After last weekends bulk of MMA events, this weekend only had one major promotion in action. At RFA 24 Bantamweight Derrick Minner earned a dominating unanimous decision win over Marvin Blumer. Marvin’s brother fared a little better with a crazy spinning back fist KO win. The fight which took place in the Bantamweight division saw Melvin Blumer’s KO land on Jeff Curran at 4:58 of round 1. Finally, Benjamin Smith defeated Indalecio Tat Romero via TKO at 4:32 of round 3 to win the Welterweight belt.
Burt Watson “Babysitter to the stars” has announced his departure from the UFC. Watson served as the promotions event coordinator.
Bellator Middleweight champion Brandon Halsey will attempt to defend his belt for the first time against former UFC fighter Kendall Grove. The fight will take place at Bellator 137.
Kelvin Gastelum and Efrain Escudero have been named as the coaches for the upcoming TUF: “Latin America 2” season.
WSOF Middleweight champion David Branch has moved up to Light Heavyweight to begin a run at a second belt under the promotion. His first fight at his new weight class will be against Ronnie Markes at WSOF 20. Meanwhile Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva, who was previously scheduled to fight Markes, will now face Matt Hamwill at WSOF 19. The two fights will serve as a four man tournament for the title.
ONE FC Welterweight champion Ben Askren will look to defend his belt against Luis “Sapo” Santos at ONE FC: “Valor of Champions” on April 24.