Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Joao Miyao Pan NoGi 2014: Arm Triangle to Mounted Triangle Armbar



Graciemag Provides Pan NoGi 2014 Results

Check it out over in FULL at Graciemag:

Light Feather:
"First – João Ricardo Bordignon Miyao – PSLPB Cicero Costha
Second – Mark Daniel Ramos – Ricardo “Rey” Diogo BJJ
Third – Vitor Peres Paschoal – Caio Terra Association
Third – Jorge Elias Bucaram Santistevan – Alliance"

"First – Osvaldo Augusto Honorio Moizinho – Caio Terra Association
Second – Samir José Chantre Dahás – Caio Terra Association
Third – Gianni Paul Grippo – Alliance Marcelo Garcia
Third – Joseph Wallace Taliercio – Renzo Gracie"

"First – Rodrigo Lamounier de Freitas – Gracie Barra
Second – Garry Lee Tonon – Renzo Gracie
Third – Renan Borges – New England United BJJ"
Third – AJ Agazarm – Gracie Barra"

"First – Vitor Henrique Silva Oliveira – GF Team
Second – Enrico Daniel Cocco – Fight Sports
Third – Leonardo I. Iturralde Aguirre – Alliance Ecuador
Third – Francisco Antonio Iturralde Lara – Alliance"

Medium Heavy:

"First – Claudio de Mattos Cardoso – Gracie Barra
Second – Brian J Beaury II – Abusado Team
Third – Vinicius Agudo Silva – Team Link
Third – Romulo de Souza Azevedo – Welton Ribeiro"

"First – Mauro Celso Santiago – Gracie Barra
Second – Lucas Rocha de Freitas – Gracie Barra
Third – Jackson Sousa dos Santos – CheckMat
Third – Gabriel Toribio – Renzo Gracie"

Super Heavy:
"First – Tiago Ribeiro do Valle Giussani – Fabricio International Team – FIT
Second – Nelson Horacio Puentes Zuniga – Alliance NYC
Third – Nicholas A Liaskos – RABJJ"

Ultra Heavy:
"First – Gabriel Lyrio Lucas – CheckMat
Second – Abraham J. Marte Messina – Yamasaki Academy
Third – Bruno Bastos Cruz – Bruno Bastos Association"

Super Heavy:
"First – Gabriel Lyrio Lucas – CheckMat
Second – Abraham J. Marte Messina – Yamasaki Academy
Third – Bruno Bastos Cruz – Bruno Bastos Association"

Adult Male Open Class:
"Here is how each match in the open class for the black belt male adults panned out:
Abraham Marte defeated Gabriel Toribio by DQ knee reap.
Gianni Grippo defeated Garry Tonon by 6-4 points.
Mauro Santiago defeated Nicholas Liaskos by 20-0 points.
Romulo de Souza defeated Vinicius Agudo by armbar.
Enrique Coco defeated Thiago Ribeiro by 8-2 points.
Gianni Grippo defeated Mauro Santiago by 2-1 advantages.
AJ Agazarm defeated Jorge Elias by darce.
Jackson Sousa defeated Romulo de Souza by 4-0 points.
Abraham Marte defeated Enrique Coco by 4-0 points.
AJ Agazarm defeated Nik Nikolaisen by 4-0 points.
Jackson Sousa defeated Gianni Grippo 2-0 points.
AJ Agazarm defeated Abraham Marte by 4-2 points.
Jackson Sousa defeated AJ Agazarm by armbar.

First – Jackson Sousa dos Santos – CheckMat
Second – AJ Agazarm – Gracie Barra
Third – Abraham J. Marte Messina – Yamasaki Academy
Third – Gianni Paul Grippo – Alliance Marcelo Garcia"

Success Leave Clues: Conor McGregor Documentary "Notorious"

The documentary follows Conor McGregor before he was talking his way into facing Jose Aldo after this past weekend's drubbing of Dustin Poirier.

In Steve Job's Stanford commencement speech, he says that you can't connect the dots looking forward. You can only see the matrix, the system, the connections after the fact, in retrospect.

I remember seeing some early highlights of Conor McGregor fighting for Cage Warriors, I think it was.
I remember thinking he'd be like most of UK and European imports that would lack wrestling or Jiu-Jitsu or would be relatively one-dimensional and might win a few fights at their home country UFC event but eventually would wash out of the UFC.

And yet, here we are.
What makes an outlier?
What makes a meteoric rise?
What separates the potential versus the performance?
Irrational self-confidence? Perhaps. In fact, I'm sure that's a necessity.

A pessimistic realism will kill the ability to truly envision and expect world smashing success.

Those that are bound by what's "possible" can never do the impossible.
The 4 minute mile is a great example I've heard referenced.
Before it was done, everyone said it was impossible.
One guy does and within a year 20 people do it.
What changed?
The perception that it was possible.

Is it possible through God-given Talent? No, the research by Ericcson says no.
Training hard? Almost everyone at the highest levels trains hard.

It must then be the software.
It has to be the mindset.
It's not the body alone.
It's not the training itself.
It must then be the awareness?
The hope?
The delusional faith in your ability to supercede what everyone else believes is possible for themselves?

Videodrome Tuesday: BJJ Hacks TV Presents the One and Only Fernando Terrere


Friday, September 26, 2014

Predict the Hangover: UFC 178 Picks & Prognostications

Tonight I'll be working until 2am at my other job but will hopefully have line of sight to a nearby craft beer spot that has TV's and I'll be able to see Bellator. After about 6 hours of sleep, bright and early tomorrow morning, I'll referee and compete in the advanced NoGi and purple belt featherweight at the US Grappling Pendergrass Classic.

Saturday night I'll have a rare opportunity to take the night off from my 2nd job and watch UFC 178.

In case you need some more fuel to your Conor McGregor hype train fire, here he is on embedded:

I saw this UFC card and knew I had to miss work. This is easily IMHO the most stacked UFC PPV in ages. It's not a UFC Fight Night or a card with a main event you sort of care about followed by a main card that is basically a years past UFC prelim card. No sir. This is the real deal.
We've got a belt on the line. A potential contender for the LW belt fight on the line. A logjam clearing fight for the 185 weight class. The return of the bantamweight champion who never lost the belt but surrendered it due to injury. The hype train of Conor McGregor is preparing to really kick into overdrive depending how it plays out. I plan on jumping to my feet at least 6-7 times during this card. Mark my words.

Demetrious Johnson, the UFC'es busiest champ defends his strap against pretty much the last guy who might be worth him facing. Demetrious by 2nd round stoppage. Johnson's latest stoppages have really shown marked improvement in his accuracy in striking. Benavidez got the lights out switch with completely trounced his previous close performance against Mighty Mouse.

Alvarez makes his long awaited UFC debut against Donald Cerrone in what will undoubtedly be Fight of the Night in a brain damaging stand n' bang scramble affair. I think Cerrone will lose this one because this is exactly the kind of fight he loses, ala the Nate Diaz fight.

Conor McGregor will win by hype train in a 2nd round stoppage.

I love Tim Kennedy, but Yoel Romero is a frighteningly huge specimen at this weight class and his wrestling will be too much for Kennedy. Romero also has insane power as evidenced by the big right hands he put on Brad Tavares, Derek Brunson, and Ronny Markes. Credit to Kennedy for taking this fight but Yoel is a guy I think virtually no one else in the division wants to fight.

I don't typically watch women fights so I don't know how that one will go.
Dominick Cruz will pick apart the plodding, flat-footed Mizugaki who will stalk and grow increasing frustrated over the 3 round affair.

Masvidal because I've always liked watching "Gamebred" fight.

Cote will fight Thompson and the question is whether Cote's experience will balance his ring rust. My suspicion is that his time has passed and Thompson will barely eke out a split decision.

"Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso
for flyweight title
preliminary CARD
UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET
Manny Gamburyan vs. Cody Gibson "