ProMMA.info product review: Silver Star Lyoto Machida UFC 104 Walkout Tee

The Silver Star website (www.silverstarnow.com) describes the Lyoto Machida UFC 104 Walkout Tee as: The Machida Dragon features a belt print with a burnout applique accented with red foil. Machine washable. 100% cotton. Price: $44.00 (add $2 for XXL or $4 for XXXL – no tax, except in Calif.) + shipping. They are offering free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

OK, I received my shirt yesterday. I must admit, ever since I saw Machida walk out in that shirt at UFC 104 to fight “Shogun”, I was like “dammmmn…” that’s a badass shirt and I want one. So I finally got it, opened the package, and my first thoughts were that it looks better even in person.

Read more

Please like & share:

ProMMA.info’s UFC 107 staff picks

UFC 10: Penn vs. Florian

The ProMMA.info core staff has come together again to bring you our picks for “UFC 107: Penn vs. Florian”, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at the FedEX Forum in Memphis, Tenn. Take a look as we cover the main card fights one by one, from the main event between lightweight champion B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez, to the heavyweight match-up between returning UFC veteran Paul Buentello, taking on the up-and-coming submission specialist Stefan Struve.

Stick with us at ProMMA.info throughout the remainder of the week as we bring you a live stream of the UFC 107 weigh-ins on Friday, then a live ringside play-by-play of the entire event (including the preliminary card) Saturday night, followed by a live stream of the post-fight press conference. Read our UFC 107 staff picks after the jump…

Read more

Please like & share:

ProMMA.info’s TUF 10 Finale staff picks

“The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale” airs Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, on Spike TV. The TUF 10 finalists Brendan Schaub and Roy Nelson will face off for a six-figure UFC contract, and Matt Hamill will face Jon “Bones” Jones in the headliner. Here are the ProMMA.info staff picks for the “TUF 10 Finale.”

Mark Bocek (156) vs. Joe Brammer (155)

DENNY HODGE: Bocek is a seasoned UFC veteran while Brammer is making his first appearance in the Octagon. Both guys have earned most of their victories by submission but this one will go to decision with both guys neutralizing each other on the ground. Bocek will continue his winning ways with a unanimous decision victory over the UFC newcomer.

Read more

Please like & share:

Is John “Doomsday” Howard ready for Dennis Hallman?

Is John Howard ready for the likes of Dennis Hallman?

John “Doomsday” Howard (12-4, 2-0 UFC) is in for the fight of his life this weekend. The UFC rookie will take on UFC veteran and MMA legend Dennis “Superman” Hallman (41-12-2, 1-3 UFC), who is making his UFC return Saturday night at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in Las Vegas, Nev.

Hallman’s last bout inside the Octagon took place in Oct. 2005 against Jorge Rivera at UFC 55. Hallman lost that fight by unanimous decision. Since then, he has gone 7-1, with his most recent fight being a 20 second rear-naked choke submission victory over Justin Davis at Strikeforce – Challengers Series 2 back in June.

Read more

Please like & share:

“Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5” results & play-by-play commentary

Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5 takes place this evening at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The event, which features a welterweight headliner between undefeated Tyron Woodley and Rudy Bears and a co-main event between Kerry Vera and Kim Couture, airs on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m CT / 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on west coast).

Follow along with us here at ProMMA.info, as we will be providing live results and play-by-play commentary coinciding with the televised portion of the card.

QUICK RESULTS:

MAIN CARD
•Tyron Woodley def. Rudy Bears by submission (arm triangle) Rd 1 (2:52)
•Kerry Vera def. Kim Couture by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (3:35)
•Bobby Voelker def. Erik Apple by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (1:23)
•Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Aaron Rosa by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (3:25)
•Kevin Casey def. Chad Vance by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (1:41)

PRELIMINARY CARD
•Lee Gibson def. Joe Wilk by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (4:39)
•Brian Davison def. Russell Patrick TKO (punches) Rd 1 (:29)
•Nick Nolte def. Andrew Walters by submission (triangle) Rd 1 (3:45)
•Darryl Cobb def. Gary Tapasua by split decision Rd 5 (5:00)
•Mike Chandler def. Rich Bouphanouvong TKO (punches) Rd 2 (2:07)
•Lucas Lopes def. Dominic Brown by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (:45)

Read more

Please like & share:

ProMMA.info’s UFC 106 staff picks

UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 takes place this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Headlining the card is a rematch between Forrest Griffin, and the person who gave him his first UFC defeat back at UFC 59 in April 2006, Tito Ortiz.

This will be Ortiz’s first fight after major back surgery, and after signing a new contract with the UFC. Both Ortiz and Griffin are coming into the bout on two losses. Both fighters need to make a statement.

We do realize Karo Parisyan has pulled out of his fight with Dustin Hazelett. UFC President Dana White said Karo had a “laundry list of excuses” as to why he “can not” fight. I wanted to go ahead and include our picks for the Parisyan vs. Hazelett fight, just to give you our opinions on why we think Parisyan would have lost anyway. White has stated Parisyan will never fight in the UFC again. So long Karo… and yes we do know who you are.

Read more

Please like & share:

“The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights”- episode 10 recap

Matt Mitrione came in and said he had swelling of the brain. Rashad said it sounds like a concussion. They asked Matt for some sort of written proof from the doctor, but he does not produce anything. His story frankly sounds conflicting. The coaches don’t know if he wants to fight, if he’s just making excuses, or what.

Now Kimbo, who has been wanting to fill in for someone the whole show, seems to have knee trouble. Regardless, Rampage wants to start getting Kimbo ready to fill in for Matt Mitrione. Now Kimbo is hesitant because if he fills in for Mitrione, he will have to fight James McSweeney in the quarter-finals.

Kimbo said, “I would fight him, don’t get me wrong, but I need time to prepare. He’s a kicker.” Uhh, yeah Kimbo, this is MMA, everyone is a potential “kicker.” So, Kimbo apparently doesn’t want to risk getting kicked in his knee that he claims was recently injured.

Read more

Please like & share:

WEC 44 results & play-by-play commentary

World Extreme Cagefighting presents WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo, taking place tonight at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The main event features WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown (22-4), on a 10-fight win streak, defending his title against Jose Aldo (15-1), who has knocked out his last five opponents.

We here at ProMMA.info will be providing live play-by-play commentary coinciding with the main card which airs live on Versus beginning at 8 p.m. CT.

Quick Results:

PRELIMINARY CARD
•Frank Gomez def. Seth Dikun by unanimous decision Rd 3 (5:00)
•Ricardo Lamas def. James Krause by unanimous decision Rd 3 (5:00)
•Antonio Banuelos def. Kenji Osawa by unanimous decision Rd 3 (5:00)
•Cub Swanson def. John Franchi by submission (guillotine) Rd 3 (4:50)
•L.C. Davis def. Diego Nunes by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
MAIN CARD
•Kamal Shalorus def. Will Kerr by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:26)
•Shane Roller def. Danny Castillo by rear-naked choke submission Rd 3 (3:32)
•Karen Darabedyan def. Rob McCullough by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
•Manny Gamburyan def. Leonard Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
•Jose Aldo def. Mike Thomas Brown by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (1:20)

Read more

Please like & share:

UFC fighter spotlight: Razak Al-Hassan – ProMMA.info exclusive interview

Razak Al-Hassan hit the UFC’s light heavyweight division in Dec. 2008 as an undefeated 7-0 fighter. His first fight was against Steve Cantwell at “UFC: Fight for the Troops.” Unfortunately, he nor his arm came out on the winning end in that one.

His next fight was in Oct. 2009 at UFC 104 against Kyle Kingsbury. It was a close fight, but the judges leaned toward Kingsbury with a split decision.

Razak now finds himself in a unique situation. It is not something we like to talk about, but the truth is, if he has one more loss, the UFC could send him packing.

Razak spoke with us at ProMMA.info this week about the possibility of a future outside the UFC, and it not being the end of the world, or a fighter’s career. Razak also talked to us about Tae Kwon Do in Iowa, the Duke Rufus Academy, how it feels to take leg kicks from Pat Barry, and much more. ProMMA.info proudly presents Mr. Razak “Razor” Al-Hassan… Enjoy.

Read more

Please like & share:

ProMMA.info’s UFC 105 staff picks

A portion of the ProMMA.info staff has come together again to give their predictions for this weekend’s UFC 105 fight card which takes place in Manchester, England, on Nov. 7. The card is headlined by a light heavyweight match-up between UFC legend Randy “The Natural” Couture making his return to 205 pounds, and Brandon “The Truth” Vera, who is getting a shot at greatness.

One of the most anticipated bouts on the card is the middleweight match-up between the U.K.’s own Michael Bisping and Canadian Denis Kang. Bisping will attempt to rebound after his devastating knockout loss to Dan Henderson, and Kang, who is now 1-1 in the UFC, is in a position where he needs to keep putting together the victories.

Also on the UFC 105 main card, which will air on Spike TV, is a lightweight match-up between Ross Pearson and Aaron Riley, a welterweight bout between James Wilks vs. Matt Brown, and a welterweight showdown between dangerous strikers Dan Hardy and Mike Swick. Here are our oh so professional predictions. Let us know who is on spot, who is off their rocker, and your own opinions:

Read more

Please like & share: