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UFC Fight Night 65: Daniel Hooker vs Hatsu Hioki

In the second, Hooker (12-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) made him pay with a brutal knockout that left Hioki (27-9-2 MMA, 3-5 UFC) facedown and unconscious on the mat at 4:13 of Round 2. The featherweight bout closed out the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 65 event at Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass. The head kick was there for Hooker early on, but instead of hurting Hioki with it he mostly ended up giving the Japanese fighter a way of taking him down, which Hioki was happy to take advantage of. But even on the mat, Hooker showed quickly that he could hold his own. After getting mounted by Hioki in the first, Hooker escaped with relative ease. He began to shrug off some of those takedown attempts in the second, just as he also began to find his range on the feet. Late in the second, Hooker managed to put his shin across Hioki’s jaw, stunning him just long enough to allow Hooker to unload with follow-up punches that sent Hioki reeling toward the mat. As Hioki attempted to regain his bearings, a right hand from Hooker laid him flat. Another added insult to injury, though by then Hioki was already out, lying motionless on the canvas. “I don’t know how I feel right now,” Hooker said. “I’m calm, trying to process what this all means. Hatsu Hioki is a legend of MMA and to beat him is an honor. For this fight, I had to change my mentality. In my last fight, I fought like a premium fighter and I did well. Going into tonight, I fought like the main-event fighter. That change was key. I also made the switch to southpaw, which I don’t think anyone has done like that so early in their career. It worked and helped make the openings.” The victory bounces Hooker back into the win column after a unanimous decision loss to Maximo Blanco in September snapped what had been a six-fight winning streak. Hioki has now lost five of his last six.

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ONE 25: EV Ting vs Cary Bullos

Ev Ting vs Cary Bullos Featherweights Cary Bullos and Ev Ting put on a mostly even striking battle in the first round of their contest, but it was the second round where things got interesting. From the clinch along the fence, Ting executed an expertly-timed foot sweep from double underhooks, a takedown so forceful that Bullos landed directly on his head. In the ensuing scramble, Ting immediately locked up a standing guillotine choke before Bullos could do more than get to his base. The choke was too locked on to avoid and Bullos was forced to tap at 1:05 of the second round.

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Cung Le is coming to Saigon Sports Club

Saigon Sports Club brings International Mixed Martial Arts Champion con movie star, Cung Le, to Vietnam Saigon Sports Club, Asia’s largest and Vietnam’s number one Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Club is bringing the American Vietnamese legend fighter, Cung Le back to Ho Chi Minh City to provide him the best Martial Arts training facility in preparation for his upcoming UFC Fight Night in Macao, China this 23rd August 2014. Cung Le was born in 1972 in Saigon, South Vietnam. After the Fall of Saigon, Le and his mother left Vietnam for California, USA, where he ended up being bullied by other kids during his childhood. This motivated him to learn martial arts to protect himself and set his first steps in the glorious fighting career later on. Le is known to be “the undefeated” with three-time world champion in kick-boxing, three US Open International Martial Arts Championships and four US National Championships. Cung Le has gathered 16 wins in the Heavy Weight World Champions Fighting competition and also known as a Second Strike force Middle Weight Champion. Le, who is expected to arrive in August will give exclusive trainings and share his winning techniques to all Saigon Sports Club Instructors and members from the 8th to the 18th before he departs for Macao. This would be a good chance for all Martial Arts enthusiasts to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the world champion. Saigon Sports Club being the only one of its kind in Vietnam takes pride in welcoming Cung Le. Spanning over a total of 7,000 square meters, Saigon Sports Club carries top of the line MMA equipment with a goal to provide integrated sports development, not only in MMA but in other fighting and sports related disciplines as part of its core belief. With programs designed for men and women on all competition levels from beginners to advance, it offers classes from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jujitsu, Boxing and its latest, Trainings for Warriors, known as TFW. Aimed to deliver the best and credible instruction in the country, Saigon Sports Club provides the real Martial Arts classes for its members. Saigon Sports Club does not only offer membership for Martial Arts but Fitness and Yoga as well. The club aims to grow more fighting classes and services in the near future.

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