Welcome to Midnight Mania!
UFC 280 is fast approaching.
Scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2022 inside the Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the main event will feature a lightweight title clash between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. Although the weight controversy recently cost him the title, Oliveira has won a remarkable twelve consecutive fights against many of the sport’s top fighters.
Makhachev’s winning streak is also not to be overlooked. The Russian wrestler has himself won ten in a row, finishing all of his recent contests to score a shot at gold. However, that winning streak didn’t impress top-ranked contender Michael Chandler, who recently argued that Makhachev didn’t really fight anyone.
In short, “Iron” is not impressed.
Makhachev responded to Chandler’s criticisms earlier today on Twitter. He turned the tables on Chandler, laughing at Chandler’s pair of wins inside the Octagon.
Haha., Your only two UFC wins are Hooker who came out of defeat, and Tony who now has 5 straight losses., please shut up and stay tuned https://t.co /DXPrf3A9dX
— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) September 26, 2022
“Haha., Your only two wins in the UFC are Hooker who came out of defeat, and Tony who is now 5 straight losses., please shut up and stay tuned”
For now, Chandler is booked against Dustin Poirier for UFC 281 on Nov. 12. Depending on the results of their respective fights, perhaps the duo can put their skills to the test inside the Octagon in the near future.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to affect martial artists in this part of the world, and it will only get worse.
AMC Fight Nights middleweight champion Vladimir Mineev (16-1-1) has been called up by the military enlistment office in Russia. First case of a top enlisted MMA fighter that I know of pic.twitter.com/AVt3ajtpfg
— Matysek (@Matysek88) September 25, 2022
Mixed martial artists including Muhammad Mokaev, Magomed Umalatov and Magomed Mustafaev voiced their support for protesters in Dagestan against Russia’s new conscription campaign on Instagram. https://t.co/Oc3qEGdUOR
—Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 25, 2022
Ilir Topuria is already looking past Edson Barboza, which just might be a recipe for kneeling.
A quién debería de delay después de ganar a barbosa?
— Ilia Topuria (@Topuriailia) September 26, 2022
Jake Paul really has a win over Tommy Fury without ever fighting him.
If anyone has $10,000 to spare and wants a once-in-a-lifetime UFC experience, Mike Davis is going the Mike Perry route to recruiting his corner team.
Some crimes are beyond comprehension.
Thiago Alves teaches some solid Muay Thai concepts.
Remember that a hard arm kick still deals damage even if it is “blocked”.
Slips, tears and KO clips
It’s really risky to fire a closed guard guillotine with your neck stacked along the fence – making it difficult to extend – but Gjelaj pulled it off!
I’ve known Erick Sanchez for a long time, and the guy is the definition of a tough, brave fighter who is far more dangerous than his record alone would indicate.
We love a super heavy meme fight.
A hell of a catch!
Midnight Music: Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” is easily an all-time great performance, but Baby Huey also does the track justice.
Sleep well fools! More martial arts madness is always on the way.
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