5/2 MMA News and Notes
May 2, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ Former WEC Heavyweight Champion James “The Sandman” Irvin (17-10, 2 No-Contests) suffered a 2nd round TKO (Knees & Punches) defeat to Scott Rosa. The bout occured on Sunday at Gladiator Challenge – Star Wars. Irvin is a UFC veteran who went 4-6 in 3 separate stints with the UFC.
~ Azamat Gashimov (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will not make his UFC bantamweight debut at UFC on FUEL TV 3 against Alex Soto (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC). The bout has been removed from the official event fight page. UFC on FUEL TV 3 takes place May 15 at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.
~ UFC/Bellator middleweight veteran Matt “Suave” Horwich (26-21-1) will attempt to stop his 4 fight losing streak in 10 days when he faces Antoni Chmielewski (22-8). Their bout is set for Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. Horwich, 34, is 4-11 in his last 15 bouts.
~ The Crocus City Arena in Moscow, Russia will be the setting for a vacant Middleweight Title clash between UFC veteran Mario Miranda (13-4) faces Arthur Guseinov (10-2). The bout is part of M-1 Challenge 32 from the M-1 Global promotion. Miranda went 1-3 in just under 1 year with the UFC.
~ Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga (13-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) has suffered an injury & has been forced to bow out of a scheduled main card fight with Roy Nelson (16-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir. UFC 146 takes place May 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Nelson will get a new opponent.