The Maximo Blanco vs. Kiuma Kunioku at SRC 15 on October 30, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan was a classic Maxi fight – fast, exciting and loaded with bang-ups. He lays out Kunioku with an uppercut of the year – BANG – and out!
Seriously, Maxi just introduces Kunioku to lala-land in a split second with that shot. Wow! And its Maxi-time again.
Knockout of the month for sure. Probably knockout of the year.
Jeff Monson vs Travis Fulton happened on October 23, 2010 at the Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, Florida. The fight card was put on put on by Fight Time Promotions.
Monson used to fight in the big leagues but is now making a living working the farm team circuit. He dominated from beginning to end and squeaked out a victory the standard Monson way – he got on top and powered a submission on Fulton.
Not the most exciting MMA fight you’ve ever seen, but give it up for Monson. He’s been working it for years. Who knows how many of these he’s got left in him?
We have to find the entire show of this one because it looks like it was a great night of fights. And with the hot interlude dance numbers along with the occasional operatic foray, it looks like Glory puts on quite a show.
Anderson Silva is fighting in this one too – NO, not that Anderson Silva.
Bobby Voelker grabs the win over Roger Bowling in an entertaining and hard won fight at Strikeforce Challengers 11. And it looks like these two MMA scappers are going to go at it again sometime in the near future, give that they’re both at 1 win a piece in their matches with each other. You just know there’s got to be a decisive third match – probably next year – to put all disputes to rest.
This week from the AKA Gym [American Kickboxing Academy], Stefan Bonner goes over the latest episode of the Ultimate Fighter with Sako / Psycho, Dane and Crazy Bob [Koschek’s training partner].
We like this Aftermath series – the show about the show – because the fighters who were in the Ultimate Fighter now have a better perspective on what they did, how things went down and what they’d do different next time.
Crazy Bob is a good trainer; good observations and astute insights into the fighters he trains and the sport of MMA.
The Fight Fix gets the skinny from UFC President Dana White on Jon Jones and Jose Aldo. Yes, Jones will go against Ryan Bader – and if he wins – he’ll face only the top 5 fighters in his division. Jones is the up and coming golden boy in MMA and Dana knows it. The UFC will make sure that he gets the better fights and the best exposure possible. Because hey – its a business.
Jose Aldo declined a fight with Kenny Florian in the UFC at the 155 weight division. Really, why move when he’s got another guy or two to clean up in the WEC. He’ll get to the UFC in the next year or 2. Then he’ll work his wonders on the 155 division there.
Not quite sure what’s supposed to be going on here but from screaming goth/metal soundtrack and the scrappy fight footage we gotta believe that this is a local promoter doing his best to get the word out.
OK, OK – but really, these guys gotta up their game if they’re going to get on the MMA radar. The business end of mixed martial arts is growing more sophisticated every day and they’ve got to find some way to stay relevant.