Alright MMA-Freak and MMAVictor fans, it’s that time again! Time to get you caught up on all or any mma news you might have missed this past weekend. Grab your morning coffee or your after work beverage and let’s get you all caught up.
This past weekend was another wild weekend in mma. We all witnessed Luke Rockhold get knocked out via a spinning wheel kick, but was it justified? Some speculate that Belfort’s TRT may of had something to do with it, others think that kick would of knocked him out either way. The fact of the matter is, Rockhold bit off more than he could chew, TRT or no TRT.
The big story to me is the Brazilian judges. This wasn’t the first time Evan Dunham was over looked by the judges, but this really has to stop in my opinion. Dunham pressured the whole fight, had octagon control, landed more sig. strikes, had more take-downs, and in my eyes won that fight. And if anything, he didn’t lose a unanimous. I think the meaning of a “unanimous decision” has lost all meaning.
UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold Results:
MAIN CARD (FX, 9 p.m. ET)
- Vitor Belfort def. Luke Rockhold via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 2:32
- Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Camozzi via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:37
- Rafael dos Anjos def. Evan Dunham via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Rafael Natal def. Joao Zeferino via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 6 p.m. ET)
- Nik Lentz def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (28-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Francisco Trinaldo def. Mike Rio via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:08
- Gleison Tibau def. John Cholish via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:34
- Paulo Thiago def. Michel Prazeres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Yuri Alcantara def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:31
- Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)
- John Lineker def. Azamat Gashimov via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:07
- Jussier Da Silva def. Chris Cariaso via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Lucas Martins def. Jeremy Larsen via knockout (punches) – Round 3, 0:13
Interim champ Renan Barao ‘probably’ out of UFC 161 main event with foot injury.
UFC suspends Nate Diaz for 90 days, fines him $20,000 for derogatory tweet.
UFC on FX 8 bonuses: Belfort, Souza, Martins, Larsen earn $50,000.
UFC on FX 8 draws reported 7,642 attendance in Brazil.
Officials confirm UFC 163 for Rio de Janeiro with Jose Aldo-Anthony Pettis.
Mark Hunt gets visa, now cleared for UFC 160 co-main event vs. Junior dos Santos.
John Cholish retires after UFC on FX 8 loss.
Nine-time UFC vet Paul Kelly found guilty of heroin trafficking in UK.
Vitor Belfort’s latest win fuels testosterone debate. Should TRT be a thing?
Matthew Riddle Headed to Bellator after Legacy FC contract fall out.
Championship Fighting Alliance 11: Kyle vs. Wiuff 2-May 24, 2013
BankUnited Center-AXS TV
- Mike Kyle vs. Travis Wiuff
- Fallon Fox vs. Allanna Jones
- Luis Palomino vs. Robert Washington
- Elvin Brito vs. Sean Soriano
- Czar Sklavos vs. Alexis Vila
- Oscar Delgado vs. Mike King
UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2-May 25, 2013
MGM Grand Garden Arena-Pay-per-view, FX, Facebook
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva – for heavyweight title
- Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
- James Te Huna vs. Glover Teixeira
- T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard
- Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Mike Pyle vs. Rick Story
- Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway
- Colton Smith vs. Robert Whittaker
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:35 p.m. ET)
- Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Stephen Thompson
- Brian Bowles vs. George Roop
- Estevan Payan vs. Jeremy Stephens
Luke Rockhold on loss: “I train to win, and I came to win. It definitely doesn’t feel good.”
UFC on FX 8 winner ‘Jacare’ Souza: ‘I knew he was going to tap out or pass out’.