Liddell’s lone 2008 outing did not end well for the man once feared the MMA world over for his knockout power. On September 6, 2008 at UFC 88, Rashad Evans (13-0-1) left Liddell in an unconscious heap inside the Octagon at Philips Arena, in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an image that sent a deafening silence over the thousands of fans who were cheering just seconds before. It was scary.
Twenty-five year-old Japanese MMA star Takeya Mizugaki (11-2-2) is coming to America to face Miguel Angel Torres (35-1) for the WEC Bantamweight Title on April 5. Mizugaki is expecting a rude welcome as he steps inside the cage in Torres’ hometown of Chicago.
PRO MMA (promma.info) received a statement today in which Mizugaki stated through his manager/translator Shur Hirata, “Fighting in the WEC, fighting in the states, challenging the champion at his hometown, it’s an ultimate ‘away’ fight. I am expecting huge booing from the fans, and on top of that, it’s going to be a five-rounder. Everything about this fight is ‘first time’ for me so I am really looking forward to it.”
Yesterday we ran an article about Kevin “The Monster” Randleman signing with STRIKEFORCE. According to that source, Randleman had officially signed a fight contract with the San Jose based MMA promotion, STRIKEFORCE.
We attempted to contact STRIKEFORCE officials last night but they could not be reached.
PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned today from STRIKEFORCE Director of Communications, Mike Afromowitz, that STRIKEFORCE “does not have any signed agreement with Randleman.”
As PRO MMA (promma.info) was covering UFC 96 this past Saturday night, we were witness to one of the strangest moments inside the Octagon in recent memory. The curious thing is, it had nothing to do with the actions of a fighter, rather it had to do with a peculiar call made by referee, Yves Lavigne, during the match between Matt Brown and Pete Sell.
Brown started the fight with a head kick that was partially blocked, but then hit Sell with a big left right combination that dropped him. Brown continued to land punches until Lavigne stepped in between the fighters and grabbed hold of Matt Brown to stop the assault, but then Lavigne seemed to have a change of heart and backed off after he saw Sell moving and starting to recover. Then much to the shock of Brown and everyone else, he ordered the fight to continue.
The names of the 32 competitors have been released for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter which premieres on April 1, immediately following Ultimate Fight Night 18 from Nashville. The format for this season will have Coach Michael Bisping leading his team of U.K. fighters and Coach Dan Henderson leading his team of U.S. fighters.
The first two episodes will consist of the 32 fighters battling it out to determine the sixteen who will get to stay in the house for the full season. The breakdown will consist of Team U.K. and Team U.S. each with eight fighters divided into four welterweights and four lightweights. The two teams will compete, culminating with one ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner from welterweight and one from lightweight.
Editor In Chief Jack Bratcher joined Matt De La Rosa and “Fast Eddie” Constantine on this weeks edition of THE INFO. The PRO MMA (promma.info) staff discussed UFC 96, DREAM, the UFC Heavyweight Division and Yves Lavgine. WAMMA’s official women’s rankings became a hot topic of discussion and in turn so did the WAMMA ranking … Read more
On March 7th and 8th over 1,400 grapplers hit the mats at the Arnold 2009 World Grappling Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Among all those competitors was a little lady by the name of Christina Sears. As part of PRO MMA’s (promma.info) “Grappling Spotlight”, we wanted to introduce our readers to this remarkable young lady. At only four-foot-eleven and right around one-hundred pounds, do not tell her she is too small or too weak to do anything. It all started with her wrestling in high school and now she is placing at the NAGA Championships. By the way, she probably bench presses more than you…no joke. PRO MMA proudly introduces, Christina Sears:
David “The Crow” Louiseau is a twenty-nine year old mixed martial arts fighter from Montreal, Canada. He has fought in the TKO, Elite XC, XMMA, and UFC promotions. He is the current XMMA Middleweight Champion and former TKO Middleweight Champion.
Fortunately for Canadian MMA fans, “The Crow” recently signed a new contract with the UFC which will place him not only in Canada, but in front of his home town friends and fans on April 18, 2009 when he takes on Ed “Short Fuse” Herman at UFC 97. It will be “The Crow’s” first fight back in the UFC in nearly three years.
David was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule to speak to us at PRO MMA (promma.info) today and it was a real honor to talk with one of the sport’s true superstars.
On Sunday March 15, 2009 live mixed martial arts action comes to Clarksville, Tennessee at Kickers night club. Doors open at 4pm CST and fights start at 5pm CST. Clarksville is about forty minutes north of Nashville. This will be Clarksville’s first official MMA event since the sport was sanctioned in Tennessee in 2008. Local … Read more
So Gabriel Gonzaga lost last night against the behemoth that is Shane Carwin. He started out good but he left himself open to take a punch from a freight train. In honor of Mr. Gonzaga who will likely never get a title shot now, PRO MMA (promma.info) is proud to present this little gif of … Read more