Breaking news on Rousey, thoughts on biology

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey had her grill busted up via a head kick and boxing clinic from Holly Holm in November handing the Judo Olympic medalist her first career loss. The injury was so bad that Rousey was unable to bite an apple for months. Now Travis Browne‘s significant other breaks some … Read more

Breaking News Exclusive: Chad Corvin signs contract with the UFC

Chad Corvin is the newest addition to the UFC's heavyweight division
Chad Corvin is the newest addition to the UFC's heavyweight division.

Speaking exclusively to ProMMA.info, Chad Corvin has announced that he has signed a contract to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A heavyweight fighting out of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and training with Etown Beatdown, Chad has compiled a professional record of five wins with no losses, with all of his victories but one coming by way of stoppage in under two minutes of the first round.

Although Corvin hasn’t fought in almost a year, he has still garnered attention in the MMA world, most recently in the form of a YouTube video (embedded below), “The Ultimate Fighter Alternate Heavyweights Part 1”, posted by an MMA enthusiast that listed the top 10 prospects the UFC could have used on season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter – Corvin was ranked number one, ahead of the likes of Bobby Lashley (#2) and Roger Gracie (#3).

Chad had this to say about his new opportunity:

It’s an honor. It’s what everybody hopes for in our line of work, like a minor league baseball player being called up to the majors. I’d like to match up with somebody in the same position as me, new in the UFC, new to the program, and just work my way up. I’m at the bottom right now, so I’ll start at the bottom and go up. It came as a surprise. I was on YouTube and put my name in [the search box] so I could watch one of my fight videos and I saw something new (The Ultimate Fighter Alternate Heavyweights Part 1 mentioned above) and saw I was number one on the list. Josh [Johnson] contacted me a few days later and told me there were a couple contract offers. It was a big surprise because I’m just an average guy working for a living.

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BREAKING NEWS: Steve Cantwell not officially removed from UFC 108 card

Contrary to a report published earlier today, UFC fighter (and recent guest on The Cageside Beat) Steve Cantwell has not been officially removed from this weekend’s UFC 108 card. Speaking exclusively to ProMMA.info, KO Reps (Cantwell’s agent) confirmed after speaking to Cantwell’s manager that Cantwell has not been removed from the card. While not elaborating … Read more

Breaking News: Thomson vs. Melendez 2 set for Strikeforce in April

Sources close to PRO MMA (promma.info) confirmed that Josh “The Punk” Thomson and Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez will meet for the second time on Strikeforce’s April 11th card.

Thomson and Melendez fought on June 27th last year at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. The two lightweights battled for five full rounds, with Thomson earning the Unanimous Decision victory and the Strikeforce 155 pound title.

KJ Noons had been offered to fight “The Punk” in a Elite XC- Strikeforce unification bout; however, Noons elected to continue to pursue his boxing career.

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Breaking News – Melvin Manhoef Retires

Terrible news for Melvin Manhoef fans. This beast known worldwide to be one of the most devastating strikers in combat sports has retired from the professional competition. The announcement came following his horribly dissapointing first round triangle submission loss to Gerard Mousasi earlier this week at the Dream GP. His team made the announcement on … Read more