Boxing & MMA Weekend Wrap Up
- On Friday Night Fights highly touted prospect Darley Perez looked very average at best against Baha Mamadjonov, who filled in on a weeks notice after Michael Katsidis pulled out of the fight late last Monday. Early in the fight Perez was stunned by the offense of Mamadjonov making one think that Katsidis would of probably had his way with him. Perez pulled off a sleepy split decision 96-93, 95-94 Perez and one scoring it 95-94 Mamadjonov in the end neither truly won the fight.
-If Sergio Mora wanted to get back to network TV and avoid being outcasted to Telefutra he was mistaken. Mora fought Brian Vera on Saturday in a rematch of a Friday Night Fights match in which Vera upset Mora who then blamed going to the strip club the night before the fight as his reason for losing. Since beating Vernon Forrest in July 2008 Sergio Mora is now 1-2-1 in his last four fights with his only win being over a shot Calvin Green and having the worst fight of 2010 with Shane Mosley. Brian Vera applied pressure and beat Sergio Mora easily, now the story is this the end of the road for Sergio Mora.
- Friday Night Fights (6PM PST, ESPN2) Adonis Stevenson vs Don George, Co-Main Event (in different location) Jose Miguel Aguiniga vs Gabriel Tolmajyan. Stevenson should be getting major fights soon you might want to tune in to check out his handywork. This card is the UFC 148 of boxing cards as Karim Mayfield and Mauricio Herrera both were scrapped from their main card fight on this card that also lead to “Chop Chop” Corley calling out Mayfield.
- UFC 150, Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar again by a very close and debatable decision. Cowboy Cerrone defated Melvin Guillard by 74 second KO that now has him flirting with the top of the divison. Jake Shields smoothered Ed Herman, Okami finished an overmatched foe and Max Halloway TKO TUF:Live cast member Justin Lawerence to concluded the main card.
Rousey Vs Kaufman (Showtime, 7PST Tape Delayed on the West Coast). A very interesting stylistic match up will take place this Saturday as Rousey will take on Kaufman for 135lbs Women’s Strikeforce title with all of her (Rousey) buzz lately (All Access, Red Carpet, ESPN mag cover) it will be interesting to see how she fights. Also featured Jacare will face Derek Brunson in a battle of Middleweights, Welterweight gatekeeper Tarec Saffiedine will face prospect Roger Bowling, Lumumbra Sayers vs Anthony Smith and Ovince St Preux vs T.J. Cook. For ShoExtreme viewers Miesha Tate vs Julie Kedzie will take place at 6:45 PST which could decide the #1 contender for the title fight if Sara McMann can come over to fight.
- Benson Henderson vs Nathan Diaz for the UFC Lightweight Title is rumored to be headlining the Fox card in Dec. BJ Penn vs Rory MacDonald will also be on that card.
-Donald Cerrone will fight Anthony Pettis when is unknown.
-Josh Koscheck has pulled out of his UFC 151 fight, leaving Jake Ellenberger to fight former UFC vetern Jay Heiron