Canadian Rumour Mill – March 4
Looks like Winnipeg will get its first UFC event. I am sure we will see Roland Delorme on this one. Hopefully we get to see hometown boy Krzysztof Soszynski finally back in the cage. A return to the big show by Joe Doerksen would be welcome, as would debuts by Jesse Ronson and Josh Hill. If Curtis Brigham wins in March, no one would be more deserving than this Canadian MMA pioneer. One fight to add to the Winnipeg card is Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans!
- Well…it looks like the rankers at Top MMA News have some sort of Canadian radar. Brock Jardine has confirmed that he is American. He was born in Fergus, Ontario but moved to Virginia and became a US citizen when he was 2 .
- It’s been over a year and a half since Robert Drysdale (5-0) has fought for an AFC (at the time Armageddon) event. He’s set to fight April 12th against DJ Linderman (13-4) in his 3rd straight fight for Legacy Fighting Championships. Are we going to see him return to AFC (now Aggression Fighting) or his is contract expired/void?
- So with Instinct MMA seemingly being on MMA life support with very low chance of survival by all indications, their biggest star, American Brandon Thatch has got tired of waiting and is fighting on Resurrection Fighting Alliance 7 in his hometown of Denver, Colorado against tough Black House fighter Leandro Silva (18-7) on March 22nd.
- All these AFC cards coming up but no room for arguably Aggression Fighting’s #1 contender at LW Dave Mazany (10-4-1NC)? Well the “Pain Train” has hit the tracks and is crossing the Pacific Ocean to pull into Tokyo’s Train station to compete for Pancrase against Isao Kobayashi (13-1-3). Maybe with this win we’ll get to see “The Pain Train” take on “Shaolin” Campbell or deal with unfinished business with John “The Natural” Alessio for AFC around mid 2013!
- Joseph Henle (8-1-1) is returning to the MFC ring on May 10th for MFC 37 but first he’s taking on Miguel Cosio (1-10) for BAMMA USA on March 15th. I’d guess it’s to test his knee out and make a few bucks I guess! Oy, 1-10! WOWZERS!
- Another fighter appearing on MFC 37, Dhiego Lima (8-1) fought last weekend in his home state of Georgia. Lima defeated Roger “The Leprechaun” Carroll (11-9) via TKO in the 3rd round at Wild Bill’s Fight Night 53.
- Congrats to Shane “Shaolin” Campbell who defeated “Shotgun” Sean McKinnon in the final of the eight man tournament for the WMC 160lbs North American Title! Shaolin is a true two sport champion!
- Jared Kilkenny lost via KO in the 2nd round of his boxing fight to Rob Nichols last Saturday in Edmonton.
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