Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – December 8, 2017
Bibiano Fernandes defended his ONE Championship Bantamweight Title this weekend and was challenged for the first time in a long time as Fernandes eked out a split decision over unheralded challenger Reece McLaren. This fight completed Fernandes’ ONE Championship contract obligations… could we finally see him in the UFC or Bellator or will he re-up for the easy money overseas?
Congrats to Roger Alves and girlfriend Robin who welcomed a new baby girl into the world earlier this week!
….and now on to the Rumours!
- KOTC in Cold Lake now has a main event as Jarid Bussemakers will take on Kolton Menzak for the vacant Welterweight Title. Also scheduled for the card will be Elmer Waterhen in his retirement bout… again!
- With the cancellation of the Triumph FC 2 card Alexander Martinez‘s pro debut against Cody Purtell will shift about 300km south on the QE2 and take place at Hard Knocks 52 instead.
- BFL 47 goes down February 18 in Coquitlam, So far we’re hearing a Travis Lussier vs. James Foster matchup as well as undefeated amateurs Juan Castillo, Gwynn Barry, Matt Lepper and Billy Morrison.
- Gary Mangat improved to 9-1 this weekend when he defeated Troy Bantiag by 2nd round TKO at Brave Combat Federation 2 in Bahrain this past weekend.
- Nick Hrabec and Desmond Johnson have been added to the Alliance Boxing portion of Edmonton Fight Club card this January and will meet in a !
- KO Boxing 77 went down this past weekend and Ryan Ford kept his undefeated record intact with a 6 round Unanimous Decision over Mario Baeza. Up next for Ford will be a UBO Light Heavyweight Title fight in Singapore against Sam Rapira (15-3, 10 KO’s) on February 25