Saturday, June 4, 2011

Around the Pro Circuit: Saturday, June 4 Events

Around the professional mixed martial arts circuit today, June 4, 2011.

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The Ultimate Fighter Season 13 will reach boiling point tonight as the TUF 13 Finale hits the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Teams Lesnar and dos Santos competitors will square off on a stacked card that includes a contention battle between star-power UFC lighweights Clay Guida and Anthony Pettis. Guida rides an impressive three-fight win streak with wins over Takanori Gomi, Rafael dos Anjos, and Shannon Gugerty. Pettis was the outgoing WEC Lightweight Champion at the time of it's incorporation into the UFC. TUF 13 finalists Ramsey Nijem of Team dos Santos and Tony Ferguson of Team Lesnar will fight for the coveted UFC contract.

Ultimate Fighting Championship
TUF 13 Finale
June 4, 2011
Palms Casino Resort,
Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Card (Spike TV)
Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida
Tony Ferguson vs. Ramsey Nijem
Chris Cope vs. Chuck O'Neil
Ed Herman vs. Tim Credeur
Fabio Maldonado vs. Kyle Kingsbury

Preliminary Card (Facebook Stream)
George Roop vs. Josh Grispi
Scott Jorgensen vs. Ken Stone
Daniel Downes vs. Jeremy Stephens
Justin Edwards vs. Clay Harvison
Shamar Bailey vs. Ryan McGillivray
Reuben Duran vs. Francisco Rivera

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Local unbeaten prospect Jessica Eye (3-0) will face proven veteran, Irish fighter Aisling Daly, for the NAAFS Women's Lightweight Title. Another Ohio hometowner, two-time Bellator vet Chris Lozano will take on Derek Smith. The event also features a heavyweight tournament finals and middleweight championship titles bouts.

NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 7
June 4, 2011
Nautica Pavilion
Cleveland, Ohio

NAAFS Women's Lightweight Title Bout
Jessica Eye vs. Aisling Daly

NAAFS Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final
Stipe Miocic vs. Bobby Brents

NAAFS Middleweight Championship Title Bout
AJ Aeschlimann vs. Travis Clark

Chris Lozano vs. TBA
Eric Moon vs. Frank Caraballo
Clint Musser vs. TBA
Cody Garbrandt vs. Tyler Saltsman
Francis Healy vs. RJ Buck
Tommy Derioa vs. Tony Diperio
Dave Lastafska vs. Shane Holbert
Bob Hopkins vs. AJ Materna
Bill Elek vs. Jeff Pelton


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Two UFC veterans battle it out at Ringside MMA 11 as Patrick Cote and Todd Brown attempt to catch the eye of Zuffa radar once again. Todd Brown, who usually fights at light heavyweight, attempted to make his debut at middleweight. However, this bout will take place at a catchweight of 190 lbs. at Brown's request. The bout satisfies Cote's two-fight contract with Ringside.

Ringside MMA 11
June 4, 2011
Pepsi Arena (formally Le Colisee)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Patrick Cote vs. Todd Brown
Donald Brashear vs. Mathieu Bergeron

Ringside Bantamweight Title
Dimitri Waardenburg vs. Stephane Pelletier

Kevin Morin vs. David Lafond
Justin Doyon vs. Dany Lafalmme
Maxime Leger vs. Keven Tremblay
Scott Hudson vs. Alexandre Arsenault
Daniel Ireland vs. Francis Charobnneau
Tommy Cote vs. Jerome Martin

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Polish promotion Pro Fight featured such names as Damian Grabowski and Rafal Moks on their last card. I see no reason to expect any less of a show for Pro Fight 6. I'm still educating myself on the Polish fight landscape, but I will note Robert Jocz and Vyacheslav Vasilevsky as names to look out for on this ticket.

Pro Fight 6
June 4, 2011
Champion's Arena
Wloclawek, Poland

Robert Jocz vs. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
Rafal Dabrowski vs. Oleg Tinnis
Lukasz Chlewicki vs. Mindaugas Baranauskas
Karol Celinski vs. Temistokles Teresiewicz
Jedrzej Kubski vs. Vaidas Valancius
Jordan Bloch vs. Jakub Boczek
Krzysztof Sadecki vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Marcin Pionke vs. David Kedzuch

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The name Glover Teixeira should ring bells. Teixeira, a BJJ specialist who trains at Chuck Lidell's "The Pit," will face Maurilio de Souza at Shooto Brazil's twenty-third installment.

Shooto Brazil 23
June 4, 2011
Hebrew Social and Sports Club
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Glover Teixeira vs. Maurilio de Souza
Leandro Baiano vs. Joao Mineiro
Paulo Guerreiro vs. Elifrank Cariolano
Marcelo Alves vs. Marcos Antonio Santana
Antonio Mendes vs. Cleber Tavares de Moura
Francisco Silva vs. Giovani Diniz
Patrick Felix vs. Apoeno Lobo
Rafael Correira vs. Emerson Ferreira

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