John Douglas

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Tag: Ben Askren

Best fighters outside of the UFC?

Posted on October 11, 2014  in Writing

 Light Heavyweight results with 281 votes

  • Emanuel Newton – 26%, 74 votes

  • Tyrone Spong – 21%, 59 votes

  • Quinton “Rampage” Jackson – 17%, 48 votes

  • Liam McGeary – 11%, 32 votes

http://poll.pollcode.com/84778513_result?v

 Middleweight results with 782 votes

  • Yushin Okami – 49%, 380 votes

  • Mamed Khalidov – 13%, 100 votes

  • Melvin Manhoef – 10%, 81 votes

http://vote.pollcode.com/22263212

 Welterweight results with 742 votes

  • Ben Askren – 67%, 500 votes

  • Jake Shields – 9%, 64 votes

  • Rousimar Palhares – 8%, 56 votes

http://vote.pollcode.com/88289456

 Lightweight results with 740 votes

  • Michael Chandler – 38%, 281 votes

  • Shinya Aoki – 22%, 165 votes

  • Will Brooks – 16%, 117 votes

  • Justin Gaethje – 10%, 74 votes

http://vote.pollcode.com/12754527

 Featherweight results with 92 votes

  • Patricio “Pitbull” Freire – 62%, 57 votes

  • Pat Curran – 13%, 12 Votes

  • Daniel Straus – 5%, 5 votes

http://vote.pollcode.com/64238217

 Bantamweight results with 74 votes

  • Marlon Moraes – 53%, 39 votes.

  • Eduardo Dantas – 15%, 11 votes.

  • Bibiano Fernandes – 15%, 11 votes.

http://vote.pollcode.com/62529553

 Flyweight results with 59 votes.

  • Adriano Moraes – 42%, 25 votes.

  • Alexis Vila – 8%, 5 votes.

  • Pietro Menga – 8%, 5 vote.

http://vote.pollcode.com/35725911

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Tag: Ben Askren

A brief history of Ben Askren and his opponents records

Posted on September 8, 2014  in Writing

Ben Askren 14-0

KO/TKO: 4 Sub: 4 Dec: 6

  • 2009.02.07 – TKO Josh Flowers (0-2)

  • 2009.04.25 – SUB Mitchell Harris (1-3)

  • 2009.08.28 – SUB Matt Delanoit (14-6-0-1)

  • 2010.04.15 – SUB Ryan Thomas (10-3)

  • 2010.05.20 – UD Ryan Thomas (11-4)

  • 2010.06.17 – UD Dan Hornbuckle (21-2)

  • 2010.10.21 – UD Lyman Good (10-0)

  • 2011.04.09 – UD Nick Thompson (38-13-1)

  • 2011.10.29 – SD Jay Hieron (22-4)

  • 2012.04.06 – UD Douglas Lima (21-4)

  • 2013.01.24 – TKO Karl Amoussou (16-4-2)

  • 2013.07.31 – TKO Andrey Koreshkov (13-0)

  • 2014.05.30 – SUB Bakhtiyar Abbasov (12-2)

  • 2014.08.29 – TKO Nobutatsu Suzuki (11-1-2)

Counting Ryan Thomas twice, Askren’s opposition had a combined record of 200-48-5-1 going into their fights with him.

The look in Koreshkov’s eyes after the takedown in the second round in Askren-Koreshkov fight made me Askren fan.

Before the fight started they mentioned that Koreshkov did not bring wrestlers into the training camp. When Koreshkov had been completely dominated in the first round and Askren started the same wrestle-fuck in the second, you could see how light went out from Koreshkov’s eyes. He didn’t stop trying or give up, but you could see how his spirit was broken from the non-stop catch-and-release wrestling.

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