Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Petr Yan’s quick time in UFC has been remarkably spectacular.

In lower than two years’ time, Yan has gained six bouts contained in the Octagon. Greater than that, the Russian Grasp of Sport in each boxing and MMA has largely dominated his competitors, choosing up three knockout wins within the course of. At 27 years of age, Yan has the potential to be a Bantamweight title menace for a very long time to come back.

Maybe that’s why he’s opened as such a big favourite reverse Jose Aldo at -240 per BestFightOdds.

A bout between the 2 is presently focused for the vacant Bantamweight title later within the 12 months, probably over Summer season. Jose Aldo is technically winless at 135-pounds, however the Brazilian legend arguably gained his Bantamweight debut towards former title challenger Marlon Moraes. No matter your opinion on the choice itself, Aldo proved that he was a viable menace at Bantamweight and nonetheless had one thing left within the tank.

Briefly, the bout is a particular step up for Yan, however odds makers seem assured it’s one he’ll deal with effectively.

Who ya’ acquired?


UFC ought to most likely do a greater job of conserving one in all its few severe pay-per-view (PPV) attracts pleased.

The Reebok deal could also be coming to an finish, nevertheless it doesn’t appear to be fighters will have the ability to symbolize sponsors contained in the Octagon any time quickly. Personally, I had been hoping for a PFL-esque compromise: permitting one small sponsorship per athlete.

Additional rationalization on the Reebok deal and the place that cash went …

Francis Ngannou is the subsequent Billy Banks.

Pricey readers, if a gun if ever pointed in your course, don’t comply with these directions.

I want somebody to elucidate to me what the hell these stretches Teruto Ishihara is doing are.

Final night time, we mentioned ladies’s MMA and advertising sexuality. Let’s flip the script (courtesy of a immediate from Jessica-Rose Clark)

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Right here’s some proof the Valerie Loureda also can throw down. It’s true that she hasn’t fought anybody superb but, however that’s hardly a rarity for a younger prospect with two professional fights.

This can be a significantly brutal end to a Bulldog choke:

One of many slickest inversions I’ve ever seen!

Random Land

Child turtles!

Midnight Music: Freddie Gibbs teamed up with producer The Alchemist for an additional serving of high quality gangsta rap. Right this moment is an efficient day:

Sleep effectively Maniacs! Extra martial arts insanity is all the time on the way in which.