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Jan Blachowicz vs Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou Added to KSW 15

MMA Rocks! Reports:

Jan Blachowicz

– 12-2-0 MMA Record

– 9 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Daniel Tabera, Maro Perak, Christian M’Pumbu

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

– 10-8-0 MMA Record

– 2 Fight Winning Streak

– Notable Wins: Ricardo Arona, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Dave Herman


A light heavyweight tilt between Polish prospect Jan Blachowicz and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou has been added to KSW 15. The event takes place on March 19th at the Towar Hall in Warsaw, Poland.

Jan Blachowicz is considerded one of the top European prospects in all of mixed martial arts. He currently carries a nine-fight win streak, including victories over Daniel Tabera, Christian M’Pumbu, and Maro Perak. His last defeat was in 2oo7, when he was submitted by Andre Fyeet at KSW 8.

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou just hasn’t lived up to the hype since stunning upset victories over Ricardo Arona and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira back in the Pride days. He’s currently lost two out of his last three fights, both TKO stoppages against Houston Alexander and Shamil Abdurahimov. Sokoudjou most recently defeated Valdas Pocevicius by unanimous decision in Israel last November.


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Posted by on January 29, 2011 in Local Shows, News


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Titan Fighting Championship 16 Quick Results


  • Abe Wagner def. Tim Sylvia via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:32
  • Jason High def. Rudy Bears via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:51
  • Aaron Derrow def. Rich Clementi via technical submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 3:35
  • Drew McFedries def. Gary Tapusoa via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:42
  • Drew Dober def. Bobby Cooper via unanimous decision
  • Anthony Gutierrez def. Jacob Akin via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 3:28
  • Alonzo Martinez def. Deryck Ripley via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:19
  • John Hollis def. Brian Phillips via KO (Knee) – Round 3
  • Tony Cardello def. Billy Thomas via TKO – Round 1
  • Mirsad Bektic def. Mac Bailey via TKO – Round 3


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Posted by on January 29, 2011 in Local Shows, Quick Results


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Alexis Vila Out; Mamoru Yamaguchi in versus John Dodson at Tachi Palace Fights 9

MMA Junkie Reports:

Mamoru Yamaguchi

– 25-5-3 MMA Record

– 5 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Kiyotaka Shimizu, Greg Guzman, Furnihiro Kitahara

John Dodson

– 11-5-0 MMA Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: John Moraga, Jesse Riggleman, Clint Godfrey


After the withdrawal of Olympic bronze medalist, Alexis Vila, Tachi Palace Fights sign current King of the Cage flyweight champion Mamoru Yamaguchi to fight John Dodson at TPF 9. The event is expected to take place on May 5th at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.

Mamoru Yamaguchi earned the King of the Cage flyweight title after beating Frank Baca with a second round rear naked choke back in January of last year. He then defended the title against young prospect, Greg Guzman with a TKO stoppage in August. Yamaguchi returned to Japan to face Furnihiro Kitahara, in which he earned a stunning first round head-kick KO.

John Dodson makes his Tachi Palace debut following a victory over previously undefeated John Moraga at Nemesis Fighting down in the Dominican Republic. The victory marked Dodson’s fourth win in five fights, only being defeated by current Palace Fighting and Ultimate Warrior Challenge champion, Pat Runez.

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Posted by on January 29, 2011 in Local Shows, News


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DEEP Light Heavyweight Champion Yoshiyuki Nashaniki Drops to Middleweight; Meets Ryuta Sakurai at DEEP 52

Nightmare of Battle Reports:

Yoshiyuki Nakanishi

– 9-1-0 MMA Record

– 6 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Katsuyori Shibata, Christian M’Pumbu

Ryuta Sakurai

– 20-16-6 MMA Record

– 1 Win, 1 Loss, 1 Draw in Last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Xavier Foupa-Pokam, David Bielkheden


DEEP light heavyweight champion Yoshiyuki Nakanishi will drop a weightclass to face Ryuta Sakurai at DEEP 52 Impact. The event takes place February 28th at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Yoshiyuki Nakanishi became DEEP’s first light heavyweight champion, when he beat Christian M’Pumbu at DEEP 47 in April of last year. Since then he has defended the title twice, defeating Ryuta Noji and DREAM veteran Katsuyori Shibata.

Ryuta Sakurai last competed at DEEP 49, when he faced against recently signed UFC fighter, Riki Fukuda. Early in the second round, Fukuda landed violent knees to the head and body of Sakurai, forcing the stoppage just 32 seconds into the round. Sakurai fought to a draw with top European middleweight Mamed Khalidov at KSW 13, previous to the Fukuda fight. Sakurai’s last win was back in December of 2009, when he knocked out Hiroki Sato just over two minutes in the first round.

Other Fights Announced for DEEP 52:

Women’s 115-pound fight:

Saori Ishioka (11-5-0) vs Seo Hee Ham (6-4-0)

Bantamweight fight:

Tatsumitsu Wada (4-6-1) vs Sakae Kasuya (5-4-3)

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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Local Shows, News


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Masakazu Imanari vs Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura Added to DEEP 52

Nightmare of Battle Reports:

Masakazu Imanari

– 21-7-2 MMA Record

– 5 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Daiki “DJ” Hata, Yoshiro Maeda, Jorge Gurgel

Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura

– 11-4-5 MMA Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Jong Man Kim


DEEP bantamweight champion, Masakazu Imanari defends his title against Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura at DEEP 52 Impact. The event takes place on February 25th at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Masakazu Imanari is currently riding a five-fight win streak, including victories Daiki “DJ” Hata, Tomoya Miyashita, and Justin Cruz. Imanari is known for his elite grappling and he displayed it in full effect when he forced a tap from Cruz with a omoplata/rear naked choke combo at DEEP: Cage Impact 2009. His most recent loss was against Bibiano Fernandes in the second round of the DREAM featherweight tournament.

Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura has won six out of his last seven fights, most recent victory was a unanimous decison over Tatsumitsu Wada at DEEP 50 Impact. In 2o professional fights Nakamura has never been submitted, but that stat will be tested against Imanari.

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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Local Shows, News


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Paul McVeigh vs Andreas Bernhard Set for Cage Warriors 40

Your MMA Reports:

Paul McVeigh

– 17-6-0 MMA Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Marcelo Costa

Andreas Bernhard

– 7-1-0 MMA Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins:


Europe’s number one ranked bantamweight, Paul McVeigh is scheduled to take on German Judoka Andreas Bernhard at Cage Warriors 40. The event takes place on February 28th in London, England.

Paul McVeigh has won two fights in a row, following his upset loss to Chris David at EXFC 1 in October of 2009. His most recent victory was against Artemij Sitenkov with a rare inverted triangle submission win in the second round. A win against Bernhard could capture the attention of Dana White and Sean Selby, for a possible roster spot in the UFC.

Andreas Bernhard has also won back-to-back fights, following his first professional loss against Ben Boekee in September of last year. Most of his victories have come by way of submission.

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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Local Shows, News


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Martin Desilets and Steve Vigneault Featured at MFL 4

MMA Canada Reports:

Martin Desilets

– 11-2-0 MMA Record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Victor Valimaki (x2), Todd Gouwenberg, Kryzsztof Soszynski

VS ANTONY REA (20-13-0)

Steve Vigneault

– 12-6-0 MMA Record

– Won 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Sean Pierson, Shawn Thompkins



The co-main events for Montreal’s Major Fight League 4 have been announced for their March 12th event that takes place at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau. Former XMMA and TKO light heavyweight champion, Martin Desilets meets Antony Rea, while Steve Vigneault takes on Matt MacGrath.

Martin Desilets currently carries a four-fight win streak, including back-to-back first round TKO victories over Victor Valimaki. He earned the Fight Club light heavyweight championship with his most recent victory over Valimaki. Desilets last defeat was to Travis Galbraith by triangle choke back in June of 2008.

Antony Rea enters MFL 4 on a three-fight win streak of his own. He was last defeated by current UFC fighter, James Te Huna by first round TKO at CFC 8 in Australia. Rea’s most notable victory was against current Strikeforce number one contender, Evangalista “Cyborg” Santos when he TKO’d in the second round back in February of 2005.

Canadian MMA veteran, Steve Vigneault returns to fighting after being absent from the sport for over a year. This will be only his third appearance in the cage since 2006. Vigneault defeated Dan Chambers by first round TKO in his last appearance back in November of 2009 for Ringside MMA.

Matt MacGrath stopped a two-fight losing skid after earning a unanimous decision victory over Ryan Machan for Warrior-1 late last year. Previous to the Machan win, MacGrath lost back-to-back fights against Claude Patrick and Jonathan Goulet.

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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Local Shows, News


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