Last week, MMA Gospel’s Technique of the Week revolved around escaping a deep Armbar attempt and using that escape to move into the beginnings of a quarter mount to set an Armbar. This week, Ed Perdomo and Trevor Boers will take that technique a set further with the counter to the counter. Instead of moving for extension of the arm to finish off the opponent, Ed will use a compression lock called a Bicep Slicer to finish off his opponent. The Slicer is an excellent alternative to fighting to free an opponent’s hand during an Armbar and is also an unexpected alternative to the Armbar.
Mirko “Cro Cop”: PRIDE legend. UFC veteran. Famed knockout artist. Dangerous striker. Revered K-1 kickboxer. Feared opponent.
Mirko Filipovic (27-9-2) invokes a plethora of different thoughts and emotions – the less pleasant of which likely belong to those who had the misfortune of facing him in a kickboxing match or MMA fight. Weaved through his roots with K-1 stemming back to 1998 to his mixed martial arts career that spans nearly a decade has always been one constant factor: Mirko is one of the most respected fighters in the world.
On Saturday, March 26 the Ultimate Fighting Championship lights up the night at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington with UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis. On the card are a host of interesting bouts such as the main event which pits MMA veteran “Lil’ Nog” Antônio Rogério Nogueira (18-4) against the undefeated up-and-comer “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis (7-0). Muay Thai artist “Rumble” Anthony Johnson (8-3) returns from a long lay-off to take on former welterweight contender “The Outlaw” Dan Hardy (23-8) in what is sure to be an outstanding striking battle, and in a repeat of 2010’s “Fight of the Year”, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (10-3) volunteers with short preparation time to replace Nam Phan (18-9) in an attempt to mow down “Bad Boy” Leonard Garcia (15-6-1) in a featherweight rematch. Garcia walked away with the Split Decision victory in the first bout, leaving a question mark as to weather or not the “Zombie” can gain some life and defeat Garcia. In the welterweight division, The Ultimate Fighter alum Amir Sadollah (4-2) has a nightmare in store for him when stands across from “Darkness” Damarques Johnson (15-8), provided Johnson remains healthy. The bout has had an albatross hovering over it since the beginning when Amir’s original opponent, “Bang” Duane Ludwig (20-11), was replaced by “Lightning” James Wilks (6-4) who then also fell victim to a training injury. If the bad luck of Duane and James passes over Johnson, the bout promises to be entertaining.