by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Impact Fighting Championship held its second event in little more than a week on Sunday night at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia.
UFC veterans Pedro Rizzo and Ken Shamrock topped the bill. The Brazilian stayed with his strength, chopping Shamrock down with leg kicks and earning the stoppage with punches.
The victory was Rizzo’s third straight, while Shamrock has gone 1-4 in his last five attempts. Rizzo’s streak also includes wins over Gary Goodridge and Jeff Monson.
Paul Daley made his first return to action since firing off a post-fight punch to Josh Koscheck at UFC 113 in early May that cost him his job. Daley has yet to learn what, if any, punishment that the athletic commission in Quebec may dole out.
Daley landed a vicious elbow strike that opened up a gash on fellow UFC vet Daniel Acacio in the third round, causing him to verbally submit.
Denis Kang and Paulo Filho grappled their way to a split draw, one judge scoring it for Kang, one for Filho, and the other calling it even.
Murilo “Ninja” Rua racked up his fourth straight victory with a first-round submission of Jeremy May.
Controversial “Ultimate Fighter” alum Jesse Taylor ground and pounded his way into a TKO stoppage of former UFC middleweight champion Murilo Bustamante, although under awkward circumstances.
Taylor unloaded his attack from Bustamante’s guard, but the action slowed. The referee stood the two up, but Bustamante was wobbly upon trying to get to his feet and said he couldn’t continue.
-Pedro Rizzo def. Ken Shamrock by TKO (Strikes) at 3:33, R1
-Paul Daley def. Daniel Acacio by Verbal Submission (Elbow) at 1:15, R3
-Soa Palelei def. Brad Morris by Submission (Kimura) at 4:20, R1
-Denis Kang vs. Paulo Filho was a Split Draw
-Murilo “Ninja” Rua def. Jeremy May by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:02, R1
-Jesse Taylor def. Murilo Bustamante by Submission (Retirement) at 2:10, R2
-Jim York def. Peter Graham by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:44, R1
-Glover Teixeira def. Marko Peselj by TKO (Strikes) at 2:55, R1
-Richie Vaculik def. Glenn Taylor-Smith by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:16, R2
-Manuel Rodriguez def. Shane Nix by Technical Submission (North-South Choke) at 4:22, R1