Hot Pack Show Off – 2014 Topps UFC Champions Value Pack – Part 1

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I bought a couple of hot packs at my local card show. I thought I got a pretty good deal on the packs at $6 each. I didn’t get a big hit or anything, which was probably karma for me buying a hot pack.

This will be part 1.

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.

Ebay Show Off – 11/27/2014 – 2014 Topps UFC Champions Lot – Part 1 (feat Jon Jones & TJ Dillashaw)

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It has been too long since my last show off. I’m happy to do one on Thanksgiving. I’m very thankful that my hobby is showing off UFC cards. This will be part 1 of 3. This part will feature cards of TJ Dillashaw, Jon Jones, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Benson Henderson.

Total price including shipping was $40.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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.