Saturday, February 11, 2012
RING OF COMBAT 39 RESULTS: Tom DeBlass and Jeff Lentz Win ROC Gold in Atlantic City, New Jersey - 2/10/12
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
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.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.