It’s that time again mma fans! Grab your morning coffee or your after work beer and settle in for another edition of the MMA Weekend Recap.

Major Headlines:

Resurrection Fighting Alliance 5 results:

  • Jared Downing def. Jordan Rinaldi via unanimous decision (no scores announced) – to become RFA’s first-ever featherweight champion
  • James Krause def. Joe Jordan via submission – Round 3, 0:19
  • Mirsad Bektic def. Doug Jenkins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Pedro Munhoz def. Bill Kamery via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 2:27
  • Marty Usman def. David Glover via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:50
  • Matt Manzanares def. Kevin Gray via TKO (knee and punches) – Round 1, 0:48

Legacy FC 16 card complete for Dec. 14 show in Texas: The full Legacy FC 16 card includes:   MAIN CARD (AXS TV)

  • Will Campuzano vs. Jimmy Flick – for inaugural flyweight title
  • Steven Peterson vs. Matt Hobar
  • Chas Skelly vs. Rey Trujillo
  • Joseph Sandoval vs. Ryan Benoit
  • Nelson Salas vs. Eli Tamez
  • Charles Byrd vs. Derrick Krantz
  • Quaint Kempf vs. Darrion Caldwell


  • Klayton Mai vs. Alex Russ
  • Russell Brewer vs. Aaron Culpepper
  • Bobby Moore vs. Evan Thompson
  • Lisa Lamb vs. Amber Stautzenberger
  • Sidney Cawdrey vs. Joseph Salas
  • Alfredo Leija vs. Alex Madrid

BAMMA 11 results: ‘Professor X’ downs Marshman in thriller:BAMMA 11’s main-card results include:

  • Xavier Foupa-Pokam def. Jack Marshman via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Tom Breese def. Warren Kee via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:06 – to become first-ever BAMMA Lonsdale British welterweight champion
  • Max Nunes def. Kevin Thompson via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:40
  • Steven Ray def. Dale Hardiman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – to become first-ever BAMMA Lonsdale British lightweight champion

The banning of Dan McGuane via

Fight News:

Barnett vs. Guelmino now official for ‘Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine

John Michael Sheil vs. Jack Mason booked for Cage Warriors 51 in Ireland

Matt Riddle meets Che Mills at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London

Michael Chiesa ill, scratches from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 5 event; card shuffled

Caio Magalhaes replaces Thiago Perpetuo, faces Michael Kuiper at UFC on FX 7

Lavar Johnson suffers pulled groin, out of UFC on Fox 5 prelim bout with Brendan Schaub

Lorenz Larkin now meets “Jacare” Souza on Strikeforce’s January 12 card


UFC on FOX 5’s Nate Diaz on possible title: ‘Maybe it’s my turn’

UFC on Fox 5’s B.J. Penn says no one says his name amongst the greatest fighters anymore – “It really bothers me”

UFC 155’s Cain Velasquez: “There’s nobody better than me, especially Junior dos Santos

UFC’s Johny Hendricks makes himself clear: “I’m not going to fight unless it’s for a belt”

Alistair Overeem wants to fight Junior dos Santos, but says “Cain Velasquez is going to take care of him for me” at UFC 155

UFC on Fox 5’s Alexander Gustafsson thinks he’ll “take home the belt” if he gets to fight Jon Jones

Michael Bisping on Anderson Silva: “A champion needs to defend the title or he needs to vacate it”


TUF 16 Finale headliner Roy Nelson still unclear what a Blackzilian actually is

Chris Weidman undergoes successful shoulder surgery, promises to come back better than ever in 2013

Question of the Week:

Should Nick Diaz be the No. 1 contender over Johny Hendricks in the UFC’s welterweight division?