Saturday, May 22, 2010

VIDEO: Watch Tim Sylvia vs World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski in Moosin Main Event, Full Fight Video



MOOSIN: GOD OF MARTIAL ARTS was held Friday May 21, 2010 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. The main event featured a super heavyweight fight between Tim "Maine-iac" Sylvia and Mariusz "Dominator" Pudzianowski.

MOOSIN RESULTS: 305 Pound Tim Sylvia Defeats World's Strongest Man, Messy PPV Production Produces Excellent Fights 5/21

MOOSIN: GOD OF MARTIAL ARTS was held Friday May 21, 2010 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event aired live on PPV and marked the MMA PPV debut for the state of Massachusetts, where the sport was just recently regulated in March 2010. While the production level was up to par with an era long since gone by, the in-ring action was off the charts. The PPV was broadcast in standard definition only. Awkward interviews, misplaced promos and a seemingly high Bas Rutten served as kitsch decoration for a card full of solid MMA competition. Seven fights aired as part of the main PPV card.

In the main event, Tim "Maine-iac" Sylvia, a trained and accomplished, albeit currently fat and plodding, MMA fighter won a fight against 5-time World's Strongest Man Mariusz "Dominator" Pudzianowski. Really, this should've been perceived as a cakewalk for Sylvia, but after getting KTFO by Ray Mercer, the betting line stayed in the range of Sylvia only ever being considered a moderate favorite. Sylvia weighed in at 305 pounds for this super heavyweight bout. He'll have to shed 40 pounds to be eligible to fight in Strikeforce or the UFC at heavyweight. Or, he can weigh what he wants and fight Minowaman in Japan. As for Pudzianowski, I think he'll put in the work that's necessary to have a moderate career, one that will be much more spectacular in Polish folklore.


Friday, May 21, 2010

FUNNY FRIDAY PIC: Tim Sylvia Weighs In at 305 Pounds for Moosin Super Heavyweight Fight with Mariusz Pudzianowski



Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia (25-6) will go to battle with 5-time World's Strongest Man Mariusz "Dominator" Pudzianowski (2-0) at the MOOSIN: GOD OF MARTIAL ARTS PPV tonight, Friday May 21, 2010, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Sylvia weighed in at 305 pounds for this super heavyweight fight, with Pudzianowski registering 273 pounds on the scale.


COMPLETE MOOSIN: GOD OF WAR FIGHT CARD

WEIGH-IN PICS: Sherdog

X-1: NATIONS COLLIDE -- 6/4/10 Fight Card in Honolulu, Hawaii with Satoshi Ishii and Light Heavyweight Tournament


X-1: NATIONS COLLIDE -- June 4, 2010

Location: Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii

{Welterweight Championship} - Vacant
Dylan Clay (7-2) vs. Brandon Wolff (7-4)

[Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal]
Sang Soo Lee (13-8) vs. Daniel Blackout Madrid (6-1)

[Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal]
Greg Schmitt (1-0) vs. Poai Suganuma (9-3)

[Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal]
Adam Akau (3-1) vs. Roy Boughton (2-0)

[Light Heavyweight Quarterfinal]
Shungo Oyama (8-12) vs. Vitalius Shemetov (6-7)

Russell Doane (3-1) vs. Riley Dutro (2-1)

Alvin Cacdac (7-6) vs. Justin Mercs Mercado (8-7)

Spencer Higa (1-2) vs. Dustin Kimura (1-0)

Toru Harai (5-2) vs. Ricky Hoku Wallace (7-3)

Raquel Rocky Paaluhi (1-0) vs. Jenny Trujillo (1-1)

Timothy Meeks (0-1) vs. Jesse Thorton (1-0)

AMATEUR BOUT

Satoshi Ishii vs. Myles Tyanes



BELLATOR 19 RESULTS: 5/20/10 Dallas - Welterweight Tournament Finale Will Be Dan Hornbuckle vs Ben Askren

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 19 was held Thursday May 20, 2010 at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. In a non-title fight, Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe "The Hammer" Soto opened up a significant cut on the head of former UFC fighter Diego "The Octopus" Saraiva in the first round. After the round, the doctor called the fight in favor of Soto, who remains undefeated at 9-0. Although this was Saraiva's ninth overall loss, he had previously lost 8 times by decision. This was the first time in Saraiva's career that he was stopped in a fight.

The Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final is set with the conclusion of the two semifinal bouts. Ben "Funky" Askren and Ryan "The Tank Engine" Thomas fought for the second time in this tournament, after Thomas was reinserted into the tournament when "Judo" Jim Wallhead couldn't get a flight stateside due to the dreaded Icelandic Ash Cloud. Thomas scored a dope 360 drop punch on Jacob "Tick Tock" McClintock to advance to the semifinals. After a controversial fight stoppage in the first fight between Askren and Thomas at BELLATOR 14, this rematch became one of the most anticipated grudge matches of the year so far. Askren left much less doubt this time about his victory, scoring a convincing unanimous decision win over Thomas, who can continue to contend that Askren never finished him, but there is now no doubt that Askren has beat him.

In the other semifinal fight, Dan "The Handler" Hornbuckle continued his winning ways, taking out Steve Carl with a kimura submission just over two and a half minutes into their semifinal fight.

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS XIX

Joe Soto (9-0) won by TKO over Diego Saraiva (18-9) after R1. [5:00]

[Welterweight Semifinal]
Ben Askren (5-0) won by UD over Ryan Thomas (11-5). [15:00]

[Welterweight Semifinal]
Dan Hornbuckle (21-2) won by SUB over Steve Carl (10-2) in R1. [2:31]

Scott Barrett (10-1) won by TKO over Ty Lee (7-1) in R1. [2:25]

Chas Skelly (7-0) won by SUB over Daniel Pineda (10-7) in R2. [7:16]

Joe Christopher (10-3) won by SUB over Brandon McDowell (31-27) in R1. [1:36]

Johnny Bedford (16-8) won by TKO over Jared Lopez (8-9) in R3. [12:16]

Douglas Frey (8-3) won by SUB over Aaron Wise (1-5) in R1. [0:49]

Josh Smith (2-1) won by UD over Donyiell Winrow (1-1). [15:00]

Complete MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets.

UD = Unanimous | SD = Split Decision | SUB = Submission | R = Round

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WASHINGTON COMBAT RESULTS - If Only We Could Settle Public Policy Debate with Cage Fighting - Battle of the Legends 5/15

WASHINGTON COMBAT: BATTLE OF THE LEGENDS was held May 15, 2010 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. In the main event, the titular legends Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo and Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge fought for two rounds, after which Goodridge threw in the towel. Goodridge has now lost 6 straight fights.

Jordan "Mata Ele" Smith was featured in the opening elimination round of the current season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF 11). Smith suffered a 37-second KO in his fight with Brad Tavares, which also knocked Smith off the show. Since pre-recorded TUF fights are counted as exhibition bouts, Smith retained his perfect 12-0 fight record. Smith went three rounds with veteran Gracie Barra fighter Gustavo "Ximu" Machado and earned the unanimous decision nod for his thirteenth win without a loss.

Former WEC fighter Marcos "Louro" Galvao from Nova Uniao was supposed to fight Albert Rios (12-4), but instead fought last minute replacement David Derby (0-2). The BJJ artist Galvao made short work of the pro boxer Derby.

WASHINGTON COMBAT: BATTLE OF THE LEGENDS

Pedro Rizzo (18-9) won by TKO over Gary Goodridge (23-21) after R2. [10:00]

Jordan Smith (13-0) won by UD over Gustavo Machado (18-8). [15:00]

Marcos Galvao (7-3) won by TKO over David Derby (0-3) in R1. [1:37]

Ovince St. Preux (5-4) won by TKO over Claudio Godoi (5-8) after R1. [5:00]

Gabriel Miglioli (2-0) won by TKO over John George (0-1) in R3. [10:56]

Matt Van Buren (1-0) won by MD over Manny Okorie (0-2). [15:00]

Chris Buckner (3-0) won by TKO over Jahmal McLennan (3-2) in R3. [12:02]

Peter Simone (1-0) won by UD over Francisco Salgueiro (0-1). [15:00]

Complete MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets.

UD = Unanimous | MD = Majority Decision | SUB = Submission | R = Round

THE MMA RADIO SHOW 1: Taylor & Palmer Talk Shine Fight Fail, Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery and Interview MFC's Ryan Jimmo

Join John Taylor and Brian Palmer as they discuss the fight that never happened between Din Thomas and Ricardo Mayorga at the cancelled SHINE FIGHT III: WORLDS COLLIDE. The madman duo also talk about the fights that did happen at KING OF THE CAGE: HONOR, and talk with special guest Justin Ewen about STRIKEFORCE ST. LOUIS: HEAVY ARTILLERY. Also a look forward to Friday night's STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 8: LINDLAND VS CASEY.

Taylor and Palmer go over The MMA Radio Show's Top 10 MMA Prospects from around the world, a list which is headed by Ryan Jimmo, who joins the show to talk about his recent big victory at MFC 25: VINDICATION over former UFC fighter Wilson Gouveia. With only one fight left on his current MFC contract, what does the future hold for Ryan Jimmo, a fighter on the UFC's radar?

All this and much more on the first official episode of The MMA Radio Show!



PIC: Official MFC website

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

VIDEO: Official DREAM 14 Promotional Video, Poster and Fight Card for 5/29/10 in Japan with Nick Diaz vs Mach Sakurai



DREAM 14 -- May 29, 2010

Location: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Broadcast: HDNet

Nick Diaz (21-7) vs. Hayato Mach Sakurai (35-10)

Ralek Gracie (2-0) vs. Kazushi The Gracie Hunter Sakuraba (26-12)

Joachim Hellboy Hansen (19-9) vs. Hiroyuki Streetfight Bancho Takaya (12-8)

Federico Kiko Lopez (4-2) vs. Norifumi Kid Yamamoto (17-3)

Akiyo Wicky Akiyo Nishiura (10-5) vs. Hideo Tokoro (26-21)

Kazuyuki Miyata (8-7) vs. Takafumi Otsuka (10-4)

Yoshiro Maeda (26-8) vs. Kenji Osawa (15-9)

Imani Lee (1-2) vs. Ikuhisa Minowaman Minowa (45-30)


Monday, May 17, 2010

STRIKEFORCE: HEAVY ARTILLERY RESULTS - Complete Recap and Madman Awards for 5/15/10 Showtime St. Louis Event



STRIKEFORCE ST. LOUIS: HEAVY ARTILLERY was held Saturday May 15, 2010 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The main card aired live on Showtime with a heavyweight title main event between Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem and Brett "The Grim" Rogers.

Alistair Overeem became the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion two and a half years ago, but hasn't fought in Strikeforce since. Overeem has only now defended the title for the first time, and successfully so against Brett Rogers. Overeem quite literally manhandled Rogers, at one point giving him the old K-1 toss across the cage. The CompuStrike numbers tell the story of this fight. Rogers landed a single strike compared to Overeem's 54 strikes landed. Hopefully the next time we see Overeem defending the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship, it will be against Fedor Emelianenko, the man who rightfully should've been fighting Overeem for the title in the first place, given that Rogers' last fight was actually a loss to Emelianenko.

The co-main event featured another heavyweight fight. Unlike the main event, which ended in the first round, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Andrei "Pitbull" Arlovski fought for the full 15 minutes. Silva looked markedly improved this time out, beating Arlovski in all facets of the game in this fight. Silva, who was once thought to be relegated to a future of super heavyweight freakshow fights, had turned himself into a legitimate heavyweight contender. Arlovski has now lost 3 straight fights and might want to look into going to a few more film auditions in the future. Arlovski's days as a relevant mixed martial arts fighter appear to dwindling.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

VIDEO - UFC 114 Primetime: Rampage vs Evans Episode 1 - Fight Preview for Quinton Jackson vs Rashad Evans


UFC 114: RAMPAGE VS EVANS will be held Saturday May 29, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air live on PPV with a headlining light heavyweight bout between heated rivals Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans. Jackson and Evans were originally supposed to fight after the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter Season 10, where they coached against each other, but the fight had to be delayed after Jackson landed a movie role in THE A-TEAM, playing B.A. Baracus, a character made famous by Mr. T on the original 1980's television series.

This premiere episode of UFC PRIMETIME: RAMPAGE VS EVANS debuted on Spike TV to a record 1.2 million viewers with an 0.9 overall rating. This represents a 20-percent increase in viewers over the last installment of UFC PRIMETIME for Georges St. Pierre vs Dan Hardy at UFC 111. Two more episodes of UFC PRIMETIME: RAMPAGE VS EVANS will air over the next two weeks, leading up to the UFC 114 PPV on Memorial Day weekend.

COMPLETE UFC 114 FIGHT CARD

BAMMA 3 RESULTS: Seth Petruzelli and War Machine Pick Up Wins in the United Kingdom on 5/15/10


BAMMA 3 was held Saturday May 15, 2010 at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England. The British event featured 3 title fights, 2 of which went the distance. Tom "Kong" Watson became the new BAMMA Middleweight Champion with a 5-round unanimous decision win over former UFC fighter Matt "Suave" Horwich. BAMMA Featherweight Champion Alan Omer was unable to fend off undefeated challenger Mark Adams, who became the new BAMMA 145-pound champ in just his sixth pro bout.

In the lone championship fight with a finish, BAMMA Lightweight Champion Rob Sinclair successfully defended his title against a much more experienced opponent in Daniel Weichel. In non-title fights, former The Ultimate Fighter participants Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli and the man now known as War Machine both picked up wins against overmatched opponents.

BAMMA 3

{Middleweight Championship}
Tom Watson (12-3) won by UD over Matt Horwich (24-15)

[25:00] – 5 Rounds

Seth Petruzelli (12-4) won by SUB over Ryan White (5-5)
[1:07] – Round 1 – armbar

{Lightweight Championship}
Rob Sinclair (9-2) won by TKO over Daniel Weichel (23-7)

[4:03] – Round 1 – punches

War Machine (11-3) won by SUB over Zach Light (6-10)
[1:09] – Round 1 – RNC

{Featherweight Championship}
Mark Adams (6-0) won by UD over Alan Omer (14-3)

[25:00] – 5 Rounds

Simeon Thoresen (12-1) won by UD over John Maguire (10-3)
[15:00] – 3 Rounds

Carl Noon (6-1) won by SUB over Mike Ling (6-1)
[3:48] – Round 1 – RNC

Jeff Lawson (14-3) won by SUB over David Lee (8-6)
[0:57] – Round 1 – armbar

Ashleigh Grimshaw (7-6) won by TKO over Paul Reed (12-6)
[6:04] – 1:04 Round 2 – punches

Phil "Billy" Harris (19-9) won by UD over Neil Seery (7-7)
[15:00] – 3 Rounds

Martin McDonagh (2-2) won by SUB over Mike Wood (0-1)
[3:52] – Round 1 – triangle choke

Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets.

UD = Unanimous Decision | SUB = Submission | R = Round