Saturday, May 7, 2011

BELLATOR 43 MADMAN ROUNDTABLE: Predictions, Weigh-In Results for 5/7/11

Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS XLIII on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma. The main card will air live on MTV2 starting at 9:00 pm EST.

GFL 11 RESULTS: Pedro Gonzalez Defends His Title in THE MAINE EVENT on 5/6/11

TACHI PALACE FIGHTS 9 RESULTS: Ian McCall Shines in Main Event, Fabricio Camoes and Gerald Harris Win - 5/6/11

TACHI PALACE FIGHTS 9: THE CONTENDERS was held Friday, May 6, 2011, outdoors at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.

In the main event, Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall won a dominant decision over the previously undefeated Dustin Ortiz. McCall continually stuffed Ortiz's takedown attempts, outclassed him on the feet, and bruised the ginger's legs with repeated kicks. McCall will next fight for the 125-pound title against Tachi Flyweight Champion Darrell "The Mongoose" Montague.

In the co-main event, Isaac De Jesus knocked out submission specialist Russ Miura in the first round. De Jesus failed to make weight for this fight, which was supposed to be him defending the Tachi Featherweight Championship. Instead, De Jesus was stripped of the title, but this fight remained a 5-round bout and had the on-weight Miura won, he would've been awarded the title. The over-weight De Jesus won the battle, but he did not win the war. The Tachi 145-pound strap is now vacant.

WRECK MMA 7 RESULTS: John Fraser and Brad Cardinal Win Titles at UNSTOPPABLE in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada - 5/6/11

WRECK MMA 7: UNSTOPPABLE was held Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Casino Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. It was an easy night for the ringside judges. There were no decisions. All 11 fights ended before the final bell.

In the main event, John "Haggis Basher" Fraser used a north-south choke to elicit a third-round tapout from the previously undefeated Eric Wilson. With this submission victory, Fraser captured the vacant Wreck Bantamweight Championship.

In the other title fight, Brad "The Bonesaw" Cardinal also won a vacant title over a previously unbeaten opponent by third-round submission. Cardinal choked out Jesse "The Ghost" Gross early in the third stanza to win the Wreck Lightweight Championship. Gross chose to go to sleep for a technical submission rather than tap out.

Friday, May 6, 2011

ARNOLD'S AMATEUR MMA FESTIVAL 3 - 5/14/11 Fight Card in Columbus, Ohio

BELLATOR 43 INSANE PREVIEW: Analysis, Predictions, Translated Odds, Stats for Every Fight on Entire Card - 5/7/11

by MMAmadman Randy Rowles

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS XLIII will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma. The main card will air live on MTV2 starting at 9:00 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, Bellator, UFC, WEC and Strikeforce win-loss records; notable wins and losses for each fighter; complete breakdown of each fighter’s methods of wins and losses; fighter profiles; as well as Sherdog Fight Finder links for every fight on the entire card!

TACHI PALACE FIGHTS 9: THE CONTENDERS - 5/6/11 Complete Fight Card and Poster


Thursday, May 5, 2011

VIDEO: TUF 13 Coach Lew Polley Responds to Being Fired by Junior Dos Santos

On Episode 6 of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 13: TEAM LESNAR VS TEAM DOS SANTOS (air date: 5/4/11), UFC heavyweight contender Junior Dos Santos, based on the advice of his Black House coach Luis Carlos Doria, released wrestling coach Lew Polley from Team Dos Santos. This is Polley's response.

MFA: NEW GENERATION 5 - 5/7/11 Fight Card in Miami, Florida with Angela Magana


ABSOLUTE ACTION MMA 13 - 5/7/11 Fight Card in Florence, KY with Tom Hayden

VIDEO: UFC 130 - Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard Extended Preview with Rampage vs Matt Hamill and Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

ELITE 1 MMA: HIGH VOLTAGE - 5/7/11 Fight Card in Moncton, Canada with Butterbean


ISLAND RUMBLE 2: HEAVY METAL THUNDER - 5/7/11 Fight Card for Rumble on the Rock in Jersey, Channel Islands

HOT PICS: Maria Melilo Wants to Be Guest Octagon Girl for UFC: RIO in Brazil

UPDATE: According to MMA Fighting, the UFC has shot down the Terra Sports story saying, there is "no truth to this report." But that certainly doesn't make Maria Melilo any less gorgeous.

According to Terra Sports, Maria "Meg" Melillo, winner of BIG BROTHER BRASIL 11 and June 2011 Playboy Brazil Cover Girl, will grace the ringside with Octagon Girls Arianny Celeste, Chandella Powell and Brittney Palmer for the UFC's return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 27, 2011, for UFC 134: RIO. Melilo is a former ring girl for Jungle Fight in Brazil.

More Pictures After the Break

GFL 11: THE MAINE EVENT - 5/6/11 Fight Card for Gonzalez vs Gorman in Portland


CFA: THE TITLE - 5/6/11 Fight Card in Miami with Luis Palomino vs Pete Grimes


VIDEO: UFC 130 - Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard III, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson vs Matt Hamill, Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson

IFC 1 RESULTS: Headcases Paulo Filho and Hermes Franca Lose, Carlos Prater and Ronys Torres Win in Brazil - 4/29/11

The inaugural generically-named INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER CHAMPIONSHIP was held Friday, April 29, 2011, in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Coverage of this event kind of fell through the cracks here at MMAmadman, but never fear, our fight reporting vigilance is unrelenting.

In the main event, Ronny Marki Sales Da Silva aka Ronny Markes scored a huge upset win over the legendary and off-kilter Paulo Filho, a PRIDE and WEC veteran. Until late-2010, Filho had only ever lost once in his career, which was his EPIC meltdown against Chael Sonnen at WEC 36. In October 2010, Filho dropped a decision to Marcos Rogerio "Pezao" De Lima. Now Filho has lost for the third time, once again by decision, this time to top Brazilian prospect and fast-rising MMA star Ronny Markes.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MOVIE TRAILER: FIGHTVILLE - Documentary About New Orleans MMA with Tim Credeur and Dustin Poirier Picked Up by Showtime

NAFC: MAYHEM - 5/6/11 Fight Card in Milwaukee with Current UFC Fighter Dan Downes, Sean Salmon and John Hosman


PANCRASE IMPRESSIVE TOUR 4 RESULTS: Manabu Inoue and Koji Oishi are Kings of Pancrase, Naoyuki Kotani Booted - 5/3/11

Manabu Inoue and Koji Oishi - Pic by Sherdog
PANCRASE: IMPRESSIVE TOUR IV was held Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan, on Constitution Memorial Day as part of Japan's Golden Week holiday.

GLADIATOR CHALLENGE: FULL FORCE - 6/12/11 Fight Card at Soboba Casino

CCCW: FIGHT NIGHT 3 RESULTS: Dustin Jacoby and Lance Benoist Remain Undefeated with Wins in St. Louis - 4/30/11

28 Productions Presents CAPITAL CITY CAGE WARS: FIGHT NIGHT III was held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Lumiere Palace Hotel and Casino in St. Louis, Missouri.

Two of the Midwest's top young MMA prospects improved their records to 4-0 with first-round victories at CCCW's Fight Night 3. Former college football quarterback Dustin Jacoby, who now trains full-time at Finney's HIT Squad, scored a first-round TKO win over Oscar Glover. Lance Benoist, unbeaten as an amateur fighter, remained unbeaten as a professional fighter with a first-round chokeout of CCCW veteran Ryne Vincent.

Monday, May 2, 2011

LONG BEACH FIGHT NIGHT 12 RESULTS: Main Event Ends with Disqualification, Joe Murphy Submits Maurice Eazel - 5/1/11

LONG BEACH FIGHT NIGHT 12 was held Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the Hall of Champions Gymnasium on the Long Beach City College campus in California.

In the main event, Vince Guzman got himself disqualified for doing the stanky leg upside Thor Skancke's head. With both fighters on the ground, Skancke was posturing up from Guzman's guard to throw down punches when Guzman kicked him in the head. The referee ruled Skancke still on the mat when the kick landed, thus making it an illegal kick to a grounded opponent. Skancke was unable to continue, so the fight was called and he was awarded the DQ victory.

Joe Murphy, who fights out of Kings MMA under Rafael Cordeiro, upped his record to 3-0 with a win over perpetual loser Maurice Eazel. Believe it or not, Eazel, who has currently lost 4 straight fights, has strung together a pair of 3-fight winning streaks in his career, despite only having won 7 times amongst 14 losses. Do the math. Is your mind blown? While Eazel's MMA record is shabby, there's no question that when the man is on, he's on.

SHC 4 RESULTS: Jeff Monson Continues Winning Streak in Switzerland - 4/30/11

STRENGTH & HONOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4: MONSON VS PERAK was held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Theatre du Leman in Geneva, Switzerland.

SHOGUN FIGHTS 4 RESULTS: McGowan Suffers Bloody Loss but Ground Control Teammates All Win in Baltimore - 4/30/11

SHOGUN FIGHTS IV was held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

In the super heavyweight main event, journeyman Steven "The Panda" Banks landed a headkick in the first round that broke 300-pound local fighter Ryan McGowan's nose. McGowan was unable to breathe through his nose, but continued fighting as blood leaked out of his nostrils and down the back of his throat.

With just 11 seconds left in the second round, the fight was stopped with both fighters on the ground and Steven Banks showering down elbows and punches to the head of Ryan McGowan. After the fight, the two big men were covered in McGowan's blood and McGowan was taken to the hospital.

BRACE FOR WAR 8 RESULTS: Jay Cobain and Brad Thompson Win Tournament Fights in Brisbane, Australia - 4/30/11

BRACE FOR WAR VIII was held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Mansfield Tavern in Mansfield, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

This event featured the first 2 quarterfinal fights of the BRACE Welterweight Tournament. In the main event, Jay "The Freight Train" Cobain submitted the previously undefeated Sambo "Sexy Sam" Celikovic. Cobain struggled for the first few years of his MMA career but has now won 2 out of his last 3 fights.

In the other quarterfinal fight, Brad Thompson improved his record to an even 4-4 by catching Fredrico Blum with an upkick, then finishing off the winless fighter with punches.

The final 2 quarterfinal fights will go down August 27 at BRACE 10, with Dan "The Riot" Hyatt vs Jon "Lethal" Leven and Corey "Major" Nelson vs Benny "Blanco" Alloway.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

UFC 129 RESULTS: Georges St. Pierre and Jose Aldo Defend Titles, Lyoto Machida Crane Kick KO's Randy Couture - 4/30/11

UFC 129: ST-PIERRE VS SHIELDS was held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with 55,724 fans in attendance. For the first time in UFC history, every single fight was available to watch live. The main card aired live on PPV, 2 preliminary bouts aired live on Spike TV, and the remaining 5 undercard fights streamed live on

In the main event, 3-time Canadian Athlete of the Year Georges St. Pierre successfully defended his UFC Welterweight Championship with a 5-round unanimous decision victory over former EliteXC and Strikeforce champion Jake Shields. Coming into this fight, St. Pierre had won 30 consecutive rounds. That streak ended against Shields, who won 2 rounds on 2 judges' scorecards. Shields showed improved stand-up and bloodied St. Pierre's face, however, he never had St. Pierre in any sort of real trouble, whereas St. Pierre had Shields stumbling from punches on several occasions. In his post-fight interview, St. Pierre expressed hesitation when asked about a possible future superfight with UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva.

KOTC CANADA: MILE ZERO RESULTS: UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn Fails to Achieve 100th Win Against Ryan Fortin - 4/29/11

KING OF THE CAGE CANADA 51: MILE ZERO was held Friday, April 29, 2011, at the EnCana Centre in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada.

In the main event, Canadian welterweight Garett "One-Two" Davis submitted journeyman Gabe Rivas, who is currently on a wretched 9-fight losing streak. Four of Rivas' losses have come in the past 50 days. Overall, Rivas has lost 12 out of his last 13 fights. His last win was in March 2008, and before that, his last win was in late-2006. At this point, Rivas is a certifiable jabroni who travels around to small shows and loses to local fighters.

In the co-main event, old school UFC Superfight Champion Dan "The Beast" Severn was looking for win #100. No thanks to former MFC heavyweight Ryan "The Vanilla Gorilla" Fortin, Severn will have to wait a bit longer to achieve this remarkable feat. Fortin represented a serious step up in competition from the local yokels looking to make a name for themselves that Severn normally fights. The Canadian Fortin spoiled Severn's night and ended his 10-fight winning streak with a third-round TKO, Vanilla Gorilla style.

SUPERIOR CHALLENGE 7 RESULTS: Thales Leites Outpoints Jeremy Horn at RISE OF THE CHAMPIONS in Sweden - 4/30/11

Pic by Henrik Wall for MMAViking via Sherdog
SUPERIOR CHALLENGE 7: RISE OF THE CHAMPIONS was held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden. The event featured 3 championship fights for vacant titles.

UFC 129 BONUSES: $129K Bonus Payouts for Lyoto Machida, Pablo Garza, Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick - 4/30/11 in Toronto

The UFC awarded a record total of $516,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC 129: ST-PIERRE VS SHIELDS, held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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.