Sunday, April 21, 2013


Xtreme Fighting Championships made it's way to Louisville this past Friday, where it held XFC 23. The main event featured two experienced Welterweights. Former UFC fighter Shamar Bailey took on former Bellator fighter Luis "Sapo" Santos. Santos, a veteran of 64 fights, made quick work of Bailey defeating him via TKO at 1:02 in the very first round. Other notable winners at XFC 23 were Featherweight Zach Underwood and Straw-weight Stephanie Eggink.

UFC on FOX 7 went down as one of the better UFC cards of 2013 thus far. Unofficially called "UFC vs Strikeforce", the two promotions (Strikeforce of which no longer exists) split the fights 2 to 2 on the main card. In the Welterweight division, Matt Brown defeated Jordan Mein via TKO at 1:00 of round two. Lightweight Josh Thomson became the first person to stop Nate Diaz. Thomson won via TKO at 3:44 of round two. In the Heavyweight division Daniel Cormier won a unanimous decision over Frank Mir. In the main event of the evening, Lightweight champion Benson Henderson won a split decision victory over Gilbert Melendez to defend his title.

It was announced that Shinya Aoki, The ONE FC Lightweight champion, will compete against Kron Gracie at Metamoris 2. The jiu-jitsu competition will take place on June 9.

The Legacy FC 21 fight card is set with two title fights taking place. William Bush will fight Larry Crowe for the vacant Middleweight title and Matt Hobar will fight Angel Huerta for the vacant Bantamweight title. Former UFC fighter Matt Riddle will also make his Legacy FC debut on that fight card.

Jon Jones and Nike released shoes and shirts that went on sale this past Friday.

Bellator Fighting Championship announced the signing of veteran fighter Vladimir Matyushenko.

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