LAW May 6 Update - Lance Storm, Kevin Steen on The LAW
John Pollock / May 6, 2012 - 4:07pm
**Tonight on The LAW Dan ‘The Mouth’ Lovranski, Jason Agnew and myself will have a full rundown of the past week in news and taking your phone calls at 416-870-1050 and toll free at 1-855-591-6876. We have two guests coming up tonight as we will chat with Lance Storm and Kevin Steen chatting about next Saturday’s Ring of Honor ‘Border Wars’ card in Toronto. We will also welcome Dave Meltzer from the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter’ and it is the final week of our ROH contest where the winner of Title Bout Trivia will get to have lunch with Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness next Saturday before the ROH card. Tune in tonight at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto and online here on the website.
**The LAW’s UFC on FOX 3 Post Show with Jason Agnew and myself is up on the site at http://fightnetwork.com/data/podcasts/1111/2012-05-06.mp3 featuring our rundown of the card last night, my chat with Ronda Rousey and more.
**My interview with Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is up on the TSN website at http://watch.tsn.ca/clip673340#clip673340.
**The ‘Raw’ television tapings take place in Greensboro, North Carolina on Monday but nothing have been announced for the show as of yet. The ‘Smackdown’ tapings are Tuesday night in Roanoke, Virginia.
**The TNA crew wraps up their house shows this weekend with a show in Vesalia, California.
**Triple H joined 50 Cent and Justin Bieber during Floyd Mayweather’s entrance last night before his fight with Miguel Cotto. For those curious he had a brace on his hand that was hard to see as a VERY subtle nod to the Brock Lesnar angle.
**Tommy Dreamer has an article posted on the suicide of Junior Seau.
**The new Pusha T song ‘I Don’t Like’ features a Ric Flair reference.
**Here are the results from the UFC on FOX 3 card held on Saturday night in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the iZod Center in front of 10,788 and a live gate of $1,100,000 and likely indicates some last minute papering in the building:
*Karlos Vemola over Mike Massenzio by rear-naked choke at 1:07 of Round 2
*Roland Delorme over Nick Denis by rear-naked choke at 4:59 of Round 1 – this was an awesome fight and one of the best one-round fights I have seen in a long time and personally thought this deserved fight of the night
*Dennis Bermudez over Pablo Garza by unanimous decision (30-27 all)
*Danny Castillo over John Cholish (30-27 all)
*Louis Gaudinot over John Lineker by guillotine choke at 4:54 of Round 2
*John Hathaway over Pascal Krauss by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*John Dodson over Tim Elliott by unanimous decision (29-28 all) – Elliott was very unorthodox and reckless with his offense but made for a hell of a performance to watch
*Michael Johnson over Tony Ferguson by unanimous decision (30-27 all)
*Lavar Johnson over Pat Barry by TKO at 4:38 of Round 1
*Alan Belcher over Rousimar Palhares by TKO at 4:18 of Round 1
*Johny Hendricks over Josh Koscheck by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
*Nate Diaz over Jim Miller by guillotine choke at 4:09 of Round 2
**Here are the recipients of the $65,000 bonuses handed out after the show:
*Fight of the Night – Louis Gaudinot Vs John Lineker
*Knockout of the Night – Lavar Johnson
*Submission of the Night – Nate Diaz
**The fast national numbers are in for the UFC on FOX card and are not looking good. You have to take into account the fast nationals measure every single FOX affiliate from 8-10pm EST (and therefore does not reflect the West Coast but measures what was on at the same time and with such a low number it’s doubtful any significant gains will be made). The current average is 2,250,000 viewers and down drastically from the 4,700,000 average for the UFC on FOX 2 card in January headlined by Rashad Evans Vs Phil Davis and Chael Sonnen Vs Michael Bisping. The card on Saturday did do a 1.0 in the 18-49 demographic and was the highest of the night among the major networks.
**Johny Hendricks was being very vocal after his win over Josh Koscheck that he wants to wait and fight for the Welterweight Title in his next fight. There is a real clog at the top of the 170-pound division right now due to the uncertainty regarding Nick Diaz. Hypothetically if Diaz’s suspension was shortened and could fight as early as this summer then winner of that fight could fight Georges St-Pierre at the end of the year. I would say if Diaz won that hypothetical fight you definitely go to the money fight in St-Pierre Vs Diaz but if Condit wins the fight, you could go the St-Pierre Vs Johny Hendricks route in November and then match the winner with Condit in early 2013 to settle the interim title issue. And if Diaz’s suspension is held up you could go to Condit Vs Hendricks this summer and the winner fights St-Pierre at the end of the year.
**John Dodson broke his left hand during his fight with Tim Elliott on Saturday night.
**Here are the main card results from the Bellator 67 event held on Friday night Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario:
*Ryan Ford over Luis Santos at 1:24 of Round 2
*Damian Grabowski over Dave Huckaba by unanimous decision (29-28 all)
*Bryan Baker over Ben Saunders by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) in the Welterweight Semi-Final
*Michael Chandler over Akihiro Gono by TKO at 0:56 of Round 1 in a non-title fight
**The Super Fight League 3 event took place earlier today in New Delhi, India and headlined by James Thompson defeating Bobby Lashley on straight scores of 29-28. Lashley was having some success with his striking but whenever he started to land he would shoot for a takedown and seemed very tentative to get into a striking dual with Thompson and was not a terribly engaging fight. Jeff Osbourne and Phil Baroni handled commentary along with promoter Ken Pavia and were rather entertaining throughout the card from the fights I did catch.
**The UFC returns to FUEL TV with a card on Tuesday May 15th headlined by Dustin Poirier Vs Chan Sung Jung in a Featherweight bout along with a great fight on paper between Donald Cerrone and Jeremy Stephens in a lightweight bout.
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