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Score Fighting Series 7 Live Results

MMA on Tap will be going live at 7:30 PM ET with real-time results of tonight’s Score Fighting Series 7 event, which takes place in Hamilton, Ontario.

SFS 7 will be headlined by a welterweight showdown between Jordan Mein and Forrest Petz. Also featured will be a featherweight affair featuring Tristan Johnson and Will Romero. The card will air live on The Score in Canada and AXS TV in the States.

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Video: Todd Duffee KO’s Neil Grove in 34 Seconds at Super Fight League 2

Courtesy of Super Fight League, here's UFC veteran Todd Duffee fighting for the first time in over a year and picking up a 34-second KO of Neil Grove at SFL's latest event on Saturday at the T-Box Mobile Arena in Chandigarh, India. 

The card also saw Bellator middleweight star Alexander Shlemenko halt Ikuhisa Minowa with strikes in the first round and Ryan Healy win a unanimous nod over Paul Kelly.

Carneiro, Edwards Win at Shine Fights II


Roan Carneiro. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC veterans Roan Carneiro and Yves Edwards were victorious in their respective featured bouts at Shine Fights’s second-ever event, dubbed “American Top Team vs. The World” at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida on Friday night.

Carneiro used superior grappling to earn a three-round unanimous decision over Brazilian MMA pioneer Jorge Patino while Edwards submitted replacement opponent James Warfield with a triangle choke in the second round.

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Sapp, Riggs Suffer Brutal Losses in the Dome


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Bob Sapp’s return to his home state of Washington didn’t go so well. The former NFL lineman and K-1 star was stopped by fellow kickboxer Jan Nortje in brutal fashion, stunning the 7,089 in attendance at the Tacoma Dome for last night’s Strikeforce and Bodog Fight co-promoted event.

After cutting Sapp with a series of stiff left jabs in the opening moments of the fight, Nortje followed up with a barrage of punches while his opponent was up against the cage. Seconds later, Sapp was on the receiving end of one final left hook that sent him crumpling to the canvas and forced the referee to wave off the proceedings.

The win was Nortje’s first in mixed martial arts since Tadao Yasuda was forced to bow out of their December 2002 bout because of injury. After the fight, Nortje (2-5) expressed his desire to compete under the Strikeforce banner in the future.

“It wasn’t luck,” Nortje said. “I trained my ass off for this fight. I knew Sapp was one hell of a job to take on, but I did it. Thanks to Scott Coker and Strikeforce, I’m going to keep doing this. This feels nice. This feels good.“

A disappointed Sapp (9-3-1) revealed a potential hamstring injury that may have hampered his performance during a post-fight interview.

“My hamstring buckled and I wasn’t able to get back up,” Sapp said. “I tried to move around a lot but it wasn’t working. Unfortunately I just couldn’t get it done today.”

After a brief exchange on the feet, Cory Devela put veteran Joe Riggs on his back for good just two minutes into their middleweight bout with a swift judo throw. Immediately tapping out after he hit the mat, it was obvious that Riggs was in extreme pain from what appeared to be an unconfirmed lower back injury.

Although Devela landed two right hands flush to a downed and submitting Riggs, it was evident that the injury was the main cause behind the former UFC welterweight title contender being unable to stand up. A stretcher was called into the cage and Riggs was taken to nearby St. Joseph Medical Center where he remained overnight before being released earlier this morning.

Devela, now 8-1, noted that he hoped Riggs (27-10) would fully recover from the injury after the fight.

After a few minutes, I knew that I probably shouldn’t be standing with him,” Devela said. “He’s a hard-hitting guy and I had a better chance of tying up with him and beating him up that way. I hate to see when a fighter gets hurt like that so I hope he’s alright and comes back hard.”

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Masvidal Set to Continue Rise Against Healy

 


Jorge Masvidal throws a right hand at a downed Yves Edwards at BodogFight: Alvarez vs Lee in July 2007. Photo by David Singer.

It’s no secret anymore. Jorge Masvidal is one of the best young prospects in mixed martial arts.

After settling in with American Top Team close to five years ago, Masvidal quietly rose through the lightweight ranks, even picking up an impressive victory over current Ultimate Fighting Championship standout Joe Lauzon along the way.

Masvidal spent few years of his career fighting exclusively in the southeastern half of the United State before signing with a fledgling Bodog Fight promotion in 2006. After racking up two straight wins inside the Calvin Ayre-owned organization, Masvidal had his coming out party last summer, knocking veteran Yves Edwards unconscious with a devastating head kick.

“Looking back on it, that fight was huge for me,” Masvidal said during a recent interview session. “Yves was a such a big name and being able to get a win over someone as notable as him really jump-started my career. All of the hard work I’ve put in over the years paid off in that fight. Everything is falling into place now. This is actually one of the first fights where I’ve been the favorite going into it, one of the main attractions on the card. It feels good.”

Masvidal will now look to continue his winning ways later tonight at the Bodog Fight-sponsored “Strikeforce at the Dome” show, where he will take on hard-hitting Team Quest product Ryan Healy, who has won three of his last four.

“I’m really excited to get in there against Ryan,” Masvidal said. “I think this is going to be an entertaining fight because of the styles we bring to the table. We both like to stand and bang. Those kind of fights play right into my game. I’m comfortable anywhere the fight can go but I’m extremely comfortable standing.

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Strikeforce at the Dome Weigh-In Results


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The official weigh-in results for tonight’s Strikeforce at the Dome show are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event feature a super heavyweight showdown between former NFL lineman and K-1 star Bob “The Beast” Sapp and Jan Nortje. Former UFC heavyweight champion Maurice Smith will take on kickboxer Rick Roufus, who will be making his mixed martial arts debut.

The only minor hitch during the festivities involved Steve Berger, who needed an extra two hours to make the welterweight limit.

Bob Sapp (356 lbs) vs Jan Nortje (333 lbs)
Joe Riggs (184) lbs vs Cory Devela (184 lbs)
Maurice Smith (235 lbs) vs Rick Roufus (207 lbs)
Steve Berger (172 lbs) vs Eddy Ellis (168 lbs)
Jorge Masvidal (159 lbs) vs Ryan Healy (158 lbs)
Eric Clark (224 lbs) vs Josh Bennett (259 lbs)
Ray Perales (170 lbs) vs Lyle Beerbohm (168 lbs)
Matt Kovacs (244 lbs) vs Mike Hayes (230 lbs)
Scott Shaffer (144 lbs) vs Zach Skinner (143 lbs)
Dave Corshane (169 lbs) vs Nathan Coy (170 lbs)

Masvidal ‘Game’ For Healy at Strikeforce


Jorge Masvidal throws a right hand at a downed Yves Edwards at BodogFight: Alvarez vs Lee in July 2007. Photo by David Singer.

TACOMA - Bodog Fight sensation Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (13-2) will take on former NCAA National Boxing Champion turned Matt Lindland protégé, “Diamond” Ryan Healy (9-2-1), in a 160 lb. limit catch weight mixed martial arts battle during Bodog Fight Presents: “Strikeforce At The Dome” at Tacoma, Washington’s Tacoma Dome on Saturday, February 23rd.

The 23-year-old Masvidal, a native of Miami, Florida, is looking to notch his eighth consecutive victory after stopping Brant Rose in just 50 seconds on December 11, 2007.

Three months prior to his last outing, Masvidal finished Matt Lee with a barrage of strikes in one round of action during Strikeforce’s inaugural event at the world famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California on September 29, 2007. 

“Things are really starting to fall into place,” commented Masvidal on his surge that has him knocking on the door of a top ten ranking in the sport’s lightweight division.  His most impressive showing to date was his second round TKO of The Ultimate Fighter season 5 contender, Joe Lauzon, on April 30, 2005.

“A lot of other sports like boxing have amateur (ranks) so when you get to the pros you already know more or less what you’re doing,” explained Masvidal.  “For MMA, it’s different.  You’ve got to learn on the job.  So, it was just a matter of time before I put everything together.”

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WEC 21 Results

Rob McCullough came away the victor in the main event of the evening when referee Herb Dean was forced to stop the fight in the first round because of a cut over Ryan Healy’s left eye. Nathan Diaz put Joe Hurley to sleep with a triangle choke, forcing Hurley’s corner to throw in the towel during the middle of the second round. Hurley actually woke up and then proceeded to tap but the fight was already over.

Hermes Franca defended his WEC lightweight title for the last time before going over to the UFC, submitting Brandon Olsen with an armbar. Justin Eilers continued his winning ways has his opponent, Jimmy Ambriz was unable to answer the bell for the second because of a shoulder injury. The ringside doctor quickly found that Ambriz had a torn bicep tendon.