Posts From Edson Valenzuela

Today in MMA History: April 15, 2006

Ultimate Fighting Championship holds UFC 59 on April 15, 2006 in Anaheim, Ca. It’s the promotions seventieth event. UFC 59: Reality Check takes place in front of a crowd of over 12,000 fight fans at the Arrowhead Pond in central Orange County, an arena known today as Honda Center. Headlined by a rematch between Heavyweight titleholder Andrei Arlovski and former champ Tim Sylvia, fight fans were sure it would be a boxing match

Today in MMA History: April 8, 2007

Dreamstage Entertainment produced Pride 34: Kamikaze today in 2007. Pride FC‘s first event held after Zuffa acquired it, it was the last event the Japanese fight promotion would ever hold. The card proved less than stellar, with a key-lock submission by former boxer Butterbean on the hippo-sized Brazilian “fighter” Zuluzinho proving to be the highlight of a dull night of fights. After the event many an idealist-mma fan held out hopes of Dana White and

Late edition: UFC Fight Night Mendes vs Lamas Coverage

Chad “Money” Mendes (#1) vs.  Ricardo Lamas (#4) Featherweight (145) Main Event Bout Round 1 Lamas looks antsy to begin the round throwing low and high kicks. Mendes stays outside Lamas range before being hit flush with an uppercut that wobbles him. Lamas remains on the outside of Mendes range popping in and out with leg kicks. Mendes presses forward but can’t land anything as Lamas displays nice footwork. With