Mamed Khalidov def. Kendall Grove – Submission (Achilles Lock)
Michal Materia def. Rodney Wallace – KO (Punch)
Aslambek Saidov def. Borys Mankowski – TKO (Leg Injury)
Maciej Jewtuszko def. Artur Sowinski – Submission (Brabo Choke)
Piotr Strus def. Krzysztof Kulak – TKO (Corner Stoppage)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Paulina Bonkowska – Decision (Unanimous)
Matt Horwich def. Terry Martin – TKO (Punches)
A handful of notable UFC veterans were in action at last night's Superior Cage Combat 4 event at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday night.
The show's main event saw slick striker Jay Silva go out of his element and submit "Ultimate Fighter" season three middleweight winner Kendall Grove with an arm-triangle choke in the secound round. Grove fell into unconsciousness at the 1:52 mark.
In addition, Team Tompkins member John Gunderson partook in a back-and-forth battle with Team Alpha Male's Justin Buccholz before submitting the Sacramento native with a kimura in the middle of the third stanza, earning the SCC lightweight title in the process.
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— UFC veterans Kendall Grove and Joe Riggs are likely to rematch under the ProElite banner at the promotion's relaunch event on August 27 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Both fighters are coming off of recent releases from the UFC and Bellator respectively. Grove and Riggs originally fought in May 2004, with Riggs coming away the victor via first-round KO at Rumble on the Rock 5. [MMAFighting.com]
— Former UFC middleweight champion Murilo Bustamante has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming farewell bout against Yuya Shirai at a Clube da Luta event in Brazil this Wednesday due to a back injury suffered in training. Bustamante will be replaced by Delson Heleno, who will take on Shirai at a 180 lbs catchweight. [Tatame]
We will be going live at 8:00 PM ET with live results of UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine, which takes place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view starting at 10:00 PM ET.
The event is headlined by light heavyweight contenders bout between former champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “Ultimate Fighter” alumnus Keith Jardine. A heavyweight clash between undefeated prospect Shane Carwin and former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga will serve as the co-main event.
Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments throughout the afternoon and evening. Detailed live results are after the jump.
Jason Day. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Two more bouts are reportedly set for the UFC’s return to Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96 on March 7.
Kevin “The Garv” Garvey, aka the fucking man, is reporting via his official website that Jim Miller will be taking on Gray Maynard at the event while Kendall Grove, who hasn’t fought since defeating the late Evan Tanner back in June, is expected to take on Jason Day according to our friends at Sportsnet.ca.
Recaps of what each fighter has been up to are inside the links.
Results from The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale:
Rob Kimmons def. Rob Yundt - Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Dean Lister def. Jeremy Horn - Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Matt Brown def. Matt Arroyo - TKO
Drew McFedries def. Marvin Eastman - TKO
Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough - Cancelled
Dustin Hazelett def. Josh Burkman - Submission (Armbar)
Matt Riddle def. Dante Rivera - Unanimous Decision
Spencer Fisher def. Jeremy Stephens - Unanimous Decision
Diego Sanchez def. Luigi Fioravanti - TKO
Amir Sadollah def. CB Dollaway - Submission (Armbar)
Kendall Grove def. Evan Tanner - Split Decision
- Dollaway protested his loss, suggesting he didn’t tap out. It did appear that he tapped once. It resulted in a good-looking hanging armbar from Sadollah.
- Tanner could not solve Grove’s size. He walked into a few punches, and looked surprised by the reach of Grove’s legs. Tanner had a good third round, but nothing that compared to the first two, which easily went to Grove. The split decision result was curious.
In the above video, Kendall Grove, the middleweight winner of the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, discusses his upcoming bout against former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner, which will take place this Saturday night at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest Finale in Las Vegas, courtesy of ESPN. Grove also talks about his last two devastating losses at the hands of Patrick Cote and Jorge Rivera respectively, as well as his decision to move back to his native state of Hawaii in order to train with current UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn.
Amir Sadollah. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Last night’s episode of “The Ultimate Fighter” showed us that everything isn’t always set in stone, especially when it comes to who will be fighting to become this season’s winner.
After Amir Sadollah pulled off a third-round upset of highly touted wrestler C.B. Dollaway, he was set to join Jesse Taylor in the finals of the reality show’s middleweight bracket for this season. However when a few of the fighters opted to stay in Las Vegas following the filming of the show, Taylor’s infamous drunken escapades continued.
Taylor smashed a limousine window, upset guests at Palace Station, a casino owned by UFC co-owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, and then gave security all they could handle on the fighter’s final night in Sin City. UFC President Dana White had seen enough and ultimately decided to kick Taylor off of the show, additionally asking Dollaway and fellow semi-finalist Tim Credeur to fight in another exhibition bout to decide who would go on to fight Sadollah in the finals.
Dollaway used his wrestling skills to earn a hard-fought unanimous decision over Credeur, moving on to rematch Sadollah this Saturday night. This season’s finale will see the fewest amount of ‘TUF’ cast members in history - only seven from this season will be on the card. The remainder will have a slew of UFC veterans complete a stacked undercard.
The show will also feature a welterweight battle between Diego Sanchez and American Top Team product Luigi Fioravanti. Former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner will collide with Kendall Grove, the middleweight winner of the show’s third season, in the night’s main event.
The complete card for the event is as follows:
Evan Tanner vs. Kendall Grove
Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti
Amir Sadollah vs. C.B. Dollaway
Spencer Fisher vs. Jeremy Stephens
Matt Riddle vs. Dante Rivera
Josh Burkman vs. Dustin Hazelett
Marvin Eastman vs. Drew McFedries
Dean Lister vs. Jeremy Horn
Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough
Rob Yundt vs. Rob Kimmons
Matt Arroyo vs. Matt Brown
In the above video, former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner discusses his upcoming fight against Kendall Grove, the middleweight winner of the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, courtesy of ESPN. Among the topic Tanner elaborates on was the reasoning behind his most recent loss to Yushin Okami in March, his training leading up to the fight, and why the loser of the fight might actually find their way out of the UFC.
Evan Tanner weighs-in for UFC 82: Pride of a Champion. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Update 8:00 PM: Kendall Grove has since posted information concerning the fight on the front page of his official website.
Former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner will attempt to bounce back from a recent loss to Yushin Okami last month when he takes on Kendall Grove at the The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale on June 21st.
Sources close to the fight have confirmed to MMA on Tap that bout agreements have been signed. It’s unknown at this time whether or not the fight will be televised or serve as one of the event’s preliminary bouts.
Tanner’s loss to Okami was his first fight in nearly two full years after taking a hiatus from active competition in order to get away from fighting and deal with some personal needs. His break from fighting also involved yet another battle with alcohol addiction, a disease Tanner has been fighting for the majority of his adult life.
Even though Tanner’s anticipated return didn’t go as planned against Okami, the former Team Quest member admitted that he overcame a huge hurdle after the fight as he prevented himself from giving in to his personal demons after the fight.
He’ll take on Grove, who fell victim to an upset knockout at the hands of Jorge Rivera at UFC 80: Rapid Fire in January. It was Grove’s second consecutive loss in as many fights. The middleweight winner of the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Grove will most likely have to defeat Tanner if he wishes to remain with the UFC.
Diego Sanchez is expected to take on American Top Team’s Luigi Fioravanti in a bout that will serve as the show’s main event.