There was ALOT that happened over the weekend and it is best to get right into with two new sections introduced:
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
The UFC hosted an event at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday, June 4th broadcast on pay-per-view:
Middleweight Michael Bisping def. Luke Rockhold (c) KO (punches) 1 3:36
Bantamweight Dominick Cruz (c) def. Urijah Faber Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) 5 5:00
Featherweight Max Holloway def. Ricardo Lamas Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Dan Henderson def. Hector Lombard KO (head kick and elbows) 2 1:27
Lightweight Dustin Poirier def. Bobby Green KO (punches) 1 2:53
Featherweight Brian Ortega def. Clay Guida KO (knee) 3 4:40
Lightweight Beneil Dariush def. James Vick KO (punch) 1 4:16
Women’s Strawweight Jéssica Andrade def. Jessica Penne TKO (punches) 2 2:56
Featherweight Alex Caceres def. Cole Miller Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Sean Strickland def. Tom Breese Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Luis Henrique da Silva def. Jonathan Wilson TKO (punches) 2 4:11
Middleweight Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic Draw (split) (29-28, 28-29, 28-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Marco Polo Reyes def. Dong Hyun Kim KO (punches) 3 1:52
Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup 2016
The annual Wrestling World Cup men’s freestyle division will be hosted this weekend by United World Wrestling (the Olympic wrestling governing body) this Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
The man known as Muhammed Ali was born Cassius Clay died on Friday, June 3 with a detailed obituary here.
Known as Kimbo Slice, Kevin Ferguson was born in Nassau, Bahamas on February 8, 1974 and eventually moved to Florida where he became a middle linebacker at Miami Palmetto High School and played some college football before briefly serving on the pre-season squad of the Miami Dolphins
Ferguson worked several jobs and began street fighting in 2002 which were distributed on the internet.
Following some MMA training, Ferguson fought an exhibition MMA match with former heavyweight champion boxer Ray Mercer at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5 in 2007 before he was picked up by upstart promotion EliteXC.
On his third match with the promotion which followed wins over Bo Cantrell and David “Tank” Abbott, Ferguson headlined the first ever MMA event no prime time network television against James Thompson on May 31, 2008 on CBS for a third win.
At EliteXC: Heat on October 4th, Ferguson faced late replacement Seth Pruzelli for Ken Shamrock who defeated Ferguson via TKO.
EliteXC folded shortly after and Ferguson opted to compete on The Ultimate Fighter. The episode in which he competed is the most watched match in TUF history.
Although he lost in the first round of the show, he would fight twice in the UFC, going even in the promotion before being let go following his loss at UFC 113 on May 8, 2010.
Ferguson would spend the next five years pursuing boxing and acting careers before Bellator hired him. He fought twice earning a win and no contest before he died this last Monday, June 6th.
Ferguson is left by his longtime fiance and six children.
During UFC 199 it was announced that Brock Lesnar will be making a one time return to the UFC and recently it was reported that his opponent will be Mark Hunt.
A sour note at UFC 199 was that MMA journalist Ariel Helwani and photographer Esther Lin were escorted out of the show prior to the main event and banned for life because Helwani broke the news of Lesnar’s return before the UFC. However, after major backlash from many media out Helwani’s press credentials have been restored.