Stipe would defeat smaller Cormier 9/10 of fights, but got caught this time which can happen to anyone. Cormier had a good game plan, doubt he wants a re-match which he most likely would loose, probably will do that circus fight with brock lesnar..brocks brings lots of pay per view money, cormier will want to cash out, defeat brock and then retire, that and his age.
Stipe will return to take the belt, regardless who holds it.
Ngannou fight was a joke...more boring than mayweather vs pacquiao, how that is possible..
One good thing was over-hyped turkish kick-boxer getting knocked out in 1st round
Damn, Rakic! What a bomb! This gives me Crocop feels
UFC Fight Night 153: Watch Aleksandar Rakic's Head-Kick KO Of Jimi Manuwa That Won A $50,000 Bonus.
Forbes.com Jun 1, 2019, 09:33pm - Brian Mazique
Don't look now, but there is another dangerous light heavyweight on the scene in the UFC. Austria's Aleksandar Rakic scored one of the most devastating head-kick KOs you'll ever see on Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden. The victim was No. 11-ranked Jimi Manuwa.
The fluidity of the combination was beautiful, but the result was gruesome–at least for Manuwa.
Rakic earned one of the $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses for his first-round finish, and it only took him 42 seconds to get the finish. Rakic is on a tear. He hasn't lost a bout since his professional debut back in October 2011, and he's run his record to a sparkling 12-1 overall.
The last four wins have come in the UFC, and the most recent victories have been impressive stoppages over Devin Clark, and now the ranked Manuwa. Rakic is seemingly primed for a Top-10 opponent, and there is another rising prospect named Johnny Walker who is listed at No. 10, just above where Rakic figures to find himself when the newest ranking is released next week.
That would be a spectacular fight between two of the division's brightest young stars.
Manuwa is in a legitimate tailspin, and perhaps he should have beaten Alexander Gustafsson to the punch and announced his retirement before The Mauler. Manuwa has lost four straight fights, and three of them have come by stoppage. Quite honestly, all of the finishes have been brutal, but none as nasty as the one he endured on Saturday.
At one point, Manuwa was considered a top-notch contender, but now he's trending downward fast. The UFC just released a bevy of fighters earlier this week. You'd have to believe Manuwa's name is being considered for the next purge.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 18, 2019 17:07:53 GMT -5
Stipe! hmmm...and I like Cormier too..
UFC 241: Stipe Miocic stops Daniel Cormier to reclaim UFC heavyweight title (VIDEO)
RT.com 18 Aug, 2019 05:30
Stipe Miocic stunned Daniel Cormer in their main event rematch at UFC 241 to recapture the UFC heavyweight title after a punishing encounter in Anaheim, California.
Cormier started the better of the two, and it looked like the defending champion had the upper hand in the early rounds as he took down former champ Miocic and looked the sharper in the striking exchanges.
But unlike in their first meeting back at UFC 226 last July, Miocic appeared better equipped to take Cormier's best punches and had success of his own with straight shots. However, as the bout went into the championship rounds the consensus view was that Cormier had won all three rounds to that point.
But that didn't deter Miocic, who came out for the fourth frame with a new gameplan as he started to rip power punches to Cormier's midsection. It proved to be a fight-winning strategy as his constant shots to the body eventually began to badly affect the champion, and left his head open for the former champ to load up with big punches.
And when Miocic saw his opportunity, he threw with full power as he dropped, then finished Cormier to dramatically reclaim the UFC heavyweight title.
Miocic said switching his attack from the head to the body was pivotal in his hard-earned victory.
"I could tell it was hurting him," he said.
"I knew it was open."
Cormier, meanwhile, paid tribute to Miocic for making "a great adjustment" before saying he would talk to his family before making any decisions on his fighting future.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jul 17, 2020 12:24:22 GMT -5
Russia's Petr Yan FINISHES legend Jose Aldo to win bantamweight CHAMPIONSHIP title at UFC 251.
RT.com 12 Jul, 2020 03:59
Russia has a new UFC world champion after Petr Yan scored a huge finish of former featherweight champion Jose Aldo to claim the vacant bantamweight title at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi.
Yan finished a bloody war with legend Aldo by strikes when referee Leon Roberts eventually stepped in to save the former champ from further punishment in the fifth round.
Yan becomes only the second Russian fighter in history to win a UFC title after 155lb king Khabib Nurmagomedov, bringing his record to 15-1.
A battered and bloody Aldo was finally rescued from further punishment when Roberts waved the fight off with Yan raining down blows on the ex-featherweight ruler with just over a minute-and-a-half remaining of the final round.
But onlookers thought that Roberts let the 33-year-old veteran take too much punishment and should have waved the contest off before he finally brought a stop to proceedings.
With the win, Yan extended his UFC unbeaten streak to seven victories, tied for the longest string of wins in the organization's bantamweight history.
It's taken those seven fights in the UFC for Yan to become champion, after victories over Teruto Ishihara, Jin Soo Son, Douglas Silva de Andrade, John Dodson, Jimmie Rivera and Urijah Faber earned him a shot at the vacant title on 'UFC Fight Island' on Saturday night.
And Yan didn't waste his chance, producing the biggest performance of his career in the biggest fight of his career to reach the bantamweight summit.
Yan had said earlier this week that it would be “huge” for Russia if he could join fellow countryman Khabib Nurmagomedov as a Russian UFC champion, and UFC President Dana White concurred.
“This is a global sport. Whenever we get a guy with a whole country behind them, it’s always a good thing, whether it's Russia, Brazil or anyone,” White told RT Sport before the fight.
Now that potential outcome has become a reality, with Yan joining Khabib as a Russian UFC world champion. Speaking after the win, Yan paid tribute to "legend" Aldo.
"I expected it to be a hard fight. He hit my leg and I was forced to change stance. It got me off my game a little bit," the 27-year-old said.
"It is a crazy situation in the world to prepare for this fight. The world was closed, but we worked hard to prepare. Aldo is a legend. I have only respect for him.
"In the beginning, I wanted to put pressure on him, make him tired and then start attacking after the third round. That’s exactly what happened. In the first and second round, he had hard punches and low kicks. I waited and pressured him. After the second round, I started to work. It was a good knockout. I liked it.
"My division has very tough fighters in the top five. The No. 1 contender is Aljamain Sterling. I will fight everyone. I like it, it’s my job."
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Milo I.: Deutscher Sauerbraten?
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White Cossack: Who's the best state leader currently?
Dec 6, 2020 8:57:53 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Viktor Orban?
Dec 8, 2020 5:55:50 GMT -5
Gopnik: from leader's POV, i'd say Kim Jong Un as in north korea he is not forcing any pics of himself nor making a shit ton of songs praising him unlike his dad and grandfather, but instead he is attempting to get the nation out of the shithole it is in today.
Dec 13, 2020 17:16:43 GMT -5
Gopnik: but 1000000% not kim from a citizen's point of view, the Camps in North Korea are horrible.
Dec 13, 2020 17:18:52 GMT -5
White Cossack: You're both right, fellas.
Dec 18, 2020 11:17:53 GMT -5
eternal jew: indeed goys
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