Hey! For those of you out there that I imagine hanging on my every word like scripture, I just wanted to let people know that my most recent List of minor MMA champions is now available as part of the "Library" drop down menu at the top of the BE homepage. In the future I hope to have all my UFC roster pages up there, but it takes a bit of finagling to get everything reformatted. So for those of you who just can't go a day without me (Mom, Wife, Pets, I'm looking at you) I'm now easier to find than ever. And of course still available on email, twitter, etc. if you ever need to tell me what I've done wrong.
In old news that's new to me, a quick update on the Champions List. Ken Hasegawa has been crowned the Deep Megaton Champion after thrashing Seigo Mizuguchi at Deep Impact 61, in one of the more lackluster one-sided beatings in heavyweight MMA history. And Yuki Motoya was crowned the first Deep Flyweight champion after his victory over Akira Kibe back in July of last year, and has defended the belt once since. Apparently he's a complete non-prospect, but at 23, who knows. Neither of these title bouts were easy to track down, but thankfully Deep is one of the few MMA orgs out there that keeps a reasonably well maintained website.
Beyond that Cathal Pendred became the new CWFC welterweight champion over the weekend in a bout that is totally unlikely to earn either he or Gael Grimaud any respect from the MMA world at large. He's a converted rugby player who trains with recent UFC signee Conor McGregor, but appears to possess none of his natural talent.
Other cool stuff from the weekend, WMMA prospect Duda Yankovic earned her first MMA win at Bittetti Combat 14 (sub is at about 10min. mark), with an Aoiki-esque arm breaking keylock. It was pretty surprising, considering that she's a former boxing champion. Really otherwise there wasn't anything I could make myself care about. Bernard Hopkins accomplished something that shows that he's a modern marvel, and boxing is a modern tragedy, and BAMMA held another event where some big league castoffs fought other big league castoffs.
I hope at least some of this was reasonably informative. All links included are my own.