Life at the Tapout House with female MMA fighter Tami Carswell – Are we having fun yet?

Photo by Tracy Lee - Tami and the Tapout House crew out celebrating the night before WEC 45 weigh-ins.

I am back to training harder; working on all the parts of Tami that can be worked on. Greg gave me a training protocol to work my hips on the ground which I am very happy about since I can’t roll around on my shoulder right now.

There was a pumped up feeling around the house this week in which our boy Cowboy has been getting ready for WEC 45 in Vegas this weekend. Cowboy would just break out into random bouncing around saying he couldn’t wait for this fight. It’s been fun to witness his playfulness around fighting. You can see how much fun this is for him.

Unfortunately, for his opponents Cowboy has “Play Time” tattooed on his shins. True Dat!!! At the weigh-ins Cowboy bounced out with all that energy to face Ed Ratcliff who immediately put a smile on Cowboy’s face by saying that he was going to knock him out.

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Dana White releases frustrations via Twitter


It’s no secret that Dana White’s disdain for veteran referee Steve Mazzagatti has been anything but hush-hush within the media, but now the brash UFC President has been able to vent his frustrations elsewhere-via the infamous social network, Twitter.

Over the past few months, White has focused most of his attention come fight time inside the cage, rightfully so, but not just on his athletes.

In his most recent escapades, Dana was able to attend the UFC’s sister promotion, the WEC, this past Saturday night. The event was held in White’s backyard of Las Vegas, Nev., at The Palms Hotel Resort and Casino, and featured the promotion’s 45th installment, with “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone headlining opposite the flashy Ed “9mm” Ratcliff.

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“WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff” results and play-by-play commentary

LAS VEGAS“WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff” takes place tonight at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The event is headlined by Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Ed “9mm” Ratcliff facing off in a lightweight showdown to see who will take that next step toward getting a shot at the title.

Also on the card, IFL veteran Chris Horodecki makes his WEC debut against Anthony Njokuani, Team Alpha Male member Joseph Benavidez takes on Roni Yahya, and Scott Jorgensen faces the always tough Takeya Mizugaki. will be providing live play-by-play commentary of WEC 45 corresponding with the live broadcast on Versus beginning at 7pm PT/10pm ET.

Quick Results:

  • Erik Koch def. Jameel Massouh by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Brad Pickett def. Kyle Dietz by submission (Peruvian neck tie) Rd 2 (4:36)
  • Brandon Visher def. Courtney Buck by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (4:45)
  • Chad George def. John Hosman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Zach Micklewright def. Muhsin Corbbrey by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Bart Palaszewski def. Anthony Pettis by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
  • Scott Jorgensen def. Takeya Mizugaki via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Joseph Benavidez def. Rani Yahya by KO (punches) Rd 1 (1:35)
  • Anthony Njokuani def. Chris Horodecki by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (3:33)
  • Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone def. Ed “9mm” Ratcliff by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (3:47)

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“WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff” weigh-in results

LAS VEGAS – The “WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff” weigh-ins took place Friday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. in preparation for Saturday night’s fights which will air live on Versus. Headliners Donald Cerrone and Ed Ratcliff were as precise as their striking as they stepped on the scales perfectly, weighing in at … Read more

The Cageside Beat December 17, 2009 Recap

On the newest episode of The Cageside Beat, brought to you by the Radio Network, Brian and Mike welcomed WEC fighter Anthony Njokuani and one of his friends and training partners, UFC fighter Steve Cantwell to the show to talk about their upcoming fights and MMA careers.

Njokuani faces Chris Horodecki at this weekend’s WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff event while Cantwell will square off against Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva.

Follow the jump to check out some of the topics discussed, listen to the show, and download the archived episode for free.

This episode was brought to you by Silver Star, clothes for breaking the rules and knocking heads.

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(UPDATED) The Cageside Beat December 17, 2009: WEC fighter Anthony Njokuani and UFC fighter Steve Cantwell

Join Brian and Mike Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 PM ET for the newest episode of The Cageside Beat, brought to you by the Radio Network. Brian and Mike will be joined by special guest WEC fighter Anthony Njokuani as he prepares to face Chris Horodecki at this weekend’s WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff … Read more

Upcoming MMA events – December preview

With the TUF 10 Finale, UFC 107, WEC 45, Strikeforce: Evolution, and New Year's Eve in Japan, December is another stacked month of action for MMA fans.

The month of November was huge for MMA fans. We had Sengoku 11, Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers, UFC 105, WEC 44, Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5, and UFC 106. We also had The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights each Wednesday night.

These shows produced some of the best fights of the year. “Pee Wee” Herman knocked out “Big” Jim York with a crazy heel smash, Fedor knocked out Brett Rogers, Dan Hardy took out Mike Swick, Michael Bisping finished Denis Kang, Jose Aldo knocked out Mike Brown, Josh Koscheck choked out Anthony Johnson, and “Lil’ Nog” made a very impressive UFC debut with his knockout of Luiz Cane.

Let’s take a look forward to December to see what big shows we have coming up.

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WEC announces another stacked card in Las Vegas for Dec. 19

PRESS RELEASE – Las Vegas, NV (USA) World Extreme Cagefighting announced today a lightweight showdown that will have tremendous implications on the future of the 155-pound division. On Saturday, Dec. 19 from The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV, lightweight title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will take on striker extraordinaire Ed Ratcliff, while in the co-main event, Muay Thai sensation Anthony Njokuani battles former IFL star Chris Horodecki. When the smoke clears on Dec. 19, the world may know who is next in line for a crack at the WEC lightweight champion.

“Four of our top lightweights are going to be competing on Dec. 19, each with his sights set on securing a coveted shot at the world title,” WEC GM Reed Harris said. “Cerrone vs. Ratcliff has the potential to be an explosive standup war. We can expect much of the same from Njokuani and Horodecki as well. This is the perfect holiday gift for fans.”

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