News

Smith Living a Dream Taking on Johns in Home Province at UFC Vancouver

Cole Smith will look to stay undefeated in front of his hometown crowd when he welcomes Miles Johns to the UFC at UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

LISTEN: Connelly Thrilled For UFC Debut in Hometown at UFC Vancouver

Tristan Connelly will make his long-awaited UFC debut on short notice against Michel Pereira on Saturday night at UFC on ESPN+ 16: Vancouver.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Katona Set to Welcome Azure to The Big Show at UFC Vancouver

Brad Katona will welcome UFC-newcomer Hunter Azure into the octagon for a bantamweight clash at UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday night.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Schellenberg, Cabrejos, Khattak Leave XFC 11 as Champs

Dylan Schellenberg, Jordan Cabrejos, and Usman Khattak all made the most of MMA’s return to Vernon at Extreme Fighting Challenge 11.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ash, Todorovic Believe Their Styles Fit Contender Series Demands

Teddy Ash and Dusko Todorovic will look to show they’re ready for the UFC when they clash Aug. 27 on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Joynson Calm and Prepared Ahead of Contender Series Bout

Dustin Joynson looks to take home a UFC contract Tuesday night against Ben Sosoli on Season 3 Episode 10 of Dana White’s Contender Series.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Predictions: XFC 11

Mitch Wiles has his predictions for the 14 bouts taking place on the Extreme Fighting Challenge: XFC 11 card in Vernon, B.C. on Aug. 24 2019.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pope Defends Home Turf Against Schellenberg With Belt on The Line at XFC 11

Kenny Pope looks to put on a show for his hometown in the main event of XFC 11, taking on Dylan Schellenberg for the amateur welterweight title in Vernon, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cabrejos, Grieve Set to Clash For Amateur Middleweight Strap at XFC 11

Jordan Cabrejos will look to defend his home turf in a bout with Will Grieve for the middleweight title at XFC 11 on Aug. 24, 2019 in Vernon, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Courtoreille Returns to Take on Khattak For Featherweight Gold at XFC 11

Solomon Courtoreille returns to the cage to battle Usman Khattak for the Extreme Fighting Challenge amateur featherweight title at XFC 11 in Vernon, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ouellet Brothers Turning Heads in Powell River

Nicolas and Raphael Ouellet are starting to become household names in small, but ever-growing MMA scene in Powell River, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Godinez Just Wants to Fight

After jumping out to a 2-0 start in her professional career, Lupita Godinez is looking for someone to take the cage opposite her.

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Connelly, Mirzaei New Champs, Siraj Knocking on UFC Door After Rise FC 4

Tristan Connelly, Saeid Mirzaei and Jamie Siraj all left Rise FC 4 in Victoria, B.C. with huge victories on July 27, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Rise FC 4

Craig Maclean has his predictions for the seven bouts taking place on the Rise Fighting Championship 4 card in Victoria, B.C. on July 27, 2019.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Connelly, Owens Excited For Opportunity For Lightweight Gold at Rise FC 4

Tristan Connelly will look to move one step closer to the UFC when he takes on D’Juan Owens for the lightweight title at Rise FC 4 in Victoria, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mirzaei, Cury Share Mutual Respect Ahead of Welterweight Title Bout at Rise FC 4

Saeid Mirzaei will look to stay undefeated as a pro when he battles Nicolae Cury for the Rise FC welterweight title at Rise FC 4 in Victoria, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Siraj, Sigvaldason Expect Victory at Rise FC 4 to Have Big Implications on Future

Jamie Siraj believes he belongs in the UFC, and he’s ready to show it once again. Vancouver’s Siraj (7-2) will battle Kelowna’s Blake Sigvaldason (3-1) in a number one contender bout in the bantamweight division at Rise FC 4 in Victoria, B.C. on Saturday night. While Siraj, 25, does believe a win over Sigvaldason will […]

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Boser, Lemos Set For UFC Debuts Opposite One Another at UFC 240

Tanner Boser and Giacomo Lemos are set to make their respective UFC debuts against one another at UFC 240 on July 27, 2019 in Edmonton, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kwiatkowski Destined For Career in MMA Before it Began

Although he never started training in combat sports until he was 16, Josh Kwiatkowski had the fighting spirit from a young age.

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

LISTEN: Rise FC 4 Preview

MMA Empire chats with Rise FC matchmaker Darcy McBride about each matchup on the upcoming Rise FC 4 card in Victoria, B.C. on July 27, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Giroux, Yalçin Thrilled For Main Event Slot at BFL 62

Jason Giroux and Oguzhan Yalçin will square off in the main event of Battlefield Fight League 62 on July 6, 2019 in Richmond, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mirzaiy, Lauzon Look to Keep Momentum Rolling at BFL 62

Navid Mirzaiy and Phil Lauzon will look to keep their respective win streaks alive when they clash at Battlefield Fight League 62 on July 6, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

LISTEN: Boser Thrilled to Make UFC Debut in Edmonton

Tanner Boser will make his UFC debut in his hometown of Edmonton, Alta. on July 27 at UFC 240 and will be taking on Giacomo Lemos.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Knoepfli, Stevens, Kamilov Crowned XFFC Champions at XFFC 22

Justin Knoepfli, Eric Stevens and Ramil Kamilov were all crowned Xcessive Force FC champions at XFFC 22 on Saturday night in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: XFFC 22

Lorenzo Celis has his predictions for the eight bouts taking place on the Xcessive Force FC 22 card in Grande Prairie, Alta. on June 15, 2019.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Knoepfli, Grey Rematch Takes Centre Stage at XFFC 22

Justin Knoepfli and Justin Grey will meet for the second time at Xcessive Force FC 22 with the amateur bantamweight title on the line in Grande Prairie.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Noseworthy, Stevens Set to Battle for Vacant Amateur Light Heavyweight Strap at XFFC 22

Jordan Noseworthy will look for redemption in his second straight title fight when he takes on Eric Stevens at Xcessive Force FC 22 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Atmeh Set to Defend Title Against Parsons at XFFC 22

Albaraa Atmeh will look to defend his amateur featherweight title for the first time against Mike Parsons at Xcessive Force FC 22 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kovalchuk Aims For Second Straight Title Against Kamilov at XFFC 22

Dan Kovalchuk will look to claim his second straight title in a second promotion when he takes on Ramil Kamilov at Xcessive Force FC 22 in Grande Prairie.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Boldt Impressive in Return, Celis Triumphs in Pro Debut at Modern FC 3

Jesse Boldt and Lorenzo Celis were among the big winners at Modern Fighting Championship 3 in Saskatoon, SK on June 7, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Modern FC 3

Chad Anheliger has his predictions for the five MMA bouts taking place on the Modern Fighting Championship 3 card in Saskatoon, SK on June 7, 2019.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Boldt Motivated For Hometown Main Event With Mahon at Modern FC 3

Jesse Boldt will step back in the ring for the first time since 2015 to take on Randy Mahon in the main event of Modern Fighting Championship 3.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mirzaei Expecting Dominant Performance at Modern FC 3

Saeid Mirzaei is confident heading into his bout with veteran Jose Rodriguez at Modern FC 3 on June 7, 2019 in Saskatoon, SK.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Kwiatkowski Relishing Opportunity to Play Spoiler at Modern FC 3

Josh Kwiatkowski heads into enemy territory to take on Blair Oster in a lightweight bout at Modern FC 3 June 7, 2019 in Saskatoon, SK.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Revel Grinds Out Decision, Kajic and Ouellet Dominant at BFL 61

Jared Revel, Dejan Kajic, and Nicolas Ouellet were among the winners at Battlefield Fight League 61, which took place June 1, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: BFL 61

Isaiah Metituk has his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts taking place on the Battlefield Fight League 60 card in Coquitlam, B.C. on June 1, 2019.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Revel Continues Push to Big Show in Title Defence Against Hart at BFL 61

Jared Revel will look to defend his Battlefield Fight League middleweight title on June 1 against UFC-vet Collin Hart at BFL 61 in Coquitlam, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kajic Eyes Double Champ Status Against McConico at BFL 61

Dejan Kajic will look to become a two-weight champion when he takes on Eric McConico Jr. at Battlefield Fight League 61 on June 1, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fernandez, Ouellet Square Off For Vacant Lightweight Amateur Title at BFL 61

Manny Fernandez will square off with Nicolas Ouellet to determine the new owner of the BFL amateur lightweight title at Battlefield Fight League 61.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Boser, Ash Defend Titles, Anderson With Statement Win at Unified MMA 37

Tanner Boser and Teddy Ash both successfully defend their respective titles at Unified MMA 37, while Neal Anderson scored the biggest win of his career.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Predictions: Unified MMA 37

Ramil Kamilov has his predictions for the 10 bouts taking place on the Unified MMA 37 card in Enoch, Alta on May 24, 2019.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Boser Makes Return to Unified MMA Cage to Defend Title Against Kilkenny

Tanner Boser will defend his Unified MMA heavyweight title for the first time in over two years against Jared Kilkenny on May 24, 2019 at Unified MMA 37.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ash Back to Defend Light Heavyweight Title Against Berry at Unified MMA 37

Teddy Ash is moving back up to defend his Unified MMA light heavyweight title against Neil Berry at Unified MMA 37 on May 24, 2019 in Enoch, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Shintani, Anderson Set For Elite-Level Matchup at Unified MMA 37

Craig Shintani and Neal Anderson are set to square off in a pivotal 150-pound catchweight bout at Unified MMA 37 on May 24, 2019 in Enoch, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Western Canada’s UFC Watch: Volume One

A look at Western Canada’s top 10 candidates to earn their shot in the UFC, plus 10 more who are a couple wins away from the big show.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Connelly, Juusola Set for Co-Main Event Battle at Final Fight Championship 36

Tristan Connelly steps up on 11 days notice to take on Zach Juusola in the co-main event of FFC 36 in Las Vegas, NV on May 9, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

LISTEN: Showdown Fight Series Debuting in the Fall

Unified MMA and Xcessive Force Fighting Championship have joined forces to form a new promotion called Showdown Fight Series.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bhullar, Adams Confident Heading into Heavyweight Bout at UFC Ottawa

Arjan Bhullar is set to square off against undefeated Juan Adams in a heavyweight bout at UFC Ottawa on Saturday night in Ottawa, Ont.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Smith Approaching UFC Debut Like Any Other Fight

Cole Smith is set to make his UFC debut Saturday night at UFC Ottawa against long-time UFC-veteran Mitch Gagnon in the bantamweight division.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Will Anyone Fight Horth Wessels?

Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels is one of Canada’s top female prospects, but is having trouble finding an opponent willing to share the cage.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Klute Preparing For His Dreams to Become Reality

Through hard work, toughness, grit, and determination, Matt Klute will finally get to live his dream at Unified MMA 37 next month.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

LISTEN: Smith Ready to Shine in UFC

Undefeated bantamweight Cole Smith will make his UFC debut May 4 in Ottawa, Ont. against fellow Canadian Mitch Gagnon.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Owens Victorious, Anheliger Double Champ, Siraj Dominant at Rise FC 3

Rise FC 3 took place April 13, 2019 in Chilliwack, B.C. and saw D’Juan Owens, Chad Anheliger, and Jamie Siraj all emerge victorious.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bongfeldt, Cronkite, Grande Among Big Winners at Rumble in the Cage 61

Jesse Bongfeldt, Colton Cronkite, Jett Grande and Joel Odorski were among the biggest winners at Rumble in the Cage 61 on April 12, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Rise FC 3

Josh Mackenzie has his predictions for the nine MMA bouts on the Rise FC 3 card April 13, 2019 in Chilliwack, B.C., including Sabah Fadai vs D’Juan Owens.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Kamilov, Mavridis, Anctil Secure Spots in Finals After Day Two of Nationals

Ramil Kamilov, Andrew Mavridis and Aaron Anctil all locked up spots in their respective gold medal matches following day two action of 2019 Nationals.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fadai Motivated for Comeback Fight With Owens at Rise FC 3

Sabah Fadai makes his much-anticipated return to action again the tough D’Juan Owens at Rise FC 3 in Chilliwack, B.C. on April 13, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Rumble in the Cage 61

David Garcia has his predictions for the five professional bouts taking place on the Rumble in the Cage 61 card in Lethbridge, Alta on April 12, 2019.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Grande, Mosure, Virk, Marchand Among Those Securing Gold Medal Match Slots

Jett Grande, Mark Mosure, Indroop Virk, and Rylie Marchand were among those earning their spots in the gold medal matches.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Maclean, Anheliger Clash in Champ Versus Champ Bout at Rise FC 3

Craig Maclean will look to defend his bantamweight title for the first time against current flyweight champion Chad Anheliger at Rise FC 3 in Chilliwack.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Doll, Lee Square Off for Light Heavyweight Gold at Rumble in the Cage 61

Sheldon Doll will square off with Kris Lee to determine the new light heavyweight champion at Rumble in the Cage 61 in Lethbridge, Alta. on April 12, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

UFC-Vet Bongfeldt Re-Emerges to Take on Brakefield at Rumble in the Cage 61

UFC-vet Jesse Bongfeldt makes his much-anticipated return to the cage to take on Micah Brakefield at Rumble in the Cage 61 in Lethbridge, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Siraj Back at Home For Bantamweight Showdown With Sagman at Rise FC 3

Jamie Siraj is back fighting on home turf when he welcomes Gabe Sagman into the cage for a bantamweight bout at Rise FC 3 in Chilliwack, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Odorski, Saunders Set for Welterweight Showdown at Rumble in the Cage 61

Joel Odorski will look to remain undefeated in his MMA career when welcomes Montana’s Gage Saunders into his hometown cage at Rumble in the Cage 61.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Celis Continues to Represent Family Name Admirably

Coming from an extensive taekwondo background, Lorenzo Celis is ready to progess his MMA career and represent his family name proudly.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Champion Gym Fighters Metituk, Knoepfli, Rogers Gear Up for Nationals

Isaiah Metituk, Justin Knoepfli, and Amanda Rogers are set to represent Grande Prairie’s Champion Gym April 10-12 for the 2019 Canadian National Amateur Championships.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Boser Signs with M-1 Global, Makes Debut Saturday Against Gadzhibabayev

Tanner Boser makes his debut for M-1 Global at M-1 Challenge 101 Saturday in Almaty, Kazakhstan and will take on Zaur Gadzhibabayev.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Full Circle for Champions Creed Prospect, Kamilov

From the streets of Aktau, Kazakhstan to the MMA cage, Ramil Kamilov has his sights set on a bright future in the sport of MMA.

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Estremadura, Hall Retain Titles, Machado Victorious and Engaged at BFL 60

Battlefield Fight League 60 concluded Saturday night in Coquitlam, B.C. and saw Achilles Estremadura and Marlan Hall successfully defend their titles.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mac Donald, Sigvaldason Become Champs at XFFC 21, Shintani Next in Line

In a wild night of fights, XFFC 21 went down March 15, 2019 in Grande Prairie, Alta. and saw Steven Mac Donald and Blake Sigvaldason become new champions.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Heavyweights, Duperreault and Machado, Set to Clash at BFL 60

Dalton Duperreault will make his much-anticipated professional debut at BFL 60 against Caio Machado in a heavyweight bout.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: BFL 60

Battlefield Fight League 60 takes place March 16, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C. and undefeated bantamweight Cole Smith has his predictions for the 11 MMA bouts.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Predictions: XFFC 21

XFFC 21 takes place March 15, 2019 in Grande Prairie, Alta. and Daryl St Rose has provided his predictions for the nine MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Gaudet Looks to Bring Home First Title at BFL 60

Lee Gaudet will look to take over the reigns as Battlefield Fight League lightweight champion when he faces Achilles Estremadure at BFL 60 on March 16, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

LISTEN: Hall Set to Defend Title for First Time Against O’Leary at BFL 60

Marlan Hall is set to defend his amateur featherweight title against Casey O’Leary at Battlefield Fight League 60 on March 16, 2019 in Coquitlam, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Carriere Seeks Championship Glory in Hometown Against Mac Donald at XFFC 21

William Carriere will look to become the light heavyweight champion in his hometown when he takes on Steven Mac Donald at XFFC 21 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Shintani, Day Set For Interim Featherweight Title Bout at XFFC 21

Craig Shintani will take on late replacement Chris Day for the interim featherweight title at XFFC 21 on March 15, 2019 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Imperato Defends Title at XFFC 21 With Different Mindset

Michael Imperato will defend his XFFC bantamweight title for the first time against Blake Sigvaldason at XFFC 21 on March 15, 2019 in Grande Praire, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Kovalchuk Claims First Title, Bieri, Khattak, Garcia Also Victorious

Prestige FC 11 went down March 8, 2019 in Fort McMurray, Alta. and saw Dan Kovalchuk defeat Mark Mosure to become the new amateur welterweight champion.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Prestige FC 11

Prestige FC 11 takes place March 8, 2019 in Fort McMurray, Alta. and Isaiah Metituk has his predictions for the six MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Mamba Fight Night 6

Mamba Fight Night 6 takes place March 8, 2019 in Abbotsford, B.C. and Taylor Bull has his predictions for the seven MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Gill Returns to Face Ruiz at Mamba Fight Night 6

In a battle of true veterans, Kultar Gill returns to the ring to take on Anthony Ruiz at Mamba Fight Night 6 in Abbotsford, B.C. on March 8, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mosure Seeks to Solidify Champ Status Versus Kovalchuk at Prestige FC 11

Mark Mosure looks to solidify his hold on the amateur welterweight title when he faces Dan Kovalchuk at Prestige FC 11 in Fort McMurray, Alta. on March 8, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Khattak, Ali Meet at Prestige FC 11 in Clash of Similar Styles

Usman Khattak and Semir Ali will meet at Prestige FC 11 in Fort McMurray, Alta. on March 8, 2019 in a battle of wrestling-based amateurs.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Merola Returns at Mamba Fight Night 6 Following Five-Year Layoff

Myles Merola will step back in the ring for the first time in over five years to take on Lance Gibson Jr. at Mamba Fight Night 6 on March 8, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Lindsey, Ash, Campbell Leave Unified MMA 36 as Champions

Unified MMA 36 saw Jake Lindsey become the new super lightweight champion, while Teddy Ash successfully defended his middleweight title.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Unified MMA 36

Unified MMA 36 takes place March 1, 2019 in Enoch, Alta. and Jamie Siraj has his predictions for the 10 bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pytlik, Lindsey Set For Headlining Title Bout at Unified MMA 36

Pat Pytlik will defend his Unified MMA super lightweight title for the first time at Unified MMA 36 on March 1, 2019 against Jake Lindsey.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ash Looks to Erase Loss to Steele at Unified MMA 36

Teddy Ash looks to defend his Unified MMA middleweight title in a rematch with Dominique Steele at Unified MMA 36 on March 1, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Campbell Defends Lightweight Title Against Abella at Unified MMA 36

Shane Campbell is set to defend his lightweight title against Menad Abella at Unified MMA 36 on March 1, 2019 in Enoch, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Berry and Bull Set to Battle for Lightweight Gold at AMA 33

Gwyn Berry and Jesse Bull will both look to bounce back from title fight losses when they battle for the AMA lightweight title at AMA 33 on Feb. 22, 2019.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Begg Seeking First of Two Titles at AMA 33 Against Pope

Damon Begg will kickstart a big 2019 by taking on Kenny Pope for the amateur welterweight title at AMA 33 on Feb. 22, 2019 in Vancouver, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

LISTEN: Randy Mahon and Lucas Neufeld Interview

Alberta featherweights Randy Mahon and Lucas Neufeld hash out their differences and set the stage for a potential fight down the road.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

LISTEN: 2019 Canadian National Amateur Championships Preview

Bill Mahood, Lee Mein, and Gary Vig discuss the upcoming 2019 Canadian National Amateur Championships for MMA and why all amateurs should compete.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fighters Favourites: Post Weigh-In Meal

Samson Bieri, Usman Khattak, Terrence Chan, Jesse Bull and six other MMA fighters from Western Canada reveal their favourite post weigh-in meal.

Posted in Fighters Favourites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Curtis Becomes Double Champ, Neufeld and Khattak Impressive at Fight Night 9

Chris Curtis became a Fight Night double champ at Z-Promotions Fight Night 9, while Lucas Neufeld and Usman Khattak also earned big victories.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Fight Night 9

Joel Odorski has made his predictions for the seven MMA bouts on the card for Z-Promotions Fight Night 9, including Chris Curtis vs Matt Dwyer.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Curtis, Dwyer Square Off For Vacant Middleweight Strap at Fight Night 9

Chris Curtis and Matt Dwyer will battle for the vacant middleweight title at Z-Promotions Fight Night 9 on Jan. 25, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bieri Raring to Put on a Show Against Khattak at Fight Night 9

Samson Bieri is looking for a big performance on a big stage against Usman Khattak at Z-Promotions Fight Night 9 Jan. 25 in Lethbridge, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Neufeld Planning For Dirty Fight With Gill at Fight Night 9

Lucas Neufeld will look to rebound from his first loss against a tough test in Gagan Gill at Z-Promotions Fight Night 9 in Lethbridge, Alta. on Jan. 25.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Smith Defends, Revel Claims, Kajic Victorious at BFL 59

Cole Smith retained his bantamweight title in dominant fashion at BFL 59, while Jared Revel became the new middleweight champion.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: BFL 59

Mitch Strazzella has made his predictions for the eight MMA bouts on the card for Battlefield Fight League 59, including Cole Smith vs Ty Wilson.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Smith Set to Defend His Bantamweight Title Against Wilson at BFL 59

Two of Canada’s top bantamweight prospects will meet on Jan. 12 when Cole Smith defends his bantamweight title against Ty Wilson at Battlefield Fight League 59.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Revel, Davis Set to Square Off For Middleweight Strap at BFL 59

Jared Revel will get a second shot at the BFL middleweight title when he takes on George Davis on Jan. 12, 2019 at Battlefield Fight League 59 in Coquitlam, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kajic Begins Journey at 175 Pounds Against Smith at BFL 59

Dejan Kajic returns to the cage at 175 pounds, after winning the BFL middleweight title, to take on Dominique Smith and make a push for another strap.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Grande Riding Massive Wave of Momentum Into a Busy 2019

Red Deer’s Jett Grande enters 2019 as an amateur world champion, as well as the Havoc FC lightweight champion and XFFC lightweight champion.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Fighters Favourites: Christmas Movie

Sheldon Doll, Maged Hammo, Cleveland Bentley, Sean Michael and six other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal their favourite Christmas movie.

Posted in Fighters Favourites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Youngsters Doege, Richardson, Metituk Prevail at XFFC 20

XFFC 20 took place in Grande Prairie, Alta. and saw Justin Doege win the heavyweight title, along with Thomas Richardson and Isaiah Metituk emerge victorious.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Predictions: XFFC 20

Grande Prairie’s own Justin Knoepfli has made his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card for XFFC 20, including Craig Hudson vs Justin Doege.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Neis Steps in on Short Notice to Battle Mac Donald for Title at XFFC 20

Devon Neis will take on Steven Mac Donald with a week and half notice for the XFFc light heavyweight title at XFFC 20 on Dec. 14, 2018.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Doege Looks to Prove He’s Elite in Title Bout With Hudson at XFFC 20

Justin Doege will take on Craig Hudson for the vacant heavyweight title at XFFC 20 on Dec. 14, 2018 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Krzysztan Returns to Tough Test in Richardson at XFFC 20

Conrad Krzysztan and Thomas Richardson are set to meet in a welterweight bout at XFFC 20 on Dec. 14, 2018 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Metituk, Krebs Will Settle the Score at XFFC 20: AUDIO INTERVIEW

Isaiah Metituk and Connor Krebs will meet at XFFC 20 in Grande Prairie, Alta. on Dec. 14 in an amateur featherweight battle of rising youngsters.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Steele, Siraj Steal the Show, Shintani Left Alone in the Cage

Dominique Steele and Jamie Siraj played the role of spoilers at Unified MMA 35 in Enoch, Alta. on Friday night, while Craig Shintani is a new champion.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Unified MMA 35

Unified MMA 35 takes place Dec. 7, 2018 in Enoch, Alta. and Behrang Yousefi has his predictions for each of the ten MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ash War-Ready Heading Into Title Defence Against Steele at Unified MMA 35

Teddy Ash will look to defend his newly-acquired middleweight strap when he faces challenger Dominique Steele at Unified MMA 35 on Dec. 7, 2018.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Shintani, Dixon Battle for Featherweight Gold at Unified MMA 35

Craig Shintani and Clay Dixon will settle the score on Dec. 7, 2018 when they collide for the featherweight title at Unified MMA 35 in Enoch, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hay, Siraj Set to Collide for Vacant Bantamweight Strap at Unified MMA 35

Michael Hay and Jamie Siraj will clash Dec. 7 in an elite bantamweight matchup at Unified MMA 35 to determine the new bantamweight champion.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Anheliger, Maclean First Rise FC Champions, Mackenzie Triumphant in Pro Debut

Rise FC 2 took place in Chilliwack, B.C. on Nov. 30, 2018 and saw Chad Anheliger and Craig Maclean crowned champions, and Josh Mackenzie earn his first pro win.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Rise FC 2

Rise FC 2 takes place Nov. 30, 2018 in Chilliwack, B.C. and CJ Strongheart has his predictions for each of the six MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Large Looks to Make a Name for Himself in Rise FC 2 Main Event With Douglas

Greg Large is looking to put himself on the map in a main event bout with Darwin Douglas at Rise FC 2 on Nov. 30, 2018 in Chilliwack, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Maclean, Bard Have Sights Set on Bantamweight Title at Rise FC 2

Craig Maclean and Andrew Bard will battle for the vacant bantamweight title at Rise FC 2 on Nov. 30, 2018 in Chilliwack, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Anheliger, Chan Set for Much-Anticipated Rise FC Flyweight Title Bout

Chad Anheliger and Terrence Chan will battle for the vacant Rise FC flyweight title at Rise FC 2 on Nov. 30 in Chilliwack, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rohovie, Tamaki Impressive in Returns, Theocharis Dominant at Rumble in the Cage 60

Rumble in the Cage 60 took place in Lethbridge, Alta. on Nov. 24, 2018 and saw Spencer Rohovie, Tim Tamaki and Tom Theocharis emerge victorious.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Rumble in the Cage 60

Rumble in the Cage 60 takes place Nov. 24, 2018 in Lethbridge, Alta. and Justin Basra has his predictions for each of the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rohovie Returns to Action Against Henry at Rumble in the Cage 60

After over two years away, Spencer Rohovie returns to the cage to take on Jeremy Henry at Rumble in the Cage 60 in Lethbridge, Alta. on Saturday night.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tamaki Makes Return to Tough Test in LaMere at Rumble in the Cage 60

Lethbridge’s own Tim Tamaki makes his return to the cage to take on the gritty Delane LaMere at Rumble in the Cage 60 on Nov. 24, 2018.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Joynson, Virk, Duperreault Among Winners on Title-Filled BFL 58

Dustin Joynson, Indroop Virk, and Dalton Duperreault were among several fighters to leave Battlefield Fight 58 with belts around their waists.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Gower Takes Bantamweight Gold, Neis and Chapman Victorious in Returns

Corey Gower, Devon Neis, and Chris Chapman and John Nguyen were among the winners at Havoc FC 13 in Red Deer, Alta. on Nov. 16, 2018.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: BFL 58

BFL 58 takes place Nov. 17, 2018 in Coquitlam, B.C. and Marlan Hall has his predictions for each of the eight MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Joynson, Machado Set for Main Event Title Bout at BFL 58

The vacant Battlefield Fight League heavyweight title is about to have a new owner as Dustin Joynson and Caio Machado will do battle Saturday night.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Havoc FC 13

Havoc FC 13 takes place Nov. 16, 2018 in Red Deer, Alta. and Connor Krebs has his predictions for each of the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Neis, Heinz Set to Collide in Heavy-Hitting Affair at Havoc FC 13

Devon Neis and Josh Heinz will collide in a heavyweight tilt at Havoc FC 13 on Nov. 16, 2018 that is sure to produce fireworks.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Richard Set to Defend Amateur Lightweight Strap in Rematch With Strongheart at BFL 58

Daniel Richard will defend his BFL amateur lightweight title in a rematch against CJ Strongheart at Battlefield Fight League 58 in Coquitlam, B.C. on Nov. 17.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pfeifer, Gower in Search of First-Career Titles at Havoc FC 13

Rick Pfeifer and Corey Gower will look to put an end to their respective losing streaks when they battle for the bantamweight title at Havoc FC 13 on Nov. 16.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Undefeated Amateurs Tiapis, Virk Set to Meet for Interim Flyweight Strap at BFL 58

With the current BFL amateur flyweight champion on the shelf, Francis Tiapis and Indroop Virk will battle for the title of interim champion at Battlefield Fight League 58.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Chapman Returns to Cage to Take on Schmit at Havoc FC 13

Chris Chapman will make his return to the cage when he welcomes Justin Schmit into his hometown at Havoc FC 13 on Nov. 16.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Boser Seeks Fourth-Straight Win and Potential Title Shot at ACB 90

Tanner Boser will take on Salimgirey Rasulov on Saturday night at ACB 90 in Moscow, Russia, for a potential shot at the ACB heavyweight crown.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Carroll Holds Firm Grip on Future Goals

Red Deer’s Sean Carroll has his sights firmly set of a future in MMA, but is also prepared for other ventures through his studies at Red Deer College.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ice or Canvas, Schmit Represents a True Fighter

Whether it be in as a professional hockey player or a professional MMA fighter, Justin Schmit has never been one to turn down a fight.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fighters Favourites: MMA Fight

Tom O’Connor, Grayson Wells, Albaraa Atmeh, Chris Day and seven other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal their favourite MMA fight of all-time.

Posted in Fighters Favourites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ram, Campbell, Gaivoronskii Triumphant at Mamba Fight Night 5

Mamba Fight Night 5 took place in Aldergrove, B.C. on Friday night, and saw the likes of Shawna Ram, Cole Campbell and Konstantin Gaivoronskii claims wins.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ram More Than Ready for Pro Debut Against LaGrasse at Mamba Fight Night 5

Shawna Ram will make her professional debut on Oct. 5 at Mamba Fight Night 5, taking on Chelsea LaGrasse in an atomweight bout.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Campbell Returns to the Cage to Take on Theocharis at Mamba Fight Night 5

After nearly six years removed from his last fight, Cole Campbell returns to face Tom Theocharis at Mamba Fight Night 5 on Oct. 5, 2018 in Aldergrove, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Doll, Basra, Hammo Victorious in Action-Packed Rumble in the Cage 59

Rumble in the Cage 59 took place Sept. 29 in Lethbridge, Alta. Sheldon Doll, Justin Basra, and Maged Hammo were among those victorious on the card.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Familiar Faces Find Success at Unified MMA 34

Unified MMA 34 took place in Enoch, Alta. on Sept. 28 and saw Teddy Ash and Pat Pytlik leave as the Unified MMA middleweight an welterweight champions.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Rumble in the Cage 59

Rumble in the Cage 59 takes place Sept. 29 in Lethbridge, Alta. and Lucas Neufeld has his predictions for each of the 14 MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Leave a comment

Predictions: Unified MMA 34

Unified MMA 34 takes place Sept. 28 in Enoch, Alta. and Cody Krahn and Isaiah Metituk have their predictions for each of the nine MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Leave a comment

Doll Looking Forward to Tough Test in Hicks at Rumble in the Cage 59

In the main event of Rumble in the Cage 59, Sheldon Doll looks to keep his hot streak alive against Marcus Hicks on Sept. 29 in Lethbridge, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ash, Baczynski Set to Square off for Vacant Middleweight Title at Unified MMA 34

In the main event of Unified MMA 34, Teddy Ash will look to become a two-weight champion, taking on UFC-vet Seth Baczynski on Sept. 28.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pytlik, Phillips Set to Battle for Vacant Unified MMA Welterweight Title

Pat Pytlik and Vyron Phillips will compete for the welterweight title on Sept. 28 at Unified MMA 34 in a potential fight-of-the-night candidate.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hammo Much-Improved Heading Into Bout with Stonehouse at Rumble in the Cage 59

Frequent finishers Maged Hammo and Fred Stonehouse will meet in a featherweight contest at Rumble in the Cage 59 on Sept. 29 in Lethbridge, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ford Makes Return to MMA Facing Delanoit at Unified MMA 34

On Sept. 28, Ryan Ford makes his much-anticipated return to MMA when he welcomes Matthew Delanoit into his hometown at Unified MMA 34.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Horth Wessels, Hayer, Hall Among Winners in Historic Night at BFL 57

Battlefield Fight League 57 took place Sept. 22 in Coquitlam B.C. and featured 13 total matchups, including Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels and Christina Ricker.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: BFL 57

Battlefield Fight League 57 takes place in Coquitlam, B.C. on Sept. 22, and Gagan Gill has provided his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Horth Wessels, Ricker Set to Make Battlefield Fight League History at BFL 57

On Sept. 22, Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels and Christina Ricker will become the first women to headline a Battlefield Fight League event at BFL 57.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Batra Enters BFL 57 Title Defence Against Hayer with Different Mindset

Austin Batra will defend his Battlefield Fight League amateur welterweight title against Perry Hayer at BFL 57 on Sept. 22 in Coquitlam, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hall, Berry Set to Clash at BFL 57 for Vacant Amateur Featherweight Title

With the Battlefield Fight League amateur featherweight title on the line, Marlan Hall and Gwyn Berry will face off at BFL 57 on Sept. 22.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Arnett Defends TKO Bantamweight Title Against Maness in UFC-Caliber Fight

Jesse Arnett will look for 13 straight wins when he defends his TKO bantamweight title against the visiting Nathan Maness at TKO 44 on Sept. 21.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Neufeld Heads to Sin City for Battle with Leavitt

Lucas Neufeld makes the trip south to take on Jordan Leavitt in Las Vegas, NV at Tuff-N-Uff: Fight Night on Sept. 14 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hrabec Working Overtime to Help Pave the Way for MMA Career

With the UFC being a firm goal of his, Nick Hrabec is pulling out all the stops to ensure he’s in the best position to achieve that goal.

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Bull Hopes to Inspire Youth in His Community Through MMA Career

Jesse Bull hopes his MMA career can help inspire the youth in his community of Maskwacis to become anything they want to be.

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Basra Hoping Next Few Fights Will Turn His Dream Into a Reality

Undefeated Justin Basra is hoping his next two bouts to close out 2018 will help set the stage for a run to the bigger promotions.

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fighters Favourites: Non-UFC Fighter

Mark Mosure, Keegan Oliver, Thomas Deneve, Menad Abella and seven other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal their favourite fighter outside the UFC.

Posted in Fighters Favourites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Three New Champs Crowned at XFFC 19

Michael Hill, Albaraa Atmeh and Jett Grande all became new XFFC champions of their respective divisions at XFFC 19 in Grande Prairie, Alta. Saturday night.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: XFFC 19

XFFC 19 takes place in Grande Prairie, Alta. on Aug. 11, and Tom O’ Connor has provided his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hill, Krayco Seek First Title Wins of Careers in XFFC 19 Main Event

In the main event of XFFC 19, Michael Hill will battle Matt Krayco to determine the new XFFC welterweight champion in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Metituk Welcomes Atmeh Into Home Barn for Championship Bout

Isaiah Metituk is set to welcome Albaraa Atmeh into Grande Prairie at XFFC 19 for a battle to determine the XFFC amateur featherweight champion.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Grande Looking to Add to Resume With Title Win at XFFC 19

Jett Grande will look to add a XFFC lightweight title to his collection when he challenges Neal Gottzmann for his belt at XFFC 19 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Yousefi Fears Nothing Inside the Cage After Tough Childhood

After pushing through a mentally and physically challenging childhood, Behrang Yousefi has truly turned his life into something he can be proud of.

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fighters Favourites: Submission Move

Shane Campbell, Pat Pytlik, Tye Mcentire, and seven other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal their favourite submission moves.

Posted in Fighters Favourites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dwyer and O’Connor Claim XFFC Gold, Wells Bounces Back

XFFC 18 took place July 21, 2018 in Penticton, B.C., and featured a main event between Matt Dwyer and Dominique Steele for the middleweight title.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: XFFC 18

XFFC 18 takes place July 21 in Penticton, B.C. and professional MMA fighter Michael Hill has his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dwyer Ready to Prove UFC Worth at XFFC 18

In a UFC-caliber main event for XFFC 18 in Penticton, B.C., Matt Dwyer will battle Dominique Steele for the XFFC middleweight title.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

O’Connor, Day Set to Clash for XFFC Featherweight Strap

The XFFC featherweight title will be on the line Saturday night when Tom O’Connor and Chris Day meet in the co-main event of XFFC 18.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wells Welcomes Heinz Into Home Territory at XFFC 18

Grayson Wells will welcome Josh Heinz to the Okanagan for a heavyweight battle at XFFC 18 in Penticton, B.C. on Saturday night.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kajic, Gill Become BFL Champs, Revel Top Middleweight Contender

BFL 56 took place July 14 in Coquitlam, B.C. and included Dejan Kajic taking on Chris Anderson for the vacant BFL middleweight title.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: BFL 56

BFL 56 takes place July 14 in Coquitlam, B.C. and amateur MMA fighter Ali Wasuk has his predictions for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

Posted in Predictions | Leave a comment

Anderson, Kajic Preparing for Second Title Clash at BFL 56

Chris Anderson and Dejan Kajic will meet for the second time on Saturday night at BFL 56 to determine the champion of the BFL middleweight division.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ghaeni Expecting Repeat Result in Rematch With Gill

Nick Ghaeni and Gagan Gill will meet, for the second time in their careers, at BFL 56 Saturday night to determine the professional featherweight champion.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Spina Zoned in on Heavyweight Strap Ahead of BFL 56

Terrence Spina will look to remain undefeated in his amateur career, while also adding a championship belt to his name when he takes on Josh Morgan at BFL 56 on July 14.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Croden, Pallen Put Undefeated Records on the Line in Title Bout

Melissa Croden will meet Alyssa Pallen for the amateur women’s bantamweight title at 209 Beatdown 5 Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Randy Mahon: From the Diamond to the Cage

Randy Mahon, a MMA fighter from Grande Prairie, Alta., was once on the verge of professional baseball before making the switch to MMA.

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fighters Favourites: UFC Fighter

Matt Krayco, Jett Grande, Evan Piercey, Melissa Croden, and six other MMA fighters from Alberta and B.C. reveal who their favourite UFC fighter is.

Posted in Fighters Favourites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Boser Set to Meet Gormley Down Under at ACB 88

Tanner Boser will make the trek from Alberta, Canada to take on Californian Chase Gormley in a heavyweight bout at ACB 88 on June 16 in Brisbane, Australia.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mosure Claims Title, Deneve and Celis Remain Undefeated

Prestige FC 10 took place in Fort McMurray, Alta. on June 8, 2018, and was headlined by an amateur welterweight title bout between Mark Mosure and Regan RunningRabbit.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Prestige FC 10

Prestige FC 10 takes place June 8 in Fort McMurray, Alta. and professional MMA fighter Menad Abella offers his predictions for the six MMA bouts, including Regan RunningRabbit vs Mark Mosure and Thomas Deneve vs Scott Bouchard.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mosure, RunningRabbit Set to Battle for Amateur Welterweight Title

With the amateur welterweight title on the line, Mark Mosure and Regan RunningRabbit will do battle at Prestige FC 10 in Fort McMurray, Alta on June 8, 2018.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Deneve Set to Defend Hometown Cage Against Bouchard

Thomas Deneve will welcome Scott Bouchard into his hometown of Fort McMurray, Alta. for an amateur lightweight bout at Prestige FC 10 Friday night.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Estremadura, Wasuk, Batra Claim Vacant Titles at BFL 55

BFL 55 took place May 26, 2018 in Coquitlam, Alta., and featured 15 total bouts, including Achilles Estremadura vs Ryan Rohovich for the lightweight title and Ali Wasuk vs Mitch Strazzella for the amateur featherweight title.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: BFL 55

BFL 55 takes place May 26 in Coquitlam, B.C. and professional MMA fighter Dejan Kajic and amateur MMA fighter Tye Mcentire have their predictions for each of the 14 MMA bouts on the card, including Achilles Estremadura vs Ryan Rohovich, Jared Revel vs TJ Koehler, and Ali Wasuk vs Mitch Strazzella.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Rohovich Riding Wave of Confidence into BFL 55 Title Match

In the main event of BFL 55, Ryan Rohovich and Achilles Estremadura will square off for the vacant lightweight title on May 26. Both Rohovich and Estremadura come in riding three-fight and two-fight win streaks respectively.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wasuk Sealing Amateur Career With Title Bout Versus Strazzella

Ali Wasuk and Mitch Strazzella will meet in the cage at BFL 55 on May 26, 2018 to battle for the vacant amateur featherweight championship. Wasuk said he will turn professional following this event.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Batra, Aujla-Fieldt Look to Take Next Step With Welterweight Title

The vacant BFL welterweight title will be on the line when Austin Batra and Justin Aujla-Fieldt meet in the cage at BFL 55 on May 26 in Coquitlam, B.C.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ash, Campbell Secure Belts, Pytlik Earns Title Shot

Unified MMA 33 took place May 11, 2018 in Enoch, Alta., and featured 10 MMA bouts, including Teddy Ash vs Jacob “Kobe” Ortiz for the light heavyweight title and Shane Campbell vs Stephen Beaumont for the lightweight title.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Unified MMA 33

Unified MMA 33 takes place May 11 in Enoch, Alta. and professional MMA fighter Randy Mahon has his predictions for each of the ten MMA bouts on the card, including Teddy Ash vs Kobe Ortiz, Shane Campbell vs Stephen Beaumont, and Behrang Yousefi vs Neal Anderson.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ash, Ortiz Set to Battle for Light Heavyweight Title at Unified MMA 33

In the main event of Unified MMA 33 on May 11, Teddy Ash and Kobe Ortiz will battle for the vacant light heavyweight title in Enoch, Alta. at the River Cree Resort & Casino.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Campbell Confident Heading Into Rematch With Beaumont at Unified MMA 33

With the Unified MMA lightweight championship on the line, Shane Campbell and Stephen Beaumont will meet for the second time at Unified MMA 33 on May 11 in Enoch, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Yousefi Expecting Fight of the Night with Anderson at Unified MMA 33

In a professional lightweight bout at Unified MMA 33, Behrang Yousefi and Neal Anderson are set to do battle in Enoch, Alta, on May 11 in a fight both are predicting to be a wild affair.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Arnett, Abella, Krahn Head East for TKO 43

Jesse Arnett, Menad Abella, and Alyssa Krahn will all make the trip to Quebec City, QC for TKO 43 Friday night. Both Arnett and Abella are vying for the titles in their respective divisions.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fighters Favourites: Non-MMA Sport

Lucas Neufeld, Connor Krebs, Justin Basra, Nick LeBlanc, and six other Alberta MMA fighters reveal their favourite sport, other than MMA.

Posted in Fighters Favourites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hudson, Neufeld, Heinz Score Big Finishes at Rumble in the Cage 58

If you’re a fan of finishes, Rumble in the Cage 58 was the event for you. 10 of the 13 total fights on the card in Lethbridge, Alta. didn’t make it to the final bell at the Servus Sports Centre Friday Night. In the main event of the evening, Craig Hudson (5-6) shocked the Lethbridge […]

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mcentire, Sahota to Battle for Gold Medal at Rumble in the Cage 58

Day two of the 2018 Canadian Amateur National Championship featured the semi-finals of the welterweight division; Jett Grande vs Gurpaul Sahota and Mike Parsons vs Tye Mcentire.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Rumble in the Cage 58

Rumble in the Cage 58 takes place April 13 in Lethbridge, Alta. and amateur MMA fighter Evan Piercey has his predictions for each of the seven MMA bouts on the card (not including gold medal matches) including Jared Kilkenny vs Craig Hudson, Josh Heinz vs Jared Henderson, and Lucas Neufeld vs Nick Bell.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Grande, Grey, Kovalchuk Advance Through Day One at Nationals

Day one of the 2018 Canadian MMA Amateur National Championship took place April 11, 2018 in Lethbridge, Alta. Jett Grande, Justin Knoepfli, and Justin Grey were among those competing.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Kilkenny Coming off Strong Training Camp for Clash With Hudson

The second of two heavyweight bouts scheduled for Rumble in the Cage 58 will see Jared Kilkenny clash with Craig Hudson in Lethbridge, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Heinz, Henderson Expecting Knockouts at Rumble in the Cage 58

In his first career professional heavyweight bout, Josh Heinz (3-1) will welcome Jared Henderson (4-4) into the cage in his hometown of Lethbridge, Alta., for Rumble in the Cage 58.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Neufeld, Bell Matchup Filled With History at Rumble in the Cage 58

Lucas Neufeld (2-0) will welcome Nick Bell (2-1) into the cage in his hometown of Lethbridge, Alta. for a professional featherweight bout at Rumble in the Cage 58. Neufeld is coming in fresh, while Bell enters on a six-and-a-half-year layoff.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Shane Campbell Continues Push Back to UFC

After fighting five times in the UFC, Shane Campbell is back at the regional MMA level working his way back up the ladder using his elite muay thai and kickboxing skills as a base.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

MMA More Than Just a Sport for Teddy Ash

Teddy Ash is one of Canada’s top MMA prospects, but it’s not just his impressive record that makes him a success story. It’s what he’s had to overcome to get where he is that’s truly remarkable.

Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fighters Favourites: Walkout Song

Walkout songs for MMA fighters have many significant meanings. Teddy Ash, Cody Krahn, Menad Abella, Riley Pequin plus six more MMA fighters explain why their walkout song is important to them.

Posted in Fighters Favourites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hill, Hrabec, Pequin All Victorious at XFFC 17

The fans in attendance for XFFC 17 in Grande Prairie, Alta. were treated to an exciting night of MMA action, which included six first round finishes. Michael Hill, Nick Hrabec and Riley Pequin were among the big winners.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: XFFC 17

XFFC 17 takes place March 16 in Grande Prairie, Alta. and professional MMA fighter Alex Martinez has his predictions for each of the 11 MMA bouts on the card including Cody Krahn vs Michael Hill, Randy Mahon vs Nick Hrabec, and Riley Pequin vs Todd Vatcher.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mahon, Hrabec Set for Potential Fight of the Night at XFFC 17

In the co-main event of XFFC 17, the hometown hero Randy Mahon will face off with Nick Hrabec in a professional lightweight showdown in Grande Prairie, Alta. Friday night.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Krahn Expecting Gritty Battle with Hill at XFFC 17

Former Ultimate Fighter contestant Michael Hill will take on Cody Krahn in a professional middleweight bout at XFFC 17 in Grande Prairie, Alta. on March 16.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pequin Set to Battle Vatcher for Vacant XFFC Title

With the XFFC amateur welterweight title on the line, Riley Pequin and Todd Vatcher will meet in the cage at XFFC 17 in Grande Prairie March 16 to determine the new champion.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Metituk Eyeing Four in a Row, Taking on Ruttan

In an enticing amateur featherweight bout, Isaiah Metituk will welcome Dakota Ruttan into his hometown of Grande Prairie, Alta. to put on a show at XFFC 17 on March 16.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

MMA Is Back in Edmonton

The moratorium effectively putting a halt to all sanctioned combative sports competition in Edmonton has officially been lifted, which ultimately marks the return of competitive MMA to the city.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ash Scores Title in Hometown, Abella and Theocharis Take Care of Business

Prestige FC 9 took place in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Friday night where Teddy Ash and Cameron Olson clashed for the light heavyweight title, and Menad Abella and Dejan Kajic took the cage in the co-main event.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Predictions: Prestige FC 9

Prestige FC 9 goes down March 2 in Fort McMurray, Alta. and professional MMA fighter David Nippard has his predictions for each of the seven MMA bouts on the card including Teddy Ash vs Cameron Olson, Menad Abella vs Dejan Kajic, and Cam Macdonald vs Tom Theocharis.

Posted in Predictions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ash Set to Battle Olson for Light Heavyweight Title in Hometown

Teddy Ash (9-3) will square off with Cameron Olson (9-3) on March 2 for the Prestige FC light heavyweight title at Prestige FC 9. Both competitors are coming in hot with Ash having won five of his last six fights, and Olson six of his last seven.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Abella, Kajic Both Envision Knockout Finish at Prestige FC 9

In the co-main event of Prestige FC 9 in Fort McMurray, Alta., a knockout is in the cards between Menad Abella (4-0) and Dejan Kajic (8-6-2, 1 NC) in their welterweight tilt.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Macdonald Expecting Stand-Up War With Theocharis

Cam Macdonald (1-0) and Tom Theocharis (0-1) are set to square off in a professional lightweight scrap at Prestige FC 9 in Fort McMurray. This will be both fighters’ second professional fight after long amateur careers.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ward, Anheliger, Martinez Saskatoon-Bound for Inaugural Event

Modern FC 1 is an inaugural event taking place in Saskatoon, Sask. on Feb. 23. It will feature three MMA fighters out of Alberta: Patrick Ward, Chad Anheliger, and Alex Martinez.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Boser Set for Desert Duel at ACB 81

Tanner Boser (13-4) will square off with DJ Linderman (21-13) in a heavyweight bout at ACB 81 in Dubai. Boser is seeking is second win in a row, while Linderman is looking to bounce back from a loss.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Krebs Conquers Main Event, Croden Ends it Quickly

Rumble in the Cage 57 went down Feb. 17 in Lethbridge, Alta., with Connor Krebs and Melissa Croden being among the big winners in the 11-bout fight card.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Piercey, Krebs Fired up for the Spotlight

In what could be an all out brawl, Evan Piercey (2-0) and Connor Krebs (1-1) will meet in the main event at Rumble in the Cage 57 on Feb. 17, taking place at Exhibition Park Lethbridge.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Leblanc and Parsons Preparing for Clash of Styles

Nick Leblanc (2-1) and Mike Parsons (4-1) will meet in the cage Feb. 17 at Rumble in the Cage 57 in Lethbridge. It’ll be a battle between the elite striking of Leblanc and the gritty grappling of Parsons.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Croden, Dinwoodie Matchup Primed for Fireworks

Melissa Croden and Sierra Dinwoodie are set to square off in an amateur catchweight bout at 150 pounds. With their strong finishing skills, fans in attendance at Rumble in the Cage 57 could be in for a treat with this matchup.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mein and Neufeld Dominant, Krayco and Phillips Fight to Draw

Fight Night 6 went down at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge, Alta. Saturday night, and the action didn’t disappoint. Lee Mein, Lucas Neufeld, and Gerra Gossen were among the winners.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ageless Wonder, Mein, Set for Heavyweight Tilt With Roy

In the main event for Fight Night 6 in Lethbridge, Lee Mein (8-13) will square off with Steve Roy (2-2) in a heavyweight clash that’s sure to have the Enmax Centre buzzing.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Neufeld Motivated Leading Into Bout With Matechuck

Lethbridge’s Lucas Neufeld (1-0) is set to square off with Saskatoon’s George Matechuck (1-1) at Fight Night 6 in Lethbridge, Alta. Neufeld enters the contest highly motivated by what lies ahead.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cronkite Looks to Continue Impressive Run at Fight Night 6

Colton Cronkite will look to win his sixth straight fight by first round submission when he welcomes Ergys Sigeta to the cage at Fight Night 6 in his hometown of Lethbridge, Alta.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Adversity No Match for Jake Peacock

Calgary’s Jake Peacock has an impressive history as a martial artist, winning nearly 100 matches, and now being a successful owner and coach to many successful at Dunamis Martial Arts. He’s accomplished it all with just one arm.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Krayco Set to Clash With Phillips at Fight Night 6

Matt Krayco (7-7) and Vyron Phillips (7-4) will meet in the cage at Fight Night 6 in Lethbridge, Alta. on Feb. 10. Krayco is searching for his third MMA victory in a row, while Phillips looks to add to his already impressive resume.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wolfgang Janssen Hopeful for Injury-Free 2018

It’s been over two years since Red Deer MMA fighter Wolfgang Janssen last fought competitively. He had a rough stretch where he was unable to shake the injury bug, but he’s now healthy and ready to make his return.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Oliver Set to Return from Broken Hand at BFL 53

Keegan Oliver (6-6) makes his return to the cage, following a broken hand against, Hardeep Singh (9-3) at BFL 53 in Coquitlam on Jan. 13.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Aftermath of Unified MMA 33 Cancellation

Unified MMA 33 was set for Dec. 15, 2018, but was abruptly cancelled due to a moratorium of combative sports in Edmonton, leaving all involved frustrated.

Posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

O’Connor Spoils the Mahon Party at XFFC 16

Tom O’Connor faced Randy Mahon at XFFC 16 in a rematch from almost three years ago, while the popular local Kyle Francotti made his professional debut.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Randy Mahon Seeks Revenge in Main Event at XFFC 16

Randy Mahon vs Tom O’Connor part two will take place in Grande Prairie December 15 at XFFC 16. O’Connor won their first bout via submission.

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Joynson, Basra, and Grande Crowned Champs at Havoc FC 12

Dustin Joynson battled Grayson Wells at Havoc FC 12 for the heavyweight title, while Justin Basra and Randy Turner went to war for the bantamweight belt.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Undefeated Basra Seeks Bantamweight Gold at Havoc FC 12

Justin Basra will put his undefeated record on the line Dec. 8 as he takes on Randy Turner for the Havoc Fighting Championship bantamweight title.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Arnett Looks to Extend Win Streak at TKO 41

Jesse Arnett will look to extend his win streak to 11 when he takes on Dimitri Waardenburg at TKO 41 in Montreal.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment