Sunday, August 28, 2016


Bellator 160, which took place in Anaheim, California, kicked off a stellar weekend of fights. Featherweight A.J. McKee remained undefeated with a first round guillotine against Cody Walker at just :32. Featherweight Georgi "Inane" Karakhanyan refused to give Bubba Jenkins revenge when he defeated him via KO at :53 of round 1. Top Lightweight, Derek Anderson earned a unanimous decision over Saad Awad. And in the main event, Benson Henderson received a Lightweight title shot after defeating Patricio "Pitbull" Freire via TKO (injury) at 2:26 of round 1. 

In one of the most exciting fight cards of the weekend, ONE Championship 46 saw Featherweight Edward Kelly take out Vincent Latoel at just :57 of round 1. In the main event Welterweight Luis "Sapo" Santos survived a slow start to defeat Igor Svirid by unanimous decision.

At UFC on FOX 21 Lightweight legends Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon battled to a decision that went Miller's way, though only by the narrowest of margins. Women's Strawweight Paige VanZant came off of Dancing With the Stars only to KO "Rowdy" Bec Rawlings at :17 of round 2. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis made a successful Featherweight debut when he defeated Charles Oliveira by way of guillotine at 1:49 of round 3. In the main event Damian Maia made quick work of Carlos Condit with a rear naked choke at 1:52 of round 1. 

Former Bellator Middleweight champion Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko will return to the promotion and fight Kendall Grove at Bellator 162. 

Welterweight superstar Michael "Venom" Page will return to take on Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 163. 

UFC Welterweight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone has resigned with the promotion while former title challenger Rory MacDonald has decided to sign with Bellator.     

Sunday, August 7, 2016


Two titles were on the line at Titan FC 40, shown exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. But before that, Heavyweight D.J. Linderman snapped a two fight losing streak by defeating Derrick Mehmen via unanimous decision. Welterweight Desmond Green won a unanimous decision against James Freeman. In the first title fight Jose Torres claimed the inaugural Flyweight belt after stopping Abdiel Velazquez via TKO at 3:52 of round 2. In the main event Freddy Assuncao defeated Gesias Cavalcante and took home the Lightweight strap in the process. Assuncao won by putting Cavalcante to sleep by way of guillotine at :27 of round 4.

UFC Fight Night 92 featured a main card with numerous decision victories. Maryna Moroz, Trevor Smith, Santiago Ponzinibbio and Dennis Bermudez all won by decision. Middleweight Thales Leites defeated fellow UFC veteran Chris Camozzi via rear naked choke at 2:58 of round 3. Capping off the night, Featherweight Yair Rodriguez won a rather weird split decision against Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres.

Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson's son, Kevin Ferguson Jr (also known as Baby Slice) will make his Bellator debut at Bellator 160 against Johnny Tomasian.

Former Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will look to rebound against a surging Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson at the TUF Latin American 3 Finale.

Cris "Cyborg" Justino will compete in her second UFC bout against Lina Lansberg at a UFC Fight Night event in Brazil on Sept 24.