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by Brerlappin » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:28 pm

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WHAT IS MIXED MARTIAL ARTS?

Mixed Martial Arts is the fusion of many different styles of martial arts. While originally in the earlier days of MMA we would have seen athletes simply cross training, i.e training in Muay Thai and wrestling or Brazilian Jujitsu and boxing ect. we now see a full blend of many, many different styles. Mixed Martial arts is effectively a martial art that has taken the aspects of every martial arts that would be considered the most effective inside the octagon and melded them into the closest that we can get to open rules fighting without risking the immediate and serious damage of competitors.

The UFC was originally created to show the world that Gracie Jujitsu (Brazilian Jujitsu) was the most efficient form of fighting in the world - a goal that they easily managed through Royce Gracie's dominance of other fighters that did not know how to grapple. As you can see a melding of styles was needed, a fighter needed to know not only how to strike, but how to wrestle to defend takedowns, and to grapple. Mixed Martial Arts was born through necessity to handle all facets of fighting.

Overtime, comparing the first UFC events to the current ones, it is clear to anyone that the sport has completely evolved - no longer are these street fighters or fighters from a single discipline - these are elite athletes who dedicate their entire lives to this exciting and rapidly expanding sport.

Technique

MMA utilizes a combination of techniques adopted and often adapted from a wide range of traditional and specialized martial arts and combat sports. While originally fighters would come in with a single style of fighting such as boxing or Brazilian Jiujitsu they quickly realised that to be successful they must be able to counter and react to anything that their opponent uses, so quickly fighters began to learn how to wrestle, box, clinch, kick, knee and grapple. It is often said that MMA 'evolves', this is because athletes continue to use different adaptaions and variants of techniques that span across hundreds of martial arts in an attempt to better their fighting technique and defeat their opponent.

MMA technique can be broken down into 4 main areas. Standing striking (often refereed to as 'stand up') Clinching, Grappling, submissions.

Popular MMA Promotions

Ultimate Fighting Championship

(UFC)

The largest and most popular MMA promotion company in the world. The UFC is broadcast to 149 countries, in over 1 billion homes and 30 languages. The UFC has an roster of over 350 fighters and holds over 30 events each year around the world. The UFC started as fringe organization in 1993, and has gone from being banned from many states and even PPV providers, to have a significant 7 year deal with the FOX networks in the US and being regulated in 49 of 50 states.

Bellator Fighting Championship

(BFC or usually just “Bellator”)

Currently considered to be the second largest MMA promotion in terms of popularity and level of competition. Bellator holds most of their events in the US and North America. Bellator is differentiated from the UFC in one important area; they utilise a tournament format in each weight class to determine a winner that gets the next shot at the champion of that weight class. The UFC has no strictly defined criteria for determining which fighter gets a title shot except for broad areas like win streak and wins over fighters in the top of the weight class rankings or sometimes if you're super popular you'll get a title shot just because.

Pride

PRIDE is a defunct Japanese MMA promotion. Pride operated from October 11, 1997 to October 4, 2007. Pride also has the claim for the largest ever MMA audience with a live attendance of over 81,000 at shockwave/dynamite. Pride operated in a standard for sided boxing ring under a different rule set, with a 10 minute first round a 5 minute second round and a 5 minute third round. Pride also allowed kicks to the head of a grounded opponent and no elbows on the ground. Countless notable fighters competed from this promotion, to name a few; Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Filipovic, Wanderlei Silva, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Quinton Jackson, Dan Henderson and Anderson Silva. Pride was in direct competition with the UFC up until its purchasing by Zuffa. Pride lost a lot of viewership and viability once links to underground criminal gangs such as the Yakuza were speculated.

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THANK YOU BRER, I NOW HAVE AN INSATIABLE BLOODLUST AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE. WHERE CAN I DO THIS?

Aside from the obvious being YouTube, you can activate a 7 day free trial of UFC Fight Pass, which has Events from almost every MMA promotion under the sun all in one place. It costs 7.99 per month thereafter.

http://fightpass.ufc.tv

BOXING

Also we occasionally talk about Boxing here.


Upcoming Events:

UFC 212

Featherweight
José Aldo (c) vs. Max Holloway (ic)

Women's Strawweight
Cláudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Light Heavyweight
Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt

Middleweight
Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

Welterweight
Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros



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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC / MMA
by $ilva $hadow » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:33 pm

I won't be posting much, but I can assure you that this thread will be one of my refuges on a saturday night. I'll be under influence while watching almost everything that's posted in this thread.



Can. Not. WAIT. For HATTON VS PACQUIAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Match is going to be epic.

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC / MMA
by Floex » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:38 pm

Yes! :mrgreen:

Can. Not. WAIT. For HATTON VS PACQUIAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Match is going to be epic.


You said it, brother. If it's built up like anything of the Mayweather/Hatton fight, this could be monumental!

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC / MMA
by Denster » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:43 pm

Got a call of my mate. that night were getting a gooseberry fool load of beers and having an eight man poker game before it starts. Sweet!

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC / MMA
by A J Styles » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:45 pm

Not much a fan of Boxing. But i strawberry floating love UFC and any MMA.

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC / MMA
by Brerlappin » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:55 pm

pacquiao v hatton will be immense. Theyre both fantastic boxers. And hopefully well finally get a good heavyweight fight with klitchko v haye, i havent seen a decent heavyweight fight in ages

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC / MMA
by $ilva $hadow » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:08 pm

F-Heonix wrote:Yes! :mrgreen:

Can. Not. WAIT. For HATTON VS PACQUIAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Match is going to be epic.


You said it, brother. If it's built up like anything of the Mayweather/Hatton fight, this could be monumental!




This is bigger than the Mayweather/Hatton fight for me. A small fighter from the Philippines has emerged over the years and he's now one of the best. He comes from a poor background but he's amazing. And then we have Hatton, he's got the will of a strawberry floating warrior when he steps into the ring. Mayweather is fantastic, he's elegant and he isn't the street '*****' that the rest of his entourage love to conform to, but personally, I love Hatton because he's not from a rich background and I love Pacquiao for the same reason. This fight is going to be sooooooo epic. And then the winner will go on to face Mayweather which will be even more epic.

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC / MMA
by Floex » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:50 pm

THE UFC ANNOUNCES THREE SUPERFIGHTS FOR UFC 100
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® ANNOUNCES THREE SUPERFIGHTS FOR UFC 100

SATURDAY, JULY 11 - LIVE FROM MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER

BROCK LESNAR vs. FRANK MIR FOR THE UNDISPUTED UFC® HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

GEORGES ST-PIERRE vs. THIAGO ALVES
FOR THE UFC® WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

DAN HENDERSON vs. MICHAEL BISPING
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® COACHES COLLIDE

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Las Vegas, NV (USA) – For the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization’s historic UFC® 100 event on Saturday, July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, a stacked card featuring the best of the best in mixed martial arts is not only expected, but required. So to celebrate this once in a lifetime event, the UFC is pleased to announce three featured bouts that would be main events on their own anywhere in the world.

In the main event, the undisputed UFC® heavyweight championship of the world is on the line when reigning titleholder Brock Lesnar faces interim champ Frank Mir in one of the most highly anticipated rematches in heavyweight history.

“Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir put on one of the most intense one round fights I’ve ever seen at UFC 81,” said UFC President Dana White, referring to Mir’s submission victory over Lesnar in February of 2008. “But when it was over, both guys saw things very differently. Lesnar blamed his loss on inexperience and being too aggressive, while Mir saw his win as a triumph of his technique, something he says will happen every time they fight. On July 11th, these guys have their chance to do it again, and while a lot has happened for these two since that first fight, I know the rematch is going to be just as intense as the first one, especially considering that the winner walks away as the UFC Heavyweight Champion.”

The co-featured bout of the evening will see UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre risk his title against feared striker Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, a man many believe has the style and size to dethrone the seemingly unbeatable champion.


http://uk.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=19162

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC / MMA
by Mommy » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:59 pm

Mir/Pierre/Hendo FTW.

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by Floex » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:02 pm

I've never seen Lesnar fight in MMA but saw footage from the last Mir/Lesnar fight and he got whopped bad. Mir is definitely on a roll after defeating Nogueira

Still rooting for Brock though 8-)

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC-100 Card Announced / MMA
by Mommy » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:10 pm

F-Heonix wrote:I've never seen Lesnar fight in MMA but saw footage from the last Mir/Lesnar fight and he got whopped bad. Mir is definitely on a roll after defeating Nogueira

Still rooting for Brock though 8-)


He (lesnar) hasn't got the cage awareness that Mir has. He has got a lot of power though. It's a fight that could go either way. I think lesnar will be more conservative to start with.

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC-100 Card Announced / MMA
by Rax » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:12 pm

Thats some fight card. They should all be great fights and theyll get rid of this interim champion nonsense. Should also get to see how good Bisping really is, or isnt.

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by Lonestar » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:17 pm

Has anyone been keeping track of the Davis/Hardy buildup? It's been awesome so far, Dan Hardy recently made this thread on the cagewarriors forums.

http://www.cagewarriors.com/forums/show ... hp?t=35914

:lol: :lol: :lol:

"If I want to insult the guy I will do it to his face, in a publin forum. I wouldn;t waste my energy insulting him in private. I did love his comments about my bad teeth though! The reality is even if I did have bad teeth I can hide them, but he can't do anything about his face.

He sounds delusional, saying he is better at every range then me. His stengths are running away and bleeding, two things he will be doing alot of, come June 13th"

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC-100 Card Announced / MMA
by Brerlappin » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:04 am

Been watching loads of boxing/playing loads of fight night with my mate this weekend. Just got in a real mood for it. Watched Barrera v Morales 1 tonight and strawberry float me, that was possibly the best fight ive ever seen. Also watched my personal favourite, Barrera v Naseem Hamed. That fight just never gets old, seeing hamed get absolutesy taken to school by Barrera just makes me weep tears of joy, the arrogant bastard that he was.



This is what hamed was poncing about doing while Barrera was training. He deserved to lose so much

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by Floex » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:12 pm

I just love the fact that the editors thought it was worthy to give a full 2 miniutes of Naz getting a hair cut :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC-100 Card Announced / MMA
by Lonestar » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:19 pm

Brian Alvarez from F4Wonline.com reported this on Bryan & Vinny Show Podcast from an e-mail sent in by Dave Meltzer from F4Wonline.com & Yahoo.com

One of the guys who auditioned showed up in a Lucha Mask (Mexican Pro-Wrestling Mask like similar to Rey Mysterio). On the application this guy gave a fake lucha name. Style, he put "Lucha Libre." Hometown he put "Mars."

He did great in the grappling portion and did good in the striking portion. When the Spike TV producers said "we will put you on TV, but you need to take of your mask and give us your real name." this guy refused to do it and walked off


Also did anyone watch the Strikeforce show? If not, you have to watch the Benji Radach / Scott Smith fight, FOTY contender.

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by Floex » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:22 pm

Links?

To be honest still quite new to MMA, is it a Japan thing? Like Pride? Well when it was around

So was Mysterio trying out for MMA!?

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by Lonestar » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:24 pm

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Strikeforce is a US based promotion, they're probably number 2 behind the UFC. Here's the link to the fight http://www.myvideofight.com/video/strik ... dex-2.html

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by Mommy » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:45 pm

Lonestar wrote:
Brian Alvarez from F4Wonline.com reported this on Bryan & Vinny Show Podcast from an e-mail sent in by Dave Meltzer from F4Wonline.com & Yahoo.com

One of the guys who auditioned showed up in a Lucha Mask (Mexican Pro-Wrestling Mask like similar to Rey Mysterio). On the application this guy gave a fake lucha name. Style, he put "Lucha Libre." Hometown he put "Mars."

He did great in the grappling portion and did good in the striking portion. When the Spike TV producers said "we will put you on TV, but you need to take of your mask and give us your real name." this guy refused to do it and walked off


Also did anyone watch the Strikeforce show? If not, you have to watch the Benji Radach / Scott Smith fight, FOTY contender.



Smith is a reasonable fighter. This is the second time he has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Shows heart.

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PostRe: GRcade Fight Club / Boxing / UFC-100 Card Announced / MMA
by Phatman » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:40 pm

I'm bored, so here is my boxing predictions. Happy to debate any point.

Big Fight Predictions

Carl Froch vs Jermain Taylor

Physical:

Carl Froch - Very good power in either hand, rock solid chin and excellent stamina. Not particularly quick however, in handspeed, reaction or footspeed.

Jermain Taylor - Very quick with his hands and his feet. Very long reach for a former middleweight. Questionable stamina and chin however.

Technical:

Carl Froch - Nice short power shots, particularly with the uppercut. Underrated jab (even by himself). Has an extremely poor defence however and stationary footwork.

Jermain Taylor - Piston jab and straight right combination. Decent defence and textbook footwork. Timid with power shots, although this is a mild criticism.

Mental:

Carl Froch - Very aggressive and a good finisher. Excellent timing for counter power shots. Big heart for a brawl, doesn't easily break and hasn't thus far. Intelligent enough to adapt mid-fight. Looking for the big shot a little too much however.

Jermain Taylor - Intelligent combination puncher, but seems to lack the heart for a brawl and a poor finisher. Prefers to box than to fight.

Prediction: Froch by stoppage. Taylor to outbox Froch early, but Froch to outlast Taylor and slowly hurt him until the fight is stopped. Probably late.

Ricky Hatton vs Manny Pacquiao

Physical:

Ricky Hatton - Strong physically with good power. Always well-conditioned and surprisingly quick with both handspeed and footwork. Chin seems to be suspect and his reach is extremely poor however. Cuts and bruises easily.

Manny Pacquiao - Lightning quick with both handspeed, footwork and reactions. Good power, but unlikely to be knockout-level at this weight. Well conditioned. Chin is debatable; knocked out twice years ago as a flyweight and seemingly untroubled since, but relatively unproven at higher weights considering that Diaz and De La Hoya barely hit him.

Technical:

Ricky Hatton - Excellent body puncher, extremely underrated jab and solid power shots. Footwork is good when attacking. Defence is questionable, although likely to be better than ever having been tweaked by Mayweather Sr. Ditto for head movement.

Manny Pacquiao - Arguably the best footwork in boxing. Lethal, accurate power shots. Much improved jab. Very reasonable defence. Not great off the backfoot.

Mental:

Ricky Hatton - Very aggressive, arguably to the point of recklessness. Has the heart for a brawl. Seems to be easily rattled however, which destroys tactics.

Manny Pacquiao - Intelligent fighting in a brawl or in a boxing fight. Well disciplined. Good timing and a decent combination puncher. Flustered on the backfoot.

Prediction: Pacquiao on points. Probably won't be close, with Pacquiao dominating from the outside. Hatton should be able to survive and take the fight to Pacquiao, but is unlikely to find a way to win.

Wladimir Klitschko vs David Haye:

Physical:

Wladimir Klitschko - Tall, lean and well conditioned. Good reach. Excellent power and reasonable speed for a heavyweight. Very questionable chin however and seems to cut easily.

David Haye - Well conditioned and extremely quick, in reaction, handspeed and footwork. Explosive power in either hand. Very questionable chin as well and questionable balance.

Technical:

Wladimir Klitschko - Great jab and straight right combination. Good defence and fairly textbook footwork. Well crafted power shots. Arguably too textbook in technique, meaning potentially predictable.

David Haye - Great power shots, excellent footwork and an underrated body-puncher. Defence barely exists however and seems relatively poor from the outside.

Mental:

Wladimir Klitschko - Intelligent and always alert, but timid and often misses chance to finish opponents as a result. Predictable at times. Has heart to get off the canvas, but not to engage in a brawl.

David Haye - Aggressive and a great finisher. Wants to be involved in a brawl and has the heart to climb off the floor, but is perhaps reckless. Seems to be indisciplined.

Prediction: Haye by stoppage. Klitschko to be too timid and predictable. Eventually Haye will land something big which troubles Klitschko. This could easily change though if Klitschko lands big first or if he somehow finds a way to keep on the outside and jab his way to victory.

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