Thursday, December 27, 2012

Event Primer - UFC 155

 Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that's doing spinning shit, now.

Facebook Prelims

Flyweight - Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso vs John Moraga
  • Cariaso's Style - Muay thai, boxing
  • Moraga's Style - Wrestling, submissions
  • Prediction - Moraga by submission

Featherweight - Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia vs Max "Blessed" Holloway
  • Garcia's Style - Boxing, BJJ
  • Holloway's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - If he had a full camp, I'd go with Holloway, but this is on like 10 days notice for him, so I think Garcia will get win a decision.

Heavyweight - Phil "S11" De Fries vs Todd Duffee
  • De Fries's Style - Grappling
  • Duffee's Style -  Punches
  • Nickname Duffee Should Use - Todd "Duffman" Duffee
  • Prediction - De Fries with a submission

FX Prelims

Lightweight - Michael "The Menace" Johnson vs Myles "Fury" Jury
  • Johnson's Style - Wrestling, Fist In Box
  • Jury's Style - Kickboxing, BJJ
  • Alternate Jury Nicknames - Myles "Hung" Jury
  • Prediction - Johnson with a wrestley decision

Lightweight - Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard vs Jamie Varner
  • Guillard's Style - Boxing, wrestling, American Whu-Hit-U
  • Varner's Style - Wrestling, being awful
  • Prediction - Guillard with a huge knockout

Bantamweight - Erik "Goyito" Perez vs Byron Bloodworth
  • Perez's Style - Striking, submissions
  • Bloodworth's Style - Striking
  • Prediciton - Perez with a submission
  • Thoughts - Bloodworth is the best surname ever

Bantamweight - Brad "One Punch" Pickett vs Eddie Wineland
  • Pickett's Style - Punch
  • Wineland's Style - Striking, wrestling
  • Prediction -Pickett with a KO

PPV Main Card

Middlweight - Chris "The Crippler" Leben vs Derek "Wrecking Ball" Brusnon
  • Leben's Style - Punching, Zombie-Fu
  • Alternate Leben Nickname - Chris "The Cat Smasher" Leben
  • Brunson's Style - Poker, Wrestling
  • Prediction - Leben with a KO

Middleweight - Yushin "Thunder" Okami vs Alan "The Talent" Belcher
  • Okami's Style - Wrestling
  • Belcher's Style - Muay Thai
  • Prediction - Belcher via KO

Middleweight - Tim "The Barbarian" Botesch vs Costa Philippou
  • Boestsch's Style - Wrestling
  • Philippou's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Boetsch with a decision victory

Lightweight - Jim Miller vs Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon
  • Miller's Style - Grappling
  • Lauzon's Style - BJJ
  • Alternate Lauzon Nickname - "Creepy" Joe Lauzon
  • Prediction - Miller with a submission

Main Event

Heavyweight Title - Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez
  • Dos Santos's Style - Boxing
  • Velasquez's Style - The Take Him Down (Wrestling)
  • Prediction - Dos Santos with another KO victory

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This Week in Dumb MMA Stuff

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that's less intense than Gegard Mousasi.

Fights - A whole lot of fights went down, so let's not waste any time and get right into the action.

SFL 13 - Super Fight League crowned a bunch of champions on Friday as it was their last show of the year.

Khan vs Eidehlouei

Jamshed Khan defeated Rouhollah Eidehlouei due to retirement at the end of round two.

Check out a ton more fights, plus pure craziness after the jump!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mega Event Primer - 2 TUFs, Tony

TUF: The Smashes Finale - I didn't watch this version of The Ultimate Fighter, so I'm completely lost on a bunch of these dudes.  Whatever, that's never stopped me before!

Preliminary Card (FuelTV)

Light Heavyweight - Nick "The Quiet Assassin" Penner vs Cody "Donnybrook" Donovan
  • Penner's Style - Striking
  • Donovan's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Penner by KO
  • Thoughts - If Penner can knock out Butterbean, he can knock out Donovan.

Lightweight - Brendan Loughnane vs Mike "The Warrior" Wilkinson
  • Loughnane's Style - Punches
  • Wilkinson's Style - Wrestle-boxing
  • Prediction - Wilkinson by submission

Welterweight - Ben "Benny Blanco" Alloway vs Manuel "Chalate" Rodriguez
  • Alloway's Style - Punches
  • Rodriguez's Style - Submissions
  • Prediction - Alloway by punches because his nickname intrigues me.

Welterweight - Mike Pierce vs Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski
  • Pierce's Style - Wrestling
  • Baczynski's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Pierce by furious, wrestley, decision

Light Heavyweight - Igor Pokrajac vs Joey "The Mexecutioner" Beltran
  • Pokrajac's Style - Striking
  • Beltran's Style - Punches
  • Prediction - Beltran by TKO

Featherweight - Chad "Money" Mendes vs Yaotzin Meza
  • Mendes's Style - Wrestling, Brozilian Bro-Jitsu
  • Meza's Style - Wrestle-boxing
  • Prediction - Mendes via Brolotine choke
  • Thoughts - Obligatory Team Alpha Male video.

Main Card (FX)

Middleweight - Hector "Lightning" Lombard vs Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares
  • Lombard's Style - Boxing, judo
  • Palhares's Style - BJJ, leg-murder
  • Alternate Palhares Names - Who's Omar Paul Harris, Rousimar Paul Harris, Paul Harris
  • Prediction - Palhares is going to remove one of Lombard's legs.
  • Thoughts - I hope these two squat, boxy men have a fun fight

TUF: The Smashes Lightweight Final - Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher vs  "Stormin" Norman Parke
  • Fletcher's Style - Submissions
  • Parke's Style - Wrestling, Judo
  • Prediction - Fletcher by submission

TUF: The Smashes Welterweight Final - Robert Whittaker vs Brad "Bear" Scott
  • Whittaker's Style - Striking
  • Scott's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Scott by KO

Lightweight - George Sotiropoulos vs Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson

TUF 16: Carwin vs Nelson Finale - I actually watched this season, but all the fighters were meh, so only the final round of the tournament is on the card, ha!

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Flyweight - Jared "The Jackhammer" Papazian vs Tim Elliott
  • Papazian's Style - Boxing
  • Elliott's Style - Muay Thai, wrestling
  • Prediction - Elliott by submission

Lightweight - Mike "The Wolverine" Rio vs John Cofer
  • Rio's Style - Grappling
  • Cofer's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Rio by decision

Bantameweight - Reuben "Hurricane" Duran vs Hugo "Wolverine" Viana
  • Duran's Style - Striking
  • Viana's Style - Boxing
  • Prediction - Viana by TKO.
  • Thoughts - Man, I kind of want to see Rio vs Viana for rights to "Wolverine" as a nickname

Preliminary Card (FuelTV)

Welterweight - TJ Waldburger vs Nick "The Jersey Devil" Catone
  • Waldburger's Style - BJJ
  • Catone's Style - Wrestling, BJJ, boxing
  • Prediction - Waldburger by submission

Lightweight - Vinc "From Hell" Pichel vs Rustam "Tiger" Khabilov
  • Pichel's Style - Striking
  • Khabilov's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Pichel by KO

Bantamweight - Johnny "Brutal" Bedford vs Marcos "Vina" Vinicius
  • Bedford's Style - Wrestling
  • Vinicius's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Bedford by decision
  • Thoughts - Part of me wants Vinicius to KO Bedford so we can get another "Do you know where you are?" "Ohio?" moments from TUF (Bedford was in Las Vegas at the time he said that)

Welterweight - Mike "Quicksand" Pyle vs James Head
  • Pyle's Style - Striking, BJJ
  • Head's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Pyle by submission

Main Card (FX)

Featherweight - Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier vs Jonathan Brookins
  • Poirier's Style - BJJ
  • Brookins's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediciton - Poirier by submission

Lightweight - Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard vs Jamie Varner
  • Guillard's Style - Boxing, American Whu-Hit-U (Yes, best fight style!)
  • Varner's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Guillard by KO
  • Thoughts - I still hate Jamie Varner.

Heavyweight - Pat "HD" Barry vs Shane Del Rosario
  • Barry's Style - Kickboxing
  • Del Rosario's Style - Muay thai, BJJ
  • Prediction - Barry by Leg Kick TKO
  • Thoughts - I'm glad Barry got ambushed and had his head shorn so maybe now he'll kick dudes way hard instead of looking for submissions.

TUF 16 Welterweight Final - Mike "The Martian" Ricci vs Colton Smith
  • Ricci's Style - Dapper
  • Alternate Ricci Nickname - "Handsome" Mike Ricci
  • Smith's  Style - Wrestling, Military
  • Prediction - Colton is going to do a bunch of wrestles and win a decision

Heavyweight - Roy "Big Country" Nelson vs Matt "Meathead" Mitrione
  • Nelson's Style - BJJ, Boxing
  • Mitrione's Style - Football, Kinda Crazy
  • Prediction - Mitrione by decision
  • Thoughts - Nelson's show to have a very good chin in his recent fights, so Mitrione won't knock him out, and

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This Week in Dumb MMA Stuff

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s dirtier than Matt Lindland.

Fights - A whole lot of action when down this weekend, so let's get right into the punches!

SFL 12 - Super Fight League brought the awesome with a bunch of sloppy fighting that amused me to no end.

Babu vs Singh

Sharath Babu finished off Varinder Singh in just under four minutes by way of technical knock out due to punches.

For way more fights, check out the rest of This Week in Dumb MMA Stuff after the jump!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cage Justice - Joe Son

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s more confusing than rubber guard terminology.

MMA has its fair share of dirtballs, scumbags, dirtbags, scumballs, shitheads, assholes, and just plain fucking jerks.  Sometimes there is criminal evidence of the wrongdoing, while sometimes it's just awful stuff done in a fight.  Cage Justice is about pointing out the instances of horrible behavior, and either detailing the legal repercussions meted out, or the ass kickings received in fights, sometimes both!

Who we talking about here?

Joe Son is currently the king of reprehensible fuck heads in the world of MMA.  If he looks slightly familiar, that might be because he played Random Task in the first Austin Powers movie, throwing a shoe at Powers.

Okay, so what did he do?

He was charged with multiple sexual offenses for raping a woman repeatedly at gunpoint (And also with the gun), but it was determined the statute of limitations was up on those charges, so instead, he was convicted of torture.

While in prison, his cellmate was murdered, and he's the prime suspect.

Holy shit, what are his punishments?

Legally, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  However, this is Cage Justice, so let's focus on the visceral aspect of retribution.

Now, since he's been in prison for so long, he was never beaten to a pulp when anyone knew what he did.  However, Keith Hackney (Greatest American hero?) provided some amount of retribution if you don't think about time in a linear fashion (AKA you are Steven Seagal).  In an early UFC (Back when the only rule is THERE ARE NO RULES, JUST BLEEEED!), Hackney took Son to the mat and proceeded to wail on Son's balls with the fury of everyone that just read those Joe Son articles.  It is nowhere near enough, but it's the best we'll get.  Just keep watching that video any time you get angry.

UFC on Fox 5 Event Primer

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s more one dimensional than Ronda Rousey.

Preliminary Card - Facebook

Bantamweight - Scott "Young Guns" Jorgensen vs John "Prince" Albert
  • Jorgensen's Style - Wrestling
  • Mean-spirited Jorgensen Nickname - Scotty "Spotty" Jorgensen
  • Albert's Style - Freestyle
  • Prediction - Jorgensen wins by wrestling-centric decision
  • Thoughts - Jorgensen is cool and does good fights, I hope he wins!

Preliminary Card - FX

 Featherweight - Dennis "The Menace" Siver vs Nam Phan
  • Siver's Style - Kickboxing
  • Phan's Style - BJJ, Karate
  • Prediction - Phan wins a decision
  • Thoughts - Battel of spinning back kicks and body/liver shots. Guts are going to get ruined in this one!

Lightweight - Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means vs Abel "Killa" Trujillo
  • Means's Style - Striking
  • Trujillo's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Tim Means war and gets a knockout victory.
  • Thoughts - Ugh, Trujillo has a dumb fence tattoo, boo to that.

Lightweight - Daron "Detroit Superstar" Cruickshank vs Henry "Sicario" Martinez
  • Cruickshank's Style - Wrestling
  • Alternate Cruickshank Nickname - Daron "Hermione Granger's Cat" Cruickshank
  • Martinez's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Cruickshank with a knockout

 Lightweight - Ramsey Nijem vs Joe Proctor
  • Nijem's Style - Wrestling
  • Proctor's Style - Grappling
  • Alternate Proctor Nicknames - Joe "Doctor" Proctor, Joe "Proctorologist" Proctor
  • Prediction - Proctor is going to submit Ramsey

Bantamweight - Rafael Assuncao vs Mike "The Hulk" Easton
  • Assuncao's Style - BJJ, Muay Thai
  • Easton's Style - BJJ, Tae Kwon Do
  • Prediction - Easton by decision
  • Thoughts - EASTON DOES NOT PLAY!

Lightweight - Yves "Thugjitsu Master" Edwards vs Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens
  • Edwards's Style - Thugjitsu
  • Stephens's Style - Boxing, BJJ
  • Prediction - Edwards by submission
  • Thoughts - Yves is like the coolest dude ever.  Win, Yves, win!

 Main Card - Fox

Welterweight - Mike "Quick" Swick vs Matt "The Immortal" Brown
  • Swick's Style - Kickboxing
  • Brown's Style - Judo, BJJ
  • Prediction - Mike Swick will continue to be back and submit Brown with a Swickotine.
  • Thoughts - This fight should be way good.

Welterweight - B.J. "The Prodigy" Penn vs Rory "Ares" MacDonald

Light Heavyweight - Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson

Main Event

Lightweight Title - Benson "Smooth" Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
  • Henderson's Style - Grappling, Tae Kwon Do
  • Alternate Henderson Nicknames - "Robert Guillaume" Benson Henderson, Benson "Bendo" Henderson, Benson "And Hedges" Henderson
  • Diaz's Style - CESAR GRACIE JIU JITSU (WHAT?!), Boxing
  • Prediciton - My heart wants a draw, my head sees Benson winning via wrestling-heavy decision, but Nate boxing Henderson up for a TKO or (impossible as it sounds), catching Bendo in a submission could happen.  Too close to call, guh!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This Week in Dumb MMA Stuff

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that’s dumber than letting Masakazu Imanari touch your foot.

 Fights - A whole lot of fights to cover, and some of them were half-decent!

Hardrock MMA 51 - The only reason I know about this event is because noted psychopath Junie Browning was making his return to MMA here.  It looks like it was pretty neat!

Goodal vs Bell

Ian Goodal submitted Eric Bell in round three with a rear naked choke.  It was a pretty good fight with a neat finish, but I think I love Ian's entrance music the best.

For a lot more fights (Seriously, a LOT more), and some news about fights, follow after the break!