Fight Recap

UFC 185 – Dallas, TX – 3/14/2015 – Anthony Pettis vs Rafael Dos Anjos Fight Recap

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Check out my recap and commentary of Anthony Pettis vs Rafael Dos Anjos. I also use this opportunity to show off my UFC cards and memorabilia for each fighter.

So much for all that “greatest of all time” talk about Pettis. It seemed like RDA used a similar strategy to Gilbert Melendez but was much more successful with take downs and just overall smothering.

I’m looking forward to RDA versus the winner to Khabib/Cowboy.

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UFC 184 – Los Angeles, CA – 2/27/2015 – Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano

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Check out my recap and commentary of Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano.  I user his opportunity to show off my UFC cards, autographs, and memorabilia for each fighter.

I was sure that Cat was going to be Ronda’s toughest test. Nope, love her or hate her, Ronda Rousey is a beast. I don’t see anyone in the division that is close to Rousey’s level.

As for Zingano, she is an absolute sweetheart. I saw the UFC Embedded videos, and it sounds like she’s been through a lot. I hope she bounces back quickly.

UFC Fight Night 57 Austin, TX – 11/22/2014 – Frankie Edgar vs Cub Swanson

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Check out my recap and commentary of Frankie Edgar vs Cub Swanson. I also use this opportunity to show off my UFC cards and memorabilia for each fighter.

This was an important fight for both men as it would most likely be for the #1 contender spot to fight Aldo. Both fighters had nice win streaks coming into the fight as well.

Each fighter landed some decent shots, but it was Frankie who was at another level. He was relentless with the take downs and GnP. Swanson who landed some decent shots was overmatched.

Edgar pushed and pushed and got a submission victory in the final round.

UFC Fight Night 56 Uberlandia, Brazil – Ovince St. Preux vs. Maurício Rua Full Fight Review

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Check out my recap and commentary of the Ovince St. Preux vs. Maurício “Shogun” Rua fight. I also use this opportunity to show off my UFC cards and memorabilia for each fighter.

When Shogun fights, I watch!! He’s a legend in the sport and done a tremendous amount in Pride and UFC. Of course, I’m rooting him over OSP.

The fight started fast with Shogun rushing OSP with an overhand right and OSP counters with a left hook, which drops Shogun. After a quick 20 seconds of GnP, the referee thankfully stops the fight and OSP is the winner.

Hopefully, this will be Shogun’s last fight. Even at the age of 32, he’s just fought too many times and I hate to see a serious injury.

UFC 179, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes Full Fight Review

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Check out my recap and commentary of the Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes fight. I also use this opportunity to show off my UFC cards and memorabilia for each fighter.

I’ve been waiting for this fight for a while since it could be when Mendes finally gets his revenge. Overall it was a great fight, probably in the top 10 for 2014.

The fight was back and forth for five rounds. Each fighter landing great shots, rocking their opponent. If I were a judge, I could almost see this fight being a split decision because it was that close. In the end, Aldo retained his belt and Mendes goes back to his eternal #1 ranked status. One of the bright spots of featherweight division is seeing Conor McGregor fight either one of them in the next year.

UFC 179, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Glover Teixeira vs Phil Davis Full Fight Review

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Check out my recap and commentary of the Jake Shields vs. Ryan Ford fight. I also use this opportunity to show off my UFC cards and memorabilia for each fighter.

Jake Shields is from my home town of San Francisco. I was pretty disappointed after his loss against Lombard and after the UFC cut him. Luckily, he landed pretty quickly with the WSOF and put on a submission and grappling clinic against Ryan Ford.

One of the best things about Shields is that he keeps pressing and moving forward. Even against monsters like Ford and Lombard, Shields looks like he has no fear. In the end, it was a rear naked choke submission. Congrats to Jake Shields and I’m hoping for more fights to come.

WSOF 14 Alberta, Canada – Jake Shields vs. Ryan Ford Full Fight Review

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Check out my recap and commentary of the Jake Shields vs. Ryan Ford fight. I also use this opportunity to show off my UFC cards and memorabilia for each fighter.

Jake Shields is from my home town of San Francisco. I was pretty disappointed after his loss against Lombard and after the UFC cut him. Luckily, he landed pretty quickly with the WSOF and put on a submission and grappling clinic against Ryan Ford.

One of the best things about Shields is that he keeps pressing and moving forward. Even against monsters like Ford and Lombard, Shields looks like he has no fear. In the end, it was a rear naked choke submission. Congrats to Jake Shields and I’m hoping for more fights to come.