Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS XLVII, to be held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. The main card will air live on MTV2 starting at 9:00 pm EST.
LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 7 was held Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Houston Arena Theatre in Houston, TX. The main card aired live on HDNet.
In the main event, former WEC title contender Carlo "Neo" Prater won his third fight of 2011 with a second-round kimura submission victory over The Ultimate Fighter 9 alum Cameron "Money Man" Dollar. This was Dollar's first loss since being released from the UFC in mid-2009 after getting submitted by his castmate Jason Dent in a tryout fight at the TUF 9 Finale. Dollar had put together a streak of 5 straight wins before running into the Brazilian submission wizard Prater.
Daniel "The Pit" Pineda successfully defended his LFC Featherweight Championship in the co-main event with a third-round submission victory over former WEC fighter Frank Gomez.
STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 17: VOELKER VS BOWLING III was held Friday, July 22, 2011, at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card aired live on Showtime.
In the rubber match main event, "Vicious" Bobby Voelker won the trilogy with a second-round TKO victory over "Relentless" Roger Bowling. Similar to their first two encounters, Bowling won the first round. And as was the case the last time they fought, Voelker put away Bowling with strikes in the second round. Bowling was visibly distraught after the loss, and Voelker expressed a hopefulness to be fighting on one of the main Strikeforce shows against a top-ranked welterweight the next time he fights.
Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 17: VOELKER VS BOWLING III on Friday, July 22, 2011, at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air live on Showtime starting at 11:00 pm EST tonight.
STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS XVII: VOELKER VS BOWLING III will be held Friday, July 22, 2011, at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air live on Showtime starting at 11:00 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!
PREMIERE CAGE FIGHTING (PCF) presented TOTAL WARRIOR CHALLENGE IX: BERSERK (TWC 9) on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at The Venue Conference Center in Indianapolis, IN. Every single pro fight on the card ended with a submission or knockout finish.
In the main event, Midwest Training Center's Kevin Knabjian broke a 3-fight losing streak with a quick submission win over Indiana's own Jon "Big Nasty" Tarrh. Knabjian immediately pounced on Tarrh to start the fight and had him tapping out due to strikes at the 35-second mark of the opening round.
In the co-main event, Danny Surface knocked out Jimmy Jenkins. In the other notable fight on the card, Orville "Pooh Bear" Smith scored his dozenth MMA win by taking out Zach Harvey with a first-round rear-naked choke.
Brian Halquist Productions presented CAGESPORT 15 on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.
In the main event, Kyle "Kodiak" Keeney won the CageSport Interim Heavyweight Championship with a second-round submission victory over late replacement Josh Bennett. Originally, Keeney was set to challenge CageSport Heavyweight Champion Nick Braker for his title, but Braker developed a blood infection and had to withdraw from this event last week. With Bennett failing to play spoiler, Keeney and Braker will meet after all, when the two big men fight next to unify the two titles.
In the co-main event, George Stork brought an extra digit to "Dangerous" Justin Davis' loss column in the form of a second-round TKO.
ELITE 1 MMA: HOSTILE TERRITORY was held Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Casino NB in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
In the main event, UFC veteran and MMA legend Jeremy "Gumby" Horn scored his 88th career MMA win (and 59th win by submission) with a first-round rear-naked choke victory over one-time MFC fighter Shawn "Machine Gun" Marchand. With this win, Horn captured the vacant Elite 1 Light Heavyweight Championship. After the fight, Marchand announced his retirement from MMA.
In the co-main event, "Bad" Brad Duguay won the Elite 1 Featherweight Championship from Justin Bourgeois with a first-round triangle choke submission.
Elite 1 Heavyweight Champion Scott Fraser retained his title (barely) with a split decision win over Chris Johnson.
PROFESSIONAL FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS presented BORDER WARS: ROUND 1 on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
In the main event, Team Tompkins fighter Chris "The Menace" Clements won the vacant PFC Welterweight Championship with a TKO victory over Travis Briere. After winning the first round, Clements dropped Briere in the opening seconds of the second round with a brutal spinning back kick to the midsection. Clements followed Briere to the ground and finished him off with punches at the 32-second mark of the second stanza.
The co-main event featured two undefeated rookies. The Ultimate Fighter 13 alum Javier "Chunty Boy" Torres, a member of Team Dos Santos, eked out a split decision win over local Windsor fighter Ali "The Monster" Mokdad.