New FCF Radio with Chris Lytle

Saturday, October 2, 2010

On this episode of Full Contact Fighter Radio, host Jeff "Wombat" Meszaros and co-host James Kellaris break down and shake down the events that went down last week in the world of MMA.  First, it's our extremely biased review of "UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop", where they take on the question: Which was worse?  The judging or the main event?  Answer: Both were awful. Tune in and catch the grisly details as they banter about how they felt ripped off, even though neither of them actually ordered the event themselves.  How is that possible?  Your guess is as good as anyone's.  Also, what's up with Sean Sherk?  Can anyone choke him?  Good lord.  What about Chris Lytle vs. Matt Serra.  Was that a good fight or what?  Answer: That was a good fight, and perhaps the only thing that kept UFC 119 from stinking like a fish cannery on fire.  Then it's time to move onto Dream 16 where Jason "Mayhem" Miller beat up Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba in a fight that really was just abuse of a senior citizen.  Listen in and hear two grown men discuss the sadness of it all in an appropriately somber mood, then get back in gear for the rest of the card which, in Japanese matchmaker style, was appropriately bizarre.  If that's not enough to twist your cap, hang around as Chris Lytle joins the show again to talk with us about his win over Serra, his thoughts on the show and what a boxer needs to do to be effective in an MMA fight. Call your whole family and gather 'round for an evening of info-tainment.

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Lauzon vs. Sotiropoulos One of Several Additions for UFC 123

By FCF Staff  The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed several more bouts for the promotion’s upcoming November 20th event in Auburn Hills, Michigan, which is located in the suburbs of Detroit. UFC 123 will be headlined by a light-heavyweight tilt between former champions Lyoto Machida and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Five more bouts have been added to the line-up to round out the 11 fight card; today’s confirmations include at lightweight, Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropoulos, Tim Boetsch vs. light-heavyweight Phil Davis, welterweight veteran Matt Brown vs. Rory MacDonald, lightweight Paul Kelly vs. Gabe Ruediger, and another welterweight bout in Darren Elkins vs. Edson Barboza.

Sotiropoulos (13-2) continues to impress since he competed on “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2007, and has won six straight fights in the Octagon. The Australian fighter’s current run includes decision wins over Joe Stevenson and most recently Kurt Pellegrino, meaning that Sotiropoulos could be within striking distance of a title shot.

Lauzon (19-5) recently got back on the winning track by overwhelming Ruediger for the first round, submission victory, at UFC 118 in August. Prior to that, at UFC 108 in January, the former TUF competitor lost by unanimous decision to Sam Stout. Lauzon is 3-2 in his last five fights.

Here is the complete line-up for UFC 123:

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida
B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes
Tim Boetsch vs. Phil Davis
Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropoulos
Maiquel Falcao vs. Gerald Harris
Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson
Matt Brown vs. Rory MacDonald
Dennis Hallman vs. Karo Parisyan
Paul Kelly vs. Gabe Ruediger
Nik Lentz vs. Tyson Griffin
Darren Elkins vs. Edson Barboza
READ MORE - Lauzon vs. Sotiropoulos One of Several Additions for UFC 123

West Faces Makovsky for Bellator Bantamweight Title Oct. 14th

Friday, October 1, 2010

By FCF Staff  Photo Courtesy Bellator Fighting Championships

Bellator Fighting Championships has announced that the promotion will crown its bantamweight champion, October 14th, in Kansas City, when Ed West squares off with Zach Makovsky. Both men advanced to the finals of Bellator’s ongoing bantamweight tourney on September 23rd, when West (15-4) defeated Jose Vega by split decision and Makovsky (11-2) scored  a unanimous decision win over Bryan Goldsby.

“Our Bantamweight division has been fiercely competitive from the first fight, so whether its Ed or Zach who captures this World title, they’ll have earned it every step of the way,” Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney was quoted saying in the official announcement. “Both of these guys are tremendously talented, great competitors and true sportsman.  This has the makings of a really great world title fight”

West (pictured above) heads into the bout having won seven straight fights and has not been defeated since February, 2007, when he lost by decision to Savant Young while competing in the International Fight League.

“I’ve definitely had to train differently for not only Zach, the fight itself,” West said. “As the fight moves on it will become harder and harder to lock up a submission, and our endurance levels need to be taken to the next level. It’s going to be a war.”

Makovsky has won five straight bouts and has gone 3-0 under the Bellator FC banner to date.

“I’m not as concerned with Ed as I am with the length of this fight,” said Makovsky. “With that said, Ed is going to be a huge challenge, and probably the most well rounded fighter I have faced. I’m excited to see what I can do.”

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Behind the Scenes Video: Henderson and Walker in St. Louis Studio

Dan Henderson and Herschel Walker in studio at KPNT 105.7 Alternative Rock - The Thom and Jeff afternoon drive show:

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Fujii and Frausto Advance to Tourney Finals at Bellator 31

By FCF Staff Photo Courtesy Bellator Fighting Championship

Zoila Frausto and Megumi Fujii entrenched a future bout with each other last night in Lake Charles, Louisiana, by earning victories in their respective fights at Bellator Fighting Championship’s 31st event. Fighting in the semi-finals of the promotion’s ongoing, season three, women’s tournament, Frausto earned a split decision victory over Jessica Augilar and Fujii (pictured left) tapped out Lisa Ward with a first round armbar.

“Jessica was incredibly tough tonight, but I thought I did really well,” Frausto was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion. “I’m just really excited to fight in the Finals.”

“Now I get to go back to Japan and rest up,” said Fujii. “For the championship fight against Zoila, I’m really going to focus on my striking ability, and come back to the States strong and try and win the Bellator Championship.”

In another notable match-up from last night’s main card, Yoshiyuki Yoshida was unable to continue into the third round against Chris Lozano, after a right hand from the 6-0 fighter forced his eye to swell shut.

Here are the official results for Bellator 31:

Chris Lozano def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida via TKO (corner stoppage) - R2, 5:00

Zoila Frausto def. Jessica Aguilar via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)

Megumi Fujii def. Lisa Ward via submission (armbar) - R1, 1:39

Mike Chandler def. Scott Stapp via TKO - R1, 1:57

Dave Herman def. Michal Kita via Omoplata Submission – R1, 3:16

Mark Holata def. Shawn Jordan via KO – R1, 1:13

Tim Ruberg def. Aaron Davis via Rear Naked Choke Submission - R2, 1:44

John Harris def. Kyle Miers via Rear Naked Choke Submission – R2, 0:49
READ MORE - Fujii and Frausto Advance to Tourney Finals at Bellator 31

Aldo Defends Title, Cerrone Gets Revenge Over Varner

By Dustin Lee DePue

Broomfield, CO—Jose Aldo made it look easy Thursday night at WEC 51 as he knocked out challenger Manny Gamburyan in the second round of their championship fight and further solidified himself as one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world.  Also on the card, Donald Cerrone got his revenge over former lightweight champion Jamie Varner and Miguel Torres got back in the winner’s circle with a strong performance over Charlie Valencia.

In the main event, Jose Aldo took his time through the first round, studying his Gamburyan’s movements while ripping him with several withering low kicks.  Gamburyan answered with the occasional lunging punch but Aldo was able to keep his distance and avoid any danger, including a takedown attempt from Gamburyan in the final seconds of the round which Aldo easily stuffed.  His patience paid off in the second round as Aldo found an opening, hurting Gamburyan with a right hook as the two traded punches.  Gamburyan instinctively shot for the double leg but was met with an uppercut from Aldo that left him on all fours.  Aldo then got behind Gamburyan and blasted him with a series of powerful punches that knocked Gamburyan out at 1:32 of the second round.

The bad blood served to stoke the fire in one of the most entertaining fights of the year as Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone defeated Jamie Varner by unanimous decision.  Cerrone showed significant improvement from the pair’s first meeting.  In addition to his pin point punches and deadly knees, Cerrone mixed in several takedowns to keep Varner off balance.  In a blistering first round, Cerrone rocked Varner with a knee to the chin.  Varner survived and returned fire, landing a left hook and an uppercut.  Cerrone then scored the first of several takedowns.  Cerrone kept the pressure on for much of the round but Varner battled back, landing several hard hooks in the final seconds. 

Cerrone mounted an attack on Varner’s lead leg in the second round, repeatedly hammering it with hard low kicks.  Varner answered with a pair of one-twos to the head and body before getting taken down again.  Varner managed to avoid several takedowns in the third round but was hurt by a kick to the head.  He answered with a solid right hook but Cerrone shrugged it off.  After a second big punch from Varner, Ceronne scored a final takedown, this time managing to keep Varner on the mat long enough to land several short elbows to the face.  It was a heated dogfight from bell to bell but Cerrone was clearly the superior fighter, taking the decision by three scores of 30-27.  After the fight, Cerrone offered a rubber match on Varner’s home turf of Arizona. 

Miguel Torres returned to form with an impressive stoppage of veteran Charlie Valencia.  Coming off of back to back losses for the first time in his career, Torres came out cautiously stalking Valencia around the cage with his chin tucked behind his left shoulder and his right hand planted firmly to the side of his face.  He kept a low base and threw feeler jabs.  Valencia landed a few leg kicks but there was little action until the end of the round  when Valencia appeared to get dropped with a punch.  Torres pounced, dropping a barrage of punches as he tried to finish the fight before the bell but Valencia survived.  Between rounds, announcer Stephan Bonnar suggested that a replay showed that Valencia had slipped.  Either way, Torres took the round and came out for the second round with the confidence needed to pursue a destructive finish. 

He wasted little time in the second, stinging Valencia with a punch and dropping him with a wicked kick to the body.  Valencia worked back to his feet but was quickly dropped again by a knee to the head.  This time, Torres wouldn’t let Valencia escape.  He took Valencia’s back, locked in a body triangle, and patiently worked in a rear naked choke for the finish at 2:25 of the second round. 

George Roop put the Korean Zombie Chang Sung Jung back into the grave with a devastating knockout.  Throughout a fairly even first round, Jung  fought with his hands held low.  Roop made him pay in the second round.  He scored early with a high kick that didn’t illicit so much as a blink from the Zombie, however, a follow up head kick moments later caught Jung right on the chin and knocked him out cold.  No follow up punches were needed as Jung crumbled to the mat at 1:30 of the second round. 

The show kicked off with a battle of boxer vs brawler as Mark Hominick’s technical mastery and speed bested Leonard Garcia’s power and aggression.  Showing little fear of being taken down, Hominick stalked Garcia for much of the fight, staying in the pocket and using his expert defense to slip and parry Garcia’s power punches while countering with stiff jabs, sneaky right crosses, and short hooks.  After a close first round that saw both fighters land, Hominick started to wear down his opponent, his relentless jab keeping Garcia off rhythm. 

He picked up the pace in the second round, landing several sharp counter hooks.  Refusing to be drawn into a brawl, Hominick maintained his composure throughout the bout and stayed safe while scoring at will.  Garcia, as always, was game.  He continued to wing big punches from bell to bell but was overmatched by Hominick’s precision and speed.  Despite a performance that seemed clearly dominant, Hominick had to settle for a split decision victory, winning by scores of 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.

WEC 51 Televised Results

Jose Aldo def Manny Gamburyan by KO 1:32 2
Donald Cerrone def Jaime Varner by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Miguel Torres def Charlie Valencia by Rear Naked Choke 2:25 R2
George Roop def Chan Sung Jung by KO 1:30 R2
Mark Hominick def Leonard Garcia by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29. 29-28)
Tiequan Zhang def. Pablo Garza via submission (guillotine choke) - R1, 2:26

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Garner Replaces Injured Grishim for Oct. 28th

Thursday, September 30, 2010

By FCF Staff  M-1 Global has announced that Kenny Garner, and not the injured Maxim Grishim, will face Guram Gugenishvili at the promotion’s upcoming October 28th event in St. Petersburg, Russia. The bout, which Grishim was forced to withdraw from due to a knee injury, will determine M-1 Global's heavyweight champion.

“Although unfortunate for Grishin, having Garner fill in on short notice makes for a spectacular matchup that was already slated to happen,” Evgeni Kogan, Director of Operations for M-1 Global was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion.  “Garner is the first of our Americas Selection champions to come to Russia and he has the historic opportunity to become M-1 Global’s first-ever heavyweight champion. Garner will make an immediate impact with the Russian fans.”

“I’ve always wanted to represent the United States. This is my chance to fulfill a dream,” says Garner (pictured above). “I’m heading to Russia with one goal – to bring home the belt. I told everyone I was going to be the champ and here I come. Thank you M-1 and have a nice day.”

Garner (5-2) stopped Pat Bennet in the first round on September 18th to win the M-1 Global Americas tourney, while the Georgian wrestler Gugenishvili (9-0), is coming off a submission win over Vladimir Gerasimchik that same night. Gugenishvili is M-1 Global’s Western Europe champion.

Here is the line-up to date for M-1 Global’s October 28th event:

Lightweight Title Fight:
Artiom Damkovsky, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (10-4) vs.
Mairbek Taisumov, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champion (12-2)

Middleweight Title Fight:
Magomed Sultanakhmedov, M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion (28-4) vs.
RafaƂ Moks, M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champ (5-2) 

Heavyweight Title Fight:
Kenny Garner, M-1 Selection Americas champion (5-2) vs.
Guram Gugenishvili, M-1 Selection Western Europe champion (9-0)

Alexei Nazarov (9-3) vs. Alexei Belyaev (10-4) Welterweight
Alexander Sarnavsky (10-0) vs. Victor Kuku (7-5-1) Lightweight
Rashid Magomedov (6-2) vs. Igor Araujo (18-5) Welterweight
Dmitry Samoilov (8-5-1)  vs. Gadzhimurad Omarov (5-0) Light Heavyweight
READ MORE - Garner Replaces Injured Grishim for Oct. 28th

Sadollah vs. Sobotta Confirmed for UFC 122

By FCF Staff   The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added a welterweight bout between former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Amir Sadollah and veteran Peter Sobotta to the line-up for the promotion’s upcoming November 13th event in Oberhausen, Germany. UFC 122, which will be hosted by the Konig Pilsener Arena, will be headlined by a middleweight bout between top contenders Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami.

Sadollah (3-2) is coming off a Unanimous Decision loss to the undefeated Dong Hyun Kim in May, after earning back-to-back UD victories over Phil Baroni and more recently, Brad Blackburn.

Sobotta (8-3) will be looking to end a two fight losing skid, as the German fighter has lost by decision to Paul Taylor and James Wilks, since signing with the UFC last year. Prior to his Octagon debut, Sobotta had won 4 straight fights and had lost just once since 2004.

Here is the line-up to date for UFC 122:

Nate Marquardt vs. Yushin Okami
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta
Andre Winner vs. Dennis Siver
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Jason Brilz
Rob Kimmons vs. Kyle Noke
Karlos Vemola vs. Seth Petruzelli
Pascal Krauss vs. Kenny Robertson
Duane Ludwig vs. Nick Osipczak
Kris McCray vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha

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WEC 51 Weigh-In Results

By FCF Staff

Here are the official weigh-in results for tonight’s World Extreme Cagefighting event in Broomfield, Colorado. WEC 51 will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Manny Gamburyan. In other more notable bouts from the card, former lightweight champ Jamie Varner will rematch Donald Cerrone, and former bantamweight champion Miguel Torres will face Charlie Valencia.

The event, which will be hosted by Broomfield’s 1st Bank Center, will be broadcast live on Versus. Here are the official weigh-in results for WEC 51.

WEC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (145) vs Manny Gamburyan (145)

Jamie Varner (156) vs Donald Cerrone (155.5)
Miguel Angel Torres (136) vs Charlie Valencia (136)
Chan Sung Jung (146) vs George Roop (145)
Leonard Garcia (146) vs Mark Hominick (145)

Tiequan Zhang (154) vs Pablo Garza (154)
Mike Brown (145) vs Cole Province (146)
Chris Horodecki (155) vs Ed Ratcliff (155)
Tyler Toner (145) vs Diego Nunes (145)
Antonio Banuelos (136) vs Chad George (135)
Demetrious Johnson (135) vs Nick Pace (135)
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Video: The Path To Diaz vs. Noons II - Episode 1

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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FCF Exclusive: Ring Hoping for Octagon Return in 2011

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

By Kelsey Mowatt Photo Courtesy Nick Ring

2010 began with much promise for Nick Ring; after being a well known commodity in Canadian MMA circles for years, the middleweight introduced himself to much of the wider world, by earning a spot on the eleventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Despite scoring wins over Woody Wetherby and the show’s eventual winner, Court McGee, however, not only did Ring’s run on the show come to a premature end, so did his 2010 fighting campaign.

“Rehab on my knee has been going good,” Ring told FCF recently, when asked to provide an update on the injury which forced his removal from the TUF tourney. “I am 5 months out of my surgery and I am looking forward to getting back to training; I have not even trained martial arts since February. My injury was a full-rupture of my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and yes an ACL rupture is a serious injury.  The ACL is the ligament that connects the back of a person’s femur bone to the front of their tibia bone, it is one of the ligaments that allows a person to twist and pivot and without it you can’t fight, despite what they try to say on TV – it is every bit as serious as having a broken bone.”

“I would like to be back to competing in 2011, which sounds kind of vague and far off right now at this point, but I’m old and us old people are really slow and our thinking is muddy,” the charismatic fighter added.  “So I’m afraid that this is the best answer you will get from me at this point until I gets my prescriptions filled up.”

As Ring revealed on the television program, the undefeated fighter has had knee injuries before, which has prevented him from competing more often in recent years. As a result, Ring decided to withdraw from the competition, in an effort to prolong a MMA career which dates back to 2002. In the episode where Ring announced his decision to exit from the tourney, it appeared to some, that UFC President Dana White was disappointed in his decision.

“I think that Dana was probably disappointed with my decision but I knew he understood, it was made to look alot more harsh on T.V. than it actually was though,” Ring noted. “When Dana and I were talking outside he was being compassionate with me and I didn’t feel like we were having a bad talk – I think that he just wanted to know if I was in or I was out.  It was an unfortunate situation for me and it was a hard decision to make but trying to fight in that condition was not going to end in anything good – I knew that if I took that fight with Court, it would have been my last one ever so I pulled out of the competition so I could live to fight another day.  As shitty as it was for me at the time, I knew that pulling-out was the only choice I really had and I am happy to say that because of that decision I will be back to fighting again in the future.  I haven’t talked to Dana since the show but I’m sure we will cross paths again at some point, I am far from done."

While Ring was picked first overall by coach Tito Ortiz, after stopping Wetherby to earn a spot in the TUF 11 house, the Bellator vet doesn’t feel like he was able to fully demonstrate his capabilities as a fighter. Ring was awarded a Majority Decision win over McGee in episode six, but was forced to withdraw before their quarterfinals rematch took place (McGee had been brought back into the tourney as a replacement for the injured Rich Attonito).

“Looking back on the fights I had in season 11, I would not say I was really fighting to my full capability but oh well – too bad, so sad,” Ring noted. “I have been a competitor for a long time and I realize that I am going to have both good days and bad days, the TUF show is just a small little micro-snippet of my 15 years as a fighter and I’m not really too focused on it - it was merely a short period of my career.  Right now though, it is time for me to move forward and I’m just excited to start fighting again. The time I’ve taken away from being a competitor has been fun and it has actually been really rejuvenating, but I am going to comeback more focused than I ever have been before.  Sometimes it just takes some serious time off martial arts to make you realize that you would just rather be hitting someone in the face...If I have learned anything in my time off it’s that talking to people is way over-rated.”

And in terms of how Ring feels he was portrayed on TUF?

“Yes I watched the TUF season I was on and I thought they were relatively accurate in their portrayal of me despite making me look like a raging homosexual...” Ring said. “Either way, the show was still a good chance for us to showcase ours skill and let people laugh at our idiosyncrasies - it was all in good humour. I had a lot of fun being there and while I may not have walked out looking like the most macho guy in house I would still say that I left a good impression on the viewers.  My friends back home still laugh at me about the show, but it doesn’t bother me one bit - I was honored to be a part of it.”

“Life in Calgary “post TUF” is pretty much the same as it was “pre TUF”. I’m still driving a beat-up 1989 Saab 9000 turbo whose lights don’t work and stalls like crazy, my bosses still yell at me for being late for work, I still tell stories to friends about homeless people that I have fought with and almost won against, and girls still give me dirty looks for being creepy," the often joking Ring added, when asked if he gets more recognized now on account of his UFC experience. "Things have been very much the same in my life but the only thing that has changed is that people recognize me way more than they used to, and some of those people even gave me a cool nickname...  “Hey Faggot”.”

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FCF Exclusive: Fernandes “Playing Things by Ear” According to Manager Mahood

Monday, September 27, 2010

By Kelsey Mowatt  After Bibiano Fernandes had a break-out MMA campaign in 2009, going 4-0 and winning Dream’s featherweight championship, it looks as though the decorated jiu-jitsu competitor may go through 2010 having fought just one once. After earning a split decision win over Joachim Hansen at Dream 13 in March, Fernandes did not get paid for the bout until just recently, leading many to speculate as to what’s next for the 8-2 fighter.

“At this point Bibbi (Bibiano) doesn’t have anything booked with Dream or any other organization,” said UFC veteran Bill Mahood, who helps guide the career of Fernandes (pictured above) through Epic Fight Management. “He’s kind of just playing things by ear. Bibbi’s a very, very, faith bound guy; he believes God has a plan, and he believes that when God  wants him to do something he’ll reveal his plan. So for now he’s just chilling out and training, coaching his classes with Revolution; he’s the main jiu-jitsu instructor there.”

“He believes God has a plan and when he feels the urge to go back and compete, then Bibbi will make the decision as to when and who,” Mahood added. “I don’t think he’s ruling out anything. He loves it in Japan; he really does, he loves competing in Japan. He loves the weight class, competing at 138; for him that’s the perfect weight class. Bibbi could fight at 135 and he could make 145, but, he really likes 138 as I guess it’s the same weight class that they do in the world jiu-jitsu championships.”

While Mahood is understandably happy that Fernandes finally received payment from Dream, and despite the fact the featherweight evidently still wants to compete in Japan, there’s no denying it’s been a troubling few months.

“Well it’s always frustrating when you finish doing your work and then you have to wait to get your pay check,” said Mahood, when asked to comment on Dream. “It also doesn’t help that there’s a lot of speculation about what’s going on there, and you would obviously hate to be the one guy whose owed money, if in fact something bad happened and the company was to fold. Like I say though, Bibiano always has a lot of faith in God, so I don’t think he was ever that stressed about it.”

As it looks now, Dream’s parent company, FEG, will not be promoting any more MMA events in 2010 until New Year’s Eve. The annual December 31st Dynamite card has historically featured many of the promotion’s top fighters.

“Yes, they’ve made some rumblings in that they might like to see him in there for their New Year’s Eve show,” said Mahood when asked about the possibility of Fernandes fighting on the Dynamite card. “But at this point, there hasn’t really been anything firmed up or anything solid offered.”

So, while speculation continues as to the financial stability and future of Dream, it also remains to be seen when in fact Fernandes will fight again.
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UFC 119 Results: Mir Stops "Cro Cop"; Bader Outscores Nogueira

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Here are tonight's results for UFC 119:

Frank Mir def. Mirko CroCop by KO 4:02, R3

Ryan Bader def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Chris Lytle def. Matt Serra by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sean Sherk def. Evan Dunham by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Melvin Guillard def. Jeremy Stephens by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)

C.B. Dollaway def. Joe Doerksen by submission (guillotine choke) 2:13, R1

-Matt Mitrione def. Joey Beltran by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Thiago Tavares def. Pat Audinwood by submission (guillotine choke) 3:47, R1

Waylon Lowe def. Steve Lopez by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

T.J. Grant def. Julio Paulino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sean McCorkle def. Mark Hunt by submission (kimura/armbar) at 1:03, R1
READ MORE - UFC 119 Results: Mir Stops "Cro Cop"; Bader Outscores Nogueira