Documentary Review: Buffalo Girls [Thailand] 2012

Documentary Review: Buffalo Girls [Thailand] 2012

BuffaloGirls Poster MidRes Documentary Review: Buffalo Girls [Thailand] 2012

Buffalo Girls is an amazing documentary about two impoverished 8 year old Muay Thai fighters who earn money through fighting to help their families survive in rural Thailand. The film follows Pet and Stam both in the ring and out, as they make their way along Thailand’s underground child boxing arena. While both girls are great at Muay Thai, their disparity is evident not only physically and in their techniques, but socially, financially and in the way they approach their careers.  I had seen clips of kids fighting in Thailand in the past but they always seemed inexperienced. Not the case …

Continue reading →

KOTC – Split Decision Results

KOTC – Split Decision Results

King Of The Cage, Split Decision was held at the always lively San Manuel Casino.  Majority of the fights didn’t go to the judge as the fighters put on another great show.

Daylin Murray vs. Nick Piecuch
This was a short fight and ended in 17 seconds as Murray threw a high kick that landed on Piecuch’s head.  Piecuch went down and Murray finished him on the ground.

1 KOTC   Split Decision Results

Winner: Murray

Frank Park vs. Dave Evans
Evans came out aggressive and threw wild punches.  Park defended the shots but hesitant to throw back.  Evans took him down as the 1st …

Continue reading →

King Of The Cage – Validation Recap

King Of The Cage – Validation Recap

IMG 9184 King Of The Cage   Validation Recap

King Of The Cage was back again at San Manuel Casino for another round of exciting fights.  Most fights had exciting stand up battles while others had slick submissions.

Daylin Murray vs. Matt Ruiz
IMG 9134 King Of The Cage   Validation Recap
Ruiz was overwhelmed by Murray’s strength.  Ruiz got the early advantage with a takedown.  He tried to pass Murray’s guard and landed in half mount.  From there Murray grabbed Ruiz’s arm and got a kimura.
Winner: Murray

Victor Henry vs. Kevin Michel
Henry was aggressive from the start with his quick kicks.  Michel answered back with his own strikes but Henry was always landing it first.  Michel …

Continue reading →

Blu-Ray Review: Enter The Dragon 40th Anniversary Edition

Blu-Ray Review: Enter The Dragon 40th Anniversary Edition

enter the dragon Blu Ray Review: Enter The Dragon 40th Anniversary Edition

To me, Enter the Dragon is a classic for one reason, Bruce Lee. Lee changed the landscape of martial arts cinema in the 70s when he introduced a more “realistic” style of fighting, rather than the traditional “Crouching Tiger” style of kung-fu. Not to mention that many martial artists today consider Lee the pioneer of MMA (mixed martial arts). Lee’s philosophy is, to discard what is useless, and take what is useful. It doesn’t matter what style it came from. This philosophy is showcased in the first part of Enter the Dragon, when Lee uses grappling to beat down …

Continue reading →

King Of The Cage: Devestation Results

King Of The Cage: Devestation Results

Held at San Manuel Casino, King of the Cage delivered again with 8 fights for the event.  The event’s title, Devestation, lived up to its name as fighters threw down and put on the show for the enthusiastic crowd.

Justin Cook vs. Kevin Michel
Both fighters set a quick pace and it was a back and forth battle on the ground.  Cook had Michel’s back several times but couldn’t capitalize.  After a scramble, Michel was inside Cook’s guard.  Michel hit Cook with hard punches from the top and the ref stopped the fight as Cook couldn’t defend himself.
kotc 2013 1 King Of The Cage: Devestation Results
Winner: Kevin Michel

Continue reading →

UFC’s Nam Phan As Ryu

UFC’s Nam Phan As Ryu

Check out Nam Phan as Ryu, along with his Street Fighter friends.

I saw him walking around the artists alley at WonderCon.  He said he loves comic conventions and wanted to join the festivity.

The event was held in Anaheim and close to his MMA school in Garden Grove.

Nice touch with the UFC glove!

wondercon nam UFCs Nam Phan As Ryu

Fighter Interview: Thomas Kenney

Fighter Interview: Thomas Kenney

4455826105 787bf40c52 o Fighter Interview: Thomas Kenney

Thomas Kenney is an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter with a background in Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling. He holds a professional record of 15-6. He has fought in events like King of The Cage, Long Beach Fight Night, and recently, Gladiator Challenge. He retired two years ago, and started teaching full-time at De La O Jiu Jitsu and the UFC Gym in Corona, California. His recent return to the sport gave him a two-fight winning streak at Gladiator Challenge. He is fighting for the Lightweight Title on March 24th, 2013.

NS: You retired a few years back. What

Continue reading →

UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche… Saturday 2/23

UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche… Saturday 2/23

This is it, folks, the day Dana White officially eats his words about women never fighting in the UFC.  Of course, the UFC purchased Strikeforce since he said that and they already had female MMA fighters so it was really only a matter of time… Even back in August of 2012, White was hinting around about it on a special featuring Ronda Rousey.

In December Dana White held a press conference standing next to an attractive young, blonde, probably giving off a first impression to those unfamiliar with Rousey that he was introducing the next UFC ring girl.  Instead, White announced …

Continue reading →

December De La O Fight Camp

December De La O Fight Camp

IMG 7406 December De La O Fight Camp

December is turning out to be a busy month for De La O Jiu Jitsu as 4 fighters from the camp are scheduled to fight.  Spencer Spiker is fighting this weekend in King Of The Cage: Future Legends 11 in Vegas.  Thomas Kenney and Henry Corrales are scheduled for Gladiator Challenge on December 16th while Frank Park fights in King Of The Cage on December 20th.  We decided to stop by the dojo and see what the fighters are up to.

IMG 7357 December De La O Fight Camp
Spiker defends a high kick from Corrales

IMG 7574 December De La O Fight Camp
Kenney and Corrales throwing bombs.

IMG 7422 December De La O Fight Camp
Park throwing a nice combo

IMG 7473 December De La O Fight Camp
Corrales getting busy.

Continue reading →

Superhero Phoenix Jones Street Fight

Superhero Phoenix Jones Street Fight

Here’s a video of real life Superhero fighting an obnoxious drunk guy in front of cops. It’s pretty amazing how easy it is for a trained MMA fighter to beat down random jerks in the streets. Pay attention to the leg kicks. Phoenix Jones is an MMA fighter with a record of 4-0.

 …

Page 1 of 30 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last →