GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS: Of the past week
"It happens at every fight. At least one or two times in every UFC show, whether you say it out loud or you say it to yourself, you go, ‘holy shit did that just happen?’ I mean, you might see somebody do a flip, get kicked in the head, get knocked out with a punch. At some point, you’re going ‘whoah, did that just happen? Did I really just see that?’ That’s the nucleus of what our product is."
Lorenzo Fertitta, The Atlantic, November 2008
These are those moments from around the globe in the past week:
Brave's Ilia Topuria, remember the name; and Guts is a BAMF
Brave action continues ...
Brazil's Luana Pinheiro cracks Helen Harper with right hook in R1, sending her facedown to the canvas. Pinhiro improves to 7-1, picking up the first knock out of her career. #BRAVECF29 pic.twitter.com/yJKtIy0vkl— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 15, 2019
Brave highlights continue ...
Brutal Bobblehead KO is jarring
.@buyVPNservice presents "No Way, Jose!"#LFARewind: #JoseJohnson delivers one of the most violent #knockout wins of the year at #LFA78! 😮#MMA#ICYMI@PIAcsm#LFANation@UFCFightPass pic.twitter.com/YyH11Geffe— LFA (@LFAfighting) November 18, 2019
Ukraine's Golden Coat Fighting Championship = MMA + Sambo kurtka
Golden Coat Fighting Championship from Ukraine. MMA with Sambo jackets. pic.twitter.com/NBxMyFXaK4— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 22, 2019
Nose straight(ish) to nose not straight
Armbars don't work in MMA anymore ... WAIT
Ross Pearson return to the cage derailed by Rolling Thunder
12-6 Elbows to the back of the head apparently OK in Indonesian MMA
In the early days the danger in shooting a double was a guillotine, now it's this
One of the most brutal elbows you'll ever see streamed live tonight on @UFCFightPass, courtesy of @legacyfighting's Jose Johnson.— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) November 16, 2019
Check out a full event replay here: https://t.co/kfUbcBc20D pic.twitter.com/gYUdeJJHaH
Push Hellbow from hell
Spinning $#!@ fail
BIT how anyone wants to win, ever
THIS is the beautiful heart of mixed martial arts. Mohammad Fakhredine breaks his foot - BADLY - on the elbow of Azamat Murzakanov, and the Russian doesn't attack, but instead stops, indicates to the referee what happens, and doesn't start until "The Future" signals him in. Then Murzakanov goes on to win the KHK Openweight world championship, earning $100,000 and the right to wear the 14-pound solid gold belt.