Shonie Carter vs. Torrance Taylor and slew of local talent finalizes Bellator 25 in Chicago Aug. 19th

CHICAGO, Ill. (August 16th, 2010) — Bellator Fighting Championships today announced the completion of the Local Feature Fights for Bellator 25 when the promotion  returns to the historic Chicago Theatre. Joining an exciting welterweight fight between the colorful, seasoned Chi-town veteran Shonie Carter (49-24) and battle-tested Torrance Taylor (8-7) slated as the local main event, … Read more

Josh Haynes defeats Sean Salmon at A Night of Combat II

UFC veterans Josh Haynes and Sean Salmon met tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas at “A Night of Combat II”.

Salmon was a late replacement for Steve Byrnes. This was one of the most anticipated fights on the card due to the style match-ups and it turned out to be a great showing by both fighters.

Haynes showed marked improvement since his TUF days and his time with Xtreme Couture is clearly paying off.  Salmon showed great heart and displayed some of the top-level wrestling he is known for.

You will be able to watch this fight and the entire Night of Combat card Saturday Oct.18 on HDNet. Until then here are the night’s results and how the action went down:

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Mike Pyle says “Jake Shields is Overrated” – PRO MMA exclusive interview

by: Cory Brady

Tonight Mike Pyle will wage war with the extremely dangerous and seasoned Brian Gassaway at the Night of Combat II event in Las Vegas. Pyle has looked incredibly dominant in the last year riding a three fight win streak since his loss to EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields. A fight he says he would absolutely love to have back. The man they call “Quicksand” will have his chance to cement the common belief that he is among the top dogs in the 170 pound division tonight if he can secure an impressive victory over dangerous striker Brian Gassaway.

PRO MMA: Thanks for taking this time with us Mike. How are you feeling physically right now leading up to the fight?
MIKE: I’m feeling good, just a little hungry from cutting weight is all.

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A Night of Combat II – Oct. 11 in Vegas (video)

Somehow Kim Couture (KC Concepts) was able to pull off what Affliction was not; an MMA event in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center. This Saturday, Oct. 11 a host of Xtreme Couture fighters will be showcasing their skills against some of the toughest talent the sport has to offer. In this video … Read more

Kick-boxing legend Rick Roufus vs UFC veteran Hector Ramirez at “A Night of Combat II” in Vegas Oct. 11

Rick "The Jet" Roufus

Superfights MMA and KC Concepts has officially announced the addition of Rick “The Jet” Roufus to “A Night of Combat II.” Roufus, a kick-boxing legend and former K-1 champion recently transitioned into MMA and is ready to make his mark in the sport. Roufus will face UFC Veteran Hector “Sick Dog” Ramirez in the main event at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, October 11, 2008.

Skip Kelp of Superfights MMA had this to say, “We are excited to have Rick Roufus in our main event. Rick’s a phenomenal fighter, he holds titles in both kick-boxing and boxing, has added ground skills to his arsenal and is ready to take it to the cage.”

The main bout between Roufus (4-3-0) and Ramirez (7-3-1) is well matched.  Ramirez last competed for Hardcore Championship Fighting in March, defeating Toronto’s own Rob McDonald by unanimous decision in Gatineau, QC. Roufus, also coming off of a victory, defeated Ryan “The Hunter” Lopez of The Ultimate Fighter 8 by TKO in round 2 at a recent C3 Fight event in Concho, OK.

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