Saturday, October 8, 2011

UFC 136 QUICK PICKS: Predictions and Translated Odds for 10/8/11 in Houston

Madman Predictions for UFC 136: EDGAR VS MAYNARD III on Saturday, October 8, 2011, in Houston, Texas.

CFA 3: HOWARD VS OLSON - 10/9/11 Fight Card in Miami w/ John 'Doomsday' Howard


"Next, we'll give them clubs with spikes on the end." - Herman Farrell

INSTINCT MMA 1 RESULTS: Steve Bosse KO's Houston Alexander, Patrick Cote Wins and Butterbean Loses in Canada - 10/7/11

Instinct Mixed Martial Arts presented INSTINCT FIGHTING 1 on Friday, October 7, 2011, at the Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau in Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada.

In the main event, former pro hockey enforcer Steve "The Boss" Bosse scored the biggest win of his MMA career in what most observers called the Fight of the Night against former UFC star Houston "The Assassin" Alexander. The lesson learned is that even assassins have bosses. And on this night, Bosse did the assassinating. The Canadian used a short right elbow to drop the American dead in his tracks.

The co-main event was cut short after Crafton Wallace's leg was seriously injured after being slammed hard by a double leg takedown from former UFC middleweight title challenger Patrick "The Predator" Cote. Ironically, almost 3 years ago, Cote's UFC title shot against Anderson Silva ended after Cote suffered a knee injury.

MFC 31 RESULTS: Ryan Jimmo Outpoints Sokoudjou; Kajan Johnson, Adam Lynn and Terry Martin Win Big in Canada - 10/7/11

MAXIMUM FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 31: THE RUNDOWN was held Friday, October 7, 2011, at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main card aired live on HDNet. A new half-point scoring system was in effect for this event.

In the main event, twenty-five minutes that featured less action than an average sparring session, Ryan "The Big Deal" Jimmo retained his MFC Light Heavyweight Championship and improved his current winning streak to 16 straight fights. After former UFC fighter Rameau Thierry "The African Assassin" Sokoudjou busted open Jimmo's forehead in the first round, Jimmo became extremely tentative for the next 4 rounds. Sokoudjou fought his normal fight. He often gets credited for being more of an aggressive fighter than he actually is in competition.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

VIDEO: Dominick Cruz vs Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson - UFC on Versus 6 ESPN Highlights from 10/1/11 in DC

UFC LIVE 6: CRUZ VS JOHNSON was held Saturday, October 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C.


BELLATOR 52 RESULTS: Mike '300' Hayes, Ron Sparks, Blagoi Ivanov and Eric Prindle Advance in Heavyweight Tourney - 10/1/11

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 52 was held Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the L'Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The main card, which featured the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament, aired live on MTV2 and EPIX.

Advancing in the tournament are Mike "300" Hayes, Blagoi Ivanov, Eric "American Soldier" Prindle, and Ron "The Monster" Sparks. The heavyweight semifinals will be held at Bellator 56, and will feature Mike Hayes vs Blagoi Ivanov and Eric Prindle vs Ron Sparks.

World-renowned Muay Thai kickboxer Cosmo "Good Boy" Alexandre (who has now Americanized his last name to Alexander) made his MMA debut on the undercard. The newly-minted Alexander lost a clean sweep unanimous decision to Josh Quayhagen, who was also making his pro MMA debut, but was expected to lose.

UFC ON VERSUS 6 RESULTS: Dominick Cruz Outwrestles Demetrious Johnson, Stefan Struve Submits Pat Barry in DC - 10/1/11

Pat Barry powerbombs Stefan Struve, before tapping out. (Pic by Tracy Lee for CageWriter)
UFC LIVE 6: CRUZ VS JOHNSON was held Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The main card aired live on the Versus network. This will be the final event on NBC's Versus, now that the UFC has signed a new television deal with FOX.

UFC ON VERSUS 6 BONUSES: $65K Bonus Payouts for Anthony Johnson, Stefan Struve, Matt Wiman & Mac Danzig - 10/1/11

The UFC awarded a total of $260,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC LIVE 6: CRUZ VS JOHNSON, held Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

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.