Canadian Rumour Mill – April 1
Let’s start this week off by congratulating Eric Perez who welcomed his baby boy Nolan into this world! The Perez bros are tough guys and I’m sure little Nolan will putting it on his daddy soon enough! J
- So a few rumour mills ago I mentioned how a couple of Canadian boys had started up a MMA promotion in China, RUFF. Well it now sounds like they’re catching some heat for possibly not paying fighters, contract disputes, etc. Check out a column on this here: http://www.asianmma.com/?p=5980
- Aggression FC is considering pushing back the date of AFC 18 by two weeks to Sunday May 19. A few of the scheduled athletes are recovering from injuries and could really use the extra time.
- I’m hearing Mike Hill vs Joel Powell at AFC 18 for the chance to fight Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford on July 5th for the AFC Welterweight title.
- Xcessive Force Fighting Championship will hold their second event, XFFC 2 : East vs West on July 27th.
- Kyle Prepolec will be crossing the border and taking on Kevin Lee (3-0) at at MFL 29 (Michiana Fight League) in South Bend, Indiana in 2 weeks on April 13th.
- In a battle of two undefeated prospects, Adrian Villaca will take on Mario Pereira at Challenge MMA 1 on May 11th.
- Good news for Sheldon Westcott, although his ankle looked very bad post AFC fight, it looks like it was just swollen quite badly and not broken. Bad news for Aaron Shmyr, who will still have to face him at Fivestar in May for the #1 contenders spot for the WW belt.
- Charmaine Tweet will be travelling to the UK to take on Stacy Hayes on July 28th for Eiko’s Women’s 70kg strap.
- Last week we talked about Josh Hill going to TUF tryouts, this week I’m hearing that if TUF doesn’t work out he may be scrapping Curtis Brigham for his AFC title and/or possibly taking on undefeated Chris Kelades.
- Speaking of TUF, sounds like Calgary’s Owen Carr and Louis Fisette will also be travelling down south to try out of for the show. Owen is a controversial figure in the Canadian MMA scene with Louis being one of the hottest prospects in Canada and a cute little boytoy, this should help them with their chances of making the show. Good luck!
- More TUF, Sarah Moras of Toshido will be heading down to try to make it as one of the females on TUF. Sarah is one of Canada’s best and hopefully the TUF producers will realize this and give her the chance of fighting on a bigger stage like Sarah Kaufman and Alexis Davis! Girl Power!
- Adrian Wooley has been campaigning hard for a bout and hoping that Mike Davis steps up, but first it seems that Davis will be taking on Michael Banin at Unified in June.
- Neal Anderson nearly pulled off a gogoplata at Unified this past weekend in his loss to Ryan Rother. Well it looks like that’ll be the last time he’ll attempt that submission… unfortunately Neal broke his ankle while going for the gogoplata and will be in a cast for 6 weeks, prior to that he tore ligaments attempting it in his Unified 11 victory over Jevon Marshall. Due to this injury, Anderson will not be able to compete at Unified 16 as previously rumoured.
- Sarah Kaufman is in a Harlem Shake contest for Invicta, make sure you go vote for her!!! http://invictafc.com/invicta-harlem-shake/
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