The full summaries of every fight will be on in the morning for now here are the quick results to wet your appetite:
-Joe Sampieri def. Mike Groves by TKO (Punches on the ground) at 4:58, R1
-Zach Makovsky def. Andre Soares by unanimous decision at 5:00, R3
-James Jones def. Calvin Kattar by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:49, R1
-Wilson Reis def. Justin Robbins by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:06, R1
-Matt Makowski def. Nick Serra by TKO (fighter can not continue) at 3:57, R2
-Carlton Haselrig def. Carlos Moreno by TKO (unable to continue) at 5:00, R1
-Chris Liguori def. Jim Bova by TKO (doctor’s stoppage due to a cut) at 4:31, R2
-Brett Rogers def. Jon Murphy by KO at 1:01, R1
-Joey Villasenor def. Phil Baroni by TKO at 1:11, R1
-Gina Carano def. Kaitlin Young by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 3:00, R2
-Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith ruled a No Contest (doctor stoppage for thumb to the eye) at 3:26, R3
-Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Furgeson def. James Thompson by TKO at :38, R3
Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson the headlining event for EliteXC on CBS tonight. The first ever main event to be broadcast on National Television. “Saturday Night Fights” will air tonight on CBS at 9PM EST.
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (2-0) will be taking on James “The Colossus” Thompson (14-8). There is big debate on whether this fight is even worthy of being a main event. For a start Kimbo has only ever been in 2 professional fights and hasn’t really proved himself to the MMA world as of yet. Secondly people believe that James Thompson was specifically chosen because of his weak chin.
Can Kimbo finish this fight as quick as his other two?
He definitely can! James Thompson has an incredibly weak chin. Combine that with Kimbo’s huge striking power and I think fans are going to be seeing a fight ending with a KO in the first round, maybe even the first two minutes.
Kimbo has been training with Bas Rutten
Thats right Kimbo is being trained by one of the greatest heavyweights in the MMA world, Bas Rutten (28-4-1). Both Bas and Kimbo seem to be getting on heres a quote from Kimbo about Bas:
“Bas is the man. You know what I’m saying? Can’t get a better trainer, a better coach a better adviser of the sport and of the game. I mean he explains everything to me why. And to my knowledge I can pick it up better. I can understand the cause and the effect of everything, and I wouldn’t want to change that.”
I see this fight going only one way…
…and that is in the favor of Kimbo Slice. He is too powerful for James Thompson. I believe a better opponent could of been picked for Kimbo but I guess you don’t want to show up your top guy the first time you get on national TV.
MMA Live predicts Kimbo will get a first round KO
Tonight will be one of the biggest nights for Mixed Martial Arts publicity. The EliteXC will be debuting their show on CBS free of charge to the fans. EliteXC put some of their most popular fighters in the spotlight for this event including Kimbo Slice, Robbie Lawler and Gina Carano herself (above).
Unfortunately for Carano she came in overweight at yesterdays weigh-ins and will be forced to give up 12.5% of her fight purse to Kaitlin Young. Here are the official weigh-in results for all fighters:
Kimbo Slice (235.5) vs. James Thompson (257)
Robbie Lawler (184.5) vs. Scott Smith (184.5)*
Gina Carano (144.5) vs. Kaitlin Young (140.5)
Jon Murphy (260.5) vs. Brett Rogers (263.5)
Phil Baroni (185) vs. Joey Villasenor (184.5)
Carlton Haselrig (263) vs. Carlos Moreno (261)
Jim Bova (160.5) vs. Chris Liguori (161)
Matt Makowski (171) vs. Nick Serra (167)
Wilson Reis (140.5) vs. Justin Robbins (140.5)
James “Binky” Jones (154.5) vs. Calvin Kattar (155.5)
Zach Makovsky (135) vs. Andre Soares (134)
Mike Groves (154) vs. Joe Sampieri (155)
Here are the latest odds from Bodog. Gina Carano, James Thompson and Kimbo Slice are all huge favorites in their fights.
Brett Rogers -280
Jon Murphy +220
Carlton Haselrig -200
Carlos Moreno +160
Women’s 140 lbs:
Gina Carano -350
Kaitlin Young +275
Phil Baroni -105
Joey Villasenor -125
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson -600
James Thompson +400
Robbie Lawler -245
Scott Smith +195
So the quarter finals are upon us now. Jesse Taylor took on Dante Rivera in the first fight, Jesse just took Dante down and held him there giving him a few good punches. Dante kept trying submissions but Team Forrest was all over what was happening and kept preventing it. Jesse Taylor won the fight via unanimous decision.
Amir Sadollah took on his friend in the house Matt Brown. The first round was mostly standing which Amir owned surprisingly. Matt tried a few take downs but epically failed on them. Matt came back towards the later half of the fight getting a few good punches to Amir’s head and delivering some good knees to Amir. The last 30 seconds belongs to Amir though. I would of given Amir that round. He put in a good effort!
Amir got guard midway through the round and Matt looked extremely tired but was still trying his best to get back up. Amir was delivering the elbows to his face while he had him down. Matt got out but Amir immediately got him in the triangle making him tap and winning the fight. It was a very good fight from both guys.
Be sure to watch next week C.B takes on Cale. Tim also takes on Dan and the semi-final fights will be announced.
Here are the payments from UFC 84. These guys are so underpaid it’s unbelievable. Getting sent to hospital for $10,000 is insanely stupid and wrong. What do you think should the UFC pay their fighters better? I know Keith Jardine’s fight only lasted 30 something seconds but all the time and training he put into it to leave with $10K is bad. Do something UFC!
As you can see the total payout was $1,098,000 a lot of money to the average person but not considering that the UFC made $3.8 Million JUST on ticket sales alone
* B.J. Penn ($250,000) def. Sean Sherk ($35,000)
* Wanderlei Silva ($150,000) def. Keith Jardine ($10,000)
* Goran Reljic ($6,000) def. Wilson Gouveia ($18,000)
* Lyoto Machida ($100,000) def. Tito Ortiz ($210,000)
* Thiago Silva ($50,000) def. Antonio Mendes ($4,000)
* Rousimar Palhares ($10,000) def. Ivan Salaverry ($20,000)
* Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou ($80,000) def. Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,00O)
* Rich Clementi ($40,000) def. Terry Etim ($10,000)
* Yoshiyuki Yoshida ($12,000) def. Jon Koppenhaver ($8,000)
* Dong Hyun Kim ($40,000) def. Jason Tan ($3000)
* Shane Carwin ($12,000) def. Christian Wellisch ($10,000)
Total Payout: $1,098,000
It has been announced that former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar will take on Heath Herring at UFC 87 August 9 from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Heath Herring is replacing Mark Coleman in the fight. Coleman injured his knee and would be unable to fight Lesnar at the event.
This will be Lesnars second fight in the UFC. He lost the first to Frank Mir at UFC 81 in February. Herring on the otherhand is coming off a huge win to Cheick Kongo at UFC 82 in March.
Bookmark this post and keep refreshing during the event if you won’t be watching. It will be updated with round by round summarys of all main card fights and quick results for all the prelims. Prelim results will start rolling in at about 8:30 ET, the main card kicks off at 10:00 ET
UFC 84 QUICK RESULTS:
UFC Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn Retains the lightweight championship as Sean Sherk was unable to continue.
Wanderlei Silva defeats Keith Jardine TKO (Punches) Round one
Goran Reljic defeats Wilson Gouveia via TKO due to strikes
Lyoto Machida defeats Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27 (All 3 judges))
Thiago Silva defeats Antonio Mendes via tap-out due to strikes
Rousimar Palhares defeats Ivan Salaverry armbar in round one
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou defeats Kazuhiro Nakamura TKO round 1
Rich Clementi defeats Terry Etim via unanimous decision
Yoshiyuki Yoshida defeats Jon Koppenhaver via anaconda choke in round one
Dong Hyun Kim defeats Jason Tan via TKO (Strikes) Round 3
Shane Carwin defeats Christian Wellisch via Knockout Rond 1
UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn vs Sean Sherk (155-pound limit)
Round one: A fully standing round. Both fighters getting some solid punches. Sean Sherk’s right eye was opened up during the round.
Round two: Another fully standing round, BJ opened up Sean Sherk’s other eye.
Round three: A huge knee right at the end of the round sealed the fight for BJ Penn. Bj basicaly called the fight himself. “he’s done, he’s done”
Final result: UFC Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn Retains the lightweight championship as Sean Sherk was unable to continue.
Wanderlei Silva vs Keith Jardine (205-pound limit)
Round one: Wanderlei Silva TKO’s Jardine within the first 30 seconds via punches
Final result: Wanderlei Silva gets a TKO over Keith Jardine.
Goran Reljic vs. Wilson Gouveia (205-pound limit)
Round one: Reljic gets some huge kicks connecting on Gouvei’s head and shoulders. Reljic pulledguard towards the end of the round to prevent Gouveia’s standing game.
Round two: Gouvei knocks Reljic down with a few punches. Reljic closes his guard up to prevent the punches from Gouvei. Huge left hand from Reljic sent Gouvei down and put him in line for some ground ‘n’ pound. Reljic wins due to stoppage.
Final result: Goran Reljic defeats Wilson Gouveia via TKO due to strikes winning his UFC debut
Tito Ortiz vs. Lyoto Machida (205-pound limit)
Round one: Machida gets a good start to the fight and nearly finishes Tito Ortiz. Tito was saved by the bell.
Round two: A fairly mixed round until the last 30 seconds where Machida got a knee on Tito. Final10 seconds Machida just backed away from Tito Ortiz who was launching an attack of frustration.
Round three: A good round. Good for Machida at the start and good for Tito at the end who nearly got a triangle and an armbar.
Final result: Lyoto Machida defeats Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27 (All 3 judges))
Thiago Silva vs. Antonio Mendes (205-pound limit)
Round one: Antonio Mendes starts the fight good. Thiago Silva turns the tides getting a mount and forcing Mendes to tap due to strikes.
Final result: Thiago Silva Round one tap-out due to strikes
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