Review: in the same event organized by Strikeforce in which there was the highly anticipated fight Fedor vs Silva, there has been one of the toughest mma fights of 2011: Chad Griggs vs Gian Villante. Both fighters came to the fight with only one defeat, they start with tough series of punches, but Chad Griggs seems to be more accurate until an unexpected high-kick of Villante seems to reverse the situation, but Griggs continues with his heavy punches until the final knockout. Watch the video!
Review: Antonio Silva vs Fedor Emelianenko has been a good fight as everyone expected. Fedor have not fight for almost eight months (when he was defeated for the first time by Fabricio Werdum) and Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament seemed the way to redeem himself and maybe find Werdum another time. But Fedor Emelianenko had to fight versus Antonio Bigfoot Silva, Brazilian fighter with a powerful physique and just two defeats, one with Pele and the other with Fabricio Werdum (unanimous decision). The first round between Fedor vs Silva is won by Emelianenko that seems to keep control of the fight, but in the second round Silva takes courage and brings to the ground Fedor that suffer the actions of the Brazilian throughout the round. The signs on the face of Fedor Emelianenko are obvious, so the doctor stopped the fight. Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament loses its main fighter and, as declared after the fight, this could have been the last cage fight of the great Fedor Emelianenko. Antonio Silva vs Fedor Emelianenko could enter in the history of MMA, a fight nice to see, very technical for the division of the two fighters. Watch the video!
Review:2011-01-29, Giorgio Petrosyan and Sudsakorn Sor. Klinmee are two of the strongest K-1 and Muay Tahi fighters of the last years, and their fight at Thai Boxe Mania was spectacular. The first round was won by Sudsakorn but from the second, Petrosyan begins to take the time of the thai fighter and the italian predominate especially with his boxing skills. Giorgio Petrosyan vs Sudsakorn Sor. Klinmee is still a close fight, then it would be nice a rematch, perhaps at K-1 World Max (if Sudsakorn will be able to get it). Watch the video!
Saturday, February 19 is scheduled one of the most spectacular fight of 2011: Fernando Montiel vs Nonito Donaire. Both boxers have not any lost in many years, Montiel since 2006, while Donaire has only one defeat of ten years ago (his second professional fight). They are two boxers very spectacular with many ko, Fernando Montiel is the number one of the bantam divsion (boxrec’s ranking), Nonito Donaire instead is at number four, but could use his age (3 years younger) and has also few centimeters more in height and reach. The fight between Fernando Montiel and Nonito Donaire is valid for the WBC and WBO bantamweight title and it will be broadcast on HBO and Hungary Sport 1.
On the same evening there will be another interesting fight between the undefeated Mike Jones vs Jesus Soto Karass that will
Review: the first fight of the year who won our five stars is Muangthai Sor Boonyiam vs Amata Por Tongboran. Two young muay thai fighter that fight in the 101 pound division, Muangthai (blue shorts) is only 17 years old and has a record of 40 victories and 18 defeats, while Amata (red shorts) is 20 and has a similar record, 40 wins and 20 losses. After the first round Muangthai Sor Boonyiam seems to have the match in hand, but in the second round, the powerful punches of Amata put his opponent in serious trouble (in Europe it would certainly have stopped the fight), but between the second and third round Muangthai recovers and starts a real war! Muangthai Sor Boonyiam wins Amata Por Tongboran with his left elbow: one of the best muay thai fights of 2011. Watch the video!
Giorgio Petrosyan won Sudsakorn Sor. Klinmee during the k-1 muay thai event “Thai Boxing Mania“, but for the moment there is still no video of the fight on internet. If you want to watch the fight Petrosyan vs Sudsakorn and the best fights of “Thai Boxing Mania“, the night between Saturday 12 and Sunday February 13, will be broadcast on the italian tv channel “Italia 1”, at 00:35 (Italian time UTC / GMT + 1 hour). Try to search “Italia 1 streaming” or try these links:
Saturday 5 March, in California, the Golden Boy Promotions has organized a boxing event focused on a fight that promises to be spectacular: Saul Alvarez vs Matthew Hatton. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is probably the most talented youth of the world professional boxing: Alvarez is 20 years old and has already a record of 35 wins (26 KO) and no losses (1 draw), in the welterweight division he is already among the top 10, boxrec puts it in sixth place, but in the first five there are names like Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, Andre Berto and Jan Zaveck. His opponent is Matthew Hatton, brother of the famous Ricky, that in recent years has improved a lot and he is the EBU (European) welterweight champion. Alvarez and Hatton, Saturday, March 5, will fight for the WBC Silver light middleweight title.
On the same evening will be another interesting fight between Daniel Ponce de Leon, number 4 in the world rankings of the featherweight division, who will face the young (21-year-old) and undefeated Adrien Broner; then we will see the long-awaited return of James Kirkland and others names as
After Ufc 126, which had as its main event Silva vs Belfort, in the next Ultimate Fighting Championship (ufc 127) planned for Saturday, February 27, the most important fight will be between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch in the 170lbs division. Others fighting of the same night are very interesting too, here’s the fight card of the Ufc 127:
B.J. Penn vs Jon Fitch
Michael Bisping vs Jorge Rivera
George Sotiropoulos vs Dennis Siver
Review:2001-06-23, Manny Pacquiao vs Lehlohonolo Ledwaba was the first fight of Pacquiao in the USA and was certainly one of the best fight of 2001. Manny Pacquiao was 22 years old and had a record of 32 wins and 2 losses (with Torrecampo in 1996 and Singsurat in 1999) and that day against Ledwaba, he fought for the IBF super bantamweight title. Watch the video!