Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – April 25, 2018


Don’t forget to tune into Episode 2 of The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated tonight at 11pm et on TSN5 when Winnipeg’s Brad Katona takes on Kyler Phillips in the Quarter-Final round.

…and now for the rumours!

  • It’s sounding like Calgary will finally be getting a second show to make up for the train wreck that was UFC 149 way back in 2012. Rumour is UFC on FOX 30 will go down July 28 from Calgary and the first matchup announced for the card is Kajan Johnson vs. Islam Makhachev.
  • Julia Budd will defend her Featherweight title for the first time against Talita Nogueira at Bellator 202 on July 13 in Oklahoma.
  • With the Central Combative Sports Commission regulating the event it sounds like Unified MMA 33 will have a trio of amateur fights on the card for the first time since Unified 15 in 2013.



  • Professional Fighters League has released their roster of 72 fighters who will vie for the $1 million dollar prize in 6 weight classes and the lone Canadian representative on the roster is Calgary’s Smealinho Rama who will compete in the Light-Heavyweight division.
  • Kyle Nelson is set to make his ACB debut against Amir Elzhurkaev at ACB 87 in England on May 19.
  • Vladimir Kazbekov picked up his third straight victory by Split Decision over Malek Mahmoud this last weekend at Maverick MMA 6 in Pennsylvania.
  • Yoni Sherbatov suffered the first official loss of his pro career this past weekend when he was submitted by Flying Triangle Armbar against Miguel Felipe Bunes da Silva at ACB 85 in Italy.
  • Ryan Ford will once again step into the ring against a world ranked opponent on May 12 when he meets #15 ranked Super Middleweight Avni Yildirim in Germany for the WBC  International Super Middleweight Title.

3 Responses to “ Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – April 25, 2018 ”

  1. Let's Go Oilers! says:

    They should offer Sheldon Westcott CM Punk for the next Calgary card.

    Considering that CM Punk is pretty much the only fighter on the WW roster that Westcott would actually show up and fight

    In any case, I’ll be getting blackout drunk much like I did at the Edmonton card and I will be wearing my Oilers gear doing the good old “Lets go Oilers Chant” and picking fights with Flames fans

    I cant decide if i want to wear a Tap Out Shirt that is 3 times too small for me though. Man the choices.

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  2. Winnipeg Jets Fan says:

    Hey you guys should do an article on Brad Katona who won on TUF last night.

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  3. Ryan Durkin says:

    Julia Budd has to be one of the most boring fighters in female mma history. Love her story and that she is Canadian. Didn’t she used to be a stand up fighter outside MMA? I have seen almost every one of her MMA fights and they are constant panic wrestling

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