Shane Del Rosario vs Lolohea Mahe, Sarah Kaufman vs Roxanne Modafferi set for July 23

EVERETT, Wash. (June 10, 2010) –Undefeated heavyweight prospect Shane Del Rosario (9-0) will attempt to extend his unblemished streak when he faces fellow heavy hitter Lolohea Mahe (4-1-1) in the main event of a STRIKEFORCE Challengers Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card at Comcast Arena at Everett, live on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed … Read more

“Moosin: God of Martial Arts” full event video

WORCESTER, Mass. – Massachusetts held its first major MMA pay-per-view on Friday, May 21, 2010, with “Moosin: God of Martial Arts.” The card featured the return of former UFC heavyweight champion Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia vs. five-time “World’s Strongest Man” Mariusz Pudzianowski in the main event. Also on the card was a highly anticipated rematch … Read more

Tara LaRosa vs Roxanne Modafferi – fight video

WORCESTER, Mass. – In one of the best fights of the night at “Moosin: God of Martial Arts” women’s MMA stars Tara LaRosa (18-2) and Roxanne Modafferi (15-5) battled to a three round decision. The fight was a rematch of a 2006 match that also went to a decision. LaRosa won the first bout, but … Read more

“Moosin: God of Martial Arts” results and play-by-play

WORCESTER, Mass. – “Moosin: God of Martial Arts” takes place tonight at the DCU Center in Worcester. Headlining the card is the much anticipated bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia (25-6) and five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski (2-0), who is making his North America MMA debut. Also appearing on the card is … Read more

Poster and fight card for Moosin’s May 21 “Sylvia vs. Pudzianowski” event

WORCESTER, Mass. – On May 21, 2010, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia (25-6) will return to professional MMA action against five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski (1-0). Sylvia vs. Pudzianowski will serve as the main event for Moosin MMA‘s live pay-per-view broadcast from the DCU Center. MAIN CARD (pay-per-view) Tim Sylvia vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski … Read more

Two fights added to “King of the Cage Japan: Toryumon” set for January 30

OKINAWA – Two additions have been added to the KOTC Japan card set to take place at the Okinawa Convention Center January 30, 2010. The first addition is a Heavyweight match-up featuring Scary Jerry Vrbanovic (USA) vs. Koji Kanechika (Japan).

Scary Jerry Vrbanovic the Crazy Croation’s last fight was way back in 2004 in the King of the Cage. Scary Jerry is known for his “take a punch to deliver two” attitude, which makes for an action packed heavyweight slug-fest.  Scary Jerry wants his fans to know he is back and will represent the USA proudly! His opponent Koji “Takauji” Kanechika representing Japan comes into the cage with a 4-2 record and a 3 fight winning streak.

The second additional fight added is the women’s bantamweight bout between Roxanne Modafferi (13-5 ) and Molly Helsel (8-8). Roxanne is a veteran of Strikeforce, who brings in an impressive record of 13 wins and 5 losses. Roxanne said in a recent interview “I hope it’s a brawl, I’m in the mood”.

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From the Land of the Rising Sun: A talk with Roxanne Modafferi, a PRO MMA exclusive

Times are changing for women’s mixed martial arts.

It’s rare enough to see a woman’s fight headlining a show at any level in MMA, and yet this weekend we get to see just that, with Strikeforce stepping up to the plate with multiple title fights on their big August 15th card, anchored by the main event between Gina Carano, and Chris “Cyborg” Santos.

One of MMA’s top female fighters, Roxanne Modafferi (13-4-0) knows the significance of the bout first hand.

“I think this is huge for women’s MMA because the general public is now exposed to high-level professional women fighters.” Modafferi told PRO MMA (promma.info)

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Carano, Santos, LaRosa, and Fuji all debut as number one ranked fighters in WAMMA’s inaugural female rankings

Gina Carano & Cris Santos tied at #1 spot
Gina Carano & Cris Santos tied as #1 featherweights

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified earlier this week from the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts of their first-ever rankings for female mixed martial artists. As female mixed martial arts gains more notoriety and popularity, the more important the rankings become. Also, the fact that Zuffa and the UFC do not have female fighters, means the WAMMA female title-holders will have even more legitimacy than their male counterparts. Here is the official statement PRO MMA (promma.info) received this week from WAMMA:

Orlando, Florida – The World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA) made history on Thursday morning when it released the first-ever major rankings poll for female mixed martial artists.

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Lashley wins MMA debut, “The Snowman” defeats Rodriguez

Bobby Lashley won his MMA debut Saturday night in Miami, Florida at Mixed Fighting Alliance: There Will Be Blood. The former WWE superstar stopped his opponent, debuting fighter Joshua Franklin, in forty one seconds due to a cut on the forehead above his right eye.

Despite making his debut with Mixed Fighting Alliance (MFA), Lashley remains under contract with the American Fight League. The heavyweight received permission from the AFL in order to make his pro debut.

The AFL had attempted to loan out their fighters to other promotions in joint ventures prior to Lashley fighting on the MFA card. The reason for these rentals come from the AFL’s decision to hold off putting on a card until next Spring.

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