Sunday, October 26, 2014


Bellator 130 started off a weekend with only two major MMA cards. Women's Featherweight veteran Marloes Coenen held the honors of bringing back WMMA to Bellator with a third round rear naked choke of Linton Vassell at :57. Heavyweight Bobby Lashley moved to 2-0 under the Bellator banner with a submission due to strikes of Karl Etherington at 1:31 of round 2. In the main event Emanuel Newton successfully defended his Light Heavyweight belt against Linton Vassell in a come from behind win. Newton won via rear naked choke at :47 of round 5. 

UFC 179 won't exactly go down as the best card in the promotions history. Light Heavyweight Phil Davis won a unanimous decision over Glover Teixeira by utilizing his wrestling and grappling. Jose Aldo defended his Featherweight title against Chad Mendes. The unanimous decision earned fight of the night.

UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been forced out of his UFC 180 title defense due to injury. The UFC 180 main event will now be for the interim Heavyweight belt, putting Mark Hunt against Fabricio Werdum.

UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will attempt to defend her belt against Cat Zingano at UFC 182. The contest will serve as the co-main event. 

A third UFC title fight is now official. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman will finally fight Vitor Belfort in the main event of UFC 184. 

Titan Fighting Championship has signed former UFC Featherweight Steven Siler along with four other fighters. This continues the trend of Titan FC signing a mass amount of young experienced fighters. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


ONE FC kept up their high frequency of events this weekend with a fight card in Malaysia. In the main event undefeated Russian Featherweight Marat Gafurov defeated Rob Lisita by rear naked choke at 1:08 of round 1.

Two belts were on the line at Legacy FC 36. First up was the Flyweight title. Damacio Page delivered a highlight reel KO against Brian Hall at 1:48 of round 1 to claim the belt. The second title fight was in the Heavyweight division. Cody East took home the belt after defeating Vernon Lewis via TKO at 3:26 of round 1.

At Bellator 129 Light Heavyweights Housten Alexander and Virgil Zwicker fought to a majority draw after Alexander was docked a point for headbutting. In the main event Welterweight Paul Bradley defeated Josh Neer by utilizing his wrestling in a hard fought unanimous decision.

UFC Featherweight "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung will be sidelined for no less than two years as he has to fulfill South Korea's military service requirement.

Both UFC Welterweight contender Rory MacDonald and Titan FC Heavyweight champion Vinny Maghalaes will compete in Metamoris 5.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


At Bellator 128 the ever so flashy Michael Page put on a show with his striking skills against Nah-Shon Burrell. Page won by unanimous decision by keeping it standing for a majority of the fight. In the main event "The Baddest Man on the Planet" Joe Warren unified the Bantamweight titles by defeating Eduardo Dantas via unanimous decision in an exciting affair.

RFA 19 saw Jake Collier claim the vacant Middleweight belt by submitting Gabriel Checco via rear naked choke at 4:27 of round 1.

World Series of Fighting made its return to Canada for WSOF 14. Featherweight Chris Horodecki defeated Luis Huete by unanimous decision. Smealinho Rama claimed the inaugural Heavyweight strap by battering Derrick Mehmen. Rama won by TKO at just :51 of round 1. In the main event Welterweight Jake Shields cruised past Ryan Ford by putting his grappling skills to use. Shields won by way of rear naked choke at 4:29 of round 1.

Invicta FC has officially partnered with TUFF-N-UFF. The winner of TUFF-N-UFF's amateur tournaments will be awarded an Invicta contract.

Rory MacDonald will meet the winner of Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler who fight for the Welterweight title at UFC 181. MacDonald earned his title shot after knocking out Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 54.

UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie is now Bellator's national brand ambassador.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


MFC 41 went down Friday night and the main event featured a super fight between Lightweights Shane Campbell and Marcus Edwards. Campbell got the win in a very exciting fight. His TKO victory came at :29 of round 2. 

At Bellator 127 Welterweight Fernando Gonzalez earned an upset win over veteran Karo Parisyan by TKO at 1:43 of round 1. In the main event Former Featherweight champion Daniel Straus got back on track with a devastating KO of Justin Wilcox at :50 of round 1. 

One night tournaments are rare in MMA. BattleGrounds MMA gave us that rare occasion on Friday night with a one night Welterweight tournament. The eight man tournament featured many prominent fighters such as Brock Larson, Cody McKenzie and Jesse Taylor. However, not one of those fighters won it all. It was Roan Carneiro who emerged on top at the end of the night. Carneiro defeated Randall Wallace via armbar at 3:29 of round 1 in the opening round of the tournament. In the semi finals he beat Trey Houston by TKO at 2:11 of round 2. In the tournament final he defeated Brock Larson by unanimous decision. Winning the tournament earned Carneiro the $50,000 grand prize. 

Saturday was dominated by the Ultimate Fighting Championship who held two events in one day. The first event took place in Stockholm, Sweden where Welterweight Rick Story won a split decision on questionable scoring over Gunnar Nelson. The second was in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Welterweight contender and crowd favorite Rory MacDonald earned a TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine at 1:28 of round 3. The win will most likely get him a title shot.