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So everyone, what is the most obscure martial art you studied? Mine was a Chinese style taught out of Japan because the founder was kicked out of China after the Boxer Rebellion. It was called Sun Dragon Kung Fu, and is like aikido except instead of throwing the opponent, your counter is an elbow or knee strike.
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UFC 139 Predictions

Poll #1795944 UFC 139 prediction poll: Shogun vs. Hendo
This poll is closed.

Shamar Bailey vs. Danny Castillo

Danny Castillo
Shamar Bailey

Matt Brown vs. Seth Baczynski

Seth Baczynski
Matt Brown

Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace

Nick Pace
Miquel Torres

Gleison Tibau vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos
Gleison Tibau

Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman
Tom Lawlor

Michael McDonald vs. Alex Soto

Alex Soto
Michael McDonald

Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz

Jason Brilz
Ryan Bader

Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury

Kyle Kingsbury
Stephan Bonnar

Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story

Rick Story
Martin Kampmann

Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles

Brian Bowles
Urijah Faber

Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le

Cung Le
Wanderlei Silva

Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson
Maurício Rua

Preview. Strikeforce - Alistair Overeem vs Fabricio Werdum. 18.06.2011

Strikeforce's HW GP is finally continuing!

MAIN CARD (Showtime)
Alistair Overeem (256) vs. Fabricio Werdum (246)
Josh Barnett (256) vs. Brett Rogers (258)
Daniel Cormier (239.5) vs. Jeff Monson (234)
Chad Griggs (234) vs. Valentijn Overeem (234.5)
Jorge Masvidal (155) vs. K.J. Noons (156)

Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante (155) vs. Justin Wilcox (156)
Magno Almeida (155) vs. Conor Heun (155)
Nah-Shon Burrell (179) vs. Joe Ray (180)
Mike Bronzoulis (170) vs. Todd Moore (169.5)
Brian Melancon (175) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (170)

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What's your opinion about the match-ups and results?
special agent Cooper

Can't wait for tomorrow night's Strikeforce event!

Main Bouts (On Showtime):
-Nick Diaz (24-7; #6 Welterweight)* vs. Paul Daley (27-9-2; #7 Welterweight)*†
-Gilbert Melendez (18-2; #2 Lightweight)* vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (27-6-2; #6 Lightweight)*††
-Gegard Mousasi (30-3-1) vs. Keith Jardine (17-9-1)
-Shinya Aoki (26-5; #4 Lightweight)* vs. Lyle Beerbohm (15-1)

Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Hiroyuki Takaya (15-8-1) vs. Robert Peralta (13-3)
-Brett Albee (3-0) vs. Virgil Zwicker (9-2)
-Saad Awad (8-3) vs. Joe Duarte (5-2)
-Herman Terrado (5-2) vs. A.J. Matthews (4-0)
-Edgar Cardenas (3-0) vs. Rolando Perez (5-4-1)
-Casey Ryan (1-0) vs. Paul Song (2-0)

I'm a bit surprised by how much Diaz is the favorite in his fight against Daley, giving Diaz's willingness to trade blow's with all comers. In Sherdog's 'Pro's Pick' article, Diaz was favored something like 26-3. I think Diaz will pull off the win, but I won't be shocked if Daley gets the upset.

It's going to be a great night of fights.
special agent Cooper

Ricardo Almeida retires from MMA

“After much deliberation since my fight at UFC 128 I have decided to step away from the sport as a fighter,” Almeida wrote. “I will continue to fully support the UFC as a coach and of course as a big fan. I would like to thank [UFC CEO] Lorenzo Fertitta and [UFC President] Dana White for their leadership and vision which brought the sport to new heights. I would also like to thank [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva for giving me the opportunity to compete among the best martial artists in the world.”

“Back in 2008 I decided to return to MMA. Since then I have had the privilege of fighting eight times in the UFC,” Almeida wrote. “As a competitor I can think of no bigger thrill than to stand in the center of the octagon with my hands raised. During these almost four years it has been a personal struggle to find balance between my fighting career, caring for my son who was diagnosed with autism soon after I signed a six-fight deal with the UFC, teaching at my growing Jiu-Jitsu Academy and the family duties we all have.

“MMA is a great sport but also physically and mentally unforgiving,” he added. “It is a dangerous task to step in the octagon, [especially] if your focus is not at 100 [percent].”