RSS

Tag Archives: Falaniko Vitale

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!

————————————————————————————

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

 
Leave a comment

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

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jens Pulver vs Diego Garijo and Tim Sylvia vs Paul Buentello are Expected at “War on the Mainland” on Aug. 18th

MMA Junkie Reports:

Jens Pulver

– 22-13-1 MMA Record

– 5 Fight Losing Streak

– Notable Wins: Joe Stevenson, BJ Penn, Dennis Hallman

Diego Garijo

– 4-1-0 MMA Record

– 2 TKO, 2 Sub Victories

– Notable Wins: Saad Awad

=================================================

Tim Sylvia

– 26-6-0 MMA Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Andrei Alrovski (x2), Brandon Vera, Jeff Monson

Paul Buentello

28-12-0 MMA

– Lost 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Kirill Sidelnikov, Gary Goodridge, Bryan Humes

============================================

Other Notable Fights for “War on the Mainland”:

Falaniko Vitale (27-9-0)

vs

Thales Leites (17-3-0)

——–

Jason Lambert (24-11-0)

vs

Allan Goes (10-5-2)

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on June 24, 2010 in Local Shows, News

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Local Scene Spotlight – 3/21/2010

Pictured: Satoshi Ishii

XKL – Evolution 1

Mark Holst def Corey Hill by Kimura – Rd. 2

Ricco Rodriguez def Brian Ryan by TKO – Rd. 2

Floripa Fight 6

Ivan Jorge def Daniel Acacio by UD

Warrior-1 – Bad Blood

Jason MacDonald def Vernon White by Triangle Choke – Rd. 3

John Alessio def Chris Clements by Guillotine Choke – Rd. 1

Nabil Khatib def Shonie Carter by Spit Decision

Antonio Carvalho def Eddie Fyvie by UD

X-1 – Champions 2

Falaniko Vitale def Kalib Starnes by Ezekiel Choke – Rd. 1

Harris Sarmiento def Richie Whitson by Split Decision

Satoshi Ishii def Sasase Paogofie by Kimura – Rd. 1

Jungle Fight 18

Sergio Moraes def Etoube Manuelo by Kimura – Rd. 1

Ediberto de Oliveira def Pedro Irie by Guillotine Choke – Rd. 1

Gil Frietas def Emanuel Silva by Armbar – Rd. 2

Xtreme Fighting Championships 10

Jarrod Card def Jason Wood by Rear Naked Choke – Rd. 2

Gerardo Julio Gallegos def Shane Prim by TKO – Rd. 1

Junior Assuncao def John Mahlow by Guillotine Choke – Rd. 1

The Fight Club 10 – High Voltage

Ryan Ford def Tom Speer by Rear Naked Choke – Rd. 1

Martin Desilets def Victor Valimaki by TKO – Rd. 1

Shooto Brazil 15

Williamy Freire def Mikael Lahdesmaki by UD

KOTC – Thunderstruck 2

Dan Severn def Buddie Dixon by TKO – Rd. 2

 
 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Shine Fights III Card Takes Shape

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/18078/shine-fight-iii-takes-shape-with-rua-vitale-thompson-pamplona-estima-others.mma

For now, the full Shine Fight III card includes:

  • Ricardo Mayorga vs. Din Thomas
  • Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Falaniko Vitale*
  • Eduardo Pamplona vs. Nick Thompson*
  • Braulio Estima vs. Rick Hawn*
  • Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira vs. Jamal Patterson*
  • Luiz Azeredo vs. Luiz “Buscape” Firmino*
  • Luciano Azevedo vs. TBA*
  • Tim Boetsch vs. TBA*
  • Danillo Villefort vs. TBA*
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 25, 2010 in News, Shine Fights

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs Falaniko Vitale set for Shine Fights III

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/17550/murilo-ninja-rua-vs-falaniko-vitale-set-for-shine-fights-iii.mma

Murilo “Ninja” Rua

18-10-1 MMA Record

– Won 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Tony Bonello, Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Joey Villasenor

Falaniko Vitale

26-9-0 MMA Record

– Won 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Dave Menne, Matt Lindland

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 14, 2010 in News, Shine Fights

 

Tags: , , ,