Though most of the focus is on UFC 153 this Saturday, you don't want to forget about Friday's Bellator 76. The main event, which will air on MTV2 at 8pm ET, features a lightweight showdown between former Bellator lightweight champ, Eddie Alvarez (23-3) and Heavy handed Patricky "Pitbull" Freire (10-3).
Matt Schnell from MTV's "Caged" and Ryan Hollis battled it out last night for three enduring rounds at Legacy FC 14 in Houston Texas. Two judges scored the match 29 to 28 in favor of Schnell giving him the split decision victory. The Houston Arena Theatre erupted in disbelief. Schnell looked to lose most of the striking exchanges on their feet, frustrating him and forcing him to try his skills on the ground.
Well known and well liked by Houston MMA fans, former marine and current HPD police officer Jeff Rexroad (5-1) was originally scheduled to fight Jorge Patino at Legacy FC 14. Patino suffered a torn ACL eight days away from the fight and in his place to fight Rexroad is Patino's teammate, BJJ black belt Lucas Pamenta (8-1). The bout will be for the interim welterweight title and will be three, three-minute rounds instead of five.
After a submission victory over Bristol Marunde (12-7) at Strikeforce: "Tate vs Rousey" back in March and a quick, first round knockout of Derek Brunson at Strikeforce: "Rousey vs Kaufman", Jacare Souza (16-3) showed his fans once again why he was once the Strikeforce middleweight champion. With these two impressive victories back to back, it leaves us all asking the question, Who's next for Jacare? Obviously the most logical answer is the same guy who took the belt from Jacare in the first place, the current Strikefrorce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold (10-1).
As Promised by Dana White, (Following the controversial split decision win in his rematch against Frankie Edgar) Benson Henderson's next title defense will not be another rematch. The next time he puts his belt on the line will be at UFC on Fox 5, December 8th against the infamous Nate Diaz. Though this will be one of the UFC's last UFC events of the year, with these two fast pace fighters headlining, it probably won't be the least. Both fighters are on an impressive win streak against notable fighters and have already stated that they are ready for war.
At Saturday's UFC 150 there are four fighters with a UFC goose egg in the win column. Though they all have impressive records that enabled them a shot in "the big show", they have yet to have their hands raised in victory inside the UFC octagon. Three of the four fighters have tried and failed once before, while one of them will step foot inside the octagon for the first time.