MMA News and Notes
Aug 12, 2010 - by Alex Peredo
~ OFFICIAL RESULTS for Bellator 24 which started season 3 in Hollywood, Florida.
* Jessica Aguilar def. Lynn Alvarez via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:01
* Hector Lombard def. Herbert Goodman via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:38
* Megumi Fujii def. Carla Esparza via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 0:57
* Neil Grove def. Eddie Sanchez via TKO (referee stoppage) – Round 1, 1:32
* Frankhad Sharipov def. Eric Luke via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)*
* Yves Edwards def. Luis Palomino via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)*
* Tulio Quintanilla def. Brian Eckstein via knockout (punches) Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬“ Round 3, 2:48
* – Bout contested following main event
~ Bellator officials announced that famed submission specialist Alexey Oleinik is the eighth and final addition to Bellator’s season-three heavyweight tournament. Oleinik, a 33-year-old born in Ukraine who now fights out of Moscow with the Red Devil Sports Club, brings a 27-5-1 record to Bellator. 23 of the 27 wins have come via submission.
~ Welterweights Brian Foster (13-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Forrest Petz (18-8 MMA, 2-4 UFC) are now official to fight on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 22. Featuring a middleweight contest between top contenders Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares, UFC Fight Night 22 takes place Sept. 15 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, and airs live on Spike TV. The event serves as a lead-in for the debut episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 12.”
~ UFC officials announced that Steve Lopez (12-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) meets Waylon Lowe (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the UFC 119 event’s preliminary card. Featuring a heavyweight rematch between former UFC champions Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, UFC 119 takes place Sept. 25 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
~ Mike Brown (23-6 MMA, 5-2 WEC), who looks to rebound from a 1-2 skid, is slated to face Cole Province (6-1 MMA, 0-1 WEC) at WEC 51 on September 30. WEC 51 takes place Sept. 30 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo., and airs live on Versus. A featherweight title match between current champ Jose Aldo and challenger Manny Gamburyan headlines the event.