Mann Talk – Deep 52 Impact Predictions

If you read the headlines, then you know that MMA in Japan is dead. The large promotions have been having money problems due to the paltry number of big stars. However, the sport is still alive. The U.S. soccer team embarrassed themselves yet again at the last World Cup, is soccer now dead in this country?

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Opponents named for Pudzianowski and Khalidov at KSW 13

Mariusz Pudzianowski’s opponent for KSW 13 In his MMA debut Mariusz Pudzianowski needed only forty-four seconds to dispatch his opponent. His second fight won’t be that easy as his next foe is much more experienced and demanding. On May 7, at KSW 13, The World’s Strongest Man will face Deep Megaton Champion Yusuke Kawaguchi. The Japanese … Read more

Mann Talk – Weekend preview featuring Shooto, XFO and Wrestling

Takeshi Inoue
Takeshi Inoue

This weekend could be considered the calm before the storm. Next weekend will be stacked with Strikeforce and the FCF women’s tournament. However, there are still some quality local cards and, of course, collegiate wrestling. Please support the future MMA champions by watching wrestling on the Big Ten Network. On Friday at 8:00 p.m. Indiana takes on Wisconsin and then on Sunday at 10:00 p.m. Ohio State faces Penn State (all times eastern).

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Takeshi Inoue vs. Gerald Lovato

Earlier this week Takeshi Inoue came out in the media and asked for a fight with Hatsu Hioki. Instead he gets a non-title fight against Gerald Lovato. Inoue might not really be a top-ten fighter, but he is still light years ahead of Lovato. His only real chance to win is to come out looking for the big shot. Look for Inoue to capitalized on a gassed out Lovato late and secure a TKO stoppage.
Pick = Takeshi Inoue

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