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STRIKEFORCE: Rousey VS. Kaufman - Results


Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


From the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA.

Main Card:
Ronda Rousey defeated Sarah Kaufman by armbar at 0:54 of rd 1
Ronaldo Souza defeated Derek Brunson by KO from punches at 0:41 of rd 1
Tarec Saffiedine defeated Roger Bowling by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Anthony Smith defeated
Lumumba Sayers by triangle choke at 3:52 of rd 1
Ovince St. Preux defeated TJ Cook by KO from punches at 0:20 of rd 3

Preliminary Card:
Miesha Tate defeated Julie Kedzie by armbar at 3:28 of rd 3
Adlan Amagov defeated Keith Berry by TKO from strikes at 0:48 of rd 1
Germaine De Randamie defeated Hiroko Yamanaka by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bobby Green defeated Matt Ricehouse by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)




STRIKEFORCE: Rousey VS. Kaufman - Tonight's Fight Card

08-18-2012Pancrase Newswire, Denver, Broomfield, CO

Event date: Saturday, August 18, 10 PM ET/PT On  Showtime

Venue: Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA


Main card action on fight night (Sat., Aug. 18, 2012), is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime. Under card action begins around 8 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on SHO Extreme.


Main Card:
Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Sarah Kaufman (134)
Derek Brunson (186) vs. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (186)
Roger Bowling (170) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (169.5)
Anthony Smith (186) vs.
Lumumba Sayers (185)
T.J. Cook (203) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205.5)

Preliminary Card:
Julie Kedzie (135) vs. Miesha Tate (136)
Matt Ricehouse (155) vs. Bobby Green (155)
Adlan Amagov (186) vs. Keith Berry (186)
Hiroko Yamanaka (145) vs. Germaine de Randamie (144)




PANCRASE MMA: Belt Rank Promotions


Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

By James Wright


Enrique Watson - Black Belt

Promoted by Professor Jerry Roeder at Wright’s Extreme Martial Arts, Jacksonville, NC on June 30th, 2012. Enrique is a professional fighter, instructor, competitor, mentor and more. He was the Pancrase Jiu Jitsu instructor at Wright’s for the past four months filling in for James Wright.

He was the Chief instructor for the Marine Grappling Team on Camp Lejeune for the past year. He started training as a young child in Tae Kwon Do and has continued his training throughout his life. Promoted to Brown Belt by Professor Fujita in Jiu Jitsu in Japan, Enrique has fought in Japan and in the US. He has competed in all levels of grappling and MMA. Congratulations on your achievements an being part of our system.

· 2010 Iwakuni open absolute champion

· 20009 Shooto Cruiser weight champion (MMA Japan 6-0)

· 2009 Hiroshima Worlds BJJ Silver Medal

· 2009 Iwakuni open absolute champion

· 2009 Armed Forces Pankration light heavy silver medal

· 2008 Hiroshima World BJJ Champion

· 2007 Orane Dome Classis Champion 190lbs

· USA fight record 2-1 Shooto record 6-0



Sgt. James Bridger - Blue Belt

Promoted to Blue Belt June 30th, 2012. Trains under Jerry Roeder, James Wright, and Enrique Watson. He is a Marine and has competed in MMA and grappling tournaments. He has won grappling tournaments but lost his one mma fight. He was recently recognized by the Base newspaper (The Globe) for his grappling tournament win and his sons win. He trains on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.





05-26-2012, Pancrase Newswire, Denver, Broomfield, CO

Event date: Saturday May 26 10:00PM EDT / 7:00PM PDT

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV


MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view):

Champ Junior Dos Santos (239) vs. Frank Mir (261)
Antonio Silva (264) vs. Cain Velasquez (240)
Dave Herman (233) vs. Roy Nelson (254)
Shane Del Rosario (246) vs. Stipe Miocic (245)
Lavar Johnson (248) vs. Stefan Struve (255)


Diego Brandao (145) vs. Darren Elkins (145)
Edson Barboza (155) vs. Jamie Varner (156)
C.B. Dollaway (186) vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller (185)
Dan Hardy (170) vs.
Duane "Bang" Ludwig (171)


Paul Sass (156) vs. Jacob Volkmann (155)
Kyle Kingsbury (205) vs. Glover Teixeira (204)
Mike Brown (145) vs. Daniel Pineda (146)





Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


RING OF FIRE MMA returns to the 1STBANK Center on Saturday June 2nd with the promotion's 43rd installment, BAD BLOOD.

Headlining the event will be a battle of two of the heaviest hitters in the welter weight division as Phil THE NEW YORK BAD ASS Baroni will face Chris THE HAMMER Holland.

Phil Baroni is one of the most experienced fighters in the game having fought in MMA's biggest promotions including the UFC, Strikeforce and PRIDE FC. The Long Island, New York native has a wrestling background but truly prefers to stand in the center of the cage and trade bombs with his opponents. Not one to ever back down from a challenge, he has faced some of the biggest names in the sport. His attitude both in and out of the cage are legendary for being "in your face". When asked about his thoughts on his opponent he simply replied "Who am I fighting again? I'm gonna hit him forget him."

The same nonchalant approach can't be said of Baroni's opponent. Chris Holland knows full well who he is facing, and he considers himself a big fan of the NEW YORK BAD ASS. "I have so much respect for Phil Baroni, he is an MMA legend. I really enjoy the way he comes to fight and entertain the fans while he does it. He is a very hard puncher, and I know he has good wrestling." But with a smile he also added "I can't wait to put these hands on him!" Those hands have earned Holland the moniker of THE HAMMER in the cage. All of his 9 career wins have come by way of knockout.

The event theme BAD BLOOD couldn't be more appropriate than in the co-main event of the evening. UFC veterans Tyler THUNDER Toner and Cameron MONEY MAN Dollar are scheduled for a five round title fight. In a post fight interview after a recent win, Dollar took the opportunity to specifically call Toner out. "I think Toner is good, but he is over rated" said Dollar. It didn't take long for THUNDER to respond "He's tough and a well rounded fighter, but has a bit of a big mouth. He's made a lot of enemies." All talk aside, Dollar's 10-4 record matches well with Toner's at 9-3, and stylistically could be fight of the night.

The top two up and coming lightweights in the region will put there undefeated records on the line as Justin THE HIGHLIGHT Gaethje challenges Marcus BAD INTENTIONS Edwards. Both fighter's have a perfect 10-0 record in a match that has been brewing for over a year.

Edwards last appeared at ROF 40 where he took on then undefeated Nick Laney for the promotions YOUNG GUN Championship. In a dominating performance Edwards captured the title by finishing Laney with an arm bar early in the first round.

Earlier that same night fans witnessed "The HIGHLIGHT" in action as Gaethje made quick work of his opponent. Gaethje used his high level wrestling to toss his opponent around before finishing him with brutal knees to the body. It was immediately apparent that Edwards and Gaethje were on a collision course, and the two will finally meet on June 2nd.

In Denver, Colorado there is no bigger sports franchise then the Denver Broncos. So when news broke that former Denver Bronco Leandro Veal was going to be making his MMA debut at RING OF FIRE, the storm of phone calls and e-mails have come in to ROF President Sven Bean. "The response has been pretty crazy actually. I've never seen this much attention go to a debut fighter ever. He's training with some of the best heavyweights in the world at GRUDGE and holding his own, so I'm excited to see how he does in the cage. Veal will be facing former WWE wrestler Chad Wicks from Mason City, Iowa. The former "sports entertainer" has transitioned to MMA in 2010 and is excited about facing a former NFL player.

Full Fight Card to be released next week on

VENUE INFORMATION: ROF 43 also marks the promotion's return to the 1STBANK CENTER, The arena is located just 15 minutes from both Downtown Denver and Boulder. The venue recently received a multi-million dollar face lift and has hosted UFC and STRIKEFORCE events. It is known as "the Venue" for MMA events in the area.

Tickets are priced at $25.00, $35.00 and $45.00* and can be purchased online at

Tickets also available at:
TicketHorse charge-by-phone (8am - 8pm M-Sat., 9am - 5pm Sun.): 866.461.6556.
TicketHorse Kiosks located at all Dicks Sporting Goods
*price does not include $4.00 facility fee, additional charges may apply


VIP TABLES: As always if you would like to see the event is style, VIP GOLD and VIP SILVER tables can be purchased. The VIP tables seat 8 people and are catered by Brothers BBQ. Cocktail service is available to the VIP tables. Call 303-521-0966 or e-mail to reserve your table!




SABAKI CHALLENGE 2012 - Tonight In Denver, CO


Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Sabaki... is a Japanese word meaning "to channel power efficiently." It can refer to the effort of taming a horse or damming a river. In martial arts it means the natural way to use an opponent's power and momentum against him, regardless of size.

For 33 years, the Sabaki Challenge has provided a place for martial artists to test their beliefs in the hard training they endure. The rules are designed to bring out the best qualities of spirit, discipline, power and technique. Action will be delivered in a decisive yet disciplined manner; often ending in instant submission. Challenge a modern full contact stand up event in the tradition of timeless warrior code the whole family can enjoy. Fighter applications due March 3, 2012.

The 2012 Sabaki Challenge will be held on April 14th at the National Western Complex in Denver, CO.




PANCRASE MMA - Belt Rank Promotions


Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Pancrase USA is pleased to announce the following rank promotions.


Nate Cary and Professor Billy Hendricks purple belt promotion

Pancrase MMA Purple Belt Nate Cary and instructor Billy Hendricks.


Nate Cary is promoted to the rank of Purple Belt of Pancrase Mixed Martial Arts.  Nate trains under Prof. Billy Hendricks and his promotion is effective March 2, 2012.



Brandon Meals Blue Belt of Pancrase MMA

Pancrase MMA Blue Belt Brandon Meals of Wright's Extreme Martial Arts.


Brandon Meals is promoted to the rank of Blue Belt of Pancrase Mixed Martial Arts.  Brandon was promoted by Pancrase Black Belt James Wright, effective March 2, 2012.




STRIKEFORCE: Tate vs. Rousey - Results



Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


From the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


Ronda Rousey (5-0), of Venice, Calif. won the STRIKEFORCE Women’s Bantamweight Championship with her fifth straight victory – and fifth straight first-round submission via armbar - over Miesha Tate (12-3), of Yakima, Wash. at 4:27 of round one from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Josh Thomson (19-4, 1 NC), of San Jose, Calif., scored a unanimous decision with title implications in the lightweight division over KJ Noons (10-4), of San Diego, Calif., by the scores of 29-28 three times.

Kazuo Misaki (25-11-2, 1 NC), of Tokyo, Japan, won a bloody split decision over Paul Daley (29-12-2), of Nottingham, England. The scores were 30-27, 29-28 for Misaki and 29-28 for Daley.

*Lumumba Sayers (6-2), of Denver, Colo. submitted Scott Smith (18-10, 1 NC), of Elk Grove, Calif., via guillotine choke after catching him with a highlight reel back body drop.

“Jacare” Souza (15-3, 1 NC), of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, submitted Bristol Marunde (15-7), of Las Vegas, Nev., via arm triangle choke at 2:43 in the third round.

Sarah Kaufman (15-1), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, won a majority decision with title implications in the women’s bantamweight division over Alexis Davis (11-5), of Jensen Beach, Fla., by the scores of 29-28 two times and 29-29.

Roger Bowling (11-2), of Cincinnati, Ohio, stopped Brandon Saling (8-6), of Byesville, Ohio, on strikes in the second round.

Pat Healy (29-17), of Portland, Oregon, submitted Caros Fodor (7-1, 1 NC), of Kirkland, Wash., at 3:35 in the third round.

Ryan Couture (4-1), of Las Vegas, Nev., scored a TKO via referee stoppage due to strikes over Conor Heun (9-5), of Hollywood, Calif., at 2:52 of round three

*Pancrase Submission Wrestling Champion (Edge MMA)



STRIKEFORCE: Tate vs. Rousey


Pancrase Newswire, Denver, Broomfield, CO

Event date: Sat Mar 3, 10PM ET/PT, Live On Showtime

Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio


Main Card (Showtime):
Miesha Tate (134.5) vs. Ronda Rousey (134.5)
K.J. Noons (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155)
Paul Daley (171) vs. Kazuo Misaki (169.5)
Scott Smith (186) vs.
*Lumumba Sayers (185)
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (184.5) vs. Bristol Marunde (184)

Preliminary Bouts (Showtime Extreme):
Sarah Kaufman (135.5) vs. Alexis Davis (135.5)
Roger Bowling (170) vs. Brandon Saling (170.5)
Caros Fodor (155.5) vs. Pat Healy (155)
Ryan Couture (154) vs. Conor Heun (155)


*Pancrase Submission Wrestling Champion (Edge MMA)




UFC 143 - Results


Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


From the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.


Main Card (Pay-Per-View):
Carlos Condit defeated Nick Diaz by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Fabricio Werdum defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 3027, 30-27)
Josh Koscheck defeated Mike Pierce by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Renan Barao defeated Scott Jorgensen by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ed Herman defeated Clifford Starks by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:43 of rd 2

Preliminary Bouts:
Dustin Poirier defeated Max Hollaway by triangle armbar at 3:23 of rd 1
Matt Riddle defeated Henry Martinez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Edwin Figueroa defeated Alex Caceres by split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27)
Matt Brown defeated Chris Cope by KO at 1:19 of rd 2
Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal defeated Michael Kuiper by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Stephen Thompson defeated Dan Stittgen by KO at 4:13 of rd 1



UFC On FX 1 - Results


Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Main Bouts (FX):
Jim Miller defeated Melvin Guillard by rear naked choke at 2:04 of R1
Josh Neer defeated
Duane Ludwig by guillotine choke at 3:04 of R1
Mike Easton defeated Jared Papazian by majority decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-29)
Pat Barry defeated Christian Morecraft by TKO from strikes at 3:38 of R1

Preliminary Bouts (Fuel TV):
Jorge Rivera defeated Eric Schafer by TKO from strikes at 1:31 of R2
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Kamal Shalorus by rear naked choke at 2:08 of R3
Charlie Brenneman defeated Daniel Roberts by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Fabricio Camoes defeated Tommy Hayden by rear naked choke at 4:03 of  R1
Daniel Pineda defeated Pat Schilling by rear naked choke at 1:37 of R1
Nick Denis defeated Joseph Sandoval by knockout from elbows at 0:22 of R1




PANCRASE MMA : Belt Rank Promotions


Pancrase USA Commissioners Office

8 Garden Center, Broomfield, CO, 80020


Pancrase USA is pleased to announce the following belt rank promotions.



*Black Belt James Wright has tested and authorized the promotion of James Boyette to the rank of Purple Belt of Mixed Martial Arts.


Black Belt James Wright has tested and authorized the promotion of Nick Bilak to the rank of Blue Belt of Mixed Martial Arts.


Black Belt James Wright has tested and authorized the promotion of Robert Townsely to the rank of Blue Belt of Mixed Martial Arts.


Congratulations - Will Hendricks, Commissioner


*Wright's Extreme Martial Arts