UFC 97 weigh-ins

PRO MMA (promma.info) has the official weigh-in results for “UFC 97: Redemption” which took place Friday, April 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

The UFC Middleweight Champion came in three pounds under the 185 pound title-fight limit which is most likely an indication that the Champ is in phenomenal condition and will be fighting at optimum speed. The general consensus among MMA pundits is Silva wants to make a statement in this fight.

Silva’s opponent, Thales Leites, tipped the scale at the 185 pound middleweight title-fight limit, taking advantage of every single pound allowed. Few people are giving Leites a shot, and those kind of opponents are always dangerous.

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PRO MMA adds new ‘Fight Videos’ page

Hello to all our readers from the PRO MMA (promma.info) staff! We work hard at PRO MMA (promma.info) to deliver to you, the reader, the highest quality and most up-to-date content. We do not always succeed, but it is the goal we strive for every day. We want your experience when you visit the site to be the best possible.

If you are new to the sport of MMA (mixed martial arts), we want there to be enough content to entertain you and give you a good idea what makes this sport so great and if you are one of the old-timers, then we want to provide you with up-to-the-minute news, in-depth articles, opinion, analysis, and quality exclusive interviews to chew on. We also try to provide you with enough variety to keep you occupied with just about as much MMA as you can handle.

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David “The Crow” Loiseau prepares to face Ed Herman at UFC 97 – PRO MMA exclusive interview

David “The Crow” Louiseau is a twenty-nine year old mixed martial arts fighter from Montreal, Canada. He has fought in the TKO, Elite XC, XMMA, and UFC promotions. He is the current XMMA Middleweight Champion and former TKO Middleweight Champion.

Fortunately for Canadian MMA fans, “The Crow” recently signed a new contract with the UFC which will place him not only in Canada, but in front of his home town friends and fans on April 18, 2009 when he takes on Ed “Short Fuse” Herman at UFC 97. It will be “The Crow’s” first fight back in the UFC in nearly three years.  

David was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule to speak to us at PRO MMA (promma.info) today and it was a real honor to talk with one of the sport’s true superstars. 

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PRO MMA to feature live webcast of Lou Neglia’s ‘RING OF COMBAT XXIII’ Feb. 20

CLICK ON POSTER FOR LIVE WEBCAST Friday, February 20 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

PRO MMA (promma.info) in association with Go Fight Live will feature access to a LIVE WEBCAST of Lou Neglia’s “RING OF COMBAT XXIII” taking place on Friday, February 20, 2009 in Atlantic City, NJ. The LIVE WEBCAST starts at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT and the cost is only $4.99. Mark you calendars now and be right here on February 20th! 


Here are the details and fight card for the ROC XXIII event:

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THE INFO: exclusive interview with ‘Razor’ Rob McCullough – PRO MMA podcast

Former WEC Lightweight champion, ‘Razor’ Rob McCullough (16-5), joined Matt De La Rosa on Thursday afternoon for a special edition of ‘THE INFO’. McCullough will take on Marcus Hicks (8-1) at WEC 39 on March 1st. ‘Razor’ talked about his upcoming 155 pound bout, his experience training with Shawn Tompkins at Xtreme Couture, his love … Read more

PRO MMA exclusive interview – Frank Trigg

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) had the great privelage of speaking extensively to Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg (18-6)  last night about his upcoming fight at XCF: RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN which takes place this Saturday night, February 14 (Valentine’s Day), 2009, in Daytona, Florida.

The event is being held on the eve of the 51st running of the Daytona 500. MMA fans and NASCAR fans will have a chance to mingle as these two sports intertwine for the very first time. NASCAR drivers and owners will be sitting cage side as the fights go down and many of the MMA fighters, families, and fans will be staying to take in the race on Sunday.

Frank Trigg will be headlining ‘RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN’ as he fights to maintain his top ten middleweight status. He will be providing the opportunity of a lifetime for his opponent who would gain instant notoriety if  he were victorious.

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Frank Shamrock to fight Nick Diaz in Strikeforce main event April 11 on Showtime

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be on a Strikeforce / Showtime conference call scheduled for later this morning, however reports have already surfaced that “The Legend”, former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Frank Shamrock (23-9-2), is set to return to the cage against the Stockton bad boy, Nick Diaz (18-7), on April 11 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

The 36 year-old Shamrock, lost his middleweight title to Cung Le (6-0) in March of 2008 when he suffered a broken arm and could not answer the fourth round bell. This will be “The Legend’s” first fight since losing his title to Le.

Although only 25 years of age, Nick Diaz, is a veteran and a near legend himself in the sport. His last bout was with EliteXC in July 2008 when he out-boxed Thomas “Wildman” Denny (26-18) with a second round TKO victory.

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THE INFO episode 11 – PRO MMA podcast featuring Mike Afromowitz and Brian Caraway

Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz and 145 pounder Brian Caraway were both guests on this week’s edition of ‘THE INFO’. Matt De La Rosa and “Fast Eddie” Constantine talked about the San Jose based promotion’s acquisition of select PRO Elite assets, former Affliction CEO Todd Beard, KIMO Leopoldo and the latest happenings at PRO … Read more

KIMO says the CSAC is full of corruption

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) just received this very interesting press release on what UFC veteran, Kimo Leopoldo’s first order of business would be if he is appointed to the Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission:

IRVINE, California (February 9, 2009) – If combat fighting legend KIMO Leopoldo, the face of New Era Fighting, is appointed for the position he’s applied as Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), his first order of business will be to recruit a staff of fresh, clean people without a trace of corruption associated with the previous regime.

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Roy Jones Jr. to promote combination boxing / MMA event in Pensacola, Florida

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) has learned that former pound-for-pound Champion of the World, Roy Jones Jr. plans to promote a combination boxing / MMA event that will air live on pay-per-view on March 21 at the Pensacola Civic Center in Florida.

Never has a combination boxing / MMA card featured such a well known and successful boxer. The 40 year-old Jones will be fighting the relatively unknown Omar Shieka. Jones was last in the ring on November 8, 2008 when he lost a unanimous decision against Joe Calzaghe. Although Jones is getting on up in age, the man has been fighting consistently for 19 straight years.

On the MMA portion of the card, names such as Seth Petruzelli, Bobby Lashley, Roy Nelson, Jeff Monson, and Doug Marshall have been mentioned. It’s not a bad lineup although, Monson’s recent legal issues could potentially keep him from fighting.

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