Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Event Primer - UFC on Fox: Johnson vs Moraga

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that's completely shocked Nick Diaz no-showed his interview with Michael Schiavello.

Preliminary Card (Facebook/YouTube)

Bantamweight - John "Prince" Albert vs Yaotzin Meza
  • Albert's Style -Striking
  • Meza's Style -Wrestling, boxing
  • Prediction -Meza by submission

Lightweight - Aaron Riley vs Justin "J-Bomb" Salas
  • Riley's Style - Grappling, breaking his jaw
  • Salas's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Salas by TKO (Broken jaw)

Preliminary Card (FX)

Women's Bantameweight - Julie "Fireball" Kedzie vs Germaine "The Iron Lady" de Randamie
  • Kedzie's Style - Striking
  • de Randamie's Style - Kickboxing
  • Prediction - Kedzie by KO

Middleweight - Ed "Short Fuse" Herman vs Trevor "Hot Sauce" Smith
  • Herman's Style - BJJ
  • Smith's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Smith by submission

Lightweight - Yves "Thugjitsu Master" Edwards vs Daron "The Detroit Superstar" Cruickshank

Lightweight - Mac Danzig vs Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard

Lightweight - Danny "Last Call" Castillo vs Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means
  • Castillo's Style - Wrestling, Brozilian Bro-jitsu
  • Means's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Castillo by decision
  • Thoughts - Castillo is TEAM ALPHA MALE and we all know what that means in an event primer!

Lightweight - Michael "Maverick" Chiesa vs Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal
  • Chiesa's Style - Wrestling, BJJ, BEARD
  • Masvidal's Style - Muay Thai
  • Prediction - Chiesa by submission (Rear naked choke)

Main Card (Fox)

Women's Bantamweight - Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche vs Jessica "Bate Estaca" Andrande
  • Carmouche's Style - Striking
  • Andrande's Style -Striking, grappling
  • Prediction - Carmouche by TKO

Welterweight - "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler vs Bobby "Vicious" Voelker
  • Lawler's Style - Punching
  • Voelker's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Lawler by KO

Welterweight - Rory "Ares" MacDonald vs Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger
  • MacDonald's Style - Striking, grappling, fashion
  • Ellenberger's Style - Wrestling, punching, insults
  • Prediction - MacDonald by TKO

Flyweight - Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson vs John Moraga
  • Johnson's Style - Wrestling, boxing
  • Moraga's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Johnson by decision

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fighter Appreciation - Pat Barry

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that's been submitted by turtlenecks on several occasions.

Pat Barry serves all

Once again, I've created a new category of articles because I'm all over the place with this blog. Instead of focusing on retired (Or at least fighters with a decade or more of experience) guys, Fighter Appreciation is all about me gushing over how cool and awesome I find current fighters.

Pat "Hype Or Die" Barry is an outstanding fighter, personality, motivator, cornerman, and all around great person.

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Pat began his combat sports training and career in his 20s, which is both impressive considering how quickly he's picked up on kicking someone's ass, but also baffling since Pat is basically a fusion of a human ninja turtle and a live action Street Fighter that'd you would actually want to watch (Van Damme it!). Apparently he spent his first two decades of existence osmotically learning about martial arts.

After a couple years of beating dudes into quivering heaps of pain, sadness, and failure, Pat decided to find a new crop of people to break in half and transitioned from kickboxing into MMA.

Pat's first couple of MMA bouts were pretty straightforward: Pat kicks dork in legs, dork either gives up then and there, or cringes in anticipation so much that Pat knocks the dork's head clean off, quickly putting Pat at 4-0, all by first round stoppage, 3 by leg kick TKOs (And you wonder why I love this dude so much), one by head kick KO, all in a grand total of 8:40.

Unfortunately, Pat's opponents soon realized that taking a kick from Mr. Thunder Thighs is the worst possible thing, they started grappling him voraciously. Due to, in some cases, being decades behind his opponent on the ground, Pat was unfairly saddled with the reputation of having no ground game. This is simply untrue, and, quite frankly, borderline slander.

Barry has trained grappling, and while he's yet to record a submission in his MMA career, he's got an arsenal of moves that would easily win him gold at ADCC, some, like the above, he learned from no-gi grappling wizard, Eddie Bravo.

Other submissions were passed on to Barry from his girlfriend, "Thug" Rose Namajunas, and all UFC heavyweights going forward must be on notice for Pat's ever-improving ground game.

Check out more about Barry after the break!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Event Primer - Invicta Fighting Championships 6

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that's got weird floating anime hearts over its head when thinking about Edson Barboza.

Prelims (

Atomweight - Cassie "The Hulk" Robb vs Livia "T-Rex" Von Plettenberg
  • Robb's Style - Grappling
  • Von Plettenberg's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Robb by decision

Featherweight - Mollie "Miss Mollie" Estes vs Veronica "Hearbreaker" Rothenhausler

Strawweight - Ashley "Smashley" Cummins vs Emily Kagan
  • Cummins's Style - Grapling
  • Kagan's Style - Freestyle
  • Prediction - Cummins by submission

Main Card (PPV)

Strawweight - Tecia "Tiny Tornado" Torres vs "Thug" Rose Namajunas

Bantamweight - Miriam "The Queen of Mean" Nakamoto vs Duda "Diamond" Yankovich
  • Nakamoto's Style - Muay Thai, Herk n Jerk (I assume based on the nickname)
  • Yankovich's Style - Kickboxing
  • Prediction -  Nakamoto by KO

Strawweight - "Rowdy" Bec Hyatt vs Mizuki Inoue
  • Hyatt's Style - Striking, internet
  • Inoue's Style - Kickboxing, shootboxing
  • Prediction - Hyatt by KO
  • Thoughts - Bec is pretty cool. It's like 90% of the absolute RADDEST people in Invicta are at Strawweight

Catchweight (150lbs) - Ediane "India" Gomes vs Tamikka "Boom-Boom" Brents
  • Gomes's Style - Vale Tudo
  • Brents's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Gomes by submission

Strawweight - Joanne "Bad Mofo JoJo" Calderwood vs Norma Rueda Center
  • Calderwood's Style - Muay Thai, MURDER
  • Alternate Calderwood Nicknames - Joanne "Cyborginho" Calderwood, Joanne "The Och Murderess" Calderwood
  • Rueda Center's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Caldewood by KO

Atomweight - Jessica Penne vs Nicdali "The Night Queen" Rivera-Calanoc
  • Penne's Style - BJJ
  • Rivera-Calanoc's Style - Striking
  • Prediction -  Penne by submission

Flyweight - Leslie "The Peacemaker" Smith vs Jennifer Maia
  • Smith's Style - Striking
  • Maia's Style - Muay Thai
  • Prediction -  Smith by TKO

Bantamweight - Sarah "The Monster" D'Alelio vs Lauren Taylor
  • D'Alelio's Style - BJJ, drinking
  • Taylor's Style - Striking
  • Prediction -  D'Alelio by submission

Strawweight - Claudia "Claudinha" Gadelha vs Ayaka Hamasaki
  • Gadelha's Style - Grappling
  • Hamasaki's Style - Judo
  • Prediction -  Hamasaki by decision

Featherweight - Marloes "Rumina" Coenen vs Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino
  • Coenen's Style - BJJ, Muay Thai
  • Justino's Style - Muay Thai
  • Prediction - Coenen by submission

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Event Primer - UFC 162

Welcome to Leg Kick TKO, a MMA blog that, despite being a random assortment of data, could conceivably defeat Jason Guida.

Prelim Card (Facebook/YouTube)

Welterweight - Mike Pierce vs David "Daudi" Mitchell
  • Pierce's Style - Wrestling
  • Mitchell's Style - Grappling
  • Prediction - Pierce by decision

Welterweight - Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski vs Brian Melancon
  • Baczynski's Style - Freestyle
  • Melancon's Style -Striking
  • Prediction -Baczynski by KO

Prelim Card (FX)

Lightweight - Edson "Junior" Barboza vs Rafaello "Tractor" Oliveira
  • Barboza's Style - Muay Thai
  • Oliveira's Style -Grappling
  • Prediction - Barboza by KO

Heavyweight - Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga vs Dave "Pee Wee" Herman

Lightweight - "Stormin" Norman Parke vs Kazuki Tokudome
  • Parke's Style - Wrestling, judo
  • Tokudome's Style - Striking
  • Prediction - Parke by submission

Middleweight - Chris "The Crippler" Leben vs Andrew "Highlight" Craig
  • Leben's Style - Zombie-boxing, Cat smashing
  • Craig's Style -Striking
  • Prediction -Leben by near-dead KO

Main Card (PPV)

Featherweight - Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver
  • Swanson's Style - Freestyle
  • Siver's Style - Kickboxing
  • Prediction - Siver by KO

Middleweight - Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz vs Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch
  • Munoz's Style - Wrestling
  • Boetsch's Style - Judo
  • Prediction - Boetsch by KO

Middleweight - Tim Kennedy vs Roger Gracie
  • Kennedy's Style - Army
  • Gracie's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Kennedy by decision

Featherweight - Frankie "The Answer" Edgar vs Charles "Do Bronx" Oliveira
  • Edgar's Style - Wrestleboxing
  • Oliveira's Style - BJJ
  • Prediction - Edgar by decision

Middleweight - Anderson "The Spider" Silva vs Chris "The All-American" Weidman
  • Silva's Style - Muay Thai, BJJ, Elegant Murder
  • Weidman's Style - Wrestling
  • Prediction - Silva by KO
  • Thoughts - A lot of MMA guys are predicting Weidman will win this fight, which goes to show that some MMA guys are dumb.