UFC 156 – Frankie Edgar Vs. Jose Aldo Play By Play

UFC 156As we wrote yesterday in our preview, this card is very well-rounded with many big-name fighters. However, as our predictions showed, there’s very little disagreement in any of the fights.

1. Ian McCall vs. Joseph Benavidez

These guys are letting their hands go in the first round. Benavidez is connecting with his right hand and he’s throwing hellacious kicks too. McCall was a little loopy. McCall was getting tagged and smiling as if to say, “I can’t believe you’re hitting me so easily.” Uncle Creepy had a better end to the round as he staggered Benavidez once.

Benavidez is getting off before McCall and his punches look like they have more sting. He’s sitting in the pocket as if McCall can’t hurt him. Benavidez shot and missed and McCall was quickly on top of him and probably stole the round.

I think Benavidez did enough to win the third round and win the fight. The third round wasn’t as action packed as the first two rounds, but Benavidez fought the smarter fight. But McCall was right there with him for most of it. He just got hit with the bigger shots.

Winner: Joseph Benavidez by way of unanimous decision

2. Demian Maia vs. Jon Fitch Continue reading

FGB Radio – Royal Rumble Recap & UFC 156 Preview

Via WWE.com

Via WWE.com

Jason aka @dadrrtywhyteboi, and I are joined by Big D from Superfriends Universe as well as this very website to discuss Sunday night’s Royal Rumble featuring CM Punk defending his title against the Rock as well as the 30-man over the top battle royal.

We talked about WWE’s decision to put the belt on Rock and setup what looks to be another Rock vs. John Cena match. We talk about long-term booking and how we always want wrestling companies to do it and then when we disagree with their planning, we don’t want them to anymore. We talk about the rumble match itself including the surprises like Chris Jericho, Goldust, and the Godfather.

We talk about the rest of the card including the brilliant job The Big Show is doing in helping getting Alberto Del Rio over as a babyface.

Big D leaves us and Jason and I talk the UFC on Fox 6 show from Saturday and whether or not headlining with flyweights is going to work. We then preview the main card at UFC 156, which is the day before the Super Bowl.

We finish with our Super Bowl picks. It’s 49ers vs. Ravens, and you know who I’m picking.

Right click to download or stream below.

Alistair Overeem Has Been Licensed By the NSAC

Via The Telegraph

Via The Telegraph

Alistair Overeem has been licensed by the NSAC and is cleared to fight on 2/2 against Bigfoot Silva at UFC 156. He was tested on 11/16 and 12/21 by the commission and both of those tests were clean.

From our friend Heidi Fang at MMA Fight Corner:

Overeem stated that he regretted having to spend most of 2012 not competing to the commission. Additionally, Overeem stated that he has a new nutritionist and training staff in place to ensure he receives proper treatment for issues, rather than visiting doctors like Hector Molina who administered him the drug cocktail for a rib injury that included testosterone.

When asked by commissioner Pat Lundvall if Overeem thought their testing process was improved, Alistair mentioned to the NSAC that testing facilities overseas where he often will go to train, don’t offer the best options for which to be drug tested.

“Now that I live in the states, it’s very easy to get things done because everything’s here,” Overeem said.”And in Holland their facilities for being an athlete, a UFC athlete, it’s just not the same.”

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Edgar Vs. Aldo Is Set For Super Bowl Weekend

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Via the Wrestling Observer, Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar is set for Super Bowl weekend. Of course, we have to say “barring injury” with every big fight these days.

It’s the fight that was scheduled for the recent UFC show in Brazil before Aldo’s foot injury pulled him out of the fight. It will be Edgar’s first fight at UFC 156 in the 145 weight class.

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