Bellator 74 Play-by-Play Results -Lyman Good Cruises to Victory
Lyman Good vs. Jim Wallhead: Wetlerweight Quarterfinal
Fighters clinch right away and Good is throwing body shots while Wallhead looks to the throw knees. Good breaks away and lands a left hook on the break. Wallhead shoots for double leg, stands up into clinch. Good working the body and Wallhead breaks away again. Good throws punches at range and lands, Wallhead closes in to clinch again. Good works body again and then breaks away to strike at range. Wallhead continues to use clinch-and-run tactics. Wallhead jabbing very effectively and blocking a lot of Good’s strikes at range. They are clinched again against cage. Wallhead looks for an inside trip, but gets hit with some hard hooks. Wallhead bleeding from just above left eye. Good kneeing the legs now in the clinch and throwing upper cuts. Fighters finish round battling the clinch, looking for position. 10-9 Good
Fighters start trading at range, Good is pumping a jab and Wallhead clinches. Wallhead working for judo takedowns, but Good is defending very well. Fighters at range again and Wallhead seems to be finding his distance. Good lands a series of strikes that run Wallhead all the way back to the cage, Wallhead circles off and they are back in the center of the cage. Wallhead lands a knee to the head in the clinch, Good responds with a hard leg kick on the break. Good pumping the jab as Wallhead tries to close distance. Good traps Wallhead against cage and unloads a few quick strikes. Wallhead escapes to center of the cage and is getting jabbed hard. Good throws a step in knee to the body and then a leg kick. Good continues to out land Wallhead at range and is firmly in command of round. Wallhead shoots for takedown, but Good slips away. Round ends as fighters clinch. 10-9 Good
Fighters touch gloves and start exchanging. They clinch and then break apart. A leg kick by Good travels too far up and Wallhead gets hit the groin. The ref grants Wallhead a break to recover. Fight restarts after about a minute and Good is very aggressive, throwing punches and kicks. Wallhead has been flummoxed by Good’s reach and clinch ability and has mounted almost no offense this fight. Fighers have clinched and Good is clearly in control of things. Wallhead throws a double jab followed by right cross, his first combination that appears to have been effective. Good moving forward with a heavy right hook. Wallhead is holding on and won’t be finished but he is in deep trouble right now. Good still working hard to finish fight, fighters throw hard and another low blow stops time with mere seconds left. Ref takes a point from Good. Round ends three seconds after it restarts. 9-9 (10-9 Good, but point deducted for low blow)
Result: Lyman Good wins via Unanimous Decision (29-27)
Bellator 74 Play-by-Play Results – Munah Holland vs Michelle Ould
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Munah Holland vs Michelle Ould
Round 1: Ould misses with the jab early, Holland goes for the clinch. Ould has Holland against the cage, Ould gets Holland down. Ould landing some ground and pound. Holland fighting off her back with strikes of her own, round ends with Ould on top.
Round 2: Ould works for takedown quickly and wants no part of Holland’s standup. Ould gets to work early, landing small shots from top position. Holland has Ould in a closed guard. Holland threatens with a triangle and came close to securing the submission. Ould laying down more strikes from the top. Holland is battling back from the bottom as the round finishes.
Round 3: Holland comes forward, knows she needs to finish. Holland lands nice right cross, Holland lands big left hand. Holland lands another big right hand. Holland is turning it on, Holland lands a nice right hook as Ould comes in. Ould gets takedown, and is able to ride the fight out from top position.
Official decision: Michelle Ould wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) over Munah Holland
TSMMA Elmwood Park Student Loses 20lbs in 3 months Kickboxing
By: Elmwood Park
I credit Tiger Schulmann’sfor playing a significant role in my transformation. They gave me the chance to connect with people who share the same goals as I do and we are there to help each other. It is like a promise I’ve made-I CAN’T QUIT because they are watching my success.
After every workout you feel like a million bucks. You feel like you’ve accomplished something once you step out of that place. I have made this a part of my life, and look forward to helping others achieve their health and fitness goal.
I love seeing my body changing with each picture that’s taken.
I found a way to make sure I never missed workouts: I PLAN THEM LIKE I PLAN AN IMPORTANT MEETING.
So, this is how I lost 20 pounds in three months:
1-Drink plenty water and cut out rice and pastas by 4pm.
2-Always eat breakfast
3-Eat at least every three hours
4-Have a good multivitamin (You need it!!)
5-Train with me a Tiger Schulmann’s at least 1 hour three times per week.
The most important of all: Be Ready To See The RESULTS
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Bellator 74 Weigh-in Results – Good and Holland on Target
170 lbs.: Lyman Good (170.2) vs. Jim Wallhead (169.8)
Watch this fight free and live on MTV 2 – show starts at 8pm.
125 lbs.: Munah Holland (125.8) vs. Michelle Ould (123.8)
Munah’s fight is free and scheduled to stream on http://bellatorlive.spike.com . The stream starts at 6:30pm.
TSMMA Bay Ridge Student Success Story
BY: Bayridge TSMMA
Growing up I was always playing sports and even went on to play tennis for my college team for four years. After finishing school I missed that push to train hard and exhaust myself physically like I had grown accustomed to over the years. On a whim a good friend mentioned something about Tiger, she was like “eh its $20 for a two class trial program…” I figured, I love working out, its 20 bucks and no commitment, I’ll give it a try. I instantly fell in love with the sport! Never having had any background in kickboxing I was never made to feel inadequate for being a beginner, you’re reassured to simply work at your own pace and focus on the technique. Eventually you learn to build up and move faster and stronger.
Well, to make a long story short, here I am three years later and I could never be happier. Training is one of the most important things in my life today and has impacted my life in so many ways! I have lost over 20lbsand have gained more muscle than I could have dreamed of, and training is by far the beststress reliever I’ve ever found! No matter how wonderful or horrible day I may have had, I just get on the mat and train, after that hour of class I’m on top of the world again.
Never in my life did I ever think I’d be able to fight the way I can, believe it or not I can definitely keep up with the boys. Living in New York you never know, doesn’t matter what area or neighborhood you’re in, anything can happen, it’s just the reality of living in a big city. For a 24 year old girl to say she is 100%confidentwalking down the street, unafraid of anyone whether it be male or female trying to assault them is a very rare feeling few women are able to genuinely have.
I am so grateful to my instructors and to my training partners. They continue to push me to levels I never dreamed possible. They’ve pushed me to compete and with Sensei Levy’s intensity on the mat he just ignites you with the passion that you can tell he embodies for the sport and the lifestyle. He is in my opinion probably one of the best instructors in the entire organization and many others can attest to that! When he’s on the mat it’s impossible for class to be boring! He constantly keeps the class hyped and he knows how to work with students at any level in their training no matter how beginner or advanced. The entire staff- Joshu Serio, Joshu Pace, Tyrone and Rashaad are constantly pushing me to reach new goals and are always there to lend a helping hand or help teach me something new! I am forever thankful for what Tiger has brought to my life.
Joy Rotstein. Osu!
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Bellator 74 Headliner Lyman Good Thankful for Notable Opponent in Tourney Opener
You might be tempted to question the wisdom of taking two of the biggest names from Bellator’s Season 7 welterweight tournament and matching them in the opening round.
Why guarantee you eliminate one of the tourney’s marketable fighters after just one round?
Lyman Good, the first-ever Bellator welterweight champ, doesn’t really care. He’s just happy to face a tough opponent like Jim Wallhead.
“That’s what I’m most excited about,” he told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com). “You have to prove yourself right from the beginning. It’s a very exciting fight knowing I’m going against a very tough and known adversary. I know it’s going to be a battle over who has the most heart and at the end who’s going to reign victorious and impose their will.”
Good (12-2 MMA, 5-2 BFC) and Wallhead (23-6 MMA, 1-1 BFC) kick off the eight-man tournament at Friday’s Bellator 74 event at Caesar’s Atlantic City in New Jersey. Their bout, as well as three other tourney opening-round matchups, air on MTV2 following prelims on Spike.com.
The tournament also includes Marius Zaromskis (18-6 MMA, 2-0 BFC), Michail Tsarev (23-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and Andrey Koreshkov (10-0 MMA, 2-0 BFC), among others. But among Bellator fans, Good and Wallhead probably are two of the better-known entrants.
“If it’s the headliner of the event, why not have two big names and have them fight each other?” he asked.
Good, who won Bellator’s first welterweight tournament to become an inaugural titleholder in 2009, has fought just twice in the past 17 months. After losing his title to Ben Askren, he entered a Season 4 tournament but suffered a close split-decision defeat to Rick Hawn in the semifinals in April 2011. But after an extended injury layoff, he returned a year later for a stunning 13-second knockout of LeVon Maynard to gain entry into this tourney.
“I’m absolutely ready,” said Good, who said he used the layoff to sharpen his focus and heal up injuries. “I can’t tell you how excited I am and how prepared I am for this fight and this tournament.”
And he said fans can expect to see a better version of himself.
“It’s been great,” he said of his recent camp. “I’ve been utilizing the time very wisely. I can’t tell you how healthy this camp has been. No injuries, nothing. I feel brand new. Everything is stronger than ever.”
Good’s opponent, “Judo” Jim, is on a 10-1 run with recent victories over big-show vets Frank Trigg, Joey Villasenor, Ryan Thomas and Che Mills. He has a high finishing rate and is one of the division’s bigger 170-pounders.
Getting by an opponent like that would be an accomplishment for Good, but for a successful tourney run, he’d need two more wins after it. And in a tournament field in which the fighters’ combined record is 120-23-1, and with three tough fights in about a 10-week span, it’d be tough not to look ahead.
Good, though, said he won’t make that mistake.
“You can’t think too much in a fight about what’s ahead of you because then you’re looking past your opponent,” he said. “If you’re thinking too much about making the next round, you may not make the next round because you’re trying to be a little reserved in your fight. You have to put it all on the line and know that you’re just going to go through one person at a time.”
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TSMMA Woodbury Family Benefits from Kickboxing
BY: TSMMA Woodbury
We signed up my son a year ago when he was only four years old at Tiger Schulmann‘s MMA. It was the best decision we have ever made for him. This school has had a huge impact on him and our life. Sensei Montes is an amazing instructor. He doesn’t teach only marital arts, he teaches self discipline, concentration and non-quitting spirit. At the same time, he has a great sense of humor and the kids have so much fun while learning and getting very important skills and exercise. My son is a confident and outgoing boy thanks to this school.
Sensei Montes has a close relationship with his students and is always available to talk to parents about any concerns they may have about their kids. I remember the first time I talked to him about our son misbehaving at home. He patiently listened to me, had a talk with our son and he temporarily took his belt away. At that moment my heart broke knowing how hard my son has worked for that belt and what it meant to him, but losing it made all the difference. His behavior completely changed. There is no need for it anymore. A short talk with Sensei or just mentioning his name is enough to help us teach our son right from wrong.
Sensei gives one hundred percent to his students. He truly cares and loves what he does.
After such a great experience with this school, I decided to try the classes myself. I didn’t expect to like kickboxing so much. I feel such a power and confidence every time I kick or punch that bag. I don’t miss a day of training unless I really have to. That mat is my refuge. It’s a place where I release all the stress from everyday life. I already lost some weight and it has reduced my cholesterol by 50%, not to mention I feel great!
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