Thursday, December 15, 2011

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For those of you readers who have this page bookmarked via the mma-roundup.blogspot.com address, first off, thank you for your loyalty.  I know there are times when this site can appear to be a ghost town but this isn't my full time job so sometimes MMA Roundup gets put lower on the priority list than I'd like it to be.  Secondly, this will be the last post made at the Blogspot (Blogger.com) address.  I've finally moved everything over to the MMARoundup.com and plan to be posting on a regular basis over there so make sure to head over there and bookmark it!  Thanks again!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bellator 58 Recap + Videos

Michael Chandler | Photo via MMA UK Blog
With Strikeforce Challengers 20, UFC 139: Shogun v. Hendo and Fedor/Monson all taking place this weekend Bellator 58 had an uphill climb to stand out.  Was it better than UFC 139?  I dont' think so but I'd definitely say it was a pretty good card with some great stories going on like Michael Chandler (above photo) taking out Bellator's Lightweight ace Eddie Alvarez to take the Lightweight title, Hector Lombard adding another body to his trail of victims in his 20-fight win streak, Marlon Sandro scoring a rare submission win and Jessica Aguilar getting revenge on the person who beat her in her first MMA fight Lisa Ellis-WardClick here for a full recap.  Check out these videos of Lombard's TKO win over Trevor Prangley followed by the full match between Chandler and Alvarez.

 
Bellator 58 Moment
 
 
Full Fight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler

UFC 139: Shogun vs. Hendo Aftermath (Updated)

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua @ UFC 139 | Photo: Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Wow!  That was awesome.  At UFC 139 Dan "Hendo" Henderson defeated Mauricio "Shogun" Rua by unanimous decision in what many are now calling the "greatest MMA fight of all time."  Although not the first non-title 5-Round UFC Main Event, it was the first to actually go the full five rounds.  An amazing five rounds of back and forth action which saw "Hendo" dominate the first few frames only to have "Shogun" finish the fight on top.

Wanderlei Silva @ UFC 139 | Photo: Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
The main event shared Fight of the Night honors with fan-favorites Wanderlei Silva and San Jose's Cung Le.  Silva managed to extend his career by taking out the new UFC signee.  Check out the rest of the results and fight bonuses:

- UFC 139 Full Results | MMAWeekly.com
- UFC 139 Fight Bonuses | MMAWeekly.com

Also, be sure to check out UFC President Dana White's UFC 139 Post Fight thoughts with MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani.

 
Dana White Considers UFC 139 Main Event One of Top 3 Greatest Fights in MMA History 

Continue to watch the UFC 139 Post-Fight Press Conference from MMAHeat

Sunday, November 13, 2011

UFC on FOX 1: Aftermath

New UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos | Photo: Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Last night, on its 18th Birthday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) finally debuted on free network television, celebrating the start of a seven-year deal with FOX.  The only match shown in the 1-hour time slot was the World Heavyweight Title match: UFC Champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.  Although the bout was scheduled for 5 Five-Minute rounds, it only lasted a little over a minute after dos Santos knocked out the defending champ first with a big right hand to the side of the champ's head knocking him down and then a flurry on the mat to finish him off and claim the title.

The production value was great and appeared as flawless as a live event could be.  The biggest complaint about the event that I've read on our Facebook page is that the Benson Henderson vs. Clay Guida barn burner was omitted from the 1-hour FOX broadcast.  Instead the main event was sandwiched between a pre-fight introduction to UFC as well as Pre & Post-fight analysis with FOX's Curt Menefee, UFC President Dana White and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.

I personally didn't have a problem with them not airing the fight on the FOX broadcast because I watched the entire card FREE on my HD television from the Facebook stream on my laptop.  And if you didn't have a computer or way of streaming it to your TV, Bendo/Guida also aired along with the Dustin Poirer vs. Pablo Garza match with Spanish commentary on FOX Deportes.  My point is you could've watched it if you really wanted to.

- Full Results from UFC on FOX 1
- UFC on FOX 1 Fight Bonuses
- UFC on FOX 1 Photos

Check out some post-fight thoughts from the Post Fight Press Conference (via MMA Heat).

 
UFC on FOX Post-Fight Press Conference (complete + unedited)