Ringside Report Radio. April 5, 2013. UFC on Fuel TV 9 preview now online

This is the April 5, 2013 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia from MMAnouvelles.com

Simon and Garcia previewed UFC on Fuel TV 9 on this episode including every preliminary bout, Ross Pearson v. Ryan Couture and Gegard Mousasi v. Ilir Latifi.

Fred and Dave discussed results from Bellator 95 and Invicta FC 5 including Pat Curran’s Bellator title defense, Doug Marshall winning the middleweight tournament, Sarah Kaufman’s victory in a war with Leslie Smith and the return of Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.

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


UFC on Fuel TV 9

April 6, 2013


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Gegard Mousasi v. Ilir Latifi (LHW-TV)

Ross Pearson v. Ryan Couture (LW-TV)

Matt Mitrione v. Phil De Fries (HW-TV)

Brad Pickett v. Mike Easton (BW-TV)

Diego Brandao v. Pablo Garza (FW-TV)

Robbie Peralta v. Akira Corassani (FW-TV)

Michael Johnson v. Reza Madadi (LW-FB)

Tor Troeng v. Adam Cella (MW-FB)

Adlan Amagov v. Chris Spang (WW-FB)

Marcus Brimage v. Conor McGregor (FW-FB)

Ben Alloway v. Ryan LaFlaare (WW-FB)

Tom Lawlor v. Michael Kuiper (MW-FB)

Papy Abedi v. Besam Yousef (WW-FB)

UFC 158 Full Card

UFC 158 takes place on March 16th, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Since the last update five new matchups have been added to the UFC 158 lineup.  Mike Ricci versus Colin Fletcher, Antonio Carvalho versus Darren Elkins, Johnny Eduardo versus Yves Jabouin, Sean Pierson versus Rick Story, and Mitch Gagnon versus Issei Tamura.

The runner up of The Ultimate Fighter season 16 Mike Ricci (7-3 MMA, 0-1 Ricci vs Fletcher copyUFC, 0-1 BFC) may have come up short as a Welterweight, but will be making his Lightweight debut against the TUF: Smashes Lightweight tournament finalist Colin Fletcher (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Tristar’s Ricci made a name for himself fighting on the local scene here in Montreal, but really turned heads when he went to the finals of TUF 16 at a higher weight class than his own. Ricci lost a unanimous decision to a much bigger Colton Smith how possessed a superb wrestling game, and controlled Ricci for all three rounds. His opponent Colin Fletcher, made a name for himself in the United Kingdom before appearing on TUF: Smashes. Fletcher gained notoriety for his “Freakshow” persona. He lost in the finals to Northern Ireland’s Norman Parke by unanimous decision. Like Ricci in his bout with Smith, Fletcher was unable to impose his striking again against the grappler. Three months removed from their UFC debuts what game plan will these Lightweights bring into the octagon as it’s “The Martian” versus “The Freakshow.”

Both Antonio Carvalho (15-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Darren Elkins (15-2 MMA, Elkins vs Carvalho5-1 UFC) were successful in their last bouts at UFC 154 in Montreal. Carvalho is riding a two-fight win streak, while Top 10 ranked Elkins is riding a four fight win streak. Both fighters are pretty much even as well rounded fighters with knockout, submission and decision victories. Elkins dominated Steven Siler in his last bout to win the unanimous decision, he also has notable victories over Tiquan Zhang, Diego Brandao, Michihiro Omigawa, and Duane Ludwig. Carvalho has notable victories over Rodrigo Damm, Daniel Pineda, Douglas Evans, Takeshi Inoue, and Hatsu Hioki. These two Featherweights will collide to rise the rankings and eventually earn a title shot.

Former Featherweight Yves “The Tiger” Jabouin (18-8 MMA, 3-2 UFC, 1-2Jabouin vs Eduardo WEC) fights for the fifth time at Bantamweight when he faces two bout UFC veteran Johnny Eduardo (26-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC). In a battle of Tristar versus Black House Jabouin looks to bounce back from a knockout loss to Brad Pickett in September, when Eduardo looks to continue his win streak after besting Jeff Curran in May of 2012. After fighting 14 of 26 bouts in Quebec, Jabouin returns with the UFC on March 16th in Eduardo’s fifth bout outside of Brazil in a striker versus submission expert bout.

Sean Pierson (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) squares off against Rick Story Pierson vs Story(14-6 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in the sixth Welterweight bout on the card. Pierson is coming off a unanimous decision win over Lance Benoist at UFC 152, and is currently riding his first UFC win streak with two victories. After back-to-back wins over Johny Hendricks and  Thiago Alves, Rick Story was once considered a top prospect in the Welterweight division. However, he suffered two consecutive losses, and suffered a first round submission loss to Damian Maia at UFC 153 in his last bout. The two will meet each other in challenging bout for both athletes.

Mitch Gagnon (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Issei Tamura (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC)Gagnon vs Tamura both step back into the octagon for their third bout in the UFC.  Former Ringside MMA Featherweight champion Gagnon had a rough start when he lost his debut against Bryan Caraway at UFC 149. Tamura on the other hand won his UFC debut with a knockout of Tiquan Zhang at UFC 144. Gagnon bounced back from the loss with an aggressive and impressive rear-naked choke submission win over Walel Watson at UFC 152. While Tamura suffered a TKO loss to Rafael Assunsao in his Bantanweight debut at UFC on UFC on FUEL TV in July. Of Gagnon’s nine wins all have come by way of submission. His opponent Tamura has knockout ability be mainly goes the distance. Gagnon will attempt to remain undefeated at the Bell Centre, when Tamura fights outside of Japan for the second time.


UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz card:ufc158 poster

Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz – for welterweight title

Jake Ellenberger vs. Johny Hendricks

Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald

Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring

Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller

Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi

Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker

Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher

Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins

Johnny Eduardo vs. Yves Jabouin

Sean Pierson vs. Rick Story

Mitch Gagnon vs. Issei Tamura

**card subject to change**

Weekend in Fights! October 13th Edition

This Weekend in Fights! (October 3rd, 2012) featured the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the history of MMA Anderson Silva at UFC 153 in Brazil, Bellator 76 in Windsor, UFC veterans at Fight Festival 32 in Finland and at Made For War in Colorado.

Bellator 76 kicked off the weekend in Windsor, Ontario at the Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino on Friday night. The event was headlined by Bellator’s last remaining superstar and former Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in his potential final bout with the promotion considering his contract has expired. After taking a little bit of punishment from the get go, Alvarez was able to knockout his long time rival Patricky “Pitbull” Freire with a head kick followed by punches with six seconds remaining in the bout. Alvarez’ Bellator future is uncertain if he will resign with the promotion where he went 9-1 considering following the bout UFC president Dana White tweeted to him: “”Congrats bro. Let’s talk.”

Bellator 76 also featured the opening round of the season seven lightweight tournament. Rad Martinez, Wagnney Fabiano, Mike Richman, and Shahbulat Shamhalaev all punched their tickets into the semifinals. Martinez went the distance with the much more experienced Nazareno Malegari, beating him on all three judges score cards 30-27. Meanwhile 38-year-old Fabiano submitted Akop Stepanyan with an arm bar in the first round. Both Richman and Shamhalaev picked up first round KO/TKO victories in their bouts. Richman knocked out Jeremey Spoon with a kick and punch combo, and Shamhalaev TKO’d Cody Bollinger with 11-seconds remaining in the opening frame. (Full Bellator 76 event results below.)

As the UFC 2012 injury plague continued, two members of Team BlackHouse stepped up to save UFC 153 when UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of his title defense. Those two fighters were Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Anderson Silva. Not only did Silva step up and take the fight on short notice, but also stepped up in weight class to the Light Heavyweight division. Silva proved that beyond the shadow of a doubt that he is the best pound for pound fight of all time. Silva stood with his back against the cage, his hands at his hips in front of Stephan Bonnar and allowed Bonnar to strike him or attempt to strike him with his head movements. Bonnar clinched with Silva and was met with a devastating knee to the sternum that sent him crashing to the mat in agony. With Bonnar curled up on the canvas, Silva proceeded to pound away until the referee stopped the assault.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira displayed some beautiful “Nogueira Jiu-Jitsu” with a second round armbar submission of fellow Heavyweight competitor  Dave Herman. Both fighters duked it out during the better part of the first two rounds where Herman almost saw himself knocked out for his efforts, but in the end it was Nogueira’s submission skills that concluded the bout in his first bout since his arm was broken 10-months prior.

Light Heavyweight prospect Glover Teixeira pounded Fabio Maldonado’s face into a distorted swelled up mess for two rounds. Maldonado was outclassed, but did connect with a huge right hand that many saw as changing the tides. However, the bout continued due to Teixeira’s strong chin and relentlessness. During the second bout the doctor’s entered the octagon to ensure the safe of Maldonado, but after the conclusion of the second round refused to allow him to continue, thus resulting in a TKO after two rounds.

Jon Fitch picked up his first win since his surprising knockout loss to Johny Hendricks in February, by handing Erick Silva his first ever “real” loss via unanimous decision. Fitch’s great wrestling, striking, submission offense and defense proved to be better over three rounds. Also on the card, Phil Davis handed Wagner Prado his first pro loss with an anaconda choke submission late in the second round. Former Middleweight competitor Demian Maia continued his successful Welterweight career with a first round rear-naked choke submission of Rick Story. Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner Rony Jason continues to be undefeated in the octagon and his picked up a TKO victory over  Sam Sicilia in the third round. (Full UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar event results below.)

Fight Festival out of Finland held their 32nd event of Saturday at the Töölön Kisahalli in Helsinki, Finland. Headlining the event was UFC and Bellator veteran Yoshiyuki Yoshida picked up a guillotine submission victory over Niko Puhakka in the third round. The Jackson’s MMA Welterweight scored his fourth straight victory since dropping two in the UFC and losing his Bellator debut. (Full Fight Festival 32 event results below.)

Made For War MMA promotion held their inaugural event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, Colorado on Saturday night. Two UFC veterans were featured on the card with Joe “Diesel” Riggs in the main event and TUF season 6 runner up Tommy Speer in the co-main event. Riggs knocked out Josh Cavan near the end of the first round to pick up his fourth straight victory. Tommy Speer added another loss to his skid, with two as his was on the receiving end of a TKO loss at the hands of Jeremy Kimball mid way through the second round. (Full Made For War 1 event results below.)


Friday Night Fights –


Bellator 76 results:

Eddie Alvarez def. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire via KO (kick and punches) – Round 1, 4:54

Rad Martinez def. Nazareno Malegarie via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Wagnney Fabiano def. Akop Stepanyan via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:24

Mike Richman def. Jeremy Spoon via KO (kick and punch) – Round 1, 0:22

Shahbulat Shamhalaev def. Cody Bollinger via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:49

Spike.com prelims:

Jason Fischer def. Kyle Prepolec via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 3:19

Chad Laprise def. Ainsley Robinson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ali Mokdad def. Simon Marini via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Dom O’Grady def. A.J. Matthews via unanimous decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Nayeb Hezam via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:24


Saturday Night Fights –


UFC 153: SIlva vs. Bonnar results:

Anderson Silva def. Stephan Bonnar via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:40 – non-title light heavyweight fight

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Dave Herman via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:31

Glover Teixeira def. Fabio Maldonado via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00

Jon Fitch def. Erick Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Phil Davis def. Wagner Prado via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 2, 4:29

Demian Maia def. Rick Story via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:30

FX prelims:

Rony Jason def. Sam Sicilia via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:15

Gleison Tibau def. Francisco Trinaldo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Diego Brandao def. Joey Gambino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sergio Moraes def. Renee Forte via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:10

Facebook prelims:

Chris Camozzi def. Luiz Cane via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Cristiano Marcello def. Reza Madadi via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)


Fight Festival 32 results:

Yoshiyuki Yoshida def. Niko Puhakka via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – Round 3

Lucio Linhares def. Jake Doerr via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1

Juha-Pekka Vainikainen def. Anton Racic via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 4:37 – Round 2

Joni Salovaara def. Moktar Benkaci via Unanimous Decision

Mikael Silander def. Wade Choate via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) – Round 3

Johan Vanttinen def. Vincent Del Guerra via TKO (Shoulder Injury) – 2:41 – Round 1

Janne-Elonen Kulmala def. Damien Louloum via KO (Knee to Body) – 1:01 – Round 1


MFW – Made For War 1 results:

Joe Riggs def. Josh Cavan via KO (Punch) – 4:16 – Round 1

Jeremy Kimball def. Tommy Speer via TKO (Punches) – 2:26 – Round 2

Lorawnt-T Nelson def. Ricky Musgrave via TKO (Punches) – 1:26 – Round 1

Diana Rael def. Darla Harris via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)- 1:41 – Round 2

Jason Lee def. Tanner Big Eagle via TKO (Punches) – 4:57 – Round 2

Scott Cleve def. Chris Manuel via Unanimous Decision

George Ashauder def. Brandon Endriss via Submission (Armbar) – 2:42 – Round 1

Brian Maronek def. Jose Munoz via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 1:05 – Round 2

Nick De Fiore def. Andrew Ackerman via Submission (Triangle Choke) – 0:47 – Round 1

Jeffery Estrada def. Steve Malouff via TKO (Punches) – 0:37 – Round 2

Canaan Grigsby def. Andrew Lipp via KO (Punch) – 0:53 – Round 1


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



Ringside Report Radio October 12: UFC 153 preview now online

This is the October 12, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North previewed and gave their predictions for UFC 153 including every preliminary bout and the main event of Anderson Silva v. Stephan Bonnar.

Simon and North discussed the results of Bellator 76, Strikeforce cancelling their November 3 card and much more MMA on this 1-hour episode.

Ringside Report Radio August 3: UFC on FOX 4 preview now online

This is the August 3, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin “Big Tuna” McKough.

Dave and Kevin previewed and gave their predictions for UFC on FOX 4 including every preliminary bouts and the double main event of Lyoto Machida v. Ryan Bader and Brandon Vera v. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Dave and Kevin discussed Dana White not wanting to put Nick Diaz versus Anderson Silva, new fights added to the UFC 152 and UFC 154 cards and much more on this 2-hour episode.

Ringside Report Radio. May 30, 2012- TUF 15 Finale preview now online

This is the May 30, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin “Big Tuna” McKough.

Dave and Kevin previewed and gave their predicitions for The Ultimate Fighter 15 finale card including the main event of Martin Kampmann versus Jake Ellenberger, the co-main event TUF final of Al Iaquinta versus Michael Chiesa and every preliminary bout.

Dave and Kevin discussed the results from UFC 146 including Junior Dos Santos’ win over Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez destruction of Antonio Silva and the retirement of Mike Brown and Jason “Mayhem” Miller.

All this and lots more MMA on this 90-minute episode.

Weekend in Fights! May 26th Edition

This Weekend in Fights! (May 26th, 2012) had a heavy focus on Heavyweight championships, both in the UFC and Bellator champions in action. Also taking place this week was Cage Warriors Fight Night 6 in Bahrain, Titan Fighting Championship 22 in Kansas City, and Victory MMA 6 amateur bouts in Quebec.

Cage Warriors kicked off the weekend on Thursday with Cage Warriors Fight Night 6 emanating from the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town, Bahrain and airing on MMAjunkie.com and Facebook. The main event featured Welterweight champion Gael Grimaud defending his strap against former Ultimate Fighter alumni and UFC fighter Jesse Taylor. Taylor took control early with his wrestling prowess pinning Grimaud down. Taylor spent the majority of the second round with a rear-naked choke attempt to finish the fight early. Being down two rounds to none, Grimaud used Taylor’s wrestling against him submitting him with a arm bar early in the third round while on his back in his first title defense. (Full Cage Warriors Fight Night 6 event results below.)

On Friday night Bellator kicked off the Heavyweight championship festivities of the weekend. Airing on MTV2 and Spike.com Bellator 70 took place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bellator 70 featured a Heavyweight title bout, and Bellator Season 6 tournament bouts, including the Lightweight tournament finale, and a semifinal bout in the Bantamweight tournament. The Bellator Heavyweight champion Cole Konrad squared off against Eric Prindle in his first title defense, and defend it he did. Konrad wanted to nothing to do with Prindle’s stand up and took took Prindle down to the mat in 22-seconds. In half guard Konrad slapped a kimura on Prindle’s left arm wrenched it for s 60-second submission victory to retain his Bellator  Heavyweight title and improve to 9-0.

Two former Welterweight competitors Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman met at Lightweight in the tournament finale. Hawn struggled with the Muay Thai style of Weedman, as Weedman controlled the majority of the first round with a variety of punches and kicks. Hawn utilized his right hand frequently throughout the second, and was able to gain top position for a lengthy period of time in the third, delivering sporadic ground and pound strikes. Hawn has now earned himself a shot at Bellator Lightweight champion Michael Chandler.

Luis Nogueira advances in the Bellator Bantamweight tournament, with a third round knockout of Hiroshi Nakamura in their semifinal bout. The first round was pretty even with both fighters exchanging strikes and lots of clinching. In the second round it was all Nogueira, as he landed some great strikes bloodying up Nakamura with lots of  left hooks, clubbing rights, a flying knee and a huge slam. The pace seem to slow down in the third until Nakamura walked into a right hand from Nogueira,  dropping him. As Nakamura was falling to the canvas he ate a left hand, and a right before the referee stopped that action. Nogueira will now face Marcos Galvao in the finals of tournament.

Hometown hero and MMA journeyman, Rich”No Love” Clementi did not disappoint his fans with a first round guillotine choke submission over Derek Campos to pick up his 42nd career victory.

Former Ultimate Fighter, WWE Tough Enough, and VH1 reality star  Jeremiah Riggs lost another fight. Riggs was extremely aggressive and dominated most of the bout, but his opponent Kelvin Tiller had him a kimura for a lengthy period on time in third round. With a scream from Riggs the referee stopped the  bout, dubbing the finish a verbal submission, a call that was argued by Riggs. (Full Bellator 70 event results below.)

Titan Fighting Championship aired their 22nd event on HDNet from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Headlined by former UFC Welterweight/Middleweight competitor Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in his first bout since leaving the promotion in January. Notorious for failing the make weight Johnson took on UFC and Bellator veteran David Branch in a Light Heavyweight bout, and failed to make weight. Johnson and Branch went the distance in an unimpressive performance for the two combatants, where Johnson was visibly gassed out during the second round. Johnson picked up the unanimous decision and 1-1 as a Light Heavyweight.

In a much more impressive post Zuffa performance, former WEC Featherweight fighter L.C. Davis  picked his first win since being dropped from the WEC for two straight loses. Davis snapped his three fight losing skid by defeating Bill Kamery with a  second round TKO. (Full Titan Fighting Championship 22 event results below.)

The UFC continued the Heavyweight championship festivities on Saturday with champion Junior Dos Santos taking on challenger Frank Mir at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Unlike the Bellator card on Friday night, the UFC featured an all Heavyweight main card on Pay-Per-View, as well as four bouts airing on FX, and three on Facebook. With the all Heavyweight card a combined 2400lbs entered the octagon in a  night of slugfests.

UFC Heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos retained his title with a second round TKO over Frank Mir. Dos Santos was connecting with easy, as he teed off on Mir, who was no challenge in the least. After every big shot that Mir took to the face he pathetically attempted take downs. Dos Santos connected with a huge right hand that stumbled Mir on to his butt. Following up with some ground and pound, Dos Santos pulled away from Mir’s ankle pick attempt. Mir dazed and confused rolled round, clearly out of it, was met with another punch from Dos Santos to end the fight.

Former UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez returned to his winning ways with a one-sided beat down of the debuting Antonio Silva.

Velasquez landed a kick early on bringing to the fight to the mat, where he worked some vicious ground and pound busted up the Elite XC Heavyweight champion from half guard. With blood gushing everywhere, the action was temporarily halted to check Silva’s cut over the bridge of his nose. Once the fight resumed, so did Velasquez’s punch and elbow ground and pound assault. In an attempts to escape Silva rolled to his knees where he was met with more punches force the fight to and end.
Roy Nelson made short was of  Dave Herman by throwing only punch. Nelson landed a  big looping right hand catching Herman for a 51-second knockout.
Undefeated Stipe Miocic escaped near defeat from the debuting Shane Del Rosario, who landed a series of high and low kicks that almost results in a first round victory.  Miocic took the fight to ground in the second round, where he proceeded to lay into Del Rosario with hammer fists,busting up his nose, and a series of elbows that cut him over his right eye that ultimately ended the bout.Stefan Struve played spoiler to Lavar Johnson, who was fighting for the second time in three weeks. With Johnson connect with an uppercut, Struve knew he was unable to keep up in the standup. Struve quickly jumped guard, transitioned to high guard and wrench the arm for a 65-second arm bar victory.

In the comebacks of the night Jamie Varner returned to the Zuffa banner with a first round knockout of then undefeated Edson Barboza, and Dan Hardy snapped his four fight losing skid with his first round knockout of Duane Ludwig. (Full UFC 146 event results below.)

On the Quebec amateur MMA circuit, Victory MMA 6 – Battle for the Belts 2 took place at Club Soda in Downtown, Montreal. Four championship bouts took place on the card, including the Lightweight title, an Interim Welterweight title, and the inaugural Light Heavyweight and Kickboxing Featherweight title. The first half of the show had some tough decisions and very questionable calls from the commission, including the second bout between Justin Fisher and Russell Miller which was later overturned.

In the main event Victory MMA Lightweight champion Alex Morgan fought his final amateur MMA bout in a title defense against a very game Joe Elliot. Elliot proved to be a very formidable opponent for Morgan taking his into the fourth round, but a slick arm bar forced Elliot to tap. With the win Morgan retires as a amateur with a 13-1-1 record, and is a triple crown champion with the Victory MMA,  Gladiateur, and the Ring Extreme Lightweight titles. Now Morgan will make his Instinct MMA debut this fall.

Adam Dyczka of Speedy Gym in Granby became the first Victory MMA Light Heavyweight champion with a third round TKO over Mathieu Langlais. Langlais was on his was to picking up the decision with his superior wrestling, as he was able to take Dyczka down at will and control him on the ground. However, with Dyczka laying into Langlais with some strong punches throughout the bout, Langlais couldn’t with stand the punishment no longer and was dropped after a series of combinations. Dyczka will make his first title defense against Langlais’s original opponent Chris Cleveland.

Alex Fecteau made short work of  Matthew Richardson with a first minute arm bar submission to pick up the Interim Victory MMA Welterweight title. Fecteau to Richardson down, and slapped on the arm bar. Because the two were very close to the ropes the referee separated them to bring them to the center of the ring, but Richardson gave up. Fecteau will now face current Victory MMA Welterweight champion O’Denva Phillips to unify the titles.

In the rematch from Victory MMA 5, Merouane Ghalmi avenged the only blemish on his record against Christophe Alfonzo. With the first round being a stalemate, Ghalmi really began to take control in the second round knocking Alfonzo down repeatedly and trash talking. After being dropped several times in the third round the referee stopped the fight declaring Ghalmi the winner by  TKO and first Victory Featherweight Low-Kick champion.

In a surprising turn of events Jean-Francois Lepine defeated Joey Hie via unanimous decision after Hie connected with an accidental headbutt that busted Lepine’s eye with a huge gash. Unable to continue the judges went to the score cards, as opposed to declaring it a no contest. (Full Victory MMA 6: Battle for the Belts 2 event results below.)


Thursday Night Fights –


Cage Warriors Fight Night 6 results:

Champ Gael Grimaud def. Jesse Taylor via Submission (Arm Bar) – 1:55 – Round 2 –retains welterweight title

Jim Alers def. Matteus Lahdesmak via TKO (GNP/Elbows) – 3:01 – Round 2

Ivan Buchinger def. Diego Gonzalez via TKO (Punches) – 1:30 – Round 2

Eddy Bengtsson def. Jay Mortimore via Submission (Smother) – 2:46 – Round 1

John Phillips def. Tomas Penz via Submission (Triangle Choke) – 3:21 – Round 2

Alan Carlos def. Mike Ling via Majority Decision

Olivier Pastor def. Dino Gambatesa via KO (Punch) – 0:52 – Round 1

Allan Love def. Ignas Petkus via TKO (Punches) – 3:03 – Round 1


Friday Night Fights –


Bellator 70 results:

Champ Cole Konrad def. Eric Prindle via Submission (Kimura) – 1:00 – Round 1 – retains heavyweight title

Rick Hawn def. Brent Weedman via Unanimous Decision – advances to the lightweight-tourney finale

Luis Nogueira def. Hiroshi Nakamura via KO (Punches) – 1:58 – Round 3 – advances to the bantamweight-tourney finals

Rich Clementi def. Derek Campos  via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 4:18 – Round 1

Spike.com prelims:

A.J. Matthews def. Charlie Rader via KO (Soccer Kick) – 3:34 – Round 2

Jonas Billstein vs. Mike Seal via Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 2:55 – Round 1

Derek Arcement def. Blake Dufour via Unanimous Decision

Kelvin Tiller def. Jeremiah Riggs via Technical Submission (Kimura) – 3:38 – Round 3


Titan Fighting Championship 22 results:

Anthony Johnson def. David Branch via Unanimous Decision

L.C. Davis def. Bill Kamery via TKO (Punches) – 2:59 – Round 2

Andrew Whitney def. Jose Vega via KO (Punch) – 2:55 – Round 1

Fabio Mello def. Angelo Duarte via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) – 4:34 – Round 2

Rudy Bears def. Nick Nolte via Submission (Punches) – 3:57 – Round 1

Mirsad Bektic def. Willie Mack via TKO (Pucnhes) – 0:27 – Round 1


Saturday Night Fights –


UFC 146 results:

Junior Dos Santos def. Frank Mir via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:04 – to retain UFC heavyweight title

Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:36

Roy Nelson def. Dave Herman via knockout (punch) – 0:51 – Round 1

Stipe Miocic def. Shane Del Rosario via TKO (elbows) – Round 2, 3:14

Stefan Struve def. Lavar Johnson via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:05

FX prelims:

Darren Elkins def. Diego Brandao via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jamie Varner def. Edson Barboza via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:23

C.B. Dollaway def. Jason “Mayhem” Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-28)

Dan Hardy def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 3:51

Facebook prelims:

Paul Sass def. Jacob Volkmann via submission (triangle choke/armbar) – Round 1, 1:54

Glover Teixeira def. Kyle Kingsbury via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:53

Mike Brown def. Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Victory MMA 6 – Battle for the Belts 2 results:

Champ Alex Morgan def. Joe Elliott via Submission (Arm Bar) 2:11- Round 4 retains Victory MMA Lightweight title, claims Gladiator Lightweight title

Adam Dyczka def. Mathieu Langlais via TKO – 2:36 – Round 3 – claims Victory MMA Light Heavyweight title                                                         

Alex Fecteau def. Matthew Richardson via Submission (Arm Bar) -1:08 – Round 1

Merouane Ghalmi def. Christophe Alfonzo via TKO -0:59 – Round 3 – claims Victory Featherweight Low-Kick title

Stephen Oppong def. Benjamin Dionne-Houle via Unanimous Decision

Jean-Francois Lepine def. Joey Hie via Unanimous Decision 1:13 – 2nd Round (Accidental Head Butt cause Lepine unable to continue so went to score cards)

Matayo Cummins def. Kevin Walker via Unanimous Decision

Josh Williamson def. Jonathan Gauthier via Unanimous Decision

Didier Brassard def. Darnell Jones via Split Decision

Justin Fisher def. Russell Miller via Unanimous Decision (Decision originally for Miller, but reversed after appeal)

Dan Franco def. Serge Guevorkian via Unanimous Decision


Ringside Report Radio May 25: UFC 146 preview now online

This is the May 25, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin “Big Tuna” McKough.

Amateur-MMA promoter Jamie McGowan appeared on this episode to discuss his Victory MMA show taking place on May 26 in Montreal. Alex Morgan will be defending his Victory MMA lightweight title in the main event and also appeared on this show to discuss his bout and his plans to turn professional after his next fight.

Dave and Kevin previewed and gave their predictions for UFC 146 including every preliminary bout and the all-heavyweight PPV card that features a main event of Junior Dos Santos defending his UFC heavyweight championship against Frank Mir.

All this and more MMA on this 70-minute episode of Ringside Report Radio.

Tune in Alert! Ringside Report Radio delayed by NHL Playoffs Tonight

With TSN Radio 990 airing  NHL playoffs, Ringside Report Radio will be delayed once again this week. Once game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils is complete (Approximately 10:40pm) Ringside Report Radio will hit the airwaves with special guests from Quebec amateur promotion Victory MMA, including the Lightweight champion Alex Morgan & promoter Jamie McGowan. (More on Victory MMA 6 click here.)

With a jam packed show that includes two guests, ongoing Bellator 70 results, full UFC 146 preview, as well as the latest news in MMA, Ringside Report Radio just may go a little overtime.


UFC 146 card:

Champ Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir (for heavyweight title)

Antonio Silva vs. Cain Velasquez

Dave Herman vs. Roy Nelson

Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic

Lavar Johnson vs. Stefan Struve

FX prelims:

Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins

Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner

C.B. Dollaway vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller

Dan Hardy vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig

Facebook prelims:

Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann

Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira


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