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Missed Out On Fists: Fighter loses in bizarre fashion, gets rematch, loses again

Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA show every other day. That’s right everyone, in the middle of Star Wars casting drama and middleweights calling out Miley…

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Missed Out On Fists: Fighter loses in bizarre fashion, gets rematch, loses again

Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from around the world that might have been ignored in these busy times where it looks like there’s a Mixed Martial Arts show every other day.

That’s ideal everybody, in the middle of Star Wars casting drama and middleweights calling out Miley Cyrus, there are still battles decreasing, so let’s get down to the severe business of …

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… man battles twice and loses two times in bizarre style in the same competition.

Okay, then.

Bauyrzhan Kuanyshbayev vs. Sanjar Tajiev
Bauyrzhan Kuanyshbayev vs. Sanjar Tajiev?

AL: Did somebody request some excellent, old-fashioned MMA weirdness? No, the header for this section is not a copy-paste error, we really saw the very same match two times at Bushido Qazaqstan FC in Kazakhstan the other day.

Let’s go to @Grabaka_hitman(pitch in a dollar or two to their Patreon!) for the play-by-play:

Oh shit Sanjar Tazhiyev (Kazakh Zabit) replaces Zhandos Isabekov, and rematches Bauyrzhan Kuanyshbayev in the semifinals. MMA competitions are the best.

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 18, 2021

Just to be clear, Sanjar Tajiev tapped out to Bauyrzhan Kuanyshbayev in their quarterfinal battle, unsuccessfully grumbled that the fight ought to be restarted, made an instant rematch due to Kuanyshbayev’s semi-final opponent bailing out of the competition with an injury, and after that once again lost to Kuanyshbayev in strange style.

Does all that sound about right?

JM: Appears Like that’s what occurred and really, all this goes to reveal you is that Battle Circus are on the cutting edge of Mixed Martial Arts They’re like the Simpsons of Mixed Martial Arts. Immediate rematch that ends the exact same way? Fight Circus did it

AL: Typically mimicked, never ever duplicated.

Neemias Santana vs. Rafael Souza

Last Saturday at X1 Kombat 3 in Minas Gerais, Brazil, we saw welterweight Neemias Santana somehow discover a method to counter the most popular brand-new strategy on the MMA scene: the leg kick.

That’s right, the fatal– some would say, forbidden– move that carried Dustin Poirier to magnificence at UFC 257 and had Chris Gutierrez threatening to end Andre Ewell‘s profession this previous Saturday reared its awful head on the worldwide scene, but fortunately, Santana was prepared.

I don’t comprehend, Conor McGregor had no chance of defending against the leg kick, how did Santana do this???

JM: Because, as everyone knows, leg kicks do not win battles.

Seriously though, I love Mixed Martial Arts because fans are all like, ‘This man would control if he went to boxing or kickboxing’ when literally easy things like “having a jab” is what separates the welterweight champion of the world from everybody else. Calf kicks aren’t some type of new sorcery. They’ve been around permanently, Mixed Martial Arts fighters just can’t deal

Except Jose Aldo

Alberto Montes vs. Richie Santiago
Manuel Medina vs. Chancey Wilson
Marcin Kalata vs. Damian Olszewski
Jesus Pinedo vs. Elicardo Silva
Maria Oliveira vs. Enila Tabosa

AL: Let’s rewind another day, because there was some bad packs decreasing recently.

At Titan FC 67 (offered on UFC Battle Pass), 26- year-old Alberto Montes improved to 5-0 with this relentless anaconda choke of Richie Santiago, a CES standout and one-time Contender Series contestant.

JM: Is it impressive to beat someone who didn’t get a contract off the Competitor Series given that you are, by definition, beating somebody who isn’t a Contender? These are the kinds of esoteric concerns that keep me up at night.

Anyway, props to Montes for his dogged pursuit of the sub there.

AL: Later on that same evening at LFA 99 (likewise offered on Fight Pass), Manuel Medina also scored a fantastic submission, though under more frenzied circumstances.

This isn’t something you see too often. It appears like Chancey Wilson really succeeded in breaking up a guillotine choke effort with a slam, just to wind up getting triangle ‘d anyway.

JM: Wilson simply directly up did not care about his neck.

AL: Exist any heavyweights better than Polish heavyweights? No?

JM: There are not and I can not tell you how pumped I am for KSW 59: Pudz vs. Bombardier T’will be marvelous.

AL: We got some traditional big kid action at Babilon MMA in Warsaw, and by “classic” I indicate Marcin Kalata broke out the spinning sh t, child!

Look, you can make fun of the, uh, lack of acceleration here if you want, but Kalata clearly did an excellent job of conditioning Olszewski to establish this backfist. Simply enjoy it at 1.5 x speed and Kalata will appear like Edson Barboza in there.

JM: That is extraordinary. Olszewski might have baked a cake in the time it took Kalata’s backfist to arrive and it landed anyway. Never alter, heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts.

AL: And last but not least from the Friday bunch, we have a number of finishes including a former UFC fighter and a possibility that’s likely headed to the huge program quickly.

Obviously, Jesus Pinedo has been shredding over-matched competitors (in fairness, his last 3 opponents had actually an integrated 30-14 record so there’s at least some experience there) in Brazil and his native Peru because parting methods with the UFC. At Arena Global 10 in Rio de Janeiro, he appeared like a man all set for another crack at the octagon, requiring just 75 seconds to wipe out Elicardo Silva with a head kick and a sniper left hand.

Cracking head kick finish by Jesus Pinedo (19 -5 -1) in the Arena Global 10 main event. Pinedo left the UFC with a 1-1 record in2019 He’s won 3 straight since. pic.twitter.com/k1tIBGkute

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 13, 2021

And I’m not simply stating that due to the fact that he’s still wearing his Reebok-branded shorts. Do not dress for the job you have; gown for the job you had and want again.

JM: How huge of a flex is that on the regional scene? Oh, you believe you’re a great fighter huh? I have actually remained in The Program, little guy. Take a seat.

AL: Pinedo is simply 24, so there’s a lot of time for him to have another UFC run.

Now if you’re trying to find a proper mismatch, look no further than Maria Oliveira (12 -4) vs. Enila Tabosa (0-0). Oliveira is likewise 24 and has actually already fought for RIZIN and Contender Series.

Tabosa has actually not fought for RIZIN or Contender Series.

JM: Or anybody for that matter. Truthfully, based on her experience I believed that would be much even worse. Tabosa got lit up by that knee for sure, however she didn’t look totally inexperienced. Rough way to make your debut however then, that holds true for lots of legends of the sport. Just look at Forrest Griffin! He combated Dan Severn in his Mixed Martial Arts debut when Severn was 47 -6 -4.

I guess what I’m saying is, Tabosa is guaranteed to be a future Hall of Famer.

Jared Anderson vs. Kingsley Ibeh

AL: As excellent as all the Mixed Martial Arts clips have been, there was no topping fighter Jared Anderson putting a whupping on Kingsley Ibeh.

Just absolutely styling on the male before putting him down for the count.

JM: There’s only one “Big Baby” we acknowledge here at Missed Fists which’s Glen Davis.

AL: No love for Marcus Jones? Junior Albini?

JM: No, since none of those people (with the exception of Albini who just looked baby-esque due to the fact that he was in a diaper) look like babies. Anderson is 6-foot-4 and made from bricks. What the hell type of infants are people having that have an eight-pack?

Back to Anderson’s KO though, this slo-mo angle is dope.

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News of the World, Sound of Metal Lead Movie Sound Editors Nominations

“News of the World” and “Sound of Metal” led all films in nominations for the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards, the MPSE announced on Monday. The two films each received three nominations in the seven Golden Reel film categories, including in the Feature Effects/Foley category, the MPSE category that most closely corresponded to…

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News of the World and Noise of Metal led all movies in nominations for the Movie Noise Editors Golden Reel Awards, the MPSE announced on Monday. The 2 films each received three nominations in the 7 Golden Reel film classifications, consisting of in the Feature Effects/Foley classification, the MPSE category that most carefully corresponded to the Oscars Best Noise Modifying category.

( This year, the Academy has actually merged what were two sound classifications, Finest Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, into a single Best Sound classification.)

Other nominees in the effect/foley category were Cherry, Greyhound, The Midnight Sky, Tenet and Wonder Lady84 Movies with two nominations consist of The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ma Rainey s Black Bottom, The Midnight Sky, Tenet, Marvel Lady 84 and Greyhound.


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In the television classifications, Snowpiercer, Better Call Saul, Ozark and The Queen s Gambit led all programs with three elections each, while The Umbrella Academy, Locke & Key, The Mandalorian, Marvel s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Right Things, Raised by Wolves, Star Trek: Picard and Westworld each got two.

The complete list of the individual candidates in each classification can be discovered at the MPSE site.

The winners will be announced on Sunday, April 16 in a virtual event. Director George Miller will get the MPSE Filmmaker Award at that ceremony.


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The nominees:

Outstanding Accomplishment in Noise Editing Feature Animation
The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Over the Moon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

Impressive Accomplishment in Noise Editing Feature Documentary
Bee Gees: How Can You Heal a Broken Heart
Crip Camp
John Lewis: Good Problem
My Octopus Teacher
The Factor I Jump
Rebuilding Paradise
The Social Issue
Zappa

Outstanding Accomplishment in Sound Editing Foreign Language Feature
Bacurau
The 8 Hundred
I m No Longer Here
Jallikattu
The Life Ahead

Outstanding Achievement in Noise Modifying Function Underscore
The Undetectable Man
The Midnight Sky
News of the World
Sound of Metal
Tenet
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Wonder Lady 84

Impressive Achievement in Noise Modifying Function Musical
Eurovision Tune Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
The High Note
I Am Woman
The Forty-Year-Old Variation
Ma Rainey s Black Bottom
The Senior Prom

Impressive Achievement in Sound Editing Function Discussion/ ADR
Emperor
Greyhound
Ma Rainey s Black Bottom
Mank
News of the World
Nomadland
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Impressive Accomplishment in Noise Editing Function Impacts/ Foley
Cherry
Greyhound
The Midnight Sky
News of the World
Sound of Metal
Tenet
Wonder Woman 84

Impressive Accomplishment in Noise Editing Live Action Under 35: 00
Brooklyn 99: Lights Out
Dead To Me: If You Just Knew
Homecoming: Giant
I Might Ruin You: Eyes Eyes
A Parks and Recreation Special
Servant: 2: 00
Area Force: The Introduce
Ted Lasso: The Hope That Kills You

Exceptional Achievement in Noise Editing Episodic Short Form Music
The Alienist: Stubborn Belly of the Beast
Hollywood: Hooray for Hollywood
Selena: The Series
Snowpiercer: Trouble Comes Sideways
The Umbrella Academy: Valhalla
Vikings: The Very Best Laid Plans
Zoey s Amazing Playlist: Pilot

Exceptional Achievement in Noise Editing Episodic Short Form Dialogue/ADR
Babylon Berlin Season 3 Episode 12
The Flight Attendant: Other individuals s Homes
Locke & Secret: Crown of Shadows
The Mandalorian S2: Chapter 13: The Jedi
Marvel s Representatives of S.H.I.E.L.D.: What We re Fighting For
The Right Stuff: Flight
Snowpiercer: Difficulty Comes Sideways
The Umbrella Academy: Completion of Something

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing Episodic Short Type Effects/ Foley
The 100: The Last War
Hanna: The Trial
Locke & Secret: Head Games
The Mandalorian: S2: Chapter 13: The Jedi
Marvel s Representatives of S.H.I.E.L.D.: What We re Combating For
The Right Stuff: Flight
Snowpiercer: Difficulty Comes Sideways

Exceptional Accomplishment in Noise Modifying Episodic Long Kind Music/ Musical
Better Call Saul: Magic Male
The Boys: Absolutely nothing Like It in The World
Bridgerton: Shock and Pleasure
Ozark: Kevin Cronin Was Here
The Queen s Gambit: Adjournment
Raised By Wolves: Pilot

Impressive Accomplishment in Noise Editing Episodic Long Kind Dialogue/ADR
Much Better Call Saul: Something Unforgivable
Dark: Life And Death
Fargo: The Pretend War
Ozark: All In
Star Trek: Picard: The Impossible Box
The Crown: Fairy Tale
The Queen s Gambit: End Video Game
Westworld: The Mother of Exiles

Outstanding Achievement in Noise Modifying Episodic Long Kind Results/ Foley
Much Better Call Saul: Bagman
Devs: Episode 3
Ozark: All In
The Queen s Gambit: End Video Game
Raised By Wolves: Episode 1
Star Trek: Discovery: That Hope is You, Part 1
Star Trek: Picard: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2
Westworld: The Mother of Exiles

Outstanding Achievement in Noise Modifying Single Discussion
A Christmas Carol
The Comey Guideline: Episode 2
Hamilton
Into the Dark: The Existing Occupant
Self Made: Motivated by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker: The Fight of the Century
Unorthodox: Part 1

Exceptional Accomplishment in Noise Editing Non-Theatrical Animation Long Form
Batman: Death in The Household
The Boss Infant: Back in Company: Get That Infant
DuckTales: Let s Get Dangerous!
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: The Xtreme Xploits of the Xplosive Xmas
The Loud House: Schooled
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion s Revenge
To Your Last Death

Impressive Accomplishment in Noise Editing Non-Theatrical Documentary
Be Water
Beastie Boys Story
Bruce Springsteen s Letter to You
High Rating Ep.1 Boom & Bust
Jeffrey Epstein: Rich: The Island
The Last Dance Ep.1
Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time: Episode 1

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing Non-Theatrical Feature
Bad Education
Bliss
Blow the Male Down
The Bygone
Christmas On the Square
Security
Troop Zero
The Ultimate Playlist of Sound

Exceptional Achievement in Sound Modifying Computer System Cinematic
Fate 2: Beyond Light
Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of Us Part II
Ori and the Will of the Wisps: Willow Event
Spider-Man: Marvel s Miles Morales
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Impressive Achievement in Sound Modifying Computer System Interactive Game Play
Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of United States Part II
Spider-Man: Marvel s Miles Morales
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing Animation Short Kind
Archer: Cold Combination
Baba Yaga
The One In Charge Baby: Back in Organization: Escape From Krinkles
Canvas
Clone Wars: The Phantom Apprentice
Star Trek: Short Trek: Ephraim and Dot
Wizards: Mesmerized

Impressive Accomplishment in Sound Editing Student Film (Verna Fields Award)
Kadalin Kural, Annapurna College of Movie and Media
Lakutshon Ilanga (When the Sun Sets), Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Las Escondidas, Chapman University
Listen to United States, SCAD
Meow or Never ever!, The National Movie and Television School
O Black Hole!, The National Film and Tv School
Phantom Spectre, USC School of Cinematic Arts
The Unknown, The National Film and Television School

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Our favorite electrical standing desk is down to $235 at Amazon

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Electric standing desks can be quite expensive, but they’re often worth the price now that so many people are working from home during the pandemic. The good news is that Amazon has a pair…

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  • Electric standing desks can be rather expensive, however they’re often worth the price now that many individuals are working from house throughout the pandemic.
  • The good news is that Amazon has a set of great deals right now on popular Flexispot Electric Standing Desks, with rates beginning at just $23499
  • Flexispot’s updated EG1 Electric Standing Desk is just $25 more, making it a no-brainer if you want the added benefit of one-touch height modifications.

So many offices around the nation are still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which implies lots of people are working from home today who are used to operating in an office setting. A fascinating negative effects is that companies are finding out the simple fact that just as much work gets done when people operate remotely as when they’re entirely in an office. Now that companies are seeing just how much cash they can conserve, the pattern of working from house is only going to get increasingly more popular.

Regardless of whether you’re amongst the people who simply began working from home or you’ve been at it for years, you must certainly think about getting yourself a standing desk so you’re not sitting the entire time. The issue, of course, is that choosing a standing desk can be so much more tough than it appears.
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The most inexpensive choices out there are typically tabletop desk risers and manual standing desks, however running them can be a pain. There are standing desks with electric motors that make changes a breeze, but they can cost a lot of money.

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Flexispot’s EG1 Electric Standing Desk is a premier model that’s streamlined and trendy. It has a smooth electric motor and the capability to keep three various heights in its memory. If you desire to invest even less money, the Flexispot EC1B Electric Standing Desk in black that was a best-seller this previous Black Friday is now on sale for just $234

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Feature: Forget Conserving Hyrule, Zelda: Ocarina of Time Is All About Fishing For Me

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we’re running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Kerry admits that she didn’t always stick to the proposed path when playing one…

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To celebrate the 35 th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we’re running a series of features looking at a particular aspect– a style, character, mechanic, area, memory or something else entirely– from each of the mainline Zelda video games. Today, Kerry admits that she didn’t always adhere to the proposed path when playing one of Link’s most famous adventures …


Did the Hero of Time triumph against his horrible foe, approving Hyrule a duration of peace and prosperity? Or … did the Hero of Time make a beeline for the fishing pond by Lake Hylia and hope the whole Ganondorf/time travel/world-saving organization was going to arrange itself out while he was preoccupied with pole-caught piscines?

That less-than-heroic third scenario’s how Zelda: Ocarina of Time always ends up playing out for me. One little building stuck in the corner of what (at the time of release) seemed like the biggest stretch of water video gaming would ever see somehow slowly transforming from a location where I went to when I desired a quiet break from Link’s legendary N64 adventure into the one location I really wanted to be whenever I turned the game on– and, at the height of my fascination, even when I switched on almost any other game too.

” Yeah this is great, but it’s not fishing, is it?” I ‘d say to myself as I browsed F-Zero X‘s twists and turns or gracefully cannon ‘d myself through the air in Pilotwings 64, indifferent towards the gaming riches that lay prior to me. It took me a long period of time prior to understood why I kept coming back to this “pointless” sideshow in a title bursting at the joints with more productive pursuits: in any kind and on any format, video gaming is constantly requiring more. I have actually got to be faster, tougher, much better, than I was last time. I’ve got to hunt down much more of whatever semi-hidden shiny thing I already gathered previously. I have actually got to complete the video game. I’ve got to 100% complete the game. I’ve got to move on and buy the sequel and do it all over once again.

The fishing pond isn’t like that. The fishing pond is a sanctuary of untouchable and unvarying calm, an opportunity to loosen up and to connect with a minimum of one walled-off part of one game completely on my own terms and at my own rate– and all of it starts with a simple wooden door stuck on one wall of a simple square structure.

Unlike Lon Ranch’s leap-able fencing to the grassy lands beyond, Kakariko’s open-village cucco-bothering, or numerous other picturesque backyard in Hyrule, there is only one way in or out of this secluded fishing pond, simply one NPC to engage with, and just the slightest tip of the world outside glancing through the trees that line the edge of this little location.

It’s a place without external diversions, and that implies it’s a place that allows you to focus on every stunning information present: the gentle sound of running water from the little stream feeding the pond, the bend of the rod, the lily pads floating aside as you learn them, the lure darting through the water to the movements of the analogue stick, and the sluggish death of time, brilliant blue days merging dusky orange nights to moonlit nights and back again.

It’s a location without external diversions, and that implies it’s a place that allows you to focus on every beautiful information present

For an area with very little going on (in the traditionally game-y sense, at least) it’s a highly tactile environment, a location that will constantly respond to whatever I wish to do but never need an out-and-in-again reset no matter what I attack-roll Link at or how many hours I sprinkle about. Nothing occurs here unless I desire it to, and absolutely nothing can ever wander too close and disrupt this tranquil swimming pool– there actually is nothing to do here aside from attempt and capture some fish.

I do not even need to be any good at it; whether I’m landing every fish that dares to come within 10 ft of the end of my lure or if I’m having an off day so bad I ‘d have much better luck diving in and trying to catch them with Link’s bare hands. Due to the fact that here, I’m not in a competition versus anyone besides myself. I can enter this location with the burning desire to invest a whole afternoon trying to capture a legendary lunker, or I can be here just to enjoy the screen go wibbly as I stand in the middle of the lake wearing a set of iron boots (blue tunic on, obviously) looking ludicrous as Link sticks his face underwater to try and get an excellent take a look at the fish, the pond owner no doubt questioning what the heck I’m doing and asking himself if 20 rupees for an unlimited fishing session was truly the very best business design he might create.

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But how could anyone resist gawping at those fish? They’re so happily plump with smooth underbellies and shining scales on top, all wearing an inscrutable expression hovering someplace between euphoric ignorance and utter shock. They’ll dart away when I get too close, attempt their finest to disregard me at the inmost part of the pond, and kick (or more precisely, flipping) up the earth as they resist the fishing line.

They do not, officially speaking, have private (or cumulative) personalities– however it’s tough not to declare one my own individual bane when a possible prize catch feigns interest until they’re practically touching Link’s sodden boots … prior to swimming away to the other side of the pond. And after that there’s the enigmatic Hylian Loach, the strange elongated silhouette who’s certainly always sometimes there, however never rather interested enough in the lure to bite … whatever takes place, all is forgiven when a big wheel lastly is available in, in some cases so huge even adult Link fights with their size, that reward catch of the day entering the tank on the counter as proof of my own little triumph; a customised keepsake of an enjoyable time that’ll still exist next time I return.

There are so very many great factors to keep returning to Ocarina of Time; the innovative dungeons, seeing Hyrule fleshed out in full-3D for the first time, the innovative usage of time travel, Epona, playing your own melodies on the ocarina, therefore much more– but for me nothing beats this tiny location that, in the grand scheme of things, goes no place and not does anything. I might not know how many fish I’ve captured or how big the most significant one of them was, but I do know whenever I open that wood door and pay my 20 rupees I’m precisely where I want to be.

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