Weekend Wrap: March 30-April 1Author : Brad Taschuk
In the Weekend Wrap, we take a look at some of the more out of the way events and results from the past few days in MMA. Although the head honchos at Zuffa are the ones always talking about how they want to make MMA global (and to their credit, the organization has now held events in the US, Canada, UK, Brazil, Japan, Australia and soon to be Sweden in one calendar year), the sport really already is global. I've gone ahead and compiled the results from numerous events this weekend ranging from many of those same countries, so that you don't have to go looking around to see what happened in the often hard to track world of MMA.
As a sign of how truly packed this weekend was, I watched approximately 11 hours of live MMA from Friday to Sunday, and while that may lead you to believe I have no life, I'm not here to dissaude that thought. I have scoured results pages and come up with 13 different events that had notable fights on them. The weekend got off to a quick start, as Friday night saw the typical Bellator card, as well as offerings from Legend FC and Resurrection Fighting Alliance. Saturday saw the return of OneFC, Amazon Forest Combat, an incredibly overpriced PPV from Worldwide MMA. Sunday featured the usual slate of Japanese MMA coming from Shooto and Pancrase. All throughout the weekend there were smaller events mixed in, and I'll be sure to fill you in on those results as well.
The big winners from Friday included Karl Amoussou over in Bellator, with some notable happenings on the undercard there as well. Jadamba Narantungalag continued his extensive winning streak in Legend FC, and Maurice Smith - at 50 years of age - knocked a chubby dude out with a head kick for Resurrection Fighting Alliance.
Saturday didn't slow down, as Tatsuya Kawajiri and Masakazu Imanari both picked up wins at OneFC. Ronys Torres, Patrick Cote and Thales Leites were all successful in fights that will certainly help their odds of a comeback to the UFC on Amazon Forest Combat 2. Hilariously, Sean McCorkle was not as lucky over at WMMA.
For more in-depth results, and tons of videos highlighting all the best action from the weekend, head over to the full weekend wrap on tazmma: Weekend Wrap - March 30-April 1. Then be sure to head back to the FightLockdown Forums to discuss what was a whirlwind of a weekend.