Saturday, September 11, 2010

SHINE FIGHTS 3 RESULTS: Drew Fickett Wins Lightweight Grand Prix - 9/10/11

SHINE FIGHTS III: 2010 LIGHTWEIGHT GRAND PRIX was held Friday September 10, 2010 at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma.

The event, which featured an old school one-night 8-man tournament, was originally scheduled for the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, however, the promotion was denied a promoter's license by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. The Virginia commission cited the promotion not providing mandatory documentation, including evidence of a surety bond covering fighters' purses, as the reason for the denial.

The event was moved to Oklahoma on a week's notice. Since the First Council Casino is located on an American Indian Reservation, this event was not subject to oversight by the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission, and instead was held as an unsanctioned event.

Drew "Night Rider" Fickett ran the tables with 3 submission wins to capture the Shine 2010 Lightweight Grand Prix crown. Fickett choked out Carlo "Neo" Prater, Dennis "The Menace" Bermudez and Charles "Krazy Horse aka Kid Khaos" Bennett to become the inaugural Shine tournament winner.

Rich "Cleat" Crunkilton and Kyle "Alley Cat" Baker both picked up split decision wins in the quarterfinals, however, both fighters were unable to continue to the semifinals. Crunkilton was replaced by Carlo Prater, whom he defeated, and Baker was replaced by reserve bout winner Charlie "Hollywood" Brown.


[Lightweight Grand Prix Final]
Drew Fickett (40-13) won by SUB over Carlo Prater (25-9)
[2:02] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

[Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinal]
Carlo Prater (25-8) won by MD over Charlie Brown (10-3)
[10:00] - 2 Rounds

[Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinal]
Drew Fickett (39-13) won by SUB over Dennis Bermudez (7-1)
[2:02] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

[Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Rich Crunkilton (17-3) won by SD over Carlo Prater (24-8)
[13:00] - 3 Rounds

[Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Kyle Baker (9-4) won by SD over James Warfield (21-7)
[13:00] - 3 Rounds

[Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Dennis Bermudez (7-0) won by UD over Shannon Gugerty (12-6)
[10:00] - 2 Rounds

[Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Drew Fickett (38-13) won by SUB over Charles Bennett (23-18)
[3:34] - Round 1 - guillotine choke

[Lightweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout]
Charlie Brown (10-2) won by MD over Brian Van Hoven (6-2)
[10:00] - 2 Rounds

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

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


FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Kyle Baker vs. James Warfield

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Drew Fickett (chokes) over Charles Bennett, Dennis Bermudez and Carlo Prater

QUICKEST WIN: Drew Fickett over Dennis Bermudez and Carlo Prater in 122 seconds


BIGGEST LOSER:( Shannon Gugerty

Friday, September 10, 2010

TACHI PALACE FIGHTS 6 RESULTS: Kyacey Uscola Ices Doug 'Rhino' Marshall, Razor Rob Outpoints Corey Hill - 9/9/10

TPF 6: HIGH STAKES was held Thursday September 9, 2010 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California, the former home of the WEC.

The Ultimate Fighter 11 participant Kyacey "Ice Cold" Uscola began his quest to a UFC return with an impressive KO over former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Doug "Rhino" Marshall in the main event.

In the co-main event, Leopoldo Serao won the vacant TPF Middleweight Championship in a close fight that went the distance with Anthony "El Toro" Ruiz. After 25 grueling minutes, Serao's hand was raised for the split decision victory.

Former WEC Lightweight Champion "Razor" Rob McCullough went the distance with TUF 5 participant Corey "The Real Deal" Hill in a fight that ended up being more competitive than I thought it would be. Hill's record has fallen to 4-4 and he is drifting farther and farther away from a possible UFC return.

Top featherweight prospect Micah "The Maverick" Miller, brother of UFC fighter Cole Miller, won a unanimous decision over former UFC lightweight Diego "The Octopus" Saraiva. Top flyweight prospect Darrell "The Mongoose" Montague KO'd Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez. TUF 11's Joe "Leonidas" Henle and Collin Hart fought to a unanimous draw after 15 minutes. Current Bellator semifinalist Zoila Frausto's little sister, Stephanie "Macaquinha" Frausto was outpointed by Paulina "Sweetness" Ramirez on two judges' scorecards, giving Ramirez the split decision victory. Mickey Martinez and Art Becerra also picked up wins Thursday night in Lemoore.


Kyacey Uscola (19-15) won by KO over Doug Marshall (12-4)
[3:17] - Round 1 - punches

{Middleweight Championship}
Leopoldo Serao (17-7) won by SD over Anthony Ruiz (25-14)
[25:00] - 5 Rounds - (48-46, 48-47, 46-48)

Rob McCullough (19-6) won by UD over Corey Hill (4-4)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Micah Miller (15-4) won by UD over Diego Saraiva (18-10)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Darrell Montague (8-1) won by KO over Luis Gonzalez (2-4)
[4:42] - Round 1 - punches

Collin Hart (2-1-1) and Joseph Henle (3-0-1) fought to Draw
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (28-28 all)

Paulina Ramirez (2-0) won by SD over Stephanie Frausto (2-3)
[9:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Mickey Martinez (3-2) won by KO over Mark Matthews (3-5)
[2:41] - Round 1 - punches

Art Becerra (3-1) won by SUB over Gabriel Solorio (5-3)
[8:22] - 3:22 Round 2 - rear-naked choke (technical)

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

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

BELLATOR 28 RESULTS: Carey Vanier Secures Season 4 Tourney Spot - 9/9/10

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIOINSHIPS XXVIII was held Thursday September 9, 2010 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This event marked the first time this season that there was not a tournament bout on the fight card. In the featured bout, Carey Vanier won a split decision over UFC veteran Rich "No Love" Clementi, who indeed was given no love when the referee failed to deduct a point in the final round after two illegal knees opened up a cut on Clementi's head. Clementi won the first round and Vanier won the final two rounds on two judges' scorecards, so had the point rightfully been deducted, the fight would've resulted in a majority draw. In the end, though, I'm calling this one a well deserved victory for Vanier, who earned a spot in the upcoming Bellator Season 4 Lightweight Tournament.

The de facto main event featured a showcase fight for 2003 ESPY nominee for Best Male College Athlete Eric Larkin, who went undefeated wrestling that year at Arizona State and won the NCAA Division I tournament. Larkin needed just over two and a half minutes to choke out Marcus Andrusia with a guillotine.

Eric Schambari and Georgi Karakhanyan both won decisions in the other two televised fights, respectively, over Matt Horwich and Anthony Leone.

JC Pennington and Tonny Canales were supposed to fight in the main event of the undercard, which would've taken place after the live television portion of the card, but the fight was called off after the crowd was dispersed due to a fight breaking out in the crowd.


Eric Larkin (3-0) won by SUB over Marcus Andrusia (1-1)
[2:46] - Round 1 - guillotine choke

Carey Vanier (10-3) won by SD over Rich Clementi (36-17)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Eric Schambari (13-2) won by SD over Matt Horwich (25-16)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)

Georgi Karakhanyan (14-2) won by UD over Anthony Leone (8-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Tony Roberts (12-6) won by SUB over Kelvin Doss (1-2)
Round 1 - punches

Jonathan Mackles (8-1) won by SD over Brock Kerry (7-6)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)

Charlie Rader (12-3) won by TKO over Josh Rafferty (9-8)
[1:14] - Round 1 - punches

Scott O'Shaughnessy (2-0) won by SUB over Gabe Wood (1-2)
[12:11] - 2:11 Round 3 - armbar

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

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


FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Carey Vanier vs. Rich Clementi

KO OF THE NIGHT: Charlie Rader over Josh Rafferty

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Eric Larkin (guillotine choke) over Marcus Andrusia

QUICKEST WIN: Charlie Rader over Josh Rafferty in 74 seconds

BIGGEST UPSET: Carey Vanier (+160) over Rich Clementi


BIGGEST LOSER:( Marcus Andrusia

Thursday, September 9, 2010

TUF 12 VIDEO: Watch First 5 Minutes of Next Week's The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs Team Koscheck Season Premiere

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 12: TEAM GSP VS TEAM KOSCHECK will premiere Wednesday September 15, 2010 on Spike TV following UFC FIGHT NIGHT 22: MARQUARDT VS PALHARES. Following Season 12 of TUF, Georges St. Pierre will defend his UFC Welterweight Championship against Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 in December.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 31 Poster and Complete Fight Card for 9/30/10 with Women's Tournament Semifinals



Season 3, Week 8

Location: L'Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Broadcast: FOX Sports Net


[Women's 115-Pound Tournament Semifinal Bout]
Megumi Mega Megu Fujii (21-0) vs. Lisa Ward (14-5)

[Women's 115-Pound Tournament Semifinal Bout]
Jessica Jag Aguilar (9-3) vs. Zoila Warrior Princess Frausto (8-1)

[Welterweight Tournament Qualifier]
Chris The Assassin Lozano (4-0) vs. Yoshiyuki Zenko Yoshida (11-5)


Mark Holata (8-2) vs. Shawn Jordan (5-1)

John Harris (2-3) vs. Kyle Miers (1-0)

Michael Chandler (3-0) vs. Scott Stapp (0-0)

Dave Pee Wee Herman (19-2) vs. Michal Masakra Kita (10-4)

Aaron Davis (1-4) vs. Tim Ruberg (2-0)

MMA Fighter Kenny Trevino Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide of Tiffanie Perry

Kenny Trevino and Tiffanie Perry were found dead Sunday night September 5, 2010 at Trevino's home in Austin, Texas. Police suspect murder-suicide.

Trevino, 26, had a professional MMA record of 5-2 and most recently fought at Shark Fights 3 on March 20, 2010. Trevino had been dating Tiffanie Perry, 23, a fitness model and avid MMA fan. The couple recently broke up.

Trevino had been complaining via Facebook of an illness that had him dehydrated and unable to hold down food for the past few weeks. On August 26, 2010, Trevino wrote on Facebook
would anybody really miss me if i left here
According to KXAN Austin News:
Police are investigating what they're calling a murder-suicide this Labor Day holiday.

Kenneth Bryan Trevino, 26, and his girlfriend - 23-year-old Tiffanie Perry - were found dead Sunday night.

Police were called to the 9900 block of McNeil and 2222 around 11 p.m. Sunday night. Police say they received a call from a family member or friend of Trevino's living outside of Austin who warned them Trevino might be suicidal.

The caller said Trevino was despondent over a recent breakup with his girlfriend, Perry.

When officers arrived at Trevino's home at the Alexan Ribelin Ranch Apartment Complex, they found them dead.

Both bodies had obvious signs of trauma.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

VIDEO: DREAM 16 Preview for Kazushi Sakuraba vs Jason 'Mayhem' Miller in Japan

DREAM 16 will be held Saturday September 25, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan and will air live in North America on HDNet. In the MMAmadman's second most-anticipated fight of September, Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba will take on Strikeforce fighter and host of MTV's BULLY BEATDOWN, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, in a middleweight contest. As is evident in this awesome promo video, Sakuraba and Mayhem are two of the most entertaining combatants in all of MMA.