Welcome to the newest version of Missed Fists the place Jed Meshew and Alexander Okay. Lee shine a light-weight on fights from throughout the globe which will have been missed in these hectic occasions the place it looks like there’s an MMA present each different day.
The 2018 MMA season is closing out with a bang and this week we’re specializing in a few of the “mid-majors” of the game, in addition to choosing out a few nasty finishes from the outer edges as typical. First, a visit to Monterrey, Mexico for the newest providing from would-be world beating promotion, Combate Americas.
- 1 Won Sik Park vs. Jose MedranoAlan Cantu vs. Eduardo Alvarado
- 2 Jake Pilla vs. Kenny Lewis
- 3 Adam Soldaev vs. Slawomir Szczepanski
- 4 Moises Murrietta vs. Sidiah ParkerKailan Hill vs. Andre Walker
- 5 Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Tyler McGuireNieky Holzken vs. Cosmo AlexandreBrown Pinas vs. Yohann Fairtex Drai
Won Sik Park vs. Jose Medrano
Alan Cantu vs. Eduardo Alvarado
AL: Won Sik Park, a local of Uslan, South Korea at present placing in work at Alliance MMA in San Diego, lastly booked his first battle on North American soil, the place he took on Jose Medrano on the preliminary portion of Saturday’s Combate 26 present (viewable free of charge on Fb). No matter sacrifices Park made to pursue his dream have been value it as he picked up a completely disgusting knockout.
JM: Campbell McLaren clearly knew what he was doing with this signing as WSP scored top-of-the-line KOs of the weekend. Name me an previous softee however my coronary heart all the time sings when individuals leaping knee different individuals within the face.
AL: Medrano goes into full survival mode after taking that shot, which sadly solely results in him taking extra punishment and Park having to completely brutalize him to get the end.
Whereas I can’t begrudge the referee for not stopping that one earlier, I really feel like our subsequent clip might have used faster intervention as Alan Cantu managed to get in some scary-looking punches on a fallen Eduardo Alvardo after touchdown a left hook proper on the button.
JM: I don’t assume this one was that dangerous. The referee couldn’t actually have stopped that first shot and he was already intervening by the second. Personally, I’m extra targeted on the spectacular accuracy from Cantu. How typically can we see fighters utterly whiff on the comply with up strikes? Not Cantu. He hammered the coffin nails in with authority.
Each of these finishes may be seen on Fb and a replay of the primary card is accessible by way of a subscription to DAZN.
Jake Pilla vs. Kenny Lewis
AL: Let’s reduce our scope just a little additional and take a cease in Manchester, N.H. to see what’s happening with Calvin Kattar’s Fight Zone promotion.
If we might have discovered a greater high quality clip, this possible would have led off the present (hat tip to @mma_kings and @jdoster_3 for this one). Right here’s Jake Pilla making his professional debut at Fight Zone 68 with a handstand kick end of Kenny Lewis:
Can we get a breakdown of this breakdance preventing method?
JM: It’s not breakdancing it’s capoeira, you uncultured swine. Which is principally dance preventing however no matter.
Each as soon as in awhile you’ll see Anthony Pettis or somebody attempt one thing like this, however this can be the primary time I’ve ever seen this kick work so successfully. It’s not on a regular basis you see a fighter get straight up jawed from a handstand kick. I feel it’s protected to say we will anticipate nice issues from Pilla. Horrible, sure, however nice.
Adam Soldaev vs. Slawomir Szczepanski
JM: Talking of horrible brilliance, allow us to all pour one out for the tragic, devastated stays of Slawomir Szczepanski’s liver.
Adam Soldaev only a impolite individual for doing this to a different human being. I can’t watch for KSW to signal him so we will have some wild promos earlier than he goes and shoves his foot via individuals’s midsections.
AL: I select to consider that Szczepanski’s liver knew the dangers. Szczepanski appears pretty robust, so I really feel like Soldaev put some additional stank on that punt to the torso simply to make it possible for he stayed down. That was a type of kicks that at the beginning look may look innocuous, however upon replay you’ll be able to see it landed in simply the proper spot.
If readers need to get a better take a look at Soldaev’s handiwork, which happened at Dragon Battle Night time Four in Legionowo, Poland on Saturday, hit up their Fb for a full replay.
Moises Murrietta vs. Sidiah Parker
Kailan Hill vs. Andre Walker
AL: Rounding again to the extra well-known promotions, decide up a few devastating KOs from the all the time thrilling Legacy Preventing Alliance.
Friday’s LFA 54 co-main occasion in Costa Mesa, Calif. noticed Moises Murrietta enhance to Eight-1 with a anesthetizing knockout that simply destroyed Sidiah Parker’s face:
JM: I really like knockouts like this. Parker’s physique is filled with hope and inertia after which all of the sudden it’s simply ineffective and slumps down upon itself like he obtained unplugged from the Matrix. The visceral expertise is so good I gained’t even convey up the truth that Parker in all probability ought to have by no means been given this struggle within the first place. Murrietta is sweet, works with respected camps, and has been making the rounds with a number of the larger promotions. Could be time for him to get one other critical look.
AL: Parker was truly doing okay earlier than getting caught within the second spherical, displaying wonderful motion to keep away from these energy photographs. Then the end occurred: One second Parker was bobbing and weaving, the subsequent, there was a lot blood.
Within the night’s first bout, Kailan Hill didn’t want almost as a lot time to supply yet one more ridiculous end. The middleweight prospect gained his third battle of the yr, with 78 and 91 second KOs in his previous two outings (he’s beforehand been featured in Missed Fists for his work).
However he topped himself this time, stopping Andre Walker in 11 seconds with a spinning backfist.
JM: In lower than 12 months, Hill has scored three spotlight reel KOs, in three solely alternative ways! One Superman punch or one spinning backfist KO ought to get you observed. Three absurd KOs ought to get you signed. Simply take a look at all of the destruction this man has left behind him in his brief profession.
Black Home MMA’s Kailin Hill (Four-Zero, middleweight) has been a spotlight reel machine in 2018. Three-Zero with Three knockouts by way of head kick, flying punch, and spinning again fist, all in a mixed Three:00 #LFA54 pic.twitter.com/HaA8Glz1ok
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 17, 2018
AL: Don’t look now, however Hill may need the Missed Fists Fighter of the Yr award locked up.
AL: In Shawnee, Okla., a brand new ladies’s bantamweight contender emerged at Invicta FC 32 as Julia Avila placed on one of many weekend’s most savage performances. Alexa Conners is not any joke, however she couldn’t deal with the berserker type of the “Raging Panda”.
Peep the entrance kick to the chin that helped seal the deal on Saturday:
JM: Avila is not any joke. She’s 6-1 in her profession however that loss got here by means of damage. Moreover, she beat up Marion Renau and Nicco Montano in her first and third professional fights respectively. Conners is legitimately good and Avila ran via her like tissue paper.
AL: Followers can take a look at Avila’s assertion win on UFC Battle Move and in addition maintain an eye fixed out for a enjoyable three-round brawl between flyweights Stephanie Geltmacher and Liz Tracy.
Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Tyler McGuire
Nieky Holzken vs. Cosmo Alexandre
Brown Pinas vs. Yohann Fairtex Drai
AL: And simply in case anybody continues to be lacking out on ONE Championship (get the app, people), listed here are three of the most effective finishes from Saturday’s card in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In the primary occasion, Zebaztian Kadestam did considered one of my favourite issues in not settling for a choice that was doubtless going his approach, going all out for a knockout punch on Tyler McGuire within the closing moments of spherical 5.
This battle was to find out the promotion’s new welterweight champion within the wake of Ben Askren’s departure, so kudos to Kadestam for getting his reign off on the fitting foot.
JM: That is among the wildest hooks you’ll ever see in your life. Keep in mind when Todd Duffy threw an absurd proper hook towards Frank Mir, whiffed, after which obtained bolted? This was like if that hook if it had landed. Actually each of Kadestam’s arms are by his waist and he shoots straight from the hip. A lot props for to him for getting the job executed but when he retains doing that, he may find yourself on the opposite aspect of Missed Fists earlier than too lengthy.
Talking of men on the improper finish of Missed Fists, Cosmo Alexandre — might he relaxation in peace — now’s amongst these ignominious individuals as a result of Nieky Holzken put arms on him in a most violent and untoward method.
AL: ONE officers made the sensible choice to place this kickboxing bout within the co-main occasion spot and after seeing Holzken annihilate Alexandre, you’ll be able to see why. The Dutchman had no mercy for his fellow veteran, simply strolling him down and touchdown an uppercut that may fell most heavyweights. It’s proper up there with the cleanest KOs of the weekend, alongside with this dizzying providing from Brown Pinas:
JM: *Don’t make a joke, don’t make a joke, don’t make a joke.*
Sure. Brown Pinas actually stole the present this weekend. It’s a crying disgrace that Yair Rodriguez gave us the KO of a lifetime earlier this month as a result of Pinas’s spinning elbow would have had “best elbow KO in November” all sewn up.
However you possibly can determine for your self the place Pinas’s end ranks among the many better of the yr by testing the Warrior’s Dream present for your self on the ONE app or the promotion’s YouTube channel.
Now, to stop me from being tremendous infantile a few sure fighter’s identify and probably getting fired, let’s transfer on to our last clip this weekend: Tenshin Nasukawa displaying the world precisely why Floyd Mayweather Jr. was so shook that he backed out of a struggle with the child.
AL: I do know that if something even occurs between Mayweather and Tenshin that it is going to be an exhibition. And will probably be boxing. And Mayweather is definitely extra completed than Taiki Naito right here.
However simply the likelihood that Tenshin might convey his distinctive model of aggression and creativity to a fight sports activities contest with Mayweather has me intrigued. I’m positive there are plenty of followers who would like to see Mr. 50-Zero dropped to his knees like that as properly.
JM: Don’t sleep on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s boxing. That’s the actual menace to Mayweather. Simply ask Conor.
What was probably the most memorable Missed Fists second this week?
Won Sik Park brutalizes Jose Medrano
Jake Pilla’s handstand kick
Adam Soldaev destroys Slawomir Szczepanski’s liver
Moises Murrietta’s bloody knockout
Julia Avila’s No. 1 contender assertion
Nieky Holzken’s uppercut from hell
Different (depart remark under)
Four votes complete
If you understand of a current battle or occasion that you simply assume might have been missed or a promotion that would use some consideration, please tell us on Twitter @JedKMeshew and @AlexanderKLee utilizing the hashtag #MissedFists.