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

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: JÄ™drzejczyk 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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