Showing posts with label Mixed Martial Arts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mixed Martial Arts. Show all posts

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Notes On UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez Vs. Korean Zombie

Adam Milstead versus Curtis Blaydes was just painful to watch. Milstead's corner should've stopped the fight at the end of round one. Milstead's right knee was done in the first round. And then there's the fact that he was getting ragdolled by Blaydes. Milstead had absolutely nothing to offer. He was getting pummeled both on his feet and on the ground.

His corner sending him back for the second round was a huge mistake. I won't be surprised if his knee has been compromised for good. I don't know how much he's getting paid tonight but I hope it's more than enough to cover the surgeries he'll need to fix the buckled knee. On another note, Blaydes is a beast. He's big, he hits hard, and he's fast. And he's only 25 years old. And he won all his seven MMA victories by technical knockout. His only loss came in the hands of Francis Ngannou. The heavyweight division just got more interesting.

Jessica Andrade is bringing it to Angela Hill. Hill is able to keep the distance early but Andrade is slowly shortening the distance and landing heavy shots. The first round was all Andrade. Second round was also all Andrade. All Hill did was try to survive and fight another round. Third round was just a continuation of the second round. Hill had her moments but Andrade was just too much for her.

Marcel Fortuna made a lot of people pay attention to what he has to offer tonight. He slept Anthony Hamilton with a nasty and perfectly-timed punch. Not only is Hamilton nearly 50 pounds heavier than Fortuna, Fortuna also accepted the fight in short notice. He might get tonight's knockout of the night prize bonus.

Ovince St. Preux versus Volkan Oezdemir was an interesting scrap. Both gave it their all. They need massive improvements on their cardio though.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

UFC 187 Results: Dong Hyun Kim Stuns Josh Burkman With A Submission Win

Dong Hyun Kim is back on the winning column. The South Korean was impressive when he faced Josh Burkman in the undercard of UFC 187: Anthony Johnson Vs. Daniel Cormier at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. He finished Burkman in the third and final round via an arm-triangle choke.

Before the Burkman fight, Kim lost to Tyron Woodley in August of 2014 via a brutal knockout early in the fight. Burkman, on the other hand, returned to the UFC in January of this year after a long hiatus from the company. He originally lost to Hector Lombard but this was overturned by the NSAC into a no contest (NC) when Lombard failed drug tests.

In their bout, Kim and Burkman engaged each other in an entertaining affair that earned them a possible Fight of the Night honors. It was competitive but at the end it was Kim's grappling, wrestling, and judo skills that made the difference.

Kim owned the first round by dominating Burkman on the clinch. Burkman had his moments especially in the beginnings of the second and third rounds. In the third round, Burkman was able to hurt Kim and it even looked like he was going to finish him. But Kim recovered, took the fight to the ground, and worked on the submission.