Saturday, July 24, 2010

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 26 - 8/26/10 Fight Card in Kansas City

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BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS XXVI -- August 26, 2010

Season 3, Week 3

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

Broadcast: FOX Sports Net

MAIN CARD

[Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Mike 300 Hayes (12-3) vs. Alexey Oleinik (27-5)

[Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Danny Tims (9-2) vs. Jose Vega (8-3)

Steve Carl (10-2) vs. Tyler The Evolution Stinson (18-6)

[Women's 115-Pound Tournament Quarterfinal]
Aisling Ais the Bash Daly (9-0) vs. Lisa Ward (13-5)

PRELIMINARY BOUTS

Rudy Bears (11-5) vs. Zak Cummings (10-2)

Kevin Sunshine Croom (1-1) vs. Brian Davidson (5-2)

Brian The Human Cockfighter Imes (5-4) vs. John Ott (5-7)

Jeb Chiles (5-1) vs. Demetrius D-Mo Richards (5-4)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

VIDEO: UFC 117 Extended Preview for Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen, Nelson vs Dos Santos and Almeida vs Hughes



UFC 117: SILVA VS SONNEN will be held Saturday August 7, 2010 in Oakland, California. The headlining fight features Anderson "The Spider" Silva defending his UFC Middleweight Championship against Chael Sonnen. Also previewed in this UFC-produced video is the heavyweight number one contender fight between Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos and Roy "Big Country" Nelson, as well as the welterweight revenge match between Ricardo "Big Dog" Almeida and Matt Hughes, who defeated Almeida's BJJ master Renzo Gracie at UFC 112.


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

AFC 3 RESULTS: Video of Grappling Guru Robert Drysdale's MMA Debut, Kalib Starnes Runs Away with Middleweight Title


ARMAGEDDON FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 3: EVOLUTION was held Saturday July 17, 2010 at the Bear Mountain Arena in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and featured the MMA debut of grappling legend Robert Drysdale. The main event featured an all-Canadian ABF Middleweight Championship bout between the infamous Kalib Starnes and Nick Hinchliffe.

Kalib Starnes' fall to mediocrity occurred at UFC 83, where he literally ran from Nate Quarry for most of their 3-round snoozefest. Starnes was released from the UFC after one of the most embarrassing performances in MMA history, so bad that it inspired an entire website -- WatchKalibRun.com.


Now, a little over 2 years later, Kalib Starnes is a champion. Granted, Armageddon FC is a fledgling upstart promotion and the Canadian crowd booed Starnes after his championship victory, likely still bitter from the shame Starnes brought upon his home country in his UFC suicide fight, but a champion indeed Kalib Starnes now is.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Robert Drysdale's grappling credentials are literally a mile long, I believe. Check out his Wikipedia listing, if you have some time on your hands, to read them all. After a decade of dominance in BJJ and submission grappling, Drysdale is finally entering the world of MMA.

Robert Drysdale fought a credible enough opponent in his MMA debut, taking out 8-2 Bastien Huveneers, whose name sounds like a bad guy in a children's book, with an arm-triangle choke in just a minute and twelve seconds of the first round of their co-main event fight. Here's video of the finish:



ARMAGEDDON FC 3: EVOLUTION

{Middleweight Championship} - Vacant
Kalib Starnes (11-5) won by SUB over Nick Hinchcliffe (15-6)
[3:49] - Round 1 - armbar

Robert Drysdale (1-0) won by SUB over Bastien Huveneers (8-3)
[1:12] - Round 1 - arm-triangle choke

Nick Driedger (4-1) won by SUB over Baz Cunningham (5-1)
[2:18] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

Mike Hackert (4-0) won by UD over Dan MacIver (6-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-28 all)

Diego Wilson (5-0) won by SUB over Dan Lin (2-1)
[0:46] - Round 1 - armbar (technical)

Justin Shaw (2-0) won by TKO over Rob McCormack (0-2)
[0:19] - Round 1 - punches

Misha Cirkunov (2-1) won by TKO over Shawn Pauliuk (0-4)
[0:57] - Round 1 - punches

Derek Medler (3-0) won by TKO over Myles Dearden (0-2)
[2:56] - Round 1 - punches

Darcy James (4-3) won by KO over Connor Wood (1-2)
[1:36] - Round 1 - punches

Dejan Kajic (1-0) won by SUB over Adam Gabel (1-2)
[3:37] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

Keri Scarr (1-0) won by TKO over Sarah McLeod (0-1)
[5:00] - Round 1 - retirement

Connor Riddell (1-1-1) vs Dan Ring (0-0-1) ruled Split Draw
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-29, 28-29)

Theo Brisley (3-2) won by SUB over Iury Aquiano (1-1)
[6:14] - 1:14 Round 2 - guillotine choke

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

UD = Unanimous Decision | SUB = Submission


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Sunday, July 18, 2010

VIDEO: Watch Ken Shamrock vs Pedro Rizzo Main Event Fight from Impact FC 2: The Uprising 7/18/10 in Sydney, Australia



Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo and Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock fought in the main event of IMPACT FC 2: THE UPRISING - SYDNEY on Sunday July 18, 2010 in Australia.

IMPACT FC 2 RESULTS: Recap of The Uprising in Sydney, Australia - 7/18/10

IMPACT FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2: THE UPRISING - SYDNEY was held Sunday July 18, 2010 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Haymarket, Sydney, Australia. The main event saw a clash of UFC legends as Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo disposed of Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock with leg kicks and punches in the first round. Shamrock, who has become only a danger to himself at this late stage in his career, is 2-8 in his last 10 fights and should really consider following in the footsteps of his younger brother, Frank Shamrock, who recently announced his retirement from MMA.

The co-main event saw brash Brit Paul "Semtex" Daley make a successful return after being given a lifetime UFC ban for sucker punching Josh Koscheck after their UFC 113 fight was over. Daley and Daniel Acacio fought into the third round at Impact FC 2, likely splitting the first two rounds, but in the final round, Daley landed a brutal elbow that opened up a cut on Acacio's forehead and elicited a verbal submission from the Brazilian fighter.

In a fight that was supposed to feature Bob "The Beast" Sapp, Soa "The Hulk" Palelei instead fought Brad Morris in a super heavyweight bout. Sapp was pulled from the card after failing to come to terms with Impact FC in time for the promotion to arrange flight plans for Sapp out of Bulgaria, where he is currently filming a new CONAN movie. Morris stepped up at the last minute to fight fellow former UFC fighter Palelei, but Morris fell victim to a keylock at the 4:20 mark of the first round. Morris has now lost 3 straight fights.

After 15 minutes, Paulo Filho versus Denis Kang was ruled a split draw. One judge scored the fight 30-27 for Kang, but a 29-28 score for Filho, who struggled to make weight, and a 29-29 draw score, resulted in no winner being declared in this fight between former top middleweights who are now struggling for relevancy. A rematch will likely be booked for one of Impact FC's next shows in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September 2010.

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's brother Murilo "Ninja" Rua scored a guillotine choke submission victory over TUF 7 cast member Jeremy "The BAMF" May in the first round. Rua has now won 4 straight fights and could possibly soon find himself fighting in the UFC for the first time.

The Ultimate Fighter 7 finalist Jesse "JT Money" Taylor, who was booted from the TUF tournament due to a drunken post-show rampage in Las Vegas, took out MMA legend Murilo Bustamante with strikes in the second round. Bustamante indicated he was unable to continue due to dizziness after referee John McCarthy stood up the two fighters, so the fight was waved off for a TKO victory for Taylor. This was Bustamante's first fight in over two and a half years, and although he arguably won the first round against Taylor, he obviously doesn't have the stamina to compete with a young, strong athlete like Taylor.

Australian heavyweight "Big" Jim York used his submission skills to choke out his countryman and former kickboxer Peter "The Chief" Graham, whose MMA record dropped to a pathetic 1-5. Graham holds a 54-11 pro kickboxing record and a 6-3 pro boxing record, but has been unable to find any success since entering the world of MMA in 2008.

Recent Strikeforce signee Glover Teixeira needed just under 3 minutes to finish off Marko "Cro Kid" Peselj with strikes. Teixeira picked up the quickest win of the night.

The first two fights of the night both featured all Australian fighters. Richie "Vas" Vaculik tapped out winless Glenn Taylor-Smith, who was a late replacement, with a rear-naked choke in the second round to improve his record to 6-1. In the opening fight, Manuel "Chalate" Rodriguez also improved his record to 6-1, with a technical submission over Shane "Knockout" Nix, who went to sleep from a north-south choke.

IMPACT FC 2: THE UPRISING - SYDNEY

Pedro Rizzo (19-9) won by TKO over Ken Shamrock (27-14)
[3:33] - Round 1 - leg kicks and punches

Paul Daley (24-9) won by SUB over Daniel Acacio (21-10)
[11:15] - 1:15 Round 3 - elbow

Soa Palelei (11-2) won by SUB over Brad Morris (10-5)
[4:20] - Round 1 - keylock

Paulo Filho (20-1-1) vs Denis Kang (33-12-4) ruled Split Draw
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 27-30, 29-29)

Murilo Rua (20-10) won by SUB over Jeremy May (7-7)
[4:02] - Round 1 - guillotine choke

Jesse Taylor (15-6) won by TKO over Murilo Bustamante (14-8)
[7:10] - 2:10 Round 2 - retirement

Jim York (13-4) won by SUB over Peter Graham (1-5)
[3:44] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

Glover Teixeira (10-2) won by TKO over Marko Peselj (1-2)
[2:55] - Round 1 - punches

Richie Vaculik (6-1) won by SUB over Glenn Taylor-Smith (0-2)
[9:16] - 4:16 Round 2 - rear-naked choke

Manuel Rodriguez (6-1) won by SUB over Shane Nix (6-3)
[4:22] - Round 1 - north-south choke (technical)

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

SUB = Submission


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Paul Daley vs. Daniel Acacio

KO OF THE NIGHT: Pedro Rizzo over Ken Shamrock

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Soa Palelei (keylock) over Brad Morris

QUICKEST WIN: Glover Teixeira over Marjo Peselj in 175 seconds

BIGGEST WINNER:) Jesse Taylor

BIGGEST LOSER:( Ken Shamrock

VIDEO: Awesome UFC 121 Fan-Made Trailer for Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez



Nicktheface has put together another great fan-made trailer, this time for UFC 121: LESNAR VS VELASQUEZ which will be headlined by the biggest heavyweight fight of the second half of 2010. Brock Lesnar will defend his UFC Heavyweight Championship against undefeated Cain Velasquez on October 23, 2010 in Anaheim, California.

COMPLETE UFC 121: LESNAR VS VELASQUEZ FIGHT CARD

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