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Horn, Prangley Victorious at Arena Rumble


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).

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Weekend Preview: Arona Returns at Bitetti Combat, Horn Headlines Arena Rumble & More


Ricardo Arona. Photo property of PRIDE FC Worldwide.

Former PRIDE Fighting Championships standout Ricardo Arona will return to active competition for the first time in over two years when he takes on fellow veteran Marvin Eastman at Bitetti Combat 4 this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It will be the first fight for Arona since losing three out of four bouts under the PRIDE banner, including a brutal knockout at the hands of a streaking Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at PRIDE 34 in April 2007. Eastman is coming off of a second-round TKO of Aron Lofton at a Maximum Fighting Championship show in May.

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Monson, Lashley Win at “March Badness”


Jeff Monson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former World Wrestling Entertainment star Bobby Lashley took a step up in competition and won in just his second professional fight, grinding out a unanimous decision over experienced veteran Jason Guida in a featherweight bout at Square Ring Promotions “March Badness” event on Saturday in Pensacola, Florida.

Also victorious was one-time UFC heavyweight title contender Jeff Monson, who earned a controversial unanimous nod over former IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson. Notable veterans Din Thomas and Dennis Hallman also found the win column during the show as well. Future boxing hall-of-famer Roy Jones Jr. scored a fifth-round TKO of Omar Sheika in the night’s boxing main event.

Complete results (MMA) from the show:

Bobby Lashley def. Jason Guida - Unanimous Decision
Jeff Monson def. Roy Nelson - Unanimous Decision
Din Thomas def. Gabe Lemley - KO (Knee), R1
Dennis Hallman def. Danny Ruiz - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), R1
James Freeman def. John Mowry - KO (Punch), R1

Roy Jones Separates Bobby Lashley and Jason Guida

Roy Jones Jr, played the part of peacemaker in stepping in between Bobby Lashley and Jason Guida at the press conference for Jones’ hybrid boxing-MMA event, March Badness.

Guida to Replace Shamrock Against Lashley


Jason Guida. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Just one day after it was announced that Ken Shamrock would no longer be able to take on fellow former professional wrestler Bobby Lashley at the Roy Jones Jr-promoted “March Badness” boxing and MMA card next weekend due to a positive steroids test in California, it seems that Lashley already has a new opponent.

According to Ariel Helwani of Versus.com, Lashley will now be facing one-time EliteXC and “Ultimate Fighter” veteran Jason Guida at the event:

Versus.com can exclusively report that Jason Guida (17-19) will replace Ken Shamrock as Bobby Lashley’s (1-0) opponent on next weekend’s “March Badness” pay-per-view. Guida, the younger brother of UFC lightweight star Clay Guida, is best known for failing to make weight prior to his qualifying match on the eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The Florida State Boxing Commission is honoring Shamrock’s steroid suspension levied by the California State Athletic Commission earlier this week.

Despite his actions over the last year or so that have brought him down in the eyes of many MMA fans, Guida’s experience presents a whole new challenge for Lashley, who only has one professional fight under his belt so far. It’s a far more compelling matchup (and more dangerous for Lashley) than if he were still to face an aging Shamrock.

Herman Stops Schall at ShoXC in Indiana


Dave Herman vs. Kerry Schall. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC

“PEE WEE” STANDS TALL YET AGAIN, PUTS AWAY SCHALL IN AN INDIANA MINUTE IN MAIN EVENT ON SHOXC

HAMMOND, Ind. (Oct. 11, 2008) – Promising, unbeaten heavyweight Dave “Pee Wee’’ Herman of Bloomington, Ind., improved to 12-0 with a 1:06, first-round TKO over Kerry “Meat Truck’’ Schall (21-11) of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the main event Friday on ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series.

Schall got Herman’s attention with a huge overhand right hand approximately a half-minute in.

But the shot only seemed to invigorate and anger Herman, who retaliated with a vengeance. He connected with a series of knees that dropped Schall and then finished off the veteran, who complained afterward about a low blow, with three punches while he was down and defenseless.

“I may have got hit, but I didn’t feel it,’’ said Herman, who improved to 3-0 for EliteXC and 2-0 on Showtime. “I don’t care who I fight next but I hope it is as soon as possible. Actually, I would like to fight on the EliteXC Nov. 8 card on Showtime.’’

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Herman-Schall Headlines Saturday ShoXC


Dave Herman. Photo by Esther Lin/CombatLifestyle.com

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Dave “Pee Wee” Herman will take on former “Ultimate Fighter” contestant Kerry Schall in a bout that will headline the next edition of ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series, which takes place this Friday night at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana and will be televised live on Showtime.

Additional main card bouts will feature banished ‘TUF’ competitor Jason Guida making his EliteXC debut against Mamed Khalidows and King of the Cage welterweight champion Anthony Lapsley taking on Mike Stumpf.

The complete card for the event is after the jump.

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Russow, Martin Win at Adrenaline Debut


Terry Martin. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

PRIDE Fighting Championships veteran Mike Russow was victorious over last-minute replacement opponent and fellow veteran Jason Guida Saturday night in Chicago, submitting Guida with a first-round guillotine choke at Adrenaline MMA’s inaugural show at the Sears Centre.

The two local products exchanged punches on the feet before Russow scored a takedown during the first minute of the fight. Guida surprisingly was quick to spring back up to his feet, only to be taken down by Russow once again. Another attempt to stand up came next for Guida, but his exposed neck was grabbed by Russow who locked in a tight guillotine choke that ultimately forced Guida to tap out.

Fresh off of a successful professional boxing debut, UFC veteran Terry Martin was victorious in his return to mixed martial arts, defeating longtime Japanese veteran Daiju Takase by disqualification after Takase kicked Martin in the groin three separate times during the course of their bout.

Forrest Petz shook off a damaging left hand from opponent Brian Gassaway to wrestle his way to an unanimous decision win in a fight that was much closer than the judge’s scorecards read. Other notable veterans who garnered victories at last night’s show included Bart Palaszewski, Rory Markham, Clay French, and Joe Jordan.

Complete results from the event:

Mike Russow def. Jason Guida - Submission (Guillotine)
Terry Martin def. Daiju Takase - DQ (Groin Kicks)
Forrest Petz def. Brian Gassaway - Unanimous Decision
Bart Palaszewski def. Jeff Cox - KO (Head Kick)
Rory Markham def. Jay Ellis - Submission (Triangle)
Clay French def. Jameel Massouh - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Joe Jordan def. Ryan Williams - Unanimous Decision
Joe Pearson def. John Hosman - Submission (Triangle)
Herc Hayes def. Kerry Schall - Unanimous Decision
Aaron Rosa def. Ron Fields - TKO (Strikes)
Hector Urbina def. Dave Keiczkowski - TKO (Strikes)
Mike Stumpf def. Dom O’Grady - TKO (Strikes)
Louis Taylor def. Adam Maciejewski - Unanimous Decision
Tom Belt def. Marcus Levesseur - TKO (Strikes)

Injury Forces Monson Out of Adrenaline


Jeff Monson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Jeff Monson has reportedly been forced to pull out of his upcoming scheduled bout against PRIDE veteran Mike Russow at Adrenaline MMA’s inaugural show in Chicago this weekend.

The news comes from Sergio Non of USA Today.

Monson has yet to recover from a broken hand suffered during his recent loss to Josh Barnett at World Victory Road’s second “Sengoku” show last month and thus will be unable to compete in the show’s main event. He has been replaced by longtime veteran Jason Guida, a fellow Chicago native along with Russow.

Adrenaline promoter Monte Cox apparently attempted to sign Ricco Rodriguez as a late replacement but the former UFC champion is slated to take on none other than Monson at Global Fighting’s Godz of War show next weekend. Despite his lingering hand injury, Monson is still advertised as participating at the event.

“He [Monson] found that the thing wasn’t healing properly and he wasn’t going to be able to fight,” Cox said in the report. “It made sense for me at this point to go with two Chicago guys fighting each other, and they come from different camps in the same city and I just thought, you know what, this will probably sell me more tickets than anyone I can get on a week’s notice.”

Eastman Grabs WEF Light Heavy Belt

Marvin Eastman won a re-match decision over Jason Guida and walked away with the WEF Light-Heavyweight Championship.