THE INFO: exclusive interview with ‘The Fight Professor’ Stephen Quadros

Stephen Quadros stopped by to chat with PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa on this special edition of THE INFO. The world of MMA never remains at a stand still for long and “The Fight Professor” came in and dropped some knowledge on a variety of topics. The list included: Dana White, Aoki vs. … Read more

Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Shields set for Strikeforce June 6 in St. Louis

PRO MMA (promma.info) received official word today from Strikeforce officials “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (16-4) will fight Jake Shields (22-4-1) on Saturday, June 6, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

The fight will be the headliner for STRIKEFORCE: LAWLER vs. SHIELDS, which will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 pm ET/PT (delayed on West Coast).

Lawler is the number four ranked middleweight in the world, while Shields is the number four ranked welterweight. The two will meet at a catch weight of 182 pounds.

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The Ultimate Fighter: Episode 1 Re-Cap

It was a big night for MMA fans with the “UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann” card being broadcast for free on Spike TV, followed by the first episode of the latest The Ultimate Fighter installment.

This time around the UFC has switched things up a bit with season 9 featuring a U.S.A. vs UK format. Led by coaches Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping, each representing and coaching their respective nations, the UFC is looking to inject new life into the 9th season of the popular reality fighting show.

Episode 1 begins with Dana White arriving at the Wolfslair gym being greeted outside by Michael Bisping. Dana next meets the guys that will be fighting to be one of the 8 UK fighters to make the flight to the states. We are then treated to a classic line by Dana: “Welcome to The Ultimate Fighter Mother [expletive].”

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Griffin, dos Anjos, Kimmons and Simpson earn $30K “Fight Night” bonuses at UFC UFN 18

The UFC handed out “Fight Night” bonuses to Tyson Griffin, Rafael dos Anjos, Rob Kimmons, and Aaron Simpson at tonight’s “UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann”, at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each fighter earned $30,000 for their performances, matching the “Fight Night” bonuses from the most recent UFC Fight Night back in February.

Although the main event of Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann proved to be worthy of “Fight of the Night” honors, it was Tyson Griffin and Rafael dos Anjos that brought the crowd to their feet repeatedly during their Lightweight bout.

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Ultimate Fight Night 18: live play by play

PRO MMA (promma.info) is on the scene at the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN covering Ultimate Fight Night 18. PRO MMA will bring you live round by round coverage of the televised portion of the card and the under card. Be sure to stick with PRO MMA for the blow by blow account of the evening’s events in “Music City”.

The show starts off with a tribute to the late Charles “Mask” Lewis 1963-2009. There are also a few words from Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann before tossing it over to the usual “Face the Pain” hype video. The Sommet Center appears to be packed. Goldberg plugs ‘The Ultimate Fighter 9’ that will follow ‘Fight Night 18’. Browning vs. Miller will be the first fight on the televised portion of the card.

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Thomson Q & A with the media (audio)

Following his workout at American Kickboxing Academy, Josh Thomson fielded questions from the media. Multiple online websites were in attendance as well as several prominent bay area local television stations. “The Punk” discussed a bevy of topics that included Gil Melendez, Cung Le, Strikeforce, Scott Coker and Thomson’s displeasure with the MMA media. PRO MMA’s (promma.info) “Fast Eddie” Constantine was right next to the champ during the session.

Thomson part 1:
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Josh Thomson Strikeforce media day photo gallery

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa snapped dozens of photos of Josh “The Punk” Thomson’s media day workout at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. “The Punk” will defend his Strikeforce Lightweight belt against “El Nino” Gil Melendez next Saturday at the HP Pavilion in down town San Jose. The champion worked out with Dave Camarillo and Javier Mendez before fielding questions from the media. There are close to 40 pictures from the days event. Photos after the jump…

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Pal-Hus stands out at XFN – Extreme Fight Night

Last Saturday night Lane Collier’s Extreme Fight Night put on an exciting evening of action at the Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

Top class amateur mixed martial artists represented some of the best schools in the Southeast. XFN put on a professional style show that had the ‘Boro’ fight fans going crazy. A huge card of thirteen fights had some great MMA contests as well as Muay Thai and kickboxing matches.

The night started quickly as three of the first four matches were decided by submission or TKO.

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Maximo Blanco, loose cannon, good prospect

There was a lot of hype and hoopla around Team Takedown once it had been announced. Investors were going to pay former collegiate wrestlers a salary so they could train full time and expedite their MMA careers. For the most part of the concept has succeeded with two of the members in the WEC and one in the UFC.

Unbeknown to many in the western MMA world, World Victory Road has been doing pretty much exactly the same thing on the other side of the globe. It had been announced back in September that Maximo Blanco would be a “Sengoku training player,” which means his development as an MMA fighter will assisted by World Victory Road.

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Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida to headline TUF 9 Finale

PRO MMA (promma.info) received word on Monday from the UFC that Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez will face Clay “The Carpenter” Guida in The Ultimate Fighter season 9 Finale main event set for June 20 at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Official Press Release:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization is proud to announce a stellar headlining match for The Ultimate Fighter® Season 9 finale, which will take place Saturday, June 20 from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas’ Palms Hotel, live on Spike TV. Both winners of their last three matches, ascending lightweights Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida are on a collision course that will end in the Octagon™ for what could be three of the most furiously-paced rounds of the year.

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