June 3rd, 2009

Burton Rice, president of the XMMA, and his father Peter have been arrested as part of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigation into illegal cigarette and narcotics operations as well as organized crime.    Both the Cyberpresse and Rue Frontenac have named both Burton and Peter Rice as two individuals arrested as part of a massive […]

May 7th, 2009

Top MMA News learned this morning that XMMA 8 has been cancelled when the promotion called fighters scheduled on the card to break the news. Top MMA News then spoke with XMMA Matchmaker Joey Benoit and he confirmed the event was cancelled due to technical difficulties with the commission, but that they would be back […]

May 7th, 2009

Unfortunately, XMMA 8 scheduled for May 16th has been cancelled. The promotion called the fighters to inform them of the late cancellation and in turn the fighters started calling around looking for work. (This is how I was informed) I spoke with Joey Benoit who said it was a “technical problem with the commission” and […]

April 28th, 2009

Last December, Top MMA News brought you the news that the XMMA had signed Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford.  Now, Top MMA News has learned that the former Maximum Fighting Championship fighter will be featured on XMMA’s July 18th card. Matchmaker Joey Benoit has confirmed to Top MMA News that Ryan Ford will be fighting […]

April 27th, 2009

Date: July 18, 2009 Location: Centre Pierre-Charbonneau in Montreal, Quebec TV: PPV Tickets: TBD XMMA 9: No Escape – July 18 Ryan Ford vs Markhaile Wedderburn Pete Spratt vs Dan Grandmaison Gabe Ruediger vs Fabio Holanda Jay Estrada vs Steve Claveau Mark Hominick vs Yves Jabouin Derek Gauthier vs Chris Clements You wanted a Techno […]

April 16th, 2009

Date: May 16, 2009 Location: Palais des Sports, Jonquiere, Quebec TV: None Tickets: www.ovation.qc.ca XMMA Challenger Card Sébastien Gauthier vs Tom Murphy Icho Larenas vs TBD Steve Bossé vs Yan Pichette Fred Bélanger vs Marc Blackburn David Savard vs Gregory Carpenter Dany Laflamme vs Louis-Philippe Carle Martin Leblanc vs Jamie MacDonald Kevin Morin vs Josten […]

February 12th, 2009

There have been rumors since Strikeforce purchased the assets and several contracts of fighters from Pro Elite, as discussed in this article, on whether these athletes will honor their commitments to other promotions. Two athletes, Phil Baroni and Cristiane Cyborg, have been signed to appear on the XMMA 7 card on February 27th in Montreal […]

December 22nd, 2008

I was just speaking with Joey Benoit, the matchmaker for XMMA, to find out what he has coming up for the XMMA organization in 2009.  I was surprised to see the list of fighters for his next card XMMA 7, which is appropriately titled Inferno.  XMMA is definitely looking to heat up the Canadian MMA […]

November 9th, 2008

Last night XMMA had their 6th installment live on the Fight Network.  Kajan Johnson dominated Samuel Guillet taking him out with an armbar within the first minute of the fight.  Ryan Jimmo beat Jesse Forbes by Unanimous Decision, in a battle of former Ultimate Fighter hopefuls. In other news on the card Guillaume De Lorenzi, […]

October 21st, 2008

I received an email from Joey Benoit last night, Matchmaker for the XMMA organization, and they are set to have their 6th show Nov. 8th titled “House of Pain” taking place at the Colisee do Laval, set to take place LIVE on the Fight Network again.  XMMA 5 was the first live Canadian show on […]

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