Saturday, May 28, 2011

VIDEO: In the Moment: Rampage Jackson - UFC 130 Real-Time Training Documentary

SHARK FIGHTS 15 RESULTS: Joey Villasenor and Chris Camozzi Battle to a 15-Minute Draw, Branch Takes Out May - 5/27/11

SHARK FIGHTS 15: VILLASENOR VS CAMOZZI was held Friday, May 27, 2011, at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This was the first Shark Fights event held outside of Texas.

In the main event, former UFC fighter Chris "Kamikaze" Camozzi and former Strikeforce fighter Joey "Smokin' Joe" Villasenor fought to a dreaded draw. After fifteen minutes of fighting, one judge saw the contest 29-28 for Camozzi, one had it 29-28 for Villasenor, and one judge ruled the fight even at 29-29. Expect a future rematch in Shark Fights to settle this sour-tasting stalemate.

7/13 UPDATE: The New Mexico Athletic Commission has ruled the scorecards were incorrectly tallied and the correct result is Chris Camozzi won by split decision over Joey Villasenor.

In the co-main event, former UFC middleweight Dave "The Tree" Branch and his horrible nickname TKO'd The Ultimate Fighter 7 alum Jeremy "BAMF" May. Like main eventer Chris Camozzi, Branch was ousted from the UFC after winning back-to-back fights and then losing once.

ECFP 2 RESULTS: Ricky Goodall Topples Lenny Wheeler at RESURGENCE in Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada - 5/27/11

EAST COAST FIGHT PRODUCTIONS: RESURGENCE was held Friday, May 27, 2011, at the Trenton Rink in Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

In the all-Canadian main event, Ricky Goodall won by TKO over Lenny Wheeler with just over 30 seconds left in the opening round. Goodall has now put together back-to-back wins in 2011 (both this month) after losing back-to-back fights to close out 2010.

In the co-main event, Troy Wilton won a unanimous decision over Jeremy Josey, who has now lost 3 straight fights since winning his MMA debut in late 2009. Xtreme Couture Toronto's Michael Imperato, noted for his excellent grappling skills, lost for the first time in his young career when he got caught with an armbar at the 2-minute mark of the first round by Mike Mallot.

TITAN FIGHTING 18 RESULTS: Brian Davidson Submits Jens Pulver, Jake Rosholt DQ'd After Dominating John Ott - 5/27/11

Jens Pulver getting choked out by Brian Davidson - Pic by Keith Mills for Sherdog
TITAN FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 18: PULVER VS DAVIDSON was held Friday, May 27, 2011, at the Historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The main card aired live on HDNet.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

MOVIE TRAILER: HAMILL - Film Based on Life Story of Deaf UFC Fighter Matt Hamill

UFC 130: RAMPAGE VS HAMILL - 5/28/11 Fight Card and Poster for Memorial Day Weekend with Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson


GLADIATOR CHALLENGE: WARPATH RESULTS: Jaime Jara and Rob Jackson Win Titles, James Fanshier Defends - 5/21/11

GLADIATOR CHALLENGE: WARPATH was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Shingle Springs Rancheria in Placerville, California. Nearly a week later, we finally have the complete results to report. Better late than never, I suppose.

In the main event, Rob "The Caveman" Jackson won the GC Heavyweight Championship with a split decision victory over Ruben "Warpath" Villareal, the namesake of this event. The one-time Strikeforce fighter Warpath has now lost 3 straight fights, which ties as the worst losing streak of his career.

In the co-main event, Gladiator Challenge fan favorite James "The Educator" Fanshier returned from a 10-month layoff to successfully defend his GC Middleweight Championship against Richard Blake, who broke a 5-fight losing streak in November 2010 to dubiously earn this title shot. Blake has won just 2 of his last 15 fights!

UNITED GLORY WORLD SERIES FINALS - 5/28/11 Fight Card in Moscow with Siyar Bahadurzada vs Tommy Depret


GLORY MMA: FIGHT NIGHT - 5/28/11 Fight Card and 'Silence of the Lambs' Poster


AMAZON FIGHT 8 - 5/27/11 Fight Card in Brazil with Carina Damm and Luis Sapo


CAGE WARRIORS 42 - 5/28/11 Fight Card in Ireland with Joe Duffy and Jake Hecht


PRESTIGE FC 2: MEIN VS FAIRCLOTH - 5/28/11 Fight Card in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada with Mike Ciesnolevicz


DREAM: FIGHT FOR JAPAN - 5/29/11 Fight Card and Poster for 2011 Japan Bantamweight Grand Prix in Tokyo


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

VIDEO: HERE WE GO: CAMP CARWIN - Episode 1 of UFC 131 Preview for Shane Carwin vs Junior Dos Santos on 6/11/11

Check out the first episode of Bud Light's Here We Go: Camp Carwin, our exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Shane Carwin's training for his next big fight, and meet the crew that's helping keep Shane on top of his game.

FUNNY VIDEO: UFC's Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson Detects BS for Boost Mobile

Rampage has a genetic gift that allows him to accurately detect when he's being fed bullshit...which then triggers an involuntary physical response.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson goes viral with this Boost Mobile commercial.

COWBOY MMA RESULTS: Jake and Jared Rosholt Win in Ponca City, Oklahoma at CAGED COWBOYS on 5/21/11

COWBOY MMA 1: CAGED COWBOYS was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Hutchins Memorial in Ponca City, Oklahoma. The event was co-headlined by the Rosholt Brothers, Jake and Jared Rosholt.

In the main event, former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt won his fourth fight of 2011 with a first-round submission victory over John the Malbrough man. Rosholt was released from the UFC in late 2009 after a submission loss to Kendall Grove. On the indie circuit, Rosholt finished 2010 with a TKO loss to Matt Horwich. That loss to The Fighting Hippy seems to have lit a fire under Rosholt's ass.

The heavyweight half of the Rosholt brothers, Jared "The Big Show" Rosholt, also won by submission. Jared has much less MMA experience than his brother, winning just his second pro fight here, but given his wrestling pedigree, Jared has significant potential.

FIGHT FOR WRESTLING 3 RESULTS: Brian Cobb Represents CSUB with Submission Win Over Rad Martinez - 5/20/11

FFW III: BACK IN BAKERSFIELD was held Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Icardo Center in Bakersfield, California. All of the proceeds from this event went to the California State University Bakersfield wrestling program.

In the main event, former Cal State Bakersfield wrestler Brian "The Bandit" Cobb submitted the once-beaten Radley "Rad" Martinez in the second round. Cobb has now won 3 straight fights. Cobb made it to the UFC in early 2009 after a 9-fight winning streak, but got caught with a headkick ten seconds into the second round against Terry Etim. Despite taking the fight on late notice, Cobb was released from the UFC after the single loss.

Fellow former collegiate wrestler Brock "The Machine" Jardine, the long lost love child of Brock Lesnar and Keith Jardine, needed just 20 seconds to slay "Tha Dragon" Kenny Ento in the co-main event. Jardine's only MMA loss was to current TUF 13 cast member Tony Ferguson.

VIDEO: Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Talks UFC 130 Fight with Matt Hamill - 5/23/11

Monday, May 23, 2011

CFC 17: TREKKO VS LISITA - 6/3/11 Fight Card in Australia with Muhsin Corbbrey


RAGE IN THE CAGE 152 RESULTS: Main Eventer Matt Lucas and 4 Other Fighters Win by KO in Less Than a Minute - 5/21/11

RITC 152 was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler, Arizona.

In the main event, RITC Light Heavyweight Champion Matt "Luke Duke" Lucas successfully defended his 205-pound title with a 42-second knockout win over Shawn Frye. The challenger earned this title shot, despite his less-than-stellar MMA record, by upsetting Aaron Brink at RITC 151 last month. Lucas has now won 5 straight fights and could be starting to garner interest from some of the bigger fight promotions.

The co-main event also ended in a flash. Jamie "The Headhunter" Schmidt proved to be quite an effective headhunter with an 11-second knockout of Lee "The Silent Warrior" Chapman. After starting his MMA career 3-0, Chapman has won just once in his last 9 fights.

NAAFS: SPOHN VS HAWK 2 RESULTS: Dan 'Dragon' Spohn Wins Gold with a 5-Round Decision Over John Hawk - 5/21/11

NORTH AMERICAN ALLIED FIGHT SERIES: SPOHN VS HAWK 2 was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at The Arena in Streetsboro, Ohio.

In the main event rematch between Dan "Dragon" Spohn and "Big" John Hawk for the vacant NAAFS Light Heavyweight Championship, Spohn once again won a unanimous decision over Hawk. Spohn originally outpointed Hawk at NAAFS: ROCK N RUMBLE 4 in August 2010 in a 3-round fight. This time it was a 5-round fight that went the distance, and when Spohn's hand was raised at the end of this one, he was wearing the NAAFS 205-pound title around his waist. Dan Spohn is now a perfect 5-0 with 40-percent of his wins are over John Hawk.

JUNGLE FIGHT 28 RESULTS: Massaranduba Wins Gold Over Derrick Burnsed, John Linekar Slays Another Victim - 5/21/11

Promoter Wallid Ismail presented JUNGLE FIGHT 28 on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Flamengo Rowing Club Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In the main event, top Brazilian lightweight prospect Francisco "Massaranduba" Drinaldo knocked out one-time Strikeforce fighter Derrick Burnsed early in the second round to capture the Jungle Fight Interim Lightweight Championship. Burnsed is a product of UFC bantamweight title contender Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male. This title is more than a bit excessive, given Jungle Fight just crowned another interim 155-pound champion last month in Adriano Martins. Massaranduba will next fight Martins to unify the titles and create an undisputed Jungle Fight Lightweight Champion.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

REALITY FIGHTING 5/21/11 RESULTS: Joey Proctor Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Victory over The Wizard at MOHEGAN SUN

REALITY FIGHTING: MOHEGAN SUN was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

In the main event, Joey Proctor scored a unanimous decision victory over the previously undefeated Oz "The Wizard" Pariser in a lightweight bout. The co-main event between Joe McGann and American Top Team's Ryan Quinn also went the distance, but ended inconclusively after the ringside judges ruled the bout a draw.

Marianna "The Crushen Russian" Kheyfets improved her record to 3-0 with a third-round triangle choke submission win over Kaline Medeiros, who was making her MMA debut. This is Kheyfets' second win by triangle choke. In her first pro MMA fight in July 2010, Kheyfets used her lovely legs to submit former Strikeforce fighter Kim Couture, the ex-wife of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture.

SCC 1 RESULTS: Justin Buchholz Channels the Almighty Steven Seagal with a Front Kick Knockout of Steve Lopez - 5/21/11

SUPERIOR CAGE COMBAT 1: LOPEZ VS BUCHHOLZ was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Bally's Event Center at Bally's Las Vegas in Nevada.

Former UFC lightweights Justin Buchholz and Steve Lopez squared off in the main event. Lopez took the early advantage in the fight by taking Buchholz down in the first round and smothering him on the ground. Buchholz was able to keep Lopez at a distance in the second round and outpoint him on the feet while landing nasty leg kicks. By the third round, Buchholz had found his swagger and knocked out Lopez with a Steven Seagal-invented front kick, similar to the recent victories by Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. Ironically, Lopez trains at Xtreme Couture with Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort, the victims of Silva and Machida's front kick knockouts.

BAMMA 6 RESULTS: Kong KO's Ninja - Murilo Rua Retires Following Knockout Loss to Tom Watson, Frank Trigg Wins - 5/21/11

BAMMA 6: KONG VS NINJA was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Wembley Arena in London, England, United Kingdom.

In the main event, BAMMA Middleweight Champion Tom "Kong" Watson successfully defended his 185-pound title with a dominant performance against Murilo "Ninja" Rua. Watson beat up Ninja for a couple of rounds and then knocked him out in the third round. Watson landed a headkick that had Ninja out on his feet and put him down with punches. The 31-year-old PRIDE veteran Murilo Rua, older brother of UFC fighter Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, announced his retirement from MMA after the fight on his official Twitter.

BELLATOR 45 RESULTS: Christian M'Pumbu and Patricio Pitbull Win Tournaments, Sam Alvey Upsets Karl Amoussou - 5/21/11

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS XLV was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the L’Auberge du Lac Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This event served as the Bellator Season 4 Finale and featured the culminations of the Bellator Light Heavyweight and Featherweight Tournaments.

In the main event, Christian "Tonton" M'Pumbu became the inaugural Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion with a third-round TKO win over Richard "Rare Breed" Hale. M'Pumbu resides in France but was born in Africa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Not only did M'Pumbu become the first-ever Bellator 205-pound champion with this victory, he became the first-ever African-born fighter to hold a major MMA world title. M'Pumbu won the belt with the tournament victory, which is normally for number one contender status, because this was the first light heavyweight tournament held in Bellator. The winner of the next 205-pound tournament will be the first to challenge M'Pumbu for the title.

KSW 16 RESULTS: Khalidov Submits Lindland, James Thompson Overcomes an Exhausted Mariusz Pudzianowski - 5/21/11

KONFRONTACJA SZTUK WALKI 16 was held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.

In the main event, top Polish middleweight Mamed Khalidov choked out former UFC fighter Matt "The Law" Lindland in the first round. Lindland is a true legend of the sport, but father time seems to have passed him by. Lindland has now lost by submission or knockout in 4 out of his last 5 fights.

In the co-main event, Poland's top MMA draw Mariusz "The Dominator" Pudzianowski, a 5-time winner of the World's Strongest Man competition, gassed out in the second round and succumbed to a weak-looking arm-triangle choke by James "The Colossus" Thompson. Colossus is most famous for having his cauliflower ear exploded on network television by Kimbo Slice. This is just James Thompson's second win in his last 10 fights.