Sunday, November 10, 2013


The Ultimate Fighting Championship held not one, but two Fight Nights this past week. The first was UFC Fight Night 31 on Wednesday. Women's Bantamweight Alexis Davis defeated Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision. In the main event Middleweight Tim Kennedy earned a KO victory over Rafael Natal at 4:40 of round 1.

Following Bellator 106 it was next to impossible for the promotion to pull off another fight card of that magnitude. While it did not quite measure up, it did make for an exciting night of fights. Brennan Ward defeated Mikkel Parlo via TKO at 1:39 of round 2 to win the Season 9 Middleweight tournament. Joe Warren defeated Travis Marx via TKO at 1:56 of round 2 to become the Season 9 Bantamweight tournament winner. And in the main event Cheick Kongo earned a unanimous decision over Peter Graham to win the Season 9 Heavyweight tournament.

The second Fight Night for the Ultimate Fighting Championship was UFC Fight Night 32. It was a night filled with almost all finishes. Middleweight Cezar Ferreira won a split decision over Daniel Sarafian. In the main event Light Heavyweight Vitor Belfort defeated Dan Henderson via TKO (yet another head kick) at 1:17 of round 1.

Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa will put his undefeated record on the line against former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson in March. The fight will take place in London England. Gustafsson was initially supposed to fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira until UFC President Dana White announced that the fight was never officially confirmed.

Bellator FC will hold open tryouts on December 14th in Philedelphia.

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