Lyoto Machida got back on the winning track in impressive fashion at UFC FN 58, as the renowned fighter quickly stopped fellow middleweight contender, CB Dollaway.
Machida put Dollaway down with a vicious kick to the liver not long into the main event, and finished the bout off with follow up punches. The bout marked the first time Machida was decisioned by champion Chris Weidman in July.
In the co-main event, former bantamweight champ Renan Barao managed to finish a very game Mitch Gagnon with a third round, arm-triangle-choke.
Here are the official results for UFC FN 58, which took place in Barueri, Brazil.
Lyoto Machida def. CB Dollaway via TKO (body kick and punches) R1, 1:02
Renan Barao def. Mitch Gagnon via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R3, 3:53
Patrick Cummins def. Antonio Carlos Junior via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Rashid Magomedov def. Elias Silverio via TKO (punches) R3,4:57
Erick Silva def. Mike Rhodes via technical submission (arm-triangle-choke) R1, 1:15
Daniel Sarafian def. Antonio dos Santos Jr. via TKO (dislocated finger) R2, 1:01
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Igor Pokrajac via TKO (punches) R1, 1:59
Renato Carneiro def. Tom Niinimaki via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:30
Hacran Dias def. Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Leandro Issa def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (neck crank) R2, 4:13
Tim Means def. Marcio Alexandre Jr. via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Vitor Miranda def. Jake Collier via KO (headkick and punches) R1, 4:59
UFC Announces Return of “Rampage” Jackson
After winning three straight fights with Bellator, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is apparently returning to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The promotion announced the news during tonight’s UFC FN 58 broadcast, which included a video segment featuring comments from Jackson himself. No details regarding his next fight were disclosed.
Rumors of the signing surfaced earlier on Saturday, and according to reports, Bellator believes the light-heavyweight is still under contract with the promotion.
Jackson departed from the UFC last January, following a decision loss to Glover Teixeira, and proceeded to defeat Joey Beltran, Christian M’Pumbu, and “King Mo” Lawal with Bellator
UFC Issues Statement in Response to Lawsuit
After a class action lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship was formally announced on Tuesday, the promotion has issued a brief, yet direct, statement in response.
The following statement was posted on the official UFC site, in response to the class action lawsuit, which accuses the promotion of violating antitrust laws.
The UFC is aware of the action filed today but has not been served, nor has it had the opportunity to review the document. The UFC will vigorously defend itself and its business practices.
At a press conference today in San Jose, Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry were named as plaintiffs in the suit, which is being overseen by several lawfirms.
Report: Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry Among Plaintiffs in UFC Class Action Lawsuit
Recently it was revealed that the Ultimate Fighting Championship is facing a multi-million dollar, class action lawsuit, and today it was announced that Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry are among the plaintiffs.
According to one report, Le, Fitch and Quarry were named as plaintiffs, during a press conference today to formally announce the lawsuit. Carlos Newton was also in attendance but is not named as a plaintiff. Other fighters, who have yet to be named, are reportedly involved.
The suit alleges that the UFC has violated the Sherman Antitrust Act, by using its market share to create a non-competitive market place, and in turn, diminish fighter incomes.
The suit is reportedly being enacted by the established lawfirms Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Inc, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC and Berger & Montague, P.C..
Fitch battled with the UFC over the promotion’s video game deal in 2008, which turned over the fighter’s likeness in perpetuity. Fitch eventually agreed to sign the contract, but following his release last year, the renowned welterweight criticized the UFC for its treatment of fighters.
Quarry, who was one of the first, breakout star from the “The Ultimate Fighter, has also been critical of the promotion’s business practices in the past.
Le remains a UFC fighter, but following his well documented issues with the promotion in recent months, recently he’s called for his release.
Le was accused of using human-growth-hormone following his stoppage loss to Michael Bisping, but after the testing regiment utilized was brought into question, the UFC retracted the fighter’s suspension.