MMA News and Notes
Nov 12, 2010 - by Alex Peredo
~ Former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez easily outpointed M-1 and Bellator vet Daniel Tabera in the headliner of “Israel FC: Genesis.” show. Rodriguez (45-11), just a few months removed from knee surgery, scored multiple takedowns whenever Tabera (16-4-3) began to gain some momentum standing up. The unanimous-decision win marks his 10th consecutive victory in just a 15-month span.
~ WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki results from Las Vegas, Nevada.
* Urijah Faber def. Takeya Mizugaki via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:50
* Chad Mendes def. Javier Vazquez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Erik Koch def. Francisco Rivera via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:36
* Joseph Benavidez def. Wagnney Fabiano via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:45
* Demetrious Johnson def. Damacio Page via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 2:27
* Raphael Assuncao def. L.C. Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Anthony Njokuani def. Edward Faaloloto via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:54
* Dustin Poirier def. Zack Micklewright via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:53
* Michael McDonald def. Clint Godfrey via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:42
* Cub Swanson def. Mackens Semerzier via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
* Yves Jabouin def. Brandon Visher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
~ UFC lightweight Darren Elkins (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered an injury in training and thus will be unable to compete next week at UFC 123 in Auburn Hills, Michigan against Edson Barboza (6-0). Barboza will remain on the card as a new opponent will be found.
~ Brazilian promotion Bitetti Combat has announced that former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho (20-2-1) will face UFC veteran Yuki Sasaki (22-17-1) on December 4 in Sao Paolo, Brazil at Bitteti Combat 8.
~ The Japanese based DREAM promotion will present “DREAM Dynamite!! 2010″ taking place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan ion December 31. No fights have been announced though the promotion’s top fighters are expected to compete on the card.