Report: ‘Chiquerim’ Cut by UFC After Unsuccessful Debut

By Chris Nelson

On Jan. 22, eight months after signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire made his long-awaited debut for the promotion. One week later, it appears the former Shooto champion will be one-and-done inside the Octagon.

According to a report from Brazilian website, Freire has been released by the UFC following his unanimous decision loss to Waylon Lowe at UFC “Fight for the Troops 2.”

Freire, 23, was originally slated to meet countryman Thiago Tavares in August at UFC Live 2 but was forced to withdraw after suffering a knee injury in practice. After mending, Chiquerim went up against Lowe, a two-time NCAA Div. II champion who used his wrestling skills to dominate position throughout three rounds and earn scores of 29-28 across the board.


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Guymon receives ruptured discs, rib injury from DaMarques body triangle

Mike ‘Joker’ Guymon says he sustained two ruptured discs in his spine, plus rib damage, from the body triangle that DaMarques Johnson locked in on him during their UFC Fight for the Troops 2 meeting last weekend.

The body triangle, which Johnson is well known for, caused Guymon to submit and after the fight he could not even sit down in the locker room. He subsequently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. He has a 1-3 record in the UFC and a 12-5-1 record overall.

“I have a problem with the rib and two of my vertebrae have a little problem there as well. Its just ruptured discs, it takes four to six weeks the doctors say. Its jut a case of staying off it and helping the recovery process, I will be fine. All that happened from the body triangle,” he said.

“Ever since my medication changed a little bit its not me in there. I just can’t fight with the medication I am taking, the way my head is, there is just no way. I can’t do it any more. Too hard on my heart and too hard on my mind. You just kind of know when you are done.”


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Mike “Joker” Guymon Retires From MMA

By Justin Bailey

UFC welterweight Mike “The JokerGuymon has officially retired from MMA.

In his post-fight interview at UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2, Guymon stated his intentions to retire from the sport. According to, Guyman confirmed his decision to indeed retire and focus on training other fighters.

“The Joker” was submitted by DaMarques Johnson at last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2 event at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The loss was Guymon’s second consecutive loss, with the other coming via submission at the hands of Daniel Roberts at UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez. Prior to the two recent setbacks, Guymon had sported a professional MMA record of 12-3-1.

Guymon had made big turnaround in his life, as he threatened to attempt suicide on August 11, 2009. Shortly after receiving help, Guymon made his way to the UFC, where he would ultimately sport a record of 1-3. His lone win in the UFC came with a unanimous decision over Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2.

Guymon will retire to his residence of Lake Forest, California, where he and his wife, Nicole, own and operate their gym, Joker’s MMA.



Yves Subs McKenzie, Gets 40th Win

By Thomas Gerbasi

KILLEEN, TX, January 22 – Veteran contender Yves Edwards showed that there is plenty of gas left in his tank Saturday night at Fort Hood, as he submitted young gun Cody McKenzie in the second round, handing the Ultimate Fighter 12 alum his first pro loss in Fight For The Troops 2 prelim action.

With the win, Edwards improves to 40-16-1; McKenzie falls to 12-1.

“It’s always nice when you get someone with their favorite move,” said Edwards. “He’s tough and had me on my back but I wanted to show him that I could do some damage too.”

McKenzie shot across the Octagon at the bell, looking for the takedown. Edwards resisted the attempt, calmly pushing his foe off. After some quick strikes, Edwards threw off another takedown try, and the pace then settled down, with Edwards calmly picking away at the Alaska native. With less than two minutes left, McKenzie tried to pull Edwards to the mat, but again, the Texan fought loose with little effort. To his credit, McKenzie kept throwing punches in order to set up a takedown attempt, but Edwards was showing his veteran experience at every turn.


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UFC Fight for the Troops 2 – Quick Results

Fight of the night goes to Yves Edwards vs Cody McKenzie, KO of the night goes to Melvin Guillard and  submission of the night goes to  Yves Edwards. They all win 30k!!

UFC Fight for the Troops 2 – Quick Results

Main Card
Melvin Guillard def Evan Dunham via TKO 2:58 Rd1
Matt Mitrione def Tim Hague via TKO 2:59 Rd1
Mark Hominick def George Roop via TKO 1:28 Rd1
Patrick Barry def Joey Beltran via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28×2)
Matt Wiman def Cole Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27×2)

Facebook Prelims
Yves Edwards def Cody McKenzie via submission (rear naked choke) 4:33 Rd 2
DaMarques Johnson def Michael Guymon via submission (Body Triangle) 3:22 Rd 1
Rani Yahya def Mike Thomas Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28×2)
Waylon Lowe def Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire via unanimous decision (29-28×3)

Non-Televised Prelims
Charlie Brenneman def Amilcar Alves via unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Chris Cariason def  Will Campuzano via unanimous decision (29-28×3)

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Fight Night Benefits Canadian Troops

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – January 20, 2011 — The Ultimate Fighting Championship® heads to Fort Hood, Texas this Saturday, January 22 in support of the honourable men and women in the military with “UFC® Fight For The Troops 2”. In Canada, the special live event will air on Rogers Sportsnet at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT and raise funds for the Canadian Hero Fund, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting Canadian military personnel and their families.

An explosive fight card is highlighted by a main event that pits highly-ranked lightweight Evan Dunham against knockout artist Melvin Guillard while two Canadians will also see action. Edmonton’s Tim Hague will square off against former NFL defensive tackle Matt Mitrione while Thamesford, Ontario native Mark Hominick is one win away from a chance at the UFC featherweight title as he meets the tough and hard-nosed George Roop.

This special live UFC fight card will raise funds for the Canadian Hero Fund. Information about ways to donate can be found online at


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Edwards: Don’t Expect Another Guillotine from McKenzie

Yves Edwards is aware of Cody McKenzie’s guillotine.

When the two fight Saturday at UFC “Fight for the Troops 2” Edwards plans on staying away from the submission that McKenzie has used to finish 10 straight fights.

“A couple of those, I think guys went in there with the attitude of, ‘This guy’s not going to guillotine me no matter what he does. I don’t care.’ And then they got proved wrong,” Edwards said recently during a “Savage Dog Show” interview on the Sherdog Radio Network. “He’s got a really, really wicked guillotine. I’m sure he’s got other things in his game that are solid also, but his biggest strength is his guillotine. I’m definitely going to be aware of that and avoid that.”

Edwards has not been impressed with McKenzie’s standup, but he’s also not putting too much stock into the footage he’s seen. He believes McKenzie has likely improved since his time on “The Ultimate Fighter 12.”

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