@Pablo_El_Diablo’s 5 Round Review
The Maximum Fighting Championship hosted another great event with MFC 37 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In the main event the newly founded MFC Bantamweight division brought the house down. Anthony Birchak defeated Ryan Benoit by way of a unanimous decision in a fight that could arguably be fight of the year for 2013. Middleweight submission ace Luke Harris defeated Jason Zentgraf via neck crank at 2:21 of round one. Lightweight Kurt Southern defeated Mukai Maromo via north-south choke at 2:54 in round one. And in a highly controversial stoppage, Middleweight Sam Alvey defeated Jay Silva via TKO at 1:05 of round three.
Cage Warriors held their eighth fight night event which saw Welterweight Jack Mason get the unanimous decision win over Collin Reuter in the main event of the evening.
Spike TV announced the 32 member cast of the upcoming Bellator reality series “Fight Masters”. The cast includes UFC and Strikeforce veteran Joe Riggs, and Bellator veterans Chris Lozano and Marcus Aurelio.
UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva was fined $50,000 for not showing up to a press conference. He later claimed he had no idea that there was a press conference.
Former UFC Heavyweight interim champion Shane Carwin announced his retirement.
The UFC announced the release of nine fighters including Bart Palaszewski, Leonard Garcia, and Pablo Garza.
After being released, Leonard Garcia has now signed with Legacy Fighting Championship.
Nick Newell, the XFC Lightweight champion and one armed fighter has been stripped of his belt after refusing to defend it at an upcoming XFC event. No word yet on if he is still with the promotion.
Former UFC Welterweight fighter Paul Daley racked up another win. This one was at Dubai FC 4.