Lauzon -- the youngest man ever to compete inside the UFC --
Ortolani on second-round strikes in the Triumph Fighter 4
“Hostile” main event on Saturday at the Hampshire Dome in Milford,
Lauzon (left) put an end to a two-fight losing streak with the
finish. The 22-year-old younger brother of “The Ultimate Fighter”
Season 5 semi-finalist Joe Lauzon was
purged from the UFC roster following his unanimous decision loss to
Escudero in May. He made history in his loss to Spencer
Fisher in October 2006, when he set foot inside the Octagon at
the age of 18.
The 24-year-old Ortolano, a Renzo Gracie
New Hampshire representative, splits his time between professional
mixed martial arts and professional lacrosse, playing indoor and
outdoor lacrosse for the Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse
League and the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.
Veach Takes CWFC Crown
UFC exile Matt Veach
Rosfort-Nees en route to a unanimous decision, as he captured
the Cage Warriors Fighting Championships lightweight title in the
CWFC 38 headliner on Friday at the HMV Forum in London.
Spawned by the HIT Squad gym, Veach set the tone with a pair of
powerful takedowns in the first round and punctuated it with
another in the fifth. In between he neutralized Rosfort-Nees with a
smothering brand of top control. Veach exacted minimal damage but
racked up the points. Rosfort-Nees entered the match on a six-fight
A 29-year-old Springfield, Ill., native, Veach has rattled off
three consecutive victories since back-to-back submission losses to
Kelly and current UFC lightweight champion Frankie
Edgar cost him his spot in the UFC.
Jettisoned UFC heavyweight Tim Hague
knocked out journeyman Travis Wiuff
in the Aggression MMA 5 “Uprising main event on Friday at the Expo
Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Wiuff met his demise 1:50 into
Wiuff scored a quick takedown and worked from inside Hague’s guard,
only two have the referee return the two heavyweights to an upright
position. Soon after, Hague connected on a thudding body shot and
followed with an overhand right that put his foe on one knee.
Another monstrous punch dotted the Is and crossed the Ts, as Hague
sent Wiuff crashing face-first to the canvas in an unconscious
Former World Extreme Cagefighting heavyweight champion James Irvin
survived a serious scare and knocked out Angel DeAnda
in the marquee matchup at Rebel Fights “Domination” on Saturday at
the Placer County Fair and Events Center in Roseville, Calif.
DeAnda went down 1:42 into round one.
DeAnda backed up Irvin with several early combinations. The two men
then traded knockdowns, Irvin with a Superman punch and his
opponent with a straight right hand. DeAnda nearly finished it
against the cage, as he flurried on Irvin with referee Josh
Rosenthal hovering above them. Irvin weathered the attack, rose to
his feet, ate a few more punches and laid out DeAnda with a right
Irvin entered the match on a three-fight losing streak, having been
released by the UFC following his first-round submission defeat to
Pokrajac at UFC Live 2 in August.
Strikeforce veteran Kim Couture
submitted mixed martial arts rookie Felicia
Wells with a reverse arm-triangle choke in the Absolute Action
MMA 5 “Battle Against Breast Cancer” main event on Saturday at
Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. Wells waved the white flag 1:40 into
round two. Couture, the ex-wife of UFC hall of famer Randy Couture,
has alternated wins and losses in each of her first six
professional bouts … Gregor
Gracie won for the third time in four appearances, as he
submitted Mariusz Linke
with a rear-naked choke 2:13 into the first round of their Brick
City Fighting Championship “Gracie vs. Linke” headliner on Saturday
at the Essex County College Gymnasium in Newark, N.J. … In the C3
Fights “Red River Rivalry” main event, Shooto veteran Mario Stapel
needed just nine seconds to knock out Jake Hall at the
Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Okla. Known more for his submission
prowess, Stapel has delivered three wins in his past four bouts.