Archive for January 2009
Dan Henderson earned himself a spot on the The Ultimate Fighter 9 as the coach of the American team. Hopefully he also earned a rematch down the road aganst Rich Franklin It was a tight fight that should’ve been waged over five rounds instead of three.
The bigger loser on the night was one of the winners. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua struggled to put away a totally exhausted Mark Coleman. Rua will match up next against Chuck Liddell at UFC 97.
Big game today for the Rebels. Here’s hoping that the week off has allowed UNLV”s leading score time to mend that ab strain. It’s the first Mountain West road game for the Rebels against a much improved Horned Frog team led by former Kent coach Jim Christian.
Michael Vick’s got nothing on a Bakersfield kid. News 29 reports that a nine-year old saved a young girl from a pit bull attack by using the skills he learned in a jiu-jitsu class. The kid slapped on a rear-naked choke and subdued the pup until authorities arrived. Word is that PETA will be throwing paint on the child and protesting in front of his house later this week.
That’s two major Japanese fighting events over the last five days. For quality, Sengoku actually outpaced the circus that was K-1 Dynamite! Below are some of the headlines: