MMA  > General MMA  > Gilbert "The Hurricane" Yvel vs Houston Alexander
January 20, 2012, 11:07 AM
This battle is going down this March in Resurrection Fighting Alliance.

A battle of two violent strikers who don't have the best ground games. Gilbert moved to 205 not long ago, and Houston is a fairly well established light heavyweight.

Houston had a four fight win streak halted by a hateful elbow by former Hockey enforce Steve Bosse. In that streak he beat both Thierry Sokodjou and Razaak Al-Hassan.

This will Yvel's second fight in RFA, as well as his second fight at 205. He is held in very high regard by hardcore MMA fans for his exciting, violent, take-no-prisioners striking style. He won his light heavyweight debut for the promotion recently, and he is looking to get a late career surge at 205 pounds.

2 things guys:

1)What do you guys think of the fight, is it worth watching?

2)Who will win and why and how?
January 20, 2012  11:46 AM ET

not worth watching....I like Houston Alexander but he's old....Yvel is old and a dirty fighter....this makes me think of AA or Sylvia headlining small time local events and doing poorly at it...except that AA and Sylvia actually achieved something in their careers whereas Yvel as only achieved notoriety as one of the dirtiest fighters (I mean tactics like shots to the groin, eyes, back of the head, etc..., not PEDs) and Houston is someone people think of as a good person more than a good fighter...

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January 20, 2012  01:05 PM ET
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Taking Yvel here. If Houston was fighting his son I'd take Houston though.

I was going to make a joke about the two fighting referee/begotten sons, but I just couldn't find a good enough place.

January 20, 2012  01:54 PM ET

I'd love to root for Houston but a loss to Kimbo is hard to get past...

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January 20, 2012  06:20 PM ET
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I actually didn't have a problem with it. Kids are soft nowadays.

Yeah, and he wasn't like 12. He was 16 or 17, and I recall seeing a picture once and he is a pretty big kid.

January 20, 2012  06:21 PM ET
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I thought both guys lost that fight? One of the worst "fights" I've ever seen.

Yeah, truly awful.

Definitely one of the worst fights in recent memory.

January 23, 2012  09:01 AM ET

What up guys. I went to the ufc event last friday and it was great. I went to a strikeforce event before the ufc bought them out and the ufc is the cream of the crop when it comes to putting on a show. The lights, graphics and how well organized the event went. Pat Barry brutal knockout to Morecraft was nasty. Morecraft was knocked out on the ground more then 5 min. I saw Dana White and Jon Jones interacting with the fans taking photos. They took the time to go and greet the fans throughout the arena and thanked them for coming out. Arianny is smoking hot too.

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January 23, 2012  04:29 PM ET
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Yeah its a great time. When I went I was talking to Scott Jorgesen in the beer line and had guys like Shogun, Alves, arry, Guida hanging out near us.And dude quit checking my GF out.

I am planning on making the trip to ATL in april to watch Jon Jones fight.

January 23, 2012  05:10 PM ET
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I'd love to root for Houston but a loss to Kimbo is hard to get past...

There is nothing more I hate when 2 out of shape fighters look drunk because they have no energy.

 
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