The MMA Outsider Podcast Episode 36 – UFC on FX/ProElite 3 Review and Aggression MMA 9 Preview with Ryan Ford and Tyson Steele

In this episode we spoke with two top Canadian fighters: Ryan Ford — a soon-to-be Bellator fighter looking to prove he can beat the best in the world — and top prospect Tyson Steele. The two will square off in the main event at Aggression MMA 9 in Edmonton.

PRO ELITE Presents: Da Sypder vs. Minowaman – Airs tonight LIVE on HDNET

Mahalo! LIVE from Hawaii, HDNet will broadcast “ProElite Presents: Da Spyder vs. Minowaman” tomorrow night, January 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET. All eyes are on the main event as hometown boy Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove looks for redemption against Japanese Middleweight Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa.

Mann Talk – ProElite 3 ‘Grove vs. Minowa” Preview

TJ Thompson, the smartest man with the smallest say in Elite XC, will try to get back on the right track with ProElite 3 in Honolulu. The main event is odd matchmaking at its best, but this round of the heavyweight tournament should be a little bit more interesting. Plus, undefeated former Olympian Sara McMann takes on Strikeforce veteran Hitomi Akano. The main card airs live on HDNet on Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET.

DREAM & PROELITE form strategic partnership, fighter exchange program and co-promotion

MMA is proud to announce a newly formed partnership with the largest Japanese MMA organization, Dream. With this alliance, the two organizations will co-promote future events, possibly bringing the ProElite brand to Japan. Also with this partnership, they have created a dynamicfighter exchange program, which will allow fighters from both companies to fight on each other’s shows.

Mann Talk – ProElite Hawaii Preview

This weekend, in the shadow of UFC 134, ProElite will make their return. The company will attempt to rise from the ashes of the Shaw family, and hopefully shake their dysfunctional little sister reputation.

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Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos signs with Strikeforce, is Gina Carano next?

It has been reported that female fighter Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos has signed an exclusive deal with the San Jose based promotion Strikeforce. Apparently Santos was one of the 42 fighter contracts that was purchased by Strikeforce from Pro Elite last week.

In addition to purchasing the contracts, Strikeforce has also come to a broadcast agreement with Showtime and CBS – the former television partners of Elite XC.

When Elite XC closed its door last fall, a fight that many MMA fans were clamoring to see was Santos versus the so called “face of women’s MMA,” Gina Carano. It appears now that Strikeforce is set to inherit one of the highest profile female fights in history. The promotion has confirmed that Carano’s was also one of the contracts purchased, and they are in the process of modifying it to suit the star’s needs.

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