High-temp card to rock MFC 24: Heat XC

The Maximum Fighting Championship smashes its way into the 2010 campaign with MFC 24: Heat XC – a special joint promotion show featuring fighters from the MFC and Heat XC, the two organizations under the umbrella of Pavelich Sports Inc.

MFC 24: Heat XC will take place on Friday, February 26 at the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta, and will be streamed live online at www.maximumfighting.com.

An 11-fight card has been set for MFC 24 with the event headlined by what promises to be a fast-paced lightweight bout between “The Texas Gunslinger” Yves Edwards (36-15-1) and Derrick “The Eraser” Noble (25-12-1).

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Highlights from Wednesday’s media conference call with Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar will face the winner of Carwin vs. Mir.

It happened overnight. MMA and the UFC’s biggest star suddenly disappeared from the face of the Earth for months. Rumor after rumor came out, speculating on the the UFC heavyweight champion’s future. And just as fast as he vanished, Brock Lesnar returned to the spotlight today.

Following his appearance on ESPN SportsCenter this morning, he and UFC President Dana White held a conference call for the media. This gave the MMA websites and news outlets an opportunity to dig deeper, and ask about all the details surrounding Lesnar and his recovery.

Here are a few things we learned from the call: Lesnar’s diet brought on the illness, he despises Canadian health care, he’s a Republican, he’s a member of NRA, and he eats what he kills… (continued with audio after the jump)

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Brock Lesnar announces Octagon return on ESPN SportsCenter – video

As we reported earlier today, UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, along with UFC President Dana White, was on ESPN’s SportsCenter Wednesday morning. It was Lesnar’s first interview since first being diagnosed with diverticulitis last fall. Lesnar discussed the illness that almost ended his career, as well as his miraculous recovery that has left doctors dumbfounded. … Read more

Prangley vs. Amoussou to headline Strikeforce Challengers VI

On their official website Showtime posted several match ups for Strikeforce Challengers VI. Headlining the card is a middleweight contest between former MFC champion Trevor Prangley and Karl Amoussou. The card will take place on Feb. 26 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif.

Prangley recently signed to fight Robbie Lawler. However, prior to the fight he was forced to withdraw due to an injury. The UFC veteran is currently riding a five-fight winning streak. His last loss came at the hands of Jorge Santiago in the finals Strikeforce’s one-night middleweight tournament in 2007.

Overall in MMA the South African is 22-5. He holds notable victories over Travis Lutter, Chael Sonnen and Falaniko Vitale.

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Breaking News: Brock Lesnar miraculously cured, will face winner of Carwin vs. Mir

UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (4-1), accompanied by UFC President Dana White, appeared on ESPN SportsCenter this morning, giving his first interview since being sidelined last fall with diverticulitis.

Lesnar explained the details surrounding his illness, how he was first diagnosed with mononucleosis, then later, up in Canada, they realized he actually had diverticulitis, and diverticulosis. In short, the champ had a hole in his stomach.

The doctors said he would have to have a surgery that would end his career, and would result in him having to wear a colostomy bag. The only other choice was, if he could somehow heal himself naturally.

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ProMMA.info exclusive interview – Chris “The Professional” Davis

Photo courtesy of Sherdog.com - Chris "The Professional" Davis

One of the most stacked regional MMA events in a long time took place this past weekend in Tulsa, Okla. with the 5150 / XFL co-promoted “New Year’s Revolution”. Several UFC veterans and rising MMA talent came together to entertain the live fans and the online pay-per-view audience.

One of the rising prospects on the card was Chris “The Professional” Davis (7-2), a light heavyweight fighting out of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Chris had been scheduled to fight Jason Lambert, but after Lambert withdrew at the last minute, Chris actually ended up fighting ProMMA.info‘s own “The Human Cock Fighter Blog” author, Brian Imes, and walked away with a first round TKO victory.

We have to give props to Brian for taking the fight on such short notice, but Chris remained the consummate “Professional” and tended to his business. In an effort to highlight another up-and-coming fighter from the South, and to learn more about the dude who beat up on our buddy, we spoke to Chris “The Professional” Davis this week to get the lowdown.

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Two fights added to “King of the Cage Japan: Toryumon” set for January 30

OKINAWA – Two additions have been added to the KOTC Japan card set to take place at the Okinawa Convention Center January 30, 2010. The first addition is a Heavyweight match-up featuring Scary Jerry Vrbanovic (USA) vs. Koji Kanechika (Japan).

Scary Jerry Vrbanovic the Crazy Croation’s last fight was way back in 2004 in the King of the Cage. Scary Jerry is known for his “take a punch to deliver two” attitude, which makes for an action packed heavyweight slug-fest.  Scary Jerry wants his fans to know he is back and will represent the USA proudly! His opponent Koji “Takauji” Kanechika representing Japan comes into the cage with a 4-2 record and a 3 fight winning streak.

The second additional fight added is the women’s bantamweight bout between Roxanne Modafferi (13-5 ) and Molly Helsel (8-8). Roxanne is a veteran of Strikeforce, who brings in an impressive record of 13 wins and 5 losses. Roxanne said in a recent interview “I hope it’s a brawl, I’m in the mood”.

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Frank Trigg discusses upcoming UFC 109 fight and life after fighting


Frank Trigg has an intriguing fight coming up against Matt Serra at UFC 109 on Feb. 6. The loser of the fight, especially if it’s Trigg, could very well find themselves released from the promotion.

Trigg discusses what motivates him each day to get up and keep training after all these years. He also talks about training with Marc Laimon and the guys at Cobra Kai. He still claims Xtreme Couture as his home, but it is good to see Trigg supplement his training with some fresh instruction. And, we all know how Laimon and Serra don’t get along.

Trigg also talks about how basically he will be jobless after fighting, but there must be MMA gyms all over this country that would pay good money to have Trigg on staff as a coach. If coaching and broadcasting don’t work out, Trigg could always see if Jerry Hall is still looking for a “Kept” man.

If you never saw “Kept”, here are some clips with Trigg from the first episode after the jump…

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UFC Gym in Concord to host Grand Opening this Saturday – full schedule of activities

Concord, Calif. (USA) – In what is shaping up to be a can’t-miss event for fitness enthusiasts and mixed martial arts fans alike, the first ever UFC® GYMTM will host its official Grand Opening this Saturday at 10AM PST. The flagship facility, which is located on 1975 Diamond Boulevard in Concord, will feature a star-studded lineup at the Grand Opening, including UFC President Dana White, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, as well as New Evolution Fitness Company (NEFC) founders and UFC Gym partners Mark Mastrov and Jim Rowley.

The Grand Opening will be preceded by a press conference at 9:30AM for media, as well as select members of the UFC Fight Club. Following the press conference, UFC Gym will be loaded with a day full of special demonstrations and autograph sessions featuring UFC fighters, as well as giveaways including UFC Gym prize packages and a trip to UFC 109.

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The Cageside Beat January 21, 2010: Luke and Charis Burrett

Join Brian and Mike this Thursday, January 21, at 10:00 PM ET for the newest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of ProMMA.info. Brian and Mike will be welcoming Silver Star co-founders Luke and Charis Burrett back to the show to discuss Silver Star’s rise to prominence in the MMA world and future plans for the company.

This episode is sponsored by Silver Star, and Silver Star has once again graciously agreed to sponsor our newest MMA trivia contest. Five winners will each receive one of the Silver Star shirts pictured below as well as an autographed picture of Charis.

Follow the jump for details on how to tune into the show and to download last week’s episode.

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