Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists, where we highlight struggles from around the world that may have been neglected in these turbulent times, where it seems like an MMA show is taking place every day.
What place in the year of the knockout, Jorge Masvidal Probably gave us the best of all time this Saturday? Let's see how the rest of the world of combat sports did while we waited Ben AskrenHair to adjust.
Artur Arutyunyan against Nikita Moshkin
Petar Stoykov against Suhrob Nazarov
Andrei Chekhonin against Ruslan Nasibulin
AL: Probably many things to ask Masvidal, so let's see …
JM: Roll the thunder!
I have to respect the man who made the Kyokushin Wheel Kick, even though it's one of the most stupid movements in combat sports, because it's great once in a thousand. Normally, this sounds like the situation when Dan Henderson ended his career in the MMA with a successful kick against Michael Bisping who missed a kilometer.
AL: All this requires some explanation. Artur Arutyunyan took the win against Nikita Moshkin at the SENSHI Professional gala evening at the gala evening held last Wednesday and Thursday in Varna, Bulgaria.
The first two nights are available for free on FITE TV. According to what I have been able to discern, it is a kyokushin kyatuk full contact, which means that it allows jets, elbows and blows in the head.
The last two adjustments of the rule are evident in this next clip, in which Petar Stoykov deposits Suhrob Nazarov.
JM: Senshi is dope. First, a rolling kick and now a really wild KO elbow. Watch how this spokesman is drawn from poor Nazarov's face!
AL: This spokesman took a serious look.
JM: Beautiful combination here by Andrei Chekhonin, but you have to wonder if the community of moralists of the MMA will be en masse on us, featuring a man who belittles so aggressively his fallen opponent by pointing him out.
After all, Jorge Masvidal had a lot of pearls. Where can we draw the line?!?!?!
AL: Shawn Kemp's classic "Lister Blister" jam.
Siyovush Gulmamadov against Adamson Torbiso
Mohammad Fakhreddine against Dan Vinni
Chi Lewis-Parry against Mahmoud Hassan
There is still a lot of KO coming up, but first I have to check the black belt of the weird strange MMA Fighting and ask exactly what Siyovush Gulmamadov did to Adamson Torbiso to win here:
JM: Honestly, I'm not quite sure what's going on. I * think * that this is a compression lock on the neck but I could be convinced of just about anything.
I do not know how you got to this stage of a difficult progression nor how you have the idea in the middle of that to make this obscure compression lock. Especially for a guy with a card 1-2! I am so confused.
AL: Speaking of records, there were some disparities that raised the eyebrows on this map, starting with the average weight of Mohammad Fakhreddine (11-3) against veteran, fighter .500, Dan Vinni:
Look at this shot. The instant disconnect and I do not blame Vinni for anything.
JM: This is one of the few KO liver kicks where the guy immediately bends into agony. Usually, when using liver injections, it takes a second to the brain to register that a vital organ has been traumatized. Not for my cousin Vinni. Her brain instantly closes her whole body and that's all she wrote.
AL: If you thought it was an imbalance, then the main event between Chi Lewis-Parry and Mahmoud Hassan was a real travesty.
Lewis-Parry is pretty good at fighting sports. Mahmoud Hassan started the fight at age 38 with a 1-5 record and two first-round defeats in less than 40 seconds. I do not know much about him, but I bet he's not as good at fighting sports.
Guess what happened here?
JM: Cool KO or whatever, but look, fans who get mad at Masvidal are ridiculous. That's what you should be crazy about.
It's a criminal limit to allow a man who has won a more MMA victory than me to enter the cage with a legitimate fighter. They could just as easily give CLP the damn belt instead of risking to hurt his head.
AL: At first glance, it may seem surprising that Hassan fell so quickly after taking a counter-blow, but …
JM: Look what happened to that poor fool!
Jorge Masvidal was not the only fighter to score a quick knockout this weekend. Chi Lewis-Parry won the UAE Heavyweight Warriors title after an 8-second knockout. The punch he received broke his opponent's face in four places. His manager just sent me this photo @MoguIManagement @RealChopperChi pic.twitter.com/cusF9h0UVJ
– Scott Lagdon (@ laggers82) July 9, 2019
AL: It was a punch.
JM: Anyone who has allowed this struggle to unfold must pay all the medical bills.
Varsham Gevorgyan vs. Mehrab Mahboobi
Artur Malkhasyan against Mohammad Reza Rigi
Arkadiy Osipyan against Mher Merjanyan
AL: Then, between Gorilla Fighting Championship 13 and Saturday's Mix Fight Events 42, we will have some hard times to beat, as well as a classic "He Funny Fell".
Here is Varsham Gevorgyan's big brother, Mehrab Mahboobi:
It is probably interesting to note that Gevorgyan was 6-3 in this fight and Mahboobi was, uh, 0-0.
JM: Huge fan of the focus by the 360 helicopter. When you have a fighter on your shoulder like this, why not put it in the spin cycle first?
But again, who allows guys with zero fight to face veterans of nine fights? MMA: The sport of kings.
AL: We would be able to appreciate these things more with better matchmaking and refereeing, as shown in our next clip. Love Artur Malkhasyan's aggression and you should recognize it. If only the umpire had noticed, Mohammad Reza Rigi could have saved some damage:
JM: I would love to know what was going on in the minds of referees. My guess is: "Oh God, I had a hundo on Rigi. Maybe if I do not stop it, Malkhasyan will be exhausted by waving Rigi's brain and the return may then begin. "
Seriously, I understand that arbitration can be difficult, but it is sometimes difficult to stop. When a fighter visibly points, you stop him. When a fighter loses consciousness, you stop him. And when a ground fighter covers and rolls, you stop this bloody fight. It's almost as inexcusable as letting CLP kill a guy.
AL: Do you want a pallet cleaner, sir?
JM: Finally, a fight for which I must not be completely repelled by the circumstances. Of course, Mher Merjanyan has no fight and Arkadiy Osipyan is 4-0, but hey, it's not totally unreasonable! The result remains the same but Osipyan clearly tears Merjanyan's balance. The guy is conscious, but his legs are not working well and that's why he jumps out of the cage in such a fun way.
AL: And we use the word "funny" with the utmost respect.
This coup de sending of Glory 67 last Thursday is almost the opposite of a "He Fell Funny". Thomas Diagne is so impressed by Ross Levine's impulse that everything stops and he remains stuck in front of a brutal follow-up. punch.
JM: Levine slams Diagne against the head and although Diagne is clearly done, too, a little? His body freezes and falls, but part of his brain is conscious and conscious, but not the part that knows how to do things, like talking or fighting. Honestly, that's what I imagine it might look like if you could rip the soul of someone's body. The lights are on, but no one is at home.
Lom-Ali Nalgiev against Igor Michaliszyn
If this is what happens when your soul has been stolen, it looks like what happens when you exorcise a demon from a body. Completely frozen but for convulsing. And a lifeless look in the great abyss.
AL: Note to myself: "Never be hit."
This is a great KO of Lom-Ali Nalgiev of the Polish promotion remarkably named Rocky Warriors Cartel.
CARTEL OF THE ROCKY WARRIORS.
The more I read it, the better.
There has been a lot of jokes about Anthony Johnson who was turning to boxing someday, but no, this is not what "Rumble" has decided to do. Instead, he made the thing a lot more logical and brought his prodigious hitting power to the world of Underground Submission.
JM: I know I'm a bit of a negative Nancy this week, but honestly, it could be even more stupid than Chi Lewis-Parry's fight. Who watched Anthony Johnson's MMA career and thought, "Yup. We have to put this guy on the battlefield. With a great wrestler legitimately? I can not even understand the team meeting process that took place in that one.
Chael simply pulls the names of a hat or something? At least, do like Richie Martinez or something that makes it maybe a little interesting.
AL: For people who do not know much about Jones, this is an extremely accomplished Black Belt BJJ that has been successful at ADCC, EBI, Quintet, Polaris and just about every major grappling competition you've heard of .
Johnson is a retired cage fighter who has been subject to five of his six defeats. He has a better chance of knocking Jon Jones out than Craig Jones.
JM: The only good thing about this is that it reminded me that the number one fight I want to see in MMA is Rumble Vs. Ngannou. Nothing else matters beyond that.
AL: Before talking about one of our proud Missed Fists, let's see Willis Black, who may soon be promoted to the big leagues himself after his performance last Wednesday at the Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting 79 in Southgate, Michigan.
It's Black who smokes Justet Edwards, UFC veterinarian, in 47 seconds. It would probably have been closer to 30 seconds without the terrible and terrible officiant.
Black is 26, 7-2, with all his wins by knockout or submission.
JM: You know what is not terrible? Willis Black. The youngster, who is a great record, is still young and seems to be well placed to do some things in this sport.
AL: Yoshinori Horie, the former fist, will enter enemy territory when he fights Hakeem Dawodu of Calgary at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta on July 27.
JM: You may remember Horie, Missed Fists, earlier this year, where he stunned Hiroshige Tanaka brutally.
Yoshinori Horie (@ yossy05101) Strikes again, staring Hiroshige Tanaka in the first round! Neo Blood's most valuable former player has scored five of his last six wins by knockout, four in the first third. Keep an eye on this best Japanese hopeful, now 8-1 in his young career. # Pancrase303 pic.twitter.com/SLgnjBIszA
– Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) March 17, 2019
Here is what I wrote at the time:
It was awesome. I like the way Tanaka dies in the arms of Horie. I do not know if I've ever seen anyone get a knockout in a perfect choking position from behind, but that's why we love this sport.
Do not look either, Horie is 8 years old and is a 23 year old professional. This kid is definitely someone to watch for.
Once again, it seems that my words were prescient.
AL: Who will be the next to be blessed by the words of Jed Meshew (and @VonPreux)? Stay tuned for fists to find out!
What was the most memorable moment of Missed Fists this week?
Artur Arutyunyan brings the rolling thunder
The mystery of Siyovush Gulmamadov
KO one-shot upsetting Chi Lewis-Parry
Lom-Ali Nalgiev steals the soul of a man
Craig Jones submits "Rumble" in less than a minute
Other (leave a comment below)
1 total vote
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