DREAM.16 fight videos

DREAM.16 took place Saturday, Sept. 25, in Japan. There were a number of intriguing fights including the DREAM 2010 light heavyweight grand prix finals between Gegard Mousasi and Tatsuya Mizuno. And we got the videos just for you.

Three Bouts added to DREAM 16

DREAM announced three additional bouts for the Sept. 25 DREAM 16 event: Chase Beebe vs. Hiroyuki Takaya, Cole Escovedo vs. Michihiro Omigawa, and Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Akiyo Nishiura.

ProMMA.info Robbery of 2009: Beebe vs. Easton Decision

Judging and the way fights are scored in MMA became one of the hot topics in 2009 for fans and pundits. It seems as if the end of every UFC event was followed by people saying “someone got robbed” or “the ten-point-must system must go.” However, in 2009, there was no judging failure that could compare to the decision in the Chase Beebe vs. Mike Easton fighter – the ProMMA.info Robbery of 2009.

The decision was terrible. It was so obviously wrong that it could not even be considered “hometown cooking.” Beebe clearly won four of the five rounds and even Easton’s biggest supporters couldn’t claim he won more than two.

The decision was terrible. Mike Easton, the most popular fighter in the DC metro area, was booed loudly less than an hour from his home city. The fans who paid to see him fight knew that he did not deserve to win.

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DREAM.12 live play-by-play commentary & results

“DREAM.12 – The Cage of the Rising Sun” takes place Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan. The event is airing live in the U.S. on HDNet beginning at 1:00 a.m. CT.

PROMMA.INFO will be providing live play-by-play commentary of the event. Follow along with us as DREAM debuts its new cage. Also, DREAM is using three, five minute rounds as opposed to a ten minute first round followed by one five minute round.

Alistair Overeem faces James Thompson in the main event. The odds makers have Overeem at -1200 and Thompson at +700. Wow! That has to be one of the biggest mismatches in MMA history.

Quick Results:

  • Alistair Overeem def. James Thompson by submission (standing guillotine) Rd 1 (0:33)
  • Eddie Alvarez def. Katsunori Kikuno by submission (arm triangle) Rd 2
  • Marius Zaromskis def. Myeon Ho Bae by knockout (head kick) Rd 1
  • Kazushi Sakuraba def. Zelg Galesic by submission (kneebar) Rd 1
  • Katsuyori Shibata def. Tokimitsu Ishizawa by TKO (punches) Rd 1
  • Dong-Sik Yoon def. Tarec Saffiedine by split decision
  • Yoshiro Maeada def. Chase Beebe by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1
  • Kuniyoshi Hironaka def. Won Sik “Parky” Park by TKO (eye injury) Rd 1 (5:00)
  • Tomoya Miyashita def. Keisuke Fujiwara by unanimous decision

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Easton’s win over Beebe changed to “no decision” – UWC releases official statement

If you watched the Ultimate Warrior Challenge “UWC 7: Redemption” card this past weekend you were probably thinking the same thing I was, “How in the hell did Mike “The Hulk” Easton get the nod with a split decision over Chase Beebe in the main event?

After tremendous backlash the result has been changed to “no decision” by the state’s overseeing agency, the Virginia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Program. For now the bout will be recorded as a “no decision” until the commission completes an investigation that could, at best, lead to the outcome being changed to a no contest.

PROMMA.INFO received the following official statement today regarding the fight and the original ruling of a split decision win for Mike Easton:

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Mike Easton wins very controversial split decision over Chase Beebe at “UWC 7: Redemption” – full results

“UWC 7: Redemption” took place Saturday night Oct. 3 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. In the main event Mike “The Hulk” Easton won a very controversial split decision over Chase Beebe to retain the UWC Bantamweight Title. Easton addressed the booing fans after the fight, “I was killing him standing up. It was a close fight, but it is what it is…It was controversial I enjoyed that fight. I love those kinds of fights. I’m the Champ, gotta beat the Champ!”

In the co-main event undefeated Pat Runez went five full rounds with with flyweight champ John Dodson. In the end Runez out-pointed Dodson to win a split decision and become the new UWC Flyweight Champion. Runez spoke to the fans after the fight, “As long as UWC keeps bringing in quality opponents like John Dodson, I’ll be ready to come back and defend the belt.”

Read moreMike Easton wins very controversial split decision over Chase Beebe at “UWC 7: Redemption” – full results

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Mann Talk – Robbery of the Year

The New UWC Champ... whoops
The New UWC Champ... whoops

My girlfriend rolled over in bed and said, “is it over yet?” While holding my laptop that lit up the dark room, I told here that Chase Beebe just won. She asked, “is that Chase?” as she pointed to a confident Mike Easton walking around the cage. As I got up to brush my teeth, I explained that Easton was dominated and spent most of the fight in a defensive position. I said, “easily 49-46 Beebe.” Then I heard the announcement that Mike Easton won via split decision.

MMA is still a young sport. Clearly there are going to be growing pains. This is easily most evident in the judging department. Fans like to release their outcry and call decisions “robberies.” Often there really is no crime to report. However, this past Saturday gave us the biggest theft of the year – maybe the theft of the decade.

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UWC, MFC, Sportfight, CageSport and Boxing Picks

John Dodson will face Pat Runez on Saturday
John Dodson will face Pat Runez on Saturday

Recap
Last weekend I righted the ship. The pressure was on, but I still went 11-2 (3NC). My overall record is now 90-24 (13NC). My picking rate is headed in the right direction again at 79%. This week we take a look at some great cards. In action are everyone’s favorite CageDiva Miesha Tate, top flyweight contenders and Butterbean. As always do not be afraid to voice your opinion in the comments section.

UWC 7 – Redemption
Mike Easton (7-1) vs. Chase Beebe (12-4)

A lot of people are excited about Mike Easton, because he has all the physical tools. He is also a very skilled grappler with dynamite knees in the clinch. However, he is not going to be able to deal with Chase Beebe’s wrestling game. Easton has ended up on the bottom in his last few fights, but against Beebe he will be stuck down there and punished. If Beebe avoided being caught by Rani Yahya, then he came avoid Easton’s ground game. Five-round bantamweight fights are always a good show.
Pick = Chase Beebe

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“UWC 7: Redemption” will be available in live online pay-per-view this Saturday, Oct. 3

This Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, Ultimate Warrior Challenge brings “UWC 7: REDEMPTION” to the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. Headlining the card will be a UWC Bantamweight Championship between Mike Easton and Chase Beebe. In the  co-main event, Pat Runez will take on John Dodson for the UWC Flyweight Title.

The Ultimate Warrior Challenge is known for putting on one of the best shows in the country and now you don’t even have to be in Virginia to witness the action. This Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET , “UWC 7: REDEMPTION” will be available* via a live online pay-per-view at www.uwcmma.com. The pre-sale price is $14.95 or $19.95 if you wait until the day of the event.

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DREAM 7 in-depth preview

Japan’s DREAM promotion returns this Sunday March 8, 2009 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan. The card will include the opening round of a featherweight tournament as well as some interesting individual match ups. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live real-time round by round results on this event beginning at 1:00am early Sunday morning. The DREAM tournaments are quite long but we here at PRO MMA are committed to bringing our readers the best content possible. Join us right here early Sunday morning and share your comments and opinions on the event as it is happening. Here are the match-ups for DREAM 7:

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