Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – March 3, 2014
On to this week’s Mill !
- Sergej Juskevic will take on TUF vet James Chaney in the main event at Hard Knocks 36 in Fort St. John, BC on May 10th. No Bobby Kalmakoff on this card, thank you!
- MMA shell game going on for the PFC right now.
- By the way, if you are looking for a fighter, Ainsley Robinson tweeted he is ready to fight if anyone is looking!
- The Mirage Banquet Centre in Edmonton, home of Unified MMA, has increased its capacity by over 25% to 1400 seats.
- Unified MMA will be working with KOTC Canada for their June 6th 2014 show in Cold Lake.
- I’m hearing Shane Campbell may be on the WSOF Canada show on April 19th in Hamilton.
- Congrats to Headrush Training Center’s Marc Alan Jhingran for heading to New York and bringing back the CNY Battleground’s Amateur Bantamweight title.
- BTW… in case you don’t know, the HRTC is the gym formerly known as Grant’s MMA.
- Provincial Fighting Championships next card will be in Montreal.
- Alexis Davis might be overlooked again as Ronda Rousey‘s next opponent. Rumour is that the UFC is exploring a Rousey title defense against Gina Carano in June.
- MFC Middleweight champion Sam Alvey (21-5) has a NAFC MegaBrawl bout against Gerald Meerschaert (18-7) scheduled just three weeks (May 31st) after his MFC 40 title defense against Wes Swofford (9-4)
- The MFC 135lbs title fight is seemingly safe, Kevin Croom defeated Bryan Goldsby by unanimous decision at Titan Fighting Championship 27 on February 28th.
- Josh Hill will give pro wrestling a go and take on Scotty O’Shea in Hamilton on March 16th. O’Shea is a former SCW Tag Team Champion, as well as a 2 time C4 Champion.
- Ashley Nichols lost a split decision to Angela Hill at Friday Night Fights in New York City. Nichols started slow, with Hill being the aggressor but the superior technique of Nichols took over the 2nd half of the fight and Nichols ended the bout stronger. The bout was for the WKA North America Flyweight Title.
- Also on the card, Robert “White Dragon” Thomas defeated Tarek “The Lebanese Tiger” Rached via TKO (Knee) in 59 seconds of the 3rd round! Thomas is on to Glory next!
- Quite a few MMA fighters fought on this past weekend’s KO Boxing event in Edmonton. Cody Ries (2-0, 3-2 MMA) defeated Matt Jelly (0-2, 3-3 MMA) via unanimous decision, Eric Huang (1-0, 1-1 Amateur MMA) defeated Jama Gaiye Mohamad (2-2) via unanimous decision, and Reece Chapman (0-1, 0-3 MMA) lost to Cam O’Connell (6-0-1) via 1st round KO. Headlining the card was Jelena Mrdjenovich to defeated Fatuma Zarika of Kenya via unanimous decision, also appearing on the card was 2 time Canadian Olympian, Adam Trupish (11-2) who lost via shocking 5th round TKO Phil Rose (5-2-1)
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