5/27 MMA News and Notes
May 27, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ 4 weeks ago in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UFC heavyweight veterans Neil “Old Skool” Wain & Colin “Big C” Robinson rematched in the main event of Cage Contender 13. The 1st fight ended in a majority decision win for Wain. Once again Wain was victorious, this time via a 1st Round KO (Punches). Wain (11-3) lost to Shane Carwin at UFC 89 back on October 18, 2008. Robinson (9-11), a 43 year-old Irishman, has lost 7 straight bouts.
~ 5-time WEC featherweight veteran LC Davis improved to 17-5 on Friday with a TKO (Punches) victory over Bill Kamery at 2:59 into Round 2. The bout was the co-main event of Titan Fighting Championship 22, held at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Davis now competes at bantamweight.
~ A top featherweight prospect, Joey Gambino (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), has signed with the UFC. He earned stoppages in his first eight career wins. He recently concluded a title run in the New Jersey-based Cage Fury Fighting Championships with victories over Eddie Fyvie and Kenny Foster.
~ The full TUF Live Finale card set for Friday in Las Vegas includes:
MAIN CARD (FX)
Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann
Mike Chiesa vs. Al Iaquinta (“TUF: Live” tourney finale)
Max Holloway vs. Pat Schilling
Jonathan Brookins vs. Charles Oliveira
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV)
Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer
Myles Jury vs. Chris Saunders
Daron Cruickshank vs. Chris Tickle
Cristiano Marcello vs. Sam Sicilia
John Albert vs. Erik Perez
Jeremy Larsen vs. Joe Proctor
~ DREAM/Pancrase lightweight veteran Satoru Kitaoka (29-11-9) will challenge DREAM vet Katsunori Kikuno (16-4-2) on June 15 in Tokyo, Japan at Deep – 58th Impact. Kitaoka holds career victories over UFC interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, Takanori Gomi, Kurt Pellegrino.