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Key Fights – Week of October 24

October 24, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m pretty thrilled about the fights ahead of us this week.  UFC 137 leads the way, even without a GSP vs. Carlos Condit title fight.  Diaz vs. Penn is a serviceable main event and the card is pretty deep anyway, though the co-main event leaves a bit to be desired.  I’m also very excited to see what Hatsu Hioki does in his UFC debut.

Across the rest of MMA, Patricia Vidonic and Lauren Taylor are notable women in action this week.  Top flyweight Jussier da Silva will defend his Shooto 123 pound title, and we may very well see the most important fight in Bellator history.  Ben Askren and Jay Hieron are two of the best fighters not in Zuffa and they will be competing for the Bellator Welterweight Title.  Bellator’s fat boys will also regrettably be in action.

There’s so much more happening this week, but you’ll have to check the upcoming fights tab to check it out!  Maybe Royce Gracie will be fighting!  What about Hong Man Choi?  Or even Aleksander Emelianenko!  Well, one of those fighters is competing – you’ll just have to figure out who it is.

Bellator 56 (10/29/2011)

  • Welterweight Title: (c) Ben Askren (8-0, No. 10 WW) vs. Jay Hieron (22-4, No. 15 WW)

Shooto Brazil 26 (10/29/2011)

  • 123 lbs. Title: (c) Jussier da Silva (10-1, No. 3 FLW) vs. Michael William Costa (7-3)

UFC 137 (10/29/2011)

  • Welterweight: B.J. Penn (16-7-2, No. 3 WW) vs. Nick Diaz (25-7, 1 NC, No. 4 WW)
  • Heavyweight: Cheick Kongo (11-6, No. 16 HW) vs. Matt Mitrione (5-0)
  • Heavyweight: Roy Nelson (15-6, No. 13 HW) vs. Mirko Filipovic (27-9-2, 1 NC)
  • Featherweight: Hatsu Hioki (24-4-2, No. 2 FEW) vs. George Roop (12-7-1, No. 21 FEW)
  • Bantamweight: Scott Jorgensen (12-4, No. 4 BW) vs. Jeff Curran (33-13-1)
  • Lightweight: Dennis Siver (19-7, No. 14 LW) vs. Donald Cerrone (16-3, 1 NC)
  • Featherweight: Tyson Griffin (15-5, No. 11 FEW) vs. Bart Palaszewski (35-14)
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Categories: Weekly Fights

Twitter is good, Twitter is great

October 24, 2011 1 comment

So I didn’t get a direct message from Chael Sonnen this week.  That is bad.  I also didn’t get a reply from MC Hammer, despite my best efforts.  I Tweeted him in the wee hours and failed to get a reply.  Ultimately, my goal is to get some words from the legend.

So I didn’t sleep at all Thursday into Friday on account of waking up very late Thursday.  I used this time to productively work on my UFC Ultimate Brazil write-up and had some fun on Twitter.  Here’s the result.

Gotta love the response from Sarah D’Alelio, if only for her awesome post-fight reply after the phantom verbal tap against Ronda Rousey.  Pedro Rizzo gave me a nice retweet during my Ultimate Brazil write-up and Kenny Florian confirmed that his early morning activity was waking up and not from staying up late.  You know, like most normal adults.

I should note that I got an Ultimate Brazil reply from Pat Miletich, saying only “Lol”.  I have no clue why I wasn’t alerted via e-mail, so I guess this means I need to check my mentions more awesome.

Maybe I should change the name of this feature to “Hey look, the guy from Fight Rankings is totally dropping names”.

Categories: General Lunacy