Sapp Set To Fight On NYE
Bob Sapp, scheduled to fight for Strikeforce in February, will now fight on the K-1 Dynamite! New Year's Eve event against Bobby Ologun. This will be Sapp's first MMA fight in Japan since late 2005.
Sapp To Fight In US In February
Bob Sapp, who has become a very popular MMA fighter in Japan while also doing some wrestling, will return to the USA in February. He will headline the Strikeforce event on February 23 at the Tacoma Dome in Washington state.
Sapp Returns at Strikeforce
Bob Sapp will headline Strikeforce's Feb. 23 show at the Tacoma Dome in Washington state, the promotion announced Monday.
The 6-foot-4, 375-pound Sapp last fought in mixed martial arts in November 2005, when he knocked out Kim Jong Wang. In less than four years of competition, "The Beast" has gained international notoriety. He has been particularly popular in Japan, where he compiled most of his 8-2-1 record in MMA.
CSAC Denies Mahood Appeal Hearing
MMA fighter Bill Mahood was to have his one-year suspension from a failed drug test at September's Strikeforce event heard this week by the CSAC, but he was late in filing the paperwork and thus was scratched from the schedule this past Tuesday.
Gilbert Melendez's future
Melendez talks about his upcoming fight against Mitsuhiro Ishida on the NYE card in Japan, his potential Strikeforce title defense against Josh Thomson in March in San Jose and his future after his contract with Strikeforce expires:
Strikeforce’s Dennis Hallman and Alexander Crispim Test Positive for Steroids
Dennis Hallman and Alexander Crispim, who last competed at a Nov. 16 Strikeforce show in San Jose, Calif., have both tested positive for anabolic steroids.
California State Athletic Commission executive Bill Douglas today released news of the failed tests and suspensions.
Hallman, a former UFC fighter, defeated Jeremiah Metcalf with a first-round heel hook at the event, which was dubbed, “Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives.” Crispim, a former Gladiators Challenge fighter, defeated Clint Coronel via unanimous decision. Neither fight appeared on the Yahoo! Sports live broadcast of the event, which took place at the HP Pavilion.