Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – December 2, 2013
Anyone else worried about UFC coverage once Roger’s new contract with the NHL kicks in October 2014? Press releases said that all Sportsnet channels will carry NHL on Saturday. Where does that leave us MMA fans on UFC Saturdays? Would this past Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter Finale be shown on tape delay? Since Sportsnet created Sportsnet 360 they have done a terrific job covering the UFC. Let’s hope it continues!
- Canada has TUF ladies! Although she lost the Finale to Julianna Pena, Jessica Rakoczy won TUF KO of the Year on TUF18 and $25,000 for her stoppage win over Roxanne Modafferi. Sarah Moras won TUF Sub of the Year and $25,000 for her armbar win over Peggy Morgan! Great job!
- Ok, Ryan Dickson jumped in to fight Marcus Vinicius at WSOF 7, well now Vinicios is out of his December 7th bout due to a neck injury. So where does this leave Dickson, fight or no fight? Dickson is so fed up, he wants to head south to continue his career.
- TUF Nations will debut January 15th!
- Bellator is returning to Ontario and Casino Rama. The show is set for sometime between March to May!
- Here’s some Provincial Fighting Championship dates for you guys… I had the April date at the Hershey Centre wrong, the date is April 19th. Also, look for PFC to go to Montreal in June and London, Ontario at the Budweiser Gardens in October! Great to see PFC has four shows planned in 2014.
- More MFC 39 fights… Derek Boyle will take on Aaron Gallant, also look for Teddy Ash and Jared McComb to compete on the card! Daniel Mark will join teammate Kurt Southern on the card, as well.
- Nabil “The Thrill” Khatib is back! He will fight on the first Hybrid Pro card on March 8th!
- I mentioned that MFC 39 is at the Edmonton Expo Centre and not the Shaw Conference Centre. Well, it seems like I was right as the MFC Youtube vids are mentioning the Expo Centre.
- Avant Guard Productions’ third show will be held in either May/June in Sarnia, Ontario!
- Cory MacDonald is now coaching at Hayabusa Academy in Kingston, Ontario!
- Shane Campbell will compete for K-1 on January 11th! Good luck Shaolin!