Monson defeats Kerr at Vengeance Fighting Championship in North Carolina

by:  Jack Bratcher

Vengeance Fighting Championship took place last night, September 27th at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC. It was a great night of fights displaying some of the MMA talent from the eastern and southeastern U.S.. The night consisted of both amateur and professional bouts and in the main event, North Carolina’s MMA fans got to wtiness two UFC/PRIDE veterans go at it. Here’s how the fights went down:

AMATEUR FIGHTS

Nick “The Brick” Blake vs. Patrick Needham(145lbs)
Rd.1 – Blake takes Needham’s back and sinks in the hooks. Blake gets a takedown but Needham is able to get back to his feet. Blake is able to drag him back down, takes his back quickly and locks in a rear naked choke with no hooks in. Needham taps. Nick “The Brick” Blake defeats Patrick Needham by rear naked choke submission in Round 1.

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Rage in the Cage 116: The Return – 9/27 in Prescott, AZ

Rage In The Cage – RITC 116: The Return is taking place tonight Saturday Sept 27, 2008 at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott, AZ. There will be a Heavyweight title bout and a Lightweight title bout.
Special Guests include UFC Veterans, Joe Riggs and Edwin Dewees.

Fight Card:
RITC HW Title Fight: Adam Padilla ( 250 ) vs Richard Hale ( 225 )
RITC LW Title Fight: Randy Steinke ( 155 ) vs Bob Calnin ( 155 )
Eric Prindle ( 300 ) vs Rich Beecroft ( 230 )
Victor Meza ( 170 ) vs Omur Cor ( 170 )
Eric Regan ( 170 ) vs Leonard Wilson ( 175 )
Jose Cortez ( 185 ) vs Tyler Brooks ( 185 )
Ray Robinson ( 155 ) vs Cory Johnson ( 155 )
Robert Rose ( 180 ) vs Jeff Horlacher ( 180 )
Steve Sayegh ( 230 ) vs TBA

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Maximum Fighting Championship – MFC 18: FAMOUS results

Event Date: 09-26-2008 – 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM PST Organization: Maximum Fighting Championship Event Title: MFC 18: Famous Event Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Maximum Fighting Championship returns to the River Cree Casino and Resort for MFC 18. Emanuel Newton defeats David Heath – 4:42 Round 2, rear-naked choke Ryan Ford defeats LaVerne Clark – … Read more

World Victory Road: Sengoku 5 – 9/28

World Victory Road’s SENGOKU 5 takes place today in Tokyo, Japan (early Sunday morning U.S. time) at Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium. There is a Middleweight Grand Prix to be worked out and Kazuhiro Nakamura returns after an unsuccessful stint in the UFC. Here’s the full card:

Lightweight: Jorge Masvidal 13-3-0 vs. 20-10-1 Ryan Schultz
Lightweight: Kiuma Kunioku 33-22-9 vs. 5-3-0 A Sol Kwon
Middleweight GP: Evangelista Santos “Cyborg” 16-11-0 vs. 13-3-1 Siyar Bahadurzada
Middleweight GP: Jorge Santiago 17-7-0 vs. 11-2-0 Logan Clark
Middleweight GP: Kazuhiro Nakamura 11-8-0 vs. 10-11-0 Paul Cahoon
Middleweight GP: Yuki Kondo 49-22-6 vs. 21-14-1 Yuki Sasaki
Heavyweight: King Mo vs. 53-11-0 Travis Wiuff
Light-heavyweight: Xande Ribeiro vs. 1-2-0 Takashi Sugiura

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Cris “Cyborg” Santos – Chute Boxe = Champion Factory, PRO MMA Exclusive Interview

Cris “Cyborg” Santos is determined to become the next among a long line of champions that have been produced by the legendary camp that has been greatly respected and feared by many for years, Chute Boxe.

Chute Boxe has produced numerous world champions over the years. Fighters such as Wanderlei Silva, Anderson Sila, and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua are just a few who have called Chute Boxe home at one point or another during each of their impressive careers.

It is this standard of excellence that Cris is looking to carry into ElieXC’s female division. Well known for her top notch muay-thai game and tenacious fighting style, Santos has been carving a path of destruction on her way to title contention and is currently riding a four-fight knockout streak. If she is victorious over Yoko Takahashi on October 4th at CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights, Santos will move herself one step closer to achieving the gold she so desires as most expect her to face the winner of the Carano/Kobold showdown.

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) had the opportunity to have a few words with Cris Santos recently and discussed her upcoming fight with Yoko, how she feels she matches up with Gina, and who to look out for coming from the Chute Boxe camp.

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EliteXC crowns first Bantamweight Champ – ShoXC results

by:  Jack Bratcher

Elite XC held its ShoXC Elite Challenger Series tonight in Santa Ynez, CA. at the Chunash Casino.  Here is how the main card went down that aired live on Showtime.

Erik Apple vs. Matt Makowski
Rd.1 – Apple gets the takedown early in the round and ends up on top looking for a kimura.  Stays on top of Makowski for over two minutes landing ground and pound and still going  for an arm submission.   Makowski can’t escape from the bottom of Apple’s control and stays on his back for close to a full five minutes.
Rd.2 – Apple with a head kick but receives a right hand from Makowski.  Apple shoots in and Makowski gets a guillotine.  Apple escapes and Makowski is now back on the bottom where he spent all of round one.  Apple secures full mount.  Landing elbows from the top.  Makowski gives up his back and Apple sinks in the rear naked choke for the tapout.  Erik Apple defeats Matt Makowski by rear naked choke submission in round 2. Notes:  Mike “The Joker” Guymon was in Apple’s corner.  Apple is the guy who defeated Nick Serra last time by taking his legs out from under him with numerous leg kicks making it so Serra could not continue.

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Phil Baroni headlines Palace Fighting Championship 10 tonight

Palace Fighting Championship presents PFC 10 taking place tonight, Friday September 26th at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino outdoor events venue in Lemoore, California.

Main Event: Long Island, NY’s Phil Baroni (12-10) vs. Enseneda, Mexico’s Olaf Alfonso (7-8).

There will be three title fights:
PFC World Lightweight champ – Bakersfield, CA’s Brian Cobb (12-4) vs. Temecula, CA’s David Gardner (14-9)
PFC World Bantamweight champ – Porterville, CA’s Shawn Klarcyk (9-2) vs. Tulare, CA’s Brandon Miller (3-2);
Bakersfield, CA’s Bryan Travers (10-1) vs. Turlock, CA’s Jeremiah Metcalf (9-4) for the vacant PFC World Welterweight title

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Randy Couture not worried about Lesnar

Raw Vegas catches up with Randy Couture on the golf course in between strokes to talk to the UFC Heavyweight Champion about his GI charity event, returning to the UFC, and Brock Lesnar. Watch Randy Couture is Not Worried about Fighting Brock Lesnar on RawVegas.tv