Saturday, June 18, 2011

STRIKEFORCE: OVEREEM VS WERDUM MADMAN ROUNDTABLE: Predictions, Weigh-In Results, Analysis for 6/18/11

Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for STRIKEFORCE: OVEREEM VS WERDUM on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. The main card will air live on Showtime starting at 10:00 pm EST. The undercard will air live on HDNet starting at 8:00 pm EST.

RING OF COMBAT 36 RESULTS: UFC Veteran Pete 'Drago' Sell Makes Triumphant MMA Return in Atlantic City, NJ - 6/17/11

Lou Neglia's RING OF COMBAT 36 was held Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In the main event, former UFC fighter Pete "Drago" Sell returned to MMA action for the first time in over 2 years. The Matt Serra/Ray Longo-trained fighter was released from the UFC in 2009 after losing 4 out of 5 fights in the Octagon. Drago had previously only fought 6 times outside of the UFC and 5 of those fights were in Ring of Combat, so fittingly he chose to make his MMA return in the Atlantic City-based MMA promotion. Drago scored a second-round armbar submission victory over Elijah "The Hero" Harshbarger to win the ROC Welterweight Championship.

In the co-main event, Aljamain "Aljo" Sterling won the ROC Bantamweight Championship after grappling for position with Claudio Ledesma for 15 minutes.

SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS 12 RESULTS: Ronda Rousey Wins in 49 Seconds, Likely Headed to Strikeforce Next - 6/17/11

Hard Knocks Fighting Championship held SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS 12 on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Century Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

SLAMMER IN THE HAMMER 1 RESULTS: Jason Day and Brad Cardinal Fall in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - 6/17/11

The inaugural SLAMMER IN THE HAMMER MMA event was held Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

In the main event, former UFC fighter Jason "Dooms" Day lost yet again, this time by a first-round TKO to Francis "Limitless" Carmont. The Canadian Day has now lost 3 straight fights, and overall he's lost 5 out of his last 6 fights, which includes back-to-back losses that got him released from the UFC. The Frenchman Carmont, on the other hand, has now won a career-best 5 fights in a row.

In the co-main event, Canada's Brad "The Bonesaw" Cardinal, the current Wreck MMA Lightweight Champion, also failed to represent his country against a foreign invasion. The American Daron Cruickshank dropped Cardinal with a headkick towards the end of the opening round and then quickly finished him off on the ground.

Friday, June 17, 2011

STRIKEFORCE: OVEREEM VS WERDUM INSANE PREVIEW: Predictions, Translated Odds for Every Fight on Card - 6/18/11

by MMAmadman Randy Rowles

STRIKEFORCE: OVEREEM VS WERDUM will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main card will air live on Showtime starting at 10:00 pm EST. The undercard will air live on HDNet starting at 8:00 pm EST.

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

Kimbo Slice Movie in Works with Entourage Star Kevin Connolly Directing and the Former UFC Fighter Starring as Himself

Kevin Connolly, who stars as Eric Murphy on HBO's ENTOURAGE, is currently shopping a film script around Hollywood based on the life story of YouTube streetfighting sensation-turned-UFC fighter Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson.

VIDEO: Josh Barnett Has a Pro Wrestling Match and Cuts a Killer Promo on Brett Rogers at the Strikeforce Open Workouts

STRIKEFORCE: OVEREEM VS WERDUM - 6/18/11 Fight Card in Dallas on Showtime


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WCF 11: LAUZON VS WEISMAN - 6/18/11 Fight Card in Boston, Massachusetts


FUNNY PIC: Ashton Kutcher Is a BJJ Black Belt for a Day Under Ricardo De La Riva

AFC 6: CONVICTION - 6/18/11 Fight Card and Poster for Armageddon FC in Canada

SLAMMER IN THE HAMMER - 6/17/11 Fight Card in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


RING OF COMBAT 36 - 6/17/11 Fight Card and Poster for Atlantic City, New Jersey with Pete 'Drago' Sell vs Elijah Harshbarger


VIDEO: Watch Strikeforce's Josh Barnett Go All Dr. MacGyver and Fix a Broken Nose Using Only Two Ballpoint Pens and His Wits

MMA H.E.A.T. was on the scene when Strikeforce Heavyweight Josh Barnett was called into action to set broken nose. During an interview with Karyn Bryant at Erik Paulson's CSW, Josh was summoned by his training partner, Erik Arevalo, to set a broken nose suffered by Mike Cahill while training at the gym next door.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BAMMA USA: BADBEAT 2 RESULTS: Chad George, Dominique Robinson and Georgi Karakhanyan Win in California - 6/11/11

BAMMA USA: BAD BEAT 2 was held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California. This was the third event of the American MMA promotion.

In the main event, former WEC fighter Chad "Savage" George scored a first-round submission victory over former Strikeforce fighter Bobby "The Kid" Sanchez. This was George's first fight since being released from the WEC after back-to-back losses in 2010. The last time Sanchez had a record above .500 was over 4 years ago. Sanchez has currently lost 6 straight fights (5 by submission) and hasn't won a fight since 2008. In fact, Sanchez only has a pair of victories in his last 13 fights.

In the co-main event, Dominique "The Fallen Angel" Robinson, coming off a big upset win over former UFC fighter John Gunderson in Tachi Palace Fights, won a split decision over Dionisio "Dion" Ramirez.

CES MMA 6 RESULTS: Tiawan Howard Outpoints WEC Vet Alex Karalexis in Rhode Island at NOWHERE TO HIDE - 6/10/11

Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment and Sports presented CES MMA VI: NOWHERE TO HIDE on Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Twin Rivers Events Center in Lincoln, RI.

In the main event, journeyman Tiawan "The Iron Dragon" Howard won a split decision over The Ultimate Fighter 1 alum Alex "T-Rex" Karalexis, a veteran of 10 combined fights in the UFC and WEC. This was Karalexis' first fight outside of the WEC in half a decade. Karalexis' contract was not transferred over to the crowded lightweight roster of the UFC after they absorbed the WEC at the end of 2010.

In the co-main event, Jeff "Candyman" Anderson also won a split decision by hitting the sweet spot on the scorecards of 2 of the 3 judges over Damien "The Omen" Trites in a battle of horror movie nicknames.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste Graces the UFC Magazine Cover for June/July 2011

SCORE FIGHTING SERIES 1 RESULTS: Jordan Mein Reps Canada with Big Win Over Marius Zaromskis in Mississauga - 6/10/11

The inaugural event of theScore Fighting Series was held Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It was an inauspicious debut to say the least for the popular Canadian sports network's first foray into promoting MMA. After the first two fights between rookie fighters resulted in knockouts, the remaining 10 fights all went to decisions.

In the main event, Jordan "Young Guns" Mein continued his ascent up the welterweight ranks with yet another significant victory. Mein won a decision over former Strikeforce welterweight title contender and current DREAM Welterweight Champion Marius "The Whitemare" Zaromskis. This was Mein's fourth win of 2011, including wins over former UFC fighters Josh Burkman and Joe "Diesel" Riggs. Overall, Mein has won 9 out of his last 10 fights. Zaromskis, on the other hand, has been struggling lately with only a single victory in his last 5 fights.

AGGRESSION MMA 7 RESULTS: Ryan Ford Stops Nick Hinchliffe, Co-Main Event Canceled Due to Cage Problems - 6/10/11

AGGRESSION MMA 7: CONFRONTATION was held Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

In the main event, top Canadian welterweight Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford outworked Nick "The Juggernaut" Hinchliffe in a stand-up battle until dropping him with a big right hand and finishing him off on the ground 18 seconds into the final round.

The co-main event was ruled a No Contest after being halted several times after the plywood floor under the canvas of the cage shifted and a hole opened up in the middle of the cage! Aggression officials attempted to fix the problem, however, after restarting once, it happened again and the fight was eventually waived off. After more delays, the cage floor was able to be repaired enough for the main event fighters to safely compete.

MFC 30 RESULTS: Brian Cobb Upsets Drew Fickett, Davis Outpoints Spratt - 6/10/11

MFC 30: UNPLUGGED 4 - UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL was held Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Mayfield Inn Trade and Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

In the main event, Brian "The Bandit" Cobb played his role to perfection by stealing a TKO victory from Drew "Night Rider" Fickett after spending most of the first round defending on the ground with Fickett on his back. Originally, Fickett was scheduled to fight Hermes Franca for Antonio McKee's recently vacated MFC Lightweight Championship. Of course, that was before Franca was arrested on multiple counts of allegedly raping one of his underage female students. Cobb was inked as a late replacement, but the bout was changed to a non-title fight. Now that Cobb has taken out the MFC's de facto number one contender, expect Cobb's next MFC fight to be for the still-vacant 155-pound title.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

UFC 131 RESULTS: Junior Dos Santos and Kenny Florian Earn Title Shots with Decision Wins in Vancouver - 6/11/11

UFC 131: DOS SANTOS VS CARWIN was held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main card aired live on PPV. Two preliminary bouts aired live on Spike TV and the remaining 5 preliminary bouts streamed live on the UFC's Facebook and YouTube pages.

UFC 131 BONUSES: $70K Bonus Payouts for Sam Stout, Chris Weidman, Dave Herman and John-Olav Einemo - 6/11/11


The UFC awarded a total of $280,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC 131: DOS SANTOS VS CARWIN, held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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.