Fight starts/ends with a knockout Taekwondo spin kick

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Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski 

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Ex-boxing champ Ana Julaton signs with One FC, to make MMA debut on May 2 in Manila

Ana Julaton, the former super bantamweight boxing world champion, will become a two-sport athlete on May 2 when she makes her mixed martial arts debut on a One Fighting Championship card in Manila.

Trying MMA is no lark for Julaton, a San Francisco native who lives in Las Vegas. She’s considered MMA for a long time and finally decided to give it a try. She is of Filipino descent and said she “is beyond thrilled” to be fighting in the Philippines in her One FC debut.

Julaton becomes the second significant female boxer to try MMA in recent years, following Holly Holm. She isn’t going to give up her boxing career and plans to box on May 29. Her hope is the May 29 bout is for a world title.

Julaton, who has held both the WBO and the IBA women’s super bantamweight title during her boxing career, has trained in the traditional martial arts since she was 10 years old. She has black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo Karate.

“I have the background in martial arts and I’ve always had an interest in the UFC,” said Julaton, 33, who is 13-4-1 with two knockouts as a boxer. “But I started training in Las Vegas and that gave me the chance to go out and watch the fights more regularly. Doing that, I saw how there were so many different options. In boxing, you’re limited to your left and right hands. In MMA, I understand kicks. I understand the ground game. It was so intriguing being able to fight with all these tools, not just my hands.

“I have been around all of the fighting arts for most of my life and this was something that just clicked for me.”

The outgoing Julaton, who has worked as an analyst for The Boxing Channel, said she believes staying active will help her in both MMA and boxing.

Promoted as a boxer by Allan Tremblay of Orion Sports Management in Canada, she was fighting every two or three months on his shows. But when Tremblay had to step aside from promoting for a while to fight prostate cancer, Julaton went a year without fighting.

She’s gone 1-1 since her return, losing to Celina Salazar and defeating Perla Hernandez. The Hernandez fight was on Nov. 1 in Mexico, so it will be seven months between fights for Julaton.

That’s simply too long for her taste. She used to train with Freddie Roach, who loved the fact that she stayed active.

“Freddie would always say activity is the best thing for a boxer, and I really agree with that,” she said. “When Allan had those shows going regularly, I was able to get into and stay in a groove and I was fighting my best. Having two fights in four weeks is going to be good for me.”

She said the success of the women’s division in the UFC and the way UFC president Dana White treated it also made her take notice. Women’s boxing is very popular around the world, but not nearly so much in the U.S. The majority of boxing media in the U.S. ignores women’s boxing.

It was big news, though, as soon as White added women to the UFC and the women’s fights have been covered vigorously. Julaton said she is impressed by what UFC champion Ronda Rousey has done for women’s MMA and said Rousey clearly understands how to promote.

“Everything Ronda has, she has earned and she has worked extremely hard for, and that’s been inspirational for me to watch as a fan,” Julaton said. “She put herself out there and she got involved at the grass roots level. Even before she was in the UFC, she was putting videos on YouTube and just getting people to pay attention to her.

“At the end of the day, that’s what it takes for fighters to get noticed, male or female. Promotion is a part of the job. We have to make people want to see us and entertain them with good, competitive fights when they do.”

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/ex-boxing-champ-ana-julaton-signs-one-fc-010914569–mma.html

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Vast reservoir hidden beneath the Earth’s crust

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete…LL-oceans.html

Scientists have discovered a vast reservoir of water under the Earth’s mantle they say could be larger than all the ocean’s combined.

Canadian researchers say analysis of a rare mineral points to the huge store of water deep in Earth’s mantle, 400-600 kilometres (250-375 miles) beneath our feet.

It echoes the hundred and fifty year old novel, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, in which French science-fiction forerunner Jules Verne pictured a vast sea that lay deep under our planet’s surface.

The evidence comes from a water-loving mineral called ringwoodite that came from the so-called transition zone sandwiched between the upper and lower layers of Earth’s mantle, they said in the journal Nature.

Analysis shows that 1.5% of the rock comprises molecules of water.

The find backs once-contested theories that the transition zone, or at least significant parts of it, is water-rich, the investigators said.

‘This sample really provides extremely strong confirmation that there are local wet spots deep in the Earth in this area,’ said Graham Pearson of Canada’s University of Alberta, who led the research.

‘That particular zone in the Earth, the transition zone, might have as much water as all the world’s oceans put together.

Follow link for the whole article.

First motherfucker I heard mention something close to this was that crazy fucker John Lear.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?82583-Vast-reservoir-hidden-beneath-the-Earth-s-crust&goto=newpost

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UFC signs Pedro Munhoz to fight Raphael Assuncao at UFC 170

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/2/9/…eigth-mma-news

It looks like Assuncao wont be sliding in to that next shot at the bantamweight title that he wanted, or at least not straight away.

Word is out that the UFC has signed another of the world’s top Bantamweight prospects. Many expected Pedro Munoz to get a UFC contract after his victory over longtime journeyman and UFC vet Jeff Curran at RFA 9. It took one more fight, a quick, punishing submission win over Billy Daniels, but now it appears that that day has arrived. Rafael Cordeiro, head coach at Kings MMA, released the news that Munhoz would be competing at UFC 170 over Instagram.

Bloody Elbow’s Fernando Arbex has the translation:

Intense workout with UFC athletes Werdum, Rafael dos Anjos, Beneil Dariush and now the newest hired Pedro Munhoz. Very happy to have another student representing our fighting spirit inside the octagon. Congratulations Pedrinho! Near commitments; Lyoto Machida, 15/02 (Jaragua), Pedro Munhoz, 22/02 (Las Vegas), Werdum and Rafael, 19/04 (Orlando).

There are only two men’s bantamweight fights scheduled for UFC 170 and Bloody Elbow has confirmed, independently, that neither Aljamain Sterling nor Lucas Martins have been pulled from the card at this point. With Raphael Assuncao in need of an opponent (after Francisco Rivera pulled out due to injury) it would appear that the UFC has tapped the RFA champion as his fill in dance partner.

The 27 year old Munhoz was originally a product of Gibi Thay and Barbosa Jiu Jitsu before moving to the states and Arriva-Machado MMA. More recently he’s been training at the highly regarded Kings MMA alongside recent UFC signee Beneil Dariush, and longtime vets Fabricio Werdum, and Raphael dos Anjos. It’s a move that propelled him up to #8 on Patrick Wyman’s Search for Future Champions. He’s a no-gi grappling specialist in his BJJ background, with extensive tournament experience. He’ll enter the UFC with a 10-0 record, having defeated the likes of Reginaldo Vieira, Bill Kamery, and Mitch Jackson.

Watching Munhoz fight he has a fantastic and diverse mix of skills. He throws a sharp, snapping front kick to the body to maintain distance in striking and his boxing fundamentals are strong, if not amazing in their power or dynamism. Of course his skill on the ground is where his real quality shines. His wrestling and grappling are both excellent. He excels at taking the fight to the ground, both from the clinch and in shooting from the outside. He changes direction excellently on shots and is well versed in a variety of single and double leg entries. His ability to find submissions in transition and to finish hurt opponents with his grappling is also excellent as he has five of his ten wins through tap-out.

All of the above is not to say that a fight with Raphael Assuncao is not an incredibly difficult task for Munhoz in his first UFC fight. Assuncao is, himself, a well versed BJJ grappler and has shown excellent takedown defense, and more importantly a highly polished striking game in his UFC tenure. Assuncao should have a pretty clear advantage in pure striking in this fight, and may just be the better athlete all around. It should be an exciting bout either way, and given Munhoz’s age, experience and camp I don’t expect him to come unprepared, even if its as the clear underdog.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?82402-UFC-signs-Pedro-Munhoz-to-fight-Raphael-Assuncao-at-UFC-170&goto=newpost

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Redneck Road Rage / Instant Karma

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Todd Duffee  Marvin Eastman  Stav Crazy Bear Economou  Yves Edwards  Justin Eilers 

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UFC signs Pedro Munhoz to fight Raphael Assuncao at UFC 170

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/2/9/…eigth-mma-news

It looks like Assuncao wont be sliding in to that next shot at the bantamweight title that he wanted, or at least not straight away.

Word is out that the UFC has signed another of the world’s top Bantamweight prospects. Many expected Pedro Munoz to get a UFC contract after his victory over longtime journeyman and UFC vet Jeff Curran at RFA 9. It took one more fight, a quick, punishing submission win over Billy Daniels, but now it appears that that day has arrived. Rafael Cordeiro, head coach at Kings MMA, released the news that Munhoz would be competing at UFC 170 over Instagram.

Bloody Elbow’s Fernando Arbex has the translation:

Intense workout with UFC athletes Werdum, Rafael dos Anjos, Beneil Dariush and now the newest hired Pedro Munhoz. Very happy to have another student representing our fighting spirit inside the octagon. Congratulations Pedrinho! Near commitments; Lyoto Machida, 15/02 (Jaragua), Pedro Munhoz, 22/02 (Las Vegas), Werdum and Rafael, 19/04 (Orlando).

There are only two men’s bantamweight fights scheduled for UFC 170 and Bloody Elbow has confirmed, independently, that neither Aljamain Sterling nor Lucas Martins have been pulled from the card at this point. With Raphael Assuncao in need of an opponent (after Francisco Rivera pulled out due to injury) it would appear that the UFC has tapped the RFA champion as his fill in dance partner.

The 27 year old Munhoz was originally a product of Gibi Thay and Barbosa Jiu Jitsu before moving to the states and Arriva-Machado MMA. More recently he’s been training at the highly regarded Kings MMA alongside recent UFC signee Beneil Dariush, and longtime vets Fabricio Werdum, and Raphael dos Anjos. It’s a move that propelled him up to #8 on Patrick Wyman’s Search for Future Champions. He’s a no-gi grappling specialist in his BJJ background, with extensive tournament experience. He’ll enter the UFC with a 10-0 record, having defeated the likes of Reginaldo Vieira, Bill Kamery, and Mitch Jackson.

Watching Munhoz fight he has a fantastic and diverse mix of skills. He throws a sharp, snapping front kick to the body to maintain distance in striking and his boxing fundamentals are strong, if not amazing in their power or dynamism. Of course his skill on the ground is where his real quality shines. His wrestling and grappling are both excellent. He excels at taking the fight to the ground, both from the clinch and in shooting from the outside. He changes direction excellently on shots and is well versed in a variety of single and double leg entries. His ability to find submissions in transition and to finish hurt opponents with his grappling is also excellent as he has five of his ten wins through tap-out.

All of the above is not to say that a fight with Raphael Assuncao is not an incredibly difficult task for Munhoz in his first UFC fight. Assuncao is, himself, a well versed BJJ grappler and has shown excellent takedown defense, and more importantly a highly polished striking game in his UFC tenure. Assuncao should have a pretty clear advantage in pure striking in this fight, and may just be the better athlete all around. It should be an exciting bout either way, and given Munhoz’s age, experience and camp I don’t expect him to come unprepared, even if its as the clear underdog.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?82402-UFC-signs-Pedro-Munhoz-to-fight-Raphael-Assuncao-at-UFC-170&goto=newpost

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Bruce Lee will be in EA Sports UFC video game

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/4/7/…e-ps4-xbox-one

Martial Arts legend Bruce Lee will be available in EA Sports UFC and will be playable from flyweight up to lightweight.

After a week of releasing clues and teasing a ‘mystery fighter’, EA Sports officially announced that Bruce Lee will be a playable character in the upcoming UFC game. Check out an in-game photo of him as seen from EA’s promotional materials:

Unlike most fighters who will only be useable in 1-2 divisions, the movie star and martial arts legend’s digital reincarnation will be available in 4 weight divisions from 125 lbs up to 155 lbs. You can unlock the character in two ways, you either pre-order the game and get him from the start, or you can complete career mode at ‘pro difficulty’ or higher.

Apart from the Bruce Lee announcement, EA Sports has also revealed the cover featuring Jon Jones, and the cover contest winner, Alexander Gustafsson.

The game is expected to be released this June on Xbox One and Playstation 4.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?82734-Bruce-Lee-will-be-in-EA-Sports-UFC-video-game&goto=newpost

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Don Frye’s UFC 170 Predictions.


Best MMA prediction show on the web.

Source: http://ninjashoes.net/forum/showthread.php?82449-Don-Frye-s-UFC-170-Predictions&goto=newpost

Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo 

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Alexander Gustafsson – I’m a bad matchup for Jon Jones

 It’s pretty clear that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn’t want to fight Alexander Gustafsson for a second time after walking away with a razor-thin and controversial decision win over the Swede last year. First, Jones didn’t grant the automatic rematch to Gustafsson that was warranted and then he had the gall to suggest that Gustafsson should have to win two consecutive fights to earn the right to challenge him once more.

A lot of fighters in Gustafsson’s position might pick up the trash talk at this point but the soft-spoken contender doesn’t seem interested in doing that. He’ll readily admit that Jones does not seem to want to fight him but the Nordic fighter won’t attribute that to simple fear in “Bones.”

“The thing is he knows – he knows I’m a really bad matchup for him. He knows that,” Gustafsson said in a recent FoxSports interview.

“I don’t think Jones is scared or he’s trying to run or anything like that. He just knows that I’m a really bad matchup and he knows that we will fight one day. He knows that, but he’s trying to avoid it as long as he can.”

Jones fights Glover Teixeira later this month in defense of his 205-pound belt. Gustafsson is picking Jones to win but, whomever walks away with the belt, he expects to be the next man to step in the cage with them.

“It feels great, I can’t wait,” Gustafsson said about getting another title shot next.

“The future looks very good and I’m very excited.”

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Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/alexander-gustafsson—i-m-a-bad-matchup-for-jon-jones-160912668.html

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Metamoris 3 Line Up

Not sure if you guys know about this, but Metamoris 3 will be streamed live this Saturday March 29th. I have watched the last 2 Metamoris, and if your are a BJJ fan, they are spectacular. Here’s the rest of the info.

METAMORIS 3

| NO JUDGES | SIX MATCHES | 20 MINUTE ROUNDS | NO POINTS | ONLY THE BEST |
Venue: Peterson Automotive Museum (Special Event Deck)
Address: 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Website: http://www.petersen.org/
Price: Live event tickets will all be the same price. $100. Its first come first serve and you can end up in the front row for that price if your quick enough.
Ticket Sales: This Friday January 24th at exactly 12:00 (noon, Pacific time)
Date: March 29, 2014
Time: Doors open at 3:00pm
Broadcast time: Online Live stream starts at 4:00pm (Pacific time) Exclusively at Metamoris.com
Viewing options: Live attendance & Live stream
Commentators: Kenny Florian (UFC fighter Fox Analyst) & Jeff Glover (Jiu-jitsu legend)

Eddie Bravo – Royler Gracie
Rafael Mendes – Clark Gracie
Keenan Cornelius – Vinny Malgalhaes
Dean Lister – Renato Sobral
Gui Mendes – Samir Chantre
Zak Maxwel – Sean Roberts

https://metamoris.com/‎

WAR Samir Chantre!!!!! He is a teammate of Caio Terra at IMA.

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Akihiro Gono Gabriel Gonzaga Lyman Good Gary Goodridge Gerard Gordeau

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