War on the Mainland Live Blog: Gustavo Machado vs. Rick Reeves Updates

This is the War on the Mainland live blog for Gustavo “Ximu” Machado vs. Rick Reeves, a middleweight bout on tonight’s Powerhouse World Promotions pay-per-view at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.

Machado (18-8-1) is a veteran who holds wins ov…

This is the War on the Mainland live blog for Gustavo “Ximu” Machado vs. Rick Reeves, a middleweight bout on tonight’s Powerhouse World Promotions pay-per-view at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.

Machado (18-8-1) is a veteran who holds wins over Nate Quarry and Allan Goes and has fought against the likes of Ricardo Arona, Demian Maia, Thales Leites. Reeves (8-3) fights out of the Lions’ Den in Reno.

The live blog is below.

Joseph Benavidez Not Underestimating Dominick Cruz This Time Around

Filed under: MMA Videos, WEC, FanHouse Exclusive, VideosMMA Fighting recently spoke to Joseph Benavidez about his upcoming bantamweight title fight at WEC 50 against Dominick Cruz.

Benavidez, who lost to Cruz via unanimous decision last August, talked…

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MMA Fighting recently spoke to Joseph Benavidez about his upcoming bantamweight title fight at WEC 50 against Dominick Cruz.

Benavidez, who lost to Cruz via unanimous decision last August, talked about why he underestimated Cruz the first time they fought, how he has improved since the loss, why the WEC made the right choice to give him the title shot and whether he would ever fight his friend Urijah Faber.

Check out the video interview below.

Fight Me MMA makes successful debut, Josh Neer tops Jesse Finney in headliner

The upstart Fight Me MMA promotion – a new organization backed by the executives of the American Drag Racing League – made a successful debut on Saturday, and UFC vet Josh Neer submitted Strikeforce fighter Jesse Finney in the headliner.

The event too…

The upstart Fight Me MMA promotion – a new organization backed by the executives of the American Drag Racing League – made a successful debut on Saturday, and UFC vet Josh Neer submitted Strikeforce fighter Jesse Finney in the headliner.

The event took place in front of an announced soldout crowd at the 10,000-seat Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

“Fight Me MMA 1: The Battle Begins!,” which offered free and deeply discounted tickets, also saw WEC/KOTC vet Brendan Seguin submit Strikeforce vet Lucas Lopes in the co-headliner.


Maximum Fighting Championships Is Excited About Holding Events In Ontario.

With today’s announcement that the Ontario government will legalize mixed martial arts events in 2011, the Maximum Fighting Championship – Canada’s undisputed leader in MMA – is excited and cautiously optimistic about the prospects of holding events in the province.
The MFC has long been a front-runner in proposing MMA events in Ontario, and was the […]

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With today’s announcement that the Ontario government will legalize mixed martial arts events in 2011, the Maximum Fighting Championship – Canada’s undisputed leader in MMA – is excited and cautiously optimistic about the prospects of holding events in the province.

The MFC has long been a front-runner in proposing MMA events in Ontario, and was the first legally sanctioned organization in Canada outside of Quebec dating back to the company’s inception in 2000. Having already built up a number of ties to various venues in Ontario, the Maximum Fighting Championship is eagerly anticipating formerly announcing its first of many shows in the province.

“The MFC will be in Ontario, there is no doubt about that,” stated MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich, who grew up in the Windsor area of southern Ontario.

“For well over a year we have been in contact with numerous venues in Ontario about hosting an MFC event and all have been very eager to work with us as the most-reputable and star-studded show in the nation.”

Negotiations with the MFC’s preferred venues have already resumed with the recent announcement from the Ontario government.

“I’m excited, our whole organization is excited, and we have heard from hundreds of MFC fans in Ontario already in the first few hours of this becoming a reality,” noted Pavelich. “But we have to be cautious about this. There has to be smart business decisions made.

“It would be foolish to think that any mixed martial arts organization could march into Ontario and just sit back and watch the money roll in. It is going to take a sound business approach, logical planning, and hard work. Mixed martial arts is our business, not a hobby. We are not going to just take the first available date and run into it blindly.

“That being said, we have had fantastic talks already with the venues we like and the reception we’ve received has been incredible. I expect we will have a full schedule of Ontario events in 2011. It is important to note that the MFC will not just pop into Ontario and run. The MFC will be a regular fixture in Ontario, and our plan is to have a full, year-long schedule of shows in several locations within the province.”

War on the Mainland Live Blog: Jens Pulver vs. Diego Garijo Updates

This is the War on the Mainland live blog for Jens Pulver vs. Diego Garijo, a lightweight bout on tonight’s Powerhouse World Promotions pay-per-view at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.

After losing five straight in the WEC promotion, Pulver re…

This is the War on the Mainland live blog for Jens Pulver vs. Diego Garijo, a lightweight bout on tonight’s Powerhouse World Promotions pay-per-view at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.

After losing five straight in the WEC promotion, Pulver returns to the smaller shows and faces San Diego’s Garijo.

The live blog is below.

Sean Sherk Talks Dunham And BJ Penn Vs. Frankie Edgar.

There was a time when former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk looked all but undefeatable, but many have to wonder if Sherk is still relevant at 155. Sherk last entered the Octagon against current champion Edgar at UFC 98 where he lost via unanimous decision and many don’t consider him a threat for the […]

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There was a time when former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk looked all but undefeatable, but many have to wonder if Sherk is still relevant at 155. Sherk last entered the Octagon against current champion Edgar at UFC 98 where he lost via unanimous decision and many don’t consider him a threat for the title any time soon. Still a win over Evan Dunham at UFC 119 could put him much closer to a shot at the title, however a loss would certainly make him not much more than a gatekeeper for up and comers. UFC 119 is set to take place on September 25, 2010 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana and will feature Frank Mir Vs. Big Nog II.