Saturday, August 6, 2011
In the main event, former WEC bantamweight Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall won the TPF Flyweight Championship with a third-round submission victory over Darrell "The Mongoose" Montague. From all accounts, this was the Fight of the Night. Having previously defeated Jussier Da Silva, who won a dominant decision over Mamoru Yamaguchi earlier on this card, McCall has now established himself as the top 125-pound fighter on the planet.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz are looking to erase the draw from their record with a win this weekend. Watch the rematch Live on Pay-Per-View or www.UFC.tv this Saturday, August 6th at 6/9pm PT/ET.
In a Facebook exchange on July 19, 2011, TUF 10 quarterfinalist Jonathan Madsen confirmed that he was released from the UFC following his doctor stoppage loss to Mike Russow at UFC Fight Night 24 back in March.
The ufc cut me after my fight in Seattle. I'll be competing again soon I'll keep you posted!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
VIDEO: Strikeforce: Dan Henderson vs Fedor Emelianenko - Watch Highlights for Entire Showtime 7/30/11 Event
In the main event, "Fast" Eddy Ellis forced a verbal submission out of James "Bird Dog" Birdsley in the second round after a barrage of kicks. After taking a couple of hard kicks to the body, Birdsley checked a leg kick, and then turned to the referee and opted out of the fight. Ellis returned to MMA in April 2011 after a near 2-year layoff and scored a first-round submission victory over a solid opponent in Tim "Cheapshot" Welch. With nearly 50 fights under his belt, Birdsley is no pushover, so for Ellis to win in this fashion is very impressive.
In the co-main event, Eric Dahlberg scored a highlight reel headkick knockout win over Jory Erickson, who himself was coming off a huge TKO win over former UFC fighter "Bad" Brad Blackburn.
In the main event, The Ultimate Fighter 10 alum Abraham "Hurricane" Wagner submitted heavyweight journeyman Justin Grizzard in the first round. After taking out former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in 32 seconds in January for one of 2011's biggest upsets, Wagner was choked out by current UFC fighter Aaron Rosa two months later. Now, 4 months later, Wagner has rebounded with a submission win of his own. Grizzard was coming off back-to-back wins, which tied a career best for him, before Wagner put him back in his place.
In the co-main event, Joe "Excalibur" Ellenberger, twin brother of UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger, won his second fight of 2011. Joe returned to MMA in 2011 after taking a near 2-year hiatus due to a rare blood disease. Joe scored a unanimous decision win over a super solid opponent in James "The Unbreakable Heavy Hitter" Warfield. Joe Ellenberger had been invited to the UFC before, but had to decline due to his medical condition. Now that's he back into the swing of things, Joe will hopefully soon be on the UFC roster along with his brother.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
JUNGLE FIGHT 30 RESULTS: Massaranduba Wins Lightweight Gold, John Lineker Earns Bantamweight Title Fight - 7/30/11
In the main event, Francisco "Massaranduba" Drinaldo won the vacant Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship with a majority decision victory over one-time DREAM fighter Adriano Martins. Massaranduba's only career loss was in a 155-pound title fight in the finals of last year's Jungle Fight Lightweight Grand Prix. Massaranduba lost to current UFC fighter Yuri "Marajo" Alcantara, who soon vacated the title after signing with the WEC. Massaranduba made the most of his second chance and ended Martins' 6-fight winning streak to capture the elusive gold.
STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS HENDERSON RESULTS: Hendo Stops Fedor, Miesha Tate Wins Women's Title in Chicago - 7/30/11
In the main event, Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan "Hendo" Henderson put on an extra 2 pounds to move up to heavyweight at 207-pounds to take on the MMA legend Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko. In MMA, the heavyweight division ranges from 206 to 265 pounds. Fedor weighed in at 223 pounds, however, the fighters appeared very close in size.
In what was a rollicking one-round fight, both fighters traded heavy leather, but it was Fedor Emelianenko who was left face-planted on the mat with referee Herb Dean intervening to declare Dan Henderson the winner before the first round was over.