An Early Christmas: MMA Style

Congratulations combat sports fans, you have all somehow made it on the nice list and therefore Christmas is coming early this year. Saturday, December 7th 2019 has everything a maniacal fight fan dreams of.

There’s UFC Washington, where up-and-coming KO artist Jairzinha Rozenstruik makes the biggest leap of his career on short notice to take on the guy that made Stipe Miocic tap, I mean;…. Alistair Overeem.

Or maybe, much like myself, you enjoy few rules and steroids: welcome to KSW Gliwice, where former UFC vet Scott Askham takes on Mamed Khalidov (shoutout my fellow Polish fight fans).

Oh yes, and did I even mention the much anticipated rematch for the heavyweight boxing championship between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua? No? Well, that’s a pretty big deal too.

Now imagine putting all three of these events in a blender, mixing it up, and creating the perfect product: I now present to you…

Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto Rodriguez

Cambell McLaren, you handsome son of a bitch, you did it again. The fight we have all be eagerly waiting for is nearly at our doorstep.

Tito Ortiz: The Huntington Beach Bad Boy, former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champ (5 times defended), and UFC Hall Of Famer?

Alberto ‘El Patron:’ multiple WWE Heavyweight champion, the Pride Of Mexico; who holds to his credit 9 professional MMA wins?

Sign me the hell up. Saturday, December 7th 2019 at the Payne Arena we will get to witness history in a “Mexico vs. USA” fight for the ‘ages’. If there’s one thing you can almost surely guarantee, this fight will not go the distance. Age aside, these pair actually do have a bit of bad blood for one another. This is the biggest stage Tito has fought on in years, and the same could be said for El Patron. I expect chaos in the best of ways which is why I for one am so excited for this scrap.

But that isn’t the only high level fight we have going on in Hidalgo. The 115lbs flyweight belt is up for grabs as Melissa “Super Mely” Martinez (6-0) takes on Desiree “Dirty Dez” Yanez (5-1) in a fight that is sure to bring fireworks. These ladies have only gone the distance 3 combined times in their professional careers, which is a good sign that we are in for some violence.

With true finishers like Gaston Reyno (8-2, 6 finishes), Jose Flores (8-1, 7 finishes), and Victor Martinez (11-4, 7 finishes), this event was built for high level action without paddy-cake point fighting. Along with the prelim matchup of Ricky Palacios vs. Jose Ceja, a fight that was originally scheduled in 2013, the card itself is tremendous.

We at StipeTapped are here to take over the MMA Media world. What kind of job would we be doing if we weren’t at one of the biggest combat sports events of the year? Say no more fellow degenerates and casuals, Ruthless Wyatt Lerner is here to do the dirty work.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter for live stream Q&A’s, live fight updates, and every other bit of sophisticated ignorance that will be taking place Saturday December 7th.

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