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)
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Aaron Simpson is considering a drop down to the middleweight division following his split decision loss to Ronny Markes at last night's UFC on FUEL TV 1 event. “I just don’t cut for this weight class. I look at a guy like Frankie Edgar, thinking I can do the same thing, but I’m dealing with a lot of size. Maybe it means a move down to 170, I don’t know. Right now it hurts to lose,” Simpson said after the fight. [MMA Weekly]
"TUF" 14 product Akira Corassani has been forced to bow out of his scheduled UFC on FUEL TV 2 featherweight bout against Jason Young after suffering an undisclosed injury during a recent training session. The UFC announced the news earlier this week. A replacement opponent for Young is expected to be revealed within the coming days. [UFC.com]
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).
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.
K.J. Noons. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.
— Former EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons and UFC veteran Terry Martin each picked up respective wins in the world of boxing this weekend. Noons earned a unanimous decision over Randy Pogue on Saturday night in Pala, California while Martin knocked out opponent Rayvon Wilson in the second round of their Friday night bout in Hammond, Indiana. [MMA Junkie]
— Chute Boxe product Murilo “Ninja” Rua has reportedly been tapped to replace Antonio Rogerio Nogueira against Alex Steibling on the Bitetti Combat 4 card, which takes place on September 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nogueira withdrew from the card last week and current speculation has him joining his older brother, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, in the light heavyweight ranks of the UFC. [Fighters.com]
Frank Trigg. Photo by Mary Ann Owen.
Former two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Frank Trigg was pushed to the limit by upstart middleweight prospect Danny Babock before the veteran came away with a unanimous decision in the main event of Xtreme Cagefighting Federation’s “Rumble in Racetown” event in Daytona Beach, Florida.
In other action, Terry Martin was upset by an unknown Zak Cummings via a surprising split decision and controversial “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Jesse Taylor remained unbeaten since his release from the UFC with a submission of American Top Team product Gert Kocani.
Complete results from the event:
Frank Trigg def. Danny Babcock - Unanimous Decision
Zak Cummings def. Terry Martin - Split Decision
Jesse Taylor def. Gert Kocani - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
Ryan Keenan def. Blake Bowman - TKO (Strikes)
Todd Cutler def. Jeremy May - TKO (Strikes)
Marcus Jones def. John Juarez - TKO (Strikes)
T.J. Cook def. Scott Harper - KO (Punch)
Gilbert Burgos def. Chris Thorne - TKO (Cut)
Carlos Condit. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
- It appears that WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit could be headed to the UFC after all. Days after a Five Ounces of Pain report suggested that the WEC was attempting to match Condit up against Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 18 in April after Condit was forced out of his March 1 title defense against Brock Larson due to injury, MMA Junkie is reporting that has been signed for the event, essentially signaling the end for the WEC’s 170 lb. division. In semi-related news, Dann Stupp and company are also saying that “Ultimate Fighter 8” runner-up Philippe Nover will likely return to action against Kyle Bradley at UFC 98.
San Jose, CA. —Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith (13-5) weighed in at 185 ½ lbs. and his opponent, Terry Martin (18-5), tipped the scales at 186 lbs. one day before their meeting at Strikeforce “Destruction,” the mixed martial arts mega-event at San Jose’s HP Pavilion.
Strikeforce World Light Heavyweight (205 lb. limit) Champion Bobby Southworth (9-5) and his opponent, Renato “Babalu” Sobral (30-7), both registered in at 204 lbs. Knockout artists and opponents Duane “Bang” Ludwig (17-8) and Yves Edwards (34-14-1) weighed in at 163 lbs. and 164 lbs, respectively.
The following are the official fighter weights from today’s weigh-ins at Hotel DeAnza:
Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith – 185.5 lbs. vs Terry Martin – 186 lbs.
Bobby Southworth – 204 lbs. vs Renato “Babalu” Sobral – 204 lbs.
Duane “Bang” Ludwig – 163 lbs. vs Yves Edwards – 164 lbs.
Kim “Sugar Free” Couture – 132 lbs. vs Lina Kvokov – 133 lbs.
Joe “Diesel” Riggs – 170.5 lbs. vs Luke Stewart – 170.5 lbs.
Brad Royster – 134 lbs. vs Darren “Bone Crusher” Uyenoyama – 136 lbs.
Nik Theotikos – 185.5 lbs. vs Luke Rockhold – 185.5 lbs.
Zakary Bucia – 169 lbs. vs Adam Steele – 168 lbs.
Alvin Cacdac – 143 lbs. vs Jose Palacios – 145 lbs.
Lemont Davis – 173 lbs. vs Brian Schwartz – 175 lbs.
Josh Neal – 184 lbs. vs Kurt “Rhino” Osiander – 185 lbs.
Bobby Stack – 155 lbs. vs Cyrillo Padilha – 156 lbs.
Tony Johnson – 184 lbs. vs Eric Lawson – 185 lbs.
HP Pavilion doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for Strikeforce “Destruction” and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6 p.m. The main card will commence at 7:30 p.m.
The live HDNet telecast of Strikeforce “Destruction” will begin at 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST).
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A showdown between hard hitting middleweights (185 lb. limit) Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith (13-5) and Terry Martin (18-5) has been added to Strikeforce “Destruction,” the star-studded mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card that will unfold at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Friday, November 21st.
“This is one of the those matchups where there’s no chance it won’t be a great fight,” said the 29-year-old Smith, a Sacramento native who has been eager to return to the cage since his loss to Robbie Lawler in the main event of the live CBS televised MMA fight card on July 26th.
“A fight like Terry Martin – ever since I’ve watched him fight, I always thought he’d be an exciting fight for me. I like taking on guys that bring it and like to fight.”
Terry Martin. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
A middleweight bout between hard-hitting UFC veteran Terry Martin and rising prospect Cory Devela has been signed to take place at Strikeforce’s upcoming event at the Playboy Mansion on September 20th. The organization officially announced the bout this evening.
Devela picked up his biggest career win to date against longtime veteran Joe Riggs in a bout at “Strikeforce at the Dome” in February. Riggs succumbed to injury and re-injured his ailing back after being thrown onto the canvas by Devela. The injury required surgery but Riggs has since returned to active competition.
“I know he’s a short little brick house and a good wrestler, but I’ll have a lot of reach on him and I don’t think anybody’s wrestling compares to mine,” Devela said in a press release. “People underestimate my wrestling. Riggs did and got thrown because of that. I’m going to do the same thing to Terry if he wants to wrestle with me.”