It takes a ton of events for me to say I wasn’t able to watch them all. This past weekend I unfortunately fell into that category. Six major events (seven if you include BAMMA) took place in the span of two days. Lucky for you, I’m going to recap them!
Kicking things off was ONE FC 20. Brazilian Adriano Moraes became the first Flyweight champion in the promotions history after he dispatched of Geje Eustaquio by guillotine at 4:43 of round 2.
Bellator 124 gave us two of the best finishes this year. First there was Liam McGeary who pulled off an inverted triangle from side control on Kelly Anundson at 4:40 of round 1 to become the winner of the Light Heavyweight tournament. And then in the main event there was Emanuel Newton who defended his Light Heavyweight belt for the first time against Joey Beltran. Newton landed his signature spinning back fist giving him the KO win at 3:07 of round 3. Newton and McGeary are expected to fight each other at a later event.
The vacant Bantamweight title was up for grabs at Cage Warriors 72. Cory Tait took home that title after defeating Toni Tauru by rear naked choke at 4:49 of round 4.
UFC Fight Night 51 saw Lightweight Gleison Tibau earn a unanimous decision win over Piotr Hallmann, a fight that earned “Fight of the Night” honors. The main event showcased what Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski is still capable of. Arlovski defeated Antonio Silva via KO at 2:59 of round 1.
At BAMMA 16 Lightweight Paul Daley defeated Marinho Moreira da Rocha by KO at 3:40 of round 2.
Finally, at WSOF 13 Lightweight Ozzy Dugulubgov returned to the win column by landing a vicious KO punch on Keon Caldwell at 1:38 of round 3. In the main event Bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes looked as impressive as ever versus Cody Bollinger. Moraes won by way of rear naked choke coming at 1:35 of round 2.
Eduardo Dantas and Joe Warren will unify their Bantamweight belts at Bellator 128.
Titan Fighting Championship has signed Dave Courchaine, Jacob Noe and Ken Hasegawa.