Today was a good day! Ben got his official UFC gloves, made weight (after a small hiccup), and then got some food and rest.
It was exciting to see over 8,500 Canadien fans at the weigh-ins yesterday and the energy from them was awesome.
Sorry the blog was a few hours late, we feel asleep waiting for the video to upload.
Game day today, see you there….
Ben spent the day doing interviews, photos and videos in preparation for his bout with Mark Bocek at UFC 129.
Things are going well and Ben is looking forward to dinner after the weigh-ins. Hope you all are enjoying the vlogs, we are finally nearing the fight and are excited to show the world what we can do on Saturday night.
Today was a good day to rest and get to the gym to cut some weight. Malki Kawa, aka “Money Never Sleeps” , got into town and everything is going great. Thanks to everyone for the support, hope you enjoy Vlog #8!
We arrived in Toronto today, checked in and are ready to go. Now for the worst part, the weight cut. Looking forward to the fight Saturday night, hope you guys are enjoying the vlogs.
Well, it is finally here; time to head to Toronto! Ben’s last day in Arizona was a light one, with just some light workouts to get his metabolism going. Here is Vlog #6 where Benson says “thank you” to some of the special people who have helped him get here.
Our next vlog, #7, will be from Toronto! See you soon.
Well, it’s Easter Sunday ,and Benson is working and getting prepared for his UFC debut in Toronto. Not much action in the gym today, so we shared some of our favorite photos of Ben. Hope you like them!
Efrain Escudero continues his journey back to the UFC when he takes on fellow UFC veteran Fabricio Camoes at Tachi Palace 9 on Friday May 6. Camoes is a tough opponent, boasting a 11-5-1 record. This Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt is on a hot streak , knocking out his last opponent, Steve Lopez, with a vicious head kick early in the first round. Though Fabricio is a tough opponent, Efrain (16-2) has been training hard and is on a 3 fight win streak of his own. It should be a great fight and we are very excited to be part of it. We will be posting some more video blogs from Efrain as he prepares for his next battle. Good luck Efrain!
Ben had his last day of hard sparring with the MMA Lab fight team at the Lab. Things went well and he is good to go for the trip to Toronto.
Thanks for the support!
Today, the MMA Lab kids competition team finished first at the Arizona Kids Cup. Finishing first in last years standings, the MMA Lab youth are at it again this year, finsihing 2nd in the first tournament and 1st place today. Congratulations go out to the competitors, their families, and our outstanding instructors; Mike Martin, Reynaldo Moreno, Chris Milton, Alex Mendez, Maria Magana and Shelly Crouch. Thank you, you guys are the best!
Hey guys, here is the Ben’s third vlog as we get prepared for UFC 129 in Toronto. Today was a rest day, so we got some UFC picks from the students at the MMA Lab and from Benson too. Who are you picking for UFC 129?