To the victors go the spoils! This is the theme of a special recap episode of BodogFight: St. Petersburg airing Tuesday, April 3 at 11 p.m. / 10 p.m. Central on ION Television.
Something was bound to give with 28 deadly mixed martial arts fighters - 14 Americans and 14 Internationals - converging on the imperial capital of Russia to lay claim to global bragging rights. Now the smoke has cleared, revealing which of these men and women have earned the right to return to St. Petersburg to fight at a historic pay-per-view event, BodogFight: Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Lindland ‘Clash of the Nations’ on April 14th.
When fans tune into ION Television for this week’s all-new episode of the hit TV series BodogFight: St. Petersburg they’ll have a chance to get into the non-stop action and win $10,000 by voting for their favorite fighters.
“Getting hardcore MMA fans more involved in our programming is just part of the goal of further expanding Bodog’s social networking components across all our entertainment channels,” said Calvin Ayre, BodogFight creator and Founder of Bodog Entertainment. “Voting for fighters adds to the fun of watching them do battle.”
News and Notes
- UFC veteran Jonathan “Road Warrior” Goulet added to his winning streak this past weekend when he disposed of Jesse Bongfeldt early in the first at TKOMMA Tourney 2007. His next fight will come June 1st at TKO 29: Repercussion when he faces fellow UFC veteran Steve Vigneault for the vacant TKO welterweight title. Georges St. Pierre was foreced to vacate the title when he won the UFC welterweight belt.
- Yesterday Sherdog.com reported Chuck Liddell and Quinton Jackson will lock horns in the world famous octagon May 26th at UFC 71.
- This past weekend former UFC heavyweight champion and MMA legend, Bas Rutten, announced that he was stepping down as the coach of the Anacondas and Sean Tompkins would be taking his place as the head coach. Rutten will remain with the IFL but instead of coaching he will become the “Face of the IFL” working the broadcast booth and hosting “IFL Battleground”.
- The UFC has hired Mike Mersch who will be the organization’s chief operating officer. Originally Mersch was the Nevada deputy attorney general who represented the Nevada Athletic Commission.
- Hall of Fame play-by-play boxing announcer, Col. Bob Sheridan, will be ringside April 14th when Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Lindland fight in the BodogFight ring.
- Bob Sapp’s new opponent at the upcoming Cage Rage show will be Gary Turner.
- GracieMag.com is reporting that Ronaldo Jacaré will not compete at ADCC 2007.
- According to GracieFighter.com UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin has parted ways with David Terrell and the Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance. Terrell said, ““He didn’t train at all with us for that fight so why would we corner him. Win or lose we wouldn’t have been responsible.”
Clip of the Day
Does anyone remember this man? He was at the very first show of the IFL, and before everyone noticed, he had some ex-body builder running his team Tokyo Sabres. On March 14th, Inoki officially announced that as of April 1st, he is starting a new martial arts promotion called Inoki Genome Federation. (IGF) The head of organization is none other than Anotonio Inoki but other executives and staff are still unknown till this date. The only prediction we can make at this point is that his son-law, Simon Kelly Inoki, just revealed his resignation from New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s president post, probably to join his father in-law’s new promotion. Besides this, no one knows what is going to take place with this new project by Mr. Inoki. All we can tell at this point, is that everyone is making big announcements in April.
Stylish mixed martial arts force BodogFight is adding to its highly regarded team of MMA professionals. Today, the show announced it has secured the services of Jeff Osborne as BodogFight Commissioner.
Since founding Hook and Shoot in 1996, Osborne has become a recognized personality within the MMA community for his commentary work with various fight promotions. He has also spearheaded the effort to integrate women into the mixed martial arts scene - a strong credit to his name as BodogFight is quickly acquiring contracts for many of the world’s top female combatants.
Some of the world’s toughest women take to the MMA mat in the latest episode of the hit TV series BodogFight: St. Petersburg. This week’s show, airing March 6 at 11 p.m. / 10 p.m. Central on ION Television, features twice the action with not two, but four brutal elimination bouts.
Rosie Sexton will be looking to prove she is one tough mother, literally! Leaving her baby son, Lewis, at home in Manchester, England, the hard-hitting Sexton arrives in Russia eager to trade punches with flamboyant Carina Damm of Brazil. A black belt in Tae Kwon Do (and the only doctor of theoretical computer science ever known to possess a Cage Warriors Women’s Championship belt), Dr. Sexton will need to harness all her brain power to outsmart the tricky Damm, who teaches Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira with her brother, Rodrigo. Damm’s ferocity and stunning physique have earned her the nickname “Beauty but the Beast”. This fight should not be missed.
Other action includes Tae Kwon Do black belt Julie Kedzie of Indiana locking horns with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Amanda Buckner of Maine. Kedzie confesses she faces one of her MMA idols in Buckner, who has fought and won in numerous competitions including the Rocky Mountain Slammer, Ultimate Athlete, Grapplers Quest, and the Extreme Challenge.
The hits keep coming as tough-as-nails Shayna Baszler of South Dakota stands toe-to-toe with the well-rounded Roxane Modaferri of Massachusetts, while Osaka Judo champion Hitomi Akano takes on fan favorite Tama Chan, with Japanese national pride at stake!
The cold war may be over, but the fighting continues in Russia thanks to the hit mixed martial arts TV series BodogFight: St. Petersburg. This week’s episode, airing February 27th at 11 p.m. / 10 p.m. Central on ION Television, features two more brutal elimination bouts.
The action heats up the frozen Russian tundra in Episode 2 of the hit mixed martial arts reality show BodogFight: St. Petersburg. This week’s episode, which airs February 20th at 11 p.m. /10 p.m. Central on ION Television, features two more brutal elimination bouts.
Our featured match includes a pair of American welterweights, as Miami’s Jorge “GameBred” Masvidal squares off against Steve “Red Nose” Berger of St. Louis.
BodogFight, the mixed martial arts (MMA) brand garnering a worldwide fan base, is thrilled to have MMA superstars Josh Barnett, Phil Baroni and Eric Paulson weighing in with expert commentary during select episodes of the BodogFight: St. Petersburg series, which airs Tuesdays on ION Television at 11p.m. / 10p.m. Central. Check local listings for times in your area.
“Having Josh, Phil and Eric add their personal insights to the St. Petersburg series is an absolute privilege,” says Calvin Ayre, creator of BodogFight and Founder of digital media giant Bodog.com Entertainment. “The BodogFight team is striving to introduce new components to MMA reality television; unbiased third-party fighter perspectives from top-level athletes bring a strong element of credibility to our efforts.”
BodogFight announces today a mammoth card for a Superfight pay-per-view spectacular that promises to be raved about for ages. On Saturday, April 14, live from the ICE Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, “BodogFight: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Lindland, Clash of the Nations” takes place before an international audience in what will be an unforgettable event in mixed martial arts history.
Following the overwhelming success of its hit debut season, BodogFight changes backdrops for its second season of mixed martial arts action. Swapping the sunny shores of Costa Rica for the frigid Russian tundra, BodogFight: St. Petersburg promises to amp up the intensity. It does just that with a first episode that spotlights a match involving one of the most exciting pound-for-pound fighters on the MMA scene.