Weekend in Fights! August 25 Edition

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This Weekend in Fights! (August 25th, 2012) featured King of the Cage: Breaking Point in Idaho, Bellator 73 in Mississippi, Cage Fury Fighting Championship 16 in New Jersey, Titan Fighting Championship 24 in Kansas, Score Fighting Series in Ontario, Shooto Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, and Showdown Fights in Utah.

King of the Cage: Breaking point kicked off the weekend on Thursday night at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho. STRIKEFORCE, DREAM, Bellator and Shark Fights veteran Trevor Prangley headlined the event against 12-9 fighter Mike Cook. The bout only lasted five minutes, as the doctor stopped the bout following the first round due to cuts. Mike Cook is now 12-10, while Prangley improves to 26-9-1. Also featured on the STRIKEFORCE veteran Lyle Beerbohm improves to 20-2 and is riding a four fight win streak after he defeated Kenny Ento with 32-seconds left in the first round. (Full King of the Cage: Breaking Point event results below.)

Bellator 73 was one of two events that took place on Friday night.  Emanating for the  Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, Bellator 73 aired on MTV2 and Spike.com. The main event was originally slated to be a Featherweight championship bout between champion Pat Curran versus Bellator season six Featherweight tournament winner Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, but after Curran pulled out the bout was postponed. Taking the place of the championship bout is a double main event of tournament finals. The season six Bantamweight tournament final between Marcos Galvao and Luis Nogueira and the Bellator Summer Series Light Heavyweight tournament final between Travis Wiuff and Attila Vegh. In the battle of the Brazilians Marcos Galvao defeated Luis Nogueira with 40-seconds remaining in the second round by TKO winning the season six Bantamweight tournament, $100,000 and a shot at current Bellator Bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas. Atilla Vegh won the Summer Series Light Heavyweight tournament in similar fashion. However, it took Vegh 25-seconds to knockout Travis Wiuff. Vegh connected with a solid right, dropping Wiuff and connect with several more strikes till the referee was able to call the action. Vegh picked up $100,000 and a shot and current Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu. (Full Bellator 73 event results below.) 

Cage Fury Fighting Championship 16 took place at the Borgata Hotel and Casino, in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Friday night. In the main event of UFC veteran Dustin Jacoby replaced David Branch to take on undefeated 7-0 CFFC Middlweight champion Tim Williams. Jacoby won the bout and captured the title after delivering a vicious left elbow that cut Williams above the right eye. After examination the ringside physician had not option but to call the bout with 56-seconds remaining in the first round. The card also featured three other championship bouts. Welterweight champion George Sullivan defending the title in a five round unanimous decision over  Tenyeh Dixon. CFFC Flyweight champion squeaked out a split decision decision victory over Evan Velez to retain his title. CFFC Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling submitted Sidemar Honorio with a rear-naked choke in the second round to retain. (Full CFFC 16 event results below.)

Titan Fighting Championship 24 took place at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, with the main card airing on AXS TV. —TBC— Main event of UFC vet Anthony Johnson squared off against Esteves Jones in Light Heavyweight action. Johnson picked up the TKO victory in under 60-seconds in the second round. Braulio Estima choked out Chris Holland with an arm triangle in the first round, and Brian Davidson forced John Devall to tapout due to strikes at 3:27 of the very first round. (Full Titan Fighting Championship 24 event results below.)

Score Fighting Series 5 took place at the Hamilton Palace Theater in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday night. W-1 MMA Featherweight champion John “Haggis Basher” Fraser headlined the event against the undefeated W-i and Wreck MMA veteran Josh Hill. Hill picked up the unanimous decision victory by keeping Fraser grounded. Hill was in Fraser’s guard throughout the bout, delivering ground and pound, busting up Fraser’s face but no significant damage. Also on the card, Jesse Ronson pummeled Alex Ricci for three rounds delivering Ricci ever first ever loss. Rick Glenn scored a beautiful second TKO over Tristan Johnson. Both fighters stood toe-to-toe slugging it out, when Glenn connected with a better shot and took Johnson down, delivering a series of ground and pound strikes to end the bout. Guest of Friday night’s episode of Ringside Report Radio Will Romero who was expected to appear of this card, did not due to his opponent coming in over weight. (Full Score Fighting Series 5 event results below.)

Shooto Brazil 33 – Fight for Bope 2 took place at Special Police Operations Battalion Headquarters in  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday night. Bellator Bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas was knocked out in the main event by Tyson Nam. Nam connected with a solid punch 1:40 in the opening frame to render Dantas unconscious. Nam then left the arena immediately, while Dantas lay there, and the crowd in disbelief. UFC veteran Ronys Torres picked up his 11th straight victory since dropping back-to-back bouts in the UFC. Torres defeated Alejandro Solano Rodriguez via unanimous decision. (Full Shooto Brazil 33 – Fight for Bope 2 event results below.)

Showdown Fights – Burkman vs. Yager took place at the UCCU Center in  Orem, Utah. The main event pitted UFC veterans Josh Burkman and Jamie Jager against each other in the main event. Burkman submitted Yager with a guillotine choke submission. Which was the maneuver of the event as three of the four submissions ended via guillotine choke, including UFC and Elite XC veteran Justin Buchholz’ third round guillotine of Clay Collard. (Showdown Fights – Burkman vs. Yager events results below.)

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Thursday Night Fights –

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King of The Cage:Breaking Point results: 

Trevor Prangley def. Mike Cook via TKO (Doctor stoppage) – 5:00 – Round 1

Lyle Beerbohm def. Kenny Ento via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 4:28 – Round 1

Lee Morrison def. Drew Brokenshire via Unanimous Decision

Will Noland def. George Stork via Submission (Arm Bar) – 1:01 – Round 1

Zach Lari def. Brandon Steadman via Submission (Guillotine) – 0:45 – Round 2

Jordan Cook def. Brett Borska via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 3:37 – Round 1

Josh Rettinghouse def. Elliot Gilbert via Submission (Arm Bar) – 1:34 – Round 1

Jaccob Lindel def. Jake Tyree via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 2:35 – Round 2

Trevor Robb def. Leo Walter via TKO (Strikes/GNP) – 1:55 – Round 2 t
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Tanner Weisgram def. Cleo Anderson via Submission (Triangle Choke) – 3:15 – Round 2

Chris Florea def. Tyson Heath via TKO (Strikes) – 2:59 – Round 1

Cody Roy def. John Hale via Submission (Arm bar) –  Round 1

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Friday Night Fights –

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Bellator 73 results:

Atilla Vegh def. Travis Wiuff via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:25 – light-heavyweight-tourney final

Marcos Galvao def. Luis Nogueira via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:20 – bantamweight-tourney final

Mike Mucitelli def. Matt Van Buren via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:01

Mike Wessel def. Ryan Martinez via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Spike.com prelims:

Brian Hall def. Jay Black via TKO (punches) – Round 1

Zach Underwood def. Chris Coggins via unanimous decision

Andy Uhrich def. Joe Williams via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Kelvin Tiller def. Amaechi Oselukwue via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:21

Jacob Noe def. Brian Albin via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 1, 5:00

Cosmo Alexandre def. Harry Johnson via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:39

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Cage Fury Fighting Championship 16 results:

Dustin Jacoby def. Tim Williams via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 4:04 – Round 1 – captures CFFC Middleweight title

George Sullivan def. Tenyeh Dixon via Unanimous Decision – (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) – retains CFFC Welterweight title

Sean Santella def.  Evan Velez  via Split Decision – (49-46, 48-47, 47-48) – retains CFFC Flyweight title

Brandon Becker def. Dave Spadell via TKO (Punches)4:17 – Round 1

Aljamain Sterling def. Sidemar Honorio via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 4:05 Round 2 – retains CFFC Bantamweight title

Jonavin Webb def. Jason Lee via Unanimous Decision – (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Chris Liguori def. Gert Kocani via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Michael Wilcox def. Zed Mitchell via TKO (Punches)1:48 – Round 1

Travis Wynn def. Dwayne Holman via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bryan Lashomb def.  Evan Chmieleski via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) – 1:51 Round 3

Gabrielle Holloway def. Andria Caplan via Unanimous Decision
– 1:43 Round 3 – (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) –technical decision after fight ended due to accidental eyepoke by Holloway

Chris Birchler def. JA Dudley via Unanimous Decision – (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Desmond Green def. Ryan Peterson via Split Decision – (30-27, 29-28, 27-30)

Jonathan Helwig def. Jeremy Shifflett via Submission (Triangle Choke) – 2:30 Round 2

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Titan Fighting Championship 24 results:

Anthony Johnson def. Esteves Jones via TKO (Strikes) – Round 2, 0:51

Braulio Estima def. Chris Holland via Technical Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) – Round 1, 3:21

Brian Davidson def. John Devall via Submission (Strikes) – Round 1, 3:27

Cody Gibson def. Andrew Whitney via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)

Matthew Foster def. Matt Uhde via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Adam Stickley def. Jose Vega via Submission (Triangle Choke) – Round 1, 3:20

Prelims:

Jeremy Smith def. T.J. Brittin via Unanimous Decision

Josh Pfeifer def. Josh Ford via Unanimous Decision

Antonio Martinez def. DeAllen Hicks via Unanimous Decision

Steven Graham def. Ben Louchious via Split Decision

Shawn Maynard def. Keith Curtis via Unanimous Decision

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Saturday Night Fights –

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Score Fighting Series 5 results:

Josh Hill def. John Fraser via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jesse Ronson def. Alex Ricci via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rick Glenn def. Tristan Johnson via TKO (punches) – 4:26 – Round 2

Elias Theodorou def. Simon Marini via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kyle Prepolec def. Jason Meisel via Submission (Triangle Choke) – 2:58 – Round 2

Jason Saggo def. Eric Attard via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) – 3:24 – Round 1

Ryan Dickson def. Chris St. Jean via TKO (GNP) – 2:42 – Round 2

Adam Assenza def. Taylor Solomon via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jeff Montgomery def. Frank Marques via TKO (Cut) – 4:20 – Round 1

Jeff Sharkey def. Robert Thomas via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

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Shooto Brazil – Fight for  Bope 2 results:

Tyson Nam def. Eduardo Dantas via KO (Punch) – 1:40 – Round 1

Ronys Torres def. Alejandro Solano Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision

Rodolfo Marquez Diniz def. Pedro Nobre via Majority Decision

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Showdown Fights – Burkman vs. Yager results:
Josh Burkman def. Jamie Yager via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 3:25 Round 2

Dave Castillo def. Gordon Bell via KORound 1Justin Buchholz def. Clay Collard via Submission (Guillotine Choke)1:35 – Round 3

Jan Jorgensen def. Clifton Bishop  via TKO (Strikes) Round 1

Mike Gahan def. Daniel Goode via TKO (Strikes) – Round 2

Jordan Chandler def. Craig Ross via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 2

Alexis Burkman def. Mark Nay via DQ – (Kick to the head of a downed opponent)

Eric Wahlin def. Cisco Alcantara via Submission (Calf Slicer) – Round 1

Brad Darrington def. Tanner Cowan via Unanimous Decision – ( 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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