MMA Junkie Reports:
– 2-2-0 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut
– Won 2 of last 3 Fights
– Notable Wins:
– 3-4-1 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut
– 2 Fight Losing Streak
– Notable Wins: Renato Migliaccio
– 12-5-0 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut
– 4 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins: Al Buck
– 5-1-0 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut
– 5 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins:
Two more fights have been made official for the preliminary portion of the Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva card. Igor Gracie and John Salgado will meet in a welterweight tilt, while Marc Stevens and John Cholish meet at 155 pounds. The event takes place on February 12th at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Igor Gracie, the son of Rolls Gracie, is just 2-2 in his mixed martial arts career. He returns after nearly a year-long layoff, where he last defeated Chris Vorano by rear naked choke back in December of 2009. Gracie fought once for Bellator, but was defeated by prospect Vagner Roacha by unanimous decision.
John Salgado is currently on a two-fight losing streak, most recently losing to Chris Liguori by unanimous decision in December of last year. Salgado’s last victory came against Renzo Gracie student, Renato Migliaccio by split decision at a M-1: America show.
The Ultimate Fighter season 12 cast member, Marc Stevens returns to action for the first time since his disappointing effort on the show. Stevens had a lot of hype going into the show, and was even coach Josh Koscheck’s first pick. Stevens fell victim to Cody McKenzie’s patent guillotine choke just 17 seconds into the first round.
After losing his MMA debut to Jason Patino by a first round guillotine choke, John Cholish has racked up five straight wins. The Renzo Gracie student is the current UCC (Urban Conflict Championships) lightweight champion after defeating Hitalo Machado with a TKO stoppage in the fourth round.