Gilbert Yvel Drops To 205 And Wins By TKO



UFC veteran Gilbert Yvel won his light heavyweight debut, and his first fight since being released from the UFC against Damian Dantibo. This was on the same RFA card as Jens Pulver’s brutal loss.

For comparison, Yvel weighed in at 249 lbs. during his last bout against Jon Madsen last year.

Strikeforce: Melendez vs Masvidal Full Results



This Strikeforce event takes place at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. The main card airs on Showtime, but the prelims aren’t televised or streamed. We will be providing you with live official results starting at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), so make sure to check in!

Main Card (Showtime) 10:30 p.m. ET

Gilbert Melendez def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)

Cristane ‘Cyborg’ Santos def. Hiroko Yamanaka via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:16

Gegard Mousasi def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

K.J. Noons def. Billy Evangelista via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (Untelevised) 8 p.m. ET

Roger Bowling def. Jerron Peoples via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:42

Caros Fodor  def. Justin Wilcox via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:13

Devin Cole def. Gabriel Salinas-Jones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Eddie Mendez def. Fernando Gonzalaez  via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Herman Terrado def. Chris Brown via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 4:05

Nogueira’s Surgery a Success, Will Return In June



The last diagnostic given by John Itamura, a doctor pointed out by Ultimate, who evaluated the injury suffered by Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira when fighting Frank Mir, as he was submitted by a kimura and didn’t tapp out – what resulted on a humerus broked -, was that the heavyweight fighter wouldn’t ha veto go thought surgery. But it seems like the plans have changed. Rodrigo was operated last Friday (16th) at Vail, Colorado, and the surgery was a success. The doctors say he might return to the trains in June. Rodrigo went to Vail and went through new tests, which pointed out the need of the surgery. His biceps wasn’t touched during the process. The “entrance” was made on the triceps, what means he won’t lose strenght on this very arm.

We wish Nogueira a speedy and healthy recovery. Oss

Ary Farias Confident He Will Defend His European Open Title in 2012



The team Atos Amazonas-state native won the light featherweight division at the European Open 2011, in Lisbon, Portugal, and doesn’t want to hear about losing his post in late January 2012.

“I’ll be there for sure,” he begins, “I plan to show up there in tip-top form. I’m already training to defend my title, which to me will be a luxury. I’ll be at the 2012 Europeans in Portugal with a full tank of gas,” he says in his peculiar vernacular.

“My aim isn’t just to win and defend my gold medal, but to showcase attack-packed and forward moving Jiu-Jitsu. To do so, I want to get my body fully bulletproof!” he told the reporter with a laugh. In bidding farewell, he sent Holiday wishes out to readers and hopes they have a victory-filled new year.

To find out who is signed up to compete at the 2012 European Open or secure your spot at the first major event of the year, click here. Sign-ups end in January.

Jimmy Buffer, The Third Announcer, Buffer Brother




Female Grappler Chokes Guy Unconscious With Rear Naked Choke


Courtnie Korpela of Red Schafer Mixed Martial Arts uses an Arm Drag to Rear Naked Choke to render her male opponent unconscious at the Waukesha Open 4 at Waukesha MMA in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This event took place on 12/10/2011. Awesome to see that gender and strength doesn’t matter when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu. OSS!

Gabriel Gonzaga Returns At UFC 142



Gabriel Gonzaga is back in the UFC and will face Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 142 in Brazil.

Gonzaga’s manager and trainer, Marco Alvan, confirmed the news on Friday. According to his manager, Gonzaga signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC as well.

A former UFC title contender, Gonzaga exited the UFC after a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 121 in 2012. Following the fight, Gonzaga actually contemplated retirement, but opted to come back in October after almost a year away and defeated Parker Porter in his return bout.

Babalu, Werdum, and Rominho Seminar at Mamute’s School, Ralph Gracie OC


Saturday, December 10th, Ralph Gracie OC Students gathered for a end of the year party and a special seminar featuring Superstars, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Fabricio Werdum, and Romulo Barral.

About 50 Students showed up for the event and it surely was a success.
Each of them took turns showing 2 of their favorite positions. Babalu showed a guard pass to take the back, Barral showed a couple of his signature spider guard sweeps, and Werdum showed a sneaky sweep and armlock variation from his open guard.

Werdum hinted he will be fighting in February, which will be announced soon and Babalu in March.

Check back later for a video recap on the event.

Sean Sherk’s Trouble With The UK Police



Sean Sherk got more than he bargained for on a recent trip to the UK.

He was in the UK to do a seminar tour, which at one point had him in the northern English area of Huddersfield.

As he was being ferried into the area, the car he was travelling in was stopped by a roadblock and armed police swooped on the vehicle. Police had the vehicle on their database as being linked to a local man who they believe to be a key gangland figure.

Sherk thought the car was being subjected to a routine stop until it turned out to involve several carloads of police officers carrying automatic weapons, including Hechler and Koch MP5 machine guns – the UK police do not normally carry guns.

Having remained sat in his passenger seat because he had not understood an instruction to exit the vehicle, Sherk was dragged out by tense officers. They cuffed his hands behind his back and pulled him away where he was none too gently searched before being dumped on the floor.

When a search of the car had been conducted – the officers were looking for firearms – Sherk and his driver were allowed on their way.

Sherk took the incident in good spirits but it has changed his thoughts on the UK; he noted that – despite the widespread ‘village constable’ reputation that UK police have – the officers were much more aggressive and heavy-handed than what he has ever experienced in the US.

Vitor Belfort: “Soccer Was The Passion Of Our People But Now The UFC Is taking Over



“They said that soccer was the passion of our people but the UFC is taking over. I’m so glad to be a part of the past, the present and the future. And in the future, the UFC is going to be mainstream everywhere. Because UFC, Dana White, Lorenzo and the whole crew, bring the best, inside the Octagon and outside. We always care about the fans. We deliver the product. But also we love them, we share with them everything, the experience. … This has become a style of life, UFC.”


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