Atencio, Rizzo, others slated for Sapp-Lashley PPV
Affliction VP Tom Atencio, former UFC champ Pedro Rizzo, Gilbert Yvel are among the fighters that are targeted to fight on the June 27 pay-per-view in Biloxi, Mississippi featuring Bob Sapp-Bobby Lashley.
The event is being co-promoted by Fight Force International, which holds local "Blood and Sand" shows in Biloxi, and boxing promoter Prize Fight Promotions. The card will air on pay-per-view with a $30 price tag.
Full details will be made at a press conference in two weeks.
Here's what the fight card could look like:
Bobb Sapp vs. Bobby Lashley
Pedro Rizzo vs. Gilbert Yvel
Chris Horodecki vs. William Sriyapai
Din Thomas vs. Javier "Showtime" Vasquez
Brett Cooper vs. Waachim Spiritwolf
Tom Atencio vs. TBA
James Orso vs. Colby McMahon
Underground MMA: Barely controlled chaos
In Quebec and Alberta, mixed martial arts is a big-money business. But in most of B.C., it's an underground endeavour where rules are sometimes optional, blood flows freely, and fighters go unpaid to get around the law
Being from Vancouver and heavily involved in the local mma scene... this stuff is disturbing and hopefully the kind of information which needs to be realized by the local government for things to move in the right direction
New Korean MMA Org - Fighter Mania Championship (FMC)
A new big MMA organization which will be called “Fighter Mania Championship” (FMC) is starting in South Korea. The first event is planned to take place in September in Seoul and a press conference is planned for July. Aleksander Emelianenko, Choi Mu Bae, and Blagoi Ivanov (the guy who beat Fedor in Combat Sambo) are already at the verbal level in regards to participation. They are planning to hold an event per 2-3 months all around South Korea.
Kingdom MMA Weigh-In Results (Mayhem Vs Hose)
Kingdom MMA, the new fight promotion from mixed martial arts pioneer T.Jay Thompson, makes its debut on Saturday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Headlining the debut event is a battle between Kala "Kolohe" Hose and Jason "Mayhem" Miller.
Hose came in exactly on weight at 185 pounds. Miller tipped the scale at 185.4 and needed additional time to make weight.
PS:The entire undercard will be streamed live on BJPENN.COM beginning at 10:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday.
- ABU DHABI PRINCE EXPANDING CHINA'S ART OF WAR
Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, the Art of War Fighting Championship 12 “Invincible” returns to Beijing on May 23 at the National Olympic Sports Center Auditorium.
- ALVAREZ AND MASVIDAL WIN AT BELLATOR
Bellator I Full Results:
Eddie Alvarez def. Greg Loughran by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:44, R1
Jorge Masvidal def Nick Agallar by TKO (Strikes) at 1:19, R1
Yahir Reyes def. Nick Gonzalez by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:11, R1
Estevan Payan def. Luis Palomino by Split Decision at 5:00, R3
Joe Soto def. Ben Greer by TKO (Strikes) at 3:40, R1
Toby Imada def. Alonzo Martinez by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:26, R1
Jonathan Brookins def. Stephen Ledbetter by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:32, R1
Lorenzo Borgomeo def. Daniel Morales by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:46, R3
Moses Gabon def. Daniel Sarafien by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:33, R1
James Brasco def. Kevin Abrante by Submission (Armbar) at 2:14, R1
Gary Padilla def. Chris Decaro by TKO (Strikes) at 3:04, R2
Lashley To Face Ex-NFL Player Next
Bobby Lashley's next MMA fight, scheduled for April 25 at XFC Regional Conflict in Tennessee, is now set. Lashley will face Marcus Jones (4-2), a former NFL player taken in the first round by Tampa Bay in '96 who played 6 years in the NFL.
Bobby Lashley beats Guida
i would have figured this was posted already, but I havnt seen it. Bobby Lashley beat Jason Guida by unanimous decision. Heres the link
Either Guida did way better than I expected, or Lashley really isnt that good yet
Rookie promotion Shine Fights features UFC vets during May 9 debut in Ohio
After watching the sport of mixed martial arts explode, seeing his brother excel on "The Ultimate Fighter 6," and feeling the need for an organization that puts good matchmaking before record padding, MMA fan Devin Price launched Shine Fights.
The rookie organization will make its debut on May 9 with a fight card headlined and co-headlined by former UFC vets Roan Carneiro vs. Ron Jhun and Antwain Britt vs. Antonio Mendes.
The event takes place May 9 at the Celeste Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Rosi Sexton To Bellator FC
It now appears that Bellator Fighting Championshps will also feature some women's fights in addition to it's scheduled tournaments. The promotion has signed Cage Warriors Female World Champion Rosi Sexton to a 4-fight contract. Sexton will debut April 3 against Jessica Aguilar in a fight at 120 pounds, and the fight may air the following day on ESPN Deportes.
Dean Lister Invited To ADCC, Wants Fedor
Not in MMA though, but in combat grappling. Former UFC Middleweight Dean Lister, released by UFC earlier upon request, has been invited to compete in the Abu Dhabi grappling tournament once again this year. Lister won the tournament in 2003. He's also considering moving up to the weight class that Fedor Emelianenko, also expected to participate this year, will be competing in for a potential match against the MMA Heavyweight king.
Miller emerges from "retirement" for Kingdom MMA, "Bully Beatdown"
Just five months ago, the MMA world was shocked to hear of the sudden retirement of the indescribable Jason "Mayhem" Miller (21-6).
But it now it seems we may be getting more of Miller than ever before with the upcoming debut of an original MTV series and an April title bout in the upstart Kingdom MMA.
And if you choose to believe the 28-year-old's latest story - told to TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) - the whole retirement scare was just a misunderstanding, anyway.
Cro Cop Not Coming Back To UFC...........Yet ?
Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filopovic will be heading back to DREAM/K-1 in Japan and not the UFC, according to a report from a Croatian sports website.
The heavyweight kickboxer has been offered a three-fight deal and a K-1 rules match with Alistair Overeem, according to Sportal.hr
"In July, the Japanese want me to reprise my fight with Alistair Overeem and by K-1 rules,” Filopovic said. “I have nothing against continuing last year’s fight, which ended prematurely.”