“Fast” Eddie Constantine of ProMMA.info dead at 31

Edward Constantine, 31, known to mixed martial arts fans as “Fast” Eddie of ProMMA.info’s podcast “The Info,” was found dead by four friends in his Los Gatos, Calif., residence in the early afternoon of Jan. 25, 2010, after committing suicide. The passionate and dedicated member of the mixed martial arts community is also known for … Read more

Denis Kang to fight Vernon “Tiger” White, Carlos Newton faces Chris Clements at W-1

Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) reported on Sunday that Canadian MMA promotion Warrior One(W-1) had signed Pride and UFC veteran Denis Kang (32-12-1) to an exclusive multi-fight contract, and would be fighting on the upcoming “Bad Blood” card on March 20 in Montreal, Quebec Canada. W-1 confirmed today Kang’s opponent will be MMA pioneer Vernon “Tiger” White (26-33-2). White, … Read more

Joe Warren returns to the wrestling mat this weekend

Dream veteran Joe Warren will return to his Greco-Roman roots this Saturday as he competes for the U.S. in the Kit Carson Cup. The event will take place at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The competition will feature Greco-Roman dual meets between four U.S. teams and teams from China, Japan, Uzbekistan and … Read more

NCAA Wrestling Wrap 1/18 – 1/25

Iowa State goes 2-0 during tour of Oklahoma The No. 2 Cyclones were clearly the story of the weekend as they defeated No. 10 Oklahoma (21-12) of Friday and followed it up with a win over No. 3 Oklahoma State (20-18). Leading them was senior and number one ranked Jake Varner who continued his undefeated … Read more

Din Thomas ready to teach Mayorga respect – Pro MMA Now exclusive interview

Former professional boxer-turned-mixed martial arts fighter, Ricardo Mayorga is expected to face nine-time UFC veteran Din “Dinyero” Thomas (25-8) at Shine Fights III, tentatively set for sometime in April. Ever since Thomas signed with Shine Fight Promotions back in December, he has made it very clear he wanted to fight Mayorga. After what Ray Mercer did … Read more

“Strikeforce: Miami” Spotlight: Pro MMA Now exclusive interview with Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso

On Jan. 30, 2010, Strikeforce will hold its first event of the year at the BankAtlantic Center in Miami, Fla. It is a card stacked with talent, and while most of the MMA world is focused on the main card with the Cyborgs, the Lashleys, and the Walkers, there is some local Florida talent on the preliminary card that should not be overlooked.

Representing MMA Masters, and a BJJ brown belt under Daniel Valverde, Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso (5-2) will make his Strikeforce debut against undefeated American Top Team fighter Marcus “Parrumpinha” da Matta (7-0).

Pablo is coming off a triangle choke victory over Jason Goodall at “XFC 9: Evolution” last September, in a bout which earned him the XFC Bantamweight Title. Now just days away from the biggest fight of his career, Pablo knows his opponent well, and feels confident he will emerge the victor. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) spoke to “The Hurricane” this week about the upcoming fight and his career in MMA.

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The Cageside Beat January 21 Recap

The Cageside Beat is the official radio show of ProMMANow.com.
On the latest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of ProMMANow.com, Brian and Mike were joined by Luke and Charis Burrett, co-founders of Silver Star Casting Company.

The group discussed Silver Star’s rise to prominence in the MMA world, new developments with the company, new products being released, and Silver Star’s plans for 2010.

Follow the jump to see some of the topics discussed, listen to and download the episode, and get information on how to enter the latest trivia contest sponsored by Silver Star.

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Season 11 of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” goes into production in Las Vegas

New York, NY, January 22, 2010 – Twenty-eight of the best up-and-coming middleweight mixed martial artists from around the world have convened in Las Vegas in pursuit of one goal, to claim the title of the “ULTIMATE FIGHTER” and the guaranteed six-figure contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship® that comes with it.

The 11th season of Spike TV’s most popular original series ever, “The Ultimate Fighter,” boasts a new format, which will be introduced to viewers in the show’s premiere episode.  The smash hit will also feature two coaches who need no introduction to mixed martial arts fans.  UFC legends Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Tito “The Huntington Beach Badboy” Ortiz will continue their storied rivalry with a return to the reality show that helped launch them into the American mainstream.

The new season premieres Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET/PT featuring some of the world’s best unsigned fighters in the middleweight (185 lbs) division.  Liddell appeared as coach for the first season in January 2005 and Ortiz was a coach for season three in January 2006.

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ProMMA.info exclusive interview – Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran

ProMMA.info recently had the pleasure of speaking to one of the main event fighters from last weekend’s 5150 / XFL “New Year’s Revolution” card, Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran (10-3). Current 5150 Heavyweight Champion, Beltran defended his title against Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (9-6), who was coming off a much publicized decision loss to Kimbo Slice at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December.

The Mexicutioner absolutely dominated Alexander and proved once again The Assassin can’t whack anyone off his back. After nearly two rounds of battering, the referee had seen enough, stopped the fight, and awarded Beltran the TKO victory.

Beltran shared with us his thoughts on the fight, and although it was an important win, why he was not getting overly excited about it. He also had some advice for The Assassin, talked about what is next, who his “dream fight” would be, and more. Enjoy.

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Former Olympian, Judo master Ferrid Kheder signs with Bellator

Photo courtesy of CombatLifestyle.com - Ferrid Kheder signs with Bellator

CHICAGO, Ill. (January 21, 2010) Bellator Fighting Championships put yet another piece in place for its second season today with the announcement that Judo master and former Olympian Ferrid “Hurricane” Kheder will compete in the promotion’s upcoming lightweight tournament.

Kheder, who placed seventh in the Judo competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, has quickly compiled a solid 16-5 MMA record since giving up Judo to fight full-time in the cage just three years ago. His transition to MMA was put into overdrive in 2008 when he began training under the famed Shawn Tompkins. Since the two teamed up, Kheder has won 11 of his 12 fights.

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