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#21 SixFootPenguin

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:39 AM

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:51 AM

Ironman Fight Club Mid Week 3 (2nd August 2017) - Post Fight Recap
 
If there's a better way to spend a dreary Wednesday evening then with some exciting Ironman Fight Club Mid Week action then I've not found it!
 
Tonight saw the return of Ricky "Big Tex" Hughes after losing his title to Steven "The Steamroller" Kennedy and what a return it was. Winning by KO in 1:57 of the 1st round and letting everyone know that "Big Tex" is back. 
 
An impressive victory for #5 ranked Daniel "The Unsanitary" Sainty taking out #3 ranked Eldar Tskhadaia and ending the Georgians undefeated record. Sainty now moves up to the #4 spot in the rankings and keeps his own winning streak going. 4 in a row and all by submission. Very Impressive. 
 
#10 ranked Greg "The Gronk" Bell also had an impressive showing against Mihail Medzy who was coming into the IFC an undefeated 4-0. Bell ended the fight in the 1st round with some vicious GnP around the two minute mark. Bell now moves up to #5 and has notch up 3 wins in a row. 
 
Two successful debuts tonight. David O'Conner with a fantastic 9 second KO over Vitor Belfort and Ken Shamrock with a very surprising submission win over Terje Warholm. Welcome to both fighters and congratulations on a great start with the IFC.
 
Ironman Fight Club will be back with a big event on Saturday where the IFC crown will be on the line

 

The following "of the night" awards are presented by IniTech Nutrition

 

FIght Of The Night goes to Andy Bogard vs. Jimbo Bradbrook

KO Of The Night goes to David OConnor

Sub Of The Night goes to Daniel Sainty

 

After today's event the Road to the Gold is currently looking a little like this 

 

#Champion (Ch) Steven Kennedy (4-1, 178lbs)

#1 (1) Mew Choo (4-0, 191lbs)

#2 (2) Ricky Hughes (6-1, 264lbs)

#3 (4) Tommy Walcott (4-0, 140lbs)

#4 (5) Daniel Sainty (4-2, 150lbs)

#5 (10) Greg Bell (3-2, 300lbs)

#6 (7) Wolfgang Lee Roth (3-1, 154lbs)

#7 (8) Delwyn Bains (3-2, 153lbs)

#8 (3) Eldar Tskhadaia (4-1, 243lbs)

#9 (6) Gin Kobra (3-2, 140lbs)

#10 (9) Serj Malakian (3-2, 185lbs)

 

 

Rankings are determined by hype/pop, p4p rank, win/loss record and a few company internal criteria. Rankings will can and will change frequently after each event


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#23 Cobra7

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:08 AM

I don't care who the champ is, it is on a trivial matter. Once I get my title shot I'm putting the belt where it rightfully belongs
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#24 SixFootPenguin

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:24 AM

With who? Most certainly not Ken Shamrock and Jack Dawson may be decent but those top contenders will eat him alive.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:52 AM

Shamrock& dawson are both ready to claim the top spot

Beerus is soon on the rise so champ be warned I'm taking the belt
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:09 PM

Ironman Fight Club X (5th August 2017 – The Underground, Los Angeles)

 

Thank you for joining us for another great Ironman Fight Club event. This one is sure to be the biggest so far 

 

Fight 1: Donald “Kkm” Drumpf (201lbs, 2-3) vs. Rony “The Showman” Johnson (185lbs, 0-2)

 

Kicking off the evening a man who will be making his final appearance for the IFC for now and perhaps from MMA completely? Donald Drumpf entered the IFC with an impressive record of 2-0 in QFC but since then has gone a disappointing 0-3. His opponent is youngster Rony “The Showman” Johnson. Johnson is still searching for his first career win having lost his IFC debut to wrestler Dream Panda. With Drumpfs motivation and future unknown it’s unclear how seriously he’s taking this final bout. Johnson will no doubt be looking to capitalise on a demoralized Drumpf but perhaps Donald is planning on going out in a blaze of glory? Whatever the case we wish Donald Drumpf all the best for the future.

 

Fight 2: Paul Michael Levesque (255lbs, 1-3) vs. Ibrahim “Zeus” Moizoos (279lbs, 1-2)

 

Paul Michael Levesque is another fighter who has had a disappointing start to his IFC journey so far. Dropping his last two fights against solid grapplers he will now get an opportunity to test himself aganst a pure boxer in Ibrahim Moizoos. Moizoos has a record of 1-2 and is coming into this fight off the back of submission loss in his last bout. Moizoos has a distinct advantage in the stand up and if he can somehow manage to keep it there he stands an excellent chance of winning. Levesque however does have a respectable level of boxing himself and possesses a mean take down that many have been unable to stop. Levesque will not want to drop to a third loss and will be coming in motivated. This will be a tough fight for the young Moizoos but if he is to reach his full potential these are the kinds of challenges that is going to have to overcome.

 

Fight 3: Akio Yamamoto (150lbs, 2-2) vs. Dream Panda (254lbs, 3-1)

 

Fellow countrymen Akio Yamamoto and Dream Panda are up next in what is largely expected to be a ground war. Yamamoto is a BJJ purple belt who also has a mediocre level of wrestling. In his last fight he best BJJ purple belt Jay Stevens catching him in a kimura just under the two minute mark. He’ll definitely need to rely on those submission skills here as he gives up over a hundred pounds to pure wrestler Dream Panda. Panda comes into this fight on a 2 fight win streak. He has an efficient but not particularly crowd pleasing wrestling style that usually involves taking his opponent down and controlling him on the mat. Panda has lost by submission before though so this is something he will need to be careful of against Yamamoto. If Yamamoto can deal with the size and strength of Dream Panda then he stands a very good chance of pulling out a victory here. 

 

Fight 4: Terry Bogard (179lbs, 0-0) vs. Giovani Gomes (168lbs, 0-0)

 

Next up, two fighters making their MMA debuts here tonight. Terry Bogard has been waiting to make his debut for quite a while now having been tied up previously to an organisation that never materialised. Predominantly a striker, Bogard had planned to get his start in KT but a change of heart finds him here tonight and he couldn’t have a more interesting opponent to test himself against. Giovanni Gomes is a BJJ brown from Rio de Janeiro who has come a long way to prove his capability. It’s a tough test for both fighters. Both will know roughly what to expect and will be able to prepare accordingly. A classic grappler verses striker match up.

 

Fight 5: Benjamim Santos (152lbs, 1-1) vs. En “Metal Priest” Esch (238lbs, 0-3)

 

Benjamin Santos is a recent signing with the IFC and is making his debut here tonight. His current record of 1-1 doesn’t give too much away but what we do know is that Santos mixes a boxing and wrestling base and likes to come forward on the feet looking for takedowns. His opponent, the man with most metal name in the game, En “Metal Priest” Esch is still searching for his first career win. With a record of 0-3, Esch has gone the distance twice and in his last bout suffered a submssion loss at the hands of BJJ fighter Dave Brooksbank. On paper Esch looks like he would have an advantage in the stand up but so far in three fights he is yet to throw a single strike outside of the clinch. Esch will need to mix it up a little here this time as Santos will no doubt have done his homework and know what to expect. Esch, although still young, could really do with a win here but if he insists on playing the clinch game really must find a way of making it count more. He will need to keep it on the feet and absorb Santos’ forward pressure all the while avoiding his takedowns. Santos will be keen to make a first impression here so this will be an exciting match up and a tough test for Esch.

 

Fight 6: Heath “Lizard Arms” Bace (300lbs, 1-2) vs. Naiki “The Drunken Finnish Demon” Nekele (265lbs, 2-2)

 

Ireland’s Heath “Lizard Arms” Bace has had a rough last couple of fights in the IFC with both ending via stoppage in the first round. His last, a TKO stoppage to current #1 ranked contender Mew Choo, ended in just 10 seconds. His opponent Naiki “The Drunken Finnish Demon” Nekele has a current record of 2-2 and has an interesting style that seems akin to Savate. Surprisingly agile for a Heavyweight, Nekele will be eager to bounce back from his last fight when he dropped a decision loss to current #4 ranked Tommy Walcott. Bace’s 300lbs will not give him much of an advantage here as Naiki is a natural Heavyweight himself. Bace has a decent advantage on the floor but hasn’t feared well against strikers so far. If he can find a way to force a take down and take Nekele out of his comfort zone then he has a decent chance of wining but if not Naiki will likely pick him apart with his relentless kick attacks. Naiki has made it as high as #10 in the org and a win here will no doubt put him back there or at least on the cusp.

 

Fight 7: Lenny “Fagan Blaster” Manelito (185lbs, 1-1) vs. Vic “Bonebreaker” Nikolai (185lbs, 3-3)

 

Lenny Manelito made his debut at IFC IIX and suffered a TKO loss to current #6 Gin Kobra. On this night he’ll get an opportunity to wipe the slate clean as he faces IFC veteran Vic “Bonebreaker” Nikolai. “The Bonebreaker” has had a decent run so far in his IFC tenure amassing a 2-2 record and a 3-3 record overall. With all his wins coming by the way of submission it’s obvious where he gets his name from. Manelito will have quite an advantage on the feet and must look to do the bulk of his damage from there. Although both fighters are blue belts in BJJ it’s Nikolai’s wrestling that is really the danger for Manelito on the ground. Perhaps Manelito could survive against Nikolai’s relentless ground assault but the smarter approach would definitely be to strike. This is sure to be an exciting fight and both fighters will be hungry for the win.

 

Fight 8: Damien “The Terror” Demento (185lbs, 1-0) vs. Steve Butabi (290lbs, 1-0)

 

Coming up to end of the evening we welcome Damien “The Terror” Demento to the IFC ranks. Hailing from Boston, USA he has a record of 1-0 and in his single TKO victory he showed a strong penchant for brutal ground and pound. His man looking to spoil the welcome party for Demento is Super-Heavyweight Steve Butabi. Butabi made an impressive entrance to the MMA world with a quick KO over Jamie Hudgens at IFC IX. Butabi is primarily a Muay Thai fighter but also has a respectable level of wrestling which he uses to his advantage in the clinch. With the type of styles these warriors employ it would surprise me greatly to see this fight decided by decision. Look for Demento to take the fight to the floor early and put Butabi through the meat grinder. In contrast look for Butabi to soften up Demento on the feet and wreak havoc in the clinch. Both fighters have the ability to take a punch and it’s almost guaranteed those chins will be tested at some point during this fight.

 

Co-Main Event: Klaus “The House” Chugman (130lbs, 4-1) vs. Evgeni Lomachenko (152lbs, 3-0)

 

In our co-main event of the evening, natural flyweight Klaus “The House” Chugman takes on IFC newcomer Evgeni Lomachenko. Since losing his mma debut to former #1 contender Serj Malakian, Chugman has gone on a tear. Amassing a four fight win streak all via submission, Chugman probably isn’t getting the recognition that he deserves in the division. His opponent tonight is undefeated Evgeni Lomachenko. Lomachenko is practically a mirror image of Chugman, physically and technically at least. Stylistically Lomachenko has preferred to adopt a more ground and pound orientated attack in contrast to Chugmans patient top heavy control game. With both fighters on impressive winning streaks, it’s likely a victory would put them right into the top ten rankings and getting into reach of title consideration.

 

Main Event (IFC Championship): Steven “The Steamroller” Kennedy (178lbs, 4-1) vs. Mew Choo (191lbs, 4-0)

 

Steven “The Steamroller” Kennedy must be getting sick and tired of constantly being doubted. When he fought Serj Malakian in a title eliminator fight he was widely considered the underdog. Then after he beat Malakian and earned the right to fight for the title against Ricky “Big Tex” Hughes the vast majority thought Hughes would run right through him. Now Kennedy is the champion and he still has something to prove. The man who he will defend his title from for the first time is undefeated Mew Choo. Mew Choo is 4-0 and has finished every single one of his opponents so far. A purple belt in BJJ and a capable submission fighter, it’s his wonderful boxing skills that make him truly dangerous in a fight. Having the confidence in his ground skills gives Choo the confidence come forward and not worry about being taken down. Kennedy much prefers to be on the ground where he can use his competent wrestling base and BJJ brown belt and wait for opportunities for subs but he also making improvements in his stand up and mixes up striking really well. This has worked for Kennedy and it’s what has got him to where he is now. After his last few fights it would be foolish to count him out again and a successful title defence here would go a long way to silencing the critics who believe his championship reign is a fluke. All he has to do is beat yet another man who has yet to be beaten and considering that's exactly what he has done to the last three men he has fought, he just might be the man to do it.


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#27 SixFootPenguin

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:25 AM

Congrats to the new champ Mew Choo, also Steve Butabi for spoiling my first event in this game. 


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:15 AM

Congrats to the new champ. Keep my belt warm ill come get it soon😎
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 03:50 PM

Ironman Fight Club X (5th August 2017) - Post Fight Recap
 
Another great Ironman Fight Club event passes and with it our newest champion emerges.
 
Mew Choo, who was undefeated coming into this bout took on Ironman Fight Club Champion Steven "The Steamroller" Kennedy.
Kennedy was looking good after a thoroughly dominating first round. Choo landed a couple of good strikes before Kennedy took the fight to the ground and pressured constantly with submission attempts. Unable to finish the fight we went into round 2. Within seconds Choo missed a sloppy jab and Kennedy countered with a quick takedown and a repeat of round 1 was looking likely. Before Kennedy had a chance to settle though Choo, who is no slouch on the ground himself, switched his hips and quickly snatched an arm forcing Kennedy to tap at 0:31 of Round 2. 
 
Right now the title picture is wide open. With Ricky "Big Tex" Hughes looking good and Tommy Walcott undefeated at 4-0, both are right there with a claim. Other fighters like Daniel Sainty and Greg Bell have put together impressive win streaks are also very close to a title shot. 

 

The following "of the night" awards are sponsored by IniTech Nutrition

 

FIght Of The Night goes to En Esch vs. Benjamim Santos

KO Of The Night goes to Terry Bogard

Sub Of The Night goes to Vic Nikolai

 

After today's event the Road to the Gold is currently looking a little like this 

 

#Champion (1) Mew Choo (5-0, 191lbs)

#1 (2) Ricky Hughes (6-1, 264lbs)

#2 (3) Tommy Walcott (4-0, 140lbs)

#3 (4) Daniel Sainty (4-2, 150lbs)

#4 (Ch) Steven Kennedy (4-2, 178lbs)

#5 (5) Greg Bell (3-2, 300lbs)

#6 (6) Wolfgang Lee Roth (3-1, 154lbs)

#7 (7) Delwyn Bains (3-2, 153lbs)

#8 (NE) Steve Butabi (2-0, 290lbs)

#9 (NE) Evgeni Lomachenko (4-0, 152lbs)

#10 (8) Eldar Tskhadaia (4-1, 243lbs)

 

 

Rankings are determined by hype/pop, p4p rank, win/loss record and a few company internal criteria. Rankings will can and will change frequently after each event


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:40 AM

The top 10 are only there because they have yet to face "The hunk"
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:35 PM

Ironman Fight Club XI - 12th August 2017 (The Undeground – Los Angeles)

 

 

Fight 1: Jon “Under The Thumb” Anderson (0-5, 170lbs) vs. Jay Stevens (0-3, 185lbs)

 

Still chasing his first win in MMA, Jon Anderson seems to get oh so slightly better each time he fights. In his last two, Anderson has gone the distance and both times has rallied late and actually taken the third round. Judging by this current protectory a win surely can’t be too far away? His opponent is Jay Stevens who is also still looking for his first career win. Currently 0-3, with all 3 losses by finish, Stevens will strangely go into this bout as the betting favourite. Stevens will have an advantage both on the feet and on the ground but if can’t put it all together here he may run the risk of losing a decision to the dogged, determined nature of Jon Anderson.

 

Fight 2: Jaime Hudgens (0-1, 300lbs) vs. Roarus “Red” Dinosaur (1-4, 130lbs)

 

In his first career bout Jaime Hudgens found himself in the midst of a super-heavyweight scrap and unfortunately came out second best that night. Now he’ll be looking for a better performance against IFC veteran Roarus “Red” Dinosaur. Dinosaur is a natural flyweight and will be giving up a whopping 170lbs to Hudgens. Currently 1-1 in his last 2 fights, Dinosaur will have a slight edge in the stand up although with such a weight difference any exchange is going to be dangerous. Dinosaur has been making improvements in his defensive wrestling which may help him here as Hudgens is more skilled on the ground. Hudgens will be coming in motivated so Dinosaur will have to have a smart game plan otherwise its going to be a short night.

 

Fight 3: Boyd “The Vanilla Og” Clark (2-2, 170lbs) vs. “Dark and Light” Soul Shadow (0-1, 170lbs)

 

Next up “The Vanilla Og” Boyd Clark welcomes exciting young newcomer “Dark and Light” Soul Shadow. Boyd Clark is coming into this fight off the back of a KO victory and so confidence will be high. Clark is similar to his opponent in both style and physical attributes and both favour a true mixed martial arts approach. Soul Shadow will be making his IFC debut here but has already seen action inside the cage on one occasion, a close split decision loss in the QFC. What’s most intriguing about Shadow however is that he is just 16 years old. Clark is a good first test and definitely not to be overlooked here. There will be a lot of eyes on this fight and it will be interesting to see how Shadow deals with the pressure.

 

Fight 4: Schmorgen Biscuit (2-1, 210lbs) vs. Thomas “Black Lightning” Farrier (2-2, 193lbs)

 

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Schmorgen Biscuit in the cage and it looks like he’s been working hard on his Muay Thai since his last fight. A total record of 2-1, Biscuit is coming into this fight on a 2 fight win streak and I’m sure he’ll be looking to improve that here some more. His opponent is making his IFC debut after a decent run over at EMMA in Helsinki. Thomas “Black Lightning” Farrier comes to us with a respectable 2-2 record. He’s had some impressive KO finishes but has also been on the receiving end. His last fight in particular. However, a fresh start for Farrier and a new testing ground awaits. He’ll have the advantage on the feet although Biscuit has been improving. Farrier likes to wrestle but he’ll most likely be second best in that department. Farrier is a little shorter but that could help him in defending the inevitable takedown attempts of Biscuit and mount his own offence. Neither fighter will be giving ground so we expect this will be an exciting fight for sure.

 

Fight 5: Mike Warrior (2-0, 205lbs) vs. Lord “God of Destruction” Beerus (0-0, 132lbs)

 

Mike Warrior is a young prospect making his IFC debut. From the same camp as Banjamim Santos who suffered a loss in his first IFC bout, Warrior will be looking for redemption for the Mike Santos crew. Warrior has gone undefeated in QFC and amassed a record of 2-0. He has a respectable level of Muay Thai and has a decent understanding of grappling. His opponent Lord “God of Destruction” Beerus is making his MMA debut with us and will be looking to showcase his Brown Belt level BJJ. This is a tricky first fight for Beerus as his only real route to victory is to somehow drag this fight to the ground and take advantage of what we will assume to be a superior submission game. As we don’t know much about this young man his ability to do just that is unknown. He will need to avoid taking too much damage from Warrior standing and most importantly in the clinch. Warrior really likes to mix it up in that area and that is unfortunately where Beerus’ best chance of forcing the fight to the floor will be. Whatever happens here we can be sure that both fighters will be hoping for a good first performance in the IFC.

 

Fight 6: Ken “The Worlds Most Lethal M” Shamrock (1-0, 175lbs) vs. Brooklyn Brawler (2-1, 190lbs)

 

Ken Shamrock makes a quick return to the IFC cage after an impressive debut at IFC Mid Week 3. Shamrock, an unashamed striker, tore up the rule book when he choked out Terje Warholm with a guillotine choke surprising everyone watching. Now he takes on the 2-1 Brooklyn Brawler who is appearing for the first time in the IFC. Brawler has a real in-your-face sprawl and brawl style that always makes for exciting fights. Anticipation for this fight is high as the chances of a slugfest are likely.

 

Fight 7: Cattan “The Carribean Death” Engoria (3-0, 215lbs) vs. Boss Yonic (4-2, 185lbs)

 

Another recent signing to the IFC, up next we have submission specialist Cattan “The Caribbean Death” Engoria. Engoria is currently undefeated at 3-0 and has taken out everyone of those opponents within the first minute of the first round. A daunting task for anyone to undertake, the man who will challenge Engoria is the laid back Mexican Boss Yonic. Yonic is no stranger to the ground game and has a couple of submission victories himself. An IFC veteran now, Yonic will be making his fifth appearance with us and holds a 4-2 record overall. His last fight was a submission loss to current #6 ranked Wolfgang Lee Roth so it will be interesting to see if that affects his confidence going into this bout. Yonic has spent a long time in and around the lower end of the IFC Top 10 and has only just recently dropped out. A good performance here for Engoria will no doubt catapult the newcomer into the rankings and into the title picture. Yonic has put together a good run before and so we must believe he can do it again. This will be an intriguing fight and most likely won and lost on the ground.

 

Fight 8: Gin Kobra (3-2, 140lbs) vs. Mihail “No Respect For You” Medzy (4-1, 155lbs)

 

In his last fight Gin Kobra had the unenviable task of taking on former IFC champion Ricky “Big Tex” Hughes in his first fight back since losing his title. It didn’t go his way on that occasion but Gin Kobra showed that he is truly unafraid of anyone. Kobra has just fallen out of the Top 10 after putting together a good couple of performances so he’ll no doubt be keen to get back to where he was. His opponent is Mihail “No Respect For You” Medzy. Medzy came into the IFC an undefeated 4-0 in QFC and all via submission finishes. A lot of eyes were fixed directly on the Albanian and his IFC debut and perhaps that contributed to a disappointing performance against current #5 Greg Bell. Medzy has the advantage in the wrestling and will most definitely be looking to take the fight to the ground here. Kobra isn’t a novice there but the smart approach would be to avoid being on his back against the wonderful wrestling skills of Medzy. Kobra’s advantage is in his superb Boxing skills and that is where the fight will be decided. With both fighters close to the top of the roster a win here could very likely put either right back into the Top 10.

 

Co-Main Event: (#3) Daniel “The Unsanitary” Sainty (4-2, 150lbs) vs. (#6) Wolfgang Lee Roth (3-1, 154lbs)

 

Daniel Sainty has been on a very impressive run lately. After dropping his first two career fights he has made a remarkable turn around and has put together a four fight win streak all by submission finishes. Currently sitting at #3 he takes on #6 Wolfgang Lee Roth. Lee Roth will be making his fifth appearance in the IFC and for his entire tenure here has flirted around the upper echelon of the IFC roster reaching as high as #4 at one point. This is an important fight as both fighters are dangerously close to a title shot. With similar BJJ based styles we are no doubt going to be expecting a high level chess match on the ground. Lee Roth has boxing but we’ve so very rarely seen it as to be a non factor. Both fighters look ready and roaring to go and I for one can’t wait.

 

Main Event: (#4) Greg “The Gronk” Bell (3-2, 300lbs) vs. (#1) Ricky “Big Tex” Hughes (6-1, 264lbs)

 

Greg “The Gronk” Bell’s fight history reads very similarly to Daniel Sainty’s. In fact they are from the same camp. Bell is a big man and at 300lbs not one you want on top of you. Currently on a three fight win streak and all via finish Bell has, like Sainty, made an impressive comeback after a poor start to his career. Currently #4 he will have the opportunity to take out the #1 contender and former IFC champion Ricky “Big Tex” Hughes. Since losing his title Hughes has been vocal about his disappointment but hasn’t just sat back complaining. It’s been straight back to business for Hughes and a dominant performance over a Top 10 ranked Gin Kobra last time out has done nothing to dissuade anyone that “Big Tex” is the rightful heir to the throne. Hughes is like a bull in a china shop and excels in knocking people out He is currently tied for KO’s in the org at 4. Hughes has not yet met anyone as durable as Bell however and its unlikely that he’ll just be able to run over him. Bell has a granite chin and we’ve seen him absorb punishment before though perhaps not from someone who hits like Hughes. Steven Kennedy showed that “Big Tex” is beatable on the ground and that is where Greg Bell is most proficient. Bell isn’t as technical as Kennedy though and will need to use his size and strength instead. If he can get the fight to the floor he stands his greatest chance of success. In turn, if this fight remains on the feet, it will most definitely favour Ricky Hughes. A win here likely gives Hughes another shot at the title and a win for Bell puts him in amongst perhaps two or three others for consideration. Make no mistake, this fight is an extremely important one for each fighter but also for the Ironman Fight Club title picture.  


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:47 PM

Im calling it now, if Ken Shamrock somehow breaks the rules yet again and gets a sub win over my Brooklyn Brawler on Saturday I will literally die laughing.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

Im calling it now, if Ken Shamrock somehow breaks the rules yet again and gets a sub win over my Brooklyn Brawler on Saturday I will literally die laughing.

 

We shouldn't have anymore problems with his blase attitude towards grappling. He has been told to start acting like the striker he is!


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:55 PM

 
We shouldn't have anymore problems with his blase attitude towards grappling. He has been told to start acting like the striker he is!


Now whoever said I was a striker lied. I use subs like the ankle lock lol
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:03 PM

That's good to hear that your a boxer/mt that plans on tapping people out.  I would love to see you take Brawler to the ground.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:24 PM

I very well might just do that muahaha
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:29 AM

Ironman Fight Club XI (12th August 2017) - Post Fight Recap
 
Welcome to the Ironman Fight Club post fight recap. Another great night of fights and pleased to say the highest rated event in the org history so far. 
 
After this event the title picture is looking much clearer again. After another thoroughly dominating performance over #5 ranked Greg "The Gronk" Bell former champion Ricky "Big Tex" Hughes will get a chance to take back what he believes to be rightfully his. Hughes is nursing an injury but will fight current champion Mew Choo for the IFC title at a date yet to be decided. 
 
More action at the top of the rankings as #6 Wolfgang Lee Roth took out fellow BJJ Brown Belt #3 Daniel "The Unsanitary" Sainty with a lovely uppercut and followed up with some more unanswered strikes on the floor forcing the referee to end the contest. TKO at 1:15 of the first round. Wolfgang has fought tooth and nail to climb the rankings in this org and now moves to #2 where another win will most likely give him the a chance at the gold. 
 
Two new entries into the top 10. Brooklyn Brawler after an impressive TKO victory over Ken Shamrock moves in at #7 and Mihail Medzy, with an submission victory over Gin Kobra moves in at #8
 
Special mention to our fight of the night winners. Cattan Engoria and Boss Yonic fought to a draw in what can only be described as a grappling chess match. Submission attempts, reversals, takedowns. Although maybe not for the casual fan, any grappling purists would agree that it was a very entertaining bout.
 
Lastly we welcome Lord Beerus who had a successful debut over fellow IFC newcomer Mike Warrior, winning via Arm Triangle at 0:47 of the first round and also to the enigmatic "Dark and Light" Soul Shadow who took out IFC veteran Boyd Clark via Strikes at 2:41 in Round 1. 
 
That just about wraps up the evening. We hope you enjoyed the show and hope to see you back next time!

 

The following "of the night" awards are sponsored by IniTech Nutrition

 

FIght Of The Night goes to Boss Yonic vs. Cattan Engoria

KO Of The Night goes to Ricky Hughes

Sub Of The Night goes to Lord Beerus

 

After today's event the Road to the Gold is currently looking a little like this 

 

#Champion (1) Mew Choo (5-0, 191lbs)

#1 (1) Ricky Hughes (7-1, 264lbs)

#2 (6) Wolfgang Lee Roth (4-1, 154lbs)

#3 (2) Tommy Walcott (4-0, 140lbs)

#4 (4) Steven Kennedy (4-2, 178lbs)

#5 (3) Daniel Sainty (4-3, 150lbs)

#6 (7) Delwyn Bains (3-2, 153lbs)

#7 (NE) Brooklyn Brawler (3-1, 190lbs)

#8 (NE) Mihail Medzy (5-1, 155lbs)

#9 (5) Greg Bell (3-3, 300lbs)

#10 (8) Steve Butabi (2-0, 290lbs)

 

 

Rankings are determined by hype/pop, p4p rank, win/loss record and a few company internal criteria. Rankings will can and will change frequently after each event


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:01 AM

Ironman Fight Club XII - 19th August 2017 (The Underground – Los Angeles)

 

Fight 1: Pero Kostolomac (3-2, 267lbs) vs. Chong “The Star Fish” Tay (2-2, 210lbs)

 

Starting off the evening we have IFC favourite Pero Kostolomac making his sixth appearance with the company. The once Top 10 ranked Kostolomac has definitely seen sunnier days here in the IFC and is currently on a disappointing 2 fight losing streak. It’s safe to say that a lack of grappling skills is the glaring chink in Serbians armour and without addressing that any half decent wrestler is always going to be a danger. On this evening at least, that is not likely to be a concern. Facing off against Kostolomac will be Chong “The Star Fish” Tay. Tay has had an up and down career and currently sits at 2-2. His last fight, a unanimous decision loss to Chara Zaad, wasn’t the best showing we’ve seen from him and he will no doubt have been disappointed in his performance. Like Kostolomac, Chong Tay is a pure striker but unlike his opponent is extremely aggressive and wild. Both fighters like to mix up their strikes with punches and kicks but the main difference is the volume of which they do so. Kostolomac may do well to utilise his clinch more in order to nuturalise Chong Tay’s wild brawling style. This fight will come down to who can connect and if we are to go by past fights, Tay will have the most opportunities. Whether he could actually take out the granite chin of Kostolomac, we’ll just have to wait and see.

 

Fight 2: Lukas “Lightning” Green (1-1, 167lbs) vs. Bricks “Parpaing” Thrower (4-3, 204lbs)

 

This will be the last time we see Lukas “Lightening” Green in the IFC for a while at least as no matter the result he is going to take some time away from fighting to improve his skills. We wish him the very best of luck in the future and hope to see him grace the IFC cage again some day. For his final match he meets Bricks “Parpaing” Thrower. Bricks has just turned 19 and has already had 7 fights in his career. For his eighth appearance in the IFC, Thrower is coming in off the back of a savage 12 second TKO over Michael Martin Jr. Thrower has been inconsistent in the past but perhaps now he can build off of that win and put all his experience into making a run in the IFC and climb out of the lower ranks. A great opportunity to take out a departing Green but it’s highly doubtful that “Lightning” will be happy to go out without a bang

 

Fight 3: Efan Abiodun (0-1, 25lbs) vs. Mikey Bee (0-0, 250lbs)

 

For our third fight of the evening Muay Thai and Boxing fighter Efan Abiodun takes on Boxer/Wrestler Mikey Bee who will be making his career debut. This will be Efan’s second MMA bout and he will be looking for a better performance than last time when he suffered a TKO loss to Mohammed Skaf. Mikey Bee is an unknown quantity and so not much can be said. Both fighters are natural heavyweights and both are exactly the same height. We expect this fight to spend most of it’s time on the feet but with Bee’s wrestling advantage it could be that he will look to score points with the take down.

 

Fight 4: Jimbo “Gpk” Bradbrook (1-2, 160lbs) vs. Victor “Phenom” Belfort (1-2, 220lbs)

 

Jimbo “Gpk” Bradbrook hasn’t had the greatest of starts to a career in the IFC but he’ll have a chance to end his 2 fight losing streak when he faces off against fellow struggler, Brazil’s Victor Belfort. Bradbrook came to the IFC with a 1-0 record but has lost twice since then putting him at 1-2. His last fight was a close decision loss to Andy Bogard but most definitely wasn’t a bad performance. Bradbrook mixes up his striking well and with good volume but perhaps, if guilty of anything, it’s not hitting the target enough. His opponent Victor Belfort has also lost his last two in the IFC and both have been by KO. His last, Belfort was punished for a sloppy right hand with a brutal one two combo from David Oconner and finished in just 9 seconds. Belfort will not be happy with that outcome and so we expect to see a fired up fighter come the day. Both fighters could do with a win here and neither want to hit 3 losses in a row. On paper, Belfort possibly matches up better style wise but if we are to judge by past performances it is Bradbrook that puts together a more solid game plan and is the more durable of the two.

 

Fight 5: Iain “The CN” Tower (1-0, 275lbs) vs. Laszlo Lukacs (0-0, 280lbs)

 

Marking the halfway point of the evening we have a very exciting prospect making his IFC debut with us. Iain “The CN” Tower has been signed with the IFC for a while now and has no doubt been training hard while counting down the days to this fight. A colossal 210cm tall and 275lbs, Iain Tower looks to be the complete package. Complimenting his wonderful Muay Thai skills is a mediocre knowledge of boxing and wrestling and underpinned with a Blue Belt level of BJJ. Currently 1-0 in QFC with that win by way of submission the man who will meet this daunting challenge is Hungary’s Laszlo Lukacs. Lukacs is no small man himself and will actually have a minor weight advantage going into this fight. Lukacs doesn’t seem to be as evolved as Tower but we can only assume that he feels able and up to task. Lukacs will know that the man he is faces has been identified as a potential star in the IFC and hopefully that will motivate him going into this fight.

 

Fight 6: Damien “The Terror” Demento (1-1, 185lbs) vs. Toghrul Rasizade (2-1, 162lbs)

 

Damien “The Terror” Demento had a disappointing welcome in his IFC debut when he ran into current #10 Steve Butabi, losing by TKO early in the second round. He is back tonight and he’ll face a much different challenge then last when he squares off against Toghrul Rasizade. Rasizade is first and foremost a wrestler but has been working on his boxing of late. Currently 2-1, Rasizade picked up a surprise submission win over natural flyweight Thai Boxer Roarus Dinosaur. Rasizade will have an advantage over Demento in the wrestlin but Demento is no slouch in that department either. Demento has better BJJ and for that reason Rasizade will have to be mindful as he has not done well against superior Jui-Jitsu fighters in the past. Demento comes from an enthusiastic camp and so we expect to see him come in motivated and eager to redeem himself after his last performance.

 

 

Fight 7: Lenny “Fagan Blaster” Manelito (1-2, 185lbs) vs. Paul Michael Levesque (2-3, 255lbs)

 

Next up we have natural middleweight Lenny Manelito taking on heavyweight Paul Michael Levesque. Manelito is currently on a 2 fight losing streak and has been finished in both those fights. He could really do with a win here but it will be a tough ask as his opponent looks to be in top shape approaching this bout. Manelito matches up very well against Levesque. He is more well rounded as a striker and his Blue Belt level BJJ will pose a danger for Levesque’s preference for taking the fight to the ground. Overall, however, we just get the sense that Levesque is taking this fight much more seriously. Confidence will be high for Paul Michael after his last bout, a TKO victory over Ibrahim Moizoos at IFC X and a win here will do a lot to move him up and away from the mid roster.

 

Fight 8: “The Hunk” Jack Dawson (1-0, 270lbs) vs. Dave “Tightass” Brooksbank (2-3, 160lbs)

 

“The Hunk” makes his return to the cage after a very brutal entrance in his IFC debut. Heavyweight Dawson damn near ended the career of Muay Thai fighter Shigeru Miyamoto at IFC IX with a devastating knee KO midway through Round 2. It was all one way traffic up to that point and Dawson has definitely made his statement of intent for his time here very clear. His opponent is BJJ purple belt Dave Brooksbank. Brooksbank has had a very inconsistent time in the IFC alternating wins and losses since the very first IFC event. By now an experienced veteran, Brooksbank will be looking to show the youngster that he has a few crafty tricks up his sleeve. A solid test for up and coming Jack Dawson but one that really depends on what Dave Brooksbank turns up

 

Co-Main Event: Vic “Bonebreaker” Nikolai (4-3, 185lbs) vs. (#10) Steve Butabi (2-0, 290lbs)

 

In our co-main event of the evening Vic “Bonebreaker” Nikolai will be calling on all his experience to get past newcomer #10 ranked Steve Butabi. Butabi burst into the IFC in explosive fashion racking up two KO victories in succession. Such impressive performances have thrust him straight into the Top 10 and the tough challenges that come with it. Right now, you don’t get much tougher than Vic Nikolai. Currently 4-3, all of Nikolai’s wins have been by submission and while he has been finished twice himself he always comes to fight. This is a tough fight for Butabi and he will no doubt be looking to do damage on the feet whilst avoiding the ground at all cost. Nikolai has the tools to get it there but is dangerously under equipped to deal with the striking prowess of Butabi. Nikolai has always flirted around the outside of the Top 10 and an impressive performance here could very well be enough for him to gain entry into the IFC elite whilst a win for Butabi cements his place in there already.

 

Main Event: (#6) Delwyn “Born Wynner” Baines (3-2, 158lbs) vs. Serj “Chop Suey” Malakian (3-2, 185lbs)

 

For our main event of the evening popular Welshman Delwyn “Born Wynner” Baines takes on former number one contender Serj “Chop Suey” Malakian. At 3-2, Delwyn Baines doesn’t have the best record in the org but has remained in and around the top due to his incredibly entertaining KO victories. Baines is a boxer but has been working hard on his wrestling lately which should improve his chances greatly against more grappling orientated fighters. Tonight, however, he can throw the wrestling out the window as his opponent Serj Malakian is most unlikely to want to go there. Malakian has suffered a real reversal of fortune. Currently 3-2 and having lost his last 2, Malakian was once one of the most feared fighters in the organisation and the number one contender for the title. Since that time he has dropped a title eliminator bout to former champion Steven Kennedy, a TKO loss to undefeated Tommy Walcott and has dropped out of the Top 10 for the first time since signing to the IFC. This is an important fight for Malakian and one he really needs to win if he is to avoid falling into mid roster obscurity and prove that he is still a man to be feared. Baines can also gain much from a victory here too. Currently ranked #6 Baines needs a good run if he is to be given a shot at the gold and adding Malakians name to that list would go a long, long way to doing so. Both fighters favor the stand up over all else. Both fighters have three KO’s to their name. Baines is a little smaller than Malakian but will that be significant? There’s only one way to find out. This fight is going to be fireworks!


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:37 AM

Very nice write up I love it😊
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:59 AM

Jack dawson is officially throwing his name into the 18-21 tournament

If you are scared I don't blame ya😎
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