Sunday, May 19, 2013


Vitor Belfort pretty much saved an entire fight card on his own. UFC on FX 8 wasn't the most exciting fight card, that is until Middleweight Vitor Belfort delivered a nasty spinning kick KO in the main event. Belfort won over former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold via KO at 2:32 of the first round. Also, Ronaldo Souza made a successful UFC debut defeating Chris Camozzi via arm triangle at 3:37 of round one.

After losing to Gleison Tibau at UFC on FX 8, Lightweight John Cholish announced that he will be retiring. He has lost his last two fights.

Pat Healy will have $130,00 in post fight bonus money taken away from him after testing positive for marijuana. Healy, a UFC Lightweight fighter, won the bonus money after submitting Jim Miller.

UFC Lightweight and Welterweight fighter Nate Diaz has been suspended for 90 days and fined $20,000 for his derogatory tweet referring to the Pat Healy situation.

The UFC has signed European Heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Nikita Krylov.

Bellator Fighting Championship has announced that Bellator 96 will have a six fight main card. Bellator 96 marks the opening of the Summer Series. Added to the card is the Heavyweight tournament which will feature Vinicius Queiroz vs Rich Hale and Vitaly Minakov vs Ron Sparks.

UFC veteran Paul Kelly has been found guilty of heroin trafficking in the United Kingdom. Kelly was a UFC veteran of nine fights.

Bellator has now acquired former UFC welterweight fighter Matt Riddle. Riddle had initially signed with Legacy FC but Bellator has bought out his contract.

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