UFC veteran Victor
Valimaki subdued Lew Polley by
unanimous decision to capture The Fight Club light heavyweight
championship at TFC 8 “Salvation” on Friday at the Shaw Conference
Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On a significant roll since he was struck into submission by
Hollett at a Maximum Fighting Championship event two years ago,
Valimaki has rattled off six consecutive victories, five of them
finishes. His list of victims during this latest run includes “The
Ultimate Fighter” alum Noah
Inhofer, Pride Fighting Championships castoff Rodney
Glunder and now Polley -- an American Top Team representative
who entered the match off a decision win against Vernon
Valimaki, a 27-year-old Canadian, made two failed appearances
inside the UFC, as he lost a split decision to David Heath
and succumbed to strikes against Alessio
Meanwhile, MFC veteran Ryan Ford
barely broke a sweat in dispatching Markhaile
Wedderburn in the TFC 8 headliner. The end came 1:24 into round
one when Ford cinched a rear-naked choke for the finish.
Moraes Stays Unbeaten at Jungle Fight
Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Sergio
Moraes kept his perfect record intact with a first-round
submission victory against Golden Glory’s Tommy
Depret at Jungle Fight 14 on Saturday at the Pacaembu Gymnasium
in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Moraes latched rear-naked choke for the finish 3:55 into the first
round. He has notched four of his five career wins by submission,
all by choke. The unbeaten Brazilian has already dabbled in the
American MMA market, having defeated Josh Martin
in a Bellator Fighting Championships event in June.
International Fight League veteran Alexandre
“Cacareco” Ferreira was among the winners at Jungle Fight 14,
as well, as he coaxed a tapout from Vagner
Curio in 16 seconds. The 30-year-old has delivered three
submission wins in a row in less than half a minute.
Shlemenko Streak Reaches Nine
Shlemenko, one of Europe’s top middleweights, won his ninth
straight bout on Sunday, as he defeated Patrick
Kincl by unanimous decision in the Hell Cage 4 main event at
Slavia Prague Sports Hall in Prague, Czech Republic.
An EliteXC veteran, Shlemenko has not tasted defeat since he lost
for a second time to Jose “Pele”
Landi-Jons at a World Free Fight Challenge show three years
ago. The 25-year-old Russian has delivered 15 of his 24 career wins
by knockout or technical knockout and has been finished only by
Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Ronaldo
Pride Fighting Championships veteran Daniel
Acacio won for the sixth time in eight fights when he stopped
Irie on second-round strikes at First Class Fight 3 on Saturday
in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Acacio -- who turns 32 in December and holds notable wins against
2006 Pride welterweight grand prix winner Kazuo Misaki
and former IFL stalwart Delson
Heleno -- has posted back-to-back wins since his 70-second
knockout loss to Mahmed Khalidov at KSW 11 in May.
Unbeaten Ring of Combat veteran Charles
Oliveira was also victorious at FCF 3, as he submitted Alexandre
Bezerra with a second-round anaconda choke. Oliveira has
finished all nine of his opponents as a professional, five of them
by submission, four others by KO or technical knockout.