Canadian Rumour Mill – July 23
Well UFC 149 sure was a tale of two completely different halves. The prelims were exciting and high energy, while the main card was mainly quite boring and lackluster. GIRL FIGHT WEEK COMING UP, INVICTA 2!!!
- The Black Mamba sure isn’t pleased with Ray Elbe. Kultar Gill is in full attack mode on Ray Elbe for their SFL fight and none too pleased with Elbe. This should be some fight in India, seems personal for The Black Mamba.
- Will the OAC sanction a fight The Score wants to put on between Chris Horodecki and Tristan Johnson? This gal sees no reason why the Ontario Commission should not allow it, but, then again, they’ve rejected some very legit fights in the past. Great fight !
- It sounds like if Jesse Ronson stays healthy and is victorious in his fight with Eric St-Pierre at Elite 1, he will take on Alex Ricci in Hamilton for The Score.
- BFL… First Chiappe vs Logan and now Matt Baker vs Brandon MacArthur. But just remember this, MacArthur beat Chiappe, if that has any relevance lol.
- Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz vs Ryan Boux could be on the ECF II card in The Pas next week.
- A little birdie is telling me we might see Jason Saggo (6-1) vs Chad Laprise (5-0) battle it out at SFS. Two up and coming hot studs going at it, I don’t see why they wouldn’t fight shirtless at SFS! Come on boys!
- Lots of Winnipeg fighters getting competing offers from AFC and The Score. If you were Chris Stranger, would you fight Adam Smith for AFC or Nathan Gunn for SFS? Either way, the fans win!
- Aggression FC is really stacking their September card in Winnipeg and this girl is impressed! Making his long anticipated return is WAMMA head and BJJ blackbelt, Curtis Brigham (10-5). Brigham, an early Canadian MMA pioneer having fought in shows such as Rings in Japan (same card as a young Fedor!), will take on Matt Trudeau (2-0). Trudeau will be a good challenge as he is a hot prospect who defeated highly touted Muay Thai fighter Levi Kump in his debut.
- Also on the AFC September 15th card, look for “The Show Stealer” Lenny Wheeler (5-2) to try and take out local fan favourite Dominick Blais (8-5). Add these 2 fights to Steele vs Milko and of course Doerksen vs Starnes and this is one sexy card!
- Clay Davidson sighting: it appears Davidson left the west coast for Stampede country and the training of Brian Bird at Champion’s Creed in Calgary.
- Mike Kent has once again broken his hand and is out of his August 10th MFC fight with Cody Krahn.
- I’m hearing that Sarah Kaufman is getting in some armbar defence practice with Sheila Bird for her fight with Rousey. Now that’s smart thinking!
- Cranbrook, BC will host a new MMA event on September 8th. The show titled “Battle for the Border” will be a pro/am mixed card and feature the likes of Derek Boyle, Sheldon Doll, Brandon McArthur, Curtis Blackmore, Shon Cottrill, Jordan Tracey. It seems like the match ups will be Alberta vs BC and Big John McCarthy will officiate.
- Finally, on a sad note. Top MMA News would like to pass along our condolences to the friends and family of Mickey Ali. Mr. Ali, a long standing member of the Edmonton Combative Sports passed suddenly a few days back and will be missed.
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