Another action packed week of MMA is under our belt. It’s safe to say this was a great week for Jiu Jitsu fans! There were submissions as far as the eye can see. From Titan FC to the UFC, no limb was safe in the past seven days of MMA.
In the main event of Titan FC 25, Heavyweight Bobby Lashley defeated Kevin Asplund via keylock at 1:23 of round two.
The UFC on Fuel TV 10 set a promotion record with eight total submission victories in a single night. Contributing to that number was Welterweight Erik Silva who submitted Jason High via armbar at just 1:11 of round one. Thiago Silva, the long time UFC Light Heavyweight fighter, returned to the win column by knocking out Rafael Cavalcante at 4:29 of round one. Leonardo Santos won the second season of TUF Brazil by defeating fellow Welterweight fighter William Macario via arm-triangle at 4:43 of round two. In the main event two Heavyweight legends went head to head. Fabricio Werdum avenged a loss early in his career by defeating Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by way of armbar (verbal submission) at 2:41 of round two.
Switching it up a bit to submission grappling, Metamoris 2 saw Kron Gracie submit Shinya Aoki via guillotine choke in the main event.
Bellator Lightweight champion Michael Chandler will now meet David Rickels at Bellator 97. Rickels replaces the injured Dave Jansen.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight contender Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has signed with Bellator FC. His contract allows him to compete in TNA as well as Bellator itself.
Submission ace Robert Drysdale is now a member of the UFC Heavyweight division after being signed by the organization earlier in the week. He will make his debut against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163.
UFC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his belt against TJ Grant at UFC 164. The fight will serve as the main event.
The UFC has also signed Flyweight prospect Ali Bagautinov.