PRO MMA ‘Best Bets’ of WEC 39

WEC 39: BROWN vs GARCIA takes place on Sunday, March 1, at the America Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas. The WEC has put together an eleven fight card and BetUS.com has lines on each fight. As usual, we here at PRO MMA (promma.info) will give you our ‘Best Bets’ scenario.

Right off the bat, Leonard Garcia (12-3) qualifies as a PRO MMA ‘Best Bet’. Garcia is part of Greg Jackson’s camp, he has some of the best training partners in the world and the guy is tough as nails. He’s won both of his fights at featherweight after coming into the WEC and he’s coming off a huge win against the legendary Jens Pulver (22-11-1).

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Couture vs. Nogueira agree to meet at UFC 101

Randy “The Natural” Couture and Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira both verbally agreed to face off at UFC 101. The two former UFC heavyweight champions will step into the Octagon at a yet to be announced date in August.

Couture (16-9) and Noguiera (31-5-1) found themselves on the losing side of the UFC’s pseudo heavyweight tournament in their last bouts, with both men losing their titles to Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir respectively.

A win would most certainly catapult the victor back into title contention; however, the loser could face many questions surrounding their status within the division as well as retirement.

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War Machine explains incident at gay bar

According to War Machine, he is not afraid of gay people. In this new interview he explains an incident that took place a couple of weeks ago at a gay nightclub in Vegas that led to his arrest. He was actually working at the nightclub; he says it’s a “great place to pick up chicks.” … Read more

INSIDE MMA 2-27-09

Joey Villasenor, Greg Jackson, and Lt. Col. Kelly Crigger join Bas and Kenny this week (2-27-09) on INSIDE MMA. The panel discusses UFC 95, MFC 20, and Greg Jackson gives some more insight into his relationship with Diego Sanchez. Of course with Jackson being on the panel, inevitably the subject of ‘Grease-Gate’ must be discussed … Read more

WEC 39 weigh in results

Here are the official weigh-in results for Sunday’s WEC card at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The card, which is headlined by the WEC featherweight title bout between Mike Brown and Leonard Garcia, airs live on VERSUS beginning at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT. All fighters successfully made weight. Main Event – … Read more

Josh Koscheck talks UFC 95 & getting back in the cage

It is hard to believe Josh Koscheck (12-4,10-4 UFC) has been in the UFC for four whole years, but he has. His first fight in the organization was against Chris Sanford in April ’05 at the original Ultimate Fighter Finale. In fact all but two of Koscheck’s professional fights have been in the UFC.

The only names he had lost to were names everyone is familiar with, big names, Fickett, St. Pierre, Alves. Koscheck has been in there with the toughest guys in the world, so when he was matched up with the unknown Paulo Thiago (11-0) at UFC 95, who was making his UFC debut, Koscheck was none too worried.

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South Carlonia House passes MMA bill

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South Carolina’s House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass a bill that would lead towards the sport of MMA being sanctioned in the state.

A 57-0 vote sent the bill to South Carolina’s Senate for its final phase. However, fans in South Carolina shouldn’t be popping champagne corks any time soon.

Originally, the bill found its way to South Carolina’s House floor toward the end of the state’s legislative session last year. Reports indicate that it may be close to a year before an MMA event is held in the Palmetto State.

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MMA LIVE episode 42

Kenny Florian, Franklin McNeil, and Jon Anik are back with MMA LIVE episode 42 this week with ‘From U.K. to Corpus’ as they recap the action from UFC 95 in London and take a preview look at WEC 39 taking place in Corpus Christi, TX this weekend. Please like & share:

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson: Climbing the welterweight ladder one fighter at a time – PRO MMA exclusive interview

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (7-2, 4-2 UFC) isn’t worried about a title shot. He doesn’t care if he faces Mike Swick next, or Dan Hardy, although he wouldn’t mind Hardy coming to America on his turf for a face off. “Rumble” isn’t concerned if he needs one, two, or three more wins to get a shot at the UFC Welterweight Crown.

What he does concentrate and focus on is his next opponent. Once the call is received and he knows who the lucky guy is, then Anthony knows it’s time to take that next step up the ladder towards his goal of being the best 170 pound fighter on the planet.

Johnson is a great wrestler and a collegiate national champion, but it has been his highlight reel knockouts that have been his signature in the UFC. Every time he steps into the Octagon, fans are getting to see even more versatile striking from the 6’2″ Welterweight, as showcased with his sick head kick KO of Kevin Burns in their rematch.

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