“Day of Reckoning” weigh-ins: News and Notes

Twenty two fighters took to the scales at the Honda Center late Friday afternoon, in Anaheim, California. Fans who could not make it to the weigh-ins were able to watch the event on live television on HDNet. PRO MMA covered the final “Day of Reckoning” event leading up to Saturday’s card.

Prior to the fighters stepping onto the scales, the Affliction ring was being set up. Affliction and M-1 employees were hyping up fans by throwing free t-shirts into the stands. Andrei Arlovski came out forty five minutes before the weigh-ins began to pose for photos and sign autographs for fans.

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Affliction: Day of Reckoning weigh-ins photos

To view more exclusive photos from our Affliction: Day of Reckoning coverage from the pre-fight presser, to the weigh-ins, to the fights, and post fight presser, go to the PRO MMA Photo Gallery.

Tara LaRosa makes successful return to action at Extreme Challenge: War at the Shore on Jan. 23 in Atlantic City, NJ (full results)

The world’s number one ranked female MMA fighter, Tara LaRosa made a successful return to action tonight at Extreme Challenge: War at the Shore in Atlantic City, New Jersey following a fourteen month layoff. LaRosa (16-1) battled Alexis Davis (6-2) in a very competitive match that saw the fight dead even going into the third round.

Davis was clearly not intimidated by LaRosa’s ranking or status and came out strong in every round. Both ladies are four-stripe purple belts and very highly skilled on the ground. LaRosa dropped Davis in round one with a big right but Davis was able to recover and attempted an omoplata and an armbar.

In round two Davis came out very aggressive and got LaRosa to the ground where she locked in a tight triangle. LaRosa’s patience and experience allowed her to remain calm until she finally escaped but then Davis immediately transitioned to an armbar and the bell sounds.

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Explosive lineup for MFC 20 in Alberta, Canada

Maximum Fighting Championship is bringing their next event MFC 20: DESTINED FOR GREATNESS back to the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Friday, February 20. The event will be broadcast live throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico on Mark Cuban’s HDNet Fights.

In the main event MFC welterweight champion Pat “Bam Bam” Healy (24-14) will make the first defense of his belt against the man he beat for the title, Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (8-1). In their first encounter at MFC 17 Healy submitted Ford in the third round despite being battered throughout the first two rounds. The loss was the first and only setback of Ford’s blossoming career and he badly wants revenge while Healy is determined to show he is the better man by remaining the champ.

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Affliction: Day of Reckoning weigh-in results

PRO MMA was on hand for the Affliction: Day of Reckoning weigh ins. HDNet was airing the event on live television.

Fans filed in to get a peek at their favorite fighters, take some photos, get an autograph and catch free Affliction T-shirts that were being tossed into the crowd.

All twenty two fighters made weight without any issues.

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The Cowboy is in Town: a talk with Donald Cerrone

WEC lightweight title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (9-0 MMA, 2-0 WEC) stopped by Pro MMA Radio on Monday night to talk to Larry Pepe about his teammates, his training camp, and most importantly his upcoming title bout with champion Jamie Varner (15-2 MMA, 3-0 WEC).

Here are some highlights of their discussion:

Cerrone said that the fight with Rob McCullough was a fight for him. He believes he was the one who dictated the pace and it went the distance because that is something that he wanted. It also seemed a little awkward to most that the fight between McCullough and Cerrone was on the preliminary card instead of the main card. Cerrone was alright with it but believes he must have done something to make Zuffa mad.

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Extreme Challenge LIVE WEBCAST starts at 6:00pm PT/7:00pm MT/8:00pm CT/9:00pm ET HERE!

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Are you ready for some great mixed martial arts action? Tara LaRosa (15-1), the number one ranked female MMA fighter in the world will be taking on tough Canadian champion Alexis Davis (6-1) at Extreme Challenge’s “War at the Shore” live from Atlantic City, NJ tonight.

There’s a great East Coast vs. West Coast storyline going on with this event. One thing you will notice about this card is that every single fighter has a WINNING RECORD and what that means to the MMA fan purchasing the event is QUALITY.

There are a total of nine fights scheduled and the cost to watch all the action LIVE online is only $7.99. This is a great way to start this action-packed MMA weekend!

Read moreExtreme Challenge LIVE WEBCAST starts at 6:00pm PT/7:00pm MT/8:00pm CT/9:00pm ET HERE!

Tito Ortiz on UFC 99 return: “Zero chance of that happening”

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) talked all things MMA with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Tito Ortiz at the Affliction: Day of Reckoning press conference. The “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” may not be fighting on this weekend’s card, however, he has been making his presence felt during the promotion process.

Despite being forced to sit out the first half of 2009, Ortiz believes he will return to top form once he has recovered from back surgery.

Ortiz touched on rumors surrounding a UFC 99 return, how he would approach Andrei Arlovski, joining the Affliction announce team and his ideal time table for a return to action.

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Tara LaRosa fighting her way back

On October 3, 2008 Gina Carano was struggling to make weight once again. In a way that only she can, she managed to turn a simple weigh in into a media circus. Cameras flashed and camcorders rolled as her naked body was obscured by nothing but her father holding a towel. On the next night’s EliteXC card Carano once again “stole the show” by defeating a fighter, Kelly Kobold, who coming off back to back losses.

Somewhere Tara LaRosa had to be chomping at the bit.

It seems as if the entire nation has fallen in love with Carano. Many fans even proclaim that she is the best female fighter in MMA. While she has been receiving fan fare and titles like “the face of women’s MMA,” Tara LaRosa has been waiting in the wings.

Tonight (Friday) she returns to the ring as a part of Extreme Challenge’s War at the Shore card. She will be taking on Alexis Davis. It will be her first action in over a year and you can watch the entire event live right here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) via live webcast starting at 6:30pm CST/4:30pm PST. Undefeated EliteXC Bantamweight Champion, Wilson Reis will also be on the card.

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Fedor: Road to Reckoning – Wednesday

This is video shot on Wednesday, Jan. 21th. in Anaheim, California shadowing heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko as he prepares for his fight with Andrei Arlovski on January 24th. Gilbert Yvel and Josh Barnett make cameo appearances and some scenes from the press conference are shown.
Part 1

Part 2 after the jump shows Tito Ortiz and Jerry Millen dogging out Dana White…

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