Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 3/24/14

Legacy FC 29 kicked off the weekend of MMA. Featherweight Jonathan Brookins returned from his long lay off to win via rear naked choke over Cody Fuller at 3:02 of round 2. In the main event Paul Buentello lost a controversial split decision to Myron Dennis. Leonard Garcia was suppose to fight for the Featherweight belt but his opponent had to drop out of the fight last second due to suffering from the flu. Garcia was still awarded the belt.

Bellator 113 marked the unification of the light heavyweight belts. Emanuel Newton took on Attila Vegh. The two first met at Bellator 72 with Vegh taking a controversial split decision. This time Newton took home a split decision of his own, successfully unifying the belts in his favor.

At Cage Warriors 66 Nicolas Dalby won the vacant Welterweight title by defeating Sergei Churilov via TKO at 2:19 of round 4.

The UFC headed down to Brazil for UFC Fight Night 38. Welterweight C.B. Dollaway made quick work of Cezar Ferreira by TKOing him at just :39 of round 1. Light Heavyweight Dan Henderson won the second of two epic meetings between himself and “Shogun” Rua. Henderson landed one of his signature right hands on “Shogun” which ended the fight by TKO at 1:31 of round 3.

Welterweights Danny Roberts and Jim Wallhead will headline Cage Warriors 68.

Lightweight Benson Henderson will next fight Rustam Khabilov at a UFC event in Albuquerque in June. The fight will serve as the main event.

Cage Warriors Lightweight champion Ivan Buchinger  has announced that he is vacating his belt. Curt Warburton and Stevie Ray will fight for it at Cage Warriors 69.

Lightweight veteran Melvin Guillard has been released from the UFC.

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