UFC heavyweight vet Mike Russow signs with World Series of Fighting
World Series of Fighting has added another heavyweight fighter to its ranks with the addition of UFC veteran.
Mike Russow (15-3) has signed a multi-fight contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion. Sources close to the deal recently confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com, though the promotion has yet to make an official announcement of the signing.
Bellator 102 full fight card results
Cheick Kongo def. Mark Godbeer via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:04 – heavyweight tournament semifinals
Vinicius Queiroz def. Lavar Johnson via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:23 – heavyweight tournament semifinals
Anthony Leone vs. Rafael “Morcego” Silva unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Summer Series bantamweight tournament final
Mikkel Parlo def. Jason Butcher via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) – middleweight tournament semifinals
Brennan Ward def. Joe Pacheco via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:41 – middleweight tournament semifinals
Scott Cleve def. Isaac DeJesus via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:14
Javy Ayala def. Thiago “Big Monster” Santos via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 5:00
Brandon Girtz def. Poppies Martinez via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:20
Stephen Martinez def. Bryan Travers via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:56
Cain Carrizosa def. Juan Quesada via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:51
Brandon Cash def. William Richey via TKO (exhaustion) – Round 2, 5:00
MFC's Breast Cancer Awareness Night!
Maximum Fighting Championship had a "breast cancer awareness" night at MFC 38 - Behind Enemy Lines. The fighters' gloves were all pink, and the 3rd rope of the MFC ring was also the breast cancer supporters' choice color. Smilen Sam Alvey is even auctioning off his gloves from his Successful Middleweight Title bout, all proceeds are going to Breast Cancer Foundations. For info find him on twitter @SmileSam or check out MFC's website.
Caol Uno wants to return to the UFC
PDG: Out of all the great battles you have had with some of the biggest names in the sport, what have been your favorite and why?
Caol Uno: All of my fights are memorable, and they all meant something to me. But if I had to pick a fight, it would be my second fight against BJ Penn (Draw at UFC 41). It was very memorable for me.
PDG: You are thirty-eight years of age. Some consider this be an older age for fighters. Do you believe you are still at an age to make another run for a title?
Caol Uno: I’m not going to say I can take the title, but my challenge is to get back into the UFC for the 3rd time, at this age.
If he wins this weekend that is three in a row including a win over Anthony Avila who was 11-1 when Uno beat him.
Alexander Volkov defends heavyweight belt vs. Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 109
Nearly a year after winning Bellator's vacant heavyweight title, Alexander Volkov has a date for the first defense of his belt. Volkov (19-3 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) will headline Bellator 109 in November against fellow Russian and unbeaten tournament winner Vitaly Minakov (12-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA). Bellator officials announced the bout on Friday.
Bellator 109 takes place Nov. 22 at Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. The main card will air on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com. On Thursday, MMAjunkie.com was first to report the card's first fight, which will feature the unretired Matthew Riddle against an opponent still to be named. Tickets for the event already are on sale.
Shane Del Rosario meets Guto Inocente at UFC 168 in Las Vegas
A UFC newcomer will try to become the latest fighter to keep Shane Del Rosario from his first victory in the promotion.
Del Rosario (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will meet Guto Inocente (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in December at the UFC's year-end card in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the heavyweight fight on Friday.
UFC 168 takes place Dec. 28 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. Del Rosario vs. Inocente likely will be part of the prelims.
Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira, Mir-Overeem top UFC 169 on Super Bowl weekend
It was the hot likelihood, and now it's a done deal: Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight title on Super Bowl weekend against Glover Teixeira.
The title fight between Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) and Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will headline what now will be the UFC 169 pay-per-view on Feb. 1 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. In addition, a heavyweight bout between former UFC champ Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been moved from UFC 167 in November and may wind up serving as the card's co-main event, though that is not yet official.
The news was reported Thursday night by Newsday and later confirmed by UFC officials.