Sunday, October 18, 2015


At Legacy FC 47, Bantamweight C.J. Hamilton made quick work of Brantley Furr with a TKO coming at just :20 of round 1. Middleweight Dave Vitkay continued his impressive win streak with a win over Wesley Barnes via TKO (doctor stoppage) at the end of round 2. In the main event Featherweight Jordan Rinaldi defeated Clay Harvison via rear naked choke at 4:31 of round 2.

Two titles were on the line at WSOF 24. The first was for the inaugural Flyweight belt which saw Magomed Bibulatov earn a unanimous decision over Donavon Frelow. Lightweight Nick Newell got back on track with a unanimous decision win against Tom Marcellino. Following his victory, Newell announced his retirement. Blagoi Ivanov successfully defended his Heavyweight belt for the first time with a TKO win over Derrick Mehmen that came at 4:33 of round 2. The main event saw Welterweight Jon Fitch outwork Yushin Okami in the wrestling and grappling department for a unanimous decision win. The win grants Fitch a shot at the championship against fellow Welterweight Jake Sheilds.

Former UFC Bantamweight champion Renan Barao is rumored to be moving up to Featherweight.

ONE Championship will unify their Featherweight titles when Jadamba Narantungalag takes on Marat Gafurov at ONE Championship 35 in November.

The UFC has released TUF 19 winner Eddie Gordon.


Sunday, October 11, 2015


ONE Championship 32 produced some of the more exciting fights this past weekend. Women's Flyweight Irina Mazepa came up big in her debut with a vicious KO win over Ann Osman at 3:05 of round 1. Undefeated Vitaly Bigdash defeated Igor Svirid in a come from behind TKO victory at :36 of round 2. With the win, Bigdash claimed the Middleweight title.

At RFA 31 Middleweight Gabriel Checco defeated Mike Jasper by way of armbar at 4:19 of round 3. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger looked impressive in her unanimous decision Strawweight title win over Zoila Frausto. And in the main event Welterweight Bristol Marunde was forced to stop fighting after suffering a gruesome jaw injury. Marunde was most likely winning on the judges scorecards over Gilbert Smith. Because of the stoppage Smith retained his title via TKO (injury) at 2:03 of round 4.

UFC Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw has officially left Team Alpha Male. He is now a member of Elevation Fight Team in Colorado.

Two time UFC Flyweight title challenger John Dodson has announced that he will be moving up to Bantamweight where he owns a win over Dillashaw, the current champion.

UFC Fight Pass has added BRACE, an Australian promotion, to their lineup.

Bellator Bantamweight Joe Warren has tested positive for marijuana following his win at Bellator 143.

Legacy FC 49 is set with two title fights as Derrick Krantz will fight Alex Morono for the vacant Welterweight belt and Ariel Beck will take on Andrea Lee for the vacant Women's Flyweight title.

Monday, October 5, 2015


Legacy FC 46 kicked off this past weeks MMA festivities. Middleweight Rafael Lovato Jr defeated Kevin Holland by way of rear naked choke at 1:24 of round 1. In the main event long time Legacy FC Bantamweight Steven "Ocho" Peterson upped his win streak to five with a thrilling unanimous decision win over Irwin Rivera.

UFC 192 was filled with decisions to say the least. Julianna Pena, Joseph Benavidez, Ruslan Magomedov and Ryan "Darth" Bader all won unanimous decisions on the main card. And in the main event, Daniel Cormier squeaked by Alexander Gustafsson with a split decision - though many thought it should have been a clear cut unanimous decision - that allowed him to retain his Light Heavyweight belt.

Former UFC Middleweight champion Rich Franklin has officially announced his retirement from MMA.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones has pleaded guilty to a felony charge and will receive no jail time for his part in a hit and run where he got out of his vehicle and fled the scene. Little is still known about if and when he will return to the UFC.

Ex Bellator commentator Sean Wheelock will be calling the action at Titan FC 36 which airs exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

World Series of Fighting has announced that the winner of Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami will fight Jake Shields for their vacant Welterweight title.