Sunday, January 26, 2014


Two belts were on the line at RFA 12 and the fights couldn't have been more opposite. Pedro Munhoz successfully defended his Bantamweight belt by sinking in a guillotine on Billy Daniels at :41 of round 1. In the main event Brian Ortega and Keoni Koch slugged it out for the Featherweight belt. Ortega came out on top winning a split decision in a fight of the year (candidate) performance.

At UFC on FOX 10 Lightweight Donald Cerrone landed a SC Top 10 worthy head kick KO on Adriano Martins at 4:40 of round 1. Heavyweight Stipe Miocic kept his momentum rolling in a unanimous decision win over Gabriel Gonzaga. And finally, Benson Henderson squeaked out a close split decision win over Josh Thomson.

ONE FC has signed undefeated Featherweight Marat Gafurov.

UFC Light Heavyweights Dan Henderson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will fight for a second time following their classic first fight. The bout will take place on March 23rd in Brazil.

Titan FC has signed former UFC fighters George Sotiropoulos (Lightweight) and Iliarde Santos (Flyweight).


Sunday, January 19, 2014


A busy week of MMA was kicked off with last Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 35. While it wasn't the most exciting fight card, it did have its moments. Bantamweight contender TJ Dillashaw put together crisp combos and takedowns to earn a unanimous decision win over Mike Easton. Middleweight Brad Tavares won a narrow unanimous decision over Lorenz Larkin. In the main event, Middleweight Luke Rockhold landed a perfectly placed liver kick that dropped Costas Philippou halfway through the first. Rockhold won via TKO at 2:31 of round 1.

Two titles were on the line at MFC 39... well not really. There was going to be a Lightweight title fight between Tom Gallicchio and Kurt Southern but Gallicchio weighed in over weight. Despite there not being the extra motivation of winning a title, Gallicchio fought hard to win by rear naked choke at 4:31 of round 2. The second title fight did go on and Anthony Hamilton successfully defended his Heavyweight belt against TUF veteran Darrill Schoonover. Hamilton dominated the fight with takedowns and won via unanimous decision.

In the very young history of the World Series of Fighting, WSOF 8 was the best fight card to date. Jessica Aguilar won the inaugural Women's Strawweight title by defeating Alida Gray via side choke at 2:41 of round 1. A fight that had been a long time in the making featuring two heavy handed Light Heavyweights, Anthony Rumble Johnson and Mike Kyle, finally went down. It didn't last too long. Johnson hit Kyle with a quick right hook that sent Kyle falling to the ground hard. The KO came at 2:03 of round 1. The main event was even shorter. Justin Gaethje defeated Richard Patishnock at 1:09 of round 1 by TKO to claim the inaugural Lightweight championship.

UFC on FOX 11 will feature a Heavyweight bout between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne. Also Miesha Tate will return to action to take on Liz Carmouche in a Women's Bantamweight fight.

Titan Fighting Championship has signed an eight fight deal with CBS Sports Network. The deal will kick off with an event on February 28th. The main event will feature a Lightweight fight between Mike Ricci and Jorge Gurgel.

Bellator Light Heavyweight titles will be unified when Attila Vegh and Emmanuel Newton fight at Bellator 113. Champion Alexander Shlemenko will defend his Middleweight belt against Brennan Ward at Bellator 114. Finally the Bellator Heavyweight title will be on the line when Chieck Congo and Vitaly Minakov fight at Bellator 115.

Monday, January 6, 2014


Cage Warriors held the honor of having the final MMA event of 2013. In the first of two title fights Jim Alers successfully defended his Featherweight belt against Graham Turner after defeating him via north south choke at 1:22 of round 2. Fresh off of being cut from the UFC, Welterweight John Maguire returned to the win column by earning a unanimous decision over Philip Mulpeter. In the main event Ivan Buchinger won the Lightweight title by defeating Stevie Ray by rear naked choke at 3:34 of round 4.

The UFC made its way to Singapore for UFC Fight Night 34. Featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri made his UFC debut in impressive fashion by defeating Sean Soriano at :50 of round 2 by rear naked choke. In the main event Welterweight Tarec Saffiedine earned a unanimous decision over Hyun Gyu Lim.

Bellator Welterweight Brent Weedman has announced that he is retiring.

Justin Gaethje and Richard Patishnock will fight for the inaugural Lightweight title at WSOF 8.