Jeff Monson signs with Strikeforce? (updated)

Monson is 8-2 in his last 10 fights.

According to a new report on Around the Octagon, submission specialist Jeff Monson (31-9) has signed with Strikeforce. Citing sources close to the fighter, the report states Monson will debut with the promotion in 2010 and will likely drop to 205 lbs.

Monson likes to remain active, and usually fights a minimum of three times a year. He fought five times in 2009, going 4-1. He actually holds a decision win over newly crowned Ultimate Fighter Roy Nelson, in a fight that took place in March of this year.

Monson is also a 6x UFC veteran, going 4-2 in the Octagon. His last fight in the promotion was at UFC 65 in Nov. 2006, when he lost a unanimous decision to Tim Sylvia.

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Roy “Big Country” Nelson knocks out Brendan Schaub to become The Ultimate Fighter

Roy "Big Country" Nelson becomes the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.

Well, its finally over folks, The Ultimate Fighter season 10 is now complete, and Roy “Big Country” Nelson (14-4, 1-0 UFC) was awarded the highly coveted six-figure contract with the UFC after knocking out Brendan Schaub (4-1, 0-1 UFC) Saturday night at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nev.

Nelson took Schaub down early in round one, but he was able to scramble back to his feet. The two then traded punches with both landing some decent shots. Although Nelson’s greatest strength is his ground game, he was not afraid to stand and trade punches.

With less than two minutes remaining in the opening round, Nelson landed a huge right hand behind Schaub’s ear that cut his lights out, and dropped him flat on his back to the canvas. Roy followed it up with one more for good measure, and just like that, simultaneously dropped the jaws of a few million people.

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ProMMA.info’s TUF 10 Finale staff picks

“The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale” airs Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, on Spike TV. The TUF 10 finalists Brendan Schaub and Roy Nelson will face off for a six-figure UFC contract, and Matt Hamill will face Jon “Bones” Jones in the headliner. Here are the ProMMA.info staff picks for the “TUF 10 Finale.”

Mark Bocek (156) vs. Joe Brammer (155)

DENNY HODGE: Bocek is a seasoned UFC veteran while Brammer is making his first appearance in the Octagon. Both guys have earned most of their victories by submission but this one will go to decision with both guys neutralizing each other on the ground. Bocek will continue his winning ways with a unanimous decision victory over the UFC newcomer.

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Watch today’s TUF 10 Finale fighter weigh-ins at ProMMA.info at 7 p.m. ET

Today (Friday, Dec. 4, 2009) a live stream of the The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale official fighter weigh-ins will be shown here at ProMMA.info beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). The weigh-ins take place at the Key West Ballroom at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and include headline fighters Matt Hamill and … Read more

TUF 10 Finale conference call audio & quotes

TUF 10 Finale takes place at the Palms in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 5, and airs on Spike TV at 9PM ET/PT.

ProMMA.info participated in today’s The Ultimate Fighter season 10: Heavyweights Finale conference call featuring finalists Roy Nelson and Brendan Schaub, along with Kimbo Slice and Houston Alexander, who will also be fighting on the card.

Whether it be from the weight cut or something else, Kimbo seemed a bit agitated with the many of the questions and did not seem to want to be on the call, especially at first. Comparatively, the other fighters seemed in good spirits.

One of the call’s highlights was when Kimbo was asked if there was any fighter he could model himself after, who would it be. Kimbo said, “I’m a grown man. I can’t say nothing like that. All the fighters who are good.” It was a funny moment that had his opponent laughing. You can hear this and all of the fighters’ comments on the audio below. Also, there are some notable quotes after the jump.

TUF 10 Finale conference call (audio):
[podcast]http://promma.info/audio/tuf10fiinale.mp3[/podcast]

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Full details released for Roy Jones Jr. combination boxing / MMA event

Seth Petruzelli, the Kimbo Killer, will headline the MMA portion of the card versus Doug "The Rhino" Marshall

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) received this press release today via email regarding the official announcement, match-ups, and pay-per-view price of ‘March Badness’, the combination boxing/MMA event being promoted by former number one pound-for-pound boxing champion, Roy Jones Jr.:

ROY JONES JR. RETURNS TO FIGHT IN PENSACOLA AGAINST OMAR SHEIKA IN “MARCH BADNESS” ON SATURDAY, MARCH 21 LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW

Card will Feature MMA Bouts with Stars Seth Petruzelli, Bob Lashley, Roy Nelson, Jeff Monson & Doug Marshall

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Roy Jones Jr. to promote combination boxing / MMA event in Pensacola, Florida

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) has learned that former pound-for-pound Champion of the World, Roy Jones Jr. plans to promote a combination boxing / MMA event that will air live on pay-per-view on March 21 at the Pensacola Civic Center in Florida.

Never has a combination boxing / MMA card featured such a well known and successful boxer. The 40 year-old Jones will be fighting the relatively unknown Omar Shieka. Jones was last in the ring on November 8, 2008 when he lost a unanimous decision against Joe Calzaghe. Although Jones is getting on up in age, the man has been fighting consistently for 19 straight years.

On the MMA portion of the card, names such as Seth Petruzelli, Bobby Lashley, Roy Nelson, Jeff Monson, and Doug Marshall have been mentioned. It’s not a bad lineup although, Monson’s recent legal issues could potentially keep him from fighting.

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