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Quick Hits for Stories Over the Past Week

 

Sorry everyone for the lack of updates over the past week….. My dog got tangled up in my laptop cord pulling it off my desk, breaking the hard drive. Alas, I have bought a new one and am back in business. Sorry again!

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UFC News

  • Kenny Florian  (14-5-0 MMA/ 11-4 UFC Record) vs Diego Nunes (16-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record) Set for UFC 131 on June 11th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Tito Ortiz Out; Phil Davis (8-0-0 MMA/ 4-0 UFC) in versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ( 19-4-0 MMA/ 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26th in Seattle, Washington
  • Dustin Poirier (9-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) vs Rani Yahya (16-6-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) Added to UFC 131
  • Tim Credeur (12-3-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC) vs Ed Herman (19-7-0 MMA/ 4-5 UFC) Targeted for TUF 13 Finale on June 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jason Brilz (18-3-1 MMA/ 3-2 UFC) vs Vladimir Matyushenko (25-5-0 MMA/ 6-3 UFC Record) Set to meet at UFC 129 on April 29th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Darren Elkins (12-2-0 MMA/ 1-1 UFC) vs Michihiro Omigawa (12-9-1 MMA/ 0-3 UFC) Targeted for UFC 131
  • Brandon Vera (11-6-0 MMA/ 7-6) returns to UFC roster with last loss against Thiago Silva likely being overturned to a “no contest”
  • Karlos Vemola Out; Eliot Marhall (9-2-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC) Retruns to Meet Luiz Cane (10-3-0 MMA/ 3-3 UFC Record) at UFC 128 on March 19th in Newark, New Jersey
  • Renan Barao (25-1-0 MMA/ UFC Debut) vs Demetrious Johnson (9-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) Likely for TUF 13 Finale
  • Cub Swanson Injured; Fight with Erik Koch Scratched from UFC on Versus 3

Strikforce

  • Meisha Tate Out; Liz Carmouche (5-0-0 MMA/ 2-0 Strikeforce) now meets champion Marloes Coenen (18-4-0 MMA/ 2-1 Strikeforce) for women’s 135-pound title at Strikeforce: Columbus on March 5th in Columbus, Ohio

 

Bellator

  • DJ Linderman (8-1-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Middleweight Champ Hector Lombard (27-2-1 MMA/ 6-0 Bellator) meets Falaniko Vitale ( 28-9-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) in Non-Title Fight at Bellator 44 on May 14th
  • Tim Carpenter (6-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Bellator signs Marlon Sandro (17-2-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) to Multi-Fight Deal
  • Patricio Freire (14-1 MMA/ 2-1 Bellator) vs Georgi Karakhanyan (14-2-1 MMA/ 2-1 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37 on March 19th in Concho, Oklahoma
  • Zac George (20-3-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) vs Wilson Reis (11-2-0 MMA/ 3-2 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37
  • Kenny Foster  (8-2-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) vs Eric Larkin (3-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellat0r) Set for Bellator 37
  • Nazareno Malegarie (19-0-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) vs Daniel Straus (14-3-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37
  • Richard Hale (15-3-1 MMA/ Bellator Debut) Added to season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Christian M’Pumbu (15-3-1 MMA/ Bellator Debut) Joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament

 

Local Shows

  • Bobby Lashley (5-1-0) vs James Jack (5-4-1) to headline Titan Fighting Championshps 17 in Kansas City, Kansas on March 25th.
  • Efrain Escudero (15-2-0 MMA) vs Fabricio Camoes (11-5-1) Set for Tachi Palace Fights 9 on May 5th in Lemoore, California
  • Abe Wagner (8-3-0 MMA) vs Aaron Rosa ( 15-3-0 MMA) Added to Titan Fighting Championships 17
  • Houston Alexander (11-6-0 MMA) vs James Irvin (15-8-0) II Added to Shark Fights 14 on March 11th in Lubbock, Texas
  • Vinny Magalhaes (6-5-0 MMA) vs Jake Doerr (6-0-0 MMA) Added to M-1 Challenge on March 25th in Virginia
  • Alan Jouban (1-0-0 MMA) vs Jamie Yager (3-2-0 MMA) Set for Tachi Palace Fights 9

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Bellator, Blog News, Local Shows, News, Strikeforce, UFC

 

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Strikeforce: Houston Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:14
  • Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Tim Kennedy via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) – for vacant Strikeforce middleweight title
  • K.J. Noons def. Jorge Gurgel via KO (punches) – Round 2, 0:19
  • Chad Griggs def. Bobby Lashley via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 5:00

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Daniel Cormier def. Jason Riley via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 1:02
  • Andre Galvao def. Jorge Patino via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:45
  • Vinicius Magalhaes def. Rocky Long via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Adam Schindler def. Keir Gooch via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:58
  • Reynaldo Trujillo def. Jose Santibanez via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:28
  • Chad Robichaux def. Humberto DeLeon via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Artenas Young def. Chad Cook via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
 
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Posted by on August 21, 2010 in Quick Results, Strikeforce

 

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Bobby Lashley vs Chad Griggs set for Strikeforce: Houston in August

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/19951/bobby-lashley-vs-chad-griggs-set-for-strikeforce-houston-in-august.mma

Bobby Lashley

– 5-0-0 MMA/1-0 Strikeforce

– 2 TKO, 2 Sub, 1 Decision Victory

– Notable Wins: Bob Sapp, Jason Guida, Wes Sims

Chad Griggs

– 8-1-0 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins:

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2010 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Shane Del Rosario Out; Bobby Lashley in versus Ron Sparks at Strikeforce:Los Angeles — Del Rosario Signed to Fight Lolohae Mahe

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/19140/bobby-lashley-faces-ron-sparks-at-strikeforce-los-angeles-on-june-16.mma

http://mmajunkie.com/news/19153/shane-del-rosario-vs-lolohea-mahe-targeted-for-strikeforce-los-angeles.mma

Bobby Lashley

– 5-0-0 MMA/1-0 Strikeforce

– 2 TKO, 2 Sub, 1 Decision Victory

– Notable Wins: Bob Sapp, Jason Guida, Wes Sims

Ron Sparks

– 5-0-0 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut

– 4 TKO, 1 Decision Victory

– Notable Wins:

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Shane Del Rosario

– 9-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 Strikeforce Record

– 7 TKO, 2 Sub Victories

– Notable Wins: Brandon Cash, Carl Seumanutafa

Lolohae Mahe

4-1-1 MMA/ 0-1 Strikeforce Record

– 3 TKO, 1 Sub Victory

– Notable Wins:

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2010 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce Miami: Who or What’s Next?

Nick Diaz: Well in my opinion, Jay Hieron should be the first person to challenge Diaz for the belt. But after the post-fight press conference, it’s definately not a sure thing. Nick Diaz doesn’t want to fight “Undercard Fighters”, which Hieron is clearly not. Scott Coker also acknowledged that he feels Hieron did not do enough in his win against Joe Riggs to warrant a title shot. But honestly, who else is there?? Are they going to throw an upcoming prospect like Lyle Beerholm or Tyrone Woodley at Diaz? That’s not a good idea at all. The only other possible match-up would be Jake Shields, who is fighting for the middleweight title against Dan Henderson in April. What happens if Shields wins that fight? Is Strikeforce already going to have a Champion vs Champion fight before either one defended their title once? That doesn’t seem like a bright idea at all either. Jay Hieron is the only viable option Strikeforce has, not to mention, they promised him an immediate title shot against Diaz when they signed him.

Marius Zaromiskis: I see Zaromiskis now heading back to Dream Promotions to defend his title there. It will probably be a while before we see him back on a Strikeforce card. After a few Dream title defenses, a rematch with Diaz might be in the distant future.

Christiane “Cyborg” Santos:  Erin Toughill will probably be the next victim for “Cyborg”.

Marloes Coenen:  I think a fight with Gina Carano would be an entertaining fight, with the winner being the likely #1 contender to get a rematch against the champ.

Herchel Walker: It’s still up in the air if Herchel Walker will even step in the cage again. I really hope AKA and Herschel decide to keep going. It was really exciting to see the ability level Herchel had in the cage after only 3 months of training. I’d love to see his progression after a full camp. I think a great next opponent would be Daniel Cormier, an Olympic wrestler, who made his MMA debut last year.

Greg Nagy: See ya!

Robbie Lawler: After his incredible comeback win against Melvin Manhoef, Lawler puts his name back in the title mix for the middleweight belt. A fight with another title contender like Ronaldo Souza, Joey Villasenor, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, or Tim Kennedy is probably in the near future for Lawler .

Melvin Manhoef: This has to be a crushing loss for Manhoef. He was dominating the fight before he got caught by the crushing right hand. Luckily for him, a lot of the top guys in the Strikeforce middleweight division are strikers. Possible good match-ups for Manhoef include: Scott Smith, Cung Le, Frank Shamrock, or Benji Radach.

Bobby Lashely: As i said in my last post, Lashley is ready for a step up in competition. I think the perfect next fight for Lashley is fellow undefeated up-and-comer Shane Del Rosario. Del Rosario was a rumored opponent for Lashley on the Strikeforce Miami card, now i think they need to make it happen. At 9-0, Del Rosario creates at difficult match-up anywhere the fight goes.

Wes Sims: Wes Sims played his role… a punching bag for Lashley. Strikeforce has no use for you anymore.

Jay Hieron: It should be Nick Diaz, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. The good thing for Hieron though, is that his Strikeforce contract is up, so he does have some leverage. The UFC offered Hieron a contract early last year, but Jay took the Strikeforce contract mainly to fight Nick Diaz. If the Diaz fight doesn’t happen, hopefully the UFC is still interested in Hieron, and he could go to a place where he is apprectiated.

Joe Riggs: There’s not much left for Joe Riggs at Strikeforce after losing to another top guy in the division. If Strikeforce decides to keep him around, he will probably only serve as a gatekeeper to the division. Tyrone Woodley, Lyle Beerholm, and Shamar Bailey need a win against a big name to propel them to the top of the division and Riggs may be that guy.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2010 in Strikeforce, What or Who's Next?

 

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Strikeforce Miami: News and Notes

Nick Diaz vs Marius Zaromiskis

Is there any fighter on the planet that’s been more impressive than Nick Diaz? Marius Zaromiskis has crushed everything in his path as of late, and other than that right hand that dropped him, Diaz made him look he didn’t even deserve to be in that fight. Nick Diaz is slowly climbing up the pound for pound greats list. He’s looked better and better with every fight, and pretty soon he’s going to run out of worth challengers at Strikeforce.

Christiane “Cyborg” Santos vs Marloes Coenen

I have to give a lot of props to Marloes Coenen. She hung in there a long time, and proved to be a worthy advisary to Cyborg. Santos was never really in danger during the fight, but Coenen did make her look almost human. A potential match with Erin Toughill vs Santos looks more intriguing than it did before the Coenen fight.

Herschel Walker vs Greg Nagy

First off, congrats to Herschel Walker for being the hard-working competitior he is. He had better technique with only 3 months of training than a lot of young fighters look with over a year of solid training. American Kickboxing Academy deserves to take a bow as well as he looked. AKA has been on a rampage lately, and are slowly becoming one of the best camps in the MMA game. I honestly hope there is a second fight for Herschel Walker. He proved all the doubters, he’s not just doing this for a gimmick. And in case you didn’t know, Walker donated his enitre purse to charity…. Awesome guy.

Robbie Lawler vs Melvin Manhoef

Wow… another fight to prove why MMA is the best sport in the world. Melvin Manhoef was dominating the fight early on with brutal leg kicks and strong, technical striking. Manhoef had Lawler dazed a couple times, and kept patient not to over compensate. After 3 minutes, Lawler could barely stand on his leg and the end looked very near. Then… Lawler connected with an overhand right that completely shut out the lights of Manhoef. It was an amazing fight that puts Lawler’s name back in to title contention.

Bobby Lashley vs Wes Sims

Lashley took Sims down early and preceded to lay a beat down on him as expected. It’s now time for Strikeforce to take charge and get Lashley a respectable fight. I’m not saying throw him in their with the best in the division like Fedor, Werdum, Silva, or Rogers but get a guy that’s going to challenge him some. At 5-0, Lashely has looked dominant, but they’ve all been against noted cans or gimmick fights.

Jay Hieron vs Joe Riggs

It wasn’t pretty, but Jay Hieron won an easy decision victory over the experencied Joe Riggs. Hieron used his precision striking and takedown offense to out point Riggs. You’d think a title shot against Nick Diaz would be next, but it doesn’t seem like that will be the case.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2010 in News and Notes, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce Miami: Quick Results

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Micahel Byrnes def. David Zitnik via majority decision (29-29, 30-27, 30-27)*
  • Nick Diaz def. Marius Zaromskis via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:38
  • Champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Marloes Coenen via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:40
  • Herschel Walker def. Greg Nagy via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:17
  • Robbie Lawler def. Melvin Manhoef via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:33
  • Bobby Lashley def. Wes Sims via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:06

PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS

  • Jay Hieron def. Joe Riggs via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Joe Ray def. John Clarke via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:14
  • David Gomez def. Craig Oxley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Pablo Alfonso def. Marcos DaMatta via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:47
  • Hayder Hassan def. Ryan Keenan via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:42
  • John Kelly def. Sabah Homasi via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:48
 
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Posted by on January 31, 2010 in Quick Results, Strikeforce

 

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