Patrick Cote continued building a case for a return to the UFC with his fourth straight win, a first-round KO of Gustavo Machado at Amazon Forest Combat II this past weekend. Cote has said that UFC officials asked him to grab a win over a fighter with a decent record and he did just that.
The video after the jump also shows a rare lapse in judgement by ref Mario Yamasaki, who lets Machado eat about 6-8 extra shots after he's out.
Over the weekend in Japan, Amanda Lucas, daughter of Star Wars' creator George Lucas, became the first-ever winner of DEEP's inaugural women's open-weight title with a third-round submission win over female MMA pioneer Yumiko Hotta. Video of the fight is above.
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From DREAM's New Year's Eve event this past Saturday night, here's longtime heavyweight king Fedor Emelianenko returning to action against former olympic judoka Satoshi Ishii.
From Sengoku's "Fifth Battle" event in September 2008, here's Jorge Santiago, who returns to the UFC this weekend against Brian Stann, taking on WEC veteran Logan Clark.
It was an easy choice for "Fight of the Week". Here's one-time "TUF" contestant Abe Wagner shocking many with a quick and brutal upset of former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia at Titan Fighting Championships 16.
From XFO 38 this past weekend, here's former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver picking up a much-needed win over local Illinois product Mike Lindquist.
From Strikeforce’s “Destruction” event in November 2008, here’s longtime UFC fighter Yves Edwards taking on fellow seasoned veteran Duane Ludwig in a lightweight matchup.
From the International Fight League’s World Grand Prix Finals event in December 2007, here’s Army veteran Tim Kennedy, who will be in action against undefeated prospect Zac Cummings at this weekend’s Strikeforce Challengers show, facing Elias Rivera.
From BodogFight’s “Costa Rica Combat” event in February 2007, here’s UFC newcomer and Team Quest product Jake Ellenberger facing current Wolfslair coach and recent Strikeforce signee Zach Light.
From the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye Festival in December 2003, here’s current UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida taking on former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. The first part of the fight is above and the second is after the jump.