LAW Aug 12 Update – Red Bastien Passes Away

**We start off with the unfortunate news of the passing of Red Bastien, one of the most innovative performers of his era that brought about a high flying style that was well ahead of its time. Bastien formed a number of tag teams during his career where he worked with Lou Klein (who wrestled during this time as his brother, Lou Bastien) and later Billy Red Lyons, a team that held in very high regard for their style. Among the many offices he worked for during his career included the WWWF, AWA, WCW out of Australia where he teamed with native star Mario Milano among many others. Bastien was heavily involved within the industry long after he retired serving as a trainer in California and was responsible for training a young Steve Borden and Jim Hellwig when Rick Bassman was packaging a group of bodybuilders as ‘Powerteam U.S.A.’ and sending promo shots across the country after conceiving the gimmick and then seeking out bodybuilders to play the role and team them how to work (which is where Bastien fit in). It was Jerry Jarrett who took a chance on Borden and Hellwig when no one else was interested and was cited as the reason for Sting coming back to work with TNA decades later because of Jarrett giving him his start in the business. Bastien will always be closely tied to the Cauliflower Alley Club, where he served as President from 2001 – 2007 and had to step down as he began to suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and eventually was put in a medical facility in 2010 where he stayed until his passing. Bastien was 81-years old when he died on Saturday. 

**Tonight is the TNA ‘Hardcore Justice’ event from the Impact Zone in Orlando and w http://fightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/1203.mp3

**Here are the results from the UFC 150 card held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Saturday night in front of an announced crowd of 15,008 and a live gate of only $660,000 so the paid attendance was down huge from the last time they ran the venue last September for UFC 135 (Jon Jones Vs Quinton Jackson) where they had a gate of just over $2,000,000. In terms of a numbered pay-per-view you might have to go all the way back to 2003 for a gate that low.

*Nik Lentz over Eiki Mitsuoka by TKO at 3:45 of Round 1
*Chico Camus over Dustin Pague by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
*Erik Perez over Ken Stone by TKO at 0:17 of Round 1 
*Michael Kuiper over Jarred Hamman by TKO at 2:16 of Round 2
*Dennis Bermudez over Tommy Hayden by guillotine choke at 4:43 of Round 1 
*Max Holloway over Justin Lawrence by TKO at 4:49 of Round 2 
*Yushin Okami over Buddy Roberts by TKO at 3:05 of Round 2 
*Jake Shields over Ed Herman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Donald Cerrone over Melvin Guillard by KO at 1:16 of Round 1 
*Benson Henderson over Frankie Edgar by split decision (48-47, 46-49, 48-47) to keep the UFC Lightweight Title 

**The following $60,000 bonuses were handed out after the card:
*Fight of the Night – Donald Cerrone Vs Melvin Guillard
*Knockout of the Night – Donald Cerrone
*Submission of the Night – Dennis Bermudez 

**Despite all the talk this past week of Alistair Overeem possibly getting the next title shot and trying to appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to get licensed early he will not be getting the next title shot. Dana White confirmed that Cain Velasquez will fight Junior Dos Santos for the Heavyweight Title on December 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

**Nate Diaz will be getting the next shot at Benson Henderson following last night’s fight but no date has been announced for that fight.  

**The plan is for Donald Cerrone to fight Anthony Pettis in his next fight and the winner likely getting the winner of Henderson Vs Diaz in 2013 for the Lightweight Title.

**Tyrone Mims, an amateur fighter making his debut on Saturday night at a card in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina died tragically after his fight Saturday when he returned to the dressing room. Mims was stopped in the second round by a fighter named Blake Poore and it is believed that Mims suffered a heart attack in the backstage area and the rest of the card was cancelled. 

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THE LAW’S UFC 150 POST SHOW
(John Pollock and Jason Agnew review the entire card and chat with Fight Network analyst Robin Black)
http://fightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/1203.mp3

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AUGUST 10TH EDITION OF REVIEW-AN-IMPACT
(John Pollock, Wai Ting and Nate Milton chat the final show before ‘Hardcore Justice’)
http://fightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/1201.mp3
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BONUS SHOW WITH WH PARK
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat with WH Park about all things Japanese wrestling related)
http://fightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/1202.mp3
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THE MMA REPORT W/ JOHN POLLOCK
(Featuring Brian Stann, Mark Pavelich from the MFC and Dann Stupp)
http://iphone.tsn.ca/tsnpodcasts/MMAREPORT-AUG9-2012.mp3

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REVIEW A WAI – WWF SUMMERSLAM 1997
(John Pollock and Wai Ting review the show headlined by The Undertaker Vs Bret Hart for the WWF Title)
http://fightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/1200.mp3
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REVIEW-A-RAW – AUGUST 7TH 2012
(John Pollock and Wai Ting chat ‘Raw’ featuring Shawn Michaels and Brock Lesnar)
http://fightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/1199.mp3
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