Recently our friends at Cage Potato put together a list of the "seven most triumphant losses in MMA history. " Amazingly enough, four of these historical gems occurred in 2009-2010. Six occured in the TUF era and happened inside the Octagon. Somehow in this rigorous screening process, "the guy who replaced Ben Fowlkes" missed the most triumphant of all losses, a loss big enough to create a career from nothing. Before UFC 3, Royce Gracie looked invincible. Boxers, kareteka, swoll pro wrestlers with bad ass leglocks-Gracie dismantled them all. Kimo Leopoldo looked like a tough guy. He was repping Jesus, but one look at him told you he was repping his neighborhood as well. Kimo showed, if only for a minute, that size and strength do matter. That the best training in the world still leaves you vulnerable to a big, strong, tough dude. Gracie, in the end, was just a little meaner. It was this evil streak that made Royce so great. Royce grabbed Kimo's hair and ripped for all he was worth. It turns out the little guy with great technique can beat the bully. Royce won the fight with an armbar, but the story of the match wasn't over. After the beating, Gracie was unable to continue. Kimo and his sensei Joe Son ran into the cage to celebrate. They were out of the tournament, but now, so was Gracie. More importantly, Kimo became a star. With the muscles promoters dream of and a great gimmick, this loss to Gracie made Leopoldo. A year later his name meant enough for K-1 to bring him in as a sacrificial lamb for kickboxer Masaaki Satake. Two years later he was still famous enough to challenge Ken Shamrock for the UFC Superfight Title. Three years later and PRIDE threw big bucks at him to fight Dan Severn on their debut show. A full decade later he was back in the Octagon, still riding this big loss to big money matches with Tank Abbott and Shamrock. Source: www.bloodyelbow.com
Kimo Leopoldo looked like a tough guy. Covered in tats, he came to the cage carrying an enormous wooden cross on his back. He was repping Jesus, but one look at him told you he was repping his neighborhood as well. Kimo showed, if only for a minute,
“I can tell you what he was apologizing for,” John McCarthy, the veteran referee who worked that night's “UFC Superfight Championship” bout between Ken Shamrock and Kimo Leopoldo in Puerto Rico, told MMAjunkie. “But he's not the one who wrote the
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It was the odd footnote sandwiched between the two halves of his career. Bigelow's Nov. 17, 1996, beatdown from Kimo Leopoldo happened before his renowned ECW run, before his WCW stint and before his untimely death at just 45 years old. At that time ...
Other notables from the event included Kimo Leopoldo and Dan Severn rarely engaging over the course of 30 minutes as they fought to a draw, and Gary Goodridge scoring a highlight reel KO with a single punch to former UFC tournament champion Oleg Taktarov.
This week, we travel back to July 17, 2005 for Pride Bushido 8 where Kimo Leopoldo squared off against the much smaller Ikuhisa Minowa. Standing at just 5’9” and weighing less than 200 pounds, Minowa was at a significant size disadvantage. Leopoldo was ...
Kimo Leopoldo; Born (1968-01-04) January 4, 1968 (age 48) Munich, West Germany: Residence: Hawaii (previous) Los Angeles, California (current) Nationality
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After barely breaking a sweat in his first seven UFC® wins Royce Gracie then ran into a physical buzzsaw in the imposing Kimo Leopoldo. Kimo forced Gracie to the ...