Saturday, May 19, 2018
Photo Credit: Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Fight Night 129 took place May 19th from The Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. In the night's Main Even, Kamaru Usman scored possibly the biggest win of his career taking a one sided decision from Demian Maia. The bout was really the same each round with Usman being the better striker, and Maia on the defensive trying to get the takedowns and being less than successful. In the Co-Main Event, Tatiana Suarez eliminated any doubt that she is a contender at strawweight with a very impressive first round submission of Alexa Grasso. Once the bout went to the ground, Suarez got her back and it was only a matter of time before she secured the choke. In earlier women's action Andrea Lee made her UFC debut a successful one taking a decision from Veronica Macedo. Macedo had her moments but it was Lee's aggression and strong clinch game combined with some good work on the ground that got her the unanimous decision. Also Poliana Botelho scored a big win over previously unbeaten Syuri Kondo as Kondo could not recover from a hard kick to the body and Botelho followed up and got the stoppage. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Lightweight: Claudio Puelles (9-2) defeated Felipe Silva (8-2) via Tapout (Kneebar) at 2:27 of Round 3.
2. Bantamweight: Frankie Saenz (13-5) defeated Henry Briones (19-8-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-26). We scored it 30-27 Saenz.
3. Featherweight: Enrique Barzola (16-3-1) defeated Brandon Davis (9-4) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-26/30-26). We scored it 30-27 Barzola.
4. Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez (21-7) defeated Humberto Bandenay (14-5, 1NC) via KO at :39 of Round 1.
5. Strawweight: Poliana Botelho (7-1) defeated Syuri Kondo (6-1) via TKO at :33 of Round 1.
6. Flyweight: Alexander Pantoja (19-3) defeated Brandon Moreno (14-5) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-26/29-27). We scored it 29-28 Pantoja.
7. Welterweight: Michel Prazares (25-2) defeated Zak Cummings (21-6) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Prazares.
8. Welterweight: Vicente Luque (13-6-1) defeated Chad Laprise (14-3) via KO at 4:15 of Round 1.
9. Flyweight: Andrea Lee (9-2) defeated Veronica Macedo (5-2-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Lee.
10. Bantamweight: Guido Cannetti (8-4) defeated Diego Rivas (7-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Rivas.
11. Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes (9-0) defeated Jared Cannonier (10-4) via TKO at 2:55 of Round 1.
12. Strawweight: Tatiana Saurez (7-0) defeated Alexa Grasso (10-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:44 of Round 1.
13. Welterweight: Kamaru Usman (13-1) defeated Demian Maia (25-9) via Unanimous Decision (50-45/49-46/49-46). We scored it 49-46 Usman.
Submission of the Night: Claudio Puelles
Knockout of the Night: Gabriel Benitez
Fight of the Night: Guido Cannetti vs Diego Rivas
Saturday, May 12, 2018
UFC 224 took place from Brazil on May 12th. In the night's Main Event, Amanda Nunes retained her Bantamweight Title with an impressive calculated victory over challenger Raquel Pennington. Nunes fought a smart fight, aggressive when needed and less so at times when it was the smart move. Pennington was tough and showed she deserved to be there, but Nunes was just able to land the better more frequent strikes and added in some well-timed takedowns as well before stopping it in the final round. In earlier women's action, Mackenzie Dern, who came under heavy criticism for missing weight by in excess of seven pounds, made quick work of Amanda Cooper. After a short exchange of punches, Dern, who was noticeably bigger, dropped Cooper and almost had her out, Dern got on top of her, secured mount and then her back and got the rear naked choke halfway through round one. Here are all your results and our Of The Nigh Awards.
1. Middleweight: Markus Perez (10-1) defeated James Bochnovic (8-3) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:28 of Round 1.
2. Welterweight: Ramazan Emeev (17-3) defeated Alberto Mina (13-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Emeev.
3. Middleweight: Jack Hermansson (17-4) defeated Thales Leites (27-9) via TKO at 2:10 of Round 3.
4. Welterweight: Warlley Alves (13-2) defeated Sultan Aliev (14-3) via TKO (Doctor's Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2.
5. Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (19-5) defeated Sean Strickland (19-3) via KO at 3:12 of Round 1.
6. Lightweight: Davi Ramos (8-2) defeated Nick Hein (14-3, 1NC) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:15 of Round 1.
7. Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (53-11-1) defeated Junior Albini (14-4) via Tapout (Ezekiel Choke) at 1:45 of Round 1.
8. Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira (14-6) defeated Karl Roberson (6-1) via Technical Submission (Arm Triangle) at 4:45 of Round 1.
9. Middleweight: Lyoto Machida (24-8) defeated Vitor Belfort (26-14, 1NC) via KO at 1:00 of Round 2.
10. Bantamweight: John Lineker (31-8) defeated Brian Kelleher (19-9) via KO at 3:43 of Round 3.
11. Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern (7-0) defeated Amanda Cooper (4-4) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:27 of Round 1.
12. Middleweight: Kelvin Gastelum (16-3, 1NC) defeated Renaldo Souza (25-6) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Souza.
13. Bantamweight Title: Amanda Nunes (16-4) defeated Raquel Pennington (9-7) via TKO at 2:36 of Round 5.
Submission of the Night: Aleksei Oleinik
Knockout of the Night: Lyoto Machida
Fight of the Night: Kelvin Gastelum vs Renaldo Souza
Thursday, May 10, 2018
We are back with our predictions for UFC 224 which takes place this Saturday night. Joining myself (Jason Adams) are Amy Montenegro, Ashley Hawkins, Chris Gregory, Emily Andzulis, Jehnn Stumborg, Jen Aniano, Jenna Bernick, Jenna Skinner, Jessenia Quinones, Jessica Dinch, Jillian DeCoursey, Kate Brummitt, Katherine Grasshopper, Katie Casimir, Kerry Hughes, Kia Lola, Lacey Hancock, Layla Newton, Leigh-Ann Baskey, Lindsey VanZandt, Mallory Kane, Missy Pontbriand, Monica Franco, Olivia Parker, Rach Frehe, Rachael Smith, Sarah Shell, Serena DeJesus, Shamir Peshewa, Sophie Sharp, Stephanie Skinner, Tamikka Brents and Teri Brents.
1. Cezar Ferreira (13-6) vs Karl Roberson (6-0)
Jenna B: Ferreira
Jenna S: Ferreira
Totals: Ferreira- 18 Roberson- 16
2. Vitor Belfort (26-13, 1NC) vs Lyoto Machida (23-8)
Jenna B: Belfort
Jenna S: Machida
Totals: Belfort- 13 Machida- 21
3. John Lineker (30-8) vs Brian Kelleher (19-8)
Jenna B: Lineker
Jenna S: Lineker
Totals: Lineker- 28 Kelleher- 6
4. Mackenzie Dern (6-0) vs Amanda Cooper (4-3)
Jenna B: Dern
Jenna S: Dern
Totals: Dern- 21 Cooper- 13
5. Ronaldo Souza (25-5, 1NC) vs Kelvin Gastelum (15-3, 1NC)
Jenna B: Gastelum
Jenna S: Souza
Totals: Souza- 17 Gastelum- 17
6. Amanda Nunes (15-4) vs Raquel Pennington (9-6)
Jenna B: Nunes
Jenna S: Pennington
Totals: Nunes 29 Pennington- 5
Friday, May 4, 2018
Invicta FC ran their latest event on May 4th from Kansas City, Missouri. In the night's Main Event, veteran Sarah Kaufman became the new Bantamweight Champion, winning the vacant title with a third round stoppage of Katharina Lehner. Lehner was game, as while Kaufman continued to be aggressive and land effective hard strikes, Lehner didn't quit. But in the end, Kaufman was just too much for her and eventually got her first ever submission win. In the Co-Main Event, Pannie Kianzad defeated Bianca Daimoni. Most of the first two rounds was spent in the clinch with Kianzad being slightly more effective. Kianzad took over in the third round and was more aggressive and accurate and coasted to the decision. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Strawweight: Helen Peralta (2-0) defeated Cheyanne Vlismas (1-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Peralta.
2. Featherweight: Macy Chiasson (2-0) defeated Allison Schmidt (1-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Chiasson.
3. Bantamweight: Lisa Spangler (1-0) defeated Sarah Kleczka (2-1) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Kleczka.
4. Flyweight: Liz Tracy (5-2) defeated Cheri Muraski (4-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Tracy.
5. Bantamweight: Marciea Allen (7-2) defeated Julia Avila (4-1) via TKO (Doctor's Stoppage) at :49 of Round 1.
6. Flyweight: Pearl Gonzalez (7-3) defeated Barbara Acioly (4-3) via Tapout (Armbar) at 1:30 of Round 1.
7. Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (9-3) defeated Bianca Daimoni (7-3) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Kianzad.
8. Bantamweight Title: Sarah Kaufman (20-4, 1NC) defeated Katharina Lehner (7-1) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:30 of Round 3.
Submission of the Night: Pearl Gonzalez
Knockout of the Night: Marciea Allen
Fight of the Night: Helen Peralta vs Cheyanne Vlismas
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Bellator 198 took place April 28th from The All State Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. In the night's Main Event, as part of Bellator's Heavyweight Grand Prix, Fedor Emelianenko made short work of Frank Mir. Mir made it clear he wanted to get in close and work the clinch, however Emelianenko got a nice throw for the takedown, they were up quick and Emelianenko dropped him again and landed more punches and the ref stopped it in under a minute. He will now face Chael Sonnen in the next round. In the Co-Main Event Emmanuel Sanchez also got a first round stoppage over Sam Sicilia. It went to the ground and Sanchez was in his world and secured the arm triangle submission. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. 150LB Catch Weight: Eric Wisely (30-9-1) defeated Morgan Sickenger (20-11) via Tapout (Armbar) at 1:12 of Round 1.
2. Welterweight: Mark Stoddard (16-9) defeated Dan Stittgen (12-10) via Tapout (Triangle Choke) at 4:43 of Round 1.
3. Featherweight: Adil Benjilany (4-1) defeated Corey Jackson (3-1) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Benjilany.
4. Heavyweight: Robert Morrow (24-21-1) defeated Adam Maciejewski (13-7-1) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Maciejewski.
5. Welterweight: Sultan Umar (6-2) defeated Tom Angeloff (7-6) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Umar.
6. 175LB Catch Weight: Dillon Danis (1-0) defeated Kyle Walker (2-5) via Tapout (Toe Hold) at 1:38 of Round 1.
7. Welterweight: Neiman Gracie (8-0) defeated Javier Torres (10-4) via Tapout (Arm Triangle) at 3:18 of Round 1.
8. 188LB Catch Weight: Rafael Lovato Jr. (8-0) defeated Gerald Harris (25-6) via Tapout (Armbar) at 1:11 of Round 1.
9. Featherweight: Emmanuel Sanchez (17-3) defeated Sam Sicilia (16-9) via Tapout (Arm Triangle) at 3:52 of Round 1.
10. Heavyweight: Fedor Emelianenko (37-5) defeated Frank Mir (18-12) via TKO at :48 of Round 1.
Submission of the Night: Rafael Lovato Jr.
Knockout of the Night: Fedor Emelianenko
Fight of the Night: Adil Benjilany vs Corey Jackson
Friday, April 27, 2018
We are back with our predictions for Invicta FC 29 which takes place May 4th. At the time of predictions Adriana Vucovic had no announced opponent so her bout will be skipped. Joining myself (Jason Adams) are Alyssa Vasquez, Amy Montenegro, Ashley Hawkins, Chris Gregory, Emily Andzulis, Jehnn Stumborg, Jen Aniano, Jenna Bernick, Jenna Skinner, Jillian DeCoursey, Kate Brummitt, Katherine Grasshopper, Katie Casimir, Kerry Hughes, Kia Lola, Lacey Hancock, Layla Newton, Leigh-Ann Baskey, Lindsey VanZandt, Mallory Kane, Missy Pontbriand, Monica Franco, Olivia Parker, Rach Wiley, Rachael Smith, Sarah Shell, Serena DeJesus, Shamir Peshewa, Sophie Sharp, Stephanie Skinner, Tamikka Brents and Teri Brents.
1. Helen Peralta (1-0) vs Cheyanne Vlismas (1-0)
Jenna B: Peralta
Jenna S: Peralta
Totals: Peralta- 21 Vlismas- 12
2. Allison Schmidt (1-0) vs Macy Chiasson (1-0)
Jenna B: Schmidt
Jenna S: Chiasson
Totals: Schmidt- 17 Chiasson- 16
3. Yaya Rincon (2-0) vs Lisa Spangler (0-0)
Jenna B: Rincon
Jenna S: Rincon
Totals: Rincon- 28 Spangler- 5
4. Liz Tracy (4-2) vs Cheri Muraski (4-1)
Jenna B: Muraski
Jenna S: Tracy
Totals: Tracy- 15 Muraski- 18
5. Julia Avila (4-0) vs Marciea Allen (6-2)
Jenna B: Avila
Jenna S: Allen
Totals: Avila- 17 Allen-16
6. Pearl Gonzalez (7-3) vs Barbara Acioly (4-2)
Jenna B: Gonzalez
Jenna S: Gonzalez
Totals: Gonzalez- 30 Acioly- 3
7. Pannie Kianzad (8-3) vs Bianca Daimoni (7-2)
Jenna B: Kianzad
Jenna S: Kianzad
Totals: Kianzad- 23 Daimoni- 10
8. Sarah Kaufman (19-4, 1NC) vs Katherina Lehner (7-0)
Jenna B: Kaufman
Jenna S: Kaufman
Totals: Kaufman- 28 Lehner- 5
9. Fight of the Night
Alyssa: Kaufman vs Lehner
Amy: Peralta vs Vlismas
Ashley: Kaufman vs Lehner
Chris: Kianzad vs Daimoni
Emily: Kaufman vs Lehner
Jason: Peralta vs Vlismas
Jehnn: Kaufman vs Lehner
Jen: Kaufman vs Lehner
Jenna B: Gonzalez vs Acioly
Jenna S: Kaufman vs Lehner
Jillian: Gonzalez vs Acioly
Kate: Kaufman vs Lehner
Katherine: Gonzalez vs Acioly
Katie: Kianzad vs Daimoni
Kerry: Kaufman vs Lehner
Kia: Gonzalez vs Acioly
Lacey: Tracy vs Muraski
Layla: Kaufman vs Lehner
Leigh-Ann: Kianzad vs Daimoni
Lindsey: Gonzalez vs Acioly
Mallory: Gonzalez vs Acioly
Missy: Avila vs Allen
Monica: Kaufman vs Lehner
Olivia: Gonzalez vs Acioly
Rach: Rincon vs Spangler
Rachael: Kaufman vs Lehner
Sarah: Tracy vs Muraski
Serena: Kianzad vs Daimoni
Shamir: Gonzalez vs Acioly
Sophie: Kianzad vs Daimoni
Stephanie: Avila vs Allen
Tamikka: Peralta vs Vlismas
Teri: Kianzad vs Daimoni
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Alaska Fighting Championship 139 took place April 18th from The Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. In the Main Event, Jared Mazurek made short work of late replacement Aaron Uloran. After a short feeling out process, Mazurek took it to the ground and after landing some punches, sunk in the rear naked choke and got the Tapout. In women's action Wendy Rodriguez remained unbeaten taking a decision from an outmatched Anne Hansen. Hansen was unable to mount much offense at all and Rodriguez seemed to hurt her with every punch. Rodriguez could have possibly stopped her but was not as aggressive enough to do so. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Bantamweight: Cole Aquino (1-2) defeated Marlon Sergio (0-1) via Tapout (Ankle Lock) at :33 of Round 2.
2. 160LB Catch Weight: Cody Williams (1-0) defeated Kris Berberich (0-1) via Tapout (Guillotine Choke) at :30 of Round 2.
3. Middleweight: Tae Yoon (1-0) defeated Ross Grainger (0-1) via Majority Decision (29-27/29-27/28-28). We scored it 29-27 Yoon.
4. Bantamweight: Chance Staggs (2-0) defeated John George (0-1) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:27 of Round 2.
5. Bantamweight: David Booker (3-2) defeated Elijah Terrell (0-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-27 Terrell.
6. Bantamweight: Wendy Rodriguez (4-0) defeated Anne Hansen (0-1) via Unanimous Decision (scores not read). We scored it 30-27 Rodriguez.
7. Bantamweight: Josh Branham (16-9) defeated Casey Johnson (6-3) via Split Decision (27-30/29-28/29-28). We scored it 30-27 Johnson.
8. Featherweight: Jared Mazurek (7-1) defeated Aaron Uloran (0-1) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:47 of Round 1.
Submission of the Night: Cole Aquino
Fight of the Night: Tae Yoon vs Ross Grainger