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December 5th 2010

Brookins crowned The Ultimate Fighter 12

Jonathan Brookins was crowned The Ultimate Fighter seasn 12 in Las Vegas last night after earning a hard-fought unanimous decision over fellow finalist Michael Johnson.Johnson was left wondering where it all went wrong. He was all over Brookins in the first round and had him rocked at one point.An early finish looked to be on the cards but then Johnson became...
December 5th 2010

Lawler not so ruthless in victory

Robbie Lawler might be ‘Ruthless’, but he knows when enough is enough.After flattening Matt Lindland in their middleweight Strikeforce fight he had a moment of opportunity to land more blows before the referee stepped in. He had dropped down into Lindland’s guard after felling him, with the intention of finishing him off.But he could see that...
December 5th 2010

Henderson stops Babalu, likely to get title shot

Strikeforce commentator Mauro Ranallo christened Dan Henderson’s right hand as ‘The H-Bomb’ last night. Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral knows why.Babalu failed to land anything of note - excepting perhaps a left head kick - on Henderson as they stood and circled in the opening period of their fight. Henderson stalked and pressed forward, right...
December 5th 2010

Semtex drops a bomb on Strikeforce debut

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley demonstrated the frightening power of his left hook once again in his Strikeforce clash with Scott Smith in St. Louis, Missouri last night.Daley, who had been comfortably flicking out a jab and finding his range, was suddenly forced to backpedal by a Smith flurry. As he stepped back, Smith pressed forward with his guard wide open and...
December 5th 2010

Strikeforce St Louis results

Main card:Former PRIDE FC double-champion Dan Henderson, 41, defeats former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Renato ’Babalu’ Sobral by TKO, 1:53 R1Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley (26-9-2) of Nottingham, England, knocked out Scott “Hands Of Steel” Smith (18-8, 1 NC), of Elk Grove, Calif., with a counter left hook at 2:09 R1Robbie Lawler...
December 5th 2010

Maia dominates Grove on the ground

It must be distressing to go to the ground with Demian Maia. Kendall Grove, who is no slouch when it comes to jiu jitsu, had all manner of problems when his fight with Maia went to the floor in rounds one and two of their three-round match.Maia demonstrated much-improved wrestling to hit takedowns in both of the these rounds, although he caught the odd punch on his...
December 4th 2010

Chael Sonnen breaks silence on CSAC appeal and suspension

Chael Sonnen appeared on Inside MMA to talk about his semi-successful appeal against his year-long suspension for suspected steroid use at the hands of the California State Athletic Commission.Sonnen presented himself at a CSAC hearing on Thursday to appeal against the suspension and ended up having it reduced to six months. With the suspension having commenced in...
December 4th 2010

Kendall Grove: "I asked UFC for Maia fight"

Kendall Grove asked for Demian Maia specifically. He was offered a choice of three opponents for tomorrow night’s TUF 12 Finale in Las Vegas, and felt that Maia was the opponent who could get him into the UFC middleweight division’s top ten.“Yeah, I said ‘I’ll take Demian, I want to test myself.’ What better way to fight top ten...
December 3rd 2010

Maiquel Falcao arrested in Brazil on assault charge

Chute Boxe middleweight Maiquel Falcao – who recently debuted in the UFC with a victory over Gerald Harris - was arrested today in Pelotas, South Brazil by local police. Falcao was apprehended after giving an interview to Grupo Brasil de Comunicação. According to witnesses, there was no resistance. The arrest came as police fulfilled a Judicial...
December 3rd 2010

TUF 12 Finale: Weigh-in results

The official fighter weigh-ins for tomorrow night’s Ultimate Fighter Season 12 Finale were held at The Palms Casino Resort this afternoon. All fighters made weight without issue apart from Nick Pace, who was two pounds over the limit for his bantamweight match with Will Campuzano. Headliners Michael Johnson and Jonathan Brookins - who are competing for the...

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