Due to popular demand, WWoMMA is back for April. Here are some of the best MMA highlights that went under the radar this month, with an emphasis on spectacular finishes and exciting up and coming talent. I've decided to add some UFC-style bonuses to spice things up a bit. Each winner will receive 1,000 smoogy points* for their efforts.
Best KO: Katsunori Kikuno
Best Submission: Max Fernandez
Best Fight: Jason Wood vs. Derek Shiffer
The Wide World of MMA - April 2009
King of Champions - Shockwave 2009
March 28, 2009 Crowne Plaza Event Center, Denver
Jesse Taylor def. Chris Camozzi via Decision (Unanimous)
March 28, 2009, Aichi Bushido Hall, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Max Fernandez def. Justin Holdaas via Submission (Flying Armbar) R1 1:00
BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 1
April 3, 2009, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Fla.
Eddie Alvarez def. Greg Loughran via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R1 2:44
NAAFS - Caged Vengeance 4
April 3, 2009, Promo West Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio
Jason Riley def. Justin Black via KO (Punch) R1 1:45
BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 2
April 10, 2009, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
Lyman Good def. Hector Urbina via Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 3:22
Wilson Reis def. Henry Martinez via Decision (Unanimous)
RITC 34 - Rumble in the Cage 34
April 11, 2009 Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Jesse Bongfeldt def. Dan Shenk via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 4:09
EFI - EFI Strikes Back
April 11, 2009, The Log Cabin, Holyoke, Mass.
Dan Fonseca def. Jordan Velenti via KO (Punch) R1 0:42
ROF 34 - Judgment Day
April 11, 2009, Broomfield Event Center, Broomfield, Colo.
Tyler Toner def. DJ Fuentes via TKO (Punches) R1 3:35
Mike Nickels def. James Funny via Submission (Straight Armbar) R1 1:13
SNMMA - Extreme Beatdown
April 11, 2009, Apache Gold Casino, Phoenix
Elena Reid def. Michelle Waterson via TKO (Punches) R2 1:50
Chris Tuchscherer def. Jamie Klair via TKO (Punches) R1 2:19
DEEP - 41st Impact
April 16, 2009, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Miku Matsumoto def. Nicdali Calanic via TKO (Knees to the Body) R1 0:21
Katsunori Kikuno def. Koichiro Matsumoto via KO (Punch) R1 4:32
Kingdom MMA - Miller vs. Hose
April 18, 2009, Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii
Jason Miller def. Kala Hose via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 2:23
M-1 - 2009 M-1 Challenge Selection 1
April 19, 2009, St. Petersberg, Russia
Telman Sherifov def. Rizvan Ganiyalov via KO (Knee) R1 4:47
Rustam Habylov def. Vladimir Papusha via Submission (Armbar) R1 2:04
UWC - Capital Punishment
April 25, 2009, Washington, D.C.
Damian Dantibo def. Ronald Stallings via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) R1 0:13
War Machine def. Rashad Woods via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 4:16
XFC 8 - Regional Conflict
April 25, 2009, Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.
Jason Wood def. Derek Shiffer via KO (Knee) R2 3:41
Ovince St. Preux def. Ombey Mobley via Submission (Calf Slicer) R1 2:36
*smoogy points have no cash value