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Tom Lawlor Returns, Survives, Gets Knockout

You can take away his outlandish outfits and entrances and replace them with drab Reebok attire, but you can’t take away Tom Lawlor’s toughness. For the entire first round of his meeting with Gian Villante at tonight’s UFC on FOX, “Filthy” looked as if the two-year layoff was going to be too much. Of course, […]

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UFC Fight Night 71 results: Alan Jouban gets past Matt Dwyer via unanimous decision

SAN DIEGO — It was the rarest of sightings in an MMA cage: A referee actually deducting a point for a clear infraction.

Alan Jouban rocked Matt Dwyer in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 71 middleweight bout at Valley View Casino Center, dropped him to the mat … then clearly lined him up and walloped him with an illegal knee.

Referee Herb Dean rightfully docked Jouban a point. But that turned out to be the only mistake of note the Jouban made in the fight, as he got the best of matters in a thrilling battle which brought the crowd to their feet.

The judges’ scores were 29-27 across the board for Jouban.

“Matt Dwyer was high on a list of fighters I wanted to fight, because I knew we’d put on a good show, open the main card and put on a good show,” Jouban said.

Dwyer got the action rolling in the opening round when he dropped Jouban early, but that only only made the fighting male model from Los Angeles step up his game. Jouban disregarded Dwyer’s height and reach advantage and waded in to land crisp combos, one of which dropped Dwyer and led to the illegal knee.

The frenetic action continued in the second round, as the two traded nasty kicks to the head and body. Jouban, however, got the last laugh in that regard, as he landed a cartwheel kick to the head in the round’s closing seconds, which nearly ended the bout.

“It’s something I land high percentage in training,” Jouban said. “It’s been a race, Anthony Pettis Cub Swanson. It’s nice to be first to land it.”

The tough Dwyer returned for the final round, but appeared spent. Jouban couldn’t quite put Dwyer away, but if there was any doubt in the final frame, he settled it by scoring a takedown and working from the top.

Jouban improved to 12-3, 3-1 in the UFC. Dwyer dropped to 8-3, 1-2 in the UFC.

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Lyman Good Finally Gets a UFC Contract

They say timing is everything, and never has that been more true than with Lyman Good, who’s had the requisite skills for the Octagon but none of the luck with timing. After dominating the regional Northeast circuit, he was supposed to make his big-stage debut at an EliteXC, and discussions had him either taking on […]

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Peter Sobotta gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 69 with Sergio Moraes injured

Sergio Moraes is again sidelined with an injury.

The Brazilian grappler, who spent 617 days outside the Octagon with a severe knee injury, was forced out of an upcoming UFC Fight Night 69 bout with Peter Sobotta on June 20 in Berlin. The promotion announced on Tuesday that Sobotta will now face UFC newcomer Steven Kennedy.

Moraes told MMAFighting.com he suffered a spine injury, but it won’t require surgery.

Sobotta (14-4-1), who went 0-3 in his first UFC run in 2009 and 2010, defeated Paweł Pawlak via unanimous decision in his return to the Octagon in May of 2014. He was expected to return in April against Moraes, but was forced out of the UFC Fight Night 64 card with an injury.

Kennedy (17-6) signs with the UFC after racking up seven straight victories in Australia, five via stoppage. The welterweight fighter will compete outside of Australia for the first time in his professional MMA career.

Headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne for the strawweight championship, UFC Fight Night 69 takes place at the 02 World Arena in Berlin, Germany.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne
Dennis Siver vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Peter Sobotta vs. Steven Kennedy
Nick Hein vs. Lukasz Sajewski
Uriah Hall vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Masio Fullen
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Alan Patrick
Alan Omer vs. Mike Wilkinson
Niklas Backstrom vs. Noad Lahat
Scott Askham vs. Antonio dos Santos Jr.
Piotr Hallmann vs. Magomed Mustafaev

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Pat Curran Gets New Opponent for Bellator 139; June 26 Lineup Finalized with 13 Bouts

An unspecified injury has forced Brazilian prospect Goiti Yamauchi to withdraw from his scheduled meeting with Pat Curran at Bellator 139.
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Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139

An undisclosed injury forced Goiti Yamauchi out of Bellator 139, and Pat Curran has a new opponent on 18 days’ notice.

Curran, a former Bellator featherweight champion, is now set to take on Emmanuel Sanchez at the upcoming card in Mulvane, Kansas, on June 26. The promotion announced the new match-up on Monday.

A featherweight from Roufusport MMA, Sanchez (10-1) enters the cage coming off six wins with four first-round stoppages. Under the Bellator banner, “El Matador” tapped Stephen Banaszak and defeated Alejandro Villalobos via unanimous decision.

Curran (20-7) looks to get back on track following back-to-back decision losses to 145-pound champion Patricio Freire and number one contender Daniel Weichel. Curran holds a 10-4 record in Bellator, but lost three of his last four.

Bellator also announced four new bouts for the card. In the heavyweight division, Alex Huddleston (5-1) meets Javy Ayala (8-3) and Derek Bohi (5-4) takes on Frederick Brown (2-1). At 155 pounds, Marcio Navarro (13-11) faces Cody Carrillo (8-11), while Greg Scott (3-3) vs. Gaston Reyno (3-0) takes place in the featherweight division.

The complete Bellator 139 fight card, which takes place at the Kansas Star Event Center Arena, can be seen below:

Main card:
Cheick Kongo vs. Alexander Volkov
Dave Rickels vs. John Alessio
Pat Curran vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
Joe Schilling vs. Hisaki Kato

Preliminary card:
Bubba Jenkins vs. Joe Wilk
Jeimeson Saudino vs. Aaron Ely
Bobby Cooper vs. Pablo Villaseca
Daniel Gallemore vs. Augusto Sakai
Iony Razafiarison vs. Bryanna Fissori
Alex Huddleston vs. Javy Ayala
Greg Scott vs. Gaston Reyno
Derek Bohi vs. Frederick Brown
Marcio Navarro vs. Cody Carrillo

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Pat Curran Gets New Opponent for Bellator 139; June 26 Lineup Finalized with 13 Bouts

An unspecified injury has forced Brazilian prospect Goiti Yamauchi to withdraw from his scheduled meeting with Pat Curran at Bellator 139.
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Albert Tumenov Gets New Opponent at UFC 188 in Mexico City

Albert Tumenov will welcome Andrew Todhunter to the Octagon at UFC 188 on June 13.


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GIF of the Day: Soccer Mom Gets Faceplant KO’d Twice In Hysterically Brutal Fashion [UPDATED]

If you thought Sensei Segal’s recent demonstration was a masterful display of martial arts ineptitude, just wait until you see this.

Posted on r/mma earlier this morning, the GIF you are about to gaze upon with your eyeballs is not only the clear frontrunner for “MMA GIF of the Year” at this year’s Potato Awards, but should sweep the “Steve Nelmark Memorial ‘Is (s)he Dead?’ Award”, “MMA Fail of the Year”, and “Most Embarrassing Knockout of the Year” categories as well. Come to think of it, it will probably take home the “Greatest Unsanctioned Fight of the Year” prize too, because there is no way on God’s green earth that the fight captured in this gif was sanctioned by any athletic commission ever. It is truly one of the most laughable, horrific, captivating, and heartbreakingly sad 5-second animated images you will ever see, and I say that with absolutely zero hyperbole.


(Fair warning: The gif may take a few seconds to adjust resolution. For a full-size gif of the action, either click on the image or go here).

You know, after watching this gif a couple dozen times and passing out twice from lack of oxygen, I am suddenly struck by a sudden, overwhelming sense of shame and regret. Like eating an entire bowl of cookie dough, what started out as a incredibly satisfying endeavor has quickly devolved into a study in self-loathing that multiplies tenfold with each spoonful I cram into my foodhole. Either this GIF is so hysterical that it has caused me to blow a funny fuse, or the moral implications of what I’ve just witnessed have just now begun to seep into my conscience. God, I hope it’s the former.

How can something like this even be allowed to happen in 2015? It would be like going into the doctor’s office with a flu and having him prescribe you a dozen leeches as treatment.

Was the blonde woman plucked from the street on the way to pick up her kids from soccer practice and told that she would receive a bottle of Chardonnay for each second she lasted in the cage?

Did she think that *this* was what hot yoga was? Crossfit, maybe?

Or was this, as I suspect, the abhorrent and inevitable culmination of a deeply depressed suburban housewife going through a midlife crisis? “I AM strong, Gary, and I’ll show you, your mother, the maid who I *know* you’re sleeping with…I’ll show everybody!!”

LOOK AT WHAT SHE’S WEARING FOR FIGHT ATTIRE, YOU GUYS.

I am exhausted. Goodnight.

[UPDATE]

Upon further research, I have learned that the blonde woman is question is not a random soccer mom picked from the streets, but Katie Castro, an actual MMA fighter who, according to her Sherdog profile, has competed three times as a “professional” (with zero amateur fights) and suffered three consecutive KO losses in a combined time of 54 seconds. This gif is actually taken from her most recent performance in January — a 10-second shellacking at the hands of Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, who was making her pro debut. A full video of the fight is below.

The organization that would allow this massacre to happen? That would be Xplode Fight Series, of course, aka the only organization shameless and reckless enough to proudly don “Tomato Can MMA” banners across their ring while sanctioning disgracefully mismatched fights to pad certain fighter’s records.

While everyone involved in this match — from the audience to Katie’s trainers (especially Katie’s trainers) — should be ashamed of themselves, I think we can all agree that now is the time to write in to our local representatives and urge them to shut these assholes down/bring their promoters in on criminal charges. That’s Xplode Fight Series, owned and operated by Gregg Sharp and based in Chula Vista, CA. Feel free to spam their Facebook page here in the meantime.

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Dana White: Luke Rockhold gets the next shot at Chris Weidman’s UFC middleweight title

The UFC finally reached a verdict for its middleweight contender conundrum. UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight that Luke Rockhold, not Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, will be the next challenger to Chris Weidman’s UFC middleweight crown.

“We don’t have the fight set up yet, we don’t know when it’s going to be. But that will be the fight,” White said. “Luke Rockhold will get the next shot at the title.”

The race to the belt has been a neck-and-neck one between Rockhold and Souza for some time, with both former Strikeforce champions rocketing to the top of the division following the UFC-Strikeforce merger. However it was Rockhold’s eye-opening domination of Lyoto Machida at UFC on FOX 15 that ultimately sealed the deal in the American’s forever.

Rockhold, 30, now rides a four-fight win streak into his contest against Weidman, having finished each of Costas Philippou, Tim Boetsch, Michael Bisping, and Machida within two rounds to bounce back from a loss to Vitor Belfort in his UFC debut.

In Weidman, though, he meets a completely different beast. The reigning UFC middleweight champion has cruised past a cadre of Brazilian legends since seizing the belt from the legendary Anderson Silva in mid-2013. An undefeated 30-year-old, Weidman first defended his title against Silva in the pair’s rematch, then bested both Machida and Belfort, the latter of whom Weidman finished via TKO in under three minutes.

Weidman and Rockhold have some heat, as well. The two engaged in a rollicking back-and-forth following Rockhold’s win over Machida. Weidman then told MMAFighting.com that Rockhold was “not great anywhere” and was a less dangerous fighter than Souza, both of which were comments that caught Rockhold’s ire.

While a date and location have yet to be determined for the fight, Weidman and Rockhold have at least agreed on one thing: they’d love for their meeting to highlight a historic night in the state of New York.

The UFC has a date tentatively booked for Madison Square Garden on Dec. 5, however all plans depend on the New York state government voting to legalize the sport of mixed martial arts before the current legislative session ends in June.

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