Posts Tagged ‘Stephan Bonnar’

Independent MMA Link Club – November 7 Edition

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Independent Link Club Logo

This week’s Independent MMA Link club brings some great interviews and news featuring Cung Le, Anthony Pettis, Randy Couture and more.

No Consequences can Stephan Bonnar’s Steroid use be Justified [The MMA Corner]

Cung Le on UFC Macao, The Man with the Iron Fists, being friends with RZA and voting for Obama [The Fight Nation]

Jack Marshman vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam set to headline BAMMA 11 on Dec. 1 [The MMA Review]

Anthony Pettis talks brother’s win at RFA 4; wants ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in UFC return [Pro MMA Now]

Randy Couture talks wrestling in MMA & behind-the-scenes stories from his movies – video [The Fight Nerd]

The Fight Report – UFC: Macao [MMA Valor]

RecapRadio: Morning Commute 11-07-2012

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UFC on Fox Logo

Morning Commute is back and today’s edition features UFC on Fox coming back to Chicago, Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp goes to town on managers, Stephan Bonnar has been suspended for a year, Dan Henderson still talking about Sonnen getting the title shot, and Anderson Silva’s potential superfight with Georges St-Pierre.  All that and a double dose of this day in history, makes for a fantastic episode.  Download it for later use, or use the player below to stream it live.

RecapRadio: Morning Commute 10-31-2012

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PRIDE 24 Poster

PRIDE 24 Poster

Morning Commute today  has two epic PRIDE events as the day in history.  Also stories on Chris Weidman and his Long Island home, ref issues from Bellator 78, Frankie Edgar is getting the title shot against Jose Aldo and more.  Use the player below or download the file to listen to later.

RecapRadio: Morning Commute 10-18-2012

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Gilbert Melendez - via strikeforce.com

Gilbert Melendez – via strikeforce.com

Today’s Morning Commute features all the fallout from the announcement of Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter as well as quotes from the conference call.  Additionally this day in history takes us back to 2002 with WEC 5 which featured a lot of up and coming talent.  So sit back, listen to it in the player below, or download it for later listening.

Highs, Lows, and Oh-No’s: UFC 153 Edition

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Glover Texeira - Via UFC.com

Glover Texeira – Via UFC.com

UFC returned to Brazil for UFC 153 and the card was riddled with injury replacement after injury replacement. In the end we ended up with what Dana White said would be “a fun fight” and the night of action was extremely entertaining.

Highs
Jon Fitch actually fighting an entertaining fight. Maybe it is because he hasn’t fought in nearly a year, maybe it is because in his two fights in the past two years he is just 0-1-1 with his loss coming by way of extremely quick knockout. Maybe it is because after all of his victories inside the cage his cash reserves were starting to shrink up and Fitch was very vocal about his need for funds. Regardless of the reasoning, Fitch fought the most memorable fight of his career against Erick Silva. When Silva had a rear naked choke locked in, I was certain Fitch was going to go to sleep, lose the fight and get cut from the promotion. But he battled his way out of the choke hold and then some. Silva who has stated he has zero respect for his opponents’ skill sets, learned a valuable lesson.

Lows
Finding a fight for Anderson Silva that will be competitive. Yes this was the “fun fight” that we expected. Bonnar came forward, ate a punch and landed a punch just like he said he was going to. Then Silva stood still against the cage with his arms down at his sides and said punch me. Bonnar did, but Silva barely moved. And then Silva did it a second time. After letting Bonnar hit him straight in the face, he turned around and landed a knee to the solar plexus of Bonnar and was the first person to finish him by technical knockout. What’s left for Silva in the middleweight division is Chris Weidman and possibly Michael Bisping. Other fights that are intriguing are against other champs Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones. While Silva has stated he doesn’t want to fight Jones, Dana White said he would offer him gobs of cash. Silva is in a very unique position in that he seems to be invincible, yet could find himself without a massive fan base as everyone EXPECTS him to just win at this point while making his opponent look silly.

Oh-No’s
Fabio Maldonado and Glover Teixeira were billed as two extremely heavy handed fighters with granite like chins. Both fighters proved this theory. While Teixeira was the first to land and hurt his opponent, when he took a second to almost gloat, Maldonado returned fire and it was Teixeira who was in danger. But Teixeira recovered and kept his pin-point striking aimed at Maldonado’s head. Even when on the ground working punches and elbows, it seemed like it was impossible to knock Maldonado out. A massive cut was caused by one of the elbows and Maldonado said he could still fight after the doctor checked it. He continued on, getting pummeled by Teixeira and stumbled to his corner after the bell sounded the end of the second round. Thankfully for Maldonado, the doctor saw enough and called the fight.

UFC 153: Silva vs Bonnar Quick Results and Bonuses

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UFC 153 Poster

UFC 153 Poster

There’s nothing wrong with a fun fight. And that’s what we got out of UFC 153. The card featured several changes from the onset, giving us Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar as a main event.

Jon Fitch said he was not only fighting for the victory, but also for fight of the night honors. That’s exactly what he got in his battle with Erick Silva. Fitch put Silva on his back like he has to so many other opponents, but Silva was able to escape and nearly finish Fitch with submissions. It was an amazing back and forth fight and well deserving of the fight of the night award.

In pre-fight interviews Dave Herman said that jiu-jitsu didn’t work as he had never been submitted before. Antonio Nogueira proved him wrong and submitted him with an armbar late in the second round. It wasn’t the first submission he went after, but it was the one that Herman couldn’t get out of and was forced to tap to.

Rony Jason looked amazingly better against Sam Sicilia than he did at UFC 147 which served as The Ultimate Fighter Brazil finale. Both fighters were able to hurt the other with massive right hands but in the end it was Jason who was able to earn the technical knockout with punches and elbows.

Quick Results:
Anderson Silva defeated Stephan Bonnar by TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:40 –
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated Dave Herman by submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:31
Glover Teixeira defeated Fabio Maldonado by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Jon Fitch defeated Erick Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Phil Davis defeated Wagner Prado by submission (anaconda choke) – Round 2, 4:29
Demian Maia defeated Rick Story by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:30
Rony Jason defeated Sam Sicilia by TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:15
Gleison Tibau defeated Francisco Trinaldo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Diego Brandao defeated Joey Gambino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sergio Moraes defeated Renee Forte by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:10
Chris Camozzi defeated Luiz Cane by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

RecapRadio: Morning Commute 10-11-2012

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Pride 1 Poster

Pride 1 Poster

If you thought yesterday’s history lesson was a good one, wait until you hear today’s.  In addition we have updates on Jon Jones’s injury, Big Nog’s decision not to tap, Anderson Silva’s focus after Stephan Bonnar, Bonnar’s game plan and what’s going to happen if his wife goes into labor while he’s fighting and more.  Use the player below or download the mp3 for later listening.

RecapRadio: Morning Commute 10-02-2012

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Stephan Bonnar - via UFC.com

Stephan Bonnar – via UFC.com

Today’s morning commute has a bit of everything.  Forrest Griffin admitting he failed a drug test, Rashad Evans turning down a fight, Dave Batista gets a new opponent, Stephan Bonnar is about to have a son and more.  Give it a listen either in the player below or download it to your phone.

RecapRadio: Morning Commute 9-19-2012

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Frank Mir - via UFC.com

Frank Mir – via UFC.com

Today is Wednesday, September 19th and the news at first seemed to be lacking, but then we found the best of the best.  Today’s stories include Frank Mir being injured and out of his fight with Cormier, Sarah Kaufman injured and out of her fight at Invicta FC, a rain delay in MMA and more.  Give it a listen below.

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Matt Hamill Vs. Jon Jones

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Jon Jones - via UFC.com

Jon Jones - via UFC.com

Two light heavyweight prospects are expected to collide at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in Las Vegas this December, as Matt “The Hammer” Hamill (7-2) will take on undefeated Jon “Bones” Jones (9-0).

Hamill was expected to fight Brandon Vera at UFC 102, but a knee injury that he suffered in training forced him out of the matchup. He will be looking to make a three fight winning streak for himself, as he brutally knocked out Mark Munoz with a head kick and overwhelmed Reese Andy in his last two fights.

Meanwhile, Jones is looking to keep his undefeated streak alive as he continues to climb up the ladder in the light heavyweight division. “Bones” is only 22 years old and already has three UFC wins under his belt. He has bested Jake O’Brien, Stephan Bonnar, and Andre Gusmao in the octagon.

This fight is expected to be a co-main event for the December 5th show. The main card will air live on Spike TV.