UFC 112: Edgar dethrones Penn

•April 14, 2010 • 1 Comment

Frankie Edgar defied the seven to one underdog stature and won a close unanimous decision upset over the legendary BJ Penn and snatching the UFC lightweight title on UFC 112 at Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Penn had difficulty hitting Edgar all night long, which was a very big turning point in the fight. The grizzled challenger perfectly executed his game plan to move sideways and throw feints to confuse the heavily favored former champion.

One thing I noticed is Edgar loves to circle to the left more than his right. Penn sticked to his left hooks all night, which is a good punch, but virtually useless on a guy circling to the left. Edgar neutralized Penn’s hooks while he connected short but crisp crosses.

If Penn studied Edgar’s movements and threw more right hooks rather than his left, it could have been victorious. Edgar remained on the same game plan over and over again while Penn is not aware that he’s sticking to a style that will cost him the fight.

An immediate rematch is most likely to happen. I want to see this fighters go at it again. πŸ™‚

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UFC 112: Silva Retains Title, King Clown of MMA

•April 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Anderson Silva claimed another easy title defense via unanimous decision over submission specialist Demian Maia retaining his UFC middleweight belt last weekend on UFC 112 at Abu Dhabi, UAE.

“The Spider” started the fight with his usual slow pace and feeling the range of Maia. Silva controlled the Octagon with his superior ability in strikes on stand up while Maia desperately tries to bring the game on the ground. Upon knowing that Silva is comfortably ahead of points, he began on dancing, taunting, trash talking, making faces and lots of goofy and unsportsmanlike activity on the floor. Referee Dan Miragliotta even warned Silva a one point deduction if he remained to act crazily inside the Octagon.

UFC president Dana White walked out of the arena after getting himself embarrassed on Silva’s antics. He even prompted Silva’s manager Ed Soares to award the belt to his boy without him. At the press conference, White apologized to everyone and blasted Silva of his attitude.

Silva is undoubtedly the best pound-for-pound mixed martial arts fighter right now but the problem is this guy’s attitude. His talent is unmatched in his division and should have been the face of the sport for years now, but is now unanimously awarded the clown of MMA.

I can’t forget how he destroyed Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin with his striking. He has faced a lot of good opposition throughout his career but recently, he started beginning to showboat and lengthen the fights instead of actually finishing it via KO. The best examples of that was his matches versus Thales Leites, Patrick Cote and this one.

UFC had a milestone last weekend for staging an outdoor arena in Abu Dhabi and Silva’s streak of 11 wins in a row and six title defenses. All went to the drain and UFC put into shame because of Anderson Silva.

White should apprehend Silva and be punished. Silva should never be a PPV header unless he proves his worth. It’s tiring to see a main bout being overshadowed by brilliant show of preliminaries. As a fight fan, I’m also unsatisfied if the fight did not end in KO.

The only reason I’ll be watching an Anderson Silva fight again is if he fights Georges St-Pierre. It’s not only fun to watch but I’m 101% sure that he’ll suffer the consequence of signing on that fight.

An Itch Needed To Be Scratched

•April 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

“When I left the game, I left something on the floor. When I retired last time, I didn’t say I was ready to quit the game.”
– Michael Jordan

Graduation means a lot to me. At last, I’ll be able to explore new things which the four corners of the classroom couldn’t teach me. I welcome myself to the real world and I’m really excited on the following days to come.

After finishing my education, I only miss one thing in college life. Not the academics, the professors nor the university itself. I miss being a sports writer. My innate love for sports brought me in different dimensions and somehow, helped me survived in my grueling battles as a student. Even though I took up computer engineering, I still want to write and express my thoughts in my favorite topic, which is sports.

I will be starting to blog again. It’s an itch needed to be scratched.

“It’s an itch that still needs to be scratched here, and I don’t want that itch to bother me for the rest of my life.”
– Michael Jordan

After enjoying a cross-post service by Posterous and reducing my blog posts from 1013 down to 95 (erasing my cross-posts from my Plurk and Twitter, retaining the readable materials), I am back to blogging.

I still have lots in mind from sports, entertainment, music, video games, movies, TV shows, tech news and more.

Let’s get it on!

“What I’m trying to do is get that last scratch in.”
– Michael Jordan

PS:
You can still follow my Twitter. πŸ™‚

UAAP Season 72 Women’s Volleyball Schedule (1st Round)

•November 4, 2009 • 67 Comments

December 8 (Tuesday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – ADMU vs UP
11:00 AM – UE vs NU
02:00 PM – AdU vs FEU
04:00 PM – UST vs DLSU

December 11 (Friday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – NU vs AdU
11:00 AM – UP vs UST
02:00 PM – FEU vs UE
04:00 PM – DLSU vs ADMU

December 13 (Sunday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – UE vs UP
11:00 AM – ADMU vs NU
02:00 PM – UST vs FEU
04:00 PM – AdU vs DLSU

December 15 (Tuesday) – The Arena
02:00 PM – UST vs NU
04:00 PM – UP vs FEU

December 16 (Wednesday) – The Arena
02:00 PM – UE vs DLSU
04:00 PM – AdU vs ADMU

December 19 (Saturday) – The Arena
02:00 PM – DLSU vs UP
04:00 PM – ADMU vs UST

December 20 (Sunday) – The Arena
02:00 PM – FEU vs NU
04:00 PM – AdU vs UE

January 9 (Saturday) – The Arena
02:00 PM – NU vs DLSU
04:00 PM – UE vs UST

January 10 (Sunday) – The Arena
02:00 PM – UP vs AdU
04:00 PM – ADMU vs FEU

January 12 (Tuesday) – The Arena
02:00 PM – UP vs NU
04:00 PM – UE vs ADMU

January 13 (Wednesday) – The Arena
02:00 PM – UST vs AdU
04:00 PM – DLSU vs FEU

UAAP Season 72 Men’s Volleyball Schedule (1st Round)

•November 4, 2009 • 4 Comments

December 6 (Sunday) – FEU Gym
08:00 AM – FEU vs NU
10:00 AM – AdU vs UE
12:00 PM – Opening Ceremonies
02:00 PM – UP vs ADMU
04:00 PM – UST vs DLSU

December 9 (Wednesday) – FEU Gym
09:00 AM – NU vs ADMU
11:00 AM – AdU vs UST
02:00 PM – UP vs FEU
04:00 PM – DLSU vs UE

December 12 (Saturday) – FEU Gym
09:00 AM – ADMU vs UST
11:00 AM – UE vs FEU
02:00 PM – DLSU vs UP
04:00 PM – NU vs AdU

December 15 (Tuesday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – UE vs UP
11:00 AM – AdU vs ADMU

December 16 (Wednesday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – NU vs DLSU
11:00 AM – UST vs FEU

December 19 (Saturday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – DLSU vs AdU
11:00 AM – UE vs UST

December 20 (Sunday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – UP vs NU
11:00 AM – FEU vs ADMU

January 9 (Saturday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – ADMU vs UE
11:00 AM – UST vs NU

January 10 (Sunday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – DLSU vs FEU
11:00 AM – AdU vs UP

January 12 (Tuesday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – NU vs UE
11:00 AM – ADMU vs DLSU

January 13 (Wednesday) – The Arena
09:00 AM – FEU vs AdU
11:00 AM – UP vs UST

UAAP Season 72 Men’s Basketball Schedule (2nd Round)

•August 10, 2009 • 6 Comments

August 13 – Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – Adamson vs La Salle
4 PM – Ateneo vs UE

August 15 – Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – UP vs NU
4 PM – FEU vs UST

August 16 – Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – UE vs Adamson
4 PM – La Salle vs Ateneo

August 20 – Filoil Flying V Arena
2 PM – NU vs FEU
4 PM – UST vs UP

August 22 – Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – Adamson vs NU
4 PM – FEU vs UE

August 23 – Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – UP vs La Salle
4 PM – Ateneo vs UST

August 27 – Filoil Flying V Arena
2 PM – UE vs UP
4 PM – Adamson vs FEU

August 29 – Filoil Flying V Arena
2 PM – UST vs NU
4 PM – La Salle vs UE

August 30 – Filoil Flying V Arena
2 PM – UP vs FEU
4 PM – Ateneo vs Adamson

September 3 – Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – NU vs Ateneo
4 PM – La Salle vs UST

September 5 – Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – UE vs NU
4 PM – FEU vs La Salle

September 6 – Filoil Flying V Arena
2 PM – Ateneo vs UP
4 PM – UST vs Adamson

September 10 – Filoil Flying V Arena
2 PM – La Salle vs NU
4 PM – UE vs UST

September 12 – Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – Adamson vs UP
4 PM – Ateneo vs FEU

September 13 – Araneta Coliseum
2 PM – Cheerdance Competition

UAAP Season 72 Women’s Basketball Schedule (1st Round)

•July 27, 2009 • 2 Comments

Wednesday, July 15- FEU Gym
9am NU vs DLSU
10:45am ADMU vs UE
12:30am AdU vs UP
2:15pm UST vs FEU

Sunday, July 19 – Philsports Arena
9am UP vs ADMU
10:45am UST vs NU

Thursday, July 23
Philsports Arena
9am DLSU vs FEU
10:45am UE vs AdU

Saturday, July 25 – Philsports Arena
9am UP vs UST
10:45am NU vs ADMU

Sunday, July 26 – Philsports Arena
9am DLSU vs UE
10:45am FEU vs AdU

Wednesday, July 29 – FEU Gym
9am UE vs UST
10:45am UP vs NU
12:30pm ADMU vs FEU
2:15pm AdU vs DLSU

Saturday, August 1 – Philsports Arena
9am AdU vs ADMU
10:45am NU vs FEU

Sunday, August 2 – Philsports Arena
9am UP vs UE
10:45am UST vs DLSU