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2011 World Scouting Report Update: May Recap by smoogy The latter half of May has been positively...

2011 World Scouting Report Update: May Recap by smoogy The latter half of May has been positively filthy with Scouting Report action, but the slow trickle of results coming in from the more obscure promotions has made the task of compiling an accurate, timely weekend recap difficult lately. In lieu of that feature's absence over the past two weeks, here is a jumbo-sized recap covering fourteen fights over the last three weeks of the month. A Special Achievement Award is in order for Konstantin Gluhov, who captured his second consecutive Warrior's Honor one-night-tournament title. Gluhov has won a staggering five straight tournaments in the last nine months: the two from Warrior's Honor (Ukraine), the Oleg Taktarov Cup (Russia), the UCFC 20,000 Euro, 16-Man Tournament (Austria), and the Pancrase FC Cup (France). Full Results May 13th: Watch Out Combat Show 13 - Brasilia, Brazil Rodrigo Lima (8-0) [#7 BW] def. Heliovanio da Silva (2-3) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 2:22 May 14th: Cage Brazil Championship - Campo Grande, Brazil Ricardo Tirloni (12-1) [#2 LW] def. Taedas Mendonca (0-2) via Decision (Unanimous) R3 Rock and Brawl - Kouvola, Finland Attila Vegh (23-4-2) def. Marcus Vanttinen (20-3) [#9 LHW] via Decision (Unanimous) R3 May 21st: KSW 16: Konfrontacja - Gdansk, Poland Jan Blachowicz (13-3) [#5 LHW] def. Toni Valtonen (24-12) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 1:23 Bellator FC 45 - Lake Charles, Louisiana Luis Santos (49-6) [#5 WW] def. Nicolae Cury (4-2) via Decision (Unanimous) Jungle Fight 28 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil John Lineker (17-5) [#5 BW] def. Luiz Carlos Salgado (1-1) via KO (Punch) R1 1:18 Cowboy MMA: Caged Cowboys - Ponca City, Oklahoma Jared Rosholt (2-0) [#6 HW] def. Ray Clayton (2-2) via Submission (Keylock) R2 4:48 May 22nd: Mix Fight Tournament: Fedor Emelianenko Cup - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (14-1) [#4 MW] def. Tomas Kuzela (16-13) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 4:04 May 27th: Fight of the Night 2011 - Greding, Germany Yoel Romero Palacio (4-0) [#6 LHW] def. Laszlo Eck (0-1) via KO (Punch) R1 0:33 Amazon Fight 8 - Belem, Brazil Luis Santos (49-6-1) [#5 WW] Drew With Carlos Alexandre Pereira (23-9-1) R3 Titan FC 18 - Kansas City, Kansas Jared Rosholt (3-0) [#6 HW] def. Kirk Grinlinton (2-3) via TKO (Punches) R1 1:37 Warrior's Honor 3 - Kharkiv, Ukraine Konstantin Gluhov (19-6) [#8 HW] def. Yuri Gorbenko (1-4) via Submission (Toe Hold) R1 2:35 def. Ruslan Magomedov (5-1) via KO (Punch to the Body) R2 1:19 May 29th: DREAM: Fight for Japan - Saitama, Japan Takeshi Inoue (20-5) def. Koichiro Matsumoto (12-3) [#5 FW] via TKO (Punches) R1 6:51 Scouting Report Weekend Results - May 6th-7th Photo Credit: Gleidson Venga/Sherdog Fight Records: Sherdog.com

HW Scouting Report: #1 - Guram Gugenishvili

Closing out the 2011 World MMA Scouting Report, M-1 veteran Guram Gugenishvili tops our list as the #1 prospect on the heavyweight countdown. The Georgian wrestler/grappler remains undefeated at 11-0, attaining the M-1 Heavyweight crown in October with a submission win over Kenny Garner and defending it against Maxim Grishin in March.

HW Scouting Report: #2 - Shamil Abdurahimov

At #2 on the 2011 World MMA Scouting Report, Shamil Abdurahimov (12-1) lands on our countdown as one of the most promising prospects out of Russia who has the skills to succeed in the UFC. The 28-year-old Dagestan-native is enjoying a six-fight win streak that includes wins over Jeff Monson, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, and Marcos Oliveira.

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #3 - Tony Johnson Jr.

Tony Johnson's story is similar to that of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. A child was involved, dreams were put on the back burner, and duties fulfilled to be a father. Before his days of changing diapers and earning income for his family, Johnson was one of the best wrestlers in the United States, ranking #2 in the country during his senior year of high school.

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #4 - Gerald Turek

Austria. The land of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sigmund Freud, and our #4-ranked heavyweight on the 2011 World MMA Scouting Report Gerald Turek (10-1). While his name probably shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence as such noteworthy figures in Austria's history, Turek is a significant figure in the world of mixed martial arts.

Konstantin Gluhov vs. Jesse Gibbs PFC 3 Finale fight 02/04/2011 ValeTudo.ru

Konstantin Gluhov vs. Jesse Gibbs PFC 3 Finale fight 02/04/2011 ValeTudo.ru

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #5 - Stipe Miocic

Former Golden Gloves champion and NCAA Division I wrestler Stipe Miocic (4-0) breaks our top 5 on the 2011 World MMA Scouting Report as one of the most heavy-handed punchers on our countdown. The 28-year-old dual sport collegiate athlete has turned heads in the Ohio regional scene...

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #6 - Jared Rosholt

At #6 on the 2011 World MMA Scouting Report, three-time NCAA All-American and 2010 NCAA runner-up Jared Rosholt (1-0) chimes in as one of the most promising heavyweights in the landscape of the division. With enormous size and blazing speed for the weight class, the 24-year-old could be on the fast track to becoming a major player in the division in the years to come.

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #7 - Vitaly Minakov

Russia has a storied history of producing great heavyweight talent, most notably Fedor Emelianenko, Alexsander Emelianenko, and Sergei Kharitonov. While Fedor was obviously a kingpin at the top of the worldwide division for roughly a decade, time and the progressing skills of other top-flight talents are now obstacles in the way of his continued dominance.

HW Scouting Report: #8 - Konstantin Gluhov

At #8 on the 2011 World MMA Heavyweight Scouting Report, Latvian-born kickboxer Konstantin Gluhov (17-6) enters the countdown with a vast background in kickboxing and proven knockout power.

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