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Posted On August 13, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 150 Henderson vs Edgar II

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again as we take a look back at the second battle between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar at UFC 150, shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the featherweight division as Justin Lawrence took on Max Holloway. This proved to be a very enjoyable battle. Lawrence began by showcasing his array of kicks, and from there this developed into a nice striking battle. Holloway connected with a left thatRead More
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Posted On August 12, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review; UCMMA Go 4 It!

It’s time to step into the world of British MMA once again for another of those strange occurrences, a DVD review of a TV show I’ve already reviewed. This time we’re going to delve into the pile of DVDs sent to me by the good people at Ultimate Challenge MMA, and the penultimate review in this mini-series sees us going back to September 2011 for Go 4 It! The show began in the featherweight division as Salih Kulucan faced Florian Culin. These two, who were both making their professional debuts,Read More
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Posted On August 1, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Cage Warriors 48

It was a time of celebration for the crew at Cage Warriors as they returned to their spiritual home at the HMV Forum in London for their tenth anniversary show, Cage Warriors 48, shown this past week on Sky Sports here in Britain. The broadcast began in the flyweight division as Bryan Hyslop took on Kris Edwards. This was a great way to open the show. There were a few striking exchanges early on, but the best exchanges happened when the action was taken to the ground. While Hyslop didRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 148 Silva vs Sonnen II

It was the re-match we’d been waiting nearly two years for as Chael Sonnen challenged Anderson Silva for the Middleweight title in the main event of UFC 148, shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the bantamweight division as Ivan Menjivar faced Mike Easton. While this may not go down as one of the most memorable fights in UFC history it certainly was entertaining. Easton put in a very solid performance. His striking was crisp and heRead More
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Posted On June 26, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review; UCMMA 25 The Beat Down

It’s time for one of those strange occurrences again, a DVD review of a television show I’ve already reviewed. For this instalment we’ll be delving into the pile of DVDs sent to me by the good folks at Ultimate Challenge MMA as we take a look at their 25th show, The Beat Down. The opening contest took place in the welterweight division as Micky Millar faced Esi Moradi. These two debuting fighters were so eager to get going the referee had to separate them before the fight had even begun.Read More
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Posted On June 4, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC The Ultimate Fighter Finale

I really don’t like reality television. Which is why, once again, I haven’t watched a single episode of The Ultimate Fighter. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good scrap. So it’s for that reason we’re heading into the Octagon for my latest review as we take a look at The Ultimate Fight Finale, shown live in the early hours of this past Saturday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the lightweight division as Justin Lawrence faced John Cofer. These two began their night’s workRead More
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Posted On June 2, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UCMMA 28

The second of our British mixed martial arts double header sees us heading to The Troxy in London for the 28th show from Ultimate Challenge MMA, shown this past Wednesday night on Sky Sports here in Britain. The broadcast began in the heavyweight division as Paul Taylor went up against Scott Saward. 19 year old Saward came into this one with a big height and reach advantage, but these natural gifts meant nothing to Taylor. Although the youngster got in a few good shots it wasn’t long before Taylor tookRead More
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Posted On May 31, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Cage Warriors Fight Night 6

The first of our British MMA double header sees us taking a look at the latest offering from the Cage Warriors promotion. We’re going to take a look at their most recent show, which saw them heading to Bahrain for Fight Night 6, shown this past Tuesday night on Sky Sports here in Britain. The broadcast began with the main event as Jesse Taylor challenged Gael Grimaud for the Welterweight title. Ground fighting was the order of the day in this one. Taylor scored with the takedown early in theRead More

Posted On May 29, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 146 Dos Santos vs Mir

Here’s the deal. The USA/Scotland football game ran 20 minutes later, and instead of putting their coverage on a 20 minute delay ESPN decided to join the show in progress. It was then that I decided to wait until the next day for the repeat showing. So here it is, a little bit later than planned, a look back at the night of heavyweight action as Frank Mir challenged Junior Dos Santos for the title at UFC 146. All the fights on the main card were in the heavyweight division,Read More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC on Fox: Diaz vs Miller

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again as take a look at the UFC’s latest show on Fox, shown this past Sunday night on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the heavyweight division as Pat Barry took on Lavar Johnson. This was a great way to start the show. After the opening exchanges Barry, somewhat surprisingly, scored with the takedown, almost getting the submission win with an Americana. But when they got back to their feet Johnson took control, and with Barry up against the cageRead More