What WrestleMania Means To Me – By Duckman
So here we are. The anticipation is at fever pitch. There’s an excitement in the air that only comes around once a year. The road to Wrestlemania is rapidly running out of tarmac and the biggest WWE event of the year is only a few days away. You people excited yet? Read more
It’s Friday on Wrestling Rambles, which means it’s time to look at five news stories from the week in MMA in a collection I like to call – Championship Rounds. It’s been a historic week in MMA with the first ever female fight in the UFC taking place at UFC157. This week Read more
Welcome to another edition of Championship Rounds. CR is back with your weekly look at five big stories in the world of MMA here on Wrestling Rambles. CR was on holiday last week as I was looking after my two year old nephew. Finding time to even get online (let alone sit down and write something) is almost Read more
Hello and welcome to another edition of Championship Rounds. Thanks for stopping by to join me as I look at five big stories from the week in MMA and thanks to those of you who read and comment on CR every week, it’s really appreciated.
It’s been another busy week in the world of MMA. We’ve had great shows, fight announcements, Court battles and big name signings. Plus there’s the small matter of the super fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar coming up on Saturday. There’s so much to talk about this week I might need an extra round! So what are you waiting for? Let’s touch gloves and do this.
Round 1 – UFC on Fox 6 delivers in the cage and in the ratings.
Despite a few technical difficulties with the live broadcast, UFC on Fox 6 from Chicago has to be considered one of the most surprisingly successful shows of recent times. The event, headlined by a fantastic, five round, high paced, technically dazzling fight for the Flyweight Title between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson, continued the run of entertaining UFC shows on FOX that delivered in the ratings.
Hello and welcome once again to Championship Rounds. It’s Friday, the end of the working week (for most of us), which means it’s time once again to join me as I take a look at five big stories from the past week in MMA.
It’s been a week of disappointment for UK fight fans, Bellator on Spike TV have hit the ground running, a legend of the sport has retired and the UFC returns to Fox this weekend. Plus this week saw the return to TV of The Ultimate Fighter. Another busy week, another jam packed Championship Rounds. Let’s touch gloves and do this.
Hello and welcome to another edition of Championship Rounds. For those of you who don’t know, this is where I share five of the best of the week’s MMA stories, with some of my own half baked opinions thrown in for good measure.
This week we saw the end of an era in US MMA as Strikeforce put on the final show in the promotion’s history, plus big fight announcements, awards, surgery and then there’s the small matter of Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort which takes place tonight on FX in the US and ESPN in the UK. It’s been another busy week in the world of MMA. So let’s touch gloves and do this!
Round 1 – Strikeforce: The End of an Era.
Saturday 12th January 2013 saw the final show in company history for the Strikeforce promotion. As with most Strikeforce shows of the past, the event was full of entertaining fights and featured a number of finishes. Although the smallish crowd and terrible TV ratings do reflect just how far the company have fallen since being purchased by UFC’s parent company Zuffa a couple of years ago.
Hello and welcome to the first Championship Rounds of 2013. Due to the Christmas holiday it’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted. Hopefully you guys have been able to survive without your weekly fix of MMA news here on Wrestling Rambles.
While it’s been quiet recently on the Championship Rounds front, in the world of MMA it’s been anything but. Today I’m going to take a quick look back at the main event of UFC 155 and four other stories of the last couple of weeks that have caught my eye. So let’s touch gloves and do this!
Round 1 – Cain Velasquez destroys Junior Dos Santos at UFC 155 to become 2 time Heavyweight Champion.
There is a new official ‘baddest man on the planet’ and his name is Cain Velasquez. At the final UFC show of the year Velasquez regained the UFC Heavyweight Title from Junior Dos Santos, the man who defeated him for the Title in 60 seconds on the first UFC on Fox card back in November 2011.
Welcome back to Championship Rounds – your home of MMA news and opinion here on Wrestling Rambles. As 2012 draws to an end, major shows from the UFC are coming thick and fast. Today I’m looking back at one of the most entertaining fight cards ever on free TV – UFC on Fox 5 from last weekend.
I’m also going to take a look forward to the finales of both current seasons of The Ultimate Fighter (Season 16 in the US and The Smashes: UK vs. Australia) which take place this weekend. I’ll be honest, I haven’t followed either show closely. So my previews of both will be pretty basic but I’m sure both cards will be entertaining.
Plus I’ve got details on Bellator’s upcoming debut on Spike TV, as well as news of a fighter retirement and the announcement of a big rematch between two of the top young fighters in the UFC. It’s been another busy week in the world of MMA, so let’s touch gloves and do this!
Round 1: UFC on Fox 5 – Henderson schools Diaz and retains Lightweight Title.
UFC on Fox 5 was a night filled with blistering fights, young fighters moving into bona-fide star status and a strong showing in the TV ratings. With four great main card fights and a career best performance by Benson Henderson in the main event, UFC officials must have been delighted with the quality of the show inside the Octagon.
Time for some MMA chat on Wrestling Rambles. Championship Rounds is back. Last week I was off as my brother and his two year old son were visiting me for an early Christmas. So while most of you were toiling away at work or school, I was getting drunk on a Monday afternoon, watching The Avengers and then munching on a full Christmas dinner! That’s my definition of bliss. Although looking after my nephew who is basically a mini Ryback (needs fed regularly and likes to smash things) was exhausting!
Still, a lot of fun was had and there’s noting better for the soul than spending time with those closest to you. Now it’s back to the world of MMA and what a newsworthy week it’s been with huge announcements being made on what felt like an hourly basis. Then there’s the small matter of UFC on Fox 5 which takes place tomorrow night. On paper the show has the potential to be one the best fight cards ever on free TV. So without further delay let’s touch gloves and do this!
Round 1 – Ronda Rousey’s first fight in UFC announced.
When Dana White said a few weeks back that if he could he’d would have Ronda Rousey debut in the UFC ‘next Saturday’ he wasn’t kidding. It’s common knowledge that White was never a fan of female MMA and his statements that there would never be a female division in the UFC were aired as regularly as he says ‘fuck’ (which is a lot).
Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Championship Rounds here on Wrestling Rambles. You remember last week when I was gushing about how great GSP vs. Carlos Condit would be and how you should all watch that fight? I hope you followed my advice, because if you didn’t, you missed the triumphant return of one of the best fighters of all time and one of the fights of the year.
They say anticipation has a habit to set you up for disappointment. At UFC 154 GSP and Carlos Condit more than lived up to the hype. It was one of my favourite fights of 2012 and the UFC is a much better place with GSP back and healthy. I can’t start this week’s run down of my five big stories anywhere else apart from UFC 154. So let’s touch gloves and do this.
UFC 154 – GSP’s winning return sets up intriguing 2013.
After over 19 months away from the sport with a serious knee injury, Georges St-Pierre made his return to the octagon at UFC 154 in front of a raucous home town crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The UFC’s biggest PPV draw and one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time earned a unanimous decision over former interim Welterweight Champion Carols Condit to once again become the undisputed Welterweight Champion.
Welcome back to Championship Rounds here on Wrestling Rambles. This week there’s really only one story in MMA – the return of one of the greatest pound for pound fighters in the world, the UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St-Pierre. We’ve got the usual five stories to cover but today we’re kicking off with the return of Canada’s favourite fighter. So let’s touch gloves and do this!
UFC 154: 17th November, The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – GSP is BACK!
Tonight one of the most dominant UFC champions of all time makes his long awaited return to the octagon. After over a year away from the sport with a serious knee injury, Georges St-Pierre is back for a hugely significant Welterweight title fight in his home town of Montreal. Looking to ruin GSP’s homecoming is Carlos Condit, the interim Welterweight Champion and one of the most lethal finishers in the UFC.