Welcome to the newest version of Missed Fists the place we shine a lightweight on fights from throughout the globe that will have been ignored in these hectic occasions the place it looks like there’s an MMA present each different day.

Boxing took middle stage this week, with Prime Rank bringing the candy science again to the USA for the primary time because the outbreak of the coronavirus by establishing a “bubble” on the MGM Grand Conference Heart for a pair of reveals.

However you realize us. Reasonably than rejoice the return of an American establishment, we’re going to deal with what makes fight sports activities really nice: crotch punching.

Jessie Magdaleno vs. Yenifel Vicente
Shakur Stevenson vs. Felix Carabello
Gabriel Muratalla vs. Fernando Robles
Guido Vianello vs. Don Haynesworth

Each Tuesday and Thursday’s Prime Rank predominant occasions proved noteworthy, although for various causes and it’s a disgrace that Yenifel Vicente’s loss to Jessie Magdaleno (h/t Bloody Elbow) put a slight damper on an in any other case celebratory week for boxing.

Issues started nicely sufficient for Magdaleno as he scored first blood with a knockdown off of a stunning counter within the nook.

He continued to place it on Vicente, which prompted the Dominican veteran to resolve it was time to sink or swim. And by “swim,” I imply start an all-out assault on Magdaleno’s testicles.

The primary low shot in spherical 4 earned Vicente a two-point deduction — a punishment that doesn’t precisely match the crime — and in addition resulted in a surprised Magdaleno taking a straight proper throughout the jaw. Large ouch.

Not glad, Vicente went again to work in spherical 10. As you’ll be able to see from the Twitter feedback within the earlier clip, there are just a few viewers who thought that perhaps Magdaleno’s belt is simply too excessive up on his waist. Haven’t any worry, Vicente erased any doubt as to the place he was aiming along with his remaining barrage of low blows, taking his time to load one up after which later simply launching an uppercut between Magdaleno’s legs.

Lastly, referee Robert Byrd waved the bout off after deducting roughly 47 factors from Vicente in the course of the bout. All these warnings did a variety of good, eh?

Two nights earlier, Shakur Stevenson confirmed the way to correctly purpose photographs above the belt, scoring a crippling body-shot knockout of Felix Carabello.

That’s energy assembly precision proper there.

In a candy story from Thursday’s present, preschool instructor Gabriel Muratalla improved to 3-Zero by displaying his educated palms in opposition to Fernando Robles.

The commentators had been speaking about his college students may need been watching Mr. Muratalla at house, which is a cute angle to take, however I’d reasonably these tots not see him bludgeoning one other man into submission. Regardless, keep in class, youngsters!

Zipping again to Tuesday, now we have to indicate Don Haynesworth taking the Humpty Dumpty Fall of the Week, courtesy of a proper hand from Guido Vianello.

Poor Haynesworth, nearly seems to be like he took a step again and received tripped up by the Shogun skateboard.

Krystian Kuzma vs. Lukasz Zaluska

To not be outdone, a GROMDA Combat Membership occasion in Poland final Saturday featured a bare-knuckle boxing knockout that requires a parental advisory warning. Significantly, this one is unhealthy.

And the aftermath, even worse.

The perpetrator on this case is Krystian Kuzma, appropriately nicknamed “Tyson.” He has Lukasz Zaluska on dream avenue nicely earlier than the combat is definitely stopped and along with his man in his sights, Kuzma fires off a scorching uppercut that will as nicely have been aimed toward a heavy bag. Although if he’d landed that punch on a bag on the gymnasium, it most likely would have snapped off the chains.

Alexander Lunev vs. Evgeniy Sleptsov
Alexey Kostarev vs. Mikail Bitel

If you’d like some MMA motion to chew on, right here’s Belarusian Preventing Championship bringing it because it has all all through the pandemic. In the primary occasion of BFC 54, featherweight Alexander Lunev trapped Evgeniy Sleptsov in a stunning triangle armbar to enhance to 6-Zero as knowledgeable.

Simply 19 years previous, Lunev has scored all of his wins by submission. No query, this younger Russian is one to look at.

We additionally wish to present some like to flyweight Alexey Kostarev for this depraved muay Thai-flavored end of Mikail Bitel.

It’s not too typically that we see a 125-pound bout ended with sharp knees within the clinch like this, although one notable exception does come to thoughts.

That’s all for this week’s highlights, so let’s sign the tip of this spherical with a convincing horn from the Combat Contra o Covid occasion in Roraima, Brazil, final Saturday.

Did I say resounding? I meant lovable.

The Name-Up

A hearty congratulations for 2 fighters set to make their UFC debuts this Saturday after doing harm on the regional and worldwide scene for the previous few years, Christian Aguilera and Gustavo Lopez.

Aguilera has been a standout within the Legacy Preventing Alliance, authoring a number of highlight-reel knockouts and trying the most effective strikes I’ve ever seen in a combat, a “showtime hammerfist.”

That’s the sort of creativity that will get you to the large present.

Lopez’s signing has already supplied its justifiable share of drama, with the Combate Americas bantamweight champion concerned in some contract controversy as he signed on to switch Ray Borg in opposition to Merab Dvalishvili on simply two days’ discover. Combate Americas President Campbell McLaren mentioned on Twitter that this promotion had the rights to match any supply that Lopez obtained, casting doubt on whether or not Lopez would step into the octagon tomorrow, however the dispute seems to have been settled amicably.

That’s factor, as a result of Lopez’s expertise deserve as a lot shine as doable.


What was essentially the most memorable Missed Fists second this week?

  • 49%

    Yenifel Vicente going H.A.M. on Jessie Magdaleno’s groin

    (26 votes)

  • 3%

    Shakur Stevenson’s crushing physique blows

    (2 votes)

  • 32%

    Krystian Kuzma’s Tyson impression

    (17 votes)

  • 1%

    Alexander Lunev’s triangle armbar

    (1 vote)

  • 13%

    Different (go away remark under)

    (7 votes)

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