Reports have surfaced stating that heavyweights Wesley “Cabbage” Correira and Ruben “Warpath” Villareal will fight at the upcoming StrikeForce event in October. Also rumored to be on the card is Trevor Prangley and Josh “The Punk” Thomson.
Diego Sanchez outpointed Karo Parisyan at UFC Fight Night last night to move one step closer to a shot at the Welterweight Title. Chris Leben and Joe Riggs got back on track with impressive wins and Dean Lister continued his winning ways as well.
UFC: For Real – Sanchez Bests Parisyan; Leben Returns with Second Round KO
Sherdog: Sanchez Moves Closer to UFC Welterweight Title Shot
MMA Weekly: UFC Fight Night Breakdown: Sanchez Wins
Washington Post: Sanchez’s Onslaught Results in a Victory
Inside Fighting: The Nightmare tames The Heat in rousing performance
The full results…
Anthony Torres defeated Pat Healy - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Forrest Petz defeated Sam Morgan - Unanimous Decision
Jake O’Brien defeated Kristof Midoux - TKO (Strikes)
Joe Riggs defeated Jason Von Flue - Submission (Triangle Choke)
Martin Kampmann defeated Crafton Wallace - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Josh Koscheck defeated Jonathan Goulet - Submission (Strikes)
Dean Lister defeated Yuki Sasaki - Unanimous Decision
Chris Leben defeated Jorge Santiago - KO (Punch)
Diego Sanchez defeated Karo Parisyan - Unanimous Decision
Here are the results for last night’s event
-Robert Breslin draws with Mickey Martinez
-Josh McDonald def. Pat Murphy by Majority Decision
-Dan Molina def. Rafael Real by Heel Hook in Round 1
-Clayton Guida def. Joe Martin by Unanimous Decision
-Anthony Ruiz def. Jeremy Freitag by TKA in Round 2
-Fernando Gonzalez def. Alex Steibling by TKO in Round 1
-Casey Olsen def. Chris Solomon by Unanimous Decision
-Kenny Ento def. Mario Rivera by Armbar in Round 1
-Poppies Martinez def. Gigo Jara by Rear Naked Choke in Round 2
-Alex Karalexis def. Thomas Denny by Unanimous Decision
-John Alessio def. Alex Serdyukov by Rear Naked Choke in Round 3
-Antonio Banuelos def. Cole Escovedo by Unanimous Decision
-Doug Marshall def. Lodune Sincaid by KO in Round 2
Go ahead and list your predictions for tonight.
Diego Sanchez (17-0) vs Karo Parisyan (23-3)
Chris Leben (15-2) vs Jorge Santiago (11-5)
Dean Lister (8-4) vs Yuki Sasaki (20-12-1)
Josh Koscheck (8-1) vs Jonathan Goulet (16-6)
Undercard: (Will Not Be Televised)
Jake O’ Brien (7-0) vs Christophe Midoux (9-5)
Pat Healy (26-10) vs Anthony Torres (4-1)
Jason Von Flue (13-6) vs Joe Riggs (27-8)
Sammy Morgan (18-7) vs Forrest Petz (17-2)
Crafton Wallace (11-1-1) vs Martin Kampmann (7-1)
Here are mine…
Here are the weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night…
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will return to the ring almost six months after breaking his arm during a fight against Mark Coleman. He’s looking for another shot at Coleman on Pride’s biggest stage yet.
“Recovery is coming very well and I’m looking forward to fighting in October,” said Shogun. “I want to fight Mark Coleman and hopefully he’ll accept the fight. The last fight was a mishap and I don’t think it will happen again.”
“I think its going to be Coleman. I hope its going to be Coleman, but its still not for sure. My sights are set on Coleman,” said Rua about the prospects of his next fight.
“He is a great wrestler, but I’m not too worried about his wrestling. I’m going to do what I always do and I’m going for the knockout. I’m not concerned about his wrestling because I’m going to knock him out,” said Shogun.
Former WEC Lightweight Champion Gabe “Godzilla” Ruediger will be making his UFC debut at UFC 63 on September 23rd against Melvin Guillard.
“I just signed a contract with the UFC, Melvin Guillard, September 23rd. That’s my main priority, and what I’m most excited about.
This is the first fight that I’m going to have that I’m going to be able to train full-time. I told my boss that I’m taking a leave of absence. I’m going to be a full-time fighter, so I’m excited about that.
As soon as I found out that Guillard was a potential opponent I started looking him up. I’m familiar. I’m also a fan, so I especially try to keep up on the lightweight because you never know when a potential fight with one could be. He’s very athletic. He hits hard. He has got decent wrestling, but he’s not really a technician. That’s where I think he’s going to make mistakes. I’ll capitalize, and I’m going to finish him. I know I’m going to finish him.”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that they have hired Marshall Zelaznik to head the newly created position of President of their UK Division.
Marshall Zelaznik’s job will be “exporting and managing the UFC brand overseas to the United Kingdom and other parts of English and non-English speaking Europe.”
TKO Major League MMA will be hosting TKO 27: Reincarnation, September 29th at the Bell Centre in Montreal. This will mark the first time TKO has had the chance to host an event in a building such as the Bell Centre.
Along with the new venue comes a new fighting area. They have also announced that they will be getting rid of the ring and will be having their fights take place and an octagonal cage. The card is stacked with some of Canada’s top talent facing off.
Mark Hominick vs. Ivan Menjivar
Sam Stout vs. TBA
Icho Larenas vs. Krysztof Soszynski
Chris Clements vs. Ian Major
Chris Horodecki vs. Samuel Guillet
Martin Desilets vs. Todd Gouwenberg
Damacio Page vs. Stephane Vigneault
Stephane Dube vs. James Martinez
Donald Ouimet vs. Tyler Jackson
Steve Claveau vs. John Fraser
Dave Pariseau vs. Jacob MacDonald
Theirry Quenneville vs. TBA
Middleweight contenders David “The Crow” Loiseau and Mike “Quick” Swick will face off at UFC 63. This will be Loiseau’s first fight back since suffering a decision loss to the UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin. Mike Swick is currently on a four fight winning streak with his latest victory coming by submission over Joe Riggs.