Welcome to the most recent version of Missed Fists the place we shine a light-weight on fights from throughout the globe which will have been ignored in these hectic instances the place it looks like there’s an MMA present each different day.
There was a time when gogoplata submissions in MMA have been uncommon (shout-outs to Nick Diaz and Brad Imes, natch), however after Brent Primus broke one out at Bellator Birmingham, it seems just like the lid is off the jar as a result of lower than per week later one other gogo was pulled off at a Legacy Preventing Alliance present in West Valley Metropolis, Utah.
AL: Pat Miletich might see this one coming a mile away. Westin Wilson, sadly, couldn’t.
Or possibly extra credit score must be given to Andrew Tenneson, who wrapped up this featherweight encounter in type, gogo’ing Wilson into oblivion with simply over 30 seconds remaining within the first spherical. A Jackson-Wink MMA product, Tenneson is now Three-Zero in LFA so hold your eye on this man.
JM: Hitting a top-side gogoplata is such a large flex, it’s ridiculous. I keep in mind I did it as soon as to a white belt (as a result of I’m an ass) after which received hustled instantly afterwards by a brown belt as punishment. Tenneson might’ve locked up any variety of submissions, or simply pounded Wilson out, however nooooo. He needed to go type on that poor man.
THINK OF THE CHILDREN, ANDREW “LORD” TENNESON!
AL: After Tenneson and Primus, do you suppose we’ll begin to see an epidemic of gogoplatas?
JM: We should always. It’s clearly an excellent transfer. We’re giving any gogo we see shine. That’s a rule.
AL: Earlier than we transfer on, we additionally need to spotlight a few bouts that went to a call. The Final Fighter 27 featherweight standout Tyler Diamond confirmed out in opposition to beforehand unbeaten Jon Neal and each guys deserve credit score for placing collectively a wild and enjoyable three-round battle.
Diamond would go on to take the choice and primarily based on a few of these strikes, I’m nonetheless confused as to why the UFC didn’t hold him round although he misplaced his post-TUF audition to Bryce Mitchell.
JM: Yeah that is not sensible, particularly since Mitchell is legitimately good. And Tyler Diamond is legitimately enjoyable. That leaping change head kick was absurd and unimaginable.
However I don’t love his determination making. Going for that no-hooks rear-naked choke was a fairly unhealthy thought. Neal was virtually out and all Diamond wanted was a couple of extra coffin nails to get the job accomplished. However aside from that, full marks for Diamond and I hope he makes it again to the large present quickly.
AL: And going from a younger man simply constructing his profession to one of many true OGs of the game, let’s say comfortable trails to “The Individuals’s Warrior” Josh Burkman who seems to be hanging up the gloves for actual following a break up determination loss to William Macario within the LFA 66 co-main occasion.
These two went at it and whereas it’s a disgrace that Burkman (28-18, 1 NC) ends his 16-year profession on a six-fight skid, he has a lot to be pleased with. Eighteen fights within the UFC (that admittedly, typically went awry) and wins over guys like Jon Fitch, Okay.J. Noons, Gerald Harris and Josh Neer. It wasn’t all the time fairly, however Burkman left all of it on the market.
JM: Josh Burkman submitting Jon Fitch with a guillotine choke stays one of many wildest issues.
Fitch has spent a lot of his profession claiming to be “unchokeable”. Then Burkman jawed him into subsequent week and lived as much as his final identify, sleeping Fitch with a choke. WSOF Burkman was undoubtedly the most effective Burkman. And good for him retiring. Not each fighter understands that they need to hold the gloves up after dropping 6 in a row *cough* B.J. Penn *cough*.
Artem Belakh vs. Gor Khalatyan
Bogdan Guskov vs. Sergey Kalinin
Talking of when it’s time to retire, I feel it is perhaps that point for Gor Khalatyan. Not as a result of he’s tremendous outdated however as a result of he’s now tremendous lifeless.
AL: From final Wednesday’s RCC Intro four present (out there on YouTube) in Ekaterinburg, Russia, now we have an inspiring show of perseverance as bantamweight Artem Belakh was decided to get a knee knockout right here. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen somebody telegraph what they have been attempting to do as a lot as Belakh did right here and truly pull it off.
JM: Look, when your opponent retains ducking his head, there’s no have to be delicate. In MMA, in case you discover a tactic that works, trip that practice to the wheels fall off.
For example, on that very same present, Bogdan Guskov spammed elbows on Sergey Kalinin till Kalinin forgot tips on how to wrestle and forgot his personal identify and forgot tips on how to keep upright. He forgot every thing besides ache, mainly.
AL: That is what we within the enterprise name “efficient takedown protection.”
Marcel Stamps vs. Mike Morgan
Javanis Ross vs. Damon Minor
We go from unique Ekaterinburg to much more unique Orange Seashore, Alabama, for the Island Fights 56 present from final Thursday (out there on UFC Struggle Cross).
JM: Famend Orange Seashore. Jewel of South Alabama.
AL: Island Fights is shortly changing into a supply of hidden gems, as evidenced by Marcel Stamps and Javanis Ross.
Stamps went Pleased-Go-Jacky on Mike Morgan like a donkey consuming a waffle, ending with such a frenzy that he beat the rattling submit off of the nook.
JM: My favourite a part of that KO isn’t the turnbuckle submit falling off, it’s Stamps attempting to leap on the ropes over the fallen physique of his opponent. Discuss a chilly dude. He simply tried to Iverson-step over a person he obliterated. That’s extraordinarily my ish.
As is Ross’s nine-second counter knee.
Now THAT’S efficient takedown protection.
AL: Simply 24 years outdated, Ross was coming off of back-to-back determination losses after recording first-round stoppages in his first three professional bouts. Good to see he went again to that technique right here. Why go to the scorecards when you may finish a battle in below 10 seconds? Can’t fail.
Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Sok Thy
The seemingly ubiquitous ONE Championship crew have been in motion final Friday in Bangkok and the highest spotlight from this present was in all probability Rodtang Jitmuangnon making mincemeat of Sok Thy of their Muay Thai bout.
Holy f*cking hell take a look at the pace of these leg kicks.
JM: Sok Thy? Extra like Socked Thigh, amirite?
AL: I’ll enable it.
What I like most about this end is that it suits the theme of this week. When one thing is working, keep it up. Generally you see fighters damage their opponents to the legs or physique and begin head attempting to find the large KO, not Rodtang. He stored chopping away like a maniacal Paul Bunyan and Thy was completed. Joe Rogan can be so proud.
Mamoru Uoi vs. Kenji Kato
Yuta Nezu vs. Kazuma Sone
Ryohei Kurosawa vs. Jerome Wanawan
Sticking round on the opposite facet of the world, let’s want a belated Pleased 30th Anniversary to the Shooto promotion who held a present on Could 6 on the legendary Korakuen Corridor in Tokyo as a part of their commemoration of the event.
That’s Mamoru Uoi, who goes by the nickname “Fullswing.” Self-explanatory.
Uoi will probably be again in motion very quickly as he’s already been booked to battle Kana Hyatt on June 2 at Rizin 16.
JM: That’s nothing if not a full swing. Rattling. Additionally, wow. Shooto is 30. That’s making me really feel all types of outdated. However at the very least I get to get outdated. Poor Jerome Wanawan won’t ever have that probability after Ryohei Kurosawa went full samurai film on him.
AL: I take it you approve of the winging right-headbutt combo?
JM: STANDING HEADBUTTS SHOULD BE LEGAL IN ALL FORMS OF COMPETITION.
AL: And talking of deadly mixtures, how about Yuta Nezu with the PRIDE soccer kick adopted by the Vitor machine gun punches on Kazuma Sone?
JM: Gotta respect Sone’s determination to fully forego any type of cheap protection. That’s a person who is aware of what the followers need and what they need is to see his head rocket into the third row.
AL: You don’t see the log roll counter too typically. And after this consequence, you in all probability received’t see it once more.
JM: Not after the dressing down we simply gave him. We’re the tastemakers of regional MMA.
Extra gogoplatas, much less log rolling. That’s our newest decree.
AL: Agreed. And let’s not neglect considered one of our oldest decrees: All the time have a baller entrance.
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