Archive for April 2011
Georges St. Pierre cruised to victory, Jose Aldo wins hellacious bout and Lyoto Machida kicks Randy Couture into retirement. Read more
The historic UFC 129 kicked off with a bang as four of the six under card fights ended with finishes. With all the fights shown on TV or Facebook, there were no doubt new stars born in front of the capacity crowd at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Three suplexes in the final round capped off Rory MacDonald’s impressive route of Ultimate Fighter winner Nate Diaz. The Skrap Pack fighter found himself at a disadvantage early as MacDonald scored early and often with Superman punches and unchecked leg kicks. All three judges scored the bout 30-26, 30-27 and 30-26 for Canada’s own MacDonald.
Jake Ellenberger made it a short night, scoring a knockout win over Sean Pierson to kick off the Spike TV portion of the card. Ellenberger came out firing punches and kicks from the outset and Pierson found little day light in the early going. When Pierson was able to get off a shot, Ellenberger quickly countered with a left hand. One final left hand sent Pierson crashing to the mat and separated from his senses. The official time of the bout was 2:22.
Claude Patrick defeated Daniel Roberts via unanimous decision. The pair of men went back and forth for the duration of the bout, with the Canadian getting the better of “Ninja” on the feet. Roberts was unable to mount much offense when the bout hit the mat, and the scrappy Patrick avoided several dangerous scenarios. All three judges scored the bout 29-28
Ivan Menjivar needed just 95 seconds to finish off Charlie Valencia. From close range, “The Pride of El Salvador” unleashed a thunderous left elbow that broke Valencia’s nose. After Valencia hit the ground, Menjivar pounced and swung away, forcing referee John McCarthy to halt the bout. –Anthony Springer Jr.
Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald made a successful return to the Octagon, submitting Ryan Jensen at 1:37 in the first. MacDonald locked up the triangle choke after Jensen regained a dominant position. With the hold locked in, Jensen attemped a slam and fired off a couple of punches but was forced to tap. “A slam is not a good way to escape the triangle,” MacDonald remarked after the bout. –Anthony Springer Jr.
John Makdessi knocked out Ultimate Fighter alum Kyle Watson at 1:27 in the third frame. Makdessi faked a kick and caught Watson flush on the chin with a spinning back fist that immediately ended the fight. –Anthony Springer Jr.
In the night’s opening bout, Pablo Garza scored a submission win over battle tested Yves Jabouin. Garza secured a beautiful flying triangle from a standing position. After a brief struggle, Jabouin tapped. The time of the bout was 4:31 in the opening round. –Anthony Springer Jr.
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Rick Ross announced on his Twitter account that he will be walking Manny Pacquiao to the ring on May 7th. Read more
With Randy Couture promising to ride off into the sunset, TWV takes a look at the ten greatest moments in the career of “The Natural.” Read more
In TWV’s new series, Dueling Opinions, Andreas Hale goes in for the Georges St-Pierre while Anthony Springer Jr. takes the Jake Shields train to Upset City. Read more
Sporting News reported yesterday that Pretty Boy Floyd’s felony case hearing; for the alleged attack against his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris and threatening their children, has again been postponed. Read more
The Lollapalooza line-up is confirmed, and it’s a doozy. Read more
The Stamford Advocate reported last week that yet another woman was criminalized for seeking a better education for her child. Read more
Aol Black Voices is reporting this week that Bishop Eddie Long’s Easter Sunday sermon raised a few eyebrows, but not those of his parishioners. Read more