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Morning Report: Benson Henderson competes at 2013 IBJJF Pan Ams; Melvin Guillard leaves Blackzilians for Jackson’s

At first glance this past weekend seemed rather sparse, with World Series of Fighting left to the fly the lonely flag for major league MMA. But the reality is, that couldn’t be further from the truth. First we had a UFC champion competing in one of the year’s biggest BJJ tournaments, which almost never happens. Then we saw a top-flight MMA prospect dropping the hammer out east for GLORY. And finally, the stars of tomorrow battled it out in the gruelingly real version of March Madness. Considering all of that, there was more than enough action to go around. So just sit back, and let’s catch up on everything you may have missed and everything you want to see again with some headlines. 6 MUST-READ STORIES ‘Rumble’ victorious. Former UFC welterweight Anthony Rumble Johnson narrowly defeated former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision in the main event of WSOF 2. (Video.) Afterward, both Johnson and Arlovski received indefinite medical suspensions due to injuries suffered during the bout — Johnson, a damaged right hand, and Arlovski, a damaged jaw. 2013 IBJJF Pan Ams results. UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson fell short on points, 8-0, losing to Jaime Soares Canuto in the third round of the Brown Belt middleweight division at the 2013 IBJJF Pan Ams. For complete results of the event, check here. Guillard leaves Blackzilians. Struggling UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard announced on Twitter that he left the Blackzilians to rejoin his old stomping grounds at Jackson’s MMA. Guillard racked up a dismal 1-5 record during his time with the Florida based camp. Dake makes history. Cornell’s Kyle Dake edged Penn State’s David Taylor by a 5-4 score to take the 165-pound crown at the 2013 NCAA wrestling tournament. With the win, Dake became the first competitor in NCAA wrestling history to win four national titles in four different weight classes. Moraes flattens Nam. Bantamweight up-and-comer Marlon Moraes knocked out Tyson Nam with a head kick midway through the first round in the co-main event of WSOF 2. Spong KOs Bojansky. A nine-month layoff didn’t mean much for Tyrone Spong. The Blackzilian crushed Remy Bonjasky with a right hook in the headlining match of Saturday’s GLORY 5 London event. MEDIA STEW If you missed out on Arlovski vs. Johnson the first time around, feel free to catch it below. No sound on this one, but if you didn’t catch what Brenson Hansen did to Tom Marcellino on Saturday night’s undercard, you need to check this out. Peggy Morgan is currently fighting in the same women’s featherweight tournament as Fallon Fox. This is her response. Props to @pegson for the find. Gems like this are why I love putting together this column everyday. (HT: Reddit) Okay, this one is pretty gruesome. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. (Jump to 3:30 to see the beginning of the end.) All Danny Mainus wanted to do was fight at RFA 7. Unfortunately, Michael Schiavello’s accent did him no favors. (HT: MiddleEasy) Was Andrei Arlovski actually wearing a UFC glove for his WSOF fight? Yes. Yes he was. (HT: MMA Mania) Our good friend Kyle Haase offers a glimpse at the superfight that never will be: Dana White vs. Vince McMahon. To check out more of Kyle’s work, visit his deviantart or hit him up on Twitter. PROS REACT TO RUMBLE VS. ARLOVSKI Congratulations @anthony_rumble on the VICTORY!!! Way to push through!!! #RawPower ”” Abel Trujillo (@AbelTrujillo1) March 24, 2013 I enjoyed that fight. Rumble earned it ”” Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) March 24, 2013 You all can take your hate and your glass jaw talk and shove it after that ”” Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) March 24, 2013 Congrats @anthony_rumble for the great win… ”” Antonio Pezao Silva (@BigfootSilva) March 24, 2013 Anthony Johnson fought at so many weight classes , that he could have his own game show called Name That Weight ”” Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) March 24, 2013 Lol don’t think it was a wise move for arlovski to wear @ufc gloves in the main event at #WSOF

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