A recent change in life events has left the Beatdown without a voice but that time has come and gone. With the recent cancellation of UFC 151 happening, due to an injury to challenger Dan Henderson, there has not been a tremendous amount of mma news to play catch up with, however, Strikeforce had an impressive card where Tate submitted her challenger via Rousey signature armbar and Rousey improved her record with a 1st round Kaufmann submission by the same signature move.
Moving forward you can expect more updates on The MMA Beatdown as well as more fighter bio’s and more local events at the pacific northwest. FCC will be the focus moving forward on this websites local fight scene but it will not compromise our coverage of the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator. We’ve also been kicking around the idea of incorporating our members to be able to choose winners in some of the bigger fight cards to come. It’s still in the early stages of development but those are the kinds of changes that you can expect to place here at The Beatdown!
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.
The fight card is set for the next UFC on Fuel TV, scheduled to air live on Fuel TV on Saturday April 14,2012 at 12pm/3pm PT/ET from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Scheduled to fight on the card will be:
Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustaffson (13-1-0) vs. Thiago Silva (14-2-0, 1nc) in a light heavyweight fight
Brian ‘All American’ Stann (11-4-0) vs. Alessio ‘Legionarius’ Sakara
Paulo Thiago (14-3-0) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Dennis Silver (19-8-0) vs. Diego ‘The Gun’ Nunez (17-2-0)
Damarques ‘Darkness’ Johnson (18-9-0) vs. John Maguire (17-3-0)
Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett (21-5-0) vs. Damacio ‘The Angel of Death’ Page (12-6-0)
Papy ‘Makambo’ Abedi (8-1-0) vs. James Head (7-2-0)
Cyrille ‘The Snake’ Diabate (18-8-3) vs. Jorgen Kruth
Francis ‘Limitless’ Carmont (17-7-0) vs. Magnus Cedenblad
Simeon Thoresen vs. Besam Yousef
Jason ‘Shotgun’ Young (8-5-0) vs. Eric ‘Little Lee’ Wisely (19-7-0)
It appears, after much deliberation, that Greg Jackson will indeed be in the corner of the UFC light heavyweight champ, Jon Jones. Jon Jones will meet Rashad Evans, a former member of the Jackson camp, at UFC 145. Greg Jackson had quite the dilemma on his hands, having trained both fighters into UFC champions, as to whether he would be willing to corner either fighter if they were to meet in the octagon. It was Rashad Evans, however, who decided to leave Jackson mma for Imperial Athletics in Boca Raton, Florida in early 2011. This would have seemed to help make the decision easier for Greg Jackson but the legendary trainer was still on the fence about the topic.
Nearly a year has passed since Evans decided to leave the camp and it seems to be enough time for Greg Jackson to decide to corner his current student, Jon Jones. It is unsure of whether the rivalry between Jones and Evans was the cause of Jackson’s indecision or not. The bad blood began brewing between these two fighters after Jon Jones admitted that he would fight Evans should the UFC wish to see the matchup. Evans became upset at the comment, believing that it is better for members of the same camp to not fight each other. After that the feud was fueled even more when Jones became a substitute for an injured Evans at UFC 126, which gave the young fighter a much desired shot at the title against Mauricio Rua. Jones went on to defeat Rua and became the youngest UFC champion in history.
These two fighters will meet each other at UFC 145 April 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Carlos Condit defeats Nick Diaz in a fast paced 5 round fight, by decision, to become the new interim welterweight champion.
Fabricio Werdum takes out Roy Nelson by way of unanimous decision. (Fight of the Night)
Josh Koshcheck squeaks out a win over Mike Pierce in a split decision
Renan Barao wins over Scott Jorgensen in a unanimous decision
Ed Herman chokes out Clifford Starks via rear-naked choke
Dustin Poirier submits Max Holloway with an impressive full mount triangle/armbar combination (Submission of the Night)
Edwin Figueroa edges out Alex Caceres by a split decision
Matt Brown TKO’d Chris Cope in the second round
Matt Riddle defeats Henry Martinez in a somewhat contraversial split decision
Rafael Natal get the win over Michael Kuiper by unanimous decision
Stephen Thompson knocks out Dan Stittgen in the first round (Knockout of the Night)
That sums it up for UFC 143 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Be sure to tune into UFC on Fuel TV this Wednesday 2/15/2012 at Omaha Civic Auditorium Arena in Omaha, NE
UFC 143 is set to air, this Saturday February 4th, 2012 @ 10pm est, and the main event has many mma fans waiting with much anticipation. The event will begin on Facebook, then move to FX and finally it will wrap up on Pay-Per-View.
Rafael Natal (13-3-1) vs Michael Kuiper (11-0-0)
Dan Stittgen (7-1-0) vs Stephen Thompson (5-0-0)
Dustin Poirier (11-1-0) vs Max Holloway (4-0-0)
Alex Caceres (6-4-0) vs Edwin Figueroa (8-1-0)
Matt Brown (14-11-0) vs Chris Cope (5-3-0)
Matthew Riddle (5-3-0) vs Henry Martinez (8-1-0)
Ed Herman (19-7-0) vs Clifford Starks (8-0-0)
Renan Barao (29-1-0) vs Scott Jorgensen (13-4-0)
Josh Koscheck (18-5-0) vs Mike Pierce (13-4-0)
Roy Nelson (17-6-0) vs Fabricio Werdum (14-5-1)
Nick Diaz (27-7-1) vs Carlos Condit (27-5-0)
Diaz and Condit will fight for the interim welterweight title, as GSP is currently rehabilitating an injury.
It looks as though things are starting back up for the UFC Welterweight champion, Georges ‘Rush’ St Pierre (22-2-0), where he recently posted a video to youtube stating that he’s looking forward to UFC 143 where Nick Diaz (26-7-0) will meet Carlos Condit (27-5-0) for the interim welterweight championship. The winner of Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit will ultimately have to validate the title by facing off against GSP when he’s received the go ahead from his doctors.
It seems as though most fight fans are writing Carlos Condit off, as though he is just waiting to become a Nick Diaz highlight reel. Nick Diaz has become a household name for many fight fans, but the fact is that Carlos Condit is a very game opponent for anyone in the welterweight division. For fight fans not entirely familiar with Carlos Condit we have secured a short video of some of his fight footage, all rights belong to the UFC and ZUFFA for the following footage shown.