HomeFight Videos Kendall Grove vs. Ikuhisa Minowaman Minowa Fight Video ProElite 3 Bruno January 22, 2012 Fight Videos 10 Comments ProElite 3 MMA fight videos of Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove vs. Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa. The bout took place on January 21, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Tweet Pin It UFC Primetime – Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit UFC 143 – Episode 1 Video Brent Schermerhorn vs. Kaleo Gambill Fight Video ProElite 3 10 Comments PitfighterZ January 22, 2012 Three things I could see in this fight: 1- Minowaman was very confused by the cage. If you pay attention to the first and beginning of the second round, every time they got close to the cage Minowa acted weird. If you are fighting in a cage, you need to train for it until you get used to it. 2- Minowa is used to fighting big, slow guys with very little technical skills on the ground. Grove is fast and knows his jits. Big wake up call for Minowa if he wants to fight in the US. Minowa should have kept the leg kicks of the first round flowing. 3- Grove looked focused and in shape. Maybe he is ready for another try in the UFC, if he beats Jay Silva next month. He’s not champion material, but could be competitive. Log in to Reply bcizzo January 22, 2012 I thought this was an interesting match, I was impressed by Minowaman’s technique standing, he had a shotokan karate stance it looked like, and was throwing leg kicks with emphasis on speed. I thought he telegraphing his kicks a bit with his weight distribution but Grove was content checking them I guess. Minowaman did a great job surviving, when you consider Kendall had a body lock from the back for most the second half of the fight. He just couldn’t find an opening for that RNC. Log in to Reply rza808 January 22, 2012 With Grove it’ll always be the same. He is so lanky. On his back stronger guys can over power him. Standup wise he is ok. He doesnt have great power on any of his strikes but his reach and speed to make up for it. These will never change because its due to his build not skills. His skills arent bad but they arent like Anderson Silva’s which would probably suit him perfectly Log in to Reply mmaboxingfan2 January 22, 2012 Nah kendall needs alot more fights before hes worthy in the ufc again. He would get run over by chael and munoz easily. minowaman is garbage and this was a fight where kendall trains. In my eyes kendall didnt improve from this fight to his ufc fights he looks the same. Wait till he fights a couple more worthy opponents. Log in to Reply Robert January 22, 2012 Kendall is terrible at using his reach advantage. Infact, he doesn’t use it at all. In contrast to Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz. Log in to Reply BigPappa January 22, 2012 Since Kendall Grove is headlining another MMA card in less than a month, I knew that he was looking past Minowaman… but knew that Kendall was going to be way too much for a bum like Minowaman. Yea. Minowaman is a bum. I watched the whole show last night on HDNet… VERY entertaining night. Log in to Reply wcoastassassin January 22, 2012 Pro Elite is a good fit for Kendall. Log in to Reply wow January 22, 2012 @ Robert Yea he should probably train with Nate and Nick, but he won’t because he’s an annoying faggit. Log in to Reply bigtigger January 23, 2012 I wish Minowaman would loose a little weigh and fight someone more his size. I know grove is skinny but damn. Cardio man. Log in to Reply scottc January 23, 2012 Little red riding hood got OWNED by Grove who looked like a season vet. It looks like Grove has finally woke up from his slumber when he was in the UFC. He needs to keep fighting better opponents outside of the UFC. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.