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December 8th 2010

Strikeforce: St Louis – A summary

 Fighting legend Bas Rutten once said "if you want to show off your skills... then do it with a knockout."Fans who watched Strikeforce: St Louis on Saturday witnessed three such KO's in the main card of one of the most exciting nights of fighting in recent memory.Although Strikeforce obviously doesn't have the roster depth of the UFC, it certainly has...
November 28th 2010

Travis Fulton: The original MMA Iron Man

Fight Record (presently) 199-47-10 If ever there was an apt nickname for a fighter it's "The Ironman", a moniker long used by the undoubted journeyman of MMA, Travis Fulton.His statistics are truly mind boggling. Since debuting in 1996, where he lost to Dave Strassler, he has fought more than 250 times. It's an average of 16 bouts a year! In 1998, his most...
November 23rd 2010

UFC 123: A summary

 At 21 seconds into his rubber match with BJ Penn, welterweight legend Matt Hughes sat on the mat and asked the referee "what happened?" UFC 123 will forever be remembered for BJ Penn's lightning-quick destruction of his greatest rival.The "Prodigy" floored Hughes with a right hand before swarming over him and landing four precise punches....
November 16th 2010

UFC 122: A summary

After the euphoria of Cain Velasquez's pummeling of Brock Lesnar last at last month's UFC 123, the latest octagon installment on Saturday was a somewhat sobering experience.Once again the sport's marquee names were absent on a European UFC card. A decidedly uninspiring line-up for the casual MMA fan was hurt further by news that Alessio Sakara has pulled out of his...
October 26th 2010

UFC 121: A summary

UFC 121 was one of the more memorable octagon offerings in recent memory. Cain Velasquez's utter annihilation of Brock Lesnar, Jake Shield's pretty dismal debut and a revitalised and inspired Diego Sanchez all turned heads on Saturday night.Lesnar's defeat and the way it happened is obviously the main talking point. Casual fans have and will continue to post comments...
October 8th 2010

Top five upsets of the year (so far)

Although 2007 was known in mixed martial arts circles as ‘The Year of the Upset', thus far 2010 has run that moniker pretty close providing more than its fair share of shocks. With the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards not too far away (December 1) here's a compilation to jog a few fight fans' memories on some of the most thrilling stories of the...
September 29th 2010

UFC 119: A reflection

Save for the main event, the UFC 119 card looked like it would offer some exciting and intriguing matches. Unfortunately it didn't really deliver and left a decidedly flat taste. Come Sunday we were supposed to be reflecting on a ‘Fight of the Year' candidate in Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle, an light heavyweight bout that would tell us all we needed to know about...
September 19th 2010

How to stop a wrestler (in theory)

The anti-wrestling bandwagon in mixed martial arts has been in full swing now for several months and is showing no signs of stopping.Dominant performances in recent outings by the likes of Gray Maynard, Jon Fitch (pictured) and Nik Lentz have all fuelled calls for something of an overhaul in the rules and also the way bouts are scored.   And such calls...
September 6th 2010

The dominance of the wrestler

The aftermath of UFC 118 saw a hefty amount of criticism from some corners over the domination of the wrestler in the octagon. Terms like “The Ultimate Wrestling Championship”, “Ultimate Points Scoring” and “lay and patty” were just some of the derogatory phrases circulating on forums alluding to the now apparent perfunctory...
September 6th 2010

Triangles: The Polygon In The Octagon

After twenty three minutes of dominating Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen had the UFC middleweight title tantalisingly within reach. Two more minutes of the same strong wrestling and strikes from the guard and all the trash talk would become prophecy. As we all know this dream came crashing down, at least for the moment, as his chance was quite literally squeezed out of...

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