July 24th, 2009

On the heels of Josh Barnett’s failed drug test, Affliction Vice-President Tom Atencio has pulled the plug on the upcoming Affliction Trilogy card.  In a news release, Atencio states that “Finding an opponent for the number one-ranked MMA heavyweight champion in such a short period of time was a huge endeavor, and I’m thrilled at […]

July 24th, 2009

Its been a bad week for MMA fight promotions not named the UFC.  Affliction has canceled its fight card and Strikforce has had to cancel two title matches on its August 15th card.  First the Alistair Overeem vs Fabricio Werdum fight was canceled for the August 15 due to a Overeem hand injury.  Now the […]

July 22nd, 2009

Sherdog.com is reporting that the Fedor Emelianenko vs Josh Barnett Heavyweight fight at Affliction III is in doubt.  The report alleges that Josh Barnett took a pre-fight drug test three weeks ago and tested positive for an undisclosed substance.  Barnett has previously tested positive for anabolic steroids in 2002 while he was the UFC Heavyweight […]

July 21st, 2009

Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem has re-injured a hand and will not be able to defend his title against Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on Saturday, August 15. The other three Strikeforce world championship fights remain intact: Gina Carano will collide with Cris Cyborg in […]

July 17th, 2009

Cory MacDonald defeated Thiago Goncalves by Split Decision Paapa Inkumsah defeated David Krawczyk by Submission (Triangle Choke) in Round 1 Diego Wilson defeated Luis Huete by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1 Chad Sherman defeated Ryan McGillivray by Unanimous Decision Evan Sanguin defeated Chris Puleo by Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 1 Connor Wood […]

July 16th, 2009

TFC 7.5 is in the books and there were a few announcements this evening.  They will have a 205 TFC Title match September 18th with Victor Valimaki taking on Martin Desilets. It was also announced at the show that Jordan Mackay has signed an exclusive contract with TFC. Victor Valimaki defeated Jason Cecil by Submission […]

July 16th, 2009

Top MMA News has learned that John Doyle will be fighting for two different countries for M-1 Challenge in 2009.  If you remember, Doyle was a last minute replacement at M-1 Challenge 16.  Doyle replaced Abdullah Ahmady for Team Turkey with less than 24 hours notice after Kansas Boxing Commission officials had concerns with Ahmady’s […]

July 16th, 2009

Sources close to the fight have confirmed with Top MMA News that Mark Kerr has pulled out of his KOTC main event matchup scheduled for this Saturday, July, 18.  This leaves the KOTC Canada promoters scrambling for a last minute replacement.   Mark was working hard for this fight and was looking forward to taking […]

July 15th, 2009

Shane Carwin will be facing Cain Velasquez at UFC 104.  The match between the two undefeated Heavyweight fighters has been deemed a number one contenders match by the UFC.  Generally this means that the winner will face the UFC champion Brock Lesnar (but we know how the UFC’s title plans can change on a whim). […]

July 15th, 2009

For the past three years, Gewik Mousasi, older brother of former DREAM middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi, has focused on becoming one of Holland’s best MMA trainers. Most recently, Mousasi has served as a coach for Team Benelux in the “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction.” However, on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Studio 22 in Hilversum, Holland […]

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