Sunday, May 24, 2015


ONE Championship 27 saw one man defend his belt and another win an inaugural title. Thailand's Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke won the inaugural Men's Strawweight championship with a unanimous decision win over Roy Doliguez. In the main event Japanese superstar Shinya Aoki utilized his world famous grappling to defeat Koji Ando by unanimous decision.

Even with the pulling of former Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones from the fight card, UFC 187 was heavily hyped. It lived up to those expectations. Heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne took part in a slug fest that took home "fight of the night". Arlovski got the better of the brawl with a TKO win coming at 4:41 of round 1. Lightweight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone earned his eighth straight win with a TKO victory over John Makdessi at 4:44 of round 2. Chris Weidman defeated Vitor Belfort via TKO at 2:53 of round 1 to retain his Middleweight belt. And finally, Daniel Cormier defeated Anthony "Rumble" Johnson by way of rear naked choke at 2:39 of round 3 to win the vacant Light Heavyweight championship.

The UFC has announced that they plan to host their first event in South Korea. The targeted date is November 28.

WSOF has released Women's Strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar who is ranked first in the world for the division.

Both RFA and WSOF signed several fighters to their respective rosters this past week. All three WSOF signees are Russian fighters.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


At Bellator 137 former Bantamweight champion Eduardo "dudu" Dantas made a successful return with a unanimous decision win over Mike Richman. In the main event the Middleweight belt was going to be on the line, but that was not the case when champion Brandon Halsey missed weight. Regardless, Halsey defeated his opponent Kendall Grove via TKO at 2:25 of round 4. Halsey was stripped of his belt.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its debut in The Philippines for UFC Fight Night 66. Middleweight veteran Mark Munoz road off to the sunset of retirement with a unanimous decision win over Luke Barnatt. Middleweight Gegard Mousasi dominated Costas Philippou with a unanimous decision win. And in the main event Frankie Edgar, former Lightweight champion turned Featherweight contender, defeated Urijah Faber via unanimous decision and winning all five rounds in the process.

Ed Ruth, a three-time national championship wrestler at Penn State, has signed with Bellator.

UFC Heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy "Big Country" Nelson will serve as coaches for "Road to UFC: Japan," a show similar to The Ultimate fighter where eight Japanese fighters will look to earn a spot with the promotion. Barnett and Nelson will meet later this year in a fight held in Japan.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


The chances of MMA fans getting to see two large organizations go head to head is slim to none; but this past Saturday, RFA took on fellow AXS TV promotion Legacy FC. The competition, which featured four bouts of RFA vs Legacy, was friendly (between the two owners at least) but bragging rights were on the line. Mike Bronzoulis showcased his amped up cardio with a unanimous decision win over Dave Burrow to claim the vacant Legacy FC Lightweight title. Luke Sanders defended his RFA Bantamweight belt in dominating fashion with a unanimous decision win that almost rendered Terrion Ware, his opponent, blind. And in the main event Flyweight Alexandre Pantoja put RFA up 3-1 with a come from behind triangle choke over UFC veteran Damacio Page at 5:00 of round 2.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its way down to Australia for UFC Fight Night 65. The fight card, which was only shown on UFC Fight Pass, was exciting from start to finish. Light Heavyweight Sean O'Connell defeated Anthony Perosh via TKO at :56 of round 1. Middleweight Robert Whittaker continued his win streak with a win over Brad Tavares that came by way of KO at :44 of round 1. In the main event Heavyweight Stipe Miocic impressed with a win over seasoned veteran Mark Hunt. The dominating performance was capped off by a TKO at 2:47 of round 5.

Legacy FC 43 will be headlined by a fight between Brock Larson and Derrick Krantz. The fight will be for the vacant Welterweight title. UFC veteran Jacob Volkmann will also be on the card.

Former WSOF Lightweight title challenger Melvin "Young Assassin" Guillard has signed with Bellator FC.

The UFC has announced that they will be looking to build a physical spot for the UFC Hall of Fame. It is predicted that the location will be in Las Vegas.