Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – May 12, 2014
Always nice to see Canadians making their UFC debuts. The latest person to sign a fight to make their long-awaited debut is Sarah Moras. Check out the rumours below for the other Canadian who is just signed for his UFC debut.
- TUF NATIONS: Ok… so the original Canadian Middleweights selected for the UFC reality show were: Elias Theodorou, Sheldon Westcott, Luke Harris and… Strahinja Gavrilovic! Unfortunately for Gavrilovic some legal issues held him out of competing on the show. Then a week later, Nordine Taleb had a great performance in a losing effort on TUF 19. ! With TUF Nations having not started yet and with a nice record as well as being from a UFC favoured camp in Tristar, Nordine was given a second Ultimate Fighter shot and came in to replace Gavrilovic prior to filming! Good for Nordine, too bad for Strahinja. Hopefully, Gavrilovic gets his shot in the near future!
- Unfortunately, Strahinja Gavrilovic has broken a rib and is out of his Empire MMA fight. Tough year for the unbeaten fighter!
- Jason Saggo is off SCC 2.0 as the UFC came calling and signed him to fight on UFC 174. SCC graciously signed his release from the Ricci fight and wish him nothing but the best. E.J “The Pretty Boy” Brooks (7-2), a four time Bellator vet (3-1 in BFC), will now be fighting Alex Ricci in the nights headliner
Check out some MMA in Toronto, Ontario on May 30th !!!
- Havoc FC 6 will be in Red Deer on September 5th. Look for Mike Davis to make his return to the cage after ankle surgery. Also Noah Ali and Devon Neis will both be on the card, and a FW bout is being worked out between Luis Huete and Behrang Yousefi!
- “The Sylvan Lake Strangler”, Ryan Machan, passed on the Battlegrounds 8 man 1 night tournament.
- Marcus Edwards will be challenging Tom Gallicchio for the MFC LW title and Jesse Brock will take on Anthony Birchak, once Birchak is all healed up!
- Hearing that Robin Black is looking to get on the KOTC Winnipeg show in September.
- Valerie Letourneau fights May 16th for the Absolute Fighting Championship against Jazmine Quezada (1-3)
- Congrats to Mitch Fryia and Owen Martin who picked up a victories on Saturday in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan at KOTC!
- Jessica Rakoczy is rumored to return at UFC 178 in Toronto. Very close to her hometown of Hamilton, makes sense to me!
- What do you do when you are desperate for a fight after having many previous scheduled bouts cancelled? Adrian Woolley wants to fight so bad, he is forgoing a pay cheque in order to get his US opponent flown up to the SCC card in Toronto on May 30th.
- The next ECC show will be on June 21st!
- There will be no MFC shows this summer.
- Who doesn’t remember Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1989 epic movie, Kickboxer? Well…there is a remake coming out and Georges St-Pierre and Dave Bautista both will have parts in the film. I wonder who get’s Tong Po?
- Duncan Wilson (6-4 MMA) will make his boxing debut on July 18th in Nanaimo, BC.
- “Bazooka” Joe Valtellini will get a shot at Marc De Bonte and his GLORY WW Title at GLORY 17 – Last Man Standing! The June 21st show is jam packed with the prelims on Spike TV and the main card on PPV! Don’t forget Marcus Edwards is also on the show, oh yea also Cro Cop, Andy Ristie vs Ky Hollenbeck, Manhoef, etc…! WOW
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