Saturday, April 30, 2011

UFC 129 MADMAN ROUNDTABLE: Predictions, Analysis, Weigh-In Results, Madness Levels for Every Fight - 4/30/11

Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for UFC 129: ST-PIERRE VS SHIELDS on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For the first time, every single fight on the card will be available to watch live! The main card will air live on PPV starting at 9:00 pm EST. Two 2 preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV starting at 8:00 pm EST. The remaining 5 undercard fights will stream live on starting at 6:00 pm EST.

COMBAT ZONE 37 RESULTS: Mike Massenzio and David Hulett Win in Salem, NH 4/29/11

COMBAT ZONE 37: KICKING IT AT THE ROCK was held Friday, April 29, 2011, at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire.

In the main event, David "Hollywood" Hulett scored a first-round submission victory over Thomas Moreau. Hulett's first 6 pro MMA fights were in the UFC, but not that UFC... instead, the Underground Fight Club, a now-defunct MMA promotion that ran 8 shows in Alabama in the early part of the last decade.

In the co-main event, former UFC (the real UFC, Ultimate Fighting Championship) middleweight Mike Massenzio fought for the first time since being released from the UFC after back-to-back losses. Massenzio scored a second-round TKO win over the once-beaten Nate "The Animal" Kittredge. This was Kittredge's first fight in over a year. Kittridge's only previous loss was by disqualification in 2008. 

CROWBAR MMA: SPRING BRAWL 2 RESULTS: Kiko France Submits James McSweeney in Fargo, Honchak and Maxwell Win - 4/29/11

CROWBAR MMA 4: SPRING BRAWL 2 was held Friday, April, 29, 2011, at the Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota. This event, promoted by UFC heavyweight Chris Tuchscherer, also featured a performance from the '90s rock band Firehouse.

In the main event, Francisco "Kiko" France made short work of The Ultimate Fighter 10 semifinalist James "The Hammer" McSweeney. The British kickboxer now has a miserable 4-8 MMA record. McSweeney has lost his last 4 straight fights, and overall has lost 6 out of his last 7 fights. Granted, McSweeney is fighting only tough guys, but jeez Louise. France's last fight resulted in a controversial decision loss to Keith Jardine at the MMA Global Invasion debacle in the Dominican Republic. France accused Jardine of being greased up.

CAGE 15 RESULTS: Anton Kuivanen Wins Lightweight Title in Finland - 4/29/11

CAGE 15: POWERED BY REEZIG was held Friday, April, 29, 2011, at the Barona Arena in Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland.

In the main event, Finland's biggest MMA star, Anton Kuivanen, won the Cage Lightweight Championship with a 3-round decision victory over Ivan "Buki" Buchinger, a Slovakian fighter defending the title for the first time since winning it at Cage 14. Kuivanen, who trains with American Top Team, has now won 8 straight fights and is primed to become a breakout star on the international fight scene.

The co-main event featured 2 Finnish fighters. Ville Rasanen successfully defended his Cage Welterweight Championship after Olli Jaakko-Uitto was unable to continue after the second round due to injury. This failed title bid marks Jaakko-Uitto's first loss.

Friday, April 29, 2011

VIDEO: INTO THE TOMPKINS SHARK TANK - Mark Hominick Documentary - UFC 129 Preview for Jose Aldo Fight on 4/30/11

Fight Network presents an in-depth glimpse of UFC featherweight Mark Hominick's final week of training as he and coach Shawn Tompkins prepare for the biggest fight of their careers against champion Jose Aldo at UFC 129. Produced by Robin Black and Wai Ting.

NAAFS: PROVING GROUND MMA SERIES 5 - 4/30/11 Fight Card in Akron, Ohio

SHOOTO TRADITION 2011 RESULTS: 'Lion' Takeshi Inoue and Hatsu Hioki Victorious in Japan, Koetsu Okazaki Wins Title - 4/29/11

SHOOTO TRADITION 2011 was held Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

In the main event, "Lion" Takeshi Inoue rebounded from back-to-back losses with a TKO win over Taiki Tsuchiya, who came into this fight riding a 6-fight winning streak. Lion Takeshi dropped decisions to Kazuyuki Miyata and Hatsu Hioki before correcting course in this fight.

In the co-main event, Koetsu Okazaki won the Shooto Featherweight Championship with a TKO victory over the man known as "The Real Tiger Mask" due to all of his charitable work, Shuichiro Katsumura. This was the first title defense for Katsumura, who captured the 132-pound title in March 2010 with a big upset win over Masakatsu Ueda.

UFC 129 INSANE PREVIEW: Predictions, Analysis, Translated Odds, Fighter Profiles for St-Pierre vs Shields in Toronto 4/30/11

by MMAmadman Randy Rowles

UFC 129: ST-PIERRE VS SHIELDS will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The main card will air live on PPV starting at 9:00 pm EST. At least 2 preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV starting at 8:00 pm EST, and 2 preliminary bouts will stream live on starting at 7:00 pm EST.

This Insane Preview features all the pertinent stats – betting lines translated into projected chance of winning percentages and ROI (return on investment); MMA, UFC, WEC and Strikeforce win-loss records; last 5 fights for each fighter; a complete breakdown of each fighter’s wins and losses; fighter profiles; as well as Sherdog Fight Finder links for every fight on the entire card!

GLADIATOR CHALLENGE RESULTS: Tony Lopez Goes HOSTILE on Warpath, Surprise Georgi Karakhanyan Apperance - 4/22/11

From the official MMAmadman Better Late Than Never Department, finally we have results for GLADIATOR CHALLENGE: HOSTILE from Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California.

In the featured fight, Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez pounded a submission out of Ruben "Warpath" Villareal in the second round to win the vacant Gladiator Challenge Super Fight Championship. Just 3 weeks ago, Lopez lost a 5-round decision to Jeff Monson at Fight Time 4. Lopez's previous 2 fights were 10 days apart and both wins by armbar. Lopez is a warrior in every sense of the word.

In 2 other featured bouts, Cody Bollinger outpointed Mike Christensen, and Greg "The Smooth" Guzman won the vacant Gladiator Challenge Bantamweight Championship with a 19-second submission victory over late replacement 0-1 rookie Ramonni Koeut. Guzman was originally supposed to fight Rolando Perez.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

M-1 CHALLENGE 25 RESULTS: Vinny Magalhaes Wins Gold, Andrei Semenov Makes Triumphant MMA Return - 4/28/11

M-1 CHALLENGE XXV was held Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. M-1 Global went back to their roots in Russia for this show before a U.S. return in July 2011 for M-1 Challenge 26.

The main event featured 2 former UFC fighters. Andrei Semenov returned to MMA action after an over 2-year layoff. The Russian fighter outworked American Luigi "The Italian Tank" Fioravanti en route to winning a unanimous decision. Semenov looked really good and looks ready for another MMA run.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

LONG BEACH FIGHT NIGHT 12 - 5/1/11 Fight Card in California


CFFC 8: SEEK AND DESTROY - 5/20/11 Fight Card in Atlantic City, New Jersey


CCCW: FIGHT NIGHT 3 - 4/30/11 Fight Card in St. Louis with Dustin Jacoby and Lance Benoist in Capital City Cage Wars


SHOGUN FIGHTS 4 - 4/30/11 Fight Card in Baltimore with James 'Binky' Jones


SHC 4: MONSON VS PERAK - 4/30/11 Fight Card in Geneva, Switzerland


COMBAT ZONE 37: KICKING IT AT THE ROCK - 4/29/11 Fight Card in Salem, NH


M-1 CHALLENGE 25 - 4/28/11 Fight Card in St. Petersburg, Russia with Yasubey Enomoto and Vinny Magalhaes


KOTC CANADA: MILE ZERO - 4/29/11 Fight Card with UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn Going for 100th Win Against Ryan Fortin


SUPERIOR CHALLENGE 7: RISE OF THE CHAMPIONS - 4/30/11 Fight Card in Sweden with Thales Leites vs Jeremy Horn


VIDEO: COUNTDOWN TO UFC 129 - Georges St. Pierre vs Jake Shields, Couture vs Machida and Aldo vs Hominick - 4/30/11

Continued After the Break

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

UFC 129: ST-PIERRE VS SHIELDS - 4/30/11 Fight Card and Poster for Toronto, Canada


VIDEO: Dana White UFC 129 Video Blog - 4/25/11 Episode 1 - Chuck Liddell with UFC 129 Prediction, White Attends Strikeforce

DAY 1 of Dana White's vlog for UFC 129, with fight predictions from The Iceman, around the office, and the first Strikeforce event.

THE CAGE INC: BATTLE AT THE BORDER 9 RESULTS: Ryan Roberts Wins Gold with Decision Over Nick Mamalis - 4/23/11

THE CAGE INC: BATTLE AT THE BORDER 9 was held Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, North Dakota. We finally have the official results.

After The Cage Inc's Featherweight Champion Clint Godfrey had to withdraw from the original main event, an Interim Featherweight Championship fight was instead inserted at the top of the fight card. One-time UFC fighter Ryan "Are You Ready?" Roberts outpointed Bellator veteran Nick "Garfield" Mamalis to win the interim 145-pound title. Roberts will now fight Godfrey to unify the titles.

VIDEO: MR. LIDDELL - EXECUTIVE ICEMAN: Former UFC Champion Chuck Liddell Settles Into His New Job at the UFC Office

Chuck Liddell brings you UFC 129: St-Pierre vs Shields - Live on Pay-Per-View and this Saturday, April 30th at 6/9PM PT/ET.

Monday, April 25, 2011

WRECK MMA 6: UNSTOPPABLE - 5/6/11 Fight Card in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada


CAGE WARRIORS 41 RESULTS: Jack Mason Outpoints Allan Love, Sheila Gaff Smashes Aisling Daly in United Kingdom - 4/24/11

Jack Mason over Allan Love - Pic by David Lethaby for Sherdog

CAGE WARRIORS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 41 was held on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town, North London, England.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter Madmen and Madwomen!

The MMAmad-egg!

MAD MAT VS CAGE WARRIORS 41: Preview, Predictions, Weigh-In Results, Analysis, Translated Odds for CWFC on 4/24/11


by “Mad” Mat ParĂ© with versus Aaron Menard

CAGE WARRIORS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP XLI will be held Sunday, April 24, 2011, at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town, North London, England. All of the fights will be streamed live for free at and the main card will air live on Premier Sports TV in the United Kingdom.

BELLATOR 42 RESULTS: Richard Hale and Christian M'Pumbu Advance to Light Heavyweight Tournament Finals - 4/23/11

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 42 was held Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma. The last Bellator event in April featured the semifinals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament.

In the main event, Richard "Rare Breed" Hale edged out D.J. "Da Protege" Linderman to win a split decision on the judges' scorecards. In the other 205-pound semifinal bout, Christian "Tonton" M'Pumbu knocked out the previously undefeated BJJ black belt Tim Carpenter.

The main card also featured 2 de facto qualifier bouts for upcoming tournaments, with featherweight Ronnie "Kid Ninja" Mann and bantamweight Luiz "Betao" Nogueira winning decisions over Josh Arocho and Jerod Spoon, respectively.

EFC 8 RESULTS: Greg Welsh and Allen Hope Win Title Fights in Canada - 4/23/11

EVOLUTION FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 8: AGGRESSION was held Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada.

In the main event, Greg "The Wild Man" Welsh retained the EFC Featherweight Championship with a first-round TKO victory over Drew Weatherhead. In the co-main event, Allen Hope won the EFC Middleweight Championship by knocking out Paul Grandbois.

CAGESPORT 14 RESULTS: Eddy Ellis and Trevor Smith Win Title Fights - 4/23/11

CAGESPORT XIV was held Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.

MATRIX FIGHTS 4 RESULTS: Jesus Martinez Scores Headkick KO, LeVon Maynard Plays Spoiler in Philadelphia, PA - 4/22/11

MATRIX FIGHTS IV was held Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Sheet Metal Worker's Union Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The main event featured a battle of young unbeaten welterweight fighters. Jesus "Chavo" Martinez improved his record to 4-0 with a headkick knockout of Chris "Redline" Wing. In the co-main event, previously undefeated Gemiyale "Jimmy" Adkins tasted defeat for the first time in the form of a unanimous decision loss to veteran fighter LeVon "Da Maynman" Maynard.

Hot heavyweight prospect Azunna "Zulu" Anyanwu, who will make his Bellator debut in 3 weeks at Bellator 44, submitted Derek Sawyer. Featherweight Bryan VanArtsdalen, who actually made his MMA debut in Bellator, tapped out Brett Ewing with a D'Arce choke.