May 14th, 2012

Gilbert Yvel is quite upset over Pasqualino Santoro’s disappearing act prior to his scheduled fight at CCF Bushido in 2011.

August 26th, 2011

CCF Bushido has been cancelled. News first leaked out when Gilbert Yvel and Kaitlin Young posted on Facebook that they had heard nothing from the promotion. When Top MMA News contacted Gilbert Yvel, Yvel gave this quote: “Do you know anything about my fight? Because I don’t.” Yvel indicated that he had been training hard […]

July 9th, 2011

Colloseo Fighting Championships President Lino Santoro announced today that the scheduled July 23rd CCF Bushido 6 event has been postponed until at least late August or early September, 2011. The reason for the delay is that not all of the official paperwork required by the Commission sanctioning the event can be completed in time. “Summer […]

April 29th, 2011

On June 10th, Drew Fickett will meet Hermes Franca for the MFC lightweight title. But wait, what happened to the reigning Lightweight champion Antonio McKee? Here’s what the “Mandingo” had to say; “From what I know is, I tore my meniscus, I got my meniscus fixed and I’m ready to fight. I’m the MFC Lightweight […]

April 2nd, 2011

Date: September 3, 2011 Location: Mayerthorpe Exhibition Centre in Mayerthorpe, AB TV: USTREAM.tv Tickets: Eagle River Casino Main Event: Gilbert Yvel (36-16) vs. Tony Lopez (24-6) Ross Ebanez (20-7) vs. Fabio Nascimento (11-5) David Douglas (8-3) vs. Shane Nelson (13-5) Donald Sanchez (22-11) vs. Kenny Raught (3-3) Preliminary Card: Shane Pacarro (3-1) vs. Arnold Ranon […]

March 11th, 2010

Mixed Martial Arts undeniably suffers from a case of mistaken identity.  Granted the sport carries with it some positive momentum which is beginning to push the sport beyond its own confines into the realm of mainstream status.  However, this encouraging direction is still in its infancy.  We need to look no further than the rollercoaster […]

February 28th, 2010

After a one year absence from the Edmonton MMA scene, the CCF overcame many obstacles to put on their fifth show.  Over 1,000 people came out to see the CCF and Wanderlei Silva as well as a rare chance to witness DREAM rules in North America. Top MMA News was at CCF 5 in Edmonton […]

February 28th, 2010

CCF returned after a year’s absence this time with DREAM rules and a full house.  The night featured a couple knees to a downed opponent by Chad Williams, a couple fights went past the normal five minute first round, but no fighters wore wrestling shoes or gis.  The night was light on fights but included […]

February 27th, 2010

After all the debates over Unified Rules vs DREAM rules, disagreements between the Edmonton Commission and the Association of Boxing Commissions, and fierce competition between CCF and other Edmonton promotions, like it or not, CCF 5 is over.  After all the hype surrounding the event, problems plagued promoter Lino Santoro’s card and he was left with […]

February 4th, 2010

The following is a CCF Press Release: After careful scrutiny by the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) and much controversy, Lino Santoro, president of Colleseo Championship Fighting (CCF) is proud to announce the highly contentious Japanese DREAM rules or International MMA rules (not to be confused with the improperly reported defunct Pride rules) have been […]

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