Mike Marrello wins main event at XFO: NEW BLOOD Feb. 7 in New Munster, WI – full results

The XFO (Xtreme Fighting Organization) held XFO: NEW BLOOD on Saturday, February 7, 2009 in New Munster, WI at the Marino’s Country Aire Banquet Hall. The card featured eight amateur and two professional mixed martial arts fights. In the main event, Mike Marrello (9-2-1), a Jeff Curran-trained fighter, defeated Lance Harvey by arm bar at just 1:45 into their light heavyweight fight.

Here’s how the full card went down:

Professional MMA
Mike Marrello def. Lance Harvey via Arm Bar R1 :45
Jay Ellis def. Daniel Straus via Rear Naked Choke R2 2:46

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SSF INVITATIONAL: NEW ORDER 6 in Ft. Campbell, KY – results

On Saturday, January 24th, Froggy’s Fight Night hosted The SSF INVITATIONAL: NEW ORDER SSF 6 in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. It was non-stop exciting mixed martial arts action as sixteen bouts went down with not one single fight going to judges’ decision. The great news is that SSF will be doing it again at Froggy’s on … Read more

UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 results & round-by-round commentary

UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 takes place tonight, Jan. 31, 2009, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. B.J. Penn, the UFC Lightweight Champion, has moved up to welterweight to try and grab a second title to add to his collection from Georges St. Pierre.

PRELIMINARY CARD QUICK RESULTS:
(WW) Dan Cramer def. Matt Arroyo by split decision
(LHW) Jake O’Brien def. Christian Wellisch by split decision
(WW) John Howard def. Chris Wilson by split decision
(LW) Thiago Tavares def. Manny Gamburyan by unanimous decision
(WW) Jon Fitch def. Akihiro Gono by unanimous decision

MAIN CARD QUICK RESULTS: 
(LHW) Jon Jones def. Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision
(LW) Clay Guida def. Nate Diaz by split decision
(WW) Karo Parisyan def. Dong Hyun Kim by split decision
(LHW) Lyoto Machida def. Thiago Silva by KO in rd.1
(WW) Georges St. Pierre def. B.J. Penn by TKO in rd.4

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Sam Hoger wins main event at Urban Rumble Championship 3 in Pasadena – results

Original Ultimate Fighter contestant, Sam “The Alaskan Assassin” Hoger (8-4) went up against the ultra-experienced Clarksville, Tennessee fighter, Johnathan “Big” Ivey (26-36) at URBAN RUMBLE CHAMPIONSHIP 3 in Pasadena, Texas on Saturday January 24th.

Hoger, who should most likely be fighting at light-heavyweight, gave up at least forty-five pounds in this five round URC Heavyweight Title Fight. Despite the weight difference and Ivey’s infamous pro wrestling style “elbow-drop” in his arsenal, Hoger was able to submit “Big” Ivey thirty-five seconds into round three.

Also on the card was Lightweight Champion, Warren “Baby Dynamite” Stewart (3-8) taking on Vince Libardi (7-4). Libardi won by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 30-27.

Here are the complete results for URC 3…

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Tara LaRosa makes successful return to action at Extreme Challenge: War at the Shore on Jan. 23 in Atlantic City, NJ (full results)

The world’s number one ranked female MMA fighter, Tara LaRosa made a successful return to action tonight at Extreme Challenge: War at the Shore in Atlantic City, New Jersey following a fourteen month layoff. LaRosa (16-1) battled Alexis Davis (6-2) in a very competitive match that saw the fight dead even going into the third round.

Davis was clearly not intimidated by LaRosa’s ranking or status and came out strong in every round. Both ladies are four-stripe purple belts and very highly skilled on the ground. LaRosa dropped Davis in round one with a big right but Davis was able to recover and attempted an omoplata and an armbar.

In round two Davis came out very aggressive and got LaRosa to the ground where she locked in a tight triangle. LaRosa’s patience and experience allowed her to remain calm until she finally escaped but then Davis immediately transitioned to an armbar and the bell sounds.

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UFC 93: FRANKLIN vs. HENDERSON results & play by play

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) has the real time live play by play results of UFC 93: FRANKLIN VS. HENDERSON from the 02 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Main Event
(LHW) Dan Henderson defeats Rich Franklin by split decision
Main Card
(LHW) Mauricio Rua defeats Mark Coleman by TKO (strikes) in rd 3
(MW) Rousimar Palhares def. Jeremy Horn by unanimous decision
(MW) Alan Belcher def. Denis Kang by submission (guillotine) in rd 2
(WW) Marcus Davis def. Chris Lytle by split decision
Preliminary Card
(WW) John Hathaway def. Tom Egan by TKO (strikes) in rd 1
(LW) Dennis Siver def. Nate Mohr by TKO in rd 3
(LHW) Tomasz Drwal def. Ivan Serati by TKO (strikes) in rd 1
(LHW) Eric Schafer def. Antonio Mendes by TKO (strikes) in rd 1
(WW) Martin Kampmann def. Alexandre Barros by TKO (strikes) in rd 2

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Xxtreme Knockout (XKO) 2 in Arlington, TX – results

Arlington, TX, Jan. 10th, 2009 – Backalley Promotions out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas has reentered the world of mixed martial arts. They had previously held one event prior to January 10th back in 2002 under Pancrase rules. While that event might not have struck a cord with the local mixed martial arts fans in north Texas, Saturday’s show is definitely going to generate a rippling effect of excitement.

Backalley Promotions owner Mike Bussey has a 20,000 sq ft training facility dubbed simply “The Gym” that also includes a 600 seat auditorium to use to his advantage. Mr. Bussey, along with his sons Chris and Thomas brought some of their professional wrestling experience to the mixed martial arts event on January 10th.

While some feel that we should seperate our sport and sports entertainment, the Xtreme Knockouts 2 event proved that with the right leadership, the sport of mixed martial arts and the showmanship of professional wrestling can be fused into an entertaining product.

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X1: A Year in Review

In their busiest year to date X1 World Events showed why they continue to be Hawaii’s number one event. They put all of their titles on the line and crowned some new and exciting world champions, brought back pro boxing, they also introduced new venue’s like The Cirque and Palolo Hongwanji as well as added new features to their events like a concert, replacing the chairs with tables at the Blaisdell and the amazing aerialists of The Cirque Hawaii entertaining the fans between matches.

To highlight the year we will start off with the “Champions” event at the Blaisdell Arena. Maui product Lolohea Mahe continued his dominance of the HW division with a huge win over Des Miner.

Featherweight Champion Eddie Yagin defended his title with a three wound war against Big Island’s Dirty Dave Moreno. Mia St. John made her appearance in Hawaii short and sweet with a brutal KO win at just 44 seconds of the first round and Ron Waterman defeated Maui boy Analu Brash for the HW Title.

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Team Russia Red Devil defeats Team Holland at M-1 Challenge 2008 Finals

AMSTELVEEN, the Netherlands, which is located several minutes north of Amsterdam, was the host of the M-1 CHALLENGE 2008 FINALS on January 11, 2009. Team Russia Red Devil clashed with Team Holland for the main trophy of the inaugural M-1 Challenge season. Team Red Devil walked away the victors winning four of the five bouts. Here are the results:

Team Red Devil vs. Team Holland Finals results:
(HW) Alexey Oleinik def. Jessie Gibbs by sub. (choke) in rd 2
(LHW) Mikhail Zayats def. David Haagsman by sub. (armbar) in rd 1
(MW) Jason Jones def. Dmitry Samoilov by unanimous decision
(WW) Erik Oganov def. Romano de los Reyes by unanimous decision
(LW) Mikhail Malyutin def. Bogdan Christea by split decision
Superfights results:
(LHW) Toni Valtonen def. Chang Seob Lee by TKO (strikes) in rd 3
(MW) Radmir Gabdulin def. Hoon Kim by sub. (triangle choke) in rd 2
(HW) Sang Soo Lee def. Ricardo Wondel by TKO (hand injury)
(HW) Enoc Solves Torres def. Seung Bae Whi by unanimous decision

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Long Beach Fight Night 3 – results

LONG BEACH, CA. – Long Beach Fight Night was back again with it’s third installment at the Long Beach City College’s Hall of Champions Gym on January 3, 2009.

LBFN 3 results:
Manny Lara def. Brian Keith by Decision (Unanimous)
Ron Turner def. Alex Rickards by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at :45 of rd 1
Danny Juarez def. Miles Howard by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:51 of rd 1
Tony Ferguson def. Frank Park by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 2:43 of rd 1
Darrell Montague def. Scott Brommage by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:36 of rd 3
Maurice Eazel def. Jim Ramsey by Submission (Verbal) at :46 of rd 2
Keneti Faagata def. Demetrice Woods by TKO (Punches) at 1:17 of rd 1
Jesse Juarez def. Thomas Kenny by Submission (Punches) at 2:07 of rd 2

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