Wednesday, December 31, 2008

K1 Dynamite Videos

Happy New Year!

Here are links to the videos of the fights that took place last night in Japan at K1 Dynamite. Thanks to for scouring the web to find them. Watch them while you can.

Eddie Alvarez vs Shinya Aoki

Badr Hari vs Alistair Overeem

Mousassi vs Musashi

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Kozo Takeda

Hideo Tokoro vs Daisuke Nakamura

Mirko Crocop vs Hong Man Choi

Hayato Sakurai vs Katsuyori Shibata

Bob Sapp vs Kinniku Mantaro

Semmy Schilt vs Siala ‘Mighty Mo’ Siliga

Ikuhisa Minowa vs Errol Zimmerman

Yoshihiro Sato vs Artur Kyshenko

Upcoming events:

Long Beach Fight Night
Sunday, Jan 4, 2009
Long Beach City College "Hall of Champions Gym"

venue: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

-Kazuo Misaki (#4 Middleweight in the World)* vs. Jorge Santiago
-Takanori Gomi (#7 Lightweight in the World)* vs. Satoru Kitaoka
-Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Sanae Kikuta
-Antonio Silva vs. Yoshihiro Nakao
-Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Sergey Golyaev
-Dave Herman vs. Choi Mu Bae
-Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal vs. Yukiya Naito
-Maximo Blanco vs. Seigo Inoue
-Hidetada Irie vs. Minoru Kato

UFC 93: JANUARY 17, 2009
venue: O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland

Main Card Bouts:
-Rich Franklin (#9 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Dan Henderson (#7 Middleweight in the World)* in a light heavyweight bout
-Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Mark Coleman
-Denis Kang vs. Alan Belcher
-Rousimar Palhares vs. Jeremy Horn
-Marcus Davis vs. Chris Lytle

Preliminary Bouts:
-Martin Kampmann vs. Alexander Barros
-Ivan Serati vs. Thomasz Drwal
-Tom Egan vs. John Hathaway
-Nate Mohr vs. Denis Siver
-Eric Schafer vs. Antonio Mendes

Main card airs on pay-per-view for $44.95 in the United States

Friday, December 26, 2008

Eilers Shot Dead

Sorry, but here's some more sad news:

UFC veteran Justin Eilers was shot and died shortly after on Friday morning in an apparent domestic disturbance

This weekend:

venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Card Bouts (Pay-per-view):
-Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (#2 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Frank Mir
-Forrest Griffin (#1 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Rashad Evans (#4 Light Heavyweight in the World)*
-Quinton Jackson (#2 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Wanderlei Silva (#6 Light Heavyweight in the World)*
-Mostapha Al Turk vs. Cheick Kongo
-C.B. Dollaway vs. Mike Massenzio

Preliminary Bouts:
-Yushin Okami (#5 Middleweight in the World)* vs. Dean Lister
-Matt Hamill vs. Reese Andy
-Ryo Chonan vs. Brad Blackburn
-Pat Barry vs. Dan Evensen
-Antoni Hardonk vs. Mike Wessel

Main card airs on pay-per-view for $44.95 in the United States

*Based on World MMA Rankings

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dale Hartt vs. Corey Hill

Congratulations to Dale Hartt on his first UFC win over Corey Hill at UFC Fight for the Troops. In case you missed it, (I don't see it on anymore), here's a link to the fight:

Best wishes to Corey for a speedy recovery from his injury.

Also, congratulations to War MMA fighter Eliot Marshall on his impressive victory in his UFC debut at the Ultimate Fighter Finale.

Monday, December 15, 2008

TUF 8 MySpace Friends Experiment Results

The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 is over and here are the results of the MySpace Friends Experiment:

Here are the top 10 TUF 8 contestants with the largest increase in MySpace friends from the start of the season to the finale:

Name Start End Increase
1 Junie 920 3118 +2198
2 Bader 771 1733 +962
3 Efrain 747 1672 +925
4 Krzysztof 10 925 +915(fb)
5 Vinny 829 1736 +907
6 Nover 184 801 +617
7 Lawlor 1154 1667 +413
8 Kyle 450 848 +398
9 Marshall 650 986 +336
10 Duarte 3352 3657 +305*

*Joe Duarte is the only one in the top ten who didn't make it into the house. Note that he still has more total MySpace friends than all of the other fighters.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Training Day with Dale Hartt

Last week I was invited by UFC fighter Dale Hartt to visit him in Las Vegas, film his workout routine and interview him as he prepares for his fight with Corey Hill at UFC Fight for the Troops on December 10, 2008 in North Carolina. Dale was nice enough to let my buddy Cale and I follow him around with a video camera while he trained and was extremely open and easy to talk to as we asked him questions throughout the day.

Here are the videos of his training sessions:

The interviews will come later.