Saturday, July 2, 2011

UFC 132 MADMAN ROUNDTABLE: Predictions, Analysis, Weigh-In Results, Madness Levels for Every Fight - 7/2/11

Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for UFC 132: CRUZ VS FABER 2 on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air live on PPV starting at 9:00 pm EST. Two preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV starting at 8:00 pm EST. The remaining preliminary bouts will stream live on Facebook starting at 6:00 pm EST.

KOTC: NEXT GENERATION RESULTS: Brendan Tierney's Corner Surrenders to David Gomez in King of the Cage - 6/30/11

KOTC: NEXT GENERATION was held Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California.

In the championship main event, late replacement Brendan Tierney, out of Arizona Combat Sports, started off strong against David Gomez, but Tierney began to slow down after the first round and The Shark Tank's Gomez could smell the blood in the water. Gomez busted up the face of Tierney and put a beating on him into the fifth round, until Tierney's corner threw in the towel halfway through the final round. "Don’t ever stop the f-cking fight on me," was Tierney's response to the stoppage by his corner. Gomez is the new KOTC Welterweight Champion. Former champ Quinn Mulhern vacated the title when he recently signed with Strikeforce.

Friday, July 1, 2011

UFC 132 INSANE PREVIEW: Predictions, Translated Odds, Analysis, Fighter Profiles, Stats for Every Fight on Card - 7/2/11

by MMAmadman Randy Rowles

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 132: CRUZ VS FABER 2 will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The main card will air live on PPV starting at 9:00 pm EST. Two preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV starting at 8:00 pm EST. The remaining preliminary bouts will stream live on Facebook starting at 6:00 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, UFC, WEC and Strikeforce 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!

VIDEO: UFC 133 - Rashad Evans vs Phil Davis and Rich Franklin vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Philadelphia Preview - 8/6/11

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PAYDAY - STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 16 SALARIES: Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for 6/24/11 in Kent, Washington

The Washington State Department of Licensing has released the following salary payout figures for STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 16: FODOR VS TERRY, held June 24, 2011 at the ShoWare Center in Kent, WA. The main card aired live on Showtime.

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

Headliner Caros "The Future" Fodor was the highest paid athlete with his $16,000 pay out. Winning fighters in RED.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

UFC 132: CRUZ VS FABER 2 - 7/2/11 Fight Card and Poster for 4th of July Weekend


XFO 40 RESULTS: Mike Pitz and Dustin Jacoby Stay Unbeaten in Illinois - 6/25/11

XTREME FIGHTING ORGANIZATION 40 was held Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Lakemoor Banquet Facility in Lakemoor, IL.

In the main event, Midwest Training Center middleweight Mike Pitz improved his undefeated record to 6-0 with a dominant decision win over Team Vision's Marcus Finch, who continued his trend of alternating wins and losses. Pitz used repeated takedowns along with ground and pound to seal the deal in the eyes of the ringside judges.

In the co-main event, 6'4" middleweight Dustin Jacoby, out of Robbins MMA, also remained undefeated after using a left hook to open up a cut above Ryan "The Rhino" Sturdy's right eye. The one-time Bellator fighter Sturdy trains alongside MMA legend Jens Pulver and the lovely Felice Herrig as part of Team Curran.

Monday, June 27, 2011

UCMMA 21 RESULTS: Oli Thompson and Denniston Sutherland Win in Title Fights in England at STAND YOUR GROUND - 6/25/11

ULTIMATE CHALLENGE MMA 21: STAND YOUR GROUND was held Saturday, June 25, 2011, at The Troxy in London, England, United Kingdom.

In the main event, UCMMA Heavyweight Champion Oli Thompson successfully defended his title with a first-round submission victory over Mark "The Great White Shark" Potter. Thompson has now won 5 straight fights since dropping back-to-back fights on the same night to current UFC heavyweight Rob "The Bear" Broughton and former UFC middleweight Joe "The Doctor" Vedepo.

In the co-main event, Denniston "Mad Max" Sutherland won the UCMMA Middleweight Championship by knocking out MMA veteran Mark "The Wizard" Weir in the first round. In the past half decade, Weir has only won 3 times in 13 fights, although he had cast a spell in his previous fight with a big UCMMA 185-pound title win over Jack "The Stone" Mason. Weir's title reign lasted for 15 months, but only because he hadn't fought since winning the strap.

UFC ON VERSUS 4 RESULTS: Cheick Kongo Rises from the Dead to KO Pat Barry, Charlie Brenneman Plays Spoiler - 6/26/11

Pic by LaosPowerHouse
UFC ON VERSUS 4: KONGO VS BARRY was held Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The main card aired live on the Versus network and the undercard streamed live on the UFC's official Facebook page.

UFC ON VERSUS 4 BONUSES: $50K Bonus Payouts for Cheick Kongo, Joe Lauzon, Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz - 6/26/11

The UFC awarded a total of $200,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC ON VERSUS 4: KONGO VS BARRY, held Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

VIDEO: Ken Shamrock vs James Toney Press Conference - Cue the Trainwreck

SHARK FIGHTS 16 RESULTS: Josh Neer Trumps Jesse Juarez in Texas - 6/25/11

SHARK FIGHTS 16: NEER VS JUAREZ was held Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Ector County Coliseum in Odessa, Texas.

In the main event, former UFC fighter Josh "The Dentist" Neer won his thirtieth MMA fight after former MFC fighter Jesse "The King" Juarez was unable to answer the bell for the second round due to a hand injury. Neer has now won 5 out of 6 fights since being released from the UFC, only losing in a non-title Bellator superfight to Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez. Juarez, on the other hand, has now lost back-to-back fights following a 9-fight winning streak.

In the co-main event, Artenas "Chico" Young won a unanimous decision over Elvis "The King" Mutapcic. After an uneventful 14 minutes of fighting, Young turned up the heat in the final minute of the fight and bloodied up Mutapcic before getting his hand raised for the victory.

JUNGLE FIGHT 29: Renato Moicano and Neilson Gomes Win in Brazil - 6/25/11

Promoter Wallid Ismail presented JUNGLE FIGHT 29 on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Hercules Antonio Pereira Miranda Gymnasium in Serra, Espirito Santo, Brazil.

In the main event, Renato "Moicano" Carneiro remained undefeated after he eked out a unanimous decision win over veteran fighter Iliarde Sabino Belo Dos Santos. Carneiro struggled more and more as the fight went along, but did enough to win the fight in the eyes of the judges, although the Brazilian crowd at least partially voiced their disagreement with the decision.

KING OF THE CAGE: EPIC FORCE RESULTS: Tyler East and Jared Papazian Win Gold over Nick Gaston and Abel Cullum - 6/24/11

KING OF THE CAGE: EPIC FORCE was held Friday, June 24, 2011, at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

In the main event, Tyler "The Beast" East won the vacant KOTC Heavyweight Championship with a second-round TKO victory over the previously undefeated Nick "Afrozilla" Gaston. East has now won 5 straight fights, which is the total amount of fights he had when he unsuccessfully challenged Tony Lopez for the same title back in 2009. It is unclear if this technical knockout loss will affect Nick Gaston's scheduled fight in Japan in three weeks against Todd Duffee at DREAM: Japan GP Final.

In the co-main event, Jared Papazian scored a big upset win by outpointing Abel "The Silent Assassin" Cullum after 25 minutes to capture the vacant KOTC Flyweight Championship. King of the Cage does not have a featherweight division, so their flyweight division is competed at 135-pounds, which would normally be the bantamweight division. Cullum actually held the KOTC flyweight title before losing it to Jimmie Rivera, from whom it was recently vacated.

BELLATOR 46 RESULTS: Pat Curran, Marlon Sandro, Nazareno Malegarie and Ronnie Mann Advance in Tourney - 6/25/11

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 46 was held Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The event kicked off the Summer Series, which will consist of three shows and features a featherweight tournament.

In the main event, Bellator lightweight tournament winner Pat Curran made a successful promotional debut at 145-pounds with a first-round submission victory over Luis "Baboon" Palomino to advance to the semifinals of the tournament. Marlon Sandro won a split decision over his Brazilian countryman Genair "Junior PQD" Da Silva, Nazareno "Naza" Malegarie submitted Jacob DeVree, and Ronnie "Kid Ninja" Mann knocked out Adam Schindler to round out the semifinals.

In non-tournament undercard action, Jessica "Jag" Aguilar won a split decision over Carla Esparza, former King of the Cage heavyweight champion Tony "Ghost Wolf" Johnson Jr. won a unanimous decision over Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis, Alexandre "Popo" Bezerra submitted late replacement Sam Jones, and The Ultimate Fighter 7 alum Dan Cramer outpointed Josh Samman.