While it was an exciting weekend there were more than a few disappointments both inside and outside the Octagon. Here are the reviews:


UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz

Sadly two fighters missed weight and drugs marred what could have been an otherwise spectacular fight. Here are some of the highlights:

Middleweight Anderson Silva def. Nick Diaz Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00

It seemed like a great fight until news broke today that both fighters tested positive for banned substances; Silva for roids and Diaz weed.

Catchweight (180 lbs) Tyron Woodley def. Kelvin Gastelum Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Al Iaquinta def. Joe Lauzon TKO (punches) 2 3:34
Middleweight Thales Leites def. Tim Boetsch Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 3:45
Welterweight Thiago Alves def. Jordan Mein TKO (body kick and punches) 2 0:39
Women’s Bantamweight Miesha Tate def. Sara McMann Decision (majority) (29-28, 29-27, 28-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Ed Herman TKO (punches) 1 0:36
Catchweight (130 lbs) John Lineker def. Ian McCall Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Rafael Natal def. Tom Watson Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ildemar Alcântara def. Richardson Moreira Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Thiago Santos def. Andy Enz TKO (punches) 1 1:56


TPF 22: Champions Collide 2

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino begins its’ 2015 in MMA with an event on Thursday, February 5th to be broadcast exclusively on Sherdog:

Vacant Bantamweight Championship: Rolando Velasco vs. Jeremiah Labiano
Vacant Flyweight Championship: Alex Perez vs. Anthony Figueroa
Vacant Middleweight Championship: Angel DeAnda vs. David Mitchell
Tony Llamas vs. Sergio Cortez
Castle Williams vs Brandon ‘Lionheart’ Cohea
Enoch ‘The Animal’ Wilson vs. Diego ‘The Octopus’ Saraiva
Sergio ‘The Outlaw’ Quinones vs. Aaron Arana
Richard Parra vs. Drake ‘Sticks and Stones’ Boen
Salvador Becerra vs. Ladale Noa
Jordan Williams vs. Christian Barber


Resurrection Fighting Alliance holds its’ second event this year at the Hangar in Costa Mesa, California on Friday, February 6 on AXS TV:

135 lbs. Joe Murphy vs. Terrion Ware
185 lbs. Joseph ‘Leonidas’ Henle vs Gabriel ‘Zangief’ Checco
145 lbs. Raoni Barcelos vs. Jamal Parks
115 lbs. Jocelyn ‘Lights Out’ Lybarger vs. Maria Rios
125 lbs. Ron Henderson vs. Adam Antolin
185 lbs. Mike Jasper vs. Blake Troop
155 lbs. Tim Quiroga vs. Christian ‘The Beast’ Aguilera
170 lbs. Mikey Gomez vs. Dominic ‘Sho Nuff’ Waters
145 lbs. Dan Ige vs. Ian Millan

Glory 19: Virginia

Premier kickboxing promotion Glory opens its’ 2015 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on February 6th broadcast on Spike TV:

Welterweight Contender Tournament Final TBD vs. TBD
For the Heavyweight Championship Netherlands Rico Verhoeven (c) vs. Curaçao Errol Zimmerman
Middleweight United States Joe Schilling vs. Canada Robert Thomas
Welterweight Contender Tournament Semi Final Netherlands Nieky Holzken vs. Russia Alexander Stetsurenko
Welterweight Contender Tournament Semi Final United States Raymond Daniels vs. Brazil Jonatan Oliveira
90kg Catchweight United States James Hurley vs. United States Cedric Smith
Lightweight Canada Josh Jauncey vs. Germany Max Baumert
Lightweight Suriname Andy Ristie vs. Australia Steve Moxon
Welterweight United States Francois Ambang vs. United States Stephen Richards
Light Heavyweight United States Brian Collette vs. United States Myron Dennis
Heavyweight United States Xavier Vigney vs. United States Everett Sims