MMA News and Notes
Sep 16, 2010 - by Alex Peredo
~ UFC lightweight veteran Doug Evans (10-7) lost his Shark Fights Featherweight Title via split decision to U. K. standout Ronnie Mann (18-2-1) last Saturday in Amarillo, Texas. The bout was very close with Mann landing the harder, heavier shots on the feet while Evans completed several takedowns in the bout. Evans fought for the UFC twice in 2007.
~ Results for UFC Fight Night 22 from Austin, Texas
* Nate Marquardt def. Rousimar Palhares via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:28
* Charles Oliveira def. Efrain Escudero via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:25
* Jim Miller def. Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
* Cole Miller def. Ross Pearson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:49
* Yves Edwards def. John Gunderson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Kyle Kingsbury def. Jared Hamman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Dave Branch def. Tomasz Drwal via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Rich Attonito def. Rafael Natal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
* Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger def. David Mitchell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Brian Foster def. Forrest Petz via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:07
~ PRIDE/Strikeforce/DREAM lightweight veteran Mitsuhiro Ishida (19-6-1 MMA, 3-1 DREAM) vs. Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura (11-5-1 MMA, 1-1 DREAM) is signed for DREAM.16. DREAM.16 takes place September 25 at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. The event airs on HDNet in North America.
~ Zoila Frausto (8-1 MMA, 2-0 BFC) and Jessica Aguilar (9-3 MMA, 1-0 BFC) will meet at Bellator 31, and a spot in the organization’s 115-pound women’s tournament finale is on the line. The semifinal fight takes place Sept. 30 at the L’Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The winner of the tourney will be crowned the organization’s first-ever female champion.
~ World Victory Road announced a couple of more bouts for its Asian bantamweight tournament: Shunichi Shimizu (17-6-9 MMA, 0-0 SRC) vs. Wataru Takahashi (12-13-4 MMA, 2-0 SRC), and Shintaro Ishiwatari (9-3-3 MMA, 2-0 SRC) vs. Taiyo Nakahara (10-6 MMA, 0-0 SRC). Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 takes place October 30 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan and airs via HDNet in North America.