Bellator 29 results, play-by-play

Bellator Fighting Championships returns this week with Bellator 29 at the Rave-Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wis. The event will actually mark the very first sanctioned MMA card in the state of Wisconsin.

Sengoku 11 fight spotlight: Jorge Santiago vs. Mamed Khalidov

Mamed Khalidov vs. Jorge Santiago will fight at Sengoku 11 on Nov. 7. The event will air live on HDNet.
Mamed Khalidov vs. Jorge Santiago will fight at Sengoku 11 on Nov. 7. The event will air live on HDNet.

The past couple of weeks have been relatively slow with MMA action; but that was just so you could catch your breath for what is about to take place over the next couple of months. In about three weeks Sengoku 11 takes place at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. The event will air live here in the U.S. on HDNet.

There are a number of great fights on the card including Dave “Pee Wee” Herman vs. “Big” Jim York, Hatsu Hioki vs. Michihiro Omigawa, and more. However, the fight we are focusing on in this spotlight is the middleweight match-up between Jorge Santiago (21-7, #6 MW) vs. Mamed Khalidov (19-3-1).

Jorge Santiago is a top ten ranked middleweight and a veteran of such promotions as the UFC, Bodog, King of the Cage, Strikeforce, and Sengoku. Having won eight of his fights by (T)KO and 12 by submission, he is very  well-rounded.

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International MMA spotlight: Poland’s KSW promotion

We are PROMMA.INFO – Google’s number one source for professional mixed martial arts information. In staying true to our moniker and mission, from time-to-time we will be spotlighting various MMA organizations, fighters, and gyms from around the world.

In this segment we will take a look at Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW). In English, the name means “Martial Arts Confrontation.” Founded in 2004, KSW is Poland’s premiere MMA organization, and all but one of their events have been held in Warsaw. The majority of KSW evenst air live on various television networks throughout Europe.

The promotion is probably most known for its four and eight-man tournaments which take place over the course of one night. Notable names that have fought for KSW that many American fight fans will recognize include Jason Guida, Antonio Mendes, Jordan Radev, Peter Sobota, and Mamed Khalidov, to name a few.

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Jeremy Horn submits Jason Guida at “Arena Rumble” on Sept. 12 – full results

Local favorites and MMA veterans alike were featured at “Arena Rumble” in Spokane, Wash. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. In the main event 100+ fight veteran Jeremy Horn submitted Jason Guida (brother of UFC lightweight Clay Guida) with an armbar at 4:03 of the first round.

Also on the card was MMA veteran and current MFC champion Trevor Prangley who ended his bout in a mere 18 seconds of the very first round by knocking out Dennis Reed.

Undefeated Strikeforce contender and local favorite Lyle Beerbohm took out his opponent Josh Martin at 1:28 of round one with a knockout and UFC vet Terry Martin defeated Julio Paulino with a third round knockout of his own.

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Jeremy Horn vs. Jason Guida headline veteran-packed “Arena Rumble” card set to hit Spokane Saturday night

The highly anticipated first “Arena Rumble” event debuts this Saturday night at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Wash. The card’s roster consists of a multitude of UFC and Strikeforce veterans, as well as some of the top MMA talent in the northwest.

Former UFC star, and one of the most experienced fighters still active, Jeremy Horn will take on Jason Guida in the co-main event. With a record of 81-19-5, Horn is on a very short list of active fighters with over 100 professional MMA bouts.

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Bobby Lashley to fight Bob Sapp

According to a recent update on his page, former WWE star Bobby Lashley has signed an agreement to fight former Pride behemoth, Bob “The Beast” Sapp. The bout is reportedly set to take place on June 27 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi, and will be promoted by Prize Fight Promotions.

Lashley, now 2-0 in his young MMA career, most recently won a unanimous decision over Jason Guida, at “March Badness” in Pensacola, Florida. His first fight was a 41 second destructive TKO victory over MMA rookie Joshua Franklin at “Mixed Fighting Alliance: Bad Blood”.

Bob Sapp is a giant, both literally and figuratively, in the Japanese fight scene. The 300 plus pound Sapp has fought in Strikeforce, Pride, and K-l, and has amassed a 10-3-1 record. Sapp was victorious in his last fight over a masked Akihito Tanaka, and has won five of his last six bouts.

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Lashley vs. Guida makes Lesnar look special

Bobby Lashley’s amateur and professional wrestling histories have naturally brought comparisons to UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. With Lesnar quickly rising to the pinnacle of the sport, many expected Lashley to do the same in the same small amount of time. On paper the similarities are obviously there.

Both of the men have the type of amateur wrestling background that has continually spelled success in MMA. While Lesnar was an NCAA champion, Lashley was an NAIA champion and armed forces champion. Lashley’s physique is just as, if not more, chiseled than Lesnar’s, and they are both training with high level camps – Minnesota Martial Arts Academy and American Top Team.

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