A larger then normal audience got to watch MMA over the weekend. With that here are reviews and previews:


Bellator 152: Italy

Bellator MMA made it’s Italy debut at the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy on April 16th broadcast on Spike TV:

Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Kevin Souza Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Alessio Sakara def. Brian Rogers KO (punches) 2 2:29
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. Danilo Belluardo TKO (punches) 1 2:44
Women’s Flyweight Anastasia Yankova def. Anjela Pink Submission (armbar) 1 1:35
Featherweight Daniele Scatizzi def. Daniele Miceli TKO (punches) 1 3:20
Middleweight (Kickboxing) Alexandru Negrea def. Melvin Manhoef Decision (unanimous)
165-Pound (Kickboxing) Karim Ghajji def. Mustapha Haida Decision (unanimous)
Welterweight (Kickboxing) Raymond Daniels def. Francesco Moricca TKO 1 0:40
Women’s Flyweight (Kickboxing) Denise Kieholtz def. Veronica Vernocchi Decision (unanimous)
Bantamweight (Kickboxing) Kevin Ross def. Matteo Taccini Decisión (unanimous)

UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans

The UFC hosted an event at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, April 16th broadcast on Fox:

Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira def. Rashad Evans KO (punches) 1 1:48
Women’s Strawweight Rose Namajunas def. Tecia Torres Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (160 lbs) Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Darrell Horcher TKO (punches) 2 3:38
Featherweight Cub Swanson def. Hacran Dias Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Michael Chiesa def. Beneil Dariush Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:20
Women’s Bantamweight Raquel Pennington def. Bethe Correia Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Court McGee TKO (punches) 1 4:15
Welterweight Michael Graves def. Randy Brown Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:31
Bantamweight John Dodson def. Manvel Gamburyan TKO (punches) 1 0:37
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira def. Oluwale Bamgbose Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Omari Akhmedov TKO (punches and knees) 3 3:03


Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson

Bellator MMA hosts an event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut broadcast on Spike on April 22:

Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov (c) vs. Benson Henderson
Featherweight Patrício Freire vs. Henry Corrales
Welterweight Brennan Ward vs. Evangelista Santos
Welterweight Michael Page vs. Jeremie Holloway
Lightweight Brent Primus vs. Gleristone Santos
Welterweight Chris Honeycutt vs. Matt Secor
Welterweight Djamil Chan vs. Richard Patishnock
Lightweight Sam Watford vs. Dean Hancock
Featherweight Chris Foster vs. Felipe Levandoski
Lightweight Jason Bakanowski vs. TJ Hepburn
Featherweight Pete Rogers vs. Mike Mangan
Light Heavyweight Mike Zichelle vs. Joe Cronin
Featherweight Matt Bessette vs. Keith Richardson
Middleweight Tim Caron vs. Justin Sumter
Bantamweight Blair Tugman vs. Jay Perrin

UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux

The UFC hosts an event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 23rd broadcast on PPV:

Light Heavyweight Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Henry Cejudo
Lightweight Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza
Middleweight Robert Whittaker vs. Rafael Natal
Featherweight Yair Rodríguez vs. Andre Fili
Flyweight Sergio Pettis vs. Chris Kelades
Welterweight Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele
Women’s Strawweight Carla Esparza vs. Juliana Lima
Lightweight Glaico França vs. James Vick
Heavyweight Walt Harris vs. Cody East
Light Heavyweight Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Clint Hester
Lightweight Efrain Escudero vs. Kevin Lee