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Punch Drunk Radio: Chris Camozzi, Mike Ricci

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Punch Drunk Radio’s host Amy Barton and Alex Donno welcome Chris Camozzi and Mike Ricci to this evening’s show.

Camozzi (Twitter: @ChrisCamozzi), a UFC middleweight, is set to face Nick Ring at UFC 158 on March 16 at the Bell  Centre in Montreal, Canada.  Camozzi is on a three-fight win streak and has only suffered one loss since returning to the promotion after a one-fight hiatus outside the UFC.

Ricci (Twitter: @MikeyRicci), also competing on the UFC 158 preliminary card, was a finalist on “The Ultimate Fighter 16.”  Ricci competed in his first official UFC bout against Colton Smith at the finale, where he was unsuccessful via unanimous decision.  The Canadian mixed martial artist will meet Colin Fletcher on the March 16th UFC card.

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Hammerfisting MMA Podcast: Episode 127 – Runaway Train! Bonus: Jake Ellenberger calls in


Hammerfisting Thursday is back in yo face!  Hammerfisting Thursday?  Yeah, we don’t know either.  But what we DO know – when you hear this week’s new episode, you’re gonna wanna slap your mom and call her Sally.  Or Jerry.  Or Jake.  JAKE!  Jake Ellenberger called in!  More on that in a moment…

Episode 127 – Runaway Train! – Jake Ellenberger


Stand Up Comedians Luis J. Gomez (Twitter: @luisjgomez) , Kris Tinkle (Twitter: @kristinkle), and Julian Vance (Twitter: @YESweVANCE) talk MMA news and rumors! On this episode Oni Perez sits in for Julian and UFC Welterweight Jake Ellenberger (Twitter: @EllenbergerMMA) calls in. Luis and Tinkle try and put their differences aside and they discuss UFC on FX, Strikeforce’s demise, Rousey vs. Cyborg, UFC 153, and more!

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UFC on FX 5 main card recap: Silva KO’s Browne, Dodson cements flyweight No.1 contender status, Edwards submits Neer, Ellenberger bests Hieron

UFC flyweight No. 1 contender John Dodson

The “UFC on FX 5” main card exhibited a little bit of everything for the crowd inside the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Antonio “Big Foot” Silva acquired his first UFC victory against Travis Browne in the night’s main event.

Browne displayed some crafty, yet odd footwork for a big man.  The movement with the tootsies didn’t last long, though, as Browne tweaked his left knee early in the match.  “Big Foot”

John Dodson made it official that he will be the next fighter to compete for the UFC flyweight title by defeating Jussier Formiga.

In a bout that was everything short of exciting, the end brought a bang.  Dodson dropped Formiga with a punch midway through the second frame, but followed up with another knock down later in the round and finished the match off.

The first round was a bit of a feeling out process, but both combatants were staying fairly bisy.  The pace picked up in Round 2 when Ellenberger executed a textbook takedown and fed Hieron a flurry of shots.  Hieron made his way back to his feet with a bloodied face in tow.

Starting Round 3 both fighters came to the center of the Octagon with bleeding noses.  Hieron let his fists go, but ended up on his back when Ellenberger hit a beautiful double-leg takedown.  The “Thoroughbred” managed to get the bout standing again, although, his striking wasn’t connecting enough to make a difference.

It was a contest that wasn’t jam packed full of excitement, but both athletes fought with an intelligent strategy.

Dodson said to Jon Anik following the bout that he is looking forward to facing the lightning fast Demetrious Johnson in the UFC flyweight title match.

Justin Edwards wasted no time putting an end to Josh Neer’s night.

The two combatants engaged in an exchange to initiate the bout, but the match was on the mat within moments.  At just 24 seconds into the first round, Edwards locked on a guillotine-choke and strangled Neer unconscious.

UFC on FX 5 results

‘UFC on FX 5′ weigh-in results

Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron moved to UFC on FX 5

Punch Drunk Radio: Jeff Hougland, Jay Hieron

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Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for the astonishing … P to the izz-O, D to the izz-A … Fo’ shizzle my nizzle PDR is on the airwaves. OK, OK … give us a break. We’re workin’ on it. Point is, though, PDR – Punch Drunk Radio, y’all – is back, and it’s ringin’ a bell. Rockin’ on the stage while the flygirls yell. Fine, fine. We’ll stop ripping off rap lyrics both good (Jay-Z) and bad (Vanilla Ice) and we’ll get to the point.

It’s Tuesday, and that means Punch Drunk Radio is all wasted on awesomeness up in this mug with your hosts Alex and Amy. Tonight, the terrible twosome welcomes to the show a duo of UFC 151 fighters in Jay Hieron and Jeff Hougland. Not bad, huh?!?

Hieron (Twitter: @JayHieron) returns to the UFC for the first time in nearly seven years when he takes on Jake Ellenberger in the co-main event of UFC 151 next week in Las Vegas. Hieron has won 11 of his last 12 fights, with the only setback being a somewhat controversial split decision loss to Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren. For UFC 151, he finally gets back in the big show for a short-notice fight after Josh Koscheck had to pull out with an injury. The fight with Ellenberger is a rematch – Hieron outpointed him in the IFL way back in June 2006.

Hougland (Twitter: @JeffHougland) also gets some TV time on FX next week in Vegas when he takes on former bantamweight title challenger Takeya Mizugaki. Hougland had his nine-fight win streak snapped by Yves Jabouin in May, so he’ll be looking to get back in the win column. The first and only time Hougland fought in Las Vegas, he picked up a win in his UFC debut against Donny Walker. Mizugaki also is in need of a win, having dropped two of his last three fights.

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Jay Hieron rejoins the UFC, meets Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151

Report: Josh Koscheck Out of UFC 151 Bout With Jake Ellenberger

TUF 15 recap: Chiesa submitted Iaquinta to be crowned TUF 15 champ, Kampmann ended Ellenberger’s win streak, Lawrence and Holloway dominate for victories

"The Ultimate Fighter 15" champion, Michael Chiesa (Photo courtesy of

As season 15 of “The Ultimate Fighter” came to a close Friday night, the 22nd champion of TUF was ready to be crowned.

A new feature of the show for this season was a bonus structure voted on by fans, where the fighters had the opportunity to earn an extra $25,000 for their efforts.  Announced during the main card, Joe Proctor was selected for Submission of the Season for his rear-naked choke win over Chris Tickle, and Al Iaquinta was the winner of both KO of the Season in his victory over Andy Ogle and Fight of the Season for his battle against Myles Jury.

With an emotional start to the season, Michael Chiesa proved to be as mentally strong as he was physical.  After seeing his son fight on live television, and successfully secure his spot in the TUF house, Mark Chiesa, 53, lost his battle with leukemia.

Promising his father that he would be “The Ultimate Fighter” champion, Chiesa went on to do just that by defeating Iaquinta by first round submission.

Following in his footsteps was Martin Kampmann who knocked out Jake Ellenberger, Charles Oliveira submitted Jonathan Brookins, Max Holloway beats Pat Schilling in unanimous fashion and Justin Lawrence puts John Cofer to sleep with a head kick.

After being guaranteed $50,000 as a result from his performance on the show, Iaquinta was ready to take the TUF title, but Chiesa snuck up from behind to spoil his show.

Chiesa fought off Iaquinta’s immediate blitz when the bout started.  Iaquinta  came out with a sense of urgency, taking the center of the Octagon applying pressure to Chiesa.  But when the taller Chiesa closed the distance, he brought the match to the ground and took the back of Iaquinta.

Before he knew, the New York native was fast asleep and Chiesa was crowned the “The Ultimate Fighter” season 15 champion.

As typical, “The Juggernaut” was coming to inflict pain and make quick work of his opponent, but that went astray when the veteran, Kampmann, regained composure.

Ellenberger appeared to have a TKO victory locked up and ready to take home early, but Kampmann somehow managed to slow the pace and find his range.  Bloodied and battered, the Danish fighter rocked Ellenberger with a right hand and ultimately finished him with a knee, dropping the American to the mat.

The win for Kampmann now sets him against Johny Hendricks in a welterweight title eliminator bout and brings Ellenberger’s six fight win streak to an abrupt halt

Coming off of a submission of the night performance, Oliveira looked for a way to cash in another bonus check.

Oliveira became very comfortable early in the fight and started to out-strike his American counterpart, Brookins.  However, after Brookins attempted a guillotine-choke, Oliveira quickly escaped and then returned the favor, forcing the tap from “The Ultimate Fighter” season 12 winner.

The win now puts the Brazilian on a two-fight win streak.

Not in a rush to finish the fight, Holloway, put on a striking clinic at the expense of Schilling.

Schilling spent a lot of the later rounds on his back, as a result of the vicious body shots delivered by Holloway.  While Holloway couldn’t stop Schilling, the judge’s unanimously decided that he did enough to level his record to 1-1 in the UFC.

Starting out the broadcast with UFC on FX was a bout between the first overall selected TUF contestant Lawrence against the underrated Cofer.

Both fighters were able to exchange control on the ground, but Cofer managed to strike first, by stunning Lawrence with a left hook that sent him backing in to the cage.

In the end, Lawrence gave his opponent something to think about when he finished a combination with a head-kick, instantly turning out Cofer’s lights.  Lawrence stays undefeated at 4-0 and finds a new home with the UFC.

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