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IFS 12: Gladiators Collide

IFS MMA Los Angeles Event
If you're in the Los Angeles area and you're attempting to turn a boxing or Muay Thai fan on to MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), the IFS (International Fight Showdown) event is a good one to start with. Boxing and Muay Thai fans love seeing a good stand up war, but are sometimes turned off to the ground game. The IFS is changing all that with their brand of fighting.

The IFS came up with an innovative idea and changed up the normal MMA round system a bit so as to feature stand up fighting while still allowing full on MMA. Under the IFS, the fights are still three rounds. However, the first round is all boxing with boxing rules but MMA gloves. The second round is Muay Thai with Muay Thai rules but MMA gloves. If the fighters make it to the third round, that one is full on MMA. Yes, with MMA gloves! The fighters do not change gloves in between rounds. They fight the entire fight with the same MMA gloves.

IFS 12: Gladiators Collide, will have plenty of action for those that attend. The event is broken up into Pro 1, AM 1 and Muay Thai. The Pro 1 will feature professional fighters mixing it up with the IFS special round system. The AM 1 will feature up and coming amateur fighters that are getting ready to make the leap to the next level. Last but not least, there will also be nine regular Muay Thai fights.

IFS 12: "Gladiators Collide" will take place September 16 at the Industry Hills Expo Center. The Expo will open at noon, and the fights get going at 2 p.m.

Industry Hills Expo Center:
16200 Temple Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91744

General admission is $30. To get your tickets, you can call (714) 588-9327, or visit www.IFSPRO.com.

Here's a video explaining the IFS

Here's the complete fight Card for IFS 12: "Gladiotors Collide"
Pro 1 Fight Card:

Toby Grear vs. Eddie Hernandez

Jason Williams vs. Darren Smith

David Barrious vs. Adam Rothweiler

Terrion Ware vs. John Sassone

AM 1 Fight Card:
Jonathan Del Rosario vs. Kevin Bee

Michael Koelzer vs. Glen Spencer

Muay Thai Fight Card:

Jasmine Singh vs. Marie Choi

Raj Patel vs. Daniel Macdonald

Jose Zamora vs. Steve Martinez

Natelie Morgan vs. Renee Rosas

Crystal Lagunas vs Lisa Mauloin

Cristian Gonzalez vs Danny Durkin

Jonathan Puu vs Marquis Ross

Marcus Guevara vs. Victor Jovel

Eduardo Alvarado vs. Jay Alvarez

Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman Fight Pick

This Saturday, August 18, Strikeforce will feature a women's MMA fight as the main event. Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kauman will be going down and several questions will be answered. Is Ronda Rousey for real? Can a female MMA fight draw an audience? Will this fight be the beginning of a push for the UFC to bring women's MMA into the Octagon? First, let's take a look at these two fighters, and then I'll make my fight pick.

For the casual MMA fan, Sarah Kaufman has flown under the radar. But, she's no joke and sports a record of 15-1 to prove it. Ten of those wins have come via KO/TKO. Her stand up is exceptional and she can hold her own on the ground. Even so, she's coming in as a heavy underdog in this fight with Ronda Rousey.

Ronda Rousey has plain and simply run through the competition. She went undefeated as an amateur MMA fighter, submitting all three opponents with an armbar. Rousey quickly went pro and continued to armbar everyone in her path. She's 5-0 as a pro and has won every fight in the first round with an armbar submission. Sarah Kaufman, though, will be her toughest opponent yet.

This fight will be a battle of Rousey wanting to get the fight into the grappling realm while Kaufman will try to use her stand up to keep Rousey's grappling at bay. Unfortunately for Kauman, Rousey is too good at employing her game plan and will relentlessly go after some sort of clinch. Rousey will then work from there and get the fight to the ground where she will dominate.

Check a nice highlight video of Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman.

You can check out the fight on Showtime at 10 p.m. Here's the link to Showtime MMA.

Pandemonium MMA & Boxing Los Angeles

Los Angeles is hot this year with MMA action.  There's already been some great MMA events this Summer, including but not limited to a UFC fight at the Staples Center a couple of weeks ago.  If you're in the Los Angeles area, and you've missed the action, no worries, MEZ Sports is bringing you "Pandemonium VII" this Saturday live from the newly renovated Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, CA. 

MEZ Sports is returning "Pandemonium" to Los Angeles. In order to commemorate a new relationship with the Hollywood Park Casino, MEZ promoter and MMA and boxing match maker Tom DiFranchesco has set up the biggest and best fight card yet!

This "Pandemonium" event will feature 10 fights on the card, headlined by a 4- man Flyweight (125 lbs) tournament. The tournament will eventually culminate at "Pandemonium VIII" where the winner will be crowned as the MEZ Sports Pandemonium Flyweight Champion!

The first semi-final Flyweight bout will be Steve Swanson vs. Jesse "The Puerto Rican Game Cock" Cruz.  Steve Swanson is the brother of UFC Featherweight contender Cub Swanson, and will be putting his undefeated record of 6-0 on the line.

In the other semi-final fight, Team Quest's Federico "Kiko" Lopez, who's fought tough fighters such as DREAM and UFC fighter Norifumi Yamamoto, will be facing Millennia MMA's Will Gates.  Gates is on a four fight winning streak and has KO power!

The undercard will feature undefeated TUF Season 15 contestant Jared Carleston and Chingasos MMA sponsored fighter Daniel Hernandez. Check out Hernandez training the first day of his fight camp. 

Pandemonium VII will also feature four boxing matches with two undefeated fighters trying to keep their records unblemished. 

Here is the complete fight card for Pandemonium VII:
Full Fight Card (not in bout order)

Jesse Cruz vs. Steve Swanson - Semi-finals of Men’s Flyweight Tournament 125lbs
Willie Gates vs. Kiko Lopez - Semi-finals of Men’s Flyweight Tournament 125lbs
Jared Carlesten vs. Enrique Briones 145lbs
Jonny Chacon vs. Justin Santistevan 150lbs
Juan Rivas vs. John Robles 136lbs
Lucas Taber vs. Daniel Hernandez 185lbs

Brandon Adams vs. Moses Alviso 4 rounds 160lbs
Kurli Ortiz vs. Vincente Medelin 4 rounds 112 lbs
Victor Medina vs. Jeremy Willis 4 rounds 160lbs
Humberto Zatarain vs. Daniel Martinez 126lbs

Tickets are available by calling 714-933-4519, emailing craig@mezsports.com or at the door the day of the fight. The first fight is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100, $75, $50, $35, $25 (standing room) and VIP tables are available. Fights are subject to change and all fights are sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission.

MEZ Sports has been promoting professional fights in Southern California since 2008.  They've promoted fights throughout California including Upland, Los Angeles, El Monte, San Diego, Hollywood, and they were the first and only professional fighting promotion in the City of Riverside.

UFC 150 Results

UFC Results Henderson Edgar
Saturday night's UFC main event wasn't as explosive as most MMA fans probably wanted it to be, but all in all, it was a good event as three of the five fights on the main card ended in exciting TKO/KO fashion. Six of the ten overall fights ended in a TKO/KO.  A submission finish kicked up the total fights finished before going to the dreaded judges to 7 of 10. That's a pretty good MMA fan pleasing ratio. On a side note, I continue my streak of picking the winners in the main event. Here are the full results for UFC 150.

Main Card:
Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar
Fighting at Lighweigth (155 lbs)
Results: Ben Henderson wins via a split decision. (46-49, 48-47, 48,47)

Donald Cerrone vs Melvin Guillard
Fighting at Catchweight (157.5 lbs)
Results: Donal Cerrone wins via KO (head kick followed by punches) at 1:16 of the first round.

Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman
Fighting at Middleweight (185 lbs)
Results: Jake Shields wins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Yushi Okami vs. Buddy Roberts
Fighting at Middleweight (185 lbs)
Results: Yushi Okami wins via TKO (Punches) at 3:05 of the 2nd round. 

Max Holloway vs. Justin Lawrence
Fighting at Featherweight (145 lbs)
Results: Max Holloway wins via TKO (punches) at 4:49 of the 2nd round.

UFC 150 Preliminary Card on FX:
Dennis Bermudez vs. Tommy Hayden
Fighting at Featherweight (145 lbs)
Results: Dennis Bermudez wins via submission (standing guillotine choke) at 4:43 of the first round.

Michael Kuiper vs. Jared Hamman
Fighting at Middleweight (185 lbs)
Results: Michael Kuiper wins via TKO (punches) at  2:16 in the 2nd round.

Erik Perez vs. Ken Stone
Fighting at Bantamweight (135 lbs)
Results: Erik Perez wins via TKO (punches) at 0:17 in the first round.

Chico Camus vs. Dustin Pague
Fighting at Bantamweight (135 lbs)
Results: Chico Camus wins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

UFC 150 Preliminary Fight on Facebook:
Nik Lentz vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Results: Nik Lents wins via TKO (punches) at 3:45 of the first round. 

Stay tuned for my UFC 151 main event fight pick as well as more MMA from the Los Angeles area including gym profile and fighter videos. 

UFC 150 Henderson vs. Edgar Fight Pick

Henderson vs. Edgar 2 Fight PIck
Henderson vs. Edgar 2 at UFC 150 will be a rematch of the fight where Edgar lost his title to Henderson. Can Edgar clean up his mistakes, capitalize on opportunities and pull the UFC lightweight title back? Or, will Henderson make this fight a repeat of their first match up? Let's take a closer look at these fighters and then I'll make my fight pick.

Benson Henderson came to the UFC lightweight division sporting a record of 12-2. Since his arrival, he's done nothing but win, including snatching away the UFC Lightweight title from Frankie Edgar in his 4th UFC fight. He hasn't had an easy road either. He has UFC wins over Marc Bocek, Jim Miller, Clay Guida and Frankie Edgar. Henderson is athletic, fast and has all the MMA skills to stay on top and hold the UFC Lightweight title for a long time.

Frankie Edgar made a name for himself in the UFC Lightweight division by bringing the action and engaging in exciting fights. Beating B.J. Penn to win the UFC Lightweight title really put Edgar on the map. By beating B.J. Penn in the rematch, it put his doubters doubts to rest and it elevated him to superstar status.

Henderson vs. Frankie 2 will be a chance for Edgar to redeem himself and regain the Lightweight title. Edgar has a chance to show the world that the loss to Henderson was just a fluke. Unfortunately for Edgar, I don't think that first loss to Henderson was a fluke. At Lightweight, Henderson matches up with Edgar's speed, yet he's bigger, stronger and a better striker. This fight might be the one that forces Edgar to go down a weight class to the Featherweight division, where he will size up better with the top fighters in the division.

Look for Henderson to stuff takedown attempts from Edgar and use his reach and superior striking to pepper Edgar with chingasos for most of the fight. I'm picking Henderson in this fight, most likely by a unanimous decision.

Check out the video: Countdown to UFC 150

Cerrone vs. Guillard UFC 150 Fight Pick

By Ricardo Robles
Chingasos MMA

UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is already this Saturday. While there is much discussion about the rematch between Henderson and Edgar, the fight between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard, has the potential to steal the show.

Like the Jones vs. Evans fight, when Cerrone gets into the Octagon against Guillard, it will be a battle between former teammates. Not only that, it will also be a battle between a Jackson’s Mixed Martial Art’s student and a former Jackson’s Mixed Martial Art’s student turned Blackzilian. Who will end with their hand raised? Will it be the current Greg Jackson student or will it be the Blackzilian?

Cerrone has an 18-4 professional record, and he is 5-1 in the UFC. While Cerrone is a national champion kickboxer, he has been ferocious on the ground. 13 of his 18 professional MMA fights have come via submission. Despite his prowess on the ground, his striking skills are still outstanding and he has been known to work his opponents’ legs with his kicks.

Guillard has a professional record of 30-10-2. His career has been marked by setbacks and rebounds. His record in the UFC is a respectable 11-6. Guillard is known as athletic and fast. When he wins, he usually wins in exciting and spectacular fashion, even knocking out Gabe Ruediger with a body shot. When he loses, Guillard usually loses by submission. In fact, all of his 6 losses in the UFC have come by submission.

So who will win the battle of former teammates? The Young Assassin says he wants to turn this fight into an all-out brawl. Greg Jackson fighters are too smart to get sucked into a brawl when that’s not their strength. Cowboy’s technical stand up skills will allow him to evade any full force assault that the Young Assassin will launch. There is no doubt that Cerrone will be able to pick Guillard apart with his exceptional technique. When the fight hits the ground, Guillard will once again be at a disadvantage. Guillard has not proven that he is over his susceptibility to submissions. Despite the fact that Guillard had a five fight win streak in the UFC between 2010 and 2011, he is 1-2 in his last three fights with both losses coming via rear-naked choke (RNC). Of Cerrone’s 13 submissions, four have come via RNC. Cerrone also has six triangle choke victories, a submission that wrestlers are vulnerable to. Taking all the facts into account, I'm  giving the nod to Cerrone.

Check out the video: Countdown to UFC 150: Cerrone vs. Guillard 

UFC on Fox 4 Results

The main event at tonight's UFC on Fox 4 was an absolute war between Muaricio "Shogun" Rua and Brandon "The Truth" Vera.  The main event capped off a great night of MMA fan pleasing action in Los Angeles, California at the Staples Center.  Here are the full results for UFC on Fox 4.

Main Card:

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Brandon Vera
Fighting at Light Heavyweigth (205 lbs)
Results: Rua wins via TKO (Punches) at 4:10 in the 4th round.

Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader
Fighting at Light Heavyweight ( 205 lbs)
Results: Machida wins via KO (punches) at 1:32 in the 2nd round. 

Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
Fighting at Lightweight (155 lbs)
Results: Lauzon wins via submission (triangle choke) at 2:44 in the 3rd round.

Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson
Fighting at Welterweight (170 lbs)
Results:  Swick wins via KO (punches) at 1:20 in the 2nd round.

Preliminary UFC on Fox 4 results:
Cole Miller vs. Nam Phan
Fighting at Featherweight (145 lbs)
Results: Phan wins via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado
Fighting at Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)
 Results: No contest due to an accidental eye poke from Davis at 1:28 in the first round.

Rani Yahya vs. Josh Grispi
Fighting at Featherweigth (145 lbs)
Results: Yahya wins via submission (north south choke/Monson) at 3:15 in the first round.

Oli Thompson vs. Philip De Fries
Fighting at Heavyweight
Results: De Fries wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:16 in the 2nd round.

Machihiro Omigawa vs. Manny Gamburyan
Fighting at Featherweight (145 lbs)
Results: Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).

Ulysses Gomez vs. John Moraga
Fighting at Flyweight (125 lbs)
Results: Moraga wins via KO (punches) at 3:46 of round 1.

All in all, there where ten fights at UFC on Fox 4 including the the main and preliminary card.  Out of those 10 fights, eight of them were finished!  Now that's a event!  The fans want to see finishes, and the fighters at  UFC on Fox 4 in Los Angeles definitely delivered! 

Spar Star Fight Night Los Angeles Results

Spar Star Los Angeles MMA
By Chingasos MMA Contributor
Ricardo Robles

Spar Star Promotions Inc. put on yet another solid CAMO sanctioned MMA event. With the fights taking place at the beautiful Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles, California, there was no doubt that fight fans would not be disappointed. This event had seven fights on the bout card, including a championship bout, and chingasos came at a fast pace. Now let’s take a look at what happened.

Roger Muntain vs. Tyrone Bethley
Round 1
Bethley connected with a left hook chingaso. Muntain got the reversal on the Bethley takedown and moved right to mount. Muntain went for a triangle but Bethley escaped. Bethley ended the round with a takedown and dropped chingasos.

Round 2
Both fighters clinched but Bethley got the takedown and top position and moved to mount. Muntain was able to reverse and move into Bethley's guard as the round came to an end.

Round 3
Bethley landed a hard left again, clinched, got the takedown and moved to side control. Muntain got half guard but Bethley dropped hard shots. Muntain got the reversal as the round ended.

Results: Bethley won via split decision

Fabian Calzada vs. Kyle Estrada
Round 1
Estrada shot in and got the takedown, but Calzada was able to get back up. Both men threw chingasos, and Estrada got another takedown. Estrada took mount, moved to the back, and finished the round transitioning between mount and back.

Round 2
Calzada came out and dominated the center of the cage. Estrada went for a takedown, but Calzada stuffed it and threw chingasos. Estrada timed a double leg and got the takedown. The fighters got up to throw more chingasos. Estrada timed another double leg to end the round.

Round 3
Estrada went for a takedown but Calzada stuffed it. They clinched and Estrada got the throw and ended up in mount. Estrada transitioned between mount and back and then started landing chingasos from the mount.

Results: Estrada won via unanimous decision.

Tanner Chapman vs. Daniel Gonzales
Round 1
Chapman landed a low blow to open up the fight. After the fight continued, Chapman went for a guillotine but Gonzales escaped. Gonzales stood up and threw kicks to Chapman's legs. The fight went to the ground, and Gonzales landed in Chapman's guard and he threw chingasos to end the round.

Round 2
Chapman landed chingasos and Gonzales attempted a takedown. Chapman went for guillotine. The fighters disengaged and started throwing again. Gonzales landed a hard chingaso before clinching again. Chapman jumped guard to attempt guillotine. Gonzales escaped, but Chapman went for a triangle. Gonzales held off to end the round.

Round 3
Both fighters were obviously tired but both kept firing and landing chingasos. Gonzales went for the takedown and landed in the guard. Chapman locked up a triangle but Gonzales escaped. Gonzales ended the round throwing from inside the guard.

Results: Gonzales won via split decision.

Eliseo Carbajal vs. Matthew Spencer
Round 1
Spencer came out firing right away. They clinched and Spencer threw knees. Spencer threw Carbajal around the cage before finally throwing him to the ground. Spencer went for an armbar but Carbajal defended. Spencer went to the mount and rained down chingasos until the referee stopped the fight.
Spencer wins via TKO

Darien Mathews vs. Kyle Olsen
Round 1
Mathews went for a takedown and eventually got it. Olsen got back up, went for a hip toss, but Mathews reversed and got the throw. Mathews controlled top position.

Round 2
Mathews held Olsen against the cage until he was able to get the takedown. Olsen tried to work his way up, but Mathews landed chingasos.

Round 3
Olsen threw a teep that Mathews caught. Mathews came back with a hard straight right. Olsen went all out for a takedown but Mathews stuffed it. Mathews slammed Olsen to the mat as the final bell rang.

Results: Mathews won via unanimous decision.

Izic Fernandez vs. Rick James
Round 1
Both fighters took their time to feel each other out. At the end of the round, Fernandez went for the takedown but James reversed.

Round 2
Both fighters threw punches but mostly kept their distance. James and Fernandez clinched as the round ended.

Round 3
Fernandez went for a takedown. He got James down, but James was able to quickly work back to his feet. Both fighters landed knees from the clinch.

Results: Fernandez won via unanimous decision.

B. Kris Law vs. Jose Diaz
This one was for the Sparstar Welterweight Championship Belt. Before the fight even started, it was clear to see that both of these men trained hard and that both of these men wanted to go home with the belt. Law was looking to take away Diaz's belt and give him his first loss. However, Diaz was looking to put a quick end to Law’s championship dreams.

Round 1
Law came out and took contol of the center of the cage. Diaz shot in and got the takedown but Law quickly got up. Law was able to slam Diaz, but Diaz reversed position and worked to side control as the round ended.

Round 2
Diaz timed Law's strike and shot in for a takedown. Law worked for a submission from the guard, but Diaz passed to side control. Diaz got to the mount, but was unable to land much as the round ended.

Round 3
The fighters clinched with both fighters landing knees to the body. After they released, Diaz shot in and got the takedown. Diaz quickly passed guard and moved to the mount. Diaz landed some good shots from the mount and attempted an armbar as the fight came to an end.

Results: Diaz won via unanimous decision to retain his title.