Sunday, August 25, 2013


Legacy FC 22 saw former UFC Bantamweight fighter Joseph Sandoval return to the win column with a TKO victory over Jonathan Lopez at 4:18 of round 2. Welterweight Eric Davila earned a questionable split decision win over Artenas Young in a grueling fight. And in the main event Heavyweight veteran Paul Buentello defeated James McSweeney via TKO at 2:44 of round 2.

Cage Warriors MMA traveled all the way to Chechnya for Cage Warriors 58. In the main event Welterweight Beslan Isaev earned a guillotine choke over Viktor Halmi at 3:27 of round 1.

Bellator 99 has added a Light Heavyweight contest between Houston Alexander and Vladimir Matyushenko along with a Featherweight headliner featuring Diego Nunes and Patricio Freire.

Brett Cooper will replace the injured Doug Marshall to challenge Alexander Shlemenko for the Middleweight belt at Bellator 98.

Will Campuzano has announced his vacancy of the Legacy FC Flyweight title.

Womens Flyweight turned Bantamweight Jessica Eye has signed with the UFC. She will take on Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166.

UFC Heavyweight fighter Stefan Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and enlarged heart. His return to action will be delayed as he recovers from this condition.

Rolles, Gregor and Neiman Gracie have all been added to World Series of Fighting 5.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will drop to Middleweight to fight Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight For the Troops 3.

Invicta FC has signed former Bellator fighter Munah Holland.

UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor wll be sidelined for awhile. It has recently been found out that he has an ACL tear, MCL strain and posterior horn meniscal tear.

Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo has signed with Legacy FC.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


It's not everyday that you see an outdoor MMA event. This past weekend Resurrection Fighting Alliance 9 happened to fall into that category. Fresh off of TUF 17, Middleweight Kevin Casey earned a unanimous decision nod over Casey Ryan. In the main event Pedro Munhoz and Jeff Curran fought for the vacant RFA Bantamweight title. Munhoz earned a split decision win over Curran to claim the belt. Afterwards Curran (a seasoned veteran of the sport) retired.

The UFC debuted on the new  FOX Sports 1 network with their fight night 26 card. Welterweight Matt Brown earned yet another impressive victory, this time defeating Mike Pyle via KO at just :29 of round 1. Bantamweight Urijah Faber defeated Iuri Alcantara with a one sided unanimous decision. Heavyweight Travis Browne came from behind to KO Alistair Overeem at 4:08 of round 1. In the main event, Light Heavyweight Chael Sonnen returned to the win column defeating Mauricio "Shogun" Rua via guillotine at 4:47 of round 1.

ONE FC announced that Soo Chul Kim and Bibiano Fernandes will unify their Bantamweight titles at ONE FC 11 "Total Domination" on October 18th. 

Women's Strawweight fighter Felice Herrig has signed with Invicta FC.

Eddie Alvarez and Bellator FC have finally struck an agreement. Alvarez will rematch Michael Chandler for the Lightweight title at Bellator 106 on November 2nd. The fight will feature as the co-main event. The main event being "Rampage" Jackson vs Tito Ortiz.

The Ultimate Fighter season 18 cast has been revealed. The cast which consists of both male and female Bantamweights includes Tara LaRosa, Shayna Baszler, and Anthony Gutierrez.

Sunday, August 11, 2013


World Series of Fighting held their forth event this past weekend which featured a couple of big names in the MMA world. Former XFC Lightweight and one armed fighter, Nick Newell earned his tenth win defeating Keon Caldwell via guillotine choke at 2:07 of round 1. Bantamweight Marlon Moraes got the unanimous decision victory over Brandon Hempleman by crippling him with some sick leg kicks. In the main event, Light Heavyweight and kickboxing great Tyrone Spong won a unanimous decision over Angel DeAnda. Other notable winners were Dave Huckaba, JZ Cavalcante and Gerald Harris.

Former UFC and Bellator Welterweight Paul Daley has signed a three fight deal with BAMMA.

Dennis Hallman will face off against Dan Hornbuckle in a Welterweight fight that will headline Titan FC 26 on August 30th.

 The XFC has announced that Scott Holtzman will defend his Lightweight title against Roger Carroll and that Courtney Casey and Pearl Gonzales will fight for the inaugural Women's Flyweight title. Both fights will take place at XFC 26 on October 18th.

Light Heavyweight veteran Andrei Arlovski will step in for the injured Anthony Johnson to fight Mike Kyle at WSOF 5.

After his recent UFC release Tim Means will now fight Pete Spratt in a Lightweight headliner at Legacy FC 23.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


In what was arguably Bellator's biggest fight card to date (Bellator 97), two titles were defended and two tournaments were won. Vitaly Minakov claimed the Heavyweight tournament by defeating Ryan Martinez via TKO at 4:02 of round 3. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal won the Light Heavyweight tournament after defeating Jacob Noe via verbal submission at 2:51 of round 3. In the first of two title fights, Ben Askren defended his Welterweight belt by dominating Andrey Koreshkov. Askren won via TKO at 2:58 of round 4. In the main event Michael Chandler defended his Lightweight belt easily, defeating David Rickels via KO at :44 of round 1. Other notable winners on the card were Patricio Freire, Anthony Leone and Rafael Silva.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its way down to Brazilian yet again for UFC 163. Middleweight Thales Leites made a successful return to the octagon, winning via unanimous decision over Tom Watson. Another Middleweight bout saw Cezar Ferreira win impressively defeating Thiago Santos via guillotine at :47 of round 1. In the co-main event Light Heavyweight Phil Davis earned an upset win defeating Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision. In the main event Jose Aldo defended his Featherweight belt in an anti climatic way. Aldo earned a win over "the Korean Zombie" via TKO at 2:00 of round 4.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has signed with Bellator. He is scheduled to face Quinton "Rampage" Jackson November 2nd on a card that will mark the first ever pay per view event for Bellator FC.