TUF 8 – The Ultimate Fighter week 7 recap

By Denny “The Mad One” Hodge

After the obligatory past week’s fight re-cap, multiple fighters voice their opinion that they really respect Roli after his performance vs. Junie Browning. This is a far cry from the way most felt about him prior to the bout, with most feeling he was the weakest on the group at 155.

Coach Mir is in the locker room following the fight between Rolando and Junie and he lets Junie know just what he thinks about his poor cardio and lackluster performance. He tells Junie that the hype has been tarnished saying, “You showed some chinks in your armor, so you know what, the next guy’s not going to be afraid.”

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CXF on Oct. 30 – K.J. Noons boxing on Nov. 13

Jaime Fletcher will be in the Main Event at CXF

California Xtreme Fighting (“CXF”) returns on Thursday, October 30, 2008 with the kick off of its new Thursday Night Fight Series. CXF will hold its third professional Mixed Martial Arts Card at a new venue, the El Monte Expo Center and Guanatos Bar in El Monte, CA.

This new venue will allow CXF to bring its exciting MMA cards to a larger audience in a bigger and better venue for fighting. Each month, CXF will bring fight fans a different style of fighting, including MMA, Boxing, and Muay Thai/Kickboxing, making CXF the only full scale fighting organization of its kind in the state of California.

In November, CXF is proud to feature the return of former EliteXC Lightweight Champion Karl “KJ” Noons to the boxing ring in a six (6) round 155 lb fight against Ontario’s Alex Bogarin. Noons will also be appearing at the October 30, 2008 MMA card as a special guest.

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Elite Combat League hits Tulsa on Nov. 1

On November 1st Elite Combat League will host a mixed martial arts show at the brand new Spirit Bank Event Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show will consist of 24 talented mixed martial art fighters from around the country for 12 exciting fights including a main event Title Fight.

The event will also feature the pro debut of PRO MMA & TAGG Radio sponsored fighter, Billy “24/7” MacDonald as he steps into the ring against a young man from Memphis, Jacob Noe, also making his pro debut.  Good luck Billy; make us proud.

Rich Franklin is also scheduled to make a special appearance at the event and will be available to sign autographs.

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Shooto – GIG Central 16 Fight Results

This Shooto event took place on October 26, at the Tokai TV Telepia Hall, Nagoya, Japan.  The main event was for the Pacific Rim Middleweight Title. The fight results are as follows:

Main Event – Pacific Rim Title Fight:

  • Xavier Lucas defeated Yoshitaro Niimi via Majority Decision (MW)

Main Card

  • Kenichi Sawada fought Teppei Masuda to a Draw (FW)
  • Hiroharu Matsufuji defeated Hiroshi Sakamoto via Unanimous Decision (BW)
  • Kenichi Hattori defeated defeated Masato Fujiwara via Majority Decision (WW)

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Poland MMA-SWG Baltic Storm 4 Results

This Poland mma event took place on October 26, in Hala Stulecia, Sopot, Poland. The fight results are as follows: Ireneusz Cholewa fought Piotr Witkowski to a Draw Pawel Procaj defeated Artur Strzelczyk via Decision Aslambek Saidov defeated Lukasz Christ via Decision Magdalena Jarecka defeated Iwona Pajek via TKO in Rd. 1 Alan Omer defeated … Read more

Pancrase Shining 9 Results

This Pancrase event took place on October 26, in Differ Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan.  The fight results are as follows:

  • Kenji Arai fought Tashiro Akai to a Draw
  • Takuya Wada fought Masahiro Toryu to a Draw
  • Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Yuichi Ikari via KO in Rd. 1
  • Takafumi Ito defeated Takaichi Hirayama via Unanimous Decision
  • Takuya Eizumi defeated Takayuki Hirayasu via TKO in Rd. 2
  • Wataru Takahashi fought Hiroshi Tomita to a Draw

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Pro Kumite in Bracknell, U.K. on Nov. 1

Pro Kumite is a new fight promotion in the UK, concentrating on MMA events all over Europe. The first show is going to be held on November 1st at the Bracknell Leisure Centre on Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE.

According to their website, Pro Kumite has negotiated the first UK fighter insurance policy that is given FREE of charge to every fighter. The policy covers most risks for a whole year. As well as being insured during the fight the policy covers aspects like training, traveling and much more.

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Kang KO’s Eastman at Raw Combat: Redemption


Calgary’s Raw Combat promotion held their latest event entitled “Redemption” at the Stampede Corral on Saturday October 25th. Edmonton’s Ryan Ford was able to score a unanimous decision over Nabil Khatib.

The main event saw former PRIDE fighter, Denis Kang, taking on UFC veteran and all-around badass Marvin “The Beast-Man” Eastman. Kang unloaded the big guns and popped Eastman with a huge overhand right that KO’d “The Beast-Man” in the round one.

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Junior Assuncao returns to the cage in ATL on Nov. 8

Wild Bill’s Fight Night is the longest on-going fight series to ever take place in Georgia.  It’s a very popular and well known MMA event within the state and around the South.

UFC veteran, Junior Assuncao will be heading up the November 8th card against Kalvin Hackney.  Assuncao’s last appearance in the UFC was against Nate Diaz at Fight Night 11 where he lost by Cesar Gracie approved guillotine choke.

Prior to that, Assuncao had a victory at UFC 70 over David Lee by rear naked choke and a loss at UFC 64 by the same method to Kurt Pellegrino.

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MMA from Japan – DEEP 38: Impact results

DEEP 38 took place on October 23 in Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.  The fight results are as follows: Katsuyori Shibata fought Yasuhito Namekawa to a Draw Ryuta Sakurai defeats Sojiro Orui via Split Decision Yusuke Kawaguchi defeats Seiryu Seiryu via Majority Decision Satoko Shinashi defeats Yukiko Seki via Submission (armbar) in Rd. 1 Riki Fukuda defeats Jason Jones via … Read more