Saturday, June 5, 2010

CFC 5 RESULTS: Joe Doerksen Follows Up Huge UFC Victory over Tom Lawlor with 43-Second TKO Win in Canada 6/4/10

CFC 5 was held Friday June 4, 2010 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The main card aired live on The Score in Canada, with Joe "El Dirte" Doerksen picking up his 46th MMA win with a 43-second TKO of Shawn Marchand in the main event.

Joe Doerksen made a successful return to the UFC less than a month ago at UFC 113 in Montreal. After nearly getting finished by Tom "Filthy" Lawlor in the first round, Doerksen came back in the second round to choke out Lawlor for his second UFC victory in his seventh attempt. Doerksen is experiencing a career resurgence with his current 7-fight winning streak. Doerksen was a late replacement at UFC 113, and had already committed to this fight with the CFC. Doerksen's next fight will be back in the Octagon, where he'll be looking to try to get the first back-to-back UFC wins of his career.

The co-main event featured two popular Canadian fighters with sloppy MMA records, in a fight that ended with controversy and fans angrily throwing drinks into the cage. Eric "Odalay" Perez dropped glam rock star/MMA fighter Robin Black with a jab in the first round, as Black was turning away from the action, and Perez kicked him on the ground. Black complained that he was illegally kicked to the head, but the referee said the kicks were legal to the body. The action was paused for the ringside doctor to check on Black. The fight was called and Black was stretchered out of the arena. CFC officials indicated Black was okay, but was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons based on a dilated pupil.

The Canadian website Top MMA News has play-by-play for this event and named undefeated Roland Delorme vs Sean Quinn as the Fight of the Night for its back and forth action. They also gave Submission of the Night to Dwight Sutherland for a triangle choke over Guillaume Fortier, and Knockout of the Night to the debuting Travis Gervais for a head kick followed by ground and pound TKO finish.

Every single fight on the CFC 5 card ended with a finish. There were no fights that went to a decision. Here are the complete results.


Joe Doerksen (46-12) won by TKO over Shawn Marchand (8-6) in R1. [0:43]

Eric Perez (5-3) won by TKO over Robin Black (3-4) in R1. [1:23]

Roland Delorme (6-0) won by TKO over Sean Quinn (4-4) in R2. [8:02]

Steve Skinner (3-1) won by TKO over Lance Cartwright (2-4) in R1. [1:51]

Dominick Blais (7-3) won by SUB over Matthew Spisak (1-1) in R1. [2:15]

Dwight Sutherland (4-2) won by SUB over Guillaume Fortier (2-2) in R1. [4:08]

Jesse Ronson (4-0) won by SUB over Mark Durant (2-2) in R1. [4:51]

Ronson Sabourin (2-0) won by SUB over Chris Myra (1-3) in R1. [1:45]

Agostino DeNatale (1-1) won by SUB over Kyle Anderson (0-4) in R2. [9:00]

Travis Gervais (1-0) won by TKO over Justin Bloomer (0-1) in R2. [5:15]

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

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

X-1: NATIONS COLLIDE RESULTS - Satoshi Ishii Gets DQ'd for Hitting Opponent Multiple Times After Bell 6/4/10 in Hawaii

X-1: NATIONS COLLIDE was held Friday June 4, 2010 at the Neil S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The main event featured a title fight for the vacant X-1 Welterweight Championship. Dylan Clay captured the title deep in the third round with a submission victory over former UFC fighter Brandon Wolff.

This Hawaiian event marked the beginning of a light heavyweight tournament. Sang Soo Lee, Poai Suganuma, Team Cesar Gracie's Roy Boughton and Vitalius Shemetov all advanced to the semi-finals, respectively over Daniel "Blackout" Madrid, Greg Schmitt, Adam Akau and veteran PRIDE, K-1 and DREAM fighter Shungo Oyama. Also picking up wins were MMA couple Dustin Kimura and Raquel "Rocky" Paaluhi, who are both 2-0.

In an amateur bout, Japanese 2008 Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii was disqualified after he continued to hit Myles Tynanes well after the bell had rung. Referee Steve Miyamoto described Ishii's actions to Sherdog:
What happened was the knockdown occurred, the buzzer went off, I jumped in to stop the match and, basically, [Ishii] kept going, throwing the punches. He probably got maybe six or seven more punches in, and I’m basically standing in the middle of that. I couldn’t get him off; he was pushing me over to get into it. I’m not exactly sure if it was even a language barrier where I couldn’t stop him. By me jumping in between and holding [Ishii] back as hard as I could, [it] kind of tells me that he had no intention of stopping. I can understand that [fighters] don’t hear a lot in the heat of the battle, but somebody jumping in front of you or pulling you back and yelling right in your face to stop should basically tell you to knock it off, it’s over, the round is done.
Although this was an amateur bout, Satoshi Ishii has 2 pro MMA bouts under his belt, a decision loss to Hidehiko Yoshida at the K-1 DYNAMITE!! 2009 New Year's Eve show in Japan and a submission win over Tafa Misipati in the New Zealand fight promotion XPLOSION. After this blatant disqualification loss in X-1, Ishii will likely run into trouble at first should he ever attempt to get sanctioned for a professional fight in the United States. This is a very ugly incident for a highly touted heavyweight prospect.


{Welterweight Championship}
Dylan Clay (8-2) won by SUB over Brandon Wolff (7-5) in R3. [14:06]

[Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Sang Soo Lee (14-8) won by KO over Daniel Madrid (6-2) in R2. [8:06]

[Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Poai Suganuma (10-3) won by UD over Greg Schmitt (1-1). [15:00]

[Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Roy Boughton (3-0) won by SUB over Adam Akau (3-2) in R1. [2:57]

[Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Vitalius Shemetov (7-7) won by KO over Shungo Oyama (8-13) in R1. [1:31]

Russell Doane (4-1) won by TKO over Riley Dutro (2-2) in R1. [4:33]

Alvin Cadcac (8-6) won by TKO over Justin Mercado (8-8) in R2. [6:03]

Dustin Kimura (2-0) won by SUB over Spencer Higa (1-3) in R2. [5:57]

Ricky Wallace (8-3) won by KO over Toru Harai (5-3) in R1. [1:11]

Raquel Paaluhi (2-0) won by UD over Jenny Trujillo (1-1). [15:00]

Timothy Meeks (1-1) won by SUB over Jesse Thorton (1-1) in R2. [5:30]

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

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

6/7 UPDATE - According to Nightmare of Battle, X-1 has overturned the DQ loss for Satoshi Ishii and changed the ruling to a No Contest based on the referee acting too slow to intervene at the end of the round.

SENGOKU RAIDEN CHAMPIONSHIP 13 -- 6/20/10 SRC Fight Card in Japan


Location: Tokyo, Japan

Broadcast: HDNet

{Featherweight Championship}
Masanori Kanehara (16-7) vs. Marlon Sandro (16-1)

Hiroshi Izumi (1-1) vs. Chang Seob Lee (3-4)

Yasubey Enomoto (3-1) vs. Sanae Kikuta (28-6)

Maximo Maxi Blanco (5-2) vs. Rodrigo Damm (9-3)

[Welterweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Omar De La Cruz (6-2) vs. Keita K-Taro Nakamura (18-4)

[Welterweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Jae Sun Lee (5-5) vs. Takuya Wada (19-8)

Shigeki Osawa (5-1) vs. Katsuya Toida (12-9)

Doo Ho Choi (2-1) vs. Ikuo Usuda (6-0)

Hidetada Irie (7-3) vs. Ryo Kawamura (11-5)


Yuma Ishizuka (2-5) vs. Kazuki Tokudome (4-1)

Ikkei Nagamura (3-2) vs. Ye Won Nam (3-1)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fedor Emelianenko - Future President of Russia? Legendary Fighter May Retire from MMA to Run for Political Office

MiddleEasy is reporting they have been informed by a reliable Russian source that Fedor Emelianenko will soon be running for political office in Russia, which could possibly lead to Emelianenko's retirement from MMA after he is finished with his current Strikeforce contract. Specifically, Emelianenko will be running for a parliamentary seat in the Federal Assembly of Russia, as a member of the United Russia political party. United Russia is the current ruling political party in the Russian Federation.

Fedor Emelianenko is known to pal around with fight enthusiast Vladimir Putin, the current Prime Minister of Russia and former President, which combined with Fedor's popularity as one of the greatest athletes in Russian history, makes him a virtual shoe-in for political victory. And let us not forget, this is Russia we're talking about here. Whatever Putin wants, Putin gets. He just rears his head.

Assuming the retirement part of this story ends up being true, this would result in the most anticlimactic ending to the career of one of the greatest fighters to ever compete in MMA. The exact details of Fedor Emelianenko's Strikeforce contract are sketchy. When Strikeforce announced Fedor's signing in August 2009, his contract was described as a multi-fight deal. Emelianenko has fought for Strikeforce once, winning by TKO over Brett Rogers at STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS ROGERS in November 2009.

Fedor Emelianenko is next scheduled to fight Fabricio Werdum at STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS WERDUM on June 26, 2010. Hopefully, there is a third fight in Fedor's Strikeforce contract, and he can "pass the torch" to Alistair Overeem by accepting a fight with the Dutch fighting sensation, before doing any retiring to start the process towards becoming the future President of Russia. A win over Emelianenko could establish Overeem as the new number one heavyweight fighter in the world, and a new target for UFC President Dana White to accuse MMA websites of taking bribes to rank above UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.


Fedor Emelianenko is pictured above sitting at dinner beside Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and shaking hands with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, husband of the lovely Carla Berlusconi.

FUNNY FRIDAY PIC: Shane Carwin Poses with a Fan and a Cardboard Brock Lesnar Cutout + UFC 116 Video Preview Trailer

Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar will square off at UFC 116: LESNAR VS CARWIN on July 3, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion, while Carwin holds the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship. The two mammoth monsters will do battle to determine the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion of the world at UFC 116.

The above picture was taken at the UFC Fan Expo at UFC 114 in Las Vegas.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

VIDEO: UFC 115 Ten-Minute Preview for Chuck Liddell vs Rich Franklin and Pat Barry vs Mirko Cro Cop in Vancouver

UFC 115: LIDDELL VS FRANKLIN will be held Saturday June 12, 2010 at the GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main event will feature a light heavyweight match-up of UFC legends, when Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell and Rich "Ace" Franklin meet for the first time in the Octagon. The co-main event will feature a match-up of two heavyweight kickboxers, as Pat "HD" Barry will throw down with Mirko Cro Cop, the man he grew up idolizing.


VIDEO: THE A-TEAM Movie Clip with Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson as B.A. Baracus

In this clip from THE A-TEAM movie, B.A. Baracus (played by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson) explains his fear of flying. THE A-TEAM will be released in theatres on June 11, 2010.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

INJURY REPORT - UFC 114: Rampage vs Evans Medical Suspensions Issued by NSAC

The NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) has issued their medical suspensions for fights held at UFC 114: RAMPAGE VS EVANS on Saturday May 29, 2010 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

For entertainment purposes, hometowns and names are listed here as they appear on the official NSAC report. These suspensions are for medical purposes only, as a result of injuries sustained in UFC 114 fights, and are not in any way conduct related.

DIEGO J. SANCHEZ (Albuquerque, New Mexico) suspended indefinitely, until cleared by an Ophthalmologist for a possible right eye corneal abrasion. Regardless, Sanchez must serve a minimum suspension of 30 days, until 6/29/10, for a left eyelid laceration, with no contact ordered in training until 6/20/10. Sanchez lost by decision to John Hathaway.

MICHAEL EARL RUSSOW (Chicago, Illinois) suspended 6 months, until 11/26/10, due to a broken left ulna/forearm. Russow can be cleared earlier by an Orthopedic Doctor, but must serve a minimum suspension of 45 days, until 7/14/10, for a large right upper eyelid laceration, with no contact ordered in training until 6/29/09. Russow won by KO over Todd Duffee.

AMIR ALI SADOLLAH (Las Vegas, Nevada) suspended 6 months, until 11/26/10, for possible right hand and right ankle injuries. Sadollah can be cleared earlier by having his hand and ankle x-rayed and cleared by an Orthopedic Doctor, but must serve a minimum suspension of 30 days, until 6/29/10, with no contact ordered in training until 6/20/10. Sadollah lost by decision to Dong Hyun Kim.

MICHAEL WAYLON LOWE (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) suspended 6 months, until 11/26/10, for body knockout. Lowe can be cleared earlier by getting a chest x-ray and cleared by an Orthopedic Doctor. Regardless, Lowe must serve a minimum suspension of 30 days, until 6/29/10, with no contact ordered in training until 6/20/10. Lowe lost by KO to Melvin Guillard.

LUIZ ARTHUR CANE, JR. (Deerfield Beach, Florida) suspended 6 months, until 11/26/10, for a fractured left maxillary sinus and nose. Cane can be cleared earlier by an ENT or Oral, Maxilla, Facial Surgeon. Cane lost by TKO to Cyrille Diabate.

TODD DUFFEE (Las Vegas, Nevada) suspended 45 days, until 7/14/10, for knockout, with no contact ordered in training until 6/29/10. Duffee lost by KO to Mike Russow.

EFRAIN ESCUDERO (Chandler, Arizona) suspended 45 days, until 7/14/10, for a superficial scalp laceration and a left eyelid laceration, with no contact ordered in training until 6/29/10. Escudero won by decision over Dan Lauzon.

DANIEL JAMES MILLER (Andover, New Jersey) suspended 30 days, until 6/29/10, due to an upper eyelid laceration, with no contact ordered in training until 6/20/09. Miller lost by decision to Michael Bisping.

DONG HYUN KIM (Busan, Korea) suspended 3 weeks, until 6/20/10, for a right upper eyelid laceration, with no contact ordered in training until 6/13/10. Kim won by decision over Amir Sadollah.

JESSE LEE FORBES (Tempe, Arizona) suspended 2 weeks, until 6/13/10, with no contact ordered in training until 6/6/10. Forbes lost by submission to Ryan Jensen.

The following fighters have been cleared to immediately resume training and competition:

RASHAD ANTON EVANS (Lansing, Michigan)


MICHAEL GAVIN JOSEPH BISPING (Clitheror, Lancs, United Kingdom)


JASON BRILZ (Omaha, Nebraska)

JOHN LAWRENCE HATHAWAY (Hove, Sussex, United Kingdom)

DANIEL JAMES LAUZON (East Bridgewater, Massachusetts)


CYRILLE DIABATE (Rueil Malmaison, France)


JOSEPH PAUL BRAMMER (San Diego, California)

RYAN JAMES JENSEN (Omaha, Nebraska)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

THE MMA RADIO SHOW 3: Taylor & Palmer Talk UFC 114 and DREAM 14, Joined by David Espinosa and Ran Weathers

On Episode 3, John Taylor and Brian Palmer were joined by Fresno's MMA-Fitness Expo Vice President David "Kid Dynamite" Espinosa, who also holds a pro MMA record of 7-2. Espinosa talks about the huge MMA event which will be held in Fresno, California the coming weekend (June 5 and 6) and will feature tons of MMA talent from the UFC, WEC and Strikeforce. Veteran fighter Ran Weathers (13-6), who trains with Greg Jackson's MMA, also joins the show.

Taylor & Palmer recap this past weekend full of MMA action with both UFC 114: RAMPAGE VS EVANS in Las Vegas and DREAM 14 in Japan.

All this and much more on The MMA Radio Show!

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DREAM 14 RESULTS: Nick Diaz Smokes Mach Sakurai and Kazushi Sakuraba Finally Loses to a Gracie in Japan 5/29/10

This recap is brought to you by the MMAmadman's Better Late Than Never department. While I did watch DREAM 14 live from Japan starting at 3:00 AM Saturday morning, my reporting was delayed by a combination of having to wake up early Saturday morning, which it already was by the time the show ended, UFC 114 on Saturday night, and my feeble attempt at a weekend life. But never fear, the Madman Awards are here.

DREAM 14 was held Saturday May 29, 2010 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event aired live on HDNet in North American in the wee hours of the morning.

After Shinya Aoki got embarrassed against Gilbert Melendez in Strikeforce, an interpromotional fight was set up in DREAM between Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz and Hayato "Mach" Sakurai, the last man to beat Aoki before Melendez. The fate of DREAM would be no different this time, though, as Diaz blackened their other eye with a dominating win over Sakurai, who has now lost 3 straight fights, and has really not looked good in any of them. Sakurai is a 14-year veteran of the sport and if he's not considering retirement, he should at least be considering a long vacation before a rigorous training camp for his next fight.

In the co-main event, Ralek Gracie was able to do something no Gracie has ever been able to do -- beat Kazushi "The Gracie Hunter" Sakuraba in Japan. A decade ago, Sakuraba beat Royler, Royce, Renzo and Ryan Gracie within the span of a little over a year. Sakuraba did lose to Royce Gracie in a rematch in Los Angeles in 2007, but on Japanese soil, Sakuraba had fended off all Gracies...until now. Ralek is the nephew of Royce and came into this fight with only 2 MMA fighters under his belt, as well as a ton of pressure to be victorious. Ralek was told that if he were to lose by kimura, the move with which Sakuraba put away Royler and Renzo, he should not return to his native Brazil. Although Sakuraba threatened with a kimura among other submissions in this 15-minute fight, it was Ralek Gracie who was awarded the unanimous decision by the Japanese judges. Ralek is a bit of a wildman as an MMA fighter. He's still very raw, but incredibly talented and one of the most balls to the wall Gracie fighters I've ever seen, outside of the late Ryan Gracie and his fight with the world.

This incredibly intense fight was marred by the most bizarre referee interference I've ever seen. In Japan, the refs are a bit more hands on in fights. Refs will slap or kick someone's arm if they're holding onto the rope and will wipe away blood while the fight is ongoing. This fight, though, had the mother of all weirdo interferences, when Sakuraba's foot got stuck in Gracie's shorts near the very end of the fight as Sakuraba was going for a submission. The ref got Sakuraba's foot out, but then continued to wrangle with Gracie's pants, trying to pull them up while Sakuraba was simultaneously working desperately for a kimura. The ref literally interfered with the positioning and disrupted Sakuraba's submission attempt. After several tries at resetting the confused fighters, the ref basically gave up and the few seconds that were left in the fight ticked off. There is no doubt Gracie won this fight, but we'll never know if Sakuraba could have pulled off that last second kimura and gotten Gracie banished from Brazil, thanks to Sakuraba being foiled by the bloody referee.

UFC The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale -- 6/19/10 Fight Card with Tournament Final

UFC TUF 11 FINALE -- June 19, 2010

Location: The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada

Broadcast: Spike TV


{TUF 11 Championship}
Kris Savage McCray (5-0) vs. Court The Crusher McGee (8-1)

Matt The Hammer Hamill (8-2) vs. Keith The Dean of Mean Jardine (15-7)

Chris The Crippler Leben (19-6) vs. Aaron A-Train Simpson (7-0)

Spencer The King Fisher (23-5) vs. Dennis Siver (15-7)

Rich The Raging Bull Attonito (7-3) vs. Jamie The Chosyn 1 Yager (2-1)


John Guns Gunderson (22-7) vs. Mark Boots Holst (8-1)

Seth Polish Pistola Baczynski (11-5) vs. Brad Tavares (4-0)

Josh The Beast Bryant (10-0) vs. Kyle KO Noke (16-4)

Chris Camozzi (12-3) vs. James The Sledge Hammortree (5-1)

Travis Browne (9-0) vs. James The Hammer McSweeney (4-4)



Season 2, Week 10

Location: Kansas City Power and Light District in Kansas City, Missouri

Broadcast: Fox Sports Net


[Welterweight Tournament Final]
Ben Funky Askren (5-0) vs. Dan The Handler Hornbuckle (21-2)

Stephanie Macaquinha Frausto (2-1) vs. Lisa Ward (12-5)

Jarrod The Wild Card Card (12-3) vs. Jose Vega (5-3)

Raphael Davis (8-1) vs. Demetrius Demolition Richards (5-2)


Leonardo Pecanha (12-6) vs. Tyler The Evolution Stinson (16-6)

Rudy Bears (10-5) vs. Brian Green (19-14)

Cole King Konrad (3-0) vs. John Orr (5-3)

Jared Demon Eyes Downing (2-0) vs. Chad Vandenberg (5-1)

THE WAY OF SHOOTO 3 RESULTS: Hatsu Hioki vs 'Lion' Takeshi Inoue and Masakatsu Ueda vs Akitoshi Tamura 5/30/10

SHOOTO held their most stacked card of the year on Sunday May 30, 2010 at the JCB Hall in Tokyo, Japan. THE WAY OF SHOOTO 3: LIKE A TIGER, LIKE A DRAGON featured 3 title fights. Hatsu Hioki captured the Shooto Lightweight Championship away from "Lion" Takeshi Inoue with a split decision. Williamy "Chiquerim" Freire also scored a split decision in retaining his Shooto Welterweight Championship, while Yasuhiro Urushitani more definitively scored a unanimous decision to retain his Shooto Bantamweight Championship.

In non-title action, Rumina "Moon Wolf" Sato continues his late career resurgence, winning back-to-back fights for the first time since early 2005. Sato had lost 6 out of 7 fights before putting together two in a row now. Sato beat Ryota "The Shooto Junkie" Matsune, who hadn't lost a fight in his last dozen outings, so this was a HUGE win for the legendary Sato.

Former WEC fighter Akitoshi "Ironman" Tamura returned to Shooto and lost a unanimous decision to Masakatsu Ueda, who was coming off the first loss of his career. Ueda reestablished himself in the bantamweight rankings after getting choked out by Shuichiro Katsumura at THE WAY OF SHOOTO 2.


{Lightweight Championship}
Hatsu Hioki (21-4) won by SD over Takeshi Inoue (18-4). [15:00]

{Welterweight Championship}
Willamy Freire (16-2) won by SD over Yusuke Endo (13-4). [15:00]

{Bantamweight Championship}
Yasuhiro Urushitani (17-4) won by UD over Ryuichi Miki (10-4). [15:00]

Rumina Sato (26-14) won by TKO over Ryota Matsune (15-2) in R2. [5:21]

Masakatsu Ueda (11-1) won by UD over Akitoshi Tamura (14-9). [15:00]

Eduardo Dantas (9-2) won by SUB over Hiromasa Ogikubo (6-2) in R3. [11:21]

Kotetsu Boku (17-6) won by UD over Yoshihiro Koyama (14-4). [15:00]

Shintaro Ishiwatari (7-3) won by MD over Wataru Miki (16-10). [15:00]

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

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

WEC 49: VARNER VS SHALORUS -- 6/20/10 Fight Card in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

WEC 49: VARNER VS SHALORUS -- June 20, 2010

Location: Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Broadcast: Versus

Kamal Prince of Persia Shalorus (6-0) vs. Jamie C-4 Varner (16-3)

Mark The Machine Hominick (17-8) vs. Yves Tiger Jabouin (14-5)

L.C. Davis (16-2) vs. Josh The Fluke Grispi (13-1)

Danny Boy Downes (6-0) vs. Chris The Polish Hammer Horodecki (13-2)

Will Campuzano (7-1) vs. Eddie Wineland (16-6)


Karen Darabedyan (9-2) vs. Will Kerr (8-2)

Wagnney Fabiano (13-2) vs. Frank Gomez (8-1)

Bendy Casimir (19-6) vs. Erik New Breed Koch (9-1)

Rafael Assuncao (14-2) vs. Diego The Gun Nunes (13-1)

Chris Kamikaze Cariaso (9-1) vs. Rafael Rafinha Rebello (6-3)

Renan Barao (20-1) vs. Anthony Leone (8-0)

Monday, May 31, 2010

PAYDAY: UFC 114 Fighter Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Earnings

The NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) has released the following purse amounts for UFC 114: RAMPAGE VS EVANS, held Saturday May 29, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, as reported to them by the UFC. Winning fighters in RED. Rashad Evans was the top earner of the night.

The salaries do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses or PPV percentages for main card fighters. All fighters pay out of pocket for licensing fees, taxes, training costs, health insurance and related expenses. Fighters spend months training in preparation for these fights, so they are being paid for work already completed in the gym as well as their performance.

Rashad Evans earned $435,000 ($250K base salary + $185K win bonus) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

Quinton Jackson earned $250,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

Michael Bisping earned $190,000 ($175K base + $15K win) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

Dan Miller earned $15,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

UFC 114 RESULTS: Complete Recap and Madman Awards - Includes Homer Simpson Video Reenactment of Russow vs Duffee

UFC 114: RAMPAGE VS EVANS was held Saturday May 29, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card aired live on PPV, headlined by what may have been the most anticipated grudge match in UFC history. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and "Suga" Rashad Evans finally settled their beef.

Quinton Jackson's celebrity is about to blow-up when THE A-TEAM hits theaters on June 11. THE A-TEAM has the potential to be one of the biggest movies of the summer, which means there will likely be plenty opportunities in Hollywood to tempt him away from his fighting career. Due to Jackson filming TUF 10 and THE A-TEAM back to back, it was fifteen months since Jackson last fought in the UFC, and it quickly became apparent that was a bit too long away from the Octagon to be able to come back and compete with an athlete like Rashad Evans.

Quinton Jackson worked through his ring rust for a couple of rounds against Rashad Evans, before finally getting the upper hand in the middle of the final stanza. After Evans sloppily stumbled into Jackson's knee and stunned himself, Jackson landed some big punches, and had Evans on the ground pounding on him, but unlike the Rampage of old, Jackson wasn't able to finish. Evans, being the true warrior he is, actually came back to steal the final round despite nearly being finished. Evans was awarded a clean sweep unanimous decision over Jackson with 30-27 scores across the board. With this victory, Evans has earned the right to next fight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

In the co-main event, Michael "The Count" Bisping, a self-proclaimed British prick, outboxed American Dan Miller for three rounds, while successfully fending off the BJJ black belt's takedown attempts. Miller proved his mettle and survived some hard shots from Bisping, but seemed to lack a coherent gameplan for dealing with Bisping. Miller has now lost 3 straight fights, albeit to three of the best 185-pounders in the world in Bisping, Chael Sonnen and Demian Maia, but given Miller's lack of starpower, there is a strong possibility Miller could be getting the axe from the UFC after this loss.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

STRIKEFORCE: LOS ANGELES - 6/16/10 Showtime Fight Card


Location: Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California

Broadcast: Showtime


Robbie Ruthless Lawler (17-5) vs. Renato Babalu Sobral (35-8)

Evangelista Cyborg Santos (17-13) vs. Marius The Whitemare Zaromskis (13-4)

Tim Kennedy (11-2) vs. Trevor Prangley (22-5)

Conor Hurricane Heun (8-3) vs. KJ Noons (8-2)


RJ Clifford (3-1) vs. Jeremy Umphries (4-1)

Marcus Kowal (2-0) vs. Hugo Sandoval (1-2)