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January 23rd 2011

UFC Fights for the Troops 2: Main card review

Melvin Guillard vs. Evan DunhamWhen Dunham got Guillard’s back about 40 seconds into the first round it looked like a quick finish could be on the cards, especially when he then translated that into a takedown against the fence. But Guillard scrambled like mad and was able to regain his feet - well, one foot - and turn the tide of the fight.While balancing on...
January 22nd 2011

Fights for the Troops Countdown: Mitrione vs Hague

Matt Mitrione (3-0-0) vs. Tim Hague (12-4-0) By Simon Platt Former NFL defensive tackle Matt Mitrione was 0-0-0 in professional MMA before packing up his jock-strap and taking residence in ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ house in what was, arguably, the shows most entertaining series to date as Rashad Evans and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson traded...
January 22nd 2011

Fight for the Troops 2 Main Event: Dunham vs Guillard

Evan Dunham is a man on the rise and when he fought former lightweight champion Sean Sherk last year there were only three people who thought Sherk won. Unfortunately they were the judges.That was the first loss of his career and he finds himself coming into a fight with Melvin Guillard off the back of it. Prior to that he had racked up four consecutive wins in the...
January 22nd 2011

Watson retracts statement, will retain BAMMA title

Tom Watson has retracted his statement regarding BAMMA owing him money.Just 24 hours after publishing a long statement about being owed over £6,000 by the British MMA promotion and stating that he was relinquishing his title, Watson has now reversed his position.“I have removed my comments from earlier today as they were the result of a misunderstanding...
January 22nd 2011

UFC Fights for the Troops 2 Countdown: Barry vs Beltran

As easygoing, funny and likeable as Pat Barry is, he does have a dark side and in this fight we should see it. Barry is well and truly fed up of everyone accusing him of throwing the CroCop fight, or at least of having made no effort in it. Considering the fight earned him a broken hand and foot and has perpetually shortened the fingers on one hand, he has a fair...
January 21st 2011

UFC Fight for the Troops 2: Weigh In results

Today's UFC Fights for the Troops 2 fighter weigh-ins took place behind closed doors, because the venue is an active US military base and not the most suitable place for fans and members of the public to be wandering round.There was little in the way of drama anyway; all the fighters made weight at the first attempt and there was none of the pushing and shoving that...
January 21st 2011

Roy Nelson expects Lesnar to pull out of TUF mid-way

Roy Nelson has a “conspiracy theory” regarding The Ultimate Fighter 13 and Brock Lesnar, who is one half of the principal line-up opposite Junior Dos Santos.Nelson thinks Lesnar has no intention of following through with an end-of season fight against Lesnar and instead expects him to vacate the show at some point during filming, to be replaced by Shane...
January 21st 2011

Tom 'Kong' Watson vacates BAMMA title, alleges non-payment

Tom ‘Kong’ Watson has vacated the BAMMA middleweight title and claims the promotion owes him around £6,000 in unpaid fees and expenses dating from his blockbuster fight with Alex Reid last year.In a statement released via his personal website today, Watson said he had made numerous attempts to retrieve monies owed under his contract, but has been...
January 21st 2011

UFC Fight for the Troops 2 Countdown: Miller vs Wiman

Cole Miller (17-4-0) vs. Matt Wiman (12-5-0)  Originally scheduled to appear on the undercard of UFC 125, Cole Miller and Matt Wiman instead find themselves elevated to main card status at this weekends ‘Fight for the Troops 2.’ A worthy status for two fighters that only three years ago were opposing contestants on season five of ‘The Ultimate...

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