Low Blow Radio Ep.171- Jorge Interviews Victor Ortiz and Erislandy Lara, Holly Holm victorious, UFC adds the Women's Strawweight's, UFC on Fox Preview
On this edition of the Low Blow, Justin rides solo as he will rundown all the fights that went down over the weekend. He'll discuss Holly Holm's victory and future, UFC adding another women's division, and preview the flyweight title fight on the UFC on Fox this Saturday night. Also stay tuned for Jorge interviews with Erislandy Lara and Victor Ortiz from his trip to Brooklyn.
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The last UFC event before the New Year will be a historical event. UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 will attract mixed martial arts fans from all over the world. The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV will play host to what is being hyped as the bigest fight card in the organization's history. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman takes on former UFC champion and legend Anderson Silva.
Weidman delivered a shocking boom to the jaw of Silva forcing his eyes to roll to the back of his head ending the fight. Instantly after Weidman was crowned the king of the middle weights, Silva fans were finding themselves in denial. Weidman improved to a perfect 10-0 record and dropped Silva to 33-5.
As the end of the 2013 fight season approaches, Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva will enter the octagon for the second time on December 28. Before they shut the cage door for the main event, co-main event is for the Women’s Bantamweight title between Ronda Rousey and challenger Miesha Tate.
The champion, Rousey is looking to defend her belt for the second time in the UFC. The co-main event will be a rematch between Tate (13-4) and Rousey (7-0) when they enter the cage for the belt. In the first bout, “Rowdy” Rousey defeated Tate by her infamous arm bar submission in the first round.
Transition and adapting to new changes is a key component to a fighter’s progression as a mixed martial artist. This same ideology can be applied when a combatant takes that huge leap of faith from amateur to the professional divison. Always striving for nothing but the best since his introduction to the sport, Scott Ingram is making his newly presence known in the Colorado fight scene. Making his professional debut at RFA 11 with a successful victory over Dan Manius it is clear from viewing his talent revealed that night Ingram is already putting the community on eyes watch of the rise of a future star in MMA.
USCS recently received the opportunity to speak with Ingram as he touches on his amateur journey, pro debut win, and future aspirations in his continual journey in the pro division.
On Saturday Dec. 7, a packed house at the Eastside Cannery in Las Vegas, NV was treated to a great night of MMA action as King of the Cage presented their 19th installment of Future Legends.
In the fourth bout of the evening, welterweight JJ Torres brought the crowd to their feet with the methodical KO of crowd favorite Byron “Smash” Fields. Throughout most of the first round the two picked shots and threw quick combos at one another, barely missing the mark. After a low blow and short break, Fields came out letting his hands fly. Torres landed a clean counter and followed with a combination against the cage putting his opponent to sleep before he even hit the mat.
This past weekend at the North American Fighting Championship the main event between Roufusport fighter Christian Vazquez and Kurstan Davenport, an independent fighter of Burlington, Iowa pulled a Nick Diaz. Davenport never arrived for the fight after being scheduled to work.
Davenport was set to fight in his second professional bout. The unprofessional independent fighter decided to never leave his Iowa home after being given time post weigh-ins to arrive for the match. The Burlington, Iowa native, 33, had an extensive amateur record. Before turning pro, Davenport had a 6-6 record. Showing up and making weight was not a new experience for the 0-1 professional.
Saturday night in Milwaukee Kevin Vazquez delivered a statement victory in his professional debut. The fight took place at the Rave Eagles Club Grand Ballroom. Vazquez fights out of Roufusport and battled Nate Coulliard of Death Row MMA in Appleton. The bout was bumped to the main event after his brother’s (Christian) opponent didn’t show. As the main event, fans that packed the Rave for the NAFC “UNRIVALED” MMA event were not disappointed.
The featherweight Roufusport fighter sparred with his foe using a strong jab to counter Coulliard’s wide outside strikes. Delivering several straights and hooks, the Greenfield high school graduate picked apart his opponent on their feet.
Georgi Karakhanyan Captures Inaugural Featherweight Title with Submission Victory Over Lance Palmer at WSOF 7
With a nine-fight winning streak to his credit, Georgi Karakhanyan is the World Series of Fighting's first-ever featherweight champion.
Karakhanyan earned the belt with a slick, third-round submission of previously undefeated contender Lance Palmer in the main event of Saturday's "World Series of Fighting 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer" event, which took place at PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The night's main card aired on NBCSN.
Karakhanyan came out looking to strike, firing off high kicks from range. He also showed some impressive early takedown defense. As Palmer settled in to strike, he reached out with a right hand that saw his open fingers scrape Karakhanyan's left eye. During the timeout, Karakhanyan repeatedly blinked and wiped the eye but ultimately elected to continue.
In Milwaukee on a brisk December evening amateur bantamweight fighter Ode “The Oddity” Osbourne out of Waukesha-MMA earns a unanimous decision after three rounds over Jon Morrison at the North American Fighting Championship at the Rave Eagles Club Ballroom.
Osbourne went on the attack throwing several strikes once the bout began. The Waukesha-MMA fighter relied on his speed and foot work to out strike Morrison through three rounds. His timing improved over the course of three rounds.
Barb Honchak Retains Flyweight World Championship with Unanimous Decision over Leslie Smith at Invicta Fighting Championships 7
KANSAS CITY, MO. (Dec. 7, 2013) – Barb Honchak won a hard-fought, unanimous decision victory to retain the Invicta FC Flyweight World Championship over challenger Leslie Smith in Saturday’s Invicta Fighting Championships 7 at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
Honchak (9-2) and Smith (6-4-1) traded blows in the all-action bout, but it was Honchak’s technical striking and ability to take Smith to the ground and inflict damage that was the difference. All three judges scored the bout 49-46.
“I knew Leslie would be tough,” said Honchak, who has won seven fights in a row. “I wanted to take her down because that’s what I’ve been working on.
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