Dec 31, 2015

It's MMAzing 2015 Year End Awards

For information on how we came up with these wonderful selections please listen to Episode 164 of It's MMAzing Radio
The trophies look just like this.
I promise.

Fighter of the Year (Male):

Doctor Law: Conor McGregor
Kid Presentable: Conor McGregor
DJ Mark with a K: Conor McGregor
Lavender Gooms: Conor McGregor

Fighter of the Year (Female):

Doctor Law: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Kid Presentable: Holly Holm
DJ Mark with a K: Holly Holm
Lavender Gooms: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Dec 30, 2015

UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit Predictions


After a banner 2015, 2016 kicks off with a big time championship fight, with "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler defending his title against the former interim champ Carlos Condit.

Dec 29, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 164


The gang comes together to give out the official It's MMAzing Year End Awards for 2015. They give out awards for Fighter, Fight, Event, Story, Moment, KO, Submission and Performance of the Year. The gang next previews UFC 195: Lawler v. Condit and make their predictions. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Dec 25, 2015

The It's MMAzing Top 5(?) Christmas Movies

Happy Holidays to all
On this Christmas-eve I give to you all gift, a top-five list.  We all love them and it's an easy way to get a post out.  We haven't done a list in while and what better topic than counting off the best Christmas movies.
To make this list a little different we won't include the obvious G.O.A.T.s(A Christmas Story, It's a Wonderful Life, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas) since we can all agree those movies are great and anyone who disagrees is ISIS.  This list will be either Christmas-centric movies or movies set during Christmas.

Dec 22, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 163


The gang talks about the results of UFC on Fox: Dos Anjos v. Cerrone. They talk about Dos Anjos's huge and dominating win over Cowboy Cerrone. The gang also talks about Overeem's big win over JDS and his impending free agency. They then focus on the true star of the card: Nate Diaz. They discuss all things Diaz before rounding out their discussion about the card. At this point, the gang goes into full Star Wars. Starting at 47:35 of the podcast. For the sake of continuity, this is this week's "Stuff We Like." The gang has a full on discussion about Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. This conversation is FULL of spoilers so be aware.

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Dec 18, 2015

UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone II Predictions


Coming off a maddening week of UFC events is the last card of the year...and what a card it is! Fox is hosting the first title defense of the newly crowded UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos when he rematches the surging Donald Cerrone. Also we'll get the highly anticipated heavyweight showdown between the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos and former K-1 Grand Prix Champion Alistair Overreem. In addition there's a solid lightweight scrap between Michael Johnson and fan favorite Nate Diaz.

Dec 15, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 162


The gang presents a super-sized episode of It's MMAzing Radio. Was this an intended super-sized episode? No, but deez tings happen when Conor McGregor goes out there and beats Jose Aldo in 13 seconds. The gang spends a great deal of time discussing Mr. McGregor's massive victory over the greatest featherweight in MMA history. They discuss Conor's future at 145 and 155 pounds and whether Aldo gets an immediate rematch. The gang also discusses the new middleweight champion of the world, Luke Rockhold. They also talk about the other huge fights from this past weekend including Edgar's win over Mendes and Namajunas's win over VanZant. They next preview and make predictions for UFC on Fox: Dos Anjos v. Cerrone. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Dec 11, 2015

UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor Picks and Predictions



Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, people of all ages... we are finally here! Well... almost. It wasn't all long that ago that we said the featherweight division was devoid of stars and now it houses quite possibly the biggest fight the UFC can make on quite possibly the best card the UFC has ever put together. Anticipation for Aldo and McGregor is palpable after an initial postponement at what was supposed to be an It's MMAzing event out in Vegas. Mendes stepped in to fight McGregor as we all know and the legend continues. Somehow lost in all of this hullabaloo is a spectacular middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold. Rockhold has been on one of the most impressive tears in recent memory while Weidman is the Anointed One, Vanquisher of Spiders, and reigning greatest fighter on the planet. Saturday night is bringing a stacked card with great fighters, but let's be real here... there is only ONE Conor McGregor.

UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Conor McGregor (ic) 
@thenotoriousmma you look great


No... Notorious! It's a real credit to the man Conor that he managed to steal center stage from a monster of a man who has been without peer for nearly his entire Zuffa run in Jose Aldo. Aldo has been a human highlight reel of violence in his reign, yet in struts this brash Irishman who has stolen the hearts (and betting lines) of the masses. Aldo is a killer in the cage, yet something about McGregor seems so effortless and masterful. Listen to Conor long enough and you will surely hear about the art of movement and that is precisely what Conor is in the cage: an artist. Could the hype train come crashing down? Absolutely. Could we see the coronation of the one true king? I'm expecting it. It's not that long ago we saw what movement and fluidity could do to stifle a heralded Brazilian killer in Renan Barao, Jose Aldo's teammate no less. McGregor by third round TKO. Bust out the red panties.

Aldo:
McGregor: U... Unanimous!

Dec 10, 2015

The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale: Edgar v. Mendes Predictions



Day 2 of UFC-palooza in Vegas continues with The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale. Good lord...there has been 22 seasons of TUF? FS1 is clearly starved for programming. On a related note, none of us watched this season of TUF so we didn't waste your time (you didn't watch either, be honest) picking those fights. Don't worry, this card is really about determining the next challenger at 145 pounds as Frankie "The Answer Edgar" takes on Chad "Money" Mendes.

Frankie Edgar v. Chad Mendes

Would it be weird if they renamed this event "TUF 22 Finale: Insurance Policy"? It's clear that the UFC had the possibility of either a Aldo or McGregor injury (let's be honest: Aldo injury) when they booked this fight. Edgar and Mendes are the top two contenders in the featherweight division outside of the gentleman in Saturday's main event. Beyond being a plan B, this fight will establish a clear contender to fight for the featherweight title. At this point, there are very few secrets with either of these men. Frankie Edgar's use of movement to set up his strikes has made him a champion before. Mendes will clearly be looking to land one of his big power shots. Both of these men are very capable of winning this fight, but I'm going to go with Edgar. When Mendes throws, Edgar wont be there. Edgar by decision.

Picking Edgar: All of us
Picking Mendes: (well that's surprising)

Dec 9, 2015

UFC Fight Night: Namajunas v. Van Zant Predictions


Whew baby this is going to be a busy week and a half.  Not counting other promotions, between December 11th and the 19th there are FOUR UFC cards and three alone this week.  But there isn't a bad card among the four and anyone who is even a remote fight fan is absolutely giddy and it all kicks off this Thursday with some of the UFC's youngest and brightest fighters.

Dec 8, 2015

Bellator 147 Post-Fight Analysis


via bellator instagram
Last Friday Bellator held another event in San Jose. but this time it took place at San Jose State University instead of at the SAP Center. A fitting venue for a smaller Bellator card that, while not having a lot of the better known fighters on the roster, still delivered an exciting night of MMA action. We'll break down the main card and discuss where some of these fighters might be headed and who they may face next.

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 161


The gang comes together to discuss their experience covering Bellator 147: Thomson v. Villaseca live in San Jose. They discuss the the big winners, including Thomson and Weichel and discuss young prospect A.J. McKie. The gang next discusses the UFC's super weekend of fights. They preview and give predictions for The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale (really Fight Night: Mendes v. Edgar). The gang then gets into the best (on paper) UFC card ever and preview UFC 194: Aldo (hopefully) v. McGregor. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

http://podcasts.itsmmazing.com/Episode%20161%20-%20December%208,%202015.mp3

Dec 4, 2015

Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca Live Fight Blog


Main Card
Josh Thomson vs. Pablo Villaseca
Round 1: Pablo looking overmatched quickly here. Big body kick by Thomson, and a foot sweep takedown. Josh posturing up from the guard and landing some big rights. Pablo trying to roll into a kneebar, but loses it and Josh rolls into a triangle attempt. Thomson switches into an omoplata and uses it to scramble up. Some nice body kicks and both men clinch into the fence. Pablo takes Josh's back but can't complete the takedown. Josh circles, but takes a knee to the groin from Pablo. Josh recovers and secures a late takedown to end the round. 10-9 Thomson.
Round 2: Pablo throwing strong off the bat. Thomson tries to work the Thai clinch, but gets pushed into the fence. Josh circles out into a front headlock and now he has half guard. Josh works some short elbows and is working for an arm triangle. Pablo is blocking Josh from stepping over to complete the choke, and Josh gives it up.  He postures and is flurrying punches now from the top.  The ref steps in to stop it and the fight is done. Thomson by TKO.

Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Daniel Weichel
Round 1:  Georgi coming up looking real calm, but definitely throwing with some intent here. Weichel is getting some good shots of his own. Maybe too good though, because we have another dick kick. The crowd is definitely more liquored up at this point. Nice straight right from Weichel lands. Georgi shoots a takedown but is stuffed. Weichel using his reach advantage here, slips a nice right under Georgi's guard. No power shots, but Weichel scored a lot more. 10-9 Weichel.
Round 2: Picking up right where we left off. Georgi misses a flying knee. Georgi lunges in with hook combo and finally connects some, but Weichel returns fire and backs up Georgi. Georgi starting to activate Diaz taunt mode, and both are exchanging in the pocket. Both guys getting some pot shots in, but no big power yet. Weichel starting to put a bit more behind his punches now. He throws a nice front kick to the mouth of Georgi. Another round for more accurate striking. 10-9 Weichel.
Round 3: Both guys coming out with a bit more urgency now. Big spinning kick to the head just misses by Georgi. Weichel continues to control the distance with his jabs and push kicks. Georgi starting to look a little frustrated. Georgi just can't find the range on his punches. He finally lands a hook and an uppercut, but it doesn't seem to have phased Weichel much. The Stockton Slap has now made it's first appearance. Frustration is reaching its apex. We're even throwing BS spinning kicks now. Very technical display from Weichel. This should be a clear decision. 10-9 Weichel.
Daniel Weichel by unanimous decision.

Dec 2, 2015

Bellator 147: Thomson v. Villaseca Predictions

























Bellator returns to San Jose for another show and the It's MMAzing crew returns to Bellator to provide you with live event coverage. Josh "The Punk" Thomson take son Pablo Villaseca in front of Thomson's home crowd with Georgi Karkhanyan and Daniel Weichel doing battle in the co-main event with the winner likely getting the next crack at Daniel Strauss's featherweight title. All that an a "Professional Predator" sighting. Check out our predictions below

Josh Thomson v. Pablo Villaseca

Josh Thomson fights for the fourth time in 2015 as he takes on Pablo Villaseca, a relative unknown. "The Punk" is fighting again in his backyard of San Jose, California where he is quite the fan favorite. Thomson, one of the best lightweights in the world for a decade, is rightfully a massive betting favorite over Villaseca. We talked about how excited we were to see Josh Thomson possibly fight "Ill" Will Brooks, but it sounds like Thomson has his sights set on former lightweight champion Michael Chandler. Either way, I expect this victory to be a relatively (it's still cage fighting) easy night at the office for "The Punk." Thomson by one-sided decision.

Picking Thomson: All of us
Picking Villaseca:

Dec 1, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 160


The gang, minus Lavender Gooms, discusses the results of UFC Fight Night: Henderson v. Masvidal. They discuss Bendo's big win over Masvidal and his impending free agency. The gang also talks about the other fights on the card including Doo Ho Coi's masterful performance against Sam Sicilia. They then preview Bellator 147: Thomson v. Villaseca and discuss "The Punk's" road to a Bellator title shot against Will Brooks. They then preview UFC Fight Night: Namajunas v. Van Zant. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Nov 27, 2015

UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs. Masvidal Predictions


This Fight Night in Seoul, South Korea has seen a few of changes over the last couple of weeks but remains a fairly solid main card. While a few big names like Mikro Cro Cop (who first retired from MMA then later failed a drug test) and Thiago Alves will be missing there's still a handful of interesting match ups. Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson meets Jorge Masvidal at welterweight, South Korea's own Dong Hyun Kim and adopted son Sexiyama will be in action. In addition to that there's also a really fun fight on paper when Doo Ho Choi squares off with heavy hitter Sam Sicilla.

Nov 24, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 159

The gang tries to avoid talking more about Rousey/Holm and instead focus on the fairly pedestrian UFC Fight Night: Magny v. Gastelum card from this past weekend. They discuss Magny's big win and try to forget about the rest of the card. Next, Doctor Law apologizes to Bellator and talks about how excited he is Kimbo v. Dada 5000. They then preview the very questionable on paper UFC Fight Night: Henderson v. Masvidal card. All that and a very Jessica Jones-heavy edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Nov 20, 2015

UFC Fight Night 78: Magny vs. Gastelum Predictions



This weekend's free fight card comes to you live from the Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Smart people over at Zuffa realized that while definitely wanting to expand their reach into the Mexican market, perhaps it was smarter to not make fighters fight at ridiculous elevations in Mexico City. Originally slated to be Kelvin Gastelum vs The Immortal Matt Brown, the always game Neil Magny steps in on short notice as he tries to get a new winning streak started. Meanwhile, Kelvin Gastelum aims to prove that he can indeed be a professional in the welterweight division. (Editor's note: This article was written before Friday weigh-ins) Oh yeah, and apparently this event is also serving as the stage for the TUF: Latin America 2 finale. We of course here at It's MMAzing did not follow a single minute of that action so we will not bother to BS you any analysis on that front. To the picks!


Kelvin Gastelum v. Neil Magny

In many ways, Magny occupies a similar space as Matt Brown so there should not be much drop off in terms of action and quality here. Both fighters are coming off of wins after experiencing so setbacks in their respective careers. There's no shame in being out-grappled by Demian Maia, but Gastelum's not so subtle push into the middleweight division after a couple of weigh-in fiascos is no minor thing. Ultimately though, I still personally think Gastelum is a prospect of the highest caliber having previously compared him to a mini Cain in the manner he fights. If Kelvin can make weight and show that he's ready to be a true pro at this fight game, then I think he can get right back on track. His lone loss is likely the next title challenger, so that blemish can be easily forgiven with a good showing Saturday night. Kelvin by RNC after dropping Magny from punches.

Gastelum: Kid P, DJ Mark
Magny: Doc Law

Nov 17, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 158


The gang talks about, you guessed it, Ronda Rousey losing to Holly Holm. They break down the fight, including Holm's perfect strategy and Ronda's highly questionable one. The gang also discusses the ramifications of Ronda's loss, including the effect on Cyborg, Miesha and Bethe. They then break down the rest of the UFC 193 card including Joanna "Champion" and Mark Hunt's big wins. The gang then previews UFC Fight Night: Gastellum v. Magny. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Nov 12, 2015

UFC 193: Rousey v. Holm Predictions




The queen of mixed martial arts is back and ready to defend her championship. Fresh off of being on the cover of every God damn magazine still in circulation, Ms. Ronda Rousey defends her bantamweight championship against multiple-time (how about 10? Does that sound good to you guys? No? How about 12?) boxing champion Holly Holm in front of 55,000 plus screaming Aussies. We also have another title on the line in the co-main event where Joanna "Champion" Jedrzejczyk defends her UFC strawweight championship against Valérie Létourneau. Check out our predictions below.

Nov 10, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 157


The gang comes together to discuss the results of UFC Fight Night: Belfort v. Henderson III and talk about what's next for both Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson. They also discuss the other big winners on the card including Thomas Almeida. The gang then discusses the results of Bellator 145 including Will Brooks and Daniel Strauss's big wins. They also talk about the ridiculous Shamrock/Gracie 3 and Kimbo/Dada fight announcements. They then, finally, preview UFC 193: Rousey v. Holm. All of that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Nov 3, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 156


The gang spends the first 8 minutes of the podcast allowing Lavender Gooms to let out all of his frustration regarding the Mets World Series loss. They then somehow manage to spend twenty minutes debating the merits of the Paige Van Zant v. Rose Namajunas fight. The gang also discusses Jon Jones's return to the UFC and his failed weekend brawl with Daniel Cormier. They then preview UFC Fight Night: Belfort v. Henderson 3 (seriously, these guys are going to throw down for a third time). All of that and "Stuff We Like."

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Oct 27, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 155


The gang comes together to review UFC Fight Night: Poirier v. Duffy Smolka v. Holohan. They discuss the replacement main event/grappling battle between Louis Smolka and Paddy Holohan. They also do their best to forget Parke v. Maddadi. The gang also has high praise for Till and Dalby and hope for a rematch of their instant classic. They also talk about Tom Breese's impressive victory over the GOAT of Reddit MMA, Cathal Pendred. The gang then discusses the return of Jon Jones before moving on to an action packed edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Oct 22, 2015

UFC Fight Night 76 Predictions


What the poster for this card should look like

What a card for the UFC.  Injuries are a part of the game.  You can't avoid them.  but it's not often that that not just co-main event, but the main event gets KO'ed because of boo-boos.  This card went from this:
Graphics in this looking tight.  We got these guys looking straight up ethereal with how they are blend into that colorful back drop.  Stipe then gets hurt so we lose that fight;
"Ok, Ok so we lost the heavyweight fight with the potential title contender.  We still have the guy who last beat Conor! Fighting in Dublin! Cha-ching!....Hello?  Wait what's that you say? FUCK!!! Call Jimmy we need another fucking poster!!"

Well at least they still have an Irishman in the main event.

Oct 21, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 154


The gang comes to you a day later than planned (thank you for the technical problems HP) to discuss the ridiculous number of cuts in the UFC. They try to see how many of the fighters losing their jobs that they actually recognize. The gang also discusses the Bloody Elbow article regarding the UFC revenue split. They then preview UFC Fight Night: Poirier v. Duffy and make their predictions. All of that and a super-sized version of "Stuff We Like."

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Oct 13, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 153


The gang doesn't have a UFC event to go over and don't have a UFC event to preview. Bellator couldn't even throw them a bone and they're down a member this week. Basically, this is one giant "Stuff We Like" with some random MMA thrown in. The MMA that the gang covers includes the Faber/Dillashaw dispute and Rampage on Twitch. Seriously, that's basically it. Besides that they cover the beta release of the Battlefront game, superhero TV shows, and Frasier. Yes, Frasier.

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Oct 6, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 152


The gang breaks down the results of UFC 192: Cormier v. Gustafsson. They discuss Daniel Cormiers's big win and talk about when we expect him to take on the GOAT, Mr. Jon Jones. The gang then talks about Ryan Bader's big win over a returning Rashad Evans and where he stands in the division. They also talk about Joseph Benavidez's future at 125 pounds. The gang also talks about the big wins from the youth movement in the UFC; including Yair Rodriguez, Albert Tumenov, Rose Namajunas and Sage Northcutt. They also discuss the Rousey-Holm commercial and give their picks for "Stuff We Like." The gang ends the show paying tribute to Ariel Helwani and the 300th episode of The MMA Hour.

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Oct 2, 2015

UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Predictions



While many fans look at current Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier as merely a place holder until Jon Jones can return to the UFC, he still has to fulfill his championship duties and defend his belt (disputed or otherwise) against a difficult and game opponent in Alexander Gustafsson. In addition to that fight we also have two potential title eliminators when Johny Hendricks collides with Tyron Woodley and Rashad Evans finally returns to the octagon to take on the rampaging (I can say that because he beat Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson) Ryan Bader.

Sep 29, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 151


The gang talks about the results of UFC Fight Night: Barnett v. Nelson. They discuss Josh Barnett's big win along with Uriah Hall's ridiculous kick landed on Gegard Mousasi. The gang also touches on Bellator Dynamite's low ratings. They then preview UFC 192: Cormier v. Gustafsson and discuss whether we will see a new Really Disputed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Sep 22, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 150


The gang breaks down their trip to Bellator Dynamite 1 (why would you number the first one?) and try to make sense of what they witnessed. They discuss Liam McGeary's big win over Tito Ortiz along with Phil Davis's dominance of the light heavyweight tournament. They also discuss the strange events that led to former Pride boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara and Fedor Emelianenko being in the cage. The gang also discusses the latest with the #FreeNickDiaz movement along with Jon Jones possible return to the cage. They also preview UFC Fight Night: Barnett v. Nelson. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Sep 15, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 149


The gang is all riled up and spends the great majority of this podcast talking about the injustice that happened in the Nick Diaz NSAC hearing. Seriously? Five years for weed? The Nevada State Athletic Commission and its commissioners should be ashamed of themselves. They also discuss the results from this past weekend's Invicta card and preview the huge (by Bellator standards) Bellator Dynamite show. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Sep 8, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 148


The gang celebrates Labor Day by discussing Mighty Mouse Johnson's dominant victory over John Dodson at UFC 191. They discuss the champ's future at 125 pounds (or possibly 135 pounds) and why he gets more flack than any other champion for his low PPV numbers. The gang also discusses the miserable Arlovski v. Mir fight and try to get excited for the possibility of Arlovski v. Fedor. They also talk about the remainder of the card including Rumble Johnson's victory and Raquel Pennington's gritty performance. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Sep 4, 2015

UFC 191: Johnson v. Dodson II Predictions



If someone asks you who is the best pound for pound fighter in the world, the answer is Jon Jones. If someone asks you which ACTIVE fighter is the best pound for pound fighter in the world, the answer is either Demetrious Johnson or Jose Aldo. The sad thing is that Johnson does not get nearly the attention he deserves. Possibly being the baddest man on the planet isn't enough to get people to tune in, but it's their loss. Mighty Mouse's fights are must watch for me and the possibility of him facing an actual threat (as he is facing in this fight) only adds to excitement. Johnson v. Dodson II is the fight we've been waiting for in this division, but will it live up?

UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) v. John Dodson

Finally, a legitimate challenge for Mighty Mouse. I don't buy it. Those of us who watched the first contest between Johnson and Dodson saw a hell of a fight between two of the three best flyweights in the world (I got Benavidez at #2). What we also saw was Mighty Mouse Johnson absolutely figuring out John Dodson's game during the last 3 rounds of the fight. Dodson is a head hunter and is possibly the fastest guy in the UFC. Unfortunately for him, Mighty Mouse learned his timing. Additionally, Dodson tends to fade as the fight goes on and Johnson's cardio is on a different planet. This fight will not be as competitive as the first, but you still get to see arguably the best fighter in the world work. Johnson by 4th round submission.

Picking Mighty Mouse: All of us
Picking Dodson: "uneducated fools"

Sep 1, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 147


The gang returns to preview UFC 191: Mighty Mouse v. The Magician II (this makes it sound like a video game fight). Before that, they recap Bellator (insert number here): Guillard v. Guy who beat Guillard. They also discuss the ADCC results so they can hold onto the coveted grappling nerd demographic. The gang then discusses Johnson v. Dodson and what it would take for Dodson to win. They also predict Mir v. Arlovski (we all win this one) and the rest of the UFC 191 card. All of that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Aug 25, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 146


The gang discusses the results and depressing ending of UFC Fight Night: Holloway v. Oliveira. They discuss Max Holloway's future in the division in addition to Neil Magny's big win over Erick Silva. The gang also talks about the barnburner between Patrick Cote and Josh Burkman. Doctor Law and Lavender Gooms take the time then to gloat about their correct predictions in the Moroz/Letourneau fight. The gang then discusses the slew of big matchups announced by the UFC. At some point they veer into a discussion about who is the most handsome UFC fighter. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Aug 21, 2015

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 74: Holloway vs. Oliveira Predictions


After a whole week off the UFC is back baby!  Love a fight card on a Sunday that begins at 9pm eastern time.  They are trying to have me not watch this card.  It's times like this I really hate my compatriots on the left coast.  This card(and every other card) always starts at a sensible 6 or 7pm pacific time which allows them still to have an evening after the event is over.  I'm just bitter 

Aug 18, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 145


The gang has a show where they just go off the rails. As Doctor Law said during the show, this will be either your favorite or least favorite episode of It's MMAzing Radio. The guys ramble about Anderson Silva, Lavender Gooms's birthday, canine menstruation (seriously), feminism, and Jacare v. Romero. Things got weird folks. They also preview this Sunday's UFC Fight Night: Holloway v. Oliveira event. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Aug 11, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 144


The gang starts off the show talking about Ronda Rousey (they're just trolling for hits at this point), but quickly move on to a discussion about this past weekend's UFC Fight Night: Teixeira v. Saint Preux fight card. They discuss Glover's huge win and discuss the various holes that still exist in OSP's game. The gang also discusses the terrible decision in the Dariush v. Johnson fight and also talk about Amanda Nunes's gigantic win over Sara McMann. They discuss the rest of the card too, but they, like all of you, are a bit burned out on MMA. Instead they give you a super-sized edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Aug 7, 2015

UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux Picks and Predictions


UFC is heading back to Nashville Tennessee where native son Ovince Saint Preux takes on former light heavyweight challenger Glover Teixeira. In addition we'll also see an intriguing match up between Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush, as well as podcast favorite Sam Alvey returns with a big smile and probably some ad tanned onto his body. Lots to break down so why waste time and let's just get right to it.

Aug 4, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 143


The gang talks about Ronda Rousey (shocker). They discuss Ms. Rousey's sheer dominance of Bethe Correia at UFC 190. The gang also discusses the fact that Rousey has managed to become one of the biggest stars in all sports. They also discuss her future challengers victims, including Miesha Tate and Cyborg Justino. They also discuss the rest of the UFC 190 card. The gang also talks about what needs to be done with Rousimar Palhares. They then preview UFC Fight Night: OSP v. Teixeira. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Jul 31, 2015

UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Picks and Predictions

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This weekend's pay-per view event ushers in the UFC's return to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Freshly crowned Fighter, and Female Athlete of the Year, Ronda Rousey attempts to defend her UFC title for the 6th time against fellow undefeated challenger, Bethe Correia. Correia's journey has been marked by her conquest over two of Ronda's teammates, but as we learned on the Countdown show, the third isn't in the UFC so she does not count. Additional Brazilian legends Shogun Rua, Bigfoot Silva, and the Noguiera brothers populate the card as an exercise in seeing who might still have something left in the tank. Vacated WSOF champ Jessica Aguilar makes her UFC debut to open the main card. The UFC also managed to shoehorn in a couple TUF finale fights to bring the fans an unusually lengthy main card. To the picks!

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Ronda Rousey (c) vs Bethe Correia
The gulf between Ronda and the rest of the division is the widest we have ever seen in the sport. The closest second would be Anderson Silva vs specifically Forrest Griffin. The promos would have you believe that because Correia defeated two of the Horsewomen that this is somehow a compelling challenger. If you actually watched those fights, you will see Bethe taking longer than it should have to beat two fighters whose current UFC tenures can best be described as suffering from severe in-cage inactivity. At this point all we can really debate is how fast we think Ronda will take to win. If you go by Ronda's word that she wants to PUNISH Bethe, then you might be like Lavender Gooms and think that Ronda will toy with Bethe over multiple rounds. Or, you can be like everyone else and think that it will end in swift violence. Most people are picking submission, I'll take the punches. Ronda by TKO at 2:41 of the 1st round.

Rousey: unanimous
Correia:


Jul 28, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 142


The gang tries to find interest in yet another UFC event. First, they discuss TJ Dillashaw's masteful performance against Renan Barao this past Saturday at UFC on Fox in Chicago. They also discuss Miesha Tate's victory over Jessica Eye and her status as the next victim for Ronda Rousey #1 contender. They also touch on Stitch's firing and the HBO piece on domestic violence in MMA. The gang also previews UFC 190: Rousey v. Correia. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Jul 24, 2015

UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 Picks and Predictions

Live from Chicago, IL comes the long-awaited (for someone out there anyways) rematch between Renan Barao and TJ "My heart is torn between Bang and Team Alpha Male" Dillashaw. You would think that a fight between a man who had one of the most impressive win streaks in the history of the sport, and a man on winning side of one of the most surprising upsets in the history of the sport would carry a bit more heat, but unfortunately we are not really seeing that. The lower weight divisions have failed to captivate the imaginations of the public, with the featherweight division only very recently finding some traction. It's a shame though, because even though I am not entirely chomping at the bits for this rematch, it should definitely still be a good one. Meanwhile, in the co-main event slot we get to see whether Miesha "Takedown - stop trying to make Cupcakes happen" Tate inches one step closer for the right to lose to Ronda a third time, or if we potentially have some new blood in the contender mix.

TJ Dillashaw (c) vs Renan Barao 
via 411mania.com
Enter the rematch. If you look at our picks for the first fight, I am pretty sure it was a unanimous route for Barao, and I don't think most of us thought it would be all that close. Enter one of the greatest upsets in modern MMA. TJ's dismantling of Barao was so thorough that now we stand on the opposite side of the fence going the other direction. It will be impossible to ever really know if maybe Barao came in over confident, or if he had possibly overlooked TJ in their first go, but it should be said with certainty that he will be more focused in the rematch. I expect Renan to come hard and fast at TJ, but until he shows me that he knows how to deal with TJ's movement and footwork, my eyes will carry my opinion here and what they know is that TJ looks like the evolution of the sport. TJ by TKO third round.

Dillashaw: unanimous
Barao:

Jul 21, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 141


The gang discusses the results of UFC Fight Night: Mir v. Duffee and UFC Fight Night: Bisping v. Leites. They also provide you a Bellator minute from an unlikely source. Additionally, the gang discusses the possibility of Fedor joining the UFC. They also preview this weekend's UFC on Fox: Dillashaw v. Barao II card. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Jul 17, 2015

UFC Fight Night: Bisping v. Leites Predictions




The UFC makes their debut in Scotland this Saturday night (morning for us in the west coast). What does the UFC do when they have a debut card in a part of the United Kingdom? They call up Michael Bisping and ask him if he's willing to sh*t talk a large Brazilian and then have a nice scrap. We also have Ross Pearson and Evan Dunham going at it and Joanne Calderwood fighting in her home country. So wake up on Saturday, make a cup of coffee, cook an omelette and enjoy some violence.

Jul 15, 2015

UFC Fight Night: Mir vs Duffee Predictions



Right in the middle of a barrage of UFC events we get a some-what unusual mid week card. These cards can vary in quality from fairly good to down right garbage but what we get this Wednesday is actually a fairly decent card. You'll see a little bit of everything on this one, some old veterans, younger prospects and even an interesting women's bantamweight scrap as well.

Jul 14, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 140


The gang (well, half the gang) regales you all with tales from Las Vegas and UFC 189. Quite frankly, they're lucky to be alive. The Irish go HARD. They review the McGregor v. Mendes matchup and discuss how truly special Conor McGregor is. The gang also tries to properly describe the carnage that was Robbie Lawler v. Rory MacDonald. They also lament the possibility of a Lawler v. Hendricks III happening next. They discuss the remainder of the incredible UFC 189 card including Stephens costing Dr. Law a LOT of money. The gang also reviews the TUF 21 Finale and Thompson's fantastic finish of Ellenberger. They then preview both UFC Fight Night: Mir v. Duffee and UFC Fight Night: Bisping v. Leites. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Jul 10, 2015

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale: Ellenberger vs. Thompson


Between Invicta on Thursday, UFC 189 on Saturday and then the TUF finale on Sunday, there are alot of fights packed into a weekend.  Ladies and gentlemen we need to be serious for second.  By the time McGregor has dispatched of Mendes, Stef and Marc have downed about six yard drinks each, Phil has had his share of birthday celebrations, and Bobby tries to find another girl who looks like Bellatrix Lestrange, it's going to be the middle night on Sunday with but a few hours before the morning sun peaks over the horizon, signaling the end of a long weekend.  Well at least in a normal weekend because for some reason the UFC has booked another card IN THE SAME CITY less than 16 hours later.  What type of hungover, half empty arena are they expecting these guys to be fighting in front of?  It's as if six months ago due to a clerical error they double booked MGM grand for the 11th and 12th and couldn't get out of the rental and thought "fuck it, we'll just have two cards back to back." The main event should be entertaining and we will be seeing the UFC debut of the former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle "The Karate Hottie" Waterson who already owns a victory over recent title contender Jessica Penne.  I'm making these picks quick and dirty. If you want to hear a break down of the main event, download and listen to our latest podcast.

Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson - Ellenberger
Hayder Hassan vs. Kamaru Usman - Hassan
Michael Graves vs. Vicente Luque - Graves
Cezar Ferreira vs. Jorge Masvidal - Masvidal
Angela Magana vs. Michelle Waterson - Waterson
Maximo Blanco vs. Mike De La Torre - De La Torre

UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor Predictions



Life is full of disappointments.  The Knicks and Jets being absolutely horrid, the ending of The Sopranos, any of the Matrix sequels.  Last week we were able to add another disappointment when we learned that Aldo vs. McGregor, the dream fight we had all been waiting for, that 3/4 of crew (along with Phil) were making a trek Hangover-style to Vegas to watch had evaporated into the ether when the champ Aldo was forced to withdraw from his about with a broken rib.  But life is about how you deal with those disappointments.  While the guys won't get to watch Aldo fight the most electrifying and "Notorious" Irishman the world has ever seen, they still get to watch McGregor go against the second-best featherweight in Chad Mendes for a fake belt.

Jul 8, 2015

It's MMAzing Hall of Fame Class of 2015



For information on how exactly we came up with our Hall of Fame class, please listen to Episode 139 of It's MMAzing Radio

Categories
1) Modern Era: Fighters who debuted in the UFC or Pride FC on or after November 17, 2000
2) Pioneer Era: Fighters who debuted in the UFC or Pride FC before November 17, 2000
3) Fights of great historical significance (UFC & Pride only for now)
4) Outstanding contributions to MMA outside of active competition (ie non-participants)

It's MMAzing Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Modern Era
Rich Franklin
Fedor Emelianenko
Nick Diaz

Pioneers
Frank Shamrock
Kazushi Sakuraba

Fights
Dan Henderson v. Shogun UFC 139
Frank Mir v. Brock Lesnar II UFC 100
Ronda Rousey v. Liz Caramouche UFC 157

Contributors
Fertitta Brothers
Dana White
Ariel Helwani

Jul 7, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 139


The gang talks about Chad Mendes replacing Jose Aldo at UFC 189 and talk about their collective disappointment. They then salute the UFC's Hall of Fame Class of 2014 (notably Mr. BJ Penn). They next preview UFC 189: McGregor v. Mendes in all of its glory. The gang next makes their picks for the TUF 21 Finale (with far less glory). All that and a very rushed edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Jun 30, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 138


The gang talks about the Aldo injury situation and the respective UFC and Bellator cards this past weekend before moving on to the main event: The 1st Annual It's MMAzing Hall of Fame Ceremony. They induct individuals and fights into the following categories: Pioneers, Modern, Contributors and Fights. The gang realizes that they really need some of these old Pride veterans to retire if they are going to keep this up. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Jun 26, 2015

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Romero Staff Picks and Predictions


Coming at you this Saturday will be a Visa ravaged fight card live, from Hollywood, Florida. Originally, this event was supposed to take place in Brazil, and was supposed to be the showcase for the finale fights of the most recent TUF Brazil season. The card has since taken numerous changes, but rather than bore you with minutia of what we don't have, let's get to the meat of what we do have.

Lyoto Machida vs Yoel Romero

Yoel, is that you? via comicvine.com

In a sea of weird issues and fight reshuffles, at least we get a decently awaited matchup of two really talented middleweights. If you've listened to our show, you know Bobby and I have a man crush on Yoel Romero based not so much finding him some wonderfully handsome man, but just being in sheer awe of his stature and physique. One last time let me paint the picture of when we met this man. Walking down a hall, in a skin tight $5,000 suit, with a cane, with a sweet fedora, with a modelesque busty blonde woman cuddling his arm, was Yoel Romero with the swagger of the Godfather himself, looking like he was about to burst out of his clothes like he was mid-transformation into the Incredible Hulk. This is a very long-winded way of saying I instantly became a fan and have been on the Yoel ride hoping to see him get a crack at the belt. However, in spite of the worst showing of his career, I refuse to believe Lyoto is finished. He is still the toughest fight of Chris Weidman's career. So while I won't be disappointed one bit if Yoel's ascent continues, I think Lyoto is still in the upper echelon of the division. Lyoto by TKO.


Machida: Kid P, DJ Mark, Dr Law
Romero: Gooms

Jun 23, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 137


The gang discusses Joanna Champion's dominant victory of Jessica Penne from this past weekend's UFC Fight Night: Berlin card. They also talk about the other fights on the card including the big futures of Amirkhani and Hein. The gang then breaks down the ridiculous spectacle that was Shamrock v. Kimbo along with the rest of the Bellator 138 card. They also preview what's left of this coming weekend's UFC Fight Night: Machida v. Romero card. All that and a very long edition of "Stuff We Like" where Doctor Law and Kid Presentable talk at great lengths about the 2015 NBA Champions: The Golden State Warriors (deal with it).

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Jun 19, 2015

UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk AKA "Champion" v. Penne Predictions




The UFC returns to Germany with a Fight Pass card headlined by a championship fight for the first time in the online service's history. The main event has UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk taking on former Invicta Atomweight Champion Jessica Penne. The co-feature is a bout between Tatsuya Kawajiri and Dennis Siver at 145 lbs. The rest of the card...is not great. Regardless, check out our picks.

Via the champ's Twitter account. Other fighters take note.
This is taking your trash talk to the next level looks like. 
UFC Strawweight
Joanna Jedrzejczyk v. Jessica Penne

The first UFC Fight Pass event with a title fight will showcase the UFC's first ever Women's Strawweight Champion. Joanna Jedrzejczyk AKA Joanna Champion (of both the UFC and my heart) will defend her title against Jessica Penne. This past March at UFC 185 we saw Champion (hell yes I'm calling her that) become the star of a PPV that included Anthony Pettis, Johnny Hendricks and Alistair Overeem. She did this with her hilarious pre-fight trash talk and intense staredowns. Oh, she also beat the crap out of the defending champion, Carla Esparza. This is a tall task for Jessica Penne to overcome. In you're an inferior striker, beating Champion likely depends entirely on your ability to take the fight to the ground. If Esparza couldn't get Joanna down, it's hard to imagine that Penne will be able to. I think Jedrzejczyk will light Penne up like a Christmas tree and the fight will be over within 7 minutes. Then again, I picked Cain to beat Werdum so what do I know? Jedrzejczyk by 2nd round KO.

Jedrzejczyk: All of us
Penne: 

Jun 16, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 136


The gang celebrates the fact that their is a new UFC Heavyweight Champion and the fact that apparently they are incapable of picking fights. They discuss the rest of the fights of UFC 188: Man Why Did We Do This At 7500 Feet of Elevation? They discuss the future of Gilbert Melendez, Eddie Alvarez and Kelvin Gastelum before talking about the breakout star of the event: Yair Rodriguez. The gang also preview Kimbo Slice v. Ken Shamrock and do their best to treat it professionally. They also preview UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk Champion v. Penne. All that and a truly ridiculous edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Jun 11, 2015

UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum Predictions


As the old saying goes, if at first you don't succeed pray to God Cain Velasquez doesn't get injured again. Seems UFC has been praying to the MMA Gods and at least for now they have listened! After Cain wasn't able to compete at UFC 180 in Mexico City, the UFC decided not to walk away from the table and threw those dice again and what we have is one hell of a Pay Per View event. Cain is defending his belt against a primed and game Werdum and the co-main event is a dream match five years in the making when Gilbert Melendez finally faces off with Eddie Alvarez.


Jun 10, 2015

A postmortem on my UFC Fight Night 68: Henderson vs. Boetsch picks


I am a dumbass

For those of you who are thinking about writing blogs I have a very important lesson for you.  It's pretty important to remember to actually hit the "publish" button after you finish writing the blog.  Because I forgot that key step the fight predictions for this past weekends card was never posted.  I've had better moments.  However, this is a special opportunity.  After writing a predictions post I pretty much never look at it again and never look back to see what I specifically wrote about a particular fight.  With this card, I was particularly ballsy with my predictions and that blew up in my face to a tune ZERO fight picks going my way.  Ouch.  As a result this "prediction" article that I wrote last week for the card that aired this past Saturday has morphed into a postmortem on how horrible my fight picks were.


Jun 9, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 135

The gang  celebrates the return of their fearless leader, Doctor Law. They recap the thrilling UFC Fight Night: Boetch v. Henderson care and try to figure out where the winners go from here. They also discuss the agreement reached between the UFC and USADA and how it relates to the need for a figthers' association. Doctor Law then argues vigorously regarding Ryan Bader getting screwed out of a title shot. The gang then makes their picks for UFC 188: Velasquez v. Werdum. All that plus "Stuff We Like."

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Jun 2, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 134

The gang mourns the departure of one Doctor Law (for this episode), but we must continue on. We break down last week's Fight Night Card focusing on Condit's big win and where he might go from here. We also look ahead to this weeks upcoming Fight Night card of Dan Henderson v Tim Boetsch. Of course you don't want to miss what "Stuff We Like" this week either so go ahead and click the link below.

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May 29, 2015

UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs Alves Predictions


Last weekend at UFC 187, we saw what the premiere organization in the young sport of MMA can do when they feel like loading up a card with quality, relevant fights, full of known quantities. This is the opposite side of that coin. The UFC continues its aggressive schedule of the last year or so to churn out another Brazil card. The formula of a single relevant fight at the top with a co-main that could probably top the pre-lims on a quality card carries on. We have two former title challengers clashing, however both have lost some luster coming off a devastating injury, or in one of the participant's case, a multitude of injuries. It may not be the clash of top 10 fighters that it once may have been billed as, but one man has a grand stage to get his career back on the right track.


Carlos Condit vs Thiago Alves
via mmaweekly.com

This is the lone relevant fight on this card, and I don't think it is going to be close. Alves once possessed some of the scariest striking in the division, but then again, so did Carlos Condit. Add in a significant reach and size advantage with all around better footwork and movement, and this is entirely Carlos' fight to lose. One of my lasting memories of Carlos is that he actually doesn't like his nickname of "The Natural Born Killer." He conceded he saw the movie in his teens and just thought it sounded cool, but is kind of lame in hindsight. Fortunately for him, Wikipedia thinks it's apparently verifiable enough for him to have a second nickname. The Albuquerque Bandit  by knockdown to submission.

Condit: unanimous
Alves:

May 26, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 133


The gang pays their respects to the #BasedGod and then discusses the results of UFC 187: Cormier v. Johnson. They talk about Cormier's status as the New Really Disputed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and discuss if Ryan Bader is next for him. The gang also talks about Chris Weidman's victory over Vitor Belfort and the barn burner between Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne. They next discuss the UFC Hall of Fame and make their own special announcement. The gang also does their best to preview UFC Fight Night: Condit v. Alves. All that plus another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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May 21, 2015

UFC 187: Johnson v. Cormier Predictions






















What a strange trip it's been to get to UFC 187. By this point you guys know what happened. Jon Jones was going to defend his title against Rumble Johnson. Then some things (allegedly) happened and Mr. Jones was stripped of his light heavyweight championship. We now have Daniel Cormier stepping in to take Anthony Johnson for the Undisputed (as our own Lavender Gooms would say, "Come on son") UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. In the co-main event we have the long awaited matchup between Chris Weidman and "The Phenom" (or is it the "Old Lion"...or maybe the "Young Dinosaur") Vitor Belfort for the UFC Middleweight Championship. Check out our predictions below. I went 6 for 6 last week. I'm basically a very good looking version of Nostradamus.

May 19, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 132


The gang recovers from UFC Fight Morning: Edgar v. Faber and discuss the goings on of the UFC's first foray into the Philippines. They discuss the futures of Frankie Edgar, Gegard Mousasi and Neil Magny. The gang also bids farewell to Mark Munoz and discuss this past weekend's Bellator card. They then preview this weekend's huge UFC 187: Cormier v. Johnson card and make their picks. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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May 15, 2015

UFC Fight MORNING 66: Edgar vs Faber Staff Picks and Predictions

via wikipedia.com
Hello everybody. Your friendly neighborhood Filipino here to bring you the action from the UFC's inaugural trip to my ancestral seat for UFC Fight Night Morning 66: Edgar vs Faber. The event will be taking place at the Mall of Asia Arena. For anyone that has never been, the Mall of Asia is a preposterously gigantic mall that is basically three malls. It is so preposterously large in fact, that I had no idea they had an arena in addition. The Philippines are known for many things such as tropical beaches, delicious food, beautiful ladies, an uncanny knack for choreographed dancing, and are additionally rabid fight fans. MMA is still in its embryonic stages in the country, but the passion and excitement for it has long been brewing if the massive crowds that GSP, more so than anything he ever received here in the States, are any indication. The Philippines needs a new hero because their last one participated in the most predictably blah fight of the century just a couple weeks ago. Will someone on this card rise to the task?

May 12, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 131

The gang welcomes Jesse from the MMA Fight Focus podcast to the show (check them out on iTunes). Together our heroes breakdown the results of UFC Fight Night: Hunt v. Miocic. They also discuss the possibility of a fighters union based on the extreme, near-universal displeasure among the fighters regarding the Reebok payouts. The gang also preview UFC Fight Night: Faber v. Edgar and make their picks. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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May 8, 2015

UFC Fight Night 65: Hunt vs. Miocic Predictions


The UFC makes a trip to the land down under which can only mean this card is loaded with as many fighters from countries in the southern Pacific Ocean that they can find.  So put a shrimp on the barbi, grab a Fosters, look out for dingos around your baby and get ready for some fights.

May 5, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 130


The gang celebrates Cinco de Mayo (not really) with a very special edition (not true) of It's MMAzing Radio. They discuss the aftermath of Jon Jones losing his belt and being suspended indefinitely. The gang also discusses the Mayweather/Pacquaio fight and its implications on MMA. They also preview UFC Fight Night: Hunt v. Miocic. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Apr 28, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 129


The gang comes together to fill fifteen minutes talking about UFC 186 and Mighty Mouse Johnson's dominant victory over Kyoji Horiguchi before going in on the Jon Jones craziness. Seriously, somebody get that man a life coach. He needs some help. They also discuss Ben Askren's unfortunate ONE (it's still One FC to me) title defense. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Apr 24, 2015

UFC 186: Johnson v. Horiguchi Predictions


The journey to UFC 186 might actually turn out to be more interesting than the card itself, which has been plagued with injuries and odd court dealings that have taken away some of its more appealing match ups. However, it’s not all doom and gloom as our savior, our man of steel, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has come at the zero hour to attempt to save this card (with some help from our justice system, thanks lady liberty). It’s still in the air if he’ll be able to do so, but at the very least it’s made things a bit more interesting.

Demetrious Johnson (a.k.a. Mighty Mouse) v. Kyoji Horiguchi

It’s difficult to think Kyoji is ready to take on the champion at this time, and there’s good reason behind that feeling. Kyoji said in his last post fight interview that he wanted a few more fights before going after the belt. While Kyoji has shown great promise, he hasn’t been tested enough to know if he’s ready for a guy the caliber of Demetrious Johnson. So far in the UFC he’s shown that he’s a worthy UFC fighter and might be able to test some of the best in the division however, it’s just unclear if his skill and mental abilities are ready for arguably one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. Like Kid Presentable said during our last podcast, there’s a lot of upsets going on right now, and that’s what a win for Kyoji would be here, an upset, and a huge one at that. Demetrious Johnson by 3rd TKO

Mouse: Dr. Law, DJ Mark, Gooms
Horiguchi: Kid P


Apr 21, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 128

The gang discuss the pride of Santa Cruz (and officially a scary scary man) as they break down Luke Rockhold's utter destruction of Lyoto Machida at UFC on Fox 15. They also discuss Jacare's victory over Camozzi and try to make sense of the UFC middleweight title picture. The gang also reviews huge wins from Max Holloway and Paige Van Zant along with great performances from OSP and Beneil Dariush. They also discuss UFC 186 and do their best to get excited (spoiler alert: they fail). All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Apr 16, 2015

UFC on Fox: Machida v. Rockhold Predictions



The UFC is back on network television and back in Newark because the city of New York hates money. With them they bring a fantastic card from top to bottom (despite the loss of Yoel Romero) headlined by a battle between two top middleweight contenders. Oh, did I mention that this is the most handsome main event in UFC history? Well this is me putting you ladies and gentlemen (I don't judge) on notice.


For as long as I run this site, this is the default Machida gif 
Lyoto Machida v. Luke Rockhold

I spent like 20 minutes trying to work a Handsome Boy Modeling School joke into this fight. It would have helped if I had more experience with listening to the group beyond the 2 or 3 times I heard them while riding in Kid Presentable's car 12 years ago. Anyway, this should be a very competitive fight between two beautiful sons of b*tches top contenders in the 185 pound division. Rockhold has won 3 straight since getting TRT Vitor'd while Machida recently kicked CB Dollaway's ribs into the third row. I have a hard time picking against Machida in a fight where I'm pretty confident he wont be taken down. That's why I didn't. I think Machida does what Machida always does. He will manage distance, avoid getting hit and strike when he sees an opening. Luke Rockhold is a fantastic fighter who is very well rounded and is only getting better. He has proven that he can come back from adversity and one day he will be fighting for the UFC title. I just think he's going to have to wait a bit. Machida by 4th round TKO.

Picking The Dragon: Dr. Law, Gooms, Kid P
Picking The Surfer: DJ Mark

Apr 14, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 127

The gang breaks down what exactly happened at UFC Fight Night: Cro Cop v. Gonzaga II AKA UFC Fight Night: KRAKOW!!!! They also discuss the respective WSOF and Bellator fight cards this weekend. They then look ahead to the huge UFC on Fox: Machida v. Rockhold taking place this Saturday in New Jersey. The gang tries to figure out if Camozzi has a shot in hell against Jacare (he doesn't) along with if this is Max Holloway's breakout fight. After going through the card, they present a very Daredevil-heavy "Stuff We Like."

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Apr 10, 2015

UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 Picks



What a great time for the UFC to make their first trip to Poland. They just got first their first Polish champion, Joanna Jedrze…, Joanna ‘Champion’. Not only that, but Poland is also no stranger to MMA, having their own local organization, KSW, headquartered in Warsaw. I’m sure the Polish MMA fans were excited to finally host a UFC event, the only bad news is the fights themselves leave a lot to be desired.

Apr 7, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 126

The gang discusses Chad Mendes' dominant victory at UFC Night Fight: Mendes v. Lamas. They also discuss the Iaquinta v. Masvidal decision along with Douglas Crosby's role as a judge. They also discuss the rest of the card including Clay Guida's callout after his victory over Robbie Peralta. They also preview this weekend's Bellator and WSOF cards. The gang then tries to do a reasonable job previewing UFC Fight Night: Crocop v. Gonzaga II card (they don't succeed). All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Apr 1, 2015

UFC Fight Night 63: Lamas v. Mendes Predictions


After a week off, the UFC takes it's show to Virginia.  Fight cards on Fox Sports 1 have had a tendency to disappoint (see Maia v. LaFlare).  This card has some promise though, with plenty of fighters in the main card willing to bang or at the very least push the action.  At the end of the day you can't ask for more than that in a card you don't have to pay money to watch.



Mar 31, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 125

The gang comes together to give you a new look this week: a podcast hosted by Kid Presentable and not Doctor Law. They take you through what happened on the Bellator and WSOF fight cards this past weekend. The gang also allows Doctor Law to ramble about Wrestlemania for about 5 minutes, which he greatly appreciated. They discuss Ronda Rousey's role in "The Grandest Stage of Them All," The gang also previews and predicts the fights for this weekend's UFC Fight Night: Mendes v. Lamas. All that and a very special edition of "Stuff We Like" (#Hoodslam).

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Mar 24, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 124

The gang looks for the good in Demian Maia's victory over Ryan LaFlare this past weekend at UFC Fight Night in Rio. They also discuss Josh Koscheck's loss to Erick Silva, Pepey's huge win over Andre "Touchy" Fili and the worst referee decision in recent memory made by Eduardo Herdy (AKA Brazilian Ed Hardy). They also discuss Ronda Rousey's next fight and the Aldo/McGregor world tour. The gang (Doctor Law specifically) also takes Metamoris to task for their recent business decision. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Mar 19, 2015

UFC Fight Night 62: Maia v. LaFlare Picks


This Saturday, March 21st, coming off of the momentum of the thrilling UFC 185 card that saw two titles change hands, the UFC returns to Brazil and puts on a card that is...well...not so great. This card lost Urijah Faber, Raphael Assuncao, Josh Thomson, Ben Saunders...let's be honest, they might want to rename this card: UFC Fight Night: Well, F*ck.

Don't worry folks. All is not lost. There is
a man that can and will save us from an evening of average-at-best MMA. Some (well, me) call him the Brazilian Superman. Others (also me) call him the Brazilian Octopus (this name will pick up steam soon, I swear). I'm talking about Demian Maia. One of the baddest men on Earth and worth your viewership alone just to see how effortlessly he chokes out professional fighters.

Mar 17, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 123

The gang breaks down the results of UFC 185: Pettis v. dos Anjos and try to make sense out of the two title changes that took place. The gang look at dos Anjos's masterful performance and look ahead to his next opponent. They also analyze Joanna CHAMPION'S (Jędrzejczyk's )victory over Carla Esparza and wonder if she has any challenges in the weight class. The gang reviews the rest of the UFC 185 card before previewing Saturday's scheduler-filler card headlined by Maia and LaFlare. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Mar 12, 2015

UFC 185: Pettis vs Dos Anjos picks and analysis


Welcome to the Show. The poster says it all. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis has proven to be one of the more infuriating fighters in recent UFC history. On the one hand, he is dynamite MUST SEE TV. On the other, he is prone to injury and has experienced long layoffs between many of his fights. Fortunately, it is fight week and knock on wood, we're going to get a cold glass of seltzer in a hot July, and that is a TREAT my friends. On the other side of the cage Pettis will meet a confident Rafael Dos Anjos that will be unafraid to stand with Showtime. Anything bad I ever said about Dos Anjos went out the window when he became the first man to ever knock out Benson Henderson. Let us not however, forget about the ladies. I see you Ms. Esparza, go get you another ridiculously expensive sundae! Carla Esparza makes her inaugural title defense against surging champion of the Polish people, Joanna "I had to copy/paste this to spell it right" Jedrzejczyk. It looks like it shall be a throwback match-up of the grappler vs the striker.  Will history's trend of favoring the former continue?

Anthony Pettis (c) vs. Rafael Dos Anjos

Even though Pettis' UFC career began with a lowlight loss to Clay Guida, he has looked nothing short of a generational talent ever since. Pettis has been able to put together his exceptional athleticism, supremely technical striking, vastly improved takedown defense, and always dangerous submission game into what became the first MMA fighter to get that Wheaties box cover. Dos Anjos has time and time again proven myself to be wrong in doubting him as he has emerged as one of the best all around fighters in the division. This seems like its will be a game of "anything you can do, I can do better" for Pettis though, and I can't see many avenues to victory for Dos Anjos. I expect him to come to fight, be willing to stand, but ultimately lose. Pettis by KO round 2.

Pettis: unanimous
Dos Anjos:

Mar 10, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 122

The gang comes together (in full) for a podcast that was quite entertaining for all involved. Some them sound drunk, we promise they aren't. The gang gives an extensive preview of UFC 185: Pettis v. Dos Anjos and try to put their biases against fighters they do not like aside to make logical picks (many of them fail). They also discuss Rampage's sweet Bellator contract, Koscheck's final fight on his contract and Burt Watson. All that and an edition of "Stuff We Like" you won't want to miss.

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Mar 2, 2015

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 121

The gang comes together to basically at marvel at Ronda Rousey. Seriously, that woman is incredible. They discuss Rousey's fight with Zingano and the rest of the UFC 184 card. They also go over the Invicta card headlined by Cyborg and Bellator's show headline by Emanuel Newton. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."

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Feb 27, 2015

UFC 184: Rousey vs Zingano Picks




The card for UFC 184 has gone through a number of changes and most of them weren't for the best. While the card we'll see on Saturday isn't bad by any means, it's not what it once was. That being said what we do have is a solid card featuring a number of the best women fighters the UFC has to offer. It'll also be very interesting to see how well this card does focusing more on women's MMA then we've seen recently. Let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet though; first we need to break down what we'll be seeing Saturday night.

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

It’s been a long time coming, but finally Ronda will face her long time challenger Cat Zingano. You’d have to be some type zombie cyborg creature to not feel for Cat and all the personal and professional struggles she’s gone through. She has, maybe more so then the others before her, truly earned this title shot. The problem here is that Ronda just seems to be operating on a completely different level then her peers. Every fight she has looked better and better, making it almost impossible to imagine Cat over coming what so many others have failed to do. Factor in that Cat is notorious for starting slow while Ronda actively seeks extremely early finishes and you start to see the writing on the wall. Personally, I really hope Cat can make it out of the first round and really give Ronda a true challenge, but just looking at the fight on paper I think Ronda will be too much. Ronda by armbar round 1.

Picking Rousey: Dr. Law, DJ Mark, Gooms, Kid P
Picking Zingano: