Sunday, June 26, 2016


Bellator held its second ever DYNAMITE event this past weekend, and while - like the first - it featured both MMA and kickboxing, we shall focus exclusively on the MMA.

Former UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione survived a near KO to comeback and defeat Carl Seumanutafa by KO at 3:22 of round 1. In a Women's Flyweight contest, Ilima MacFarlane submitted Rebecca Ruth in round 2 via standing rear naked choke. The stoppage came at exactly 3:00. Michael Chandler reclaimed his Lightweight belt from Patricky "Pitbull" Freire when he knocked him out at 2:14 of the very first round. In the main event Light Heavyweight turned Heavyweight, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson defeated Satoshi Iishi by way of narrow split decision.

At Legacy FC 56, surging Bantamweight Jason Sampson dominated Ryan Hollis for three rounds, leading to a unanimous decision victory. In the main event, long time Legacy FC competitor Steven Peterson claimed the Bantamweight strap with a rear naked choke against Manny Vazquez at 3:08 of round 4.

Two titles were on the line at Victory FC 51. But before that, WSOF veteran Rick Glenn won a narrow split decision over fellow Featherweight Ramiro Hernandez. Mike Rhodes won the vacant Middleweight belt over Rakim Cleveland with a guillotine choke that came at 2:42 of round 2. And Robert Emerson won the vacant Bantamweight belt when he sunk in a rear naked choke on Shawn West at 1:30 of round 2.

ONE Championship 44 is scheduled for July 2 and will feature a headliner between former Featherweight champion Narantungalag Jadambaa and Eric Kelly.

Invicta FC 18 will see undefeated Alexa Grasso fight Jodie Esquibel in the main event. Also on the card is Megan Anderson, Peggy Morgan and Jessamyn Duke.

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