WSOF releases Jessica Aguilar from contract to allow her to pursue better fights
WSOF women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar was considered by many to be the number one fighter in her weight class prior to the UFC launching their own women’s 115 pound division. Aguilar now appears to be on her way to an opportunity to prove her point.
WSOF announced via a press release that they have released Aguilar (19-4) from her contract to allow her to pursue opportunities worthy of her talent.
Bellator signs former K-1 Champion Ewerton Teixiera
Bellator has added a Brazilian heavyweight to its roster.
Ewerton Teixeira, Winner of the K-1 World GP in 2008 and world champion in kyokushin, has signed a deal with Bellator, sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com. Combate first reported the news.
I always liked Teixiera, he's a better kickboxer than Mighty Mo and Peter Graham and they did ok in Bellator. This should be fun.
CES June 12 AXS TV Card Filling Up Fast
Rhode Island’s CES MMA returns to the Twin River Casino & on AXS TV June 12 in Lincoln, RI. The card is quickly filling up, and will be headlined by a Welterweight Title defense. The main event pits Champion Chuck O’Neil defending his title for a second time against Ohio native Dominique Steele. O’Neil is coming off that amazing 11 second KO over Manny Walo in January. He is on a 4 fight win streak, with three finishes. Steele, a veteran of both Strikeforce & Bellator, has won 6 of 7 bouts. Two of those victories include big show vets Ryan Thomas & Dan Hornbuckle. O’Neil recently made a foray into professional wrestling in a match against teammate Eric Spicely. Spicely will also be on the card, the undefeated submission ace takes a big step up in competition as he takes on the #1 ranked middleweight Harley Beekman.
Chuck O’Neil (15-6-0) Mass BJJ vs. Dominique Steele (12-5-0) Aron Thomas Jiu Jitsu-Welterweight Title
Matt Bessette (14-6-0) Underdog BJJ vs. Lazar Stojadinovic (9-5-0) ATT
PJ Rogers (2-1-0) RAM vs. Evan Parker (4-3-0) Fighting Arts Factory
Joe Pingitore (3-1-1) NEC vs. James Murrin (3-2-0) Broadway Jiu Jitsu
Jesse Gutierrez (1-0-0) Connors MMA vs. Kody Nordby (3-3-0) B&F Boxing
Eric Spicely (6-0-0) Tim Burrill’s BJJ vs. Harley Beekman (7-2-0) Bombsquad
Devin Pilkington (0-2-0) NEC vs. Randy Costa (0-0-0) Lauzon MMA