Every Monday, The MMA Corner takes a look – with video footage when possible – at the previous weekend’s action at small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans, consensus-ranked fighters and up-and-coming prospects. Here’s what went down between Nov. 9 and Nov. 13:

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Shark Fights 21 (Lubbock, Texas; Nov. 11)

Former WWE superstar and Strikeforce veteran Bobby Lashley (7-1) captured the vacant Shark Fights heavyweight title with a first-round keylock submission of Karl Knothe (20-7).


Nov. 9
ProFC 37 (Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia)

Magomed Saadulaev (14-1) locked in a guillotine choke in the first round to submit Laszlo Soltesz (19-4)…Vener Galiev (22-7) submitted Vaidas Valancius (10-7-2) via a third-round guillotine choke…Beslan Isaev (18-5) secured a rear-naked choke in the first round to submit Yedike Abelian (0-1).

Nov. 10
Max Fight 10 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Team Nogueira product Rony Mariano (10-3) claimed the Max Fight featherweight crown with a first-round armbar submission of Reginaldo Vieira (5-2)…Charles Maicon (8-1) needed just 17 seconds to knock out Kellis Santos (10-10) for his eighth consecutive win by some form of knockout and fifth consecutive first-round stoppage.

Nov. 11
Extreme Fighting Championship Africa 11 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Potts (gray trunks) vs. van Zyl

In a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 November Tussles Worth Watching, Ruan Potts (4-0) successfully defended his EFCA heavyweight crown with a first-round guillotine choke submission of Andrew van Zyl (4-1)…Pride veteran Jadyson Costa (7-12-1) picked up Submission of the Night honors with a first-round rear-naked choke submission of James Rennie (5-2)…Martin van Staden (11-4) scored a second-round TKO of Nolan Swanepoel (4-3).

Costa (blue-taped gloves) vs. Rennie

Nov. 12
M-1 Challenge XXVIII (Astrakhan, Russia)

Malikov (camo trunks) vs. Emelianenko

Magomed Malikov (4-1) needed just 23 seconds to knock out Pride veteran Aleksander Emelianenko (17-5).

Olympian MMA Championships 12: Bad Vibes (Liverpool, England)

Andy Ogle (8-1) earned a unanimous decision over Shay Walsh (6-1)…Mike Wilkinson (7-0) remained undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over Brian Moore (3-1)…Dave Hill (10-2) submitted UFC veteran David Lee (9-8) via a first-round triangle choke…Mick Sinclair (12-3) scored a first-round TKO of Tommy Maguire (11-5).

ProFC/GM Fight: Ukraine Cup Finals (Kiev, Ukraine)

Artur Alibulatov (7-0) kept his spotless record intact with a first-round armbar submission of Oleg Zakharov (5-3).

Round 1 (Bialogard, Poland)

Piotr Hallmann (8-1) secured a rear-naked choke in the first round to submit Szymon Walaszek (1-8).

Victory Promotions: Clementi vs. Rogers (Lowell, Mass.)

UFC and Bellator veteran Rich Clementi (41-20-1) submitted Ronnie Rogers (10-7) via rear-naked choke in the second round of a fight that made Sherdog’s 10 November Tussles Worth Watching.

Nov. 13
Cage Fighters 1 (Matosinhos, Portugal)

UFC veteran Ronys Torres (23-4) locked in an armbar in the first round to submit Wanderson Messias.

Rings: The Outsider 19 (Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan)

Keinosuke Yoshinaga (12-4) took home a unanimous verdict over Tetsuya Sano (9-5).

Photo: Bobby Lashley has his hand raised after submitting Karl Knothe at Shark Fights 21 (Shark Fights)

  • Ruan Potts vs Andrew Van Zyl left the feet too quickly. Van Zyl should have kept the bout standing!