March 6, 2013 2:10:13 PM
Gleison Tibau and John Cholish to meet at UFC on FX 8
A lightweight bout between Gleison Tibau (26-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and John Cholish (8-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the latest addition to May's UFC on FX 8 lineup.
UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The event's main card airs live on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Tibau vs. Cholish likely will be part of the prelims.
Tibau, who fights in his home country, had won three straight fights before a recent 1-2 skid, which included decision losses to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Evan Dunham, as well as a decision victory over Francisco Trinaldo. The 29-year-old fights for the 19th time with the UFC, where he first debuted back in 2006.
Cholish looks to get back in the win column following a May 2012 loss to Danny Castillo, which snapped an eight-fight win streak. The 29-year-old New Yorker made his UFC debut in December 2011 with a TKO win over Mitch Clarke, but he's fought just once since then due to injuries.Source: www.mmajunkie.com
September 6, 2011 7:49:05 PM
Rory MacDonald takes on Brian Ebersole, Attonito-Patrick at UFC 140 on Dec. 10
Rory MacDonald will be fighting in Canada once again, when he takes on Brian Ebersole at UFC 140 in Toronto on Dec. 10, the promotion announced Tuesday. The welterweight pair verbally agreed to the bout.
Another Canadian, Claude Patrick, will be fighting in his home country when he takes on Rich Attonito in another welterweight fight. A verbal agreement previously reported for the card became official when the match between UFC debutantes John Cholish and Canadian Mitch Clarke was announced.Source: mmadiehards.com
June 11, 2011 5:17:46 PM
CFFC 9 Results
Cage Fury Fighting Championships brought CFFC 9: Beach Brawl to Atlantic City, New Jersey for an exciting night of fights.
Headlining the card was John Cholish (7-1) vs. Jameel Massouh (26-9) and the co-main event was Igor Gracie (4-2) vs. Quinton McCottrell (4-7).
Cholish started the fight slow in the first round, but came out in the second and picked up the pace, utilizing his jab. Cholish ended up knocking Massouh to the ground with an overhand right which ended with Cholish slapping on a fight-ending guillotine that force Massouh to tap at 2:25 of the second round.
The victory over Massouh has now earned Cholish the CFFC lightweight title and had this to say about his performance.
“I was pretty happy with my footwork. It's something I had been working a lot with my corner,” Cholish explained. “I saw that when I was dropping my level he was dropping his left hand. I was fortunate enough that my overhand right came over and landed."
The bout between Gracie and McCottrell came to an early halt when referee Gasper Oliver was forced to step in due to an accidental eye poke to Gracie 15 seconds in to the first round.
“I didn't know if the ref was going to call off the fight so I said ‘I'll continue,’” Gracie told Sherdog.com. “But when the fight restarted, I was seeing four of him, but
this stuff happens in fights.”
After the restart, the fight went to where Gracie didn't need to see and he clamped on a guillotine choke to bring and end to the fight at 4:01 of the first round.
“His ground game surprised me. They told me he came from a stand-up background, but the way he was positioning himself on the ground, I knew he was no slouch,” said Gracie.
CFFC 9 Results:
- Ariel Sepulveda def. Shedrick Goodridge via unanimous decision
- Artur Rofi def. Nihad Rosic via armbar submission, rd. 1
- Mike Wade def. Roger Zapata via unanimous decision
- Steve Perez def. Trevor Suter via rear-naked choke submission, rd. 2
- Drew Puzon def. Vagner Fernandes via rear-naked choke submission, rd. 1
- Igor Gracie def. Quinton McCottrell via guillotine choke submission, rd. 1
- John Cholish def. Jameel Massouh via guillotine choke submission, rd. 2
*John Cholish wins CFFC lightweight championship belt
February 12, 2011 9:33:46 PM
John Cholish kneebars Marc Stevens
Lightweight John Cholish showed off a well-rounded attack to dispose of Ultimate Figher Season 12 combatant Marc Stevens at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva.
In the first round, Cholish scored a takedown on the wrestler Stevens after a superman punch-body kick combination. Once on the mat, Cholish struggled to pass the guard. He briefly obtained side control and delivered a number of strikes against the cage to bloody the nose of Stevens. After returning to the feet, Cholish again brought fight to the ground and worked to side control, but could not gain the mount.
The second round opened with more of the same, as despite securing a body lock, Stevens ended up on his back. Cholish threatened with an arm triangle, but could not finish from the half guard. Stevens regained full guard, but Cholish forced the fighters against the cage. A referee standup led to a Stevens shooting for a takedown and taking Cholish's back, but the Renzo Gracie trained Cholish rolled to a kneebar and forced a tap at 3:57 of the round.
Asked about the slick submission by HDNet's Ron Kruck, "We drill it over and over. It just shows that if you work on something long enough, eventually it will pay off," Cholish proclaimed.Source: mmadiehards.com
January 27, 2011 4:20:47 PM
Gracie vs. Salgado, Cholish vs. Stevens set for "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva" prelims
A welterweight fight between Igor Gracie (2-2) and John Salgado (3-4-1) and a lightweight contest pitting Marc Stevens (12-5) and John Cholish (5-1) have been made official for the preliminary card of Strikeforce: Fedor Silva. All four fighters will be making their promotional debuts.
"Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Silva" takes place Feb. 12 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., and features the first half of the quarterfinals for the promotion's eight-man heavyweight grand prix. The night's main card airs on Showtime.Source: mmajunkie.com