Saturday, October 27, 2012

CAGE WARRIORS 49 RESULTS: Cathal Pendred Outpoints Bruno Carvalho in Cardiff, Wales at CWFC 49 - 10/27/12

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship presented CWFC 49: Pendred vs Carvalho on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at St. David's Hall in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

Five out of six of the main card fights at Cage Warriors 49 resulted in upsets on the betting lines. Only co-main eventer Tim Newman was able to notch a win as a favorite. In the main event, Irish welterweight Cathal Pendred scored a unanimous decision victory over second-degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Bruno Carvalho.

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MFC 35 RESULTS: It's Good to Be King - Elvis Mutapcic Crowned Middleweight Champ at 'Explosive Encounter' in Canada - 10/26/12

Elvis "The King" Mutapcic (pic via MFC by Mick Hammond for
The Maximum Fighting Championship presented MFC 35: Explosive Encounter on Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Mayfield Trade Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main card aired live on AXS TV (formerly HDNet).

In the main event, Elvis "The King" Mutapcic captured the vacant MFC Middleweight Championship with a nasty leg kick TKO victory over The Ultimate Fighter alum Joseph "Leonidas" Henle. Mutapcic's kick dislocated Joe Henle's knee, which caused the previously undefeated fighter to fall to the ground in agony as the referee waived off the fight.

Former UFC lightweight "Sugar" Shane Nelson got outclassed over the couse of 15 minutes in his featherweight debut against Graham Spencer in the co-main event. Spencer will next fight for the inaugural MFC Featherweight Championship.

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BELLATOR 78 RESULTS: Lyman Good and Andrey Koreshkov Advance to Finals of Welterweight Tournament - 10/26/12

Bellator Fighting Championships presented Bellator 78: Good vs Tsarev on Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Nutter Center at Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio, near Dayton. The main card aired live on MTV2.

Former Bellator welterweight champion Lyman "Cyborg" Good and undefeated Alexander Shlemenko protégé Andrey "Spartan" Koreshkov advanced to the finals of the Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament with knockout victories.

In the main event, Lyman Good took out Andrey Koreshkov's teammate Michail Tsarev after capitalizing on Tsarev's attempt to call for a timeout due to what he perceived as an eyepoke. Referee Greg Franklin, brother UFC fighter Rich Franklin, started to intervene after Tsarev complained, but then changed his mind and backed off. Good unloaded on Tsarev with punches up against the cage. Tsarev fell to the ground and Franklin called off the fight. It was unclear on the instant replays if Good had actually eyepoked Tsarev or simply caught him with a legal glancing blow to the eye. Either way, the referee made the call and Good won, leaving Tsarev completely dejected.

Andrey Koreshkov won much more decisively in the co-main event with a knockout of former DREAM champion and Strikeforce title contender Marius Zaromskis. In fact, the finish was so decisive that it was borderline criminal on the part of referee Jerry Poe. Koreshkov dropped Zaromskis with a left hook to the temple that should've marked the end of the fight. Instead, Poe allowed Koreshkov to deliver at least 10 more punches to the face of a defenseless Zaromskis, whose eyes remained open but was clearly out of it. This was one of the worst late stoppages of the year in MMA, right up there with the mauling that Chris Weidman was allowed to put on an unconscious Mark Munoz in the UFC.

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KING OF THE CAGE: GUN SHOW RESULTS: David Gomez Defends, Johnny Cisneros and Tony Lopez Win in KOTC - 10/25/12

King of the Cage: Gun Show was held Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California.

In the main event, KOTC Welterweight Champion David Gomez successfully defended his 170-pound title by taking Brad Burrick down to the mat and finishing him off with vicious ground and pound in less than 2 minutes. Johnny Cisneros earned a clean sweep unanimous decision over former KOTC middleweight kingpin Brandon Hunt in the co-main event.

King of the Cage veteran Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez scored a controversial split decision victory over former Strikeforce light heavyweight Nick Rossborough. According to The Clinch Report, KOTC owner Terry Trebilcock disagreed with the decision so strongly that he indicated Rossborough would get paid his win bonus despite the official fight result.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

SHOGUN FIGHTS 7 RESULTS: Frankie Lester Bounces Caleb Ball in Baltimore - 10/20/12

Frankie Lester (pic via Facebook)
Shogun Fights VII: Lester vs Ball was held Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

In the main event, The Ultimate Fighter alum Frank "The Tank" Lester notched a TKO victory over Caleb "Fearless" Ball, after Ball was unable to answer the bell for the third round. Although he had been cleared to continue by the ringside doctor, Ball had taken a significant amount of damage in an all-out war with Lester for 10 minutes, so his corner opted to throw in the towel. Frankie Lester has now won 3 straight fights for the third time in his pro MMA career, and will have the opportunity in his next fight to put together his first 4-fight winning streak.

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