Canadian Rumour Mill – July 15, 2013
Disappointing news this week! TJ Grant is suffering from post-concussion symptoms due to a teammate’s heel to his head two weeks after his win over Gray Maynard. Reluctantly, the Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia fighter had to pull out of his title fight with Benson Henderson. Let’s hope TJ gets better fast!
- I’m hearing that Malcolm Gordon will be one of the competitors on season 2 of Fight Xchange!
- Matt Veal will take on Nick Compton (7-3) for the Caged Chaos FW Title in Shakopee, Minnesota on September 20th.
- ICYMI…Tom Wright says the UFC will head to Halifax in 2014 or 2015.
- Hearing rumours that the TUF Nations Finale will be held in Quebec City in early 2014.
- Christ Franck is not fighting Alex Garcia any longer. Instead, Chris Heatherly (5-0) from St Louis will take his spot on the Challenge MMA 2 card in August. Also BJJ ace Ryan Hall will take on Maged Hammo from CMC Lethbridge.
- After backing out of the Victor Valimaki fight, look for Steve Bossé to be added to a Challenge MMA card around November 9th. One opponent’s name I hear bantered about is Roger Hollett.
- Two Wulfrun MMA Canadians split a pair of fights in a Canada vs USA battle at NEF: Nations Collide. Lenny Wheeler usually steals the show quickly via Guillotine but unfortunately this time he was subbed in a minute to Ray Wood via Guillotine. However, teammate Matt DesRoches stayed perfect with a quick arm bar victory over Jonathan Lemke.
- Nelson “Big Country” Cote, Rick Genaille, Travis Cloud, Steve Roy, Josh McPherson, Shane McPherson, and Jared Henderson are some of the fighters currently scheduled to fight on the upcoming Rumble on the Rez 3 show in The Pas, MB.
- It’s time for commissions and promotions to band together and not use Bobby Kalmakoff. Kalmakoff has been part of a fake fight against Ajay Juneja three years ago and he took dives and turtled up in his past two fights. Let him job at local wrestling shows where he belongs!
- The Flyweight division continues to build: Yoni Sherbatov (0-0) vs Johnny Grigware (0-1) at LAMMQ on Sept 28.
- Allen Hope vs Joe Doerksen is off of CFC 8 as the Manitoba Commission did not accept Hope as a replacement opponent to take on Doerksen. It seems as though Mike Kent may be back as Doerksen’s opponent.
- Here are some pretty sweet rumoured fights for Provincial Fighting Championships: Tristan Johnson vs Chris Horodecki, Jesse Gross vs Michael Karkula, and Adam Assenza vs Kyle Prepolec.
- Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio lost in the first round of his Fight Master bout. Lelo was dropped by a side kick to the liver.
- Erin McDougall will fight this coming weekend (July 20th) on the Battlegrounds MMA show in Norman, Oklahoma.
- Check out CTV this Wednesday at 10PM ET! Elias Theodorou will be on The Listener. In the upcoming episode, Elias plays an MMA fighter who suspiciously dies in the ring, and the team must investigate. Here’s a link to a behind-the-scenes segment about his role in the episode, and the making of the fight sequence http://bit.ly/18fjyE9.
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