Rich Clementi

Watch the Dragon Eyes Trailer with JCVD, Cung Le, Trevor Prangley and More

It wasn't until I actually watched this trailer that I made myself go look at who is in it. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Peter Weller and Cung Le are the stars naturally. And if that looks an awfully lot like Trevor Prangley getting his ass kicked for about 30 seconds, that's because it is. Dan Henderson, Gilbert Melendez and Rich Clementi are also credited.

If nothing else, the action sequences are going to be sick.

Wagner Stops Sylvia in 32 Seconds at TFC 16


Tim Sylvia. Photo by Esther Lin/AllElbows.com.

It seems as if Tim Sylvia's days as a top heavyweight in MMA have come to an abrupt end. Long gone is the dominant and consistant former UFC heavyweight champion that we once knew.

An overweight and out-of-shape Sylvia was left dazed and confused just 32 seconds into his main event bout against "TUF 10" contestant Abe Wagner at Titan Fighting Championships 16 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS.

After a wild exchange on the feet between both fighters, Wagner caught Sylvia with a quick right hand. Sylvia backtracked to the other side of the cage and Wagner followed, unleashed a blitz of lefts and rights with a final combination catching Sylvia on the chin and sending him face down onto the canvas.

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Clementi to Replace Davis at TFC 16


Rich Clementi. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

UFC veteran Rich Clementi will replace an injured L.C. Davis on the fight card for Titan Fighting Championship 16, which will air live on HDNet on January 28 from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS.

The organization announced the change this morning. Clementi will be facing local product Aaron Derrow in a welterweight bout. Derrow had previously been scheduled to take on Alonzo Martinez in a lightweight contest.

TFC officials hope to reschedule Davis’ proposed fight against Jared Downing for the promotion’s next show on March 25.

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UFC Headed to Tampa for February “Fight Night”


Hermes Franca. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will reportedly be headed to Florida once again for another “UFC Fight Night” card, which is currently slated to take place on February 7 at the USF Sun Dome on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa Bay.

Various fighters and officials involved with the event have confirmed the UFC’s choice over the last few days. The organization is expected to formally announce the show at the end of this week with ticket sales likely beginning as soon as this coming weekend.

MMA on Tap has confirmed that the event will be headlined by a pair of co-main events: Former UFC lightweight title challenge Hermes Franca will try to win his second straight fight against “Ultimate Fighter” season six cast member Joe Lauzon and the winner of the aforementioned reality show, Mac Danzig, will face Josh Neer.

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UFC 90: Silva vs Cote Quick Results

Anderson Silva def. Patrick Cote - TKO
Thiago Alves def. Josh Koscheck - Unanimous Decision
Gray Maynard def. Rich Clementi - Unanimous Decision
Junior dos Santos def. Fabricio Werdum - KO
Sean Sherk def. Tyson Griffin - Unanimous Decision
Thales Leites def. Drew McFedries - Submission (rear naked choke)
Spencer Fisher def. Shannon Gugerty - Submission (triangle choke)
Dan Miller def. Matt Horwich - Unanimous Decision
Hermes Franca def. Marcus Aurelio - Unanimous Decision
Pete Sell def. Josh Burkman - Unanimous Decision

UFC 90: Silva vs Cote Weigh-In Results


Patrick Cote. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote event, which takes place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, are below. All fighters successfully made weight with the exception of Josh Burkman, who weighed-in two pounds over the welterweight limit. He will be given one hour to shed the extra weight.

UFC 90 is headlined by reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his title against heavy-handed contender Patrick Cote. Rising welterweight sensation Thiago Alves will look to continue his winning ways against replacement opponent Josh Koscheck in the co-main event.

Main Card:

Anderson Silva (184 lbs) vs. Patrick Cote (183 lbs)
Josh Koscheck (170 lbs) vs. Thiago Alves (171 lbs)
Fabricio Werdum (256 lbs) vs. Junior dos Santos (234 lbs)
Sean Sherk (156 lbs) vs. Tyson Griffin (155 lbs)
Rich Clementi (156 lbs) vs. Gray Maynard (155 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Thales Leites (186 lbs) vs. Drew McFedries (186 lbs)
Spencer Fisher (155 lbs) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156 lbs)
Dan Miller (185 lbs) vs. Matt Horwich (186 lbs)
Hermes Franca (156 lbs) vs. Marcus Aurelio (156 lbs)
Josh Burkman (173 lbs) vs. Pete Sell (170 lbs)

Report: Clementi-Maynard Likely for UFC 90


Rich Clementi. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Rich Clementi will reportedly take on Xtreme Couture product and “Ultimate Fighter” contestant Gray Maynard at UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote, which will take place on October 25th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.

Sources close to the fight have told our friends at MMA Junkie that the two are expected to fight and although bout agreements have not yet been signed, an official announcement could be made in the next few weeks.

Since losing two out of his three fights following the conclusion of “The Ultimate Fighter 4”, Clementi has gone on to rack up a six-fight winning streak. He most recently scored a unanimous decision over Terry Etim at UFC 84 on short notice. Prior to that, he won a split decision against Sam Stout and submitted former training partner Melvin Guillard.

Meanwhile, Maynard, after earning an odd no-contest in his UFC debut, has gone on to win three straight fights. After dispatching of Dennis Siver and Joe Veres, Maynard picked up his biggest career win to date at UFC Fight Night 13 where he won a decision over fellow standout wrestler Frankie Edgar.

Clementi to Replace Emerson at UFC 84


Rich Clementi weighs-in for UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre II. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Despite competing this past weekend in a three-round war against Sam Stout, lightweight contender Rich Clementi has agreed to step in for an injured Rob Emerson and take on Terry Etim at UFC 84: Ill Will on May 24th.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced the change this afternoon on their website.

Clementi used superior striking skills to win a hard-fought split decision over Shawn Tompkins-trained Sam Stout at UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre II this past Saturday. The win was Clementi’s fifth in a row and third consecutive victory inside the UFC.

Etim was originally slated to face Iowa native Jeremy Stephens at the event but Stephens was moved to a different event later this summer due to a minor legal situation concerning the Miletich Fighting Systems product. Etim is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Gleison Tibau last September.

The kind and extent of Emerson’s injury is currently unknown.

Hometown Hero: St. Pierre Stops Serra in Montreal


Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

One year removed from his original upset loss to Matt Serra, Georges St. Pierre was finally able to avenge the defeat, dominating Serra on the mat over two rounds en route to regaining his UFC welterweight title in UFC 83’s historic main event.

The raucous crowd packed inside Montreal, Quebec’s Bell Centre saw St. Pierre surprise many in the opening seconds of the fight as he opted to take Serra down. After being on the receiving end of an array of strikes, Serra eventually worked his way back to his feet before finding himself on his back once again.

Any chances for another first-round Serra knockout were spoiled in a big way. With a mouse forming under Serra’s right eye, the Long Island native came out from his corner looking to throw down at the start of the second round. St. Pierre unfortunately had a different idea.

St. Pierre scored yet another early takedown. Serra mounted a bit of offense once the fight hit the feet, connecting with a head kick. However with fatigue setting in, Serra was unable to capitalize, allowing St. Pierre to land a handful of stiff jabs before shooting in for a takedown.

Once on the mat, St. Pierre unleashed a barrage of unanswered punches and knees to the body that forced Serra to cover up and referee Yves Lavigne to ultimately stop the fight, handing St. Pierre the title that he likely should have never lost in the first place.

“My strategy going in was to make it a physical fight,” St. Pierre said in his post-fight interview with Kenny Florian, who filled in for usual color commentator Joe Rogan. “I wanted to make him tired as much as I could because I know have the conditioning. I was trying to mix it up as much as I could.”

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UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre II Weigh-In Results


Matt Serra and Georges St. Pierre pose at the pre-fight press conference for UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre II. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre II show are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event will be headlined by current welterweight champions Georges St. Pierre and Matt Serra unifying their belts in a main event rematch of their fight at UFC 69: Shootout last year, where Serra stopped St. Pierre with strikes to win the UFC welterweight title.

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin will also be in action, taking on the middleweight winner of the fourth season of “The Ultimate Fighter, Travis Lutter. Additional main card bouts include Nate Quarry vs. Kalib Starnes, Michael Bisping vs. Charles McCarthy, and Mac Danzig vs. Mark Bocek.

Main Card:

Matt Serra (169.5 lbs) vs. Georges St. Pierre (169.5 lbs)
Rich Franklin (185.5 lbs) vs. Travis Lutter (185 lbs)
Nate Quarry (185.5 lbs) vs. Kalib Starnes (186 lbs)
Michael Bisping (185.5 lbs) vs. Charles McCarthy (186 lbs)
Mac Danzig (154.5 lbs) vs. Mark Bocek (154.5 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Jason MacDonald (185 lbs) vs. Joe Doerksen (184.5 lbs)
Sam Stout (155.5 lbs) vs. Rich Clementi (155 lbs)
Ed Herman (185.5 lbs) vs. Demian Maia (184.5 lbs)
Jonathan Goulet (169.5 lbs) vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka (170 lbs)
Alan Belcher (185 lbs) vs. Jason Day (183.5 lbs)
Cain Velasquez (235.5 lbs) vs. Brad Morris (225.5 lbs)

Screenshots from this afternoon’s weigh-ins featuring St. Pierre and Serra are after the jump, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports.

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