“Gameness Fighting Championship 3” hits Municipal Auditorium in Nashville on May 2

Nashville, Tennessee is rich with MMA action right now. Hot on the heels of the first ever UFC event in Tennessee, Ed Clay’s “Gameness Fighting Championship 3” comes to the state’s capital on Saturday, May 2nd. UFC veteran Josh “The Warhammer” Schockman headlines a talented card of Nashville Mixed Martial Arts’ finest fighters.

“GFC 3” will mark the first pro MMA event for Gameness. Their first two events held at the Nashville State Fairgrounds’ Sports Arena were so successful they were forced to find a larger venue, and what better place than one of Nashville’s oldest and most well-known event centers, Municipal Auditorium, which is located right in the heart of downtown.

Headlining the event will be UFC 65 veteran Josh “The Warhammer” Schockman, who will be making his 205-pound light heavyweight debut, taking on Joe Lewis. All one has to do is look at the records of the fighters on this card to realize Nashville fight fans are in for some high-quality MMA action Saturday night and PRO MMA (promma.info) will be right there cage side to document all the action. Here is the full fight card…

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Two title fights at “Reality Fighting: Throwdown” on May 2

“Reality Fighting: Throwdown” will take place this Saturday night, May 2nd, at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Fighters representing Dungeon MMA, South Shore Sportfighting, Spa City BJJ, Hardcore, Team Aggression, and many others will be on this card.

In one of two title fights on the card, Reality Fighting Welterweight Champion and Chess Game sponsored fighter, Chuck “Cold Steel” O’Neil (5-2) will be fighting Tim Pinney (4-2). Chuck trains with the Lauzon brothers and Team Aggression in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. This will be Chuck’s first title defense. Check out this video of Chuck when he won the title from Ryan Schieding (3-1).

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“Bellator V” weigh-in results & photos

PRO MMA (promma.info) has received the official weigh-in results for “Bellator V” which  took place today in Dayton, Ohio. The start of the semi-final tournament series begins tomorrow, May 1st at Hara Arena with the lightweights and will continue with featherweight bouts at “Bellator VI” in Corpus Christ on May 8th, and the welterweights at “Bellator VII” in Chicago on May 15th.

Fighting in the lightweight semi-finals at “Bellator V” are Eddie Alvarez (16-2) vs. Eric Reynolds (11-1) and Jorge Masvidal (17-3) vs. Toby Imada (21-11). The winner of each bout will receive $50,000 and will move on to compete in the Bellator World Championship finals in June for a shot at the $100,000 grand prize.

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WEC announces remaining bouts for “Brown vs. Faber 2” on June 7

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified by the WEC on Wednesday of the full fight card  for “Brown vs. Faber 2” scheduled to take place at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California on Sunday, June 7 and to air live on Versus.

In the main event, former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber will get the opportunity to win back the title Mike Thomas Brown took from him last November. Also on the card is Jens Pulver, who is looking to get back in the win column, and Manny Gamburyan who will be making his WEC featherweight debut.

Another fighter making their WEC debut on this card is 13-0 undefeated bantamweight Kyle Dietz, who trains out of Spencer Fisher’s camp in Moline, Illinois. Here is the full line-up:

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PRO MMA sponsored fighter, Greg Maynard, ready for his final amateur bout

PRO MMA (promma.info) sponsored fighter, Greg Maynard (7-2), will be fighting in his final amateur bout this Saturday May 2nd.

Greg’s opponent will be David Cagg (5-2) and they will be fighting at AAF’s (All-American Fight Sports) “Release the Beast” show beginning at 7:30 PM at Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio.

Greg was one of the first fighters to sign up on our “Fighter Classifieds,” which is a section of our site where we try to help up-and-coming fighters hook up with promoters so they can get fights. After talking with Greg and checking out some of his videos, we realized his talent level and featured him in one of our very first “PRO MMA Amateur Spotlight” articles back in July 2008.

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Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, talks with PRO MMA about Forrest Griffin fight

It is probably safe to say that 34-year-old UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva is nearing the end of his career. Some have even suggested once he fulfills the four remaining fights on his UFC contract, he may walk away from professional competition.

Now more than ever it is important Anderson fight those opponents which will inspire him. He needs fighters who will push him and test him, and he needs fighters with a big name. Forrest Griffin fits the category perfectly and the two have signed to fight each other at UFC 101 on August 8th.

PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke with Anderson Silva’s manager and translator Ed Soares on Tuesday not only to confirm the match-up but to get their feeling on the fight, how it got put together, what the conversation with Dana White was like, Anderson’s future, and more.

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“Ace” prepares for the “Axe Muderer” – PRO MMA exclusive interview with Rich Franklin

Undoubtedly, Rich Franklin is an MMA icon. The 34-year-old former UFC Middleweight Champion has achieved a level of success only a small percentage of fighters will ever know. On June 13th at UFC 99, “Ace” will have the unique opportunity of sharing the main event Octagon with “the Axe Muderer” Wanderlei Silva as the UFC takes their show to Germany for the very first time. 

After losing a close split decision to former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson at UFC 93 back in January, Rich will now face a whole different kind of beast in Wanderlei Silva. Silva is known for his very aggressive straight-forward style of striking and will be looking to KO Franklin. 

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Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin in UFC 101 super fight

If Anderson “The Spider” Silva has been playing poker with the UFC, then Dana White just pulled out an ace. According to a new report from Kevin Iole, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will move up to the 205 lbs. limit of light heavyweight to fight former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and original “Ultimate Fighter” Forrest Griffin at UFC 101 on August 8th.

Anderson Silva drew the ire of the UFC President as well as much of the MMA media following his performance against Thales Leites in UFC 97’s main event. Leites is predominantly a jiu-jitsu fighter and refused to stand with the middleweight champ. What ensued was a drawn out five round unanimous decision for Silva.

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Memphis holds first sanctioned MMA event with “Cage Assault: Bragging Rights” on April 24

On Friday, April 24, 2009 “Cage Assault: Bragging Rights” took place at Minglewood Hall and marked the first sanctioned MMA event ever to be held in Memphis, Tennessee.

There were a total of ten bouts on the card, including two amateur fights. The card was headlined by a heavyweight match-up featuring Matt Thomas vs. Jacob Noe which unfortunately ended in a no contest after a knee strike to a downed opponent forced the doctor to stop the fight in round one.

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Nick Diaz vs. Scott Smith added to June 6 Strikeforce fight card in St. Louis

The San Jose-based MMA promotion, STRIKEFORCE heads east to St. Louis, Missouri on June 6 with STRIKEFORCE: LAWLER vs. SHIELDS. It will only be the promotion’s third time since their March 2006 inception to hold an event outside the state of California.

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified by the company today that Stockton bad boy, Nick Diaz will be fighting Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith in a special 180-pound catch-weight bout on the June 6th “Lawler vs. Shields” under card. The event will air live on Showtime from the Scottrade Center.

Both Diaz and Smith, are coming off impressive victories from STRIKEFORCE’s April 11th Showtime debut. Diaz fought “The Legend” Frank Shamrock in a one-sided main event beat down that left Shamrock crumpled against the cage and unable to continue 3:57 into round number two.

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