MMA News and Notes
Dec 17, 2010 - by Alex Peredo
~ All 13 fighters who underwent drug testing at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale earlier this month tested clean for performance-enhancing drugs and recreational/drugs of abuse. The NSAC tested Jonathan Brookins, Michael Johnson, Stephan Bonnar, Igor Pokrajac, Demian Maia, Rick Story, Leonard Garcia, Cody McKenzie, Kyle Watson, Nick Pace, Pablo Garza, Ian Loveland and David Branch. All tested negative for drugs of abuse (such as marijuana and cocaine), as well as anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancers.
~ WEC 53 results for the final WEC event ever from Phoenix, Arizona.
Anthony Pettis def. Champ Benson Henderson via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) – claims WEC featherweight title
Champ Dominick Cruz def. Scott Jorgensen via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – defends WEC title and becomes first-ever UFC bantamweight champ
Donald Cerrone def. Chris Horodecki via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:43
Kamal Shalorus def. Bart Palaszewski via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Danny Downes def. Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Shane Roller def. Jamie Varner via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:55
Brad Pickett def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Eddie Wineland def. Ken Stone via knockout (slam) – Round 1, 2:11
Danny Castillo def. Will Kerr via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:25
Yuri Alcantara def. Ricardo Lamas via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:26
Renan Barao def. Chris Cariaso via submission via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:47
~ Strikeforce middleweight veteran Jason “Mayhem” Miller (24-7) received his BJJ Black Belt from Rafael Cordeiro last week. Miller is angling for a bout with bitter rival Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz at a catchweight in 2011.
~ DREAM featherweight veteran Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura (11-6-1 MMA record) meets K-1 regular Tetsuya Yamato in a K-1 rules bout at Dec. 31 DREAM “Dynamite!! 2010″ event. DREAM “Dynamite!! 2010″ takes place Dec. 31 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and airs on HDNet in the U.S.
~ A preliminary-card bout that features light heavyweights James Te Huna (12-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is signed for UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch. The quickly growing card takes place in Sydney, Australia.