Posts From Jake Staniland

UFC Fight Night 171: Smith vs Glover review

Vintage Glover Teixeira was still a sight to behold. The former Shooto Brazil titleholder weathered serious adversity and continued his unlikely resurgence in the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight division, as he dispatched Anthony Smith with punches in the fifth round of their UFC Fight Night 171 headliner on Wednesday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Smith (33-15, 8-5 UFC) met his end 64 seconds into Round 5,

UFC 249: Ferguson vs Gaethje review

Gaethje may have put the final nail in the coffin for any hopes of seeing the long awaited Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov showdown at the empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday night, but he did so in the most honest way possible. Utilising vicious punching power and a steady barrage of debilitating leg kicks, Gaethje gradually wore down Ferguson en route to a technical knockout stoppage

Henry Cejudo Analysis

A quick analysis of “Triple C” Fluid stance: Ever since his split decision loss to Joey B, Henry has changed his standup and stance to a wider, karate-esque stance. The benefits of this stance is that it allows him to move in and out more fluidly and helps him to blitz inside to initiate punching exchanges. Once he starts throwing combinations in the pocket he will often shorten his stance

UFC 249 Preview: Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro

The Briefing The controversial former NFL star is coming off his second loss but the most important fight of his career. He stepped up on late notice to fight Alexander Volkov who is in a different league to all of his opponents so far, but he hung in there for three rounds against the elite and long striker, which is a priceless learning curve. De Castro has only had six