Listen to BluegrassMMA Live on the PMN Radio Network tonight at 9 p.m. ET

The year  is winding down and this weekend will close out the year for a couple of great promotions. NAAFS will host the year end Caged Vengeance 15 in Parma and Gladiators of the Cage return to Stage AE for The North Shore’s Rise to Power VII. Tonight we welcome in guests from both events for … Read more

Podcast – BluegrassMMA Live returns tonight at 9 p.m. ET

BluegrassMMA Live is back tonight and happy to be here. You have to be excited for a big weekend that is upon us, right? Two big events by a couple of the best promotions in the Ohio Valley. Saturday night both NAAFS and Turf Wars host events and tonight we will talk to the case … Read more

BluegrassMMA Live returns tonight at 9 p.m. ET

We are creeping closer to 200 episodes of BluegrassMMA Live as tonight number 170 will delve into the weekend’s big events in our area. Warrior FC and NAAFS will both be in action in the Ohio Valley with big fight cards. Tonight’s episode as always is sponsored by Bangtown Fightwear and we have six guests to chat with.

ProWMMA Now! welcomes NAAFS matchmaker Nichole Castillo and Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET

This Saturday NAAFS Fite Nite in the Flats IX goes down in Cleveland. It is an annual showcase of some of the best talent both pro and amateur. Tonight Emily and Gina bring on two women that help make this event a success. Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Bangtown Fightwear and as always the conversation should be excellent.

Pro MMA Now Radio welcomes Mark Coleman, Stipe Miocic, Frank Gomez and Greg Kalikas tonight at 10 p.m. ET

Joining us tonight on Pro MMA Now Radio tonight will be Jackson/Winkeljohn bantamweight Frank Gomez to talk about his upcoming main event bout. UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic will join us to discuss his upcoming headline bout against Stefan Struve at UFC on FUEL TV 5. NAAFS CEO Greg Kalikas will drop by to talk about their upcoming show, and UFC Hall of Famer Mark “The Hammer” Coleman will stop in for a chat.

Professional MMA fighter Sean Salmon admits to throwing a fight

Allan Weickert defeated Sean Salmon by armbar submission. Salmon says he threw the fight.
Allan Weickert defeated Sean Salmon by armbar submission. Salmon says he threw the fight.

UFC veteran Sean Salmon (16-8) has some nerve. It takes a certain kind of person to come on one of the sport’s top websites and admit to throwing a fight.

From all appearances, that is what happened on Wed., Sept. 2, 2009, in Salmon’s column entitled “Full-Time Fighter.”

The fight in question was against Allan Weickert (6-6), and took place on June 6, 2009 at “NAAFS – Fight Nite in the Flats 5” at the Plain Dealer Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Shooto Brazil, UFC 102 undercard, M-1 Global, and NAAFS picks

Mo Lawal faces Mark Kerr Friday night in Kansas City at M-1 Global Breakthrough.

Recap
I said last week that there would be no excuse for a bad week, and I came through in spades. I went 10-0 with 3 NCs, which brings my overall record to 24-5 (5 NC). For those keeping track at home that is an 83% picking rate. This week should be a little tougher as we take a look at cards from the UFC, M-1 Global, Shooto Brazil, and NAAFS. As always, don’t be afraid to voice your opinion in the comment section.

Shooto Brazil 13
Siyar Bahadurzada (14-4-1) vs. Leandro Silva (14-5)
In this contest for the Shooto 183-pound world title, Sengoku veteran Siya Bahadurzada will have a clear edge in the striking department. Expect him to be able to land shots from the outside, but Silva will be able to get takedowns and implement a top game. Silva will not have the submission game to finish the fight, but he should get enough takedowns to take the fight and the title.
Pick = Leandro Silva

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