Saturday, October 2, 2010

VIDEO: Alistair Overeem vs Ben Edwards K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final 16 Kickboxing GP Qualifying Bout - 10/2/10




Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem fought at the K-1 WORLD GP 2010 FINAL 16 on Saturday October 2, 2010 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Overeem was matched up against Australian kickboxer and boxer Ben "The Guvner" Edwards in the main event to qualify for the K-1 WORLD GRAND PRIX 2010 FINAL on December 11, 2010 in Seoul.

Complete Results at Head Kick Legend

AGGRESSION MMA 5 RESULTS: Tim Hague KO's Travis Wiuff in Edmonton at Uprising, Hague Post-Fight Interview Video - 10/1/10




AMMA 5: UPRISING was held Friday October 1, 2010 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main event featured former UFC heavyweights Tim "The Thrashing Machine" Hague and Travis "Diesel" Wiuff. There was not a single decision among the 8 fights.

AGGRESSION MMA 5: UPRISING

Tim Hague (12-4) won by KO over Travis Wiuff (62-14)
[1:50] - Round 1 - punches

Kurt Southern (7-3) won by SUB over Mukai Maromo (3-1)
[2:18] - Round 1 - triangle choke

Luke Harris (5-1) won by SUB over Siarhei Misialik (1-2)
[1:23] - Round 1 - arm-triangle choke

Simon Marini (9-3) won by SUB over Jason Gorny (3-4)
[9:34] - 4:34 Round 2 - rear-naked choke

Zach Blaber (5-2) won by TKO over Devon Neis (3-3)
[9:22] - 4:22 Round 2 - punches

Cody Krahn (9-2) won by SUB over Tim Skidmore (3-17)
[0:32] - Round 1 - armbar

Corey Lautischer (4-1) won by SUB over Adam Bodwell (1-1)
[0:25] - Round 1 - guillotine choke

Mike Davis (5-3) won by SUB over Cory Knapp (4-15)
[2:06] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

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


Friday, October 1, 2010

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 11: BOWLING VS VOELKER 2 -- 10/22/10 Showtime Fight Card in Fresno, California

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STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 11: BOWLING VS VOELKER II -- October 22, 2010

Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, California

Broadcast: Showtime

MAIN CARD

Roger Relentless Bowling (8-0) vs. Bobby Vicious Voelker (22-8)

Lavar Big Johnson (14-3) vs. Virgil Rezdog Zwicker (8-1)

Billy Evangelista (10-0) vs. Waachiim Native Warrior Spiritwolf (8-6)

Julia The Jewel Budd (0-0) vs. Shana Rock Solid Olsen (4-0)

Brandon Money Cash (5-2) vs. John Devine (5-3)

PRELIMINARY BOUT

Dominic Clark (3-0) vs. David Tarzan Douglas (4-2)

DEEP 50 IMPACT -- 10/24/10 All-Star Fight Card in Tokyo, Japan with Shinya Aoki, Minowaman, Katsunori Kikuno and More

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DEEP: 50 IMPACT -- October 24, 2010

Location: JCB Hall in Tokyo, Japan

MAIN CARD

{Lightweight Championship}
Katsunori Kikuno (13-3) vs. Nobuhiro Obiya (12-3)

{Welterweight Championship}
Yuya Shirai (19-8) vs. Shigetoshi Iwase (10-12)

Masakazu Ashikan Judan Imanari (20-7) vs. Daiki DJ.taiki Hata (11-7)

Shinya Tobikan Judan Aoki (25-5) vs. Yokthai Sithoar (0-0)

Sanae Kikuta (28-7) vs. Lee Sak Kim (0-0)

Chang Hee Kim (0-1) vs. Ikuhisa Minowaman Minowa (46-31)

vs. Ryo Piranha Chonan (17-11) vs. Jun Hee Moon (3-1)

PRELIMINARY BOUTS

Katsuaki Furuki (0-0) vs. Akira Shoji (14-16) - Exhibition

Yoshiro Maeda (26-9) vs. Takafumi Otsuka (10-6)

Yoshiyuki Nakanishi (8-1) vs. Katsuyori The Mad Dog Wrestler Shibata (4-8)

Jin Suk Jung (3-4) vs. Shoji Maruyama (6-5)

Hidetaka Monma (16-9) vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto (14-22)

Hiroshi Giant Babo Nagao (0-0) vs. Ryuta Noji (11-6)

Hiroshi Iron Nakamura (10-4) vs. Tatsumitsu Wada (3-5)

Yusaku Nakamura (2-0) vs. Isao Tereda (8-10)

BELLATOR 31 RESULTS: Megumi Fujii and Zoila Frausto Advance to Tournament Finals, Chris Lozano Kills in Debut - 9/30/10

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS XXXI (Season 3, Week 8) was held Thursday September 30, 2010 at the L'Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The main card aired live on FOX Sports Net.

Megumi "Mega Megu" Fujii improved her record to an astonishing 22-0 with her second submission victory over Lisa Ward. Zoila "Warrior Princess" Frausto won a controversial split decision over Jessica "Jag" Aguilar. Two judges scored the fight 30-27 for Frausto, while the other judge scored the fight exactly opposite, 30-27 for Aguilar. Fujii and Frausto will fight for the Women's Featherweight Championship in the tournament finale at an upcoming Bellator event in October.

In a Season 4 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier fight, Chris "The Assassin" Lozano made a highly impressive Bellator debut by battering former UFC fighter Yoshiyuki "Zenko" Yoshida, whose corner threw in the towel after the second round due to Yoshida's swollen eye. Lozano joins fellow 170-pound qualifiers Steve Carl, Dan Hornbuckle, Carey Vanier and Brent Weedman in the 2011 tournament that will feature 3 more fighters.

Dave "Pee Wee" Herman finished out his Bellator contract in obscurity. Herman is a top heavyweight prospect, but he's been mired in a legal dispute with Bellator. Herman was originally scheduled to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez on the main card, but Rodriguez had to withdraw due to injury. Herman was instead matched up against Polish fighter Michal "Massacre" Kita and buried on the undercard.

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 31

[Women's 115-Pound Tournament Semifinal]
Megumi Fujii (22-0) won by SUB over Lisa Ward (14-6)
[1:39] - Round 1 - armbar

[Women's 115-Pound Tournament Semifinal]
Zoila Frausto (9-1) won by SD over Jessica Aguilar (9-4)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 30-27, 27-30)

[Welterweight Tournament Qualifier]
Chris Lozano (5-0) won by TKO over Yoshiyuki Yoshida (11-6)
[10:00] - 5:00 Round 2 - corner stoppage

John Harris (3-3) won by SUB over Kyle Miers (1-1)
[5:49] - 0:49 Round 2 - rear-naked choke

Tim Ruberg (3-0) won by SUB over Aaron Davis (1-5)
[1:44] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

Mark Holata (9-2) won by KO over Shawn Jordan (5-2)
[1:13] - Round 1 - punch

Dave Herman (20-2) won by SUB over Michal Kita (10-5)
[3:16] - Round 1 - omoplata

Michael Chandler (4-0) won by TKO over Scott Stapp (0-1)
[1:57] - Round 1 - punches

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

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


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Chris Lozano vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

KO OF THE NIGHT: Mark Holata over Shawn Jordan

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Megumi Fujii (armbar) over Lisa Ward

QUICKEST WIN: Mark Holata over Shawn Jordan in 73 seconds

BIGGEST WINNER:) Megumi Fujii

BIGGEST LOSER:( Lisa Ward

WEC 51 RESULTS: Jose Aldo Remains Untouchable, Donald Cerrone Gets Cowboy Revenge on Jamie Varner - 9/30/10

WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo
WEC 51: ALDO VS GAMBURYAN was held Thursday September 30, 2010 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado near Denver. The main card aired live on the Versus network.

Jose "Junior" Aldo retained his WEC Featherweight Championship with a stone cold knockout of TUF 5 lightweight finalist Manny "The Anvil" Gamburyan. Aldo used the first round to feel out Gamburyan's offense, and then struck like a cobra in the second round.

Jose Aldo landed a brutal uppercut that dropped Manny Gamburyan and caused him to turtle up. Aldo then violently joined Gamburyan on the ground and left him KTFO. After the fight, Aldo put himself in more danger than he had been in during the entire fight, when he landed awkwardly from a celebratory backflip off the top of the cage.

Manny Gamburyan takes a nap - Pic by Tracy Lee
In the co-main event, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone got the redemption he'd been seeking for the past 21 months in the form of a clean sweep unanimous decision over his archnemesis Jamie Varner. Cerrone put a beating on Varner for three rounds in their lightweight rematch, and shockingly outwrestled the Lock Haven wrestling stand-out.

Donald Cerrone, a former Muay Thai fighter who's been accused of being one-dimensional a time or two, clearly has dedicated himself to becoming a better grappler. Although Cerrone has expressed a deep hatred for Jamie Varner, it's this very hate that has inspired him to become a better fighter. In his post-fight interview, Cerrone offered Varner a rubber match at WEC 53 in Varner's home city of Phoenix, Arizona.

Donald Cerrone vs Jamie Varner 2 - Pic by Tracy Lee

WEC 51 BONUSES: $10K Bonus Payouts for Donald Cerrone, Jamie Varner, George Roop and Miguel Torres - 9/30/10

The WEC awarded bonuses for WEC 51: ALDO VS GAMBURYAN in the amount of $10,000 each. After every event, WEC officials award performance-based payout bonuses to at least 4 fighters.

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Jamie Varner earned Fight of the Night honors for their 3-round grudge rematch. In his post-fight interview, Cerrone suggested the two should have a rubber match at WEC 53.

Knockout of the Night went to George Roop for his brutal head kick KO of "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung. WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo and former champ Mike Brown were both eligible for the knockout bonus.


Submission of the Night went to Miguel Torres for his rear-naked choke tapout of Charlie Valencia. Tiequan "The Mongolian Wolf" Zhang was also eligible for the submission bonus.

OFFICIAL WEC 51 BONUSES

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Donald Cerrone vs. Jamie Varner

KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT: George Roop

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Miguel Torres

All 4 of these fighters are $10,000 richer thanks to their WEC 51 performances.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WEC 51 INSANE PREVIEW: Predictions, Betting Odds, Weigh-In Results, Statistal Analysis, Madness Levels for Every Fight



by Randy Rowles

WEC 51: ALDO VS GAMBURYAN will be held Thursday September 30, 2010 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado near Denver. The main card will air live on Versus at 9:00 pm EST.

This Insane Preview includes betting odds, win-loss records with last 5 fights, Madness Levels and Madman Predictions for every fight on the card. Betting lines are translated into chance-of-winning percentages.

Betting lines are for entertainment purposes only and are included here to illustrate bookmaker projections.

Madness Levels indicate the amount of insanity inspired in anticipation of a fight on a scale of 1 to 10, a numerical translation of just how excited I am for each fight.

Striving to be the most analytically astute fight preview column possible. Let the madness begin...

UD = Unanimous | SD = Split | MD = Majority Decision | SUB = Submission | (T)KO = (Technical)Knockout
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WEC 51: ALDO VS GAMBURYAN

MAIN CARD

{FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT}

JOSE ALDO (-600) = 81% chance of winning

MANNY GAMBURYAN (+400) = 19% chance of winning

JOSE “JUNIOR” ALDO (17-1) (7-0 WEC)

AGE: 24   HEIGHT: 5’7”   WEIGHT: 145

FIGHTING OUT OF: Nova Uniao, Black House / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (BRAZILIAN)

FIGHTING STYLE: black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but primarily a striker

11 wins by (T)KO | 4 wins by Decision | 2 wins by Submission

1 loss by Submission

LAST 5 FIGHTS (5-0)

WIN over Urijah Faber by UD at WEC 48 (4/10)

WIN over Mike Brown by TKO at WEC 44 (11/09)

WIN over Cub Swanson by TKO at WEC 41 (6/09)

WIN over Chris Mickle by TKO at WEC 39 (3/09)

WIN over Rolando Perez by KO at WEC 38 (1/09)

MANNY “THE ANVIL” GAMBURYAN (11-4) (3-0 WEC)

AGE: 29   HEIGHT: 5’5”   WEIGHT: 145

FIGHTING OUT OF: North Hollywood, California (ARMENIAN-AMERICAN)

FIGHTING STYLE: black belt in Judo

6 wins by Submission | 3 wins by Decision | 2 wins by KO

2 losses by Decision | 1 loss by KO | 1 loss by SUB (injury)

LAST 5 FIGHTS (3-2)

WIN over Mike Brown by KO at WEC 48 (4/10)

WIN over Leonard Garcia by UD at WEC 44 (11/09)

WIN over John Franchi by UD at WEC 41 (6/09)

LOSS to Thiago Tavares by UD at UFC 94 (1/09)

LOSS to Rob Emerson by KO at UFC 87 (8/08)

MADNESS LEVEL (1-10): 9

Jose Aldo captured the WEC Featherweight Championship from Mike Brown, and then successfully defended the title against the greatest 145-pound fighter ever, Urijah Faber, who is subsequently now dropping down to 135-pounds at WEC 52. The best 145-pound fighter on the planet today is Jose Aldo.

Manny Gamburyan was the runner-up to Nate Diaz in the UFC's TUF 5 lightweight tournament. Gamburyan won the first round in the fight against Diaz, before reinjuring his shoulder twenty seconds into the second round. Gamburyan won his first two UFC fights after coming back from injury, over Nate Mohr and Jeff Cox, but then lost 2 in a row against tougher competition in Rob Emerson and Thiago Tavares.

Manny Gamburyan dropped down to 145-pounds and is 3-0 in the WEC coming into this title fight. After a big decision win over Leonard Garcia, Gamburyan scored a huge KO win over former champion Mike Brown, which has propelled the jovial Armenian into this championship bid against the Brazilian nightmare Jose "Junior" Aldo.

PREDICTION: Jose Aldo by TKO
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Lightweight Bout

JAMIE VARNER (-180) = 62% chance of winning

DONALD CERRONE (+150) = 38% chance of winning

JAMIE VARNER (16-3) (4-1-1 WEC)

AGE: 25   HEIGHT: 5’8”   WEIGHT: 156

FIGHTING OUT OF: Arizona Combat Sports / Phoenix, Arizona (AMERICAN)

FIGHTING STYLE: wrestling, boxing

9 wins by Submission | 5 wins by TKO | 2 wins by Decision

2 losses by Submission | 1 loss by Decision

LAST 5 FIGHTS (3-1-1)

DRAW with Kamal Shalorus at WEC 49 (6/10)

LOSS to Ben Henderson by SUB at WEC 46 (1/10)

WIN over Donald Cerrone by SD at WEC 38 (1/09)

WIN over Marcus Hicks by TKO at WEC 35 (8/08)

WIN over Rob McCullough by TKO at WEC 32 (2/08)

DONALD “COWBOY” CERRONE (11-3) (4-3-1 WEC)

AGE: 27   HEIGHT: 6’0”   WEIGHT: 155.5

FIGHTING OUT OF: Jackson’s MMA / Albuquerque, New Mexico (AMERICAN)

FIGHTING STYLE: Muay Thai

10 wins by Submission | 1 win by Decision

2 losses by Decision | 1 loss by Submission

LAST 5 FIGHTS (2-3)

LOSS to Ben Henderson by SUB at WEC 48 (4/10)

WIN over Ed Ratcliff by SUB at WEC 45 (12/09)

LOSS to Ben Henderson by UD at WEC 43 (10/09)

WIN over James Krause by SUB at WEC 41 (6/09)

LOSS to Jamie Varner by SD at WEC 38 (1/09)

MADNESS LEVEL (1-10): 9

This rematch has long been anticipated, since Jamie Varner got the controversial nod the first time around via technical split decision. The fight was called near the two-minute mark of the fifth round when Varner was unable to continue after getting hit by Cerrone with an illegal knee to a grounded opponent.

Admittedly, Jamie Varner has never been one of my favorite fighters. Really, he’s one of my least favorite fighters. I did, however, think Varner beat Kamal Shalorus, despite the draw on the scorecards. Varner’s performance against Shalorus earned my respect. Now, I’d love to see Donald Cerrone beat the holy hell out of him Cowboy style.

PREDICTION: Donald Cerrone by TKO
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Monday, September 27, 2010

WEC 51: ALDO VS GAMBURYAN -- 9/30/10 Fight Card in Denver, Colorado

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WEC 51: ALDO VS GAMBURYAN -- September 30, 2010

Location: 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado near Denver

Broadcast: Versus

{Featherweight Championship}
Jose Junior Aldo (17-1) vs. Manny The Anvil Gamburyan (11-4)

Donald Cowboy Cerrone (11-3) vs. Jamie Varner (16-3)

Miguel Angel Torres (37-3) vs. Charlie Valencia (12-5)

Chan Sung The Korean Zombie Jung (10-2) vs. George Roop (10-6)

Leonard Bad Boy Garcia (14-5) vs. Mark The Machine Hominick (18-8)

PRELIMINARY BOUTS

Mike Thomas Brown (23-6) vs. Cole Province (6-1)

Chris The Polish Hammer Horodecki (15-2) vs. Ed 9mm Ratcliff (7-2)

Diego The Gun Nunes (14-1) vs. Tyler Toner (10-1)

Antonio Banuelos (17-6) vs. Chad Savage George (11-5)

Demetrious Mighty Mouse Johnson (5-1) vs. Nick Pace (5-0)

Pablo The Scarecrow Garza (9-0) vs. Tiequan The Mongolian Wolf Zhang (10-0)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

UFC 119 RESULTS: Frank Mir KO's Mirko Cro Cop, Ryan Bader Moves Up 205-Pound Ladder with Win Over Lil Nog - 9/25/10

UFC 119: MIR VS CRO COP was held Saturday September 25, 2010 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The main card aired live on PPV. Four preliminary bouts aired on Spike TV in the hour preceding the PPV.

The heavyweight headlining fight ended up being one of the most plodding and boring UFC main events in recent memory. After nearly 3 full rounds of relative inactivity, Mir landed a huge knee to the noggin of Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic that put the legendary Croatian fighter's lights out.

The main event was so awful that the announcers, Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan, were openly mocking the mundaneness and compared the fight to a sparring session. At one point up against the cage, Frank Mir and Mirko Cro Cop appeared to be talking to each other and laughing. UFC officials unprecedently denied Mir a Knockout of the Night bonus, despite him being the only fighter to score a knockout at UFC 119.

In the light heavyweight co-main event, Ryan "Darth" Bader scored a clear unanimous decision victory over Antonio Rogerio "Lil Nog" Nogueira, the twin brother of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who coached Bader to a TUF 8 tournament championship. Bader used his wrestling to physically control Nogueira, which in turn mentally took Nogueira out of the fight. The same striking that Nogueira so impressively and successfully used in his UFC debut against Luiz Cane was barely existant in this fight. Nogueira was tentative, likely due to his fear of being taken down by Bader. After just his fifth Octagon fight, Bader is now a Top 10 ranked fighter in one of the toughest divisions in MMA.


BAMMA 4 RESULTS: Tom 'Kong' Watson Settles Beef with UK Celebrity Big Brother Winner Alex Reid - 9/25/10

BAMMA 4: REID VS WATSON was held Saturday September 25, 2010 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. The main event featured a championship showdown that was originally scheduled for BAMMA 3, and got very personal in its build-up.

In the headlining fight, Alex "Reidernator" Reid challenged Tom "Kong" Watson for the BAMMA Middleweight Championship, despite the fact that Reid hadn't fought for 3 years, and the last time he did -- he lost his fifth straight fight.

Tabloid star Alex Reid was the winner of CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER (UK) and is married to British glamour model Katie Price aka Jordan. Hey, whatever it takes.

In the end, Alex Reid lost his sixth straight fight, but did manage to last 25 minutes with Tom Watson in the only fight to go the distance at BAMMA 4.

In the co-main event, John "The White Mike Tyson" Phillips needed just a minute and thirty-four seconds to finish off James "The Messenger" Zikic in the first round with punches. Phillips proved to the world why they call him the caucasian Tyson with a quick TKO victory over a solid opponent. With this victory, Phillips is now the number one contender for Tom Watson's BAMMA Middleweight Championship.

In a battle of undefeated fighters, Iceland's Gunnar Nelson kept his perfect record intact with a rear-naked choke submission win over Eugene "Sniper" Fadiora, whose once-perfect record is now blemished. Nelson has a black belt in BJJ under Renzo Gracie and has quickly developed into one of the best welterweights in the world not signed to a major organization.

Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen protégé Simeon "The Grin" Thoresen improved his record to an impressive 13-1 with a rear-naked choke of his own over Marco Santi. In the night's biggest upset, Tim "Super Human" Newman proved to be human after all, with a triangle choke submission loss to A.J. Wenn, who bumped his record back up to over .500.

BAMMA 4: REID VS WATSON

{Middleweight Championship}
Tom Watson (13-4) won by UD over Alex Reid (8-9)
[25:00] - 5 Rounds - (49-46, 49-46, 49-47)

John Phillips (13-3) won by TKO over James Zikic (18-6)
[1:34] - Round 1 - punches

Gunnar Nelson (8-0) won by SUB over Eugene Fadiora (9-1)
[3:51] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

Simeon Thoresen (13-1) won by SUB over Marco Santi (5-3)
[3:59] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

AJ Wenn (4-3) won by SUB over Tim Newman (9-2)
[6:21] - 1:21 Round 2 - triangle choke

Stuart Davies (7-7) won by SUB over Scott Jansen (5-9)
[2:31] - Round 1 - armbar

Harvey Harra (6-4) won by SUB over David Round (3-4)
[6:18] - 1:18 Round 2 - guillotine choke

Tom Breese (1-0) won by SUB over Shahid Hussain (1-4)
[7:57] - 2:57 Round 2 - rear-naked choke

Robert Devanne (3-1) won by SUB over Colin Lewis (0-2)
[1:02] - Round 1 - guillotine choke

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

UD = Unanimous Decision | SUB = Submission

DREAM 16 RESULTS: Gegard Mousasi Wins Light Heavyweight Title, Mayhem Miller Beats Down Kazushi Sakuraba - 9/25/10

DREAM 16 was held Saturday September 25, 2010 at the Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. The entire fight card aired live in North America on HDNet in the wee hours of the morning on Saturday.

The main event featured the finals of the four-man Light Heavyweight Tournament. Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi became the inaugural DREAM Light Heavyweight Champion with a rear-naked choke submission victory over Tatsuya Mizuno. Mousasi is the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion.

In the co-main event, BULLY BEATDOWN host Jason "Mayhem" Miller used an arm-triangle choke to submit one of his heroes, the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba. Both men had elaborate and entertaining ring entrances, but the fight was basically a squash match.

DREAM Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki totally dominated Marcus "Maximus" Aurelio in a non-title fight. Four years ago, Aurelio upset then-PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi in a non-title fight, but Aurelio had no such luck this time against Aoki. Aurelio was able to bloody up Aoki's face a bit, but mostly the fight consisted of Aoki controlling Aurelio on the ground.

Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa's 5-fight winning streak, all over heavyweights and super heavyweights, ended against heavyweight Japanese Olympic gold medalist Judoka Satoshi Ishii. The 2008 Olympian used what brung him to the dance, and smothered Minowaman using his Judo for a unanimous decision victory.

Hiroyuki "Streetfight Bancho" Takaya and Michihiro Omigawa, two resurgent Japanese featherweights, scored quick and impressive wins over Americans Chase "The Rage" Beebe and Cole "Apache Kid" Escovedo, respectively.

After losing 3 straight fights for the first time in his career, including losing his first 2 fights at 145-pounds, Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen rebounded with a submission victory over featherweight gatekeeper and former janitor Hideo Tokoro.

Kazuyuki "Little Hercules" Miyata continues to impress since moving down to featherweight, and is now on a 5-fight winning streak. Miyata outpointed Shooto stand-out "Lion" Takeshi Inoue for the unanimous decision victory.

The first 2 fights of the night were decided by split decisions. Mitsuhiro "Endless Fighter" Ishida fought "Wicky" Akiyo Nishiura in a seemingly endless fight that offered very little in the way of actual fighting.

In the opening heavyweight bout, Minowaman's original opponent, James "The Colossus" Thompson, the man who almost beat Kimbo Slice on CBS but was KO'd by Butterbean in 43 seconds, dropped his third straight fight with a decision loss to Yusuke Kawaguchi. Since clobbering Don Frye into oblivion in one of the most violent fights ever at PRIDE 34 in 2007, Thompson has won just 1 of his last 10 fights.

DREAM 16

{Light Heavyweight Championship}
Gegard Mousasi (30-3) won by SUB over Tatsuya Mizuno (8-6)
[6:10] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

Jason Miller (24-7) won by SUB over Kazushi Sakuraba (26-14)
[2:09] - Round 1 - arm-triangle choke

Shinya Aoki (25-5) won by UD over Marcus Aurelio (20-9)
[15:00] - 2 Rounds

Satoshi Ishii (2-1) won by UD over Ikuhisa Minowa (46-31)
[15:00] - 2 Rounds

Hiroyuki Takaya (14-8) won by KO over Chase Beebe (13-7)
[1:45] - Round 1 - punches

Michihiro Omigawa (12-8) won by SUB over Cole Escovedo (16-6)
[2:30] - Round 1 - inverted armbar

Joachim Hansen (20-10) won by SUB over Hideo Tokoro (26-23)
[2:48] - Round 1 - triangle choke

Kazuyuki Miyata (10-7) won by UD over Takeshi Inoue (18-5)
[15:00] - 2 Rounds

Mitsuhiro Ishida (20-6) won by SD over Akiyo Nishiura (11-6)
[15:00] - 2 Rounds

Yusuke Kawaguchi (12-2) won by SD over James Thompson (15-14)
[15:00] - 2 Rounds

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

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


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Gegard Mousasi vs. Tatsuya Mizuno

KO OF THE NIGHT: Hiroyuki Takaya over Chase Beebe

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Jason Miller (arm-triangle choke) over Kazushi Sakuraba

QUICKEST WIN: Hiroyuki Takaya over Chase Beebe in 105 seconds

BIGGEST UPSET: Kazuyuki Miyata (+115) over Takeshi Inoue

BIGGEST WINNER:) Gegard Mousasi

BIGGEST LOSER:( Kazushi Sakuraba

UPDATED DREAM RECORDS

DREAM fights ONLY. Rankings according to Madman Top 25 Fighter Rankings.

Shinya Aoki (11-2-1) #5 Ranked Lightweight

Gegard Mousasi (8-0) #13 Ranked Light Heavyweight

Ikuhisa Minowa (7-4)

Hiroyuki Takaya (5-2) #5 Ranked Featherweight

Mitsuhiro Ishida (4-1) #14 Ranked Featherweight

Joachim Hansen (4-4) #8 Ranked Featherweight

Hideo Tokoro (4-6)

Kazuyuki Miyata (3-1) #13 Ranked Featherweight

Kazushi Sakuraba (3-4)

Michihiro Omigawa (2-0) #6 Ranked Featherweight

Jason Miller (2-1-1)

Satoshi Ishii (1-0)

Yusuke Kawaguchi (1-0)

Tatsuya Mizuno (1-2)

Akiyo Nishiura (1-2)

Marcus Aurelio (0-1)

Takeshi Inoue (0-1)

James Thompson (0-2)

Chase Beebe (0-3)

UFC 119 BONUSES: $70K Bonus Payouts for Sean Sherk, Evan Dunham, Matt Mitrione, Joey Beltran and CB Dollaway - 9/25/10

The UFC awarded bonuses for UFC 119: MIR VS CRO COP in the amount of $70,000 each. After every event, UFC officials award performance-based payout bonuses to at least 4 fighters. This time, an additional Fight of the Night bonus was given, but there was no Knockout of the Night bonus, so 5 fighters received bonuses.

Sean "The Muscle Shark" Sherk and Evan Dunham shared Fight of the Night honors with Matt "Meathead" Mitrione and Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran. Both fights went the distance, with Sherk winning a split decision and Mitrione winning a unanimous decision.

Submission of the Night went to C.B. "The Doberman" Dollaway for his highly impressive chokeout of Joe "El Dirte" Doerksen. Dollaway showed great patience and persistence by holding onto a guillotine choke until Doerksen attempted to roll out of it, which lead to one of the most spectacular submission scrambles in UFC history. Doerksen and Dollaway rolled and flipped around at least 5 times with Dollaway holding into the choke, until Dollaway got Doerksen into a position where he had no choice but to tap. Thiago Tavares and Sean McCorkle were also eligible for the submission bonus.

There was no Knockout of the Night award given, despite Frank Mir's main event knockout of Mirko Cro Cop. Mir was the only fighter to score a knockout on the card, but likely due to the boring nature of his fight until the instant KO, Mir was denied the bonus for knocking out Cro Cop by UFC brass.

OFFICIAL UFC BONUSES

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Matt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: CB Dollaway

All 5 of these fighters are $70,000 richer thanks to their UFC 119 performances.