Australian Fighting Championship returns May 17th

On May 17 2014, the Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) will venture to Albury NSW and conduct a fight card inside a cage for the first time. Headlined by two title fights and a host of other huge match ups, the 10-fight card promises to be the biggest in Australian MMA history. Under the BIG TOP regal 8 marquee approximately 3,500 people will cram in to see the biggest and best MMA action available in Australia.

UFC Fight Night 29 – Maia vs. Shields breakdown

On October 9th, 2013 the UFC comes back to Fox Sports 1 with a great free card headlined by a welterweight bout with title implications between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Both men have contended for the UFC title with Shields at welterweight and Maia a tmiddleweight Both did so unsuccessfully. That’s not where the comparisons endthough. Both men are fantastic black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and have demonstrated such in their MMA careers. So ready or not, here comes the breakdown for this battle between these top contenders.

UFC announces Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia for UFC 112 Middleweight Title

UFC® ANNOUNCES ANDERSON SILVA vs. DEMIAN MAIA FOR UFC 112 MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT SATURDAY, APRIL 10, LIVE FROM FERRARI WORLD YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI Belfort Injured; Maia Steps up to Face Silva for Title Shot Las Vegas, NV (USA) – Following a hard-fought three round win over Dan Miller at UFC 109 that showed him to … Read more

Winner of Marquardt vs. Sonnen will have next title shot

UFC President Dana White announced at today’s press conference that the winner of Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 109, will fight the winner of Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort for the UFC Middleweight Title. Marquardt said that was the first he had heard the news, so he was happy. Marquardt vs. Sonnen will fight in the co-main event this Saturday night, Feb. 6, at the … Read more

Shane Carwin confirms expected interim title fight with Frank Mir at UFC 111

It looks as though the plan is to have undefeated heavyweight heavy-hitter Shane Carwin (11-0) face Frank Mir (13-4) for an interim heavyweight title on March 27, at UFC 111, in Newark, N.J. Carwin confirmed the expected match-up today on his website (www.shane-carwin.com):

I expect to make my return to the UFC in March 2010. I will be fighting in Newark New Jersey at UFC 111. I have not signed any contracts yet but I have told my manager to inform UFC Matchmaker that “I accept the offer”.

Carwin had originally been next in line to face UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar for a shot at his title. However, with the champ indefinitely sidelined, and unless he recovers much sooner than expected, it is likely the UFC will implement another interim title for the heavyweight division.

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Trevor Prangley fighting for Shark Fights title

Shark Fights Promotions have announced that the recently released MFC light heavyweight champion, Trevor Prangley, has agreed to fight for their organization.

As many may recall, Prangley was stripped of his belt and released from the MFC for violating an exclusivity clause in his contract.

According to the latest Twitter update from Shark Fights, his agreeing to fight for their light heavyweight title was the cause of the firing from the MFC.  “MFC cuts and strips Trevor Prangley of his title and contract for fighting for the belt for Shark Fight Promotions, their loss, our gain” is what Brent Medley, Shark Fights matchmaker, tweeted.

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Dave Huckaba responds after being stripped of Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Title

Dave Huckaba feels he is the true Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion.

As PROMMA.INFO reported on Monday, California-based MMA promotion Gladiator Challenge stripped their heavyweight champion Dave Huckaba of his title citing “failure to honor his contract agreement.”

Huckaba was scheduled to defend his title against MMA legend Dan Severn on Aug. 22. According to Huckaba, he notified the promotion ahead of time he was injured. “I was hurt. I tried to tell Tedd (Gladiator Challenge owner Tedd Williams) two weeks before but he didn’t want to hear it,” Huckaba explained.

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Jay Hieron ready for Strikeforce title regardless of Nick Diaz

Photo by: Eddie Constantine - Jay Hieron knows his day in the sun is coming.

In Jay Hieron’s recent appearance on The INFO, the official PROMMA.INFO podcast, he spoke about his next fight being for the Strikeforce Welterweight Title. “My next fight is for the title,” Hieron said. “I need eight weeks to prepare and be sharp. I want to fight Nick Diaz if everything goes to plan.”

Hieron said one of the reasons he chose to sign with the San Jose based promotion was because they offered him the title shot. “One of the reasons to decide to go with Strikeforce was I was fighting for the title,” Hieron explained. The UFC offered me a very good deal but I wanted the chance to fight for a title. Nick Diaz is a big name and that’s the type of guy I want to fight right now.”

That title shot was supposed to come on Aug. 15 at “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” where Hieron was scheduled to face Nick Diaz. However, Diaz chose not to take his pre-fight drug screen and was replaced by Jessie Taylor. Not only did Hieron not get a title fight, his fight with Taylor was moved to the un-aired preliminary card.

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UFC 94 conference call

UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn 2 takes place this Saturday, Jan. 31st in Las Vegas, NV. It is one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history. In this UFC 94 conference call B.J. Penn, Georges St. Pierre, and Dana White answer questions from the media. Many topics are discussed such as how the higher … Read more