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Al Yu

WFA ‘King of the Streets’ – Preview and Analysis

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

By Al Yu Event Date: 07.22.06 Location: The Forum (Los Angeles, California) Fight Card: Antonio McKee vs Adam Arredondo Jorge Oliveira vs Marvin Eastman Rob McCullough vs Harris Sarmiento Jason Miller vs Lodune Sincaid Ivan Salaverry vs Art Santore Ricco Rodriguez vs Ron Waterman Lyoto Machida vs Vernon White Bas Rutten vs Kimo Leopoldo Quinton […]

PRIDE Bushido 11 ‘Survival’ – Preview and Analysis

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

By Al Yu Event Date: 06.04.06 Fight Card: Jason Black vs Eoh Won Jin Murilo Bustamante vs Amar Suloev * Paulo Filho vs Gregory Bouchelaghem * Ryo Chonan vs Joey Villasenor * Makoto Takimoto vs Gegard Mousasi * Mitsuhiro Ishida vs Marcus Aurelio Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Charles Bennett Hayato Sakurai vs Olaf Alfonso Akihiro Gono […]

UFC 60 ‘Hughes vs Gracie’ – Preview and Analysis

Friday, May 19th, 2006

By Al Yu Event Date: 05.27.06 Location: Staples Center (Los Angeles, California) Fight Card (In No Particular Order): Jeremy Horn vs Chael Sonnen Gabriel Gonzaga vs Fabiano Scherner Alessio Sakara vs Dean Lister Spencer Fisher vs Matt Wiman Melvin Guillard vs Rick Davis Diego Sanchez vs John Alessio Mike Swick vs Joe Riggs Brandon Vera […]

PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute 2006 – Preview and Analysis

Monday, May 1st, 2006

By Al Yu Total Elmination Absolute introduction – “Risk for Success? Absolutely.” Full 5/5 PRIDE Osaka Dome card. – Roman Zentsov (11-10) vs Gilbert Yvel (27-10-1) Roman Zentsov is a teammate of PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko. He has fought in M-1 and 2Hot2Handle events throughout most of his career. In his PRIDE debut at […]

Bas Rutten – Finished with PRIDE…again.

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

By Al Yu According to Sherdog Beatdown Radio, Bas Rutten has stated that he is finished with PRIDE. Apparently it was a scheduling conflict of some sort. DSE didn’t think that one week from the inaugural IFL show to Total Elimination Absolute 2006 was enough time for Bas to prepare. Bas believed he was under […]

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson joins the IFL as color commentator

Friday, April 14th, 2006

By Al Yu Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has joined the IFL broadcast team and will provide color commentary for its inaugural event on 04/29 in Atlantic City. Accompanying Jackson will be play-by-play commentator Stephen Quadros and interviewer Shannon Knapp.

UFC 59 ‘Reality Check – Preview and Analysis

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

By Al Yu Event Date: 04.15.06 Fight Card: Evan Tanner vs Justin Levens Thiago Alves vs Derrick Noble Jason Lambert vs Terry Martin Karo Parisyan vs Nick Thompson David Terrell vs Scott Smith Jeff Monson vs Marcio Cruz Nick Diaz vs Sean Sherk Tito Ortiz vs Forrest Griffin Andrei Arlovski vs Tim Sylvia Evan Tanner […]

PRIDE Bushido 10 – Preview and Analysis

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

By Al Yu 4/2 Tokyo, Ariake Colosseum card line-up. – Yves Edwards (28-10-1) vs Seichi Ikemoto (11-11-4) Prior to losing a close decision to Joachim Hansen at PRIDE Bushido 9, Yves Edwards was on a seven fight winning streak, defeating Josh Thompson, Hermes Franca (2x), and Dokonjonosuke Mishima along the way. Most recently at UFC […]

Risk for Success? Absolutely.

Friday, March 17th, 2006

By Al Yu On January 15th, DSE CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara confirmed that an Absolute or Open-Weight Grand Prix will be held throughout 2006. Fighters from the Lightweight and Welterweight divisions will be included to participate, in addition to the Middleweight and Heavyweight divisions. The proliferation of MMA has produced a new generation of very talented […]