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~ Fight Results ~

Cage Warriors 54: Taylor vs. Phillips-

MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie.com, 4 p.m. ET)

  • Jesse Taylor def. John Phillips via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:43 – to retain CWFC middleweight title
  • Danny Roberts def. Diego Gonzalez via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:02
  • Lewis Long def. Mark Glover via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Ivan Buchinger def. Jason Ball via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Brett Johns def. James MacAlister via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:23
  • Martin McDonough def. Mark Platts via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:18

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 2:45 p.m. ET)

  • Shaj Haque def. Kris Edwards via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Matt Inman def. Leon Kenge via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:03
  • Jamie Rogers def. Brad Wheeler via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Prelims (Untelevised, 2 p.m. ET)

  • Steve McCombe def. Joe Orrey via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:48
  • Owain Parry def. Rob Leybourne via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:11

~ Headlines ~

Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown targeted for UFC on FOX Sports 1 in Boston.

Philippou out, Camozzi-Souza, Natal-Zeferino now set for UFC on FX 8.

T.J. Waldburger out, Sean Pierson meets Kenny Robertson at UFC 161.

Newly re-signed Patrick Cote would love to coach Canada vs. Australia ‘TUF’.

Eddie Alvarez promises courtroom trial in case against Bellator.

The Sunday Junkie: May 5 edition

Steve Carl vs. Tyson Steele set for World Series of Fighting 3 co-main event.

~ Fight News ~

‘UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman’ main card set, tickets on sale next week-

The latest UFC 162 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
  • Chan Sung Jung vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX and Facebook)

  • Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz
  • Andrew Craig vs. Chris Leben
  • Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome
  • Edson Barboza vs. John Makdessi
  • Shane Del Rosario vs. Dave Herman
  • Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon
  • David Mitchell vs. Mike Pierce

UFC on FOX 8 main card set, tickets on sale May 15:

MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga – for UFC flyweight title
  • Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Tarec Saffiedine
  • Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, Facebook)

  • Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard
  • Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green
  • Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi
  • Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher
  • Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub
  • Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith
  • Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas

UFC on FX 8- MAIN CARD Set (FX, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
  • Chris Camozzi vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham
  • Rafael Natal vs. Joao Zeferino

PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz
  • Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • John Cholish vs. Gleison Tibau
  • Michel Richard dos Prazeres vs. Paulo Thiago
  • Yuri Alcantara vs. Iliarde Santos
  • Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)

  • Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker
  • Chris Cariaso vs. Jussier Formiga
  • Jeremy Larsen vs. Lucas Martins

~ Quotable’s ~

Phil Davis on “dumb strategy”: “I don’t need to prove how big of a man I am and fight with some huge ego and try to submit you where you’re strongest just to prove I’m this or that,” he said. “That’s not the way I do things. That’s not the way you win a war. That’s not the way you do anything successfully. Not in competition.”

Jake Ellenberger on next fight being the toughest of his career: “I don’t think this is the biggest fight of my career,” Ellenberger told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). “It will be on the biggest stage, but as far as an opponent, I don’t believe so.”

Chris Weidman has always been training for the champ: “When I started MMA four years ago, I had to believe I could beat the champion of the world or there’s no reason for me to do this,” Weidman said. “Coming up in Ring of Combat, I wasn’t only training for those guys – I was training for Anderson Silva.”-mmajunkie

Bellator signee Goiti Yamauchi: I’m not going to America just for fun

~ Up and Coming Events ~

  • May. 10 MFC 37: True Grit
  • May. 11 Cage Warriors Fight Night 8: Mason vs. Reuter
  • May. 18 UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
  • May. 24 Championship Fighting Alliance 11: Overeem vs. Kyle
  • May. 25 UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2