Rematch in the works for B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar

HAWAII – According to B.J. Penn, the UFC has contacted him about a rematch against Frankie Edgar for the UFC Lightweight Title. Penn said things are only tentative at this point. However, at least it gives the fans an indication which way the UFC brass is leaning. Rematches do not generally take place when there … Read more

Poll: Carwin vs. Lesnar

Now that Shane Carwin has proven he is the UFC’s number one heavyweight contender with his complete destruction of Frank Mir, the next stop on this freight train’s ride is a heavyweight title shot against champion Brock Lesnar. The two behemoths will clash at UFC 116 on July 3 in Las Vegas. wants to … Read more

Dan Hardy fires back at critics and AKA

As UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre prepares to defend his title against Dan Hardy on March 27, there are those who feel Hardy is not deserving of a title shot. In a blog post entitled, “Dan Hardy: It’s fun being in the spotlight,” published Monday on, “The Outlaw” addresses some of those critics. I am … Read more

Alistair Overeem expected to face Brett Rogers in May, says Fedor is ducking him

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem (32-11) is expected to face Brett “The Grim” Rogers (10-1) in a non-title fight on May 15 in St. Louis, Mo. Because Rogers lost his most recent bout to Fedor Emelianenko at “Fedor vs. Rogers” this past November, the bout with Overeem will not be for the title. Overeem posted … Read more

GSP & Alves talk about upcoming title fight

One of the big fights at UFC 100 on July 11th will be Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves. In the first video, Georges talks about having more tools than Alves. He says he will dictate the pace and control the fight and can take the fight anywhere. In the second video Thiago says the only advantage Georges has is the title and he thinks GSP ‘s style is made for him and he is going to knock out the champ.

Georges St. Pierre

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Renato “Babalu” Sobral set to defend Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Title June 6th

PRO MMA ( was notified Thursday Renato “Babalu” Sobral (32-7) will finally return to the STRIKEFORCE cage on June 6th in St. Louis, Missouri, to defend his light heavyweight title for the first time. His opponent will be fellow Brazilian, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (7-1).

“Babalu” won the STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight Title in November 2008 after landing an elbow strike that opened a deep cut around the eye of Bobby Southworth in the first round. Southworth finished the round but was not allowed to continue by the ringside physician.

“Babalu” is one of the very few fighters in UFC history released from the company due to a victory!  He actually defeated David Heath at UFC 74 with an anaconada choke but held the choke even after Heath tapped, causing him to go unconscious.

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A Weighty Issue

The topic of fighters missing weight reared its ugly head again at the WEC 36 weigh-ins. Paulo Filho failed miserably to make the 185 requisite for his WEC middleweight championship bout against Chael Sonnen.

Fighters who come in over the weight limit never fail to make headlines. From Gina Carano, Travis Lutter or Gabe Ruediger; robust fighters become lead stories instantaneously after stepping off the scales. However, a champion not making weight?  It is hard to believe that being a possibility in any major organization. Essentially, it should never be an issue.

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Mark Dellagrotte praises Anderson Silva

Mark Dellagrotte was very proud of his student, Patrick Cote, after going two full rounds with the UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva at UFC 90. Dellagrotte talks about the background on Cote’s knee injury and also gives his thoughts on Silva’s performance. He thinks that Silva respected Cote’s power and he also had this to … Read more

PRO MMA’s Southeastern Amateur Spotlight: Greg Maynard

by:  Jack Bratcher On Saturday August 2, 2008, Gladiator Fighting Championship will be holding an event at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.  One of the biggest fights on that card will be an amateur Heavyweight Title Fight involving Greg Maynard.  Alot of times we hear about fighters after they have already turned … Read more