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Vote For MMA Fight of The Year

In MMA Fight of The Year Nominees part 1-4, I showcased some of the best fights in MMA this year.  Before we vote, I thought I would mention one more fight.

On April 24th, 2010, Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung (The Korean Zombie) stepped in the WEC cage at WEC 48 and put on a rock em' sock em' robot type show. Chingasos were flying from all angles.  It wasn't the best technique, but it was damn entertaining.   

Unfortunately I couldn't find the complete video online, but check out a highlight video of this fight put together by the Versus website.  

Check out the other Fight of The Year Nominees and place your vote on the right hand sidebar.

UFC 125: Frankie Edward vs Gray Maynard

The UFC kicks off 2011 with UFC 125 on Saturday January 1st.  The main event will be a rematch between Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar.  In the first match up, Gray Maynard won in a decision.  This time, Frankie Edgar is holding the UFC lightweight title and Gray Maynard wants to take it away.

Frankie Edgar took the belt away from BJ Penn at UFC 112. He then kept it away in a rematch against BJ Penn at UFC 118. While Edgar is holding the UFC lightweight belt, he has that blemish on his record that I'm sure he's eager to erase. He now has a chance to avenge his loss to Gray Maynard and pave his way to UFC hall of fame status. 

I have a feeling that this fight is going to be a 2011 fight of the year candidate. The lightweights in MMA usually put on a great show and these two fighters have all the tools and every reason to put on an MMA showcase.  I just hope that Frankie Edward can avoid being smothered my Gray Maynard for five rounds.  I doubt anyone wants to see that. 

Check out the UFC 125 preview video:

MMA Fight of The Year Nominees Part 4

As the end of 2010 nears, it's time to nominate another MMA fight for our MMA Fight of The Year series.  This nominated MMA fight took place between Kazuo Misaki and Jorge Santiago at SRC 14. It was a rematch for the SRC middleweight title.

This fight is nominated for the twist and turns the fight took, as well as the cornucopia of chingasos and submission attempts throughout the fight.  Check out the video where the fight is picked up in the fourth round. 

Check out the MMA Fight of Year series with videos:

Koscheck's Eye Post UFC 124

If you're an MMA fan, you probably watched George St. Pierre demolish Josh Koscheck with jabs at UFC 124.  In Koscheck's defense, he didn't get knocked out, but he sure took an ass whooping.  

George St. Pierre put on an MMA jab throwing clinic during his five round UFC fight with Josh Koscheck and let's just say Koscheck's eye wasn't looking pretty.  I think Koscheck might have managed to block every single jab with his eye.  It probably wasn't the best strategy.  

It turns out that St. Pierre actually broke Koscheck orbital bone with either one of the many chingasos he landed on Koscheck's face.  His eye was so bad that he wasn't allowed to fly and the UFC had to arrange for him to be driven to Boston where he was due to have surgery.  

MMA Training Fight Academy Gym Pasadena

If you're in the Pasadena area and you're looking for an MMA gym or school to train in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), the Fight Academy MMA gym in Pasadena is a fully equipped MMA gym/school.  They have 2,500 square feet of mat space, an MMA fight cage, a 14 foot rope ring, a 10 foot kids rope ring, plenty of heavy bags and a nice selection of fitness equipment.  They have great instructors including MMA pro fighter Savant Young who last Friday welcomed Chingaos MMA to come in and check out an open mat training and sparring session.  

Here's a highlight video of a normal Friday morning sparring and training session at the Fight Academy MMA gym in Pasadena. Call and ask to make sure, but I believe they have open mat there every other Friday. 

Here's a video to get you in MMA training motivation mode. 

The MMA Fight Academy Gym in Pasadena is located near Old Town Pasadena at 61 West Valley street, 91105. You can call them at  626-737-0442 or visit www.FightAcademyMMA.com.

They also have a gym location in Santa Clarita, California.

Ask about getting a free session and mention Chingasos MMA sent ya'.  
Check out the Proving Grounds 3 fight videos. Proving Grounds 3 are MMA fights that went down at the Fight Academy gym.

MMA In El Monte: Quake in The Cage 3

Winning at Quake in the Cage 3
On December 11th the Ring of Fire brought MMA to El Monte California with the third installment of their MMA event titled Quake in The Cage. Quake in The Cage 3 featured some of the areas up and coming amateur MMA fighters. The fighters stepped in the cage and bravely put their MMA skills to the test.  There was a nice crowd that almost filled the El Monte High School gym supporting the MMA action.

Here is the C.A.M.O sanctioned fight card and the results for Quake in The Cage 3.

Victor Cortez vs. Daniel Ochoa
Quake in The Cage 3
Winner: Victor via unanimous decision

B. Kris Law vs. Jordan "The Running Man" Wall
Winner: Jordan via unanimous decision

Eric Marin vs. Frank "The F-5" Ordonez
Winner: Frank via unanimous decision

Jose Huerta vs. Andrew Secaida
Winner: Jose Huerta via ref stoppage due to strikes in the first round. 

Mariono Fajardo vs. James "The Groundskeeper" Puncel
Winner: James via unanimous decision.

James Distler vs Morgan Ramirez
Winner:James Distler via decision.

Giovanni Torres vs. Mark Colella
Winner: Mark Colella unanimous decision.

Irvin Mendez vs Mark Parillo
Winner: Mark Parillo via armbar submission.

Jeremy Petruncio vs. Miguel Cabral
Winner: Jeremy via unanimous decision.

Anthony Williams vs. Dakota Hughes
Winner: Anthony via unanimous decision.

George Hernandez vs. Walter Downing
Winner: Walter via submission in the second round.

Robert Anderson vs. Akim Lee
Winner: Akim via ref stoppage due to strikes in the 2nd round.

Alex Bondarenko vs. Avo Sogomanyan 
Winner: Alex via armbar submission. 

For more pictures from Ring of Fire's event Quake in The Cage 3, visit our Facebook Fan Page.  

UFC 124: St Pierre vs Koscheck

This Saturday December 11th the UFC returns with St. Pierre vs Koscheck.  The trash talking and fight hype between Pierre and Koscheck hasn't been all that entertaining, but the fight should be.  These two fighters are the most athletic and well rounded fighters in the UFC's 170 lbs (welterweight) division. St. Pierre has dominated the division.  Does Koscheck have what it takes to dethrone St. Pierre?  We will find out in UFC 124. 

Personally, I think Koscheck is going to have a hard time.  St. Pierre is simply better at each and every aspect of MMA than Koscheck, stand up, wrestling and jiu jitsu/submissions.  Koscheck will have to fight a perfect fight and hope that he catches St. Pierre in a mistake, physically and or strategically.   A knock out chingaso perhaps?

Check out the UFC 124 preview video.

Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu 2

This Saturday, two MMA fan favorites, Dan "Hendo" Henderson and Renato "Babalu" Sobral step into the Strikefore cage to exchange chingasos in an effort to get a title shot.  While this is the main event, Striforce has put a nice card together leading up to it. 

Hard hitting "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler will take on a gritty veteran in Matt "The Law" Lindland.  Both of these fighters are looking to get back into title contention but they need a big win.  Lindland is running out of time in his MMA career and his chin has been suspect. Lindland is going to have to find a way to get back to his tough wrestling without taking a hard KO chingaso.

Another matchup that should be exciting is Paul "Semtex" Daley vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith.  Daley is on a two fight winning streak and is trying to return to the lime light after losing to Josh Koscheck and being released from the UFC for his post fight sucker punch.  Smith is a tough fighter that loves to stand and trade hard chingasos.  I have a feeling this fight is not going the distance.  

The other two fights on the main card are Antonio "Big Foot" Silva vs. Mike "Mak" Kyle, and Benji "Razor" Radach vs Ovince St. Preux.  

Gift Ideas For The MMA Fan

If you have an MMA fan or MMA practitioner on your Christmas list, knowing that they're a fan of MMA, or that it's their hobby, will help you get them a gift they'll truly appreciate.  

Here are five great gift ideas that any MMA fan would enjoy and appreciate.

1.  MMA/Grappling Shorts: When I first began training in submission grappling I used regular shorts. They would get soaked with sweat, slip off, and were generally uncomfortable to train in.  Once I got my first pair of Tapout shorts( a gift by the way), I was amazed at the difference and would much rather not go back to using regular shorts.  You can never have enough, so they make a great gift.   

2. Compression Shirt/Rash Guard: These shirts wick away sweat, survive the wear and tear of training, and help prevent training rashes.  All good things if you plan on MMA being a hobby for a while.  And just like the shorts, you can never have enough, and it's always good to have a clean one ready to go.  

3. Hoodies: You can't go wrong with hoodies. Whether you train in MMA or not.  They're comfortable, keep you warm and are durable.  Get them a Tapout hoodie and show them you know they're a fan of MMA.  

4.  MMA Instructionals: It doesn't matter how much you think you know, you can always learn a bit more.  It's also good to sharpen up you skills by looking at the basics from another point of view.  Any MMA practitioner knows this, and is always looking for a new tip or piece of knowledge that will improve their game. 

5.  MMA/UFC Fight Videos: Whether someone is an MMA fan or a fan of another sport, it's always fun to watch the greatest moments in that sport.  The UFC has put a nice collection together that any MMA fan would love to have.   

By the way, feel free to send any of these gifts my way.  

MMA Fight of The Year Nominees Part 3

The next nominee for MMA Fight of The Year 2010 is nominated for a few reasons.  Number one, the fight ended on an awesome submission.  Number two, it was an awesome submission that finished a fight at a high level MMA event.  Number three, it was an awesome submission at a high level event, completed on someone that many, if not all MMA fans and experts consider the best pound for pound fighter in the world!  

Check out the fight video of Fedor Emelianenko vs Fabricio Werdum that took place on June 26, 2010 at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum.

UFC 123 Results

UFC 123 was all about redemption. The fighters in the main event and in the co-main event have all been champions but they are all fighting to get back to the top. This event, UFC 123, was an opportunity for Quinton Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida, BJ Penn, and Matt Hughes to prove to the MMA world that they are still relevant, that they can still win.

Quinton Rampage Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida

In the main event, Machida started by throwing a few kicks. However, as is usually expected in a Machida fight, the first round was mainly uneventful. For the majority of the round, Jackson stalked Machida or had him pinned against the fence. Jackson threw punches to get to the clinch and was able to catch Machida on the way out.

Again, the second round had a slow beginning, but Rampage was able to take Machida down. Jackson did not completely establish position and Machida was able to get back up. Machida connected with jumping knees to Jackson’s mid section. However, Jackson was able to connect with his hands. At the end of the round, Jackson fell to the mat, but it was only a slip.

In the third round, Machida was finally able to catch Jackson with a chingaso and stunned him. He kept throwing punches as he backed down Jackson. Jackson fired back and caught Machida with a couple of chingasos of his own. Machida had enough of the exchange, clinched with Jackson, and got the takedown. As the two fighters were on the ground, Machida worked for a kimura from half guard. He did not get it, but he was able to pass and ended up in the mount. It took work, but Jackson was able to escape the mount. The two men ended up on the ground again and Machida went for an armbar. In a move reminiscent of his days in Pride, Jackson started to pick up Machida. Not wanting to end up being slammed, Machida let go.

Jackson won a split decision.

Matt Hughes vs BJ Penn

This was a quick one. Penn threw a straight right, put Hughes on the mat, and finished with chingasos on the ground.

Penn won by TKO.

Gerald Harris vs. Maiquel Falcao

These two had an extended feeling out process. Finally, Falcao attacked and put Harris on the mat. Falcao went for a rear naked choke to end the round, but Harris was able to defend. The second round looked a lot like the first with Falcao putting Harris on the mat, taking his back, working for the submission, and Harris being able to escape. The final round was one of the worst in UFC history with neither fighter doing anything.

Falcao won the unanimous decision.

Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch

Both men came out slowly, feeling each other out. However, Davis clearly had the better wrestling. He was able to get takedowns and control Boetsch against the fence whenever he wanted. In the second round, Davis had Boetsch pinned against the fence before finally taking him down. Davis finished the fight with a one-arm kimura.

Davis won by decision.

George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon

These two fighters did not disappoint with their opening exchanges, as both men came out throwing chingasos. Sotiropoulos was clearly the superior grappler, however. Lauzon was looking to sprawl and brawl while Sotiropoulos just wanted to get the fight to the ground. Lauzon was able to sprawl and stuff many of the takedown attempts. He was also able to escape the submission attempts by Sotiropoulos. However, Lauzon finally had to tap to a kimura.

Sotiropoulos won by submission.

Matt Brown vs. Brian Foster

These two men came out to put on a show. They both threw chingasos and both had submission attempts. Brown got a tight armbar on Foster, but Foster was able to escape. Foster caught Brown with a guillotine. Brown was not able to escape and had to tap out.

Foster won by submission.

Aaron Simpson vs. Mark Muñoz

As often happens when two wrestlers fight each other, both men came out throwing chingasos. Simpson started out strong, coming after Muñoz and was the aggressor throughout round one. However, Muñoz did get the better of the exchanges throughout the fight. Muñoz threw leg kicks that Simpson would catch, but they were landing, nonetheless. The fighters bumped heads, but it was Muñoz that was cut in the forehead. Muñoz caught Simpson with a head kick and an elbow, and he was also able catch Simpson with some ground and pound.

Muñoz won the decision.

Karo Parisyan vs. Dennis Hallman

Parisyan clinched up with Hallman and drove him against the fence. The action stalled and the referee broke it up. Hallman threw a right hand chingaso that put Parisyan on the mat. Hallman followed Parisyan to the ground and threw hammer fists until the referee stopped the fight.

Hallman won by TKO.

Edson Barboza vs. Mike Lullo

Barboza got leg strike after leg strike in this fight. Lullo did not check the kicks and they began to take their toll. In the third round, Lullo crumpled to the ground again after a leg strike from Barboza. The referee stopped the fight.

Barboza won by TKO.

Paul Kelly vs. TJ O'Brien

Kelly won by TKO.

Tyson Griffin vs. Nik Lentz

Lentz won by split decision.

UFC 123 Rampage vs Machida

UFC 123 Rampage vs Machida
For the casual MMA fan, UFC 122 pretty much flew under the radar, mostly due to the lackluster fight card. Fortunately for all MMA fans, UFC 123 comes back strong with a top-notch card that is headlined by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson facing off against Lyoto Machida and the rubber match of the BJ Penn vs. Matt Hughes trilogy.

While Rampage, Machida, BJ Penn and Matt Hughes are the big names on the UFC 123 fight card, I am looking forward to seeing whether Mark Munoz will continue his rise in the 185 lbs division and seeing how Karo Parisyan will do in his return to the UFC.

Check out the UFC 123 main event preview video:

What will happen when these two former champs trade chingasos?

MMA Fight of The Year Nominees Part 2

As we continue to nominate fights for the Chingasos MMA 2010 fight of the year, we thought it was important not to forget some of the smaller shows in MMA.  Last Spring, two amateur MMA fighters, Moses Murrietta and Jesse Escobedo, went to MMA war at Proving Grounds 2 held at the Fight Academy MMA gym in Pasadena, California. 

While this fight might not have been as technical as others, or even showed off all the aspects of MMA, I'm nominating it because of the nonstop action and the "no retreat, no surrender" attitude these two MMA warriors stepped inside the cage with. 
Check out the fight video.

MMA Fight of The Year Nominees Part 1

With a couple of months left in 2010, it's time to start thinking about the fight of the year in MMA.  Like always, there's plenty to choose from, but let's start with a great fight that took place at Bellator 8 between former UFC fighter Roger Huerta and Chad Hinton.

This fight went back and forth for three rounds.  It was an excellent showcase of all aspects of MMA, stand up, chingasos from all angles and submission wrestling/grappling until the fight finally came to a close with an awesome kneebar submission.

Check out the video where it picks up the fight in the third round.

What are your nominees?  Include a link to a video if you have one.  We'll post a poll at a later date and let the Chingasos MMA fans choose! 

MMA Fight of The Year Nominees Part 2
MMA Fight of The Year Nominees Part 3

Brock Lesnar's Cut From UFC 121

Have you gotten a good look at the cut on Brock Lesnar’s face in the aftermath of UFC 121? It’s pretty bad and you know it’s going to need stitches. Take a close look. It’s right underneath Brock’s left eye. That other thing? No, that’s not a cut. It looks more like Cain Velasquez opened a new orifice for Lesnar’s trash talking.

UFC 121 Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez Results

Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez

There are fights that MMA fans watch only because they are interesting match ups. Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez was not one of those fights. Lesnar defending his heavy weight title against Velasquez is one of those fights that truly deserve pay per view status. These two men and this match had the feel of a true main event fight. The general consensus, coming into the fight, was that Brock was the bigger, better, stronger wrestler. On the other hand, it was also accepted that Cain was a better all around MMA fighter. Cain has better stand up and he is known to have great conditioning. However, it remained to be seen whether that would be enough to overcome the tremendous size and athleticism of Lesnar.

So, how did the fight go?

Lesnar went on the attack immediately. He went for a takedown and used knees to attack. Lesnar was able to get a takedown, but Cain got back up. Lesnar pinned Velasquez against the fence. Once again, Lesnar got the takedown, but Cain immediately got back up. Velasquez shot in with a single, got the takedown, and ground and pounded Lesnar. Lesnar was able to get back up, but Velasquez quickly dropped him. Velasquez used ground and pound once again until the referee stepped in to stop the fight.

Velasquez won via TKO.

Jake Shields vs Martin Kampmann

Shields came into the fight with a lot of fan fare, with his great submission game and being the Elite XC and Strikeforce champion. As expected, Shields used strikes to get to the clinch. He was able to get takedowns and go for submission attempts. Kampmann was able to defend the multiple submission attempts by Shields. Kampmann was not able to do much to stop the takedowns until he landed a knee that rocked Shields. He used that opportunity to start to turn the fight in his favor. However, Shields recovered and went back on the offensive. Shields was clearly tired in the third round. Shields recovered and ended up taking Kampmann’s back to end the fight.

Shields won the split decision.

Diego Sanchez vs Paulo Thiago

In what could have been Sanchez’s most impressive performance in the Octagon, Sanchez looked spectacular. Sanchez used his athleticism and his great conditioning to push the pace of the fight. However, it was Thiago that won the beginning of the fight, getting a takedown and going for multiple choke attempts. Sanchez changed the fight in his favor in the second round. In a moment that the crowd enjoyed and cheered, Sanchez lifted Thiago and ran across the cage screaming before slamming Thiago. Thiago was clearly tired in the third round. Sanchez used his conditioning to dominate the final round. Sanchez was able to mount Thiago and take his back as well.

Sanchez won the unanimous decision.

Tito Ortiz vs Matt Hamill

Ortiz came out attacking, both with his hands and his legs. However, Hamill cut Ortiz above his right ear and below his right eye. Ortiz kept the pressure on with Hamill landing an occasional strike. For most of the fight, Ortiz would land combinations and Hamill would only land single shots. Hamill did get takedowns and used them to ground and pound. The most significant takedown came toward the end of the fight. Hamill shot in, got the takedown, and landed in side control. Hamill landed punches and elbows from that position and caused a lot of damage. Ortiz’s face was completely bruised, lumped, and cut by the end of the third round.

Hamill won the unanimous decision.

Brendan Schaub vs Gabriel Gonzaga

To begin the fight, Gonzaga took the middle of the Octagon and stalked Schaub. Schaub, however, was the first to connect. Schaub kept beating Gonzaga to the punch, completely out striking Gonzaga. Schaub was able to knock Gonzaga to the mat, to end the second round. Gonzaga did better in the third round, but the round was still just about even.

Schaub won the unanimous decision.

Court McGee vs Ryan Jensen

In round one, McGee looked completely outclassed. Jensen knocked McGee to the mat, and out struck him, time and time again. McGee started to turn things around in the second round. McGee landed a left hook that stunned Jensen. McGee even got a throw on Jensen to end the second round. McGee caught Jensen to open up the third round. He took the fight to the ground, and worked his way to the mount. Jensen was clearly exhausted. From the mount, McGee finished the fight with a ahead and arm.

McGee won with a head and arm choke.

Patrick Cote vs Tom Lawlor

Lawlor used his superior wrestling to dominate the fight. Cote spent the majority of the fight pressed against the fence or taking chingasos on the ground. Lawlor simply took down Cote at will. Lawlor not only threw chingasos, but he also went for submission attempts. He tried kimuras and head and arm chokes. At one point, Cote had to grab the fence to save himself from the head and arm choke. Lawlor completely dominated the fight.

Lawlor won the unamimous decision.

Mike Guymon vs Daniel Roberts

Roberts immediately threw a chingaso that caught Guymon. Guymon backed up as Roberts threw chingaso after chingaso. Roberts grabbed Roberts’s neck in a guillotine hold. Roberts switched to an anaconda and threw Guymon to the mat. Roberts rolled and finished the choke.

Roberts won via anaconda choke.

Sam Stout vs Paul Taylor

Stout won the split decision.

Chris Camozzi vs Dongi Yang

Camozzi won the split decision.

Jon Madsen vs Gilbert Yvel

Madsen got the TKO victory in round one.

UFC 121 Fight Card

It is not uncommon to hear the Internet tough guys come out and criticize every MMA card. UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez, will be difficult for anyone to criticize. The main event will feature the two best wrestlers in the heavy weight division. Cain Velasquez has shown that he is more than a mere wrestler and can throw chingasos, with his vastly improved striking. On the other hand, Brock Lesnar showed in his fight against Shane Carwin, that he can take a chingaso and keep on ticking. Who will win the fight? Look at our previous article for some insight.

In the meantime, here is the fight card for UFC 121:

Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez

Jake Shields vs Martin Kampmann

Diego Sanchez vs Paulo Thiago

Tito Ortiz vs Matt Hamill

Brendan Schaub vs Gabriel Gonzaga

Court McGee vs Ryan Jensen

Patrick Cote vs Tom Lawlor

Mike Guymon vs Daniel Roberts

Sam Stout vs Paul Taylor

Chris Camozzi vs Dongi Yang

Jon Madsen vs Gilbert Yvel

Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez UFC 121

The UFC returns to California this Saturday October 23 with UFC 121. In one of the most anticipated heavyweight championship matches in a long time, Brock Lesnar will defend his title against an undefeated and fast rising UFC star, Cain Velasquez. 

After Brock Lesnar defeated Shane Carwin in UFC 116, he shut up most of his critics. He survived the knockout artist's best chingasos in the first round, and went on to win with a surprising submission in the second round. Lesnar now stands on top of the heavyweight division holding the belt, ready to pounce on any and all contenders. With his superior size, athletic ability, improved MMA skills, and ability to take a punch, Brock Lesnar looks unstoppable. 

Cain Velasquez has risen through the heavy weight division in the UFC by defeating everyone they've put in front of him, with his aggressive and unrelenting style. He has outstanding wrestling ability and has shown remarkable improvement in his stand up in each and every fight, culminating in out boxing Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira with a TKO win at UFC 110. He now takes his undefeated record into UFC 121, which will most definitely be a classic David vs. Goliath matchup. 

At the fight weigh in, Brock Lesnar needs to be at the heavyweight limit of 265 lbs, meaning he needs to cut weight and will most likely weigh at least 285 lbs by fight time. Cain Velasquez will most likely come into the fight at about 230 lbs. At the highest levels of MMA, a few pounds can make a big difference in a fight. Let's just say that Lesnar is going to have more than a few pounds to his advantage.

What can Velasquez do to win? He's going to need to stick and move, scramble if he gets taken down, push the pace, take the fight into the later rounds, and hope that his superior endurance comes in handy.

If Lesnar wants to retain his belt, he needs to smother Velasquez, punish him with his size and strength, and try to finish the fight early, as the only question remaining for Lesnar is his endurance.

UFC 120 Results

Michael Bisping vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

After his last fight in the UFC, Yoshihiro Akiyama asked for this fight against Michael Bisping. Akiyama felt that he did not prepare correctly for the fight against Chris Leben, and that he should be able to defeat Michael Bisping. Bisping did not take well to Akiyama asking for this fight. Now on the action.

Akiyama threw a hard chingaso that caught Bisping, to open up the fight. Akiyama caught Bisping with a good left hook. Bisping decided to go for a takedown, but was unsuccessful. He got the second takedown, but Akiyama was able to quickly get back up. Each fighter landed a low blow. Bisping kept attempting takedowns and throwing chingasos when he did not complete the takedown.

Akiyama opened up round two with a one-two combination that landed. Bisping landed many times with the right hand. Akiyama was throwing too, but Bisping was able to stay away from his strikes. In the meantime, Bisping kept landing his own chingasos. As the round came to an end, Akiyama landed with a flurry of hard punches.

In the final round, Akiyama threw chingasos, but Bisping countered with a kick to the head. Bisping kept the pressure on with the hands. Unfortunately, Bisping also landed an extremely hard low blow that put Akiyama on the mat. When Akiyama recovered, Bisping kept throwing chingasos at a hard and fast pace. As the fight came to an end, Akiyama came forward, throwing chingasos. Bisping returned the favor, as both men connected. Bisping won the unanimous decision.

Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit

Both men used low kicks to feel each other out. They both did use their hands, as the round progressed, but they mainly kept using their legs. Finally, both fighters decided to let the hands loose. Both men threw a left hook, but Condit’s chingaso landed first and landed harder. Hardy ended up on the mat, and Condit got in two more chingasos before the referee jumped in to end the fight.

John Hathaway vs. Mike Pyle

Both men came out cautious, carefully feeling out each other. Pyle finally shot in and got a takedown. Pyle tried hard to keep the position, but Hathaway reversed him before the fight got back to standing. As the round progressed, Pyle tagged Hathaway with right crosses. Pyle threw Hathaway to the mat as the round ended.

In the second, the action slowed down a bit, but both men did keep busy. Pyle failed on takedown attempts, but finally got a throw to get the fight to the ground. Pyle trapped Hathaway with a mounted triangle. Pyle used the position to throw chingasos while slowly tightening the triangle. Hathaway survived the round.

To begin round three, Hathaway threw a kick to Pyle’s body then went for an unsuccessful takedown. Pyle got his own takedown and held Hathaway down. Hathaway worked hard to get back up, but Pyle was able to hold on and land chingasos. As the fight came to an end, Pyle passed to side control. Pyle won the unanimous decision.

Cheick Kongo vs. Travis Browne

Browne came out throwing wild chingasos. Kongo threw low kicks, and Browne countered with more wild shots. Kongo got aggressive, but Browne was able to counter and land a couple of good shots that hurt Kongo. While Browne kept throwing the wild blows, Kongo was more cautious for the rest of the round.

Kongo used good striking technique and landed shots on Browne, to begin the second round. Browne threw more wild shots, but it was Kongo that kept connecting. For most of the rest of the round, the two men clinched up against the fence. However, Browne threw Kongo to the mat to end the round.

Browne began the final round by shooting in immediately and pinning Kongo against the cage. The referee warned Kongo not to hold Browne’s shorts. He kept doing it, and the referee took a point away from Kongo. Despite losing the point, Kongo kept grabbing the shorts. Browne appeared to be tired, and Kongo was able to land. Browne went for and got a sacrifice throw right before the final bell. The fight ended up a unanimous draw.

Cyrille Diabate vs. Alexander Gustafsson

In the first round, both men came out throwing chingasos. Gustafsson hit Diabate with a left that knocked Diabate to the ground. Diabate got back up, but Gustafsson shot in and pinned Diabate against the cage. When they released, Gustafsson hit Diabate again with a couple of good chingasos.

To begin the second round, Diabate landed a couple of good shots. Gustafsson shot in and took down Diabate. Gustafsson got mount and transitioned to the back. Gustafsson went for the choke, released, threw more chingasos, and opened up a cut. Gustafsson went for the choke again, released, and threw more chingasos before finally finishing the fight with a rear naked choke.

Paul Sass vs. Mark Holst

Sass immediately pulled guard and went for a triangle. Holst pulled out and stood up. Sass threw chingasos to set up another guard pull. Sass again went for the triangle then for a toehold, as Holst was pulling away. The fight ended up on the ground again, and Sass went for a heel hook that Holst was able to defend. After the fight went to the feet, Sass pulled guard again, went for the triangle, and finally got the tap out.

James Wilks vs. Claude Patrick

Patrick used the top position all three rounds to throw chingasos. Patrick won the unanimous decision.

James McSweeney vs. Fabio Maldonado

Maldonado threw chingasos, both standing and on the ground, to wear down McSweeney. The referee had to stop the fight in the third round, as Maldonado was connecting with one chingaso after another.

Spencer Fisher vs. Curt Warburton

There was no doubt that this was an MMA fight. The fight had kicks, hands, clinching, takedowns, and submission attempts. The fight went the distance, with each fighter getting in his own action. Fisher got the unanimous decision.

Rob Broughton vs. Vinicius Queiroz

Queiroz won the ground battle for the first two round. However, Broughton was able to sink in a rear naked choke and get the submission in the third round.


UFC 120 Preview and Fight Card

This Saturday October 16th, the UFC returns to London with UFC 120: Bisping vs Akiyama.  Luckily for MMA and UFC fans, the fight will be televised free on Spike at 8 p.m.  While this fight card isn't stacked with UFC champs, or fighters casual MMA fans would most likely know, take it from Chingasos MMA, it is stacked with hard chingaso-throwing fighters that like to stand and bang!  Someone, or maybe more than someone, is getting KTFO.  Just sayin'.

Check out the UFC 120 video promo:

Here's the fight card for UFC 120:
Michael Bisping (20-3) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1)
Dan Hardy (27-3) vs. Carlos Condit (25-5)
John Hathaway (14-0) vs. Mike Pyle (19-7-1)
Cheick Kongo (25-6-1) vs. Travis Browne (10-0)
James Wilks (8-3) vs. Claude Patrick (12-1)
Cyrille Diabate (17-6-3) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (9-1)
Rob Broughton (14-5-1) vs. Vinicius Queiroz (5-1)
Paul Sass (10-0) vs. Mark Holst (8-2)
Spencer Fisher (24-6) vs. Curt Warburton (6-1)
James McSweeney (13-6) vs Fabio Maldonado (17-3)

What The Hell Was That?

There's no way that, in MMA, one of those crazy movie style Karate Kid, kung fu, Bruce Lee, whatever kicks will work. Or will they? Check out this video of an MMA fight in Russia. Oh yeah, remember to always keep your hands up.

Anyone know what that's even called? Wow! Talk about a crazy knockout chingaso!

On another note, you gotta love how the Russians celebrate a win.

Strikeforce Nick Diaz vs KJ Noons 2 Results

Nick Diaz faced KJ Noons in this Strikeforce event. The fight was a rematch that took three years to make. Diaz came into the fight looking to avenge the last loss in his career.

To begin the fight, the two fighters came out slowly, feeling each other out. Diaz threw a right cross that dropped Noons to the mat. Diaz moved to side control, but Noons was able to get up. Both fighters threw chingasos, but Noons landed more.

Noons landed combinations to begin the second round. Noons cut Diaz as they both continued the trash talking that preceded the fight. Noons landed more shots and repeatedly went to the body. Noons kept on jabbing, going to the body, throwing hooks, and throwing upper cuts. Noons dominated the round.

Diaz shot in to begin round three, but Noons easily stuffed it. Both fighters stayed in the pocket and threw chingasos. Some of the strikes were quick ones, but others were thrown with intentions of ending the fight. Neither fighter landed many hard chingasos, but both fighters did land plenty of times.

The fourth round continued where the third left off. However, Diaz did land enough to draw blood from Noons’s nose. Both men kept landing blow after blow as the round continued. This round Diaz started going to the body.

In the fifth and final round, Diaz once again started with a takedown attempt. And, Noons once again stuffed it with the fight continuing standing. Both fighters continued by throwing chingasos, as they did the previous rounds. Diaz ended the fight with a gash right on his right eyebrow. Noons’s face ended up beat up as well. According to the stats, Noons threw and landed more chingasos. However, Diaz took the unanimous decision over Noons.

Josh Thompson vs. JZ Cavalcante

Cavalcante landed a chingaso on Thompson’s right temple, to begin the fight. Thompson started going down, and Cavalcante went immediately for a guillotine. He held it tight, but he could not finish. Thompson ended up on top and threw his own chingasos. Thompson got a bit sloppy and Cavalcante went for submissions from the bottom. Thompson got to half guard, trapped an arm, and went for an arm triangle. The round ended.

In the second round, the two men clinched up and ended up against the fence. They jockeyed for position before Thompson finally got Cavalcante to the ground. Thompson got Cavalcante’s back and threw chingasos while controlling Cavalcante. Cavalcante was able to get back to half guard. Thompson threw more chingasos as the round ended.

Thompson went for a takedown to start the third round but just ended up in the clinch. Cavalcante ended up getting the takedown and went straight to the mount. Thompson got out and momentarily held Cavalcante with the rubber guard. The fight went to the feet again, but only for a moment. Cavalcante ended up on top and threw a chingaso that caught Thompson. The fight ended with Cavalcante on top inside the guard. Thompson got the unanimous decision.

Sarah Kaufman vs. Marloes Coenen

In round one, the two ladies met in the middle and immediately started throwing chingasos. They clinched up, got against the fence, and the referee broke them up as the action slowed down. Coenen landed a couple of hard blows. They clinched up again, and once again the referee stepped in. Coenen landed hard chingasos to end the round.

In round two, Coenen used her height and reach advantage to control the striking. The ladies clinched and Kaufman used her strength to hold Coenen against the cage. Coenen threw a kick that landed on Kaufman’s body. Kaufman grabbed the leg and used the opportunity to press Coenen against the cage. The referee broke it up again. Coenen used her jab to stifle Kaufman. When they clinched, Coenen went for a hip toss, but Kaufman immediately reversed, as they hit the ground. Kaufman landed some chingasos, and Coenen went for the submission as the round ended.

In the third round, Coenen threw Kaufman to the ground, but Kaufman reversed. Kaufman threw hard chingasos and landed many of the shots. Coenen trapped Kaufman’s right arm, rotated her hips, and went for the armbar. Kaufman tapped and the referee stepped in to end the fight. Coenen is now the new Strikeforce Women’s Welterweight Champion.

Tyron Woodley vs. Andre Galvao

To begin the fight, neither of the two men worried much about the feeling out process. They each threw a few chingasos to get the fight started. Galvao decided to shoot in, but he got stuffed and took some pounding. Galvao shot in again, got stuffed, and took more chingasos. Woodley let Galvao get up, but Galvao wobbled and had a hard time standing straight. Galvao approached Woodley and shot in for a single again. Woodley cocked back and threw a chingasos that got Galvao perfectly. The referee stepped in to stop the fight.


Jess Bouscal vs. Luis Mendoza

Bouscal defeated Mendoza via an arm triangle choke in the second round.

Ron Keslar vs. Josh MacDonald

MacDonald defeated Keslar via unanimous decision.

James Terry vs. David Marshall

Terry defeated Marshall via unanimous decision.