Posts Tagged ‘WEC 53’

Daniel Bryan’s Lebell Lock sighted at WEC 53

December 17, 2010

“The Cowboy” Donald Cerrone submitted Chris Horodecki with a vicious triangle choke. For a few seconds, Horodecki valiantly tried to escape the hold but ultimately tapped out. Prior the triangle, The Cowboy tried what looked like a Lebell Lock before getting the win with the triangle. It could also be a modified omoplata with the addition of the crossface. Either way, it was cool to see the hold applied. Daniel Bryan’s reaction and a gif of the Lebell Lock attempt is after the jump.


Anthony Pettis’ Ninja-Matrix Kick, otherwise known as “The Showtime Kick”

December 16, 2010


From / Scott Petersen

WEC ended on the greatest of notes Thursday night. In the closing moments of the final round in the last match in WEC history, Anthony Pettis performed perhaps the greatest kick in MMA history. Pettis and his opponent, Ben Henderson, were practically dead even going into the final round. It’s arguable that Anthony Pettis swayed the judges with the spectacular kick off the cage wall that landed on Henderson’s chin and knocked him down. Pettis won the fight and became the new WEC Lightweight Champion and future number one contender to the UFC Lightweight Title.

Pettis officially named it “The Showtime Kick” at the post-fight conference. Pro wrestling fans probably have seen it executed before off the ropes in the form of Kaval’s Tidal Wave Kick, John Morrison’s Flying Chuck Kick and Dashing Cody Rhode’s Beautiful Disaster Kick. Thanks to the internets, gifs were available about ten minutes after the fight was over. Warning: there are two large gifs of the kick after the jump.