Bellator Champion Hector Lombard stops Joe Doerksen in Australia

On Friday, Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard scored a first round TKO victory over UFC veteran Joe Doerksen at Cage Fighting Championships in Sydney.

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UFC 119 winners and losers: Dunham impresses, Mir uninspiring

Most of the UFC 119 main card bouts didn’t deliver a ton of action, but even in a close defeat, lightweight Evan Dunham impressed the crowd and established himself as a legitimate title contender.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirms remaining bouts for UFC 119 in Indianapolis

The UFC confirms the remaining bouts for UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop, which is presented by Halo Reach and live on Pay-Per-View on Sept. 25 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.

HDNet to broadcast “HDNet Fights: Mark Burnett presents King of the Cage – Bad Boys Too”

Horn vs. Rosholt Headline an Event Filled with New MMA Prospects – Friday, April 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET DALLAS (April 15, 2010) HDNet will broadcast “HDNet Fights: Mark Burnett Presents King of the Cage – Bad Boys Too” LIVE from Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan this Friday, April 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The … Read more

Yokota knocks out Schultz, Nansen knocks out Izumi – Sengoku 10 notes and commentary

Kazunori Yokota gets the knockout of the night at Sengoku 10 with a devastating KO of Ryan Schultz.

“Sengoku: Tenth Battle” took place Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event aired live on HDNet here in the U.S. beginning at 2 a.m. CT / 12 a.m. PT.

The highlight of the night was Kazunori Yokota’s huge overhand right knockout of Team Quest’s Ryan Schultz midway through the first round. Schultz has dropped his last three bouts.

The main event also provided some nice fireworks between Olympic judo silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi and Muay Thai specialist Antz Nansen. It was the MMA debut for both fighters, and Izumi made the terrible mistake of trying to stand and trade strikes with Nansen.

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Sengoku 10th Battle play-by-play

Hiroshi Izumi makes his MMA debut tonight
Hiroshi Izumi makes his MMA debut tonight against Antz Nansen.

Please join PRO MMA (promma.info) as we stay up late to bring you the Sengoku 10th Battle play-by-play. The card features up and coming prospects like Maximo Blanco, a judo crossover like Hiroshi Izumi, and a top flight heavyweight named Antonio Silva.

Maximo Blanco (3-2-1) vs. Tetsuya Yamada (3-1)
Round 1
Blanco charges in. Yamada scrambles and takes Blanco’s back. Blanco stays calm and fights the hands. He is able to reverse and lands a few shots from the top. Yamada gains guard and controls posture. A pick up and slam for Blanco. Rubber guard on the bottom for Yamada, and then Blanco stands up. Referee brings Yamada up too. Missed head kick turned into a leg lock for Yamada, but Blanco pulls out. Blanco stands the two scramble back to their feet. Upper cut lands for Blanco as Yamada pulls guard. Blanco in full guard throws little strikes. Yamada pulls a triangle choke, but Blanco powers out.
PRO MMA Score 10-9 Yamada

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Joe Doerksen headlines Canadian Fighting Championship this Friday

The Canadian Fighting Championship returns with “CFC 2” this Friday May 22nd at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Headlining the card will be UFC veteran Joe “El Dirte” Doerksen (41-12) taking on Snake Team member Greg “Blade” Babene (6-4). Babene is filling in for Ron Faircloth (31-16) who had to pull out due to “undisclosed medical concerns.”

Doerksen has won his last two fights since being released from the UFC in 2008. Doerksen’s most recent victory came via third round TKO over Izuru Takeuchi at “Sengoku 6” last November. Doerksen’s opponent, Babene, trains under fellow Frenchman Cyrille Diabate, whose Snake Team is producing such prospects as Cheick Kongo and UFC 98’s “Professor X“. Diabate is also the striking coach for Team US on The Ultimate Fighter season 9.

Babene will have his hands full against Doerksen who is a submission specialist. If Babene could pull off a win against a veteran of Doerksen’s stature it would be huge for the up-and-comer. Here is the full line-up for “CFC 2:”

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