Last night's fight between Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo vs. James "The Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland went pretty much the way I expected, even though I was off by one round. The venue was a hall somewhere in Mexico and the production of the event was very low budget, which in the end made the whole experience that much better. I prefer grit to glam when it comes to fighting, but I maybe alone on that nowadays.
Round 1 set the tone with Kirkland looking to bully Angulo around and working some nice combinations at mid-range. Things were on the up and up for Kirkland until Angulo hammered him with a short right hand that dropped him on his ass about mid way through the round. Hurt and in big trouble, Kirkland chose to fight instead of run, which usually doesn't work all that well, and with about :40 seconds left in the first, Angulo who had by now punched himself out, was now on the receiving end of a Kirkland knockdown.
Over the course of the next 5 rounds, Kirkland stayed in Angulo's face and pushed the pace, slugging the body, finishing hard with right hooks and straight left hands. Angulo was out of the fight after the mid way point of round 1 and eventually the fight was stopped in the 6th.
Check out part 2 after the jump:
Cody "No Love" Garbrandt won yet another boxing match last night while fighting up a weight class... or two. No Love and coach Joe Delguyd have put together a winning formula and now are applying it in rings all over the state of Ohio. Cody is reportedly scheduled to fight again this month on the 19th. Stay tuned for video of the bout when it becomes available.
Props to UFC.com
As always in the media world there is a race to get the information out there before your competition so that you are the “source” and obviously draw traffic to your site. Fortunately for me and you I don’t care that much about “journalism” or “ad sense” to put out information before you actually watch the event. This may come off as snarky but I am only saying this because I hate spoilers and they absolutely ruin the experience of watching the fight for me. Pointless ramblings aside, the UFC took their tent to London this afternoon and held a few professional cage fights
MAIN CARD (Spike TV)
- Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz
- Renan Barao vs. Brad Pickett
- Papy Abedi vs. Thiago Alves
- Terry Etim vs. Edward Faaloloto
- Cyrille Diabate vs. Anthony Perosh
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Justin Edwards vs. John Maguire
- Michihiro Omigawa vs. Jason Young
- Rob Broughton vs. Philip De Fries
- Chris Cope vs. Che Mills
- Chris Cariaso vs. Vaughan Lee
I am going to be covering this event along with the Alfredo Angulo Vs. James Kirkland affair so check back for play by play and results throughout the night.
Results and thoughts after the jump:
Stipe Miocic turned alot of heads this year when he came into the UFC and beat the brakes off of brawler Joey Beltran. Stipe has quickly become one of the most talked about heavyweight prospects and another win or two should solidify his status as a serious contender for the title.
At the NAAFS Night Of Champions, you will get your chance to meet Stipe for pictures and autographs during the event.
UFC star and current NAAFS Pro Series HW world champion Stipe Miocic will be in attendance to sign autographs and take photos with fans at November 23rd’s NAAFS Night of Champions event in Canton, Ohio. There will be no charge for autographs or photos with Miocic to fans that have purchased tickets for the event.
Undefeated Miocic (7-0 pro), is coming off the biggest win of his career when he soundly defeated UFC mainstay Joey Beltran by unanimous decision at UFC 136. Fans will also have an opportunity to purchase the newest line of Stipe Miocic apparel which will be sold at the event.
This is a great opportunity for the fans to meet one of the most down to earth guys in the game right now and is an educated move by B3 management. The NAAFS provides yet another reason to attend their biggest event of the year.