Gil Martinez Blog: Fights, Fights, and More Fights! | Fighters.com

Gil Martinez Blog: Fights, Fights, and More Fights!

Recommend to your friends!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

I was very surprised with UFC 138. Other than Thiago Alves, Chris Leben, and Mark Munoz, it wasn’t a card with household names, yet the lesser-known guys had some great performances. Terry Etim was gone for an extended period of time and then caught the guy in a Guillotine Choke after a great combination. Terry is a big guy at lightweight and he’s someone to keep your eye on.

Anthony Perosh needs to work on his stand up but his submissions are incredible. He’s great on the ground. If he works on his stand up, he’s definitely someone to look forward to.

Brad Pickett and Renan Barao were great! Pickett is tough. He comes to win, he throws hands, has good power, and a great chin. Barao though, he is for real. That knee he connected with was incredible and the way he jumped to take his back was effortless. He’s well-rounded and showed a good chin as well. I’m excited to see him fight again. He should definitely be on a PPV card next.

Che Mills showed very good power, knocking out Chris Cope. That was my first time seeing him fight, but you could tell that he’s there to fight. Hopefully we see him back soon. I think he’s going to be good at 170.

Alves, with the help of Mike Dolce who as I always say is the best when it comes to teaching guys to cut weight, looked really good. He’s always had great stand up but I was very impressed with his stand up and he saw the opportunity to finish with a choke and he did. Papy Abedi might not be well-known but he had a good track record and it was a good win for Thiago.

Leben vs. Munoz was a good fight while it lasted. I think Chris just run out of gas. Munoz with his wrestling and when you have to fight your way back up against someone as strong as Munoz, it gasses you out. Munoz is one of the best guys as far as ground and pound and he cut Leben up. Even though the cut stopped the fight, I think Leben knew he couldn’t recover before the third round while Munoz was ready to go. I won a bet with someone and now that person owes me some shots.

I’m really looking forward to Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez, just like everyone else I suppose. I think the fight will depend on who can impose their will. I think JDS has a little edge in the striking. He has better technique and power and Cain has been out with a shoulder injury, which makes it hard to train stand up. Cain is the superior wrestler though and I think he can control JDS on the ground. He has great ground and pound as well. I think they both have great chins but I’m going with Cain. He has more gas in his tank then some lightweights, so the longer the fight goes, the more it favors him. JDS has never really gassed but I think Cain will out-work him.

I’m headed to Anaheim for the show. I’m really excited because it’s a great card and I get to just enjoy it. I love cornering guys and helping them prepare, but it’s going to be nice to just enjoy the fights and not have to worry about anything else.

Juan Manuel Marquez looks great so I’ll be interested to see how he does against Manny Pacquiao tonight. He was in the gym this week and he’s in terrific shape but I think the weight will be too much for him. I know it’ll be a great fight though. He’s not gonna lay down for anybody. If he gets dropped, everyone knows he’ll get back up. I think the weight will be too much though. Pacquiao has gradually moved up and has looked good. Marquez weighed himself on Wednesday and barely made 140.4 and the fight is at 144. He’s just much smaller.

That’s it for this week. Enjoy the fights and until next time, make sure to keep up with me on Twitter (@mastermitter).


Recommend to your friends!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Fighters App

Fighters Mobile Apps

Stay on top of the hottest stories and exclusive interviews from the world of MMA with the Fighters.com mobile apps.

Get Apps Now!
74-322 220-602 1Y0-308 510-888 251-223 070-631 HP0-S30 70-551-VB CMS7 ST0-119 LOT-404 ICDL-IT 000-448 RH202 C2020-105 MB6-507 GB0-500 250-222 9L0-064 LOT-917 74-133 1Z1-026 000-004 C2180-274 070-403 1Z1-851 70-503-VB 70-497 000-780 70-668J COG-635 70-595 E22-201 920-232 ST0-074 C2090-914 050-683 C2020-625 CX-310-105 1Z0-146 070-443 TMPF 000-817 C2180-376 000-M601 E20-580 VCP-411 HP0-Y37 A4040-332 70-293BIG5 000-240 000-911 920-164 220-302 000-164 A00-250 70-564 1Z0-311 642-825 700-101 1Z1-451 000-M04 3X0-202 810-420 000-M83 1Y0-309 HP0-680 ITIL-F-CHS 74-322 P6040-014 HP0-M45 642-642 312-50v8 1Z1-211 C2180-276 HP0-Y49 HP0-J11 HP0-M28 TB0-116 000-035 TB0-105 642-583 E20-610 920-431 SCNS_EN 000-M22 HP0-Y21 HP0-265 000-898 270-411 70-515 050-654-(570A) HP0-J10 070-332 PC0-001 ECSS 70-234 000-719 00M-620 000-191 ES0-007 HP0-921 E20-590 1D0-51B 642-691 HP0-S17 HC-621-CHS 4A0-110 9L0-007 650-173 000-132 0B0-105 EC0-349 1Z1-007 000-635 117-304 1Z1-457 HP2-E48 000-807 000-046 000-M61 1Z0-481 1Z0-531 C2040-922 HP2-Z13 070-516-CSHARP 650-621 M70-101 642-746 000-051 74-338 70-529 HP0-S12 70-640 E20-040 70-511-Csharp 070-642Big5 HP0-634 C_TADM51_731 0B0-109 BCP-223 CUR-011 COG-321 CX-310-065 HP2-B68 000-156 070-648 MB7-225 225-020 070-331 LX0-102 1Z1-045 70-504 000-033 050-694 000-833 646-976 HP0-D09 00M-222 A4040-121 COG-385 050-854-(570A) 000-647 1Z0-041 CCD-333 1D0-442 70-689 1Y0-962 LX0-101 070-321 000-196 000-590 1T6-540 650-568 HP2-K10 251-250 1Z1-053 1Z1-559 MB4-534 70-579 P6040-015 M2010-668 070-540 250-503 IIA-CIA-Part2 HP2-N40 MB5-857 070-639 70-547-Csharp ST0-155 HP0-S11 642-565 E20-850 A2180-400 C_HANATEC131 070-270 MB6-527 HC-224 0B0-103 C2020-700 74-404 FM0-301 HP2-B105 310-036 HP2-B88 HP0-M34 3M0-300 156-915.1 000-135 SCNP_EN HD0-100 EX0-111 1Z1-206 9A0-802 1Y0-258 1Y0-A15 EE0-515 JK0-802 4H0-002 PW0-204 SY0-201 CTFL_UK 920-255 C2020-013 EE0-426 QQ0-100 000-M43 000-216 1Z1-860 LOT-753 A2040-922 312-49 1Z1-271 M2140-649 3M0-700 UM0-200 COG-320 NS0-120 70-536-Csharp-CN HH0-450 LOT-911 HA-022X HC-721-CHS 50-649 648-375 000-M34 C2040-403 A2010-503 HP3-C11 920-258 VCP310-UP-VCP410 C2010-579 000-034 000-901 HP0-Y40 650-316 A2090-610 C2150-195 C2140-053 1Z0-807 VCP5-DCV 000-271 HP0-512 98-361 HP2-N32 MB6-869 CX-310-231 1Z0-593 000-M13 MB2-631 650-027 ST0-148 000-274 MB7-839 000-048 9L0-518 1Z1-852 000-351 DC0-200 646-057 HC-821-ENU 000-236 E20-885 920-530 SU0-221 CAT-060 EC0-479 HP0-J60 C2170-008 212-055 920-191 000-303 HH0-220 MB6-508 920-121 000-122 000-501 922-097 MB2-423 ST0-057 Windows 7 key windows 8 key sale Office 2013 product key Office 2010 product key sale Windows Server 2012 Rosetta Stone key Office Visio key sale Visual Studio product key Office 2011 for MAC key BitDefender product key sale Eset Nod32 key sale Windows 7 ץȥ` Windows 8 ץȥ` Windows 8.1 ץȥ` Windows 8 pro ץȥ` Windows 8.1 pro ץȥ` Windows 7 Professional ץȥ` Windows 7 Ultimate ץȥ` Windows 7 Home Premium ץȥ` Windows 7 Home Premium `ɰ Windows 8 Pro `ɰ Windows 8.1 Pro `ɰ