UFC 123 Results

Saturday, November 20, 2010

By FCF Staff

Here are the results from the tonight’s UFC 123 broadcast:

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson def. Lyoto Machida via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

B.J. Penn def. Matt Hughes via KO (punches) - R1, 0:21

Maiquel Falcao def. Gerald Harris via unanimous decision (29-27. 29-28, 29-28)

Phil Davis def. Tim Boetsch via submission (kimura) - R2, 2:55

George Sotiropoulos def. Joe Lauzon via submission (kimura) - R2, 2:43

Brian Foster def. Matt Brown via submission (guillotine choke) - R2, 2:11

Mark Munoz def. Aaron Simpson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Dennis Hallman def. Karo Parisyan via TKO (strikes) - R1, 1:47

Paul Kelly def. T.J. O'Brien via TKO (strikes) - R 2, 3:16

Edson Barboza def. Mike Lullo via TKO (leg kicks) - R3, 0:26

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UFC 122 Review, UFC 123 Preview and Jay Hieron

On this episode of Full Contact Fighter Radio, host Jeff Meszaros and co-host James Kellaris discuss the ins and outs of UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami.  Was that the worst decision in the history of MMA?  Or did Marquardt badly drop the ball for the umpteenth time by easing off on the aggression in the third round, when he should have been pouring it on like nobody's business?  Why does Marquardt seem to always lose fights to determine the next title-shot contender?  Does UFC president Dana White have a valid point when he blames Marquardt's coaches for his losses?  What about Okami?  Does he stand a chance against Anderson Silva?  Is that the fight he'll get?  Or will Vitor Belfort run through "The Spider" to take the UFC title and face Okami for the belt?  These are all legitimate questions, worth considering. Was the rest of the card worth watching?  Or was it just a bunch of tomato-cans lined up on a fence post to get shot down by the UFC's golden boys?  Is that a poetic way of saying the card stunk like a skunk stuck in a muffler?  Maybe.   

But before we clarify anything, we move on to chat about the next UFC: Rampage vs. Machida, where "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida face each other in a battle between street thug power-bombs and one-punch-one-kill karate.  How do the former champs stack up against one another?  Will "Rampage" be able to catch the elusive karate expert?  Or will he get both his orbital bones broken while chasing Machida around the Octagon?  Tune in and hear what we think, plus catch our opinion on BJ Penn vs. Matt Hughes and the rest of the card.  

Then, stick around for a rousing interview with Jay "The Thorobred" Hieron, who just signed with Bellator.  Don't miss his opinion on his move to the new organization, plus hear what he has to say about Strikeforce, the IFL, Manny Pacquiao and the recent big fights in the UFC.  It's like a flying knee into your brain, but without the unnecessary trauma.

To listen to the show head here.
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Wilcox Outscores Ribeiro for UD Win

By FCF Staff

Justin Wilcox worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Vitor Ribeiro at last night’s Strikeforce Challengers card in Jackson, Mississippi, handing the renowned jiu-jitsu competitor his third loss in a row. Utilizing his wrestling skills, Wilcox kept Ribeiro on his feet, and outscored the BJJ black belt with strikes to earn the decision win. (Pictured Wilcox hitting Ribeiro)

“We came out wanting to exploit his stand up.  At AKA, we’ve got the best stand up,” Wilcox was quoted saying.

 Marius Zaromskis’s bout with Waachim Spirit Wolf had hardly even begun, when Spirit Wolf was poked in the eye accidently by the Dream welterweight champ, as he charged in with a flying knee. After taking several minutes to try to recover, Spirit Wolf eventually informed the ringside physician that he could not see out of his left eye and the bout was disappointingly declared a no contest.

“In the case of an accidental foul, the referee has the discretion to give the fighter up to five minutes regardless of what kind of foul occurs,” said Cory Schafer, Strikeforce Rules Director and ISKA President.  “If the foul occurs in the first or second round of a three round fight and the fighter can’t continue as a result of the accidental foul, the bout is declared a no contest.”

Former collegiate linebacker, Ovince St. Preux added another important win to his growing resume, as he was awarded the split decision victory over veteran Antwain Britt. Early on, it appeared as St. Preux would score the first round stoppage, as he dropped Britt with a hard kick to the body and punished him with punches from above. Britt survived the onslaught, and although he performed much better in the second and third round by utilizing his wrestling, St. Preux did enough to earn the win.

St. Preux (left) attacking Britt
Here are the official results from last night’s Strikeforce Challengers card:

Main Card:

Justin Wilcox def. Vitor Ribeiro via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ovince St. Preux def. Antwain Britt via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Marius Zaromskis vs. Waachiim Spirit Wolf – No Contest due to laceration of Spirit Wolf’s eye as a result of an accidental eyepoke in R1

Liz Carmouche def. Jan Finney via TKO (punches) - R3, 1:30

Caros Fodor def. Derek Getzel via submission (d’arce choke) – R1, 4:39

Fodor working the choke on Getzel

Preliminary Card:

Wes Shivers def. Goldman Butler via KO (punch) – R1, 2:15

Jacob Noe def. Wesley Little via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jeremiah Riggs def. James Sharp via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Anthony Mitchell def. Jeffery Hedgepeth via submission (guillotine choke) – R1, 2:02

Thomas Vazquez def. Brian Hall via TKO (strikes) – R3, 2:11

Joel Cooper def. Brian Burse via submission (armbar) – R1, 1:27

Ken Duboise def. Travis Robertson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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UFC 123 Weigh-In Results

Friday, November 19, 2010

By FCF Staff

All of the competitors for tomorrow night’s UFC 123 card in Auburn Hills, Michigan, made weight this afternoon; a card that will see former light-heavyweight champions Lyoto Machida and “Rampage” Jackson face off in the main event. UFC 123 will also feature a rubber match between former welterweight champs BJ Penn and Matt Hughes (pictured left carrying Frank Trigg).

Here are the official weigh-in results for UFC 123.

Main Event

Lyoto Machida (205) VS Quinton Jackson (205)

BJ Penn (169) VS Matt Hughes (169)
Tim Boetsch (205) VS Phil Davis (205)
Joe Lauzon (155) VS George Sotiropoulos (155)
Maiquel Falcao (185) VS Gerald Harris (185)
Brian Foster (170) VS Matt Brown (170)
Mark Munoz (185) VS Aaron Simpson (185.5)
Dennis Hallman (170) VS Karo Parisyan (170)
Edson Barboza (155) VS Mike Lullo (155)
TJ O’Brien (155) VS Paul Kelly (155)
Nik Lentz (155) VS Tyson Griffin (155)
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Fernandes to Defend Dream Belt vs. Takaya NYE

By FCF Staff

Dream has confirmed that featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes will defend his title against Hiroyuki Takaya, at the promotion’s upcoming New Year’s Eve, Dynamite 2010 card in Saitama, Japan. The bout is the first that Dream has announced for the year-end event. (Pictured: Fernandes)

Fernandes (8-2) has competed just once in 2010; at Dream 13 in March he worked his way to a split decision victory over Joachim Hansen. Fernandes has faced Takaya before, as the renowned jiu-jitsu competitor earned a split decision win over Takaya last October, in the finals of Dream’s Featherweight Grand-Prix.

Takaya (14-8-1) has gone 2-1 since losing to Fernandes. At K-1 ‘s Dynamite card last New Year’s Eve, Takaya was stopped by Michihiro Omigawa in the first round. The Japanese fighter has since rebounded from the loss, knocking out the aforementioned Hansen and more recently Chase Beebe in impressive fashion.

Dream’s Dynamite card will be hosted by Saitama’s Super Arena, and is expected to be broadcast live on HDNet.

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Strikeforce Challengers Weigh-In Results

By FCF Staff

Strikeforce held the weigh-ins yesterday in anticipation of the promotion’s Challengers event tonight in Jackson, Mississippi. The card, which will be broadcast on Showtime beginning at 11:00PM ET/ PT, will be headlined with a lightweight tilt between Vitor Ribeiro and Justin Wilcox.(Pictured: Ribeiro (left) and Wilcox face off)

Here are the official weigh-in results for tonight’s card:

Vitor Ribeiro -- 155.6 vs. Justin Wilcox -- 155 Pounds
Ovince St. Preux -- 205.6 vs. Antwain Britt -- 206
Marius Zaromskis -- 171 vs. Waachiim Spirit Wolf -- 168.8
Jan Finney -- 135.8 vs. Liz Carmouche -- 134.4
Caros Fodor -- 155.6 vs. Derek Getzel -- 155
Wes  Shivers -- 263 vs. Goldman Butler -- 242.8
Wesley Little -- 202.8 vs. Jacob Noe -- 204.6
Jeremiah Riggs -- 184.8 vs. James Sharp -- 184.6
Anthony Mitchell -- TBA vs. Jeffery Hedgepeth -- TBA
Brian Hall – TBA vs. Thomas Vasquez -- TBA
Joel Cooper – TBA vs. Brian Burse -- TBA
Travis Robertson -- TBA vs. Ken DuBose -- TBA
Zaromskis and Spirit Wolf (right)
St. Preux (left) and Britt
Shivers and Butler (right) Square Off

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