3/9 MMA News and Notes
Mar 8, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ The Ultimate Fighter 11 middleweight participant Kyacey Uscola fought 2 weeks ago in Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. He suffered a 1st round submission (Triangle Choke) loss to Michail Tsarev (11-2), this being the 25-year-old Russian’s 9th straight win. Baltic Fights promoted the event, titled “Baltic Challenge 3.” Uscola, loser of 6 straight, drops to 21-22.
~ On Saturday in Casper, Wyoming, Strikeforce veteran Kim Couture, 36, competed against the debuting Raquel Pennington. Couture was defeated via TKO (Knees to the body) at 2:25 into the 2nd round. The bout occurred for Medieval Fight Promotions. Couture (3-7) has lost 4 straight bouts.
~ To provide more background information concerning the Bellator featherweight tournament, which starts tonight, Genair da Silva (11-4) was unable to make weight, and thus was removed from the tournament. He was replaced by preliminary card fighter Kenny Foster (9-5), who will now face Alexandre Bezerra (12-1) at Bellator 60 on MTV2.
~ Recent UFC fighter and M-1 middleweight vet Lucio Linhares (16-7) looks for his third win in four fights next Friday when he faces Kyle Baker (10-5). They battle at the Cage Warriors Fight Night 4 event, scheduled for the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Linhares went 0-2 in the UFC.
~ Four-time Bellator vet Tim Carpenter (8-1 MMA, 3-1 BFC) faces three-time UFC vet Ricardo Romero (11-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) in a light-heavyweight contest at Bellator 65. The event takes place April 13 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.