You don’t see the standing arm bar often, but there are opportunities for this devastating fight-finisher.
The world’s former No. 1-rated female boxer has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, setting up a possible bout between two of the top global women athletes.
Someone draped the red, white and blue American flag over Chris Weidman’s shoulders seconds after he retained his Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight belt.
Making her debut in the MMA fight world at Destiny’s Na Koa VI is Angela Lee of Mililani.
The X-guard is an advanced position, but once you are comfortable with the details, you can off-balance and sweep an opponent who has great balance.
Sheet metal worker Shayne Biven of Pacific Palisades said he was always interested in fighting. “I just thought I’d give it a try and ended up loving it,” said the Pearl City High grad.
Like many fighters, Haleiwa’s Dan Ige (who graduated from Kahuku High School) started training in a backyard dojo, and since then his amateur MMA record has improved to 8-2 (professional record stands at 1-0) while he holds two state championship titles.
This method of finishing a guillotine gives the benefit of applying tremendous pressure without going to the ground. This works best if you can back your opponent into the cage to keep him from moving.
Demetrious Johnson won a unanimous decision against Ali Bagautinov to retain his flyweight title at UFC 174 last Saturday night.
Dale Carnegie has been credited with the quote: “The successful man will profit from his mistakes.” This is one mentality that James Blair III takes seriously.