Friday, January 30, 2009

Gladiator Challenge Results and Photos

Gladiator Challenge - LA Fitness Expo Results

Nick Realle vs. Brad Ball
Realle by Armbar 1:08 R1

Tyson Threadgill vs. Aaron Hays
Hays by Arm Triangle 1:40 R1

Richard Schiller vs. Chris Kirtley
Schiller by Armbar 2:42 R2

Sean Loeffler vs. Rubin Taigle
Loeffler by RNC :36 R1

David Espinosa vs. Jordan Sutton
Espinosa by Head and Arm Choke 2:27 R1

Saad Awad vs. Karen Darabedyan
Darabedyan by Split Decision

Click here for more pics of the event.

Varner Fears Career-Ending Injury

Tom Atentio: Rumors are false; Affliction MMA here to stay

WEC likely to eliminate 170-pound class, Condit vs. Larson II scrapped

In case you've been living under a rock, UFC 94 is this Saturday. Here's the fight card:

UFC 94: JANUARY 31, 2009
venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Card Bouts:
-Georges St. Pierre (#1 Welterweight in the World)* vs. B.J. Penn (#2 Lightweight in the World)*
-Lyoto Machida (#4 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Thiago Silva (#10 Light Heavyweight in the World)*
-Karo Parisyan (#10 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Dong Hyun Kim
-Nathan Diaz vs. Clay Guida
-Stephan Bonnar vs. Jon Jones

Preliminary Bouts:
-Jon Fitch (#2 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Akihiro Gono
-Jake O'Brien vs. Christian Wellisch
-Chris Wilson vs. John Howard
-Manny Gamburyan vs. Thiago Tavares
-Matt Arroyo vs. Dan Cramer

Main card airs in the United States on pay-per-view for $44.95

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Green To Replace Horodecki for Affliction

Green To Replace Horodecki for Affliction
Chris Horodecki is out due to injury.

Monson Arrested for Domestic Violence

BJ Penn kicks out Spike TV production crew for ‘Primetime Live’

World of MMA Podcast: Gegard Mousasi Interview

Events this weekend:

venue: Honda Center in Anaheim, California

Pay-Per-View Bouts:
-Fedor Emelianenko (#1 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Andrei Arlovski (#4 Heavyweight in the World)*
-Josh Barnett (#2 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Gilbert Yvel
-Matt Lindland (#3 Middleweight in the World)* vs. Vitor Belfort
-Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
-Paul Buentello vs. Kiril "Baby Fedor" Sidelnikov
-Dan Lauzon vs. Bobby Green

HDNet Bouts:
-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (#7 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
-Jay Hieron vs. Jason High
-L.C. Davis vs. Bao Quach
-Antonio Duarte vs. Albert Rios
-Brett Cooper vs. Patrick Speight

Preliminary card airs on HDNet at 7:00 PM Eastern Time / 4:00 PM Pacific Time on January 24

Main card airs on pay-per-view at 9:00 PM Eastern Time / 6:00 PM Pacific Time on January 24

WEC 38: JANUARY 25, 2009
venue: San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California

Main Card Bouts:
-Jamie Varner vs. Donald Cerrone
-Urijah Faber (#2 Featherweight in the World)* vs. Jens Pulver
-Jose Aldo vs. Rolando Perez
-Danillo Villefort vs. Mike Campbell

Preliminary Bouts:
-Hiromitsu Miura vs. Edgar Garcia
-Dominick Cruz vs. Ian McCall
-Scott Jorgensen vs. Frank Gomez
-Charlie Valencia vs. Seth Dikun
-Blas Avena vs. Jesse Lennox
-Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Njokuani

Main card airs on Versus in the United States at 9:30 PM (ET) / 6:30 PM (PT)

Gladiator Challenge
"LA Fitness Expo"
Sunday, January 25, 2009, 1:00pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
Saad Awad vs. Andy Wang
David Espinosa vs. Rick McCorkell
Court Mcgee vs. Ray Lazama

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Antonio Silva Sues CSAC

Antonio Silva Sues CSAC

Monson's Malicious Mischief

Fights this weekend:

UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson
Date: Jan 17, 2009

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Venue: The 02
Broadcast: Pay Per View

World of MMA Podcast: Affliction Media Conference Call


Dan Henderson vs. Rich Franklin
Mark Coleman vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Alan Belcher vs. Denis Kang
Jeremy Horn vs. Rousimar Palhares
Marcus Davis vs. Chris Lytle


Alexandre Barros vs. Martin Kampmann
Antonio Mendes vs. Eric Schafer
Thomasz Drwal vs. Ivan Serati
Tom Egan vs. John Hathaway
Dennis Siver vs. Nate Mohr

Monday, January 5, 2009

Long Beach Fight Night 3 - Jan 4, 2009

By Chuck Davis

Yesterday I had the opportunity to cover the Long Beach Fight Night. Unfortunately, I got there late and missed the first two fights and many of my pictures turned out blurry as I was getting used to a new camera.

It was a great event though with an even better turnout than last time. Only one fight went to a decesion, which happened to be one of the fights I missed, although there were a couple of bazzar endings. Here are some of the highlights:

Danny Juarez made quick work of Miles Howard with a RNC victory in round 1. Tony Fergeson defeated a visibly broken Frank Park by Arm Triangle and Darrell Montague punished Scott Brommage for nearly 3 rounds before finally finishing him via RNC.

Then the wierdness began. Jim Ramsey appeared to be putting up a good fight against a very game Maurice Eazel, even picking him up and tossing him to the canvas at one point. However, after Eazel took his turn and nearly threw Ramsey out of the ropes, Ramsey decided he had had enough and verbally quit.

The next fight took strange to the next level as both competitors stood and traded blows, Demetrice Woods reared back to through a punch and instead threw himself out of the ring. He was visibly in tremendous pain with an apparent shoulder dislocation and Keneti Faagata was awarded the victory via TKO.

The main event saw local favorite Thomas Kenney take a beating at the hands of Strikeforce verteran Jesse Juarez. Although the crowd was audibly pulling for Kenney, their support wasn't enough to help him defend Juarez's takedowns and superior ground game. While Kenny kept going for a dead-end Kimura, Juarez was able to take his back and eventually flatten him out and finish him with strikes.

Click here for more photos of the event. Special thanks to Todd Felker for contributing some of the photos.