Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le Full Fight Video

UFC 139 took place November 19, 2011, from San Jose, CA. The card featured a middleweight bout between Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le.

Wanderlei Silva is a long time and well respected MMA veteran who has fought all over the world, in Pride and the UFC. He has faced some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts including Vitor Belfort, Rampage Jackson, Mirko Cro Cop, Tito Ortiz, Dan Henderson, and Mark Hunt.

Cung Le is a long time Strikeforce veteran who is making his debut in the UFC against Wanderlei Silva. Only having one loss in his entire MMA career, Le makes for a formidable opponent. He is known for his flashy kicks and has many highlight reel knockouts.

Round 1: Both fighters come out and meet in the center. Le starts moving forward immediately threatening with kicks. Silva circles on the outside while Le stalks. Le tries to pounce on Silva with a strong hook, but Silva comes right back with a barrage of hooks of his own. Le continues to stalk and throws a spinning back kick that goes high, but Silva blocks mostly with his gloves.

 

Le is the aggressor, moving forward and stalking, but Silva is primed and ready for his every move. Le throws a kick to the body, and seconds later throws a spinning back fist that drops Silva. Silva gets back up and Le swarms him against the cage. Le throws another spinning back kick that misses. He throws two more spinning kicks that almost hit the mark.

Le continues to move forward, constantly throwing side kicks and spinning kicks. Silva strikes back every time he kicks, not really landing but ready to fight. Silva moves forward and catches Le with a strong left that stuns him for a moment. Silva tries to follow up but Le covers up and blocks his attack.

Silva continues to get aggressive and starts letting the strikes go. He throws a body kick, a head kick, then a hook to the head. The crowd reacts as Le is backed up. Silva pushes forward again and catches Le with another strong hook that backs him up. With only 20 seconds left in the round, Silva steps up his attack and swarms Le, throwing several hooks at his head, his body, and knees. The round ends with both fighters in the center of the ring.

Round 2: They both come out to the center. Silva immediately swings for the fences and misses. Le throws a side kick to Silva’s body that lands. The continue to circle each other, Le moving forward and Silva circling on the outside. Le seems more tired this round and is throwing less kicks.

Silva catches him with a strong hook that stuns him for a moment. Le shakes it off and continues to stalk. He throws a couple of leg kicks, but they are not as hard as in round 1. Silva starts to stalk and Le circles on the outside. Silva catches Le with another good left hook, and Le side kicks him to the body.

They trade leg kicks in the center, and Silva blasts out with another barrage of hooks. Le backs up slightly and re-engages. Le continues to attack with various leg kicks, not really doing any damage, but keeping Silva on the defensive. Le keeps moving forward and Silva rushes back in with another barrage of hooks. Le backs into the cage and Silva throws a head kick that lands.

Silva follows that up with a straight left that drops Le to the canvas. Silva pounces and Le tries to stand back up. Silva jumps on him and starts landing hammer fists to the side of his head. Silva grabs Le’s neck in a guillotine choke position and lands a solid knee. He follows up with 2 more knees then stands and catches Le with a solid left hook.

Silva grabs Le in the clinch and delivers a solid knee to the midsection. Silva lets go and goes back upstairs with another left hook. They separate briefly, and Silva grabs Le again and pulls his head into another solid knee. Le falls backwards into the cage and Silva rushes forward. While on top of him Silva lands 5 or 6 solid hammer fists. The referee jumps in and stops the action.

Wanderlei Silva defeats Cung Le in round number two by TKO.

MMA Coach of the Year Rafael Cordeiro Launches MMA Tutorial Project

Want to learn killer techniques from Rafael Cordeiro, the same master who’s mentored superstars Anderson Silva, Shogun Rua, and Wanderlei Silva to MMA superstardom? Now you’ll get a shot at the opportunity.

In what appears to be a first among the UFC’s elite, Cordeiro has launched today (May 1) an online campaign on Kickstarter.com for his autobiography and MMA tutorial. Rather than sign the usual book deal with a traditional publishing house, Cordeiro has taken matters into his own hands — or rather pass them into the hands of his fans.

Should fans pledge at least $30,000, he will produce both softcover and hardcover versions of his book, which will reveal his championship-winning strategies and techniques, as well as his amazing rags-to-riches life story. And, depending on their individual contributions, fans could also receive autographed swag like posters and T-shirts, exclusive video interviews with Cordeiro and his students, and even a private training session with the master and his top UFC pupils.

His book — tentatively called The Kings MMA Way — promises to divulge tactics for beating strikers, grapplers, and wrestlers. There will be plenty of photos, as well as tips on how to develop a fighter’s mindset, maintain proper nutrition and exercise, and balance your life while trying to enter the MMA business.

A former Muay Thai champion and BJJ black belt with the world-famous Chute Boxe, Cordeiro founded Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, California, where he’s taught everyone from former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano and TUF’s Jamie Yager to top contenders Jake Ellenberger and Mark Munoz. It’s no surprise then that he was named the Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year at the World MMA Awards ceremony held in January.

If you’re interested in helping make online MMA history, support the project at MMA Tutorial Project.

UFC on Fuel TV 8: Recap

Hector Lombard showed about 50 seconds of greatness in round 3, but it was too late. The former Bellator fighter let Yushin Okami dictate the pace the majority of the fight, and in the end the judges had Yushin Okami defeating Hector Lombard via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). Mark Hunt ‘s losses in his MMA career had almost all come from being submitted. Stefan Struve took advantage of that quickly and took Hunt out of his element and to the ground.

However, to much surprise, Hunt showed a much improved ground game. Hunt managed to weasel his way out of submission attempts by Struve, and his improved conditioning allowed him to throw some devastating punches that eventually earned him a victory over Struve. Mark Hunt def. Stefan Struve via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:44.

Diego Sanchez always puts on a show, and has multiple FOTN honors. However, this Diego didn’t seem like the Sanchez of old. He missed weight which caused him to forfeit part of his winnings, and he didn’t seem in shape or as aggressive as usual. In a uneventful fight, the judges had Diego Sanchez defeating Takanori Gomi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Many, including Dana White did not agree with that outcome.

In one of the most epic battles we’ve seen in the Octagon as of late. Silva and Stann put on a show, and gave a blueprint to other fighters how to keep a job in the UFC. These two stood toe to toe and let it all hang out in a back and forth battle that saw both fighters connect and hit the canvass a few times. Eventually Silva landed a nasty 1-2 combo that dropped Captain America. Silva KO’s Stann in round 2.