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From Russia with spin we have the best spinning back knockout you will not only see today but likely for the rest of 2016. Just playing the odds, spinning back kicks to the face are rare, so when they do land they just kind of graze the chin. Russian lightweight Rustam Makhauri does not just simply tap someone’s chin when he throws spinning shit. From WFCA 28 over the weekend, Makhauri set-ups his strike, unleashes it and then marvels in amazement as he turns the other dude into a human folding chair. The spinning back kick was so mean it froze another human being into chair-form for a good two seconds. Spinning strikes were not meant to land that perfectly because when they do its pure sorcery. Watch Rustam Makhauri cast the “El sella de morph” spell on his opponent after landing a crucial spinning back kick KO to the chin. Kurban vs Rustam Aliyev Mahauri FIGHT VIDEO
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Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 on 24 September, 2016 showcased 7 fights on the Young Guns 29 preliminary card, and 8 fights on the Main Card, culminating in Mighty Mo knocking out Choi Hong-Man to win the Tournament final and become the ROAD FC Openweight Champion. Choi Hong Man vs Mighty Mo FIGHT VIDEO
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Mirko Filipovic (32-11-2) closed out the opening round of tournament action when he submitted an overmatched Hyun Man Myung (3-3) with a first-round arm-triangle choke. “Cro Cop” went away from his trademark striking game and took down Myung with a trip, and before long, he had the submission at 2:20 of Round 1. After the fight, Filipovic called out longtime rival Wanderlei Silva, who was sitting ringside for the bout. “You have no idea how good I feel right now and how happy I am to be in Saitama again,” Filipovic said. “I heard that Mr. Wanderlei Silva wants to fight me on Dec. 29. Mirko Cro Cop vs Hyun Man Myung FIGHT VIDEO
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In what was one of the strangest few minutes of the year, Charles Bennett (30-30-2) made his return to Japanese MMA prominence and scored a seven-second TKO win over Wanderlei Silva prodigy Minoru Kimura (0-1). “Krazy Horse” dropped Kimura with his first punch of the fight then finished the job with a few strikes on the mat. He promptly jumped to the top rope for his signature backflip and then proceeded to deliver an odd post-fight interview, most of which was directed at Silva. Depsite a nearly 50-pound weight disadvantage, Bennett made it clear he wants to fight Silva, whom he shared a 2005 altercation with. Charles Krazy Horse Bennett vs Philip Minoru Kimura FIGHT VIDEO
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Victor Rodriguez: For those that haven't seen her fight, you should know Lansberg is good. Very good. There's a few problems with this, namely the fact that she hasn't been fighting great opposition but has a great kickboxing/Muay Thai background, meaning she's not a slouch on the ground but is a threat standing. Still, her most notable wins are the still relatively inexperienced and current Invicta talent Laura Howarth, as well as Maria Hougaard Djursaa, who was 5-6 at the time they fought. Lansberg's most notable opponent? Talented Invicta fighter Pannie Kianzad, who she lost to by TKO. Now, with a wealth of kickboxing experience and the fact that she's not drastically undersized, Lina can make a fight of it by not being bullied around and having some success at utilizing her range and complete striking game. Good luck with that, though. This new Parillo-trained Cyborg doesn't bumrush people anymore and uses a calculated and measured game like what we saw against Leslie Smith - slick and lethal combinations with a frightening follow-up attack once the fight hits the ground. Lina's not a pushover and will make things interesting, but her best hope is that Cris' kidneys shut down before the weigh-ins. Cristiane Justino via Ryo Sakazaki Super Finisher, round 2. CRISTIANE CYBORG JUSTINO vs LINA LANSBERG FIGHT VIDEO
Victor: You know what? I'm gonna go the contrarian route on this one and say Bigfoot takes this. Roy's been very capable of setting things up with his footwork and angles, but Bigfoot should know to avoid the overhand right and could use his size and reach advantage to do damage and outwork Bigfoot. Think about this - is Nelson gonna pin him against the cage? He can't bully him like that, and it didn't last long when he tried to do that with Derrick Lewis. Roy's not very likely to take him down and can be slowed down by body kicks that Bigfoot employs. So I'll take a flyer on the crazy pick for this one. Bigfoot Silva by TKO, round 3. Roy Nelson vs Antonio Bigfoot Silva FIGHT VIDEO
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Mookie Alexander: I know Johnson is on a two-fight losing skid -- as contentious as the Dariush decision was, he sorta gave that fight away -- but this is still a very winnable fight for Johnson. His boxing is arguably smoother than Dustin’s and he has been able to outstrike a guy as talented as Edson Barboza. Johnson has a nice jab and kicks well. Poirier is hittable and he’s definitely hittable early, even as he’s steadily worked on getting off to better starts at 155. Where it all breaks down for me though is Poirier just has more paths to victory. He’s got a great d’arce choke, possesses underrated takedowns, he’s got serious power in his hands and excellent combination striking. I’m a big fan of the way he uses the uppercuts. I just can’t see Johnson lasting with Poirier in the pocket and exchanging big punches without getting hurt. This will be a fight contested almost entirely on the feet, and I say almost because Poirier will hurt him and then make “The Menace” another d’arce choke victim. Dustin Poirier by d’arce choke, round 2. MICHAEL JOHNSON vs DUSTIN POIRIER FIGHT VIDEO
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Kongo has won four of his last five in Bellator MMA, with notable wins coming over former heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov, as well as UFC veterans Lavar Johnson and Vinicius Queiroz. Johnson is currently undefeated in Bellator MMA, defeating current UFC star Derrick Lewis and he also holds a win over former heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov. Kongo has previously challenged for the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Title, losing to then champion Vitaly MInakov at Bellator 115. Johnson will be fighting more than once in the same year for the first time since 2013, his most active year was 2010, where he fought a grand total of three times. CHEICK KONGO vs TONY JOHNSON FIGHT VIDEO
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Anton Tabuena: While Miocic is the better wrestler, I’m not sure if his pressure/cagework will be as successful against someone like Overeem who is so dangerous in the clinch. I also believe that while the first big punch can (will?) turn the tide, Overeem is the better overall striker here. Miocic could probably do well if he can box, avoid the early shots in the clinch, and go for takedowns to mix things up and open up Overeem’s defense. Stylistically though, I think this is a tough matchup for him. It can go either way, but I think Overeem is more likely to come out with the UFC belt (and add it to his already impressive collection). Alistair Overeem by TKO. STIPE MIOCIC vs ALISTAIR OVEREEM FIGHT VIDEO
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Mookie Alexander: This is a very difficult fight to pick. For a fight involving two guys who are “in the mix” only because it’s heavyweight, but kinda sorta aren’t really “in the mix”, this is a really good matchup. Arlovski’s takedown defense is notoriously tough to crack, and despite whatever nonsense the UFC was selling on Twitter this week, Barnett’s not a powerful striker. He’s a diverse striker and holds the advantage in the clinch, but Arlovski’s power is much greater. Of course, you have to factor in their chins, in which case Arlovski’s is … findable, and Barnett is really durable. If it does go to the ground I think Barnett will be able to do enough and win a decision. Now, all of that said, this is heavyweight, and completely weird shit can happen at any given moment. For example, Barnett just got choked out by Ben Rothwell a few months ago. Josh Barnett flying knee KO vs. Arlovski? Sure, that’s a possibility. If this was 8 years ago I’d probably pick Barnett without much hesitation. Now? Going to give the slight edge o Arlovski. Andrei Arlovski via TKO, round 3. ANDREI ARLOVSKI vs JOSH BARNETT FIGHT VIDEO
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Mookie Alexander: Maia’s gotta win this within two rounds. I’d be very surprised if his cardio held up against someone like Condit for up to 25 minutes. I can’t stress enough how much this being 5 rounds instead of 3 benefits Carlos. Chances are we’ll see Maia take Condit down straight away and do his work on the mat. Condit is active off of his back and is a lot more difficult to just hold down than people think. If Condit can weather the storm and avoid getting submitted over the first 10-12 minutes, then stuff Maia’s takedowns (or at least make him work for it), it’ll be all Condit on the feet. My mind says pick Maia by submission but dammit I can’t do it. Heart is going with Carlos Condit by TKO, round 4. DEMIAN MAIA vs CARLOS CONDIT FIGHT VIDEO
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This is a bizarre, but interesting fight. Freire is moving up from featherweight where he was known to pack a huge punch. Will it translate at lightweight? It should, at least a little. He's also obviously skilled everywhere, but his offense largely runs through his ability to hurt opposition. Henderson is coming off of a five-round drubbing at welterweight and is the former UFC lightweight champ. He enjoys a size advantage here as well as a competitive one, insofar as the weight class is concerned. The interesting part is this is a three-round contest. Henderson has to get right to work. Will he go for the takedown as is necessary? It's not to suggest the American can't win on the feet, but given what Freire is good at and where Henderson's natural advantages lie, it seems reasonable to conclude tying up would be central to his game plan. My hunch is Henderson gets it done, but this won't be easy and he has to be willing to get right to work. BENSON HENDERSON vs PATRICIO FREIRE FIGHT VIDEO
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Mookie Alexander: I’m going back and forth on this too much so I’ll make it short. It’s really not some inconceivable thought that McGregor will effectively work past Diaz’s jab and be more economic with his strike selection -- more leg kicks and fewer spinning high kicks -- and even knock Diaz out. Don’t laugh it off, you’ve seen enough stunning MMA results this year that a Diaz getting KO’d is somehow not in the cards. That said, as much as I really don’t like basing my picks based on mental warfare, I do not trust Conor McGregor to not engage in a pure firefight with Nate Diaz and have it backfire. This will be another terrific fight, but I like Diaz to hurt McGregor again with his boxing and this time jump on a guillotine for the win. For only the 2nd time ever, I’m picking against Conor McGregor, so you McGregor marks better not bombard my Twitter account and call me anti-Conor. Nate Diaz by submission, round 4. CONOR McGREGOR vs NATE DIAZ 2 FIGHT VIDEO
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Jed Meshew: Yair Rodriguez will eventually meet an abrupt and painful stop to his momentous rise, but this ain’t gonna be it. Caceres is kind of like Yair Rodriguez if you turned his levels down to “meh.” The kind of guy who is gonna beat Rodriguez is someone who can exploit his kick-only, fundamental-less striking game or ground him and work him over on top. Bruce Leeroy ain’t that dude. Maaaaaaybe Yair does one of those ridiculous rolling kicks and Caceres jumps on him and takes his back but I don’t see it. Rodriguez is going to pop off some violent, dope ish and build the highlight reel. Rodriguez by spinning jump knee KO, round 3. ALEX CACERES vs YAIR RODRIGUEZ FIGHT VIDEO
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Mookie Alexander: We’ve had a batshit year, so it’d only be fitting if Woodley coming off of a 17 month layoff is the guy to just wreck Robbie Lawler’s chin (and then promptly struggle to outstrike Demian Maia for some reason). That may very well happen in round 1 or maybe round 2, but Woodley doesn’t want any of Round 5 Robbie. Anyway, I just can’t trust Woodley to pull this off, I really want to see Lawler vs. Wonderboy, and Woodley winning gets in the way of that. Lawler’s going to be methodical but "Ruthless" as ever, and then put Woodley away once he’s broken him down. Robbie Lawler by TKO, round 3. ROBBIE LAWLER vs TYRON WOODLEY FIGHT VIDEO
Welcome to the UFC 204 LIVE STREAM (Bisping vs Henderson 2) Event. Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) slugger Dan Henderson, who captured gold in both PRIDE and Strikeforce, will attempt to add one more championship belt to his mantle when he collides with Michael Bisping at the UFC 204 pay-per-view (PPV) event next month in Manchester, England. You can thank Daniel Cormier for that. Here You go for the full UFC 204 LIVE STREAM, check the link above. Or more specifically his “fat ass” (likely a result of this), as Henderson claims it was Cormier’s portly posterior that made him realize he was an undersized light heavyweight who was essentially reduced to a one-trick pony. “Over the years, it's gotten harder to keep my body in the shape I need to. That's why I dropped back down to middleweight, because it's harder to go against the heavier guys. Having DC's fat ass on top of me really didn't help. When he was on top of me, I decided to go down to another weight class."
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Victor Rodriguez: This is so strange. Holm has far more mastery of the range and movement game, but Shevchenko is a tough out for anyone and her Muay Thai repertoire and counter game could lead to some really fun exchanges. Sure, it has the potential to be ugly, tentative and frustrating to watch, but I'm still banking on Shevchenko breaking with her conventional approach to put some pressure on Holm and attack the body consistently. Holm's not going to work for takedowns unless she absolutely has to, and even then Valentina isn't a slouch off her back. Valentina Shevchenko by decision. HOLLY HOLM vs VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO FIGHT VIDEO
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For bantamweight prospect Darrion “Wolf” Caldwell, picking up a win over former Bellator champion Joe Warren this past March not only added to an undefeated streak to start off his career, but also showed that he could take on some of the best competition the company has to offer, and do very well against them. “I think the fight went as planned,” Caldwell told MMAWeekly.com. “My job is to go out there and dominate. I don’t want to go out and just win – I want to go out there and dominate – and I think I showed that in March. “Any time you beat a guy (in Warren) who’s not only been at the pinnacle of this sport, but wrestling as well, it speaks volumes. I’m definitely happy with the performance. It helped me realize that I can not only beat the best guys, but dominate them.” Darrion Caldwell vs. Joe Taimanglo FIGHT VIDEO