Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – December 7, 2015


Terrible news out of ONE FC today. Yang Jian Bing was scheduled to fight but was rushed to the hospital during his weight cut. He later died due to cardiopulmonary failure. You can read more about it HERE. Top MMA News offers condolences to the family and reminds all fighters to take care of themselves in and outside the cage!


  • Manitoba will have an MMA show in 2016!  A permit has been issued to Super Fight League for February 12th for an event in Winnipeg at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
  • I also hear there could be another show announced in Manitoba soon.
  • Very outside chance that SFL will be holding a show in January in Calgary.
  • Marcus Hicks versus Advin Omic is off of the Havoc show.
  • Jesse Arnett’s first title defense at Hard Knocks 48 will be against Darrick Minner (15-4) from Blackhouse MMA
  • Paul Cheng, who just lost to Brandon Vera this weekend, is retiring from MMA.
  • Bo Cooper Fund ME for Leukemia Treatment –
  • Don Andrews will be the ring announcer for WSOF Global!
  • KO Boxing held a show on Friday in Edmonton. Here are the bouts of MMA interest:
  • Cody Ries (6-1) lost his undefeated boxing record via 3rd round KO to Ryan Wagner (6-3).
  • Adam Braidwood (2-1) made a big splash in his return to combat sports defeating previously unbeaten Paul MacKenzie (8-1-1) by 2nd round TKO
  • Ryan Ford (4-0) continues to impress as he defeated journeyman Alvaro Enriquez (12-16-2) by 2nd round TKO.
  • Dia Grant (1-6) lost to Anthony Lessard (9-9-2) via Unanimous Decision
  • Ryan Ford is now ranked the #10 Super Middleweight in Canada and the #1 in Western Canada.
  • Yoni Sherbatov will make his Boxing debut on January 21st when he fights in Montreal at the Montreal Casino against a still to be announced opponent at Super Bantamweight!
  • Paul Cheng has signed on to appear on the FOX TV show Lookinglass (formerly: Frankenstein Code), and has also landed a small part in the movie Tom Boy with Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez.
  • Paul Lazenby also has a small role in Tom Boy.

4 Responses to “ Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – December 7, 2015 ”

  1. harry balls says:

    I like Cheng (saw him fight in Mtl) but he had no business fighting a guy of Vera’s calibre.

    Re: Real Deal. He’s supposed to fight the Thrill here in January. This has to be the worst-promoted card in my city’s history. What gives?

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  2. Bjj fan says:

    How about some mma news?this isn’t topboxing news

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 1 Thumb down 7

  3. Ryan D says:

    Why is the Hicks fight off?

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  4. Brent Keryluke says:

    Hicks didn’t feel like making weight so he bitched out and pulled his whole team from the card. Very unprofessional move to do if you are running a gym. Would have enjoyed watching Advin put a hurt on Hicks. Too bad…

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