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5/27/11 3:03 PM - This Past Weekend: 2 Big Cards on Saturday May 21, 2011

British Association of Mixed Martial Arts 6
May 21, 2011
Wembley Arena,
London, England

BAMMA Middleweight Championship

Middleweight (185 lbs)

Tom Watson (14 – 4 – 0) defeated Pride veteran Murilo “Ninja” Rua (20 – 12 – 1) by KO due to head kicks and punches at 2:06 of round 1.  Watson, who is 10-1 in his last 11, jumps 18 spots up the ranks from [#62] to [#44].  Rua, who announced his retirement following the bout, falls 54 spots down the ranks from [#88] to [#142].

Middleweight (185 lbs)

UFC vet Frank Trigg (21 – 8 – 0) defeated John Phillips (13 – 4 – 0) by TKO due to doctor stoppage at 2:41 of round 1.  Trigg, who is on a 2 fight win streak since being released from the UFC following back to back losses to [#6WW] Josh Koscheck and [#24WW] Matt Serra, moves 11 spots up the ranks from [#56] to [#45].  Phillips, who was on a 5 fight win streak prior to this loss (all by TKO via punches), falls 52 spots down the ranks from [#104] to [#156].

Middleweight (185 lbs)

Matt Ewin (22 – 9 – 1) defeated UFC vet Ivan Salaverry (13 – 8 – 0) by unanimous decision.  Ewin, who is on a 6 fight win streak, moves 42 spots up the ranks from [#230] to [#188].  Salaverry, who had not fought in almost 3 years prior to this bout, remains unranked.

Middleweight (185 lbs)

Valentino Petrescu (11 – 2 – 0) defeated Joao Paulo de Souza (9 – 4 – 0) by majority decision.  Petrescu, who is 3-2 in his last 5, jumps 16 spots up the ranks from [#224] to [#208].  De Souza, who was on a 4 fight win streak prior to this bout, remains unranked.

Lightweight (155 lbs)

Leonardo Santos (9 – 3 – 0) defeated Jason Ball (18 – 9 – 0) by unanimous decision.  Santos, who is on a 3 fight win streak (8-1 in his last 9), bounds 55 spots up the ranks from [#152] to [#97]. Ball, who is 1-2 in his last 3, drops 66 spots down the ranks from [#141] to [#207].

Welterweight (170 lbs)

Che Mills (13 – 4 – 0) defeated Marcio Cesar (14 – 5 – 1) by KO due to punches at 3:58 of round 1.  Mills, who is on a 4 fight win streak, moves 4 spots up the ranks from [#87] to [#83].  Previously ranked [#473] Cesar, who was on a 4 fight win streak prior to this loss, falls off the rankings.

Lightweight (155 lbs)

Shane Omer (7 – 0 – 0) defeated Aaron Wilkinson (7 – 5 – 0) by KO due to punches at 1:32 of round 1.  Omer, who has finished all 7 of his opponents, moves from [#191FW] into the lightweight “Top 500″ at [#292].  Previously ranked [#500WW] Wilkinson, who is 2-3 in his last 5, falls off the rankings.

Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)

Ryan White (8 – 5 – 0) defeated Fraser Opie (7 – 5 – 0) by submission due to guillotine choke at 1:39 of round 1.  White, who is on a 3 fight win streak, enters the light heavyweight “Top 250″ at [#249].  Opie, who is on a 2 fight slide, remains unranked.

 

KSW 16 (Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki)
May 21, 2011
Ergo Arena,
Gdansk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Middleweight (185 lbs)

Mamed Khalidov (23 – 4 – 2) defeated Matt Lindland (22 – 9 – 0) by technical submission due to guillotine choke at 1:35 of round 1.  Khalidov, who has won 3 in a row in under 3 minutes, moves 2 spots up the ranks from [#14] to [#12].  Lindland, who is 1-4 in his last 5 (being stopped in the 1st round in all 4 of those losses, moves 3 spots down the ranks from [#52] to [#55].

Heavyweight (265 lbs)

Pride veteran James Thompson (16 – 14 – 0) defeated former “Worlds Strongest Man” champion Mariusz Pudzianowski (3 – 2 – 0) by submission due to an arm-triangle choke at 1:06 of round 2. Thompson,  who broke a 3 fight losing streak with this win (2-8 in his last 10), jets 89 spots up the ranks from [#203] to [#118].  Pudzianowski, who is 1-2 in his last 3, falls 63 spots down the ranks from [#118] to [#181].

Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)

Jan Blachowicz (13 – 3 – 0) defeated Toni Valtonen (24 – 12 – 0) by submission due to a rear-naked choke at 1:23 of round 2.  Blachowicz,  who is 10-1 in his last 11, jumps 15 spots up the ranks from [#61] to [#46]. Valtonen, who was on a 3 fight win streak prior to this loss, falls 21 spots down the ranks from [#74] to [#95].

Middleweight (185 lbs)

Michal Materla (15 – 3 – 0) defeated James Zikic (20 – 8 – 2) by unanimous decision.  Materla, who is 7-1 in his last 8, bounds 42 spots up the ranks from [#115] to [#73]. Zikic, who is 2-3 in his last 5, falls 34 spots down the ranks from [#83] to [#117].

Welterweight (170 lbs)

Artur Sowinski (15 – 3 – 0) defeated Cengiz Dana (13 – 16 – 0) by unanimous decision.  Sowinski, who is on a 3 fight win streak, rockets 132 spots up the ranks from [#421] to [#289].  Previously ranked [#451] Cengiz Dana, who is 2-3 in his last 5, falls off the rankings.

Light Heavyweight (205 lbs)

Attila Vegh (23 – 4 – 2) defeated Grigor Aschugbabjan (6 – 6 – 0) by TKO due to retirement.  Vegh, who is on a 3 fight win streak, holds his rank at [#38].  Aschugbabjan, who is 2-4 in his last 6, moves from [#223HW] into the light heavyweight “Top 250″ at [#203].