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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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UFC 91 Quick Results

Main card:

Brock Lesnar def. Randy Couture - TKO (punch)
Kenny Florian def. Joe Stevenson - Submission (rear naked choke)
Dustin Hazelett def. Tamdan McCrory - Submission (armbar)
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Josh Hendricks - TKO (punch)
Demian Maia def. Nate Quarry - Submission (rear naked choke)

Preliminary bouts:

Aaron Riley def. Jorge Gurgel - Unanimous Decision
Jeremy Stephens def. Rafael dos Anjos - KO (punch)
Mark Bocek def. Alvin Robinson - Submission (rear naked choke)
Matt Brown def. Ryan Thomas - Submission (armbar)

Mixed emotions

In the second round Lesnar landed a punch that sent Couture to the mat.  Lesnar then jumped on Couture, landing a big hammer-fist, and then continued to punch and punch until the fight was stopped.  Four fights into his MMA career, and Brock Lesnar is the UFC heavyweight champion.  It was good to finally see a heavyweight championship fight, but with Lesnar becoming champ so fast it’ll be interesting to see how the former WWE star is received as UFC champ by MMA fans, and general sports fans alike.

Tap Selections: UFC 91

Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for tonight’s UFC 91 event.

The main card will be broadcast on pay-per-view and Yahoo! Sports starting at 10 PM ET.

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Brown Gets Thomas on Short Notice at UFC 91


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Matt Brown, a cast member of the seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show, will replace one-time housemate Matt Riddle against midwestern product Ryan Thomas in a welterweight preliminary bout that will take place at UFC 91 on November 15 according to MMA Weekly.

Riddle was forced to withdraw from the bout after sustaining a knee injury during a recent training session. The injury will likely require surgery and could keep him out of action for 6-8 weeks.

Brown, a former member of Tito Ortiz’s Team Punishment who now trains with Jorge Gurgel, has split his first two UFC fights. Brown stopped Matt Arroyo via second-round TKO due to strikes at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale in June but dropped a hard-fought unanimous decision to Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 88 two months later.

Thomas was a substitute for another “Ultimate Fighter” alumnus, Jared Rollins, when he took on American Top Team product Ben Saunders on the undercard of UFC 87 in August. Saunders submitted Thomas with an armbar in the second round.

Report: Riddle Forced Off UFC 91 With Injury


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Former “Ultimate Fighter 7” contestant Matt Riddle has been forced out of his welterweight bout against Ryan Thomas at UFC 91 on November 15 after sustaining a knee injury during a recent training session according to MMA Weekly.

The Arizona Combat Sports product was victorious in his UFC debut in June, winning an unanimous decision over fellow ‘TUF’ cast member Dante Rivera. The fight was also Riddle’s first as a professional.

According to the report, Riddle’s knee injury will likely require surgery and could keep him out of action for 6-8 weeks. The UFC has yet to announce a replacement opponent for Thomas and it remains unknown at this time if the promotion will be able to secure one with the event just two weeks away.

MacDonald Falls on UFC 87 Undercard


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Despite his best efforts to hang with the touted grappling skills of Demian Maia, Canadian veteran Jason MacDonald eventually succumbed to the Brazilian, tapping out to a rear naked choke late in the third round of what was arguably UFC 87’s most technical undercard bout Saturday night.

With dozens of grappling championships under his belt, Maia was expected to make quick work of MacDonald if he opted to hit the ground with him. However MacDonald surprised many, continually escaping various attempts throughout the first two rounds, even putting Maia in his own predicaments at certain points.

It only took Maia a minute or so to lock in an extremely deep triangle but MacDonald was able to keep his composure and fight his way out of the hold. Multiple rear naked choke attempts followed but MacDonald persevered, even catching Maia in a guillotine before the end of the first round.

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UFC 87: Seek and Destroy Live Results

We will be going live at 8:00 PM ET tonight with live results of UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The show’s televised main card will air on pay-per-view and Yahoo! Sports starting at 10 PM ET.

The event will be headlined by Georges St. Pierre defending his UFC welterweight title against gritty top contender Jon Fitch, who will be challenging Royce Gracie’s age-old record for consecutive wins. Additional featured fights include Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring and Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta.

Be sure to leave comments throughout the night. Detailed live results are after the jump. 

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Previewing UFC 87: Seek and Destroy


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Just two weekends after Anderson Silva destroyed James Irvin on cable television, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns with it’s latest offering: UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which is headlined by Georges St. Pierre defending his UFC welterweight title against gritty top contender Jon Fitch, who will be challenging Royce Gracie’s age-old record for consecutive wins.

The UFC didn’t come alone on it’s first trip to the state of Minnesota - hometown products Roger Huerta and Brock Lesnar have come to participate in the biggest fights of their respective careers. Huerta will challenge Kenny Florian for the assumed right to take on UFC lightweight champ B.J. Penn while Lesnar will look to bounce back from an embarrassing first defeat against experienced veteran Heath Herring.

Here’s a little breakdown of what you can expect and what you should watch for during tonight’s event. The televised main card will air on pay-per-view and Yahoo! Sports starting at 10 PM ET. MMA on Tap will have complete play-by-play coverage of the event starting at 8 PM ET, so be sure to check back here throughout the night.

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UFC 87: Seek and Destroy Weigh-In Results


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The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are below. The show’s televised main card will air on pay-per-view starting at 10 PM ET. All fighters successfully made weight.

Main Card:

Georges St. Pierre (170 lbs) vs. Jon Fitch (170 lbs lbs)
Heath Herring (250 lbs) vs. Brock Lesnar (265 lbs)
Kenny Florian (155 lbs) vs. Roger Huerta (155 lbs)
Jason MacDonald (185 lbs) vs. Demian Maia (185 lbs)
Rob Emerson (155 lbs) vs. Manny Gamburyan (155 lbs)

Preliminary Fights:
Cheick Kongo (235 lbs) vs. Dan Evensen (244 lbs)
Luke Cummo (167 lbs) vs. Tamdan McCrory (170 lbs)
Andre Gusmao (205 lbs) vs. Jon Jones (205 lbs)
Chris Wilson (170 lbs) vs. Steve Bruno (170 lbs)
Ben Saunders (170 lbs) vs. Ryan Thomas (170 lbs)

Rollins Out; Thomas Added to UFC 87


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“Ultimate Fighter” alumnus Jared Rollins has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against fellow former cast member Ben Saunders at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which will take place next Saturday night, August 9th, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rollins will be replaced by midwestern welterweight prospect Ryan Thomas.

The UFC confirmed the switch this afternoon on their official website. The reasoning behind Rollins’ withdrawal remains unknown. Thomas, who is riding a two-fight winning streak, last defeated Jason Bowling via TKO at Extreme Challenge 94 in April. His lone career loss came courtesy of Jesse Lennox earlier this year.

Saunders, a member of Florida-based American Top Team, remains undefeated so far in his professional mixed martial arts career. After falling to eventual runner-up Tommy Speer in the quarterfinals of the reality show, Saunders won a unanimous decision over Dan Barrera at The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale.

HT: Sherdog