LIVE Strikeforce MMA Babble

So I get to Yahoo! Sports and can’t find this friggen fight. You would think there would have been links all over the place. Finally it showed up a few minutes after the scheduled start time.  Since I’m sitting at my computer watching this I thought I would jot some babble down.

  • An ugly looking flying knee by Jorge Santiago finished the first match a few seconds in. The intro to the show and fight didn’t last as long as it did for them to put Sean Salmon on the stretcher.  A whole new version of “knocked the fuck out!”
  • Niko Vitale vs. Trevor Prangley.  Prangley is the “South African Hammer.”  How are the hammers in South Africa different than the hammer as we know it?  Just curious and bored waiting for this next fight to start.  Some strikes and knees make this one more exciting until they appear to slow dance and are broke up to restart twice.  The round appeared like it was going to go Prangley’s way but Vitale had him looking like he was going to fall by the end of the round.  For a couple guys that are supposed to be able to wrestle there is no ground game happening as they are standing up throwing fists and knees.  Niko Vitale throws his mouth peice down after being stopped.  The fight goes to Prangley due to a cut on Vitale’s eye around 2:46 into the second round.
  • After the first two fights I have to say that Jorge Santiago has a HUGE advantage in the later fight since he expended as much energy as I did watching the fight.
  • Odd…they announce the decision.  It ended on a foul, so the ref gets to call the winner and he calls Prangley the winner.  He will face Santiago later tonight.

Watch the fights HERE.  I’m going to keep babbling in the comments below…

Free MMA Show Friday night!

I love me some MMA and I can’t afford the PPV. Something that is becoming more common, and great for poor saps like me, is live streaming online. This Friday night Yahoo! Sports is going to be streaming Strikeforce Tournament Series

Available to all internet users located beyond a 150 mile radius of San Jose, the live stream, free of charge to viewers, will begin at 8 PM PST (11 PM EST) and include the entire Strikeforce four-man, single-elimination tournament, featuring middleweight (185 lb. limit) stars Trevor Prangley (16-4), Falaniko Vitale (24-7), Yuki Sasaki (21-13-1), and Jorge Santiago (14-7). Each tournament bout will consist of two, five-minute rounds.

Also included during the stream will be the Strikeforce world heavyweight championship battle between Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello (23-9) and Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem (25-11); the middleweight showdown between undefeated Cung Le and The Ultimate Fighter season 2 star, Sam “The Squeeze” Morgan; the matchup between Strikeforce World Light Heavyweight (205 lb. limit) Champion, Bobby Southworth (8-4), and Anthony “El Toro” Ruiz (17-10); and the mixed martial arts debut of undefeated world kickboxing champion, Brian “The Mad Stork” Schwartz (18-0), who will take on Lemont Davis (8-4).

A kick in the shin goes  out to MMA on Tap and Fightlinker on this one!

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