Sunday, November 11, 2018

UFC Fight Night 139: Korean Zombie vs Rodriguez Results






UFC celebrated it's 25th anniversary by holding an event back where it all started, Denver, Colorado at the Pepsi Center on November 10th. In the Main Event, Yair Rodriguez won with a crazy finish landing an up elbow with one second left in the fight for the knockout in a Fight of the Year Contender. In women's action Germaine de Randamie won a decision from Raquel Pennington. Most of the fight was fought in the clinch with Pennington just unable to get much offense going. Also Maycee Barber made a statement finishing late replacement Hannah Cifers in the second round with a brutal stoppage. Also, Ashley Yoder took a super close decision from Amanda Cooper in a fight where both fighters had their moments and two judges sided with Yoder. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.

1. Bantamweight: Mark De La Rosa (11-1) defeated Joby Sanchez (11-4) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Sanchez.

2. Flyweight: Eric Shelton (12-5) defeated Joseph Morales (9-2) via Split Decision (29-28/27-30/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Morales.

3. Lightweight: Devonte Smith (9-1) defeated Julian Erosa (22-7) via KO at :46 of Round 1.

4. Lightweight: Davi Ramos (9-2) defeated John Gunther (7-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:57 of Round 1.

5. Featherweight: Bobby Moffett (14-3) defeated Chas Skelly (17-4) via Technical Submission (D'arce Choke) at 2:43 of Round 2.

6. Strawweight: Ashley Yoder (6-4) defeated Amanda Cooper (4-5) via Split Decision (29-28/27-30/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Yoder.

7. Lightweight: Michael Trizano (9-0) defeated Luis Pena (5-1) via Split Decision (28-29/29-28/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Pena.

8. Strawweight: Maycee Barber (6-0) defeated Hannah Cifers (8-3) via TKO at 2:01 of Round 2.

9. Lightweight: Beneil Dariush (15-4-1) defeated Thiago Moises (11-3) via Unanimous Decision (30-25/30-25/30-26). We scored it 30-27 Dariush.

10. Bantamweight: Germaine de Randamie (8-3) defeated Raquel Pennington (9-8) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 de Randamie.

11. Welterweight: Donald Cerrone (34-11, 1NC) defeated Mike Perry (12-4) via Tapout (Armbar) at 4:46 of Round 1.

12. Featherweight: Yair Rodriguez (12-2) defeated Chan Sung Jung (14-5) via KO at 4:59 of Round 5.

Submission of the Night: Donald Cerrone

Knockout of the Night: Yair Rodriguez

Fight of the Night: Yair Rodriguez vs Chan Sung Jung

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday Night Fights Lukusa vs Rowe Results






Friday Night Fights put on another kickboxing/Muay Thai event on November 9th from the Broad Street Ballroom in New York, New York. In the night's Main Event, Chris Lukusa took a close decision from Greg Rowe. The first two rounds were very close with both fighters having their moments. Round Three Rowe took control and landed some good damaging shots. But in the end, two of the judges sided with Lukusa. In women's action Yasmeen Salhani took a decision from Michelle Diaz in a very good amateur bout. Salhani took the lead early using her kicks to her advantage. In the middle rounds, Diaz started becoming more effective, using aggression and stalking her opponent. The judges sided with Salhani. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.

1. Amateur Flyweight Title: Yasmeen Salhani (10-2-1) defeated Michelle Diaz (8-4) via Unanimous Decision (49-46/48-47/49-46). We scored it 48-47 Salhani.

2. Amateur New York State Lightweight Title: David Agbodji (7-1) defeated Nick Prisciandaro (3-1) via KO at :35 of Round 1.

3. Amateur North American Lightweight Title: Juan Cortez (12-2) defeated Austin Amell (8-2) via Unanimous Decision (48-47/49-46/49-46). We scored it 49-46 Amell.

4. Featherweight: Omar Ahmed (28-4-1) defeated Brima Kamara (3-4) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Kamara.

5. Middleweight: Chris Lukusa (16-3) defeated Greg Rowe (6-6) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Rowe.

Knockout of the Night: David Agbodji

Fight of the Night: Yasmeen Salhani vs Michelle Diaz

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Invicta FC 32 Predictions





We are back with our predictions for Invicta FC 32. Joining myself (Jason Adams) is Alyssa Vasquez, Amy Montengro, Ashley Hawkins, Chris Gregory, Erin Terranova, Jehnn Stumborg, Jen Aniano, Jenna Bernick, Jenna Skinner, Jessenia Quinonez, Jessica Dinch, Jillian DeCoursey, Kate Brummitt, Katherine Grasshopper, Katie Casimir, Lacey Hancock, Layla Newton, Leigh-Ann Baskey, Lindsey VanZandt, Mallory Kane, Missy Pontbriand, Monica Franco, Olivia Parker, Rach Frehe, Rachael Smith, Sarah Kleczka, Sarah Shell, Serena DeJesus, Shamir Peshewa, Sophie Sharp, Stephanie Skinner, Tamikka Brents and Teri Brents.


1. Chelsea Chandler (0-1) vs Mitzi Merry (2-0)
Chandler: Amy, Jen, Jenna B., Kate, Mallory, Monica, Sarah K., Tamikka, Teri
Merry: Alyssa, Ashley, Chris, Erin, Jason, Jehnn, Jenna S., Jessenia, Jessica, Jillian, Katherine, Katie, Lacey, Layla, Leigh-Ann, Lindsey, Missy, Olivia, Rach, Rachael, Sarah S., Serena, Shamir, Sophie, Stephanie
Totals: Chandler- 9 Merry- 25

2. Isis Verbeek (0-0) vs Kathryn Paprocki (1-0)
Verbeek: Alyssa, Amy, Erin, Jason, Jehnn, Jen, Jenna B., Jenna S., Kate, Katherine, Katie, Lacey, Layla, Lindsey, Monica, Olivia, Rach, Rachael, Sarah K., Sarah S., Shamir, Stephanie
Paprocki: Ashley, Chris, Jessenia, Jessica, Jillian, Leigh-Ann, Mallory, Missy, Serena, Sophie, Tamikka, Teri
Totals: Verbeek- 22 Paprocki- 12

3. Liz Tracy (5-2) vs Stephanie Geltmacher (3-0)
Tracy: Amy, Ashley, Jason, Jen, Jenna B., Jenna S., Jessenia, Kate, Katie, Lacey, Layla, Leigh-Ann, Monica, Olivia, Rach, Rachael, Sarah S., Serena, Sophie, Stephanie
Geltmacher: Alyssa, Chris, Erin, Jehnn, Jessica, Jillian, Katherine, Lindsey, Mallory, Missy, Sarah K., Shamir, Tamikka, Teri
Totals: Tracy- 20 Geltmacher- 14

4. Erin Blanchfield (2-0) vs Kay Hansen (3-1)
Blanchfield: Amy, Erin, Jen, Jenna S., Jessenia, Leigh-Ann, Lindsey, Mallory, Rachael, Sarah S., Sophie
Hansen: Alyssa, Ashley, Chris, Jason, Jehnn, Jenna B., Jessica, Jillian, Kate, Katherine, Katie, Lacey, Layla, Missy, Monica, Olivia, Rach, Sarah K., Serena, Shamir, Stephanie, Tamikka, Teri
Totals: Blanchfield- 11 Hansen- 23

5. Alexa Conners (5-2) vs Julia Avila (5-1)
Conners: Alyssa, Amy, Ashley, Jehnn, Jen, Jenna B., Jenna S., Jillian, Kate, Katie, Lacey, Leigh-Ann, Lindsey, Monica, Serena, Shamir, Stephanie, Tamikka, Teri
Avila: Chris, Erin, Jason, Jessenia, Jessica, Katherine, Layla, Mallory, Missy, Olivia, Rach, Rachael, Sarah K., Sarah S., Sophie
Totals: Conners- 19 Avila-15

6. Kaitlin Young (8-9-1) vs Zarah Fairn Dos Santos (6-2)
Young: Amy, Ashley, Chris, Jason, Jehnn, Jen, Jenna B., Jenna S., Jessenia, Jessica, Jillian, Kate, Katherine, Layla, Leigh-Ann, Lindsey, Missy, Monica, Olivia, Rach, Rachael, Sarah K., Sarah S., Serena, Shamir, Stephanie, Tamikka, Teri
Dos Santos: Alyssa, Erin, Katie, Lacey, Mallory, Sophie
Totals: Young- 28 Dos Santos- 6

7. Ashley Cummins (6-4) vs Jessica Delboni (7-0)
Cummins: Amy, Ashley, Chris, Jason, Jen, Jenna B., Jenna S., Jessica, Katherine, Leigh-Ann, Lindsey, Mallory, Olivia, Sarah S., Shamir, Stephanie, Tamikka, Teri
Delboni: Alyssa, Erin, Jehnn, Jessenia, Jillian, Kate, Katie, Lacey, Layla, Missy, Monica, Rach, Rachael, Sarah K., Serena, Sophie
Totals: Cummins- 18 Delboni- 16

8. Mizuki Inoue (12-5) vs Viviane Pereira (13-2)
Inoue: Amy, Ashley, Jehnn, Jen, Jenna B., Jessica, Jillian, Katherine, Layla, Sarah S. Serena, Shamir, Tamikka, Teri
Pereira: Alyssa, Chris, Erin, Jason, Jenna S., Jessenia, Kate, Katie, Lacey, Leigh-Ann, Lindsey, Mallory, Missy, Monica, Olivia, Rach, Rachael, Sarah K., Sophie, Stephanie
Totals: Inoue- 14 Pereira- 20

9. Felicia Spencer (5-0) vs Pam Sorenson (7-2)
Spencer: Alyssa, Amy, Erin, Jehnn, Jen, Jessica, Jillian, Katherine, Katie, Lacey, Layla, Lindsey, Mallory, Missy, Monica, Sarah S., Shamir, Sophie
Sorenson: Ashley, Chris, Jason, Jenna B., Jenna S., Jessenia, Kate, Leigh-Ann, Olivia, Rach, Rachael, Sarah K., Serena, Stephanie, Tamikka, Teri
Totals: Spencer- 18 Sorenson- 16

10. Fight of the Night
Alyssa: Young vs Dos Santos
Amy: Blanchfield vs Hansen
Ashley: Young vs Dos Santos
Chris: Conners vs Avila
Erin: Inoue vs Pereira
Jason: Conners vs Avila
Jenna B.: Young vs Dos Santos
Jenna S.: Young vs Dos Santos
Jessenia: Spencer vs Sorenson
Jessica: Young vs Dos Santos
Jillian: Young vs Dos Santos
Kate: Inoue vs Pereira
Katherine: Spencer vs Sorenson
Katie: Inoue vs Pereira
Lacey: Young vs Dos Santos
Layla: Inoue vs Pereira
Leigh-Ann: Young vs Dos Santos
Lindsey: Cummins vs Delboni
Mallory: Cummins vs Delboni
Missy: Spencer vs Sorenson
Monica: Young vs Dos Santos
Olivia: Blanchfield vs Avila
Rach: Spencer vs Sorenson
Rachael: Cummins vs Delboni
Sarah K.: Conners vs Avila
Sarah S.: Conners vs Avila
Sophie: Blanchfield vs Hansen
Stephanie: Inoue vs Pereira
Tamikka: Young vs Delboni
Teri: Cummins vs Delboni

Monday, November 5, 2018

Glory Kickboxing 61: VanNorstrand vs Glunder Results





Glory 61 took place on November 3rd from Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, New York. In the Main Event, Kevin VanNorstrand took a decision from Massaro Glunder. Glunder scored a knockdown in round two but in round three was deducted a point which proved to be the difference in the scoring. In women's action Chommanee Sor Taehira defeated Ashley Nichols by decision. Rounds one and two were close with two judges giving both to Taehira. Nichols tried to mount a comeback and clearly took the third but it was too little too late. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.

1. Middleweight: Harry Germain (1-0) defeated Iskander Usmonov (1-1) via TKO at :40 of Round 1.

2. Flyweight: Jonathan Di Bella (8-0) defeated Mohamed Lemjerdine (10-6) via Unanimous Decision (30-25/30-25/30-25). We scored it 30-25 Di Bella.

3. Featherweight: Abraham Vidales (12-0) defeated Houssam El Kasri (2-2) via TKO at 1:48 of Round 1.

4. Lightweight: Nate Richardson (12-4) defeated Justin Greskiewicz (41-24-3) via TKO at 2:33 of Round 1.

5. Super Bantamweight: Chommanee Sor Taehira (92-17-1) defeated Ashley Nichols (12-6) via Split Decision (29-28/27-30/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Taehira.

6. Lightweight: Justin Houghton (11-6) defeated Vince McGuinness (1-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Houghton.

7. Welterweight: Charles Rodriguez (9-0) defeated Malik Watson-Smith (59-25) via Technical Unanimous Decision (20-18/20-18/20-18). We scored it 20-18 Rodriguez.

8. Featherweight: Asa Ten Pow (8-1) defeated Niko Tsigaras (21-5) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Pow.

9. Featherweight: Kevin VanNostrand (18-3) defeated Massaro Glunder (32-12-4) via Unanimous Decision (28-27/28-27/28-27). We scored it 28-27 VanNostrand.

Knockout of the Night: Harry Germain

Fight of the Night: Asa Ten Pow vs Niko Tsigaras

Sunday, November 4, 2018

October 2018 MMA Athlete of the Month: Aspen Ladd


Photo Credit: Mike Roach



Going back to her days even as an amateur, there was no doubt Aspen Ladd was destined for stardom in the sport. As an amateur she tasted defeated only once and it was to Cynthia Calvillo, Cynthia herself destined for big things.

Making her pro debut with Invicta FC, a first round defeat of Ana Carolina Vidal, Aspen brought her skill set to a bigger stage in front of a bigger audience and even more became aware of what a bright future Aspen had. Her time in Invicta saw her not only win, but beat other highly thought of opponents. Names like Amanda Cooper, Sijara Eubanks and others. And she wasn't just winning, she was winning convincingly.


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Those wins led to the inevitable, a shot with the UFC. After illness delayed her debut, she finally made it facing Lina Lansberg in what was expected to be her toughest test to date. She passed that test stopping the very tough Lansberg in round two. Now, with the UFC audience, it wasn't just the die-hard fans who were aware, now the whole sports fanbase got to see what Aspen Ladd was capable of.

Ladd was next set to face Leslie Smith, however she was unable to make weight. Ladd did what you are supposed to do, but what not all do, she owned up to her mistake and did all she could to get the fight to proceed. However, an agreement could not be reached and the bout was cancelled. We would have to weight for her sophomore UFC fight.

That fight would come October 6th at UFC 229 against women's MMA pioneer Tonya Evinger. It was made clear that many see stardom in Aspen as she was actually made the betting favorite in the bout despite the many accomplishments of her opponent. However, many felt Evinger might be too much too soon for Ladd. Aspen clearly didn't feel that way as her confidence was apparent.

Any doubts anyone had about Aspen Ladd's skill were eliminated as she not only beat Evinger, she dominated the fight. The fight went to the ground quickly and Ladd was in a dominant position the entire way, on top of her opponent, getting her back, wherever a quick scramble may have gone, Ladd remained in the dominant position, landing strikes till eventually the ref had to stop it in round one.


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With the bantamweight division in flux, with some going down to flyweight, champ Amanda Nunes fighting featherweight champ Cris Cyborg, Aspen made it clear she is a legit contender to become the queen of the division. She has the ground game, the striking, everything needed to become the best in the division. While it may be a bit before she gets that opportunity, it is hard to see anyone knocking her off of that path.

October 2018 Fitness Athlete of the Month: Marcia Goncalves


Photo Credit: JM Manion




In a year were the bikini division was possibly as competitive as any year in it's history, one of the most consistent competitors in the division was Marcia Goncalves. Marcia had five first place finishes and also a top ten finish at the Olympia.

Marcia had a decent 2017 including finishing the year with a second place finish at the South Carolina Grand Prix, but no one could have predicted the year she has had in 2018, but the improvements she made and what she continually brought to the stage made her placings very well earned and deserved. Marcia started the year with back to back fourth place finishes at the World Klash and Salt City Showdown. Then she took off.


Photo Credit: Lloyd Terry Jr.

Marcia took a very impressive second place at the Pittsburgh Pro and then took three straight first places leading to the Olympia. Competing against the best of the best and hoping to improve upon last year's Olympia, Marcia was one person who was going to be interesting to watch. Against the possibly toughest lineup ever on the Olympia stage in the division, would Marcia crack the top ten or was there more work to be done. The answer to that was obvious once she stepped on stage. Surely she will say there is more work to be done, especially since it is a sport where there are always improvements to make, Marcia let it be known she had truly arrived in taking ninth place. While obviously others finished above her, many remarked at how improved Marcia was and how impressed they were with her. She made it known she was among the sports elite, the elite of the elite and big things were predicted for her in 2019.

But she wasn't done with 2018 yet and riding the high of a top ten finish at the Olympia, Marcia first did the Hurricane Pro taking another first place and then the San Antonio Pro and finished.... you guessed it.... first place. First place out of forty competitors. Continuing what has been an amazing year for her.


Photo Credit: Lloyd Terry Jr.

Heading into 2019 Marcia is poised for an even bigger year, with people really taking notice of her, it will be interesting to see what improvements she makes and where she makes them. But if 2018 was any indication, Marcia knows how to improve and will do so again and is without a doubt a favorite going into the year and a viable threat to take home an Olympia top five if not a contender to win the entire thing.

UFC 230: Cormier vs Lewis Results





UFC 230 took place on November 3rd from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. In the night's Main Event, Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier retained his title with an easy defeated of Derrick Lewis. Right from the get go it was obvious Lewis would not be able to stop Cormier's takedowns. Midway through round two, after getting the takedown, Cormier got the choke and win. In women's action Sijara Eubanks took a decision from Roxanne Modafferi. Modafferi put up a good fight and had her moments, but Eubanks was just too much. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.

1. Heavyweight: Marcos Rogerio De Lima (19-6-1) defeated Adam Wieczorek (10-2) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 De Lima.

2. Featherweight: Shane Burgos (11-1) defeated Kurt Holobaugh (17-6, 1NC) via Tapout (Armbar) at 2:11 of Round 1.

3. Lightweight: Matt Frevola (6-1-1) vs Lando Vannata (9-3-2) was declared a Majority Draw (29-28 Frevola/28-28/28-28). We scored it 29-28 Vannata.

4. Welterweight: Lyman Good (20-4, 1NC) defeated Ben Saunders (22-11-2) via KO at 1:32 of Round 1.

5. Featherweight: Sheymon Moraes (11-2) defeated Julio Arce (15-3) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/30-26). We scored it 29-28 Moraes.

6. Flyweight: Sijara Eubanks (5-2) defeated Roxanne Modafferi (22-16) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Eubanks.

7. Featherweight: Jordan Rinaldi (14-6) defeated Jason Knight (20-6) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-26/30-25). We scored it 30-27 Rinaldi.

8. Middleweight: Israel Adesanya (15-0) defeated Derek Brunson (18-7) via TKO at 4:51 of Round 1.

9. Middleweight: Karl Roberson (7-1) defeated Jack Marshman (22-8) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-26/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Roberson.

10. Middleweight: Jared Cannonier (11-4) defeated David Branch (22-5) via TKO at :29 of Round 2.

11. Middleweight: Ronaldo Souza (26-6, 1NC) defeated Chris Weidman (14-4) via TKO at 2:46 of Round 3.

12. Heavyweight Title: Daniel Cormier (22-1, 1NC) defeated Derrick Lewis (21-6, 1NC) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:14 of Round 2.

Submission of the Night: Shane Burgos

Knockout of the Night: Ronaldo Souza

Fight of the Night: Sheymon Moraes vs Julio Arce