Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – December 8, 2017


WSOF Ring GirlBibiano 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!

  • 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
  • Also on the KO Boxing 77 card Tim Chemelli defeated Brad Switzer by 2nd round TKO, Adam Braidwood avenged his only career loss to Lee Mein by 1st round TKO and Tim Hague fell to Mladen Miljas after three knockdowns in the 1st.

6 Responses to “ Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – December 8, 2017 ”

  1. TopKnot says:

    think you got that mixed up a little. desmond johnson* (less skilled and less handsome) will be fighting nick hrabec if he decides to show up.

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  2. Cody Rempel says:

    Thanks for the correction Damian… fixed!

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  3. mmafan says:

    Looking forward to seeing “Da Tappa” back in the cage.

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  4. Kicking Rocks says:

    What happened with the the Triumph card?

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  5. Lock Her Up! says:

    When’s Gary Mangat going to fight some legit guys? He trains hard, travels to train with DJ who is the best 125 lb in the world, yet he only fights subpar guys. Wants to be in the UFC. Yet fights cans.

    Jesse Arnett would smash Mangat.

    If these guys want in the UFC so bad they really need to fight good competition

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  6. Bjj fan says:

    Nah.all anyone needs to do is fight cans then make there way to Tristar to get in the ufc.these guys that get signed just get there ass wooped and cut shortly after.

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