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The MMA Prospectus: The rise of the Russian Karateka

Zane Simon of Bloody Elbow is joined by Patrick Wyman of, to talk about all the latest prospects and prospect development.

Hey, we're back after an exceptionally long holiday in which Patrick Wyman and Tom Grant both went way off the grid to hunt men on forgotten islands in the South Pacific. Patrick has finally come back to us, Tom got lost... to the rhythms of a manly drum circle, and we expect him back next week.

This week we're discussing the prospect performances of UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway (of which there were a ton), the prospects of UFC 182 (of which there aren't many), as well as a couple secondary topics. Most notably, Russian Karatekas and the proof that a good, stable and consistent system can produce great striking talents no matter how MMA inapplicable the style has been said to be. We're also talking about JMMA again, with our eyes turned on Kyoji Horiguchi and the disappointing performance of his fellow countryman Yuta Sasaki.

So, check it out, and remember to subscribe to MMANation's new secondary channel that is going to be housing a lot of our former video content. If, for some reason, you can't watch this video on Ooyala, here's the link to the YouTube version. And finally, if you enjoyed watching, give the video a like.

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