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UFC 244 Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvida Fight Pick & Preview

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Sometimes after smoking some weed you can come up with some crazy ideas.  And, sometimes those crazy ideas area actually really awesome!  The BMF title, El Mas Chingon title, is just like that!  It sounded crazy at first, but then, hey why not?  Dana White and the UFC did a great job of making it happen!  Tonight we get to see two of the baddest motherfuckers go at it for the BMF title!  UFC 244 Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masdival is going to be one of those fights you want to invite a friend that hasn't seen MMA.  This should get them hooked!  These guys aren't just MMA athletes, they are born to be fighters!  They are natural fighters that just happen to be involved in the sport of MMA.  Let's take a closer look Nate Diaz and Jorge Masdival and then I'll make my fight pick and prediction! 

Jorge Masdival got himself on fight fans radar by doing those backyard fights hosted by Kimbo Slice.  He then transitioned into MMA and has been one of the most exciting fighters in the game!  

Masdival is 34-13 overall in MMA. After some tough decision losses to two of the best in the UFC's welterweight division, Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson, Masdival decided he needed to step up his aggression and end fights.  No more taking the fight to the judges!  In his next two fights he's knocked out both Darren Till, and of course he recently made history with the fastest KO by knocking out Ben Askren.  

Nate Diaz is a UFC veteran with an overall MMA record of 20-11.  He was the fighter that dethroned Conor McGregor as the UFC King and poster boy by beating him up and then tapping him out with a choke hold!  He lost the rematch via a very close decision but many experts and fans believe he should have actually one that fight as well.    

These fighters, hate them or love them, come to fight, cause damage and win.  They don't play the squeak rounds out and win the decision game.  They come to fight!  

Expect chingasos to fly in this fight...a lot of chingasos!! The great thing about both Diaz and Masdival is that they can take just as much as they give!  

This fight will not be ending early!  Look for it to be a bloody fight that will go back and forth.  Eventually though, Diaz has a great chin and most likely the bigger gas tank!  This fight will be a war of attrition, and Diaz will be able to grind out the victory and officially be the BMF!!

How do you think it will go down?


UFC 242 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier Fight Pick & Preview

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The last time we saw Khabib Nurmagomedov in action he was tearing Conor McGregor's face off. It almost looked like a punishment for all of Conor's trash talking. Good thing this is a sport as Nurmagomedov reluctantly let go of the neck crank/choke.  He didn't stop there though, he then went flying out of the cage in an attempt to take care of some of Conor's team members that were still yapping.  They should thank security for rescuing them!  Anyway, the suspension for the post fight antics is done and Khabib is back at UFC 242 to defend the real UFC lightweight title.  Dusting Poirier has been finishing off champion after champion to get this shot!  It should be a good fight.  Let's take a closer look at these two fighters and then I'll make my fight pick for UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier.  

Khabib Nurmagomedov is the only champion in UFC history that is officially undefeated (Jon Jones has a DQ).  He has an official MMA record of 27-0.  His dominance can be attributed to his absolutely unstoppable wrestling ability and gas tank.  Fighters might be able to fend off a takedown here and there, but sooner or later, Khabib gets what he wants, and that's usually a takedown followed by ground and pound.  

As Khabib's career has matured, his stand up has improved and has become a secret weapon powered by his wrestling.  In other words, fighters are so afraid of being taken down and mauled, that they either leave their hands down, or drop their hands just enough to leave their head open for chingasos! Conor McGregor found that out the hard way!  

Dustin Poirier is coming into this championship fight with an overall record of 25-5-1.  He's on a 6 fight winning streak that has culminated in wins over champions!  If Poirier can win, that will be 3 champions in a row he's taken out! 

Poirier is one of the most technical stand up fighters on the UFC roster.  If you were running an MMA class, you'd want to have your students watch him.  He also has 7 submissions on his resume although we haven't seen much of his ground game lately. 

So what's the bottom line?  Well, this fight, like all of Khabib's fights will come down to what can you do about the takedown.  Poirier will not only have to fight off takedowns, but also be offensive while avoiding the takedown and that's where all of Khabib's opponents have failed.  

When fighters open up with their stand up, it leaves them vulnerable to takedowns.  Championship fighters that like to stand usually have enough takedown defense to let their stand up shine.  But, Khabib's wrestling is on another level and Poirier will not be able to solve the problem of striking while defending the wrestling.  

Look for the fight to start slow, but, sooner or later Khabib will get that takedown and ground and pound his way into another victory at UFC 242! 

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UFC 241 Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic Fight Pick & Prediction

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The UFC 241 main event features a heavyweight championship fight!  This one is a rematch and a chance for Stipe Miocic to get redemption.  Stipe Miocic was on a 6 fight winning streak before he ran into Daniel Cormier's KO chingaso.  There's one big thing going for Miocic in this fight.  Let's take a closer look at these fighters and then I'll make my UFC 241 fight pick and prediction.  

Stipe Miocic is coming into UFC 241 with an overall MMA record of 18-3.  That's an impressive record for heavyweight MMA fighters.  Even more impressive is that before the loss to Cormier, he had defended the championship 3 times!  

Stipe Miocic has great MMA style boxing and can turn an opposing fighters brain off quickly!  Miocic has 14 KO/TKO's on his resume. Those KO/TKO's aren't against just anyone, amongst those he's taken out are, Junior Dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Andrei Arlovski and Mark Hunt.  It's the who's who of the Heavyweight division.  

Stipe Miocic can wrestle and take a punch as well as we saw versus Francis Ngnannou.  In that fight he was out powered so he used his wrestling to outsmart and dominate Ngannou.  With Daniel Cormier though, he's going to have to figure out a way not to fall into wrestling set ups for striking.  Last time that proved to be his downfall.  

Daniel Cormier is 22-1 in MMA, he's a champion in the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.  When GOAT discussions come up, DC is always in the conversation.  Cormier is arguably the best wrestler in the UFC, and he's created a striking style that blends well with that strength.  

At heavyweight, Cormiers KO power seems to have gone up a few notches.  So now not only is his wrestling dangerous, he can win the fight with without it.  Uh oh... But!

Daniel Cormier is now 40 years old.  Judging by his last year in the UFC, age hasn't mattered much as he went 3-0 in 2018 with a TKO, a KO, and a submission.  But, anyone that has turned 40 knows, one day you can feel great, and out of no where, things hurt for no damn reason! 

What kind of day will Cormier have when he enters the cage at UFC 241, I'm betting it's going to be one of the feel good days.  Look for him to jab his way into clinches and work Miocic in the clinch.  Miocic will do a better job this time of keeping DC away, but, eventually the gritty wrestling style of DC will cause a mistake my Miocic.  I see Daniel Cormier winning the rematch in the later rounds and remaining UFC Heavyweight Champion!  Possibly, setting up one last fight with Jon Jones! 

UFC 240 Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar Fight Prediction, Preview, & Pick

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The main event at UFC 240 is Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar! A current champion cementing his legacy vs a former champion with another shot at a championship run.  A fighter in his prime vs an aging legend!  UFC 240 is going to be interesting!  Let's take a closer look at these two fighters, and then I'll make my fight prediction and pick for UFC 240.

Frankie Edgar is 23-6-1 overall in MMA.  Edgar is 8-2 in his last 10 with those losses coming to former title contender Brian Ortega and former champion Jose Aldo.  Edgar fights the best of the best, he's been champion, he has what it takes to be champion.  

Frankie Edgar is one of the best in the UFC at mixing up his stand up with wrestling.  His gas tank and ability to keep the pressure on is his strength.  He has a durable chin.  He's only had one loss via KO and that was a the fight with Brian Ortega.  

Max Holloway has an overall MMA record of 20-4 and is the current 145 lbs champion.  Holloway is 9-1 in his last 10 fights.  The smudge in that streak was his last fight where he stepped up for a 155 lbs title shot.  Even though he lost that fight, it showed the heart and ability Holloway has.  

Max Holloway can stand and bang.  He usually starts slow but once he warms up the engine keeps running and those chingasos keep flying.  Holloway also has a chin and has shown he can weather a storm.  His takedown defense is one of the best in the UFC and it will be key in this fight.  

This fight is going to come down to takedowns!  Can Frankie Edgar get a takedown?  I'm betting that he can, and that the threat of the takedowns will open up the stand up for him.  Brian Ortega had a problem getting takedowns on Holloway and it cost him the fight.  Frankie Edgar's ability to get takedowns is levels above Ortega's.  

Starting slow will be a problem for Holloway in this fight.  Edgar will start with pressure and keep the pressure on.  Look for Edgar to fight smart, pick his spots and pick up enough rounds for a decision win! 

What's your take on Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar? 




UFC 239 Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos Fight Prediction, Preview & Pick

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The UFC has really tested the fans this year by throwing out some garbage PPVs.  So much so that I didn't even bother putting out a prediction, preview and pick for UFC 237.  UFC 238 was OK, but still nothing to write home about.  With UFC 239, we finally have a real top notch UFC PPV! Jone Jones the GOAT, will be tested by knock out artist and rising star Thiago Santos.  Let's take a closer look at these two MMA fighters and then I'll make my fight prediction and pick for the main event at UFC 239: Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos! 

Thiago Santos has an overall MMA record of 21-6.  Don't let that fool you as Santos has been on a demolishing 3 fight winning streak where he's KO/TKO'ed every single fighter in that streak.  Santos has a tattoo of a hammer on his chest and it's fitting of his KO chingaso throwing power! Santos has finishes 15 of his 21 fights via KO/TKO!  Those stats have gotten him a dance with the GOAT! 


Jon Jones is basically undefeated.  The only man to beat Jon Jones has been Jon Jones.  But, when he gets out of his own way and competes in the UFC octagon, he's a destroyer of men.  

Jon Jones is officially 24-1 in MMA.  Let's face it though, he's undefeated.  That one smudge came after almost killing Matt Hamill back in 2009 with a downward elbow that disqualified Jones and gave Hamill the win.  Jones also has an NC (no contest) after taking out the other man in consideration for GOAT status, Daniel Cormier.  Jones tested positive for a banned substance post fight and it took the win from him as well as the belt.  

UFC 239 is another opportunity for Jones to prove that he is the GOAT,  that the positive tests are behind him, that the out of competition drama, and the upcoming beasts at 205 are still no challenge to that crown.  

While Thiago Santos swings a big hammer whenever he throws chingasos, and he's been having great success with it, the competition he's faced is no where near the level that Jon Jones has faced.  

This fight is going to come down to experience and Jon Jones has that.  He knows how to deal with any style, any type of fighter.  Jones will stay away and nullify Santos with his full arsenal of MMA weapons.  

Look for Jones to pick his spots.  He'll drag Santos into deep waters and then drown him there with peppering shots and a better overall and more well rounded MMA game.  

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UFC 238 Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes Fight Pick & Preview

The UFC slapped the fans in the face with UFC 237!  That main event wasn't even close to being worth PPV money.  So much so that for the first time since Chingasos MMA has been doing these previews, we didn't even bother with UFC 237.  But, the UFC is back with a real PPV! The main event at UFC 238 will feature the man that has beat two fighters that have been in the discussion for best pound for pound fighters of all time, Demetrious  Johnson and T.J Dillashaw.  And, TJ Dillashaw was roided up at the time he got knocked out!  Yes, Henry Cejudo is the real deal and if he can get by Marlon Moraes at UFC 238, he will undoubtedly be considered by many, the GOAT! Let's take a closer look at these two fighters, and then I'll make the official Chingasos MMA fight pick for UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes.  

Henry Cejudo comes into this title fight with an overall MMA record of 14-2.  Both those smudges on his record came in 2016 when it seemed like his stand up still needed sharpening.  Since then, that stand up has been taken care of an is now razor blade sharp.  

Henry Cejudo has a gold medal in wrestling.  That wrestling got him to the show, but with the enhancement of his stand up skills, he now has the full package and is a tough match up for anyone, anywhere!  

Marlon Moraes is coming into UFC 238 with an overall MMA record of 22-5-1.  His last loss was a split decision in 2017.  The next loss before that was way back in 2011.  Moraes is 4-0 since that 2017 loss with 2 KO/TKO's and a submission.  He's on fire lately and at 135 lbs will be a tough fight for Cejudo who is coming up from 125 lbs. 

Moraes is the bigger fighter, he has KO power and is on a roll.  But, high level wrestling has reigned supreme in the UFC.  Even when the rules favor the stand up game.  With that being said, Cejudo was the best wrestling in the division.  That gold medal is all the proof anyone needs, but just in case, remember how he was rag-dolling the man Joe Rogan called the best pound for pound fighter in MMA, Demetrious Johnson!  

Look for this fight to start slow, as neither fighter will want to risk too much.  As the fight progresses, Cejudo will mix wrestling and stand up in a way Moraes hasn't seen yet.  That will be the difference in the fight.  Cejudo will take another belt, and many will consider him the GOAT!  

Am I right? Am I wrong?  What do you think will go down at UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes? Comment below.  

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Two belts are on the line as Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes fight for bantamweight gold and Valentina Shevchenko defends against Jessica Eye. Plus, Tony Ferguson battles Cowboy Cerrone. Watch them train and prepare ahead of their UFC 238 bouts.









UFC 236 Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2 Fight Pick & Preview

There's been so much drama with the UFC and some it's biggest stars that UFC 236 has flown under the radar a bit.  But, make no mistake about it, this fight is an awesome matchup!  If you like chingasos, if you like tough fighters, if you want to see less outside of the cage drama and more in the cage action, Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirer 2 is a fight you should not miss!  Let's take a closer look at these two MMA fighters and then I'll make my fight pick for UFC 236.  

Max Holloway is coming into this UFC lightweight interim championship fight with an overall MMA record of 20-3.  His 3 losses were early in his career, the last one coming to Conor McGregor way back in 2013.  His first loss was actually to Dustin Poirier in 2012 when Holloway was only 20. 

Since his last loss, back in 2013, Holloway has racked up 13 wins in a row.  He's fought the best in the division, became champion, defended the championship and has done it all in exciting fashion.  He's finished his last 4 fights all via KO/TKO!  And, those fighter aren't just run of the mill MMA fighters, they're MMA legends or on their way to be, Jose Aldo, Brian Ortega, and Anthony Pettis.

Max Holloway is a tough as nails fighter and when things get heated in a fight, he seems to thrive on that heat.  His gas tank seems limitless and the pace he puts on other fighters just breaks them down.  Punches in bunches until someone crumbles and it's been the other guy that crumbles for many years now.  

Dustin Poirer comes into this title shot with an overall MMA record of 24-5 and has racked up 3 finishes in a row, two KO/TKO's and the fight with Anthony Pettis which was ruled a submission but looked to be a broken rib.  

Poirer hovered at the top of the 155 lbs division for a while and has recently looked like his improvement has jumped several notches.  He seems to be putting everything together and peeking at the right time for his career.  

Holloway and Poirer are both great strikers.  Poirer seems to have better wrestling and definitely more submissions.  Poirer also has that win over Holloway via submission.  But in this fight, I doubt we will see much wrestling, so it will come down to the best striker.  

When it comes to striking technique, Poirer looks cleaner and tigher with his combos, but Holloway brings volume and some odd angles.  

Ultimately, this fight is going to be Poirer's experience at the 155 lbs weight class that will get him the win.  They've both fought tough guys, Poirer has just fought those type of guys but heavier and stronger. That experience, that feel of the power and strength is huge when fighters have similar skills.  This is a tough fight for Holloway's first at 155 lbs. 

Check out the UFC free video: Countdown to UFC 236



UFC 235 Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith Fight Pick & Preview

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The only man to ever beat Jon Jones is Jon Jones.  UFC 235 will be an opportunity for Jones to prove to the world that he will finally get out of his own way and cement his legacy as the MMA GOAT!  Anthony Smith will stand in his way!  Smith comes in with some impressive credentials.  Let's take a closer look at these two fighters and then I'll make my fight pick for UFC 235: Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith.  

Anthony Smith comes into this UFC Light Heavyweight title bout with an overall MMA record of 31-13.  Smith is a finisher!  He has 17 KO/TKO's on his resume and another 11 wins coming the way of submission.  

Anthony Smith is on a three fight winning streak finishing off some high level UFC fighters. Most recently Volkan Oezdemir by rear naked choke.  Previous to that fight he knocked out two MMA legends in Mauricio Rua and Rashad Evans. Now he gets a shot at arguably the greatest of all time!  

Jon Jones is 23-1 overall.  That one smudge was actually a DQ because he almost killed Matt Hamill with a downward elbow.  He also has a win over Daniel Cormier on his record that was overturned and officially put on his record as a No Contest.  As I mentioned in the intro, Jon Jones is the only man to have beaten Jon Jones.  

Jones has a full MMA toolbox and the athleticism to effectuate every and any tool in it.  He's finished 69% of his fights (officially).  He has 10 KO/TKO's and 6 submissions.  And, all that versus top level competition.  If he's not the GOAT, Daniel Cormier is, and he's beat DC twice!!  

Jon Jones was scary good when he was cruising through the division.  Now he seems like a man on a mission to cement his legacy.  That motivation makes him even scarier.  But, Anthony Smith has a lot going for him and fear in not one of those things.  Smith has a lot of experience, momentum and a strong belief in his abilities.  

So what the bottom line?  Well...this fight all comes down to the X factor, and Jon Jones has had that since the beginning.  He just finds a way to win, even when he loses!  

Smith is tough, highly skilled and well rounded, but look for Jones to be better at everything.  Jones will pick Smith apart and eventually test that chin.  That chin might be Smith's biggest weak spot as he was KO'ed four fights ago.  Jones will walk out of that cage with another W and looking for his next victim.  

Who do you think will win at UFC 235? 

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Two belts are on the line as UFC champion Jon Jones faces up and comer Anthony Smith. Plus, welterweight king Tyron Woodley takes on the Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman. See these athletes prepare for their showdowns at UFC 235.

UFC 234 Robert Whittaker vs. Kevin Gastelum Fight Pick & Preview

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The main event at UFC 234 will feature two of the best strikers in MMA, Robert Whittaker vs Kevin Gastelum.  Whittaker is coming off two absolute wars with Yoel Romero and Gastelum has recently taken out to legends in Ronaldo Souza and Michael Bisping.  If you like chingasos, this one should not disappoint! Let's take a closer look at these to MMA fighters and then I'll make my fight pick for UFC 234: Robert Whittaker vs Kevin Gastelum. 

Kevin Gastelum is coming into UFC 234 with an overall MMA record of 15-3.  Gastelum has finished off 67% of his fights, 6 coming via the way of KO/TKO and four via submission.  

The Ultimate Fighter reality show put Gastelum on the map and his consistent winning ability has given him the opportunity at the UFC middleweight championship.  Gastelum has a great grappling base and his striking has only gotten better and better.  

Robert Whittaker comes into this UFC title defense with an overall MMA record of 20-4.  Whittaker hasn't lost a UFC fight since 2014 where he lost via TKO to Stephen Thompson. Since then he's come back stronger and has rattled off 9 big wins in a row! 

Whittaker has some of the best striking skills in MMA.  His ground game is solid but since he likes to stand he hasn't needed to show much of it.  His takedown defense is top notch as he showed in the Yoel Romero fights.  If Whittaker wants to stand and bang, Whitaker will stand and bang! 

Look for this fight to come down to precision striking.  And, unfortunately for Kevin Gastelum, Whittaker is the more technical, striker!  Gastelum is a tough fighter, but precision striking will be the key in this fight.  Look for Whittaker to pepper his way into another UFC title defense!  

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Australian Robert Whittaker puts his belt on the line against fellow TUF winner Kelvin Gastelum. Plus, Anderson Silva faces Israel Adesanya in a bout that will see these two masters of style square off. Watch these athletes train and prepare for their fights at UFC 234.