Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – January 20, 2014
On to the rumours!
- Craig “Wardog” Hudson will defend his Fivestar Fight League HW championship against Tim Hague on April 25th in Fort St. John.
- Fort St. John will be a hot bed for MMA coming up in late April – early May. First Fivestar on April 25th, then Hard Knocks will hold a show in Fort St. John at the North Peace Arena on May 10th (Can Fort St. John handle two shows two weeks apart?)
- Michael Karkula and PFC are actively looking for a 145lbs opponent for him for the March 8th PFC show. I’m hearing they are looking for an upper level fighter, say Top 10 in Canada or a good record. Someone step up and give Karkula an opponent!
- I’m hearing Kurt Southern is possibly looking to head south of the border and train at the likes of Roufusport and/or Alpha Male for his rematch with Tom Gallicchio. Let’s hope this one is for the Lightweight title!
- Michael Bisping says his eye is good to go, if so and he passes the proper tests Bisping will face Tim Kennedy at the TUF Nations Finale show in Quebec City.
- And speaking of the TUF Nations Finale, I know we broke this a long time ago, but we now have confirmation that the Pepsi Coliseum will be the venue for the event in Quebec City.
- Another Canadian city that the UFC is targeting this summer is Vancouver.
- How does the BFL Welterweight champ celebrate his successful Battlefield Fight League title defense? Matt Dwyer spent the night waiting to get his foot and hand checked out. Classy move by BFL Prez Jay Golshani who stopped by the hospital with pizza for the champ and his family!
- Misha Cirkunov, Mike Karkula, Michael Imperato, and Rob Santos have split with long time manager/trainer Sam Zakula. They are at Xtreme Couture while Zakula is at Battle Arts Academy.
- WIMP 2 WARRIOR is coming to Canada. Seems like it’s something like Cubicle to the Cage but from Australia.
- By the way, Cubicle to the Cage’s Rick Doyle will step up to fight unbeaten Chris Kelades at ECC this weekend.
- After having the UFC in Winnipeg in 2013, the MMA landscape in Manitoba is barren. There are currently no MMA shows scheduled for the province in 2014!
- TURF WARS is looking for 10-12 amateur Canadians to fight in a sanctioned event in Detroit, Michigan. The show will be held on April 5th.
- Tim Hague will make his comedy debut on January 25th at YEG Dance Club in Edmonton. He will be opening up for Dave Merheje and Kris LaBelle.
- Simon Marcus will take on Artem Levin in Monte Carlo in a WMC World Championship bout on June 14th.
- Aiemann Zahabi won his boxing bout in St. Leonard, Montreal, Quebec on Sunday.
- Mark Pavelich told Sportsnet that he wants to put on shows in Las Vegas and Toronto in 2014. He is also considering retirement from MMA if he does not meeting his goals this year.
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