In a newly released video from Phone Booth Fighting, Frank Mir and Richard Hunter give their breakdown of The UFC 214 main event title fight, between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. Frank goes on to discuss what went wrong for Daniel Cormier and what may be next for DC.
The Most chilling line in the video is when Frank Mir says:
“Daniel was Playing Checkers, Jon was Playing Chess”
What a time to be a fan of Women's MMA. The UFC now has three title belts and the women's championship fights have been better than a lot of the men's. With that being said, lets take a look at some fights The UFC needs to make before 2018.
UFC 214: Cormier Vs. Jones was the most stacked fight card in 2017 so far, with three world titles on the line, the return of Cris Cyborg and the culmination of MMA's most heated rivalry. Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier were locked in the cage last night, and Jon Jones proved to the world that ring rust wasn't an issue and that he may possibly be the greatest of all time as he stopped a Daniel Cormier whose performance was nothing but impressive. Taking place in the Honda Centre, Anaheim, California, the gate was just shy of $2.5 million, with an attendance of 16, 610.
Of the fights that took place last night, Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger fought for the Women's Featherweight belt, Tyron Woodley defended his belt against the BJJ phenom Demian Maia in the co-main, and Daniel Cormier sought to defend his belt against the prodigal Jon Jones.
Jon Jones def. Daniel Cormier via third-round TKO (3:01)
Tyron Woodley def. Demian Maia via unanimous decision
Cris Cyborg def. Tonya Evinger via third-round TKO (1:56)
Robbie Lawler def. Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision
Volkan Oezdemir def. Jimi Manuwa via first-round KO (0:22)
Ricardo Lamas def. Jason Knight via first-round TKO (4:34)
Brian Ortega def. Renato Moicano via submission (Round 3, 2:59)
Calvin Kattar def. Andre Fili via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alexandra Albu def. Kailin Curran via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Jarred Brooks def. Eric Shelton via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Drew Dober def. Josh Burkman via first-round KO (3:04)
Performance of the Night:
Jon Jones walked away from 214 with not only his belt, but an extra $50k for his violent dispatching of former champion Daniel Cormier in the third round; Volkan Oezdemir secured a POTN bonus also for his impressive and hasty demolition of Jimi Manuwa, earning himself $50,000.
Fight of the Night:
The Fight of the Night award went to Ortega and Moicano. The featherweight bout on the Prelims saw a war of attrition before Ortega managed to submit Moicano with a triangle choke in the third.
Tonight is the night! UFC 214 is here and the pros have spoken. Check their picks for the main and co main event below!
On Wednesday I released another pro's picks. The pros unanimously picked Robbie Lawler to beat Donald Cerrone and CrisCyborg to beat Tonya Evinger. The two fights left to pick are Demian Maia VS Tyron Woodley and Jon Jones VS Daniel Cormier. So lets get right to it.
Top MMA Coaches & Trainers
Rick Little: Daniel Cormier and Tyron Woodley
Ray Thompson: Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
MMA Legends & Pioneers
Shonie Carter: Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
Stephen Quadros II: Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
Bellator MMA Stars
Brent Primus:Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
Anthony Taylor:Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
Current UFC Stars
Albert Morales:Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
Jimmie Rivera: Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
Colby Covington: Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
TJ Ware: Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
Rashad Coulter: Jon Jones And Demian Maia
Sam Alvey: Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley
Out of all of the pros, Maia and DC only got one vote a piece. Let's see how the fights end up going? Who are you picking to win?
We are just one day away from the biggest UFC card of 2017. UFC Matchmakers have treated fans with 3 electrifying title fights, where literally anything could happen. Even the opening fights on the main card are presented as title contender eliminators. Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones will once again go to battle against one another in the scheduled Main-Event at UFC 214.
Out of the 5 fights on the card, we were only able to all agree on one fight. So far, we are currently 13-8 (62%) on fights that we Unanimously agree on. Check out below to see who we believe will walk away with the victory in Anaheim, California.
Will (55-53): Cormier, Maia, Cyborg, Lawler, Manuwa
Daniel Cormier (3) vs. Jon Jones (5)
This is the 5th time that these two have been scheduled to fight one another, and that may be one of the added factors that fuel the hatred between the two fighters. Will Jones come back and claim what was once his, or will Cormier cement in name in history as the Greatest Light Heavyweight in UFC history. Jones has been gone for a while, but is still a much younger man than his opponent Daniel Cormier. Leading up to the fight, Jones has brought up the numerous amounts of hours that he has spent training for this fight on multiple occasions. This is obviously something he prides himself over his older foe. In his time away from the Octagon, Jones has been focusing on Jiu-Jitsu and power-lifting. That’s one dangerous combination for someone that many already believed to be the GOAT. Cormier on the other hand has stayed busy inside the UFC, accumulating a record of 4-0 since him and Jones first fought.
Will Cormier be able to take Jones down this time around? Although Jones has a much longer reach than Cormier, DC was constantly able to close the distance and get the clinch. From there he landed many hooks, but absorbed many body shots as well that would go on to later affect him in the championship rounds. Jones really seems like he’ll be gunning for a finish this time around, and how could anyone not believe him. Although Cormier will constantly look for takedowns, Jones will punish him for every attempt he makes. From the clinch, Jones will be able to slice open DC with many elbows and knees and receive the stoppage victory over his bloodied opponent.
Jon Jones via: 4th Round TKO
Tyron Woodley (4) vs. Demian Maia (4)
Woodley finally finds himself as a betting favorite, but us at MMACS are totally split on who will walk away with the Welterweight championship. This will be Tyron Woodley’s third title defense, and the competition doesn’t seem to be getting any weaker. Demian Maia enters this title fight with the Jiu-Jitsu in the UFC. Since dropping down to the Welterweight division, Maia has dominated all of his foes with his grappling skills. Woodley has some of the best wrestling in the Welterweight division, so the big question will be whether Maia will be able to get the fight to the ground.
One would imagine that Woodley’s gameplan for this fight would be to keep it standing, and try and add another KO to his immense highlight reel. Out of Woodley’s last 15 fights, he has only been taken down twice. Woodley will be entering this fight with a takedown defense of 92%. Maia will constantly peruse the clinch, and doesn’t mind ending up in bottom guard. I see this one going similar to Whittaker and Souza, but I don’t see Maia getting Woodley to the ground. Tyron Woodley adds another vicious KO to his resume, and then goes on to call out Georges St-Pierre.
Tyron Woodley via: 1st Round KO
Cris Cyborg (8) vs. Tonya Evinger (0)
Cyborg is finally fighting for UFC GOLD! Cyborg enters this fight as the biggest favorite on the card, and it comes to no surprise. In Cyborg’s last 9 fights, her average betting line has been -1680 favorite. In her fight against Tonya Evinger, Vegas has Cyborg listed as a -1200 favorite. Cyborg enters this fight with 12 straight KO/TKO victories, and is currently riding a 17-fight win streak with her last defeat occurring in her MMA debut. Evinger is the current Bantamweight champion for Invicta and has won 7 fights in a row. Her last professional loss came to Olympian and UFC title challenger Sara McMann by Unanimous Decision. Evinger enters this fight with a 16-6 record, but has never been stopped due to strikes.
This will be the first time Evinger competes in the Featherweight division, and she will be doing so against the #1 Featherweight in the world. This will be Cyborg’s moment to shine. Evinger is always game, and will be no easy outing, but Cyborg’s power will be on display. Tonya should be able to make it competitive for the first few minutes, but once Cris Cyborg smells blood there will be no stopping her.
Cris Cyborg via: 2nd Round KO
Robbie Lawler (7) vs. Donald Cerrone (1)
Fans last saw Robbie Lawler inside the octagon when he lost the Welterweight title to Tyron Woodley over 1 year ago. Since then Robbie has switched gyms and refocused his training. At one point Lawler was considered the scariest man in the Welterweight division, with Cerrone being the most active fighter in the Lightweight division. Since moving up to the Welterweight division, Cerrone has amassed a record of 4-1. Both fighters are coming off KO losses, yet Robbie has had much more time to recover. Cerrone has fought 4 times since the last time Robbie competed, and has been rocked badly in his last two outings.
This is going to be one crazy fight. Both fighters have devastating striking, and really need a win to keep their names relevant. The majority of us are leaning towards the former champion Robbie Lawler to get the victory. Cerrone has been known to start slow in past fights, and that may be what costs him in this matchup. Coming off one of the longer layoffs of his career, I expect to see Lawler come in with a devastating statement.
Robbie Lawler via: 2nd Round TKO
Jimi Manuwa (6) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (2)
Manuwa has been touted as one of the brighter prospects for some time. He currently holds a record of 6-2 inside the UFC with his losses coming to Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson. Jimi Manuwa enters this contest having won his last 2 fights by KO/TKO. Volkan made his UFC debut earlier this year and is already on the cusp of a title shot. Volkan is riding a 4-fight win streak and is currently 2-0 inside of the UFC.
Both fighters are predominately strikers, and are accustomed to out-pacing their opponents. Manuwa has been on the big stage numerous times, and that may be in his favor come fight night. This will be a big step up in competition for Volkan, and I expect to see it show. The Poster Boy Jimi Manuwa puts on a striking clinic in the first 2 rounds, to get the victory over the battered Volkan in the final round.
Jimi Manuwa via: 3rd Round TKO
Who do you believe will walk away with the victory at UFC 214? Any predictions for Fight of the Night? Let us know below in the comments section.
For my articles I usually only ask the pros about the top two billed fights of the event. This Saturday nights UFC 214 is so stacked, I had to get opinions for the top 4 fights. This will be the first of two articles revealing who some of the top fighters and coaches in The UFC believe will win.
In the second fight of the main card, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will take on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a fight that has been tied to events going all the way back to UFC 205 in November of last year. This welterweight showdown has had MMA enthusiasts going nuts and it looks like it will finally happen this weekend. With both fighters coming in off of a loss, expect fireworks as neither man is known for making a habit of losing.
In the third fight of the main card, Cris Cyborg will face off against Tonya Evinger. Originally it seemed Cyborg would face Germaine de Randamie for the newly minted 145 pound title. However, GDR refused to fight Cyborg and vacated her title. So then we had Cyborg VS Megan Anderson for the vacant title. Anderson then pulled out and Invicta 135 pound champ Tonya Evinger was thrust into the fight. It seems like The UFC at this point was looking for someone for Cyborg to be showcased against.
My only prediction for these fights, is I don't believe either will go the distance. I see both fights being over by the end of the second round. With that being said, lets see who the pros are picking here.
Top Bantamweight Prospect Albert Morales picked: Robbie Lawler & Cris Cyborg
Top UFC Coach With Fighters Including Julianna Pena & Michael Chiesa picked: Robbie Lawler & Cris Cyborg
Heavyweight Stand Out Rashad Coulter picked: Robbie Lawler & Cris Cyborg
Top UFC Coach And The Father Of UFC Superstar Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Ray Thompson picked: Robbie Lawler & Cris Cyborg
Top Ranked Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera, fresh off of his huge victory over Thomas Almeida picked: Robbie Lawler & Cris Cyborg
Middleweight Fan Favorite And Knockout Artist Sam Alvey picked: Robbie Lawler & Cris Cyborg
Amazingly all seven of my pros all picked Robbie Lawler and Cris Cyborg for a clean sweep. I will be back on Friday with the conclusion of my Pro's Picks for UFC 214, as they pick winners for Tyron Woodley vs Demian Maia and Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier.
The UFC has released the second episode of it's popular Embedded web series for UFC 214. Featuring many of the fighters involved in this weekend's card. The series follows the combatants in the final days of their respective camps, as they get ready for UFC 214.
In the ever-evolving sport of mixed martial arts, trash talk is yet another weapon in the arsenal of every fighter, honed and sharpened to inflict the greatest psychological damage before the octagon door is bolted shut. In fact, 2017 may be the year of trash talk. With the behemoth that is MayMac on the horizon, it's borderline absurd media tour showed nothing is sacred.
However, UFC 214 brings a different kind of trash talk. Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, arguably two of the greatest light heavyweights the octagon has ever seen, do not simply talk trash; they genuinely despise each other. These two alphas shall lock horns this weekend, and this honest-to-God rivalry will be settled. The first episode of UFC 214 Embedded has debuted and has set the scene for a rematch for the ages.
In the first episode, we are given candid exposure to a Jon Jones vying for redemption, training at Jackson Wink in Albuquerque, NM. Daniel Cormier is shown drilling with Frank Munoz, Wako Pro K1 European Champ. Jon Jones gets promoted from white to blue belt at Gracie Barra BJJ in ABQ, NM alongside Holly Holm and Michelle Waterson. We also get to see behind the scenes of the heated UFC on Fox 25 video chat.
Here we go. It looks like the rematch is finally going to happen. After suspensions, delays and injuries; the time is now for Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The eagerly awaited light heavyweight title rematch is just days away. With three title fights, UFC 214 is possibly the card of the year on paper.
The UFC has produced another episode of the Inside the Octagon series to whet our appetites for the the bout between DC and Jones. John Gooden is joined by broadcast partner and UFC veteran Dan Hardy as they try to breakdown Saturday night's main event.
They provide insights into where Jones and Cormier might find success this Saturday night. Using previous fight footage whilst also fielding questions from Twitter followers, this is certainly a must-watch for any fight fan with an eye to this weekend's fights.
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Angela Magana is back running her mouth on Social Media. This time, instead of trolling Cyborg or Gabi Garcia, Angela is trolling male WMMA fans and insulting them as a whole. Her low brow comments raised the attention of fellow MMACS writer Kenneth Hutton II.
With a classic dialogue from Billy Madison, Kenneth shut down Angela's post. Check out the post in question below as well as Kenneth's hilarious “Adam Sandler” inspired response.
After being smacked around by Cyborg at The UFC retreat, one would think Magana would learn her lesson. I guess not…….
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