Saturday, July 30, 2011

XFE CAGE WARS 8 RESULTS: J.A. Dudley, Brylan VanArtsdalen and Tom Marcellino Win Gold in Atlantic City, NJ - 7/29/11

XTREME FIGHT EVENTS presented CAGE WARS VIII: HOUSE OF PAIN on Friday, July 29, 2011, at the House of Blues in the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In the main event, Ring of Combat veteran J.A. Dudley scored a majority decision victory over Brendan "Brutal" Barrett to capture the vacant XFE Heavyweight Championship. Former UFC announcer and longtime MMA judge Jeff Blatnick scored the fight a draw, but both other judges saw the fight for Dudley. After starting his MMA career a miserable 1-6, Dudley has now won 3 out of his last 4 fights. Barrett, on the other hand, has just a single victory in his last 7 fights.

In the co-main event, Anthony "Showtime" Leone's struggles continued. The Team Bombsquad fighter won his first 8 fights, but has since lost 5 out of 6 fights. Leone was choked unconscious by Pennsylvanian Brylan VanArtsdalen for the XFE Featherweight Championship. VanArtsdalen made his MMA debut in Bellator, but got choked out by Rich De Los Reyes. VanArtsdalen has since won 5 straight fights in the minor leagues.

RFC 24 RESULTS: James Hammortree Nails a Decision, John Cofer Cuffs a Submission - Word Play Galore in Tampa, FL - 7/29/11

REAL FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 24: EXPLOSION was held Friday, July 29, 2011, at the A La Carte Pavillion in Tampa, Florida.

Originally, John Cofer was supposed to fight Tiger World's Patrick Cenoble in the main event, but instead Cofer fought the 1-1 Ryan DeRocher lower down the card and The Ultimate Fighter 11 alum James "Sledge" Hammortree was elevated to the main event against the 1-2 Joe Johnson. Needles to say, both Hammortree and Cofer won their respective fights, however, both had to work for their victories against inexperienced fighters who were nonetheless game. This was Hammortree's first fight since being released from the UFC over a year ago.

In the co-main event, 21-year-old bantamweight Geane Herrera improved his record to 3-0 in less than a minute with a submission over journeyman Calvin Martin.

STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS HENDERSON MADMAN ROUNDTABLE: Weigh-In Results, Preview, Predictions, Analysis for 7/30/11

Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS HENDERSON on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The main card will air live on Showtime starting at 10:00 pm EST.

TITAN FC 19 RESULTS: Olympic Silver Medalist Sara McMann Dominates Tonya Evinger in Kansas City on HDNet - 7/29/11

TITAN FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 19: KRAUSE VS FRENCH was held Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS. Originally, Bobby Lashley was supposed to headline this HDNet event against former UFC fighter Eddie Sanchez, however, Lashley pulled out last week citing personal reasons.

In the makeshift main event, former KOTC champion Clay French edged out Titan poster boy "The" James Krause by split decision. This was French's second straight split decision victory and his third overall win in a row, following a rough patch where French lost 4 out of 5 fights. After starting his career a perfect 10-0, the 6'2" lightweight Krause has won just twice in his last 6 fights.

Friday, July 29, 2011

STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS HENDERSON INSANE PREVIEW: The Raw Data - Stats, Translated Odds, Analysis for 7/30/11

by MMAmadman Randy Rowles

STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS HENDERSON will be held Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The main card will air live on Showtime starting at 10:00 pm EST.

This Insane Preview features fighter profiles with all the pertinent statistics – 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 of each fighter’s wins and losses; as well as MMAPlayground poll results and Sherdog Fight Finder links for every fighter on the entire card!

This is the raw meat that will be used by the MMAmadman crew to cook up steaks in the form of predictions for our regular Madman Roundtable, which will be posted early Saturday morning. Be sure to check back on Saturday for complete fight Predictions, Analysis and Madness Levels for every fight.

Striving to be the most analytically astute fight preview column possible.

Let the madness begin...

STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS HENDERSON - 7/30/11 Fight Card and Poster for Chicago


LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 8: SPRATT VS PATINO - 9/16/11 Fight Card on HDNet in Houston, Texas

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PAYDAY - STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 17 SALARIES: Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for 7/22/11 in Las Vegas

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the following salary payout figures for STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 17: VOELKER VS BOWLING 3, held Friday, July 22, 2011, at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The main card aired live on Showtime.

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

Ovince "OSP" St. Preux was the top earner with his $12,000 pay out. Winning fighters in RED.


Eight legendary monsters pitted against each other in a fight to the death to determine the most powerful monster of all time. Starring Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall), Robert Maillet (300, Sherlock Holmes), Art Hindle (Porky's, The Brood), Herb Dean (MMA Referee), Jimmy Hart "The Mouth of the South", with Kevin Nash (The Punisher), and featuring the voice of Lance Henriksen (Aliens). It's the Ultimate Fight of the Living Dead!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

KING OF THE CAGE: SHOCKWAVE RESULTS: Suicide Alert - Kid Khaos aka Krazy Horse Charles Bennett Loses Yet Again - 7/23/11

KING OF THE CAGE: SHOCKWAVE was held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Gold Country Casino in Oroville, California.

In the main event, former Strikeforce fighter Jeremiah Metcalf submitted Marcus Gaines in the second round with a rear-naked choke. Gaines has now lost a whopping 8 straight fights and hasn't won since submitting Jason Von Flue on July 23, 2009, two years ago to the date.

Speaking of awful losing streaks, Charles "Kid Khaos" Bennett, the artist formerly known as Krazy Horse, lost his fifth straight fight in the co-main event. The man who once knocked out KJ Noons in EliteXC has now won just twice in his last 10 fights. The infamous Bennett is said to have been taking training seriously for the first time in his career, however, the results remain the same. Matt "The Kamikaze Kid" Muramoto choked out Bennett in the first round.

CFFC 10 RESULTS: 'The Surgeon' Chip Pollard Cuts Open Joey Rivera to Win 170-Pound Gold in Atlantic City - 7/23/11

CAGE FURY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 10: PINK EYE was held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event, originally title Black Eye, was renamed Pink Eye to incorporate a breast-cancer awareness fundraiser.

In the main event, Joey "Boom Boom" Rivera, a dual CFFC champion at both 185-pounds and 170-pounds, lost for the first time in his career in his first attempt to defend his recently-won CFFC Welterweight Championship. Chip "The Surgeon" Moraza-Pollard used a jab to open up a cut under Rivera's eye in the second round. The cut continued to bleed profusely through the third round, after which the ringside physician called an end to the fight. Pollard, who was a late replacement in this fight and coming off back-to-back losses, has totally reversed his fortunes and is now the new CFFC Welterweight Champion.

CFA 2 RESULTS: Sean McCorkle and Efrain Escudero Win in Miami, Florida - 7/23/11

Pic by William Musacchia for Sherdog
CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTING ALLIANCE II: McCORKLE VS BEFORT was held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the U.S. Century Bank Arena in Miami, FL.

VIDEO: Watch Neil Grove vs Zak Jensen at Bellator 47 in the Best 2-Minute Heavyweight Fight You'll See This Year

EXTREME CHALLENGE 188 RESULTS: Watch Brock Larson Get KTFO by Eric 'Big Head' Davila in 7 Seconds (VIDEO) - 7/23/11

Pic by Jason Kliber for Sherdog
EXTREME CHALLENGE 188: LARSON VS DAVILA was held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

BELLATOR 47 RESULTS: Pat Curran and Marlon Sandro Advance to Finals of Featherweight Tournament - 7/23/11

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 47 was held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Rama Casino in Rama, Ontario, Canada. This event featured the semifinals of the Bellator Summer Series Featherweight Tournament.

In the top 2 fights, Pat "Paddy Mike" Curran and Marlon Sandro won unanimous decisions to advance to the finale of the 145-pound tourney over Ronnie "Kid Ninja" Mann and Nazareno "Naza" Malegarie, respectively. The winner of the Curran-Sandro final, which will be held at Bellator 48, will receive a total of $100,000 and a Bellator Featherweight Championship fight against either the current champion Joe Warren or the Season 4 Featherweight Tournament winner and possible next champ Patricio "Pitbull" Freire, who has yet to cash in on his title bid.

In non-tournament fights, Chris "The Polish Hammer" Horodecki won a clean sweep unanimous decision over Chris "Showtime" Saunders, Neil "Goliath" Grove scored a first-round TKO stoppage over TUF 10 alum Zak Jensen in a highly entertaining 2-minute heavyweight fight, and Alexandre "Popo" Bezerra quickly choked out Jesse "The Ghost" Gross.