Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – March 18, 2019

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We’ve been in hibernation for a few months now… but the sun is shining, the days are getting longer and the snow is starting to melt so we’re gearing up for MMA season. Things are about to start heating up!

…and now for the Rumours!

  • TKO 48 is set for May 24 and we finally… FINALLY get to see Jesse Arnett take on Josh Hill at Bantamweight!
  • Unified 38 is also set for September 27 and will mark the 10 year anniversary of the promotion! Expect a stacked card for that one!
  • Tanner Boser has signed a 6 fight/2 year deal with M-1 Global and will kick off the contract on March 29 in Kazakhstan against Zaur Gadzhibabayev.
  • Rumble in the Cage 61 goes down April 12th. In the main event Sheldon Doll takes on Kris Lee for the Light-Heavyweight title and in the co-main event UFC veteran Jesse Bongfeldt returns to take on Micah Brakefield. The card will also feature the gold medal match ups for the Canadian Combat Alliance Team Canada Tryouts.
  • XFFC went down this weekend from their usual home of Grande Prairie but come summer they’ll be taking the show on the road and taking the XFFC cage to Toronto on July 14 and are planning on putting on regular shows in The Six!
  • Alex Martinez returns to the cage on April 19th for Brave CF 23. The undefeated Lightweight prospect takes on Anas Siraj Mounir.
  • Sarah Kaufman will move up two weight classes to enter the PFL Women’s Lightweight Tournament and is hoping to meet the highly touted two time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison to earn the $1,000,000 grand prize!
  • Smealinho Rama will also return to the PFL cage in season 2 after going 1-2-1 in season one and losing in the playoffs to eventual champion Sean O’Connell who then retired from MMA competition. 
  • Some more good news for Canadian PFL fans as all events will air on Thursdays on TSN this season starting May 9!
  • Ryan Ford will step back into the boxing ring against Serge Michel (8-0) for the WBC Silver International Light-Heavyweight Title on April 6 in Munich, Germany!
  • Louis Jourdain makes his professional boxing debut this Saturday in Montreal against Antonio Vergara.
  • Lindsay Garbatt returns to the boxing ring on April 6 in Oshawa, Ontario against Erika Jeanette Hernandez.

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