Out of Obscurity: Weekend Review (Nov. 9 – Nov. 13) The MMA Corner Staff November 14, 2011 Events 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: [tabgroup][tab title=”Spotlight Event”] 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). [/tab][/tabgroup] 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) MMA South Africa Ruan Potts vs Andrew Van Zyl left the feet too quickly. Van Zyl should have kept the bout standing!