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Local Scene Spotlight 1/21 – 1/23

Jens Pulver

The Warriors Cage 10 – Porterville, California

Jamie Yager def. Marcus Gaines by Rear Naked Choke – Rd. 1

Mauricio Mejia def. Robert Gonzalez by Arm-Triangle Choke – Rd. 3

Cody Gibson def. Art Beccerra by Unanimous Decision

Kenny Ento def. Chrayondray Johnson by TKO – Rd. 1

 

Herus Fight – Split, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia

Maro Perak def. Miodrag Petkovic by Unanimous Decision

 

Fight on the East: Poland vs Ukraine – Rzeszow, Poland

Grzegorz Siwy def. Vladimir Oleshkevych by Unanimous Decision

 

World Extreme Fighting 45 – Jacksonville, Florida

Luigi Fioravanti def. Mitch Whitesel by TKO – Rd. 2

Fabio Mello def. Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett by Split Decision

Gareth Joseph def. Derrick Mehmen by Split Decision

Derek Brunson def. Danny Babcock by KO – Rd. 1

 

RadRok MMA Championships – Coral Springs, Florida

Nicolae Cury def. Frank Carrillo by Unanimous Decision

Ailton Barbosa def. Mark Anthony Serkez by Unanimous Decision

 

XFO 38 – Woodstock, Illinois

Jens Pulver def. Mike Lindquist by Rear Naked Choke – Rd. 1

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Local Scene Spotlight

 

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War on the Mainland Quick Results

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Tim Sylvia def. Paul Buentello via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:57 – for first-ever PWP heavyweight title
  • Terry Martin def. Jorge Ortiz via split decision (28-29, 30-28, 29-28)
  • Tony Lopez def. Jason Lambert via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 1:49 – for first-ever PWP light heavyweight title
  • Matt Horwich def. Thales Leites via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 0:24 – for first-ever PWP middleweight title
  • Erin Beach def. Joao Silva via unanimous decision (30-25, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Diego Garijo def. Jens Pulver via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:08
  • Gustavo Machado def. Rick Reeves via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)
  • Cleber Luciano def. Todd Willingham via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:18
  • A.J. Matthews def. Sean Choice via submission (strikes) – Round 2, 3:54
 
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Posted by on August 15, 2010 in Local Shows, Quick Results

 

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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

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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

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Other Notable Fights for “War on the Mainland”:

Falaniko Vitale (27-9-0)

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Thales Leites (17-3-0)

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Jason Lambert (24-11-0)

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Allan Goes (10-5-2)

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

 

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Jens Pulver Released from WEC

MMA Weekly Reports:

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=11667&zoneid=13

Jens Pulver

– 22-13-1 MMA/ 5-7-1 UFC-WEC Record

– Former UFC Lightweight Champion

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

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2010 in News, UFC, WEC

 

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WEC 47 News and Notes – Who or What’s Next

Dominick Cruz vs Brian Bowles

In the classic match-up between speed vs power… speed was victorious on Saturday night in Columbus. For two rounds, Cruz controlled the fight using his fast hands and feet, peppering Bowles face in the process. You could see the frustration in Bowles face just minutes into the fight, after realizing he couldn’t find Cruz at all with punches. When Bowles would try to come in with a flurry to get the momentum in his favor, Cruz would easily get a take down and control the top position with ease. Unfortunately the fight was stopped before the start of the third round when the doctor’s said Bowles couldn’t continue due to a broken right hand. If the fight did continue, the outcome probably wouldn’t have been much different.

Dominick Cruz – The early word on Cruz’s first title defense is believed to be a rematch with Joesph Benavidez. I really hope this isn’t true. They fought each other just seven months ago, and Cruz completely dominated the fight. I’d like to see Scott Jorgensen or Damacio Page (pending he beats Antonio Banuelos in April) get the first shot.

Brian Bowles – With another broken hand, Bowles might be out for a while again. With that said, on his return I’d like to see him go up against Wagnney Fabiano, Frank Gomez, or Scott Jorgensen if he doesn’t get the title shot.

Joesph Benavidez vs Miguel Torres

My how things can change in a just a few months in the sport of MMA. Seven months ago, Miguel Torres was WEC’s reining bantamweight champion, in the top five of everyone’s pound for pound lists, and talks of moving up to 155 to fight BJ Penn were running ramped. Now, he’s lost two in a row wondering what his next move is. At WEC 47, Joesph Benavidez executed a flawless game plan since the start of the opening bell. He kept himself out of the reach of Torres’ jab with good footwork, while countering with body kicks. And then with good timed take downs, Benavidez kept Torres on his back and stayed out of harm’s way. Half way through the second round, Benavidez got another take down and landed a couple big elbows that cut open a huge gash in the former champ’s forehead. Then in a scramble, Benavidez locked in a powerful guillotine choke from the mount position and Torres was forced to tap. An impressive showing for the Team Alpha Male member.

Joesph Benavidez – As noted above, Benavidez might be the first to challenge the new champ, Dominick Cruz. I preferably would like to see him go up against another top 5 guy in the division before getting the title shot. Damacio Page, Brian Bowles, Scott Jorgensen, or Wagnney Fabiano would be great match-ups.

Miguel Torres – Torres just needs a win. A step back in competition might do some good for the former champ in his next fight. Charlie Valencia or Frank Gomez would be nice suitable opponents.

Javier Vazquez vs Jens Pulver

Jens Pulver landed a few leg kicks early, but it didn’t take long for Vazquez to drag him to the mat. Once on the floor, Vazquez easily moved around getting to better positions until he locked in an armbar and forced Pulver to tap. After the fight, Jens Pulver hinted at retirement again. As for Vazquez, he finally gets his first win in the WEC cage after losing two close split decision fights.

Javier Vazquez  – I would love to see a fight between Vazquez and Cub Swanson. The winner would sling shot his name into the title picture in the featherweight division.

Jens Pulver – It’s time to hang up the gloves for the former UFC Lightweight Champion. He just doesn’t have the ability to hang with top fighters in the world these days. If he still wants to fight, he’d still be a great draw for local shows but i doubt he’d want that hassle anymore.

LC Davis vs Devidas Taurosevicius

Two fighters with the exact same style of fighting never usually make for an entertaining fight, and this one was no different. The two fighters fought for position in the clinch for most of the three round fight, but neither was able to gain an advantage. Each fighter was able to get a take down every now and then, but no offense was ever mounted as each fighter was able to get back to their feet quickly. After the fight came to the end, one judge saw the fight as a draw, the other two were able to see the advantage for LC Davis somehow, earning him the majority decision victory.

LC Davis – With the victory, that makes it three in a row for Davis, putting his name in the title picture. I’d like to see Davis get a fight with Josh Grispi or Mike Thomas Brown to determine the #1 contender against Aldo or Faber.

Devidas Taurosevicius – With the fight being so evenly matched, i don’t see the loss hurting Taurosevicius on the ladder a top the featherweight division. A fight with Rafael Assuncao, Cub Swanson, or a rematch with Javier Vasquez might be possible for his next fight.

Karen Darabedyan vs Bart Palaszewski

Bart Palaszewski looked like Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on Saturday night. Palaszewski was tagged on the feet before Darabedyan went for the take down. Darabedyan from the top position continued the onslaught. Meanwhile, Palaszewski was staying active in the guard, looking for an armbar or triangle chokes. Darabedyan was able to avoid the submissions for most of the first round until there was only 25 seconds let in the 1st round. Palaszewski secured the armbar and forced the tap from Darabedyan. The win for Palaszewski is his 2nd in a row in the WEC.

Bart Palaszewski – After the victory, Palaszewski should see a step up in competition. Ed Ratcliff or Rob McCullough are possible solid match-ups for the crafty veteran.

Karen Darabedyan – A step back for Darabedyan is probably in order. Wrestling stand out Dave Jansen or Marcus Hicks would be great fights.

Scott Jorgensen vs Chad George

Well it was an extremely short night for these two bantamweights. Fifteen seconds into the fight, Chad George shot in for a take down but a perfect sprawl from Jorgensen spoiled that plan. From there, Jorgensen locked in a tight guillotine choke and forced George to tap at the 31 second mark in the opening round. Scott Jorgensen has been on a rampage in the division, and may have earned himself a title shot.

Scott Jorgensen – I personally hope Jorgensen is awarded the first shot at Dominick Cruz’s title. That would be such a great fight. If not, Brian Bowles, Wagnney Fabiano, or Miguel Torres are likely opponents.

Chad George – I’d like to see George against WEC new-comer Jesse Moreng, Ivan Lopez, or Will Campuzano.

Chad Mendes vs Erik Koch

Team Alpha Male member, Chad Mendes didn’t sway away from what everyone thought he was going to do in his WEC debut. For three rounds, he used his elite wrestling background to keep Koch on his back and lay down some punishment from the top. There were a couple nervous moments for Mendes in the fight. Koch locked on a triangle choke in the 1st round, but Mendes survived. In the 3rd round, Koch landed a head kick that opened up a gash that stopped the fight for a doctor’s examination. He was allowed to continue and earn the one-sided unanimous decision.

Chad Mendes – A fight with Mackens Semerzier would be a great fight. The winner would be the one of the top prospects in the featherweight division.

Erik Koch – I would love to see the grappling battle with WEC-newcomer Chan Sung Jung, who should be signing with the promotion sometime this week.

Anthony Pettis vs Danny Castillo

Castillo, the better wrestler, scored an early take down but couldn’t keep Pettis on the mat. A couple minutes later, carnage occurred. Pettis followed a jab with a head kick that would make Mirko Cro Cop proud. Castillo was out cold before he hit the floor. Referee Jerry Poe was slow on the stoppage and Pettis landed four or five unnecessary shots to his unconscious opponent. A huge win for the young lightweight prospect. As for Castillo, that’s his second loss in a row, taking his name out of title consideration for the time being.

Anthony Pettis – Chris Horodecki would be a nice opponent for Pettis following his WEC 47 win.

Danny Castillo – A step back for Castillo is necessary after two consecutive losses. Possible next opponents could be Karen Darabedyan, Dave Jansen, or Kamal Shalorus.

George Roop vs Leonard Garcia

Leonard Garcia and late replacement George Roop put on a show for the fans that earned them the “Fight of the Night” bonus. The first round had Garcia spending most of the time on his back, but a guillotine choke attempt and late flurry of punches may have stole the round for him. The second round was a slug fest. Most people feel Roop won the round with an early take down and a late sweep. The third round was much like the second, a stand up war with Roop earning a take down but unable to do anything on the mat. Late in the 3rd, Roop threw a kick that hit Garcia square in the cup. Referee Kevin Mullhall stopped the bout and took away a point from Roop for the foul. The action was close to the final bell, leaving the judges a tough task of declaring a winner… they couldn’t. One judge had it 29-27 for Roop, another had it 29-27 for Garcia, and the last had the fight a 28-28 draw. So a split draw was the final decision. Both fighters are up for a rematch and i don’t think the fans will mind.

George Roop – Leonard Garcia rematch.

Leonard Garcia – George Roop rematch.

Fredson Paixao vs Courtney Buck

This fight went exactly how i pictured it would. Buck landed a big shot early, knocking Paixao to the ground but then Buck made the mistake of following it up on the ground. Paixao swept Buck to gain top position and Buck tried to get back to his feet. In the scramble, Paixao got on Buck’s back and sunk in a rear naked choke until he went limp.

Fredson Paixao – Cole Province rematch, Chan Sung Jung, or Erik Koch would entertaining match-ups.

Courtney Buck – Back to the local circuit.

Ricardo Lamas vs Bendy Casimir

Bendy Casimir’s WEC debut did not go as planned. Everyone knew Casimir wanted to get this fight to the ground and look for the submission. After a short stint on the feet, Casimir looked for his opening to get the fight to the mat. Ricardo Lamas defended the first two take down attempts with ease. Then on the third attempt, Casimir was greeted with a well-timed knee to the face from Lamas knocking him unconscious. Lamas is now 3-1 in the WEC and has solidified himself as one of the top prospects in the lightweight division.

Ricardo Lamas – Rob McCullough or Jamie Varner would be entertaining fights for Ricardo Lamas.

Bendy Casimir – Casimir will need a win in his next fight to keep his job in the WEC. Possible match-ups may be Alex Karalexis, Mike Budnik, or Zach Micklewright.

 
 

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WEC 47 Quick Results

OFFICAL RESULTS

  • Dominick Cruz def. Brian Bowles via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
  • Joseph Benavidez def. Miguel Torres via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:57
  • Javier Vazquez def. Jens Pulver via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:41
  • L.C. Davis def. Deividas Taurosevicius via majority decision (29-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Bart Palaszewski def. Karen Darabedyan via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:40

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Scott Jorgensen def. Chad George via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:31
  • Chad Mendes def. Erik Koch via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Anthony Pettis def. Danny Castillo via knockout (head kick) – Round 1, 2:17
  • Leonard Garcia vs. George Roop declared split draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
  • Fredson Paixao def. Courtney Buck via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:39
  • Ricardo Lamas def. Bendy Casimir via knockout (knee) – Round 1, 3:43
 
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Posted by on March 7, 2010 in Quick Results, WEC

 

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WEC 47 Predictions

Main Card

Brian Bowles vs Dominick Cruz

What an awesome fight this will be. A classic power vs speed match-up for the bantamweight title. Brian Bowles, the champ, makes his first title defense seven months later after suffering a hand injury on Miguel Torres’ face. Bowles feels some what disrespected after a lot of people have called his win over Miguel Torres “lucky” and will come in with a chip on his shoulder. Bowles has a strong wrestling background and a right hand loaded with dynamite. Cruz has some of the best movement in the MMA game. His head, hands, and feet speed is just ridiculous. To beat Brian Bowles, Cruz will have to use his leg kicks to keep distance between them and out point the champ. If Bowles closes the distance, Cruz might be taking a nap. Cruz showed great take down defense in his fight with Joesph Benavidaz and will need it again tonight because Bowles has a great top game with underestimated submissions. Cardio shouldn’t be an issue for either fighter. This should be an extremely exciting fight from start to finish.

Prediction: Brian Bowles def Dominick Cruz by TKO – Rd. 3

Miguel Torres vs Joesph Benavidez

Miguel Torres’ rise back to the top of the bantamweight division starts tonight. Torres’ is hungrier and more focused than ever heading in to this fight, and that is an incredibly scary thought. Alpha Male prospect, Joesph Benavidez has risen to the top of the division pretty fast with his high paced kick boxing technique. His wild stand up game might be his downfall tonight, with Torres having the much more crisp boxing. I see Torres landing a right hand fairly early knocking down Benavidez, then pouncing on him to get the TKO or submission victory.

Prediction: Miguel Torres def Joesph Benavidez by TKO – Rd. 1

Javier Vazquez vs Jens Pulver

Both fighters in this one desperately need a victory Saturday night. Jens Pulver has been contemplating retirement after four straight losses while Vazquez has been on the wrong side of two split decisions in his WEC career. Pulver, a legend of the sport, in my opinion just doesn’t offer much now at the end of his career. If Josh Grispi and Urijah Faber both can submit Pulver, the jiu-jitsu black belt Vazquez should have no problem.

Prediction: Javier Vazquez def Jens Pulver by Rear Naked Choke – Rd. 1

LC Davis vs Devidas Taurosevicius

Taurosevicius may of had his best fight of his career against Mackens Semerzier in last fight. His wrestling was outstanding, and his submission defense was impenetrable against a guy that submitted Wagnney Fabiano. LC Davis has had an impressive run in his short WEC career as well, winning a decision against Javier Vazquez and Diego Nunes, who was previously unbeaten. I like Taurosevicius to have pretty much the same game plan for Davis as he did for Semerzier, and should be able to excute it the same. This fight may not be very pleasing to the eyes, but it could cement Taurosevicius as the next #1 contender for the winner of Aldo vs Faber.

Prediction: Devidas Taurosevicius def LC Davis by Unanimous Decision

Karen Darabedyan vs Bart Palaszewski

Karen Darabedyan may have had the best WEC debut out of anybody. He was a huge underdog against the former WEC lightweight champion, Rob McCullough. Darabedyan completely out classed McCullough in every way. If he can do that against McCullough, he should have no problem with Palaszewski.

Prediction: Karen Darabedyan def Bart Palaszewski by TKO – Rd. 2

Chad George vs Scott Jorgensen

Scott Jorgensen has been on a mission as of late to get his name in the title picture. After upsetting Takeya Mizugaki, Jorgensen put himself on the map. At WEC 47 he takes on the veteran Chad George. Both fighters are well-rounded, but i believe Jorgensen is a little better in each area. I expect a boxing match for most of the fight and occasionally Jorgensen getting a take down to wear down his opponent. I like Jorgensen to land a big shot in the first or second round, and finish him off on the ground.

Prediction: Scott Jorgensen def Chad George by TKO – Rd. 2

Erik Koch vs Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes is the latest Team Alpha Male to make his way to the WEC roster. He is a two time All-American wrestler out of California Polytechnic State University. Mendes will most likely take Koch down, but it’s his submission defense that must be on key. Five of eight victories for Koch have come by submission. I expect Mendes’ top control to be smothering, so Koch will have a difficult time trying to grab an arm or a leg. Close Fight… tough one to call.

Prediction Chad Mendes def Erik Koch by Unanimous Decision

Danny Castillo vs Anthony Pettis

Castillo is a member of Team Alpha Male, training with Urijah Faber. He was an NAIA All-American wrestler for Menlo College. Pettis has a background in Tae Kwon Do and has won three fights by way of KO/TKO with two of his submission victories also coming via strikes. These fights are the toughest to call…

Prediction: Danny Castillo def Anthony Pettis by TKO – Rd. 3
 

George Roop vs Leonard Garcia

This is George Roop’s last chance to make it in a Zuffa promotion most likely. A tough task awaits him this evening in the former #1 contender Leonard Garcia. Loser of 2 of his last 3 fights, Garcia will be incredibly hungry to stay atop the elite fighters in the featherweight division. George Roop has a solid ground game, but finds himself in stand up wars quite frequently. Against Leonard Garcia, that could prove to be fatal.

Prediction: Leonard Garcia def George Roop by TKO – Rd. 2

Courtney Buck vs Fredson Paixao

Courtney Buck could be in for another troubling night inside the WEC Cage. In his fight with Brandon Visher, his boxing style was just wild. Buck may have power in those hay-makers but in the WEC you’re fighting the best in the world. Paixao should have no problem getting this fight to the ground, where Courtney Buck isn’t dangerous at all, unless drastic changes have occurred in 3 months. If Fredson Paixao can avoid the big KO punch in the first couple minutes of the fight, i believe the fight is his.

Prediction: Fredson Paixao def Courtney Buck by Rear Naked Choke – Rd. 1 

Bendy Casimir vs Ricardo Lamas

Solid opening fight for the WEC 47 card. Bendy Casimir makes his WEC debut bringing a solid jiu-jitsu game with him to the cage. Ricardo Lamas comes in with a strong wrestling background and steady improving kick boxing skills. I see Lamas controlling the fight on the feet, and earning take downs with ease to ensure the judges that the round belonged to him. As long as Lamas doesn’t get caught in one of Casimir’s guillotine chokes, Lamas should earn an easy decision victory.

Prediction: Ricardo Lamas def Bendy Casimir by Unanimous Decision

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2010 in Predictions, WEC

 

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