The FF-Files: Video Edition

By Chris Nelson Jan 15, 2015




You may have noticed that something is wrong with our beloved Fight Finder.

For the past few weeks, records haven’t been updating properly in the database. New results are still being added daily, and while the outcomes are visible on event pages and the “Fight History” section of fighters’ profiles, the win-loss fields are frozen, refusing to tally any new fights. (Daniel Cormier, for example, is still undefeated in our books.) It’s a disheartening situation for our squad of detail-oriented FF gnomes, and presumably just as frustrating for fighters like Vitalius Shemetov, who racked up three wins in a one-night tournament on Dec. 31, but whose record still displays as sub-.500.

I’m sorry to say that I come bearing no solution to the problem. In this situation, I’m the customer service rep from the electric company who you get on the phone when the power goes out: I’ve got no idea how to fix it, and I wouldn’t even know where to start, but I can assure you that someone is working to resolve the matter.

So, while we wait for the man behind the curtain to get everything sorted, I’m taking a page out of my high school teachers’ playbook, dimming the lights and putting on some videos.

It’s been two months since the last “FF-Files,” and although the ever-flowing stream of big stage MMA tends to slow to a trickle around year’s end, there’s always plenty of overlooked regional violence to enjoy. In my experience, one of the best and simplest ways to discover new and exciting fights is to hit the events page, click the “Recent Fights” tab and just start scrolling. That’s what I did today, digging through the last month’s worth of shows and searching for video of anything that caught my eye. Here’s the best -- and, in a few cases, most unusual -- of what I found.

Itamar Rosa def. Willian Steindorf via TKO (Punches) R1 3:47
Team Nogueira Porto Alegre “MMA Circuit 1,” Jan. 10, Tramandai, Brazil

Marcin Najman def. Michal Dobias via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) R1 0:46
PLMMA 45 “The Grand Finale,” Dec. 27, Czestochowa, Poland

Kiyotaka Shimizu def. Yuya Shibata via KO (Slam and Punches) R1 2:41
Deep “Dream Impact 2014: Omisoka Special,” Dec. 31, Saitama, Japan

Kron Gracie def. Hyung Soo Kim via Submission (Armbar) R1 1:05
Real Fight Championship, “Real 1,” Dec. 23, Tokyo, Japan

Kuat Khamitov def. Thiago Luis Nascimento via TKO (Punches) R1 3:53
Alash Pride “Warriors of the Steppe,” Nov. 23, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Antonio Trocoli def. Kleber Santana via Submission (Anaconda Choke) R3 4:08
Imperium MMA Pro 11, Dec. 14, Lauro de Freitas, Brazil

Mariusz Teodorowicz def. Mateusz Sniadala via DQ (Axe Kick to the Groin) R1 4:49
PLMMA 45 “The Grand Finale,” Dec. 27, Czestochowa, Poland

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