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!

Fritz vs Rohleder

Adam "Fancy Pants" Fritz has combined the nickname of Lyle Beerbohm with the leggings of Shinya Aoki (Which is weird, since Aoki submitted Beerbohm) and finished off Garrett Rohleder with a rear naked choke.

Prather vs Gibson

Pete Prather engages in some furious punch times against Matt Gibson, knocking him out in about ten seconds.

Stevens vs Browning

Junie Browning is bad, loses by guillotine choke from Brian Stevens.  I found this fight funny because during his stint on The Ultimate Fighter, Junie complained about "boring wrestlers that lay on people" yet he spends most of this fight going for takedowns so he can lay upon Stevens.

SFL 11 - Super Fight League (Punch, kick, wow!) was back to their old format of "One decision, six stoppages" this past Friday.  Also, nearly everyone on the card has fought on at least one SFL card n the past.  Returning fighters becoming stars!

Khan vs Das

Irfan Khan TKO'd Subrata Das with punches early in the first round.

Irannejad vs Kvia

Farbod Irannejad submitted Ranjith Kvia with a rear naked choke at 2:19 of round one.

Grewal vs Ismael

Narender Grewal stopped Soro Ismael with punches at 2:53 in round one, earning a TKO victory.

Singh vs Rao

Virender Singh finished off Naveen Rao with punches in round one.

Singh vs Saber

Ritika Singh took Aya Saied Saber to the distance and won by unanimous decision.

Bhat vs Yadav

Sachin Bhat rear nakedly choked out Sandeep Yadav in round two (What, a second fight went past round one?)

Bellator 82 - Bellator's Season Seven continues to wind down, and we finally crowned a tournament champion.

Davinney vs Van Buren

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Terry Davinney punched the heck out of Matt Van Buren, getting a knockout in just fifteen seconds.  That's some mighty fine punching!

Santana vs Seguin

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Giva "the Arm Collector" Santana decided to diversify his portfolio and tapped out Brandon Seguin with a kneebar.  Just when you think you know the counters, Giva changes the submissions!

Navarro vs Bain

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Mario Navarro submitted Anthony Bain in round two with a triangle choke.

Schulz vs Garcia

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John Schulz got a TKO victory over Hector Garcia mid-way through the third and final round.  Good punching, John!

Sarnavaskiy vs Hervey

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Alexander Sarnavaskiy dominated Tony Hervey and his weird hair for all three rounds and won a decision victory.

Marshall vs Hose

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Doug Marshall UNLEASHED THE RHINO and knocked the hell out of Kala Hose in like twenty seconds.

Rickels vs Fischer

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David "Caveman" Rickels took a decision victory over Jason Fischer in a pretty fun fight.  Rickels is weird, but he does have good fights.

Koreshkov vs Good

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Andrey Koreshkov won a decision over Lyman Good to be crowned the Season Seven Welterweight tournament winner.

KSW 21 - KSW (Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki) is a Polish MMA organization that was the home to former World's Strongest Man and overall muscley dude, Mariusz Pudzianowski's MMA debut.  They've got a new attraction (One that is actually good), in Mamed Khalidov, and KSW 21 featured him in the main event.

Kowalkiewicz vs Bonkowska

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Karolina Kowalkiewicz took Paulina Bonkowska to a decision and won in unanimous fashion.

Horwich vs Martin

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Matt Horwich is a weird, crazy person.  He punched Terry Martin a punch and got a TKO victory.

Jewtuszko vs Sowinski

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Maciej Jewtuszko got revenge on Artur Sowinski and submitted him with a Brabo choke (Sowinski gave Jewtuszko his most recent loss at KSW 17 last year)

Materla vs Wallace

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Michal Materla knocked out Rodney Wallace in just 21 seconds.

Khalidov vs Grove

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Mamed Khalidov tapped out The Ultimate Fighter season 3 winner Kendall Grove with an Achilles' lock in round two.

Grab Bag -As usual, a random collection of fights from everywhere.

Nunes vs Thompson

Max Nunes punched Kevin Thompson and got a TKO victory at BAMMA 11

Casey vs Cummins

Cortney Casey finishes off Rachel Cummins with a flying armbar, which is a way-cool submission.  Flying armbar, whoo-hoo!

News - Some interesting stuff happened!  Read about it or don't!

Big Nog's Weird Commercial

Big Nog, you're doing EVERYTHING wrong, and I love you for it!  I seriously don't know what's going on in this Brazilian Honda commercial, but it doesn't matter.  NOG!

UFC Super Heroes

Where was BENSON HENDERSON in all this?  Also, Tito Ortiz is dumb and names super heroes about as well as he names his favorite "bands".

Jack Hermansson, Killer of Interviewers

I normally wouldn't put up a video of some random propect talking about his Bellator debut, but look at him launch poor Miss skOOm with that knee!  Jack (Yack?) joins Alistair Overeem in the list of European MMA guys that have destroyed an overmatched person holding pads for them.

Weird Lady Shenanigans!

Women's MMA has had two strange things go down within a few days of each other.

This weekend in Pancrase, there was a Bantamweight Queen fight between Rin Nakai and Danielle West.  West initially weighed in about 2 pounds over, and this would normally result in a non-title fight and West getting docked 25% of her fight purse in the US.  In Japan, way crazier stuff happensAccording to a few reports, West was told she wouldn't be allowed to use knees to the head or any chokes, while Nakai had a full arsenal to work withPancrase officials are saying they were fair to West, and they could have just called off the fight entirely.

Meanwhile, in the US, Michele Gutierrez pulled out of her upcoming Bellator fight with Felice Herrig, claiming a broken hand.  Now there are a few hints and claims that Gutierrez's hand is fine, she just wasn't going to be able to make weight.  PLOTS ARE THICKENING!

Tank Abbott Book Club Part Two!

Hey folks, read my review/summary of chapters two through four of Tank Abbott's novel over at With Leather (The world's best comedy sports blog) right here!

That's about it for this week.  UFC on Fox 5 is this Saturday, so expect an Event Primer for that (And a post asking you to join me for another With Leather live discussion, probably).  I will give you some homework, though.  The UFC has provided 8 (!) free (!!) fights, four from Nate Diaz, four from Benson Henderson to act as "road to the title" fights for both men.  Watch all of these fights!