Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – November 29, 2016
So you lose your main event title fight in two weeks, what would you do? Would you strip your biggest star of one of his two belts, promote an interim title holder to full blown Featherweight champ, and then immediately mint a new interim Featherweight belt? That is what you do if you are the UFC ! Ugh!!! Just how meaningless are belts these days?
Rumours, rumours, wherefore art tho, rumours?
- Charmaine Tweet is set to return after her vicious spinning backfist knockout of Latoya Walker at Invicta FC 17. Tweet will face Aussie contender Megan Anderson in a Featherweight main event tilt at Invicta FC 21 in January.
- After a solid return for TKO MMA earlier this month that saw 12 of the 14 bouts end in finishes, they’ll be right back at it with TKO 37 on January 13 and the card is filling up fast. Here are just a few of the fights that have been confirmed so far: Todd Stoute vs. Maiquel Falcao, Strahinja Gavrilovic vs. Jo Vallée, TJ Laramie vs. Maxime Dubois, Matthew Rusniak vs. Rémy Bussières and Robert Seres vs. Jeremie Capony
- Owen Carr has stepped in for Hamilton Ash and will now meet Maged Hammo in an all Canadian clash for the Hard Knocks Featherweight title at HK52. Much better having to Canucks there anyways!!!
- KOTC Canada’s return to Cold Lake is set for March 3 and some of the names we’re hearing for the pro/am event are Jarid Bussemakers, Behrang Yousefi and Cole Campbell.
- Gary Mangat finally returns to action for the first time in over a year on December 2 in Bahrain. “Saint Lion” will take on Troy Bantiag in a Bantamweight bout at Brave Combat Federation 2
- Unfortunately Cody Gibson will not be taking on Jesse Arnett at Triumph FC 2 and Arnett will be forced off the card as well. Cody Krahn vs. Elmer Waterhen will take over as the main event.
- Sounding like Prestige Fighting Championship might be done… but have no fear Fort Mac fight fans. Sounds like Matt Jelly may be interested in getting something going come spring time so you can still get your MMA fix.
- Congrats to David Perron who was recently promoted to brown belt in BJJ by the legendary 5th degree black belt Wellington “Megaton” Dias
- I don’t know if I should be writing for TopMMANews.com or Match.com! Last time, I mentioned Jesse Ronson versus Tristan Connelly. This week, it looks like this could really happen….for a belt! See @MMATristan’s tweet and @Ronsoff’s reply.