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August 14, 2010, 09:52 AM
ShoMMA 10 Report!

MMA in Phoenix? Does John McCain know? Has someone woke him up and let him know? Is this why it came on so late so he won???t know about it?

I love how the ShoMMA promo talks about how this is the future of MMA and future Strikeforce champions you know, as long as we don???t find someone who just got cut from the UFC (Paging Ben Saunders . . . )

Pat Millitich actually goes into the tournament thought process, blow your opponent out of he water early, failing that, hang on for time and not get hurt.

Interesting. 2 five minutes rounds? On a 10-point must?

Nice way to pick the matchups- at the weightins there were 4 envelopes with Queens in them- Black fought Black, Red fought Red. Awesome.

Tate // Damm // Akano // Kujala - Our Tournament combatants.
Miesha Tate (9-2) vs Maiju Kujala (4-1)

Kujala, from Finland says she only trains with men, and her strenth is grappling.

She???s pretty hot by the way. Bulked up from 125. Gotta love when the commentators say they know little about her.

Tate said she actually wanted Kujala, because she was the weakest fighter for a tournament. Awesome. Tate lost via Decision to Sarah Kaufmann for the belt and wants a rematch.

Tate clinches and shoves to the cage, and throws knees, Kajala reverses and gives some, Tate swings it around, drops for a single and drops to side control. Kajala has a gullotine but has no chance there, Pat points out VERY well how its badly done. The ref tells Tate to go for a submission of he is going to stand them up. Then does?

WHAT?

Ok, Kajala has a gullotine (-going nowhere, but Matt Hughes just choked out a guy with a HEADLOCK) and Tate is trying to get out and is punching both the body and face, not much power because she cannot posture, but it is a punch. Rogan would be losing HIS FRIKKIN MIND. Even Renallo hates on it. Pat mentions it was going to a Von Flue choke, and hammers the ref FOR NOT KNOWING HIS JOB and seeing it. Tremendous.

10-9 Kajala, weak trip takedown vs a 2 minute choke attempt.

See the rest at:
http://sportsnickel.com/2010/08/14/strikeforce-challenger s-10-report/
August 14, 2010  10:19 AM ET
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(-going nowhere, but Matt Hughes just choked out a guy with a HEADLOCK)

THAT WAS NOT A HEADLOCK

It can be better described as either a modified anaconda choke or an inverted side choke.

A headlock is for control, what Matt did was use his left arm as "the strangling arm" and use the bicep of it to cut off the blood supply from Almeida's right arterie and use his head/neck to drive Almeida's own arm into the left arterie.

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August 14, 2010  09:18 PM ET

Is it just me, or is Riggs HIGHLY overrated? I mean is there a guy he could face in the top 10 at 170 OR 185 who you would put money on him right now?

 
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