Guest this past week with great friend Ralphy Villar.
We discuss SummerSlam etc.
Above is link.
Guest this past week with great friend Ralphy Villar.
We discuss SummerSlam etc.
Above is link.
Sourced from http://www.uproxx.com
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II Results:
1. Austin Aries defeated No Way Jose. After a solid back-and-forth match, Jose fell victim to a sunset flip powerbomb into the Last Chancery. Aries continued to apply the submission post-match, which resulted in a run-in from Hideo Itami. The two brawled, and Itami hit Aries with a Go To Sleep.
2. Ember Moon defeated Billie Kay. The debuting Moon made quick work of Billie Kay, pinning her following a diving corkscrew stunner off the top rope.
3. Bobby Roode defeated Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas. Before the match, Roode entered the arena via a fully extended cherry picker. It was glorious. He pinned Almas after connecting with the Glorious Bomb.
Triple H unveiled the trophy that will be awarded to whoever is crowned the winner of the Cruiserweight Classic on September 14. It looked like…well, kind of sort of NSFW.
4. NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The Revival (c) defeated Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. Scott Dawson made Johnny Gargano submit to a figure four leg lock after a lengthy match with a number of impressive false finishes.
5. NXT Women’s Championship Match: Asuka (c) defeated Bayley. Asuka retained her championship by kicking Bayley’s head off. Afterward, Bayley hugged the other three members of the Four Horsewomen and Izzy while receiving an extended standing ovation from the sold-out crowd inside the Barclays Center.
6. NXT Championship Match: Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Samoa Joe (c). Nakamura won his first NXT Championship after two straight Kinshasas to Samoa Joe.
Sourced from http://www.wrestlinginc.com
Prelims on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET:
Middleweight: Marvin Vettori defeated Alberto Uda by submission (guillotine) at 4:30 of round 1.
Welterweight: Colby Covington defeated Max Griffin by TKO (punches) at 2:28 of round 3.
Welterweight: Lorenz Larkin defeated Neil Magny by TKO (elbows) at 4:08 of round 1.
Definitely check out Larkin-Magny later on Fight Pass if you missed it. Larkin fought the perfect fight and completely trucked Magny.
Prelims on Fox Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET:
Straw weight: Cortney Casey defeated Randa Markos (#13) by verbal submission (armbar) at 4:34 of round 1.
Featherweight: Artem Lobov defeated Chris Avila by unanimous decision (30-27 on all three cards)
Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington (#8) defeated Elizabeth Phillips by unanimous decision (30-27 on all three cards)
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt (#8) defeated Takeya Mizugaki (#11) by TKO (punches) at 0:48 of round 1.
Main Card on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 p.m. ET:
Welterweight: Tim Means vs. Sabah Homasi
Round 1: Means picking him apart standing and landing his hardest shots in clinch range as usual. Means got up pretty easily after being taken down. Homasi bleeding badly on the left side of his face. Another elbow to that side. We’ll go 10-9 Means, borderline 10-8.
Round 2: More of the same. Means appears to hurt him with elbows and knees but somehow he’s still standing. This is a mugging. Means starts unloading and Herb Dean stops it. It was a moment where if it happened in a vacuum you wouldn’t stop the fight, but in the context of the fight up to that point he Homasi clearly needed to be rescued. Really impressive performance by Means.
Official decision: Tim Means defeated Sabah Homasi by TKO at 2:54 of round 2.
Welterweight: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Mike Perry
Round 1: Well, this shouldn’t last long. Lim looks absolutely gigantic next to Perry. Perry landing some heavy low kicks. Perry drops Lim! Perry has a mounted crucifix with lots of time left. He gets out and back to his feet somehow. Perry drops him again and trying to finish on the ground. Lim barely defending. Perry to side control. Lim back up, dropped AGAIN, this time face planting. John McCarthy doesn’t stop it immediately for some reason, but does after a follow up.
Official decision: Mike Perry defeated Hyun Gyu Lim by TKO at 3:38 of round 1.
Welterweight: Rick Story (#9) vs. Donald Cerrone (#14, LW #6)
Round 1: Cowboy takes Story down right away. He might have the most underrated offensive wrestling in the UFC. Story sweeps to a double leg attempt against the cage and now he has Cerrone right where he wants him. He gets Cerrone down but finds himself in a triangle attempt. Story escapes and passes. Gets Corrine’s back and hits a hard knee to the body. Cerrone up, back to center Octagon. Cerrone hits a nice knee and front kick, then a low kick. Lot of feints and then Cerrone lights Story up with a combination. Great first round. Close, but Cerrone took over late for a 10-9 on our card.
Round 2: High kick right away for Cowboy. Another great stepping knee. Cerrone gets inside and doubles up on right hooks. Gorgeous stepping knee as Story comes in. Big head kick by Cowboy, drops Story with follow up punches, and it’s over. Fantastic performance. Cerrone looks like he can be a championship level fighter at 170.
Official decision: Donald Cerrone defeated Rick Story by TKO (head kick, knee, and punches) at 2:02 of round 2.
Cowboy says he wants to drop back down to 155 to take the title from Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden. Umm, yes please.
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson (#1) vs. Glover Teixeira (#2)
Round 1: Rumble almost immediately knocks him out cold with an uppercut around Glover’s guard. That man is terrifying. Glover tried to wrestle referee Dan Miragliotta when he woke up.
Official decision: Anthony Johnson defeated Glover Texeira by knockout (uppercut) at 0:13 of round 1.
Rumble clearly has a rematch against Daniel Cormier next for the title and they hype it up in the post-match interview.
We’re 93 minutes in with just the main event left.
Welterweight (5 Round Main Event): Nate Diaz (LW #4) vs. Conor McGregor (C-FW)
Round 1: Low kicks from Conor immediately. Roundhouses, too, and not his usual linear kicks. Conor tags him and Nate goes down but he breaks his fall. More hard low kicks and Nate’s leg is not in great shape. Nate kicking too, so he doesn’t concede that battle completely. McGregor has changed things up a lot, clips Nate near the end of the round. Clear 10-9 Conor.
Round 2: Conor drops him again and lets him up. And again. Same story. Hard to tell how much is force and the leg causing balance issues vs. him being rocked. Nice body jab by Nate. Good check right hook by Nate. Nate starts pressuring and landing! Repeat of the first fight with Nate clinching on the fence beating up Conor! This fight is insane. Tough round to call. Call it 10-9 Nate?
Round 3: Nate hurts him again. They clinch, Conor turns him on the cage, then Nate turns Conor. He’s gotta be gassing Conor up bad and they break. Conor lands. Nate catches a spin kick and they clinch on the fence again. Conor stuffs a takedown attempt. Body head combo for Nate on the break. Nate pointing and laughing! Well timed knee/kick thing to the head by Nate. Clinch and he UNLOADS on the fence. Conor saved by the bell. 10-8 Diaz.
Round 4: Conor coming on a little better including a hard low kick. Nate clinches and Conor stuffs a takedown on the fence. Nice flurry by Conor. Nate rocks him…maybe? Nice body work by Conor. Conor came back well here. 10-9 Conor.
Why is Jon Kavanaugh telling Conor he’s dominating the clinch?
Round 5: Conor tries a flying knee. Nate clinches but Conor turns him the breaks. Conor stuff another takedown attempt on the cage. Nice combo by Nate on the break. Crowd booing when Conor disengages with his hands on his hips. Nice 1-2 by Nate and a clinch knee. Elbow! Two minutes to go. Another takedown stuffed. Nate trips him as the clock ticks down and lands punches. That’s it, they’ve gone the distance. Nate’s round 10-9, we call it 48-46 Diaz.
Official Decision: Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz by majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47).
So it looks like all three judges went McGregor 1-2-4 with Diaz getting a 10-8 in round three on one card.
McGregor wants the trilogy fight at lightweight. Both guys cursed up a storm. Diaz said something about getting hurt in camp.
What to look forward to this year at Summerslam?
It is crazy how 10 years ago who would have thought that WWE would return to Brooklyn for the 2 time this year. Barclays Center has hosted numerous events including concerts, boxing, basketball, hockey and of course Wrestling. Let takes a look at what we have so far:
WWE Universal Championship
Finn Balor vs Seth Rollins
Don’t love the name of Universal Championship.
Love the concept of another World title on Raw.
It did not work the first time and it will not work this time
(Champion on both shows). Now other individuals will get an opportunity to main event for the world title. Case and point Dolph Ziggler. Regardless of Roman Reignd suspension or not, Finn Balor will take advantage of this opportunity. Former leader of Bullet Club & former NXT Champion will try to make history by capturing the first ever universal championship.
Seth Rollins is all around one of their most consistent performers and I expect nothing less than great from him. He had a great match with John Cens last year at Summerslam and he became both the U.S. & World Champion. Let’s see what happens on 8/21.
Dean Ambrose vs Dolph Ziggler
I am surprised that Ambrose is still champion. However, looking ahead to brand split I can see why. Ambrose kept the title that actually has some sort of lineage. Hogan Austin Michaels Rock etc have all held that title (to an extent since titles were merged in 2013). A lot of haters that Ziggler is squaring off versus Ambrose at Summerslam. I am not one of them. I look forward to Ziggler stepping up once again. Ziggler had one of the best cash ins for the Money in the Bank the night after WrestleMania 29. Dolph Ziggler just be Dolph Ziggler. Looking forward to seeing Ambrose can bring tot the table too the biggest event of the Summer. Time will tell, time will tell.
Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton
Brock Lesnar is a once in a lifetime athlete. NCAA Wrestling Champion, UFC Champion, WWE Champion, he has done it all. What he did at UFC 200 was remarkable. Who else do you see as a pro wrestler defeating a world renowned MMA Fighter? Not many people. Unfortunately it has been tainted because the USADA tested positive twice for estrogen blockers. It helps with steroid cycle. If guilty the USADA can fine and or suspend Brock. It is still being investigated. Unfortunately because of that, it is not really mentioned in the Orton feud. Yes Orton mentioned the no enhancements needed comment but had Brock not tested positive you can rest assure that Heyman would have exploited that in this storyline. Orton performance wise one of the best workers in the ring. His problem has been health & his character. It has been stale over the past few years. He seems fired up since his return and I love it. I hope he can continue momentum even past this feud. Looking forward to build and match at Summerslam.
AJ Styles vs John Cena
Usually individuals who come from the independents don’t thrive right away. AJ Styles has proved everyone wrong. WWE did not know how to use him initially. However, I think him carrying Reigns twice in high profile matches really put him over the top. After a World title feud next best feud is vs John Cena. This in my opinion will be the blowoff match because Cena is expected to take time off to film American Grit season 2. However, I expect these two to have an excellent match at Summerslam. Wrestle kingdom 10, WrestleMania 32, AJ has had a great 2016 and we are not even done yet. Looking forward to this match.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Miz vs Apollo Crews
I was upset when Ryder Lost 24 hours after his win at WrestleMania 32. However, I hate to admit but Miz has been better with Maryse since she returned. For crews in the ring , amazing. On the mic not so much but he is improving. Crews is too good to not be at Summerslam. I loved how he was used in the 6 pack challenge for smack downs first brand split episode. I expect Crews to be champion when it is all said and done.
WWE Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks vs Charlotte
From a wrestling perspective I’m upset that Sasha Banks won title on raw as supposed to Summerslam. However I get it from a business standpoint. Create buzz/splash on first brand split episode of Raw. These two have great chemistry in the ring. I expect nothing less but a great contest and I do not expect Charlotte to regain title. She will win it again, it just won’t be on 8/21 at Summerslam. Just my opinion. Congrats on Sasha on getting married recently (damn off the market gentleman). Still one of the vocal points of the women’s division. Looking forward to this rematch.
Roman Reigns demoted will most likely square off versus Rusev for US title. He is being punished for suspension still and it is time to rebuild him, turn him heel please. It will doing him a great favor for his career & character.
New Day vs Anderson & Gallows. I expect these two teams to fight for the tag team championship at Summerslam. New Day best record for longest reign ever. Their characters need adversity need the chase. I expect Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson to win the tag team championship at Summerslam.
That would mean 8 matches for Summerslam. It is 4 hours again.
I expect either 2-3 more matches signed or all of these matches I mentioned will get a long time.
Stay tuned …..
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UFC 201 Preview
All 20 min long approximately each.
Valentina Shevchenko upset over Holly Holm, Edson Barbosa defeating Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision and more discussed in latest episode of Choked Out Radio.
In case you missed it last night,
great uncensored, unedited Choked Out
Radio LIVE as the supplemental draft was happening from
Brock Lesnar, World Title (s), Bray Wyatt, Final Deletion, NXT everything is discussed.
Sourced from MMA Junkie.
Video has my opinion about situation.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) notified the former UFC heavyweight champion, who returned from a five-year layoff from MMA to defeat Mark Hunt (12-10-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC) in July 9’s UFC 200 pay-per-view co-headliner, of the potential failed drug test on Friday. It was the result of Lesnar’s (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) out-of-competition sample collected on June 28.
“USADA received the testing results from the June 28, 2016 sample collection from the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory on the evening of July 14, 2016,” UFC officials stated in a release on Friday. “USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.”
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Complete break down of main card of UFC 200.
Also discussed is UFC Fight Night 91 results from last night.
Lastly, discuss new UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez & Joanna Jedrzejczyk
retaining her UFC Strawweight title.
Sourced from MMA Junkie.
Amanda Nunes: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Miesha Tate: $500,000
Brock Lesnar: $2,500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mark Hunt: $700,000
Daniel Cormier: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Anderson Silva: $600,000
Jose Aldo: $500,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Frankie Edgar: $190,000
Cain Velasquez: $300,000 (no win bonus)
def. Travis Browne: $120,000
Julianna Pena: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
def. Cat Zingano: $35,000
Kelvin Gastelum: $86,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus and $20,000 from Hendricks’ purse)
def. Johny Hendricks: $80,000 (Hendricks forfeited 20 percent of his original $100,000 show money to Gastelum for missing weight)
T.J. Dillashaw: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Raphael Assuncao: $42,000
Sage Northcutt: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Enrique Marin: $13,000
Joe Lauzon: $108,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
def. Diego Sanchez: $80,000
Gegard Mousasi: $110,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
def. Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $28,000
Jim Miller: $118,000 (includes $59,000 win bonus)
def. Takanori Gomi: $55,000
Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC Athlete Outfitting sponsorship program pay. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive.