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[MMA]UFC 161: Old Man vs Stanky Leg - Prelims NOW!

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Mixed
Martial
Arts


Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to the ancient Olympics where one of the earliest documented systems of codified full range unarmed combat was utilized in the sport of Pankration. Various mixed style contests took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. The combat sport of Vale Tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is the largest MMA promotion company worldwide.

Most 'traditional' martial arts have a specific focus and these arts may be trained to improve in that area. Popular disciplines of each type include:

Stand-up: Various forms of Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, TaeKwonDo, and Karate are trained to improve footwork, elbowing, kicking, kneeing and punching.
Clinch: Freestyle, Greco-Roman wrestling, Sambo and Judo are trained to improve clinching, takedowns and throws, while Muay Thai is trained to improve the striking aspect of the clinch.
Ground: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, shoot wrestling, catch wrestling, Judo and Sambo are trained to improve ground control and position, as well as to achieve submission holds, and defend against them.




There are two major promotions right now that push this sport.

UFC:

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Wikipedia wrote:
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world, which hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport and produces events worldwide. Based in the United States, the UFC has eight weight divisions and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Dana White serves as the president of the UFC while Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta control the UFC's parent company, Zuffa, LLC.

The first UFC event was held in 1993 in Denver, Colorado. The purpose of the event was to identify the most effective martial art in a real fight between competitors of different fighting disciplines, including Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Karate and other styles. In subsequent competitions, fighters began adopting effective techniques from more than one discipline, which indirectly helped create an entirely separate style of fighting known as present-day mixed martial arts.

With a cable-television deal and expansion into Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, and new markets within the United States, the UFC as of 2012 has gained in popularity, along with greater mainstream-media coverage. As of 2001 viewers can access UFC programming on pay-per-view television in the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Italy. UFC programming can also be found on FX, Fuel TV, and Fox in the U.S., on ESPN in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, as well as in 150 countries and 22 different languages worldwide. UFC also carries a mobile site for on-the-go users and a Sports Bars page for fans to find places showing the pay-per-view. It is also available on the Roku streaming player.

Its champions right now are:


Flyweight (125 lbs): Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson
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(He is the real life Flash)


Women's Bantamweight (135 lbs): "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey
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(Ever see Terminator 3? Rousey could whoop that robot chick's ass)


Bantamweight (135 lbs): (defending) Dominick Cruz
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(He's the one not getting punched in the face)

(interim)Renan Barao
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(Interim champs don't get witty comments)


Featherweight (145 lbs): Jose Aldo
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(Joe-Say All-Dough)


Lightweight (155 lbs): Benson "Smooth" Henderson
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(He can squeeze me with those thighs anyday)


Welterweight (170 lbs): (defending) Georges "Rush" St. Pierre
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(GSP has called out both dinosaurs and transformers)


Middleweight (185 lbs): Anderson Silva
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(He's not the one not getting punched in the face)


Light Heavyweight (205 lbs): Jon Jones
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(Herb Dean: "Da fuq")


Heavyweight (max 265 lbs): Cain Velasquez
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(Junioooooooooor D:)



Bellator Fighting Championships:

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Wikipedia wrote:
Bellator Fighting Championships (Bellator) is the 2nd largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion in the USA and the largest tournament-based MMA organization in the world. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, the company was formed in 2008 by Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. Bellator’s events are primarily structured around a tournament format that allows competitors the opportunity to fight for a world championship in their desired weight class. Fighters determine their own path by winning tournament fights until a winner from the eight man field is crowned. The tournament winner is declared the number one contender and is awarded a check for $100,000 and a shot at the reigning world champion. Bellator uses the motto “Where title shots are earned, not given...”

Its champions right now are:


Women's Strawweight (115 lbs): Zoila Gurgel
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(Megumi Fuji was robbed, yo)


Bantamweight (135 lbs): Eduardo Dantas
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(Just had his fool-ass get KO'd by a nobody in Brazil)


Featherweight (145 lbs): Pat Curran
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(Poor, poor Joe Warren. :<)


Lightweight (155 lbs): Michael Chandler
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(I don't know this guy well enough)


Welterweight (170 lbs): Ben "Funky" Askren
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(Arguably the biggest name in Bellator at the moment and former Olympic wrestler)


Middleweight (185 lbs): Alexander Shlemenko
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("I am beat you!")


Light Heavyweight (205 lbs): Christian M'Pumbu
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(Will not admit training with Dan Henderson)


Heavyweight (MAX 265 lbs): Alexander Volkov
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(Boom. Headshot.)





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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    Still working on it. Figured I'd get it up, though.

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  • LouieLouie Registered User regular
    Picks are tough for this UFC

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  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    just pick whoever has the least tattoos to win by decision

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    bout to go roll at open mat in a little bit less than an hour. actually made it to two classes this week so hopefully i've retained enough to have some things to work on. Although I'm not making it to class too often because of work I feel like I'm progressing some by making a good chunk of saturday about bjj. i wake up, start watching tutorials and reading articles and then go roll for a couple of hours.

    also, pretty much everyone i roll with mentions that i'm really strong, which is flattering but i suppose it'd be better if they talked about how technical i was and shit. i do get compliments on my positioning though.

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  • grcarogrcaro Registered User regular
    My [fantasy] 3 pick parlay:
    Rousey @ -1200
    Hendo @ +185
    Menjivar @ +300

    Bet $20 to win $227.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    815165 wrote: »
    just pick whoever has the least tattoos to win by decision

    yup

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    grcaro wrote: »
    My [fantasy] 3 pick parlay:
    Rousey @ -1200
    Hendo @ +185
    Menjivar @ +300

    Bet $20 to win $227.
    This is a good parlay.

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  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    Thanks for the OP!

    I think Menjivar is a decent bet for tonight. Faber is over-rated in my mind and hasn't looked great recently. Betting against Machida is a fools errand in my opinion.

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    so I wonder if sensei segall will have graduated to corner man this time around

    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    I kinda doubt it, but I bet he makes an appearance. Especially if Machida does something cool.

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  • Chessboxing909Chessboxing909 Registered User regular
    dlinfiniti wrote: »
    so I wonder if sensei segall will have graduated to corner man this time around

    No but he'll take credit for having shown them the techniques used to stop swelling and bleeding.

    "I will f**kin' beat you into the ground in front of your whole life that I don't get to have." -Nick Diaz

    I love south american ground karate
  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    You are all jerks for counting old man Hendo out.

    for shaaaame

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    You are all jerks for counting old man Hendo out.

    for shaaaame

    I got 'em in the second round.

    but i am also 6/23

    the lowest in the league. so.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    Just means you pick with your heart, DUE.

    <3

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    You are all jerks for counting old man Hendo out.

    for shaaaame

    it's not 1945 buddy
    americans have no business dropping H-bombs on the japanese

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    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    By the way, Spectre: Alexander Shlemenko is the Bellator Middleweight champion and Alexander Volkov is their Heavyweight champion.

    Methinks you're racist against Russians.

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  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    dlinfiniti wrote: »
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    You are all jerks for counting old man Hendo out.

    for shaaaame

    it's not 1945 buddy
    americans have no business dropping H-bombs on the japanese

    heh

    (though it was a-bombs they dropped, I must note)

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    Just means you pick with your heart, DUE.

    <3

    it's true!

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  • SnarfmasterSnarfmaster Registered User regular
    Facebook prelims start in 6 minutes...

  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    Hmm, where are they...

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    all the prelim fighters have been cut

    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
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  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    ah here we go.

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    lol burrell: 175.8 lbs
    there's an automatic post fight cut if I've ever seen one

    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    Great first round.

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    hahah cocky idiot turns his back and walks away like its cool

    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
  • Chessboxing909Chessboxing909 Registered User regular
    I thought for sure we were gonna see a calf slicer there

    "I will f**kin' beat you into the ground in front of your whole life that I don't get to have." -Nick Diaz

    I love south american ground karate
  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    I thought for sure we were gonna see a calf slicer there

    I yelled it out loud.

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  • Chessboxing909Chessboxing909 Registered User regular
    Man great fight so far. I love how he's working the left hook into the right leg kick, it forces all that weight onto their leg so you can just chop at it, it's something I've been working a lot lately. Some very nice striking with very different styles on both sides.

    "I will f**kin' beat you into the ground in front of your whole life that I don't get to have." -Nick Diaz

    I love south american ground karate
  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    Great fight. I have that 29-28 Villefort.

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    I still cannot properly express my rage at the "significant strikes" stat. What is the definition for that? I'll be no one has it.

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  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    Once again we see I am incapable of judging fights.

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    These guys and their camera shenanigans.

    Is this a prank on Ariel and that sound guy? I'm dying here.

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    That looked like the beginning of a shitty found footage movie.

    PAFC Top 10 Finisher in Seasons 1 and 3. 2nd in Seasons 4 and 5. Final 4 in Season 6.
  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Aw man i missed it.

    Fuck I gotta go 45 minutes before I can get somewhere to watch the fights. Ugh. If that first right was any indication of the rest.

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  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    Neil doesn't look very happy to be there.

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  • Chessboxing909Chessboxing909 Registered User regular
    I hated that season of TUF but I liked these two on it, should be a solid fight.

    "I will f**kin' beat you into the ground in front of your whole life that I don't get to have." -Nick Diaz

    I love south american ground karate
  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    Not sure if great takedown defense.

    Or terrible offensive takedowns.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    why couldn't I be in the car during this fight. i just have this feeling i am going to miss a thing.

    oh well.

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    White guy is going to be burned out in the 2nd round already.

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    Definitely picked the wrong guy in this fight.

    PAFC Top 10 Finisher in Seasons 1 and 3. 2nd in Seasons 4 and 5. Final 4 in Season 6.
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