Watch RING OF COMBAT XXIV live webcast April 17 featuring two title fights & Sean Salmon

This Friday, April 17, 2009, PRO MMA (promma.info), in association with Go Fight Live, will be offering access to a live webcast of Lou Neglia’s RING OF COMBAT XXIV which is taking place at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

There will be two title fights on the card. The first, is for the “USKBA MMA East Coast Lightweight Title”, and features 27-year-old Dom Stanco (6-2) from Bellmore, New York, taking on Charles Olivera de Silva (6-0).

The second title fight is for the “Ring of Combat Middleweight Title” and features 26-year-old Rafael Sapo (9-1) vs. 23-year-old Plinio Cruz (1-0).

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“Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” fighter salaries and live gate

On April 11th, STRIKEFORCE: SHAMROCK vs. DIAZ took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and was broadcast live on Showtime.

15,211 MMA fans showed up to watch the event live with a total gate from ticket sales at $750,000.

The total fighter payroll was $633,445. Although Frank Shamrock lost to Nick Diaz via TKO in the main event, “The Legend” was still able to walk away as the big winner for the night when it came to salary with a sweet $369,790 paycheck.

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Countdown to UFC 97: Redemption (full video)

Here is the complete “Countdown to UFC 97: Redemption” video as seen on Spike TV. Featured in the video are main event fighters Anderson Silva and Thales Leites, who will be fighting for the UFC Middleweight Title and Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Please like & share:

He’s back! – Dana White UFC 97 video blog 4/13

After a certain incident a couple of weeks ago, MMA fans almost lost their exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the life of every one’s (not Loretta Hunt) favorite promoter. However, UFC President Dana White had a change of heart and maybe even learned a lesson in the process. A Dana White video blog where he does … Read more

Bellator III takes place April 17th in Oklahoma

The third week of the BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS’ inaugural 2009 season takes place this Friday, April 17, 2009, at the Lloyd Noble Center at the University of Oklahoma beginning at 8:00PM. The event will air the following day on ESPN Deportes.

The card will feature four middleweight (185 lbs.) tournament bouts, one welterweight (170 lbs.) tournament bout, and four non-tournament bouts.

Former UFC fighter and longtime MMA veteran, Dave Menne (42-15-2), will make his Bellator debut against Norman Paraisy (5-0) in the lone welterweight bout.

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Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites headlines UFC 97: REDEMPTION this Saturday

This Saturday, April 18, 2009, UFC 97: REDEMPTION takes place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The sold out, no foot-stomping event will broadcast live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm CT. 

In the main event, UFC Middleweight Champion and the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Anderson Silva (23-4), will defend his title against jiu-jitsu specialist and number ten ranked middleweight in the world, Thales Leites (14-1).

Both fighters are Brazilian, the 33-year-old Silva is from Curitiba and Leites is 27-years-old and comes from Rio De Janeiro. At six-foot-two, Silva is only one inch taller than Leites.

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Joe Lauzon out of action until Spring 2010

On March 6th UFC lightweight prospect Joe Lauzon (18-4) had ACL surgery and his meniscus repaired on his right knee. Although “J-Lau’s” recovery is going very well, he will most likely be out of action at least until the Spring of 2010.

In a statement PRO MMA (promma.info) received today, Lauzon commented on the surgery, “Everything went as scheduled. My meniscus was repaired and the ACL cadaver grafting was successful. My doctor was very happy and optimistic that my knee will be strong. Right now, I’m walking around like a normal person; no training but I’m doing some light jogging, leg presses and squats. I’m going to lose muscle in the leg. Range of motion is the key right now. I can completely straighten my leg. I can bend it 135 degrees and 150 is normal.”

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Kevin Randleman signs with Strikeforce – for real

Kevin “The Monster” Randleman has signed a contract to fight for the San Jose based professional mixed martial arts promotion, STRIKEFORCE (for real this time). The announcement that Randleman had been added to the STRIKEFORCE roster was made Saturday night, April 11th, at the “Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” post-fight press conference in which PRO MMA (promma.info) was in attendance.

STRIKEFORCE CEO, Scott Coker, announced plans to put Randleman in the cage to fight “right away” which most likely means “The Monster” would appear on STRIKEFORCE’S June 6th card in St. Louis, although that is only speculation at this point and no opponents were named.

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PRO MMA – STRIKEFORCE Post Fight Press Conference Special

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand for the STRIKEFORCE: SHAMROCK vs. DIAZ post-fight press conference following the night of fights. CEO Scott Coker, Royce Gracie, Tito Ortiz and more took to the mic and spoke with the press. A possible Heavyweight match-up was teased and one former UFC Heavyweight champion signed with the San Jose … Read more