Saturday, April 2, 2011

BELLATOR 39 MADMAN ROUNDTABLE: Predictions, Weigh-In Results for 4/2/11

Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS XXXIX on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The main card will air live on MTV2 starting at 9:00 PM EST.

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 15 RESULTS: Justin Wilcox and James Terry Are Alpha Males, Caros Fodor Is The Future - 4/1/11

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 15: WILCOX VS DAMM was held Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California. The main card aired live on Showtime.

In the main event, Justin "The Silverback" Wilcox beat the snot out of Rodrigo Damm in the first round, so much so that the ringside doctor wouldn't allow Damm to continue after the round was over due to multiple facial lacerations. To his credit, Damm wanted to continue, but it was not meant to be. This was The Silverback's night.

In the co-main event, Caros "The Future" Fodor proved why it's unwise to bet against The Future. In the night's biggest gambling upset, Fodor stomped a mudhole in David "Tarzan" Douglas' ass in the first round and then walked it dry in the second round. By the third round, Tarzan was doing nothing more than leaning against the cage taking knees to the head and body until the referee mercifully ended the fight.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 15: WILCOX VS DAMM - 4/1/11 Fight Card in Stockton, CA


VIDEO: Watch Bobby Lashley vs John Ott from Titan Fighting 17 on HDNet 3/25/11

Main event from TITAN FIGHTING 17: LASHLEY VS OTT held Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

PAYDAY: UFC Fight Night 24 Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for 3/26/11 on Spike TV in Seattle

The Washington State Department of Licensing (WSDOL) has released the following salary payout figures for UFC FIGHT NIGHT 24: NOGUEIRA VS DAVIS, held March 26, 2011 at the KeyArena in Seattle.

These are the fighter purses as reported to the WSDOL by the UFC. See note at bottom of this article for more details on fighter salaries.

Late replacement undercard fighter Johny Hendricks was the top earner of the night with his $99,000 payout including a Knockout of the Night bonus. Winning fighters in RED.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

KOTC: TURNING POINT RESULTS: Ronda Rousey, Olympic Bronze Medalist Judoka, Wins In Her MMA Debut - 3/27/11

King of the Cage: Turning Point was held Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, California.

"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey, the first American female to win an Olympic medal in Judo, made a highly impressive MMA debut with a 25-second submission win over a solid opponent in Brazilian Ediane "India" Gomes. Rousey is a fourth-degree black belt in Judo and qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympics at just 17 years old, making her the youngest judo player in the entire 2004 Games. Rousey returned to Olympic competition at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games and won a bronze medal.

BELLATOR 38 RESULTS: Tim Carpenter, DJ Linderman, Richard Hale and Christian M'Pumbu Advance in Tourney - 3/26/11

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS XXXVIII was held Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Harrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. The main card aired live on MTV2 and featured the quarterfinals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament.

Tim Carpenter remained undefeated with a split decision win over Daniel Gracie. Former heavyweight D.J. "Da Protege" Linderman bullied around Raphael "Noodle" Davis for two and a half rounds before putting him away for good in the third round. Frenchman Christian "Tonton" M'Pumbu scored a come-from-behind TKO victory over former U.S. Marine Chris "The Professional" Davis.

Rich "Rare Breed" Hale threw his hat in the ring for Submission of the Year with a highly impressive inverted triangle choke submission win over Xtreme Couture fighter Nik "The Machete" Fekete. You can watch this amazing feat here. This is the second inverted triangle choke victory in Bellator history. Lightweight Toby Imada won 2009 Submission of the Year honors by choking out Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal with an inverted triangle choke in Bellator's first season.

M-1 CHALLENGE 24 RESULTS: Jose Figueroa and the White Wolf Capture M-1 Gold, Vinny Magalhaes Shines - 3/25/11

M1 CHALLENGE 24: DAMKOVSKY VS FIGUEROA was held Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on the Old Dominion University Campus in Norfolk, Virginia. The main card aired live on Showtime and marked the debut of the promotion on the premium channel.

In the main event, American Top Team Orlando fighter Jose Figueroa won the M-1 Lightweight Championship with a second round TKO victory over Belarusian fighter Artiom Damkovsky. In the co-main event, Russian Magomed "White Wolf" Sultanakhmedov seized the vacant M-1 Middleweight Championship by brutalizing Team Quest fighter Tyson "The Anti-Hero" Jeffries with knees to the body, also in the second round.

The Ultimate Fighter 8 runner-up Vinny "Pezao" Magalhaes continued to improve his MMA record with a first round TKO victory over the previously undefeated Jake Doerr. Magalhaes exited the UFC with a paltry 2-4 MMA record but has since won 5 out of 6 fights.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

VIDEO: Watch Richard Hale's Amazing Inverted Triangle Choke Submission on Nik Fekete at Bellator 38 - 3/26/11

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 24 RESULTS: Phil Davis Defeats a Legend in Lil Nog, Watch The Korean Zombie's Twister - 3/26/11

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 24: NOGUEIRA VS DAVIS was held Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. The main card aired live on Spike TV. Five preliminary bouts streamed live on

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 24 BONUSES: $55K Bonus Payouts for The Korean Zombie, Johny Hendricks, McDonald, Figueroa - 3/26/11


The UFC awarded a total of $220,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC FIGHT NIGHT 24: NOGUEIRA VS DAVIS, held Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.

After every UFC event, Zuffa officials pay out bonuses to fighters based on exceptional performances. These bonuses are paid in addition to the contracted salary or fighter purse of each honored athlete.