Missed Fists: A traditional mismatch, a Polish pantsing, and a brand new ‘champ champ’ is topped

Welcome to the newest version of Missed Fists the place we shine a lightweight on fights from throughout the globe that will have been missed in these hectic occasions the place it looks as if there’s an MMA present each different day.

Allow us to always remember that first UFC occasions have been free-for-all, no weight lessons, minimal guidelines bonanzas that sought to not solely show whose martial arts model was superior, however that measurement and physique sort don’t decide who’s one of the best fighter.

With that mentioned, let’s take a look at this horrific mismatch from a World Complete Kombat Federation Present final Thursday in Moscow.

Vyacheslav Ryabov vs. Huseyn Karatash
Abusupyan Alikhanov vs. Mohammed Shavali
Baktybek Zhoodarbek vs. Ilgam Mamedov

AL: It is smart that this present was titled “Common Soldier”, as a result of Vyacheslav Ryabov seems like one thing straight out of a authorities lab.

Huseyn Karatash has a physique that’s comparatively much less spectacular, to place it kindly.

JM: He’s all that’s man. Worry him.

AL: Karatash, making his professional debut, fared poorly towards the large Ryabov, formally lasting simply 19 seconds earlier than doing the good factor and staying down. It’s early, however I’m going to wager that Karatash just isn’t about to Royce Gracie the Russian MMA scene anytime quickly.

This tweet just about sums up what we simply watched:

May they not have discovered somebody apart from Paul Blart to battle Drago? C’mon now.

— Titan Mars (@titanmarsltd) March 21, 2019

JM: However critically and extra importantly, examine this wildness out!

That is some mixture of an armbar and a compression choke by Abusupyan Alikhanov however I’m unsure which one will get the job finished. Greatest I can inform, the straight armlock being utilized by the legs is the wrongdoer primarily based off the best way Mohammed Shavali is making an attempt to raise his hips for an angle to alleviate strain however I’m prepared to be mistaken on this one.

AL: I don’t know what that’s, however it seems prefer it damage like hell. Possibly it’s the arm, perhaps it’s the neck, perhaps it’s Alikhanov placing all of his weight on dude’s head. Whichever, no bueno.

We talked about spinning shit going mistaken final week, effectively right here we go once more as Ilgam Mamedov dangers all of it, solely to get dropped to the mat the place Baktybek Zhoodarbek wastes no time beating him like a Cherokee drum.

JM: I inform ya, I’m giving him an A+ for effort.

Although the backfist got here up woefully quick, you’ve obtained to respect the Hail Mary kick he follows it with. Now certain, it didn’t work out even somewhat bit and he was subsequently beat concerning the head for his efforts, however that’s the issue with MMA at the moment. All we do is deal with the negatives. Mamedov gave it the great previous Chael Sonnen try to for that he ought to be applauded.

Phil De Fries vs. Tomasz Narkun
Aleksandar Ilic vs. Damian Janikowski

AL: It feels prefer it’s been too lengthy since we’ve checked in on the world’s No. 1 MMA promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki. They held KSW 47 in Lodz, Poland, this previous weekend and readers ought to positively take a look at the superb protection by our personal Petesy Carroll.

He additionally wrote an excellent characteristic about De Fries’s inner struggles and the way he’s overcome them, however what we actually wish to discuss right here is him getting his shorts pulled nearly all the best way down in his major occasion bout with Tomasz Narkun.

JM: That could be essentially the most aggressive pantsing I’ve ever seen in MMA. Truthfully, it doesn’t even appear like he’s making an attempt to do anything.

Except for the truth that grabbing the shorts is solely unlawful, he’s not even doing it in desperation or one thing. This seems like he simply needed to shorts him. I award Narkun full marks!

Talking of full marks. Wish to see a lifeless physique?

Aleksandar Ilic killed Damian Janikowski with an image excellent query mark kick. Significantly, that’s precisely what you’re going for with that approach. Feinting low to drop Janikowski’s fingers and ending excessive to drop his physique into the river. Ferocious stuff there.

AL: Janikowski was most likely going to win a choice earlier than that third-round comeback kick, only one extra unhappy scene for the Polish devoted on Saturday. Not solely did Narkun and Janikowski fall quick, however legendary strongman-turned-mound-of-muscle-in-a-cage Mariusz Pudzianowski additionally suffered a first-round TKO loss to Szymon Kolecki (a fellow Pole, so perhaps it wasn’t all dangerous). Together with Borys Mankowski, who misplaced to UFC and vet Norman Parke, Poland went Zero-Three in residence vs. customer matchups.

Readers can share within the heartbreak themselves by trying out the PPV on FITE TV.

Casey Kenney vs. Vincent Cachero
Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Carlos Martinez

AL: I needed to shine a lightweight on two critical prospects from Legacy Preventing Alliance, Casey Kenney and Ramiz Brahimaj, the latter of whom has been featured in these hallowed cyber-pages earlier than when he choked former UFC fighter William Macario unconscious final August.

Kenney, the LFA interim flyweight champion, challenged Vincent Cachero for a vacant interim bantamweight title in final Friday’s major occasion in Dallas, aiming to turn into the promotion’s first-ever “champ champ”. I spoke to this younger man previous to the present and he was assured win, particularly a formidable one, would assure that his subsequent battle was within the UFC.

Nicely he impressed.

And it is going to be.

JM: He definitely did impress. And whereas getting the UFC name up is clearly effectively deserved, I’ve obtained to surprise if leaping in on every week’s discover towards somebody nearly as good as Ray Borg is a good thought.

To make certain, Kenney will get one other battle whatever the consequence on Saturday, however that may be a mighty tall process in your first outing.

Additionally, for anybody who missed it, he and Jordan Espinosa have been the primary fighters to ever obtain a UFC rating regardless of not competing within the promotion. Go test it out! Positive, they’re slowly killing the division solely, however that’s a enjoyable MMA factoid.

Would you want one other enjoyable MMA factoid? Ramiz Brahimaj ain’t nothing to eff with.

Brahimaj blasted the Geico Caveman with a proper and after which choked him out with the quickness. Kenney may not be the one man getting the UFC name quickly.

Seietsu Kitahama vs. Takaki Hosogoe
Hiroki Naruo vs. Shoji Saito

AL: Cease me if I ever even recommend that I’m considering of taking a kickboxing or Muay Thai bout. As a result of we noticed some clips that weekend which have me scared straight. I’ll keep on this planet of MMA the place it’s secure, thanks very a lot.

Simply have a look at this spin kick by Seitsu Kitahama on Takaki Hosogoe from RISE 131 in Tokyo on Saturday.

That would simply be certainly one of us.

JM: It couldn’t be as a result of we might by no means should battle somebody good.

AL: I’ll do something for cash and I may simply see myself saying the mistaken factor throughout a visit over there and unintentionally ending up within the ring with, like, Hong Man Choi or one thing for a number of hundred bucks.

JM: A lot respect for Hosogoe although. I might’ve stayed curled up on the bottom eternally however he simply sat up pouring blood from his face and trying to get again within the recreation.

The identical can’t be mentioned for Shoji Saito although. This poor bastard might by no means rise up once more.

I do know there are worse issues than ducking right into a head kick however for the lifetime of me I can’t consider any of them proper now.

AL: Shades of Aljamain Sterling taking pictures proper right into a Marlon Moraes kill shot, no?

Petchnarin vs. Saknarong

In the meantime, at a MAX Muay Thai present over in Pattaya, Thailand, Petchnarin was victorious within the finals of a 58.5-kg (approx. 129 kilos) match.

And after I say, “was victorious”, I imply, “dedicated a murder”:

JM: That. Was. Superior. Man, we’ve had lots of people getting deaded this week and let me inform ya, I’m completely for it. Like Ilic’s image excellent query mark kick, Petchnarin’s examine left hook was pristine. Caught Saknarong coming in and slept him.

That complete present is offered without spending a dime on YouTube.

Sam Maxwell vs. Sabri Sediri

AL: Let’s take one step even farther from MMA and head over to the younger and thrilling sport that has all the children speaking: boxing.

I’m being flippant, but when the candy science produced extra clips on the common like this subsequent one, we’d be seeing it in Missed Fists extra typically.


Sam Maxwell was shedding and being taunted by his opponent all battle after which did this with 10 second to go!

Unbelievable knockout pic.twitter.com/qM069RZnQK

— Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) March 23, 2019

For some context (credit score to Bloody Elbow), Sabri Sediri was feeling himself heading into the 10th spherical of this BT Sport bout final Friday in Leicester, England, and after catching unbeaten tremendous light-weight Sam Maxwell with a very good crack, he determined it was time to bust a transfer.

JM: Within the phrases of 1 David Chappelle: “When preserving it actual, goes mistaken.”

AL: I’ll add to that with the phrases of 1 David St. Hubbins: “It’s such a positive line between silly and intelligent.”

See the complete clip of the 10th spherical under:

Kanat Keldibekov

AL: Let’s finish on a cheerful observe and provides some shine to light-weight Kanat Keldibekov, who received an eight-man match final Thursday at WEF ProfFight 31: Grand Prix 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

JM: You don’t suppose the quick karma of our final spotlight was a cheerful observe? We lead totally different lives.

AK: I take no pleasure in viewing misfortune, even when it occurs to fighters within the midst of some legit dumbassery (pardon the technical time period).

He wanted a wild comeback within the semi-finals to do it too, to not point out surviving his coach practically dropping him on his rattling head.

JM: What a comeback. I don’t suppose it could have been in any respect out of bounds for the ref to cease that battle when Keldibekov was getting rocketed with punches however that is why we love MMA. One break up second can change every little thing and props to Keldibekov for profiting from his opponent’s slip and going for the win as a result of in any other case, he was absolutely on his option to a loss.

AL: He sealed the take care of one other guillotine choke within the finals and in line with @Jolassanda additionally received himself a automotive.

Kanat Keldibekov (Канат “Тайсон” Келдибеков) fought Three occasions this night time and received the WEF GP
He obtained a automotive and the title 🙂
Right here is the ultimate battle pic.twitter.com/KNUJP1QRP0

— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) March 21, 2019

After which he celebrated with this fashionable hat on.

You’ll be able to take a look at your complete Grand Prix and Keldibekov’s magical run without spending a dime on YouTube.


What was essentially the most memorable Missed Fists second this week?


Vyacheslav Ryabov’s squash match

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Phil De Fries will get pantsed

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Aleksandar Ilic’s query mark kick

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Casey Kenney punches his ticket to the UFC

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Petchnarin ends Saknarong

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Sam Maxwell makes Sabri Sediri pay

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