Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – February 3, 2014


Gossip Queen  WSOFWow….10 out of 12 fights at UFC 169 went to a decision.  There were 9 decisions at UFC 161 last year. Are decisions on the upswing?  I hope not as I look forward to at least a few submissions and KOs every card.

  • Bellator will hold a show at Casino Rama on May 9th.  
  • Sounds like Stuart Austin will be on that Ontario Bellator card fighting “WARDOG” Craig Hudson!
  • Havoc FC 5 will be held on May 2nd!
  • WSOF will be in Hamilton on April 19th
  • Congratulations go out to Chris Clements on the birth of his son, Liam!
  • Jonatas Novaes will be fighting on MFC 40
  • The unbeaten Wolfgang Janssen will be signing with Titan Fighting!  I don’t think he will be on the February card, but this is an exciting step up for “AirWolf”!
  • Joel Powell is training with Glory Welterweight tournament runner up Bazooka Joe.  I am so excited for this WSOF fight with Ryan Ford!
  • Jesse Gross will take on Keven Morin in the main event of the Provincial Fighting Championship 2 card on March 8th.

  • BFL 29 will also be held in March, it will be an all ammy show and take place in Coquitlam, BC.
  • Marc Alan Jhingran (2-1) of Grants MMA will be fighting for an amateur title in Utica, NY. Opponent is Andre Belcarris (8-5). The event will be on March 1 at CNY Battleground 3 by Heavy Hands Productions. Jhingran, a BJJ purple belt, was a bronze medalist at the 2011 World BJJ championships at Blue Belt.
  • Congrats to Rob Velek on being promoted to a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Bibiano Fernades!
  • Johnny Sanguinetti, David Hale, Chris Watson and a couple others from Joslins MMA in Hamilton, will be heading to banjo picking country.  The team will be fighting in the Bluegrass Brawl in Kentucky in late February.  Sanguinetti will be facing Bryan McDowell in an amateur contest.
  • Robert Thomas will fight UFC vet Dustin Jacoby on Glory 14 in Zagreb, Crotia!
  • Elvis Vukaj (1-0) will take on Gary Kopas (4-6-1) in a boxing bout at a Teofista boxing event held at the Chinese Cultural Center in Calgary on February 7th!

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35 Responses to “ Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – February 3, 2014 ”

  1. Cody Saftic says:

    Gotta hand to the Hudson, he literally would not turn down anything. Even in his boxing matches, always took the absolute toughest fights against a pair of undefeated heavyweights. Mad respect Wardog, best of luck.

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  2. Just Sayin says:

    Wow huge fight for Hudson.
    Hope its true!

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  3. Just Sayin says:

    Awesome to see Whitlock return to the cage!

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  4. Just Sayin says:

    Wow WSOF in Hamilton!

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  5. Gossip Queen says:

    The WSOF Hamilton bouts did not save. Up now! Great fights!

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  6. give your head a shake! says:

    Look at hudson go at 40 year’s of age! Go WARDOG.

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  7. Great news about Wolfgang Janssen and WarDog! Nice to get some more exposure.

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  8. Just Sayin says:

    God damn with rumors of a fight card in Sarnia in June,looks like Ontario finally getting a little more MMA:
    March PFC 2
    April WSOF Canada
    May Bell at or
    June ? Sarnia

    Gonna attend all! can’t wait!!!

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  9. Jimbo says:

    Wardog fighting on April 25 and then on May 9th?

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  10. i have a tough time thinking of a boring Waardenburg fight. Him and Whitlock could be FOTN !

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  11. LOL says:

    I would think Hudson would give up his fight with Five star for a shot in Bellator!

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  12. Amethyst says:

    I wonder which is more important to the wardog, fighting the long awaited rematch with Hague he has been talking about since the first fight or competing maybe only 1 time for bellator?
    I’m sure his bellator opponent will show up but there is no guarantee Hague will actually step up.
    He can only choose one.

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  13. give your head a shake! says:

    The hell with Hauge!

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  14. Just Sayin says:

    It probably is only one fight for Hudson for Bellator.
    But I think its a no brained.probably more money with a chance on being on live TV and he probably gets a percentage of his ticket sales and gets to fight infront of his friends and family again!

    Just Saying!

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  15. Just Sayin says:

    Also I wonder if the Joel Powell vs Dickson fight is based on Powell losing to Ford or if Powell wins is Dickson getting a shot at the title?

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  16. Lanois says:

    Yeah. Is WSOF is banking on Powell losing? Heard Fader on Morency’s show on the Fight Network saying something about Ford being the WSOF champ and fighting Carl. Not sure if he misspoke or what.

    Guess if Powell wins and Dickson loses the plans will be out the window. That only leaves Hill for a Powell rematch. I’d watch that.

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  17. Just Sayin says:

    Also wanted to Ricci vs Saggo for the last year.
    Excited for that fight!

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  18. Just Sayin says:

    Really loving that more promotions are using Ontario fighters and giving them the chance to shine!

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  19. Got to take any Ontario fight rumour with a grain of salt until the fighters get their meds in, the OAC actually approves it, and the promotions announce them. These are just rumours until then.

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  20. Just Sayin says:

    true Keith but its still awesome to see,even if they are rumors!

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  21. I agree. There are some awesome fights coming to Ontario.

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  22. Darren Owen says:

    IF everything comes together Powell vs Dickson will go down like this:
    Powell wins, Dickson wins that fight is for the title then.
    Powell loses, Dickson wins they fight
    Powell loses, Dickson loses they fight
    Only if Powell wins, Dickson loses that’s the 1 scenario where that fight wouldn’t go forward.

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  23. john alessio says:

    Me, Bellator, Ontario, later this year????

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  24. Ryan D says:


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  25. Cody Saftic says:

    John Alessio on any card this year I’m down

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  26. FanofMMA says:

    FORD is a beast and will win the title. Seen the Powell Hill fight live and Hill won that fight all Powell did was grind out the win by holding on. He won’t be able to do that with Ford. Ford controlled Hill every round and we found out he did it with a broken arm. And Hill controlled Powell on the cage at some points of the fight as well. Dude is a beast and Powell is in trouble. Ford by TKO/KO within 3 rounds

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  27. Obviously says:

    Prepolec is a much different 5-1. Murray is not in king of the cage fighting cans anymore.. Lights out for sure.

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  28. Cody Rempel says:

    Sherdog has Prepolec at 6-3

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  29. TimHague says:

    Good luck to Craig. We all dream of a shot in a big show. Craig and I talk trash to one another to hype our rematch but im happy for him.

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  30. give your head a shake! says:

    All class Tim!

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  31. mmafan says:

    Is Rama vs Mocco official?

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  32. Just Sayin says:

    I see a possible rematch of No.1 HW in Canada proportions!
    Hypothetically if Hudson’s fight in Bellator happens and he beats Austin who is 7-0.

    And Rama beats Mocco.
    We could possibly see in the future a rematch between Hudson and Rama!

    Just Sayin!

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  33. Wardog says:

    Thanks Tim,There will be no rematch between me and Rama.

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  34. Just Sayin says:

    Fans can dream Wardog!
    I get it,you guys have become good friends and training partners.
    Totally understandable.
    Your class act Hudson all the way!
    Can’t wait to see what you do next!

    Just Sayin

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  35. Kyle Stoltz says:

    I hope Rama is not fighting Mocco. Mocco is one of the best prospects in all of MMA and to me the best heavyweight prospect in all of MMA. I know UFC known heavyweights that train with him and they say he throws them around the cage. His wrestling is world class.

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