May 9th, 2013

The show starts in Rio de Janeiro at Nova Uniao.  They explain that Nate Stark, Kira Kirsh, and Michael Imperato are Canadians who will be training in the club where UFC champion Jose Aldo, Bellator contendor Marlon Sandro, and Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas train. Nate Stark says he is “a perfectionist”, while Imperato says he […]

April 16th, 2013

As Yogi Berra said, ‘It ain’t over till it’s over.’  While Bill S-209 is expected to pass into law giving professional MMA a legal framework in Canada, the Canadian Medical Association is doing what it can to derail this result. In a press release issued this week, it is reported that the president of the Canadian […]

March 21st, 2013

Toronto Argonauts returner/receiver Chad Owens will make his amateur MMA debut in Hawaii on April 6th, according to reports.  His opponent on the Na Koa III card will be another MMA rookie Junya Tevaga. Owens will follow in the footsteps of Paul Cheng, Derek Medler, and Adam Braidwood as CFL players who have fought MMA fights.  There […]

March 9th, 2013

In case there are not enough reasons for you to avoid illegal Performance Enhancing Drugs, their use may also open the door to civil or criminal repercussions following otherwise lawful MMA bouts. You need look no further than the aftermath of the McSorley/Brashear altercation or the Bertuzzi/Moore incident to recognize that Canadian law sets limits to consent of harm in sports. […]

June 27th, 2012

Top MMA News has learned that Kurt Southern (10-3) has agreed to face Roger Huerta (21-7) in the US-based MMA World Series of Fighting promotion. While there is no current date for the fight, sources indicate it could be held in late August 2012.  The bout is tentatively scheduled to the main event of the […]

May 30th, 2012

Imagine if right now, this moment, you were told you were going to be in a fight. I know, I know – the internet tough guy immediately comes back with “Bro, dude, I fight all the time! I get in fights every day. I’m like a living legend on these streets. JUMP IN MY GUARD, […]

May 25th, 2012

At times, we can get heated over actions of Canadian commissions and promotions. At least, Canada can say we have never allowed motorbikes to jump MMA cages while the fighters were fighting underneath the aerial action! Here is a clip from a Billings, Montana promotion called Backflips & Beatdowns 2.

April 2nd, 2012

We seem to be in a bit of a doldrums when it comes to combat sports news these days. Oh sure, there was the Bellator welterweight season opener on Friday, which was the usual brand of downright exciting with a dash of puzzling (what was Chris Lozano’s gameplan, anyways?) I’ve come to expect from Bellator […]

November 18th, 2011

Around two years ago, Top MMA News told you in an article about tryouts for a new show involving MMA called ‘Cubicle to the Cage’ where average Joes will train MMA for year to prepare for a professional fight.  This week the show got a big announcement that it has signed a deal with Rad […]

September 8th, 2011

Canadian MMA has been on a rise and many are proud to say that they have stood by the sport to continue its increase in popularity. Some try to do more than others, as Robin Black has done since the rock star transitioned to fighting. “I’ve been helping some great young athletes with fights and […]

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