Saturday, May 26, 2012

ONE FC 4: DESTINY OF WARRIORS - 6/23/12 Fight Card in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TITAN FIGHTING 22 RESULTS: Rumble Johnson Outpoints Dave Branch - 5/25/12

Titan Fighting Championship presented TFC 22: Johnson vs Branch on Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS. The main card aired live on HDNet.

BELLATOR 70 RESULTS: Cole Konrad Defends Title, Rick Hawn Wins Lightweight Tourney at Season 6 Finale - 5/25/12

Bellator Fighting Championships held their sixth season finale, Bellator 70, on Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Ernest N. Moral Convention Center in festive New Orleans, Louisiana. The main card aired live on MTV2 and EPIX2 in HD.

In the main event, Olympic judoka Rick "Genghis" Hawn won the Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament with a unanimous decision victory over fellow former welterweight Brent Weedman. Rick Hawn will now fight for the 155-pound title against Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler. Weedman has a new baby boy that was born earlier this month, so he'll have plenty of joy in his life to lift his spirits after this hard-fought loss.

Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole "The Polar Bear" Konrad squashed Eric "The American Soldier" Prindle in 60 seconds flat. As was expected, the wrestler took the striker to the mat and submitted him schoolyard-style with a kimura.

Luis "Betao" Nogueira advanced to the finals of the Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament with a vicious knockout win over Hiroshi "Iron" Nakamura. Luis Nogueira will next fight fellow 135-pound finalist Marcos Galvao for a title shot against their Brazilian countryman Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas.

Monday, May 21, 2012

PAYDAY: Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Final Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts - Barnett vs Cormier 5/19/12

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has released the following salary figures for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale, held Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.

These are the fighter purses as reported to CSAC the by the UFC's sister promotion Strikeforce. See note at bottom of this article for more details on fighter paychecks.

Despite losing to Daniel Cormier in the main event, veteran fighter Josh "The Warmaster" Barnett was the top earner of the night with his $200,000 payout.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

KING OF THE CAGE: WILD CARD RESULTS: Trevor Prangley and Lyle Beerbohm Win KOTC Debuts in Idaho - 5/17/12

From our better-late-than-never department, we finally have results from King of the Cage: Wild Card (courtesy of NW Fightscene) held Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, ID.

In the main event, a 195-pound catchweight bout, former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Trevor Prangley scored a late submission victory over a game-but-overmatched George Stork.

In the co-main event, former Strikeforce lightweight Lyle "Fancy Pants" Beerbohm padded his record with his second win since being released from the UFC's sister promotion last year. Fighting 25 pounds heavier than he did in Strikeforce, Lyle Beerbohm finished off jabroni Chris Ensley in less than a minute and a half with an armbar. Before the fight, Beerbohm correctly predicted that he would win quickly by armbar. Chris Ensley has now lost a miserable 10 (!) straight fights and had no business being in the cage with an elite fighter like Beerbohm.

VIDEO: Daniel Cormier vs Josh Barnett and Gilbert Melendez vs Josh Thomson III - Strikeforce Highlights from 5/19/12

STRIKEFORCE HEAVYWEIGHT GRAND PRIX FINAL RESULTS: Daniel Cormier Trounces Josh Barnett to Win Tournament - 5/19/12

The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale was held Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

Video Highlights of Cormier vs Barnett and Melendez vs Thomson III

Complete Results After the Break