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Sunday, September 30, 2012

GSP - Georges St Pierre Sketch

UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Venue: Bell Centre
Broadcast: Pay-per-view and FX

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
  • Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. interim champ Carlos Condit (to unify UFC welterweight title)
  • Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann
  • Tom Lawlor vs. Francis Carmont
  • Cyrille Diabate vs. Chad Griggs
  • Mark Hominick vs. Pablo Garza
  • Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos
  • Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara
  • John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout
  • Antonio Carvalho vs. Rodrigo Damm 
  • Azamat Gashimov vs. Ivan Menjivar
  • Stephen Thompson vs. Besam Yousef
Art by Bigmanbud

Monday, August 13, 2012

UFC 151

UFC 151: Jones vs. HendersonSeptember 1, 2012
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
-Jon Jones (16-1) vs. Dan Henderson (29-8)
-Josh Koscheck (17-6) vs. Jake Ellenberger (27-6)
-Dennis Siver (20-8) vs. Eddie Yagin (16-5-1)
-Michael Johnson (11-6) vs. Danny Castillo (14-4)
-Kyle Noke (19-6-1) vs. Charlie Brenneman (15-4)
-Takeya Mizugaki (15-7) vs. Jeff Hougland (10-5)
-Tim Means (18-3-1) vs. Abel Trujillo (9-4)
-Daron Cruickshank (11-2) vs. Henry Martinez (9-2)
-John Lineker (19-6) vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-5-6)
-Shane Roller (11-6) vs. Jacob Volkmann (14-3)
-Dennis Hallman (51-14-2) vs. Thiago Tavares (17-4-1)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II

UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II

Location: Denver, Colorado
Venue: Pepsi Center
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, FX and Facebook

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar (for lightweight title)
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard
  • Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman
  • Yushin Okami vs. Buddy Roberts
  • Justin Lawrence vs. Max Holloway
  • Dennis Bermudez vs. Tom Hayden
  • Jared Hamman vs. Michael Kuiper
  • Ken Stone vs. Erik Perez
  • Nik Lentz vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 7:30 p.m. ET)
  • Dustin Pague vs. Chico Camus

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida

Lyoto Machida - Pic drawn by Bigmanbud

[edit]Early life

[edit]Mixed martial arts career

Following this, Machida went on to compete for the K-1 promotion. At the K-1 Beast 2004 in Niigata event on March 14, 2004, he defeated Michael McDonald, a Canadian kickboxer making his MMA debut, with a forearm choke in the first round. On May 22, 2004 at K-1 MMA ROMANEX at theSaitama Super Arena, he beat fellow karateka Sam Greco by unanimous decision. Despite both fighters' striking backgrounds, the match was mostly fought on the mat with Machida controlling the grapplng. When K-1 began promoting Hero's, a series of fight cards featuring only MMA bouts rather than cards mixed with kickboxing matches, Machida was transferred there. He took on former UFC Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn on March 26, 2005 in Saitama at Hero's 1 in an openweght fight. Machida weighed in at 102.0 kg (225 lb) while Penn weighed in at 86.5 kg (191 lb).[11] Machida won by unanimous decision.

[edit]Ultimate Fighting Championship

[edit]The Machida Era

[edit]Post Machida Era

Out of the three judges, Hamilton gave Machida Rounds 2, 3 and 4. Peoples and Rosales each gave Machida the first three rounds. One of the judges (Nelson Hamilton) later commented in a post-fight interview that his line of sight was obstructed for much of the action in Round 4, and that after reviewing footage of the round, he likely would have scored the round to Rua. However, since the verdict was unanimous, retroactively changing the score for this judge would still have resulted in a 2–1 split decision in favor of Machida. Hamilton also commented that he felt the commentary had led many fans to believe Shogun had won the fight decisively, when it was a very close, technical and difficult fight to score for all three judges. In spite of this, a significant amount of the audience, who had not heard the commentary, booed the decision after it was delivered, voicing their support for Rua. Writers for a number of sports websites and magazines also claimed they felt Rua had won.[18][19]
Because of the controversy surrounding the close decision, on May 8, 2010, at UFC 113 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Machida and Mauricio Rua faced each other again, seven months after their original fight. It was a very much anticipated rematch. Both fighters started aggressively and scored significant points in striking exchanges, with Machida scoring two takedowns during the round. Rua showed strong defense on the ground, spinning to attempt a knee bar before both fighters returned to their feet. At 3:30 of round 1, Rua swayed to avoid a hook left and landed a powerful counter overhand right to the temple, which knocked Machida down. Rua then took the full mount and proceeded to finish with ground-and-pound knocking Machida out, making him the new Light Heavyweight Champion at 3:35 in round 1,[23] with Machida suffering his first career MMA loss.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Art "One Glove" Jimmerson

“One Glove”
Mixed Martial Arts or MMA started as a contest to find out which fighting discipline was superior to all others. No better way to actually solve the age old dilemma was thought of than to actually have masters of all disciplines compete against each other, in a cage no less.  A new conception contrived for attention, contrived so no single discipline would have an advantage. The idea was finally put to the test by the now popular and blossoming UFC way back in November 1993.
We now know after years of evolution that a combination of Muay Thai, Wrestling and Jui-Jitsu, when blended correctly, contribute to a superior combative athlete. This is clearly evident in performances by Georges St-Pierre and Jon “Bones” Jones, both dominant current UFC champions. Before this was proven in the cage a series of experiments was undertaken. These experiments all started at UFC 1, an eight man tournament, comprising different fighters from different disciplines around the world. They were specialists out to prove the superiority of what they had dedicated their lives to.
Art Jimmerson competed in this very first UFC competition. He battled Royce Gracie in the very opening round of the tournament, who was a very heavy favorite to win. Many consider this match to be the definitive birth of mixed martial arts. In this birth, Gracie the father to mixed martial arts and Jimmerson the nurse who helped deliver the baby. At first glance the contributions seem to be all one-sided. Gracie went on to submit Jimmerson and win in 2 minutes and 18 seconds.  He went on to steam roll the other completion in similar fashion for events to come. The need for the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu in this type of competition was learned quickly and swiftly by Gracie’s domination.
Jimmerson’s contributions to the foundation of modern day mixed martial arts are not so easily recognized. He was a boxer entering a no holds barred, bare knuckle tournament. He was a very good boxer but unlike the other entrants he didn’t enter the tournament solely believing the pedigree he dedicated his life to was enough to win. He entered his match wearing only one boxing glove. Art “One Glove” Jimmerson was born. The idea was and still is comical to most who follow combative competition. However, all the early UFC events were bare knuckle and Art Jimmerson was the very first to wear any sort of hand protection or glove in this case. Gloves are now required and the logic behind protecting your hands from breaking is simple. Despite Jimmerson being the first fighter in the UFC to wear any sort of hand-covering, a long since now completely adopted practice, his larger contribution is the fact he didn’t come in as a traditional boxer. He didn’t wear two gloves as he was always accustomed to. Some might say he was the one to put the “mixed” in mixed martial arts.
The “one glove” idea came from his need to protect his jab hand. Hands were often broken in bare knuckle fights and when required to fight multiple tournament fights in one day a glove seemed an excellent idea. He entered the tournament as a bare knuckle brawler and a traditional boxer. He entered the UFC as its first mixed martial artist.
He did lose his opening round fight to the legend Royce Gracie and never competed in MMA again. Unfortunately, the criticism he received from the quick defeat and “one glove” idea were enough for him for quite some time. Jimmerson returned to conventional boxing where he went on to finish his career at 33-18 in 2002.
Jimmerson though defeated in his only professional mixed martial arts fight left quite a memory and contribution. Now and then, rumors have crept up of a return to the cage. Some rumors even started by Jimmerson himself. Jimmerson still has that twinkle in his eye. The twinkle of a star who wants to shine now that the stage itself is brighter than ever.

Monday, July 23, 2012

UFC on Fox 4

UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera

Los Angeles, California
Staples Center
Broadcast: FOX, FUEL TV and Facebook

  • Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Brandon Vera
  • Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida
  • Travis Browne vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
  • Cole Miller vs. Nam Phan
  • Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado
  • Rob Broughton vs. Matt Mitrione
  • DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick
  • Josh Grispi vs. Rani Yahya
  • Phil De Fries vs. Oli Thompson
  • Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa
  • Ulysses Gomez vs. John Moraga

Above Videos and Art created by Bigmanbud

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Jon Bones Jones Artwork

Jon "Bones" Jones is up in the series of lead pencil drawings I'm posting to Bigmanbud Blog to immortalize the stars of MMA.

Jon Jones, Current MMA accomplishments: