3/17 MMA News and Notes
Mar 17, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ UFC middleweight veteran Lucio “Spartan” Linhares defeated Kyle Baker by unanimous decision at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Friday. The bout occured at Cage Warriors Fight Night 4. Linhares (17-7) is 4-1 since his UFC release. Linhares went 0-2 during his brief UFC run.
~ UFC/PRIDE/DREAM/Strikeforce heavyweight veteran Jeff “The Snowman” Monson (44-13) got a win yesterday in St. Petersburg, Russia. Monson defeated Alexey Oleinik (33-9-1) via unanimous decision in the main event of M-1 Challenge 31. Monson, 41, is 10-2 in his last 12 bouts.
~ UFC welterweight veteran Forrest “The Meat Cleaver” Petz defeated Sergej Juskevic via TKO (Punches) at 3:25 of the 2nd round in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The bout was held last night at Score Fighting Series 4. Petz (25-9) has won 4 straight bouts since his UFC release. He holds a 2-5 career record in the UFC Octagon.
~ UFC welterweight veteran Karo “The Heat” Parisyan (19-8, 1 NC) will try to gain a victory on March 31 when he faces Thomas Denny (27-19-1) at the inaugural Worldwide Mixed Martial Arts (WMMA) event. “WMMA 1: McCorkle vs. Heden” airs on pay-per-view and the Armed Forces Network. Parisyan, a former WEC 170lb Champion, hasn’t won since July 2010.