Bellator Fighting Championships confirms undefeated light heavyweight Tim Carpenter for season 4 tournament

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 22, 2011) — Fast-rising undefeated prospect Tim Carpenter has signed an exclusive contract with Bellator Fighting Championships to compete in Bellator’s first ever Light Heavyweight Tournament, airing LIVE on MTV2 starting in March. Carpenter joins Bellator with a perfect 6-0 professional record that includes a hard fought decision victory against dangerous submission … Read more

A day in the life of an MMA matchmaker: ProMMAnow.com talks to Shine Fights’ Ron Foster

When Shine Fights matchmaker Ron Foster sat down and penciled in MMA veteran Din Thomas to face the former three-time world champion boxer Ricardo Mayorga as the main event for “Shine Fights 3: Worlds Collide,” he probably never expected the fireworks that would occur leading up to the fight.  First there was the press conference, which got extremely heated … Read more

America’s best to grapple in New Jersey

Morristown, New Jersey – Grapplers Quest “The World’s Largest Grappling Competition” is hosting the Official 2009 U.S. Nationals of Grappling to The Mennen Sports Arena Center (161 East Hanover Ave.) in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday, June 27th and 28th. Spectator tickets will be available online at GrapplersQuest.com and at-the-door starting at 11:00 AM each day.

UFC veterans and mixed martial arts superstars competing include: Vinicius “Pezao” Magalhães (TUF Season 8), Wilson Reis (Bellator), Dante Rivera (TUF Season 7), Matt “No Regard” Arroyo, Jamal Patterson (IFL Veteran) and Brian McLaughlin (TUF Season 8), plus the world’s best submission fighters including Ryan Hall, Pablo Popovitch, Bill Cooper, Bruno Bastos, Jorge “Macaco” Patino, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, Rick “The Animal” Migliarese and female standouts, Kathy Brothers, Cristina “Midget Twister” Rodriguez (Gracie Tampa/Rob Kahn) and many more.

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Mike Easton crowned UWC Bantamweight Champion at Man ‘O’ War – full results

Mike Easton is the UWC Bantamweight Champ

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand live at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia Saturday night to cover ULTIMATE WARRIOR CHALLENGE: MAN ‘O’ WAR. With a total of nine fights in all, including a UWC Bantamweight Title Fight and a highly anticipated female MMA bout, it was full night of high level mixed martial arts action. 

Mike Easton vs. Justin Robbins – UWC Bantamweight Title Fight
It was not against his original opponent, but Mike Easton still had little trouble troubling handling HIT Squad fighter Justin Robbins. The two fighters cautiously traded leg kicks for two rounds, before they ended up on the ground in the third. Once off the ground, with Easton in guard, Robbins tried to sweep but got caught in a tight guillotine choke. Robbins tapped and the fight was stopped at the 4:44 mark of the third round.

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Ultimate Warrior Challenge Man ‘0’ War in-depth preview

This Saturday Ultimate Warrior Challenge puts on their Man ‘O’ War card from the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. The card includes a bantamweight title fight between Mike Easton and Chase Beebe. Also on the card is Ultimate Fighter 8 competitor Antwain Britt against former IFL title challenger Jamal Patterson. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be on hand to cover this event live.

UWC Bantamweight Title Fight: Mike Easton vs. Chase Beebe

Mike Easton
So far in his career, Mike Easton has amassed a 5-1 record. His only loss came when he caught a kick on the elbow and broke his arm against Reynaldo Duarte. Recently he has come down to his natural weight of 135 lbs after spending much of his career at featherweight. So far his only brush with national fame came as a cast member on BET’s Iron Ring.

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