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UFC 142: Preview and analysis

The UFC returns to the Brazil on Sunday for the first time since the much lauded UFC 134 back in August. This will probably be the first show of many for the Brazilian fans this year, with the success of UFC 134 spawning a Brazilian version of The Ultimate Fighter as well as talk of […]

57-56 Moreno I think. My calculations are probably wrong.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 6 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Much the same to begin the sizth. About a minute in Darchinyan lands a nice left over the top. Moreno opens up with punches shortly thereafter. Moreno realling opening up here and then hits Darchinyan in the balls. Vic’s wind is taken out of him. but we’re going again. A mintute thirty on the clock. Big miss from Vic. Moreno looks in control and Vic desperately needs to go to the body. The head just isnt there. Vic having some sucecess now but Moreno gets out of there. Moreno slips to the cnavas. No knocdown. Vic is angry and charging again.

10-9 Moreno.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 5 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Crowd getting into it now. Moreno on his bike, keeping Darchinyan at bay with jabs. A body shot for Darchinyan lands. He should keep em coming. Moreno is a very frustrating guy to fight. Almost seems impossible to hit him cleanly. Vic having some continued success to the body though. Nice shot to the body and to the head. Going ape to the end the round. Moreno didnt do much that round offensively but did make Vic miss. Tight round, as Vic landed on occasion.

10-9 Vic

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

Takedown skills shown by Darchinyan. MMA might not be too bad afterall. If everyone is as horrible at defending it as Moreno that is.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 4 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Darchinyan angry. Not sure thats gonna help him. He needs to settle down a bit. Nice couple of punches from Darchinyan. Big left for Vic after Moreno lands a couple of punches to the body. You get the feeling that if Vic connects the tide will turn, but whether or not he will is the big question. Nice left from Vic. Much better round from Vic. Just as I type that Moreno lands some nice shots. Nice right lands for Vic on a backing up Moreno. Commentators calling for body shots for Vic. Gotta say I agree. Moreno ends up on the canvas at the round, but its a throw by Darchinyan and Vic gets a point deducted.

Woulda been a Vic round, now its 9-9.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 3 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Darchinyan continues having trouble finding Moreno’s had. Big left just misses for Vic. Moreno getting in and out with jabs to the body and head constantly. Another left just misses for Vic. Nice uppercut from Vic. Slight clash of heads as the two clinch. Probably gonna happen a lot in this awkward bout. Huge uppercut from Moreno, that Vic still doesnt seem to care about. Moreno loosening up. Nice left from Vic. If Moreno gets loose he could get open for a Darchinyan bomb. Left slightly connects for Darchinan. Darchinyan getting frustrated as hell.

10-9 Moreno. Playing the matador to Darchinyan’s bull pretty expertly.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 2 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Moreno apparently outlanded Vic last round. There ya go. Nice left hand from Moreno. Moreno is very awkward and Vic is havin a hard time finding him. He does his best with a wild combo but Moreno evades most of the damage. Nice left from Vic. Double jabfrom Moreno. You can see the different mindsets of the ighteres. Nice left from Moreno that Vic walks through. Nice punches against the ropes from Vic. Like I said its clear Vic wants the KO and Moreno is keen on racking up points.

Close round. Probably edged to Moreno 10-9.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

ROUND 1 – DARCHINYAN vs. MORENO

Darchinyan stalking Moreno to begin the round. Moreno getting some good shots in but Darchinyan is loading up. Moreno continuing to stay away and making things awkward when they get in close. Right hand seems to connect for Vic that puts Moreno off balance. Vic’s power seems to be coming to the fore. Moreno alright for now. Moreno starting to get some shots in but Darchinyan seems to not mind them. Nice uppercut from Vic. Nice evasion from Moreno. Good feeling out round from both guys and a nice flurry to end it.

10-9 Vic.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

if you want to know why I am wary about Darchinyan crossing over to MMA, just look at his weight. Right now hes about 10lbs. lower than the lowest weight class in the UFC. Anyway, here we go.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

Michael Hussey is pretty much a rabbits foot as well. Sub 30 bowling average now. Nutty.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

Almost as dangerous looking as you get for a dude in a purple robe.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

Should be an interesting fight. Moreno doesnt have the biggest power in the world and is probably going to try and outpoint Darchinyan. If he doesn’t have enough to make Darchinyan think about engaging, then he’s going to get run over I think.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

Game Information
Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno
Age: 35 | 26
Record: 37-3-1 | 31-1-1
Alias: The Raging Bull | El Fantasma
Height: 5ft. 5 in. (166cm) | 5 ft. 8 in. (173cm)
Reach: 64.5 in. | 69.5 in.
Stance: Southpaw | Southpaw
KO%: 73% | 35%
Vic Darchinyan
Titles Held:
IBO Bantamweight Title
Anselmo Moreno
Titles Held:
WBA Bantamweight Title

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

Here we go, right away. Darchinyan making his way to the ring right now. He’s a scaring looking dude. No doubt about it.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

Of course the true main event tonight is Abner Mares vs. Joseph Agbeko for the IBF/WBC Bantamweight Titles. It is a rematch of a bout from August that was marred by a string of uncalled nutshots. The fight was given to Mares by majority decision but nobody was happy about it and it should be put to rest tonight.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

We’re live here and once the reception on my TV kicks into gear we’ll be up and running.

Vic Darchinyan vs. Anselmo Moreno: Live blog

I’ve tried to be a Rashad fan but he always seems to keep me at bay though. I also took a guilty pleasure in the fact that he decided to wait for a title shot and ended up seeing his teammate take that title and then the last guy he beat fight for it. Then he tried to bluff Jones into accepting the bout at UFC 140, Jones accepted and then he had to back out. If he gets leapfrogged again, it’s on him.

UFC 139: Henderson bests Shogun in epic five round battle

True but if Rashad had to wait again it would be hilarious.

UFC 139: Henderson bests Shogun in epic five round battle

I wouldn’t be surprised if Cung Le retires after that. If he doesn’t, a fight with Chris Leben would be good fun even if Le’s brain will probably get scrambled again. I doubt they’d throw him in with a grappler of any kind.

UFC 139: Henderson bests Shogun in epic five round battle

Haha I was worried there for a second as I didn’t remember saying that.

Pacquaio vs Marquez III: Live updates, blog

Manny Pacquiao believes he “obviously won the fight” and Bob Arum states he thought that Pac won the bout and that its only really mexicans that thought he didn’t. Well colour me Mexican.

Pacquaio vs Marquez III: Live updates, blog

OFFICIAL DECISION

114-114, 115-113 and 116-112 to the winner by majority decision, MANNY PACQUIAO.

Batten down the hatches Philippines, there be a Mexican wave coming your way.

Pacquaio vs Marquez III: Live updates, blog

I have it seven rounds to five for Marquez. If he doesn’t get the decision my brother predicts that Mexico will invade the Phillipines.

Offical decision coming up next.

Pacquaio vs Marquez III: Live updates, blog

ROUND 12 – PACQUIAO vs MARQUEZ

Quiet opening to the round but Pacquiao picks it up throughout the middle. He looks like he wants the knockout but he’s not going to find out. His mouthguard falls out with 30 seconds left that kills any momentum he had. He probably took the close round but I don’t think it will be enough.

10-9 Pac

Pacquaio vs Marquez III: Live updates, blog

ROUND 11 – PACQUIAO vs MARQUEZ

Another extremely close round that sees the two trading evenly for the full three minutes. Marquez landed a nice three punch combination in the middle of it but I think Pacquaio was a little more succcessful.

10-9 Pac

He needs a knockout.

Pacquaio vs Marquez III: Live updates, blog