Sunday, July 24, 2016


At a submission filled Legacy FC 58, Lightweight Josh Quayhagen defeated Reynaldo Trujillo by unanimous decision. Robert Drysdale took home the vacant Light Heavyweight belt when he submitted Ryan Spann via rear naked choke at 2:58 of round 2.

Bellator 159 saw Featherweight Daniel Weichel win an odd split decision against Emmanuel Sanchez. Women's Flyweight Emily Ducote looked impressive when she defeated Bruna Vargas via rear naked choke at :29 of round 2. Lightweight (soon to be Welterweight) Melvin Guillard finally got his first Bellator win when he knocked out David Rickels at 2:14 of round 1. And in the main event Bantamweight Joe Taimanglo came back to submit Darrion Caldwell at :09 of round 3.

UFC on FOX 20 featured the return of two popular female fighters, though one fared much better than the other. One of them, Women's Strawweight Felice Herrig, won by way of rear naked choke against Kailin Curran at 1:59 of round 1. Heavyweight Francis Ngannou kept his streak alive against UFC newcomer Bojan Mihajovic when he won via TKO at 1:34 of round 1. Edson Barboza earned a unanimous decision win over former Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. And Women's Bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko upset Holly Holm by unanimous decision.

The NSAC confirmed that UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for estrogen blockers and has been temporarily suspended.

UFC Heavyweight Brock Lesnar also tested positive for a banned substance following his UFC 200 victory over Mark Hunt.

The TUF 24 cast has been announced and will feature two former UFC Flyweight fighters, Tim Elliot and Damacio Page. The winner of the tournament will get a title shot against Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson.

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