Archive for April, 2013

Gustafsson eyeing Lyoto Machida fight with eye on title shot

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Merely a week after Alexander Gustafsson described as the worst week of his career, the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Light Heavyweight fighter is looking to get back into the picture for a shot at the coveted title with a match against the number one contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Lyoto Machida.

Speaking to MMA Junkie, the Swedish born fighter stated that he would prefer either to be an injury replacement in the next fight for the title or take the number one contender title from the Brazilian. Gustafsson is currently ranked as the second best fighter in the race for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship behind the number one contender Machida, who is set to face the winner of the Jon Jones v/s Chael Sonnen bout, which is scheduled to go down at the end of this month.

Lyoto Machida recently overcame the challenge of veteran UFC fighter Dan Henderson to become the number one contender for the title via a split decision. However, with the victory for Machida coming in a less than thrilling fashion and moreover, the fact that he has had a previous shot at Jon Jones for the title and lost emphatically, very few are actually excited to see this rematch between the two Brazilians going down.

And this situation gave the Swedish fighter a chance to leapfrog Machida into the title picture but his match at UFC on FUEL 9 could not go ahead in his own homeland a couple of weeks back.

But with Lyoto Machida stating that he would rather be active than wait for the winner of the Jones v/s Sonnen match, it gives Gustasson an opportunity to take him on and decide the fate of the number one contender’s slot, a prospect that might intrigue the UFC.

Martial arts betting tips

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Fighting is something that people have enjoyed watching as long as humans have been around, be it in the human gladiator fights of the Romans or the modern day boxing matches that have millions of people tuning in to enjoy. Not only this but there is also a huge following of people who both watch and take part in martial arts, there are many clubs around the world that teach other to protect themselves with styles such as Karate. (more…)