Sept. 10 WEC event postponed until Nov. 5

Press Release:

WEC: FABER vs. BROWN Event at Hard Rock Live scheduled for Sept. 10, POSTPONED Due to the Threat of Hurricane Ike to South Florida

Fight rescheduled for November 5

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. – World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC) and The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino today announced that WEC: FABER vs. BROWN fight at the Hard Rock Live scheduled for Wednesday, September 10 has been POSTPONED due to the threat of Hurricane Ike to South Florida.

The fight has been rescheduled for November 5 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets purchased for the September 10th date remain valid and will be honored .on the new date. Refunds for fans that are unable to attend the rescheduled date can be obtained at the point of purchase.

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Redbelt Review – Mamet’s take on the start of the UFC and the Gracie Family

By: Fast Eddie

I am back! I suffered 3 herniated discs during my last lesson in humility with Luke Stewart. The things I sacrifice for the readers of PROMMA. Due to that sacrifice, I have been unable to write, work, walk, or anything else that starts with a W. Alas, after physical therapy and a lot of pain medication, I have returned to health and to PROMMA. Now on to the subject at hand.

David Mamet’s latest work, Redbelt was recently released on DVD, and gives us a look into the life of Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor Mike Terry. The focus of this movie is the struggle that Terry faces between his belief structure as to what a fighter and martial artist should represent and providing for his family at the expense of those beliefs. To Mamet’s credit, he has studied BJJ for roughly 5 years under the tutelage of Renato Magno is Los Angeles. Magno is the first black belt under the legendary Rigan Machado. On top of that, Mamet is a well-respected writer in Hollywood circles and is known for his use of symbolism. It is this aspect of the film that I found very interesting.

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UFC 88 Weigh-in results & betting odds

UFC 88, headlined by Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans, will air live on pay-per-view Saturday from Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia beginning at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. UFC 88 weigh-in results: MAIN CARD Rashad Evans (205) vs Chuck Liddell (204) Matt Hamill (205) vs Rich Franklin (204.5) Dan Henderson (185) vs Rousimar Palhares (184.5) … Read more

Parisyan off of UFC 88…did he panic?

by:  Cory Brady, Jack Bratcher

The UFC is reporting that Karo “The Heat” Parisyan has been forced to scrap his UFC 88 bout with Japanese veteran Yoshiyuki Yoshida. It seems that Parisyan has suffered a last minute back injury while preparing for this bout and will be sidelined for an undisclosed amount of time.

Parisyan was at the UFC 88 pre-fight press conference on Thursday where he reported for the first time in quite a while he did not have to cut much weight for this fight and seemed to be feeling great. Therefore, the injury must have happened sometime between Thursday evening and early Friday morning.

This must be very disappointing for Parisyan and the fans. The UFC does not have a replacement for Karo so the whole bout is scrapped and thus we get one less fight on the card and the fans who bought tickets get shorted a fight.

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PRO MMA Discussion Forum

We have finished remodeling our guest house just for you.  Guest house?  Yeah we have a guest house where you can come and hang out.  We built it just for you.  You can kick back and watch TV, hang out with friends, and talk about anything you want.  Sounds cool right? So why are you … Read more

Elite XC Saturday Night Fights – October 4

Kimbo Slice will step back into the cage on October 4 to face the “World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Ken Shamrock.  Gina Carano will face Kelly Kobald and Jake Shields will put his middleweight title on the line against Paul Daley.  Murilo “Ninja” Rua will face Benji Radach. The event will be held at the Bank … Read more

Sengoku 5 – fights added for Sept. 28

Press Release: Xsande Ribeiro vs Takashi Sugiura at Sengoku 5 Kazuhiro Nakamura vs Paul Cahoon, Jorge Santiago vs Logan Clark at SENGOKU Middleweight GP Series 2008 World Victory Road confirmed that Xande’s opponent will be Pro-Wrestler Takashi Sugiura. The SENGOKU Middleweight GP Series is complete, Kazuhiro Nakamura will fight Paul Cahoon from Golden Glory UK, … Read more

TUF 8 cast member fights to earn “Carolina Crown”

By:  Kelvin Hunt

Carolina Fight Promotions is the best MMA promotion in North Carolina and features some of the best talent on the east coast.  On Saturday, October 11th, Carolina Fight Promotions presents “Carolina Crown” that will take place at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  This card will be the biggest MMA event in North Carolina history with two titles on the line.

The main event consists of Brandon Garner vs. Matt Horning at 135lbs for the CFP Title.  It should be noted that Garner has been named as a fighter being featured on The Ultimate Fighter 8.  Another CFP title will also be on the line with Nissen Osterneck vs. Aitor Canup at 185lbs.  The remainder of the card rounds out like this:

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