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  • UFC on FOX 12 Results: Lawler vs. Brown

    MMA Fighting has UFC on FOX 12 results for the Lawler vs. Brown fight card July 26, plus live coverage from San Jose, live blogs of the main card, and live UFC on FOX 12 twitter updates.

    In the main event, Robbie Lawler squares off against Matt Brown in a welterweight contest. Also on the card, Anthony Johnson faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co-main event.

    Check out the UFC on FOX 12 results below.

    Main card (FOX at 8 p.m. ET)
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown
    Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    Clay Guida vs. Dennis Bermudez
    Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green

    Undercard (FOX at 6 p.m. ET)
    Jorge Masvidal vs. Daron Cruickshank
    Kyle Kingsbury vs. Patrick Cummins
    Hernani Perpetuo vs. Tim Means
    Michael De La Torre vs. Brian Ortega

    Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 4 p.m. ET)
    Akbarh Arreola vs. Tiago dos Santos
    Steven Siler vs. Noad Lahat
    Andreas Stahl vs. Gilbert Burns
    Juliana Lima vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk



  • Bellator 122 results: Andrey Koreshkov easily bests Adam McDonough to win second tournament

    Bellator's return to the Spike TV airwaves may have been the technical beginning of the Scott Coker era, but it featured a show built by Bjorn Rebney before his departure. Both the main and co-main event featured two season 10 tournament finals, this time in the welterweight and middleweight divisions.

    In the main event between finalists Adam McDonough and Andrey Koreshkov, it would be the Russian who would go on to dominate and claim his second Bellator tournament title.

    In the first frame, Korsehkov immediately took center cage and after about a minute, McDonough dove for a single, which the Russian easily shrugged off. As Koreshkov pressed the American against the fence with forward pressure, a spinning back kick nearly lands for the Russian, but wasn't enough to substantively hurt McDonough. Korsehkov eventually jumped in with a switch knee to the body that partly landed, but the bout continued on. McDonough tried to use the opportunity for a takedown, but simply couldn't secure it. After another knee to the body, McDonough attempted to press Koreshkov into the fence and as they separated and literally ran from the Russian across the cage.

    McDonough kicked off the second round with a leaping low single, but the Russian had none of it. McDonough tried it again with less effect as Koreshkov continued to walk him down. While it didn't put McDonough away, Koreshkov soon scored with a spinning back kick flush to the fsace that sent the American crashing to the mat, although he was able to survive, get back to his feet and reset the action. McDonough reached for another double in the center of the cage, but Koreshkov sprawled, which forced McDonough into a defensive guard. Koreshkov then pounded on top before McDonough returned to turtle and eventually stood to his feet. Koreshkov threw a barrage of spinning kicks and punches as the round ended, but couldn't put McDonough away.

    By the third round, McDonough attempted naked left hooks and diving takedowns, none of which worked. In fact, as the round passed the halfway mark, Koreshkov stuffed another single and as McDonough turtled, the Russian drilled a bruising knee to the body. The American tried to evade to avoid further punishment, but was rolled to his back. They eventually separated and as the round expired, Koreshkov chased down a fleeing McDonough with a series of punches.

    Koreshkov made the judges decision a simple one as he took a unanimous decision victory, earning 30-27 across all three judges score cards. With the victory, Koreshkov is now a two-time Bellator tournament winner.

    "I am very happy that I can follow his steps and that I don't disappoint him," Koreshkov said via translator when speaking about his teammate and mentor, Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko.

    In the co-main event and to decide the season 10 Bellator middleweight tournament, top prospect Brandon Halsey faced off with grizzled veteran Brett Cooper.

    Halsey immediately took center of the cage and quickly made the bout a wrestling contest with a single leg dump into side control. Halsey also managed to isolate Cooper's nearside arm as he roeated, which allowed him to sit for an armbar as he positioned his own body around. However, the wrestler never managed to get his outside leg over Cooper's face, which allowed Cooper to raise his hips and turn to challenge the submission. Halsey followed him with his hip and body rotation, though, and went belly down, which almost immediately forced the tap. The end came officially at 2:09 in round 1.

    In one of the night's light heavyweight semifinals, Liam McGeary continued his striking reign of terror making short work of Egidijus Valavicius. While Valavicius managed to land a hard overhand right, it actually forced McGeary to clinch and then push Valavicius against the fence where the Brit went to work. A series of knees bloodied Valavicius, which only made the crushing uppercuts and even further subsequent knees that had Valavicius covering up for dear life all the worse. The end came officially at 2:10 of the first round. He'll face Kelly Anundson in the finals.

    Lastly, the opening bout of the broadcast featured a contest between UFC veterans Phil Baroni and Karo Parisyan. As it turns out, t was the Armenian judoka who would emerge the victor, but he never really had to use his judo to get it done. The pair exchanged strikes until Parisyan forced the clinch and backed Baroni into the fence. Baroni, however, was able to stop any throw or trip attempt, which compelled Parisyan to back out. Yet, he still applied forward pressure with his distancing, keeping Baroni pinned against the fence. A lunging uppercut grazed Baroni, but it was enough to set up the beginning of the end as it sent Baroni to his knees. Parisyan followed up on an obviously hurt Baroni, which made referee 'Big' John McCarthy halt the bout at just 2:06 of round one.

    Bellator 122 took place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The main card aired live on Spike TV.



  • UFC signs Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo; will fight Scott Jorgensen at UFC 177

    The UFC's flyweight division just landed a blue-chip prospect.

    Henry Cejudo, the 2008 Olympic wrestling gold medalist for Team USA at 55 kg, has signed with the company, UFC.com reported.

    He'll be tested right away, as he meets veteran Scott Jorgensen at UFC 177 in Sacramento on Aug. 30.

    The 27-year old Cejudo, who trains in Phoenix, made his pro MMA debut last year. He racked up six wins, with four finishes, in just under 11 months, with the last a decision over Elias Garcia at Legacy FC 27 on Jan 31.

    Cejudo, who was the youngest American wrestling gold medalist at age 21, takes a big step up in competition against the veteran Jorgensen. The 31-year old from Boise has been in there with everyone from Urijah Faber to Dominick Cruz to Renan Barao and has been a tough out for the best of them.

    "[Jorgensen] is a tough fighter and I know it's going to be a fight," Cejudo told UFC.com. "He's a wrestler, he wrestled Division I, and it's not going to be an easy fight, that's for sure. But I'm ready.



  • UFC on FOX 12 weigh-in photos
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  • UFC on FOX 12 preview show

    MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Meltzer take a closer look at the top storylines heading into Saturday night's UFC on FOX 12, including a key welterweight showdown between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown in the main event. UFC on FOX 12 also features a light heavyweight contest between Anthony Johnson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

    Check out the preview above.







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