Weekend in Fights! July 14th Edition

This Weekend in Fights (July 14th, 2012) began on Wednesday night with UFC on FUEL TV 4 and continued on Friday with Legacy Fighting Championship 12, BAMMA USA, Matrix Fights 6, and  Saturday with STRIKEFORCE: Rockhold vs. Kennedy, United Combat Sports 6, Anarchy 1, and Victory MMA 7.
UFC on FUEL TV 4 began our weekend from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on Wednesday night. The main event featured the Middleweight title eliminator bout between the “Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz and the undefeated Chris Weidman. Weidman dominated from the get go, taking down Munoz with easy controlling the first round from various positions with the fight on the mat. A little under 90-seconds in the second round, Weidman connected with a beautiful uppercut elbow, busting Munoz’s forehead and sending him crashing to the mat. Weidman pounced on Munoz with a flurry of ground and pound strikes to end the bout. Referee John Rosenthal made a poor judgement call by not stopping the fight earlier, as Munoz was victim to many unnecessary strikes. Weidman improves to 5-0 in the UFC and undefeated as a mixed martial artist.
Also on this card, Aaron Simpson made a successful drop to Welterweight with a dominate three round decision over Kenny Robertson. Tristar fighter Francis Carmont improved to 3-0 in the UFC with a second round rear-naked choke stoppage of Karlos Vemola, handing him his first loss at Middleweight. T.J. Dillashaw weathered the striking storm of Vaughan Lee with wrestling and a quick  submission midway through the first round. Dropping from Bantamweight to Flyweight Chris Cariaso out struck Josh Ferguson, winning all three rounds. (Full UFC on FUEL TV 4 event results below.)
On Friday night Legacy Fighting Championship held their 12th event at the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas. The main card was broadcast on the new AXS TV, which is the former HDNet. LFC had orginally planned on crowning their first Flyweight champion for the main event with Will Campuzano versus Chad Robichaux. Robichaux pulled out last minute due to medical reasons, and the bout was scrapped entirely. Former IFL Welterweight champion, UFC, WEC, STRIKEFORCE and Bellator Season 4 Welterweight tournament winner Jay Hieron stepped up to the plate to serve as the evenings main event. Hieron squared off against Romario Da Silva. Hieron choked out Da Silva with an arm-triangle choke early in the second round.
Jiu-Jitsu coach to many top MMA fighters Robert Drysdale displayed his grappling prowess with a 90-second arm bar submission of Isaac Villanueva. Drysdale continues to remain undefeated with four first round submissions to his credit.
Current Cage Warriors Heavyweight champion D.J. Linderman a veteran of Bellator and Instinct MMA squared off against Bellator veteran Dale Mitchell. Linderman picked a second round TKO over Mitchell, improving his win streak to three. (Full Legacy Fighting Championship 12 event results below.)
BAMMA USA Bad Beat 6 featured former UFC competitor Mike Guymon taking on Mike Dizak at Commerce Casino in Commerce, California. Guymon picked a unanimous decision over Dizak after three rounds. Guymon is now riding a two fight win streak since “retiring” after losing to DeMarques Johnson in January of 2011. (Full BAMMA USA Bad Beat 6 event results below.)
Also on Friday night,  Matrix Fights 6 took place at Sheet Metal Union Workers Hall in Philadephia. In the main event of the card Bellator veteran Wilson Reis got the judges nod after three rounds with Cody Stevens. Guest of July 11th Episode of Ringside Report Radio, Munah Holland knocked out Carina Damm mid way through the second round. Holland landed a huge right hand that dropped Damm, rendering her unconscious. (Full Matrix Fights 6 event results below.)
On Saturday night Strikeforce Rockhold vs. Kennedy aired on Showtime from the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. Two championship bouts took place at STRIKEFORCE Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold squared off against Tim Kennedy in his second title defense. Nate Marquardt and Tyron Woodley battle for the vacant STRIKEFORCE Welterweight title. Luke Rockhold and Tim Kennedy battled for five round with Rockhold winning four of five to get the unanimous decision to retain middleweight title.
After a year of absence Nate Marquardt returned to MMA. Marquardt made his STRIKEFORCE and Welterweight debut in impressive fashion by capturing the STRIKEFORCE Welterweight. Marquardt handed Tyron Woodley his first loss with a beautiful punch, elbow combination against the cage to knockout Woddley in the fourth. (Full STRIKEFORCE: Rockhold vs. Kennedy event results below.)
A second event took place in Oregon on Saturday night with United Combat Sports’ Caged Combat 6 at the Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde. Current ShoFight Welterweight champion but Lightweight fighter John Gunderson headlined the event with David Castillo. Gunderson who came off the biggest win of his career against Karo Parisyan last month looked to improve his win streak to three, but was unable to. His opponent Castillo forced him to tap in the fourth round with a rear-naked choke, retaining his title and extending his win streak to five. (Full UCS – Caged Combat 6 event results below.)
Vermont based Anarchy held their inaugural event at Collins Perley Complex in Saint Albans, Vermont on Saturday night.  Four championship bout took place as well as 9 other bouts. UFC Flyweight Chris Cariaso was on hand as a guest judge and Ringside Report Radio’s Kevin McKough manned the ring announcing duties. In the main event Featherweight champion Matt Durling retained his championship in the most peculiar way. Connect with a few soft strikes Durling was transitioning to take Christopher Johnson’s back, and Johnson tapped out.
The co-main event featured the crowning of the Lightweight title with Tyler Jacques versus Brett Trahan. In what was a very even match up, Jacques and Trahan went back and forth with take downs and strikeing combinations. After getting tagged a few times, Trahan looked to be a wobbly legs. Aware of his opponents condition, Jacques came rushing in with a flurry of punches to the head. Jacques connected with a big right hand that sent Trahan crashing to the mat to captured the title.
Alex Laush captured the Anarchy Middleweight title with a complete destruction of Burlington Brawl champion Eric Bruno. Laush connected with some powerful strikes through the first two rounds, busting Bruno over his right eye. Uncharacteristic of the kickboxer, Laush ended the bout with a arm-triangle submission against the crafty grappler. With his proficiency in Jiu-Jitsu Bruno held on to thinking he could fight through it, but was put to sleep.
North East Assassin’s Jay McLean captured the Bantamweight title by defeated “King” James McMillan via unanimous decision after five round. McLean controlled the bout with takedown attempts, he was unsuccessful in the majority of his attempts because McMillan repeatedly held on to the ropes. McMillan was deducted two points during the bout for holding the ropes.
Local favorite Connor McKenna made short work of Todd Duvall when he took Duvall down and proceeded to pound away until the referee was forced to step in.
In the most controversial moment of the night, Jiu-Jitsu Nation’s Jake Bohn was kicked in the face by Chris Rooney while he was down, and the referee didn’t call the illegal strike as it wasn’t visible to his vantage point. Bohn coach Marc Stevens freaked out and jumped on the ring apron yelling at the referee. Commissioners attempted to get Stevens down while the bout continued. Rooney connected with a punch that sent Bohn’s mouthpiece out of the ring. The referee continued to call the action and not halt the bout while many people searched for the month piece. This amplified Stevens rage who continued to throw a fit at ringside. Bohn continued into the second round without a mouth piece, but received a pep talk from Stevens that motivated his to end the bout in the second round by choking out Rooney with an arm-triangle. Marc Stevens and his Jiu-Jitsu Nation camp celebrated in poor sportsmanship manner, which cause Rooney’s Mad Coalition camp to get upset. The combination of the illegal kick to Bohn, and Bohn choking out Rooney the two camps began to argue in the crowd in a riot like manner, which cause security to split them apart and force them to exit the venue through separate exits.
The fight of the night goes to David Castro-Munoz and Jason Torres. The two fighters fought for three rounds of with Castro-Munoz picking up the unanimous decision, but from bell to bell this bout was a display of great striking, ground work, and overall skills from both competitors.
Scott and Dakota Gigure made Vermont MMA history by being the first father and son to compete on the same card. Dakota made his father proud when he forced the referee to step in during the first round to end his bout with Derek Chadwell. Scott however, was not a lucky as his son. Scott’s opponent Patrick Reardon rushed him immediately, busting him up and ending the bout in 55-seconds. (Full Anarchy 1: Exile event results below.)
Victory MMA 7 took place at the CEDA Community Centre in Montreal on Saturday night. In the main event Victory MMA Featherweight Champion Xavier Aloui successfully made his first title defense by submitting Kevin Walker with one second left in the fourth round.
Victory MMA Welterweight Champion Alex Fecteau retained his title and snapped Stephen Oppong’s six-fight win streak with an arm bar submission in the third round. Also on the card, Joe Elliott played spoiler for the returning Rob Rivest by edging him out with a split decision. Samuel Moisan was able to avenge his arm bar submission loss to Olivier Carrier by knocking him out in the third round. (Full Victory MMA 7 event results below.)
Wednesday Night Fights –
UFC on FUEL TV 4 – Munoz vs. Weidman results:
Chris Weidman def. Mark Munoz via TKO (elbow and punches) – 1:27, Round 2
James Te Huna def. Joey Beltran via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Aaron Simpson def. Kenny Robertson via unanimous decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Francis Carmont def. Karlos Vemola via submission (rear-naked choke) – 1:39, Round 2
T.J. Dillashaw def. Vaughan Lee via submission (rear-naked choke) – 2:33, Round 1
Facebook prelims:
Alex Caceres def. Damacio Page via submission (triangle choke) – 1:27, Round 2
Chris Cariaso def. Josh Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andrew Craig def. Rafael Natal via knockout (head kick) – 4:52, Round 2
Marcelo Guimaraes def. Dan Stittgen via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Raphael Assuncao def. Issei Tamura via TKO (strikes) – 0:25, Round 2
Friday Night Fights –
Legacy Fighting Championship 12 results:
Jay Hieron def. Romario Da Silva via technical submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:04
Robert Drysdale def. Isaac Villanueva via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:29
Noel Ligon def. Artenas Young via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
D.J. Linderman def. Dale Mitchell via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:29
Alan Nascimento def. Terry Acker via submission (kneebar) – Round 3, 3:19
Justin Reiswerg def. Cris Rucker via Technical Submission (Triangle Choke) – Round 2
Ray Blodgett def. Scotty Juarez via Split Decision
Jared Chaffee def. Jason Carter via TKO (Punches) – Round 2
Jeremy Morris def. Levi West via Submission (Shoulder Choke) – Round 2
Charles Ontiveros def. Mark Garcia via TKO (Knee & Punches) – Round 2
Lester Batres vs. Danny Rodriguez via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke – Round 3
BAMMA USA – Bad Beat 6 results:
Mike Guymon def. Mike Dizak via Unanimous Decision
Chris Beal def. Kana Hyatt via Unanimous Decision
Steve Magdeleno def. Tom Gloudeman via TKO (Punches & Elbows) – 2:24 – Round 1
Mike Jasper def. Manny Murillo via Split Decision
Lew Polley def. Mike Smith via Split Decision
Chris Culley def. Vince Ortiz via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 4:15 – Round 3
Eric Brown def. Josh Thornburg via KO (Punch) – 0:13 – Round 1
Max Ceniceros def. Eric Winston via TKO (Punches) – 4:31 – Round 1
Jason Manly def. Jorge Valdez via Split Decision
Tony Stewart def. Teshawn Walls via KO (Strikes) – 0:12 – Round 1
Matrix Fights 6 results:
Wilson Reis def. Cody Stevens via Unanimous Decision
Munah Holland def. Carina Damm via KO (Punch) – 2:20 – Round 2
Ben Reiter def. Tyson Triplett Sr. via TKO (Elbows) – 2:00 – Round 1
Julio Arce def. Kenneth Nagle via KO (Punch) – 1:46 – Round 1
Michael Micitelli def. Eddie Hardison via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – Round 1
Amateur bouts:
Cassie Crisano def Jamie Driver via Unanimous Decision
Anthony Pipole def. Michael Roberts via Split Decision
Ocie Blackman def. Ryan Beck via Unanimous Decision
Alec Hooben def. Arien Clinton via TKO (Body Punches) – 0:55 – Round 1
Bek Baktybek def. Maurice Fleming via Submission (Arm Bar) – Round 1
Cheston Bulgin def. Robert Fitzgerald via Unanimous Decision
Saturday Night Fights –
STRIKEFORCE: Rockhold vs. Kennedy results:
Champ Luke Rockhold def. Tim Kennedy via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – to retain middleweight title
Nate Marquardt def. Tyron Woodley via knockout (elbows, punches) – Round 4, 1:39 – to claim vacant welterweight title
Roger Gracie def. Keith Jardine via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Lorenz Larkin def. Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Showtime Extreme prelims:
Pat Healy def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Ryan Couture def. Joe Duarte via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jorge Masvidal def. Justin Wilcox via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Jordan Mein def. Tyler Stinson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jason High def. Nate Moore, submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:26
UCS Caged Combat 6 results:
David Castillo def. John Gunderson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 3:30 – Round 4
Lisa Ellis def. Amy Davis via Submission (Arm Bar) – 2:14 – Round 1
Matt Slosser def. Delane Lemere via Split Decision
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Travis Johnson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 2:51 – Round 2
Amateur bouts:
David Converse def. Jesse Lane via Submission (Guillotine) – 2:32 – Round 1
Mike Savage def. Shane Sargent via Submission (Arm Bar) – 2:47 – Round 1
Luis Lopez def. Zach Henderson via Unanimous Decision
Scott Philip def. Cody Ferrando via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 1:15 – Round 1
Dean Walters def. Dakota Kamna via TKO (Strikes) – 2:16 – Round 1
Brian Sanchez def. Stephen Wing via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 1:42 – Round 1
Anarchy 1: Exile results:
Featherweight Champion Matt Durling def Christopher Johnson via Tap out (Due to strikes) – 0:26 – Round 4 – retains title
Tyler Jacques def. Brett Trahan via KO (Punch) – 2:00 – Round 3 – capture Anarchy Lightweight title
Alex Laush def. Eric Bruno via Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) – 1:02 – Round 3 – capture Anarchy Middleweight title
Jay McLean def. “King” James McMillan via Unanimous Decision – capture Bantamweight title
Connor McKenna def. Todd Duvall via TKO (Referee Stoppage/GNP) – 2:33 – Round 1
Patrick Reardon def. Scott Giguere via TKO (Referee Stoppage) – 0:55 – Round 1
Jake Bohn def. Chris Rooney via Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) – 1:20 – Round 2
David Castro-Munoz def. Jason Torres via Unanimous Decision
Domenic Ruccolo def. Montoyia Swilling via TKO (Referee Stoppage/GNP) – 2:17 – Round 1
Dakota Gigure def. Derek Chadwell via TKO (Referee Stoppage/GNP) – 1:41 – Round 1
Gary Cameron def. Paul Morse via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 2:31 – Round 1
Austin Pilotte def. Ed Bressette via Submission (Arm Bar) – 1:52 – Round 2
Roderick Russell vs. Zachary Finn via Submission – 2:10 – Round 1
Victory MMA 7 results:

Victory MMA Featherweight Champion Xavier Aloui def.  Kevin Walker via Submission (Arm Bar) – 2:59 – Round 4 – retains Featherweight title
Welterweight Champion Alex Fecteau def. Stephen Oppong via Submission (Arm Bar) – 2:01 – Round 3
175 lbs Low-Kick Bout – Mark Mao def.  Maxim Fortin via Unanimous Decision
Joe Elliott def. Rob Rivest via Split Decision
Samuel Moisan def. Olivier Carrier via KO (Punch) – 1:20 – Round 3

Nicolas Ghantous def. Matthew Rusniak via Unanimous Decision
145 lbs Low-Kick Bout – Simon Armary def. Russel Miller via KO (Punch) – 1:20 – Round 1
Gabe Sagman def. Josh Harley via Submission (Guillotine) – 0:26 – Round 1
Dwayne Durel def. Michael Curtis via Unanimous Decision
Alex Codeau def. Stefan Hosko via Submission (Guillotine Choke) 0:36 – Round 2
Rob Santos def. Giovanni Corado via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 0:51 – Round 1
Mike Meade def.  Gary Pearson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – 0:51 – Round 2
Indraget def. Ouallid Timoult via Split Decision
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