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UFC 179 Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendez Fight Pick & Preview

UFC 179 Aldo Mendez Fight Pick Preview Video
This Saturday the UFC gets back to putting on a fight card that fans will appreciate. Let’s face it, this year has not been a stellar year for top-notch UFC paper views.  This UFC though is a much needed upgrade. UFC 179 features the featherweight champion José Aldo versus Chad Mendes in a rematch of their first fight two years ago.  Back then, Mendez was the number one contender and was doing well until he caught a vicious spinning elbow from Aldo. That elbow laid Mendez out and ended the fight in the first round.  Let’s take a closer look at these two fighters and then I’ll make my fight pick for the rematch.  Hopefully I’ll continue with my accuracy and continue to stay one step ahead of all the other fight analysts.

Jose Aldo is an MMA and more importantly UFC fight winning machine!  He comes into this fight with an overall record of 24-1 with that one loss coming way back in 2005. He’s athletic, creative and well skilled. He’s caught some criticism for not finishing fights, but make no mistake about it, he can put people to sleep.  In the WEC he once had a streak of 6 KO/TKO’s in a row. He’s KO/TKO’d 2 of his last 4 opponents including Chad Mendez. 

Jose Aldo knows how to win and has a toolbox full of MMA skills.  The best aspect of his game is his stand up and his great takedown defense allows him to use his favorite stand up tools.  Aldo has KO power and one mistake can end a fight as Chad Mendez found out in their first fight. 

Chad Mendez is coming into UFC 179 with an overall record of 16-1. Obviously that one loss came at the hands or elbow of Jose Aldo.  Since that loss, Mendez has come back strong racking up 5 wins.  Four of those wins have come via KO/TKO. 

Chad Mendez came into the UFC with strong wrestling skills and great athletic ability.  His striking has improved and those enhanced striking tools will be the set of weaponry that might get him the win at UFC 179. Unfortunately for Mendez, keeping the fight standing is what Jose Aldo will thrive off of. 

Look for Mendez to threaten with takedown attempts while mixing in opportunistic striking.  Aldo will be ready for the takedown attempts and I’m sure just like in their first fight, Aldo will have something lined up for Mendez.  Mendez is a beast, but Aldo has defended his title against the best several times. Aldo's experience mixed in with this refined MMA set of tools will get him the victory!  I think both fighters will be cautious so look for this one to go into the later rounds. 

Check out the UFC 's video Countdown to UFC 179:

Practical Self Defense for Women - Pasadena

Self Defense Woman Pasadena
Can you afford a self-defense class? The real question is: Can you afford NOT to take a self-defense class?  This website’s demographic is largely men, but, it’s important that women realize the benefits of getting some type of Martial Arts training.  The crime statistics aren’t pretty, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey --there is an average of 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year. - https://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/frequency-of-sexual-assault 

Just in Pasadena this year, 2014, according to the Pasadena Police Preliminary Statistical Report there have already been 21 rapes, 89 robberies, and 206 assaults. 

The best way to prevent an attack, assault, or any other crime is to become an extremely difficult victim.  Not everyone wants to train to fight in a cage or in some sort of combat sport. Not everyone wants to join a traditional Martial Arts school, but, everyone, especially women, can and should learn some practical, effective and efficient self-defense techniques. 

The Practical Self-Defenses and Fitness for Women seminar/workshop this Saturday is designed with the busy woman and their needs in mind.  Attend this Saturday, and you will be armed with knowledge, techniques and concepts that can help you avoid and or survive and assault/attack.


The Practical Self-Defense and Fitness for Woman will be held at FX Training Pasadena located at 2061 N. Los Robles Ave. #104.  You can sign up HERE

UFC 178: Johnson vs Cariaso Fight Pick & Preview

UFC 178 isn’t a great card, the main event is headlined by fighters that few casual fans have even heard of, but, at least it’s a better card than some of the others the UFC has trotted out this year.  The main event features flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighy Mouse” Johnson versus Chris Cariaso. Yup!  If you’re asking “who?”  You’re not alone.  It almost seems like the UFC is trying to force the fans to like the flyweight division.  Personally, it’s not my favorite, not even close, but, maybe this fight can show the fans that the flyweight division is something to get excited about.  Let’s take a closer look at these fighters, and then I’ll make my fight pick. 

Demetrious Johnson walks into the Octagon tonight for this title defense with an overall MMA record of 22-2.  Johnson hasn’t lost a fight since 2011 at UFC Live 6 where he lost a decision to Dominick Cruz.  Since that loss, Johnson is 6-0-1. He’s shown the fans that he is one of the most athletic fighters in the UFC.  He’s not just athletic, he has a full toolbox of MMA skills and is constantly improving. 

Chris Cariaso comes into this title shot with an overall record of 17-5.  He’s not exactly a finisher as 12 of those fights have come via decision.  He’s only 3-2 in his last 5 fights and many people are wondering why he’s even on this card.  But, he has won three in a row against tough opponents.  This fight can put Cariaso on the map!

Unfortunately for Cariaso, Johnson is a beast right now.  He’s tough to beat!  Cariaso will have to fight an absolutely perfect fight to defeat and snatch the title away from Johnson.

Look for Demetrious Johnson to use his speed to fluster Cariaso.  Cariaso will be the first to make a mistake, and Demetrious Johnson will use his experience, skill level, and athleticism to capitalize on mistakes. 

Demetrious “Might Mouse” Johnson will leave the Octagon tonight with the UFC Flyweight belt. 

Check out the video Count Down to UFC 178: Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso