PRO MMA exclusive interview: Bobby Lashley

PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke with Bobby Lashley on April 25, 2009 at “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” in Knoxville, Tennessee. Bobby talked about his upcoming fight with Bob Sapp, Brock Lesnar, the road he wants to take in MMA, as well as why he did not try out for “The Ultimate Fighter season 10.” (Go HERE … Read more

“All of them better be ready because I’m on my way” – PRO MMA exclusive with Bobby Lashley

Former WWE star turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley revealed to PRO MMA (promma.info) this past weekend his plans to work with TNA approximately four days a month in addition to his full-time MMA career. According to Lashley, wrestling for TNA would provide him with some much-needed extra income. Traveling back and forth from his home in Colorado to train with American Top Team in Florida is not cheap.

In addition, Lashley filled us in on details surrounding his upcoming fight with Bob Sapp as well as his signing with Maximum Fighting Championship. Lashley attended “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” in Knoxville, TN on April 25th to present the XFC Featherweight Title and to sign a fight contracts with both the MFC and XFC on the same night.

Lashley also gave us his opinion on UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, talked about his conversations with UFC President Dana White, and if there could be a future for him with MMA’s premiere organization.

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XFC 8: REGIONAL CONFLICT photo gallery

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand at “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on the University of Tennessee Campus. This was the XFC’s second trip to Knoxville and the fans will surely be waiting for the promotion’s promised return.

From the main card opening bout’s highly entertaining heavyweight antics of Johnathan Ivey vs. Christopher Barnett to the technicality of the main event Featherweight Title fight between Jarrod Card vs. Bruce Connors, viewers at home were treated to Xtreme Fighting Championships’ debut on HDNet. In addition to the six fights broadcast on TV, those in attendance were also treated to three undercard fights.

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PRO MMA exclusive interview: Jamie Varner

In part one of this exclusive two-part interview with Jamie “C-4” Varner, the WEC Lightweight champ talked to PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa about the financial future of fighters once they step away from the cage for good. Varner, who holds a degree in accounting, talked about life after fighting, Ryan Bader and … Read more

Jarrod Card earns XFC Featherweight Title, Lashley signs with the XFC, & Barnett impressive in pro debut

Jarrod Card used a relentless attack earning him the right to take home the XFC featherweight belt against the very game Bruce Connors. The main event for “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” did not disappoint, with the fight going the entire five rounds in a bloody war of attrition between the two warriors.

The show between the featherweights truly impressed XFC president John Prisco, who repeatedly called both of his fighters “true warriors” throughout the bout. With the victory, the new XFC Featherweight Champion, Jarrod Card moves to 10-2-1, while Connors (6-1) received his first loss as a pro, after winning six straight to start his MMA career.

On hand to present the featherweight belt to Card was former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley, who had an announcement of his own to make at the event. Lashley confirmed his busy MMA schedule coming up, and announced that he will be fighting for the XFC in September.

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XFC 8: Regional Conflict – live play by play and results

PRO MMA (promma.info) is live and on the scene from the the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville Tennessee, for XFC 8: Regional Conflict. The main event will be broadcast live on HDNet at 9 PM Eastern.

Former WWE superstar, and recently signed MFC fighter Bobby Lashley will be presenting the XFC Featherweight Title to the winner of the main event fight between Jarrod Card and Bruce Connors.

Also on the card will be Tennessee MMA cult legend Jonathan Ivey taking on Christopher Barnett in a heavyweight showdown, and former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince St. Preux will be taking on undefeated Ombey Mobley in a light heavyweight bout.

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UWC 6: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT – live results

PRO MMA (promma.info) is on scene in Fairfax, Va., cage side providing LIVE play-by-play commentary and real time results of “UWC 6: Capital Punishment”. Check back around 9:00 PM EST for live results!

Full Card:
UWC 135 Title Fight
Mike Easton vs. Josh Ferguson
(175) Reshad Woods vs. War Machine
(MW) Marcus Foran vs. Joey Kirwan
(MW) Ron Stallings vs. Damian Dantibo
(FW) Jose Villarisco vs. Mikey Lovato
(LW) Binky Jones vs. Frank Camacho
(LHW) Phil Davis vs. Terry Cohens
(MW) Kris McCray vs. Ronnie Wuest

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“Bellator V” lightweight semi-finals take place in Dayton, Ohio on May 1

Eddie Alvarez will compete in the lightweight semi-finals at Bellator V

Bellator Fighting Championships’ twelve week tournament series arrives at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio on Friday, May 1, 2009 for “Bellator V” and as is standard procedure for each Bellator event, will air on ESPN Deportes the following day.

“Bellator V” will feature the first round of semi-finals with a $50,000 purse for each winner and will produce two lightweights to compete in the Bellator World Championship finals in June.

Bellator’s CEO Bjorn Rebney commented on the unique opportunity these fighters have, “At Bellator, each tournament fighter has their own destiny in their hands and at the Hara Arena two fighters will get the chance to advance to the Bellator Fighting Championships finals.”

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Bellator III – full video (English)

“Bellator III” took place on April 17, 2009 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The card featured such notable fighters as Hector Lombard and Mike Messina. Here is the full video of that event. Please like & share:

UWC 6: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT weigh-ins

Mike Easton with trainer Lloyd Irvin (Photo by James A. Parcell For The Washington Post)
Mike Easton with trainer Lloyd Irvin

“UWC 6: Capital Punishment” takes place tomorrow night, Saturday, April 25th, at George Mason University’s Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be there to cover all the action.

All fighters successfully made weight on Friday with Josh “Taz” Ferguson (6-1) coming in light at two pounds under the 135-pound limit for his main event bantamweight title fight against Mike Easton (6-1).  Easton was featured in an article in the Washington Post on Friday calling him not only trainer Lloyd Irvin’s but the UWC’s “chosen one”.

War Machine (7-2) was at 175.2 lbs. for his 175-lbs. catch weight fight against Reshad Woods (4-1).

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