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Alistair Overeem has just added the Dream heavyweight title to his Strikeforce and K-1 World Grand Prix championships, knocking out former UFC heavyweight Todd Duffee at the New Year’s Eve Dynamite event in Japan.
Overeem once again showed why that he’s among the most lethal strikers in all of combat sports, stunning Duffee with a right hand to the ear and then finishing him with a big left hand to the chin. The fight lasted only 19 seconds.
“This year I won three world titles,” Overeem said in the ring after the knockout. “Strikeforce, then K-1, and now Dream. And I promise you all, I’m going to keep giving you great fights.”
Complete results are below.
MMA Featherweight Title: Hiroyuki Takaya def. Bibiano Fernandes via unanimous decision
MMA: Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Josh Thomson via unanimous decision
MMA: Jason High def. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai via split decision
K-1: Akiyo Nishiura and Tetsuya Yamato fought to a majority draw
MMA Welterweight Title: Marius Zaromskis def. Kazushi Sakuraba via first-round TKO (doctor)
MMA: Satoshi Ishii def. Jerome Le Banner via unanimous decision
MMA Heavyweight Title: Alistair Overeem def. Todd Duffee via KO – Round 1, 0:19
K-1/MMA: Yuichiro Nagashima def. Shinya Aoki via KO (knee) – Round 2, 0:04
K-1: Gegard Mousasi def. Kyotaro via unanimous decision
MMA: Hiroshi Izumi def. Ikuhisa Minowa via TKO – Round 3, 2:50
MMA: Sergei Kharitonov def. Tatsuya Mizuno via KO – Round 1, 1:25
MMA: Hideo Tokoro def. Kazuhisa Watanabe via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 2:50
MMA: Kazuyuki Miyata def. Caol Uno via unanimous decision
MMA: Andy Ologun def. Katsuaki Furuki via unanimous decision
The UFC 125 fight card featuring a lightweight title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard will take place Jan. 1, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The lineup is below.
Frankie Edgar (+115) vs. Gray Maynard (-145)
-MMAFC picks Edgar by decision
Chris Leben (-170) vs. Brian Stann (+140)
-MMAFC picks Leben 3rd rd TKO
Thiago Silva (-145) vs. Brandon Vera (+115)
-MMAFC picks Silva 2nd rd KO
Nate Diaz (even) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (-130)
-MMAFC picks Diaz By decision
Takanori Gomi (+120) vs. Clay Guida (-150)
-MMAFC picks Gomi 2nd rd KO
Marcus Davis (+190) vs. Jeremy Stephens (-250)
-MMAFC picks Stephens by decision
Josh Grispi (-290) vs. Dustin Poirier (+230)
-MMAFC picks Grispi 1st rd submission
Phil Baroni (+170) vs. Brad Tavares (-210)
-MMAFC picks Tavares 2nd rd TKO
Mike Brown (-265) vs. Diego Nunes (+205)
-MMAFC picks Brown by decision
Daniel Roberts (-105) vs. Greg Soto (-125)
-MMAFC picks Roberts 3rd rd Submission
Antonio McKee (-250) vs. Jacob Volkmann (+190)
-MMAFC picks McKee by decision
UFC President Dana White announced on Wednesday ‘s 125 UFC press conference in Las Vegas “The Iceman ” was moving away from active competition to accept a position as the new executive vice president of business development UFC.
“I want to thank Frank [Fertitta], Lorenzo [Fertitta] and Dana [White] for all that you ‘I have done for me over the years and for the sport. Most of all, I want to thank my fans, my family , “Liddell said before choking up.
“I love this sport and I ‘m excited to enter into a new phase of my life and continue to promote the best sport in the world and the sport I love. They ‘ re giving me the opportunity again to continue to promote and keep doing stuff now that I ‘m retired. ”
The 41-year-old Liddell ended his legendary career with a record of 21-8. He made his UFC debut at UFC 17 and MMA May 15, 1998, defeating Noe Hernandez by unanimous decision. After losing to Jeremy Horn at UFC 19, Liddell would go on to win his next 10 fights in a row before losing an interim light heavyweight title fight against Randy Couture at UFC 43. Liddell eventually won the 205-pound title at UFC 52 in April 2005, defeating Couture in the second round. He successfully defended the title four straight times before losing the belt to Quinton Jackson at UFC 71. This loss marked the end of Liddell ‘s dominance in the UFC, as he went 1-4 in his next five fights, including losing his last three fights in a row. Liddell ‘s last battle will go down as a loss of 115 first-round TKO at UFC Rich Franklin.
UFC President Dana White, lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, No. 1 contender Gray Maynard and others will all meet the media on Wednesday for the UFC 125 press conference.
The pre-fight press conference usually includes some pre-fight trash talk, although Edgar and Maynard have been awfully quiet on that front. The UFC may be counting on the talkative Leben to sell the pay-per-view.
The press conference begins at 4 PM ET and the video is below.
According to sources Alistair Overeem’s opponent for Dynamite 2010 will be ex UFC heavywieght Todd Duffee. First reported by Duffee on his facebook earlier this week then deleted it now looks like the match has been agreed to by both parties.
The 25 year old Duffee is 6-1 with his last fight being a knock-out loss to Mike Russow at UFC 114. He was realeased from the UFC after that fight, with Dana White making the following comments on the former UFC heavyweight “You guys don’t see it. You don’t know. I deal with tons of guys. We have hundreds of guys under contract and I’ve had thousands of guys under contract over the last ten years and Todd Duffee, to me, doesn’t seem like he wants to be in the UFC. He doesn’t like being in the UFC. Let him go fight in the smaller organizations and work his way back up, if he even wants to work his way back up and get back into the UFC. He just came off a knockout. He got knocked out in his fight and he’s got a horrible attitude. He’s got a horrible attitude. He can still go back and train and fight in these smaller leagues and work on his skills and his attitude.”
Overeem 33-11 (1 NC) recently won the K-1 world Grand Prix in Tokyo and this will be only his second MMA fight this year, his first being the Strikeforce Heavyweight title defense where he dominated Brett Rogers.
Other fights signed for the traditional New Year’s Eve show at the Saitama Super Arena are Jerome Le Banner vs. Satoshi Ishii, Bibiano Fernandes vs. Hiroyuki Takaya, Marius Zaromskis vs. Kazushi Sakuraba and Josh Thomson vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Dynamite 2010 will air live in North America on HDNet.
The war of words continues as Tito Ortiz fires back at Josh Kosheck. Among other things Tito tells Koscheck to ” win a world title before talking about me ” and calls him Sideshow Bob.
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Video: Wanderlei Silva on Chael Sonnen ” I trained with him at Extreme Couture and Killed him there “
In a new video out from the Fight Network Wanderlei Silva talks about Chael Sonnen and how he killed him in training at Extreme Couture.
“With Sonnen, he is more wrestling [based]. I trained with him one time at Xtreme Couture and I killed him there. I think he is a good opponent for me. I think its fun, no? Because sometimes I talk, we talk, its making the fight more interesting. I like to talk about my opponents, no problem. I am not afraid of anybody. I’ve fought with heavyweights, light-heavyweights… for me its no problem, I fight with all!”
Here’s the video, watch from the 4:00 minute mark
Royce Gracie may be making a return to the UFC Brazil at the age of 44. Dana White at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro this past week announced the UFC’s return to Brazil in August of 2011, after a thirteen year absence. Royce Gracie, alongside Dana White as a guest was quickly asked ” will you be fighting in Rio? ” Smiling the veteran replied:
” I’m still thinking (on fighting in Rio). But I’m always training. This return of UFC to Brazil touched me, made me feel the wish of coming back to the Octagon. Everything has been negotiated with Dana White. Let’s wait and see. ”
Royce Gracie’s last UFC fight was a TKO loss to Matt Hughes in may of 2006. This was the only time Gracie has been finished inside the ring for his entire career ( 2 other losses came by way of corner stoppages ). Gracie has a overall record of 14-3-3 with twelve of his wins coming by tap-out.
Watch the video of Dana White in Brazil
In the last show ever for the WEC the card was definitely filled with excitement. Anthony Pettis bettered former champ Ben Henderson in a wild 5 round back and forth war. In the end the edge went to Pettis by unanimous decision with 48-47, 48-47- and 49-46 scores. The win places Pettis next in line for the UFC Lightweight Title facing the winner of January’s UFC 125 fight between Frankie Edgar or Gray Maynard.
Also on the card co-headlining the main event was Champ Dominick Cruz facing the always tough Scott Jorgenson. Cruz’s quick footwork and fast in and out punches seemed too much for Jorgenson to handle with all three judges scoring the bout 50-45 for Cruz.
Anthony Pettis def. champ Ben Henderson via (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) via unanimous decision
WEC Lightweight Championship
Champ Dominick Cruz def. Scott Jorgensen via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
UFC Bantamweight Championship
Donald Cerrone def. Chris Horodecki via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:43
Kamal Shalorus def. Bart Palaszewski via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Danny Downes def. Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Shane Roller def. Jamie Varner via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:55
Brad Pickett def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Eddie Wineland def. Ken Stone via knockout (slam) – Round 1, 2:11
Danny Castillo def. Will Kerr via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:25
Yuri Alcantara def. Ricardo Lamas via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:26
Renan Barao def. Chris Cariaso via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:47