Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – May 27, 2014

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Photo: Alicia Hamilton | Red Statyk

Congrats to Mitch Clarke for hitting one of the better submissions by a Canadian in UFC history. Quite the finish and well deserving of the performance of the night bonus that he was awarded!

On to the rumours:

  • Is Steve Fader back in MMA? Here’s what he had to say as his Facebook status this weekend… “I’ve got a VERY exclusive MMA fight opportunity for Stampede this year in Calgary. 8 spots total, 4 are taken. If you wanna throw down at stampede, message me ASAP. Only a 135 amateur spot, 135/45 pro, and a HW amateur spot remain. No pussies need message me.”
  • Ryan Dickson has replaced Derek Boyle and will be taking on Shawn Fitzsimmons at Hard Knocks 37 in Calgary!
  • More Calgary rumours!  Fanbase boxing promises three MMA fights and three boxing matches on Sunday, July 6 at the Roadhouse Night Club in Cowtown.   No MMA fight rumours yet, but Kyle Oliveira (2-1 MMA) is scheduled to take on four time national boxing champion Alex Rynn on the card.
  • There will be a second season of The Ultimate Fighter featuring Canadian fighters. I am told it will bigger and better than TUF Nations!
  • Mike Malott will take on Alan Wilson at SCC 2.0 as Michael Karkula is injured.   You can now watch Substance Cage Combat live on Internet Stream HERE, if you are not able to make it to the Carnegie Centennial Centre.

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  • Charmaine Tweet is looking for female fighters to join her in Regina for training over the summer. Anywhere from three days to two weeks at a time with accommodations and gym fees covered. Great opportunity to visit the Queen City and train with one of Canada’s top female fighters!
  • Another MW moving up to fight Tim Hague! First Hackert, then Starnes.  Now, ‘the Riotmaker’ Matt Baker will face the former #1 Canadian Heavyweight at WSOF Canada 2 in Edmonton in June.


  • Congrats to BFL who celebrated four years of putting on shows in BC at BFL 30.
  • Triple title match show! BFL’s Amateur Lightweight Middleweight, and Heavyweight titles will be on the line at BFL31 on July 31st in Coquitlam, BC at the Hard Rock Casino.
  • Jared Revel (4-1 Amateur) will make his pro debut against Micah Brakefield at Battlefield Fight League 32 in Richmond, BC at the River Rock Casino on August 23rd.
  • Aiemann Zahabi did not fight on last Wednesday’s MMA Fight Night due to the fact that his opponent Wesley Bowman was suspended.  Matchmakers should remember to check MMA.TV for up to date suspension information!
  • Mark Holst lost his Lion Fight 15 bout to Cosmo Alexandre via Unanimous Decision this past weekend.

26 Responses to “ Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – May 27, 2014 ”

  1. Bunny Rabbit says:

    LOL at Steve Fader. “No Pussys need message me”.

    I bet Steve will offer top 10 Canadian fighters $200 to fight and $200 to win. LOL

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  2. R*pe Choke says:

    Fader should book himself vs. Beaumont.

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  3. EastCoast Warrior says:

    Karkula is pussy, he wanted no part of Malott…can’t blame him, neither does any other 145 pound fighter in Canada.

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  4. I declare war says:

    That wouldn’t work as he said no pussies

    How could the calgary commission possibly grant this idiot a license?

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  5. EastCoast Warrior says:

    Oh and nice to hear their is a stream, now I don’t have to leave the house to watch Malott improve to 4-0.

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  6. realmmafan says:

    Has Dickson dropped to 155?

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  7. Judon't says:

    I believe he’ll take a fight at either weight right now.

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  8. Aggro says:

    Wow, disappointed to say the least about the Karkula/Malott fight. Nature of the game but sucks!

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  9. Tru Bluenoser says:

    An opponent was found for Malott on a weeks notice. Seems like he is more only interested in taking easy fights. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t fight very often

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  10. Tim Bradshaw says:

    Do we know the weight classes of this new ultimate fighter?

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  11. Cody Saftic says:

    @TruBluenoser, to be fair the guy that took it, Allan Wilson, is a warrior. I know that term gets tossed out a lot in this sport but straight up class act. Looking forward to the fight.

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  12. Cody Saftic says:

    And as far as Malott only interested in taking easy fights, he was scheduled to face one of the top fighters in the country until an injury nixed it last week. The kid will be just fine.

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  13. Robert Rende says:

    lol at Karkula being a pussy. Karkula is far from it.

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  14. Gossip Queen says:

    Added a rumour about Tim Hague fighting Matt Baker at WSOF Canada 2.

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  15. mike kent says:

    I don’t thin karkula is a pussy or is afraid of Mallot. I think he was legitimately hurt and is a great fighter. That being said I think he did avoid a loss. Not because Karkula isn’t a beast but because Mike Mallot is incredibly talented he just doesn’t have the fights yet to show it. He could easily be top 5 in the country in a few fights. He has no weakness’s, is a MASSIVE 145 and his striking is on another level. Plus he subbed mike imperato whos one of the top grapplers around. No easy place to fight with mike.

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  16. Miko says:

    Gossip Queen, just wanted to say I love this segment of Top MMA News, I’ve been a long time reader of it. Keep up the good work =)

    This question is for everyone. Does anyone know where or when Chester Post will be fighting again? I went to his last fight in Halifax and since haven’t seen or heard his name anywhere. I see a lot of great fighters that don’t have opponents and thought why not Post? Just my biased opinion as a fan I guess, lol.

    Thanks everyone, and have a great day =)

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  17. RickRoll says:

    Finally a fight Hague has a chance of winning! He has looked horrible as of late with the Hackert fights, Starnes fight, Rama fight. I think he needs to hang it up, especially if he loses to another former middleweight in Baker.

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  18. Frenchman says:

    Tim has turned into a freak show he belongs in the Circus

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  19. bjj fan says:

    If baker looses to Tim he should retire!

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  20. Now if Tim would only brush up on his flying trapeze act, than ladies and gentlemen boys and girls of all ages step right up! we now have an act to rival the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Baily Circus!!

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  21. I was there says:

    @ bigPoppa , dude, you were talking about how great Tim Hague is on several occasions, and now you are laughing at him? I think you are the clown from the Baily Circus. Open the dictionary and read meaning of word – “decency ” it’s pretty simple word, maybe you learn something new for yourself.

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  22. Say what you may but I will once again stand by my conviction and affirmation that tim Hague is the greatest mma fighter to come out of small town Boyle Alberta!

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  23. RickRoll says:

    Wait, isnt Timothy Hague the only fighter out of Boyle Alberta? There are like 120 ppl there.

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  24. @RickRoll, your wrong there are 119 people in Boyle Alberta now that tim has left, plus 10,000 head of cattle.

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  25. TB says:

    Say what you want about Hague. He has fought, doesn’t just troll like us.

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  26. Robin Black says:

    truth ^^^^

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