Tim McKenzie to Replace Ricardo Barros on “Carano vs. Cyborg”

According to people within the fighter’s camp, Tim McKenzie will replace Ricardo Barros against Scott Lighty at Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg” on Aug. 15. Although not yet officially announced, PRO MMA (promma.info) can report that Barros was forced to withdraw from the fight, and McKenzie was able to step into the fight on short notice. The … Read more

UFC Fight Night 18: weigh-in results & photo gallery

PRO MMA (promma.info) was live on the scene Tuesday afternoon at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee for the UFC Q & A session as well as the UFC FIGHT NIGHT 18 weigh-ins.

Local fans spent an hour asking numerous questions to UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg and TUF 9 lightweight winner, Efrain Escudero at the Q & A. Following that, there was an hour break, then it was time for the weigh ins.

It first appeared all fighters would make weight easily as the process moved along smoothly. The first to miss weight was lightweight Jeremy Stephens as he stepped off the scale two pounds over the 156 pound weight limit for lightweight.

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UFC Fight Night 18 weigh ins (full video)

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand for the UFC Fight Night 18 weigh-ins Tuesday afternoon in Nashville, Tennessee. The Junie Browning and Cole Miller face off got a bit heated for a moment and main event fighters, Condit and Kampmann both looked ready to throw down right there.

Video cram session for UFN 18

PRO MMA (promma.info) is back with yet another video cram session. This Wednesday the UFC comes to Tennessee for the first time with their Ultimate Fight Night 18 card. The UFC is certainly treating local fans with an above average card. Videos include an odd interview with Junie Browning’s Mother, Ryan Bader’s TUF audition tape, and Carlos Condit’s path to the finals of the Rumble on the Rock’s 175 lb tournament.

Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

Carlos Condit vs. Renato Verissimo (ROTR)
Condit came out of nowhere to stop Verissimo in the first round of the Rumble on the Rock tournament.

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Big winner at Team Shamrock tryouts & Strikeforce’s newest fighter: Victor Cheng

Coming off his victory this past weekend in the annual Team Shamrock tryouts, Swedish MMA fighter Victor Cheng accomplished a career milestone. PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand for all the action in downtown San Jose.

In doing so, Victor received the opportunity to fight on Strikeforce’s proposed upcoming June 6th card in St. Louis. Victor spoke to The INFO, the official podcast of PRO MMA, earlier this week and let us in on a little secret. Cheng decided to compete in the tryouts on Monday, traveled Wednesday and fought Saturday.

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THE INFO episode 16: PRO MMA Podcast featuring Cheng, Uyenoyama and McKenzie

THE INFO hit the PRO MMA (promma.info) airwaves  with a star-studded show with three guests joining Matt De La Rosa and “Fast Eddie” Constantine this week. Team Shamrock tryout winner Victor Cheng stopped by to discuss a career changing weekend. Darren Uyenoyama swung by to discuss DREAM, Shooto and Strikeforce and Tim McKenzie talked UFN … Read more

Condit vs Kampann official for UFC Fight Night 18 main event

Recently it was rumored that WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit (22-4) would make the jump to the UFC when his WEC March 1 opponent, Brock Larson pulled out due to injury and since he has eliminated all viable challengers in his WEC weight class. Now, the UFC has made this official. Condit, who recently joined Arizona Combat Sports, will fight UFC veteran Martin Kampann on UFC Fight Night 18.

The event will be broadcast live on Spike TV on April 1st from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee and will serve as a prelude to the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter: U.S.A. vs U.K.

Carlos Condit has been on a tear in the WEC. He entered the promotion on a three fight win streak and has gone 5-0 in the WEC cage. In his most recent title defense he stopped Hiromitsu Miura in the fourth round of an extremely exciting fight. Over the course of his career he has defeated six UFC veterans including Frank Trigg, John Alessio, and Renato Verissimo.

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UFC Fight Night 18 to be held at The Sommet Center in Nashville, TN

The UFC will hold UFC Fight Night 18 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN on April 1st. The UFC had made it known that they would head to Tennessee in 2009; however, a venue had not been decided upon.

Earlier this morning Sommet Center representatives spoke to PRO MMA (http://promma.info) and confirmed the news.

UFN 18 has been rumored to be headlined by WEC Welterweight champion Carlos Condit taking on Martin Kampmann. Condit’s debut in the Octagon would also be Kampmann’s entry into the 170 pound division.

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