The main event fight between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown could have ended in the opening round by the both men, but it went on through all 5 rounds, most of the time being back and fourth. Lawler had more control in the fight, he threw nice punch combinaions and some good kicks while Brown was wild with his attacks and unpredictable, he also landed clean, variable strikes, but it wasn't enough for the "The Immortal" to take the victory and "Ruthless" won via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47). Lawler now once again has the opportunity to fight for the welterweight belt.
In the main event of RFA 16 Josh Copeland started the fight throwing big punches at Jan Jorgensen who couldn't do anything about it and after another successful attack Copeland took a knockout victory in the last seconds of the opening round and thereby claims the heavyweight title. Boston Salmon stopped the takedown attempts of Zac Chavez while also punching his opponent with his elbows and in the end of round one Salmon landed a front kick to the mid section which sent Chavez to the ground, he ended him with strikes from the top. In the back and forth fight Chris Heatherly found a home for his right hand, landing it at Josh Cavan over and over again almost ending the match, then while on the ground Heatherly submitted Cavan (guillotine choke from the guard).
Full RFA 16 results:
In the headliner of Bellator 122, Koreshkov, from the first seconds of the fight takes the center of the cage, he looks strong and patient, exploding with combination hooks and uppercuts, and sometimes throwing body kicks. McDonough circles around landing inside leg kicks, he is careful and respects the knockout power of the Russian, sometimes he tries to take his opponent down, but Koreshkov sprawles every time, transitioning into better positions and beating the American everywhere. "The Spartan" lands a big turn kick in the second round knocking McDonough of his feet. Andrey Koreshkov dominates Adam McDonough during the whole fight and wins Bellator's welterweight tournament again.
Don't miss UFC on Fox 12 live post-fight press conference where the fighters and the UFC officials will talk about the past event, answear different questions and talk about what's next.
Watch official UFC on Fox 12 weigh-in event live on www.combatbear.com
Watch the best moments from the UFC on Fox 12 open workouts featuring some mits punching, pads kicking and fighters interview.
UFC on Fox 12 takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, California this weekend where in the headliner Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler will fight for the title shot against UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks.
Andrey Koreshkov (170.8) and Adam McDonough (170.5) is official for Bellator's Season 10 welterweight tournament final and in the middelweight final so is Brett Cooper (186) and Brandon Halsey (185). Summer Series light heavyweight tournament semifinalist Liam McGeary (203) and Egidijus Valavicius (204) both successfully made weight, and UFC veterans Phil Baroni (170) and Karo Parisyan (169) are also ready.
Bellator 122 takes place tomorrow at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
Full Bellator 122 weigh-in results:
The dream rematch between UFC Lightweight Champion Jon Jones (20-1) and Alexander Gustafsson (16-2) is cancelled due to a training injury suffered by the Swede, instead at UFC 178 "Bones" now meets Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Winner Daniel Cormier (15-0) who has made it clear in the past that he wants to fight Jones.
UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier will happen September 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Check out the trailer for the upcoming M-1 Challenge 50 anniversary tournament. In the main event light heavyweight champion Stephan Puetz (10-1) from Germany will meet his Brazilian challenger Luis Fernando Miranda (12-1). In the co-main event two fighters from Poland, Damian Grabowski (19-1) and Marcin Tybura (10-0), will face each other for the heavyweight title. Also worth to mention is Slovakian Ivan Buchinger (26-4) who takes on Russian Mikhail Malyutin (27-11).
M-1 Challenge 50: Battle on the Neva will be held on August 15 in the St. Petersburg city center open area near the ship-restaurant “Flying Dutchman”.
Watch another series of Countdown to Metamoris 4 where well known American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Keenan Cornelius takes on former M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion Vinny Magalhaes. The two world class grapplers were supposed to meet each other at Metamoris 3, but due to Magalhaes' Staph infection the match was cancelled. They've now got another chance, at Metamoris 4th event on August 9 in Los Angeles.