August 16, 2011 12:42:33 AM
Canada's Aggression MMA signs Freddy Assuncao
Aggression MMA, one of the top Canadian fight promotions in operation, today announced that it has signed talented Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Freddy Assuncao to a contract with the organization. He hopes to continue to build on that rep in his new fighting home, where he will make his debut on September 16th at “Unfinished Business.”
Assuncao’s first opponent in Aggression MMA is being determined but Aggression recently announced that it is bringing back some of the top Canadian stars out there for its September 16th“Unfinished Business” fight event. Recent Bellator® signee Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford and multi-time UFC® competitor Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague will both be competing, as will fellow Canadian favorites Steve Beaumont, Rio Wells, and Nick Penner.Source: mmadiehards.com
July 7, 2011 12:33:59 AM
Ben Saunders Injured and Scratched from Bellator’s Canadian Debut
Ben Saunders has suffered an undisclosed injury in training and will be unable to compete at Bellator Fighting Championships 47 as originally anticipated.
Sherdog.com confirmed the news Wednesday with a source close to the fighter. Though Saunders had not been officially announced as a participant in the event, the American Top Team Orlando welterweight was expected to make his sophomore Bellator outing July 23 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
A seven fight UFC veteran, Saunders was cut by the promotion in August 2010 after losing three of his last four fights in the Octagon. “Killa B” made his Bellator debut in April at Bellator 39, where he battered Matt Lee to a third-round doctor stoppage.Source: www.sherdog.com
July 5, 2011 9:57:08 PM
Aggression MMA bringing back Top Canadian stars for next fight card
The Edmonton-based promotion has announced that it is bringing back some of the top Canadian stars out there for its September fight event. Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford, Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague, and Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray have all been signed to compete on this star-studded fight card.
Ford will headline another Aggression MMA event, but this time, it will be with the vacant Aggression Welterweight Championship on the line.Source: mmadiehards.com
June 29, 2011 10:56:27 PM
PSAC: UFC on Versus 4's Oliveira vs. Lentz, Declared a No-Contest
In a statement, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission announced that they have reviewed the video of the illegal knee planted by Charles Oliveira onto the downed Nik Lentz.
"After review of the tape of this contest and after consultation with the referee, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission has ruled that the results of this match will be changed to a no-contest," the statement read. "This change is a direct result from an accidental kick to the head by Mr. Oliveira to a grounded Mr. Lentz."
This unfortunate event took place on preliminary card of UFC on Versus 4, at Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center.
Even though the bout was deemed a no-contest, both fighters were awarded $50,000 for "Fight on the Night" honors.Source: www.mmajunkie.com
June 29, 2011 10:24:47 PM
Joe Cason vs. Ovince St. Preux Completes Strikeforce Challengers 17
Strikeforce officials recently announced that heavy-handed, Joe Cason (9-1) will be making his Strikeforce debut against the scrappy Ovince St. Preux (10-4).
Cason will be carrying an eight-fight win streak into his first bout with the Strikeforce organization. Most recently, the Iowa native dispatched UFC veteran Sean Salmon in just 74 seconds. All nine of Cason's career wins have come via first-round stoppage, including seven via knockout. In fact, five of Cason's career wins have come in the opening minute of combat.
St. Preux is also representing an impressive seven-fight win streak to the cage, a run that includes Strikeforce victories over Ron "Abongo" Humphrey, Benji Radach, Antwain Britt and Chris Hawk. While the former collegiate football player has fought to decision wins in his past three outings, his first seven career wins all came via stoppage.
Strikeforce Challengers 17 takes place July 22 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Strikeforce Challengers 17 Card:
- Roger Bowling vs. Bobby Voelker
- Lavar Johnson vs. Devin Cole
- Joe Cason vs. Ovince St. Preux
- Liz Carmouche vs. Sarah Kaufman
- Adlan Amgov vs. Ron Stallings