8/13 MMA News and Notes
Aug 13, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
~ Bellator middleweight Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko won last Friday in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia over Marcos Antonio Santana by TKO (Punch) just 1:29 into the fight. The bout was part of “League S-70″ second ever show. Shlemenko’s third straight win saw him improve to 40-7.
~ UFC/PRIDE heavyweight veteran Soa “The Hulk” Palelei improved to 11-3 with a TKO (Punches) victory over Yusuke Kawaguchi at 4:20 of the first round. The bout was held weeks ago for the Australian Fighting Championships promotion based out of Melbourne.
~ British MMA promotion BAMMA has signed “The Ultimate Fighter 9″ finalist and recently release UFC lightweight fighter, Andre Winner (11-6-1). Winner has lost 3 straight bouts, thus prompting his UFC release.
~ The Ultimate Fighter Lightweight alum Richie “Hell Boy” Whitson (11-1) will take on “Ragin” Kajan Johnson (18-10-1) at Maximum Fighting Championship 31. MFC 31: The Rundown will be held on Friday, October 7 at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
~ UFC officials have confirmed that middleweight Nick Catone (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will face Aaron Simpson (10-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at the UFC 136 event. UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Houston’s Toyota Center. Catone vs. Simpson is going to take place on the evening’s preliminary card.