MMA Oracle Arianny Celeste
To some degree this is really just an opportunity to gawk at a recent smokin' photo of Arianny, but at the same time, bet you didn't know this: The girl knows more about MMA than a lot of fans.
Approaching the middle of the second round I noticed the Octagon girl typing on her phone and it didn't take much of a leap in logic to assume that she was tweeting. Naturally, my curiosity got the better of me, and damn if my instinct wasn't downright clairvoyant.
The sweet brunette had just tweeted how much she was enjoying the Guida vs. Pettis fight, and that she liked both fighters. She also noted that the crowd was reacting "predictably." Hmmm.
MMA fans have become split into two camps over the years: those that understand the beauty of the subtle aspects of the game, and those that wouldn't know a sweep from a jar of nails.
While it wasn't the most exciting fight of the night, Guida/Pettis was no snoozer and some real skill was on display in what Joe Rogan referred as a "Chess Match."
That it was, as each fighter needed to be extremely wary of being put away in a fraction of a second, particularly when they battled on the floor.
I don't expect the crowds at live events in Vegas to have the patience of the extremely astute fans of the former Pride organization in Japan, but at the very least the fans should be as educated as the Octagon girls.
Props to Arianny. Call me.