The Ultimate Fighter 10 premieres on Wednesday, September 16 following the live broadcast of UFC Fight Night 19 featuring Melvin Guillard vs. Nate Diaz. The Ultimate Fighter 10 will include coaches Quinton Jackson and Rashad Evans along with established heavyweights Kimbo Slice, Roy Nelson, and Wes Sims.
Wes “The A-Hole Show” Sims gives fans a little taste of what they can expect for The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights featuring coaches Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans.
EliteXC veteran Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson speaks with SpikeTV about the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Quinton Jackson and Rashad Evans. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Spike TV has announced the 16 fighters set to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 10. The season premieres Sept. 16 and will feature 16 heavyweights coached on two teams by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans.
Steve Bosse (center) poses with his trainer TKO President Stephane Patry. Photo courtesy of TKO Championship Fighting.
The controversy involving mixed martial arts referees and some of their decisions continued Saturday night during the main event of TKO Championship Fighting’s latest show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which saw part-time popular hockey enforcer Steve Bosse submit UFC veteran Wes Sims in the first round.
The bout started off fairly normal. Bosse stalked Sims from the opening bell and tried to close the distance in order to land power shots. In a rare move, Sims jumped and pulled Bosse down to the mat with him, quickly pulling guard as well. Bosse unleashed a vicious ground-and-pound assault that forced Sims to roll to his back.
In the scramble that ensued, Bosse grabbed the fence in order to help gain leverage to keep Sims down on the mat. Referee Jerry Bolen moved in to penalize Bosse but inadvertently waved off the bout with his hands, much to the confusion of everyone in attendance. An irate Sims, who assumed that the stoppage would turn into a loss for him, kicked Bolen in the chest and was immediately scolded and restrained by ringside officials.
Sims’ longtime training partner, Mark Coleman, climbed into the cage and began to argue with Bolen as well. Despite Sims’ assault on Bolen and the mass chaos that ensued, order was eventually restored and the bout restarted minutes later. The restart saw Bosse stun Sims with a combination on the feet and then lock in an ankle lock on the Columbus, Ohio native, causing Sims to scream in pain and Bolen to stop the fight, once again receiving a tongue-lashing from Sims and Coleman in the process.
Adrian Wooley won a hard-fought, five-round unanimous decision over Danny Martinez to claim the vacant TKO bantamweight title in the night’s co-main event. Former TKO heavyweight champion Icho Larenas also earned a first-round stoppage of Aruba native Guido Carlo.
Complete results from the event:
Guillaume Lamarche def. Syd Barnier - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Eric Leclerc def. Devin Henry - Submission (Triangle Choke)
Mike Ricci def. Stephane Chretien - TKO (Strikes)
Tim Wadsworth def. Jeff Harrison - TKO (Strikes)
Tom Murphy def. Gregory Milliard - Submission (Armbar)
Icho Larenas def. Guido Carlo - Submission (Strikes)
Stephane Vigneault def. Yaotzin Mesa - TKO (Strikes)
Stephane Dube def. Yannick Galipeau - Submission (Strikes)
Thierry Quenneville def. Ben Greer - KO (Punch)
Adrian Wooley def. Danny Martinez - Unanimous Decision
Steve Bosse def. Wes Sims - Submission (Ankle Lock)
MONTREAL, CANADA – TKO Championship Fighting is excites to announce the line-up for TKO34: SIMS vs. BOSSE which is set for Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The main event features notorious, three-time UFC veteran, Wes Sims against perennial fan favorite, Steve Bosse. This is a colossal showdown in TKO’s heavyweight division which is guaranteed to be surrounded by lots of excitement, talk and drama. The co-main event is a terrific fight between undefeated, Adrian Wooley against the up and coming, Danny Martinez in a battle for the new Bantamweight Championship! Also on the card will be a fan friendly matchup between devastating strikers, Yannick Galipeau and Stephane Dube.
Steve Bosse (left) stares down Jody Burke before their bout at TKO 30: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of TKO Championship Fighting.
TKO Championship Fighting has announced three bouts for the promotion’s return to their usual home of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on June 7th.
The organization revealed the current fight card for the event on their official website over the weekend.
Popular hockey enforcer turned mixed martial artist Steve Bosse will return to action at the show, taking on Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Wes Sims in the main event.
Bosse was recently forced to pull out of the organization’s upcoming April 18th “Battle in Paradise” event in Oranjestad, Aruba due to a lingering hand injury and duties with the St. Jean Chiefs of the LNAH that will leave him unable to participate on the card.
The 26-year-old suffered the first loss of his career in December when he was stopped by former TKO heavyweight champion Icho Larenas in controversial fashion.
Sims, who is currently being featured on BET’s “Iron Ring” reality show, has not fought since losing a unanimous decision to journeyman Travis Fulton at a Fightfest event in September of last year. The loss was Sims’ third in his last four fights.
Additional bouts announced TKO 34: Bosse vs Sims also included a welterweight affair between Stephane Dube and Yannick Galipeau as well as a lightweight clash between Martin Grandmont and Samuel Guillet. Dube, Grandmont, and Guillet are also all being advertised as fighting on April 18th in Aruba against separate opponents.
Andrew Varney def. Terry Davinney - Decision (Unanimous)
Brad Harris def. Jamie Toney - Decision (Unanimous)
Billy Vaughan def. Tony Hervey - Submission (Heelhook)
Phillip Tomblin def. Adam Disabato - KO
Jason Riley def. Josh Shockman - Decision (Unanimous)
Travis Fulton def. Wes Sims - Decision (Unanimous)
“I am a real American, fight for the rights of every man. I am a real American, fight for what’s right, fight for your life!”
MMA’s resident bounty hunter Wes “The Hero” Sims recently graced the airwaves of Knockout Radio to provide fans with his latest story of fighting crime. As many of you know a few months ago Sims was involved in an encounter with four delinquents where he was forced to take the law into his own hands and make a citizen’s arrest. Well he was at it again last week!
“Ever since a little child I was born and trouble has lingered around me. But to let everyone know, Wes Sims has stepped onto the right side of the law. That and the fact that I’ve got a huge schlong. I didn’t know what mom was calling me special for but that’s why.
This morning I was in Columbus at a show and I had a little booth up and I look across the road at the OSU bookstore, Barnes and Noble, and out runs a colored gentleman with all kinds of stuff and the guy behind him, the manager, was yelling “thief, thief”.
Well the marines had a booth setup beside me so the marines took off chasing this guy and I had my keys in one pocket and my cell phone in the other so I started running with my hands in my pockets. Well the marines came up a little short and bailed out on the chase so Wes Sims took bigger strides and chased this man down a few alleys, across a few yards and ended up catching the criminal and you know what I did?”
“You know what I did? I think I set a record. This might be the first time in history, all the world, maybe the universe that a white man caught a black man in a foot chase.”
After Wes provided listeners with his initial story, Knockout Radio host, Randy Harris, intervened and told “The Hero” to tell him what the criminal said when he saw 6’10 Sims chasing him down.
“Well he looked like an owl. His eyes were the size of owl eyes and he just said “Please don’t hit me.” Wes Sims the humanitarian never threw a punch, never had to.
All I know is one thing guys, if I wasn’t such a f*cking badass I would definitely be a cop because I have a friend who is a cop and he said there is nothing better then when a guy they’ve got cuffed is lipping off in public and he is fighting and resisting to drive him to a part of town where there is no public and just beat the human life out of him, the guy. There is nothing better then that. Pop shots they call it.”
When asked if he plans on putting the shirt onto Ebay Wes stated that he was wearing a UFC shirt and providing the organization with free publicity. For those of you that didn’t know, the last time Sim’s made a citizens arrest he took the shirt he wore at the time and auctioned it off on Ebay. Yours truly was declared the winner and was ultimately provided with a blood and mace stained Wes Sims hero shirt.
“Well I was wearing a UFC shirt so I was giving them some free pub. No mace, thank god. I didn’t get maced. I just sat on top of this criminal while he fought and begged for me to get up until the police showed up and arrested him.”
Randy then began to give bits and pieces of the story he had heard in order to get Wes to further elaborate on what was said during the 500 meter dash through alleys and front yards. Finally Sims mentioned what was said when he was cashing the book baron down.
“Yeah I told him that, I said “You better stop cause when I catch you I’m gonna kill you” and he said “Quit chasing me, quit chasing me.”
Sims didn’t stop there. He mentioned that he would have liked to have been in Florida when MMAWeekly’s Jeff Cain was robbed so he could have apprehended the criminal.
“I’m telling ya, I would have loved to have been in Florida in that cab ride with Jeff Cain with this guy putting a bullet in my hip or me apprehending the guy and putting a couple in this guys shins and kneecaps.”
For those of you who haven’t heard the story about Jeff Cain, it can be found here. It’s a scary situation but I’m glad to hear Mr. Cain is alright.
News and Notes:
- Remember to vote on our current edition of ‘Rock the Vote’.
- In a recent interview UFC president Dana White confirmed that UFC 75 will be televised on Spike TV and Keith Jardine vs. Chuck Liddell will headline UFC 76 on September 22nd in Anahiem.
- MMA legend Royce Gracie has decided not to appeal the suspension handed down by the California State Athletic Commission after he tested positive for an anabolic agent during his post-fight drug test at K-1 Dynamite!! USA.
- Chris Guillen will replace the injured Wes Sims at the first ever Global FC event August 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Guillen, who recently defeated Sims for the second time, will be facing UFC veteran Jeff “The Snowman” Monson for the Global Fighting Championships heavyweight title.
- GracieFighter.com is reporting that Nate Diaz will be fighting at UFC Fight Night 11.
After winning the TUF Finale, Nathan Diaz will now be returning to the UFC. He is slated to fight on the 19th of September at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. His opponent has not yet been named, however we should have an official confirmation sometime next week.