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UFC 152 Jon Jones vs Vitor Belfort: Results

Main Event

Jon Jones Defeated Vitor Belfort via R4 Submission at 00:00:54 into the round. The champion, Jon Jones, was put into a difficult position when Vitor applied an armbar that really seemed to put the champion into a bad position but Jones whethered the storm. According to an article at http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/9/23/3375634/ufc-152-results-jon-jones-submits-vitor-belfort-in-fourth-round Jones stated, “I honestly was waiting for it to break,” he said. “I was not going to tap out.” It was Jones though,

Co-Main Event

Joseph Benavidez lost a hard-fought split decision to Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson, who is now the first UFC 125lb champion.  All in all it really did seem as though Demetrious Johnson was the better fighter and really did a lot to prove that he was champion material.  Mighty Mouse proved to have overwhelming speed and technical striking that far outmatched Benavidez.  By the end of the fight Benavidez looked pretty well tagged up while Johnson looked like he was ready for some close-ups and a wild after party.

Michael Bisping found himself struggling against Brian Stann where he ended up winning a unanimous decision victory. If this puts Bisping into a top contender position it would definitely seem surprising. It appears Bisping has at least one more fight with a top ranked competitor before getting his first shot at a belt. Maybe a Chris Weiman fight should be in the cards for ‘The Count’.

Matt Hamill had a successful UFC return when he battled it out with Roger Hollett and earned a unanimous decision. The former Ultimate Fighter combatant showed a bit of ring rust but he a well matched opponent should have helped Hammil shake any cobwebs he may have had prior to entering the octagon.

Cub Swanson looked great against Charles Oliveira when he secured a first round knock out at 2:40 of the round. Swanson’s heavy hands proved to be the deciding factor when it appeared that Oliveira may have very well been winning the round.

Vinny Magalhaes defeated Igor Pokrajac by way of a second round Submission leaving Igor looking a bit sluggish.

TJ Grant defeated Evan Dunham by way of a unanimous decision in what looked to be a very close bout with nearly even strikes landed but 3 unanswered takedowns by Dunham did not appear to be enough to gain favor with the judges.

Sean Pierson won over Lance Benoist by unanimous Decision moving Pierson to a record of 13-6-0.

Marcus Brimage beat Jimy Hettes in a unanimous decision moving the new comer Marcus to an impressive 6-1-0.

Seth Baczynski defeated Simeon Thoresen with a thud when he ended Simeon’s night by way of a knockout at 00:04:10 of round 1.

Mitch Gagnon defeated Walel Watson with an impressive 1st round submission improving his record to 9-2-0.

Kyle Noke defeated Charlie Brenneman in stunning fashion when a 1st round KO was put on the books due to a left jab followed by a straight right that sent Brenneman into lala land. An obviously shaken Brenneman tried to plead his case to the referee but the fact that he looked like Bambi on ice probably didn’t help his case.

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UFC Press Conference for UFC 149

Check out the UFC 149 press conference held recently in Alberta Canada.  The press release covers many topics on the UFC and its Canadian affiliates.

The press conference comes after the announcement that UFC 149 will be held in Calgary, Alberta at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, July 21 7pm/10pm PTET where champion, and pound for pound contender, Jose ‘Junior’ Aldo (21-1-0) will face Erik ‘New Breed’ Koch (13-1-0).

Also announced to be on the card are Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (20-6-0) vs Thiago Silva (14-3-0, 1nc), Minotauro Nogueira (33-8-1, 1nc) vs Cheick Kongo (27-7-2), Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping (23-4-0) vs Tim ‘The Barbarian’ Boetsch (15-4-0), Court ‘The Crusher’ McGee (13-2-0) vs Nick ‘The Promise’ Ring (12-1-0), and more.  This promises to be a stacked card and July can’t come fast enough.

UFC on Fox 2: Results

This Saturdays fights have come and gone, leaving with them the anticipation of two title fights with arguably the largest rivalries in the UFC.  Rashad Evans vs Phil Davis was not exactly a barn burner, but the two got down to business and shortly after the start of the first round, Phil Davis (now 9-1-0), starting showing his inexperience compared to the former light heavyweight champion.

Rashad Evans (now 17-1-1) bested the challenger in every aspect of the fight.  Rashad landed considerable more strikes, being able to get inside of the taller Davis, completed 3 of his 4 take down attempts, and secured dominant positions over his opponent.  The only thing Rashad could have done to further his dominance would have been to stop the fight with a k.o. or submission.  All three judges scored the bout in favor of Evans.

This will now set up a chance for Evans to face his former team mate turned rival, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (15-1-0), the champion of the Light Heavyweight division.  This rivalry has been covered at great lengths, and will be again considering the pending fight.  The rivalry seemed to develop when Jon Jones stepped ahead of Rashad Evans for a title shot versus Shogun Rua, after Rashad sustained an injury that prohibited him from competing.

The other rivalry match was left to us courtesy of a Chael Sonnen (27-11-1) victory over Michael Bisping (22-4-0) in a back and forth bout that ended with an arguably controversial decision.

The first two rounds of the fight were a bit of a grind with Chael Sonnen undoubtedly winning the third round.  The controversy comes into play when the first two rounds are looked upon closely and it is Michael Bisping landing more strikes, pinning Chael Sonnen against the fence and controling the action.  Chael Sonnen did secure take downs during these rounds but Bisping was able to immediately stand back up.

In the post fight interview Chael Sonnen’s character came to surface as he seemed more interested in entertaining the fans than recounting the fight.

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Lavar Johnson (16-5-0) wins over Joey Beltran (13-7-0) by way of K.O.  Resulting in Beltrans forth loss in five fights.

Charles Oliveira (15-2-0) wins over Eric Wisely (19-7-0) by way of an excellent submission that looked like some kind of cross breed of a heel hook and figure four

Chris Weidman (8-0-0) wins over Demian Maia (15-4-0) by way of a long and rather boring stand up bout in which the fans were clearly not the winners.  Chris Weidman, in his defense, did take the fight with only 11 days notice, but Demian Maia’s entertainment value was put into serious question.

UFC on Fox 2

It’s a big event coming free to Fox subscribers this Saturday night 1/28/2012.  Prelims air live on Fuel tv at 5pm est with the card continuing on Fox at 9pm est.  There are some great looking match ups to look forward to:

Light Heavyweight (205lbs)

Rashad Evans (16-1-1) vs Phil Davis (9-0-0)

Middleweight (185lbs)

Chael Sonnen (26-11-1) vs Michael Bisping (22-3-0)

Middleweight (185lbs)

Demian Maia (15-3-0) vs Chris Weidman (7-0-0)

Bantamweight (135lbs)

Johnny Bedford (18-9-1) vs Mitch Gagnon (8-1-0)

Lightweight (155lbs)

Nik Lentz (21-4-2) vs Evan Dunham (12-2-0)

Lightweight (155lbs)

Shane Roller (10-5-0) vs Michael Johnson (9-6-0)

Heavyweight (265lbs)

Jon Olav Einemo (6-2-0) vs Mike Russow (14-1-0)

Featherweight (145lbs)

Cub Swanson (15-5-0) vs George Roop (12-8-1)

Middleweight (185lbs)

Dustin Jacoby (6-1-0) vs Chris Camozzi (15-5-0)

Heavyweight (265lbs)

Joey Beltran (13-6-0) vs Lavar Johnson (15-5-0)

Lightweight (155lbs)

Charles Oliveira (14-2-0) vs Eric Wisely (19-6-0)