Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This Week in Dumb MMA Stuff

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s more delusional than Phil Baroni.

Fights - A lot of fights from around the globe this week.  India, Canada, South Korea!

SFL 10 -What's this?  Super Fight League didn't have a fight go to decision?  Did someone not get the message that at least one fight has to go to the judges?

Kumar vs Farhan

Jagdish Kumar sloppily punches and kicks his way to a first round TKO (by retirement) over Shaikh Mohammed Farhan.

Check out way more fights after the jump!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This Week in Dumb MMA Stuff

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s more erratic than Dominick Cruz.

Fights - There was a UFC PPV, Bellator, SFL (BOOM, POW, PUNCH, KICK, WOW!) and a random assortment of two people flailing their limbs at each other until one cannot take it any more (Wait, I already said Super Fight League).

TPF 15 - Tachi Palace Fights is a regional MMA organization that works as a half-decent feeder league to the UFC.

Clark vs Miranda

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Dominick Clark knocked out Andy Miranda in just under two minutes in the first round.

Perez vs De Soto

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Alex Perez took just two seconds longer than Clark to knockout Carlos De Soto with punches.

Check out many much more fights after the jump!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Event Primer - UFC 154

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that's less ridiculous than being an "American-Whu-Hit-U" fighter.

UFC 154 is on Saturday, and thankfully it starts at night time in the Western hemisphere (Best hemisphere).  Here are the fights and what I think about them!

Preliminary Card - Facebook

Featherweight - Steven "Super" Siler vs. Darren "The Damage" Elkins
  • Siler's Style - Grappling
  • Other Siler Nickname - Steven "The Miller Killer" Siler
  • Elkins's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Elkins is going to do so many wrestles to Siler and win by decision
  • Thoughts - After checking out Siler's record, I'm convinced something called "Olly Bradstreet" is some kind of nightmare monster for him.

Bantamweight - Ivan "The Pride of El Salvador" Menjivar vs. Azamat "Tough Guy" Gashimov
  • Menjivar's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Gashimov's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Menjivar is going to submit the heck outta Gashimov
  • Thoughts - I don't know anything about Gashimov, but Menjivar is really cool, so he should win everything.

Welterweight - Matt "Deep Waters" Riddle vs. John "The One" Maguire
  • Riddle's Style - Wrestling, BJJ
  • Maguire's Style - Submissions, Gypsy Jiu-Jitsu
  • Prediction - I think Maguire is going to submit Riddle.
  • Thoughts - I'm slowly starting to like Riddle as a fighter (And he always seemed like a decent enough person, but I'm liking that more, too), but being a "Gypsy Jiu-Jitsu" practicioner is too rad to pass up.  Also, I wonder if Riddle will test positive for weed for this fight!

Featherweight - Antonio "Pato" Carvahlo vs. Rodrigo Damm
  • Carvahlo's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Damm's Style - Wrestling, BJJ
  • Prediction - Carvahlo wins with a TKO
  • Thoughts - Carvahlo has never lost in Canada, so, scientifically, he will win this fight.  Damm's sister, Carina also fights and has the weird nickname of "Beauty But the Beast".
Check out more predictions and whatnot after the jump!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This Week in Dumb MMA Stuff

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s more of a joke than Kimbo Slice.

Fights - Hey, UFC fights are back, yay!  Plus Bellator and SFL (PUNCH KICK WOW) as always (Well, not always, Bellator's season ends in a month, and I don't know if SFL is going to literally run every week or not).

Bellator 80 - On this edition of Bellator Fighting Championships, the finals for the Heavyweight and Featherweight tournaments were set up, plus former champion and self-proclaimed "Baddest Man on the Planet", Joe Warren returned to see if he would get knocked out for the third fight in a row.

DeRocher vs. Krahl

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Ryan DeRocher punched Taylor Krahl, and now Taylor has to crawl everywhere he goes.  I am the worst.

Vedepo vs. Bernhard

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This is some crazy stuff.  Bernhard throws a kick and slips, so Vedepo dives into guard, and gets stuck in a triangle.  Vedepo jams his shin and knee all up in Bernhard's neck, and eventually postures up enough and the pressure causes Bernhard to tap out.

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So, ladies and gentlemans, here is the Vedepo choke.  If works perfectly against dorks too dumb to let go of a crappy triangle to avoid getting themselves choked out.

Check out more Bellator, SFL, UFC and other fights, plus lots of news after the jump!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Event Primer - UFC on Fuel: Franklin vs. Le

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s spiraling downwards more than Drew Fickett.

UFC on Fuel:  Franklin vs. Le is coming live from Macau at like 9AM ET on Saturday, yeesh.  Here are the fights!

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Welterweight - David "Daudi" Mitchell vs. Hyun Gyu "The Ace" Lim
  • Mitchell's Style - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Alternate Mitchell Nicknames - David "HENNIMORE!" Mitchell
  • Lim's Style - Boxing
  • Prediction - Lim will do some ferocious punching upon Mitchell's countenance and win via knockout.
  • Thoughts - Mitchell is kinda cool because his fight with TJ Waldburger had roughly fifty submission attempts every minute of every round (Ineffective grappling is really fun sometimes).  I've never seen Lim fight, so I'm probably SUPER WRONG on the prediction (But, I'm SUPER WRONG on predictions between two fighters I've seen fight for years, so I guess I'm just awful at picks)

Middleweight - Riki Fukuda vs. Tom DeBlass
  • Fukuda's Style - Wrestling
  • DeBlass's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Fukuda will grind DeBlass into a wrestley paste, win by decision.
  • Thoughts -I like that both Fukuda and DeBlass have stoppages over guys that have lost spectacularly in the UFC (Fukuda TKO'd Brandon Wolff, who got MURDERED by Ben Saunders's Muay Thai clinch knees, and DeBlass Achilles locked Sean Salmon, who took a hilarious head kick KO from Rashad Evans)

Flyweight - Yashuhiro Urushitani vs. John "Hands of Stone" Lineker
  • Urushitani's Style - Hugs, some punches
  • Lineker's Style - Punches
  • Prediction - Lineker by punches, TKO.
  • Thoughts - This should be a mega-fun fight (TINY PUNCHMEN BEST PUNCHMEN).  I'm a little conflicted on the prediction, since Lineker lost to green haired dingus Louis Gaudinot, while Urushitani defeated currently Flyweight #1 contender, John Dodson (Though that was 8 years ago, so it's hardly useful).  Whatever, I think Lineker has enough power to put Urushitani to sleep.

Bantamweight - Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres vs. Motonobu Tezuka
  • Caceres's Style -Submissions
  • Tezuka's Style -Grappling
  • Prediction -Tezuka by excessive hugging (Decision)
  • Thoughts -I don't know anything about Tezuka, but Caceres is pretty much average at best (So watch him turn in the best performance ever and make me look even more dumber)
Check out the rest of the card after the jump!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This Week in Dumb MMA Stuff

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s spiraling downwards more than Drew Fickett.

Fights - In addition to the Bellator, Super Fight League (PUNCH KICK WOW) and random grab bag fights, there was also World Series of Fighting 1 going down on Saturday.  Hooray for new MMA organizations!

Bellator 79 - There were some vicious beatings doled out to people with ridiculous choices in personal grooming (So, pretty standard for a MMA event).

Minakov vs. Starcencov

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Bellator has a ton of Russian fighters, and sometimes, they get matched up (Though Starcencov is technically Russian-Canadian).  Vitaly Minakov punched Vladimir Starcencov in the face for a while until Vladimir fell down.

Ford vs. Baker

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In the first of two "guy what looks dumb gets beaten up" fights, Ryan Ford punched the ridiculous out of Kyle Baker's mustache and bald head on the way to a unanimous decision victory.

Check out more from Bellator, SFL, WSoF, and much more after the jump!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fighter Retrospective - Genki Sudo

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s a worse judge of fights than Cecil Peoples.

Fighter Retrospectives is when I take a look back at retired fighters (Or at least a guy that’s been fighting at least 15 years) and try to convince you why they are super-duper awesome.   Today, the focus is on the Transforming Trickster, the Neo-Samurai, Genki Sudo.

Wull, why should I care about this guy?  (That’s you)

Genki Sudo is probably my favorite fighter that I never saw live, and sometimes he’s my favorite fighter, period, with no qualifications.  He was predominantly a grappler, having done Greco-Roman wrestling in high school, and then later taking up Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  His striking wasn’t awful, and he even fought in some K-1 kickboxing bouts (to extremely limited success, going 2-4), but his hugging prowess easily overshadows his kickpuncher skills.  What really draws me to Sudo is his ability to mix showmanship with skill.  He had ridiculous entrances that not only blew most other fighter entrances out of the water (Pretty easy, since other than like five dudes all walk-outs are boring and bland), but were way better than a lot of professional wrestling entrances, too.  The antics didn’t stop inside the ropes (Or, for like three fights, the cage), though.  Genki would dance around during a fight, dropping his hands to do the robot, turn his back on his opponent, and basically refuse to take things seriously.  He claimed it was never to embarrass or make fun of his opponent, but his attempts at elevating the fight to a true art form.  His overarching message is We Are All One, a concept he enforced by carrying a banner with that phrase and various flags of the world stitched onto it.

Okay, wull, lemme see some of these “awesome entrances” I guess.  (You, again)

A Genki Sudo entrance is a great thing to behold because it always involves costumes, backup dancers, rad, choreographed moves, and usually the dramatic removal of the aforementioned costume.

He’s walked out to the fight as, among other things, several different space robots, a Chinese drunken boxer, some sort of aboriginal person, and Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn.

Check out more Genki Sudo radness after the jump.