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The War Room Episode 312

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

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Jackson’s MMA Cleans House at TUF Season 14 Finale and The Warrior’s

Monday, December 5th, 2011

By Tommy Comeau

Diego Brandao and John “The Magician” Dodson did well to represent Greg Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque, NM Saturday evening, winning their respective Featherweight and Bantamweight bouts and earning the title of “The Ultimate Fighter” for this final season on SPIKE TV.  The UFC has on their hands arguably the two TUF winners with the most legitimate odds of truly contending in their respective divisions at the UFC level since the first 3 seasons of the reality TV show produced fighters for us the likes of Forrest Griffin, Josh Koscheck, Chris Leben,Kenny Florian, Rashad Evans, and Michael Bisping.

Greg Jackson (left) & War Room Sports Writer Tommy Comeau (right)

For true fight purists who favor passion and aggression in the heat of battle over technical prowess and well executed game plans, it’s going to be difficult not to find appeal in Featherweight Diego Brandao.  Diego is a fiery, emotional Brazilian who won all of his fights inside the Ultimate Fighter house with first round KO’s.  His style is representative of the old-school Brazilian Vale’ Tudo, made famous by the likes of Wanderlei Silva and Maricio Rua.

Diego Brandao

However, it’s not what Diego does inside the cage that I find the most enthralling.  Having grown up in the slums, he made a death bed promise to his Father to watch over his Mother at all costs.  I find it hard to deny his purpose in life and therefore fighting, especially in light of the relative atmosphere inside the house on “The Ultimate Fighter” reality TV show.  A midst young 20 something American guys with more tattoos and TAPOUT clothing than skill or genuine appeal, Diego’s simple, brutal, aggression and drive were a breath of fresh air throughout the season.  During his post-fight interview, Diego proclaimed that he would be returning to Brazil to buy his Mother a home, and try to get his Brothers off of the streets. Stay tuned as Diego appears primed to make his mark on the UFC Featherweight division.  Imagine a clash between Diego and current Featherweight champion and fellow Brazilian Jose Aldo?

Tommy Comeau, for War Room Sports

Tommy Comeau lives in Washington, D.C. and is War Room Sports’ Mid-Atlantic Region MMA Correstpondent.

MMA Fighter Kyle Sefcik in The War Room

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

OneWorld MMA Presents: DC; Pro Fights

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

By Tommy Comeau

OneWorld MMA - DC Pro Fights; Saturday, November 19th, 2011; Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center was home to the action on Saturday November 19, 2011 as OneWorld MMA presented us with an exciting night of local fights with their “DC; Pro Fights” offering.  Fernando Yamasaki presided over the evening’s bouts which included a number of competitive and spirited mixed martial arts contests.  Mark Gonzalez (Director of Operations) and OneWorld MMA did not disappoint, as the evening was filled with fireworks.

Anthony “Father Time” Horn got things going in dominating fashion, defeating Jeff Manalansan via 1st round TKO.  Horn controlled the pace of the bout with solid wrestling before scoring a take-down, improving his position securing side control, and coaxing the referee stoppage with strikes on the ground.  Brian Nielson brought a win back home to the MMA Institute in Richmond, VA with an impressive 1st round guillotine submission victory over Joe Slaughter in a 170 lb division match up.  Stephen Govan nearly put Philip Estes to sleep in round 2 of his bout with a slick rear naked choke, taking his back to earn an impressive submission victory, and Francisco Salguero dropped a razor close 3-round decision to DeJuan “D-Train” Hathaway in one of the most competitive bouts of the evening.  Hathaway took the first two clear cut 10-9 rounds before Salguero came roaring back in the 3rd with the highly animated, Team Yamasaki support crew bringing the collective energy level up in the cage with their support.  Salguero ended the final round with Hathaway mounted, ready to continue his barrage of strikes, but it was too little, too late for the Team Yamasaki stand out.

DeJuan Hathaway defeats Francisco Salguero

In the most highly anticipated bout as far as War Room Sports was concerned, former radio show (The War Room) guest and rising 170 lb. threat Kyle Sefcik took a step back on his way up the Mid-Atlantic Region’s MMA fight scene ladder.  Sefcik went toe-to-toe with Mario Martinez in a fight that was pure hustle and grit from start to finish.  Sefcik started off the bout aiming to put his wrestling base to work, looking for take-downs early against Martinez, who appeared the larger fighter from press row and had The War Room crew and their local D.C. MMA Correspondent wondering how he came within 20lbs of the 170lb weight limit for the contest.  Sefcik struggled to do so however, and resorted to trading blows, standing with the short but powerful Martinez.  Martinez appeared the sharper striker with crisp strikes landing with respectable power and accuracy.  Sefcik stood in the pocket, showing great cardio, fantastic will, and a solid chin, as he absorbed shots from Martinez on his feet as he continued to press the action with a relentless pace.  Although he showed promise, Sefcik was stopped in his tracks late in the second round on the fight doctor’s recommendation, with a cut under his left eye that would require 10 stitches.  Visibly worse for the wear, Sefcik remained in high spirits after the bout, claiming he was “just getting warmed up” when interviewed by The War Room post-fight.

Kyle Sefcik vs Mario Martinez

If you’re a true MMA-head, get your fix inside The War Room.  Whether you’re looking for analysis and commentary on the mainstream with UFC coverage, or a localized, in-depth look at the Mid-Atlantic fight scene, The War Room has you covered.

Tommy Comeau, for War Room Sports


Tommy Comeau (lft) & Dana White (Current President of UFC)

Tommy Comeau lives in Washington, DC and is War Room Sports’ Mid-Atlantic Region MMA Correspondent.