The inaugural RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE event has held Friday, December 16, 2011, at the Viaero Event Center in Kearney, NE.
Former UFC lightweight champion Jens "Little Evil" Pulver, making his bantamweight debut after a mostly disastrous run at featherweight, lost yet again. Jens Pulver got caught with a flying knee in the second round of his main event fight with Timothy Elliott. Having been backed up against the cage by a flurry of strikes from Elliott, the wrestler Pulver instinctively went for Elliott's leg when he saw it raise up, but instead took a knee to the noggin that dropped him dead in his tracks.
Watch a GIF of the knockout and read complete results after the break:
KING OF THE CAGE: MAGNAFLOW was held Thursday, December 15, 2011, at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in San Bernadino, California.
In the main event, KOTC Super Heavyweight Champion Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez once again defeated Esteves "Quiet Riot" Jones by fourth-round stoppage. Lopez won the KOTC big man title from Jones 3 months ago with a rear-naked choke submission in the fourth round. This time, the fight ended by TKO in the penultimate round.
The co-main event was billed as a retirement match for veteran fighters Brian "Mr. Unbreakable" Warren and BJJ black belt John De La O, who have nearly 30 years of combined pro MMA experience. Warren scored a first-round TKO victory over his grappling counterpart, and then hinted that he might not be ready to retire after all.
The Xtreme Fighting Organization held XFO 42 on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
In the main event, veteran Serbian heavyweight Miodrag "Pele" Petkovic broke a 5-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision victory over Team Curran big man and XFO mainstay Mike Marrello. With the exception of 2 fights in King of the Cage, Marrello has fought in the XFO for his entire 17-fight pro MMA career.
Chicago's own Kevin Knabjian broke a 3-fight losing streak with a first-round submission victory over journeyman Brandon Adamson. Chase Beebe's little brother Carson "Little Juggernaut" Beebe won a decision over Lloyd Carter, and Darren Jacoby, twin brother of recent UFC signee Dustin Jacoby, finally won his first pro MMA fight.
CAGE FURY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 12: POLLARD VS SOTO was held Saturday, December 10, 2011, at the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In the main event, former UFC fighter Greg Soto won the CFFC Welterweight Championship with a second-round submission victory over Chip "The Surgeon" Moraza-Pollard. After losing back-to-back fights, Pollard won the 170-pound title in his last fight at CFFC 10. Unable to defend his title, Pollard has now lost 3 out of his last 4 fights.
BAMMA 8: MANUWA VS REA was held Saturday, December 10, 2011, at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.
In the main event, Jimi "Poster Boy" Manuwa remained undefeated with a marquee-worthy thrashing of Antony "Wild Thing" Rea. In the final seconds of the opening round, Manuwa caught Rea with a spinning backfist and then dropped him with a headkick. Although the Frenchman survived the round, he was unable to answer the bell for the second stanza, so Manuwa was awarded the TKO victory.
The co-main event ended in just 48 seconds. Part-time Bellator fighter "Judo" Jim Wallhead landed a lethal left hook that buckled former Strikeforce fighter "Smokin" Joey Villasenor. Wallhead followed Villasenor to the canvas, and rained down ground and pound until the referee intervened.
The UFC awarded a total of $300,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC 140: JONES VS MACHIDA, held Saturday, December 10, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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.
UFC 140: JONES VS MACHIDA was held Saturday, December 10, 2011, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The main card aired live on PPV.
In the main event, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones became the first man since UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell to successfully defend the 205-pound title more than once. Both of Jones' title defenses have been over former champions. First, Jones TKO'd Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Now, Jones has choked out Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, who had previously never been submitted. After a first round that saw Jones take his first real damage in the Octagon, Jones was able to take Machida to the mat in the second round.