3/27 MMA News and Notes
Mar 27, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ Ratings for the third episode of “The Ultimate Fighter: Live” resulted in an average audience of 1.2 million viewers. Friday’s episode, which featured the season’s second opening-round matchup, followed the 1.1 million viewers who tuned in for the second episode and the 1.3 for the season debut. Ratings were up 22 percent among men 18-49, 24 percent among men 18-34, and 18 percent among 25-54.
~ TUF Brazil aired late Sunday night, early Monday morning. Here are the results:
- Rony Mariano def. Dileno Lopes by TKO Round 1
- Godofredo de Oliveira def. Johnny Goncalves by Submission (Triangle Choke) Round 1
- Hugo Viana def. Alexandre Ramos by TKO Round 1
- Rodrigo Damm def. Fabricio Guerreiro by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2
- Wagner Campos def. Fernando Guerra by Decision
- Anistavio Medeiros def. Rafael Bueno by Decision
- John Teixeira def. Giovanni Souza Jr. by Submission (Armbar) Round 1
- Marcos Vinicius Pancini def. Peter Noble by TKO Round 1
- Francisco Drinaldo def. Charles Maicon by TKO Round 1
- Cezar Ferreira def. Gustavo Sampaio by Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 2
- Daniel Sarafian def. Richardson Moreira by Decision
- Sergio Moraes def. Thiago Rela by Submission (Heel Hook) Round 1
- Thiago Perpetuo def. Joao Paulo De Souza by Decision
- Delson Heleno def. Gilberto Galvao by Decision
- Renee Forte def. Fabio Bolinho by Decision
- Leonardo Mafra Teixeira def. Samuel Trindade by Decision
~ Fans are invited to a Tuesday press conference in Las Vegas to promote the UFC 146 event. Featuring the promotion’s first pay-per-view main card to host five heavyweight contests, UFC 146 takes place May 26 and features a championship headliner between UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem. Tuesday press conference takes place in the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The press conference begins at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT local time), and doors open to the public one hour earlier. UFC president Dana White, Dos Santos, Overeem and fellow UFC 146 fighters Roy Nelson, Antonio Silva, Gabriel Gonzaga, Shane Del Rosario, Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt will attend.
~ The 1st ever UFC Lightweight Champion Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver (25-16-1) has signed with Cage Warriors. The European organization announced it has signed the WEC & PRIDE veteran to a deal that will see him fight exclusively for the organization in non-U.S. events.
~ UFC lightweight veteran Paul Kelly (12-4) and Ryan Healy (19-10-1) will meet in India at SFL 2. Super Fight League 2 takes place April 7 in Chandigarh, India & airs on Youtube. All of Kelly’s losses have come in the UFC.