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Authentic Sports Management Enjoys a Successful Friday Night

Three fights, three wins. Things couldn’t have gotten better for the three Blackzilian fighters who stepped inside the cage last night. A lot of hard work went into last night’s victories and when one member of the team wins, they all feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Leading the night off was Cosmo Alexandre who defeated Harry Johnson via second round TKO at Bellator 73 in Tunica, MS. The win was the third in a row for the 30-year-old Alexandre who had lost his MMA debut to Josh Quayhagen at Bellator 52 last October. A native of Brazil, Alexandre is a decorated Muay Thai Champion who is considered one of the best strikers in the world. The fight was stopped just 39 seconds into round number two.

Heading on over to Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS fans were treated to the MMA debut of one of the more decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions in the world as Braulio Estima faced Chris Holland in the co-main event of Titan Fighting Championships 24. Estima has won gold medals in the ADCC, Pan-American Championships, World Championships, Nogi Pan-American and European Championships. His MMA debut has been a long time coming and he did not disappoint last night.

He was scheduled to face Bellator lightweight Rick Hawn in May of 2010 for Shine Fights, but the card was cancelled at the last minute. What was Shine Fights loss was certainly Titan’s gain as Estima wasted little time in taking Holland down and submitting him via arm-triangle choke at 3:21 of the first round. Holland landed a right hand early on in the first round, but Estima stuck to his game plan and had Holland mounted and asleep with little trouble.

In the main event former UFC welterweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson made his light heavyweight debut after failing twice to compete at 185lbs. Johnson seemed light on his feet and showed tremendous hand speed and was able to take Jones down and control him on the ground. It took a bit for Johnson to inflict damage, but once he did Jones was in severe trouble, he was saved by the bell in the first round, but that was only delaying the inevitable.

As soon as the bell sounded to start round number two Johnson took the to the center of the cage and dropped Jones on his back with relative ease. From there he rained down punishment until the referee ended the fight 51 seconds into the round. Jones, a former King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Champion offered little resistance, but Johnson did what he was supposed to do and that was dominate.

There is little time for Johnson to enjoy this victory as he is scheduled to face former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt at Xtreme Fight Night 8 on September 21st in Tulsa, OK. When I spoke to Johnson’s manager, Glenn Robinson this past week he was extremely excited at the progress Johnson has made and became quite emotional when talking about their relationship. If Johnson remains dedicated and continues to progress we should see him back in the UFC in no time.

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18 Comments to Authentic Sports Management Enjoys a Successful Friday Night

  1. ufc could market him as a challenger for Jones if he wins a few dominant fights…they are already recycling LHWs except for Gus and Davis if he can win a few more. Rumble belongs at 205 anyway and should have been at LHW in the UFC…

    • magoo says:

      Phhhh…..Humble Johnson’s a flake,he couldn’t beat the lower tier LHW in the UFC. Why do you think he fought at WW?

      • IRONY AT ITS FINEST--Vitor is a Blackzillian says:

        Vitor Belfort just joined the Blackzillians today to train for the Jones fight. And Rashad Evans is the lead coach going into this training camp.

        It’ll be hilarious to see Evans vs Jackson at Octagon side.!

  2. Robby says:

    One of the Blackzillians lost at TitanFC last night. His name was Andrew Whitney. 3-1 isn’t bad though.

  3. Phantom weight says:

    Im glad to see rumble do well.love him or hate him hes fun to watch

  4. Drew says:

    Ya honestly Johnson really shouldn’t of been 185 b.c some people are just trains like him naturally walking around at an easy 220 from just muscle mass from a train like Johnson, happy to see the progress good to see he’s fighting more naturally @ 205

  5. MOMO says:

    rumble is a MW the fact is he needs a good nutritionist to fight at MW but he is a small lhw, a huge ww but a normal MW

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Yeah right Rumble is asmall LHW. he is 6’2″ and huge. Rashad is 5’10” and much smaller than Rumble. Rumble has always been terrified to fight anyone even remotely close to his own size where as rashad has always fought much bigger guys.

    • Dee says:

      I think Anthony knows his body better than we do. The man is huge. The fighter I saw that fought Vitor wasn’t a MW.

    • JusRaw says:

      AJ should have never been a MW fighter. I trained with him while he was in LA and he walked around well above 220.

  6. KIDD433 says:

    He was terrified of fighting Vitor,that’s y he kept all that weight on against Vitor,knowing Vitor wouldn’t back out.And made up that bullshit about not feeling his legs when he was cutting the weight.

  7. Scotty says:

    I think it was all mental for Rumble.. I dont think he was mentally comfortable at these higher weight classes so he would try to cut as much weight as possible to fight these smaller guys.. Glad he now has people around him to get him to fight at a natural weight class and got him comfortable there.. He looked great in this last fight at 205.. Think he will do well and be back in the UFC soon.. Maybe even bring him to Strikeforce for a couple a fights!

  8. anthony johnson sucks says:

    Anthony Johnson is garbage. He can’t hang at 185 or 205 unless its with a shit organization. He is a coward and has a sense of entitlement. Just another bitch ass nigga.

  9. anthony says:

    Final fuckingly he needed this time to feed him to shogun or even jbj but he a bitch now and probably turn down the fight

  10. Ddddd says:

    I’m interested in how he builds off these
    Wins with his team
    They seem to be a good home for the
    rebels
    These guys are really gonna be Blackzillians
    or a black hole

  11. A.James says:

    I hope Rumble gets a good streak going and gets back into the UFC. He’s a good fighter.

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