Missed Fists: Brad Pickett will get ‘One Punch’ KO in bare-knuckle bout, extra

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

Earlier than anybody asks, there received’t be any ONE Championship: A New Period clips in right here. You possibly can take a look at our protection of that momentous occasion right here full with hyperlinks to highlights from the present.

With that out of the way in which, toss in your favourite trilby hat and let’s give former UFC standout Brad Pickett the nice and cozy reception he deserves for his comeback displaying at Naked Knuckle Boxing 16 in London this previous Saturday.

Brad Pickett vs. Mark Handley
Daniel Lerwell vs. CJ Mills
Ricardo Franco vs. Connor Tierney

JM: Right here’s a enjoyable truth: Pickett’s nom de guerre “One Punch” didn’t come from his knockout energy however harkens to Brad Pitt’s character in Snatch and the trilby hat he wore. In reality, Pickett made his bones in MMA predominantly via his grappling (he has a Peruvian necktie sub on his document) and solely has one “One Punch” knockout to his identify.

Make that two.

Over the weekend, Pickett returned from his retirement in grand vogue, knocking out Mark Handley with one naked knuckled shot. Mickey O’Neil can be proud.

AL: Very similar to unofficial MMA mascot Artem Lobov (who fights Jason Knight this Saturday at Naked Knuckle Combating Championship 5), maybe Pickett has discovered his house within the bare-knuckle world. Although he has at all times been extra well-rounded than his nickname suggests, I can’t think about a greater place for him to work his gimmick of grizzled vet/one-hitter-quitter/Man Ritchie goon. He’s obtained numerous good hooks to work with, is what I’m saying.

Talking of hooks (increase, segue), Daniel Lerwell threw a hells of numerous them at CJ Mills and so they have been tremendous efficient.

JM: Yeah, “Curly” wasn’t taking part in round there. He swung for the fences and splattered poor Mills.

I really feel prefer it’s not typically we get straight up knockouts within the naked knuckle world. Principally it looks like the fights are bloody wars with cuts abound. However not this weekend. Other than these two, the undercard additionally had a savage KO, arguably essentially the most vicious of the occasion.

That, my mates, is a lifeless physique.

AL: Connor Tierney most likely had the precise line of pondering you simply described and he ready himself for a number of rounds of all-out conflict, not an on-the-button left hook counter from Ricardo Franco that will have dropped a heavyweight.

Naked-knuckle is trying to have some critical endurance and you may take a look at a replay of this occasion for your self on FITE TV PPV.

AL: Now for a fast cease in Belton, Texas, the place Derrick Krantz capped off the LFA 63 fundamental occasion in type.

Usually, that is the kind of clip I’d label a “He Fell Humorous”, however I’m not laughing at what occurred to Justin Patterson right here. That’s straight scary.

JM: I consider that was the nastiest KO of the weekend, and that’s saying one thing. Patterson hits the ground like he’s making an attempt to interrupt the world limbo document.

Bust down Thotiana!

AL: Rattling you for making me must google this reference.

JM: However isn’t your life so a lot better for having seen this? And THIS?!?!

AL: It’s actually higher than Patterson’s was in that clip, I can inform you that a lot.

JM: Some enterprising reader, please put Patterson dropping it prefer it’s scorching to Thotiana and make my day. I’m not good sufficient to determine how to do this.

Cleber Souza vs. Marcus Vinicius
Gabriela Almeida vs. Sarah Filipini

AL: One factor I do know you’re good sufficient to do is clarify to us what went fallacious with poor Marcus Vinicius’s submission try right here (from Standout Combating Event 10 in Sao Paulo on Saturday, full occasion obtainable on the promotion’s YouTube channel):

I feel a fast Monday Morning Manalyst (ugh) is so as.

JM: Thanks for utilizing the suitable identify.

AL: Solely since you made me.

JM: In contrast to that section the place our cowardly colleague breaks down “method” and “talent,” right here on the Monday Morning Manalyst we delve into the essential issues, like issues which might be dope and issues which might be nearly dope after which, as an alternative, grow to be dope for all of the fallacious causes.

As an illustration, Vinicius is about midway to locking up a buggy choke (in truth, the possibilities he would have completed it really feel infinitesimally small) when he forgets that he’s not rolling with a white belt within the health club and as an alternative there’s a grown-ass man who’s allowed to harm him in an effort to not get cartoon subbed. Cleber Souza then proceeds to just do that, Donkey Kong-ing Vinicius into the spirit realm.

Let this be a lesson to you all: when confronted with dire submission peril, the manly approach to survive is go full beast mode.

AL: Laborious to argue with that evaluation, thanks Physician. And exhausting to argue with the outcomes as Souza primarily invented a brand new professional wrestling finisher to finish Vinicius.

This subsequent clip requires little clarification: Two 19-year-old amateurs have been thrown within the cage and just one made it out intact.

Gabriela Almeida goes to have a tough time discover opponents prepared to struggle her free of charge after this no-doubt KO of Sarah Filipini.

JM: That’s an astonishingly violent KO, particularly from a 19-year-old. Happily, I’ve simply the opponent for her subsequent bout, one who’s assured to deliver fireworks.

Marta Linkiewicz vs. Monika Godlewska

“Linkimaster” is able to tackle all comers.

AL: What is that this? What am I right here? Assist me.

JM: It’s Fame MMA three, a Polish promotion that named this occasion “Gala Freak Struggle” so you realize it’s gonna be superior. Simply take a look at this poster!

AL: I don’t know, appears to be like fairly bland and what within the hell is BODYCHRIST VS MNICH TERMINATOR

You have been supposed to assist me, not drag me additional into no matter forsaken rabbit gap it’s that you simply’ve uncovered this week.

JM: It is best to know by now that my aim is at all times to take this factor as far off the rails as decorum and our editors will let me.

AL: I confess, the Linkimaster’s brute power type does have some enchantment to it and given the dearth of expertise at ladies’s light-weight, why not, let’s ebook her in opposition to future PFL champ Kayla Harrison subsequent 12 months.

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Eduard Gafencu vs. Thomas Doeve
Daniel Ghita vs. Petr Vondracek

Now, if we are able to please transfer on to one thing that is smart: Like folks throwing twister kicks at one another.

JM: HOLY SHHHHHHH!!!1!!! That’s the good factor I’ve seen all 12 months. I discover it exhausting to consider that’s not gonna be our Head Kick KO of the 12 months come December.

AL: Somebody wants to inform Eduard Gafencu that these sorts of strikes aren’t speculated to land. Not that it’ll do Thomas Doeve a lot good at this level, however nonetheless.

Whereas Gafencu is on the come-up and clearly one to observe after that, this Colosseum Event XI kickboxing occasion in Bucharest additionally featured Romanian star Daniel Ghita.

JM: Talking of issues that aren’t speculated to occur, fighters aren’t speculated to tackle opponents eight toes taller than them and because of this.

Poor Petr Vondracek was doing his greatest to beat the large dimension drawback, throwing heater combos and placing on the strain, however ultimately the phrase known as “punching up” for a motive as Ghita confirmed by placing an finish to this nonsense like a dad who’s play-boxing his child after which the son will get a bit carried away.

Kumando Phetcharoenwi vs. Phonphitak Sor Tor Thanomsi
Pichitchai Sor Chatchai vs. Phetphayathai Sor Nakhongtom

AL: Onto extra kickboxing goodness, I do know numerous followers are upset with what’s occurring to UFC Struggle Go since a lot UFC content material will now be completely on ESPN+, however there may be nonetheless a lot to see there together with Muay Thai competitions, that are actually the epitome of brutality.

Severely, Justin Gaethje has nothing on these guys. Yeah, I mentioned it!

JM: I’ll f*cking struggle you in the event you ever disrespect Gaethjesus like that once more.

AL: Delivered to you by Struggle Sports activities Asia, Absolute Muay Thai: MuayDee Withethai three occurred in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday and it. obtained. UGLY.

Right here’s Kumando Phetcharoenwi shutting Phonphitak Sor Tor Thanomsi down in the primary occasion.

JM: I like how Phonphitak went for a slashing elbow in the course of all that. Of all of the issues to do whereas backed as much as the ropes and getting volleyed on, the downward elbow isn’t the very first thing that involves thoughts. Maybe that’s why his spit and consciousness get shotputted into the fifth row simply moments later.

AL: Pichitchai Sor Chatchai then again, comes off as a strategic genius on this subsequent clip. If the knee at first doesn’t succeed, then knee knee once more:

JM: Oooof. That poor man’s guts. Knees to the physique are a particular kind of ferocious and that man took two back-to-back. It appears to be like like he simply curls up and dies proper there and that’s completely okay by me. It’s actually what I’d do in that state of affairs.

David Value vs. Kash Ali

AL: Right here’s one from the bizarre, wild world of boxing that we needed to talk about if solely as a result of as advocates of dishonest, it is usually our duty to level out when dishonest is simply straight-up dumb.

With a nod to Bloody Elbow for the context, we current to you Kash Ali making an absolute clown of himself getting disqualified by biting David Value.

JM: You say clown, I noticed hero. What do I at all times say? Dishonest is the easiest technique while you’re shedding a struggle.

AL: Apparently, this occurred throughout a bout that Ali was profitable!

JM: And in the event you’re profitable a struggle, cheat your ass off anyway…

I do not know what the hell is happening right here. I completely get the dishonest factor — biting is among the many handiest fight techniques in any case — however even I’m at a loss for why you’d chew somebody when you find yourself profitable. Possibly Value massaged dry rub into his pores and skin within the again so he simply smelled scrumptious?

AL: Wait… so possibly it’s Value who’s the cheater right here.

JM: It’s the one clarification that makes any sense. I actually hope Ali protests the end result. Justice should be served!

AL: We don’t wish to finish on a bitter observe, so let’s take a second to understand Bellator veteran David Rickels, who picked up his 15th win at Bellator 219 final Friday in Temecula, Calif., giving him essentially the most victories for the promotion by a non-champion and the third-most victories total.

Extra importantly, he rang within the event with type:


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


Brad Pickett lives as much as “One Punch” identify

(41 votes)


Derrick Krantz has Justin Patterson doing the limbo

(33 votes)


Eduard Gafencu’s mind-boggling twister kick

(75 votes)


Kumando flattens Phonphitak

(three votes)


David “Stone Chilly Caveman” Rickels

(35 votes)


Different (go away remark under)

(four votes)

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