It’s amazing how much MMA news you miss when you’re gone on vacation for a week. That’s the reason why no review was posted last Sunday. Hopefully you kept up on all of the news on your own. Luckily this week I’m back and ready to review!
At ONE FC 9 Bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes won the interim title with a unanimous decision victory over Koetsu Okazaki. In the Featherweight division Koji Oishi pulled off an upset, knocking out Honorio Banario at 1:45 of round number two. Former UFC fighters Yasuhiro Urushitani and Kamal Shalorus also earned victories.
Legacy FC 20 saw Bantamweight Damacio Page return to the win column in dominate fashion. Page picked up a first round KO win over Patrick Ybarra at 1:57. In the main event, Lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira remained undefeated defeating former UFC fighter Carlo Prater via unanimous decision.
At Cage Warriors 55 Neil Seery defeated Mikael Silander via armbar at 3:57 of round three to win the Flyweight title. Welterweight Cathal Pendred defeated former UFC fighter Che Mills (who missed weight) via TKO at 1:47 of round three.
Former XFC Lightweight champion Nick Newell announced that he will be competing in the World Series of Fighting.
Miesha Tate will replace the injured Cat Zingano on the upcoming season of TUF. She will coach opposite of women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
Legacy Fighting Championship signed former pro boxer Holly Holm. Holm is 3-0 and has competed in Bellator FC.
Undefeated Lightweight prospect Bubba Jenkins signed with Bellator FC. Jenkins served as an assistant coach for Jon Jones on TUF 17.