Welcome to Midnight Mania!
We’re just a few days away from Weili Zhang’s title defense opposite former Strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The bout is scheduled to go down at UFC 248 this Saturday (March 7, 2020) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Zhang Weili says she is concerned with Joanna Jedrzejczyk making weight because of her "plastic surgery" #ufc248— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) March 3, 2020
Without saying it outright, Zhang is referring to Jedrzejczyk’s breast implants. “The Boogeywoman” underwent breast augmentation surgery last year sometime prior to her main event bout with Michelle Waterson. Though she did make weight for that bout, she was above the championship limit, and there was a great deal of questioning her ability to make the cut in the final few days before weigh-ins.
Comparatively, things seem quiet regarding Jedrzejczyk’s weight cut, but that is not a guarantee of anything. Weigh-ins are Friday morning, so stay tuned for any potential weight cut drama before the big night.
Diego Sanchez could learn to walk on water and I still wouldn’t buy into his training methods.
To this day, few set up their takedowns quite like Dominick Cruz.
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#workoutoftheday - more partner medball fun - Working explosive power with @primal.swoledier - First movement is simple...slam that ball as hard as you can, over exaggerating the movement as to get full extension and catch/throw from awkward angles. Gravity is your “frenemy” on this one. - 3 sets. 1 min each set. 30 seconds rest. - Second movement is full body - from the knees chest pass to burpee. You should be trying to get a good rhythm here. - 3 sets. 6 pers set each guy. 30 second rest between. - Stay dangerous. - See you at the top! - : @dustinhayungs
Joseph Benavidez speaks further after his loss at UFC Norfolk.
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Now that the dust has settled... Appreciate everyone’s love and support. I’m good (definitely been worse) and even though I set out to achieve greatness, good has to be ok for now. Shit hurts and probably will forever but I chose this and choose to take these risks. A lot of people have to face a lot worse issues with no choice to be had. It can’t always be attained but being able to chase greatness is a choice I’m lucky to have ... at the end of the day I have what I need and will continue to work for what I want. Love you guys
A little piece of history that’s pretty neat!
I could watch Douglas Lima rip kicks all day, his technique and power are real impressive.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Israel Adesanya is such a special talent. The man is just fun to watch, and there’s nearly a guarantee he kicks Romero in the face at some point (yet, the kick is just as likely to have no effect on the neck-less Cuban).
I haven’t a clue if these knees are legal in this promotion, but they’re definitely brutal!
When a dude just stands with his back to the fence and offers little defense, you can afford to get creative.
Midnight Music: Tonight, I checked out Brittany Howard’s solo debut album Jaime. Howard is the front-woman of Alabama Shakes, and Jaime tends to be a bit funkier than the more bluesy sound of Alabama Shakes records. I like both!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.