Sunday, September 8, 2013


Wednesday fights are always good with me! UFC fight night 28 in Brazil was a great mid week fight card. Flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez defeated Jussier Formiga via TKO at 3:07 of round 1. In the co-main event Middleweight Ronaldo Souza took out Yushin Okami via TKO at 2:47 of round 1. In the main event Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira earned the right to fight the winner of Jones and Gustafsson by getting a win over Ryan Bader via TKO at 2:55 of round 1.

The ever growing XFC hosted XFC 25 this past weekend. In the co-main event Welterweight Dhiego Lima earned a controversial split decision win over Ricky Rainey. This was a fight that left fans yelling "rematch" at their TV's. In the main event Stephanie Eggink claimed the Strawweight title by defeating Angela Magana via triangle choke at 3:10 of round 2.

It sure feels good to have Bellator back. Bellator 98 opened up the Fall series with the Middleweight championship as the main event. The Middleweight tournament opening round was also featured on the fight card and though there were four winners, the biggest was Mikkel Parlo who earned a one sided decision win over Brian Rogers. In the main event Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko retained his belt by defeating Brett Cooper in a memorable decision victory.

Former UFC Lightweight champion Sean Sherk announced his retirement this past week.

Bantamweight Cornelius Godfrey, a veteran of the XFC, passed away earlier in the week after his motorcycle crashed. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Women's Bantamweight Holly Holm will face Erica Paes at Legacy FC 24.

Middleweight Giva Santana retired after his loss at Bellator 98.

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