Canadian Rumour Mill – November 5
Well let’s start this round of the Rumour Mill with a certified fact, our very own Cody Rempel competed at the Cia Paulista Open and placed 2nd in the No-Gi Heavyweight Division. Cody managed to get his first ever submission victory after sweeping his opponent from full mount and moving to side control and securing a head and arm choke for the tap out victory. Overall a very positive experience!
WAY TO GO CODY, CONGRATULATIONS!
- Unfortunately John Alessio seems to be out of his AFC 14 fight in Edmonton with Kurt Southern due to the accidental eye poke he received about a minute into his battle with Dave Mazany (No Contest) at AFC13 in Victoria this past weekend. Luckily, Dave Mazany has stepped up and committed to taking on Kurt Southern on November 23 in the Aggression cage, if John Alessio is unable to do so.
- So MFC wants three title fights for MFC 36, here’s some thoughts:
- Spencer Rohovie should take on Graham Spencer for the Featherweight title. Rohovie won his last MFC fight at Featherweight against Matt Veal and holds a win over Bruno Capdeville.
- Kajan Johnson demolished Ryan Healy at MFC 31 and is 3-1 in the organization. He is the obvious #1 contender to Mukai Maromo.
- Smarten up! Hackert vs Rama should be for the title, not for #1 contender. Hackert knocked off Hague twice and Rama is on a Heavyweight rampage. What more do you want in a title match?
- Charmaine Tweet (1-3) will travel all the way to Mumbai, India to take on Puja Kadian (1-0) at Super Fight League 10 on November 23rd.
- Matt MacGrath will challenge Richard Arsenault for the Elite 1 Welterweight title on January 19, 2013.
- Battlefield Fight League 21 has been cancelled. The show was scheduled to take place on November 30 in Penticton, BC. Some fighters, like Mike Adams, from this card will move to the BFL 19 card that is in Penticton this weekend on November 9.
- Dan Miragliotta had better luck this weekend and was able to cross the border this weekend to work for Bellator.
- Luke Harris will most likely take on Jason Zentgraf in a MW scrap at MFC 36 in February. Elvis Mutapcic, Jamie Toney, Nick Hinchliffe, Sabah Fadai, and Graham Spencer are also expected to be on the card.
- I’m hearing that the resurgent DREAM (really Glory from Holland) has reached out to OneFC in hopes of having Canada’s #1 ranked Bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes compete on their New Years Eve show.
- Following a couple quick losses to tough opponents, Christina Barry says she is quitting MMA and focusing on BJJ and her family. As well, Christina Barry received her BJJ blackbelt from Sylvia Behring shortly after arriving home this past weekend…
- Shane Campbell says he is good to go for his AFC title fight against Stephen “Big Bad” Beaumont. Shaolin was victorious in his Muay Thai fight last weekend winning a 5 round unanimous decision.
- SLAMM’s November 30 event near Montreal will feature a pair of fighters currently under contract with the on-hiatus Instinct MMA promotion. In order to compete for SLAMM both will have to pay Instinct $500, with the cost being split by the fighters and SLAMM. Despite the one time exception, both fighters will remain under Instinct contract following the fight.
- Look for Martin Trendota, Aaron Shmyr, Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz and Travis Cloud on the December Fivestar card in Manitoba.
- More Shane Campbell news, with the victory this weekend in his Muay Thai bout, Shaolin will be fighting Shawn McInnin for the North American World Muay Thai Council belt on March 2nd. Good luck!
- Craig “The WarDog” Hudson (0-1) returns to combat sports on December 1st taking on Matt “Pain” White (0-2) in a boxing fight at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.
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.