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:45 PM
Iron Man Fight Club - Official Rankings (20th May 2018)
(Sponsored by IniTech Nutrition who stock both 160q Stamina Fuel and 160q Muscle Bulk along with their pioneering Chaos Energy 160q Recovery sup)
Lightweight (155lbs and under)
#1 (1) Abdel Mumu (8-1, W,W,W,W,W, 155lbs)
#2 (2) Uri Gellar (22-6, W,W,L,L,W, 158lbs)
#3 (3) Mister Island (12-6, L,W,W,W,L, 145lbs)
#4 (4) Gosha Lopez (7-2, W,W,W,L,L, 135lbs)
#5 (5) Jax Thomas (7-3, W,W,W,W,L, 169lbs)
#6 (6) Soul Shadow (8-4, W,L,W,W,W, 162lbs)
#7 (7) Johnny Walker (11-3, W,W,L,W,W, 170lbs)
#8 (8) Daniel Sainty (10-9, L,L,W,W,L, 150lbs)
#9 (9) Anton Touchard (8-2, L,W,W,W,W, 168lbs)
#10 (10) Feihck Tiote (7-3, W,L,W,L,W, 164lbs)
#11 (13) Evgeni Lomachenko (11-9, W,L,W,L,W, 152lbs)
#12 (11) Willie McCoy (8-4, L,W,W,W,W, 160lbs)
#13 (14) Tzwrtzos Peidis (7-4, W,L,L,L,W, 165lbs)
#14 (15) Gunter Schultz (10-3, W,W,L,W,W, 130lbs)
#15 (12) Maximilian Kirby (6-2, L,L,W,W,W, 165lbs)
Middleweight (155lbs to 205lbs)
#Champ (Ch) Ispa Murhaa (8-0, W,W,W,W,W, 194lbs)
#1 (1) Light Heavyweight (24-3, W,W,W,L,W, 220lbs)
#2 (2) Mew Choo (14-2, W,W,L,W,L, 191lbs)
#3 (5) Damien OQuinn (11-4, W,L,W,W,W,W, 216lbs)
#4 (6) Brooklyn Brawler (12-5, L,W,L,W,W, 190lbs)
#5 (4) Ribociclib Kisqali (10-3, L,W,W,L,L, 220lbs)
#6 (7) Jaxson Wilder (10-4, W,L,W,W,W, 205lbs)
#7 (8) Jon Ubereem (15-8, W,W,L,L,W, 218lbs)
#8 (11) Dennis Fisher (4-0, W,W,W,W, 207lbs)
#9 (10) Alexander Porto (12-8, W,W,W,L,L, 180lbs)
#10 (3) Roman Divac (10-2, L,L,W,W,W, 198lbs)
#11 (9) Sascha Koniezko (7-7, L,W,W,W,W, 185lbs)
#12 (12) Hen Nessy (5-1, W,W,W,L,W, 205lbs)
#13 (14) Steven Kennedy (10-11, W,L,L,L,L, 178lbs)
#14 (13) Manuel Lora (10-8, L,L,W,W,W,L, 180lbs)
#15 (15) Alex Stefanovic (6-3, W,W,L,W,W, 192lbs)
Heavyweight (205lbs and over)
#Champ (Ch) Super Heavyweight (22-3, W,W,W,W,W, 280lbs)
#1 (1) Grigori Rasputin (19-3, W,W,W,L,L, 241lbs)
#2 (2) Japa Koniu (9-3, W,W,L,L,W, 235lbs)
#3 (3) Naiki Nekele (12-4, W,W,W,W,W, 268lbs)
#4 (4) Schmorgen Biscuit (11-5, W,W,L,W,L, 222lbs)
#5 (5) Wild Turkey (9-3, W,W,L,L,W, 270lbs)
#6 (6) Iain Tower (10-1, L,W,W,W,W, 275lbs)
#7 (7) Big Murha (7-2, L,L,W,W,W, 219lbs)
#8 (8) Steve Butabi (9-4, L,L,W,L,W, 290lbs)
#9 (9) Android Seventeen (11-10, L,L,W,W,W, 280lbs)
#10 (10) Vladimir Impaler (9-4, L,L,W,W,W, 270lbs)
#11 (11) Greg Bell (9-11, W,L,L,W,L, 300lbs)
#12 (12) Hamish McTavish (8-5, W,L,L,W,W, 292lbs)
#13 (13) Urban Go Bucks (5-2, W,L,W,W,W, 255lbs)
#14 (14) Taz Bandichoo (8-9, L,W,W,L,L, 240lbs)
#15 (15) Hercules Fortier (6-2, L,W,L,W,W, 265lbs)
**Rankings are determined by hype/pop, p4p rank, win/loss record and a few company internal criteria. Rankings will typically be updated at the end of each week**
Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:51 AM
IFC Mid Week 28 Island vs Thomas
(May 23rd, 2018 - King Theatre - Los Angeles)
Fight 1 - Lightweight Division
(1-0, 145 lbs) Jack McDonald VS (0-2, 157 lbs) Randall “Black” Jackson
This fight will probably be one of the greatest opening fights in IFC history as both of these fighters are extremely talented and highly skilled fighters. McDonald comes from a TWGC background and at twenty two has earned himself a black belt and very well regarded wrestling skills to go with it. Jackson on the other hand is much more skilled than his 0-2 record would lead one to believe, because he last fought in September of last year. This will be the debut in the IFC for both of these fighters and should they have long careers in the organization, you can expect either one or both of these fighters to be headliners further along in their careers.
Fight 2 - Middleweight Division
(2-2, 185 lbs) Wrecking Ball VS (4-8, 185 lbs) Lord “God Of Destruction” Beerus
Ball versus Beerus is a fight between two of the stronger fighters who have yet to make it passed the fighters in the middle of the pack. Ball ran into Zaad, won, then lost to Average and finds himself defeating those he should beat and losing to those slightly at or above his own skill level. Beerus on the other hand has only one strength which has led to him being punished as having nothing, but jiu jitsu and no reliable way to use it as resulted in lackluster fights. However, with wrestling and jiu jitsu being Ball’s strengths he will be playing into Beerus’ only good skill making for an entertaining fight.
Fight 3 - Middleweight Division
(3-3, 220 lbs) Pacer “The Turnip” Dalton VS (3-3, 220 lbs) General Snus
Dalton has done reasonably well for himself since joining the IFC for his debut. He is an extremely capable wrestler who can take down just about any opponent he faces. However, he has had trouble against jiu jitsu artists as shown in his record with 2 of his three losses being via submission. However, his last loss was probably the most concerning as he did what he needed to do, getting his striker opponent to the ground, but he then proceeded to fail transitions repeatedly and do nothing else. If he can learn from the loss and change up his ground strategy he should get right back on track, rising through the division as he is a very good fighter.
Snus is another capable wrestler, however he has branched off into jiu jitsu almost equal to his wrestling capabilities, with some boxing thrown into the mix as well. This will be his first IFC fight, but he has fought a name some of you may know in the IFC in Durnin who is currently 2-0 in the IFC. If he can be as successful as Durnin was upon joining we may see Snus making it into the main card sooner rather than later.
This is a tough fight to predict, because of Dalton’s strategy in his last fight, however he has beaten a fighter similar to Snus in skill set previously and as such I’ll give Dalton the advantage coming in.
Fight 4 - Lightweight Division
(6-5, 152 lbs) Sirimongkol Niyotrong VS (4-2, 162 lbs) Al “The Butcher” Swearengen
Niyotrong had a very successful run somewhat recently up until he hit the upper tier of the rankings and came face to face with some of the top fighters outside of the rankings. His last fight against Entei came down to a decision and he will want to avoid that in this one as he faces The Butcher. The man from Thailand wants to make his homeland proud and using the martial art that they are known for.
Swearengen has fought only twice since joining the IFC, going 1-1 with his only loss coming against Bogard who was formerly in the power rankings. Now after a little over a month away from the octagon we get to see how he will recover from his difficult decision loss against an opponent also coming off of a tough decision loss.
This fight looks to be a very close one as each fighter has strengths to play on. Swearengen should have an advantage on the ground, while Niyotrong’s muay thai is strong enough to suppress Swearengen’s own skill. However, given the fact Niyotrong has defeated better jiu jitsu artists than Swearengen I give him then advantage for this fight.
Fight 5 - Lightweight Division
(3-1, 166 lbs) Tytus “No Neck” Aleksy VS (3-0, 155 lbs) Nando Vasquez
Aleksy has lost only one fight which was his debut against Krieg. He has now won three straight, gradually rising through the rankings with apparent ease. This 21 year old from Poland is one of the most skilled of the younger fighters so he is another that those in the power rankings have their eye on. While he has been rising slowly through the rankings he has the skills that enable him to do so and once he has built up experience he will almost assuredly be challenging for the top.
Vasquez was a very exciting acquisition for the IFC as his name is not just known in the IFC considering the fact that he is a TWGC world champion. Despite this fact, in his mma career he has three knockouts and zero submissions utilizing impressive striking that those in the TWGC never had to worry about. Normally one would expect the world champion grappler to rely on grappling even after switching to mma, but this fighter seems to be at a high level in all aspects making him a threat to anybody he goes against, because of the diversity his skill set allows him.
Both of these fighters are extremely high level in almost all aspects, and given the fact that both of their managers are currently ranked in the top 60 we can expect a high level strategy coming into the fight as well. Judging purely based on technique I’d have to give Aleksy the advantage coming in, but if Vasquez can make use of his superior jiu jitsu he definitely has a chance to win this fight.
Fight 6 - Middleweight Division
#12(5-1, 205 lbs) Hen Nessy VS #15(6-3, 192 lbs) Alex Stefanovic
You know its going to be an exciting night when the 12th and 15th ranked fighters face off in the undercard. Nessy has now fought twice within the IFC beating Mollen and Bogard via TKO and submission to earn himself the 12th seed in the middleweight division. He is one of the few fighters who is able to dominate both standing and on the ground with exceptional boxing and a black belt. Nessy will definitely not settle for the 12th spot as his eyes are on the prize around the champs waist. Anything short of the top will be a disappointment for a fighter like Nessy.
Stefanovic started his career with the IFC, going 3-2 before leaving for another organization where he served a 3 fight contract before returning. Upon returning he beat Gregor in the first round and is now poised at the 15th position to try and climb higher by going through the 12th ranked Nessy. He has an extremely high level of ability in muay thai and wrestling with only slightly worse boxing, but rather lackluster jiu jitsu. If he can shore up his jiu jitsu he will definitely rip through the ranking fighters with ease.
In a fight between a black belt and a blue belt one would expect the blue belt to lose, however this fight is not nearly so cut and dry. With Stefanovic’s level in muay thai its hard to say who will win, although due to the jiu jitsu advantage I think Nessy is the favorite going in.
Fight 7 - Lightweight Division
#13(7-4, 165 lbs) Tzwrtzos Peidis VS #14(10-3, 130 lbs) Gunter “Meat Hooks” Schultz
Many people who take a look at Peidis and see that he is only 2-3 in the IFC may wonder how exactly he has earned himself the 13th rank in arguably the toughest division in the organization. However, he has run through a gauntlet of tough opponents and while he has not come out on top against the very high ranked opponents he has beaten those trying to make their way into the rankings. As such he has played gatekeeper, stopping those not good enough for the rankings from getting onto rankings they don’t belong. However, this is not his goal, he does not want to stay in the bottom part of the rankings for long as he has the skill to take on those above them if he can just shore up his ground grappling game.
Schultz is exactly the opponent Peidis most fears. A man with the jiu jitsu to earn himself 9 submission victories in only 13 fights. Both of his fights in the IFC have been impressive shows where he has proven that despite being only two fights into his career in the IFC he belongs with the names at the top. A win here would have him climbing even higher and coming closer to facing the names synonymous with the IFC lightweight division.
This fight will most assuredly center around the wrestling of both of these fighters. With each fighter having equal wrestling skills, this fight will come down to who is physically superior as well as who can gameplan better around the takedown game. I believe that Schultz will come out on top merely, because it takes only one takedown for him to abuse Peidis’ very poor jiu jitsu game and as such Peidis will have to fight perfectly to win this fight.
Fight 8 - Heavyweight Division
(11-8, 270 lbs) Vincent Lemieux VS #10(9-4, 275 lbs) Vladimir “The Horizontal” Impaler
Until somewhat recently Lemieux’s name was one of those talked about with those at the top of heavyweight division. However, due to three straight losses his name fell out of the rankings and into obscurity. His win over Thot reset the scales and he is ready to try to once again make his way onto the power rankings with those he was previously side by side with.
Impaler had himself poised for a title shot with nothing in his way other than Rasputin. Just about every expert who predicted the fight thought he had it in the bag and would be the next person challenging the champion for the belt. Unfortunately for Impaler he found himself on the losing end and he slipped down in the rankings. He then followed that up with another loss to Tchusak in a fight he was not disfavored in and many were attributing the loss to his despondency over the missed title shot. Now we will get to find out if this fighter can finally recover and get himself back to where he needs to be to once again make a run at the top.
These fighters are almost equally skilled in every regard, which should make for a very interesting fight to watch. Impaler should be the favorite going in even with the questions over his mental state after losing two straight, but Lemieux is not a fighter to be underestimated and if Impaler takes it for granted he will find himself on a three fight losing streak wondering if his name will even be in the top 15.
Co-Main Event - Middleweight Division
#4(12-5, 190 lbs) Brooklyn Brawler VS #3(11-4, 210 lbs) Damien “Avalon D” OQuinn
Brawler found himself in the #1 contender fight opposite of Heavyweight the man who had control of the #1 contender spot basically since joining the IFC. Brawler found himself on the losing end of a tough 3 round fight eventually getting knocked out and losing his shot at a title fight. However, Brawler is not a man that will ever fail to get back up again after being knocked down and you can expect him to make a surging return in this fight as he takes on the third seed OQuinn and an exciting fight to see who remains in the top 5 of the middleweight division.
OQuinn has been very vocal about his desires for a title fight. Unfortunately for him he found himself stopped by Heavyweight just like almost everyone else who tried to rise into that #1 contender spot. Now he gets his shot at facing the man most recently shut down by heavyweight, or the rights to try and take away that #1 contender spot once again regardless of who holds the belt.
These fighters are almost dead even in terms of technique. If fights were determined merely by technique we could just call it a draw and walk away, however there is a lot more to this wonderful combative sport we all know and love. I have to give the edge to Brawler due to his sheer history as being someone at the top of the rankings throughout his career, knocking out some of the biggest names in the middleweight division.
Main Event - Lightweight Division
#3(12-6, 145 lbs) Mister Island VS #5(7-3, 170 lbs) Jax “Punch” Thomas
Island looked impressive coming into his title shot, winning his first three fights in the IFC, all against opponents in the power rankings and all via submission. Going into the fight everyone knew he would be Chugman’s biggest challenge yet and we were not disappointed as he was the first challenger able to go a full 5 rounds against the champ. Unfortunately he found himself on the losing side of the decision and must earn his way back up to the top of the division to try his hand once again at taking the belt.
When Island was taking his shot at the belt no one knew who Thomas was as he had yet to even debut in the organization. However, after his defeat of Lomachenko there wasn’t anyone in the lightweight division who didn’t know his name as he proved that he deserved a spot in the top 10 and eventually the top 5 of rankings. Now he gets to test himself against the greatest challenger ever to face the champ in what looks to be a great fight where he gets a preview to how exactly he may perform should he find himself in a title fight in the near future.
This fight hinges upon Island getting Thomas to the ground, because Thomas is by far the superior striker. However, surprisingly Thomas is the superior wrestler as well so if one looks at technique he should be the clear favorite and it will be on Island to prove that the third spot in the rankings should remain his despite this promising new fighter to the IFC.
Posted Today, 01:26 AM
IFC 52 Chugman vs Mumu
(May 26th, 2018 - Venice Beach - Los Angeles)
Fight 1 - Lightweight Division
(4-6, 142 lbs) “I Weigh” One Fortytwo VS (9-9, 153 lbs) Crack Head “Roks”
Opening up our night we have two fighters who have had mixed results, but have spent a majority (all of in Fortytwo’s case) of their careers in the IFC. While neither one of these fighters has established themselves as an upper tier fighter, they have not done so bad as to have an abysmal record. They are both still relatively young and only recently seen the fruits of their training start to come into being. This should make for an interesting fight as both fighters try and start off the night with a bang.
Fight 2 - Lightweight Division
(2-1, 142 lbs) Cahal Jefferson VS (3-2-1, 149 lbs) Ethan Sheehy
The fact that these two fighters are in the prelims for the night shows just how jampacked this night is with great fighters. Jefferson has only fought in the IFC so far in his mma career, but coming from KT roots he is a relatively experienced fighter for his age. Sheehy on the other hand started out in NJMMA, only leaving for the IFC recently with only one fight so far with the IFC organization, in which he defeated Aukhadov. This black belt has a relatively diverse skill set, but so far has primarily relied on his jiu jitsu to net himself victories. These two should put on a show for the fans to see with the biggest question mark being whether or not Jefferson can keep his feet or not.
Fight 3 - Middleweight Division
(7-11, 210 lbs) James “The Nervous” Gregor VS (3-2, 191 lbs) Vincenzo Hall
Gregor is a much better fighter than his record would have you believe. His manager prioritized gaining experience over a fluffy good looking record and this has molded him into the surging fighter that he is. He beat two of the stronger fighters outside of the power rankings in a row, but then lost to Stefanovic in a fight where the winner made his way into the top 15. While he may have missed this particular chance at the rankings with his skill set it seems inevitable that he will eventually make his way on the power rankings.
Hall only recently made his IFC debut with a victory over Mason and is now on a three fight win streak. He has showed dominance through the use of sensational wrestling and decent stand up as well. While he hasn’t made much of a name for himself in the IFC yet, beating Gregor would go far in proving he belongs with those at the top.
Gregor will have his work cut out in this one as he will have to stuff takedown attempt after takedown attempt by Hall in order to seize the advantage. However, I believe he is up to the task and expect him to manage a victory albeit in a very close fight.
Fight 4 - Middleweight Division
(7-4, 175 lbs) Duc Minh “Ram” Pham VS (3-0, 199 lbs) Da Hee Tong
Pham’s win in his last bout against Ragnar was shocking to those who predicted the outcome of the fight. However, he came out of it with a first round knockout and a lot of respect from everyone in the IFC. Beating someone thought of as a future contender naturally raises expectations on yourself and now we get to see if Pham can continue with a victory over another high level opponent, this one from a different organization.
Tong comes to the IFC after an undefeated 3 fight stint in the AFC. He has shown diversity in how he wins which makes him a tough fighter to gameplan against as you never know whether his jiu jitsu or his muay thai will be his weapon of choice. This fight should establish just how strong he actually is and give him a place within the power structure of the IFC middleweight division.
Pham should have the advantage in this one, because of his advantage in the clinch, however Tong’s jiu jitsu could tip the advantage in his favor so this fight is far from a set result.
Fight 5 - Lightweight Division
(9-5-2, 155 lbs) Harry Entei VS (5-7, 165 lbs) Kung Le
Entei has been on the cusp of pushing his way onto the power rankings since joining the IFC. He has beaten Xavier and Niyotrong both fighters considered near the top of the lightweight division and only his loss against Lopez is keeping him from actually making his way onto said rankings. His muay thai is some of the strongest in the IFC and his wrestling is not much worse, making it very difficult to push any kind of advantage against him.
Le will have his hands full trying to do so. However, he has started fresh recently with a new manager and managed to win his first fight since dropping the last manager. Another victory would put him at 3-3 since joining the IFC and would cap off a three fight win streak showing a complete reversal of his previous fight history.
In order for Entei to halt Le’s momentum he will have to rely heavily on his muay thai as his opponent’s jiu jitsu makes wrestling a risky proposition. However, its hard to bet against Entei considering his fights since joining the IFC and I expect him to make another strong case for himself to be put on the power rankings.
Fight 6 - Middleweight Division
#9(12-8, 180 lbs) Alexander Porto VS (9-3, 207 lbs) Kamden “The Situation” Jackson
Porto is on a tear recently with three straight victories over strong opponents and has managed to make his way into the top 10 of the middleweight division. Many thought there was little left for this 29 year old, but this most recent win streak has shown he has a lot left in the tank and apparently, the skills to go with it as well. While he doesn’t appear to be the best technique wise, something has resulted in him winning consistently again and anyone who ends up against him will need to figure out what exactly is going on with this fight.
Jackson’s debut against Arial was a showcase of why Jackson is the #1 p4p grappler at his weight and the reigning champion in the twgc. The slam that knocked his opponent out was so powerful many were worried his opponent may never walk again. Now, he finds himself going up against the ninth ranked fight in the IFC and a chance to prove that his grappling skills are good enough to carry him into the power rankings of an mma organization.
Porto looks like the clear favorite in this fight, however Jackson didn’t get the grappling belt through dumb luck so this should prove to be a very interesting fight.
Fight 7 - Heavyweight Division
#4(11-5, 230 lbs) Schmorgen Biscuit VS #7(7-2, 233 lbs) Big Murha
Biscuit is one of the most technically well rounded fighters in the IFC. This shows in his spot at fourth in the rankings as he has beaten Couture and Bell to get there, although other top fighters losing is a big part of what helped him climb in the rankings. Now he finds himself up against a slumping ex champ in Murha and the chance to prove that he has what it takes to beat the man who used to have the belt around his waist.
Murha has been slumping as of late, losing his belt to Tower and then losing the follow up fight to Turkey. However, Murha is still an amazing fighter and even losing two in a row, he only dropped to 7th in the rankings. He is a proven contender and it is unlikely he will ever drop out of the power rankings of the IFC. Now he finds himself in the main card up against a fighter who has not yet proven himself against a fighter in the top 10 of the division, with a chance to show his opponent how harsh the top really is.
This fight should be an amazing fight to witness as one fighter has only recently fallen out of the top 5, while the other got into the top 5, but has yet to prove that he belongs there. Murha appears to have the advantage standing, but Biscuit has better jiu jitsu than his opponent and striking nearly on par with his opponent’s. Due to the fact Murha has proven himself against difficult opponents I give him the advantage against the unproven Biscuit.
Fight 8 - Middleweight Division
(12-4, 200 lbs) Dany Crosby VS (8-8, 180 lbs) Tommy “2 Times” DeVito
Crosby made his debut in the IFC against Porto and found himself on the losing end of a 3 round dirty boxing nightmare that found him flat on his back being saved by the ref. However, he is still one of the stronger strikers in the middleweight division and should not be underestimated by anyone. He has both the boxing and the wrestling to enable him to keep his feet and keep hitting the whole time there.
DeVito is making his debut in this fight and it will hinge upon his wrestling. DeVito has gradually been learning striking, however he still is completely reliant on his ground game and you can expect him to have to do so in this fight as well. During his time on the island he did decently even managing to earn himself a title shot. Unfortunately, he found himself on the losing end of the title fight and never quite on top of his class.
This fight will obviously hinge on whether or not Crosby can stuff DeVito’s takedown attempts. Which I believe he will be able to do, earning himself a much needed first victory in the IFC octagon and putting a damper on a new fighter’s appearance in the organization.
Co-Main Event - Heavyweight Division
#2(9-3, 235 lbs) Japa Koniu VS #5(9-3, 270 lbs) Wild Turkey
Koniu has been one of the top fighters in the IFC since joining the organization, eventually fighting his way to a title shot after the divisional split. While the fight didn’t go the way he wanted, he definitely made an impression on the fans in the IFC cemented his place in the IFC power rankings. However, his loss to Rasputin made many people question whether or not he was as strong as he appeared in his title shot. Rasputin has since went on to show that losing to him is not as bad as it appears as he is now getting a title shot of his own. Koniu definitely wants to get another shot at the championship belt no matter who holds it at the time and winning this fight would go a long way toward proving he deserves it.
Turkey has only had two fights since joining the IFC, but came in very highly regarded and instantly proved himself, beating Snapp another promising fighter making his debut with the organization. However, the real game changer for Turkey was beating former champion Big Murha in an exciting fight that went the distance and ultimately ended with Turkey as the winner.
The winner of this fight will ultimately set himself up for the next title fight so we can expect a very exciting match as each of these boxers tries to earn himself a spot in the next title fight. Due to his victory over Murha I would give Turkey the advantage in this fight, but it should be a very close fight.
Main Event - IFC Lightweight Championship Title Fight
(Champion)(15-2, 130 lbs) Klaus “The House” Chugman VS #1(8-1, 169 lbs) Abdel “Fur Coat” Mumu
Finally we make our way into the main event of the night as Klaus Chugman takes on Abdel Mumu in a five round title fight to decide who gets to be our lightweight champion.
Any person who doesn’t know who Chugman is hasn’t been around the IFC since the divisional split. He is now the only original champion from the split to retain his belt and has no defended it three times. His one dimensional fighting style would lead one to believe his run wouldn’t last, but he has won fight after fight against opponents with much more diverse fighting styles, some of which who also had equal jiu jitsu. This is not a champion to be trifled with and we can expect a great fight tonight as he takes on yet another challenger.
Mumu has been clamoring for a title fight since joining the IFC and in his fight against Shadow he showed that he had good reason for his cockiness. He left the WCI having never lost his belt there and now finds himself poised to take a different belt in another organization. If you were to ask him he has zero chance of losing this fight and this confidence has served him well so far in his career.
However, this time around he is meeting the long time champ Chugman and while his confidence is not unfounded he will surely be put to the test in this fight. Chugman didn’t look perfect in his last fight against Sainty, and while Mumu isn’t nearly as good at jiu jitsu as Sainty he is definitely equally as skilled making this a very fun fight with very to little way of knowing who will come out on top. However, the IFC has had Chugman as the champ for a while and you can’t bet against a man who has been the champion in the lightweight division since I took over the organization.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users