Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – February 27, 2017
Sounds like after months of speculation Georges St. Pierre’s return is imminent! Me thinks the rumoured card at Rogers Place in Edmonton would be a fantastic opportunity for GSP to make his triumphant return!
Oddsmakers have Michael Bisping as the most likely opponent for GSP’s return followed closely by Anderson Silva, Stephen Thompson, Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz. BJ Penn comes in at +1200 and CM Punk comes in at a distant +15000.
…and here come the rumours!
- Although it was Misha Cirkunov’s wish to re-sign with the UFC, Dana White has put the kibosh on that as he stated that Cirkunov “flaked out” on a new contract.
- Battlefield Fight League 48 is set for April 29th and will feature a big Heavyweight bout between former Canadian Olympic wrestler Arjan Bhullar and All American Wrestler Joe Yager.
- Alexi Argyriou is set to return to the Hard Knocks cage on March 17 when he takes on American Hamilton Ash in a Lightweight bout.
- TKO 38 is still a couple months away but news is already trickling in for TKO 39 which will take place in June! Will Romero is set to compete on that card and will face the winner of the Maxime Dubois vs. Charles Jourdain bout.
- Last week we brought you news that Sarah Kaufman has signed for her next bout with upstart Korean promotion Battlefield Fighting Championship. We now know that her opponent will be Invicta FC veteran Jessica-Rose Clark.
- It’s sounding like Bibiano Fernandes will close out his career with ONE Championships. “The Flash” has opted to re-sign after fielding offers from “some of the top promotions in the world”. His new contract also includes a job with the promotion upon his retirement.
- New cards being added daily in Alberta including XFFC 14 on April 28, Prestige FC VII on May 12 in Fort McMurray, Havoc FC 12 on June 3 in Red Deer and KOTC Canada 73 on June 16 in Lethbridge.
- That Prestige 7 card could feature a boxing match with Dwayne Lewis in the main event. A possible opponent could be Bruno Lurette.
- Look for UFC veteran Krzysztof Soszynski who stars as “Mohawk” alongside Hugh Jackman in the new Wolverine movie “Logan” coming out on March 2.
- Congrats to Ryan Ford who captured the vacant UBO Light Heavyweight Title with a 9th round corner stoppage victory over Sam Rapira in Singapore last weekend. Win the win Ford is now 10-0 as a pro boxer including 6 by TKO.
- Adam Braidwood also collected a title this weekend becoming the World Boxing Union Heavyweight Champion with a 5th round TKO victory over Eric Martel Bahoeli in Quebec City.