Nick Diaz dazzles, takes home welterweight title with first round TKO at “Strikeforce: Miami”

SUNRISE, Fla. – Nick Diaz (21-7) looked absolutely phenomenal in his performance Saturday night against Marius Zaromskis (13-4) at “Strikeforce: Miami”, the promotion’s first card of 2010. Many people felt Diaz should not stand with Zaromskis, who had finished his last three fights via head kick knockout – but as Diaz so aptly said, he … Read more

“Strikeforce: Miami” live play-by-play commentary and results

SUNRISE, Fla. – Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) will be cage side tonight at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. for “Strikeforce: Miami”. We will be providing live round-by-round updates and results of all the action starting at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET for the preliminary card, moving on into the Showtime televised main card beginning at … Read more

Pro MMA Now “Strikeforce: Miami” staff picks – with special guest Danny Acosta from FIGHT! Magazine

SUNRISE, Fla. – Strikeforce will hold their first show of the new year tomorrow night at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The event will air live on Showtime starting at 10:00 p.m. ET. MMA fans around the world can tune into us here at Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) starting at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday … Read more

Remembering “Fast” Eddie Constantine – photo gallery included

On Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, I got a call from Pro MMA Now VP Denny Hodge that Eddie Constantine had died. I thought it was some cruel joke. “Fuck you man,” is I believe what I told him. “Don’t even say that shit,” I said. Denny said he would not joke about such a thing, … Read more

Denis Kang to fight Vernon “Tiger” White, Carlos Newton faces Chris Clements at W-1

Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) reported on Sunday that Canadian MMA promotion Warrior One(W-1) had signed Pride and UFC veteran Denis Kang (32-12-1) to an exclusive multi-fight contract, and would be fighting on the upcoming “Bad Blood” card on March 20 in Montreal, Quebec Canada. W-1 confirmed today Kang’s opponent will be MMA pioneer Vernon “Tiger” White (26-33-2). White, … 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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ProMMA.info exclusive interview – Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran

ProMMA.info recently had the pleasure of speaking to one of the main event fighters from last weekend’s 5150 / XFL “New Year’s Revolution” card, Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran (10-3). Current 5150 Heavyweight Champion, Beltran defended his title against Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (9-6), who was coming off a much publicized decision loss to Kimbo Slice at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December.

The Mexicutioner absolutely dominated Alexander and proved once again The Assassin can’t whack anyone off his back. After nearly two rounds of battering, the referee had seen enough, stopped the fight, and awarded Beltran the TKO victory.

Beltran shared with us his thoughts on the fight, and although it was an important win, why he was not getting overly excited about it. He also had some advice for The Assassin, talked about what is next, who his “dream fight” would be, and more. Enjoy.

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Mike “The Hulk” Easton set for February 20 bout at “Gameness Fighting Championship VI” in Nashville, Tenn.

Photo courtesy of Sherdog.com

One of MMA’s top bantamweights, Mike “The Hulk” Easton (9-1) is coming to Nashville, Tenn. on Feb. 20 to fight Tom Ahrens (10-6) in the “Gameness Fighting Championship VI” co-main event. ProMMA.info confirmed the news with GFC matchmaker Mike Camp earlier today. Easton is the current UWC Bantamweight Champion and a BJJ black belt under Master Lloyd Irvin.

Easton is currently on a five-fight win streak with his most recent win being a highly controversial split decision over Chase Beebe. The result of the bout was investigated until Virginia’s regulatory body decided the original decision would stand.

Ahrens is a submission expert, and has been fighting professionally for seven years. He will no doubt be looking to get back on the winning track, as he is coming off a third round doctor stoppage loss against Travis Perzynski at Extreme Challenge 127 last May.

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Wilson Gouveia signs with Maximum Fighting Championship – debuts against Ryan Jimmo on April 9

Photo by Sherdog.com - Wilson Gouveia is returning to light heavyweight.

ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) was notified today that ten-time UFC veteran Wilson Gouveia (12-7) signed a multi-fight deal with Maximum Fighting Championship on Monday. His first fight for the organization will take place against Canadian Ryan “Big Deal” Jimmo (12-1) at “MFC 25: Vindication” at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on April 9.

MFC 25 will broadcast live on HDNet and feature a soon to be announced major title fight.

Gouveia decided to return to light heavyweight after trouble making the 185 lbs. weight limit, and suffering back-to-back knockout losses, to Nate Marquardt at UFC 95, and then Alan Belcher at UFC 107.

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MMA with heart – Fighters Feeding Families

Dustin West, Jeff Hobbs, and the Integrated Martial Arts Team, along with some of the families of the Ronald McDonald House.

Professional MMA fighter Dustin West, along with his coach Ed Clay of Nashville MMA and his manager Jeff Hobbs, started “Fighters Feeding Families.” They created the organization as a way for fighters, coaches, and those involved with MMA, to give back to their community.

Specifically, “Fighters Feeding Families” cooks and provides food for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville, Tenn. The Ronald McDonald House is a charity whose mission is “to ‘keep families close’ by providing essential resources and a ‘home away from home’ for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals.

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