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ONE FC 7 Results

Honorio Banario is the first ever One FC featherweight champion but did so in strange fashion. Banario connected with a left hook to the face of his opponent, Eric Kelly. Kelly dropped and immediately began bleeding from a cut yet attempted to signal like he’d been poked in the eye.

Despite the strange situation, Banario was able to take home the gold via TKO. Shinichi “B.J.” Kojima was able to win a number one contenders slot after taking out Rey Docyogen via second round submission.

Full results are as follows:

  • Honorio Banario def. Eric Kelly via TKO – Round 4, 1:01 – wins inaugural featherweight title
  • Shinichi Kojima def. Rey Docyogen via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:47
  • Lowen Tynanes def. Vuyisile Colossa via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:37
  • Peter Davis def. Leo Krishna via TKO (doctor’s stoppage due to cut) – Round 1, 2:01
  • Adam Kayoom def. Zuli Silawanto via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:41
  • Thanh Vu def. Ryan Diaz via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:03 – bantamweight grand-prix quarterfinal
  • Melvin Yeoh def. Raymond Tiew via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:29 – Malaysian featherweight-tourney opening round
  • Jian Kai Chee def. A.J. Lias Mansor via unanimous decision – Malaysian featherweight-tourney opening round
  • Gianni Subba def. Saiful Merican Gianni Subba via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:08
  • Jake Butler def. Antoni Romulo via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:46
Source: MMA Junkie

Yoel Romero vs. Clifford Starks Added to UFC on Fox 7

Former Olympic medalist Yoel Romero will make his UFC debut against Clifford Starks on the UFC on Fox 7 card. Romero is coming off a 19 month layoff  after suffering a KO loss to Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in Strikeforce. Starks is 1-1 with the UFC with his recent fight being a submission loss to Ed Herman.

UFC on FOX 7 takes place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The main event is scheduled to be a lightweight title fight between UFC champ Benson Henderson and Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez.

Source: MMA Junkie

Dana White Promises TUF 17 Cast at Least One Shot in the UFC

Dana White is so pleased with this current season of The Ultimate Fighter that he promised every participant on the show another opportunity to make it into the UFC.

“This season is so f—ing good, and I was so happy with all the guys, I told them, ‘Every one of you guys are going to fight. You’re going to get one more chance in the UFC. Every guy here is going to get another chance in the UFC,'” White said.

TUF 17 currently airs on Tuesday nights on FX and features rival coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Honorio Banario (Martin Hooson/Sherdog)

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Kyle Symes
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Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.