“March Badness” LIVE round by round updates & results from Pensacola, Florida

“March Badness”, the hybrid boxing/MMA event promoted by Square Ring Promotions is going down tonight, Saturday, in Pensacola, Florida. Headlining the card will be boxing legend, Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Omar Sheika. The MMA portion of the card will feature former WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley vs. Jason Guida, who is the brother of UFC fighter, Clay Guida and Jeff Monson vs. Roy “Big Country” Nelson in a heavyweight headliner. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live round by round updates and results.

Dennis Hallman 169 lbs. vs. Danny Ruiz 170 lbs.
rd.1 – Hallman takes down Ruiz right away. Showing why Hallman was the only man ever to submit Matt Hughes TWICE (both times in under a minute), he took Ruiz’s back with one hook and sunk in the rear naked choke for the tap out at 1:50. Dennis Hallman def. Danny Ruiz by submission (RNC) in rd.1

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Weigh-in results for ‘Bobby Lashley vs. Jason Guida card’ in Pensacola, Florida (video)

Bobby Lashley will fight Jason Guida in Pensacola

PRO MMA (promma.info) has received the official weigh in results for the Roy Jones, Jr. hybrid Pro Boxing/MMA event taking place tomorrow, Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida. The event, promoted by Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions, will air LIVE on pay-per-view beginning 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT.

We will be providing live round by round updates and results from the event, so be sure to keep your browsers set on PRO MMA (promma.info) Saturday night to see if Jason Guida can possibly stop the freight train known as Bobby Lashley. Dennis Hallman, Din Thomas, Jeff Monson, and Roy Nelson will also be on the MMA portion of the card.

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With Shamrock out, Jason Guida will face Bobby Lashley at “March Badness”

With Ken Shamrock facing a nationwide one year suspension for steroid use, Jason Guida will instead face Bobby Lashley at Roy Jones’ “March Badness” event. Versus.com broke the news that Guida (17-19), who is best known as the brother of UFC lightweight contender Clay Guida (25-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC), and as the guy that got dismissed from his shot at being on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 after failing to make weight.

Bobby Lashley (1-0) has very limited MMA experience, but will have a significant weight and strength advantage over Guida. Guida is coming in on a 3 fight losing streak, and hopes to last longer than Lashley’s last opponent in his MMA debut, who was finished in a mere 41 seconds.

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UFC: Sport or Entertainment?

by: Jack Bratcher

I woke up today a bit confused. After watching a recent video interview with Randy Couture where he says that no one is pretending Brock Lesnar is the number one contender for the UFC Heavyweight Title, but rather it is “about the eyeballs,” it just got me to thinking.

Is the top MMA promotion in the world a sports league? I find myself telling people “MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world” and often I point to the UFC as proof of that. They are being covered by ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and innumerable sports news affiliates around the world. So I know I’m not crazy when I consider what the UFC does a sport.

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Gina Carano gets naked

It’s what the whole MMA world has waited for and what guys all over the nation have envisioned in their minds ever since the buxom brunette made her first appearance in the ring back in 2006. Yes, Gina Carano got naked. After tipping the scales at 142.75 lbs., Carano disrobed hoping the shorts and miniskirt she was wearing would bring her weight down to the negotiated fighting weight of 140 lbs. On her third attempt at the scales, the lack of clothes brought Carano’s weight down to 141 lbs. which was acceptable and also the same weight her opponent, Kelly Kobold weighed in at. One pound over the weight limit is allowed as long as it is not a title fight.

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Andrei Arlovski vs. Roy Nelson added to CBS card on Oct. 4

Great news for MMA fans!  If everything goes as planned, former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski will be fighting Roy “Big Country” Nelson on Elite XC’s CBS “Saturday Night Fights” which takes place Oct. 4 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. and will be headlined by Ken Shamrock fighting Kimbo Slice.  Word has it the contracts are penned but not yet signed. Cross your fingers.

This really helps the card a lot.  In fact, it will be interesting to see which fights don’t make it onto the CBS portion of the card because there are some great match-ups going on. We could potentially see the top five fights being on CBS. That would be nice, right?

There are some names on the undercard you might not be familiar with because they have added some local Florida talent to the card and at least a couple of these guys will make their pro mma debut with Elite XC. Pretty cool for them.

Here is a look at the whole thing:

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Roy “Big Country” Nelson retains IFL Heavyweight Title

Roy “Big Country” Nelson defeats the “Hillbilly Heartthrob” Brad Imes to retain the IFL Heavyweight Title by: Jack Bratcher UNCASVILLE, Conn. (May 16, 2008) – In the early days of the UFC a big man by the name of Tank Abbott came on to the scene in a big way. He was big in stature … Read more