Mann Talk – Bellator 61 Preview

This weekend, Bellator 61 was supposed to finally name the next man to challenge heavyweight champion Cole Konrad. Instead Eric Prindle pulled out of his rematch with Thiago Silva and delayed the rematch once again. Now, the card will be headlined by eight men hoping to earn a shot at the Bellator middleweight title. The field includes a few Bellator retreads, a UFC veteran and a former M-1 champion.

Mann Talk – Bellator 50 Preview

Bellator 50 goes down this weekend. Even though there is also a UFC card going on, don’t forget to tune into MTV2 to check out the beginning on the next middleweight tournament.

Pro MMA Now exclusive interview with Jeremy Pender

Jeremy Pender will be facing BJ Ferguson in the main event of this weekend's Hardrock MMA event.

As I stated in an interview with BJ Ferguson that I just posted, MMA fans in an around the Shepherdsville, Ky area have more to choose from this weekend than just the UFC. Hardrock MMA is putting on a massive fight card with eighteen fights capped off by a 135 pound matchup between area standouts Jeremy Pender and BJ Ferguson. I had the opportunity to correspond with both Pender and Ferguson before their fights. Just like I said in my interview with BJ, take some time to learn a little bit more about both these guys, and if you’re in the area make sure to catch the fight. It’s going to be a banger.

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Jim Davis set for a tough pro debut at ICF 17- PROMMA.INFO exclusive interview

Normally fighting at 330, Davis will make his pro debut at a catchweight of 285
Normally fighting at 330, Davis will make his pro debut at a catchweight of 285

Jim Davis is set to make his professional MMA debut at Intimidation Cage Fighting 17 on Oct. 31, 2009, at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. The reigning ICF super-heavyweight champion, Davis will actually be making his pro debut at a catchweight of 285 as he moves down to the heavyweight division, where he plans on playing out his pro career. Davis’s five amateur wins never made it out of the first round, and never out of the first minute.

However, Davis is not one to back down from a challenge, a fact made especially clear when the ICF announced who he would be facing in his first professional fight – UFC veteran Dan Christison.

PROMMA.INFO recently had the chance to catch up with Davis to talk about his fighting career so far and what he thinks about facing such a tough opponent in his first professional match.

Read moreJim Davis set for a tough pro debut at ICF 17- PROMMA.INFO exclusive interview

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“Ring of Combat XXV” live results and play-by-play

Lou Neglia’s “Ring of Combat XXV” took place at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. on Friday, June 12, 2009. In the co-main event, Ricardo Romero defeated Team Link’s Karen Grigoryan to take home the USKBA Light Heavyweight Title.

In the main event, Rafael “Sapo” Natal from Team Renzo Gracie did his best to defend his middleweight title against Victor O’Donnell. In the end O’Donnell proved to be too much for Sapo, staggering him over and over again on the feet with punches. Sapo showed great heart but the doctor would not let him answer the bell for round two, thus making O’Donnell the new Ring of Combat Middleweight Champion.

PRO MMA (promma.info) provided live round-by-round updates and results throughout the evening. MMA fans had the opportunity to watch the event and follow along with us via LIVE WEBCAST beginning at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT.

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O’Donnell vs. Natal title fight headlines “Ring of Combat XXV” on June 12 – LIVE STREAM

Victor O'Donnell vs. Rafael "Sapo" Natal for the ROC Middleweight Title

On Friday, June 12, 2009, Lou Neglia returns to the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. with “Ring of Combat XXV.” Headlining the card will be Rafael “Sapo” Natal (10-1), representing Team Renzo Gracie, taking on undefeated Victor O’Donnell (7-0), out of Team Vision/Walker MMA, for the Ring of Combat Middleweight Title.

In the co-main event, Ricardo Romero (7-1) from Advanced Martial Arts will face Team Link’s Karen Grigoryan (9-1) for the Ring of Combat Light Heavyweight Title. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing access to a LIVE STREAM of the entire 16-bout event for only $7.99 beginning at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT this Friday.

Read moreO’Donnell vs. Natal title fight headlines “Ring of Combat XXV” on June 12 – LIVE STREAM

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