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Weigh-ins can be a revealing time, and I never just necessarily mean in the accidental nudity way of speaking. Whilst it is under no circumstances smart to study too deep into a fighter’s actual physical look or make generalizations, weigh-ins are generally when we very first detect indications that a fighter had an abbreviated camp, suffered some kind of harm, or probably starved himself a little bit much too particularly.
If anything appears to be different, there’s usually a cause why.
In the scenario of tomorrow night’s Flyweight title challenger Deiveson Figueiredo, the Brazilian did appear a bit lesser than standard. In a reply to the official UFC’s Instagram put up about the face-off involving Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez, Bantamweight contender Cody Stamann offered his very own theory, “Definitely off the sauce. Person was 2 times that measurement final fight”
Anyone tell Stamann to get off Instagram and get in touch with the USADA hotline with his insider info!
In all seriousness, there are a selection of explanations why Figueiredo could show up to weigh-ins smaller sized. Most notably, he did miss bodyweight in the primary match up, and his supervisor stated that he would be coming into battle week roughly 10 lbs. lighter than ordinary. If you’re too hefty to make body weight, dieting down more than usual is a good move!
Additionally, Figueiredo did catch COVID-19 before in the yr, which could be liable for fat loss as well. No matter of precise purpose behind the more svelte “God Of War,” he will rematch with Benavidez tomorrow evening in a title clash.
Reminder, Mike Tyson is even now seeking for a battle.
Even with Tyron Woodley’s claim that he would take that struggle “at 96 several years old in a nursing house,” Dana White confirms that has however to signal opposite Colby Covington for Aug. 22.
Alex Caceres vs. Giga Chikadze appears like a enjoyable scrap, a good veteran vs. prospect match up.
Also of note, Tanner Boser returns! He scored an overhand knockout (Look at IT!) just a couple weeks back, and that Canadian has an intriguing design and style that is motion primarily based and tough to deal with.
An exciting seem at a pair of past-second reactions that saved the defending fighter from a major shot:
Approximately 40 many years aside, Roberto Duran & Naoya Inoue get trapped at mid distance just after throwing.
View how both equally anticipate a looping counter, turning their heads in time with the punch to minimise affect.
— Inside Combating (@within_battling) July 16, 2020
Really don’t brain me, I’m just around below imaging the glory that could have been …
Slips, rips, and KO clips
A slick proper uppercut began this finishing sequence, and a clear still left uppercut ended it.
Proper hand to the system, proper hand guiding the ear.
Appropriate hand-clinch-knee is a unsafe sequence.
Simply cannot have a wave two if wave 1 hardly ever ends *faucets brow*
Midnight Music: When in a terrific offer of irritation mid-tattoo session earlier currently, the monitor beneath experienced the absolute audacity to begin taking part in.
Snooze perfectly Maniacs! A lot more martial arts insanity is usually on the way.