Canadian Rumour Mill – August 12, 2013
Also, AFC co-head honcho Steve Fader’s puppy dog Roadblok needs surgery and Steve is looking to raise $5,000 for the surgery, check out his facebook and help out if you can!
- Hmm, where there is smoke there is fire! Darren Owen refuted my rumour of Aggression Fighting Championship working with World Series of Fighting. So why were he, Steve Fader, and Moin Mirza in Ontario, California watching WSOF 4?
- Hybrid Combat will go Pro in either October or November! I have high hopes for this promotion as they deliver a top notch amateur show in Gatineau!
- The CFC September show is starting to fill in. Look for Agostino DeNatale to take on Jimmy Zidek and Luis Cepeda to battle Joseph Latour at CFC 8.
- Unbeaten Travis Gervais will take on unbeaten Kevin Lee on the same September 13th Winnipeg show. Lee will look for revenge after Gervais TKO’d Lee’s teammate Budd Wright at AFC 16.
- PFC promoter and frequent Top MMA News commenter Woodrow James will make his pro debut on his Provincial Fighting Championship card in London where he will take on Platinum MMA’s Kyle Stephensen. Let’s hope Woody doesn’t get Ray Sefo’d!
- Speaking of PFC, Shannon “The Cannon” Ludlow will be making her MMA debut on the show. Shannon is out of Adrenaline and is a well known kickboxer.
- Also want to get to PFC but don’t feel like driving? Well, it seems like they may have a bus and/or limo going from Toronto that includes a ticket to the show!
- Shane Campbell is off to Winnipeg. He will work with Brian Kelly at Dragon Muay Thai for his upcoming K1 bout. No word on where he will train MMA yet.
- John Ramdeen and Robin Black will be heading over to Mother Russia to call the World Combat Games on October 26th in St Petersburg! Canada’s #1 MMA broadcasting tandem will have to brush up on their Sambo, Savate, Sumo, and Fencing. They will more than hold their own with the Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wrestling, and Boxing. Have fun boys!
- MFC Lightweight Champ Update: Graham Spencer will not be on MFC 38 at Lightweight or Featherweight. He will be undergoing shoulder surgery in October. Get well soon!
- Is Ryan Knysh ever going to fight again and defend his KOTC Canada belt? It’s been two and a half years since he last stepped in the cage and seemingly has gotten over his shoulder/arm injury as he’s competing in Stand up Paddleboarding.
- BFL 25 will be another Pro/Am show and is booked for September 7th in Richmond, BC. Undefeated Gary Mangat will be on the show taking on Josh Gow. Micah Brakefield will look to rebound from his first pro loss. Mark Dobie is also scheduled to fight on the show!
- Help Cam Yallits out and support him as he “walks a mile in her shoes” in raising money to end family violcence and bring awareness to it. https://payment.csfm.com/
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- A bit over a month ago we told you about AFC promoter Harvey Panesar running in Edmonton’s upcoming civic election as a candidate for local council in Ward 11. Well he’s made a bunch of public appearances and now has a website up and new twitter up, www.voteharvey.ca and@HarveyPanesar, check it out!
- One of Canada’s top female fighters Valerie Letourneau will take on Cassie Crisano at the debut LAMMQ show.
- Non-Canadian MMA news but related through MMA fighting history…Former long time MFC LW champion Antonio McKee announced his retirement post fight this Saturday after losing in controversial technical decision fashion at WSOF 4.
- Former Top 10 Canadian Bantamweight Clayton Sheen continues to train, but will not be entering the cage again. Thanks for the fights, Clayton!
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.