Greetings, ladies and germs. Join me, won't you, for a look at those fight results featuring the big show hopefuls and Zuffa castaways that keep regional promoters in hair gel and blazers with padded shoulders.
At Pancrase: Progress Tour 10 this past Saturday, women's bantamweight powerhouse Rin Nakai dispatched Mayumi Aoki by TKO in the second round. Nakai, 2-0-0 this year, remains undefeated throughout her career, with nine of her twelve victories coming by way of (T)KO or submission. An appearance in Invicta FC or Strikeforce seems imminent.
Also this Saturday, heavyweight slugger Stav Economou took part in UWC 20's main event, finishing Deividas Banaitis with a kimura in the first. Economou (14-2-1) has won three straight this year, including a decision victory over embattled UFC vet Ricco Rodriguez. Economou, who fought to a draw with UFC vet Neil Grove, owes his pair of losses to current UFC talent Karlos Vemola and Philip De Fries (both by rear-naked choke, incidentally).
In other heavyweight action, Andreas Kraniotakes (14-6-0), best known from his ProElite bout with Tim Sylvia, scored a second-round submission win over Dawid Baziak (8-4-0). Kraniotakes is 2-1-0 since his unanimous decision loss to Sylvia. All of the German's victories have come within the distance.
Winning the award for UFC vet with a name that most sounds like it belongs to a cartoon tough-man, Brock Larson (34-7-0) snapped a two-fight skid at CFX 38 this weekend, submitting the unheralded Lucas St. Clair (3-7-1) with a Von Flue choke in the first. Larson began his second UFC campaign in 2009 with two straight wins, including an encouraging first-round submission victory over Mike Pyle, before losing his place in the promotion after losses to Mike Pierce and Brian Foster. Larson is 5-3-0 since then.
And finally, at KOTC: Mercenaries this past Thursday, former TUF contestant Sevak Magakian--last seen losing his damn mind while housemate Alex Caceres stood there grinning like that one weird kid from day camp in the sweatpants who owns every single Pokemon card and you ask "Dustin, what the hell are you smiling about?" and it turns out that he has a stick covered in dog turd that he wants everyone to see what the hell Dustin pull it together--extended his win streak to five, finishing Joe Condon (9-4-0) with an armbar in the opening round. Magakian's record now sits at 12-3-0.