Saturday, February 11, 2012

AGGRESSION MMA 9 - 2/11/12 Fight Card in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with Ryan Ford vs Ricky Goodall and Chemelli vs Valimaki


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RING OF COMBAT 39 RESULTS: Tom DeBlass and Jeff Lentz Win ROC Gold in Atlantic City, New Jersey - 2/10/12


Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat 39 was held Friday, February 10, 2012, at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

In the main event, undefeated ROC Light Heavyweight Champion Tom DeBlass added another title to his mantle by winning the vacant ROC Heavyweight Championship with a 41-second submission of late replacement Randy "The Wolf" Smith. Two opponents withdrew on DeBlass, who went from defending his 205-pound title to competing for the vacant heavyweight strap against Smith, his third opponent.

In the co-main event, The Ultimate Fighter 12 alum Jeff Lentz scored a dominant decision victory over Giovanni Moljo, also a late replacement. Moljo stepped up after Deividas Taurosevicius had to pull out of the fight, but the Floridian got completely outclassed by Lentz.

XFC 16 RESULTS: Marianna Kheyfets, Jamie Varner and Josh Samman Win Big at 'High Stakes' in Knoxville, TN - 2/10/12


Xtreme Fighting Championships held XFC 16: High Stakes on Friday, February 10, 2012, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee. The main card aired live on HDNet.

Both the main event and co-main event ended with submissions due to strikes. In the main event, now-resurgent former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner took out Drew Fickett in 40 seconds flat. Varner caught Fickett with a right hand to the temple, and then unloaded on him on the ground until the MMA veteran was tapping out for his fourth consecutive loss.

In the co-main event, one-time Bellator fighter Josh Samman forced a tapout from Mikey Gomez in the second half of the opening round. Although he doesn't have the best career MMA record, Gomez had won 3 straight fights, and this was his first loss in nearly 2-and-a-half years.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MOVIE TRAILER: KNUCKLE - Now on DVD - 2011 Documentary on 12-Year Journey Into Irish Traveller Bare-Knuckle Fighting



KNUCKLE takes us inside their brutal, secretive and exhilarating bare-knuckle fighting lives. Chronicling a history of violent feuding between rival families, the story focuses on two brothers as they fight for their reputations and the honour of their family name.

Brutal, yet captivating and ultimately moving, this unforgettable documentary offers an exclusive insight into the world of Irish Travellers and the lengths they will go to protect their family.

Monday, February 6, 2012

PAYDAY: UFC 143 SALARIES - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for 2/4/12


The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the following salary figures for UFC 143: Diaz vs Condit, held Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

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

Nick Diaz was the top earner of the night with his $200,000 payout.

All Current MMA Champions from Around the World - UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator


UFC CHAMPIONS

HEAVYWEIGHT (265 lbs)
Junior Dos Santos [won 11/12/11 from {c} Cain Velasquez | defended title 1 time]

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 lbs)
Jon Jones [won 3/19/11 from {c} Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua | defended title 4 times]

MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 lbs)
Anderson Silva [won 10/14/06 from {c} Rich Franklin | defended title 10 times]

WELTERWEIGHT (170 lbs)
Georges St. Pierre [won 4/19/08 from {c} Matt Serra | defended title 6 times]

INTERIM WELTERWEIGHT (170 lbs)
Carlos Condit [won 2/4/12 over Nick Diaz | has not defended]

LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs)
Ben Henderson [won 2/25/12 from {c} Frankie Edgar | defended title 1 time]

FEATHERWEIGHT: (145 lbs)
Jose Aldo [won 11/18/09 from {c} Mike Brown in WEC | defended title 5 times]

BANTAMWEIGHT: (135 lbs)
Dominick Cruz [won 3/6/10 from {c} Brian Bowles in WEC | defended title 4 times]

INTERIM BANTAMWEIGHT: (135 lbs)
Renan Barao [won 7/21/12 over Urijah Faber | has not defended]

FLYWEIGHT (125 lbs)
Demetrious Johnson [won 9/22/12 over Joseph Benavidez | has not defended]


STRIKEFORCE CHAMPIONS

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 lbs)
vacant [Dan Henderson signed with UFC]

MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 lbs)
Luke Rockhold [won 9/10/11 from {c} Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza | defended title 2 times]

WELTERWEIGHT (170 lbs)
Nate Marquardt [won 7/14/12 over Tyron Woodley | has not defended]

LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs)
Gilbert Melendez [won 12/19/09 from {c} Josh Thomson | defended title 5 times]

WOMENS BANTAMWEIGHT (135 lbs)
Ronda Rousey [won 3/3/12 from {c} Miesha Tate | defended title 1 time]


BELLATOR CHAMPIONS

HEAVYWEIGHT (265 lbs)
vacant [Cole Konrad retired]

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 lbs)
Christian M'Pumbu [won 5/21/12 over Richard Hale | has not defended]

MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 lbs)
vacant [Hector Lombard signed with UFC]

WELTERWEIGHT (170 lbs)
Ben Askren [won 10/21/10 from {c} Lyman Good | defended title 2 times]

LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs)
Michael Chandler [won 11/19/11 from {c} Eddie Alvarez | has not defended]

FEATHERWEIGHT: (145 lbs)
Pat Curran [won 3/9/12 from {c} Joe Warren | has not defended]

BANTAMWEIGHT: (135 lbs)
Eduardo Dantas [won 4/13/12 from {c} Zach Makovsky | has not defended]

WOMENS STRAWWEIGHT: (115 lbs)
Zoila Frausto Gurgel [won 10/28/10 over Megumi Fujii | has not defended]


KING OF THE CAGE CHAMPIONS

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT (265+ lbs)
Tony Lopez [won 9/17/11 from {c} Esteves Jones | defended title 1 time]

HEAVYWEIGHT (265 lbs)
Tony Lopez [won 12/15/11 over Esteves Jones | defended title 3 times]

CRUISERWEIGHT (230 lbs)
Wes Combs [won 7/23/11 over Boban Simic | has not defended]

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 lbs)
vacant [Mike Kyle signed with Strikeforce]

MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 lbs)
Sean Strickland [won 4/26/12 from {c} Brandon Hunt | has not defended]

INTERIM MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 lbs)
Josh Bryant [won 9/21/12 over Shonie Carter | has not defended]

WELTERWEIGHT (170 lbs)
David Gomez [won 4/26/12 over Matt Conte | defended title 2 times]

JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT (160 lbs)
Derek Campos [won 10/6/12 over Joe Condon | has not defended]

LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs)
JC Cottrell [won 9/15/12 over Roy Babcock | has not defended]

BANTAMWEIGHT: (145 lbs)
Donald Sanchez [won 3/17/12 over Jamie Steichen | defended title 2 times]

FLYWEIGHT: (135 lbs)
vacant [Russell Doane signed with PXC]

WOMENS JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT (125 lbs)
Brenda Gonzales [won 10/6/12 from {c} Sarah Alpar | has not defended]

XFC 16: HIGH STAKES - 2/10/12 HDNet Fight Card in Knoxville with Jamie Varner vs Drew Fickett and Marianna Kheyfets


UPDATED: CLICK ON POSTER FOR RESULTS


Sunday, February 5, 2012

UFC 143 RESULTS: Carlos Condit Wins Interim Welterweight Title, Awaits Showdown with Georges St Pierre - 2/4/12



The Ultimate Fighting Championship held UFC 143: Diaz vs Condit on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card aired live on PPV. The undercard aired live on FX and streamed live on the UFC's official Facebook page.

CES MMA 9 RESULTS: Jostling Joshes - Josh Hendricks Submits Josh Diekmann at EXTREME MEASURES in Lincoln, RI - 2/3/12


Classic Entertainment and Sports presented CES MMA: Extreme Measures on Friday, February 3, 2012, at the Twin River Casino Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

In the main event, one-time UFC fighter Josh "Heavy" Hendricks used an arm-triangle choke to submit one-time WEC fighter Josh Diekmann before the halfway mark of the opening round. Hendricks was coming off back-to-back losses, and Diekmann was coming off back-to-back wins, so this fight marked a reversal of fortunes for both heavyweights.

In the co-main event, light heavyweight Mike Stewart scored a big upset submission victory over former Bellator fighter Greg "Ribz" Rebello. After winning 11 straight fights, Team Sityodtong's Rebello has now lost 2 out of his last 3 fights.

CFFC 13 RESULTS: Joey Gambino Defends Title, Likely Headed to the UFC - 2/4/12


Cage Fury Fighting Championships presented CFFC 13: Gambino vs Foster on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In the main event, CFFC Featherweight Champion Joey "The Raging Warrior" Gambino scored a close unanimous decision victory over former Bellator fighter Kenny "The Tooth Fairy" Foster. According to a report by Sherdog, Gambino won the first half of the fight, but fell behind in the second half. Gambino held on to win the fight, but may have broken his forearm in the process. The undefeated Gambino, who trains with Georges St. Pierre at the Tristar Gym, likely earned himself a UFC contract with this win.

In the co-main event, Sean "Shorty Rock" Santella captured the vacant CFFC Flyweight Championship with a second-round submission victory over the previously unbeaten Bryan "The Angry Elf" Lashomb. Santella used a kneebar to become the CFFC's inaugural 125-pound champion, a division that has also recently been adopted by the UFC.

UFC 143 BONUSES: $65K Bonus Payouts for Fabricio Werdum, Roy Nelson, Dustin Poirier and Stephen Thompson - 2/4/12


The UFC awarded a total of $260,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC 143: Diaz vs Condit, held Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.