MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew weighs in on all the recent subjects in MMA proper now. Follow the UFC Vegas 6 reside blog for Omari Akhmedov vs. Chris Weidman, the middleweight co-primary occasion on Saturday in Las Vegas. Darren Stewart latched onto a nasty guillotine choke in the opening spherical of his battle at UFC Vegas 6 to faucet out Maki Pitolo. Heavyweight Derrick Lewis delivered another basic post-fight interview at UFC Vegas 6.

White owned 9% of the company at the time of the sale. White introduced he would continue in his function as president, and was given a stake in the new business. Although the timeline for the damage is consistent with the event on May 18, 2012, there isn’t any conclusive proof that the damage was sustained within the struggle.

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It was later determined that the kidney failure was because of extreme dehydration which result in his complete system shutting down. Rondel had the sickle cell trait, which doubtless accelerated his deterioration. The post-mortem formally concluded he died from extreme rhabdomyolysis, which is the rapid break down of muscle tissue brought on by bodily overexertion combined with dehydration. 35-year-old Sammy Vasquez competed in a Renegades Extreme Fighting bout on October 20, 2007 in Houston, Texas, losing the fight in the third spherical by way of knockout.

Clark, competing at welterweight, entered the bout with a (1-zero) novice report and confronted (zero-2) novice Ryan Dunn at an occasion titled “Cage Titans XXXV”, which happened on August 12, 2017. The match was halted approximately two minutes into the third round when Clark appeared too fatigued to intelligently defend himself and the match was dominated a TKO victory for Dunn. Clark reportedly had problem respiratory and following a submit-fight medical examination was carried out on a stretcher and transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Plymouth. He was then transferred to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts the place he died on August 15, 2017. Rondel reportedly took very little harm in his dropping effort; however, his kidneys started to fail at the hospital.

On March 16, 1998 Dedge competed at an unsanctioned “World Super Challenge” event in Kiev, Ukraine. After tapping out following a number of strikes to his head, Dedge stood and virtually instantly collapsed again to the mat. Dedge was then taken to the Kiev Institute of Surgery where he died two days afterward March 18 of what the chief emergency room physician termed “severe brain injuries”. 26-yr-old Rondel Clark, a Sutton, Massachusetts native, lost his second novice match at the Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  • The depth in the Flyweight and Bantamweight divisions are severely lacking, but I am doubtful the UFC goes to go out and signal new and deserving expertise with the addition of WMMA and various Strikeforce fighters.
  • I think the WMMA undoubtedly belongs on a national stage for championship-stage fights, but I have blended feelings after the UFC has struggled to get the Flyweight, Bantamweight, and Featherweight divisions on track.
  • It’s kind of odd to do division rankings for three fighters at this point.
  • But if Cormier wins and retires as planned, the division could be left broad open – so much so that Lewis might potentially fight for the vacant title without getting one other win.

26-year-old Dustin Jenson died May 24, 2012 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota, following an unsanctioned “RingWars” occasion on May 18 at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City the place he tapped out. Jenson then watched the next two fights before going to the locker room, where he suffered a seizure. The post-mortem listed the cause of demise as subdural hemorrhage resulting from blunt pressure trauma to the top, that was associated to an injury suffered approximately per week prior. 35-yr-old Lee died following an unsanctioned May 12, 2005 MMA bout that took place in a sports bar in Samsong-dong, South Korea.


The Russian lightweight made his UFC debut at UFC 251 on Fight Island final month after a powerful 10-struggle win streak in his professional career. One month after repeatedly fouling his method to a decision loss at UFC 251, Russian fighter Roman Bogatov has been launched from his contract by the promotion.

White stated that when he and the Fertittas acquired the UFC, all they obtained was the model name “UFC” and an old octagon. The earlier owners had stripped the company’s property to avoid chapter, so much in order that the web site had been offered to a company named “User Friendly Computers”. Over time, with White as president, the UFC developed right into a extremely profitable enterprise, and its gross revenue was $600 million in 2015. In July 2016, Zuffa was bought to a consortium of buyers led by WME-IMG for $4.025 billion.

Cause of death was listed as myocardial infarction (heart attack). 31-yr-old Douglas Dedge was an American combined martial artist who was the primary known American competitor to be fatally injured in an MMA fight and the primary demise within the trendy period of MMA.

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