Saturday, September 24, 2011

DREAM 17 RESULTS: Shinya Aoki and Tatsuya Kawajiri Cap Off Great Night of Fights with Submission Wins - 9/24/11

DREAM 17 was held Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Quick Results After the Break

TITAN FC 20 RESULTS: Dakota Cochrane Kicks Off Weekend Full of MMA with Upset Win over Jamie Varner - 9/23/11

TITAN FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 20: VARNER VS COCHRANE was held Friday, September 23, 2011, at the Historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS. The main card aired live on HDNet.

In the main event, late replacement Dakota Cochrane, in his first live televised fight, scored a huge upset win over former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner. Cochrane is now riding a 7-fight winning streak. Varner is a miserable 1-4-1 in his last 6 fights.

In the co-main event, former UFC fighter Eddie "The Manic Hispanic" Sanchez outpointed recent Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix participant and renowned wife beater Brett "Da Grim" Rogers.

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 19 RESULTS: Lorenz Larkin and Shawn Jordan Command Respect in Las Vegas - 9/23/11

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 19: LARKIN VS ROSSBOROUGH was held Friday, September 23, 2011, at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card aired live on Showtime.

In the main event, Lorenz "The Monsoon" Larkin, the Carlton Banks of MMA, won a hard-fought decision over late replacement Nick "The Slim Shady of MMA" Rossborough. Larkin struggled early against the bigger fighter, but took over as the fight went along. By the fifteen-minute mark, Rossborough had been beaten and bloodied up by Larkin. This was a significant fight for Larkin, who proved he is more than just a flashy striker. Larkin has true grit.

In the co-main event, Shawn Jordan, who recently started training with Team Jackson-Winkeljohn, showed remarkable improvement. Jordan submitted Lavar "Big" Johnson. Jordan is an exceptionally talented athlete, a heavyweight fighter with a wrestling and football background, who competed in the high jump while in high school track and field. With Greg "Yoda" Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn helping Jordan put together the pieces, we may have just witnessed the birth of a legit future heavyweight force.

Friday, September 23, 2011

UFC 135 INSANE PREVIEW: Predictions, Poll Results, Translated Betting Odds for Jones vs Rampage in Denver - 9/24/11

by MMAmadman Randy Rowles

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 135: JONES VS RAMPAGE will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The main card will air live on PPV starting at 9:00 pm EST. Two preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV, and the remaining 3 undercard fights will stream live on the UFC's official Facebook page.

Along with predictions for every fight on the card, this Insane Preview translates the current betting lines for this event into projected chance of winning percentages and ROI (return on investment).

TITAN FC 20: VARNER VS COCHRANE - 9/23/11 Fight Card on HDNet


BELLATOR 51 - 9/24/11 Fight Card with Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinals


Tuesday, September 20, 2011



VIDEO: UFC 135 - Watch Jon Jones and Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Dr. Phil - 9/19/11

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UFC 135: JONES VS RAMPAGE - 9/24/11 Fight Card and 'Kill Bill' Poster


DREAM 17 - 9/24/11 Fight Card and Poster for Bantamweight World Grand Prix


BELLATOR 50 RESULTS: Middleweights Bryan Baker, Alexander Shlemenko, Vitor Vianna and Brian Rogers Advance - 9/17/11

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 50 was held Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The event featured the quarterfinals of the Season 5 Middleweight Tournament.

Advancing to the semifinals are Bryan "The Beast" Baker, Brian "The Predator" Rogers, Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko and Vitor Vianna – a collection that sounds like a ragtag supervillain team and their leader.

Bryan Baker took out Jared Hess in the third round, due to superior cardio and some fists to the face, in what was a highly entertaining back-and-forth main event fight.

Brian Rogers scored a controversial upset win over Victor O'Donnell in the co-main event. Rogers had O'Donnell on the ropes, but referee Troy Waugh stepped in too early, with O'Donnell still very much defending himself.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 25 RESULTS: Jake Ellenberger Smashes Jake Shields in Under a Minute, Alan Belcher is Back! - 9/17/11

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 25: BATTLE IN THE BAYOU - SHIELDS VS ELLENBERGER was held Saturday, September 17, 2011, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The main card aired live on Spike TV. The undercard streamed live on the UFC's official Facebook page.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 25 BONUSES: $55K Bonus Payouts for Jake Ellenberger, Waldburger, Lance Benoist and Matt Riddle - 9/17/11

The UFC awarded a total of $220,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC FIGHT NIGHT 25: SHIELDS VS ELLENBERGER - BATTLE ON THE BAYOU, held Saturday, September 17, 2011, in New Orleans, LA.

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.