5/20 MMA News and Notes
May 20, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ Strikeforce lightweight veteran Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm defeated Chris “The Ginger Ninja” Ensley by submission via a straight arm bar in just 86 seconds last Thursday. The bout occured in Worley, Indiana at King of the Cage’s latest show. Beerbohm, 33, improves to 17-2 with his 2nd straight win.
~ UFC/Strikeforce/PRIDE heavyweight veteran Jeff “The Snowman” Monson went to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to secure his 2nd win of the year. Monson defeated “Big” Jim York via unanimous decision at Cage Fighting Championship 21. Monson, 41, is 11-2 in his last 13 bouts as his overall record climbs to 45-13.
~ Former two time UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia (30-7) will be fighting in his home state for the first time on June 16th for the New England Fight’s promotion. Looking to spoil Sylvia’s homecoming will be Randy “The Wolf” Smith (14-10-1). The heavyweight collision has been officially signed to main event NEF’s Fight Night 3 event and will take place at the The Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.
~ UFC middleweight veteran Drew McFedries (10-6) will face Brad Johnson (9-6) at the inaugural BXC Fights – The Rise. The event airs from Springfield, Mass on June 16. McFedries went 4-5 in 3 years with the UFC. He’s won 2 straight & is 33 years old.
~ UFC/Strikeforce/Bellator veteran Jay Hieron (22-5) will meet former LFC welterweight titleholder Mike “The Greek” Bronzoulis (13-5-1) at July’s Legacy Fighting 12 event. Legacy FC 12 takes place July 13 at Houston’s Arena Theater. The night’s main card airs on HDNet.