Celebrity Apprentice star and former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis to join HDNet’s MMA broadcast team

Kanellis to make her HDNet debut on March 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET at “King of the Cage: Legacy” DALLAS (March 15, 2010) – Last week on HDNet’s Inside MMA, we broke the news that Maria Kanellis will become the newest member of the network’s MMA broadcast team. Kanellis was WWE’s 2009 “Diva of the Year,” … Read more

Strikeforce MMA stars to appear on MTV2’s “Rock N’ Jock” this Saturday

Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT on MTV2 WHO:  MMA Star & MTV “Bully Beatdown” Host Jason “Mayhem” Miller Former STRIKEFORCE Lightweight Champ Josh “The Punk” Thomson Hard-Hitting Heavyweight Lavar “Big” Johnson Knockout Artist Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith WHAT: Count down the week’s top music videos on “Rock N … Read more

UFC 110: Wanderlei Silva trains for Michael Bisping *VIDEO*

It is no secret Wanderlei Silva (32-10-1) needs a win Saturday night at UFC 110 against Michael Bisping. Silva is 4-6 in his last ten fights and has lost his last two. He has gone 1-3 in the UFC since returning to the organization in 2007. Although things haven’t gone his way lately inside the … Read more

“Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” – live play by play and results

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – ProMMA.info is live and on the scene from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., for tonight’s “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” show.

The event airs live on CBS at 9 p.m. ET with the main event of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers and a bout between Jake Shields and Jason “Mayhem” Miller for the Strikeforce middleweight title.

Stay tuned to ProMMA.info for live, round-by-round coverage of tonight’s event that starts at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) for the preliminary card and 9 p.m. ET for the televised main card.

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Coming to CBS Saturday: Fedor-Rogers and return of MMA, final presser quotes & pics

Photo by Esther Lin - Fedor Emelianenko takes on Brett Rogers live on CBS Saturday, Nov. 7.

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Mixed Martial Arts fighters who will appear on the CBS Television Network this Saturday, Nov. 7 (9 p.m. ET/PT) and executives for Strikeforce and M-1 Global participated in a jam-packed final press conference at CBS Channel 2 WBBM Thursday for “STRIKEFORCE: Fedor vs. Rogers” at the Sears Centre.

In the four bouts on the CBS broadcast, the legendary Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (30-1, 1 NC), of Russia, will meet unbeaten, hard-hitting Brett Rogers (10-0) of St. Paul, Minn.; streaking, world-class Jake Shields (23-4-1), of San Francisco, who has won 12 in a row, will be opposed by colorful Jason “Mayhem” Miller (22-6), of Orange County, Calif., for the Strikeforce world middleweight belt, Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (29-2-1), of the Netherlands, will put his 13-fight winning streak on the line against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (7-4) of Murrieta, Calif., in a non-title scrap; and Fabricio Werdum (12-4-1) of Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Antonio “Big Foot” Silva” (13-1), of Coconut Creek, Fla., will clash in a battle of top-notch Brazilian heavyweights.

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Strikeforce open workout pics & quotes: Fedor, “Mayhem,” Mousasi, Werdum, Silva

Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Fedor Emelianenko listens to questions from the media about his fight upcoming Nov. 7 fight with Brett Rogers.

(PRESS RELEASE) – The famed Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko, Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi, colorful, flamboyant Jason “Mayhem” Miller and heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Antonio “Big Foot” Silva” participated in a media workout Wednesday at POW Kickboxing.

In three days, on Saturday, Nov. 7, the talented Mixed Martial Arts fighters will be featured on a fight card at the Sears Centre on the CBS Television Network (9 p.m. ET/PT).

Fedor (30-1, 1 NC), of Russia, will be opposed by undefeated, hard-hitting Brett Rogers (10-0) of St. Paul, Minn., in the main event.

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Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers betting odds

This Saturday night, Nov. 7, 2009, one of the most significant events in MMA history will take place on prime time network television. For the first time ever, Fedor Emelianenko will step inside the Strikeforce cage to put his skills on display for the entire world to see as he takes on the enormous Brett “The Grim” Rogers LIVE on CBS.

This time more than ever, the American public will be introduced to what true high level mixed martial arts is all about. There’s no fifty dollar pay-per-view, no 21-and-over sports bar to get into, “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” will by available on free public television. It really is a dream come true for the fans, the athletes, and the sport.

Strikeforce (along with M-1 Global) has put together one hell of a card, and ProMMA.info will be there ring side providing live play-by-play commentary. We will be in Fresno for the Strikeforce Challengers event on Nov. 6 as well, so stick with us this week, it’s going to be a big one!

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Jake Shields, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Scott Coker – Strikeforce conference call notes & audio

Jake Shields will fight Jason "Mayhem" Miller for the Strikeforce Middleweight Title on Nov. 7.
Jake Shields will fight Jason "Mayhem" Miller for the Strikeforce Middleweight Title on Nov. 7.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, along with Jake Shields (23-4-1) and Jason “Mayhem” Miller (22-6), participated in a national media conference call on Wednesday to discuss their upcoming Strikeforce Middleweight Title fight scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 as part of the “Fedor vs. Rogers” undercard.

Here are highlights from today’s call:

SCOTT COKER

“As far as stacked cards go our history with our promotions with SHOWTIME and now with CBS our cards have always been stacked from top to bottom. And I think that’s one of the great things for our fans is that they get to watch not one but two, three, four, five fights. They get to see great fights and the stars. And it’s no difference with our Chicago card. You get to watch Fedor, Jake and Miller … and it’s all for free and you don’t have to pay $49.95. So we’ll continue this journey of putting on cards with fights four or five bouts deep. That’s the mandate. To book as much talent and get the greatest fights that we can.”

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Strikeforce televised CBS fight card announced for Nov. 7 event

STRIKEFORCE and M-1 Global today officially announced the CBS televised portion of their fight card scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 (9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) from the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Ill.

“We’re looking forward to delivering an explosive night of world class MMA action on CBS,” said Scott Coker, Founder and CEO of STRIKEFORCE.  “We have the world’s # 1 fighter, Fedor, making his network primetime debut against an undefeated powerhouse in Brett Rogers and, with the stars lined up for the remainder of the card, it is bound to be an exciting night of television.”

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DREAM 9 results & play-by-play

DREAM 9 took place Tuesday May 26th at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. Those who are lucky enough to have HDNet will be able to check the fights live at 5 am EST. For the rest of you, PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the whole card.

DREAM 9 quick results

Featherweight Grand Prix
Joe Warren def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto by split decision
Hideo Tokoro def. Abel Cullum by sub. (rear naked choke) rd2
Hiroyuki Takaya def. Yoshiro Maeda by TKO (Gn’P) rd1
Bibiano Fernandes def. Masakazu Imanari by unanimous decision
Super Hulk Tournament
Gegard Mousasi def. Mark Hunt by sub. (keylock) rd1
Ikuhisa Minowa def. Bob Sapp by sub. (Achilles lock) rd1
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Jan Nortje by TKO (Gn’P) rd1
Hong Man Choi def. Jose Canseco by TKO (Gn’P) rd1
Non-tournament bout
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Gesias Cavalcante by unanimous decision
DREAM Middleweight Championship
Jason Miller vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (no contest due to cut) rd1

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