Alexander Sarnavskiy vs Victor Kuku M-1 Challenge XXI

Never saw this kid in the ring before, but Alexander Sarnavskiy is an exciting fighter. Just watch his spinning back fist move that puts a quick end to this bout.

Props to Leland Roling of Bloody Elbow for bringing this fighter to our attention. Roling’s doing a ‘scouting’ series of articles on up and coming fighters, and he’s found some good ones. The article on Alexander Sarnavskiy is worth reading. This kid is only 21, but so far – he’s the real deal.

Alistair Overeem Documentary – Episode 9

Very cool documentary. We’ve got to watch the whole darn thing one of these days. And don’t ask how long it is – episodes just seem to appear every few weeks.

In this episode, teammate Marloes Coenen gets a huge welcome-back after winning her Strikeforce title. The Reem takes some time off from the K1 training to visit the Glory event and organizes an MMA training camp with friends from all over the EU.

Can’t wait to see more of Alistair Overeem in K-1 soon. The guy is an exciting fighter – someone who’ll definitely be a factor in MMA for the next 5-10 years.

BTW – Bas is the best.

Daisuke Uematsu vs. Jae Hee Cheon in K-1 World Max 2010 – 63kg

Uematsu gets rocked and it looks like Cheon is going to finish it, but – Uematsu fights back. Turns it around. And then out of no where – BANG! A knock out that sends Jae Hee Cheon to the canvas and rubber to his legs.

He can’t even stand after that, even though he tries. He ends up splayed on the ropes with the ref wildly waving his arms to stop the fight. Great knockout. Great come-from-behind win for Daisuke Uematsu at K-1.

Lyoto Machida Training Video for his Next Fight

We’re not sure if this is supposed to make us believe that Lyoto Machida can beat Quinton Rampage Jackson at UFC 123. He pushes some weights, he does some striking – meh.

Both Jackson and Machida have knock out power. They can turn each other’s lights out. But really, its going to come down to who wants it more – and at this point we’d have to give that edge to Machida. Jackson’s lack luster media-ing lately shows that he’s not having much fun anymore. That’s telling.

All that – and the current betting line is favoring Machida at -260.

Jeff Monson vs Travis Fulton at Fight Time 2

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?