Canadian Rumour Mill – January 3 Edition



  • Look for Bellator to come back to Canada in late March or April of this year at Casino Rama
  • The Score Fighting Series continues to deliver some great Canadian match ups.   Shane Campbell will battle it out with Derek Boyle on February 18th for SFS.
  • Also look for a potential clash between Alex Ricci and Eric Moon on the same SFS card.
  • Rumours are Travis Briere might be rejoining the Unified MMA stable of fighters.
  • Unfortunately, Ford Robertson has had to withdraw from his big opportunity fight against Shamar Bailey on Pennsylvania due to a back injury.
  • KOTC Canada will be going back to Yellowknife in the first half of this year. Look for Zach Blaber to be headlining.
  • No real surprise but the UFC’s top 2 PPV buy rates in 2011 came from GSP headlined shows!
  • Hardeep Singh will be returning to competition in the earlier part of 2012 as he seems to have recovered from the spinal/back injury that sidelined him for all of 2011.
  • Matt Betzold is once again scheduled to compete for Hard Knocks in Medicine Hat. Betzold is the one legged fighter who was scheduled to fight Eric Perez in late 2011.
  • Congrats to Canadian Middleweight Vaughn Anderson on winning the Pacific Rim Organized (PRO) Fighting Grand Prix at Luxy Nightlife Complex in Taipei, Taiwan.  Canadians making noise overseas, well done! (check out fights here)

NOTE: These are just rumors and opinions of the Gossip Queen. If you have a rumour that you want to contribute, email:

5 Responses to “ Canadian Rumour Mill – January 3 Edition ”

  1. alex says:

    ” * No real surprise but the UFC’s top 2 PPV buy rates in 2011 came from GSP headlined shows!”

    I find that surprising as he only fought once in 2011

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  2. EPerez says:

    He hasnt ‘fought’ since BJ Penn

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 6 Thumb down 6

  3. Gossip Queen says:


    It was for the 12 months prior to UFC 140.

    Koscheck/GSP and Shields/GSP

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  4. Bobby Karimi says:

    Get your shit together! :)

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  5. Ryan says:

    Penner is now in the ufc. Facing anthony Perosh in Australia

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