Herschel Walker MMA debut vs. Greg Nagy booked for Strikeforce: 'Miami' on Jan 30
Bellator continues their trend of collecting top Brazilian talent. Over at ULTMMA, the site reports that Bellator has agreed to terms with Phelipe Lins (5-0). A 6'3 light heavyweight out of Nova Uniao Kimura, Lins was the #2 light heavyweight on Bloody Elbow's 2012 World MMA Scouting Report.
Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero picked up his first win since being released by the UFC at Desert Rage VIII in Yuma, Arizona over the weekend. "Hecho en Mexico" defeated Alfredo Martinez by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:14 of Round 1. Props: Uniting Locals Through MMA
Former UFC fighters Tommy Speer (13-5) and Victor Valimaki (16-5) went 0-2 at Canada's Fight Club 10 event in Edmonton. Speer was submitted by welterweight prospect Ryan Ford (12-2) while Valimaki dropped his 205 pound title to Martin Desilets (9-2) of Quebec in the first round via TKO (punches). Fight Club 10 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada David Bodrug def. Doug Newman by Submission RNC 3:55 R2 Rio Wells def. Timothy Skidmore by TKO 3:33 R1 Curtis Demarce def. Mike Bell by Unanimous Decision Mitch Clark def. Brandon McArthur by Submission RNC 1:14 R2 Sheldon Westcott def. Tim Smith by TKO at 0:29 R1 Victor Bachmann def. Markhaille Wedderburn by Submission RNC 3:28 R1 Martin Desilets def. Victor Valimaki by TKO 4:57 R1 Ryan Ford def. Tommy Speer by Submission RNC 4:29 R1 HT: Uniting Locals Through MMA
Former UFC fighter Josh Neer is now 2-0 since being released by the UFC in October 2009. Neer defeated Texas local Anselmo Martinez at Shark Fights 8 last night. With the first round submission win Neer captured the TX promotion's 170 pound belt. Shark Fights 8 Lubbock, TX Josh Neer def. Anselmo Martinez via Submission Rear Naked Choke 3:05 R1 Kyle Bracey def. Eric Davila via Submission Guillotine Choke 1:39 R1 Luis Luna def. Clayton Hantz via Submission Rear Naked Choke 4:50 R1 Jessica Miramontes def. Yadira Anzaldua via TKO (Strikes) 2:11 R1 John King def. Skylar Duncan via TKO (Stoppage) 0:28 R1 Doug Frey def. Jared Lopez via Submission Guillotine Choke 4:57 R1 Cody Pfister def. Jerry Hinojosa via KO 0:49 R1 Mitchell Hale def. Devin Nichols via Unanimous Decision HT: Uniting Locals Through Mixed Martial Arts