Where to begin? Five major MMA events went down this past weekend, and that's only counting the major ones. It was like an MMA paradise if I do say so myself. Kicking things off was Bellator 121, marking the first event in their "Summer Series". Both Kelly Anundson and Egidijus Valavicius stamped their spot in the semifinals of the Light Heavyweight tournament. Joining them was Philipe Lins who won his main event fight against Austin Heidlage by rear naked choke at 2:45 of round 1.
At RFA 15 former TUF contestant Kevin Casey won the Middleweight title by knocking out Andrew Sanchez at 2:30 of round 1.
Cage Warriors held two events for their "Super Saturday". Notable fighters such as Rosi Sexton, Ben Alloway and Bruno Carvalho competed. In the first main event Jack Hermansson defeated Norman Paraisy to claim the vacant Middleweight title. Hermansson won via rear naked choke at 4:49 of round 4. The second main event of the day saw Stevie Ray defeat Curt Warburton by split decision to win the vacant Lightweight belt.
XFCi 5 saw several of their tournaments end with numerous champions crowned. The main event, being one of the only fights on the card not a tournament final, saw Featherweight Junior Assuncao dominate Alejandro Solano in a clear unanimous decision win.
UFC Fight Night 42 finished things off for the weekend of MMA. Flyweight John Dodson earned a somewhat controversial win over John Moraga. The fight was stopped at the end of round 2 by the doctor following a Moraga broken nose. The fight was declared a TKO for Dodson. Even more controversial was the co-main event. Lightweight Diego Sanchez got the hometown nod with a split decision win over Ross Pearson. The main event saw former Lightweight champion Benson Henderson finish Rustam Khabilov in the fourth round via rear naked choke at 1:16.
Invicta FC has officially signed a content deal with UFC Fight Pass.
Alexander Gustafsson will take on Jon Jones for the Light Heavyweight title in a much anticipated rematch. The fight will take place at UFC 178.