Din Thomas ready to teach Mayorga respect – Pro MMA Now exclusive interview

Former professional boxer-turned-mixed martial arts fighter, Ricardo Mayorga is expected to face nine-time UFC veteran Din “Dinyero” Thomas (25-8) at Shine Fights III, tentatively set for sometime in April. Ever since Thomas signed with Shine Fight Promotions back in December, he has made it very clear he wanted to fight Mayorga. After what Ray Mercer did … Read more

Up-and-coming lightweight Carey Vanier signs with Bellator Fighting Championships

CHICAGO, Ill. (January 22, 2010) – The lightweight division of Bellator Fighting Championships’ upcoming Season 2 tournament continued to take shape today with the addition of Carey Vanier, a former All-American wrestler and student of prominent MMA coach Greg Jackson. Vanier boasts a solid overall professional record of 7-2 (all but one of his wins … Read more

Canada’s Warrior One signs Denis Kang to exclusive multi-fight contract

One of MMA’s top free agents has been picked up by Warrior One (W-1). The Canadian promotion has announced that PRIDE and UFC veteran Denis Kang has been signed to an exclusive multi-fight contract. Kang will be fighting in W-1’s next event, Bad Blood on March 20, 2010, in Montreal, Quebec Canada. Kang’s opponent is to … Read more

“Strikeforce: Miami” Spotlight: Pro MMA Now exclusive interview with Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso

On Jan. 30, 2010, Strikeforce will hold its first event of the year at the BankAtlantic Center in Miami, Fla. It is a card stacked with talent, and while most of the MMA world is focused on the main card with the Cyborgs, the Lashleys, and the Walkers, there is some local Florida talent on the preliminary card that should not be overlooked.

Representing MMA Masters, and a BJJ brown belt under Daniel Valverde, Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso (5-2) will make his Strikeforce debut against undefeated American Top Team fighter Marcus “Parrumpinha” da Matta (7-0).

Pablo is coming off a triangle choke victory over Jason Goodall at “XFC 9: Evolution” last September, in a bout which earned him the XFC Bantamweight Title. Now just days away from the biggest fight of his career, Pablo knows his opponent well, and feels confident he will emerge the victor. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) spoke to “The Hurricane” this week about the upcoming fight and his career in MMA.

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The Cageside Beat January 21 Recap

The Cageside Beat is the official radio show of ProMMANow.com.
On the latest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of ProMMANow.com, Brian and Mike were joined by Luke and Charis Burrett, co-founders of Silver Star Casting Company.

The group discussed Silver Star’s rise to prominence in the MMA world, new developments with the company, new products being released, and Silver Star’s plans for 2010.

Follow the jump to see some of the topics discussed, listen to and download the episode, and get information on how to enter the latest trivia contest sponsored by Silver Star.

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Fedor Emelianenko highlight reel by Machinemen

There have been many a Fedor Emelianenko highlight reels made over the years, however, this one has to rank up there as one of the best. Showing clips from childhood until his most recent fight against Brett Rogers, the video covers the whole gamut. Hey, it’s a lazy Sunday video day here at ProMMA.info… Enjoy! … Read more

Team Thirsty’s Shawn Bunch wins spot on U.S. World Cup Freestyle Team

One of the only non-MMA members of Muhammed Lawal’s loosely-affiliated Team Thirsty, Shawn Bunch, won a spot of the U.S. World Cup Freestyle Team. In the finals of a three-person round robin, Bunch defeated 2008 NCAA champion and four-time all-American Coleman Scott. Bunch is still actively competing in wrestling, but if you believe Lawal he … Read more

Grappling Fix: Vinny Magalhaes vs. James Puopolo & Lana Stefanac vs. Katie Weilbacher

Get your grappling fix with this 2009 Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling heavyweight battle between TUF 8 finalist Vinny Magalhaes and James Puopolo from Megaton. The match took place on Dec. 12, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nev. (View the ladies match after the jump)

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Matt Serra’s UFC 109 video blog – Part 1

The video blog was made for guys like Matt Serra. “F” bombs are always way better in video and what better way to spend nine minutes of your life, then to follow Serra to the barber shop for a quick trim, then to the gym to bag on Longo’s fanny pack. Oh yeah, Serra is … Read more

Wes Sims will fight Bobby Lashley at “Strikeforce: Miami” on Jan. 30

Wes Sims gets a shot at Lashley after several proposed opponents fell through.

ProMMA.info has confirmed with Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz that pro wrestling sensation-turned-MMA-fighter, Bobby Lashley (4-0) will be fighting UFC and TUF 10 veteran Wes Sims (22-12-1) at “Strikeforce: Miami” on Jan. 30.

Lashley is coming off a first round submission due to punches win over Bob Sapp at “Ultimate Chaos” in June 2009. Prior to that, he defeated Mike Cook via guillotine and Jason Guida via unanimous decision, also in 2009. And he defeated Joshua Franklin with a :41 second TKO (doctor stoppage) in his Dec. 2008 pro debut.

Sims was last seen on The Ultimate Fighter 10 reality TV show getting choked out by ProMMA.info TUF 10 blogger Justin Wren. Sims’ last official fight was in Nov. 2008, when he knocked out Jason DeAngelo at “Full Contact Fight Series 29”. He is currently riding a three fight win streak.

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