Sunday, February 23, 2014


At Legacy FC 28 Featherweight Damon "Leech" Jackson remained undefeated after getting a rear naked choke at 3:24 of round 2 on Hunter Tucker. In the main event Bubba Bush successfully defended his Middleweight belt against Rakim Cleveland, winning by rear naked choke at 1:33 of round 2.

The UFC finally saw an end to their decision filled fight cards with this past Saturdays UFC 170 event. Welterweight Rory MacDonald came back from a disappointing first round to defeat Demian Maia by unanimous decision. Heavyweight turned Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier TKO'd Patrick Cummins at 1:19 of round 1, cancelling out any chance for a Rocky style ending. The main event saw Ronda Rousey win by TKO for the first time in her career. Rousey defeated Sara McMann at 1:06 of round 1 to defend her Women's Bantamweight belt.

A new opponent has been named for UFC Flyweight Brad Pickett after Ian McCall was forced to drop out of the fight due to injury. Pickett will take on UFC newcomer Neil Seery at UFC Fight Night 37 in London.

MFC Middleweight champion "Smilin" Sam Alvey will defend his title at MFC 40 against Wes Swofford.

Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino has announced that she will be making the weight cut to the Women's Bantamweight division and eyes a fight with Ronda Rousey in December.  

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Cage Warriors 64 kicked off the weekend with a fight card in London, England. In the main event Bantamweight Cory Tait defeated James Pennington by way of guillotine at 2:35 of round 1.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship continued to have trouble with large amounts of fights going the distance. At UFC Fight Night 36, ten of the twelve fights ended by decision. This included Middleweights Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza defeating Francis Carmount and Lyoto Machida defeating Gegard Mousasi.

Anthony Birchak will defend his Middleweight title at MFC 40 against Kevin Croom.

The UFC has announced that they will be putting into effect a new post-fight bonus system where "fight of the night" remains but instead of KO and submission of the night, two "performance of the night" bonuses will be awarded.

Women's Bantamweight prospect Holly Holm will fight for a belt at Legacy FC 30. She will take on Juliana Werner.

Rashad Evans has been forced out of his UFC 170 Light Heavyweight fight against Daniel Cormier due to a leg injury. Cormier will now take on UFC newcomer Patrick Cummins who takes the fight on a 10 day notice.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


The XFC made its way down to Sao Paulo, which marked the first time the promotion held an event outside of the United States. The fight card in Brazil was the first of many XFCi events that the promotion will put on in South America. Multiple countries were represented but Brazil rained supreme with 7 of their 10 fighters winning. One of those 7 fighters was Lightweight Thiago "Minu" Meller who defeated Clay French in the main event via TKO at 3:39 of round 1. The next international fight card for the XFC has yet to be announced.

Leonard Garcia and Shane Howell will fight for the Featherweight title at Legacy FC 29 on March 21.

Former UFC Heavyweight Pat Barry has signed with Glory Kickboxing and will make his debut in May. Though there isn't a fight card announced yet, it will most likely take place in the United States.

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson has been resigned by the UFC and will this time fight in their Light Heavyweight division. His first fight back will be against Phil Davis at UFC 172.

The RFA 13 main event will feature Lightweights Efrain Escudero and Dakota Cochrane.

Following an injury to Rafael Silva, Bellator Bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas will now fight Anthony Leone at Bellator 111.

Ben Askren will make his ONE FC debut in May against the winner of Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki. The fight will be for the Welterweight title.

Josh Burkman will defend his Welterweight belt against Tyler Stinson at WSOF 9.

Following his arrest in Florida, Thiago Silva's UFC contract has been terminated. President Dana White has stated "(he) will never fight in the UFC again".

After speaking with (local Ohio fighter) Cody Stevens on Saturday I have learned that he is still under contract with ONE FC. Stevens, a Featherweight, made his promotional debut against Japanese superstar Shinya Aoki at ONE FC 11. Though he lost by unanimous decision he told me that he is still fighting for them and plans to fight at either Featherweight or Bantamweight later this year.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


At Legacy FC 27 Flyweight Henry Cejudo remained undefeated by defeating Elias Garcia via unanimous decision. In the main event, Welterweight Tim Means made quick work of Artnes Young by getting a TKO at just 1:38 of round 1.

UFC 169 set an interesting record; Most unanimous decisions in a single event. Infamous Heavyweight Alistair Overeem returned to the win column by battering Frank Mir to a unanimous decision victory. It is still unsure whether or not Frank Mir will continue to fight for the UFC at this point. Jose Aldo successfully defended his Featherweight belt by defeating Ricardo Lamas via unanimous decision. Finally, Renan Barao defended his belt officially for the first time against Urijah Faber. Barao won via TKO at 3:42 of round 1.

UFC Heavyweight Pat Barry has announced his retirement.

Legacy FC 29 will be headlined by a Light Heavyweight contest between Paul Buentello and Myron Dennis. The two will fight for the vacant title.

The UFC has announced that they will be heading to Canada five times for events in 2014.

Maximum Fighting Championship has announced that MFC 40 will take place on May 9 and feature Middleweight champion Sam Alvey, Bantamweight champion Anthony Birchak and a Lightweight title fight between Tom Gallicchio and Kurt Southern.