MMA News and Notes
Aug 2, 2010 - by Alex Peredo
~ UFC light heavyweight & middleweight veteran Marvin “Beastman” Eastman snapped a 4 fight losing streak withÃƒâ€š a TKO victory over Api Hemara in the third round on Saturday in Sydney, Australia. Eastman improved to 17-13-1.
~ Alan “The Talent” Belcher (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC), a rising middleweight contender who campaigned for a fight with Demian Maia (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), had to pull of his the Sept. 15 matchup with the Brazilian fighter due to a detached retina in his right eye. Belcher today posted the news via Twitter. According to Belcher, he began losing vision in his right eye, consulted doctors and recently underwent surgery in Alabama. He’s now prohibited from contact sparring for six weeks, though he said he hopes to attend UFC Fight Night 22.
~ Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight champion Joe Soto (9-0 MMA, 4-0 BFC) and season-two tournament winner Joe Warren (5-1 MMA, 3-0 BFC) will clash on Sept. 2. Bellator 27 takes place at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas.
~ Results for UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko
- Jon Jones def. Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:52
- Yushin Okami def. Mark Munoz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Jake Ellenberger def. John Howard via TKO (eye injury) – Round 3, 2:21
- Takanori Gomi def. Tyson Griffin via KO (punch) – Round 1, 1:04
- Jacob Volkmann def. Paul Kelly via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Matt Riddle def. DaMarques Johnson via TKO – Round 2, 4:29
- Igor Pokrajac def. James Irvin via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:29
- Brian Stann def. Mike Massenzio via submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 3:10
- Charles Oliveira def. Darren Elkins via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 0:41
- Rob Kimmons def. Steve Steinbeiss via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
~ Takanori Gomi, Charles Oliveira, Brian Stann and Mike Massenzio each earned $40,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Sunday’s UFC on Versus 2 event. Gomi earned the “Knockout of the Night” award, Oliveira picked up the “Submission of the Night” bonus, and Stann and Massenzio earned “Fight of the Night” honors.