Iowa vs. OK State on Big Ten Network live play-by-play

Johny Hendricks vs. Iowa's Mark Perry back in the day
Johny Hendricks vs. Iowa

One of the biggest NCAA wrestling matches of the season went down last night at Carver Hawkeye arena – No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 3 OK State. The Big Ten Network is showing the event on tape delay tonight at 9:00 p.m. CT. The broadcast will feature several match ups of ranked wrestlers. ProMMA.info will be providing a live play-by-play of the match. If you are one of the people who can’t live without the spoiler results check them out here.

Quick Results
#1 Iowa 19, #3 Oklahoma State 16
125 – Matt McDonough (I) maj. dec. Chris Notte (OSU), 13-4
133 – Jordan Oliver (OSU) dec. Daniel Dennis (I), 3-2
141 – Montell Marion (I) dec. Jamal Parks (OSU), 4-0
149 – Brent Metcalf (I) tech. fall Quinten Fuentes (OSU), 21-5 in 5:15
157 – Neil Erisman (OSU) maj. dec. Aaron Janssen (I), 16-7
165 – Alex Meade (OSU) dec. Ryan Morningstar (I), 5-3
174 – Jay Borschel (I) maj. dec. Mike Benefiel (OSU), 9-1
184 – Phillip Keddy (I) dec. Clayton Foster (OSU), 3-2
197 – Alan Gelogaev (OSU) dec. Luke Lofthouse (I), 3-2
Hwt. – Jared Rosholt (OSU) dec. Blake Rasing (I), 7-5

Play-by-play after the jump

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The MMA Show with Mauro Ranallo

Here is this past week’s episode of The MMA Show with Mauro Ranallo. The show starts off with an interview with UFC President Dana White where he talks Abu Dhabi, UFC 112, and Brock Lesnar. White also gives his opinion on Fight NIght 20 and voices his displeasure on some of the judging. He doesn’t feel … Read more

Joey Beltran turns Houston Alexander into a stepping stone at “New Year’s Revolution”

Photo by Dave Mandel / Sherdog.com - When Kimbo Slice is a better grappler than you, that could be a hint you need some work on the ground game. Kimbo suplexes Houston Alexander at the TUF 10 Finale.

Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (9-6), the once-upon-a-time-brawler who has seemingly fallen in love with leg kicks and evasion, proved once again the ground game is his Achilles heel last night in Tulsa, Okla.

Coming off a unanimous decision loss to Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson at “UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale” in December, Alexander was pitted against a much heavier* Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran (10-3) at “New Year’s Revolution”, a 5150/XFL co-promoted event held at the Spirit Bank Event Center.

It was a scene we have witnessed countless times before; wrestler takes striker to the ground and pounds him out. Alexander did his best in round one to land leg kicks and move side-to-side to avoid the takedown. However, it was not long before the Nebraska DJ ended up on his back eating elbows and punches.

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5150 Combat – New Year’s Revolution live results and play by play

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, 5150 Combat, along with Xtreme Fighting League, presents New Year’s Revolution live from the Spirit Bank Event Center in Tulsa, Okla. The local promotions team-up and fill the void of a slow weekend in MMA with a quality card. The card includes several UFC and WEC veterans as well as ProMMA.info blogger Brian Imes, who has replaced Jason Lambert.

It also includes Anthony Macias, Houston Alexander, Mike Budnik, Rich Clementi, Tim Boetsch, Jeff Monson and Jeremy Horn. Stay close to the site for round-by-round updates.

Quick Results

•Preston Snook def. Justin McCorkle by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 2 (:16)
•Keith Miner def. Robert Jamerson by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (2:32)
•Ken Jackson def. John Kirk by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (1:38)
•Daniel Roberts def. Anthony Macias by submission (strikes) Rd 1 (4:00)
•Shane Howell def. Lewis McKenzie by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (2:44)
•Gary Frazier def. Ray Clayton by TKO (punches) Rd 4 (1:16)
•Tim Boetsch def. Rudy Lindsey by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 2 (1:55)
•Amber Powell def. Tammy Schneider by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (3:24)
•Rich Clementi def. Mike Budnik by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 5 (2:10)
•Jeremy Horn def. Victor Moreno by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1
•Jeff Monson def. John Brown by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
•Joey Beltran def. Houston Alexander TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (3:49)
•Chris Davis def. Brian Imes by TKO (strikes) Rd 1
•Charles Hackman def. Ryan Lopez by submission (arm triangle) Rd 1 (1:29)
•Waylon Lowe def. Chris Barnes by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:12)
•Jason Nicholson def. Justin Christie by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (2:47)
•Mike Jackson def. Jason Anderson by submission Rd 1 (2:32)
•Matt Lewis def. Chris Fuller by submission (guillotine) Rd 1 (4:21)

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Inside MMA live at University of Iowa – guests include Dan Gable & Pat Miletich (full episode)

Part 1

Bas and Kenny were live at the University of Iowa Friday night for Oklahoma vs. Iowa wrestling. Guests included Dan Gable, Pat Miletich, Guy Mezger, and Scott Casper from Takedown Radio. Kruck’s Corner goes inside the Wrestling Hall of Fame. And as usual, the week’s MMA highlights are covered. (part 2 after the jump)

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Driven – a documentary about Jens Pulver

On March 6, 2010, Jens “Little Evil” Pulver (22-12-1) will step back in the cage for what may be his last time. Pulver has lost his last four fights. In fact, he’s lost his last six out of seven. He will face Javier Vazquez (13-2), who himself has lost his last two bouts, at WEC … Read more

Contemplating the UFC-Abu Dhabi connection with Kevin Iole


MMA insider and Yahoo MMA aficionado, Kevin Iole, sheds some light on the advantages of selling 10% of the UFC to the UAE. He “guesstimates” what the purchase price was and also gives an estimate on the UAE’s net worth.

April’s UFC 112 headlined by B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar is expected to take place in Abu Dhabi. However, no one seems to think this land that apparently flows with milk and honey can come up with a suitable venue.

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UFC Gym holds ceremonial Grand Opening Saturday, Jan. 23

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – The countdown is on for the ceremonial grand opening for the brand new state-of-the-art UFC Gym – just eight days until UFC President Dana White, New Evolution Fitness Company (NEFC) Founder Mark Mastrov and NEFC CEO and Co-Founder Jim Rowley, along with UFC Legend Chuck Liddell, UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn and a host of other UFC stars will officially open the doors to the brand new 38,000 square foot facility in Concord, California.

The UFC Gym grand opening celebration will be a day-long event filled with autograph signings, exhibitions, meet and greets, and other activities to be announced.

A formal press conference will kick-off the grand opening and will start at 10am PT. Media are requested to save the date. Photographs, video interviews, one-on-one interviews, tours of the gym will be made available.

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Memorial service set for Bob Shamrock

Photo courtesy of Knucklepit.com - Bob Shamrock with 19-year-old Ken on his 1st day at college.

A memorial service for Bob Shamrock, the father of legendary MMA fighters Ken Shamrock and younger brother Frank Shamrock has been planned for 2pm Monday, January 18th at Calvary Baptist Church, 995 Paiute Lane in Susanville, CA 96130. A reception will follow at the same location – his family has announced.

Bob Shamrock died Thursday, Jan 14th at age 68 due to health complications with Diabetes at the home of his eldest son Ken Shamrock surrounded by friends and family. Bob will be remembered most for opening up his home in Susanville, CA to literally hundreds of troubled kids.

The Shamrock Boys Home was the beginning of life changing events for both Ken & Frank Shamrock who were both eventually adopted by Bob and introduced to competitive sports and eventually MMA.

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Joe Lauzon talks about loss to Sam Stout, hopes to fight in UFC Massachusetts debut

Joe Lauzon (18-5) recently lost a unanimous decision to Sam Stout (15-5-1) at UFC 108 on Jan. 2, 2010. It was Lauzon’s first bout back after undergoing ACL surgery and being sidelined for 10 months.

Although he was picked apart by Stout’s striking, Lauzon showed great tenacity by continuously coming forward and bringing the fight. Lauzon and Stout were awarded “Fight of the Night” honors for their effort.

It is obviously difficult, if not impossible, to go through something like an ACL surgery and not have it affect you in your first fight back.

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