Shintaro Ishiwatari, Kil Woo Lee Impress at SRC Asia Volume 1

Filed under: Sengoku, News, JapanSengoku Raiden Championship’s 20-man Asian Bantamweight Tournament got under way at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. Drawing on mostly lesser known fighters from all of the second-tier events within Japan and re…

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Sengoku Raiden Championship’s 20-man Asian Bantamweight Tournament got under way at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. Drawing on mostly lesser known fighters from all of the second-tier events within Japan and representatives from Korea, eight bantamweights advanced through to the next round of the tournament to be held in August.

Impressive in victory were Kil Woo Lee and Shintaro Ishiwatari, both with first-round knockouts and Lee’s KO coming only 10 seconds into the bout. Also noteworthy, Jae Hyun So’s grappling display and odd triangle submission attempt were brutally effective and entertaining and the veteran of the tournament, Kazushi Sakuraba-trained Wataru Takahashi, dominated his opponent on the mat and got locked in a slick rear-naked choke without the hooks in.

A full breakdown of the fights after the break.

Shane Carwin “In between Rounds I Could Not Move My Legs.

Shane Carwin may have been defeated last night when he took on UFC champion Brock Lesnar but he certainly gained even more respect from the MMA community. Carwin can certainly punch with more power than almost any other heavyweight but his cardio certainly came up short. Carwin, however, disagrees and let fans know […]

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Shane Carwin may have been defeated last night when he took on UFC champion Brock Lesnar but he certainly gained even more respect from the MMA community. Carwin can certainly punch with more power than almost any other heavyweight but his cardio certainly came up short. Carwin, however, disagrees and let fans know that his cardio was fine but that it was cramps that caused him major problems(via his website):

The game plan last night was to be patient and let the fight come to you. When I had him in trouble the ref keep saying he was going to stop it and then towards the end of the 1st my body began to seize up. In between rounds I could not move my legs and had what felt like a whole body cramp. My cardio was fine but my body was not. What can you do? You have to stand up and face your opponent.

Heading into the second I knew I need to finish the fight or I was going to be in trouble. Much like the Champion he is I am sure Brock was thinking the same thing. I had zero take down defense as my legs were dead to me and the rest is as they say history.

Carwin has been gracious in his previous victories and he was no different in defeat, acknowledging that Lesnar fought like a warrior. Lesnar is slated to fight Cain Velasquez, and it’s too soon to guess on Carwin’s next opponent, but expect to see Carwin in the heavyweight title hunt shortly.

Gray Maynard: “I Handled Frankie Edgar. He Was My Easiest Fight.”

Gray Maynard will put his seven fight win streak on the line at UFC 118: Edgar Vs. Penn 2 when he takes on top lightweight contender Kenny “Kenflo” Florian but he seems to be thinking about current UFC champion Frankie Edgar. Edgar shocked the MMA world when he took the lightweight title from […]

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Gray Maynard will put his seven fight win streak on the line at UFC 118: Edgar Vs. Penn 2 when he takes on top lightweight contender Kenny “Kenflo” Florian but he seems to be thinking about current UFC champion Frankie Edgar. Edgar shocked the MMA world when he took the lightweight title from BJ Penn but Maynard still remembers beating him via decision. If Maynard can get a win over Florian it’s pretty clear that he would be next in line for a title shot. We’ll find out on August 28.

UFC 116 Results: Solution To Shane Carwin Riddle Accidentally Found

While Shane Carwin was walking to the Octagon at UFC 116, people knew that he had the tools to beat Brock Lesnar.
They knew he could submit his opponents, take a punch and keep going, and that he hits like a freight train.
And at 4 …

While Shane Carwin was walking to the Octagon at UFC 116, people knew that he had the tools to beat Brock Lesnar.
They knew he could submit his opponents, take a punch and keep going, and that he hits like a freight train.
And at 4 minutes into round 1, fans saw that Carwin may indeed be the new champ as […]

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UFC 116 Results: Solution To Shane Carwin Riddle Accidentally Found

For an "overwhelmed" Chris Leben, UFC 116 win was a classic two-round affair

LAS VEGAS – For UFC middleweight slugger Chris Leben, the past two weeks have certainly been a strange and wonderful
journey.

Two weeks, two fights, two wins, two “Fight Night” bonus checks, and
after his stunning UFC 116 submission of Yoshihiro Akiya…

LAS VEGAS – For UFC middleweight slugger Chris Leben, the past two weeks have certainly been a strange and wonderful
journey.

Two weeks, two fights, two wins, two “Fight Night” bonus checks, and
after his stunning UFC 116 submission of Yoshihiro Akiyama, two
second-round finishes.

At least as far as “The Crippler” remembers it.