I managed to get a taste of witnessing my first-ever Mixed Martial Arts event last Saturday night. I have been always accustomed to watching them on the television, on a delayed basis, too. But, thanks to some people I know, I managed to get in and see for myself what exactly goes on in such an event, considering that this could also be ongoing in boxing, too.
The event I watched is PXC 31. Its main event featured someone named Crisanto Pitpitunge becoming the 2nd ever homegrown Filipino to become a PXC champion, issuing a knockout victory on the former titleholder Justin Cruz in the bantamweight division. Seeing what goes on behind the scenes and looking around at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig was an interesting thing to observe on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the UAAP opened it's 75th Season this weekend. Host National University, led by former Georgia Tech recruit Bobby Ray Parks, jr., issued a 90-55 beating over the University of the East. However, my alma mater also issued a 73-57 victory in their quest for a fifth straight crown in men's basketball. We face them this weekend.
Here forth are the links after the jump.
Borat's Mankini as prom wear? (c/o Buzzfeed)
Cuban vs Simmons skirmish. (c/o The Sports Geeks)
Luis Scola is chasing the sun. (c/o Valley of the Suns)
Bobcats get dibs on Haywood. (c/o Charlotte Observer)
Will they bring the Larry O'Brien Trophy there, also? (c/o Sun Sentinel)
There has to be a better means of venting frustration. (c/o Newsday)
Ray Allen thanks fans. (c/o Celtics Hub)
Is it ridiculous, Carmelo? (c/o Houston Chronicle)
Partying in the Hamptons, Jason? (c/o New York Daily News)
Best news for New Orleans all season. (c/o Shreveport Times)
We're still waiting for his contract issue to end. (c/o Chicago Tribune)
Fanning the flames. (c/o Boston Herald)
It's mid-July, the auctioning off should begin, starting off with him. (c/o Call to the Pen)
The drama that is John Terry. (c/o Spiked)
The momentous drop to depths unknown for Glasgow Rangers. (c/o Bloomberg)
Rosters finalized for Major League Soccer and Chelsea. (c/o Major League Soccer and News-Tribune)
Galaxy stars shine through. (c/o NBC Sports' Pro Soccer Talk)
Khan toppled. (c/o Queensberry Rules)
The incoming buzzkill on ice. (c/o Die By The Blade)
What to expect at The Open. (c/o Reuters)
NASCAR at Loudon was Rated K. (c/o Yahoo!'s From The Marbles)
Sportsmanship context in France. (c/o VeloNation)
Choice piece on Grantland for the week. (c/o Grantland)
Here is an interesting piece to end the day.