3/3 MMA News and Notes
Mar 3, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ HUGE BREAKING NEWS: The Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall flyweight fight has been declared a majority draw. Per Dana White’s twitter account= “Commission screwed up scorecards Johnson vs. McCall was a draw. Should have been a 4th rd. BRUTAL.”
Craig Waller of the Department of Sport and Recreation in New South Wales, Australia, which is the commission overseeing this event, stood up at the UFC on FX 2 post-fight press conference and said the mistake was his and his alone. “I take full responsibility for the error that occurred,” Waller said. “Unfortunately I misread one of the scorecards. The fight should have been a majority draw. I apologize to both fighters, to Dana (White) and to every fan of the UFC.”
~ UFC/Strikeforce middleweight veteran Jorge “The Sandman” Santiago won last night in the main event of Titan Fighting Championship 21. Held in Kansas City, Kansas, Santiago (24-10) defeated Leonardo Pecanha (14-8) via TKO (Punches) at 1:48 into the 1st round. Santiago went 1-4 in 2 separate stints with the UFC.
~ The full “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (Showtime)
Champ Miesha Tate (134.5) vs. Ronda Rousey (134.5)
K.J. Noons (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155)
Paul Daley (171) vs. Kazuo Misaki (169.5)
Lumumba Sayers (185) vs. Scott Smith (186)
Bristol Marunde (184) vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (184.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Showtime Extreme)
Alexis Davis (135.5) vs. Sarah Kaufman (135.5)
Roger Bowling (170) vs. Brandon Saling (170.5)
Caros Fodor (155.5) vs. Pat Healy (155)
Ryan Couture (154.5) vs. Conor Heun (155)
~ An undisclosed injury has forced WEC veteran Wagnney Fabiano (14-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) out of Bellator’s season-six featherweight tournament. Bellator 60 takes place Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond in Hammond, Ind.
~ UFC middleweight veteran Xavier Foupa-Pokam (21-17) will face IFL veteran Joey Goel (14-7) at SFL 1 on Sunday, March 11 at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai, India. Super Fight League is India’s 1st ever MMA promotion. Goel hasn’t fought in 42 months.