A night of heel hooks and an excellent showing from one of the most dominant heavyweights to grace mma was the story for M-1 Globals Fedor Emelianenko vs Pedro Rizzo. The resulst are below with the winners in bold.
Fedor Emelianenko (34-4-0) knocked out Pedro Rizzo (19-10-0) in the very first round at 1:24
Daniel ‘The Weasel’ Weichel (28-8-0) was heelhooked by Musa Khamanaev (12-3-0) at 1:48 of round 1
Guram Gugenishvili (11-1-0) was defeated by Kenny ‘Deuce’ Garner (11-3-0) when the doctor called a stop to the bout in round 3
Jeff ‘Snowman’ Monson (46-13-1) beat Denis Komkin by a north-south choke at 1:58 of the first round
Mairbek ‘Beckan’ Taisumov (17-4-0) was beat by Marat Gafurov (4-0-0) in a split decision
Mikhail Malyutin (22-10-0) def. Renat Gasanov in 4:16 in Rd. 1 by TKO
Jerome Bouisson (9-4-0) was defeated by Vugar Bakhshiev (9-4-0) by way of first round heal hook at 2:48
Pavel Vitruk (5-0-0) won a unanimous decision against Radoslaw Piechnik (6-1-0)
M-1 Selection semifinal
Akhmed Sultanov (12-4-0) beat Denis Goltsov (5-4-0) by way of first round heel hook at 1:28
Airing tomorrow Friday, June 22 on FX from Atlantic City, NJ from the Revel Casino. Gray Maynard and Clay Guida will meet in the octagon to determine who will move forward toward title contention. Today all of the fighters weighed in and The MMA Beatdown has posted the video courtesy of MMA Weekly. Set a reminder as this one looks to be a very entertaining event.
UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on May 19th after he drove his vehicle into a pole. The 24-year-old champion plead guilty to the charges on May 29 and struck a deal with the courts to lighten his charges.
Jones was to be sentenced this week, for the misdemeanor charge in Binghamton, N.Y., but was rescheduled to July 3 for undisclosed reasons. According to a report from PressConnects.com:
Sentencing for “Bones” Jones, 24, was originally scheduled for Tuesday in Binghamton City Court. It has been rescheduled for 9 a.m., July 3. Jones, a Union-Endicott High School graduate who currently lives in Ithaca, was behind the wheel of a 2012 Bentley that struck a utility pole May 19 at Grand Boulevard and Helen Street on the city’s West Side. According to police reports, the two passengers suffered minor injuries and were transported to UHS Wilson Medical Center. He pleaded guilty to DWI on May 29. Under a plea agreement with the Broome County District Attorney’s Office, Jones is expected to receive a one-year conditional discharge and pay a fine of up to $1,500. He would also be required to install ignition interlock devices in his vehicles, pay restitution for damage, undergo a substance dependency evaluation and attend a victim impact class.
Jon Jones is scheduled to defend his title against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 on September 1, 2012. It seems that Jones has enough on his plate without having the added stress of this misdemeanor charge but hopefully he takes it as a learning experience and grows from it.
It looks like the UFC is ready to kick off a rematch at UFC 150 on Saturday, August 11, 2012 7pm/10pm PT/ET from Denver, CO at the Pepsi Center. Along with the Henderson vs Edgar title fight rematch the card is pretty well stacked, including a co-main event bout between Jake Shields (27-6-1) and Ed Herman (20-7-0) to determine who moves into title contention in the middleweight division. The kickoff press conference, for UFC 150, is posted below.
That’s the news this week from the lips of the man himself, Dana White. In an interview recorded by MMAWeekly Dana discusses the induction of ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ into the UFC Hall of Fame. Catch the full interview below for more information.
As if next week didn’t have enough going on in the world of MMA, M-1 Global is putting on a fight card featuring, a man widely regarded as the best heavyweight fighter in the world, Fedor ‘The Last Emperor’ Emelianenko. Fedor looks to continue his two fight win streak after losing three in a row. Catch all the action 6/21/2012 live on Pay-per-View from St. Petersburg Russia. For those fight fans that are not familiar with The Last Emperor I have included a fan made highlight video showcasing some of Fedor’s previous fights, I hope you enjoy.
Fedor Emelianenko (33-4-0) vs. Pedro Rizzo (19-9-0)
Daniel ‘The Weasel’Weichel (28-7-0) vs. Musa Khamanaev (11-3-0)
Guram Gugenishvili (11-0-0) vs. Kenny ‘Deuce’ Garner (10-3-0)
Jeff ‘Snowman’ Monson (45-13-1) vs. Denis Komkin
Mairbek ‘Beckan’ Taisumov (17-3-0) vs. Marat Gafurov (3-0-0)
Mikhail Malyutin (21-10-0) vs. Bakhtiyar Arzumanov
Jerome Bouisson (9-3-0) vs. Vugar Bakhshiev (8-4-0)
Pavel Vitruk (4-0-0) vs. Radoslaw Piechnik (6-0-0)
M-1 Selection semifinal
Akhmed Sultanov (11-4-0) vs. Denis Goltsov (5-3-0)
It looks like it will be a busy weekend for the UFC and mma fans alike. The UFC plans on putting two events on for this weekend. The first airs on FX Friday 6/22/2012 and then the following day is UFC 147, airing on Pay-per-View Saturday 6/23/2012 at at 10PM/7PM ET/PT live from Belo Horizonte, Brazil at the Mineirinho Gymnasium. It appears that the main card and prelims have not been completely announced so be sure to check back for updates to the fight card.
Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1, 1NC) vs Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin (28-6-0, 1NC)
Fabricio Werdum (15-5-1) vs Mike Russow (15-1-0, 1NC)
Yuri Alcantara (26-3-0) vs Hacran Dias
Felipe Arantes (14-4-0, 2NC) vs Milton Vieira (13-7-1)
This weekend marks two big events in the UFC, the first of which is airing live on FX this Friday 6/22/2012 at 9PM/6PM ET/PT from Atlantic City, NJ at the Revel Casino. Be sure to tune in on this one and see who will move on to serious title contention in the Lightweight division.
A great night of fights was put on where Demetrious Johnson was able to put the contraversy, of a fight that should have had one more round, to bed. Many of the fights ended up being quite a bit better than was thought and the UFC did a great job of entertaining mma fans.
Aired on FX
Demetrious Johnson won the unanimous decision against Ian McCall
Erick Silva submitted Charlie Brenneman in the first round
Mike Pyle scored a knockout against Josh Neer in the first round
Eddie Wineland beat Scott Jorgensen with a second round knockout
Aired on FuelTV
Mike Pierce got the decision over Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Seth Baczynski won a close split decision against Lance Benoist
Leonard Garcia lost a unanimous decision against the winner Matt Grice
Dustin Pague submitted Jared Papazian in the first round
Tim Means got a first round KO over Justin Salas
Buddy Roberts secured a unanimous decision over opponent Caio Magalhaes
Aired on Facebook
Henry Martinez won a close decision against Bernardo Maglhaes
Jake Hecht won a unanimous decision over Sean Pierson