Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Morning Combat News: Miyaos to NYC, UFC on Fox Fallout/Hangover, Palhares Does Palhares

In case you were under a rock this weekend, or in my case, competing and reffing from something like 11am until 11pm in Richmond at US Grappling's Submission Only (average match time for the entire aggregate event was 8 something minutes overall), a lot happened.

The Miyao Brothers are opening an academy in NYC. VERY interested to see how their teaching manifests and then watching their guys compete against the likes of Marcelo and Ribeiro and Alliance.

Lifted from's article:
"At our school we bring together athletes and instructors from two of the leading Jiu Jitsu schools in Sao Paulo, Brazil – Barbosa Jiu Jitsu and Cicero Costha PSLPB – giving our students the opportunity to learn and practice alongside some of the very best in the world. In addition to our resident athletes who are with us full-time, our goal is to have a regular rotation of athletes coming in, to teach and train with our students, providing everyone with the best possible environment in which to learn and practice Jiu Jitsu."

For more INFO, click HERE. 

On to the face punching of this weekend:
Junior Dos Santos won but also lost. He looked about as beatable as he could have looked against Stipe without actually losing. He was visibly hurt and cut by Stipe's looping, leaping in punches and I genuinely think Cain is a higher volume, heavier punching HW than Stipe (no knock against him, he actually had a great showing and looked better than I expected he would).

Nate Diaz failed to make weight but lost anyway then made excuses about an injury in training camp. Jamie Varner retired in the event that you care. He has always been entertaining to watch and I will miss watching him fight. Mitrione pushed back any progress Gonzaga had recently made and Alistair Overeem punched his ticket to at least another few UFC fights he will probably lose.

Palhares pull a Palhares off against Jon Fitch and kneebarred him into obscurity.

The UFC returns this weekend in Brazil with a tepid card of a few fights with meaning.
Erick Silva tries to prevent any further slide from mattering in his division. Renan Barao attempts to rebound from failing to make weight to recapture his title. Machida fights CB Dolloway but I'm not really sure why.
Anyhow, it's a card, and it's free.
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