Texas was the state to be this weekend as Bellator, Legacy FC and the UFC all held events in the Lone Star state.
Starting things off was Legacy FC 59. Lightweight Justin Reiswerg sunk in a triangle on Jason Langellier at 3:20 of round 2. And in the main event, Middleweight Trevin Giles remained undefeated when he choked out Isaac Villanueva via arm triangle at 1:45 of round 3.
At Bellator 161 Women’s Flyweight Anastasia Yankova earned a narrow split decision over a game Veta Arteaga. Bantamweight Joe Warren took out Sirwan Kakai via guillotine at 1:04 of round 3. And Cheick Kongo got one step closer to claiming the Heavyweight belt when he won a unanimous decision over Tony Johnson.
UFC Fight Night 94 saw Lightweight Evan Dunham defeat last minute replacement Rick Glenn by unanimous decision. Middleweight Derek Brunson continued his knockout streak when he KO’d Uriah Hall at 1:41 of round 1. Capping things off was Lightweight Michael Johnson knocking out Dustin “Diamond” Poirier at 1:35 of round 1.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans will return to action at UFC 205 iin NYC against Tim Kennedy.
Ex Middleweight champs Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman also got their next matchups. Rockhold will take on “Jacare” Souza at UFC Fight Night 101 and Weidman will face off against Yoel Romero at UFC 205.
Former UFC Middleweight and Light Heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen has signed with Bellator.