Strikeforce results for ‘Tate vs Rousey’

It was an electrifying night in the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  The following preliminary fights kicked things off for the show:

Sarah Kaufman got the majority decision over Alexis Davis

Roger Bowling TKO’d Brandon Saling in round 2

Pat Healy submitted Caros Fodor by arm triangle in the third round

Ryan Couture TKO’d Conor Heun in the third as well

The main card continued, on Showtime, with half the fights making it to decision.

Josh Thompson edged out a unanimous decision against K.J. Noons

Kazuo Misaki squeaked out a split decision against Paul Daley

Lumumba Sayers submitted Scott Smith by way of guillotine choke in just over a minute of the first round

Ronaldo Souza also submitted Bristol Marunde in a triangle that was capitalized on in the third round

The main event, Tate vs Rousey, didn’t ever see the later rounds, as it was Rousey who found a way to put an end to Tate’s reign as champion.  In an impressive display of technique Rousey secured an armbar that had the champion tapping out, unfortunately not before she received some damage to her arm.

For more footage on the armbar check out the youtube video posted on MMAMania.com posted below.

Bellator Fighting Championship 60 Fight Card

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana, United States is going to play host to the Bellator Fighting Championship 60.  Tune in live to MTV 2 live March 9, 2012 at 8pm et 7pm ct.  Dont miss the action where all these match ups will take place:

MAIN EVENT:

Joe Warren (7-2-0) vs. Pat Curran (16-4-0)

Daniel Straus (17-4-0) vs. Jeremy Spoon (12-0-0)

Ronnie Mann (21-4-1) vs. Mike Corey (11-2-1)

Marlon Sandro (20-3-0) vs. Roberto Vargas (12-1-0)

Alexandre Bezerra (12-1-0) vs. Genair da Silva (11-4-0)

Shamar Bailey (13-5-0) vs. Josh Shockley (8-1-0)

Travis Wiuff (65-14-0) vs. Anthony Gomez (5-1-0)

Sean McCorkle (15-2-0) vs. Richard White (15-12-0)

Kenny Foster (9-5-0) vs. Bobby Reardanz (8-10-0)

Eric Oria (0-0-0) vs. Lance Surma (0-0-0)

Cory Galloway (0-0-0) vs. Jake Nauracy (0-0-0)

UFC on FX 2: Results

UFC on FX 2 is over and in the wake lies both answers and questions as to who will be the new UFC flyweight champion.  This card, which aired live from Australia, really secured the fight night shows on FX as being legitimate competitions that warrant the attention of fight fans world-wide.  This event marked the 200th in UFC history.  On a side note I would like to thank the UFC for its tireless dedication in bringing the most entertaining fight match ups the world has ever seen.  Without further ado here are the results:

Oli Thompson vs. Shawn Jordan Jordan overwhelmed Thompson with impressive striking and managed to get a referee stoppage at 3:53 of the second round.

Daniel Pineda vs. Mackens Semerzier Pineda proved to be the dominant Jiu Jitsu fighter as he secured a beautiful submission at 2:05 of round one.

T.J. Waldburger vs. Jake Hecht T.J. demonstrated a beautiful armbar finish in only 55 seconds of the first round, looking extremely impressive.

Kyle Noke vs. Andrew Craig This fight went the distance where, in the end, all three judges scored the fight for Craig.

Cole Miller vs. Steven Siler Another fight going the distance proved Siler to be the better fighter for the night, according to judges.  All three judges scored this fight 29-28.

Anthony Perosh vs. Nick Penner Nick Penner really put in his work when he eventually got the referee to intervene, due to strikes thrown from his ground and pound, with only 1 second left in the first round.

James Te Huna vs. Aaron Rosa Te Huna proved to be quite the brute in this fight, where he finished off Aaron Rosa, at 2:08 of the first round, earning the victory by way of right hands to Rosas face.

Court McGee vs. Constantinos Philippou This fight went the distance and it was Philippou who managed to secure a unanimous decision.

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall this fight was extremely close and ended up going the distance.  The official ruling after the fight ended up being a decision win for Demetrious Johnson, which was later found to be an error in reading the judges score cards.  The fact is that the judges ended up ruling this fight a draw and there should have been a fourth round.  The records will officially state that the fight resulted in a draw.  Dana White addresses this concern in the post fight interview on the accompanying video.

Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani a right hook spelled doom for Urushitani, early in the second round, ending his night and advancing Benavidez in the Flyweight tournament.

Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann the main event was nothing short of breathtaking.  Thiago Alves looked extremely impressive in this fight, overwhelming Kampmann in all aspects of the game.  It appeared as if Kampmann was a little hesitant to get off his strikes against Alves.  Alves, however, looked like he had cleaned up many parts of his fight game, circling the counter puncher and landing nearly at will.  The fight ended up going to the third round where Alves continued to dominate.  Alves, who had dominated the striking for the prior 2 rounds, decided that it was time to take the fight off their feet and secured a double-leg takedown.  The problem, for Alves, is that Kampmann had plans of his own securing a deep guillotine submission forcing Alves to tap at 4:12 of the third round.

Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey – Weigh-In & Fight Card – Strikeforce MMA

It looks as if Strikeforce will be putting on quite a show this Saturday March 3rd, 2012 from Nationwide Arena, in Columbus, Ohio, United States.  Tune into Showtime to watch the fight live at 10pm ET & 7pm PT.

The fight cards main event will be champion Miesha ‘Takedown’ Tate vs. Olympic bronze medalist Ronda ‘Rowdy’ Rousey for the Strikeforce bantamweight championship.  The bad blood between these two ladies seems to be boiling over, as can be seen in their weigh-in video below.  When champion Miesha Tate was asked about why the hard feelings existed she replied that she was not happy about that it seemed Ronda was stepping over more deserving competitors.

Whatever the cause of the rivalry, don’t imagine that this is going to be a beauty contest.  Both of these women are prepared to throw down and this fight definitely has appeal for more than one reason.

Miesha Tate (12-2-0) vs. Ronda Rousey (4-0-0)

Roger Bowling (10-2-0) vs. Brandon Saling (8-5-0)

Ryan Couture (3-1-0) vs. Conor Heun (9-4-0)

Caros Fodor (-1-0) vs. Pat Healy (26-16-0)

Sarah Kaufman (14-1-0) vs. Alexis Davis (11-4-0)

Scott Smith (17-9-0) vs. Lumumba Sayers (5-2-0)

K.J. Noons (11-4-0) vs. Josh Thomson (18-4-0)

Paul Daley (29-11-2) vs. Kazuo Misaki (24-11-2)

Ronaldo Souza (14-3-0) vs. Bristol Marunde (12-6-0)

Antonio Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira Road to Recovery

Following a brutal submission loss, to a Kamura courtesy Frank Mir at UFC 140, doctors confirmed that Antonio Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira (33-7-1, 1nc) did indeed sustain a broken arm.  The broken arm required surgery for the former UFC and Pride heavyweight champion.  It was believed that, due to the severity of the break, that Nogueira would not resume training until June of 2012, nearly 6 months after the surgery.  Nogueira, however, had other thoughts in mind as he laced up his gloves and went to work at his Team Nogueira Training Center.  In an interview posted by Gleidson Venga at Sherdog.com, Nogueira had this to say,

I felt great. I was longing to train. I was just going to show some ‘shadow’ training, but I couldn’t stand it,” said Nogueira, admitting that he isn’t yet ready to train at 100 percent. “I still need about three weeks of physical therapy [and] to hone my boxing with coach Erivan [Conceicao], and then, later, I’ll call Master [Ricardo] de la Riva and start training jiu-jitsu. I think I’m back in a month.

‘Minotauro’ Nogueira, now 35 years old, is quite restless considering some of the big named fighters that frequent his gym.  On occasion Team Nogueira Training Center lends a helping hand to some of the biggest names in mma with regards to several UFC champions and prospects alike.  Fighters like Anderson Silva (31-4) and Junior Dos Santos (14-1) like to visit on occasion and Nogueira would like nothing more than to be able to train with these elite fighters.

We here at The MMA Beatdown wish you a speedy recovery Nogueira.

UFC on FX 2 “Alves vs. Kampmann” Entire Card & Weigh Ins

With the UFC on FX just a day away, fight fans are ready for things to get kicked off.  This is the second fight card to take place live on FX and the main event promises to be very entertaining.  The weigh ins for this card can be found here, at UFC.com or live on FX at 10pm et or 7pm pt March 1, 2012.  Without further ado the fights for Friday March 2, 2012 6pm/9pm pt/et are:

Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves (24-7-0) vs. Martin ‘The Hitman’ Kampmann (18-5-0)

Joseph Benavidez (15-2-0) vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-4-6)

Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson (14-2-0) vs. Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall (11-2-0)

Court ‘The Crusher’ McGee (13-1-0) vs. Constantinos ‘Costa’ Philippou (9-2-0, 1nc)

James Te Huna (15-5-0) vs. Aaron Rosa (17-4-0)

Anthony ‘The Hippo’ Perosh (12-6-0) vs. Nick ‘The Quiet Assassin’ Penner (12-1-0)

Cole ‘Magrinho’ Miller (18-5-0) vs. Steven ‘Super’ Siler (19-9-0)

Kyle Noke (19-5-1) vs. Andrew Craig (6-0-0)

TJ Waldburger (14-6-0) vs. Jake ‘The Hitman’ Hecht (11-2-0)

Mackens ‘Da Menace’ Semerzier (8-3-0, 1nc) vs. Daniel ‘The Pit’ Pineda (16-7-0)

Oli Thompson (9-2-0) vs. Shawn ‘The Savage’ Jordan (12-3-0)