Joseph Mayall

Staff Writer

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I like to write about the ever exciting world of Mixed Martial Arts. I am a firm believer that Ronda Rousey was not overrated and that strawberry ice cream is an abomination. "You can't derive your self-worth from the opinions of others. Your true power comes not from outside sources, but from the delusions that we convince ourselves are true." -Dennis Reynolds

Breakdown: How Jorge Masvidal knocked out Darren Till

If you had asked the typical UFC casual fan who Jorge Masvidal was a week ago, there is a good chance that they would not have been able to provide you with an answer. But thanks to his highlight-reel knockout…

UFC Wichita Breakdown: Junior Dos Santos vs. Derrick Lewis feat. the “Stockton Slap”

It appears to be a matter of fate that a UFC heavyweight bout will either end in an electrifying knockout or meander along to a unanimous decision snooze fest. Luckily, Junior Dos Santos has been a reliant source of the…

Breaking down how Jon Jones defeated Anthony Smith at UFC 235

What we saw from Jon Jones during his bout with Anthony Smith at UFC 235 was exactly what we expected: a dominant performance over his opponent with a slight breach of the rules. While the illegal knee that cost Jones…

Breaking down Thiago Santos’ knockout of Jan Blachowicz at UFC Prague

While Thiago Santos is no stranger to ending his fights with particularly violent knockouts, his victory over Jan Blachowicz at UFC Prague was a bit of an outlier from the rest of his highlight reel KO’s. What makes Santos’ victory…

Breaking down Israel Adesanya’s striking vs. Anderson Silva at UFC 234

While the last-minute cancellation of UFC 234’s main event between Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum was incredibly disappointing, fortunately, the bout between living legend Anderson Silva and the up-and-coming prodigy Israel Adesanya was spectacularly entertaining and provided a distraction from…

Breaking down Marlon Moraes’ first-round submission win over Raphael Assuncao

It must be a huge relief to UFC and ESPN executives alike that both of the ESPN cards have lived up to the hype. The UFC on ESPN debut was an incredibly fun showcase of mixed martial arts talent, and…

Breakdown: Cory Sandhagen ushers in the ESPN era with a display of grappling proficiency

During a typical UFC event not much attention is given to the first bout of the prelims. Most viewers haven’t tuned in yet, empty stadium seats are abundant, and the UFC brass could likely care less who wins the lowest…

Breaking down Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw before UFC Fight Night 143

With the start of the new year, UFC management would like nothing more than to mend the damage of the UFC 232 debacle and start anew. Fortunately for the executives and fans alike, the first card of 2019 ushers in…

The importance of Valentina Shevchenko’s takedowns against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231

In the run-up to their UFC 231 co-main event bout, a great deal of attention was given to the three Muay Thai bouts between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. As Shevchenko was victorious in all three bouts, many used this…

Breaking down Donald Cerrone’s armbar win over Mike Perry

It is difficult to envision a better way to have capped off the UFC’s 25th birthday event than the final two fights of UFC Fight Night 139. The card culminated with two bouts that showed us everything we love about…