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German-born heavyweight Andreas “Big Daddy” Kraniotakes has agreed to step in for what he calls the biggest fight of his career when he takes on former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in ProElite’s Nov. 5 main event in Moline, Ill. Brazilian striker, and UFC veteran, Pedro Rizzo – Sylvia’s original opponent -- had to withdraw after tearing his left triceps muscle during training.
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 18, 2011) ProElite, Inc. (PK.PELE), a subsidiary of Stratus Media Group, Inc. today announced it has signed a new, multi-fight, multi-year television deal, unveiled on last night’s LIVE broadcast of “Inside MMA”. The fight promotions company will air LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights: ProElite - Big Guns” on November 5 at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL.
Weight-cutting is becoming more and more of an issue in combat sports. The process, common among mixed martial artists, boxers and amateur wrestlers involves sucking as much as twenty plus pounds of water out of the body before the weigh-in and then re-hydrating afterwards, ostensibly to give the combatant an advantage in size. Proponents of weight-cutting insist that if done properly there is no risk to the body's health, while detractors point to cases of extreme dehydration and in some cases permanent damage.
Shane Carwin took to his blog over at shane-carwin.com to update fans on the status of his injury. He originally stated a week back that he was gearing up to make a return to the cage, unfortunately now the doctors said he either retires or has surgery. Carwin decided on the later and will hope to make a spring/summer 2012 return to the UFC cage.
Rory MacDonald is set to step back into the octagon against Brian Ebersole at UFC 140 in Toronto, Canada. The Canadian born MacDonald is coming off of a dominating win over Mike Pyle at UFC 133. MacDonald is currently 3-1 in the UFC with his only loss coming at the hands of the current number one contender in the welterweight division Carlos Condit.
Warrior One MMA (W-1) took place tonight at the United Bank Center in Miami, Florida. The main event pitted former UFC fighter Marcus Davis and TUF Veteran Chuck O'Neil. The co-main event was a bout between former XFC Featherweight Champion Luis Palomino and Edson Berto
With no UFC this weekend MMA fans will have the treat of tuning in live to Bellator 54. The event will be headlined by a pair of season five Middleweight semifinal bouts, first former tournament champion Alexander Shlemenko takes on Brian Rogers,followed by Bryan "The Beast" Baker taking on Vitor Vianna. Current Bantamweight Champ Zach Makovsky will take on Ryan Roberts in a non-title affair.
Who stole Mirko Crocop’s shorts!? If you saw UFC 136 last weekend then I’m sure you know who, but I bet you don’t remember his name. Stipe Miocic is a fromer NCAA div. I Wrestler and a Golden Glove Champion. Not only does he have a solid wrestling base and an amateur boxing title, he has leg kicks to strike from the outside and 80 inches of reach.
Here is who we have on today's edition of The Fight Club Chicago: TUF 14 Fighter Steven Siler to recap Wednesday's TUF episode- 1:30 Promoter Of Chicago Cagefighting Championships Joe Smith to preview there card tomorrow night- 2:00 Fighthype.com Writer Percy Crawford to preview Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson tomorrow night- 2:30 UFC Middleweight Mike Massenzio to recap his win at UFC 136- 3:00 Women's Fighter Kim Couture to preview her fight tomorrow night for W-1- 3:30
The bantamweight division in MMA recently has a gotten a big boost when at UFC 132 Urijah Faber challenged Dominick Cruz for the Bantamweight Title and Cruz won a very entertaining fight. We got another one about two weeks back when Cruz made a successful title defense against Demetrious Johnson. That momentum continues this Saturday as Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky (13-2 MMA, 5-0 BFC) faces Ryan Roberts (16-9-1 MMA, 0-1 BFC) in his second non-title bout since winning the Bantamweight Title in season three.