Canadian Rumour Mill – August 20
Vote for Rama! Let’s start this week off by promoting Canadian Talent. MFC is running a contest called “Punch the Vote”. Smealinho Rama is in the running to be the Main Event of MFC 38 but has to earn enough votes through Twitter and Facebook. Let’s get Canada’s undisputed top Heavyweight main eventing the show! (Instructions at the bottom of column) Voting starts today, Aug 20th and runs until Sept 20th.
Also congrats to Luke Harris who got married to his beautiful bride Amy this past week!
- More on the AFC and WSOF deal that looks to be going down. Look for AFC and WSOF to co-promote between 10-12 shows in Canada under the World Series of Fighting banner. The partnership may start as soon as late October.
- Great Gatineau Gossip! Wreck MMA 2.0 (or will this be 2.1) will hold their next show on November 8, 2013.
- Could be a busy weekend for the Regie! Challenge MMA is looking at holding their third show on November 9, 2013.
- Congrats to Brad Foster on his new Kamikaze Punishment gym in Edmonton. Their 12,000 sq ft location at 6740-121 has state of the art, new equipment, a boxing ring, a customized octagon, Dollamur matted rolling area, 17 punching bags set up with speed bags, artificial turf training zone for strength and conditioning, and a fully equipped weight room complete with Olympic lifting platforms. You can try it for free until the end of August so check it out!
- Chris Mattock will challenge Elmer Waterhen for the KOTC Canada Welterweight Title at KOTC: A New Dawn in Medicine Hat!
- Also KOTC Canada will return to Edmonton on October 25th at the Mirage Banquet Hall and also travel to Cold Lake on November 15th at the Energy Center.
- Merrick Duggan and Behrang Yousefi will battle it out at Unified in October with the winner most likely getting a FW title shot!
- Dejan Kajic fought Jeff Roman to a draw in Guatemala last week at Shinzo Fight Sport!
- I’m hearing that it might be HAMMER TIME again this November with Martin Grandmont seemingly returning to action! The Hammer may also be attending the upcoming TUF:Nations tryouts.
- Sarah Kaufman’s UFC debut has been put on hold with the UFC having no luck finding an opponent for Sarah after her initial opponent Sara McMann pulled out a few weeks back!
- Tristar ammy fighter Jamie Siraj will make his pro debut at BFL 25 against Joe Pirotta.
- Curtis Demarce is rumoured to be off suspension and making his Maximum Fighting return at MFC 38 this October!
- Some early names of fighters trying out for The Ultimate Fighter are Alex Garcia, Elias Theodorou, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Matt DesRoches, Jarid Bussemakers, Mark Drummond, Christ Franck, Derek Gauthier, and Ricky Goodall!
- Matt Veal is scheduled to take on Nick Compton for the Driller Featherweight title on September 20 in Minnesota.
- Well it seems like Rory MacDonald’s next UFC challenge will be Robbie Lawler!
- Kalib Starnes is looking for a Heavyweight or Light-Heavyweight opponent for a September 7th card. BFL 25 is that date. So is Fivestar’s Yellowknife card. Hmmmm.
- “Punch the Vote” Instructions
Votes on Twitter must include the hashtags #THEMFC, #MFC38 plus a hashtag and weight class for your pick – #HEAVYWEIGHT, #MIDDLEWEIGHT or #BANTAMWEIGHT. Votes must have #THEMFC, #MFC38 and the hashtag of your pick to be considered.
Votes on Facebook, go to the Maximum Fighting page, click ‘Join’ and then click ‘Like’ under the poster for the fight you are selecting. All three title fights have their own individual poster.