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Ringside Report Radio. May 11, 2018. Hosted by Dave Simon, Fred Garcia and Anthony D’Alesio.
Dave, Fred and Anthony previewed UFC 224 including Amanda Nunes v. Raquel Pennington, Lyoto Machida v. Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum v. Jacare Souza.
Dave, Fred and Anthony talked about GSP v. Nate Diaz potentially fighting in August, Bellator 199 and a big Quebec boxing match being made.
All this and much more MMA on this 1-hour episode.
Ringside Report Radio January 29, 2016. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.
Simon and Garcia previewed UFC on FOX 18 including Ryan Bader v. Anthony Johnson and Josh Barnett v. Ben Rothwell.
Simon and Garcia discussed injuries to UFC 196, Bellator news and GSP rumors.
All this and much more MMA on this 1-hour episode.
This is the October 16, 2013 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.
Simon and McKough discussed Rousimar Palhares’ release and ban for life by the UFC following his submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29.
Simon and McKough previewed the main card of Bellator 104 including Welterweight Tournament Semi-Finals pitting War Machine v. Ron Keslar and Rick Hawn v. Brent Weedman.
All this and much more MMA on this 70-minute episode.
This is the May 15, 2013 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.
Simon and McKough discussed Pat Healy’s failed post UFC 159 drug test and Bellator champion Ben Askren tweeting about his own lack of testing.
Simon and McKough talked about Mark Hunt’s visa problem that is preventing him from entering the United States for his UFC 160 bout with Junior Dos Santos and Roy Nelson as a possible replacement.
TSN 690 boxing analyst Matt Casavant appeared on this episode to discuss Floyd Mayweather and Lucian Bute’s injury in preparation for his bout with Jean Pascal.
All this and much more MMA on this 2-hour episode.
This is the May 10, 2013 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.
Simon and Garcia discussed Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos’ assertion that money and not weight was the issue preventing her from going to the UFC and fighting Ronda Rousey. Simon and Garcia talked about Cyborg’s future at Invicta FC and when she might face Rousey.
Simon and Garcia unveiled their Top 5 favourite MMA fighter entrance songs, talked about Quebec-based Challenge MMA’s first event and the UFC moving to Wednesday nights on Fox Sports 1.
All this and much more MMA on this 2-hour episode.
This is the December 26, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin “Big Tuna” McKough.
Simon and McKough discussed DREAM and GLORY events being broadcast on CBS Sports Network and the future of the Japanese MMA promotion.
Simon and McKough talked about Jose Aldo wanting to fight at lightweight and Paul Daley pulling out of the Bellator Welterweight tournament.
Simon and McKough discussed the year-end awards in MMA for 2012, the annual Ringside Report “Ringys” awards.
2012 Ringys Nominees
KO of the year:
Edson Barboza (spinning heel kick) on Terry Etim on January 14 at UFC 142
Anthony Pettis (head kick) on Joe Lauzon on February 26 at UFC 144)
Siyar Bahadurzada (punch) on Paulo Thiago on April 14 for UFC on Fuel
Justin Lawrence (head kick) on John Cofer at TUF 15 finale on June 1
Chris Weidman (elbows and punches) on Mark Munoz on July 11 for UFC on Fuel
Lyoto Machida (punch) on Ryan Bader on August 4 at UFC on FOX 4
Cung Le (punch) on Rich Franklin for UFC on Fuel in Macau on November 10 in R1 (2:17)
Submission of the year:
Nate Diaz (guillotine) on Jim Miller at UFC on FOX on May 5 in R2
Chan Sung Jung (d’arce choke) on Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fuel on May 15 in R4
Joe Lauzon (triangle choke) on Jamie Varner at UFC on FOX 4 on August 4 in R2
Vinny Magalhaes (arm-bar) on Igor Pokrajac at UFC 152 on September 22 in R2
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (arm-bar) on Dave Herman at UFC 153 on October 13 in R2
Canadian fighter of the year (not named Georges St-Pierre)
Rory MacDonald (2-0 UFC in 2012)
Mike Ricci (TUF 16 finalist)
Ryan Jimmo (1-0 UFC in 2012)
TJ Grant (2-0 UFC in 2012)
Ivan Menjivar (2-1 UFC in 2012)
Fight of the year:
GSP v. Carlos Condit– November 17- UFC 154- GSP UD win
Frankie Edgar v. Benson Henderson– February 26- UFC 144 in Japan- Bendo UD win
Dustin Poirier v. Chan Sung Jung- May 15- UFC on FUEL- Korean Zombie R4 submission (d’arce choke) win
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua v. Brandon Vera- August 4- UFC on FOX 4- Shogun R4 TKO (punches) win
Joe Lauzon v. Jamie Varner- August 4- UFC on FOX 4- Lauzon R2 submission win
Event of the year:
UFC 152 Jones v. Belfort-September 22
UFC on FOX 5- Diaz v. Henderson- December 8
UFC 154-GSP v. Condit- November 17
UFC on FOX 3- Diaz v. Miller- May 5
UFC 146- JDS v. Mir- May 26
Rivalry of the year
Anderson Silva v. Chael Sonnen
Jon Jones v. Dana White
Urijah Faber v. Dominick Cruz
Wanderlei Silva v. Vitor Belfort
Frankie Edgar v. Benson Henderson
Comeback of the year:
Matt Brown (after going 1-4 from 2010-2011 Brown went 4-0 in 2012 with wins over Chris Cope, Stephen Thompson, Luis Ramos and Mike Swick)
GSP (came back after 18 months from knee surgery to defeat Carlos Condit at UFC 154)
Tim Boetsch (come back win over Yushin Okami in February and win over Hector Lombard in July, resurgence at middleweight)
Dan Hardy (after losing 4 straight in 2010-2011, he won twice in 2012 with wins over Duane Ludwig and Amir Sadollah)
Cung Le (after losing his UFC debut to Wanderlei Silva in 2011, Cung Le won 2 straight in the UFC with a UD win over Patrick Cote in July and a KO win over Rich Franklin in November)
Newcomer of 2012
Ryan Jimmo (17-1) 0:07 KO win over Anthony Perosh in UFC debut in July at UFC 149
Glover Teixeira (19-2) 2-0 in UFC in 2012, won his UFC debut versus Kyle Kingsbury via first round (arm-triangle) submission in May at UFC 146 and beat Fabio Maldonado via 2nd round TKO doctor stoppage in October at UFC 153
Jimi Manuwa (12-0) 2nd round TKO doctor stoppage win over Kyle Kingsbury for UFC on Fuel on September 29 in his UFC debut
Siyar Bahadurzada (21-4-1) KO R1 win over Paulo Thiago on April 14 in UFC debut at UFC on Fuel 2
Khabib Numagomedov (18-0) 2-0 in UFC in 2012, R3 submission (RNC) win over Kamal Shalorus on January 20 for UFC on FX in UFC debut, UD win over Gleison Tibau at UFC 148 in July
Sara McMann (6-0) has yet to make UFC debut, Olympic wrestling silver medalist, got a UD win over Shayna Baszler at Invicta 2 in July
Story of the year
Women in UFC
Tito Ortiz retires
UFC 151 gets cancelled
Fighter of the year:
Benson Henderson (beat Frankie Edgar twice, beat Nate Diaz, became UFC LW champ in 2012)
Ronda Rousey (beat Miesha Tate and Sarah Kaufman, became Strikeforce women’s champion and became first woman signed to UFC and their first champion)
Jon Jones (beat Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort)
Anderson Silva (destroyed Chael Sonnen and Stephan Bonnar)
Demetrious Johnson (became UFC bantamweight champion, wins over Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez)
Anderson Silva (destroyed Chael Sonnen and Stephan Bonnar)
This is the October 26, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon.
Simon discussed Georges St-Pierre versus Carlos Condit at UFC 154 and the latest developments in the GSP-Anderson Silva super-fight.
Simon talked the results from Bellator 78 including Lyman Good’s victory over Michail Tsarev and Andrey Koreshkov’s win over Marius Zaromskis.
Simon also talked about Quinton “Rampage” Jackson refusing to fight Chael Sonnen, a potential fight between Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort and much more MMA on this 2-hour episode.
Bellator 72 kicked off the weekend airing bouts on MTV 2 and Spike.com from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida on Friday.
Bellator 72 was headlined with the Season 6 Welterweight tournament final. Karl Amoussou submitted Bryan Baker with a beautiful inverted heel hook in just under one minute. With the victory Amoussou wins the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight tournament, $100,000, and is granted a shot at current Bellator Welterweight champion Ben Askren later this year.
Travis Wiuff and Attila Vegh both advanced into the finals of teh Bellator Season 6 Light Heavyweight tournament. In his semifinal match up Wiuff dominated Tim Carpenter for three rounds with his superior wrestling and overall experience with all three rounds 30-27. Attila Vegh surprisingly edged out Emanuel Newton in their semifinal match up. Newton pushed the pace throughout the bout connecting with a lot more strikes, and was clearly the aggressor. Nonetheless the questionable judges ruled in favor of Vegh, who will meet Wiuff in the tournament finals later this year for a shot at Christian M’Pumbu, who Wiuff defeat last fall in a non-title match.
Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf closed out their trilogy. Their first bout in STRIKEFORCE ended in a no contest due to an eye poke to Spiritwolf. In their second bout in May of this year for Bellator, Zaromskis lucked up by cut Spiritwolf to the point he couldn’t continue into the third round in a bout he was winning. In their bout of Friday, Zaromskis kept his distance from Spiritwolf, moving in and out with his attacks in what looked like a unanimous decision, but in another baffling ruling one judge saw the bout in favor of Spiritwolf, while the others for Zaromskis, including one 30-27. Zaromskis picks up the split decision and wraps up the trilogy 2-0-1.
Former UFC and STRIKEFORCE veteran, Paul Daley made his Bellator debut in vintage Daley fashion. In a very lopsided match up, as expected the British slugger made short work of Rudy Bears. Daley connected with a flurry a knees in the Muay Thai clinch, followed up by his trademark left hook that dropped Bears to the ground in a turtle position, where he was met with a few strikes before the referee intervened. Also with an impressive knockout during the night, Ben “Killa Bee” Saunders used his trademark Muay Thai clinch knees to destroy Brian Warren. Saunders rushed him immediately, pulled him into the clinch where his relentless assault began and ended the bout in 22-seconds. (Full Bellator 72 event results below.)
UFC crowned an Interim Bantamweight champion on Saturday night at UFC 149 from the Scotiabank Sattledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The main event of the evening saw Renan Barao dominated Urijah Faber throughout five rounds to win a unanimous decision with scores of 49-46, 50-45 and 49-46 to become the UFC interim Bantamweight champion. Landing a significant amount of strikes, Barao’s game plan was semi reminiscent of his teammate Jose Aldo’s bout with Faber in 2010, with leg kicks and takedown defense. Barao stiffled Faber from having any offense whatsoever causing him to lose for the fifth straight time in a title fight in a row. Barao continues his unprecedented undefeated streak to 29 straight victories. With current UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz out of action for an undisclosed period of time Barao is expected to defend the championship before the unification bout takes place.
Tim Boetsch spoiled Hector Lombard’s UFC debut and snapped his 25-fight win streak with a split decision victory. The former Bellator Middleweight champion’s debut was highly anticipated as the holder of 17 knockouts was though of as the potential next challenger for the Middleweight title. The bout was very back and forth, but fans expected more from Lombard who had difficulty taking Boetsch and closing the distance. Boetsch was the aggressor with leg kicks and hooks walking away with the victory. Boetsch now positions himself in the mix as the next challenger to Anderson Silva, but that remains to be scene.
Matt Riddle and Chris Clements had an exciting back and forth bout that saw Riddle attempt a rear-naked choke for a period of time during the second round. While in Riddle’s body triangle Clements connected with a huge elbow, but enable to finish the bout with his positioning. During the third round while against the cage Riddle slapped on an arm-triangle choke from the standing position, dropped to the ground forcing Clements to tap.
In the three first round knockouts of the night, Ryan Jimmo made his UFC debut by tying the record for fastest knockout set by Duane Ludwig of seven seconds. Jimmo improved his win streak to 17 when he walked up to Anthony Perosh threw one punch sending him to the ground. The record would have been broken if referee Josh Rosenthal would have made it to the fighters quick than he had. Francisco Rivera used his superior boxing to drop submission specialist Roland Delorme with 41-seconds remaining in the round. Delorme simply walked into Rivera’s punch, sending him crashing to the mat. Antonio Carvalho picked up his first UFC win with his knockout of Daniel Pineda in 71-seconds. Carvalho connect with a head kick and a few punches dropping Pineda, who got up immediately, yet was wobbly. Moments later Carvalho connect with a big right hand, sending Pineda to the mat unconscious. (Full UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao event results below.)
Cage Warriors held their 10-year anniversary show at HMV Forum in London, England streaming the bouts of Facebook and MMAJunkie.com. Cage Warriors 48 was headlined with a Cage Warrior’s Middleweight tournament semifinal match between John Phillips and Chris Fields. With Fields missing a high kick, Phillips landed a few big shots, but was taken down and mounted. Phillips defended Fields ground and pound assault for a period of time, and managed to get back to his feet, but was taken down once against before the round ended. This would continue into the second round, as Fields once again took Phillips with easy. All of a sudden Fields is stuck in a guillotine and taps out. With this victory Phillips advances in into the Cage Warrior’s Middleweight tournament finals for the vacant championship to face Pavel Kusch on Sept. 1 in Amman, Jordan, in a rematch from an April bout in which Kusch made short work of Phillips by submitting him with a heel hook in 25 seconds. (Full Cage Warriors 48 event results below.)
Friday Night Fights –
Karl Amoussou def. Bryan Baker via submission (inverted heel hook) – Round 1, 0:56 – welterweight-tournament final
Paul Daley def. Rudy Bears via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:45
Attila Vegh def. Emanuel Newton via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) – light-heavyweight tourney semifinal
Travis Wiuff def. Tim Carpenter via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – light-heavyweight tourney semifinal
Marius Zaromskis def. Waachiim Spiritwolf via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Paul Barrow def. Jason Carapelluci via submission (rear-naked) choke – Round 3, 0:46
Ben Saunders def. Brian Warren via TKO (knees) – Round 1, 0:22
Raul Amaya def. Kenny Moss via verbal submission (injury) – Round 2, 0:30
Matt McCook def. Shannon Slack via split decision
Julien Williams def. Ryan DeRocher via technical submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:32
Saturday Night Fights –
Renan Barao def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46) – to become interim bantamweight champion
Tim Boetsch def. Hector Lombard via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Cheick Kongo def. Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)
James Head def. Brian Ebersole via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Matt Riddle def. Chris Clements via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 2:02
Nick Ring def. Court McGee via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Francisco Rivera def. Roland Delorme via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:19
Ryan Jimmo def. Anthony Perosh via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:07
Bryan Caraway def. Mitch Gagnon via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:39
Antonio Carvalho def. Daniel Pineda via KO (punches) – Round 1, 1:11
Anton Kuivanen def. Mitch Clarke via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
John Phillips def. Chris Fields via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:04
Aaron Wilkinson def. Leigh Cohoon via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:07
Denniston Sutherland def. Brett Sizeland via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:12
Danny Roberts def. Jack Mason via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:46
Dale Hardiman def. Ido Pariente via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:44
Kris Edwards def. Brian Hyslop via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 1:44
Dayman Lake def. Jay Mortimore via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:56
Piotr Ptasinski def. Jacek Toczydlowski via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Leon Del Gaudio def. Mehmet Faulds via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:03
Charlie Watts def. Victor Peixoto via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:53
Chris Weidman appeared on this episode to discuss his recent KO victory over Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel TV 4 and the potential of fighting Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight championship in his next bout.
Chuck Zito also appeared on this episode to discuss his upcoming role on the FX series “Sons of Anarchy,” his days with Hulk Hogan in WCW and much more.
Dave and Kevin previewed and gave their predictions for Bellator 72 including every preliminary bout, Paul Daley’s Bellator debut, the Light-Heavyweight tournament semi-finals and the main event of Karl Amoussou v. Bryan Baker in the Welterweight tournament final.
All this and more MMA on this 2-hour episode.