“UFC Fight Night 21” spotlight: Lucio Linhares – ProMMAnow.com exclusive interview

On Wednesday, March 31, Brazilian fighter Lucio “Spartan” Linhares (13-5, 0-1 UFC) will make his second trip to the Octagon to face top-ten ranked Japanese middleweight Yushin Okami (23-5, 7-2 UFC) at “UFC Fight Night 21” at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. Lucio is an M-1 Global and M-1 Challenge veteran, and prior to … Read more

Team USA East rallies to beat Finland 3-2 at M-1 Challenge Kansas City

Despite having only accepted a fight on 36 hours notice, Team USA East heavyweight Lloyd Marshbanks was the deciding factor in his team’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Team Finland on Friday night in Kansas City.

Marshbanks was added to the Team USA roster after Mike Ottman did not receive medical clearance from the Kansas Boxing Commission.

Listed on some fight databases at 16-8, industry insiders believe that Marshbanks is 50-8, with many of his fights taking place in Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and also in California before mixed martial arts was legal. Marshbanks improved to 17-8 officially after submitting Toni Valtonen at 0:55 of round 2 due to a neck crank.

Read moreTeam USA East rallies to beat Finland 3-2 at M-1 Challenge Kansas City

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