Three bouts confirmed for UFC 107 in Memphis on Dec. 12

PROMMA.INFO was notified by the Ultimate Fighting Championship today via press release of three confirmed fights for “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” in Memphis, Tenn.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the UFC will bring their very special brand of sports entertainment to the FedEx Forum featuring a main event lightweight title fight between B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez.

After previously jumping up to welterweight in a failed attempt to test his skill against UFC 170-pound champ Georges St. Pierre and proving to the MMA world once again that indeed size does matter, Penn has seemingly settled on the weight class that will potentially make him a legend.

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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson out of UFC 107

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson seems to think his movie role in the A-Team is a higher priority than Rashad Evans.
Rampage seems to think his movie career is a higher priority than fighting Rashad Evans.

It seems Tennessee MMA fans will have to wait longer than expected before they get to see Memphis hometown hero Quinton “Rampage” Jackson come home to fight.

Jackson was originally scheduled to fight Rashad Evans, his opposing coach on season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, at UFC 107 on Dec. 12 in Memphis. It is customary for the coaches of the hit Spike TV reality show to face each other in the Octagon at the culmination of each season.

Apparently Jackson has landed the role of B.A. Baracus in a new A-Team movie and there are scheduling conflicts between filming and the time he would need to train for the fight. Jackson has reportedly asked the fight be moved to early 2010.

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Quinton Jackson says he is fighting Rashad Evans in Memphis in December

In this new video, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is hanging out with his buddy “Computer” in Las Vegas. Rampage lets it be known that he hits people in their mowf and he also says he will be fighting “Sugar” Rashad Evans in Memphis, Tenn. in December! If true, this is big news for Tennessee UFC/MMA fans!

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PRO MMA Southeastern Fighter Spotlight: Terry Robinson

One of our goals here at PRO MMA (promma.info) has always been to bring focus to MMA fighters, gyms, and promotions that often fly under the radar from much of the media. In this edition of PRO MMA Southeastern Fighter Spotlight we are featuring a lightweight up-and-comer by the name of Terry Robinson.

Terry trains out of Tupelo BJJ in Mississippi. He has been preparing for his third professional fight which takes place Saturday, June 20, for Cage Assault in Memphis, Tenn.. PRO MMA (promma.info) recently spoke to Terry about the MMA scene in the South, his gym, trainers, his upcoming opponent, and what UFC fighter he would most like to punch in the face.

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Memphis holds first sanctioned MMA event with “Cage Assault: Bragging Rights” on April 24

On Friday, April 24, 2009 “Cage Assault: Bragging Rights” took place at Minglewood Hall and marked the first sanctioned MMA event ever to be held in Memphis, Tennessee.

There were a total of ten bouts on the card, including two amateur fights. The card was headlined by a heavyweight match-up featuring Matt Thomas vs. Jacob Noe which unfortunately ended in a no contest after a knee strike to a downed opponent forced the doctor to stop the fight in round one.

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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson freestyle rap video

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson shows not only is he talented inside the cage, but the man has got some skills when it comes to freestyle rap. Rampage is not the only one in his family who raps. For those who do not know, his brother Keddren, is part of a group that performs Memphis, Southern-style hip-hop … Read more

Japanese Hip Hop – Memphis Style

by:  Jack Bratcher

It just so happens that Keddren Payne has a brother by the name of Quinton Jackson who is a Mixed Martial Arts fighter and used to fight in PRIDE Fighting Championship in Japan. Keddren used to accompany his brother on his trips to compete in PRIDE. Keddren felt such an affinity to Japan he found himself not wanting to leave.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and his brother are from Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is known for having great Blues music but it is also known for some down and gritty Dirty South Hip Hop.

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UFC SETS THEIR SIGHTS ON ATLANTA, GEORGIA

It looks like the UFC is about to bring their very special brand of Mixed Martial Arts to the dirty South in September for UFC 88. ¬†Atlanta, Georgia is the destination for an event reportedly to be headlined by none other than the ICEMAN himself, Chuck Liddell. ¬†Considering the hot muggy summers the South is … Read more