PRO MMA exclusive interview with King of the Cage heavyweight Liron Wilson

Heavyweight MMA fighter Liron Wilson was a collegiate track and football standout. At six-foot-four-inches and 235-pounds, Liron is a tall athletic heavyweight. He turned professional in 2007 and is a vetaran of the Gladiator Challenge and War Gods promotions. Coming off a loss last November and then being sidelined with a leg injury, Liron got the call a little over a week ago for his next fight.

All healed up and ready to go, Liron Wilson will be fighting this Saturday May 23rd in Cortez, Colorado at “King of the Cage: El Lobo” at the Ute Mountain Casino. PRO MMA (promma.info) had the privilege of speaking to the up-and-coming heavyweight about getting back in the cage after the layoff and making the cut for The Ultimate Fighter season 10 tryouts. 

Liron also shares some challenges as well as advice for young fighters who are thinking of choosing professional MMA as a career path. He talks about the importance of having a good manager or agent and what is necessary for that relationship to flourish.

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WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki weigh in results

The weigh-ins for WEC: TORRES vs. MIZUGAKI took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois today, April 4th, at 4:00pm CT/2:00pm PT.  All but one made weight, although three fighters had to remove their shorts to make their fight weight limit. Mike Budnik weighed in at 149 pounds; three pounds over the 146 pound bantamweight limit.

“The Big Frog” Jeff Curran will be making his bantamweight debut Sunday night as he faces Team Alpha Male fighter and Urijah Faber-trained prospect, Joseph Benavidez. The veteran, Curran, will have his hands full with Benavidez who is undefeated at 9-0.

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World Extreme Cagefighting confirms remaining bouts for first ever WEC event in Chicago

WEC 40 takes place on Sunday, April 5, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. PRO MMA (promma.info) received confirmation today on the complete fight line up for this event. The main event features a WEC Bantamweight Title fight between Champion Miguel Torres (35-1) as he takes on Shooto and Cage Force veteran, Takeya Mizugaki (11-2), who will be making his WEC debut. 

Also on the main card is a featherweight match-up with “The Big Frog” Jeff Curran (35-10-1) taking on Team Alpha Male prospect Joseph Benavidez (9-0). Manny Tapia (10-1-1) also returns after giving up a second round TKO to Miguel Torres at WEC 37. Tapia will be trying to get back in the win column against Akitoshi Tamura (12-7-2).

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Torres takes home $44K for dismantling Tapia

The WEC’s Bantamweight champion, Miguel Torres, earned $44,000 for his win over a tough, but clearly outmatched, Manny Tapia.

Torres controlled the fight from the start with a brilliant display of boxing prowess, using his reach advantage to pepper Tapia with stiff jabs and combinations en route to a second round TKO stoppage.

In his WEC debut, former IFL Featherweight champion, Wagnney Fabiano, earned $22,000 with a third round submission of Akitoshi Tamura. Mark Munoz was paid $20,000 for his TKO stoppage of Ricardo Barros.

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WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia – results & play-by-play

Joseph Benavidez vs. Danny Martinez (BW)
Rd.1 – Martinez looks to get the fight down but Benavidez stuffs it. Benavidez lands a nice left to the face followed by a front kick to the chin. Benavidez throwing nice combinations. Right roundhouse kick to the body by Benavidez. Martinez gets Benavidez down but he bounces back up. Benavidez’s style is very reminiscent of Faber, whom he trains with. Nice judo throw by Benavidez and has Martinez in a headlock from side control as the bell sounds. Great round for Benavidez who was called the “Breakout Star of 2009” recently by Big John McCarthy on Inside MMA.
Rd.2 – Benavidez continues to push the pace and his striking looks good. His stand up looks very similar to the way Faber fights. Nothing very significant lands for either fighter in this round but Benavidez clearly has the edge due to keeping the pressure on and controlling the bout.

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WEC 37 & final episodes of TUF 8 all air tonight

Starting at 7pm CT/5pm PT tonight (12-03-08) on VERSUS tune into WEC 37 featuring a main event bout between Manny Tapia and Miguel Torres for the WEC Bantamweight Title. It should be an incredible night of fights and there’s still time to place your bets on the Title fight at BetUS.com.

Immediately following WEC 37 tune your TV channel to SPIKE TV at 9pm CT/7pm PT to watch not one, but the TWO final episodes back-to-back of The Ultimate Fighter season 8.

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THE INFO epsiode 2 – PRO MMA podcast

In this week’s edition of The Info, promma.info’s Editor, Jack Bratcher joins Matt and “Fast Eddie” to give the fans the run down on all the major news stories from this past Thanksgiving weekend. Jorge Gurgel, Sokoudjou, UFC 91 buy rates, Strikeforce and Frank Trigg were some of the hot topics discussed on the first … Read more