Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – August 8, 2018


Well fight fans, the field has been set for the Bellator Welterweight Grand-Prix. All four opening round bouts will be 5 round contests… This includes the opening round matchup in which Rory MacDonald will actually defend his Welterweight Title against Jon Fitch. The Welterweight Title will be on the line throughout the tournament… this is all in addition to the Middleweight Title fight he already has scheduled against Gegard Mousasi!

…and now for the Rumours!

  • The UFC Fight Night 38 card is beginning to grow and a few more Canadians have been added to the card. Misha Cirkunov looks to stop a two fight slide against Patrick Cummins at Light-Heavyweight and Gavin Tucker will attempt to rebound from his first career loss when he drops to Bantamweight against Andre Soukhamthath and finally Sarah Moras meets Talita Bernardo in a Bantamweight bout.
  • TKO 44 will go down September 21 in Quebec City and will feature a couple title fights including Lightweight Champ Jesse Ronson looking to add the Welterweight belt to his trophy case against Michael Dufort, Jesse Arnett defending the Bantamweight strap against Joseph Maness and Adam Dyczka challenging Cyril Gane for the Heavyweight Title.
  • Unified Calgary is three months away but it sounds like the first bout on the card will be a Bantamweight scrap between Noah Ali and Denis Zelenskiy.



  • Xavier Alaoui is set to return to the cage against Rustam Taldiev at ACB 93 on September 8 in Krasnodar, Russia.
  • Ashley Nichols is set for her Invicta FC debut on September 1 when she takes on Mallory Martin at Strawweight.

7 Responses to “ Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – August 8, 2018 ”

  1. Body Snatcher says:

    Defending? No sir. I’m Fighting Doofy for the vacant 170 title- Champ Champ.

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  2. Gossip Queen says:

    Fixed… thanks for the clarification Jesse and best of luck!

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  3. Chad Anheliger says:

    I’m still waiting on any 125’r to step up so we can throw down on the November Calgary card. Where these flyweights at?

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  4. Degeneration-X says:

    Unified probably needs to grab someone from south of the border to make a flyweight matchup for you.

    Probably needs to be a belt for incentive too….

    Good luck lol.

    This could be a very skilled card in November assuming Basra, Chad. and Ward get opponents too.

    Nice to see some Calgary based talent

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  5. Degeneration-X says:

    Oh, and light a candle in hopes TKO decides to fuck around and broadcast that event.

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  6. Samurai Sagman says:

    Hey Chad, I’m your man. I’ll fight you at 125. Let’s make it happen!

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  7. Chad Anheliger says:

    I’m down Samurai.

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