MMA News: December 9th

Three different fight cards, several injuries and the best part: we barely have time to breath because UFC on Fox is happening this weekend!

Starting off with UFC Fight Night 33:

Here are the quick results:
Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt fight to majority draw (48-47, 47-47, 47-47).
Mauricio Rua def. James Te Huna via knockout (punch) at 1:03 of Round 1.
Ryan Bader def. Anthony Perosh by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).
Soa Palelei def. Pat Barry by KO at 2:09 of Round 1.
Clint Hester def. Dylan Andrews via TKO (injury) at 5:00 of Round 2.Bethe Correia def. Julie Kedzie via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Takeya Mizugaki def. Nam Phan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-28).
Caio Magalhaes def. Nick Ring by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Justin Scoggins def. Richie Vaculik via TKO (punches) at 4:43 of Round 1.
Krzysztof Jotko def. Bruno Santos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
Alex Garcia def. Ben Wall via KO (punches) at 0:43 if Round 1.

The term epic is thrown around far too often. But the main event was an EPIC encounter that saw both men fight their hearts out to a thrilling draw. Most times you see a draw and feel that the fighters and the fans got the shaft. But this is the first draw in UFC history where you look at both men as winners rather than both not winning the fight.
If you don't believe that Mark Hunt can go five full-throttle rounds, I beg to differ:

And the reaction to the dra.....wins:

The gas tanks weren't the only thing that were broken down. Both Bigfoot Silva and Mark Hunt were among eight fighters who went for repair work at the hospital. Bigfoot Silva had to get some thread to put this masterpiece back together.
It also turns out that Mark Hunt banged up his throwing hand pretty good. Before:
and After:

Looks like Hunt will be out at least two months healing up. You can see a whole lot more on his official Facebook page.

Invicta 7:
Here is the full card if you've got a couple hours to burn at work:

If you don't have that much time to kill: The Quick Results:
Main Card:
Barb Honchak (c) def. Leslie Smith via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to retain Invicta FC Flyweight Championship
Lauren Murphy def. Miriam Nakamoto via TKO (injury) at 0:23 of Round 4 to become first ever Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship
Tecia Torres def. Felice Herrig via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Joanne Calderwood def. Katja Kankaanpaa via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Julia Budd def. Charmain Tweet via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Vanessa Porto def. Zoila Frausto Gurgel via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Tonya Evinger def. Sarah D’Alelio via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nina Ansaroff def. Munah Holland via TKO (ground an pound) at 3:54 of Round 2

World Series of FIghting 7 results:
Main Card:
WSOF Featherweight Championship: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Lance Palmer: Karakhanyan defeats Palmer via rear naked choke submission at 4:40 of the third round
WSOF Middleweight Tournament Semifinal: Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor: Taylor wins via unanimous decision
Sabah Fadai vs. Nick Newell: Newell defeats Fadai via guillotine choke submission at 1:21 of the first round
Dwayne Lewis vs. Kalib Starnes: Starnes defeats Lewis via KO at 1:02 of the second round
Preliminary Card
Michael Hill vs. Richard Arsenault: Hill defeats Arsenault via doctor’s stoppage at 1:29 of the second round
Matt Baker vs. David Perron: Perron defeats Baker via triangle choke submission at 1:46 of the first round
Shawn Albrecht vs. Gabriel Solorio: Solorio defeats Albrecht via unanimous decision (29-28) (29-28) (29-28)
Dan Ring vs. Myles Merola: Merola defeats Ring via unanimous decision (29-27) (29-27) (29-27)
Micah Brakefield vs. Brendan Kornberger: Kornberger defeats Brakefield via corner stoppage at 2:45 of the second round.

-Looking to this weekend: UFC on FOX 9: "Johnson vs. Benavidez 2" Dec 14th inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
Main Event:
155 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez
FOX Main Card (8 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
145 lbs.: Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes
155 lbs.: Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon
FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" (5 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Court McGee vs. Ryan LaFlare
155 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo
155 lbs.: Bobby Green vs. Pat Healy
125 lbs.: Scott Jorgensen vs. Zach Makovsky
155 lbs.: Abel Trujillo vs. Roger Bowling
Facebook "Prelims" (3:30 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout
125 lbs.: Alp Ozkilic vs. Darren Uyenoyama

Not to be outdone by the main event, the California Kid Uriah Faber returns to his home state to take on Michael MacDonald.

-Other news and notes:

UFC 171 taking place Feb 22, in Dallas, Texas is starting to take shape.

Rumored for the card:
205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira
170 lbs.: Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
205 lbs.: Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva
185 lbs.: Bubba McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng

Article Added: 2013-12-09

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