It’s been awhile, but Bellator MMA is back this week with another tournament and more MMA talent from near and far. Wednesday’s Bellator 96 event will kick off the Summer Series and fresh tournaments in the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight division, as well as the “much-anticipated” return of War Machine.
The main event of last night’s WSOF 3 had probably the craziest finishes you’ll ever see in MMA as welterweight Josh Burkman submitted Jon Fitch in walk-off style. There was no tap by Fitch, no stopping of the fight by the referee, only Josh Burkman rolling over and letting go his sleeping opponent.
In the main event of Last Night’s XFC 24: Collision Course, lightweight prospect Scott Holtzman remained undefeated and walked away with the XFC title around his waist.
Injuries have done some serious harm to the UFC 161 fight card, yet the show must go on, and with replacements found where possible, we’ve got a pretty serious event lined up. The main event of Barao vs. Wineland scrapped, we have a fight of champions bumped up into the main card spot, as Rashad Evans takes on Dan Henderson.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was on full display in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil last night at UFC on FUEL TV 10: Nogueira vs. Werdum 2. A record smashing eight submission took place to go along with the two knockouts and two decisions.
A quick turn-around sees the UFC return to Brazil with the UFC on FUEL TV 10 that will close out TUF Brazil Season 2 with a coach’s fight, as well as the finals of that season. There are many familiar faces on this card, as well as some new cats as well, so let’s dig into the action and see what we have in store.
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and with a few key signings, Legacy Fighting Championship might just be the biggest promotion in the South. This event is all about the lower weight classes and the crop of former UFC talent LFC has been picking up, but don’t count out the home-grown products who are looking to use these guys as a stepping stone in their budding careers.
The UFC heavyweight title is on the line tonight in the UFC 160 main event from inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Cain Velasquez will look for a repeat performance as he defends his title against Antonio Silva, who will be looking to avoid that repeat performance.