July 14th, 2009

Dana White recently stated that “Canada is the Mecca for Mixed Martial Arts.”  One can argue that currently within Canada, Edmonton is the center of that MMA Mecca.  Not only is Edmonton home to Canada’s top promotion, Maximum Fighting Championship, you can also find a MMA card in its vicinity nearly every month of the […]

July 13th, 2009

The following is a list of paydays for the fighters involved in UFC 100.  The totals include the bonuses paid by the UFC.  The big winner for the night was Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre who both retained their belts and earned $400,000. Brock Lesnar: $400,000 (no win bonus) Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 ($200,000 show, $200,000 […]

July 10th, 2009

Yesterday, Top MMA News asked Canadian MMA insiders who would win between GSP and Thiago Alves.  Today we asked who will win the rematch between UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and Interim UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir. The responses were heavily weighted to the loser in the original matchup – Brock Lesnar.  There is some […]

July 9th, 2009

A few Canadian MMA insiders weigh in with their predictions on the outcomes of the two UFC 100 title fights.  Today they analyze the UFC Welterweight title fight.  The outcome?  A resounding chorus of ‘GSP will win the fight.’  The lone dissenter?  The Score’s Sid Seixeiro. There are a few surprises.  A few Canadians actually […]

July 6th, 2009

STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem (29-11) will put his coveted title on the line and, at the same time, attempt to avenge a previous defeat when he squares off with old nemesis and two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum (11-4-1) during the live, SHOWTIME® telecast of STRIKEFORCE:  “Carano […]

July 6th, 2009

Date: July 17, 2009 Location: Edmonton, Alberta TV: None Tickets: Ticketmaster RESULTS Heat XC III Card MAIN EVENT Cory MacDonald (9-2) vs. Thiago Goncalves (11-2) 170 lbs Dave Krawczy vs Paapa Inkumusah 170 lbs Louis Huete vs. Diego Wilson 145 lbs Taylor Bull vs. Jason Kuchera 205 lbs Chad Sherman vs. Ryan McGillivray 185 lbs […]

July 6th, 2009

UFC 100 is finally here.  There are two title fights, plenty of hype, and front row tickets are being scalped for a reported $40,000+ on StubHub.  There are few interesting plays on a couple of underdogs on this card.  Top MMA News is once again breaking down the card. Frank Mir (+175) vs Brock Lesnar […]

July 5th, 2009

“HDNet will continue to showcase the premiere MMA promotion in Canada to millions of fans in North America,” announced Andrew Simon, the CEO of HDNet Fights.  HDNet and Maximum Fighting Championship have extended their agreement to continue broadcasting MFC events exclusively on HDNet. HDNet is the “Home of MMA” and having the MFC on its […]

July 5th, 2009

Date: July 16, 2009 Location: Downtown Party Tent in Edmonton, Alberta TV: None TFC 7.5 Card Victor Valimaki vs Jason Cecil Victor Bachman vs Jarrett Evans James McCutcheon vs Brandon McArthur Marcus Hicks vs Jarid Bussemaker Kelly Gervais vs Kyle Anderson Cory Lautischer vs Marc Beausoleil

June 29th, 2009

Kalib Starnes will be fighting in his home province, British Columbia, on August 22 against Nick Hinchliffe.  A new Victoria-based promotion, Armageddon Fighting Championships, will be holding the fights at the Bear Mountain Arena.  The August 22nd event is to be called The Big Bang and tickets are available here. Starnes is infamously known for […]

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