Ontario, Canada’s Largest Province, Passes MMA Legislation for 2011

Filed under: NewsMixed martial arts, with the UFC leading the charge, has cleared another hurdle in the goal of bringing the sport to as much of the world as possible.

UFC president Dana White’s stock response when asked where the promotion wants to …

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Mixed martial arts, with the UFC leading the charge, has cleared another hurdle in the goal of bringing the sport to as much of the world as possible.

UFC president Dana White’s stock response when asked where the promotion wants to go next has been: “We’re taking this thing everywhere.” But up until this point, “everywhere” has not included Ontario, the largest province in Canada.

But after plenty of campaigning by the UFC, MMA can cross another name off its list. According to Ontario’s official website, the provincial government has passed legislation that will regulate MMA starting in 2011.

Strikeforce Challengers 10 re-airs Monday night on Showtime 2

A replay of Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 10 event airs Monday on Showtime 2 (SHO 2) at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The event, which marked Strikeforce’s Arizona debut and took place Aug. 13 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, featured a headliner between hometo…

A replay of Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 10 event airs Monday on Showtime 2 (SHO 2) at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The event, which marked Strikeforce’s Arizona debut and took place Aug. 13 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, featured a headliner between hometown fighter Joe Riggs and fast-rising Louis Taylor.

But the women again stole the show with a same-night 135-pound tournament.


Tim Sylvia Stops Paul Buentello; Jens Pulver Takes Another Loss

If you checked out the official “War on the Mainland” website as you possibly hummed and hawed about ordering last night’s PPV, you might have thought to yourself ‘ah–they probably just skimmed on the site a little bit to throw more dough on the PPV’. Well, if you took in last night’s broadcast, it didn’t […]

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If you checked out the official “War on the Mainland” website as you possibly hummed and hawed about ordering last night’s PPV, you might have thought to yourself ‘ah–they probably just skimmed on the site a little bit to throw more dough on the PPV’. Well, if you took in last night’s broadcast, it didn’t take long to have that notion completely refuted did it? (Unless you don’t care for graphics and production values that are post 1993—then you were probably stoked)

Wondering if you had been transported back a decade plus aside, War on the Mainland did feature some pretty sweet bouts, including the Matt Horwich / Thales Leites fight which was great (Horwich won the middleweight title by 4th round submission) and Tony Lopez KOíng Jason Lambert with a knee to take the light-heavyweight belt.

In the main event tilt between Tim Sylvia and Paul Buentello (which only added to the night’s ‘nostalgic’ feel of course), the former UFC heavyweight champ added another belt to his trophy case, by dropping Buentello in the second round. Sylvia’s first title defence? None other than Mr. Pedro Rizzo…okay,  granted, there’s a bit of a ‘classic’s theme going here but we’ll still check it out.

And apparently having BJ Penn loathe him all these years wasn’t the reason behind Jens Pulver’s ongoing woes. As we passed along Friday, Penn apologized to Pulver last week for all the naughty things he’s said about the former champ, but the veteran still couldn’t end his losing streak. After getting dropped by Diego Garijo, Pulver got caught with a follow up guillotine choke—dude’s lost 6 straight.

Jon Fitch’s Bachelor Party (VIDEO)

Watch Jon Fitch’s Ultimate Bachelor Party at TABU Ultra Lounge on RawVegas.tvJon Fitch must not have very good friends.
Because if he did, they wouldn’t let him get married.
Maybe none of them are married themselves, so they don’t know better. Regardless, no excuse.
In our latest MMA Fix video, we join Fitch at Tabu Ultra […]

Watch Jon Fitch’s Ultimate Bachelor Party at TABU Ultra Lounge on RawVegas.tv

Jon Fitch must not have very good friends.

Because if he did, they wouldn’t let him get married.

Maybe none of them are married themselves, so they don’t know better. Regardless, no excuse.

In our latest MMA Fix video, we join Fitch at Tabu Ultra Lounge inside the MGM for his bachelor party. From the sounds of it, plans were to get drunk and blow lots of money of gambling and strippers…which makes sense, since those are two things that Fitch won’t be able to do anymore once he gets hitched.

World MMA Awards return for 2010, nominations now underway in 20 categories

“Fighters Only” is now taking nominations for the 2010 World MMA Awards,
the third installment of MMA’s most prominent awards program.

Nominations, which should reflect performances from September 2009 until
the end of this month, are underway in 20 d…

“Fighters Only” is now taking nominations for the 2010 World MMA Awards,
the third installment of MMA’s most prominent awards program.

Nominations, which should reflect performances from September 2009 until
the end of this month, are underway in 20 different categories until
Sept. 26. Finalists will be announced on Oct. 1, and final voting runs
until Nov. 26 at www.worldmmaawards.com.

The winners will be announced Dec. 1 at a black-tie reception at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las
Vegas.