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With mixed regulatory reaction, Canadian promotion planning PRIDE-rules show   [View Full Version]
emfleek » Posted 11/18/07 4:54:00PM

If you think MMA has been sterilized by a ruleset that favors the American wrestler, there is a promoter who would like your dollars.

The Canada-based Colosseo Championship Fighting raised a stir at the start of 2010 when it received approval from the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission to use the ruleset of the Japan-based promotion DREAM, which allows knees to the head of a grounded opponent, among other differences with the Unified Rules used in most top MMA promotions.

Now, more than a year later, Colosseo is planning another event for July 23 that will employ mostly American talent.

Its promoter, Pasqualino Santoro, intends to up the action by using the ruleset of another Japanese promotion, the now-defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships. The soccer kicks and stomps used in PRIDE will stay at Santoro's event, dubbed "Colosseo Championship Fighting 6: Bushido."

One-time Strikeforce welterweight contender Marius Zaromskis is in negotiations to fight on the summer card, as are UFC vets Shane Nelson, James Irvin and Rob Emerson, Santoro told (


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postman » Posted 6/23/07 7:57:00PM

ABC President Tim Lueckenhoff said the event will be considered an unsanctioned event in its database, and fighters who participate on the card will receive a note on their professional record – maintained on the popular website – asking commission doctors to check more thoroughly for injuries in each fighter's next sanctioned bout. Reid went a step further by saying all fighters who participate will receive a 90-day suspension from the ECSC.

Really shouldn't the doctors be checking the fighters as thorough as humanly possible? They were just in a fight I don't care what the rules are.

We don't have elbows. Which is good, right? Get rid of the elbows. They just cut fighters.

Must have missed that kawajiri fight over the weekend.

Jride » Posted 5/13/09 9:34:00PM


Mackavelli » Posted 1/25/07 5:04:00PM


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