Saturday, November 27, 2010

SENGOKU: SOUL OF FIGHT - Complete 12/30/10 15-Fight MMA Card for All-Day Mixed Combat Sports Event in Japan

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SRC: SOUL OF FIGHT

SENGOKU RAIDEN CHAMPIONSHIP

December 30, 2010

Location: Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan

Broadcast: HDNet (via tape delay - Part 1 will air on 1/14/11, Part 2 will air on 1/21/11)

{Featherweight Championship}
Marlon Sandro (17-1) vs. Hatsu Hioki (22-4)

Kazuo Hitman Misaki (22-11) vs. Mike Crazy Boy Seal (13-13)

Megumi Mega Megu Fujii (22-1) vs. Emi Fujino (9-4)

Masanori Kanehara (16-8) vs. Yoshiro Maeda (27-9)

Ryo Piranha Chonan (18-11) vs. Taisuke Goten Okuno (10-5)

Maximo Maxi Blanco (7-2) vs. Won Sik Parky Park (9-2)

{Welterweight Grand Prix Championship Final}
Yasubey Enomoto (6-1) vs. Keita K-Taro Nakamura (20-4)

Jadamba Narantungalag (3-2) vs. Kazunori Yokota (11-4)

Mamed Khalidov (20-4) vs. Yuki Sasaki (22-18)

Dave Pee-Wee Herman (19-2) vs. Yoshihiro Kiss Nakao (9-2)

[Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal]
Taiyo Nakahara (11-6) vs. Akitoshi Ironman Tamura (15-9)

[Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal]
Manabu Inoue (11-5) vs. Shunichi Shimizu (18-6)

Hitomi Girlfight Monster Akano (16-8) vs. Roxanne The Happy Warrior Modafferi (15-6)

Mika Hari Harigai (6-23) vs. Rin Nakai (9-0)

Amy Lil' Dynamite Davis (1-1) vs. Misaki Takimoto (12-11)


UFC 125: RESOLUTION - 1/1/11 Fight Card for Edgar vs Maynard 2 on New Year's Day

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UFC 125: RESOLUTION

January 1, 2011

Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Broadcast: PPV

MAIN CARD

{Lightweight Championship}
Frankie The Answer Edgar (13-1) vs. Gray The Bully Maynard (10-0)

Chris The Crippler Leben (25-6) vs. Brian All American Stann (9-3)

Thiago Silva (14-2) vs. Brandon The Truth Vera (11-5)

Nate Diaz (13-5) vs. Dong Hyun Stun Gun Kim (13-0)

Takanori The Fireball Kid Gomi (32-6) vs. Clay The Carpenter Guida (27-11)

UFC PRELIMS LIVE ON ION TELEVISION

Marcus The Irish Hand Grenade Davis (17-7) vs. Jeremy Lil' Heathen Stephens (18-6)

Josh The Fluke Grispi (14-1) vs. Dustin The Diamond Poirier (8-1)

Phil The New York Bad Ass Baroni (13-12) vs. Brad Tavares (6-0)

PRELIMINARY BOUTS

Mike Brown (24-6) vs. Diego The Gun Nunes (15-1)

Daniel Ninja Roberts (11-1) vs. Greg Soto (8-1)

Antonio Mandingo McKee (25-3) vs. Jacob Christmas Volkmann (11-2)

Monday, November 22, 2010

VIDEO: UFC 124: Georges St. Pierre vs Josh Koscheck 2 - Official Promo Trailer



UFC 124: ST-PIERRE VS KOSCHECK II will be held Saturday December 11, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The main event rematch will be contested for the UFC Welterweight Championship.


COMPLETE UFC 124 FIGHT CARD

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 12 RESULTS: Justin Wilcox and Ovince St. Preux Score Big Upset Wins on Showtime - 11/19/10

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 12: SHAOLIN VS WILCOX was held Friday November 19, 2010 at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi. The main card aired live on Showtime.

In the main event, American Kickboxing Academy wrestler Justin "The Silverback" Wilcox scored a huge upset win over BJJ black belt Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro. Wilcox used his wrestling and strength advantage to score a clean sweep unanimous decision over Shaolin, who was once thought to be one of the brightest lightweight prospects on the planet.

In 2007, Shaolin suffered an eye injury against Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante in DREAM that kept him out of action for over a year and a half, and he has not been the same since. Shaolin, an undersized lightweight, has now lost 3 straight fights and might seriously want to consider dropping to featherweight for his next fight.

In the co-main event, Ovince St. Preux also earned an upset decision victory, outpointing Antwain "The Juggernaut" Britt to establish himself as a possible next opponent for former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal.

A surefire Fight of the Night candidate ended in a No Contest just 6 seconds into the fight, when Marius "The Whitemare" Zaromskis accidentally poked Waachiim Spiritwolf in the eye attempting a flying knee. Spiritwolf suffered a laceration and the ringside physician disappointingly called off the fight.

Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche remained undefeated against former women's middleweight championship contender Jan "Cuddles" Finney. Carmouche used takedowns and superior striking to dissect Finney, before finishing her off on the ground in the third round with punches.

In the opening televised fight, Caros "The Future" Fodor twisted Derek "The Pretzel" Getzel into...well, into a pretzel, and used a D'Arce choke to elicit a tapout with just 21 seconds left in the first round.

In undercard action, former NFL football player and The Ultimate Fighter 12 cast member Wes "The Perfect Storm" Shivers made a successful Strikeforce debut with a knockout of a severely overmatched Goldman Butler.

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 12: SHAOLIN VS WILCOX

Justin Wilcox (10-3) won by UD over Vitor Ribeiro (20-5)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Ovince St. Preux (8-4) won by UD over Antwain Britt (11-5)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Waachiim Spiritwolf (8-7-2) - NC - Marius Zaromskis (13-5-1)
[0:06] - Round 1 - accidental eyepoke to Spiritwolf (No Contest)

Liz Carmouche (5-0) won by TKO over Jan Finney (8-9)
[11:30] - 1:30 Round 3 - punches

Caros Fodor (7-2) won by SUB over Derek Getzel (1-2)
[4:39] - Round 1 - Brabo choke

Wes Shivers (7-1) won by KO over Goldman Butler (1-4)
[2:15] - Round 1 - punch

Jacob Noe (4-1) won by UD over Wes Little (3-5)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Jeremiah Riggs (4-5) won by UD over James Sharp (3-6)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Anthony Mitchell (1-0) won by SUB over Jeffrey Hedgepeth (0-1)
[2:02] - Round 1 - guillotine choke

Thomas Vasquez (1-0) won by TKO over Brian Hall (0-1)
[12:11] - 2:11 Round 3 - punches

Joel Cooper (1-0) won by SUB over Brian Burse (0-1)
[1:27] - Round 1 - armbar

Kent DuBose (1-0) won by UD over Travis Robertson (0-1)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

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

UD = Unanimous Decision | SUB = Submission


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Ovince St. Preux vs. Antwain Britt

KO OF THE NIGHT: Liz Carmouche over Jan Finney

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Caros Fodor (Brabo choke) over Derek Getzel

QUICKEST WIN: Anthony Mitchell over Jeffrey Hedgepeth in 122 seconds

BIGGEST UPSET: Justin Wilcox (+210) over Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro

BIGGEST WINNER:) Justin Wilcox

BIGGEST LOSER:( Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro

Sunday, November 21, 2010

UFC 123 RESULTS: Rampage Given Nod Over Lyoto Machida, BJ Penn KO's Matt Hughes in 21 Seconds - 11/20/10

UFC 123: RAMPAGE VS MACHIDA was held Saturday November 20, 2010 at The Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit, Michigan. The main card aired live on PPV.

In the main event, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson won a split decision over Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida in a fight where no one was giving Rampage a chance. After a close couple of rounds, Machida put a whoopin' on Rampage in the third round. This proved to be too little, too late, however, as Rampage had already won the first 2 rounds on 2 judges' scorecards. To Rampage's surprise, he was announced the winner.

Afterward, Rampage said that although he did not want to fight Lyoto Machida again, he felt it was only fair to offer Machida a rematch after the close fight. In a post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani, however, UFC President Dana White disagreed, saying he felt Rampage won the fight and a rematch was not necessary.

In the co-main event, B.J. "The Prodigy" Penn returned to welterweight after losing back-to-back title fights at lightweight to Frankie Edgar. Penn faced his longtime archrival and idol Matt Hughes in a rubber match. Penn needed just 21 seconds to up his series lead to 2-1 over Hughes with a stone cold knockout. Penn is moving on to fight top welterweight contender Jon Fitch in the main event of UFC 127 in Australia, which could very well serve as a 170-pound number one contender fight, while Hughes will do some soul searching during the upcoming deer hunting season.

Maiquel "Big Rig" Falcao scored an upset victory over Gerald "Hurricane" Harris in a fight that likely didn't earn him many fans in his UFC debut. Falcao took it to Harris for the first 2 rounds, but completely shut things down in the last round, choosing to cruise to a decision victory instead of continuing to fight. Harris' middleweight momentum has come to a halt, while the Brazilian Chute Boxe phenom Falcao will likely be moved to the undercard for his next fight and will need to up the aggression level to earn back the respect of UFC officials.

Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis continued his ascent up the light heavyweight ranks with a highly impressive submission victory over Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch, who seemed out of his league against the former Penn State Division I wrestling stand-out. Boetsch wrestled at Lock Haven, also a Division I wrestling college in Pennsylvania, but had very little to offer against Davis in the Octagon.

In the opening PPV fight, and the official UFC Fight of the Night, George Sotiropoulos, sans his controversial pants, used a kimura to tap out Joe Lauzon in the second round. Sotiropoulos had been accused of using his lengthy shorts and kneepads to improve his grip for submissions, but proved he didn't need any advantage to get past Lauzon. Sotiropoulos will next fight in his home country at UFC 127 in Australia against fellow top lightweight contender Dennis Siver.

Two fights aired live on Spike TV in the hour preceding the PPV. Brian Foster proved Matt "The Immortal" Brown is in reality, actually quite mortal. Foster likely put the final nail in the coffin of Brown's UFC career, eliciting a tapout from Brown for his third straight submission loss.

Two of the best wrestlers in MMA, Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz and Aaron "A-Train" Simpson, met in the opening fight on Spike TV. The two former Division I wrestlers are good friends in real life, but put aside their friendship for fifteen minutes to decide who would move up the middleweight ladder. Munoz won by unanimous decision and Simpson has now lost back-to-back fights, after having been previously undefeated.

In preliminary card action, Dennis "Superman" Hallman put down Karo "The Heat" Parisyan with punches in the first round to end the UFC comeback of Parisyan, who has now been released from the UFC again.

In an undercard fight between two debuting fighters, Edson Barboza brutalized Mike Lullo with leg kicks until finally, and mercifully, Lullo was done 26 seconds into the third round. Lullo continued to stand long after many a men would've wilted from the intense pain inflicted upon his legs by Barboza. Lullo lost, but he proved why he got the UFC call in the first place with an incredibly gutsy performance.

Paul "Tellys" Kelly welcomed T.J. "The Spider" O'Brien to the UFC with a TKO loss. Kelly wrapped O'Brien up in a crucifix position in the second round and rained down punches and elbows until the fight was stopped.

In the opening fight of the night, Nik "The Carny" Lentz won a split decision over Tyson Griffin. Lentz remains undefeated in the UFC, while Griffin has now lost 3 straight fights. Griffin is a 5-time UFC Fight of the Night winner, so it's possible now that the UFC has added a featherweight division, that Griffin might be given one last chance to save his UFC career in a fight at 145-pounds.

UFC 123: RAMPAGE VS MACHIDA

Quinton Jackson (31-8) won by SD over Lyoto Machida (16-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

BJ Penn (16-7) won by KO over Matt Hughes (45-8)
[0:21] - Round 1 - punches

Maiquel Falcao (26-3) won by UD over Gerald Harris (17-3)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Phil Davis (8-0) won by SUB over Tim Boetsch (12-4)
[7:55] - 2:55 Round 2 - kimura

George Sotiropoulos (14-2) won by SUB over Joe Lauzon (19-6)
[7:43] - 2:43 Round 2 - kimura

Brian Foster (15-5) won by SUB over Matt Brown (11-10)
[7:11] - 2:11 Round 2 - guillotine choke

Mark Munoz (9-2) won by UD over Aaron Simpson (7-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Dennis Hallman (46-13) won by TKO over Karo Parisyan (19-6)
[1:47] - Round 1 - punches

Edson Barboza (7-0) won by TKO over Mike Lullo (8-3)
[10:26] - 0:26 Round 3 - leg kicks

Paul Kelly (11-3) won by TKO over TJ O'Brien (16-4)
[8:16] - 3:16 Round 2 - elbows

Nik Lentz (20-3) won by SD over Tyson Griffin (14-5)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)

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

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


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Quinton Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida

KO OF THE NIGHT: BJ Penn over Matt Hughes

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Phil Davis (kimura) over Tim Boetsch

QUICKEST WIN: BJ Penn over Matt Hughes in 21 seconds

BIGGEST UPSET: Maiquel Falcao (+248) over Gerald Harris

BIGGEST WINNER:) BJ Penn

BIGGEST LOSER:( Matt Hughes

UFC 123 Insane Preview Prediction Results:

1 - MICHAEL ALMEIDA: 7-4

2 - MAT PARÉ: 6-5 (7.5 pts)

3 - RANDY ROWLES: 6-5 (3 pts)

4 - JOSH KING: 5-6 (1 pt)

4 - ERIC VAN DEN HAAS: 5-6 (1 pt)

Michael Almeida won his first Madman Roundtable in just his second Roundtable appearance.

UPDATED UFC RECORDS

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

Matt Hughes (18-6) #11 Ranked Welterweight

BJ Penn (12-6) #6 Ranked Welterweight

Karo Parisyan (9-4-1) *FATALITY*

Lyoto Machida (8-2) #4 Ranked Light Heavyweight

George Sotiropoulos (7-0) #7 Ranked Lightweight

Tyson Griffin (7-5) #25 Ranked Lightweight *DANGER*

Quinton Jackson (6-2) #3 Ranked Light Heavyweight

Joe Lauzon (6-3)

Paul Kelly (5-3)

Phil Davis (4-0) #20 Ranked Light Heavyweight

Nik Lentz (4-0-1) #24 Ranked Lightweight

Mark Munoz (4-2)

Matt Brown (4-4) *DANGER*

Gerald Harris (3-1)

Brian Foster (3-2)

Aaron Simpson (3-2) *DANGER*

Tim Boetsch (3-3)

Dennis Hallman (3-4)

Maiquel Falcao (1-0)

Edson Barboza (1-0)

Mike Lullo (0-1)

TJ O'Brien (0-1)

*DANGER* of being released by the UFC due to loss.

*FATALITY* = already released by the UFC due to loss.

UFC 123 BONUSES: $80K Bonus Payouts for BJ Penn, Phil Davis, George Sotiropoulos and Joe Lauzon - 11/20/10

The UFC awarded bonuses for UFC 123: RAMPAGE VS MACHIDA in the amount of $80,000 each. After every event, UFC officials award performance-based payout bonuses to at least 4 fighters on top of their original salaries.

George Sotiropoulos and Joe Lauzon won UFC 123 Fight of the Night honors for their PPV opening fight that saw Sotiropoulos walk away with the submission victory. Amazingly this is Lauzon's seventh bonus in 9 UFC fights. Lauzon has now won Fight of the Night 3 times, along with 3 Submission of the Night bonuses and 1 Knockout of the Night bonus.

UFC 123 Knockout of the Night went to BJ Penn for his 21-second KO of Matt Hughes in their rubber match. Penn improved his lifetime record to 2-1 against Hughes with the quick knockout. Dennis Hallman, Edson Barboza and Paul Kelly were all also eligible for the knockout bonus.

Submission of the Night went to Phil Davis for his innovative kimura over Tim Boetsch. Davis used a variation of the armlock that UFC announcer Joe Rogan said he had never seen before, and labeled the move the "Mr. Wonderful" after Davis' nickname. George Sotiropoulos and Brian Foster were also eligible for the tapout bonus.

OFFICIAL UFC 123 BONUSES

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon

KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT: BJ Penn

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Phil Davis

All 4 of these fighters are each $80,000 richer thanks to their UFC 123 performances.