Meet "The Ultimate Fighter 12" cast: Vietnamese trailblazer Nam Phan

Sometimes, Californian lightweight Nam Phan wishes he had just listened to his parents.

Usually, it’s right before the cage door shuts.

“I’ve been fighting for 10 years now, and every time I walk out to the
cage, I think, ‘I should have listened to m…

Sometimes, Californian lightweight Nam Phan wishes he had just listened to his parents.

Usually, it’s right before the cage door shuts.

“I’ve been fighting for 10 years now, and every time I walk out to the
cage, I think, ‘I should have listened to my dad and become a
businessman,” Phan told MMAjunkie.com. “(I think),
‘What the heck am I doing here? This is freaking stupid. This guy is
about to beat the crap out of me.'”


TUF 12.1 Recap: Welcome to the Ultimate Fighter. Now Get Lost.

(Nam Phan vs. Mike Budnik. Props: eze32101)
No need for a lengthy preamble — you’ve already seen the first five minutes of the Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck season premiere, and you know how these things generally go down…

(Nam Phan vs. Mike Budnik. Props: eze32101)

No need for a lengthy preamble — you’ve already seen the first five minutes of the Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck season premiere, and you know how these things generally go down. We’ve got 28 lightweights, battling for 14 spots. Dana White addresses the troops, Bruce Leroy giggles with anticipation. It’s the elimination round, where the RFFs (real fucking fighters) are separated from the pretenders. Let’s get it.

Marc Stevens vs. TJ O’Brien 
Stevens wrestled at the University of Buffalo when Josh Koscheck was the assistant wrestling coach there. Kos calls him an "okay wrestler." Stevens immediately lands a huge overhand right, then jackhammers O’Brien on the ground until the ref steps in. We later learn that the 13-second TKO is the fastest stoppage in TUF history. "Remember me now?" Stevens asks Koscheck.

Spencer Paige vs. Steve Magdaleno
Paige’s striking is as good as advertised, as he lands a mix of attacks in round 1. Magdaleno ends the round on top, working some ground-and-pound, but it might not be enough to steal the round. They start round 2 swinging for the fences before Paige starts blasting Magdaleno with knees. Magdaleno shoots on Paige and dumps him. Magdaleno looks for an arm triangle, then goes back to abusing Paige from the top. Magdaleno drops to guard when the action goes standing again, and possibly blows the fight, as Paige finishes strong with strikes from the top. Paige takes the unanimous decision.

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Megumi Fujii vs. Lisa Ward tourney semifinal set for Bellator 31

Megumi Fujii and Lisa Ward will meet at Bellator 31, and a spot in the organization’s 115-pound
women’s tournament finale is on the line, officials today announced.

The semifinal fight, which is actually a rematch from the duo’s 2007 BodogFIGHT meeti…

Megumi Fujii and Lisa Ward will meet at Bellator 31, and a spot in the organization’s 115-pound
women’s tournament finale is on the line, officials today announced.

The semifinal fight, which is actually a rematch from the duo’s 2007 BodogFIGHT meeting, takes place Sept. 30 at the L’Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, La.

The night’s main card, including Fujii vs. Ward, airs on FOX Sports Net.


Dustin Hazelett drops to lightweight, meets Mark Bocek at UFC 124 in Montreal

After first toying with the idea, Dustin Hazelett apparently has decided to move from welterweight to lightweight.

Sources close to the event told MMAjunkie.com “McLovin” has agreed to meet fellow jiu-jitsu specialist Mark Bocek at UFC 124. MMAWeekly….

After first toying with the idea, Dustin Hazelett apparently has decided to move from welterweight to lightweight.

Sources close to the event told MMAjunkie.com “McLovin” has agreed to meet fellow jiu-jitsu specialist Mark Bocek at UFC 124. MMAWeekly.com first reported the matchup.

UFC 124 takes place Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal and features a welterweight title bout between current champion Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck.


UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares (Live Summary and Analysis)

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Bellator 29 weigh-in results: Massouh and Guida miss weight

All 14 Bellator 29 fighters took part in Wednesday’s official weigh-ins, and two competitors missed weight.

Main-card fighter Jameel Massouh (142 pounds) missed the limit for his 140-pound catchweight fight, and preliminary-card fighter Jason Guida (…

All 14 Bellator 29 fighters took part in Wednesday’s official weigh-ins, and two competitors missed weight.

Main-card fighter Jameel Massouh (142 pounds) missed the limit for his 140-pound catchweight fight, and preliminary-card fighter Jason Guida (215) was heavy for his 210-pound catchweight bout.

The night’s co-headliners, who are Bellator’s season-three heavyweight-tournament semifinalists, all made weight without incident.