Posted by johny_rotten
I train with CNYMMA. They have confirmed their fighter Tamden McCory who is 1-0 in the UFC will be fighting at UFC 78 against Pride vet Akihiro Ghono(sp?)
Posted by babalu2720
Wow i never heard that Gono even signed with the UFC...doesn't Gono fight at 185 and Tamden fight at 170....I hop it is true because this would be a good fight. If this turn out to be tru you will definetly get props from me
Tamdan “Barn Cat” McCrory (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), a 20-year-old mixed-martial-arts prodigy, will likely return to the octagon to face PRIDE veteran Akihiro Gono (27-12-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 78.
The event takes place in the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Nov. 17.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned of the fight from McCrory’s manager, Ryan Ciotoli, who said the bout is all but finalized.
“He’ll (be at) UFC 78 if he accepts the fight, which I assume he will considering he has fought top guys his whole career,” Ciotoli.
The 6-foot-4, 170-pound McCory, a Cage Fury Fighting Championships vet who began competing professionally in June of last year, entered the UFC and was pitted against Pete Spratt, an opponent nearly twice his age. McCrory, though, used a second-round triangle choke to defeat “The Ultimate Fighter 4” cast member on the UFC Fight Night 10 undercard.
Prior to joining the UFC, McCrory had racked up six of his seven victories via knockout — four of them in the first round.
”(The UFC’s been) trying to get me on that card, being that I’m from the area and have a strong fan base in New Jersey,” McCory told us last month. The fighter lives in Cortland, N.Y.
Gono, a 13-year MMA veteran, had a long career fighting for Shooto, Pancrase and PRIDE.
Gono last competed at PRIDE Shockwave 2006 in December 2006 for a split-decision victory over Yuki Kondo.
The Japanese fighter, who’s known for elaborate ring entrances, has wins over notable Ivan Salaverry and Crosley Gracie, and losses to former UFC champ Matt Hughes, Mauricio Ru and recent PRIDE champ Dan Henderson.
Posted by CornishMMA
Tamden had been rumored for 78 for a while now but not against Gono! wow cant wait to see entrances the yanks in the crowd totally not take to it
I was hoping Tamden would fight Lauzon in the battle of the geeks