Pro MMA Now Exclusive: Chad Corvin speaks on his upcoming UFC debut against Joey Beltran

On May 8, 2010, MMA fans will get a chance to see a rematch that was asked for from the moment the first fight ended: Machida vs. Shogun 2. The undercard is stacked with a number of heavy hitters that includes Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Matt Mitrione, and Sam … 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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XFC 7 creates history on Feb. 20 with first ever pro MMA event in Tennessee – results

It looks as though Xtreme Fighting Championship’s XFC 7: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOX  went off without a hitch last night as the first ever pro MMA event in Tennessee history. PRO MMA (promma.info) received the following press release this morning from the organization:

The first professional Mixed Martial Arts fight card ever allowed in the state of Tennessee, XFC 7: “School of Hard Knox” was history-making even before the first bell chimed. Taking place at Thompson-Boling Arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, the promotion showcased some of the top emerging talent in the sport, including a pair of undefeated heavyweights, Chad Corvin and Scott Barrett, in the main event. And because of the fast fists and electrifying knockouts during the fight card, XFC 7 also made history by catapulting the careers of the next generation of MMA champions to the cusp of superstardom – and perhaps converting the state of Tennessee into MMA fans in the process.

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PRO MMA Exclusive Interview: Chad Corvin looks for another highlight KO

The fans at the St. Petersburgh Times Forum in Tampa, FL were treated to an exciting, but short main event at XFC 6 – Clash Of The Continents on December 5, 2008. 

The South African Heavyweight champion, Rico Hattingh took on an undefeated prospect, Chad Corvin.  All the pre-fight hype was directed at Rico Hattingh.  After only 19 seconds of action, the only thing directed at the South African champion was medical assistance, and lots of it. He left the cage on a stretcher with his nose broken in four places. He couldn’t return to his native land for more than a month.

Chad Corvin, from Elizabethtown, KY, got his start in the sport of MMA following a street fight with an ending that neither he or his foe were satisfied with.  Shortly afterwards, he found out his foe had signed up for a local cagefighting event.  Chad followed suit.  The promotion’s matchmaker paired up the two, but his opponent never showed up for the fight.

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Is undefeated 22 year-old Chad Corvin the next great American heavyweight?

Chad Corvin
Chad Corvin

Amidst great fanfare and international intrigue, South African heavyweight champion, Rico “The White Lion” Hattingh, entered the main event of the XFC “Clash of the Continents” supercard on December 5, 2008 with an 11-1 pro record, ten gold medals won from international wrestling competitions, a submission victory over UFC veteran Trevor Prangley, and universal recognition as the top heavyweight in all of Africa.

The Mixed Martial Arts media on both continents eagerly awaited Hattingh’s XFC debut against the lesser-known 22-year-old American heavyweight, Chad Corvin. Rico Hattingh left the main event on a stretcher – with his nose shattered in four different locations – after being knocked out cold in 19 seconds. But Hattingh shouldn’t feel too disheartened: None of Corvin’s previous opponents have survived the first round either.

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America Annihilates Africa at Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC)’s “Clash of the Continents”

Tampa, FL: South African heavyweight champion Rico “The White Lion” Hattingh entered the main event of XFC’s “Salute to Our Armed Forces 6: Clash of the Continents” at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida with an 11-1 record, ten gold medals from international wrestling competitions, a submission victory over UFC veteran Trevor Prangley, and universal recognition as the top heavyweight in all of Africa.

He left the main event on a stretcher after being knocked out cold in 19 seconds by undefeated American heavyweight Chad Corvin.

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