WEC makes Ohio debut on September 2 with Cerrone vs. Henderson

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified by the WEC on Tuesday that Zuffa’s World Extreme Cagefighting organization will be coming to the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio on Wed., Sept. 2, 2009.

“WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson” will air live on Versus beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Tickets for the event will go on sale starting Thurs., July 9 at 10am ET.

With lightweight champion Jamie Varner unable to defend his title due to a hand injury, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will face feared striker Ben Henderson for the interim lightweight title in the main event. The show will mark the WEC’s first visit to the state of Ohio.

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INSIDE MMA (5-22-09)

INSIDE MMA (5-22-09) is back this week with a special military-themed show in honor of Memorial Day. Kenny and Bas are joined on the set by MMA fighters/armed forces veterans Tim Kennedy and Jarrod Card, as well as Matt Larsen, the man behind the Modern Army Combatives Program. In Kruck’s Korner, Ron takes a look at DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix contestant Joe Warren. (NOTE: May take a few minutes for videos to appear as they download)

PART 1

INSIDE MMA parts 2 & 3 after the jump…

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Levi Stout improves undefeated record at “King of the Cage: El Lobo” – full results

Levi Stout improves to 6-0

UFC 98 was not the only MMA action going on this weekend although it would be easy to think that with most MMA websites filled up exclusively with UFC coverage. Some high-caliber professional MMA action also went down at “KING OF THE CAGE: EL LOBO” on Saturday May 23rd at the Ute Mountain Casino in Cortez, Colorado.

The main event featured the undefeated middleweight Levi Stout getting a tapout victory over Sidiah Parker and improving his record to 6-0. Also on the card was Liron Wilson, who we featured in our PRO MMA KOTC Heavyweight Spotlight last week. Due to being sidelined with a leg injury it was Wilson’s first fight of 2009. Evidently ring rust was not an issue as the athletic heavyweight submitted his opponent Jason Bedker via armbar just 69 seconds into the fight (not to mention he took the fight on ten days notice).

Here are the complete results for “KOTC: EL LOBO:”

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“M-1 Challenge: Japan – 3rd Edition” summary and results

On Wednesday April 29th, Team England made its debut in the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan. PRO MMA (promma.info) has been notified of the results.

Team England was pitted against Team Japan and thanks to Simon Phillips, Matt Thorpe, Tom Blackledge, and Rob Broughton, England walked away with a 4-1 victory.  Team England leader, Ian Butlin, was the lone Brit to receive a loss as Japan’s Luiz Andrada sent him home with an arm-bar to remember him by at 3:20 of round  1. 

Team USA West shutout South Korea 5-0 with fighters David Jansen (improved  to 10-0), Fabio Negao, Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana (improved to 12-1), Raphael Davis, and Shane Del Rosario (improved to 6-0) all taking home the victory.

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THQ launches ‘UFC 2009 UNDISPUTED’ web site

GSP in the new UFC video game

Just in time for UFC 94, THQ launched the official UFC 2009 UNDISPUTED video game website on Friday, January 30th, with a digital gameplay rendition of GSP vs. Penn. The site is located at www.ufcundisputed.com and includes developer blogs, video clips of actual gameplay, and a community forum page. THQ plans on releasing more goodies on the new site such as exclusive content, up to date game info, and specific game features in the near future. They are even planning on holding contests and polls for UFC Pay-Per-Views and Fight Night programming on Spike TV.

According to THQ, Undisputed will include more than 80 UFC superstars, past and present. The highly anticipated game will also include a “create a fighter” and career options, as well as online game play. The site also includes a few fighter renditions as well as their stats and upcoming fights. The fighters currently displayed are Dan Henderson, BJ Penn, Forrest Griffin, Georges St. Pierre, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and Rich Franklin. More fighters will be added as the release date nears.

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Rosters and lineups for 2009 M-1 Challenge opener on Feb. 21 in Seattle released

'Day of Reckoning' standout, Bobby Green, will appear at the M-1 opener on Feb. 21

M-1 Global officials have finalized rosters and matchups for the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” season opener set to take place on February 21 in Seattle, Washington at the Emerald Queen Casino.

Matchups for the stacked 15-bout opener include the return of the Imperial Team (formerly known as “Russia Red Devil”), the 2008 M-1 Challenge champions, who will begin the defense of their crown in a best-of-five matchup against Team South Korea.

The opener will also feature the debut of Team USA West, managed by M-1 Vice President of Legal Affairs Steve Bash and renowned California-based promoter Roy Engelbrecht. Bash and Engelbrecht have secured an impressive roster for their debut effort with Affliction veteran Bobby Green, The Ultimate Fighter season seven qualifier Reggie Orr, IFL veteran Raphael Davis, and EliteXC veteran Carl Seumanutafa all committed for the season opener.

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UFC coming to Nashville, Tennessee April 1

Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens will fight in TN

Nashville, Tennessee will finally get the event it has been looking forward to for years. The UFC will bring its promotion to Music City on April 1, 2009 for Ultimate Fight Night 18.

The event will broadcast live on SPIKE TV and will serve as prelude to episode one of The Ultimate Fighter season nine. This season of the Ultimate Fighter will feature Team U.K., coached by Michael Bisping vs. Team USA, coached by the UFC 93 winner of Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson.

A fight between The Ultimate Fighter season 8 lightweight winner, Efrain Escudero, and Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens has been confirmed for the Ultimate Fight Night 18 card in Nashville. Stephens, who is coming off a KO win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 91, also has a win over Cole Miller at Ultimate Fight Night 12.

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Multiple ZUFFA bouts made for 2009

There have been four notable fights apparently agreed upon for ZUFFA in the upcoming year. Both the UFC and WEC appear to be shaping up their cards for the first quarter of 2009.

While the UFC announced Joe Lauzon and Hermes Franca will headline UFC Fight Night 17, they will be joined by two of ZUFFA’s rising prospects.

American Kickboxing Academy heavyweight standout, Cain Velasquez will face Dennis “The Menace” Stojnic. Oklahama State All-American, Jake Rosholt comes over from the WEC 185 pound division in a bout with Alessio Sakara.

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Valentine’s Day set for Gameness Fighting Championship 2

Gameness Fighting Championship will be holding it’s second event in the Nashville, TN area. GFC 2 is set for Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2009 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. Promoter, Ed Clay did a great job with GFC’s first event a few weeks ago and looks to build on that success with another … Read more

Dana White & UFC 92 fighters at the Video Game Awards

Spike TV hosted the 2008 Video Game Awards this past Sunday night. In honor of UFC 2009: Undisputed, Dana and the top fighters from UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 were there to unveil some never-before-seen footage from the highly anticipated game. Dana White and the Champs of UFC | Games & Gadgets | SPIKE.com Please … Read more