Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – January 18
Here are our rumours:
- The Ultimate Fighter 25 will have former and current UFC Welterweight fighters competing on it. Every participant has already been on a season of TUF before. A couple of Canadians are rumoured to have made the show: Kajan Johnson (TUF Nations) and Mike Ricci (TUF 16). The cast is a real murderer’s row of combatants. Good luck Kajan and Mike!
- Malcolm Gordon will be headlining Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting against Jarred Brooks on February 17. The Flyweight title will be on the line.
- Last week, I told you that Yoni Sherbatov will be back fighting on February 9 at the Casino de Montreal. Now, I can tell you that his opponent will be Martin “Tarzan” Sandoval.
- Helping Sherbatov prepare for Tarzan will be none other than Dustin Ortiz, who will be flying to Laval, Quebec to train with Yoni at Sherbatov MMA.
- Todd Stoute and Máiquel Falcao was pushed off until TKO 38 in April. Falcao had visa issues that should be resolved in February.
- We reported in August that Richard Arsenault was facing 10 counts of Breaking and Entering (see HERE). Prior to Christmas, Arsenault changed his plea to guilty. The former Elite 1 MMA champion received nine years for his crimes.
- Tanner Boser is out of his Unified 30 Title fight against Patrick Walsh. He has signed a multi-fight deal with Absolute Championship Berkut and is set to debut against Mukhomad Vakhaev at ACB 54 in Manchester, England on March 11.
- The Triumph FC 2 card that was scheduled for early December was decimated with injuries and they were forced to cancel the event on short notice. Look for Triumph to give it another shot in the coming months!
- Chris Anderson is set to defend the Welterweight Title at BFL 47 on February 18 against Dejan Kajic.
- It’s still not know whether or not TJ Laramie‘s win at TKO 37 will stand, however what is known is that he will take on Alex Morgan at TKO 38 on April 7.
- Fight Xchange 2 started this week. Watch TJ Laramie and Lenny Wheeler on the show!
- Kris Lee vs Bruno Cesar Fernandez and Markhaille Wedderburn vs. Yan Pellerin at Hard Knocks on January 27.