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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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Jason Brilz vs Phil Davis Targeted for UFC 129

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22498/phil-davis-gets-jason-brilz-at-ufc-129.mma

Jason Brilz

– 18-3-1 MMA/ 3-2 UFC

– Lost 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Tim Boestch, Eric Schafer, Jason MacDonald

Phil Davis

– 8-0-0 MMA/ 4-0 UFC Record

– 2 TKO, 3 Sub, 3 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Brian Stann, Alexander Gustafsson, Tim Boestch

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A light heavyweight tilt between Jason Brilz and Phil Davis is now expected for UFC 129. The event takes place on April 29th at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Georges St Pierre defends his welterweight title against Jake Shields in the main event of the evening.

Jason Brilz returns to the cage for the first time since losing a split decision to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, in what many people considered the “Robbery of the Year”. Brilz dominated Nogueira on the mat for two and half rounds, but somehow the judges awarded the fight to Nogueira. Previous to the Nogueira fight, Brilz defeated Eric ‘Red’ Schafer by unanimous decision back at UFC on Versus 1 in March of last year. He was expected to face Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 122 in Germany, but was forced out due to an undisclosed injury.

Phil Davis was originally expected to face Matt Hamill at UFC 129, but Hamill was given the opportunity to face Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson at UFC 130 after Thiago Silva was removed from the card pending a failed drug test investigation. Davis is 4-0 in the UFC with two wins coming by way of submission. He last defeated Tim Boetsch at UFC 123 with a kimura from top position, now aptly named the “Mr. Wonderful”.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Jason Brilz Out; Alexandre Ferreira in versus Vladmir Matyushenko at UFC 122

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/20913/injury-forces-brilz-out-of-ufc-122-matyushenko-expected-to-meet-ferreira.mma

Alexandre Ferreira

– 18-6-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 7 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Brandon Lee Hinkle, Fabio Maldonado, Lew Polley

Vladimir Matyushenko

24-5-0 MMA/ 5-3 UFC Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Eliot Marshall, Tim Boestch, Igor Pokrajac

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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Jason Brilz vs Vladmir Matyushenko Added to UFC 122 in Germany

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/20411/jason-brilz-vs-vladimir-matyushenko-targeted-for-ufc-122-in-germany.mma

Jason Brilz

– 18-3-1 MMA/ 3-2 UFC

– Lost 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Tim Boestch, Eric Schafer, Jason MacDonald

Vladimir Matyushenko

24-5-0 MMA/ 5-3 UFC Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Eliot Marshall, Tim Boestch, Igor Pokrajac

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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UFC 114 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Rashad Evans def. Quinton Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Michael Bisping def. Dan Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Mike Russow def. Todd Duffee via knockout (punch) – Round 3, 2:35
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Jason Brilz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • John Hathaway def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Dong Hyun Kim def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Efrain Escudero def. Dan Lauzon via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
  • Melvin Guillard def. Waylon Lowe via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:28
  • Cyrille Diabate def. Luiz Cane via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:13
  • Aaron Riley def. Joe Brammer via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Ryan Jensen def. Jesse Forbes via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:06
 
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Posted by on June 2, 2010 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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Forrest Griffin Out; Jason Brilz in versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 114

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/18983/jason-brilz-agrees-to-face-antonio-rogerio-nogueira-at-ufc-114.mma

Jason Brilz

– 18-2-1 MMA/ 3-1 UFC

– Won 11 of last 12 Fights

– Notable Wins: Tim Boestch, Eric Schafer, Jason MacDonald

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

– 18-3-0 MMA/ 1-0-0 UFC

– 6 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson, Luiz Arthur Cane

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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UFC on Versus 1: Predictions

Jon Jones vs Brandon Vera

Jon Jones’ game plan for every fight has been the same… Unleash fury on his opponent. He uses snap kicks, leg trips, spinning back elbows, or whatever sounds fun at the time. His awkward boxing style has befuddled everyone he’s faced. He comes in with punches from all angles that frustrates anyone on the other side of them. Brandon Vera will look to keep distance with his long leg kicks, and follow them up with strikes. I’m interested to see how Jones handles himself in Vera’s muay thai clinch if the fight gets there. I don’t see Jones using too many of his leg sweeps or judo throws against Vera, due to the danger Vera can be on his back. I think this fight will be on the feet for the majority of the time, which favors the unorthodox, Jones.

Prediction: Jon Jones def Brandon Vera by TKO – Rd. 2

Junior dos Santos vs Gabriel Gonzaga

Gabriel Gonzaga becomes the first opponent since Fabricio Werdum that can possibly get the fight to the ground and test Dos Santos’ jiu-jitsu. We’ve all seen the destruction that Dos Santos can create on the feet, but we still haven’t seen his black belt jiu-jitsu in action. Gonzaga is dangerous on the feet as well, but i just can’t see him wanting to stand with Dos Santos for very long. I’ve seen video of Dos Santos’ ground game against Joaquim Ferreira and it was nothing to go crazy about. If Gonzaga can get this fight to the ground, Dos Santos could be in a lot of trouble. I’m calling an upset here…

Prediction: Gabriel Gonzaga def Junior Dos Santos by Armbar – Rd. 2

Paul Buentello vs Cheick Kongo

Not much to dissect in this bout. Both guys are going to come in and look to knock each other’s head’s off. Buentello hasn’t had a submission victory since 2005 and Kongo since 2003. I don’t see that changing on Sunday. Tough fight to call since both fighters have one punch KO power with a solid boxing background to back it up. It may come down to hand speed, which should favor Kongo just a bit. I’m not really feeling a finish though….

Prediction: Cheick Kongo def Paul Buentello by Unanimous Decision

 Alessio Sakara vs James Irvin

Much like the fight above, maybe more so…. these guys will be looking for the big right hand from the first bell to the last one. Sakara, since training at American Top Team, has looked much more well-rounded in his last few fights. Irvin, is coming off a year and a half lay off due to a couple nagging injuries. I think Irvin may be a little sluggish due to the long lay off and will probably suffer the same result as the last time we saw him in the cage. KO’d.

Prediction: Alessio Sakara def James Irvin by KO – Rd. 1

 

Clay Guida vs Shannon Gugerty

Thank God this fight is on the prelim card. I don’t want to watch Guida lay on Gugerty for 15 minutes.

Prediction: Clay Guida def Shannon Gugerty by Unanimous Decision 

Eliot Marshall vs Vladimir Matyushenko

Interesting match-up here. A case of two generations meeting at the crossroads of their careers. Eliot Marshall showed much improved take down defense in his last fight with Jason Brilz since his time on the Ultimate Fighter. Marshall will look to stay up-right and use his jab, which should land at will due to Matyushenko’s diminishing hand speed and the tendency to lower the right hand. As long as Marshall can avoid the clinch game and stay on his feet, i like him to pull the mild upset.

Prediction: Eliot Marshall def Vladimir Matyushenko by Unanimous Decision

Darren Elkins vs Duane “Bang” Ludwig

Every time Ludwig enters the cage he has one thing in mind, and that’s to try and knock his opponent’s head off. Darren Elkins looks to get an early take down and expose Ludwig’s very inefficient ground game. I like the experience of Ludwig to be able to fend off the take down of Elkins, and eventually score the big shot earning him maybe the last big win of his career.

Prediction: Duane Ludwig def Darren Elkins by TKO – Rd. 3

John Howard vs Daniel Roberts

John Howard is known more for his athletic ability more than being a technically sound fighter. Howard uses his strength to control fighters, wear them down, then look for the big KO shot. Daniel Roberts was a collegiate wrestler, who has made a name for himself in the MMA world by getting some slick submissions on his opponents. Roberts need to look for a submission early, most likely off his back, or it could be a long night for the UFC newcomer.

Prediction: John Howard def Daniel Roberts by Unanimous Decision

Chase Gormley vs Brendan Schaub

A good match-up for last year’s Ultimate Fighter runner up, Brendan Schuab. Gormley, a wrestler with little to no offense perils or submission defense. Due to Schaub’s football frame alone, Gormley should not have an easy time getting or keeping him down on the mat. I’m not quite sure if the end will come by TKO or submission, but it should be an impressive performance for Schaub.

Prediction: Brendan Schaub def Chase Gormley by Armbar – Rd. 1

Julio Paulino vs Mike Pierce

Prediction: Mike Pierce def Julio Paulino by TKO – Rd. 2

Jason Brilz vs Eric Schafer

Prediction: Jason Brilz def Eric Schafer by Unanimous Decision

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2010 in Predictions, UFC

 

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