Canadian Rumour Mill – June 25
We at Top MMA News and the Gossip Queen would like to pass on our condolences to Roger Hollett and his family on the passing of his father, former multiple time Canadian Middleweight Boxing Champion, Ralph Hollett. Mr. Hollett was one of Canda’s best boxers in the late 70’s and early 80’s.http://thechronicleherald.ca/
- Five Star Fight League will have its debut show in Yellowknife this September 15th, followed by a show in Prince George on October 19th.
- Look for Adam MacDonald vs Jon Ganshorn to headline the Yellowknife show with Brad Stewart and Duncan Wilson amongst others to appear.
- October’s event in Prince George will be headlined by Jordan Beecroft vs Joe Riggs.
- Tickets for UFC 152, September 22nd, in Toronto will be available through pre-sale on July 21st. The show will be held at the Air Canada Centre and headlined by Rory MacDonald vs BJ Penn.
- Battlefield Fight League star Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio of Axe Capoeira has signed with Bellator and is set to make his debut at Bellator 73 in August.
- Whatever happened to Gavin Neil? Upset Richie Hightower and then nothing.
- Everyone asks Top MMA News who the biggest promoter from Edmonton is. The answer just might be Victor Cui. Who is that, you ask? Cui is the CEO of Asia’s ONE Fighting Championship. A graduate of the U of Alberta, Cui has also worked for the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
- Bill S-209 which amends Section 83(2) of the Criminal Code to allow MMA was passed by the Senate. Now it just has to pass through the House of Commons in the fall to become law.
- Score Fighting Series may move their September Winnipeg event to October 5th. Perez and Doerksen’s names have been throw around.
- I’m hearing rumours that Aggression FC is looking to expand and hold a show possibly in Winnipeg on August 24th. Similarly to SFS, Eric Perez and Joe Doerksen’s names have been considered for this show.
- Unified MMA next show after their upcoming July event will be October 5th. Look for Tim “Shady” Smith, Mike Davis, and Corey Lautischer to appear on the card.
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.