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 ValĂ©rie LĂ©tourneau. 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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