MMA News: August 12th, 2013


Starting off with the World Series of Fighting 4. This past weekend it took part inside the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

Here are the quick results:
Main Card:
Tyrone Spong defeats Angel DeAnda by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Marlon Moraes defeats Brandon Hempleman by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nick Newell submits Keon Caldwell in Round 1, 2:07
Dave Huckaba defeats Ray Sefo by TKO (Punches) in Round 2, 4:32
Gesias Cavalcante defeats Tyson Griffin by TKO (Punches) in Round 3, 1:37

Preliminary Card:
Gerald Harris defeats Jorge Santiago by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Lewis Gonzales defeats Antonio McKee by Unanimous Technical Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jared Papazian defeats John Robles by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Victor Valenzuela submits Isaac Gutierrez by Rear-naked Choke in Round 2, 2:41

-Moving to the UFC, welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is going out of his way to make sure everyone knows he is a clean fighter. GSP is willing to pay for his own Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency testing,

"I'm ready to pay for our testing myself, because I'm the champion. All from my purse, I paid for the tests because I'm the champion. That's why I'm ready, I'm ready to do it. That's a point I want to make. I wouldn't mind doing it for the rest of my career. Of course it sucks. They can come anytime, you have to give your address and then VADA representatives come in the morning. It sucks. But it's my sport and it could be an inconvenience of my job, I'll do it no problem"
The reigning champion has been subject to several allegations of steroid abuse in the past by BJ Penn and Nick Diaz but has never failed a test before. He suits up next against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.

-There have been some incorrect stories floating around the internet as it pertains to Jason Mayhem Miller.

News broke this weekend that he had been arrested for burglary but those charges have been refuted and his official arrest because of a domestic violence charge. You can see the full story here.

This is not the firs time Mayhem has been arrested. Mayhem lived up to his nickname after a midsummer arrest in 2012 and also in a weird incident involving his sister and a headlock, back in 2011.

Mayhem was released on bail.

-UFC on Fox Sports 1 goes this Saturday. Here is a finalized card:
Event: UFC Fight Night 26 on FOX Sports 1
Date: Sat., Aug. 17, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Main Event: 205 lbs.: Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio Rua

FOX Sports 1 Main Card:
265 lbs.: Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne
135 lbs.: Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber
170 lbs.: Mike Pyle vs. Matt Brown
185 lbs.: Uriah Hall vs. John Howard
155 lbs.: Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon

FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" Card:
135 lbs.: Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald
145 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Max Holloway
145 lbs.: Mike Brown vs. Steven Siler
145 lbs.: Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda

Facebook "Prelims" Card:
145 lbs.: Cole Miller vs. Manny Gamburyan
205 lbs.: Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux
155 lbs.: Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick

-Speaking of UFC main eventer Chael Sonnen. He has often be praised and criticized for his talking. One person who isn't complaining is clearly one of Sonnen's idols.

Former WWWF champion Superstar Billy Graham took to his Facebook page to say that Sonnen is, "alright!"

No word yet on whether or not Sonnen thinks the Superstar is just "alright" as well.

-Connor McGregor is not making any friends in the featherweight division after he called his peers a bunch of "lazy schmucks." But one of those "lazy schmucks" isn't too pleased with the label. Cub Swanson is firing back at the rookie,

"I like the kid, I really see a future with him in the UFC, because he is talented. But he runs his mouth and I just feel like you've got to be careful when you do that. For some reason he decided to take shots at me. I'm fan of the sport, I'm a fan of many fighters, but as soon as they look at me and start barking at me, the fighter in me comes out and I'm like, ‘You better watch your damn mouth.' That would be a fight that I would love to do once he makes a name for himself, but still right now he's a nobody. We'll see. If he lives up to the hype that I think he will, than I see me fighting him down the road, but for now, he's gotta at least fight somebody in the top 10."


McGregor goes to work this weekend against Max Holloway on the prelim cards for the first ever FS1 card.

-Ronda Rousey has been busy.

Between shooting for TUF18, preparing for an end of the year bout and all the glamor of different photo shoots.

You can see more Rousey/Maxim stuff right Here!



Article Added: 2013-08-12



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