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Author: Ed Gallo

Justin Gaethje Leg Kick Highlight

[embedded content] Former World Series of Fighting (RIP) champion Justin Gaethje is a straight up wild man. “The Highlight” has brought his “kill or be killed” style to the UFC for three Fight of the Year worthy bouts thus far. An outsider may judge Gaethje as a basic swinging brawler, at a quick glance. But the former Division 1 All-American assaults with a purpose, breaking his opponent over time with his brutal pace and chopping low kicks. Gaethje’s style works best when the other man is standing in front of him, open to exchange. Exhausted and stuck in place, that’s...

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Fighter of Interest: Yusuke Yachi

Yachi always brings a funky new look with his hair. © RIZIN FF From Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto to Kyoji Horiguchi, the KRAZY BEE gym has consistently produced fearless, brick-fisted knockout artists. With Horiguchi splitting time at American Top Team, RIZIN lightweight Yusuke Yachi (20-6 MMA, 5-0 RIZIN) has emerged as the standard bearer for the prestigious team. A gentle soul sporting a big smile and funky hair, Tokyo’s Yachi flips a switch when its time to compete. Japanese MMA entrances put the UFC to shame. His wild striking has been reckless at times, but the 28-year-old Yachi has slowly but surely evolved into a more measured, craftier...

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Lumberjacks: Best Leg Kicks (GIFs) July 2018

This beautiful artwork was done by our own Mitch Banuelos. There is a faction among combat sports fans who hold one technique above all others. To this modest, elite society, nothing beats the aesthetic of a fighter chopping down their opponent. For those who value the art of the lumberjack above all else, we present GIFs of the best Leg Kicks of July 2018. Much like the Never-Nudes, Leg Kick Fanatics are a niche population. From Pedro Rizzo to Edson Barboza, low kick masters are consistently the most feared fighters in martial arts. A limping opponent can be rendered helpless as they’re continuously battered....

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Fighter of Interest: Kyung Ho Kang

Kyung Ho Kang of South Korea in action during the UFC Fight Night Singapore Open Workouts at the Skating Rink at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sand on January 1, 2014 in Singapore. One bout removed from his four-year MMA hiatus, grappling ace Kyung Ho Kang (14-7-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) is poised to win his fourth straight fight in the talent-rich bantamweight division. Don’t let his record deceive you, the lanky South Korean is an aggressive grappler with a fascinating, effective style. Lapses in focus and slip-ups during each of his UFC contests have made for several brilliant comeback performances. His...

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Jose Aldo Leg Kick Highlight

Jose Aldo (R) kicks Mark Hominick during their Featherweight Championship bout at UFC 129 in the Rogers Centre on April 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. Jose Aldo, leg terrorist. Since his days in the WEC (RIP), the Brazilian limb-destroyer has earned a reputation for low kicking with fury and grace. While they’ve long been prominent, his vicious leg kicks reached mythical popularity after a particularly ugly beating of Urijah Faber. The former WEC featherweight champion’s leg was so battered, his cornerman had to carry him to the stool between rounds. While Aldo’s low kicks have never directly resulted in a stoppage,...

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