Sengoku Soul of Fight fight footage, including Taisuke Okuno's epic knockout of Ryo Chonan.
KSW 15: Mamed Khalidov vs. James Irvin Fight Video (via IronForgesIron.com)
After losing Matt Lindland and Thales Leites as potential opponents, Polish standout Mamed Khalidov will be hoping that the third time's a charm with James "The Sandman" Irvin now being penciled in to face him in the main event of KSW 15 on March 19th in Warsaw, according to Chris Nelson at Sherdog. It was recently revealed that Irvin tested positive for steroids following a December fight, leading to the cancellation of his upcoming Shark Fights bout against Houston Alexander. There's no word yet about potential penalties from the CSAC for the positive test. Photo: UFC.com
The biggest news in the 205lb class involved two young wrestlers, one on the rise, one due for a fall. #9 Jon Jones cracks the top 10 after crucifying #29 (was #24) Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC on Versus 2. #8 Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal will certainly fall next month after his loss to #15 Rafael "Feijao" Calvacante at Strikeforce: Houston.
Not a lot of movement in MMA's premiere division this month. The biggest fight featured #21 Chuck Liddell losing to #11 Rich Franklin at UFC 115.
The king is dead. Long live the king. #1 Mauricio "Shogun" Rua definitively established himself as the new king of the division with his first round finish of #2 Lyoto Machida to take the UFC 205lb title.
Both KSW XIII and MFC 25 will feature a little bit of something for everyone. If you're interested in what many of the UFC veterans are up to nowadays, MFC 25 will feature former UFC middleweight contender Thales Leites, TUF alums Jesse Taylor and Richie Hightower, and UFC veterans Wilson Gouveia, Luigi Fioravanti, and Pete Spratt.