Missed Fists: Fight Circus teases back with ‘Parking Lot Kickboxing’ match, more
Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights around the world that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA show every other day.
As regular readers now know, this space is for Fight Circus news whenever it comes up and of course Full Metal Dojo has blessed us this week not only with a new teaser for their upcoming April show, Fight Circus 3: Fisting For Dollars, but a free fight too!
Jake ‘The Avocado’ vs. Sascha (just Sascha)
AL: The super cheap and super bright game show parody. The awkward game. Jon Nutt. Two guys having a professional K-1 style kickboxing match in a parking lot.
I’d say Fight Circus is back, but it never really went away, did it?
JM: It certainly never left my heart.
I love these crazy rascals in Thailand. The Wheel of Violence is a perfect sequel to the madness that was Circus Harder. All the head shots are fighting? Can not wait. Bob Sapp? Sign me up. And shout at our colleague and second taller Between the links all-time competitor, Jose Youngs, who suggested that Fight Circus make a separate wheel of violence, so each man spins the wheel to get the weapons he can use – headshots, left hooks, low kicks, etc. It’s a great idea and I can’t wait to see it in Fight Circus 4: Wheel of Calamity.
AL: I could have done without Chris Benoit’s imagery, but other than that, well done all around.
Sultanali Davudov vs. Antonio Carlos Ribeiro
Satrudin Vakhidov vs. Roman Gnezdilov
Grigoriy Ponomarev vs. Timofey Mishev
During an AMC Fight Nights show in Moscow (full fights available on Youtube) on Tuesday we find this week’s winner Humpty Dumpty as Sultani Davudov lands a fair counter on an Antonio Carlos Ribeiro who swims the veteran Brazil through the air as he crumbles.
JM: It was an action packed clip right there. There is a lot going on. I thought Davudov could be killed with that swinging against the fence, leaving his chin in the air, but it turned out he knew what he was doing. Top marks.
AL: This visual was overcome by the audio of this knee jumping to the liver by Satrudin Vakhidov.
That rattle of ribs is almost worse than taking a knee to the dome.
JM: This, ladies and gentlemen, is the sound you hear when someone breaks a rib. Oof.
AL: We also had a delicious heavyweight shift in the series which saw Grigoriy Ponomarev win in 46 seconds against Timofey Mishev.
They are two beautiful heavy bodies and I will not hear otherwise.
JM: What an upheaval!
Do you know what’s fun with heavyweight MMA? These guys are terrible and they could still beat hell like, Frankie Edgar, because they’re huge and he isn’t. Oh fights, what a capricious sport you are.
Bryce Sines vs. Daniel Keepers
Nate williams against Gonzalo Ponce
AL: Anytime you see a nasty knockout on the amateur scene, you have to hope that the fighter on the receiving side has been somehow made up for it even though he’s technically not supposed to be paid a real sack of money. fighting hand.
For example, what Bryce Sines gave up to Daniel Keepers at Pinnacle Combat 33 was just plain wrong.
JM: I think I said this last week, but amateur MMA is wild because it’s functionally the same as professional MMA, right down to fighters who don’t get paid to squat. As Heath Ledger said, if you’re good at something, never do it for free. These guys have to make better life choices.
AL: A professional fight made headlines in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with 50-fight veteran Nate Williams taking on seven-fight non-veteran Gonzalo Ponce.
Williams had a few cups of coffee with Bellator and he’s won more than he lost with 30 professional wins to his name before last weekend. It turned out as badly for Ponce as you would expect.
JM: Dude, looks like Ponce’s face broke from that slam. Seriously, I don’t know why people are fighting. Looks like it sucks.
Bryce Gamboa vs. Joshua Ciulla
AL: As we show our love for the league’s more minor regional shows, let’s not forget Bryce Gamboa who shared this clip from his pro debut where he absolutely starches a local improvement talent.
JM: “Improvement talent”, eh? Do you like on Between the links? (I GOT IT!)
Youssef Ghrairi against Hassan Talal
Nkosi Ndebele vs. Abdelmoumen Mssaate
Murtaza Talha vs. Cameron Meintjies
Azat Maksum vs. Michael Aljarouj
We’ve seen all kinds of illegal knees lately, so thanks Brave CF 48 (replay available at FITE pay-per-view) for blessing us yesterday with a pair of knee knockouts that will actually be recorded as official Ws.
Until the superior rule set is adopted by the UFC, Bellator, and the other big MMA cats, we’ll have to settle for these great finishes from Youssef Ghrairi and Nkosi Ndebele. I will always jump for a lap clinch obliteration.
JM: Thank goodness neither of these two men had a hand or a knee on the canvas. Instead of being violently concussed, they could have been … violently concussed.
AL: Murtaza Talha reminded everyone that the best defense against withdrawal will always be with sharp elbows on the side of the skull.
JM: Remember when Travis Browne almost got a heavyweight title shot from the back of that unique technique? Glad to see that these young puppies learn from these fighters of the time.
AL: Looking ahead, Azat Maksum improved to 12-0 with an aggressive finish from Michael Aljarouj.
Maksum lands a bomb with his right hand and doesn’t have the patience to drop Aljarouj, tackling him to the ground and sneaking in a few more shots for good measure. He’s not 26 until May and you can be sure he’s on the shortlist for a trip to Fight Island soon.
JM: I love this tackle on the unconscious Aljarouj. It’s clear Maksum wasn’t trying to pull an indent, he just stepped in with his suit, but then found himself chest to chest and just went with it. Great reactions and instincts there.
Manny Akpan vs. Ben Ellis
Christian Duncan vs. Will Currie
Mateusz Figlak vs. Josh Plant
AL: Everyone always has their UFC Battle Pass accounts, right? Because there is still a lot going on there every week including Cage Warriors, Cage Fury FC, LFA and Lux Fight League. Here is the recap.
From Cage Warriors 120 in London (the first of three consecutive nights of events, which continue tonight and tomorrow), Manny Akpan landed a spinning kick on Ben Ellis that left him on his feet before Akpan do not follow him. for finishing.
JM: What did Ben Ellis do to this referee? My man took like 10 bombs with no response and the ref continued to watch him.
AL: On the other end of the save spectrum, top middleweight prospect Will Currie took his first loss in a controversial fashion, although all credit goes to Christian Duncan for Jorge Masvidal’s flying knee opening to kick off the second. turn, although the end may have been premature.
JM: So we have a late stop and an early stop. Ok Goldilocks, show me the “Baby Bear” stop.
AL: Of course, Polish brothers Figlak Mike and Mateusz should be mentioned, who improved to 5-0 and 5-1 respectively on Thursday.
Here’s Mateusz igniting Josh Plant’s bowels with neat bodywork in the middle of a brawl.
JM: Here it is! Just right.
AL: At Cage Fury FC 93 in Philadelphia on Saturday, a heavyweight title fight between Jamelle Jones – a Bellator veteran and Contender series prospect – and Cody Goodale ended in heavyweight shit as Jones scored. a tackle left before swangin ‘hands and claiming an empty belt.
JM: I feel like we don’t see enough of the hay uppercuts under the arms of downed MMA fighters. Every time someone throws them, they look like the most violent punches imaginable. This could be the sport’s next low kick.
AL: Last Friday, LFA 101 in Shawnee, Oklahoma had the neat trick of booking eight fights all of which featured an undefeated prospect trying to keep that 0 in the loss column. All but one did, as Miguel Jacob fell in the dreaded crucifix position.
It doesn’t look like Jacob ever came out and his reaction after the fight indicates he wasn’t too hurt, but those elbows were coming up in something fierce. A tough break for Jacob, who had just won a Bellator 238 victory a year ago.
JM: Yeah, it’s just one of those positions where maybe you’re not that badly hurt but you can’t escape and you’re going to take 100 unanswered strikes. In other words, the man was beaten. Better luck next time.
Alex Sanchez vs. Ruben Lozano
Diego Lopes versus Masio fullen
AL: In Monterrey, Mexico, the dreaded calf kick raised its ugly head (foot?) At Lux Fight League 12 as Alex Sanchez caused some kind of pain to Ruben Lozano that forced Lozano to take powder .
I’m not quite sure what happened here. Lozano looked pretty good afterwards, so maybe it was just a temporary debilitating injury.
JM: What happened was Lozano was brutalized by the sport’s most cowardly attack. When are we going to get rid of the threat to people in the leg from MMA?
AL: It’s a friggin ‘epidemic!
We close this edition of Missed Fists with a major perspective watch as featherweight champion Lux Diego Lopes beat his second straight UFC veteran and third in four fights by knocking out Masio Fullen with a magnificent armband.
Lopes, 26, also holds wins over Marco Beltran and Rony Jason. He has won 16 of his last 17 fights and is late for a call-up to the big show.
JM: You sir, are a liar. I’ve been in the sport for almost 18 years (damn I’m old) and I can say with confidence that no matter what Masio Fullen is, he’s never been to the UFC.
Wait, what is this? He had three fights in the UFC and was on The ultimate fighter? Dude, I don’t know what I think about that.
AL: He fought Alex Caceres and Makwan Amirkhani! He didn’t do particularly well against them, but still … TUF: Latin America Never Dies!!!
JM: I mean, they’re actually good fighters so yeah, I guess I see why. Either way, Lopes looks like a good fighter and after this win I would be stunned if Bellator or the UFC didn’t come and call.
What was the most memorable Missed Fists moment this week?
This survey is closed.
Fight Circus “Parking Kickboxing”
The knee that makes Satrudin Vakhidov’s ribs tremble
Bryce Sines knockout
Youssef Ghrairi’s perfectly synchronized knee
Manny Akpan’s superb kick
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