Sunday, March 24, 2013


An action packed Bellator 93 saw a total of 8 stoppages (not counting the Davis vs Spiritwolf  no contest). The main event however went all three rounds with Dave Jansen winning the season 7 lightweight title over Marcin Held by unanimous decision.

The up and coming promotion Resurrection Fighting Alliance had their seventh event (RFA 7) this past weekend. In the co-main event Chidi Njokuani, brother of Anthony Njokuani, was upset in the second round by Jeremy Kimball. Kimball won via RNC. In the main event Brandon Thatch tapped out Mike Rhodes in the first round also by RNC.

WSOF 2 put on a fantastic fight card. Josh Burkman defeated Aaron Simpson via KO (knee) in the first round. Dave Branch won a decision Paulo Filho. Marlon Moraes pulled off what some might consider an upset, knocking out Tyson Nam in the first round with a head kick. And in the main event Anthony Johnson defeated Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision.

After being cut from the UFC, Matt Riddle will make his Legacy Fighting Championship debut against Artenas Young at Legacy FC 21.

Lavar Johnson and Riki Fukuda have both been cut from the UFC after testing positive for banned substances. Alex Caceras (Bruce Leeroy) has been suspended for 6 months after marijuana metabolites were found in his post fight drug test.

One armed fighter and XFC champion Nick Newell will defend his belt against Scott Holtzman at XFC 24.

Paul Daley will return to action in May taking on Rodrigo Ribeiro at Dubai Fighting Championship 4.

Darren Elkins fresh off his first round victory will step in for injured Clay Guida and take on Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 7.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


UFC 158 is over and the key victors on the card were GSP and Johnny Hendricks. Both Welterweights won unanimous decision victories. GSP defended his title against Nick Diaz and Hendricks defeated former title challenger Carlos Condit. The two will now face each other for the title, most likely in Las Vegas. The date for the fight has not yet been announced.

Ronda Rousey will be the next coach on TUF. She will coach against the winner of Tate and Zingano which is the second women's bout in UFC history. Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter will feature both men and women Bantamweights.

In other UFC news the Korean Zombie (Chan Sung Jung) will make his return, after being out due to injury, against Ricardo Lamas. The Featherweight bout announced this week will be a part of UFC 162.

Former MMA star Mirko "CroCop" won the 2013 K-1 World Grand Prix after defeating Ismael Londt in his home country of Croatia. It is an accomplishment that has alluded CroCop despite his spectacular career.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Matt Riddle will now fight for Legacy FC after being cut from the UFC for testing positive for Marijuana. No opponent has been named for Riddle yet. Also cut from the UFC were Ulysses Gomez and Jon Fitch. Gomez signed with Pandemonium Fights (California based promotion) and Fitch signed with World Series of Fighting.

Renan Barao will defend his interim championship again in a UFC 161 headlining fight. He will fight fellow Bantamweight  Eddie Wineland.

Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman will officially fight at UFC 162 for the Middleweight belt.

Mark Hunt fresh off a vicious KO of Stefan Struve has stepped up as Overeem's replacement to fight Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160.

Australian Heavyweight Soa Palelei signs with the UFC.

Bellator 92 saw a dominate TKO victory for Magomedrasul Khasbulaev over Marlon Sandro. Khasbulaev will now face fellow Featherweight Mike Richman who won a narrow split decision earlier in the night over Alexandre Bezerr. Their fight will mark the Featherweight tournament championship. Also Brett Cooper won with a crazy come from behind TKO over Dan Cramer. Cooper will face Doug Marshall in the Middleweight tournament championship. Marshall won a controversial decision over Sultan Aliev.

Cage Warriors 52 helped crown a new Welterweight champion as Cathal Pendred won a decision over Gael Grimaud.

BAMMA 12 helped Jim Wallhead return to the win column. He scored a RNC over Matt Veach in the very first round. Other notable winners include Max Nunes and Curt Warburton.

Joachim Hansen (a veteran of DREAM) will now fight for Korean Promotion ROAD FC.