3/22 MMA News and Notes
Mar 22, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ UFC heavyweight veteran James McSweeney (7-9) defeated Felise Leniu last Saturday in Keysborough, Victoria, Australia via a 1st round submission (Rear Naked Choke). The light-heavyweight bout headlined Shamrock Events – Kings of Kombat 6. McSweeney went 1-2 in the UFC after appearing in the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter.
~ Many UFC veterans will be competing throughout the world in the next 10 days. One of them is welterweight Roan Carneiro (14-9), who competes Saturday at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. He faces Jung Hwan Cha (8-5-1) at Road Fighting Championship 7 – Reloaded. “Jucao” went 2-3 in the UFC during 2007-2008.
~ A heavyweight battle between UFC veterans will headline India-based Super Fight League’s next show as Todd Duffee (6-2) faces Neil “Goliath” Grove (11-5-1). Super Fight League 2 takes place April 7 in Chandigarh, India, and it streams live on YouTube. Duffee fights for the first time since a quick December 2010 loss to Alistair Overeem.
~ Dennis Hallman (51-14-2 MMA, 4-5 UFC) is injured & will be unable to face Tony Ferguson (13-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a lightweight contest at UFC on FOX 3. “UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller” takes place May 5 at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.
~ Tachi Palace Fights 13 is confirmed & takes place May 10 at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. It’s expected to stream online. The organization is famous for featuring fighters in the lighter weights such as Ian McCall.