Tune in Alert! Tom Wright, Mark Hominick & David Zilberman on Ringside Report Radio

Be sure to tune into  a stacked episode of Ringside Report Radio tonight at midnight on TSN Radio 690 as Director of Operations Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Tom Wright (@WrightUFC), former UFC Featherweight fighter Mark Hominick (@MarkHominick), and Olympic and TUF Nations correspondent David Zilberman (@DavidZilberman2) join the panel.

After revealing the 2014 UFC Canadian Schedule, Ringside Report Radio catches up with Tom Wright for an exclusive interview with Dave Simon regarding the events and much more.

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UFC: Benson Henderson Rising Up DVD review

91-PW-QJ-UL._AA1500_An incredible jumping kick off a cage was the greatest setback in the fighting career of Benson Henderson, ironically it was a kick of his own that gave him a distinct advantage in his championship win.

Relive the rise of Henderson in the Ultimate Fighting Championship new Ultimate 2-disc DVD release, Benson Henderson: Rising Up. Starting back from the last bout in the WEC where he broke down in tears following losing his championship in front of his hometown fans to Anthony Pettis. Henderson’s brother believes it was the highlight reel kick Pettis delivered that cost Henderson the fight.

Henderson has never received a rematch, but he found his way back to champion status when he made an impactful start in the UFC.

It did not take long before Henderson faced off with Frankie Edgar for the UFC Lightweight Title. If you watch the entire fight, it’s debatable on who won the fight, but the 40-minute plus documentary only focuses on parts where Henderson was in control. An upkick that busted the face and nose of Edgar is looked at as the main offence strike that helped give Henderson the edge in the eyes of the judges.

Henderson’s family life is also a main feature of the doc, Henderson’s love for his mom, his brother explaining how they did not get along growing up but are now closer than ever, and how Henderson was able to take the negative effects his father had in his life and became stronger in spite of it. Watching Henderson talk at a youth centre, throw out the opening pitch at a Arizona Diamondbacks game, it’s a different look that fans do not usually see from a man that wants to be better than Anderson Silva.

Albeit a short featurette on Disc 1, if you’re a big Henderson fan or missed out on some of his early fights this DVD is a great watch. 12 fights from his days in the WEC and now in the UFC, from battling Shane Roller to defending his title against Nate Diaz, you definitely get to see Henderson at his best in the cage.

UFC: Benson Henderson Rising Up

Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada

Run time of 285 minutes

In stores now


Fight listing–

VS. Anthony Njokunai WEC 38

VS. Shane Roller WEC 40

VS. Donald Cerrone WEC 43

VS. Jaime Varner WEC 46

VS. Donald Cerrone WEC 48

VS. Anthony Pettis WEC 53

VS. Mark Bocek UFC 129

VS. Jim Miller UFC Live

VS. Clay Guida UFC on Fox

VS. Frankie Edgar UFC 144

VS. Frankie Edgar UFC 150

VS. Nate Diaz UFC on Fox

Weekend in Fights! January 19th Edition

This Weekend in Fights! (January 19th, 2013) featured the only two major WIF Jan 19North American based MMA promotions in Bellator and UFC, now that STRIKEFORCE is officially over. The weekend also featured TUF Alumni, Bellator, STRIKEFORCE, PRIDE, DREAM, and WEC veterans at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 6 in Missouri and Championship Fighting Alliance 4 in Florida.

Bellator will now be featured every Thursday night on Spike TV. Their debut episode kicked off this weekend with Bellator 85 from Bren Center in Irvine, California. The card featured two title bouts, including Lightweight champion Michael Chandler making his first defense against season 7 tournament winner Rick Hawn, and Featherweight champion Pat Curran defending his title against season 5 tournament winner Patricio Freire. The card also featured three of four season 8 Light Heavyweight tournament opening round bouts.

To open up the televised portion of the card was the Featherweight championship but. Pat Curran and Patricio Freire went the distance in a back-and-forth striking bout that saw Curran walk away with his title in a split decision. Curran and Friere landed a lot of single punches throughout the round, with few multi-strike combinations connecting. Curran threw a lot of head kicks that were mainly blocked, as Friere worked inside leg kicks. In the end, Friere’s face was swollen and damaged with  a cut under his left eye and a bloody nose. Two judges saw the bout 48-47 for Curran, while the other saw it 48-47 for Friere, for the split decision.

Michael Chandler made his first Lightweight title defense in the main event against former Welterweight Rick Hawn. Chandler took Hawn down in the first round and controlled the pace of the fight, even though Hawn was never in any real trouble. Hawn did make it to his feet near the end of the round and attempted to use judo unsuccessfully. In the second round, the two battled against the cage, where Chandler secured a takedown. Once on the ground Chandler began to throw elbows from Hawn’s guard. In an attempt to improve his position Hawn used the cage to wall walk, but with the opening Chandler took his back and sunk in the rear-naked choke for the win. Chandler is now 8-o in Bellator with six stoppages.

The third Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinal matchup between M-1 Global veteran Mikhail Zayats and journeyman Renato “Babalu” Sobral.  In the closing minute of the first frame, Zayats landed a huge spinning back fist that damaged Sobral. Zayats attempted to take him down, and landed shots in close distance. Those shots sent Sobral crashing to the round, where Zayats pounded him out with hammerfists with 11-seconds remaining in the round to win the fight and advance into the semifinals.

The other two Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinals saw Jacob Noe TKO Seth Petruzelli mid way through the first round, after Petruzelli got the better of him until a takedown attempt saw Noe land on top and end the bout when Petruzelli wasn’t intelligently defending himself. Noe advances into the semifinals. Emanuel Newton submitted Atanas Djambazov with a rear-naked choke  submission in the second round to snap Djambazov’s 10-fight win streak and advance. UFC veterans Mike Guymon and Jamie Yager were both unsuccessful in their Bellator debuts. Guymon was knocked out by Savant Young, and Yager suffered a TKO loss to Joe Williams. (Full Bellator 85 event results below.)

The Friday night fights were aired on AXS TV with Resurrection Fighting Alliance  6 from the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri. The card featured UFC, Bellator, STRIKEFORCE, WEC, and M-1 Global veterans and TUF Alumni. The main event featured a Bellator 14 rematch between James Krause and Toby Imada. Unlike the first matchup which Imada submitted Krause in the second round with an armbar, the bout went to the judges score cards. Also different from their first bout Krause’s hand was raised. The three time Bellator tournament finalist was dominated for three rounds to lose a unanimous decision to Krause. Krause used a simple game plan of continuous jabs to keep his distance from Imada, winning 30-27 on all three judges score cards.

UFC and WEC veteran Brock Larson picked a third consecutive victory with a unanimous decision over M-1 Global and STRIKEFORCE veteran Eduardo Pamplona. The Minnesota Martial Arts team member used wrestling to keep Pamplona on the ground where he grinded his way to victory with ground and pound. With two rounds in the bag, Larson found himself almost losing the fight when he was on his back in the third and on the receiving end of ground and pound. Larson was able to tough it out and pick the decision 29-28 on all three judges score cards.

In another Bellator rematch Kevin Croom and Brian Davidson squared off once again. In their first bout at Bellator 26 Croom submitted Davidson in the second round. In this bout Croom knocked him out in 42-seconds. Croom is now 2-0 against Davidson.

TUF Alumni and gay porn star Dakota Cochrane picked up his third straight RFA victory with a third round TKO over Deivison Ribeiro. Cochrane withstood two low blows during the bout, but he’s use to that and finished the fight using his  elbows with only 28-seconds remaining in the round. (Full RFA 6 – Krause vs. Imada 2 event results below.)

On Saturday night the UFC return to Brazil with UFC on FX 7 from the Ginasio Estadual Geraldo Jose de Almeida in Sao Paulo. Stacked with Brazilian talent the main event featured Vitor Belfort versus Michael Bisping. Vitor Belfort only loses to the best fighters in the world, and that list doesn’t include  Michael Bisping. Belfort and Bisping really felt each other for the majority of first round until Victor landed a kick and rushed in cause Bisping to back pedal. In the second round Belfort rushed in with another high kick which rocked Bisping sending him reeling. Belfort pounced on Bisping and pounded him out.

The co-main event featured the UFC debut TUF Brazil alumni Daniel Sarafian who squared off in Middleweight action against C.B. Dollaway. Sarafian controlled the pace of the first round with impressive standup and takedown defense. Mid way through  second round Dolloway turn the tide of the bout  and landed a huge strike that hurt Sarafian but he was saved by the bell. In the third round Sarafian looked visibly fatigued and Dolloway took him down with ease. Sarafian was able to escape tough positions, but didn’t do enough to convince the judges. Dolloway wins a split decision 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

In the Heavyweight bout of the night Gabriel Gonzaga submitted Ben Rothwell with a guillotine choke in the second round. The first round was very even feeling out process and clinching against the cage. To start the second round Gonzaga landed 3 flush punches to Rothwell’s face. Following the third strie the two to clinch, where Gonzaga slapped on a guillotine choke and pulled guard. After a few seconds of attempting to pull out of the submission Rothwell tapped. Gonzaga is now 2-0 since returning to the UFC in January of 2012.

Khabib Nurmagomedov destroyed Thiago Tavares with a first round TKO. Nurmagomedov landed a leaping uppercut that sent Taveres crashing to the mat. Nurmagomedov pounced on Tavares and pounded him out cold with a 17 ground and pound elbows. Referee Dan Miragliotta was very late on the stoppage, the second mistake he made tonight.  Nurmagomedov improves to 19-0, and 3-0 in the UFC, while Tavares’ 2-fight win streak is snapped, and he loses for the first time in Brazil.

On the FUEL TV prelims Godofredo “Pepey” Castro picked a split decision over  Milton Vieira in controversial fashion. Vieira decisively won the first round with wrestling. In the second Pepey landed a huge kimura sweep and connected with some ground and pound from full mount. As Vieira attempted to improve position Pepey took his back  and lock a body triangle. Pepey dominated the rest of the round with punches and rear-naked choke attempts. Vieira then connected with more strikes and takedowns in the third round, “winning” the round. However, the judges saw it differently and award Pepey his first UFC victory.

Ronny Markes handed Andrew Craig his first ever loss with a unanimous decision. Markes wrestling Craig to the ground and held him their for the first two rounds. Craig rebounded in the third round when he was in half guard landing a series of short elbows. Craig was unable to finish Markes before the bell, and lost the bout 1 round to 2. Markes remains undefeated in the UFC.

Nik Lentz picked up a unanimous decision over Diego Nunes by smothering him with his superior wrestling skills. Lentz hugged Nunes for the first round, sat on him for the second, and did both in the third while getting hit. Lentz threw the occasional punch in order to stay active and not be separated by the ref. He walks away with his second victory at Featherweight.

Edson Barboza made short work of the undefeated Lucas Martins with a first round submission due to strikes. Barboza landed a huge jab as Martins was rushing in, which caused his knees to buckle. Seeing his opponent was hurt Barboza pounced on him and rained down punches until Martins tapped out.

Yuri Alcantara was on his way to win his Bantamweight debut against the debuting Pedro Nobre. Alcantara was handling Nobre with a takedown into a kimura submission, which Nobre impressively escaped after his hand touched the back of his head. Alcantara transitioned in a back mount and was raining down punches until referee Dan Miragliotta stopped the action due to illegal strikes. All the strikes hit Nobre in the ear and not the back of the head. Nobre was unable to continue therefore the bout was declared a no contest. Alcantara’s brother Ildemar made his UFC debut prior to Yuri’s bout. Idlemar submitted Wagner Prado in the second round with an impressive knee lock.

In the only Facebook prelim, Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo ended his bout in impressive fashion with a belly to back suplex in an arm triangle choke submission, to submit C.J. Keith in under two minutes of the second round. (Full UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping event results below.)

CFA 9 Saturday (Luis Palomino, Alexis Vila) – BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida. The card featured the crowning of four championships, a Cage Fighting Alliance crowned inaugural champions in the Welterweight, Lightweight, Featherweight and Flyweight divisions. In the Lightweight title bout Pride & Dream veteran Luiz Buscape battled Bellator Luis Palomino for five rounds. The member of the Blackzillians camp Buscape the vacant CFA Lightweight championship title 49-46 on all three judges score cards. Another Blackzillian member became a CFA champion by decision as Sean Soriano won the interim Featherweight title with a unanimous decision over Victor Delgado. In the Welterweight Bellator and M-1 Global veteran Marcelo Alfaya knocked out Valdir Araujo in 25-seconds to win the vacant CFA Welterweight championship title. Josh Sampo won the inaugural CFA Flyweight title when he submitted Bellator veteran and Olympian Alexis Vila with a guillotine choke in the fifth round. (Full CFA 9 – Night of Champions event results below.)


Thursday Night Fights –


Bellator 85 results:Bellator 85

Michael Chandler def. Rick Hawn via submission (rear-naked choke) – 3:07 – Round 2  – to retain lightweight title

Mikhail Zayats def. Renato Sobral via TKO (strikes) – 4:49 – Round 1

Pat Curran def. Patricio Freire via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) – to retain featherweight title


Jacob Noe def. Seth Petruzelli via TKO (strikes) – 2:51 – Round 1

Aaron Miller def. Joe Camacho via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jason Lambert def. Hector Ramirez via submission (armbar) – 3:59 – Round 1

J.J. Ambrose def. Brian Warren via submission (guillotine choke) – 0:50 – Round 2

Emanuel Newton def. Atanas Djambazov via submission (rear-naked choke) – 2:21 – Round 2

Savant Young def. Mike Guymon via KO (punch) – 0:48 – Round 2

Joe Williams def. Jamie Yager via TKO (strikes) – 4:02 – Round 1

Cleber Luciano def. Mario Navarro via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Friday Night Fights –


Resurrection Fighting Alliance 6 results:RFA 6

James Krause def. Toby Imada via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brock Larson def. Eduardo Pamplona via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Kevin Croom def. Brian Davidson via TKO (strikes) – 0:42 – Round 1

Dustin Ortiz def. Aaron Ely via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Dakota Cochrane def. Deivison Ribeiro via TKO (strikes) – 4:32 – Round 3

Mark Dickman def. Aaron Derrow via TKO (strikes) – 4:35 – Round 2

Bobby Cooper def. Nick Compton via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Cody Peterson def. Tyler Stokes via submission (armbar) – 2:06 – Round 2

Trey Johnson def. Marques Jackson via TKO (strikes) – 0:57 – Round 3

Michael Waverek def. Dusty Spaulding via submission (triangle choke) – 2:04 – Round 2

Matt Waters def. Joey Estrada via submission (triangle choke) – 2:45 – Round 2


Saturday Night Fights –


UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping results:UFC on FX 7

Vitor Belfort def. Michael Bisping via TKO (punches) – 1:26 – Round 2

C.B. Dollaway def.  Daniel Sarafian  via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ben Rothwell via submission (guillotine choke) – 1:01 – Round 2

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Thiago Tavares via KO (elbows) – 1:55 – Round 1

FUEL TV prelims:

Godofredo Castro def. Milton Vieira  via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Ronny Markes def. Andrew Craig via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) b

Nik Lentz def. Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 30-26)

Edson Barboza def. Lucas Martins via submission (punches) – 2:38 – Round 1

Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre ruled No Contest (Nobre can’t continue after being hit in the ear)

Ildemar Alcatara def. Wagner Pradio via submission (knee lock) – 2:39 – Round 2

Facebook prelim:

Francisco Trinaldo def. C.J. Keith via submission (arm-triangle choke) – 1:50 – Round 2


CFA 9 – Night of Champions results: CFA 9 NOC
Sean Soriano def. Victor Delgado via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) to win the CFA Interim Featherweight Championship

Marcelo Alfaya def. Valdir Araujo via KO – 0:25 – Round 1 – to win the CFA Welterweight Championship

Josh Sampo def. Alexis Vila via submission (Guillotine choke) – 2:26 – Round 5  – to win the CFA Flyweight Championship

Luiz Buscape def. Luis Palomino via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – to win the CFA Lightweight Championship

Elvin Brito def. Patrick Cenoble via
unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Pablo Alfonso def. Shah Bobonis via submission (rear-naked choke) – 3:24 – Round 1
Yosdenis Cedeno def. Ryan DeRocher via TKO (Head kick & follow up punches) Round 2 0:37

Michael King def. Billy Garris via submission (Strikes) – 2:05 – Round 1

Socrates Pierre def. Michael Lilly via submission (Anaconda choke) – 3:52 – Round 2
Charles Rosa def. Jayson Jones via TKO (Strikes) – 3:52 – Round 1
Shaun Dillon def. Jose Caceres via disqualification (illegal knee to downed opponent)
Trent McCown def. Michael Trujillo via submission (guillotine choke) – 1:01 – Round 1
Jean Bellefleur def. Carlos Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gleidson De Jesus def. Luis Hernandez via unanimous decision.



Weekend in Fights! December 15th Edition

This Weekend in Fights! (December 15th, 2012) featured two nights of UFC action, with UFC on FX 6 in Australia and The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale in Las Vegas. Also featured this weekend was Bellator 84 in Indiana, Legacy FC 16 in Texas, Jewels – 22nd Ring in Japan, and Flawless Fighting Championship 2 in Chicago.

Friday night featured a triple header of major MMA cards, with UFC on FX 6, Bellator 84, and Legacy FC 16. UFC on FX 6 took place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Th event was the culmination of the TUF: Smashes reality show with the winner of both the Lightweight and Welterweight tournaments crowned, as well as the coaches squaring off. Team U.K. coach Ross Pearson knocked out Team Australia coach George Sotiropoulos with a stiff jab in the third round. Pearson controlled the bout for the majority of the bout with his stand up and takedown defense. Sotiropoulos was on wobbly legs early in the first after a punch from Pearson was was able to recover and last until he was dropped in the third.

The lone Australian remaining Robert Whittaker picked Team U.K.’s Brad Scott apart with his superior standup skills to get the unanimous decision victory, and win the “TUF: Smashes” Welterweight-tournament.

Northern Ireland’s Norman Parke used a grappling based attack to out point Colin Fletcher and win “TUF: Smashes” Lightweight-tournament. Parke kept Fletcher on the ground and relentlessly kept him there with strikes and submission attempts. The game plan was perfect, as it stifled Fletcher’s stand up.

After a disappointing UFC debut Hector Lombard return to the win column with a first round TKO victory over  Rousimar Palhares.  With Hacran Diaz pulling out of the bout a week ago, Chad Mendes met Yaotzin Meza in a lopsided Featherweight bout. Mendes disposed of Meza via knockout in the first round with a big overhand right that sent Meza tumbling to the mat. (Full UFC on FX 6: Pearson vs. Sotiropoulos (TUF: Smashes Finale) event results below.)

The crowning of a new Bellator Heavyweight champion took place at Bellator 84 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. It took five rounds to settle it, with Alexander Volkov defeated Richard Hale four rounds to one to pick up the unanimous decision victory, $100,000, and the title.

As she did earlier this year, Felice Herrig defeated Patricia Vidonic by unanimous decision, winning all three rounds 10-9 on each of the judges score cards.

The Lightweight tournament final between Dave Jansen and Marcin Held did not talk place, cause the bout was cancelled due to 20-year-old Held being “too young” to fight according to Indiana State Commission. (Full Bellator 84 event results below.)

Legacy FC 16 took place at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas, live on AXS TV. The main event featured UFC veteran Will Campuzano versus Jimmy Flick for the inaugural Legacy FC Flyweight title. Flick used his wrestling throughout the first round to keep Campuzano on his back. In the second round Campuzano landed a huge knee followed with some punches to end the bout in the first minute.  With the victory Campuzano captured the title, and snapped his four bout losing skid in the UFC and WEC. In one of four first round finishes on the main card, Ryan Benoit handed UFC veteran Joseph Sandoval his fourth consecutive loss with a right hand that ended the Bantamweight clash in 62-seconds. (Full Legacy FC 16 event results below.)

Saturday night held three events including Flawless Fighting Championship, Jewels, but none more important than The Ultimate Fighter Season 16 Finale. The TUF 16 finale took place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The main event featured coach, and winner of season 10 of the Ultimate Fighter  Roy Nelson versus replacement fighter Matt Mitrione; who replaced coach Shane Carwin, after he was forced to withdraw from the scheduled bout. Mitrione’s reach advantage didn’t stop Nelson from dictating the pace of the fight and pushing him around. Nelson dropped Mitrione in the first round with a “hook uppercut” followed by a few more strikes as he was turtling up.

In the finals of TUF 16 tournament Colton Smith squared off against NDG’s own Mike Ricci. It would be Smith’s great wrestling ability and submission attempts that won him the bout and the tournament. Ricci was smothered from beginning to end, and had no answer for the bout. Ricci at times looked demoralized and he could do nothing to stop Smiths assault.

Also impressive on the card, Pat Barry knocked out Shane Del Rosario 26-seconds into the second round. Mike Pyle knocked out James Head in the first round in a slugfest. More impressive than anything was the debuting Rustam Khabilov who delivered three German-suplexes to knockout Vinc Pichel. (Full The Ultimate Fighter Season 16 Finale  event results below.)

Jewels – “22nd Ring” took place in a cage not a ring, at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan. Jewels Lightweight Queen champion Ayaka Hamasaki defended her championship against Emi “Kamikaze Angel” Fujino in the main event. Hamasaki won a unanimous decision in a special rules bout. With the victory Hamasaki keeps her perfect 9-0 record in tacked.

Two retirements occurred on the card, as Rina Tomita hung up the gloves after a first round submission loss to Mika Nagano, and Naoko Omuro partook in an exhibition match, where she submitted Hisae Watanabe with an armbar.

STRIKEFORCE veteran Roxanne Modafferi was originally schedule to appear on the card, but pulled out of her bout with Shizuka Sugiyama. (Full JEWELS – 22md Ring event results below.)

Flawless Fighting Championship 2 emanated from Chicago, Illinois. Featured on the card was TUF alumni Chris Tickle versus Bellator, DREAM, and WEC journeyman Chase Beebe. After being cut from the UFC with a loss to Daron Cruickshank at the TUF 15 finale, Tickle went on to pick up a win in August, but he was no match for the veteran of 32 bouts. Beebe would get the judges nod after three rounds improving his win streak to six.

Also on the card STRIKEFORCE veteran Lucas Lopes picked up a kneebar submission victory over Petras Markenvicius, and UFC and Bellator veteran Shamar Bailey defeated UFC and Wreck MMA veteran Gideon Ray by unanimous decision. (Full Flawless Fighting Championship 2 – Hated event results below.)


Friday Night Fights –


UFC on FX 6: Pearson vs. Sotiropoulos (TUF: Smashes Finale) results:

Ross Pearson def. George Sotiropoulos TKO (Punches)

Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – “TUF: Smashes” welterweight-tournament final

Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – – “TUF: Smashes” lightweight-tournament final

Hector Lombard def. Rousimar Palhares via TKO

FUEL TV prelims (6 p.m. ET):

Chad Mendes def. Yaotzin Meza via KO

Joey Beltran def. Igor Pokrajac via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Mike Pierce def. Seth Bacynski via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Ben Alloway def. Manuel Rodriguez via KO (kick, punches)

Brendan Loughnane def. Mike Wilkinson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Cody Donovan def. Nick Penner via TKO (strikes)


Bellator 84 results:

Alexander Volkov def. Richard Hale via Unanimous Decision ()– captures Bellator Heavyweight title

Dave Jansen v. Marcin Held –   – lightweight-tournament final- scrapped due commission not allowing Held to fight due to his age

Daniel Vizcaya def. Jack Hermansson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Felice Herrig def. Patricia Vidonic via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Louis Taylor def. Joe Vedepo via KO (punch) – Round 1, 4:12


Christian Uflacker def. Cliff Wright via technical decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jerald Williams def. Joey Diehl via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Anthony Gomez def. Anton Talamantes via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:30

Robert White def. Kenny Booker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Legacy FC 16 results:

Will Campuzano def. Jimmy Flick via TKO (knee and punches) – Round 2, 0:26 – wins vacant Legacy FC Flyweight title

Matt Hobar def. Steven Peterson via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)

Chas Skelly def. Rey Trujillo via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:53

Ryan Benoit def. Joseph Sandoval via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:02

Derrick Krantz def. Charles Byrd via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:02

Klayton Mai def. Alex Russ via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:31

Darrion Caldwell def. Quaint Kempf via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:00


Eli Tamez def. Nathan Torres via TKO (injury) – Round 2

Russell Brewer def. Aaron Culpepper via unanimous decision

Evan Thompson def. Bobby Moore via TKO (punches) – Round 1

Sidney Cawdrey def. Joseph Salas via unanimous decision

Alfredo Leija def. Alex Madrid via TKO (punches) – Round 2


Saturday Night Fights –


The Ultimate Fighter Season 16 Finale results:

Roy Nelson def. Matt Mitrione via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:58

Colton Smith def. Mike Ricci via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) – to become “TUF 16″ champ

Pat Barry def. Shane Del Rosario via KO (punches) – Round 2, 0:26

Dustin Poirier def. Jonathan Brookins via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 4:15

FUEL TV prelims:

Mike Pyle def. James Head via TKO (knee and punches) – Round 1, 1:55

Johnny Bedford def. Marcos Vinicius via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 1:00

Rustam Khabilov def. Vinc Pichel via knockout (suplex and punches) – Round 1, 2:15

T.J. Waldburger def. Nick Catone via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:04

Facebook prelims:

Hugo Viana def. Reuben Duran via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:05

Mike Rio def. John Cofer via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 4:11

Tim Elliott def. Jared Papazian via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)


Jewels 22nd Ring results:

Ayaka Hamasaki def. Emi Fujino via unanimous decision (3-0) – retains JEWELS Lightweight Queen title – (Special Rules 3x5min Rounds)

Mizuki Inoue def. Hyo Kyung Song via submission (armbar) – 2:14 – Round 2 – (Special Rules 2x5min Rounds)

Mika Nagano def. Rina Tomita via Submission (armbar) – 2:12 Round 1 – (Special Rules 2x5mon Rounds)

Jade Marie Anderson def. Megumi Yabushita via unanimous decision (3-0) – (Special Rules 2x5min Rounds)

Ikuko Tamada def. Satomi Takano via unanimous decision (3-0) (Special Rules 2x5min Rounds)

Naoko Omuro def. Hisae Watanabe via Technical Submission (Armbar) – retirement  exhibition match

Emi Tomimatsu def. Naoko Otsuka via unanimous decision (10-9, 9-10, 10-9) – (Shoot Boxing rules 3x2min Rounds)

Kikuyo Ishikawa def. Tomo Maesawa via unanimous decision (2-0) – (Special Rules 2x5min Rounds)

Mayumi Aoki def. Satoko Ozawa via unanimous decision (30-29, 30-28, 30-27) – (Kick Boxing Rules 3x3min Rounds)

Reina Matsui def. Harumi via TKO (2 knock downs) – 0:52 Round 1 – (Kick Boxing Rules 3x3min Rounds)

Keiko Tomita def. Yasuko Mogi via TKO (referee stoppage) – 0:20 – Round 2 (Special Rules 2x5min Rounds)

Celine Haga def. Miyoko Kusaka via unanimous decision (3-0) (Special Rules 2x5min Rounds)

Mina Kurobe def. Naomi Taniyama via ubmission (rear-naked choke) – 1:55 Round 2 (Official Rules 2x5min Rounds)

Yurika Tanaka def. Rie Fukui via submission (guillotine choke) – 1:22 Round 2 (Special Rules 2x5min Rounds)

Rikako Yuasa def. Yuko “Amiba” Oya via Submission (armbar) – 2:19 Round 1 (Grappling Rules 2x4min Rounds)


Flawless Fighting Championship 2 – Hated results:

Cully Butterfield def. Egidijus Valavicius via unanimous decision

Chase Beebe def. Chris Tickle via unanimous decision

Lucas Lopes def. Petras Markenvicius via submission (kneebar) – 0:54 Round 1

Shamar Bailey def. Gideon Ray via unanimous decision

Arnas Sakocius def. Garrett Gross via submission (armbar) – 0:42 Round 1

Tom Shoaff def. Brandon Priest via TKO (Punches)

Adam Ward def. Guillermo Serment via unanimous decision

Daniel Wanderley def. Oliver Petrovski via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1


***Times, rounds,  methods, scores, unavailable for certain bouts***





Ringside Report Radio December 14: TUF 16 Finale preview

This is the December 14, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin “Big Tuna” McKough.

Dave and Kevin previewed and gave their predicitions for every bout on The Ultimate Fighter 16 finale card including TUF final between Mike Ricci and Colton Smith and the main event of Roy Nelson v. Matt Mitrione.

Dave and Kevin discussed the results from UFC on FX 6 including Ross Pearson’s KO win over George Sotiropoulos and the crowning of TUF champions for TUF Smashes: UK v. Australia.

Trevor Prangley appeared on this episode to discuss King of the Cage light-heavyweight title bout versus Tony Lopes on December 20.

All this and much more MMA on this 2-hour episode.

Ringside Report Radio December 12: UFC on FX 6 preview now online

This is the December 12, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin “Big Tuna” McKough.

Simon and McKough previewed and gave their predictions for UFC on FX 6 on this episode which includes TUF Smashes finales between Brad Scott and Robert Whittaker at welterweight and Colin Fletcher versus Norman Parke at lightweight. UFC on FX 6 also features Hector Lombard v. Rousimar Palhares and TUF Smashes coaches Ross Pearson v. George Sotiropoulos.

Simon and McKough also previewed and gave their predictions for Bellator 84 including Alexander Volkov v. Richard Hale for the Bellator heavyweight title and Marcin Held v. Dave Jansen in the lightweight tournament final.

Simon and McKough also discussed results from UFC on FOX 5 including Benson Henderson’s victory over Nate Diaz, Rory MacDonald beating up B.J. Penn and Alexander Gustafsson’s win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

All this and much more MMA on this 2-hour episode.

Ringside Report Radio December 7: UFC on FOX preview now online

This is the December 7, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Simon and McKough previewed and gave their predictions for UFC on FOX 5 including every preliminary bout and the main event UFC lightweight title bout between Nate Diaz and Benson Henderson.

Simon and McKough discussed Ronda Rousey versus Liz Carmouche being announced to headline UFC 157 on February 23, 2013 in the first UFC women’s bantamweight title bout.

Simon and McKough talked about Dana White affirming Georges St-Pierre’s next opponent would likely be Nick Diaz, Phil Davis being pulled from UFC 155 and results from Bellator 83.

All this and much more MMA on this 2-hour episode.


UFC on FOX 5

FOX Card (8pm ET):

Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz – For UFC Lightweight Championship

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn

Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick

FX prelims (5 pm ET):

Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens

Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton

Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor

Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez

Marcus LeVesseur vs. Abel Trujillo

Nam Pham vs. Dennis Siver

Facebook prelims (4:30 pm ET):

John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen

Weekend in Fights! November 3rd Edition

This Weekend in Fights! (November 3rd, 2012) featured Bellator 79 in Ontario, World Series of Fighting and Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 in Las Vegas, two Aggression Fighting Championship events in Calgary and British Columbia, an Fight Time 12 in Florida.

Bellator 79 kicked off the weekend from Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada on Friday night, featured tournament semifinal bouts in Heavyweight and Featherweight divisions. In the main event Richard Hale and Thiago Santos squared off in the Heavyweight semifinal. Hale escaped the early assault from Santos, who was attempting and ending the bout early. In the process, Santos gassed out and allowed Hale to take advantage and pick a TKO victory in the middle of the first round. Hale now advances into the finals where he will take on the winner of next week’s event between Vinicius Queiroz and Alexander Volkov.

In the Featherweight tournament semifinal Shahbulat Shamhalaev knocked out Mike Richman in under two minutes to advance. Shamhalaev now awaits the winner Wagnney Fabiano versus Rad Martinez, which takes place next week at Bellator 80.

Quebec MMA fighters Guillaume De Lorenzi and Christ Franck were successful at the event. Former Ringside MMA Lightweight champion De Lorenzi submitted Jonny Carson with 11-seconds remaining in the first round to win his Bellator debut. Former Ringside and Instinct MMA fighter Christ Franck won his Bellator debut with a split decision victory over Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio winning on two judges score cards 29-28. (Full Bellator 79 event results below.)

Las Vegas’ Friday night event Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 took place at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel with the bouts airing AXS TV. The main event was a battle of UFC veterans Tyson Griffin and Efrain Escudero. After three rounds Griffin was declared the winner unanimously in his first win since being released by the UFC.

Brothers of  “Anthonys” in the UFC  Chidi Njokuani, brother of Anthony Njokuani, picked up a  third round TKO victory over Phil Dace, and Sergio Pettis, brother of Anthony Pettis picked up a unanimous decision over Jimmy Jones.

Also on the card, Lance Palmer defeated UFC and WEC veteran Fredson Paixao via split decision.Former gay porn actor and TUF alumni Dakota Cochrane improved his win streak to two with an armbar submission over Derrick Burnsed in the first round. (Full Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 event results below.)

UFC, STRIKEFORCE, and Bellator veteran Vagner Rocha headlined Fight Time 12 – Warriors Collide event at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday night. In his first post-UFC bout, Rocha submitted Mike Bruno with a triangle choke 53-seconds into the second round. (Full Fight Time 12 – Warriors Collide event results below.)

Aggression Fighting Championship held back-to-back events on Friday and Saturday night. AFC 12 – Domination took place at Telus Convention Centre, in Calgary, Alberta on Friday night. Headlining the event was Ringside MMA veteran Paul Cheng in Heavyweight action against Ryan Hunter. Cheng made short work of Hunter with a knockout in under two minutes of the first round. On Saturday night AFC 13 – Natural Selection took place at the Bear Mountain Arena, in Victoria, British Columbia. The main event of John Alessio versus Dave Mazany was rendered a no contest after Mazany accidentally poked Alessio in the eye in the forst round. The co-main event featured TUF 3 winner and UFC veteran Kendall Grove sqauring off against Ariel Gandulla. Grove picked up the TKO victory with 15-seconds remaining in the second round. (Full AFC 12 Domination &  AFC 13 – Natural Selection event results below.)

Saturday night was the World Series of Fighting’s inaugural event, which emanated from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Heavyweight collided in the first round as Andrei Arlovski faced Devin Cole. Arlovski made short work of Cole with a first round TKO, improving his win streak to three.

UFC veteran Anthony Johnson knocked out D.J. Linderman in the first round for his fourth straight victory since being released from the UFC, snapping Linderman’s three fight win streak in the process.

Former WEC Bantamweight champion and pound-4-pound kingpin Miguel Torres is now riding a two-fight losing skid, and going the distance with Marlon Moraes. After three rounds, two of the judges scored the bout for Moraes, giving him the split decision victory.

Dutch-Surinamese kickboxing sensation Tyrone Spong made his successful MMA debut with a knockout of Travis Bartlett in the first round.

On the undercard, UFC veterans Josh Burkman and Gerald Harris went the distance in a three round war, with Burkman winning a unanimous decision, and improving his streak to four. Brian Cobb snapped Ronys Torres’ 11-fight win streak with a split decision. STRIKEFORCE and DREAM Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante snapped his two-fight losing skid with a 63-second heel hook submission of T.J. O’Brien.Bellator and UFC veteran David Branch picked up a unanimous decision victory over UFC veteran Dustin Jacoby snapping his two-fight win streak in the process. (Full World Series of Fighting 1 event results below.)


Friday Night Fights –


Bellator 79 results:

Richard Hale def. Thiago Santos via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:31 (heavyweight tourney semifinal)

Shahbulat Shamhalaev def. Mike Richman via KO (punches) – Round 1, 1:45 (featherweight tourney semifinal)

Douglas Lima def. Jacob Ortiz via TKO (head kick, punches) – Round 3, 4:50

Ryan Ford def. Kyle Baker via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Spike.com prelims:

Christ Franck def. Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Vitaly Minakov def. Vladimir Starcencov via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:27

Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Josh Pulsifer via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:30

Guillaume DeLorenzi def. Jonny Carson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:49

Josh Appelt def. Ed Carpenter via TKO – Round 1, 3:20


Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 results:

Tyson Griffin def. Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Chidi Njokuani def. Phil Dace via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:41

Marcio “Pe de Pano” Cruz def. Joe Yager via submission (inverted triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:16

Lance Palmer def. Fredson Paixao via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

James Krause def. Guillherme Trindade via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:31

Dakota Cochrane def. Derrick Burnsed via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:38

Sergio Pettis def. Jimmy Jones via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Chris Holdsworth def. Tyler Shinn via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:32

Steve Mocco def. Tyler Perry via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 1:34

Cory Galloway def. Jerry Shapiro via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:15

Jordan Isordia def. Joey Angelo via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)


Fight Time 12 – Warriors Collide results:

Vagner Rocha def. Mike Bruno via Submission (Triangle Choke) – 0:53 – Round 2

Keith Johnson def. Steve Bruno via TKO (Punches) – 3:46 – Round 2

Randy Barroso def. Daniel Golighty via Submission (Heel Hook) – 2:20 – Round 1

Jason Soares def. Ricardo Supris via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 4:46 – Round 1

Jason Jackson def. Michael Johnson via Submission (Triangle Choke) – 2:05 – Round 2

Kelly Anundson def. Carlos Zevallos via TKO (Punches) – 2:52 – Round 1

Jonathan de Jesus def. Jason Cortez via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1:59 – Round 2

Shaun Dillon def. Anthony Garavito via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 4:28 – Round 2

Johanner Correa def. Raynold Telus via Unanimous Decision

Yvon Agenord def. Denis Alzugaray via via Submission (Knee Bar) 2:34 – Round 1


AFC 12 – Domination results:

Paul Cheng def. Ryan Hunter via KO (Punch) – 1:42 – Round 1

Sheila Bird def. Christina Barry via KO (Punch) – 0:11 – Round 1

Joel Powell def. Andrew Buckland via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 1:30 – Round 1

Allan Munroe def. Owen Carr via Unanimous Decision

Tony Stiles def. Trevor Wright via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)  – 1:57 -Round 2

Nathan Wilkins def. Jon Henderson via Submission (Triangle Choke) – 4:08 – Round 2

Amateur bouts:

Trent House def. Mitch Carlson via TKO (Strikes) – 2:35 – Round 2

Dusty Kramps def. Josh Fried via Unanimous Decision

Andrew Kloot def. Keegan Cassell via TKO – 0:22 Round 1


Saturday Night Fights –


AFC 13 Natural Selection results:

John Alessio vs Dave Mazany (No Contest) – Round 1 – Mazany accidentally eye pokes Alessio

Kendall Grove def. Ariel Gandulla via TKO (Strikes) – 4:45 – Round 2

Louis Fisette def. Diego Wilson via KO (Strike) – 0:37 – Round 1

Dave Perron def. Dan MacIver via Submission (Mounted Guillotine) – 2:07 – Round 1

Ryan Janes def. Keto Allen via Unanimous Decision (30-27×2, 29-28)

Myles Merola def. Tristan Connelly via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
Miles Anstead def. Bill Fraser via Unanimous Decision (29-27 x 3)
-Anstead loses point for head butt in second round.

Amateur bouts:
Alexi Argyriou def. Andy Jack via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 1:19 – Round 2

Dillon Brown def. Johnny Twofeather via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 2:08 – Round 1

Guy Gauthier def. Steven Best via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x 3)


World Series of Fighting 1 results:

Andrei Arlovski def. Devin Cole via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:37

Anthony Johnson def. D.J. Linderman via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:58

Marlon Moraes def. Miguel Torres via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Tyrone Spong def. Travis Bartlett via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:15


Tyson Steele def. Gregor Gracie via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:52

Brian Cobb def. Ronys Torres via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Steve Carl def. Ramico Blackmon via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:11

Josh Burkman def. Gerald Harris via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante def. T.J. O’Brien via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:03

David Branch def. Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


***Times, Rounds, Scores, Method unavailable for certain bouts***

Ringside Report Radio October 10: Bellator 76 preview now online

This is the October 10, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin “Big Tuna” McKough.

Dave and Kevin discussed injuries plaguing the November 3 Strikeforce card and rumours that the promotion may shut down.

Dave and Kevin previewed and gave their predictions for Bellator 76 including the featherweight tournament quarter-finals and the main event of Eddie Alvarez v. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.

Dave and Kevin talked about Jon Jones’ elbow injury, UFC 153 and much more MMA on this 90-minute episode.

Ringside Report Radio. September 7, 2012 now online

This is the September 7, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North discussed Jon Jones’ recent remarks to the media including his thoughts on Dan Henderson, Dana White and the cancellation of UFC 151.

Simon and North talked about Chris Weidman v. Tim Boetsch possibly in December at UFC 155 and Rousimar Palhares v. Hector Lombard that will take place at UFC on FX 6 in December.

Simon and North talked about fights being added to UFC 154 in Montreal, Sara McMann signing to Strikeforce and lots more MMA on this 2-hour episode.