Fedor Emelianenko def. Brett Rogers – TKO (Punches)
Jake Shields def. Jason Miller – Decision (Unanimous)
Gegard Mousasi def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou – TKO (Punches)
Fabricio Werdum def. Antonio Silva – Decision (Unanimous)
Marloes Coenen def. Roxanne Modafferi – Submission (Armbar)
Jeff Curran def. Dustin Neace – Submission (Rib Injury)
Shamar Bailey def. John Kolosci – Decision (Unanimous)
Nate Moore def. Louis Taylor – Submission (Punches)
Christian Uflacker def. Jonatas Novaes – Decision (Unanimous)
Lyoto Machida def. Mauricio Rua – Decision (Unanimous)
Cain Velasquez def. Ben Rothwell – TKO (Punches)
Gleison Tibau def. Josh Neer – Decision (Unanimous)
Joe Stevenson def. Spencer Fisher – Submission (Elbows)
Anthony Johnson def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida – TKO (Punches)
Ryan Bader def. Eric Schafer – Decision (Unanimous)
Patrick Berry def. Antoni Hardonk – TKO (Punches)
Chael Sonnen def. Yushin Okami – Decision (Unanimous)
Jorge Rivera def. Rob Kimmons – TKO (Punches)
Kyle Kingsbury def. Razak Al-Hassan – Decision (Split)
Stefan Struve def. Chase Gormley – Submission (Triangle Choke)
Antz Nansen. Photo courtesy of World Victory Road.
New Zealand kickboxer Antz Nansen used superior striking skills to spoil the anticipated professional debut of 2004 Olympic judo silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi, knocking Izumi down three times en route to a first-round TKO win at World Victory Road’s “Sengoku Tenth Battle” event on Wednesday.
Izumi (0-1) did surprisingly well in the loss. Willing to stand with a dangerous Nansen (1-0) on the feet, Izumi caught his opponent on multiple occasions with a few straight left hands. The tide turned when Nansen hurt Izumi with a right hand midway through the round. Izumi stumbling backwards prompting Nansen to stalk his foe, dropping him twice before finishing him off with a final combination that left Izumi bloodied and seated in a corner.
Antonio Silva and Jim York. Photo courtesy of World Victory Road.
We will be going live at 3:00 PM ET with live results of this morning’s “Sengoku Tenth Battle” event, which will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The show will air live on HDNet for those in North America.
2004 Olympic judo silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi will meet New Zealand kickboxer Antz Nansen in the professional debut for both fighters in the fight card’s main event. Additional bouts slated to take place include a heavyweight matchup pitting former EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva against Jim York and a welterweight bout involving Nick Thompson and Dan Hornbuckle.
Vitor Belfort. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Vitor Belfort’s return to the UFC was a successful one as the former UFC light heavyweight champion decked former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin with a series of punches that resulted in a first-round TKO win for the heavy-handed Brazilian in the main event of UFC 103 on Saturday night in Dallas, Texas.
Up until the ending sequence, the bout didn’t feature much action. Belfort (19-8) and Franklin (25-5) exchanged leg kicks and short jabs, but neither put together any offense of note that landed. Things completely changed however after Belfort clipped Franklin with an overhand left during an exchange.
Efrain Escudero. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“Ultimate Fighter 8” lightweight winner Efrain Escudero kept his perfect record intact on Saturday night, scoring a devastating first-round stoppage of fellow “TUF” alumnus and skilled grappler Cole Miller during the preliminary portion of UFC 103.
Both Escudero and Miller opted to spend the first couple minutes of their Spike TV-televised attraction feeling each other out on the feet. Miller used a substantial reach advantage to land a number of jabs and stiff right hands while Escudero timed some of Miller’s leg kicks and put Miller on the mat on two separate occasions.
We will be going live at 6:00 PM ET with live results of UFC 103: “Franklin vs. Belfort”, which will take place at a sold out American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event’s televised main card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view starting at 10:00 PM ET. An additional hour of preliminary bouts will also be shown on Spike TV starting at 9:00 PM ET prior to that.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort headlines the event, returning to the UFC in a 195 lb catchweight bout against former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. A heavyweight contenders clash between formidable strikers Mirko Cro Cop and Junior Dos Santos serves as the co-main event.
Nate Diaz def. Melvin Guillard – Submission (Guillotine)
Gray Maynard def. Roger Huerta – Decision (Split)
Carlos Condit def. Jake Ellenberger – Decision (Split)
Nate Quarry def. Tim Credeur – Decision (Unanimous)
Brian Stann def. Steve Cantwell – Decision (Unanimous)
Mike Pyle def. Chris Wilson – Submission (Guillotine)
CB Dollaway def. Jay Silva – Decision (Unanimous)
Jeremy Stephens def. Justin Buchholz – TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
Mike Pierce def. Brock Larson – Decision (Unanimous)
Ryan Jensen def. Steve Steinbeiss – Technical Submission (Guillotine)
- The lightweight bout between Sam Stout and Phillipe Nover was canceled hours before showtime after Nover had a seizure while warming up in his locker room.
Jeremy Horn. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Longtime veterans Jeremy Horn and Trevor Prangley were each victorious in their respective bouts at Arena Rumble’s debut event on Saturday night at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington.
Horn (82-19-5) submitted journeyman Jason Guida (17-21) in the first round of their main event via an arm-triangle choke and Prangley (21-5) needed only 20 seconds to score a swift knockout of Midwestern veteran Dennis Reed (43-45-1).
Dave Herman. Photo courtesy of World Victory Road.
Former EliteXC heavyweight standout Dave Herman picked up what was arguably the biggest win of his young career on Saturday night, needing only a minute to dispatch of MMA pioneer Don Frye in the main event of Shark Fights 6 in Amarillo, Texas.
The elder Frye pushed for a takedown early on, but Herman was able to stay on his feet and battered the veteran with a flurry of punches that forced the quick stoppage. The win was the second in a row for Herman while Frye has now fallen in three of his last five appearances.