Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento is back to defend his PXC Lightweight
PXC is set to rock Manila AGAIN on February 16th, featuring a Lightweight
Championship & some of the best rising stars of MMA from the Philippines,
Guam, California, Hawaii, Japan, & Korea.
For people who can’t get enough of action, there’s nothing better than
watching a good old fashioned brawl. Come February 16, there is going to
be plenty of that and more inside the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City as
the Pacific X-treme Combat, Asia Pacific’s biggest and best mixed
martial arts organization, once again rolls into the country with PXC-35.
PXC has already established a name throughout Asia Pacific and its arrival
in the Philippines last June 2011 cemented their reign as the premiere MMA
organization by attracting the best fighters from the all over the world.
With its most recent installment, PXC again makes its way to the
Philippines to put a show in front of thousands of MMA fanatics.
“We are very excited to kick off the year with great matchups at PXC-35
in the Philippines,” says PXC CEO, EJ Calvo. “The card features
fighters from all over the world along with rising MMA talent from the
Philippines,” Calvo adds.
PXC-35 scheduled 9 action-packed fights to be headlined by a Lightweight
title fight between Filipino talents Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento
(35-24) and Isaiah Ordiz (2-0). Coming off a disappointing loss to fellow
Filipino-American Mark “Mugen” Striegl in PXC-34 last November, the
veteran Sarmiento is set to bounce back and defend his belt against the
young blood, Ordiz. This is surely a battle between a veteran and future
star of the sport.
In addition, the match between American Alvin Cacdac (11-9) and undefeated
Hawaiian Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka also draws attention primarily
because the winner will most likely be the next contender for the
Flyweight title currently held by Filipino fighter Ale “The Young Gun”
The PXC-35 fight card also includes Team Lakay’s Troy Bantiag (4-1) vs.
Guam’s Tony Reyes (5-5), Japanese Chuji Kato (3-1) vs. Korean Top
Team’s Hong Seung Chan (2-0), and Hawaiian Ronald Jhun (24-24) vs. Swede
Zebastian Kadestam (3-0).
Other homegrown Filipino talents featured on the night are Dario Banario
(2-0) vs. Joseph Mercado (1-1), Ruel Catalan (1-2) vs. Ernesto Montilla
Jr. (0-1), Adrian Hillana (1-0) vs. Steve Grandeza (0-1), and Glenn
Ranillo (1-2) vs. Mark Billena.
PXC-35 expects nothing but fireworks all night as fighters punch, kick and
sprawl their way all for the glory of being crowned PXC victors. “We
hope to see everyone at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on the 16th
of February and we promise you that it is going to be an exciting night of
fights,” Calvo says.
Pacific X-treme Combat will hold the following events at the Holiday Inn
Manila Hotel in Pasig City
Date: February 14, 2013
Venue: Fab Restaurant
Call time: 10:30am
Date: February 15, 2013
Venue: Bar One, Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City
Call time: 10:30am
PXC-35 is presented by San Mig Strong Ice and Sports 5. With special
thanks to E-Games, Fitness First, FHM Philippines, FHM.com.ph, Premiere
Condoms, Healthway Agility Phil, Beer Below Zero, Eden NightClub, Real
Sports Radio, and Loqal.ph.
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Just like I said, I am a very, VERY huge fan of Chris Leben. I was a fan of his back when he was the bad boy of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter and I am happy that The Crippler alongside Forrest Griffin, Kenny Florian, Stephan Bonnar, Diego Sanchez, Mike Swick, and Josh Koscheck are still doing well.
I was happily shocked when Leben stormed an upset on The Axe Murderer Wanderlei Silva.
But then again, nothing keeps you hooked than a countryman taking over in the main event.
The fans of Birmingham, England were the first to witness the newest ruling of UFC President Dana White. The Leben-Munoz battle in UFC 138 will be the first time a main event without titles will be fought in five minute rounds.
Unfortunately for the fans of Birmingham, England, this bout is not built to last 25 minutes.
Hell… it ended in ten.
It was kind of freaky to hear Apl.de.Ap’s Bebot play as Munoz enters the octagon. He is so cheery and chirpy compared to the creepy and demented approach Leben was in when he entered the ring via Mad World.
In the first round, Leben and Munoz unleashed very, very aggressive fist bumps on each other’s face and body and it ended with the fans getting excited on a potential match of the night.
In the second round however, Munoz got Leben in the bad end of a mount. Munoz calls this move “going Donkey Kong on the opponent”. The slight cut Leben had in the first round evolved into a problem that made him lose a lot of blood and made it difficult for him to see.
It came to the point that Leben had to choose to either quit or finish the remaining seconds of the second round in style. It was like Leben had only a minute to knock out Munoz if he wants to win the fight.
The match failed to claim a third round because Leben’s corner decided to resign from the match.
Big win for Mark Munoz.
So what’s next for Munoz?
I think it’s about time for the Filipino Wrecking Machine to challenge Anderson Silva. I don’t know if he is ready to fight The Spider though. Maybe he needs a number one contender’s match and then if he wins that match he’ll be ready to step up against Silva. People can say the Leben win isn’t enough for the Middleweight people to worry about Munoz. Leben has eight losses in his MMA career and yet he got considered as a contender. Plus Leben before the match is coming from a Wanderlei Silva win. Leben is right in the pregame show when he said Munoz hasn’t faced the people he has faced.
In a tough division led by legends and superstars like Yoshihiro Akiyama, Silva, Michael Bisping, Rich Franklin, Patrick Cote, Sanchez, and Florian, Mark Munoz is slowly crepping in to the top.
More power, Mark Munoz!
Go Donkey Kong on your next opponent!
I was lucky to watch UFC 106. I didnâ€™t know it was on but I figured to watch and rate itâ€¦
But I will only rate the final two bouts because these bouts featured three names Iâ€™m familiar with. Letâ€™s start with these though:
Quentin â€œRampageâ€ Jackson will play Sgt. B. A. Baracus in the film version of the 1980â€™s action series The A-Team. Joining him in this cast is Liam Neeson as Hannibal Smith, Bradley Cooper as Faceman Peck and Sharlto Copley as Howling Mad Murdock. This is fitting vehicle for Cooperâ€™s mainstream status but I wonder how Rampage will fare. Unlike other A-Team cast members, Mr. T is the most recognizable face in the TV series and TV in general in that era. YOU HAVE TO WONDER how he will pull off such an iconic figure as successfully portrayed by Mr. T.
For some reason though, he was showing his â€œbad-assâ€-ness during The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights edition.
Come to think of it, Kimbo Slice could be a person that can fit the bill.
Josh Koscheck versus Anthony â€œRumbleâ€ Johnson
I hated Koscheck during TUF. He was a bully. I cheered for Chris Leben even if he lost all of his bouts against this All-American. However, his arrogance makes him a great guy to cheer or hate. I was routing for him to win against Rumble because I donâ€™t really know much about Johnson and I am a huge TUF 1 mark. Johnson was out-trash-talking Koscheckâ€¦ what the hell?
Anyway, Johnson and Koscheck were getting amped on their match when Rumbleâ€™s intensity caused him to hit Kos with a knee to the head when Rumble was sitting down and Kos was kneeling. Kos staggered down and everyone knew that it was illegal and Kos was seen holding his eye. Before the kick, Johnson touched Kosâ€™ eyes which proved a bad setup for the illegal blow. Afterwards the fight continued but Johnson, a recent eye surgery guy, found himself in the receiving end of two accidental eye pokes (Joe Rogan is blaming the handgear at this point). Kos went berserk when the battle went to his wrestling background with him bloodying Rumble. Koscheck, a NCAA wrestling All-American brought the fight to the ground and at 4:47 of the second round, Kos submits Rumble with a rear-naked choke.
We get our usual Koscheck arrogance by telling the crowd that Dan Hardy doesnâ€™t deserve to be a number one contender.
Forrest Griffin versus Tito Ortiz
We see a clip when Griffin won over Ortiz despite being bloodied. Lots of respect between these two men which makes me wonder if weâ€™ll still see the Huntington Beach Bad Boy of old. Griffin comes out to a Chumbawumba song. Everyone loves one hit wonders. Tito came out with an Eminem song and you can see a blackeye. I will rout for Ortiz if he was facing Mark â€œThe Hammerâ€ Coleman but my bromance for Ultimate Fighter Season 1 contestants makes me mark out for Forrest. Forrestâ€™s kicks proved key for Ortiz to second guess himself. Titoâ€™s strikes are solid but you have to wonder how long will Forrest stand up in this fight. The action could have gone either way in the first round. In the second, while Forrest had his moments, Tito brought him to the ground and gave him a barrage of shots to the head which eventually popped a scar tissue in Forrestâ€™s cheeks. This could have been dominating had not for Griffinâ€™s attempts to frequently set up the triangle. In the third round though, instead of decimating Forrest, it seems like Tito stopped on the offensive! He was waiting for his chance so long that with a minute left in the fight, the judges are sure that Forrest was the worker of the round and Tito had zero attempts to win it.
Again the end of the match was decided with the scorecards with the fan favorite winning it via a split decision. Afterwards, crowd booed Ortiz for making excuses but Griffin grabbed the mic and told the fans to love the guy putting a helluva show. While I love Forrest, HE HAS GUTS (sick and foolish) for grabbing the mic away from Bad Boy. Not unless you have a deathwish, will you do that? Come to think of it, LONG AND PAINFUL DEMISE is what I expect if some random thug tries to pull that stunt on the HUNTINGTON BEACH BAD BOY! Luckily, Forrest and Tito have mutual respect for each other. And yeah, going 2-0 is cool so Forrest asking for more of Ortiz could either be stupid, or merely doing this for the sake of pwning a MMA legend.
Not MMA-related, Charice Pempengco will play one of the leads in the upcoming â€œSqueakwellâ€ of Alvin and the Chipmunks.
The Tenth Season of The Ultimate Fighter takes a â€œsliceâ€ from the dark side.
In Episode 1, UFC Prez Dana White shocked everyone by introducing Kevin Ferguson, otherwise known as â€œKimbo Sliceâ€, as a contestant.
The 35-year-old former EliteXC champ will be one of the heavyweights featured in this installment. This somewhat took out the rivalry of this seasonâ€™s coaches which were Quinton â€œRampageâ€ Jackson and â€œSugarâ€ Rashad Evans. Slice was picked second pick overall by Jackson after Evans selected James McSweeney as his top pick.
Slice is a great brawler. Heâ€™s like Yogi Bearâ€¦ and you stole his picnic basketâ€¦
â€¦ and Booboo.
But the main problem for 6-foot-2, 235-pounder resident from Miami, Florida is he is only a striking and he doesnâ€™t have much of a ground game. Exciting fights could catapult awesome matches but those boring matches could be his death. Actually it will become exciting when his opponent gets him into a submission position that would likely spell the end of this former underground fighter.
Letâ€™s just remember that no one expected Brock Lesnar to become the MMA star that he is since he is a â€œsports entertainmentâ€ guy. Plus, he did defeat someone via submissionâ€¦ but that was an exhibition match that involves former WBO boxing champ Ray Mercer.
Slice got bad rep after the internet star was destroyed fourteen seconds after the start of the match when Seth Petruzelli creamed him in one lucky blow. This match also destroyed EliteXC whose only claim to fame is having the muscle-clad and erstwhile invincible Slice in their organization.
Dana White offered a contract to Slice but he needs to earn this deal through The Ultimate Fighter. White even stated that he will make a TUF strictly for heavyweights so that Kimbo could showcase his wares.
That idea is currently a reality.
Postscript: Kimbo Slice debuts in the TUF octagon (Episode 3) against Roy Nelson. Sliceâ€™s team coached by Rampage Jackson has lost two straight duels. A win for Slice could give him more chance to secure the UFC contract.
An early loss will shatter a possible career in the UFC.
Hey guys, it’s been a long while since I wrote an MMA related entry but I sure wouldn’t let history pass by me. Just last weekend, the UFC had their 100th overall numbered event. A card filled with basically three main events, intriguing match ups and lots questions heading to the said event.
The event saw the crowning of Brock Lesnar as the new Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion, Georges St.Pierre retaining the UFC Welterweight Title, Henderson shutting Bisping up for good and Akiyama having a pretty “sexy” debut.
Here are some of my thoughts in the event..
Lesnar’s post fight actions overshadows an excellent performance
Disrespectful, arrogant, cocky, douchebag.. Brock Lesnar. Almost every MMA fan were disgusted by Mr. Lesnar’s actions after an amazing victory over former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. It’s just sad that those post fight actions almost made everyone forget at how Lesnar physically man handled the former champion for the most part of their short championship match.
Sure, he’s arrogant, he’s cocky, he’s disrespectful.. but he’s legit. Most people would like to hate on him because he’s a former WWE entertainer but UFC 100 could make those nay sayers think again.
As I’ve said, he’s a former 2x NCAA Amateur Wrestling Champion and a former 4 time All American. His short stint in the WWE almost made people forget how good Brock Lesnar is athletically, that performance against Frank should make those people remember Lesnar’s wrestling background.
Just like what happened in their first meeting, Lesnar took control early in the match.. scoring an early takedown and controlling Mir from below. But he’s learned. He’s learned that you won’t win against a legitimate BJJ Black Belt by blasting on all cylinders, you win by picking your spots carefully and learning when to unleash a barrage. And he did exactly that.
Midway through the second round after Lesnar secured another takedown, Brock controlled Mir, picking his spots patiently to make Frank think twice of throwing any submission attempts from the bottom. As soon as Lesnar secured side control and got Frank’s left hand trapped on the side, Lesnar unleashed a barrage of strong punches from the side, leading referee Herb Dean to stop the contest due to Frank’s inability to defend himself.
Now, I wouldn’t go on and put him as the man to beat Fedor Emelianenko, but atleast, right now, I think we could have a decent conversation about the dream match. Fedor’s contract with Affliction will be ending after his match against Josh Barnett in August and Dana White and Zuffa has been having talks with Emelianenko and his management. If things go everyone’s way, then we could be watching a Fedor EmelianenkoÂ vs Brock Lesnar for as near as December this year.
It’s just another day in the office for GSP
Well, we all thought Thiago Alves would be the guy who would finally give St.Pierre some problems but I guess we’re wrong. Georges St.Pierre was again proved to everyone why he’s being considered as one of the best Pound for Pound fighters in the world.
Georges St.Pierre dominated Thiago Alves in a 5 round decision victory, beating Thiago in every aspect of the game.
GSP, who’s being questioned for the way he’s been avoiding the stand up war ever since being upset by Matt Serra two years ago, out struck and out pointed Thiago Alves in the stand up department, landing 149 strikes to Thiago’s 72. St.Pierre also took Alves down at will, securing 10 succesful takedowns in 12 attempts.
And what’s amazing is that, Georges did that with a bloated elbow and a pulled abductor muscle, an injury he had ever since the 3rd round of their fight.
With Georges making every legit WW fighter look like scrubs, I think it’s about time to see Georges move up to 185.
This right here is revenge for Dan Henderson
For weeks, the arrogant Brit Michael Bisping has been running his mouth on Dan Henderson.
Henderson sure made him pay for all the things he said.
Hendo was the aggressor all night long, making Mike backpedal for the most part of the match before landing a solid right hook in the jaw of the Briton midway through the second round then following it up with a clean WWE-esque elbow drop right on down on Bisping’s face.
The match proved that Hendo, as much as we want to talk about his age, still has it. He still has that one dangerous right hand that could knock anyone out cold (Yes, I’m talking to you Anderson) and although he didn’t show it in the match, we must not forget that Dan represented his country in a Greco Roman Wrestling competition in the Olympics.
Watch out Anderson, you still haven’t finished this old guy.
Overall thoughts on the event…
Well things went well. I’d probably give it a 9 out of 10. The matches delivered, Akiyama and Belcher was exciting, Hendo KOing Bisping is something to remember, St.Pierre was fantastic and Lensar gave us all something to talk about. It certainly didn’t disappoint and I give the UFC props for putting up a fantastic card like this one.
There are reasons why Quinton Jackson is called RAMPAGE. One reason is this…
Two days after another massive event for the UFC in Canada, I’ll be discussing some noteworthy events that happened in the said event.
First up, the one big question that is being asked is.. what on earth happened to Anderson Silva and the main event at UFC 97?
Most fight fans are outraged with the way UFC 97 ended. Anderson Silva, the supposed to be UFCâ€™s smashing machine finished another night with a snoozer. For the second straight time, Anderson danced around the ring, showboated for most of the time and this time, finished with his first decision victory in his UFC career.
Anderson did what he had to do to win, of course, regardless of what the fans and critics says, that was still a dominating performance by Anderson. But when I say dominating, I mean Tim Sylvia-esque dominating. Itâ€™s probably not fair and proper to Anderson to compare him to Tim Sylvia but thatâ€™s what the 21,000 fans on the Bell Center saw two days ago during the main event.
Sure, Thales Leites should also be blamed for the snoozer mainly because of his uhm.. improper way of trying to get the fight to the ground but weâ€™ve seen them stand toe to toe for most of the time during the fight and Anderson Silva decided to dance around while he couldâ€™ve and shouldâ€™ve attempted to go for the finish.
Another thing why Andersonâ€™s getting so much heat from the fight is his refusal to fight Thales in the ground. I mean, sure Thales Leites is a phenomenal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter but, Anderson Silva is no Houston Alexander on the ground either. Heâ€™s not some one dimensional striker whoâ€™s like a fish out of the water in the ground, heâ€™s a legitimate black belt from the Nogueira brothers and he decides to play safe instead of trying to follow through in the ground.
That of which brings most fans into the undying issue of who the best P4P fighter in the world really is. My friend even said that Dana should be embarrassed for hyping up Anderson the way he did because back then, Fedor Emelianenko would go on and destroy fighters in their strengths. Fedor beat Cro Cop standing, unleashed a brutal ground and pound to Big Nog and so on. And that is what Anderson Silva failed to deliver the other night.
To seal the deal, hereâ€™s my take on the entire issue.
Should Anderson Silva be blamed for playing it safe in the fight against Leites?
No, absolutely not. Itâ€™s Anderson Silvaâ€™s decision to fight whatever style of fighting he wants to fight. Thatâ€™s him fighting in the cage, not me, not you and not the fat guy on the 14th row thatâ€™s booing the fight. If he decides to play it safe and stick to jab, kick combo, thatâ€™s his decision.
Does Anderson deserve to get all those boos and negative reactions from the fans and critics alike from that fight?
Unfortunately, yes. Thatâ€™s the price you pay for hyping up a fighter too much. People paid 49.95$ on PPV or about a thousand bucks to get a good seat live and when that kind of fight happens, expect people to complain. When youâ€™re being hyped as a wrecking machine, as a guy who finishes fights and as the number 1 pound for pound fighter in the world and you end up fighting like that, donâ€™t expect people to react so nice.
Point number 2.. Greasegate 2.0?
Oh boy, if you think the fight was bad, wait til you see this gif.
If you canâ€™t see the gif, it clearly shows Anderson Silva, wiping his face off, which is fully covered with Vaseline, puts his hands on his body and his back, puts his hands on his face again then puts his hands in his body again.
Now I donâ€™t know about you, but man, that was illegal. And it was more obvious than Georges St.Pierreâ€™s greasegate issue in the fight against Penn.
And unlike GSPâ€™s issue, it wasnâ€™t a trainerâ€™s miscue. It was Anderson Silva himself, taking off some Vaseline in his face then rubbing it all over his body.
Now, I donâ€™t expect this to be as huge as the first one cause I donâ€™t think Leites will make it as big as what BJ Penn did but, as Dana White said.. you do not do that.
Iâ€™ll leave it to all of you fight fans to judge whether Silva should be punished for it or not.
Last thing.. is this the last time weâ€™ll ever see the Iceman in the Octagon and is the â€œPrideâ€ Shogun back for good?
Yes. I think so. I think itâ€™s about time Chuck hangs it. Personally, if you ask I me.. I think he should hang it. Heâ€™s not getting younger. His style has already been figured out and fighters are just evolving as the years go by. Weâ€™ve seen him struggle against solid strikers and those are the types of fighters that are on the top of the light heavyweight food chain. Weâ€™ve seen him kiss the canvass in 3 of his last 5 fights and Iâ€™m afraid weâ€™re going to see more of it if he decides to pursue fighting more.
Dana White already said it, Chuck is done. And Chuck, well, he doesnâ€™t disagree at all. During the press conference, Chuck has given some hints that this might very well be his last fight.
Hereâ€™s a fun fact.. Chuck Liddell made his MMA debut 11 years ago at UFC 17. The event name? Redemption. 11 years and some 80 PPVs later, we could very well be seeing Chuck fight for one last in UFC 97: Redemption.
Enough with Chuck, letâ€™s discuss his opponent, Mauricio Shogun Rua. After two horrible outings in the UFC, is Mauricio Rua back for good? Is the 2005 Pride 205 Grand Prix Champion back? Certainly, 1 round wonâ€™t answer all of our questions but thereâ€™s one thing I can assure you, the aura of Mauricio Shogun Rua way back when he was fighting in Japan, was definitely present at the UFCâ€™s last PPV.
This should be a message to all the Light Heavyweights in the UFC.
GSP destroys Penn, retains Welterweight title
It was billed as the most epic fight in UFC history ever, an epic fight of champions as the pay per view header would say.. but it turned out to be as one of the most, if not the most lopsided championship matches in MMA history.
Georges St. Pierre (18-2) used a perfectly designed gameplan and literally destroyed BJ Penn (13-5-1) in the much anticipated rematch between the two. The first fight occured almost 3 years ago, where in Georges won via a controversial split decision, this time however, no questions will be asked.
St.Pierre mixed it up, using effective wrestling and kickboxing in the first two rounds, before unleashing a brutal ground and pound never seen and done before to a guy like BJ Penn
â€œMy strategy was that he has small shoulders, which is good for hand speed, so I went to make him carry my weight and cause his shoulders to tire,â€ said St. Pierre â€œI wanted to start out and make it a wrestling match.â€
And he did exactly that. In round 1, GSP started pushing BJ in the fence, attempted several single legs which BJ handled pretty well, landed some knees on the clinch and connecting with several jabs and kicks. In round 2,Â St.Pierre finally got BJ in the ground and carnage started from there.
BJ was noticebly bleeding from his nose and from a cut below the eye. In rounds 3 and 4, it was all St.Pierre.
Right after the end of round 4, BJ’s brother Jaydee and the doctors decided to call the fight to a halt after BJ’s fail to response to his cornermen’s questions. Ironic as it was, it was BJ Penn who kept calling St.Pierre “A quitter and a frontrunner” during the Primers.
“I’ve been training for this fight since September so I had a lot of pressure. Last time I fought him I won in a decision, this time I really wanted to take him out and I’m glad that I did it,” said St.Pierre in the post fight interview.
In the co-main event of the evening, Lyoto Machida (14-0) proved that he’s for real and ready for the title shot as he defeated fellow Brazilian and former undefeated fighter Thiago Silva (13-1) in a buzzer beating knock out.
Lyoto was just too quick for the ATT fighter as he landed with solid kicks, quick jabs and takedowns. He knocked down Thiago twice in the match before finishing him off with two solid strikes just as the round ended.
Referee Yves Lavigne stopped the fight after Thiago didn’t make it back to his corner after the bell.
“I’m very happy to be here, Thiago is a tough, but today I was better than him” said Machida who should be due for the title shot later this year.
21 year old light heavyweight Jon Jones (8-0) turned heads after a convincing showing against TUF 1 veteran Stephan Bonnar (11-5) using his unorthodox striking and impressive greco-roman wrestling to get a unanimous decision victory with the scores 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.
Karo Parisyan (19-5) shook off back injuries and panic attacks as he outpointed fellow Judoka Dong Hyun Kim (11-1-1) in a straight out grappling match, the fight was scored 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29 in favor of the Armenian.
In the first bout of the evening, Clay Guida (25-9) squeked out a razor thin victory out of TUF 5 champion Nathan Diaz (10-2)
Clay used his effective wrestling and relentless energy to tire off and avoid Nate’s patented ground game. The fight was scored 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29 in favor of Guida
- Georges St-Pierre wins by TKO stoppage (Referee) over BJ Penn at 5:00 in the 4th round. St-Pierre retains the UFC welterweight title.
- Lyoto Machida wins by knock out over Thiago Silva at 4:49 in the 1st round.
- Jon Jones wins by unanimous decision over Stephan Bonnar.
- Karo Parisyan wins by split decision over Dong Hyun Kim.
- Clay Guida wins by split decision over Nate Diaz.
- Jon Fitch wins by unanimous decision over Akihiro Gono.
- Thiago Tavares wins by unanimous decision over Manny Gamburyan.
- John Howard wins by split decision over Chris Wilson.
- Jake O’Brien wins by split decision over Christian Wellisch.
- Dan Cramer wins by split decision over Matt Arroyo.