BAMMA USA – Badbeat 7: Virgil Zwicker vs. Mike Cook headlines event in October

BAMMA USA has announced the 14 fights for their upcoming Badbeat 7 event. The headline bout will feature a light-heavyweight battle between Virgil ‘Rezdog’ Zwicker (10-3) and Mike ‘The Animal’ Cook (12-10). The event takes place at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, CA, on Oct. 12.

Bobby Lashley puts Cook to sleep at “MFC 21: Hard Knocks”

When PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke to Bobby Lashley last month he explained he was in no rush to get into the UFC or one of the big shows. He did not want to jump in there right away and have everyone questioning his legitimacy. Rather, he wanted to take his time and get some experience under his belt in the smaller shows. Frankly, that is a wise plan.

Last night former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley fought Mike Cook at Maximum Fighting Championship’s “MFC 21: Hard Knocks” at the River Cree Hotel and Casino just outside Alberta, Canada. Cook, a 234-pound heavyweight, has been fighting professionally since 2006 and came into the fight with a 6-3 record. Lashley, weighing in at 249-pounds, came into the fight at 2-0.

Mike Cook is not a top ten heavyweight by any stretch of the imagination. On the other hand, he is far from a scrub. He has fought in such organizations as Palace Fighting Championships, EliteXC, and Strikeforce. He was a decent well-rounded opponent that presented a legitimate threat to Lashley and the match would give Lashley some much-needed ring time.

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MFC 21: HARD KNOCKS – live results

Maximum Fighting Championship’s biggest card ever “MFC 21: Hard Knocks” goes down tonight at the River Cree Hotel and Casino in Alberta, Canada. Headlining the card is an MFC Light Heavyweight Title fight between Trevor Prangley and Emanuel Newton. Also on the card is a co-main event heavyweight “Super Fight” that the MMA world has their eyes on with former WWE star Bobby Lashley taking on Mike Cook. Stay tuned right here at PRO MMA (promma.info) as we bring you the live round-by-round results.

Quick Results:
William Richey def. Ryan Fortin by split decision
Jason Heit def. Jeremy Combrink by TKO rd1 4:17
Dwayne Lewis def. Jay Whitford by TKO rd1 :29
George Belanger def. Nolan Clark by TKO rd1 4:25
Main Card (televised on HDNet):
Marvin Eastman def. Aron Loftong by TKO (Gn’P) rd2 :59
Ryan Jimmo def. Mychal Clark by unanimous decision
John Alessio def. Andrew Buckland by sub. (RNC) rd1 2:53
Travis Galbraith def. David Heath by split decision
Bobby Lashley def. Mike Cook by sub. (guillotine) rd1 :24
Trevor Prangley def. Emanuel Newton by unan. decision

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“MFC 21: Hard Knocks” weigh-in results

Lashley weighs in at 249 lbs.
Lashley weighs in at 249 lbs.

Jay Whitford came in a 8.5 lbs. over the light heavyweight limit of 206 lbs. at Maximum Fighting Championship’s “MFC 21: Hard Knocks” weigh-ins Thursday May 14th in Alberta, Canada at the River Cree Hotel and Casino. Whitford will forfeit 25% of his purse due to his failure to make weight.

Bobby Lashley hit the heavyweight scales at 249 lbs., while his opponent Mike Cook came in at 234 lbs. In the main event title fight, light heavyweight champion Trevor Prangley came in at 205.5 lbs. and his challenger, Emanuel Newton weighed in at 204.5 lbs.

“MFC 21: Hard Knocks” takes place Friday May 15th at the River Cree Hotel and Casino and will air live on HDNet beginning at 10:00 PM EST. Here are the official weigh in results:

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Is Bobby Lashley here to stay? – “MFC 21: Hard Knocks” airs live on HDNet Friday, May 15th

Maximum Fighting Championship’s “MFC 21: Hard Knocks” takes place Friday May 15, 2009 at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Alberta, Canada. MFC Light Heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton (11-3-1) will be defending his title against contender Trevor Prangley (19-5) in the main event.

Former WWE professional wrestler Bobby Lashley (2-0) will be returning to the MMA ring as he takes on Mike Cook (6-3). Also on the card will be Elite XC and King of the Cage veteran Travis Galbraith (16-6) taking on UFC veteran David Heath (10-4). Former UFC fighter John Alessio (24-13) makes his MFC return and another UFC veteran, Marvin Eastman (15-9-1) makes his MFC debut.

When MFC promoter Mark Pavelich was recently asked by MMA Canada what will make the Bobby Lashley vs. Mike Cook fight interesting for the fans he replied, “If Mike Cook knocks him right in the face and knocks him down, that will be an interesting fight, right?  I would love to see Cook smash him right in the mouth and I want to see how he reacts to being smashed in the mouth by Mike Cook. And then if he can come back and win the fight, that will show if he is really in the sport to stay or if he’s just a fad.”

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PURE COMBAT 7 free live webcast tonight

Do you want watch some quality MMA this weekend, but don’t want to shell out 50 bucks on the UFC PPV? UFC 96 is not the only MMA event going on this weekend and not everyone can afford to shell out $45-$50 for a pay-per-view. If that is the case for you, but would still like … Read more