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#41 Cobra7

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:56 PM

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

If you are scared I don't blame ya😎


Apparently I'm the only one in it so might as well hand me my belt and prize😁
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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:18 AM

Ironman Fight Club XII (19th August 2017) - Post Fight Recap
 
Just a brief post fight recap this time going over some of the results from last nights Ironman Fight Club. 
 
Headlining the event we had former number 1 contender Serj Malakian back in fine form. An entertaining scrap with Welshman Delwyn Baines of which ended with a viscious knee KO at 1:12 of Round 3. Malakian now re-enters the Top 10 rankings after dropping out for a couple of events.
 
Steve Butabi remains undefeated with a TKO victory over tough IFC veteran Vic Nikolai. He now moves to 3-0 overall and climbs to the #5 spot in the org. 
 
18 year old Jack Dawson also kept his streak alive at 2-0 with a TKO over crafty BJJ specialist Dave Brooksbank. Dawson will now move into the 18 Year Old Project Tournament in the new division. 
 
Two successful IFC debuts from Iain Tower who took out Laszlo Lukacs by KO in under a minute and Mikey Bee who won by decision after an entertaining three rounds with Efan Abiodun. 
 
That's all for now folks

 

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

 

FIght Of The Night goes to Serj Malakian vs. Delwyn Baines

KO Of The Night goes to Steve Butabi

Sub Of The Night goes unawarded 

 

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

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

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

#5 (10) Steve Butabi (3-0, 290lbs)

#6 (RE) Serj Malakian (4-2, 185lbs)

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

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

#9 (6) Delwyn Bains (3-3, 153lbs)

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

 

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 20 August 2017 - 10:21 AM


Ironman Fight Club XII (19th August 2017) - Post Fight Recap


 


Just a brief post fight recap this time going over some of the results from last nights Ironman Fight Club. 


 


Headlining the event we had former number 1 contender Serj Malakian back in fine form. An entertaining scrap with Welshman Delwyn Baines of which ended with a viscious knee KO at 1:12 of Round 3. Malakian now re-enters the Top 10 rankings after dropping out for a couple of events.


 


Steve Butabi remains undefeated with a TKO victory over tough IFC veteran Vic Nikolai. He now moves to 3-0 overall and climbs to the #5 spot in the org. 


 


18 year old Jack Dawson also kept his streak alive at 2-0 with a TKO over crafty BJJ specialist Dave Brooksbank. Dawson will now move into the 18 Year Old Project Tournament in the new division. 


 


Two successful IFC debuts from Iain Tower who took out Laszlo Lukacs by KO in under a minute and Mikey Bee who won by decision after an entertaining three rounds with Efan Abiodun. 


 


That's all for now folks


 


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


 


FIght Of The Night goes to Serj Malakian vs. Delwyn Baines


KO Of The Night goes to Steve Butabi


Sub Of The Night goes unawarded 


 


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


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


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


#5 (10) Steve Butabi (3-0, 290lbs)


#6 (RE) Serj Malakian (4-2, 185lbs)


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


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


#9 (6) Delwyn Bains (3-3, 153lbs)


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


 


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


Top 10 you are safe from the devastation that is Jack dawson... for now 😎
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Posted 20 August 2017 - 11:42 AM

Top 10 you are safe from the devastation that is Jack dawson... for now

Anyone in particular Jack Dawson has set his cross hairs on?


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

Obviously the champ. But before that he has an eye on Brooklyn brawler. Brawler got one up against Ken shamrock and dawson thinks that he may very well be the only one to be a challenge
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:26 PM

Ironman Fight Club XIII - 26th August 2017 (Hyashi’s Lounge – Los Angeles)

 

Welcome to the IFC XIII event previews. This will be out first event in a bigger arena as the organisation looks to bring it's unique open weight concept to a larger audience. 

 

Fight 1: Jaime Hudgens (1-1, 300lbs) vs. Ken Shamrock (1-1, 175bs)

 

Opening the evening we have 300lb Jaime Hudgens taking on Ken “The Worlds Most Lethal” Shamrock. Both fighters enter this fight with a record of 1-1 although both from different sides of fortune. Hudgens last fight was a TKO victory over natural flyweight Roarus Dinosaur and Shamrocks was a TKO loss to the Brooklyn Brawler. Hudgens is the more well rounded of the two as Shamrock has put all of his effort so far into his striking at a cost of any grappling ability. Although not a master wrestler by any stretch, Hudgens does posses the size and skills to take this fight to the ground if he insists. He will have to be wary though as Shamrock's sole victory was surprisingly by submission. However Hudgens decides to approach this fight we can be certain that Shamrock will be looking to do damage on his feet and with a sense of urgency. The longer this fight goes, the higher the chances of things hitting the ground and that is, unless Shamrock is planning another shock submission, not where Shamrock will likely want to end up with the super-heavyweight Hudgens.

 

Fight 2: Benjamim Santos (1-2, 152lbs) vs. Ibrahim “Zeus” Moizoos (1-3, 279lbs)

 

Benjamim Santos has had a disappointing couple of fights lately. Both times he has been on the wrong side of the judges scorecards and that has no doubt taken a toll on this young fighters confidence. Santos has an enthusiastic, scrappy style and works hard during the fights but is so far coming up short. Perhaps the biggest criticism is his inability to hit the target, both in striking and with his takedowns. He will really need to work on his success percentage if he is to take out the giant that will be standing across from him on this event. Currently with a record of 1-3 and on a two fight losing streak, Ibrahim “Zeus” Moizoos is another fighter who has not quite lived up to his potential so far. He has the size and power to put people away but his lack of grappling ability has usually been his downfall. His last match, although ending in a TKO loss against Paul Michael Levesque, Moizoos showed great heart and durability. Santos is similar to Levesque in some ways and Moizoos must learn from his last fight. Both fighters will know what needs to be done and we expect to see a great fight.

 

Fight 3: Chara Zaad (3-2, 210lbs) vs. Bartholomaus “Jager” Wolff (1-0, 255lbs)

 

Chara Zaad has faced an assortment of strikers so far in his young career but none quite as developed as his opponent tonight. Zaad is currently 3-2 overall and is enjoying a two fight win steak at the moment. He has had some grueling battles and it is that experience that will be his biggest ally during this match. His opponent is Bartholomaus “Jager” Wolff who will be making his first appearance in the IFC. Wolff is another young fighter who many are expecting big things from in the future. At only 19, he has made some extraordinary progress in his skills in the short time he has been training. Zaad will definitely need to keep this fight standing and on the outside if he is to stand any chance of being competitive. He will be outweighed, undersized and severely out gunned but this is the challenge that he wanted. A true warrior.

 

Fight 4: Akio Yamamoto (3-2, 150lbs) vs. Heath “Lizard Arms” Bace (1-3, 300lbs)

 

Up next, grappler Akio Yamamoto gives up 150lbs when he takes on Heath “Lizard Arms” Bace.

Yamamoto has managed to notch up a two fight win streak and both of those have been by submission. Being the smaller fighter hasn’t kept him from executing what he does best and that must be some comfort for him as he takes on the massive Heath Bace. Bace, it’s fair to say, hasn’t had the kind of impact I’m sure he wanted to make when entering the IFC. Having lost his last three fights, you’d have to go back to the very beginning to find the first and only time Bace has tasted victory. If it wasn’t for his record Bace would probably be going into this fight as the favourite. On paper it looks as though he matches up favourably against Yamamoto but as we know that doesn’t often mean much at all. Unless Bace has something new to show it could very well be another Yamamoto submission victory.

 

Fight 5: En “Metal Priest” Esch (1-3, 238lbs) vs. Andy Bogard (3-2, 150lbs)

 

It’s taken a little bit of time but En “Metal Priest” Esch has finally gotten his first win and we could be witnessing something of a turn around for the young German. Now with a record of 1-3, his last fight was a lesson in progress. It’s no secret Esch favours the clinch but his biggest critism has been that he has failed to make it count when he has been there. We saw a far more polished effort from Esch last time and as a result was able to come away with a much needed decision win. He will need to be at his best once again however as he faces a very tough test in Andy Bogard. Bogard is currently on a three fight winning streak and looks to be improving with every fight. A brown belt in BJJ, Bogard has been working diligently on his Muay Thai skills in order to become a more well rounded MMA fighter. Esch has a significant size advantage over Bogard which will likely help him in controlling the fight should he be able to take it into the clinch. Esch will have to most careful from there however as Bogard likes to pull guard and that is the very last place Esch will want to be in this fight.

 

Fight 6: Naiki “The Drunken Finnish Demon” Nekele (3-2, 265lbs) vs. Shigeru Miyamoto (1-1, 160lbs)

 

Finland’s Naiki Nekele had an impressive showing in his last bout and put on a kick clinic for all those watching. Landing a total of 16 head kicks amongst the many more to the body and legs of 300lb Heath Bace before finially putting Bace out of his misery at 1:31 of the second round. A highlight reel head kick KO that would make Mirko Cro Cop proud. His opponent tonight is Shigeru Miyamoto who is making his first appearance back in the cage since his brutal KO loss to Jack Dawson. Miyamoto is a proud man and that loss would have scarred him deeply. Wanting to get right back into things in order to redeem himself, we find ourselves in anticipation of another exciting display of technical striking. Nekele has the size advantage but otherwise things look pretty even. This fight is possibly more important to Nekele as currently he sits outside the Top 10 and an impressive performance could launch him there. For Miyamoto this is simply a matter of personal pride and he will at all cost want to avoid being a part of yet another fighters highlight reel.

 

Fight 7: Terry Bogard (1-0, 179lbs) vs. David Oconnor (3-3, 300lbs)

 

Terry Bogard faces a tough test when he takes on Super-Heavyweight David Oconnor in only his second MMA fight. Bogard had planned for a career in KT but a change of circumstances has led him into a entirely different sport altogether. In his first and only fight so far, he managed to take out BJJ Brown Belt Giovanni Gomes in just 38 seconds and alleviate some of the concern that he just wasn’t prepared for the challenges of MMA. Tonight he’ll not need to worry too much about that as his opponent is practically a taller, heavier, more experienced version of himself. David Oconner is currently enjoying a three fight win streak and all via KO. This is quite a turnaround from his first three fights where he found himself finished in all of them. Bogard is younger and possibly the better prepared of the two but the size and experience is sure to play a big part in this fight too.

 

Fight 8: Eldar Tskhadaia (4-1, 243lbs) vs. Evgeni Lomachenko (4-0, 152lbs)

 

Eldar Tskhadaia’s first fight back since losing his four fight undefeated streak will be against a man who is, almost in a cruel mocking way, undefeated in four fights. Things were looking great for Tskhadaia up to his last fight. Going into it as the heavy betting avourite against then ranked #5 Daniel Sainty, a simply single mistake was all it took to undo all the hard work previous. Now sitting just outside the Top 10. Eldar must start over and begin the climb back to where he once was. His opponent Evgeni Lomachenko has already ended one four fight streak when he finished Klaus Chugman in his IFC debut and he will no doubt be looking to add to the misery that Tskhadaia will feel losing his. Lomachenko is a grappler with a mean streak. Much like his opponent he is making a name for himself with a crunching ground and pound style but he has also displayed a decent submission game to go along with it. It’s highly speculated that this fight will be fought on the floor and we could argue that Lomachenko will be the favourite in that area. Tskhadaia will have the size advantage but coming into this fight with a submission loss against another Brown Belt in BJJ maybe all it takes to put doubt in his mind and embolden his undefeated opponent who has much to gain from adding Tskhadaia to his list of victims.

 

Co-Main Event: (#8) Brooklyn Brawler (3-1, 190lbs) vs (#10) Greg “The Gronk” Bell (3-3, 300lbs)

 

The Brooklyn Brawler made an impressive entrance at his IFC debut taking out Ken Shamrock in 3:43 of the first round. With a solid 3-1 record and having jumped right into the Top 10 at #7 the Brawler has a great opportunity to take out a ranked veteran in Greg “The Gronk” Bell. Bell is coming off a loss to former champion and current #1 ranked Ricky Hughes but previous to that had compiled a three fight win streak. Bell is formidable on his day and is capable of taking huge amounts of punishment. Bell has also been around a little longer and has a little more experience and that may come into play here. The Brawler matches up well though and if he can keep it standing will no doubt enjoy a distinct advantage in that department. Bell will be looking to take this to the ground and, as mentioned before, is capable of taking shots to get it there. Can Brawler put “The Gronk” away and continue his rapid rise into the heart of the IFC elite? Or will Greg Bell stamp his 300lb seal of authority on the newcomers face? A great co-main event and one we’re very much looking forward too.

 

Main Event: (#3) “Gypsy” Tommy Walcott (4-0, 140lbs) vs. (#4) Steven “The Steamroller” Kennedy (4-2, 178lbs)

 

Natural Bantamweight “Gypsy” Tommy Walcott is currently undefeated after four professional fights, three of which have been TKO stoppages. He holds a TKO win over former #1 contender Serj Malakian and now faces his toughest test to date in former IFC champion Steven “The Steamroller” Kennedy. This is Kennedy’s first time back in the cage since losing his title to undefeated Mew Choo back at IFC X in a fight he looked to be winning early on. Kennedy had already been considered by some to have had an easier route to the title and thus his short title reign will only have fuelled those opinions. His popularity with the fans hasn’t diminished after his loss however and he still remains one of the top fighters in the org but Steven Kennedy will need to stockpile some wins before he can challenge for the title again and right now a young and hungry Tommy Walcott stands directly in his path. Walcott is by far most comfortable with his hands and will not want anything to do with Kennedy on the ground. He has been working on his Muay Thai and Wrestling in order to be competitive in other areas and must hope that he has put in enough work to be able to stop Kennedy’s take downs. Kennedy, by now, must be taken seriously in all departments. He has hung with some fearsome strikers and even beat Ricky Hughes at his own game so he will not be cowed by what Walcott is bringing to the table. He is a true mixed martial artist and his ability to adapt to the fight is his greatest strength. For Kennedy this fight is about rebuilding and taking out a young, undefeated up and comer is a great building block. For Walcott, this fight is no doubt the last step to challenging for the title. A win here, over a former champion and holding an undefeated record would make it impossible for him to be overlooked. With so much riding on this fight for Walcott we can only wonder if it is too much to ask at such a young age.  


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:54 PM

Ironman Fight Club XIII (26th August 2017) - Post Fight Recap
 
This was the Ironman Fight Club's first event in a bigger arena and it didn't disappoint. A few fighters are carving their way to top of the pile and the title picture is looking competitive. With that, a brief recap of the most significant events of the evening...
 
In the main event of the evening "Gypsy" Tommy Walcott kept his undefeated record intact after he stopped former champion Steven "The Steamroller" Kennedy by TKO at 3:13 of the second round. It was thought that this win would have guaranteed Walcott a shot at the title but with the recent signing of another top undefeated fighter things are not so clear cut after all. For Kennedy, this was his second loss in a row and for now, any ideas of regaining his title will have been pushed even further out of reach.
 
In the co-main event #8 ranked Brooklyn Brawler made short work of 300lb #10 ranked Greg Bell winning by KO in just under two minutes of the first round. This is the Brawlers third consecutive victory and with it he moves into the #5 position. No mean feat in such a short career. 
 
Lastly we welcome hot prospect Bartholomaus Wolff who need just 1 minute and 41 seconds to take out brave boxer Chara Zaad in his IFC debut. Wolff comes to us looking lean, mean and extreme and no doubt the rest of the roster will have to take notice of this young man. 
 
 

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

 

Fight Of The Night goes to Naiki Nekele vs. Shigeru Miyamoto

KO Of The Night goes to Terry Bogard

Sub Of The Night goes unawarded (2nd event without a submission. Next person to get a sub victory and a fight rating over 80 gets 10k)

 

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 (3) Tommy Walcott (5-0, 140lbs)

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

#4 (5) Steve Butabi (3-0, 290lbs)

# 5 (8) Brooklyn Brawler (4-1, 190lbs)

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

#7 (RE) Eldar Tskhadaia (5-1, 243lbs)

#8 (6) Serj Malakian (4-2, 185lbs)

#9 (7) Daniel Sainty (4-3, 150lbs)

#10 (9) Delwyn Baines (3-3, 153lbs)

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

 

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 28 August 2017 - 11:40 PM

Ironman Fight Club Mid Week 4 - 30th August 2017

(Hyashi’s Lounge – Los Angeles)

 

Extra Ironman Fight Club action this week with a big event mid week. The Ironman Fight Club title will be on the line once more and things could come full circle as former champion Ricky "Big Tex" Hughes looks to become a two time champion. All he has to do is defeat a man no one else has, so far, been able to.

 

Fight 1: Pero Kostolomac (3-3, 267lbs) vs. James “The Nervous” Gregor (2-4, 210lbs)

 

IFC veteran Pero Kostolomac makes a quick return to the cage having only just fought 10 days ago. He had a disappointing performance then against Muay Thai fighter Chong Tay losing by KO in the first round. That loss marks the third in a row for the Serbian and sadly places the one time contender near the bottom of the division. His opponent is James “The Nervous” Gregor who can literally go no place else but up. After dropping his last three fights Gregor finds himself dead last on the roster and its perhaps unfair as he is by far not the worst fighter to ever grace the cage. Both fighters favor the stand up although Gregor does posses much better wrestling then Kostolomac even if rarely ever uses it. The fact that he has such an advantage is dangerous for Pero but Gregor will most likely ignore this in favor of a stand up war which will no doubt lead to a very exciting opening bout

 

Fight 2: Rape “N” Pillage (0-1, 150lbs) vs. Boyd “The Vanilla Og” Clark (2-3, 170lbs)

 

For our second fight of the evening we have a new signing to the IFC, exciting young prospect Rape “N” Pillage. It’s widely believed that this unfortunate name is the result of something mistranslated from Mongolian to English but in the case that it is simply some cruel parenting we’ll just call him “N” or Mr. Pillage for now. Mr. Pillage faces “The Vanilla Of” Boyd Clark and an interesting fact is that Clark has already defeated a former stable mate of Mr. Pillages a couple of fights ago. Perhaps this will be on both fighters minds as they face off against each other? On paper things look fairly even. Clark being the more experience and slightly bigger of the two could be a factor in this fight but “N” comes from a well established camp and they will no doubt have a much better idea of how to deal with Clark this time around.

 

Fight 3: Dream Panda (3-2, 254lbs) vs. Efan Abiodun (0-2, 256lbs)

 

Dream Panda is coming into this bout off the back off a loss Akio Yamamoto in a fight many thought he would win. Dispite that loss he remains favorite going into this fight against youngster Efan Abiodun. Abiodun is still looking to pick up his first win in two fights. Having been match both times against strikers he now gets an opportunity to face the opposite side of the coin. Panda is an exceptional wrestler and no one so far has been able to stop his take down. With no discernible wrestling skill to speak of its unlikely that Abiodun will fare any better in that department. Abiodun’s best chance lies in his stand up, an equal blend of Boxing and Muay Thai, as Panda has put practically no time into the standing arts and will not want to trade with the big Nigerian. This fight will come down purely to how much damage Abiodun can dish out while on his feet and how much he can avoid when the fight inevitably hits the floor. It’s widely rumour that this will be Abiodun’s last fight in the main division for a while as he moves down into the New Blood division to gain more experience.

 

Fight 4: Jon “Under The Thumb” Anderson (0-6, 170lbs) vs. Klaus “The House” Chugman (4-2, 130lbs)

 

Our forth fight of the evening we have perpetual underdog Jon “Under The Thumb” Anderson making his seventh appearance in the IFC cage and still searching for that elusive first win. His opponent is Klaus “The House” Chugman who up until running into then undefeated Evgeni Lomachenko was on a four fight win streak all by submission. Chugman is a few pounds over from being able to make Strawweight and hasn’t usually found much difficulty with heavier fighters. He will once again be the smaller fighter but it’s not anticipated that he will have much trouble dispatching Anderson should the fight hit the ground. Anderson will have a rare advantage on the feet albeit ever so slightly. Although Chugman is at the very least a solid mid card fighter, the size difference and this slight advantage in the stand up is perhaps Jon Andersons best chance for victory so far. A long short for sure but we can only be sure after the fight.

 

Fight 5: Lenny “Fagan Blaster” Manelito (1-3, 185lbs), vs. Victor Belfort (1-3, 220lbs)

 

Mid way through the evening we find two fighters in similar territory. Lenny “Fagan Blaster” Manelito and Victor belfort are both on a three fight slide. Both have yet to taste victory since entering the IFC and both have been finished in every loss. Still, both fighters are gamers and for there to be winners there has to be losers also. An opportunity for both to break that streak and perhaps turn things around.

 

Fight 6: Boss Yonic (4-2-1, 185lbs) vs. Dave “Tightass” Brooksbank (2-4, 160lbs)

 

Boss Yonic has fallen slightly after making a what seemed like a real push into title contention. After losing an exciting bout against Wolfgang Lee Roth, Yonic was then held to a draw in another ground battle against newcomer Cattan Engoria. With a 4-2-1 record Boss Yonic is far from out of the game and a victory here will do him no harm at all if he is to regain the ground he has lost. His opponent is Dave “Tightass” Brooksbank who is currently 2-4 and on a two fight losing streak. Brookspank has shown flashes here and there but generally his pure BJJ style has not been particularly successful for him. It could be argued that he has fought predominantly strikers and that styles make fights but should he come away from this fight in the same manner it may be time for drastic changes. This fight will most definitely be fought on the floor and we look forward to watching these ground fighters put on a show

 

Fight 7: Gin Kobra (3-3, 140lbs) vs. Schmorgen Biscuit (3-1, 210lbs)

 

Gin Kobra had a great start in the IFC winning his first two fights and reaching the #9 spot in the org but since then has dropped two and fallen into the middle of the pack. Tonight he faces another tough challenge in youngster Schmorgen Biscuit. Biscuit started out as a more one dimensional wrestler but has been making some large improvements in his Muay Thai as late. He is currently on a three fight win streak and will be looking to stretch that out some more. Biscuit will be the bigger man but Kobra the more experienced. Kobra will have an advantage on the feet but by how much really depends on how effective Biscuit can be with his Muay Thai. If he can keep the fight standing he will stand a much better chance at victory but f Biscuit can get the fight to the floor then Kobra may find the size and strength difference simply too much

 

Fight 8: Paul Michael Levesque (3-3, 255lbs) vs. Vic “Bonebreaker” Nikolai (4-4, 185lbs)

 

Paul Michael Levesque is definitely making progress. After a bad start to his IFC career, he has now racked up two in a row and is slowly climbing out from the middle of the pack and could be emerging as a legitimate contender. His heavy handed “take them down and pound them out” style has certainly been effective against strikers and now he just needs to figure out how to make it work against more ground orientated fighters. Tonight, he’ll get that opportunity. Vic “Bonebreaker” Nikolai is a long time IFC favorite and is developing a bit of a reputation as a gatekeeper. Of course Nikolai will have aspirations beyond that but his inconsistency makes his future difficult to predict. One thing that isn’t difficult to predict however is that he will be a very dangerous opponent for Levesque. Levesque has struggled with submission minded wrestlers and that is just what Nikolai is. This is a perfect fight for Levesque to prove he is capable of defeating all styles and that he is in fact evolving into a top fighter for the IFC. For Nikolai, who is coming off a loss to Steve Butabi, a victory here simply gives him a clean slate.

 

Co-Main Event: (#4) Steve Butabi (3-0, 290lbs) vs. (#8) Serj “Chop Suey” Malakian (4-2, 185lbs)

 

Big Steve Butabi is back in the co-main again for the second time for his forth career fight and defends his perfect 3-0 record against a man who was once the number 1 contender in the org Serj “Chop Suey” Malakian. In his reletively short career Butabi has managed to bully his way into the top tier of the IFC roster and he has done it quickly and without mercy. At 205cm and 290lbs Butabi’s size has definitely translated into power as each one of his opponents will attest to. In his last appearance in the cage it took Butabi just two punches to stop IFC veteran Vic Nikolai in his tracks and move up into the #4 position. On this night he’ll face a fighter who has shown a similar ability to knock people out and also has fought perhaps the tougher opposition so far. Serj Malakian, at one time the #1 contender in the org, has just started to make a comeback after a tough couple of losses. His last fight was a gritty KO win over scrappy Welshman Delwyn Baines and a return to the top 10 after previously dropping outside. Malakian will enter this fight at #8. Malakian has the experience but will have to be extremely careful of Butabi’s power. Butabi is still relatively new though and some may wonder if the bubble will burst with the step up in competition. But as we always say, you can only beat who’s put in front of you and so far Butabi has done just that.

 

Main Event (IFC Championship): (Champion) Mew Choo (5-0, 191lbs) vs. (#1) Ricky “Big Tex” Hughes (7-1, 264lbs)

 

Our main event of the evening sees the Ironman Fight Club title on the line once more and what an adventure this strap has been on up to now. So far, no man has managed to successfully defend the belt after winning it but tonight undefeated Mew Choo has an opportunity to do just that. Coming into this bout a perfect 5-0 he faces undeniably his toughest test of his career in former champion Ricky “Big Tex” Hughes. Since losing his title back at IFC IIX, Hughes has been back on his path of destruction going 2-0 and finishing both. His last was a brutal battering of tough super-heavyweight Greg “The Gronk” Bell, managing to get the stoppage early in the third round and bringing his record to a total of 7-1. Mew Choo is coming into this fight a perfect 5-0 and in his last fight he took the belt away from the man who beat Hughes for the title in the first place. Will that fact have any baring on Hughes’ confidence going into this fight?

Hughes’ style is heavy handed and punishing and Choo will have to be smart in order to avoid being on the end of one of those big right hands. Hughes will be the bigger man and will weigh some 75lbs more on the night. It’s important to point out that Mew Choo has finished every single one of his opponents so far and he has done so both on the feet and on the ground. Hughes has also shown some variety in how he can finish the fight. On paper this is a very tough fight to call. Both fighters are dangerous in the same areas and both fighters are proven finishers. Hughes has slightly more experience at this point and based on that it could be argued he would be the favorite but how can you discount a fighter that has not yet lost a fight and has finished everyone put in front him? This fight is going to be the biggest in Ironman Fight Club history so far and I absolutely can’t wait to see the result. 


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:32 PM

I can not wait for the card tonight.  This will be the second event in the bigger arena as well as two very big main event matches.  I can sit here all day saying how big the title match is but I am extremely looking forward to Serj Malakian vs Steve Butabi.  Overall the top of the division is filling out nice and with these rising stars and new signings, we all need to be prepared for some big upcoming wars in the main event/co main event slots.  That is why IFC is on the rise and the bigger arena size is perfect for our uprising.  Welcome Don Joe and Android Seventeen who come in with hype around them both and it will be interesting to watch them once they get ifc debuts.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

Ironman Mid Week 4 (30th August 2017) - Post Fight Recap
 
Another great midweek event has passed and once again the Ironman Fight Club breaks it's own personal best with it's highest rated show so far. What a great way to send us into a busy and exciting weekend where there will be not one but TWO IFC shows including the opening round of the New Blood Tournament! Now on to the fight recap.
 
The Ironman Fight Club crown was on the line in the main event of the evening with undefeated current champ Mew Choo making his first defense against former champion Ricky "Big Tex" Hughes and this fight didn't disappoint at all. It didn't even make it a minute before both fighters had left permanent damage on each others faces. Mew Choo with a combination and Ricky Hughes with a simple jab. A few more landed from Choo and then a massive cross that hit Hughes square in the nose and left him reeling while Choo teed of and left the referee no choice but to intervene. With this win Mew Choo becomes the first fighter to make at least one successful title defense and will now go on to face highly touted new IFC signing Don Joe. Don Joe is undefeated at 5-0 and was the current Empire Grind 185lb champion before the company went dark. For Ricky "Big Tex" Hughes this is a simple bump in the road. He remains a very dangerous fighter capable of dishing out immense punishment and it wouldn't be any surprise to this guy to see Hughes challenging for the title once again down the road. 
 
In our Co-Main event of the evening big Steve Butabi continued his own path of destruction taking out brave Serj Malakian by KO at 4:07 of the 1st Round. Butabi's volume and power was just a little overwhelming on this occasion but we're sure Malakian will bounce back. For now Malakian remains in the top 10 but it's Butabi who entrenches himself in the #4 spot and can surely only be one or two fights away from a legitimate title shot claim
 
Special mention to Vic Nikolai who took out an emerging talent in Paul Michael Levesque with an armbar at 3:38 of Round 1. Nikolai made his debut at IFC II and has grinded away tirelessly since then winning some and losing some but always remaining competitive and dangerous. He now sits just outside the top 10 and hopefully can build on this impressive win and break into the top tier of the IFC roster. Levesque had been a two fight win streak and was just starting to put things together but his kryptonite still remains the submission based ground fighter and so it'll be back to the drawing board for him to rethink this puzzle. 
 
Lastly, welcome to the unfortunately named Rape "N" Pillage who entered the IFC with a bang finishing Boyd Clark in just over two minutes of round 2. Mr. Pillage, or Rape as his friends like to call him, is looking like a solid prospect who at only 18 has acquired an impressive array of skills for someone his age. It's early days but this could definitely be a fighter worth keeping an eye on. 
 
 
The following "of the night" awards are sponsored by IniTech Nutrition

 

Fight Of The Night goes to Mew Choo vs. Ricky Hughes

KO Of The Night goes to Steve Butabi

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 (6-0, 191lbs)

#1 (NE) Don Joe (5-0, 190lbs)

#2 (NE) Android Seventeen (6-1, 283lbs)

#3 (3) Tommy Walcott (5-0, 140lbs)

#4 (4) Steve Butabi (4-0, 290lbs)

#5 (1) Ricky Hughes (7-2, 264lbs)

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

# 7 (5) Brooklyn Brawler (4-1, 190lbs)

#8 (6) Steven Kennedy (4-3, 178lbs)

#9 (7) Eldar Tskhadaia (5-1, 243lbs)

#10 (8) Serj Malakian (4-3, 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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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:30 PM

Ironman Fight Club XIV - 2nd September 2017 (Hyashi’s Lounge – Los Angeles)

 

A whole weekend of IFC action starts here!

 

Fight 1: Chong “The Star Fish” Tay (3-2, 210lbs) vs. Bricks “Parpaing” Thrower (5-3, 204lbs)

 

Out first fight of the evening and it should be a fun one. Chong “The Star Fish” Tay, known for his aggressive “come at you with everything” style against the wild combos of Bricks “Parpaing” Thrower. Both fighters are coming off wins in their last fights and both will be looking to continue the climb out of the lower ranks of the IFC. Tay will have an advantage on the feet but may struggle if the fight hits the ground. If Bricks can manage to get the fight there expect things to end fairly quickly.

 

Fight 2: Lord “God of Destruction” Beerus (1-0, 144lbs) vs. Giovanni Gomes (0-1, 168lbs)

 

Next up, a battle of BJJ between two young Brown Belts. Lord Beerus is making his second appearance in the IFC cage after winning his debut against Mike Warrior back at IFC XI by armbar in the first round. His opponent, Giovanni Gomes, is also entering the cage for the second time but only after tasting bitter defeat at the hands of Terry Bogard at IFC X. Both fighters have had ample time to prepare and without much to go on we can only anticipate a methodical grappling chess match and a good showing from both of these youngsters

 

Fight 3: Heath “Lizard Arms” Bace (2-3, 300lbs) vs. Chara Zaad (3-3, 210lbs)

 

In his last fight, Heath “Lizard Arms” Bace managed to snap his three fight losing streak with a nice KO victory over Akio Yamamoto and get back to winning ways. Tonight he’ll face a very stern test against boxer Chara Zaad who is coming off a loss to a very tough opponent in his last fight. Zaad is known for having exciting fights and has won fight of the night honors on no less than four occasions. There’s no reason to believe this will be any different as Zaad’s boxing style is always enjoyable to watch. Bace has quite a size advantage and is far more capable on the ground then Zaad but whether he’ll be able to take advantage of that depends purely on whether he can avoid taken too much damage on the feet beforehand. Something he quite often struggles with.

 

Fight 4: Taz “Crash” Bandichoo (2-2, 240lbs) vs. German Cordova (0-1, 150lbs)

 

Taz “Crash” Bandichoo has been putting all of his efforts into his stand up lately and so far it’s been paying off. With a record of 2-2 and having gone unbeaten in his last two, Bandichoo will be looking to grow his stock with another win and really start to climb out of the middle of the roster. His opponent is Mexican Boxer German Cordova. Cordova is a natural featherweight who could even possibly make bantam if he really wanted too. He has fought once before back at IFC Mid Week 1 losing his debut fight by TKO. It’s been a while since that time so we wonder what he has learnt from his single loss. Cordova has exceptional boxing skills and will have to be at his best if he is to hang with the wild style of Bandichoo. Taz obviously has power in his hands and a granite chin to boot. He’ll be the bigger man and will not want to concede his run at this point. Cordova is going to have to be very, very good here tonight.

 

Fight 5 (New Blood Division): En “Metal Priest” Esch (1-4, 238lbs) vs. Joe “The Alternate” Average (0-0, 210lbs)

 

Technically our first ever fight from the new IFC New Blood Division which is open to 18 and 19 year olds only. En “Metal Priest” Esch has made the decision to move down from the main division presumably in order to gain more experience before taking on the big boys once more. Esch has found it tough going during his time with the IFC so we hope that a fresh start in a new division will be just what he needs to help reach his full potential. His opponent Joe “The Alternate” Average is making his MMA debut and is officially the first alternate for the New Blood Tournament that begins on the 3rd September. Joe Average seems to be well rounded and a jack of all trades so he will have ways to win this fight but Esch is the more experienced fighter by quite a margin and the heavy betting favorite to take this fight.

 

Fight 6: Damien “The Terror” Demento (2-1, 185lbs) vs. Jimbo “Gpk” Bradbrook (2-2, 160lbs)

 

Our next fight of the evening features Damien “The Terror” Demento taking on Lightweight fighter Jimbo “Gpk” Bradbrook. Demento currently sports a 2-1 record and comes from the same camp as #5 ranked Brooklyn Brawler. Unsuccessful in his first IFC appearance he came back last time and won a close decision over tricky wrestler Toghrul Rasizade. His opponent Jimbo Bradbrook is fresh off a first round KO over Victor Belfort only a short time ago at IFC XII. Bradbrook seems to be the more well round fighter off the two with a real advantage on the feet. On the ground it seems closer but Demento’s wrestling and size could be a factor. Both fighters look well prepared and we anticipate a good performance from them

 

Fight 7: Terry Bogard (2-0, 179lbs) vs. Jan Schrijber (1-0, 237lbs)

 

Terry Bogard now makes his third MMA appearance after choosing to take a detour from KT and so far it seems to have been a sucessful move. Currently 2-0 with both wins via KO in the first round, Bogard is threatening to become to take note of. He faces a tough test here in the way of Dutch Thai Boxer Jan Schrijber who is making his return to the cage after an impressive debut back at IFC VI. There he made quick work of James Gregor, finishing the fight in just 45 second of the first round. It’s highly anticipated that this fight will not touch the ground with both fighters fat more comfortable on their feet. Schrijber will be around 50lbs heavier than Bogard but Bogard has just taken out 300lb David Oconner so it’s unlikely to be a concern to him.

 

Fight 8: Greg “The Gronk” Bell (3-4, 300lbs) vs. Evgeni Lomachenko (4-1, 152lbs)

 

Greg “The Gronk” Bell is really having quite a roller coaster of a career. After losing his first two career fights he managed to turn things around and went undefeated in three until once again finding himself on the end of a two fight slump. Just about holding on to a spot in the Top 10, Bell now has to once again find a way to turn things around if he wants to remain there. His opponent is Evgeni Lomachenko who, up until his last fight, was a perfect 4-0. Now, coming into this fight after his first professional loss, Lomachenko will be looking for a better performance against Greg Bell. Both prefer to use their wrestling and BJJ although Bell might do well to take advantage of a small but significant advantage in the stand up. Lomachenko is much smaller at 152lbs compared to Bell’s gargantuan 300lb mass and that could also be significant as he struggled to deal with the size advantage of his last opponent Eldar Tskhadaia. With such a size disadvantage it’s hard to pick Evgeni as the favorite in this match up but with Bell’s current form he just might be.

 

Co-Main Event: Mihail “No Respect For You” Medzy (5-1, 155lbs) vs. Cattan “The Carribean Death” Engoria (3-0-1, 215lbs)

 

Our Co-Main Event of the evening is once again expected to be a ground based battle with Mihail “No Respect For You” Medzy taking on up and coming grappling prospect Cattan “The Caribbean Death” Engoria. Medzy came into the IFC with a large buzz surrounding him. Undefeated in four fights and all wins by first round submission it isn’t hard to see why. In his IFC debut he was greeted by an in-form Greg “The Gronk” Bell and in just under two minutes the brash newcomer was humbled. Now 5-1 with his last fight being a submission victory over Gin Kobra, Mihail could still become a force to be reckoned within the top tier of the IFC and a win tonight would most likely thrust him somewhere into the Top 10. His opponent is also on track to becoming a solid fighter for the IFC and although didn’t manage to get the victory in his IFC debut last time out, is still undefeated at this time. Cattan Engoria came to the IFC, similar to Medzy, with a 3-0 record with all wins via submission in the first. His first fight in his new home was against Boss Yonic where both men fought to a tough, entertaining draw. Like Medzy, a win here for Cattan would very likely put him among the org’s top fighters. Both fighters have put all their time into crafting their ground game. Medzy the better wrestler. Engoria the higher belt. This fight is very relvant to the IFC upper roster and both fighters have an opportunity to really start getting serious about a title shot.

 

Main Event: (#2) “Red Ribbon Army’s” Android Seventeen (6-1, 283lbs) vs. (#3) “Gypsy” Tommy Walcott (5-0, 140lbs)

 

Our main event of the evening pits exciting new signing Android Seventeen against the IFC mainstay “Gypsy” Tommy Walcott in what really has been a last minute affair. Android Seventeen comes to us sporting a very impressive 6-1 record and with the obvious intention of shaking up the top of the division. Currently on a four fight win streak and with all six wins by KO in the first round, the sole loss on his record seems to be far, far in the distance by now. His opponent Tommy Walcott has a lot to lose by taking this last minute fight. Currently 5-0 and with a legitimate claim for a title shot, Walcott has agreed to put it all on the line to welcome the dangerous newcomer and step up to provide a headline fight at IFC XIV. With both fighters favoring the stand up aspect and with both showing a penchant for KO’s it’s highly unlikely this fight goes the distance and with no time for a training camp it will simply come down to who has the most about them now. Android Seventeen comes in #2 while Walcott remains at #3 so make no mistake about it, this fight is absolutely a title contender fight. Whoever walks away from this with the win would be absolutely undeniable as a #1 contender


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:43 PM

Ironman Fight Club – New Blood Tournament Round 1 - 3rd September 2017 (The Underground, Los Angeles)

 

The Ironman Fight Club is proud to announce the opening of a new division in our little org. The New Blood division is open to fighters aged 18/19 and is hoping to provide a competitive proving ground for those who want to build young projects but not wait a whole year before they compete.

 

To kick off this new division we have put together an exciting 16 man knockout tournament that will span the next few months and culminate with the winner being crowned New Blood champion.

 

The brackets have been set and you can check the tournament progress here (http://challonge.com/53e19wuk)

 

For now, let me introduce our 16 fighters in the order they will be fighting…

 

Craig “The Reborn” Marduk (0-0, 225lbs)

vs.

Kurenai Galneryus (0-0, 203lbs)

 

Joe Pesci (0-0, 140lbs)

vs.

Xing “Rufus” Pugberg (0-0, 130lbs)

 

Kyle “Animal” Ryan (0-0, 223lbs)

vs.

Fay Gott (0-1, 190lbs)

 

Oliver Kohler (0-0, 277lbs)

vs.

“The Hunk” Jack Dawson (2-0, 270lbs)

 

Terry Crew (0-0, 200lbs)

vs.

“The Monster of Montmartre” Thierry Paulin (0-0, 240lbs)

 

“I Weigh” One Fortytwo (0-0, 142lbs)

vs.

Jonathan “Money Shot” Davis (2-1, 142lbs)

 

The Shadow (0-0, 268lbs)

vs.

Terje “Nightmare” Warholm (0-1, 221lbs)

 

Kenny “The Follower” Tchusuk (0-0, 265lbs)

vs.

Micky Kirby (0-0, 230lbs)

 

The Prize Pools currently stands at

 

1st) 1 Year VIP + 300k + The IFC New Blood Title

2nd) 6 Months VIP + 150k

3rd) 3 Months VIP + 50k

4th) 50k

 

(Special Thanks to Adam Holland, Alex K, Cash Cow/Uniborn and Alexander Biro for their generous donations to the prize money)


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:19 AM

Big fan of Jack Dawson!!


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:44 AM

I am a Jack Dawson fan but my bracket has Kyle 'Animal" Ryan beating him.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:34 AM

I am a Jack Dawson fan but my bracket has Kyle 'Animal" Ryan beating him.

High hopes that Jack is able to win this thing. I want the knees damnit!!! lol


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:14 PM

High hopes that Jack is able to win this thing. I want the knees damnit!!! lol


Jack= champ
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:19 PM

This is not going on much but my prediction based on what little I know is that Kyle Animal Ryan is the favorite to win this in my opinion of course.  Second round seems really exciting in my predictions as you would have Kyle Ryan vs Jack Dawson than Terry crew vs Johanathon Davis.  Its anyones guess who will actually make it to the end but my prediction is kyle ryan vs micky Kirby.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:45 AM

This is not going on much but my prediction based on what little I know is that Kyle Animal Ryan is the favorite to win this in my opinion of course.  Second round seems really exciting in my predictions as you would have Kyle Ryan vs Jack Dawson than Terry crew vs Johanathon Davis.  Its anyones guess who will actually make it to the end but my prediction is kyle ryan vs micky Kirby.

Well Kyle Ryan just lost and Jack Dawson moves on. We want the kneeesss!!!


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:51 AM

Everyone that said dangerous knees lost but Jack Dawson.  All but one fight will be at big weight differences and I must say of the 8 left I must be the biggest underdog hence my clothing for Terry Crew.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:57 AM

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:boxing: Craig Marduk :boxing: 

"I'm a fan of Jack Dawson!!" :bangin: 


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