Tag Archives: Ultimate Fighting Championship

A Look at UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans

By ALar Tonight, the cage door will close and Jon Jones will finally fight Rashad Evans for the Light Heavyweight title. This fight has been nearly two years in the making and fueled by drama surrounding Evans’ sudden departure from … Continue reading

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The Flipside: ALar’s Thoughts on The Reem…

I might be a little more long-winded than our webmaster, but hear me out. I have a legitimate belief that Alistair Overeem will indeed fight as scheduled for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 146. The fact that Overeem recently … Continue reading

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Why I Might Stop Watching MMA

This will be quick.  If Alistair Overeem gets the title fight against Junior Dos Santos, I will boycott the UFC, and most likely MMA in general, for now on.   I’m no fan of Chael Sonnen, but his elevated testosterone levels didn’t … Continue reading

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Lord of the Octagons: Return of the King!

ALar’s Revised Top 10 MMA Rankings! I want to apologize to my loyal fellowship of readers (all six of you…) for not providing you with spot-on previews and witty commentary concerning the world of MMA recently. The lovely State of … Continue reading

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One Minute Bunkai

Here are a few neat videos suggested by one of our readers.  They offer grappling-based interpretations of moves from sanseiryu and seichin.  I love the moves in theory, though I may do things a little differently.  What do you think? … Continue reading

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Wrestling to MMA: A Seamless Transition

By: Aidan Fitzpatrick The emergence of wrestlers in the UFC isn’t a new fad, it’s just one that is taking over more and more. Gradually the sport’s top fighters–Cain Velasquez, Jon Fitch, Dan Henderson (an Olympic Silver Medalist), Matt Hughes, … Continue reading

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UFC on Fox 2: Back to Primetime

UFC on Fox 2 Preview: Back to Primetime By, ALar88 The UFC returns to Fox on Saturday night with a very exciting three bout card. Many fans complained that the organization’s last foray into national television was lacking content when … Continue reading

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Goliath vs. Goliath: A UFC 141 Preview

Taking a look at UFC 141: Goliath versus… Goliath by ALar88 Happy Holidays everyone! The UFC is giving us a great present this year by treating us with one of the biggest matchups of all time in the UFC. Two … Continue reading

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Standing Guillotine Defense

Well, it was fun to watch the fights last night–lots of surprises!  It looks like many of the fighters–and the fans–learned a lot.  Mark Hominick found out Zombies can actually be pretty quick.  Tito learned that his ribs can’t take … Continue reading

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How Long Does it Take?

That last post and poll sparked another question for me: how much of a role does experience play in combat sports or fighting in general?  Former champ  Lyoto Machida earned his title after a lifetime of training in karate and … Continue reading

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