UFC and WEC Veterans to Bolster MFC Middleweight Division
The Maximum Fighting Championship has recently added three new fighters to it’s ever-growing middleweight division - Rory Singer and Solomon Hutcherson, who were both featured on the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show as well as former World Extreme Cagefighting middleweight contender Bryan Baker.
Singer and Baker have signed to fight each other at MFC 20 on February 20 while Hutcherson could make his promotional debut on the card as well if Mark Pavelich and company are able to find a suitable opponent for him in time for the event.
Kitaoka, Santiago Crowned By Sengoku
SAITAMA, Japan -- Satoru Kitaoka and Jorge Santiago were crowned champions after they finished their opponents by submission at Sengoku “No Ran 2009” on Sunday before some 18,000 fans at the Saitama Super Arena.
In the main event, Kitaoka kept true to his word, as he put away Takanori Gomi before the former Pride Fighting Championships lightweight king could do anything of note. Sizing up each other for a tense moment, Kitaoka was the first to act, as he dove for a takedown. Gomi spun out of the way to avoid the shot, but the persistent Kitaoka made another attempt and ate a grazing hook in the process.
Eddie Alvarez Gearing Up For ESPN-Bellator
As the sport of mixed martial arts continues to grow all over the world, Bellator Fighting Championships may be the biggest expansion into the Latin market that has been made so far. Debuting on ESPN Deportes in 2009, Bellator made a huge move last month signing on No. 2 ranked lightweight Eddie Alvarez to fight in its inaugural tournament and fight for them beginning in April next year.
Lashley needs just 41 seconds in MMA debut, Monson defeats Rodriguez
Highly touted WWE import Bobby Lashley (1-0) made quick work of fellow mixed martial arts rookie Joshua Franklin (0-1).
Lashley needed just 41 seconds to dispose of his opponent in the co-main event of Saturday night's "Mixed Fight Alliance: There Will be Blood" in Miami, Fla. Lashley appeared in the event while on loan from the American Fight League.
The inaugural card for the Mixed Fight Alliance also featured a unanimous decision win by ten-year veteran Jeff Monson (27-8) over former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez (34-10).
Bobby Lashley: “It’s all coming together”, ready for MMA debut on Saturday
Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley made news when he recently announced his departure from the fictional fight world of the WWE to pursue a career in the extremely non fictional fight world of mixed martial arts. Far from just an entertainer, the 260 pound powerhouse is an athlete in every sense of the word. A former NAIA wrestling champion and a silver medalist at the world championships, Lashley is no stranger when it comes to the art of combat.
Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) to partner with MTVs ‘Made’
Tampa, FL: Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) is the Southeastern-based Mixed Martial Arts promotion dedicated to launching the careers of the next generation of cage warriors. MTV’s reality TV series “MADE,” now in its ninth season, follows the journey of young men and women hoping to fulfill a lifelong dream.
For the first time ever, MTV will film a young adult working to break into the Mixed Martial Arts — and XFC is the organization that will train, prepare and give this person his or her big break at XFC 8 in Knoxville, Tennessee’s 21-thousand capacity Thompson-Boling Arena on April 18, 2009.
“Everyone from Snoop Dogg to Tony Hawk to The Game has appeared on ‘MADE,’ helping young men and women from all walks of life make their dreams come true,”
Adrenaline MMA II Results: Pat Miletich Wins by KO
WW: Pat Miletich (29-7-2) def. Thomas Denny (26-18) via KO (Punches) at 0:50 of Round 2
HW: Ben Rothwell (30-6) def. Chris Guillen (13-12) via Submission (Strikes) at 3:40 of Round 1
HW: Michael Russow (11-1, 1 NC) def. Braden Bice (7-7) via Submission (North-South Choke) at 1:13 of Round 1
LHW: Mike Ciesnolevicz (16-3) def. Derrick Mehmen (4-1) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:46 of Round 2
LW: Dan Loman (11-4) def. Gabe Lemley (13-8) via TKO (Strikes) at 1:54 of Round 2
MW: Ryan McGivern (13-6) def. Geno Roderick (7-7) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:27 of Round 1
LW: Pat Curran (5-1) def. Ramiro Hernandez, Jr. (1-1) via Decision (Unanimous; 30-27 x2, 29-28)
WW: Jesse Lennox (11-1) def. Ryan Williams (7-4) via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:41 of Round 1
- MFS fighters went 5-2 on the night.
Former NCAA Champ Phil Davis to compete for PFC (Diabate Vs Sincade Main Event)
Former NCAA champion and light heavyweight prospect Phil Davis will be fighting on the West Coast for the first time when he competed for the Palace Fighting Championships in Lemoore, California on January 22.
The news was made public on Tuesday morning by Davis’ management team, Lionheart Management.
Davis, 1-0, is scheduled to face Josh Green, a veteran of both the Gladiator Challenge promotion and the pre-Zuffa WEC. Green is 4-1 with all four of his victories taking place inside of the first round.
EDIT: Famed French striker and recent EliteXC fighter Cyrille "Snake" Diabate (12-6-1) will meet "The Ultimate Fighter" and UFC alumnus Lodune Sincaid (14-6) in the main event of Palace Fighting Championship's Jan. 22 event.
Nathan Brodnax of MMAAgents.com, which represents Diabate, told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that bout agreements will soon be distributed and signed for the headline fight.
Diabate, a one-time PRIDE fighter who was offered an EliteXC light-heavyweight title fight before the organization canceled its Nov. 8 event, will compete for just the second time in 21 months.