I think this week’s blog title explains enough. In case you’ve been living under a rock (or simply don’t follow MMA), both Volkan Oezdemir and Robbie Lawler whom train under Henri Hooft, won both of their fights in stellar fashion over the weekend at UFC 214 at Anaheim in California.
Volkan faced third-ranked Jimi Manuwa as part of the main card. True to Volkan’s nickname, “no time”, the fight indeed took no time. With 42 seconds gone, Manuwa was on the floor after he caught one of Volkan’s heavy-handed left hooks. A flurry of hammerfists proceeded to rain down on Manuwa’s face. His fate was sealed. The referee put an end to the carnage, and Volkan had effectively won the “Fight of the Night” accolade. Even UFC President Dana White, “jumped out of his seat and yelled ‘holy sh*t’”, in his own words.
Lawler, ruthless as ever, won by unanimous decision after a heavy-fisted third round, having faced Donald Cerrone, also part of the main card. Cerrone later admitted to the press that Lawler was indeed the more aggressive fighter which served well to win over the judges. Lawler is now poised to take on Jorge Masvidal at UFC 2017, according to various reports.
In “lesser” news, Deco Drive from Miami, hosted by Chris Van Vliet, stopped by for some interviews with a few of our fighters. Our phones immediately started ringing after they aired their piece on us on channel 7 the morning after!
Lastly, we’ve inked a 5-year deal with Howard Davis Jr.’s “Fight Time Promotions”. More on that in a separate post on our blog.