Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This Week in Dumb MMA Stuff

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Fights – Bellator 73 was on Friday, and there were some interesting fights with good finishes (And a fight or two in non-Bellator promotions that weren’t bad, either).

Cosmo Alexandre defeated Harry Johnson (Seriously, dude’s parents?) with a knee to the body in the second round.  This fight is notable because Alexandre dropped Johnson with a punch to the body in the first that the referee thought was a low blow, giving Johnson a momentary reprieve.  Alexandre’s knee in the second was also initially thought to be low, but replay showed it hit Johnson in the guts.  As he moaned to death, Johnson was unable to continue, leading to the stoppage victory for Alexandre. 

Check out more fights and some news after the jump

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Attila Vegh beat Travis Wiuff in under 30 seconds to win the Light Heavyweight tournament and get a title shot against current champion, Christian M’Pumbu.  This has got to be disappointing for Wiuff since he beat M’Pumbu in a non-title super fight.  Unfortunately, Wiuff forgot one of the cardinal rules of MMA – Don’t Get Knocked Out.
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Marcos Galvao beat Luis Nogueira with some ground and also pound to claim the Bantamweight tournament title, giving him an opportunity against current title holder, Eduardo Dantas.

Speaking of Dantas, he fought against Tyson Nam in Shooto this weekend.  Things didn’t really go well for him, as he got knocked out in the first round and his opponent fled the arena.  Most of the time that a Bellator guy, especially a champion, fights outside of Bellator, it's some scrub can that gets destroyed pretty easily, but I guess Tyson Nam isn't completely awful.  Congratulations, Tyson!

News - There might have been a piece of news in the MMA world that was of some note, but the only way to find out for sure is to continue reading!

Chad Mendes has been charged with battery for his role in a 40-person brawl at a bar several weeks ago.  He’s not being considered a deadly weapon, which is good.

 To make things even more sad, here’s a video of Wanderlei and his family hanging out in Brazil, with a lot of “I’m so proud of everything my son has accomplished” from Holando.  Condolences to Wanderlei and the entire Silva family.

 I wish I could say that a primer for UFC 151 was forthcoming, but unfortunately the entire event has been canceled (Do you seriously not know this?).  I thought about talking about it in this post, but it just kept getting longer, so I'm asking you, my mighty readership of like eight people, to let me know if you want to read about the situation, my crazy opinions included, or should I just ignore it?

Since I won't get to write up a primer on UFC 151, I'll at least link to UFC 139's main event, Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Rua, which was put up for free on UFC's website in preparation for Dan's title shot.  Watch what is probably the best fight I've seen as it happened.