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Shinya Aoki – The lockmaster of ONE Championship

If you name a fighter who can represent contemporary Asian MMA, the first name mentioned is none other than Shinya Aoki.

Born in a country with the most developed modern martial arts in Asia – Japan, Shinya Aoki is like many other students in this country starting with the traditional Judo martial arts. Excited about the Japanese martial arts and successively winning student tournaments, but Shinya Aoki had another passion that would later make him famous around the world – the lock-on techniques.

Shinya Aoki – Bậc thầy khóa siết của ONE Championship

Understanding the science, beauty, and effectiveness of locking techniques, Shinya Aoki continues to master his studies in many different martial arts and gradually attains mastery in Shoot Wrestling and Brazilian Jutsu. . 

Recognizing the stage so that he could show all his skills, Shinya Aoki quickly joined the booming MMA wave in Japan in the 2000s. DEEP, Shooto, Pride to DREAM – few would expect that the puncher born in 1983 went through more than 40 MMA matches when he just turned 30. At one point, Shinya Aoki had even completed 7 matches. in just 1 year 2008, a high frequency of competition in the early part of his career.

To explain this question about Shinya Aoki’s high competitiveness, there is probably only one appropriate answer: it is Shinya Aoki’s ultimate lock-on skill.

He may be slim, not too superior and even inferior to his competitors in terms of muscle strength, but in return, training experience in many different tightening disciplines with top lockers in Japanese MMA village such as Imanari, Yuki Nakai helped Shinya Aoki have the ability to survive perfectly against opponents who had such a fierce fighting style at that time. 

To talk about Shinya Aoki’s lock-in career in the MMA village, perhaps 28 out of 43 wins with key attacks is not enough. Not only does it have the number of times to finish off opponents with martial arts skills, but Shinya Aoki performs them in a variety of ways – especially rare locking moves like Gogoplata, which Aoki is the first. successfully used on the professional MMA floor. 

Clinging, knocking, controlling and ending the opponent, the ability to lock up has made Shinya Aoki a representative name for the Asian MMA village as well as the role model of a “small but martial” martial artist. MMA. And that is also the explanation for the nickname “Tobikan Judan” – “The master lock in the air”. 

Continuing to contribute to the world MMA village, Shinya Aoki joined the ONE Championship when the tournament just started. Here, Aoki continues to show his ultimate skill against punches from all over the world such as Kotetsu Boku, Arnaud Lepont, the young talents of the tournament such as Shannon Wiratchai, Ev Ting or the elders Eduard Folayang. At least one fall from Aoki’s key word skill.

As a representative of the Asian MMA village, once wearing the prestigious ONE Lightweight Championship title twice, Shinya Aoki is still an undeniable force in the world’s number one martial arts tournament. 

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Terence Crawford decided to change his life by eating bullets in the head

Having nearly died of gambling at a young age, Terence “Bud” Crawford was determined to change his lifestyle and become a world champion.

This story took place in 2008 in the city of Omaha, where Crawford lives. He was only 20 years old. His life is quite stable, he has just won the 4th career career. His opponent is an unknown fighter and takes place at a small gym, but most champions have a very normal start.

On that day, Crawford should have been to the gym. But because of his youthful thinking, the American boxer decided to hide and play gambling with a group of friends. After several consecutive winning games, Crawford decided to pick up the money and go home, a very wise decision. However, what happened next became an unforgettable moment for American boxers.

The 9mm bullet fired from the handgun went through the rear window of the car and slipped across the right cheekbone of the fist. The thug that fired Crawford didn’t really mean to shoot him, but pointed a gun at another card player running toward the Crawford.

Although the bullet was not stuck in Crawford’s head, his wound was still very serious and caused heavy bleeding. Field investigators have stated that if the bullet’s trajectory was not deviated by the windshield, it would have been able to pin the puncher’s brain.

Though unable to think clearly, Omaha’s pride drove himself to the hospital and phoned his mother, Deborah and his coach, Brian McIntyre. Terence Crawford recounted a phone call between him and the coach: “Hey, what are you doing, I was shot in the head.”

After 5 hours of minor surgery, the American fist was allowed to leave the hospital. While lying in the waiting room, seeing the people around him bleeding from the violence on the street and possibly losing his life in his hospital bed made the 20-year-old boxer see himself again.

A few months later, Crawford’s son was born. This made his determination to change his life even stronger. Boxing is no longer just a hobby but a ticket for him and his family to have a warm and safer life. On November 8, 2008, Crawford won his fifth career.

It has been nearly 12 years since that near death, Terence Crawford has devoted all his time to Boxing. “Bud” leaderboard is currently 36-0. He owns the Wter weight Welterweight belt together with the Light Welterweight WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF and The Ring belts. The old bullet can be seen as a wake-up call to help Crawford break the habit of gambling, but if he misses a few millimeters, the world has lost a talent.

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2 largest scandal in boxing history

Although the current glove is no longer an easy thing in the world of Boxing, but in the past, Boxing world has ever lost two cases of gloved gloves causing serious consequences.

Scandal remove the cushion, padded plaster plaster

In 1983, a gloomy scandal shook the Boxing world. This scandal has claimed a martial artist’s life. On June 16, 1983, Luis Resto was on the same stage as Billy Collins in New York City. Just a few minutes after the game, Luis Resto rose to take the initiative. He dominated the game for 10 rounds and won by a consensus score. 

Panama-based boxer Luis Resto has secretly removed two layers of gloves and padded plaster into it. As a result, he entered the battle with fists hard as rocks. Resto’s cheating behavior was later uncovered and the match went into a no contest. Resto was hunted for assault with dangerous weapons.

On Billy Collins’ side, this puncher suffered terrible injuries after the attacks of Luis Resto. Since the horrific punch, doctors have diagnosed that the concussion caused Collins severe depression, poor martial artist change of temper that led to broken family. 9 months after the gruesome match, Collins’s body was seen on the road after a car accident. Many experts believe it was a suicide rather than a mere accident.

24 years after the game, guilt also haunted Resto during that time, he went to his deceased opponent’s wife to apologize. Mrs. Collins accepted, ending the tormented years of Luis Resto.

Margarito, sophisticated fraud

In 2009, Antonio Margarito was one of the most famous boxers in the Welterweight category with an impressive record of 37-5 and at the same time won 3 WBA, IBF and WBO championship belts. With Margarito’s illustrious reputation, Boxing fans expect that his match with Shane Mosley on January 24, 2009 will be a memorable showdown.

The fight with Mosley, though, shocked the boxing village in an unpredictable way. The shock did not come from Margarito’s failure in the 9th half but Mosley found out that Margarito cheated on the ring. 

Mosley coach Naazim Richardson discovered a white compound in Margarito’s glove. The compound was quickly recognized by the California state sports commission as plaster. Margarito was crafty when using this compound because the plaster’s properties would harden like bricks when exposed to water. Margarito attempted to hold the match long enough until his hands were wet with sweat to turn his fists into deadly weapons.

Since being exposed, the star of Boxing Mexico has also been in sharp decline. However, no one knows when Margarito has been using this fraud and how many boxers have ruined their careers for Margarito.

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Petchdam – Petchmorakot: The fraternal couple at ONE No Surrender

Leading ONE No Surrender together with two title matches, the Petchmorakot and Petchdam brothers all aim to win the championship together.

Taking charge of the name of Petchyindee Academy leading ONE No Surrender, few know that Petchmorakot and Petchdam are not just teammates in the gym. They have been friends on the Muay Thai road since childhood. 

Growing up in Ubon Ratchathani, a mountainous province 650km northeast of Bangkok, Petchdam could not expect one day to stand on the world stage with his seniors.

“I’m very happy, it’s hard to imagine two country boys from Ubon Ratchathani, having a day together towards the world championship.” – Petchdam shared. “A guard, a defiant belt. It is an honor and a pride”.

Unlike other little boxers, Petchdam was trained by his father, a man who did not know anything about Muay Thai just by loving the martial art. However, that of course did not help the fist born in 1997 when he lost the battle. 

This is also when Petchdam looks for a new gym and meets his seniors here. 

“When I trained at Sit Odd Piboon, I met Petchmorakot, we have known each other since he was 10 years old.” Muay Thai Flyweight belt fighter preparing to share. 

However, by the age of 16, the play life had somewhat swept away the young boxer Petchmorakot. But soon, his passion for Muay Thai dragged him back to the ring and once again coincided with his old brother.

“When I came to train at Petchyindee Academy, I felt so lonely. We’ve been practicing together for so long, I really miss my brother the first day I come here”. – Petchmorakot shared.

However, not long after, Petchmorakot was soon reunited with his brother. That was when Petchdam decided to pursue a career as a professional Muay. 

So far, both Petchdam and Petchmorakot have won prestigious titles at Lumpinee, WBC, ONE Championship and here, both will aim to bring the gold belt of the tournament together.

Confronted with the legendary Yodsanklai Fairtex, Petchmorakot took on the responsibility of protecting the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai belt he just won last year. In the main match of the event, Petchdam will challenge defending champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon to the throne of ONE Flyweight Muay Thai. 

“If we both win the next event, it will be a huge success. I am extremely proud to be with Petchdam on this journey. ” – champion Petchmorakot shared before the event.

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UFC Boot 251: The most beautiful KO victories of Jorge Masvidal

At UFC 251, “Jesus street” Jorge Masvidal will be on the upper side with mid-level champion UFC Kamaru Usman. More specifically, Masvidal accepted this match in less than 10 days after the news that Gilbert Burns had COVID-19.

Over the past few years, Jorge Masvidal has emerged as an undefeated force in the UFC semi-middleweight category. The fighting style is somewhat crazy with the scary KO ability that helped him win a big position in the audience.

Having played for UFC since 2013, but Jorge Masvidal only truly became the superstar of the tournament after KO Darren Till and Ben Askren. Since then, Masvidal has become one of the hottest names in UFC.

Despite not having an impressive long winning streak, in the last 3 matches, Masvidal defeated KO / TKO on all opponents. The hard chin and the recent innovation in style have helped Jorge Masvidal to become UFC’s BMF champion

Following the successes, let’s take a look at the three most recent KO victories of Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, also known under the name “Jesus of the Street”.

Jorge Masvidal vs Darren Till

Masvidal, then an 11thweight fighter Welterweight UFC, surprisingly knocked out “Darren Till” Darren Till at UFC on ESPN +5.
UFC on ESPN +5 would have been quite a boring event and lacked highlights without the appearance of Jorge Masvidal and Darren Till.

Jorge Masvidal (11th) has been considered a dead for UFC on ESPN +5 when facing the 3rd ranked player in the Welterweight UFC Darren Till. However, latch to make miracles.

Right in the first half, the “white savage” has plunged into the hash to fill the pitch, continuously having 2 knock down – takedown success. However, Jorge Mavisdal has “survived” successfully by handling alertness and dexterity. In the second half, Jorge Masvisdal suddenly created a mutation. After an extremely stance change “brain hack”, he successfully plugged the left hook into Darren Till’s face. The subsequent punch quickly made the “white savage” lie still on the floor waiting for the referee to intervene.

Jorge Masvidal vs Ben Askren

Entering UFC 239, Jorge Masvidal confronted Ben Askren – former ONE Championship champion and Bellator. In the pose of an underdog fighter. Damien Maia was once controlled by the BJJ skill, many viewers have said that Jorge Masvidal will face difficulties in the famous Wrestler like Ben Askren.

However, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas was nearly exploded in the first seconds of the match, Ben Askren rushed into the gap in the middle of Jorge Masvidal sent a flying pillow – the hit to hit the chin of “Funky ”Caused Askren to fall immediately in the 5th second of the match. Winning the knockout for Jorge Masvidal.

Jorge Masvifal vs Nate Diaz

Just in the match, Jorge Masvidal immediately took advantage, Masvidal’s punches and kick-kick combo made Nate Diaz’s right eye bleed. Although standing up thanks to the referee and having an extra phase, Nate Diaz still let Masvidal take advantage of the score.

In the second half of the match, Masvidal continued to dominate Nate Diaz and knocked down this bully fist no matter how hard Diaz has a chin. Immediately after the end of the third period, the referee had to intervene and decided to stop the match because Nate Diaz had a big cut – the result of a series of punches and punches of Jorge Masvidal. “Jesus street” became the UF BMF champion ever since.

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Franchise champion – the new joke of WBC

If you’ve ever heard of franchised chains, franchised cafes, then with WBC, you’ll have a “Franchise Champion”.

Recently, WBC shocked the Boxing world by honoring the defending champion Canelo Alvarez with the new title: “Franchise Champion”. It would probably not be worth anything if WBC didn’t decide to bring Jermall Charlo from the position of interim champion to the official WBC champion – the position that belongs to Canelo Alvarez. It can be said that WBC has stripped Canelo Alvarez of the championship with a new title that makes no sense.

Nhà vô địch nhượng quyền, trò đùa mới của WBC

Franchise champion is a new initiative, a special position that WBC is for current world champion. Franchise champion is an outstanding martial artist who has achieved much success as well as devoted to Boxing.

The WBC side added: “With 2/3 of the votes agreed from the WBC board, WBC can assign a weight champion to each class. The franchise champion will benefit. and responsibility for WBC, the franchise champion will also hold many titles, and the upper house to compete for the championship of other organizations, as well as be able to take a position on the board. of WBC. WBC chose Alvarez for his achievements”.

WBC also said that this is not an unilateral decision of this organization, but it has received a consensus from Canelo’s side, regardless of this decision, Canelo from the position of having 3 championship belts. MBA (Super), WBC and IBF, currently only have 2 championship titles, namely WBA (Super) and IBF.

Nhà vô địch nhượng quyền, trò đùa mới của WBC

More importantly, the title of the franchise champion is also not in contention, meaning that Canelo will always be the WBC champion without having to defend his title. But with the new title more noble than the world championship, the bonuses of title competitions in WBC may also change significantly. Specifically, if a fighter defeated Canelo, WBC could promise them a world title match – a belt less valuable than the current Canelo franchise title.

This can be considered as a tricky and greedy game of WBC. Not only is the move to keep Canelo, cases like Andy Ruiz defeated Anthony Joshua and destroyed the entire sharing system, the organization’s broadcast communication will not happen to WBC, at least when Canelo is no longer Hold the championship belt.

The challengers around Canelo’s golden egg-laying chicken no longer had any reason to touch the franchise champion when Canelo gave up the WBC belt. No matter where you win or not, at CanCBC, Canelo is completely protected. Now at WBC, Canelo only has to pay attention to big games, matches that really benefit WBC.

To be fair, this is the move of WBC to hold Canelo in promoting the image of the organization. This is also a good move for Canelo when WBC also hinted that Canelo can hold important positions in the WBC organization. Meaning that even when retired, Canelo can affect Boxing to a certain extent.

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ONE Championship is about to return

CEO Chatri Sityodtong said he had carefully planned a booming comeback after the world health crisis COVID-19.

The past few months have marked a sad moment for sports all over the world. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, most sporting events around the world have been postponed or even canceled. Martial arts tournaments are no exception. However, in recent days, several sporting events have begun to return to the fans.

The famous American MMA UFC quickly returned to the track last month. Meanwhile, to ensure absolute safety for everyone, ONE Championship has not officially operated normally.

However, the ONE Championship has a thorough plan for an explosive comeback after the world health crisis. Accordingly, ONE Championship has completed the last round of funding and will definitely return to fans this summer.

The financial base is stable, so at the moment, CEO Sityodtong is in discussions with government employees and health experts from China, Thailand and Singapore to return to the track as quickly as possible. Upon completion of the plan, Sityodtong intends to speed up ONE’s schedule. In the second half of 2020, they will organize as many matches as possible cautiously.

The last ONE Championship event took place on February 28. So far, the operation schedule of this organization has been delayed for more than 3 months. Although it seems slower than the opponent UFC, but actually, this is a more cautious step of ONE.

UFC returned to the track a few months earlier than competitors like Bellator, Invicta, or Professional Fighters League (PFL). Bellator has not yet announced the official return date. Invicta announced their latest program will take place on July 2 after a 5-month break. The Professional Fighters League has canceled the entire 2020 season and will return next year.

The CEO of ONE Championship does not seem worried that he will “run after” rivals. Sityodtong’s cautious attitude towards ONE’s return is suitable for the Asian market at the moment.

ONE Championship organizes competitions throughout the Pacific Rim and Asia. By the end of 2019, ONE’s martial arts events have appeared in nine countries. Each country has its own public health concerns, has different requirements for athletes’ visa issues, and has higher governing bodies beyond the sports commission.

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Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa as coach

Not only on the floor, the two hottest fighters of the UFC medium will add a new responsibility: as the trainer of The Ultimate Fighter.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) – the popular reality TV show of UFC is expected to return in the near future. That is a confirmation confirmed by President Dana White in a series of recent interviews on Reddit. 

In addition to revealing the return of The Ultimate Fighter, President Dana White did not say anything more about the program that made the audience curious. Who will be the coach of the upcoming TUF season, who will lead the clash of new talents coming to UFC? 

And recently, UFC BLV Joe Rogan has revealed that the face that will lead the two teams to confront in The Ultimate Fighter season is the defending champion Israel Adesanya and the great rival Paulo Costa. 

In The Ultimate Fighter, the boxers will be divided into 2 teams under the guidance of 2 coaches – usually the fighters who are competing at UFC. Living in the same area, fighters will practice and compete to get their official debut at UFC. 

Beginning in 2005, The Ultimate Fighter has produced dozens of fighters and champions for UFC. Training – activities – competitions at TUF also help UFC build natural “dramas” among martial artists – the biggest attraction that TUF brings.  As two face-to-face confrontations in the middle class, the fact that Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa are coaches at TUF last season will bring a lot of drama to this program. And of course, the audience hopes that the two boxers will end their resentment with a title match, with the reserve matches being their students competing for the UFC contract. 

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Conor McGregor praised the UFC for its aggressive organization of the tournament

Former UFC weight 2 champion, Conor McGregor recently praised the UFC for successfully organizing the event in just 8 days.

Coming back to the audience after the COVID-19 season with the UFC 249 event on May 9, UFC became the first major sports tournament to hold the event since the whole of America was in a state of home isolation. . During the event, Justin Gaethje defeated Tony Ferguson to become UFC’s next lightweight interim champion. This victory also gave Gaethje an official title match somewhere around September.

Half a week later, on May 13, UFC resumed a Fight Night event with the sudden victory of General Glover Teixeira against “Anthony Young Lion”. On May 16, another Fight Night was held. “Old General” Alistair Overeem was a spectacular comeback against Walt Harris.
 

Contrary to many opposing views that the UFC has been stubborn when organizing three consecutive events during the season, Conor McGregor praised Dana White’s support.

“UFC is back tonight! It’s wonderful!” – Conor McGregor posted on twitter. “3 shows in a row without any problems. Only one team was positive but it was discovered before causing any serious infection. For sports! For school! For business! Let’s play!”.


 

Currently, the ability to play of Conor McGregor is also left open because the Irish superstar is also executing an isolation order in his home country. However, with the expression of Conor McGregor, it can be seen that the former UFC king is also very “itchy” and wants to return to play.

However, the ability to return to light to play of Conor McGregor is also doubtful. In recent times, with the exception of the title match against Khabib and Eddie Alvarez, Conor MCGregor seems to be more active in the middle class. He even challenged Jorge Masvidal, a semi-middle star at the moment.

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Is Jorge Masvidal really avoiding the competition with Usman?

Suggesting a rematch with Nate Diaz while probably competing with Kamaru Usman, is there any evasion from Jorge Masvidal?

On the eve of UFC 249 in April, Jorge Masvidal and defending champion Welterweight Kamaru Usman challenged each other to appear at the event. In particular, the Nigerian champion accused Masvidal of not accepting to play despite still online claiming that he is “free-handed” and ready to confront anyone. 

Recently, Masvidal’s suggestion of a rematch with Nate Diaz has made his theory of dodging Usman a reality. Although at the present time, Masvidal is a boxer with achievements, popularity and has built up a gripping story with the champion.

Playing MMA since 2003 with nearly 50 times of the upper stage, only in 2019 did Masvidal’s name really reach the “world” status. Even during the first 7 years of joining UFC, “Gamebred” has not really won any competition. The BMF belt he earned when defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 244 was just a symbolic title. 

Therefore, Masvidal’s act of not promoting a fight with Usman was considered to be a dodge and wanted to cling to the temporary glory of the BMF title. Some even argue that the Miami-based puncher is afraid of losing and losing the position to try to build in 2019. 

“That’s strange. In the history of this sport, I have never seen anyone refuse to compete. The act of running away from that title fight is weird. ” – Leon Edwards, the boxer who is in the top of the belt at Welterweight said. “I know he’s a big name, but does everything say that he wants to be a champion? Therefore, it’s hard for me to understand this.”

 

Currently, the Welterweight class has the most potential UFC fighters. Besides Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards, another emerging name, Gilbert Burns, has just made the list.

Defeating the former King Tyron Woodley at UFC on ESPN 9 over the weekend, Gilbert Burns immediately rose to No. 1 on the Welterweight chart. The absolute overwhelming performance of “Durinho” helped him to win the 6th straight and the first opportunity to compete at UFC right before his eyes.