Dec 31, 2016
It's MMAzing 2016 Pick'em Final Results
2016 Final Standings:
1. Doctor Law - (134-81-1) - .620
2. Kid Presentable - (132-83-1) - .611
3. DJ Mark with a "K" - (125-90-1) - .579
4. Lavender Gooms - (122-93-1) - .565
I won that sh*t!
Dec 29, 2016
UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey Fight Predictions
2016 has been a kick in the pills right? We saw the Celebrity Apprentice elected to the most powerful position in the world and it seems we lost so many people this year that were icons (RIP Princess Leia). News also just came across that UFC 207 will be Mike Goldberg's last show. These are too many changes to the status quo. At least this Friday we get the return of the former women's bantamweight champion.
Dec 27, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 215
The gang discuss the news of Ronda's lack of media schedule along with Cyborg's failed drug test. This leads to an inevitable Rousey v. Holm 2 discussion. They then spend the majority of the show discussing UFC 207: Nunes v. Rousey. The gang makes their predictions for the entire main card, focusing heavily on the respective bantamweight championship match-ups. All that and another, Rogue One-centric, edition of "Stuff We Like."
Dec 20, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 214
The gang comes together to discuss their time at UFC on Fox: VanZant v. Waterson. They discuss the Karate Hottie's big win along with Mickey Gall's submission of Sage Northcutt. The gang also discusses Urijah Faber's retirement fight and his incredible contribution to the sport. They discuss Jouban's win over Perry and the rest of the stellar UFC Sacramento card. The gang then previews Rizin's end of the year and the UFC's questionable reasons for creating the 145 pound division for their female fighters. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Dec 16, 2016
UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson Predictions
The UFC returns to Sacramento California but this time they're in the new Golden One Center instead of the aging Sleep Train Arena (formerly Arco Arena). I only mention this because I used to live in Sacramento and have found memories of the old Arco Arena. I'm excited to see this new Golden One Center and luckily my excitement only grows as me and the rest of the It's MMAzing crew (minus "I think I'm turning Japanese" Lavendar Gooms) will be in attendance. We also happen to have a hell of a fun fight card in front of us, headlined by Dancing with the Stars runner-up and overall tough cookie Paige VanZant when she takes on Ninja Warrior contestant Michelle Waterson. We'll also see MMA legend Urijah Faber's last match as he'll be riding into the sunset, hopefully with a nice win. In addition we'll also see Sage Northcutt, Mickey Gall, Brad Pickett and Mike Perry.
Dec 13, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 213
The gang comes together to talk about the surprisingly awesome UFC 206 card. They discuss Max Holloway's fake interim title victory over Anthony Pettis and where both he and Mr. Pettis go from here. They then discuss Cerrone's big win over Brown and Doo Ho Choi's (Doo Ho!) fight of the year with Cub Swanson. The gang discusses Gastelum's big win over Kennedy along with Groovy Lando's incredible first UFC victory. Of course, Black Beast in this ho. The gang then makes predictions for this Saturday's upcoming UFC on Fox event. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Dec 9, 2016
UFC 206: Pettis, Holloway, and Fake Belts - Picks and Predictions
Oh UFC 206 how I wish I could love thee justly. But alas, your foibles loom too large, but most none of it is your fault as fighters. Don't get me wrong, as a Fight Night or a Fox card, this event is great. We have divisional relevance, the long awaited return of high level contenders, but this event is not what you call Pay-Per-View worthy. And that was all before #BeltGate. I have seen many Conor detractors relish in him being stripped of his belt. Many outcries of "well you can't hold up the division" or "he took three fights outside the weight class!" and those are all fair, but none of those factors change the simple truth that Holloway and Pettis would not be fighting for a belt if it were not for the injury of Daniel Cormier. The timing stinks. The reasoning, truly short-sighted. The real reasoning, not the perpetual lies of one Dana F. White. I get he's a promoter, but years of following this sport has made me weary of his partial truths and blatant lies.
And now we have a late update (edit) from Doc Law himself that Mr. Tony Pettis has missed weight. Now it was REALLY worth it to strip Conor in some futile hope of salvaging this card right? A man who was 1-3 in his last four fights may have become a champion... and now he might still knock out a title challenger, but not be champion for it. Ladies and gentlemen, this is 2016.
Interim UFC Featherweight Championship
Max "Blessed" Holloway vs Anthony "Showtime" Pettis
|Stay ready @blessedmma|
Fightin Hawaiian: Unanimous
Dec 7, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Lewis v. Abdurakhimov Predictions
People of Albany. Get hyped! The UFC is coming to town for the first ever with...oh no. What the hell is this? This is a UFC card? Are you serious?! What the f*ck?!
Alright, I've calmed down a bit. Let's look at the bright side. You have 2 heavyweight fights and 2 light heavyweight fights on this main card. The fight card is also on Fight Pass. That means there's an avenue here where this will be a very violent and short evening. Sh*t if the main card starts at 10pm ET, there's a real possibility you're at the bars by 11:30.
|Black Beast in this ho. Via his excellent IG|
"Fuck, it is what it is. Heart of a champion. Fuck what y'all talkin' about. Black Beast in this ho. Shit, can't expect somebody to win when all they wanna do is hug you. Shit. Fuck what y'all talkin' bout. Fuck. I'm a champ by heart. I don't give a fuck. I'ma keep going, no matter 3 rounds or 5 rounds. Swangin' and bangin'. H-town on that boy."
Derrick Lewis by 1st round KO. Swangin' & Bangin'.
Picking The Black Beast: All of us
Picking the other guy:
Dec 6, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 212
The gang comes together to discuss to formation on the MMAAA and talk about how bad of an idea it was to put Bjorn Rebney out there on day one. They also discuss DJ's latest title defense and what's left for him at 125. They then preview UFC Fight Night Albany and UFC 206. All of that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Dec 2, 2016
The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Picks
Ahoy friends. No real predictions this week, but we still got picks. Sorry guys, sometimes life happens. The best fighter in the world is fighting though. Just enjoy it.
UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson v. Tim Elliott
Picking Mighty Mouse: All of us
Picking Tim Elliott: C'mon son
Joseph Benavidez v. Henry Cejudo
Picking Joe-ko-zuna: All of us
Picking (insert Cejudo nickname):
Jorge Masvidal v. Jake Ellenberger
Picking the man with the best sucker punch in Miami: Dr. Law, Kid P, DJ Mark
Picking Ellenberger: Gooms
Alexis Davis v. Sara McMann
Picking Ms. Davis: Dr. Law, Kid P, Gooms
Picking the Olympic silver medalist: DJ Mark
It's MMAzing 2016 Standings (as of 12/1/16)
1. Doctor Law - (124-73-1) - .626
1. Kid Presentable - (124-73-1) - .626
3. DJ Mark - (118-79-1) - .596
4. Lavender Gooms - (115-82-1) - .581
Nov 29, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 211
The gang comes together to discuss the UFC's curious (and quite frankly hilarious) decision to strip Conor McGregor, make Jose Aldo the undisputed champion, and make a new interim title for Pettis and Holloway to fight over. They also discuss DC's injury and what exactly the new owners are doing. The gang then discusses Whittaker's big win over Brunson and where he goes from here. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Nov 25, 2016
UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs Brunson Picks and Thanksgiving Thoughts
I think DJ Mark said it best, if there was a ever a time and a card to skip from the UFC... well, this was probably it. Yet here we are all the same and honestly the main event is pretty dang solid. The top of the division is pretty much at a log jam right now, but no harm in figuring out who our next contenders may be in late 2017 to early 2018. The least we can do though, is spare you too much mularkey about the rest of this fight card, because in typical boxing fashion, the main event is all that really matters here. And really folks, whether with family, friends, shopping out there like a maniac, or maybe just enjoying a sweet nap, there are probably a lot better options out there for you to spend your post-Thanksgiving Saturday. But if you find yourself with an itch for combat sports violence, well you have come to right place... kind of. For one fight at least...
Nov 22, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 210
Nov 19, 2016
Bellator 165 Chandler vs Henderson Live Play by Play
Yours truly and Doc Law are live at the SAP Center giving you live play by play for tonight's Bellator 165. You can catch all the prelim action over at Spike. For the prelims we'll be giving our thoughts and opinions and once the main card starts I'll be giving you live play by play for each fight. You're already in the right place, keep it locked in right here for all of tonight's Bellator action.
Nov 18, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 Predictions
Rounding out UFC's double header this weekend is a rematch between Ryan Bader and Antonio Nogueira that took place way back in 2010. Honestly, the fight seems kinda random since their last encounter wasn't all that close and there's not a lot, if any, fan outcry to run this one back. Seems more of a case that we might have finally ran out of options for guys in the light heavy weight division. The rest of the card leans heavily on popular Brazilian fighters defending their Sao Paulo turf against invading foreigners. There's some good names on the card but most of the fights seem a little one sided and not horrible compelling, all the more so riding on the coattails of the awesome 205 card we just had last weekend. Never the less it's always nice to see the likes of Thomas Almeida, Claudia Gadelha, Thales Leites and Manny Gamburyan.
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Bellator 165: Chandler v. Henderson Predictions
Good lord this Saturday is packed. 2 UFC cards, Andre Ward v. Sergey Kovalev, NXT Takeover and a damn good Bellator card. It almost makes me wish I had cable so I could DVR some of this. Almost. (F*ck off Comcast).
Bellator returns to the SAP Center in San Jose, California with a card headlined by a fantastic fight between Benson Henderson and the Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler. You also get to see Michael "Venom" Page, Francis Carmont and some solid prospects competing. Best of all, DJ Mark and myself will be in the building. I'm going to do my best to be professional and not sing Bendo's "Awesome God" walkout song. Check out our picks below.
Bellator Lightweight Championship
Michael Chandler (c) v. Benson Henderson:
This one just feels dirty. Bendo is one of my favorite lightweights, but I really don't like his chances in this one. He simply has not looked good since joining the Bellator roster. Bendo got flat out obliterated by Koreshkov in his Bellator debut for 25 straight minutes. After we all convinced ourselves that his performance in that fight was due to him being too small for the weight class, Bendo next took on Patrício Freire in a fight where he appeared to be gun shy. He was absolutely losing this fighter before Pitbull broke his leg in a bit of a freak accident. Chandler, conversely, bounced back from a couple hard losses to Eddie Alvarez and Will Brooks (x2) to win 3 fights including his last fight where he knocked Patricky Freire into the next dimension to capture the Bellator title. I don't like picking against Bendo and I almost never do, but I have to go with Chandler here. He simply has looked better in his recent fights. Chandler by decision.
Picking Chandler: Dr. Law
Picking Henderson: Kid P, DJ Mark, Gooms
Nov 17, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Mousasi v. Hall 2 Predictions
This passed Saturday the UFC put on one of its biggest PPVs of all-time. UFC 205 broke the UFC's gate record and possibly broke the PPV record. The arena was filled with celebrities and Conor McGregor's masterful performance was being discussed in every media outlet. How are they going to follow it up and take advantage of the mainstream attention? Apparently the answer is to put on two so-so cards, both headlined by rematches nobody asked for, on the same day. Genius!
Gegard Mousasi v. Uriah Hall
|Via Gegard's IG|
The original main event was Stun Gun v. Gunnar Nelson, but an injury derailed that fight. I guess this is an improvement? Mousasi and Hall threw down 14 months ago at UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson with Hall picking up the biggest win of his career. After getting dominated for the entire first round on the ground, Hall hit Mousasi with a jumping spinning back kick followed by a flying knee (and some punches) to pick up the TKO victory. It prompted our own Lavender Gooms to text all of us "PLUMS" as he was the only one to pick that fight correctly. Given the odds for this rematch (and, hell, Gooms' pick), it's pretty clear that everybody is viewing the first fight as a bit of an outlier. I think they're right. Hall is a great fighter, but Mousasi's technique will be too much for him to overcome. I think Gegard actually gets the finish here. Mousasi by 4th round submission.
Picking Mousasi: All of us
Nov 14, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 209
The gang brings in their special guest OJ (AKA Octavio Fantastico) to discuss all things UFC 205. They discuss...Conor McGregor. It's only right. He's the show. The gang talks about Conor's masterful performance against Eddie Alvarez. They then discuss the instant classic between Tyron Woodley and Wonderboy Thompson along with Joanna Champion's hard-fought title defense. The gang then discusses Romero's huge win over Weidman and say goodbye to Miesha Tate. They then pick just a ton of fights. Too many fights. 2 UFC cards and this weekend's Bellator 165 card are discussed. All of that and another of "Stuff We Like."
Nov 11, 2016
UFC 205: McGregor vs. Alvarez Fight Predictions
To say the last few days have been challenging would be an understatement. I fully expected on Monday morning that later in the week I would be writing a euphoric article about MMA returning to my beloved home state of New York and how sad I was to be 6500 miles away in Japan for this momentous occasion. Instead......the world got flipped, turned upside down. I still haven't recovered from the shock of a reality TV star (along with being a bigot and sexist) becoming the 45th President of the United States so I can't do euphoric. Let's get to some picks.
Nov 8, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 208
The gang comes together and welcomes their special guest Max Powers (sweet nickname). They discuss Tony Ferguson's big win over RDA at the TUF Latin America 3 Finale. The gang then previews and picks all of UFC 205. Seriously guys, they pick the entire card. Not just the Conor McGregor v. Eddie Alvarez superfight. They even get some bold claims made by their special guest. All of that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Nov 4, 2016
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson Picks and Predictions
After a pretty long hiatus we finally have a UFC card to breakdown and a damn good one at that. This main card has it all, from long time veterans like Diego Sanchez to hot new prospects like Alexa Grasso and Marcin Held. All headlined by what should be a fantastic fight in Rafael dos Anjos versus Tony Ferguson. We also can look forward to seeing the likes of; Ricardo Lamas, Charles Oliveira, Beneil Dariush and Rashid Magomedov.
Nov 1, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 207
The gang rejoices at the opportunity to finally preview a fight card. First, however, they do their best to discuss the masterful reporting job done by MMAJunkie re: the UFC investor documents that they come across. The gang gives their opinion on the UFC's new strategy of "get as much money as fast as humanly possible." They then preview the TUF Latina America 3 Finale without discussing TUF at all. The gang focuses their attention of Ferguson v. RDA and the debuts of Held & Grasso. All that and a very NXT-heavy edition of "Stuff We Like."
Oct 25, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 206
The gang discusses the wave of UFC layoffs and lack of public comment from WME-IMG. They discuss where they expect the UFC to be in the next year or so. The gang also discusses this past week's Bellator event including the ridiculous debate between Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen. They then discuss Urijah Faber's upcoming retirement fight against Brad Pickett at UFC on Fox in Sacramento. All that and a very Luke Cage & WWE 2K17-centric edition of "Stuff We Like."
Oct 18, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 205
The gang spends the better part of the show discussing Georges St-Pierre's upcoming legal battle with the UFC (we're all #TeamGSP obviously). They then discuss the return of Ms. Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 and how they feel she will fair against Amanda Nunes. The gang then discusses Conor McGregor's ridiculous fine from the NSAC and his declaration that he will no long fight in the state of Nevada. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Oct 11, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 204
The gang comes together to discuss Michael Bisping's thrilling victory over Dan Henderson at UFC 204. They discuss Bisping's status as middleweight champion and who they expect him to take on next. The gang then talks about the legendary career of Dan Henderson as Hendo calls it a career at age 46 (good lord). They discuss their favorite Hendo moments and say goodbye to a true legend. The gang talks about the rest of the card before discussing the ridiculous McGregor-NSAC hearing. They then say goodbye to Josh Samman as his life was tragically cut short. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Oct 7, 2016
UFC 204: Bisping vs Henderson Picks and Predictions
Do you remember the seminal moment that was UFC 100? Because the UFC sure hopes you do. It is late 2016 and TUF 9 and the Revolutionary War never ended. Looks like we're going to run back "the punch heard 'round the world." How perfect the stage has set up that Michael Bisping, the unexpected king, would have such an unusual and unexpected first title defense. Words like "deserving" or "next in line" get thrown in this scenario, but it is tough to find too many people who aren't top 5 middleweights themselves who it seems to matter to one bit. When you're an absolute legend of the sport, and you feature in one of the all time highlights against said champion, curiosity usually prevails because we want to see it again. Will Hendo truly retire even in victory? Will he only come out of retirement to specifically haunt Bisping? Only time will tell. Stipe brought the reverse hometown curse to an end, but can Hendo help light it back up? Meanwhile, contenders will also rise in the MW, LHW, and HW scenes respectively.
UFC Middleweight Championship
|Your new champ ladies and gentlemen? @danhendo|
Michael Bisping (c) vs Dan Henderson
2016 has been a long and strange year thus far in title pictures. Saying there have been a lot of upsets and titles changing hands would be quite the understatement. Fitting then that a 46 year old man is going to take his proverbial and quite literal swing at it. I'll admit to perennially underrating Michael Bisping, and that is largely due to finding him so unlikeable. But our amigo from the podcast Marc is right on two counts, he's been playing the heel for years intentionally, so why can't I get on board with that? But more importantly, he has been a deeply talented fighter the entirety of his career. None of his losses came to fighters who were not of legit quality, and he'll also not let you forget that his losses have also come to men who may have had questionable "blends" in their system looking back. Look, do I think USADA has had the rest of the fighters finally come back down to Bisping's level? Sure. Do I think Bisping is the less shop-worn, well conditioned, and better all around fighter? Absolutely. Am I picking Dan Henderson cause of American exceptionalism nonsense and that ridiculous back elbow KO of Hector Lombard? You RED, WHITE, and BLUELIEVE IT! Hendo by KO punch + unnecessary follow up punch.
The Count: Doc Law, Gooms, DJ Mark
Hollywood: Kid P
Oct 4, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 203
The gang confronts their new reality as a threesome rather than a foursome and does their best while Lavender Gooms is overseas. They discuss John Lineker and John Dodson's great battle from this past weekend in addition to Cowboy Oliveira's embarrassing display against Will Brooks. They next talk all things UFC 205 including McGregor, Alvarez, Khabib, Stephens (haha) and Aldo. The gang then makes their UFC 204 picks before ending with a Luke Cage-heavy edition of "Stuff We Like."
Sep 30, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Dodson v. Lineker Predictions
|3 Dodsons. Lineker has no shot.|
Via Dodson's IG
I honestly meant it when I said on the podcast that I am more excited for this fight than any fight on UFC 205. That was before McGregor v. Alvarez became official. Even with that news, I think I'm still more excited for this fight. At this point you guys know that I'm all about watching the little guys fight. Add on to that that these two gentleman have dynamite in their fists. Between the two of them they have been in 60 fights and neither has ever been knocked out. That sh*t is going to change on Saturday. I don't see how this thing goes 5 rounds. (I for sure just jinxed it). Dodson is coming off a bantamweight debut where he dusted Manny Gamburyan in 37 seconds while Lineker's last fight had him sending Michael McDonald to the land of wind and ghosts in half a round. They're both very capable of winning this fight and it's a bit strange that we all lined up on the same side of this one. I simply think that Dodson is a more diverse striker and has better movement than Lineker. That being said, if Dodson just stands in front of Lineker, he will have a very bad time. I think Dodson uses his speed and angles to get it done. Dodson by 1st round KO.
Picking Dodson: All of us
Sep 27, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 202
The gang celebrates the departure of one of their own as Lavender Gooms appears in his final episode before taking off for glorious Nippon for an entire year. The gang talks about UFC Fight Night: Cyborg v. Lansberg and wonder if there was any point to it. They also discuss UFC 205 and demand a certain individual in the main event. The gang the predicts UFC Fight Night: Dodson v. Lineker. All that and a very Lavender Gooms-ish edition of "Stuff We Like."
Sep 23, 2016
UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg Predictions
Brasil!!!!! We go to the Brasilia, Brazil this week to watch fights that largely won't have a large impact on any of the rankings. At least we get to watch Cyborg commit murder in the octagon.
Sep 20, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 201
The gang talks about Chael Sonnen's big move to Bellator MMA. They then discuss the results of UFC Fight Night: Poirer v. Johnson and discuss where the winners go from here. They then discuss Al Iaquinta's very reasonable gripes with the UFC and how the UFC fails to understand that they need fighters to not lose money working for them. The gang then previews UFC Fight Night: Cyborg v. Lansberg. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Sep 16, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson Picks and Predictions
After the circus that was UFC 203 and coming off our 200th podcast I feel like our readers deserve the truth. The truth is this card really isn't all that great. We have a decent main/co main event but the rest of the card is mostly filler. Still we press on and continue to break down every UFC card because even when a card is weak, MMA is still amazing. Like mentioned before, the main event between Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson is a interesting fight that has some ramifications within the lightweight division and the co main event between Uriah Hall and Derek Brunson is an intriguing match up between two fighters with conflicting styles. The rest of the card showcase some mid range fighters the likes of Evan Dunham, Roan Carneiro and Kenny Robertson.
Sep 13, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 200
The gang comes together to celebrate Episode 200. Do you hear that? Episode 200! You're standing, right? The gang talks about CM Punk for a while because we all that was the real main event of UFC 203. They talk about his defeat at the hands of Mickey Gall and try to explain basic economics. They also discuss Stipe Miocic's big win over Alistair Overeem and the rest of the UFC 203 card. The gang then previews UFC Fight Night: Poirer v. Johnson and make their predictions. All that and a very special 200th episode edition of "Stuff We Like."
Sep 9, 2016
UFC 203: Miocic v. Overeem feat. CM PUNK picks and predictions
This time last year, Cleveland had no championships, and I was enjoying my little sports bubble of the Warriors having broken their own drought of victory. Then one day in a soccer stadium in Brazil, we saw a man with a look of pure shock and adulation amongst a sea of people quiet as the vacuum of space standing there saying to himself: "I'm the champion? I'm the champion!!" Can't be anything but happy to see Stipe to be the man who broke the Cleveland Curse. Now he faces Alistair Overeem, a man who was meant to be a contender from the start, but whose own road had many detours along the way. Fabricio Werdum also returns since dropping the belt hoping to hop right back into title contention with a win. A legend of the little guys hopes to add to his legacy, and two ladies who always bring the fight come to scrap. But let me be real and honest for a moment, I know he is a polarizing figure, but I am here for CM Punk. He was the lone wrestler that made me pay attention in an era of me totally not caring about pro wrestling at all. I like his story. I like what he fights for. Most of the time I try to not make it personal with my picks, but this one is all personal. I'm with CM Punk. #BestInTheWorld
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Stipe Miocic (c) vs Alistair Overeem
|Punk ain't no B according to Stipe @danielswbjj|
As I begin to write this, we're kicking things off with one of the more surprisingly difficult fights to call on the card. The nature of heavyweight is just that anyone can be victorious at just about any given time. Even the surprise upsets don't really feel like that big of a surprise. We've all talked about the running "home field disadvantage" that has shown up that we hope continues on. Besides that notion, you also have to give credit to Reem himself for truly evolving his game. He fights more controlled and as a result has gassed out far less. Jackson/Winklejohn have worked wonders with actually giving Reem a plan of attack. On the other hand you have Stipe who I may have unfairly labeled as a "poor man's Cain." Stipe did to Werdum what Cain couldn't so I cannot deny the hand speed and power of that man. I was leaning Reem at the start of all this, but Mike already being on board with Marc who I knew will always roll with Reem, I'm starting to hedge my bets and lean #andSTILL. It helps that CM Punk seems to be buddies with Stipe. Miocic by KO round 1.
Cleveland rocks!: Doc Law, Kid P
The Demolition Man: DJ Mark, Gooms
Sep 2, 2016
UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett picks and predictions
Yup, there is definitely a UFC card this weekend. As we continue our tour of the never-ending UFC cards, we find ourselves in Hamburg, Germany. Admittedly, as not hyped about this card as I was going into this week (college football is back after all... GO DUCKS!), there is actually some solid name value on the main card. Headlining the card are two long-tenured heavyweights that have some how managed to never previously cross paths. Additionally, two top 10 light-heavyweights staples hope to get their careers back on track in a race to who can get a title shot first. Will it be perpetual bridesmaid, but never the bride, Alexander Gustafsson or the man that no one felt like giving a title shot at all, Ryan Bader. Rounding out the main card is a UFC career 50/50 fighter taking on a German fighter to appease the locals. To the picks! (Spoiler alert: not a lot of variety, therefore lots of WRONG picks incoming)
Andrei Arlovski vs Josh Barnett
|Victory by Torture Rack? @joshlbarnett|
Two illustrious heavyweight careers and somehow this is NOT a rematch, trilogy, or in Andrei's case, a Sylvialogy. In most cases you'd be right in saying two men at this stages of their career that the matchup might be past its expiration date, but age seldom seems to be a factor in this division. It should be a fun one. When Arlovski goes boring, it's usually due to a methodical point kickboxing style. I just can't see Barnett allowing that to happen. Barnett is no stranger to making it dirty in the clinch, and if he can get Andrei to the ground, it could be a short night of work. Andrei at his best though will always be capable of stopping another man cold. It could play out as your classic clash of styles, but ultimately I think Barnett just has more avenues to victory. No slouch with his hands himself, I see Barnett wading through Andrei's strikes until he can eventually drag him to the mat. Catch wrestling wins the day. Barnett by arm-triangle round 1.
Maximus' pops: Gooms
The Baby Faced Warmaster: DJ Mark, Kid P, Doc Law
Aug 30, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 199
The gang talks about the results of UFC on FOX: Maia v. Condit and wonder who will be the person to put an end to Demian Maia's win streak. They also discuss big wins from Anthony Pettis and Paige VanZant before discussing Benson Henderson's very iffy Bellator performance. The gang then previews 2 cards. First they predict UFC Fight Night: Arlovski v. Barnett before talking about UFC 203: Miocic v. Overeem. They then discuss, because they can't help themselves, Colin Kaepernick. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Aug 26, 2016
UFC on FOX 21: Maia vs. Condit (Plus a little Bellator 160)
I don't know about you all, but I am still buzzing from last week's fights. But time waits for no man. UFC goes back to the great north, making some fight plans in Vancouver. The top three fights are very intriguing. The main event has potential #1 contender implications, the co-main event has the feather-weight debut of a former champion, and the third fight has the return of a mega-star fresh of her dazzling performance on "Dancing with the Stars". Still bull@#$% she got robbed out of the crystal ball trophy. Also, we preview the Bellator main event.
Aug 23, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 198
The gang breaks down the results of UFC 202: Diaz v. McGregor II including Conor McGregor's huge win over Nate Diaz. They discuss what it is next for both men and what makes the Diaz brothers truly special. They also discuss Anthony Johnson writing a new chapter in his big book of violence and Donald Cerrone's big win over Rick Story. The gang then discusses what it means to be a MMA fan. They then preview UFC on Fox: Condit v. Maia. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Aug 19, 2016
UFC 202: Diaz v. McGregor II Predictions
UFC 202 may very well end up being the biggest pay per view the UFC has ever done. Going off the success of Diaz's/McGregor's first fight and the recent shit show that was their press event, it seems like the stars are starting to align themselves for a huge night of fights. The first time Diaz and McGregor threw down there was so many odd X factors going into that fight. Diaz was a super late replacement, had a very different fighting style from Conor's original opponent and they were fighting at 170 lbs. There was also a ton of trash talking before the fight which only increased interest which all lead to one hell of a fight. McGregor got bested in the end and has been obsessed with getting revenge ever since. This main event is really the driving force of this PPV, but there's still other notable fighters on the card like Anthony Johnson, Glover Teixeria, Donald Cerrone and Tim Means but really this is the Diaz McGregor show.
Aug 16, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 197
The gang previews UFC 202 this week on the show. They break down Conor McGregor versus Nate Diaz including how we got to this point and why the Diaz brothers have the rabid following that they do. The gang also makes their picks for the rest of the major fights on the card before previewing two other big events: NXT Takeover & Summerslam. That's right. They're branching out. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like" which includes DJ Mark's No Man's Sky review.
Aug 9, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 196
The gang talks about the results of UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez v. Caceres and then discuss Conor McGregor making the entire pro wrestling world angry. And then...they run out of MMA to talk about. What they have for you instead is a super long edition of "Stuff We Like." They discuss Suicide Squad and Stranger Things (spoiler alert: they like done much more than the other). The gang also talks about No Man's Sky along with a few other new from the world. All that and Lavender Gooms does live commentary of Olympic swimming.
Aug 5, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez v. Caceres Predictions
The UFC makes their debut in Salt Lake City this Sunday. They previously attempted to schedule an event in 2010 headlined by Jon Jones & Vladimir Matyushenko. This event was moved due to poor ticket sales. Why would the event with Jon Jones have poor tickets sales? Because they planned in it for a Sunday. A bunch of geniuses they have worked over at the UFC.
This event is headlined by what should be a truly fun scrap between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres. We also have some solid veterans on this card along with a whole mess of a guys that I probably couldn't pick out of a hat. Also: CAMOZZI. Check out our predictions below.
Aug 2, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 195
The gang talks about the results of UFC 201 including Tyron Woodley's huge victory over Robbie Lawler. They discuss what "Ruthless" Robbie did wrong and what "The Chosen One" (terrible nickname) did right. The gang also talks about Tyron Woodley's master plan to get paid as much money while taking on the fewest number of deserving contenders. They also discuss Karolina Kowalkiewicz's huge victory over Rose Namajunas and her next fight with Joanna Champion. After going through the rest of the UFC 201 results, the gang previews UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez v. Caceres. There's truly no rest for the weary. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Jul 28, 2016
UFC 201: Lawler v. Woodley Predictions
The UFC brings the Octagon to Atlanta to showcase a battle for the UFC Welterweight title. On one side you got a guy who is out there talking about maybe the most exciting champion we've ever had. On the other you have a guy whose last fight was on the silver screen with the members of N.W.A. (solid movie). In the co-main event we have a possible title eliminator between Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Despite not possessing a ton of star power, the rest of the card is filled with action packed match ups. Check out our predictions below.
UFC Welterweight Championship
Robbie Lawler (c) v. Tyron Woodley
Robbie Lawler making his third title defe...you know what. We need to talk about something first. Lawler's talking about taking people's souls. Their souls. That is some terrifying sh*t. Look at the look on his face in that video. Does it seem like he's playing? As I was saying, this is Mr. Lawler's 3rd defense of his welterweight title. At no point during his title reign has his championship seemed secure. As our own Kid Presentable will tell you: at some point this is going to end in disaster. It's a matter of if, not when. I do not believe said disaster is going to happen this weekend in Atlanta. Tyron Woodley is an excellent fighter and a worthy title challenger (even though two other guys may be more worthy). As I said on the podcast, Woodley has about 7 minutes to finish Lawler. I honestly don't believe he has the gas tank to win three out of five rounds. Lawler has been knocked out once in his career and it was twelve years ago. Woodley isn't exactly Rickson on the ground either. While this is a time where no title seems safe, I'm going with Lawler by 3rd round KO.
Picking Lawler: Unanimous
Jul 25, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 194
The gang breaks down the results of UFC on Fox: Holm v. Shevchenko and talk about The Bullet's big win against The Preacher's Daughter. They discuss what Holm did wrong and whether Shevchenko has done enough to earn a title shot against Amanda Nunes. They also talk about Edson Barboza's big win over Gilbert Melendez along with the rest of the Fox card. The gang then discusses Mark Hunt's gripes against the UFC and whether we truly will ever see a fighters' association. They then preview this weekend's UFC 201: Lawler v. Woodley card. Next, they do another edition of "Stuff We Like." The podcast ends with Doctor Law doing his best to alienate half the audience by railing against Trump. Be warned. If you disagree, get your own podcast.
Jul 22, 2016
UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko Fight Predictions
The UFC invades The Second City this weekend with former women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm taking on striker Valentina Shevchenko. I'm writing this as I watch the Republican National Convention. Why is that relevant to these fight picks? Let me explain. On the first day of the convention UFC president yelled into a mic and shouted nonsense of Trump being a fighter and how he's his buddy (there's the MMA connection) and then that made me remember an article I read that Holm is supported Trump as well. That makes me sad. Here are some picks
Jul 19, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 193
The gang talks about the truly impressive way the UFC messed up the Brock Lesnar situation. Seriously guys, what a screw up. They next discuss Michael "Venom" Page ruining Cyborg Santos's skull. The gang then discusses the results of UFC Fight Night: McDonald v. Lineker, including the debut of everybody's favorite new lightweight Lando Vannata. They then preview UFC on Fox: Holm v. Shevchenko. All of that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Jul 12, 2016
UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs Lineker Picks and Predictions
With barely a moment to catch your breath after the whirlwind that was UFC 200/TUF 23 Finale/Fight Night Dos Anjos vs Alvarez we're greeted with a card that, while lacking in name value, is strong with action fighters and promising up and comers. UFC stops off in South Dakota for the first time to host a very close and exciting match between former title contender Michael McDonald and heavy hitter John Lineker. Originally Tony Ferguson was schedule to headline with Michael Chiesa, but now Chiesa is out and Landon Vannata is in. Other notable fighters you'll see are Tim Boetsch, Josh Samman, Kyle Noke, Louis Smolka and Ben Nguyen.
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 192
The gang has unenviable task of talking about the sale of the UFC, Jon Jones' positive drug test, the results of UFC 200, the results of the TUF Finale and the results of UFC Fight Night. Oh, and they have to preview UFC Fight Night: McDonald v. Lineker. They do it. All of it. Somehow this show didn't take 2 hours. Did they ignore a bunch of stuff? Yes. Oh well. Check all of that out along with another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Jul 10, 2016
It's MMAzing Hall of Fame Class of 2016
For information on how exactly we came up with our Hall of Fame class, please listen to Episode 190 of It's MMAzing Radio.
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 2016
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson
Robbie Lawler v. Rory MacDonald II UFC 189
BJ Penn v. Joe Stevenson UFC 80
Jose "Pele" Landi-Jons v. Carlos Newton Pride 19
Already in the HOF
Forrest Griffin (inducted 2013)
BJ Penn (inducted 2015)
Rich Franklin (inducted 2015)
Fedor Emelianenko (inducted 2015)
Nick Diaz (inducted 2015)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (inducted 2016)
Royce Gracie (inducted 2003)
Ken Shamrock (inducted 2003)
Dan Severn (inducted 2005)
Randy Couture (inducted 2006)
Mark Coleman (inducted 2008)
Chuck Liddell (inducted 2009)
Matt Hughes (inducted 2010)
Tito Ortiz (inducted 2012)
Pat Miletich (inducted 2014)
Bas Rutten (inducted 2015)
Frank Shamrock (inducted 2015)
Kazushi Sakuraba (inducted 2015)
Don Frye (inducted 2016)
Forrest Griffin vs Stephan Bonnar I, April 2005 (inducted 2014)
Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg II, April 2005 (inducted 2015)
Dan Henderson v. Shogun UFC 139 (inducted 2015)
Frank Mir v. Brock Lesnar II UFC 100 (inducted 2015)
Ronda Rousey v. Liz Caramouche UFC 157 (inducted 2015)
Mark Coleman v. Pete Williams UFC 17 (inducted 2016)
Charles “Mask” Lewis (inducted 2009)
Jeff Blatnick (inducted 2015)
Fertitta Brothers (inducted 2015)
Dana White (inducted 2015)
Ariel Helwani (inducted 2015)
Bob Meyrowitz (inducted 2016)
Jul 8, 2016
UFC 200: Tate vs Nunes Picks and Predictions
So yeah... where are we again? If you haven't kept up with the scuttlebutt of the mma world, Jon Jones tested positive for something, and regardless of his B result, has been pulled from the card. In steps Anderson "The Spider" Silva?!? And is Brock the main event now? Most outlets seem to be showing Tate now headlining which makes sense as it is the only fully legitimate title on the line this night. While the card order may be in question still at the time of this writing, it has been a whirlwind of changes in the 11th hour, and honestly it's just disappointing for us as fans, and these men as competitive athletes. If you haven't seen the clip of DC being told that Jones was pulled yet, well then just trust that this fight meant EVERYTHING to him. It's pretty amazing that we're getting Anderson on essentially 3 days notice. I'm sure it's the last thing the company wanted to have another PR nightmare on their ends right at the eve of their biggest night, but if you've made it this far and are still with me, you know it's going to be an insane night of fights still.
Women's Bantamweight Championship
Miesha Tate (c) vs Amanda Nunes
Your new main event ladies and gentlemen? The last year or so has definitely been the era of unexpected champions. The ones we expected to maintain par for the course all fell by the wayside as countless unexpected new heroes rose up. Ronda was the monster that made Holly the monster killer. And surely if you could kill the monster, this lady that never came close wouldn't stand a chance... until she did. In spite of everything, Miesha does not break. There is something about a fighter who gets tougher the longer the fight goes and knows, really knows, what it means when you need to finish at the end. This strength of Miesha's is going to be the biggest challenge to Nunes who has proven to fade in fights. Known for powerful hands and aggressive flurries, the book on Nunes is that she has to win early here and that she has to finish. The longer the fight goes, it plays into Miesha's wheelhouse. The fellas are all right in presuming we'll have an #andSTILL, but there seems to be something in the water right now that people can't hold onto their belts. Amanda Nunes by early round TKO.
Cupcake: Doc Law, DJ Mark, Gooms
Lioness: Kid P
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Jul 7, 2016
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia Picks
A rematch over a year in the making. The debut of the best lightweight not in the UFC. The return of a potential Asian superstar. Also, two fights from a reality TV show whose ratings are dropping at a ridiculous rate. I digress, we have the best possible matchup in the strawweight division. Nothing can take away from tha...what? Jon Jones is out?! Are you f*cking kidding me?! We were so close! SO GOD DAMN CLOSE!
Whatever. Check out our TUF 23 Finale picks below.
Jul 5, 2016
UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez
It's the start of international fight week, where just counting the UFC cards, there are over 20 fights and five title matches in a three-day span. The week kicks off with the UFC Lightweight title up for grabs as Rafael Dos Anjos scraps it up with former Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 191
The gang talks about UFC 200. Did I say talk about? I'm sorry; what I meant to say is that the gang goes through the entire card and picks every single fight. We're making history over here at It's MMAzing. The gang tells you who will win every fight and how they will win it (I wouldn't recommend going to a casino with these picks). They then give you a Durant-centric version of "Stuff We Like" (what else would expect from a show with 3 Warriors fans).
Jun 28, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 190
The gang discusses the results of Bellator Dynamite 2 including Quinton Jackson's lackluster victory over Ishii and Chandler's victory over Pitbull. They then preview two cards: UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos v. Alvarez and TUF 23 Finale: Team Joanna v. Team Claudia. This leads to the main event: the announcement of the It's MMAzing Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Enjoy it folks. Big day. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Jun 21, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 189
The gang talks about the return of Georges St-Pierre and discuss/dream about his possible future fights. They next discuss the possible/completed/not happening/maybe happening/we don't know sale of the UFC. The gang then discusses the results of UFC Fight Night: MacDonald v. Thompson and what the expect of Wonderboy as a title challenger to Robbie Lawler. The gang then talks about Bellator's Friday card headlined by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson before another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Jun 17, 2016
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald v. Thompson Predictions
After a crazy UFC 199, where there was more drama outside the cage then inside (and that's saying something given all the incredible fights we witnessed that night), it's comforting to think maybe this event won't feel so bonkers. UFC arrives in Ottawa for the first time and comes packing a pretty fun fight card on paper. Headlining the event is a fantastic fight between Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson, in what will most likely be a number one contenders match. Also on the card is an intriguing match between Donald Cerrone and Patrick Cote. The rest of the card includes popular fighters like Steve Bosse, Olivoer Aubin-Mercier, Valerie Letourneau and Joanne Calderwood.
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Jun 14, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 188
The gang pays homage to Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson and further discuss the lifetime/48 hour ban of Ariel Helwani. They next, finally, discuss the results of UFC 199 including who the gang thinks Michael Bisping will fight next. The gang then previews UFC Fight Night: MacDonald v. Thompson. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Jun 7, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 187
The gang spends an hour absolutely ripping apart the UFC for what they did to Ariel Helwani. They deserve it. Enjoy. (They still do "Stuff We Like," don't worry).
Jun 3, 2016
UFC 199: Rockhold vs Bisping II Predictions
It is the cementing of legacies versus a moment of redemption. Will past losses be avenged? Or will the tides press on, confirming the past moments that resonate with us today. These are the story lines going into UFC 199: Rockhold vs Bisping II. Originally slated to defend in a rematch against the recently dethroned Chris Weidman, Rockhold now takes on Michael Bisping in his first, and almost entirely improbable title shot. For some reason the UFC brass has also deemed it necessary to give us the Cruz vs Faber rubber match that none of us really wanted. This card is deep on action fighters that should make for an action packed night. Max Holloway continues his ascent toward title contendership, while an ever aging Dan Henderson will continue to carry o see if he can land that mega-nuke right hand against the always dangerous (in the first round) Hector Lombard. But personally, I am most awaiting the return of the king, Bobby Green, who has a potential fight of the night bonus in waiting against the always exciting to watch, Dustin Poirier. Check out our picks for the fights.
UFC middleweight championship
Luke Rockhold (c) vs Michael Bisping
Luke Rockhold (c) vs Michael Bisping
|Luke feelin' himself|
And then... a handsome man entered the room. As an FYI, that is how every story involving Luke Rockhold begins. I just thought you should know. At this point, there aren't too many superlatives I can give out that you wouldn't already know for the man who beat the man, who beat THE MAN. Rockhold is every bit a complete fighter with nasty power while striking, and may the Seven protect you if he gets control of you on the ground. Michael Bisping knows this first hand with the way he was so effortlessly rolled over into a nasty top-side guillotine in their first outing. This is a title fight so I feel like I should say more, but this title shot is more so just a resume padder. Rockhold by choke submission, round 2.
Bisping: Bobby's heart
May 31, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 186
The gang discusses the results from this past weekend's UFC Fight Night: Almeida v. Garbrandt card. They focus on Garbrandt's huge KO victory over Almeida along with Bryan Caraway's upset over Aljamain Sterling. The gang also tries to figure out where Renan Barao goes from here. They then discuss Nate Diaz's lengthy and illuminating interview with Ariel Helwani this passed week. The gang then previews and makes their picks for UFC 199: Rockhold v. Bisping II. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
May 27, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Almeida v. Garbrandt Predictions
Sunday, the UFC keeps up their tradition of holding a Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas, but this year we get a Fight Night as opposed to a PPV. Don't worry, the card is still incredible. The main event is a battle between two true blue-chip prospects as Cody Garbrandt takes on Thomas Almeida. The co-main event features former bantamweight champion Renan Barao taking on Jeremy Stephens in a featherweight bout. Check out our picks below.
|Garbrandt knew this pic would get him on It's MMAzing|
via his IG account
Thomas Almeida comes into this fight with 20 wins and 0 losses while Cody Garbrandt's record stands at 8 wins and 0 losses. As "El Guapo" would say, somebody's 0 has got to go. I have been talking about this fight from the moment it was booked. I'm excited on a level that this fight can't possibly live up to unless one of these guys hits the other with some Tekken sh*t. Both of these fighters walk forward and try to end fights. Almeida is a slight favorite, which is understandable as he has the biggest win between the two of them; a second round knockout of Brad Pickett this past July. He also was almost finished earlier in that fight. Cody has shown to be basically untouchable in his UFC career, but is yet to face serious competition. He'll find that in Almeida. This was damn near a toss up, but I'm going with the Team Alpha Male prospect taking this one. Garbrandt via 3rd round TKO.
Picking Almeida: DJ Mark, Kid P, Gooms
Picking Garbrandt: Dr. Law
May 24, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 185
The gang comes together to discuss the breaking news about B.J. Penn and realize that they very unqualified to give their opinion so soon after news breaks. The gang also talks about Michael Bisping replacing Chis Weidman at UFC 199 and discuss his very slim chances of victory. They next discuss Melvin Manhoef getting absolutely railed by the judges at Bellator 155. The gang then previews UFC Fight Night: Garbrandt v. Almeida and gives their picks. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
May 17, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 184
The gang comes together the discuss the crowning of a new heayweight champion in Stipe Miocic. They then discuss the rest of the UFC 198 card including the big victories for Jacare, Shogun and Maia. They also discuss Matt Brown having just a miserable week in Curitiba. They then discuss Bellator 154 as DJ Mark and Doctor Law were in the building this past Saturday in San Jose. The gang next discusses the huge news from last week regarding the possible sale of the UFC. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
May 14, 2016
Bellator 154: Live Play by Play
Keep it locked on this page with the refresh button close at hand as the updates will becoming in often once the main card begins.
May 13, 2016
UFC 198: Werdum v. Miocic Picks and Predictions
UFC 198, or "Brazil's UFC 200" goes down this Saturday in Curitiba Brazil. It's a veritable who's-who of Brazilian stars in MMA which is headlined UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum putting his belt on the line against Stipe Miocic. The Brazilian star-studded event took a huge hit when it lost Anderson Silva to injury earlier in the week but card is still packed and will make for good eyeball watching this weekend.
May 12, 2016
Bellator 154: Davis v. King Mo Predictions
Bellator returns to San Jose to put on another tent pole event; this time headlined by what is essentially a number 1 contender's bout between Muhammad "King Mo" Lawal and Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis. The card as suffered some setbacks, but still brings some exciting matchups between Saad Awad and Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos. Check out our predictions below
|King Mo showing his roots|
Phil Davis and King Mo were originally supposed to meet in the finals of the one night light heavyweight tournament held at Bellator's first Dynamite event last September, but Mo tore rib cartilage in his semifinal bout. While King Mo was dealing with the injury, Phil Davis was running through the tourney like damn buzzsaw. Phil Davis smoked Manny Newton via submission, who blamed the loss on having sex 4 hours before the event (congrats on the sex Manny) before scoring a quick KO in the main event over UFC castoff Francis Carmont (Frankie Cars if you listen to the CoMain Event Podcast). Despite the odds being against him, I think King Mo manages to avoid Mr. Wonderful's takedowns and control the striking. It'll probably to the distance though.King Mo by decision
Picking Davis: Kid P
Picking Mo: Dr. Law,
May 9, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 183
The gang breaks down the results of UFC Fight Night: Rotterdamn. They focus on The Reem's huge win over Andrei Arlovski along with Struve's quick knockout of Bigfoot Silva. Next, they preview UFC 198: Werdum v. Miocic (AKA Brazilian UFC 200) and try to figure out if any of them have the guts to take Stipe over Vai Cavalho. The gang then previews Bellator 154: Davis v. Mo and make their picks for this official "It's MMAzing" Event. Finally, a very Captain America III-heavy edition of "Stuff We Like."
May 6, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski Picks and Predictions
Home to many of the best kick boxers in the world, the UFC is finally making its way to Rotterdam, Netherlands. With a card filled with some of Europe's best heavy hitters, it's not hard to imagine we'll be seeing a number of finishes through out the event. Highlighting the card is a showdown between two excellent strikers when former K-1 Grand Prix champion Alistair Overeem takes on former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski. If one heavyweight fight wasn't enough we'll also see Stefan Struve take on Antonio Silva in what should be close match up. In addition we'll also see Gunnar Nelson, Albert Tumenov and Germaine De Randamie in action.
May 3, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 182
The gang talks about Conor's recent PPV claims and the announcement of the new UFC 200 main event (on the Tim and Suzy Nobody Gives a...you get it). They then preview UFC Fight Night: Overeem v. Arlovski and make their predictions. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Apr 26, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 181
The gang finally gets the chance to address the Conor McGregor situation. They go back on forth on fighters' rights, Conor's position, the UFC's position and what they expect to be the outcome of the conflict. The gang next discusses the results of UFC 197. They break down Jones and DJ's big wins along with Edson Barboza's performance against Anthony Pettis. The gang then pays tribute to Prince before a very HBO-centric of "Stuff We Like."
Apr 22, 2016
UFC 197: Jones v. Saint Preux Picks and Predictions
Let April 23rd be known as the return. Jon Jones, the last vestige of pure greatness in the MMA landscape, returns from his indefinite suspension due to his well documented legal and criminal battles. Think about it. In the time Jones was away, the sport saw Conor choked out by Nate, Aldo flatlined by Conor, Ronda head-kicked into oblivion by Holms, who herself would go out to Miesha's choke. Anderson's tumble would continue against Bisping, and even the spider killer himself, Chris Weidman would drop his belt to Luke Rockhold. With the exception of the other champion in the co-main event slot, Mighty Mouse, our picture of the invincibles in the UFC have dropped like flies. With all due respect to one Mr. OSP, the world awaits what Jon Jones brings to the table in his return.
Apr 19, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 180
The gang comes together to talk about the results of UFC Fight Night: Teixeira v. Evans and where the think Rashad Evans goes from here after his tough loss to Teixeira. They also talk about the rest of the card including Rose Namajunas's big win over Tecia Torres. The gang then talks about Machida's drug test failure along with the latest GSP and Rousey rumors. They then preview and give their predictions for UFC 197:
Apr 14, 2016
UFC on Fox 19: Teixeira v. Evans Predictions
The UFC returns to Florda and this time they're in Tampa for some reason. Seriously...Tampa. Are they worried they wouldn't be able to go Miami without having Kimbo Slice on the card? Let me give you a recap of the disastrous lead up to this fight card. The main event was killed by Tony Ferguson having blood in his lungs. The guy replacing Tony Ferguson has to cut 21 pounds in 9 days and has never fought in the UFC before. The previous co-main event of Shogun Rua v. Rashad Evans was destroyed by Shogun managing to hurt his knee for about the 30th time. The event lost Dan Henderson v. Lyoto Machida because Machida admitted to being on PEDs. Oh well...we still have Rose Namajunas on the card. I am willing to watch Thug Rose fight absolutely anybody. Check out our predictions below. Also, look at the standings because I'm straight dominating. The game answers to me now.
Apr 12, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 179
The gang, well, is down to two this week as Doctor Law and Kid Presentable hold down the fort. They talk about the results of UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos v. Rothwell and basically gush over JDS's performance in his victory over Big Ben. They also talk about Derrick Lewis taking out Gabriel Gonzaga and the rest of the results from the UFC's first fight card in Zagreb. The gang next talks about the additions to UFC 200, specifically Miesha Tate v. Amanda Nunes, and Frank Mir's positive drug test. They then preview UFC on Fox: Teixeira v. Evans. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Apr 8, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos Predictions
I'm still so angry from the nonsense the other three fools said during the last podcast. Not about anything MMA related, but from the fact they revealed they can't be trusted when it comes to their super hero movie tastes. The fact they did not agree with me that "Batman vs. Superman; Dawn of Justice" wasn't the hottest of gaaabage (that's right gaabage, not garbage...garbage would be too good for it). I may or may not air some more of my grievances I didn't get to in my long rant on the last show so be forewarned in case you haven't seen that travesty of a movie. But you aren't reading this blog to hear me complain about my loss of respect for my fellow bloggers. This Saturday features four heavyweights we know pretty well and the rest of the card consists of virtual unknowns. I've had to go back and actually find the fight pass prelim fights or fights on YouTube to know what the hell I'm talking about with these guys. That is what you get from a card in Eastern Europe that's airing in the early afternoon on a Sunday.
Apr 5, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 178
The gang really messed up in this one folks. You read it right...1 hour and 45 minutes. "What did they talk about for that long," you asked (probably). It certainly wasn't only MMA. The gang breaks down the nutty week that was Jon Jones & Daniel Cormier. They talk about OSP replacing Cormier at UFC 197 and all the Jon Jones in jail drama. The gang next breaks down the UFC 200 card (so far) before doing an absolutely miserable job previewing UFC Fight Night: Rothwell v. Dos Santos. They next talk about Wrestlemania because why the hell not?! They follow that up with a very impassioned and looooooong debate about Batman v. Superman in super sized (not on purpose, I swear) edition of "Stuff We Like."
Mar 29, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 177
The gang comes together to talk about the announcement that Cyborg Justino will fight at UFC 198. They discuss the stacked card in general before moving onto Jon Jones's latest run-in with the law. Somebody get this man a Lyft sponsorship. The gang then talks about FS1 embarassing itself by firing Ariel Helwani. All that and another edition of "Stuff We Like."
Mar 23, 2016
It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 176
The gang comes together to talk about the passage of the MMA bill in the state of New York. They talk about the impact on the fighters and promotions along with the sheer amount of stupid comments that came out of today's debate. They then talk about the big news regarding the McGregor v. Diaz rematch at UFC 200. The gang gives their thoughts on the matchup and why they think it came to be then. They then give their thoughts on the results of UFC Fight Night: Hunt v. Mir. All that and a very Daredevil-centric edition of "Stuff We Like."
Mar 18, 2016
UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir Picks and Predictions
UFC is heading back down under to host what should be an exciting night of MMA action. Headlining the card is fan and It's MMAzing favorite Mark Hunt, who will be taking on former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. Also, Neil Magny will clash with Hector Lombard in what should be a really fun match up. Personally, I'm really looking forward to the women's strawweight match between Bec Rawlings and South Korea's own Seohee Ham. In addition to those awesome match ups we'll see the likes of Jake Matthews, Dan Kelly, James Te-Huna and Antonio Carlos Junior.
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