Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-31-2012, 01:45 PM   #286
Lefthooktommy
Natural Born Killer
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dark side of the Moon
Posts: 1,675
vCash: 75
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
Lefthooktommy is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-01-2012, 04:06 AM   #287
Rob_Floyd
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,713
vCash: 847
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

Cliff notes of the fights I have seen so far:

Jens Pulver should have retired years ago. I know that he needs the money, and that he just can't let it go, but he has no business in the ring anymore. Admittedly, he didn't look terrible, even dropping Kelly, but ultimately the game passed him many fights ago. Time to hang em up for real this time.

Rolles Gracie did what he needed to do, but it took him a bit too long to do it. He looked about twice the size of Bonello, but whatever. He isn't going to be a great fighter. Looked like he can go more than half a round now, at least. That's progress.

Andrei, once again, looked offensively nice, but defensively atrocious. When Timmy was tagging him left and right up against the cage, I thought it was over, but shockingly his chin was able to hold up to the assault. That finish was beautiful, despite the controversy. It's a stupid rule and Andrei should take solace in the fact that history will remember him as the victor. I think that this fight proves that neither guy belongs in there with top competition, which is more confirming everyone's long held beliefs than it is a revelation.

Bibiano, I believe, could a be a top five talent in the BW division, but he did not look great against Falciroli. Falciroli proved to have some excellent BJJ. Unfortunately for him, Bibiano is the wrong guy to show that off against. Nevertheless, he did much better in every area than I would have expected, and he made Bibiano look less than stellar in a fight he should have taken with relative ease. I still very much want to see him in the mix in the UFC, as I do believe that he is a top talent. A little older than I had thought, and 32, but that doesn't really seem to matter most of the time.

Still need to see a bunch of fights, but they haven't all been uploaded yet.
Rob_Floyd is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #288
Stoo
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,934
vCash: 1000
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

What we Learned from the ONE FC: Pride of a Nation Event

ONE FC has the potential to become the next PRIDE in Asia

Before UFC, PRIDE Fighting Championships reigned supreme in professional MMA not only in Asia, but all over the world. After PRIDE, many smaller MMA promotional companies emerged but not a single one could mirror the success that PRIDE attained.

ONE Fighting Championship is a relatively new MMA promotional company but it was evident that the guys behind this company is serious about making a big splash in professional MMA with the way it handles all of its major events. The “Pride of a Nation” event was definitely world-class and rightfully so because all the fighters of ONE FC are actually champions and ex-champions of the best MMA organizations in the world.

It’s highly unlikely that ONE FC will ever catch up UFC when it comes to global popularity, but there is little doubt that ONE FC can become the biggest professional MMA organization all over Asia in a few years.

2. Jens Pulver is done

Years ago, Jens Pulver was so good that he was the very first fighter to ever beat BJ Penn in the lightweight division. Yes, you read that right, Pulver was that good in his prime. Sadly, just like all professional athletes, Father Time can be pretty cruel to aging fighters like Pulver. After dominating the lightweight scene for 10 years, it’s pretty obvious that age has eroded Pulver’s once magnificent skills.

The fact is, Pulver is 37 years old with a lot of fights under him, fighting a hungry and talented young lion like Kelly isn’t actually a very good idea at this stage of Pulver’s career.

After the fight against Kelly, Pulver hinted that he’s just a few fights away before calling it quits. Regardless of what his decision would be, Pulver will surely be remembered for all the contributions he did to MMA and his illustrious career that lasted for over a decade.

3.Eric Kelly is the most well-rounded Filipino MMA practitioner right now

Fans of Edward Folayang and Honorio Banario would not agree with this, but Eric Kelly is perhaps the most well-rounded and complete professional Filipino MMA fighter right now. Kelly is undefeated and most of his wins have come via submission. Aside from that, he’s actually pretty big for a featherweight and he has enough experience not to get intimidated by explosive and more athletic fighters.

Meanwhile, Folayang is actually more accomplished and popular than Kelly here in the Philippines. However, Folayang’s main weakness is that he gets tagged a lot just to score points during fights. The truth is, a top-level striker who could surely counter Folayang and take advantage of his looping punches.

On the other hand, Banario is huge for a featherweight and he’s some sort of a mini-Anderson Silva when he’s fighting inside the ring. Banario has a solid standup game and though underrated, his ground game is fun to watch when he starts to apply it on the mat. The title fight between Banario and Kelly would surely be close, but it won’t be surprising if Kelly comes out as a winner to take the belt.

4. Rolles Gracie, Bibiano Fernandes, and Jung Hwan Cha are the real deal

Rolles Gracie fought only once in the UFC, losing against Joey Beltran via TKO. After that disappointing loss, Gracie has been on a tear, losing only once in the last two years. Gracie is a big heavyweight and when it comes to ground game, Frank Mir is perhaps the only guy who’s better than him. That being said, it won’t be surprising if the biggest member of the Gracie clan goes back to the UFC to try his luck there once again.

Meanwhile, Bibiano Fernandes was supposed to fight in the UFC until he pulled out in June because of an injury. Fernandes has only three losses in his MMA career and just like many Brazilian fighters, he brings a lot of excitement each time he fights.

Finally, Jung Hwan Cha of South Korea was the biggest surprise by defeating a member of the Gracie family, Igor. What’s impressive about Cha was how he was able to match the grappling of Igor Gracie. Cha is very technical on the ground and he’s actually really good creating different moves from the bottom. With the impressive win over Gracie, Cha’s value surely skyrocketed especially in the Asian MMA scene.
Stoo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #289
greathamza
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: sweden
Posts: 5,329
vCash: 117
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

It was a solid card imo
greathamza is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 10:56 AM   #290
Stoo
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,934
vCash: 1000
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

6 1/2 out of 10 for me. Entertaining but a mark off for the Timothy v AA ending. Glad they ditched the No guard rule, otherwise OFC keep the entertaining card coming
Stoo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #291
sugarngold
RIDDUM
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mutantville, North Carolina
Posts: 9,281
vCash: 157
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

It was an entertaining card. I'm glad to see another Asian org making some headway.
sugarngold is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 03:54 PM   #292
Rob_Floyd
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,713
vCash: 847
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stoo View Post

Meanwhile, Bibiano Fernandes was supposed to fight in the UFC until he pulled out in June because of an injury. Fernandes has only three losses in his MMA career and just like many Brazilian fighters, he brings a lot of excitement each time he fights.
Wasn't revealed that he never accepted UFC's offer?
Rob_Floyd is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #293
Stoo
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,934
vCash: 1000
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

Yeah didnt think about that Rob. That's how I remember it, didnt they book him on a card or something
Stoo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 08:35 AM   #294
boranbkk
"ไม่ได้โม้นะ"
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 3,518
vCash: 500
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

One FC "Pride of the Nation" HL:


[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usunvre5Yr8[/ame]
boranbkk is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 03:52 AM   #295
Rob_Floyd
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,713
vCash: 847
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

So, where the **** is the hype? This is happening tomorrow!

Shinya Aoki vs. Arnaud Lepont
Soo Chul Kim vs. Leandro Issa
Zorobabel Moreira vs. Kotetsu Boku
Jens Pulver vs. Zhao Ya Fei
Masakatsu Ueda vs. Min Jung Song
Yusup Saadulaev vs. Kevin Belingon
Melvin Manhoef vs. Ryo Kawamura
Bruce Loh vs. Gianni Subba
Ngabdi Mulyadi vs. Mitch Chilson
Rob_Floyd is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 04:11 AM   #296
Lefthooktommy
Natural Born Killer
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dark side of the Moon
Posts: 1,675
vCash: 75
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob_Floyd View Post
So, where the **** is the hype? This is happening tomorrow!

Shinya Aoki vs. Arnaud Lepont
Soo Chul Kim vs. Leandro Issa
Zorobabel Moreira vs. Kotetsu Boku
Jens Pulver vs. Zhao Ya Fei
Masakatsu Ueda vs. Min Jung Song
Yusup Saadulaev vs. Kevin Belingon
Melvin Manhoef vs. Ryo Kawamura
Bruce Loh vs. Gianni Subba
Ngabdi Mulyadi vs. Mitch Chilson

War Manhoef!!!
Lefthooktommy is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:38 AM   #297
Stoo
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,934
vCash: 1000
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

Ahhh shit, didnt realise it was tomorrow
Stoo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 08:45 AM   #298
Stoo
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,934
vCash: 1000
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

Anyone watching today?
Stoo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 08:51 AM   #299
Ne5ville14
Rationalist by default...
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,318
vCash: 500
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

I am !
Ne5ville14 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #300
greathamza
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: sweden
Posts: 5,329
vCash: 117
Default Re: One Fighting Championship thread

What time is it?
greathamza is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013