Brazen MMA Fighter Anthony Terrell (4-0) is one of the hottest prospects in the region right now and recently moved to a perfect 4-0 with this sensational head kick KO over Pedro Velasco (3-2) at XFE 27 in just :23 seconds of the first round. Terrell has competed inside the PinnacleFC cage posting wins over both Chris Deep and Reginald Merriweather.
Obviously the kick is the highlight of this video but if you notice the moments leading up to the KO, you'll notice Terrell's defensive movement is on a different level than your average MMA fighter and this helped set the kick up. He was able to slip and fade basically every shot Pedro lead with and take an angle afterwards.
Pedro got caught looking for Terrell after he had turned the corner and once he rounded the bend there was a kick there waiting for him.
This fight was held at a catchweight of 150 pounds, which tells me Terrell and Brazen are planning on making the move to featherweight and that would open up all sorts of different options in this area.
PinnacleFC 11/27 Event Will Aid Family Who Lost House In Explosion
There is a tragic story coming out of Brooke county West Virginia involving a family whose house exploded after a gas leak and a 13 year old girl lost her life.
WPXI.com details the tragedy:
A teenage girl was killed and her father, mother and sister were injured in an explosion reported near the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border early Friday morning.
Authorities said the explosion happened at a home in Follansbee, W.Va. -- about 50 minutes from Pittsburgh just over the Washington County line.Emergency dispatchers said the explosion happened at George and Tracy Mozingo’s Eldersville Road home around 7 a.m.“I've been to a number of these natural gas explosions,” Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said at a press conference. “This is as bad as anything I've ever seen. I don't have words to describe it. There's nothing left of that house.”Authorities told Channel 11 News that Hannah Mozingo, 13, died in the explosion.
Dave Klick, a resident of West Virginia and PinnacleFC's lead matchmaker felt compelled to help out this situation and now after a few phone calls, a portion of the proceeds from our event 11/27 will go to benefit the Mozingo family.
The PinnacleFC group is always willing to help those who need it and are more than happy to step up in this tragic situation.
You can check out the event details HERE.
Paul Spadafora Vs. Johan Perez Set For November 30th
Paul Spadafora (48-0) is set to square off against Johan Perez (17-1) at Mountaineer Casino November 30th in an attempt to tie a record set by Rocky Marciano which is holding a perfect 49-0 resume. Spadafora has looked pretty impressive in his return efforts but needs a few big fights to get him back out in the national conversation again.
Johan Perez has a few notable wins like Steve Forbes and Yoshihiro Kamegai which he posted so far this year. Kamegai was 22-0 before Perez beat him in a unanimous decision and Forbes is a well known veteran and former "Contender" cast member.
I'm not sure if a win here puts Paul where he needs to be, but if nothing else he is staying busy against tough competition and that is the name of the game.
Here is the Official Press Release:
In a historic night of epic proportion, Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in association with former pound-for-pound superstar's Roy Jones Jr. & Oscar De La Hoya & TNT Promotions team up on Saturday November 30th, 2013 to present a special edition of “Live Championship Boxing” at The Harv. In the 12 Round Main Event, Paul "The Pittsburgh Kid" Spadafora challenges Johan "El Terrible" Perez of Caracas, Venezuela for the WBA Super Lightweight Interim World Title.
Spadafora (48W-0L-1D, 19KO), the former IBF World Champion, following an extended period of lows has astonishingly roared back over the past year with three victories over top contenders jetting himself back to the top of the division & earning another crack at a World Championship. In addition to this momentous opportunity the fight represents Spadafora's attempt to tie the late great Rocky Marciano all-time record of 49 wins without a loss & continue his pursuit of a future showdown with boxing's king Floyd Mayweather whom he as a highly publicized history as the only man on the planet to get the better of Mayweather inside the ring.
Perez (17W-1L-1D, 12KO), the former WBA Interim World Champion & current WBA International Champion, is coming off two consecutive televised victories on Showtime over Japan's 22W-0L Yoshihiro Kamegai & former World Champion Steve Forbes. The power punching Venezuelan simply known as "El Terrible" is determined have to his hands raised in victory over Spadafora to claim gold keep his name a top the world stage.
8-Time World Champion & future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. adds "Watching this unique story build has been undoubtedly intriguing, but this is the moment we've all been waiting for...He's climbed all the way back, but can the Pittsburgh Kid really reclaim true World Championship glory once again against a hungry young Champion & tie an historic milestone all in the same night? We'll find out November 30th & I can't wait!"
Check out the rest after the break :
Jessica Eye Impresses In Her UFC Debut
Cleveland's queen bee Jessica "Evil" Eye (11-1) posted the biggest win of her career last night against #2 ranked Sarah Kaufman (16-3) in a three round nail biter that showed off Evil's improved footwork and trademarked hand speed.
Jessica did a great job adjusting early and circling away from Kaufman's main weapon, a right hand missile that had "dream ruiner" written all over it. Eye's handspeed and combination punching was enough to keep Kaufman off balance and her chin proved to be sturdy under top tier fire. She won via split decision in a very close affair, but after watching the fight again, I agree with the decision and could even see it being unanimous (29-28 Eye 1,2 Kaufman 3).
In short, it was an inspiring performance over a top ten fighter in the biggest promotion in the world, not too bad for a debut effort. Check out her post fight interview in the video above.
All in all, last night's UFC was one of the best fight cards I can remember in a really long time.
Check out the full results after the jump:
Cody Stevens Interview For His Upcoming Fight With Shiyna Aoki
Cody "The Wolverine" Stevens (11-5-1) steps into the cage tonight for the biggest fight in his career against Japanese sensation, Shinya Aoki (31-6). This fight is the Co-main event on the ONEFC card titled "Total Domination". Stevens sat down with thefightnation.com and talked about how he got his start in fighting and he sacrifices he has made thus far in his career to get to this point.
It's a pretty interesting interview and below are some highlights:
On the start of his MMA career:
TFN: Before we go anywhere near your upcoming fight, can you tell the fans a little background info on Cody Stevens?
CS: I was born in Houston, Texas but I was raised in Mansfield, Ohio. Because that’s where my mother and father were from. Mansfield is a Gritty little City but it’s HOME and I love my city and my people. A friend of mine John Bautz was on the Internet one day in May of 2006 and seen a promotion needing fighters for a show in my Home State on June 3rd. I had been telling him I would like to try it, cause ever since I finished Wrestling in High School I felt a part of me missing.
I was 23 at that time, 3 months from my 24th Bday. So he sent my name in and told them I was a 2x Division 1 State Qualifier in Wrestling and they paired me up. Took my 1st fight on 10 days notice and wasn’t in shape. Ran around the block a few times, punched a bag, watched “Rocky a few times” and went in and fought! Got my eye swelled shut in the 1st 7 secs…then began a takedown clinic on him and got a unanimous decision victory. I felt alive again and knew I was gonna do whatever it took to be the greatest Mixed Martial Artist I could be!
Regarding the sacrifices he has made to get to this point in his career:
TFN: In a recent video by Tiger Muay Thai, you spoke frequently about the sacrifices you made. What’s the biggest sacrifice you’ve made thus far to get to where you are today?
CS: Lol…its a culmination of events! From suffering a broken jaw in my 4th Ammy MMA bout (broke it in the 1st rd, yet TKO’ed my opponent in the 2nd rd), to suffering a broken Tib and Fib in my 4th Pro MMA bout which required me to have a titanium rod inserted in my leg, to giving up a $50,000 US dollar a year job to pursue a dream, to spending the last year away from my fiancee and daughter…there’s a little more but I’m saving for my autobiography. Stay tuned.
His introduction to Tiger Muay Thai:
TFN: How did you end up training and fighting in Asia?
CS: The 1st time I was in Asia was the Spring of 2008 (in Thailand at Tiger Muay Thai). My coach from the States Jp Pocock was the Head MMA Trainer at Tiger in 2006 for 6 months. He kept in touch with the guys from Tiger and really wanted me to get to Tiger and Sharpen my Skills! So I spent the Summer before in Alaska working off Shore being a Roughneck on a drilling crew for Shell Oil to fund the trip. Had a blast and learned so much I knew at some point in my life I had to get back to Tiger. But I quit my full time job drilling to pursue MMA full time.
Needless to say I had to be frugal with my money just to live and eat. So getting a plane ticket back to Thailand was challenging. But then last Oct 2012, Brian released a blog saying how Tiger was having open tryouts for a One Year Scholarship…Jp, my fiancee (Melissa) and I all agreed this was my shot! And thankfully they excepted me as one of the 15 to tryout and I was one of the 5 chosen after 2 grueling days. And through continued hard work I get to compete against a legend in Shinya Aoki and compete for the Mecca of Asia MMA in One FC!!!
Jeremy Linville Vs. Tim Dunn: Full Fight
Up and coming heavyweight prospect Jeremy Linville (2-1) took out fellow prospect Tim "Fatboy" Dunn (1-1) at Caged Madness 26 in what turned out to be a pretty intense affair until it was halted by the ringside doctor.
"The Legion" has proven to be a very effective striker with some seriously dangerous techniques and a knack for putting people out. Just take a look at the aftermath on the right.
That's not your average "after fight" face pic.
Watch for the elbow barrage towards the end of the tape and tell me that doesn't look like something he should be possibly incarcerated for.
One word description: Damn.