Canadian Rumour Mill – December 5
Huge Canadian UFC card coming up this weekend, I hope the Canadian boys do well! Also big congrats to Ryan Jimmo and Nick Denis on making the UFC, well deserved! Good luck!
Not so good news:
- Denis Kang lost by TKO to 10-13 (now 11) Shungo Oyama on the weekend in Korea. That’s three losses in a row for the former Pride MW GP Finalist. There used to be a time when it was guaranteed win night when Kang fought in Korea, not so much anymore unfortunately. Hopefully he can turn it around. :(
- Tons of Canadian boys have gone down to TUF try outs. Here’s a bunch of the names: Kajan Johnson, Kultar Gill, Shane Campbell, Sheldon Westcott, Tony Stiles, Derek Boyle, Brandt Dewsbury, Brad Causey, Markhaile Wedderburn, Ricky Goodall, Marcus ‘Lelo’ Aurelio, Josh Machan, Ryan Machan, Advin Omic and CJ Bagg.
- Now Ryan Machan is trying out for TUF, but isn’t he fighting this week in PFC? Strange timing if you ask me.
- Ax Combat 3 will take place on Feb 11th in Calgary, the semi main event will be Dave “Diesel” Letourneau vs Brad “Bonesaw” Cardinal. Of course, Cardinal must rectify his suspended status with Ontario first and Letourneau must diet all Christmas to make his debut at 155.
- All signs point to Tim Chemelli fighting Victor Valimaki at Aggression in February in a great Light-Heavyweight matchup. Look for Ryan Ford to naturally be on that card as well.
- One of the most exciting strikers in Canada, Axe Capoeira’s Marcus ‘Lelo’ Aurelio, will return to the Battlefield Fight League cage in Vernon next February. Get your camera’s ready for another installment of ‘The Capoeira Highlight Reel’.
- Look for ECC to return to Halifax on January 27th. The Halifax Casino will be the new venue.
- Word is that Ringside will return to Montreal for a show in mid-February. As mentioned before in this column, expect Gagnon vs Pelletier and American kickboxing prodigy ‘Wonderboy’ Stephen Thompson on the card.
- Ian Dawe looks to have recovered from neck and back injuries and has joined the Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts full time along with Devin Henry.
- More on OAMA – OAMA is expected to do big things in 2012 with an expansion of the team and facilities, as well as an expected return of OAMA coach and UFC veteran Mark Holst to MMA.
- Where’s Nick Penner and what happened with his UFC deal? Hope it’s still happening.
NOTE: These are just rumors and opinions of the Gossip Queen. If you have a rumour that you want to contribute, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.