Legacy FC 39 kicked off the busy weekend of MMA. Former UFC Featherweight Daniel Pineda defeated Tom Webb via triangle choke at :49 of round 1. Leonardo Leite claimed the Middleweight title with a TKO win over Larry Crowe coming at 2:19 of round 2.
Next was the return of Invicta Fighting Championship. At Invicta FC 11 Women’s Strawweight Alexa Grasso kept her undefeated record intact with a unanimous decision win over Mizuki Inoue. The main event saw Women’s Featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino retain her belt with a destructive :46 TKO of Charmaine Tweet.
Bellator 134 titled “The British Invasion” saw the Englishmen take care of business. Light Heavyweight Linton Vassell defeated veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou by TKO at 3:18 of round 2. Welterweight bad boy Paul “Semtex” Daley was unable to finish Andre Santos but did earn a unanimous decision. Though he is not British, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal made a successful move to Heavyweight with a split decision win over former UFC fighter Cheick Kongo. In the main event Liam McGeary took home the Light Heavyweight title and simultaneously broke Emanuel Newton’s seven fight win streak with a unanimous decision.
At UFC 184 Welterweight Jake Ellenberger snapped his three fight losing streak with an impressive win via north south choke. The win, which came at 4:20 of round 2, left his opponent Josh Koscheck drooling and gasping for air before the tap came. Women’s Bantamweight Holly Holm made a successful UFC debut with a close split decision win over Raquel Pennington. And in the main event :14 is all it took for the champion Ronda Rousey to defeat Cat Zingano. Rousey defended her Women’s Bantamweight belt in her signature fashion – with an armbar.
UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will look to defend his belt at UFC 188 in June against interim champion Fabricio Werdum. The fight will take place in Mexico.
Heavyweight Kevin Ferguson, better known as “Kimbo Slice” will return to MMA to take on Frank Shamrock at Bellator 138.