Canadian Rumour Mill – April 16
The Calgary UFC card is really shaping up to be a fantastic MMA show, read below for another great fight that’s been added to the card. I bet getting tickets will be very difficult!
- Canada’s #10 MW, Vaughn Anderson is scheduled to fight Api Hemera (9-8-2) as the Main Event of Days of Glory 2 “The Struggle Within” in Australia on May 5th
- Ontario MMA is staying busy, here are some dates for all of you: Belleville (Discipline MMA) April 27th, CasinoRama (Bellator) May 4th, London (The Score) June 16th, CasinoRama (Bellator) July 13th, Toronto (UFC) September 22nd, Sarnia (Avant Guard) September 29th, CasinoRama (Bellator) October 19th, Hamilton (The Score) November 24th.
- Kultar Gill’s opponent in Super Fight League will be Brandon Kesler, while Gary Mangat will be fighting Liu Si Cong. Both are listed as representing India, with Gill fighting at middleweight (185 lbs) and Mangat at a catchweight of 62kg (136.4 lbs).
- Not only is former Ringside headliner, Eric Barrak, boxing on April 20th as previously mentioned, he’s now also scheduled to box two weeks later on a smaller card in Montreal.
- The MMA career of former CFLer Justin Shaw seems to have come to an end due to injuries from his football career. The undefeated BC Heavyweight prospect will most likely end his MMA career at 2-0.
- Well it looks like Wreck MMA has added 3 fights to its lineup. Valerie ‘Trouble’ Letourneau (Tristar, Montreal) vs. Claudia Gadelha (Nova Uniao, Rio de Janeiro), David ‘Tarzan’ Douglas (Cesar Gracie, Brentwood) vs. Felipe Olivieri (Nova Uniao, Rio de Janeiro), ‘Smilin’ Sam Alvey (Team Quest, Murrieta) vs. Daniel ‘Jacare’ Almeida (Nova Uniao, Rio de Janeiro). The three Brazilians are part of the Super Channel Fight Exchange program and were scheduled to fight for Freedom Fight.
- Speaking of Wreck and Alvey, fans will get to see America’s Top Model Brittany Sullivan at the show. Sullivan, one of People magazines most beautiful people in 2009, is Alvey’s fiancée and always corners him.
- Mauro Ranallo will voice the audio book version of the novel “Caged”.
- It sounds like The Score is coming to Winnipeg, let’s hope so as Winnipeg has nothing scheduled at the moment.
- Team Toshido’s Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras (1-0) is competing in Washington this week on April 19th, she is facing tough 3-0 fighter Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Pena at Conquest of the Cage 11. Pena defeated Canadian Rachel Swatez by submission in her last bout.
- Brandon Thatch will face Forrest Petz and Stephane Pelletier will face Jens Pulver at Instinct 4
- As first reported on MMA Weekly and Cage Potato, Jon Fitch will welcome Aaron Simpson to the Welterweight division at UFC 149 in Calgary.