Daniel Cormier defended his light heavy title Saturday night against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220. Cormier was on the undercard of the Stipe Miocic V. Frances Ngannou, but he stole the show. Oezdemir looked impressive with several knockout victories heading into the fight. Cormier has lost twice in the UFC – both times to Jon “Bones” Jones. The last time Cormier followed Jones around the ring and walked into a vicious head kick that put an end to the fight, and likely to the two men meeting. However, Jones was caught with performance-enhancing substance in his system and had to forfeit the fight.
Coming into Saturday’s bout the Shock Exchange assumed Cormier would be bored. The bigger Oezdemir also had the reach and maybe Cormier could be susceptible to getting knocked out. Nothing was further from the truth. He took the Swiss down by a single-leg take down late in the first round … had him in a rear naked choke until the bell sounded.
In the second round Cormier took the Swiss down again, and put him into a crucifix. Cormier hit Oezdemir with 58 unanswered shot until the referee had to stop. Here is how the announcers called it:
UFC: You gotta think the champion is confident on the strength of what happened at the end of round one … Back to the single-leg. This is all over now … He know he can out-grapple him now … DC will look to ground him out with the ground and pound … It’s crazy that we’re saying this just into the second round … the overwhelming domination on the ground by DC … people don’t realize how good a wrestler he is. Sometimes they underestimate him until they’re in there with him.
He’s not shooting double-legs. He’s shooting single-legs on a big, large man … he gets to the mount, goes to the crucifix … now Oezdemir is getting softly beaten … all this does is set up the inevitable, which is the finish that DC wants … he’s in the dominant position and this hurts
OEZDEMIR is getting his energy sapped out. He’s getting beaten up … Overwhelming dominant performance by Daniel Cormier. He proved exactly what he said leading to this fight, “There are levels to this thing and Volkan Oezdemir is not on my level.” He was right.
Cormier beat Oezdemir like a drum and proved there is no one other than Jon Jones who can touch him … now ain’t that a “kick in the head?”
Actor Chad L. Coleman will host Trump And The Global Economy February 6, 2018 in Brooklyn.
The panel will include Christopher Townley (land baron), Reverend Conrad Tillard (activist, WHCR 90.3 FM), Wuyi Jacobs (AfrobeatRadio) and Ralph Baker, author of Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead. The event will take place at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn from 6PM – 8PM. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Come early and bring friends.
Coleman is best known for his breakout role as Tyreese in The Walking Dead and Dennis ‘Cutty’ Wise in The Wire. He currently recurs on Syfy’s The Expanse and will star in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland set to premiere May 29.
According to Ralph Baker who Helped found the event, “We are excited to work with Chad to help spread the word about Trump And The Global Economy. These are trying times we live in and the community is dependent on artists like Mr. Coleman to continue to tell our stories through their music, film, plays, books, etc. Brooklyn has a Rich, vibrant, art community. We would love for the art world and the broader community come out to network and take in what the panel has to say.”
The most recent Trump And The Global Economy town hall took place October 24th in Fort Greene. It Featured Professor Lance Brofman, Coconut Rob (Coconut Rob Smoothies), Mr. Jacobs and Mr. Baker. The event was well-received by the community. We parsed through President Trump’s proposed tax plan and high net worth individuals could potentially game the system by shifting income around. We discussed the pros and cons of technology on workers and the economy. How will the economy and country prosper under Trump’s leadership? What’s behind the verbal sparring with black athletes, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?
The June 27 2017 event included Mr. Tillard, John McLaughin, who did the polling for President Donald Trump during his presidential election, Mr. Jacobs and Mr. Baker. Trump And The Global Economy is a quarterly event and is fast becoming the “must see” event in Brooklyn.
Live Stream Available February 6, 2018 At 6PM
Live stream for the February event is below. The live stream will be active February 6th at 6PM.