June 15, 2013 7:25:45 PM
UFC 161 results
Event results for UFC 161, which took place Saturday at the MTS Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Rashad Evans def. Dan Henderson split decision (29-28x2, 28-29)
- Stipe Miocic def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27x3)
- Ryan Jimmo def. Igor Pokrajac via unanimous decision (30-27x3)
- Alexis Davis def. Rosi Sexton via decision (29-28x2, 29-27)
- Shawn Jordan def. Pat Barry TKO (punches), Rd 1, 0:59
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Jake Shields def. Tyron Woodley via split decision (29-28x2, 27-30)
- James Krause def. Sam Stout via submission (guillotine-choke), Rd 3, 4:47
- Sean Pierson def. Kenny Robertson via majority decision (29-28x2, 28-28)
- Roland Delorme def. Edwin Figueroa via decision (29-28x3)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 7 p.m. ET)
- Mitch Clarke def. John Maguire via decision (29-28x3)
- Yves Jabouin def. Dustin Pague via split decision (29-28x2, 28-29)
June 11, 2013 10:50:51 AM
Darren Elkins vs. Hatsu Hioki scheduled for UFC on FOX Sports 1 2
The UFC finally has one of Indiana's own on the card for its return to the Hoosier State.
Indiana native and resident Darren Elkins (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) is set for a featherweight bout againstHatsu Hioki (26-6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) when the UFC hits the Indiana state capital this August. Sources with knowledge of the fight confirmed the booking to MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com) after an initial report from Brett Okamoto atESPN.com.
The bout will be part of UFC on FOX Sports 1 2, which takes place Aug. 28 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The event's main card airs on FOX Sports 1. The main event is a welterweight rematch between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann. Donald Cerrone meets Rafael dos Anjos in the night's co-feature.
Elkins will be looking for a return to the win column after an April loss to former featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 7. Elkins took that fight on a month's notice when fellow Midwest native Clay Guida was forced out with an injury. The loss snapped a five-fight win streak since his drop to featherweight from 155 pounds that culminated with a first-round TKO stoppage of Antonio Carvalho at UFC 158 in March.
Elkins will be fighting in his home state for the first time since a win over UFC veteran Gideon Ray at Hoosier Fight Club's inaugural event in November 2009. That win got him a call from the UFC, where he went 1-1 as a lightweight with a quick TKO win over Duane Ludwig due to a Ludwig injury and a quick submission loss to Charles Oliveira. He then dropped to 145 and rattled off decision wins overMichihiro Omigawa, Tiequan Zhang, Diego Brandao and Steven Siler before his TKO of Carvalho.
Hioki, a former champion for Shooto and Sengoku, signed with the UFC in 2011 as arguably the top featherweight outside the promotion. His career with the UFC got off to a bit of a rocky start, though, with a split-decision win over George Roop at UFC 137 that many observers scored in Roop's favor.
After a win over Bart Palaszewski at UFC 144 in his native Japan, Hioki was offered a shot at champ Jose Aldo that would have been a meeting between then the top two featherweights in the world. But saying he needed more octagon experience, he turned the fight down and instead met Ricardo Lamas at UFC on FX 4 – where he dropped a unanimous decision. In January, he lost for the second straight time when Guida took a split decision from him at UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago.Source: www.mmajunkie.com
June 7, 2013 1:33:42 AM
Court McGee and Robert Whittaker to meet at UFC on FS1 2
For just the eighth time in history, winners of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show will square off as Court McGee and Robert Whittaker are set to collide at the second UFC on FOX Sports 1 event on Aug. 28, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
McGee won season 11 of the reality show by defeating Kris McCray in the finals while Whittaker was the inaugural victor of the "Australia vs. U.K." by taking out Brad Scott.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials confirmed the welterweight match up via Twitter on Wednesday (June 5, 2013) evening.
McGee (15-3) makes his second appearance at 170-pounds since dropping to the weight class from middleweight earlier this year. In his first welterweight bout, the 28-year-old earned a unanimous decision victory over Josh Neer at UFC 157 to bring an end to a career-worst two-fight losing streak.
"Crusher" is 4-2 overall in his time with the UFC and has yet to be been finished in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
Whittaker (11-2) will compete in his second consecutive bout against a fellow TUF finalist after taking out season 16 winner Colton Smith with a third-round knockout atUFC 160 last month.
At just 22 years of age, the Australian is one of the more intriguing winners of the show from recent seasons and with 10 finishes in 11 victories is also an exciting fighter to watch compete inside the cage.
It is unknown at this time where McGee vs. Whittaker will be placed on the card.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 #2 goes down Aug. 28, 2013 from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. A welterweight rematch between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann serves as the main event of the evening while lightweights Donald Cerrone and Rafael dos Anjos meet up in the co-headliner.Source: www.mmamania.com
June 7, 2013 1:27:53 AM
Brandao vs. Pineda scheduled for UFC on FOX Sports 1 inaugural show
The loaded UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut event added additional depth with the booking of a matchup between dynamic featherweights Diego Brandao and Daniel Pineda.
The promotion recently announced the bout as part of the Aug. 17 event at the TD Garden in Boston.
Brandao won season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter, and has to date won three of his four octagon bouts. His most recent match came in April, when he choked out Pablo Garzawith an arm triangle. Brandao, known for his aggressive, fearless style, has finishes in 14 of his 17 career wins.
Pineda rebounded into the win column in his last match, ending a two-fight losing streak. In doing so, he submitted Justin Lawrence with a first-round kimura. Like Brandao, he has an exceptional finishing rate for a featherweight. He has finishes in all 18 of his pro wins, with six knockouts and 12 submissions. He's 18-9 all-time.
The UFC on FOX Sports 1 show marks the launch of FOX's new all-sports cable network, which goes live on the same day as UFC's show. In the main event, Mauricio Rua will face Chael Sonnen. The card also has strong supporting fodder, including a heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne, a bantamweight matchup between Urijah Faber and Yuri Alcantara, and a welterweight showdown pitting Matt Brown against Thiago Alves.Source: www.mmafighting.com
June 4, 2013 1:14:14 PM
"Rampage" Jackson signs with Bellator
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the mixed martial arts icon and action-movie star has agreed to a monumental, multi-year partnership with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV as it wasjointly announced today by Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO, Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, and Dixie Carter, TNA Wrestling President. The landmark partnership includes Jackson competing in Bellator MMA, along with joining the superstars of TNA’s “Impact Wrestling,” which includes fellow Bellator fighter “King Mo” Lawal. Spike TV will also create a special reality series featuring Rampage that will lead into his debut with Bellator, as well as other entertainment initiatives.
“Rampage is a true superstar both inside and outside the MMA cage” Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney said. “The partnership that we’ve created with Quinton is unlike anything that’s ever been done in the sports & entertainment arena and Rampage is the perfect athlete/entertainer to carry it off.”
“We are thrilled to create this opportunity for one of the greatest athletes and personalities in MMA,” said Kevin Kay, Spike TV President. “Rampage is a proven ratings driver who brings incredible star power to both Bellator and TNA.”
"Rampage is one of the best known MMA fighters competing today," said Carter. "He is a true cross-over star and his talent, big personality and popularity among a wide range of fans make him an extraordinary fit for our company,”
Jackson (32-11) joins Bellator as a former Pride and UFC champion, having last fought on Spike TV in September 2007, in a fight vs. Dan Henderson that drew nearly 6 million viewers, making it one of the most watched fights in the sport’s history. In 2009, Jackson served as a coach on Spike’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights,” the highest-rated season by far in franchise history, delivering over 3 million viewers per week. Rampage joins a Bellator Light Heavyweight division that features “King Mo”, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Emanuel Newton, Attila Vegh and Vladimir Matyushenko.
The charismatic fighter from Memphis, TN began his professional MMA career in 1999 and established his legacy across the globe through epic battles with MMA titans including Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones and Dan Henderson among others.Source: mmadiehards.com