From the Mix Fighting Championships “USA vs. Russia III” event in June 2006, here’s Eddie Alvarez vs. Derrick Noble.
Hector Ramirez. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Dave Houshair, the former co-owner of the recently folded Hardcore Championship Fighting, has reportedly announced his quick promotional return to the world of mixed martial arts with a June 20th co-promotional fight card that will take place at the Max Bell Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The news comes from The Fight Network’s Great Fight North column, which reports that the show will be a joint-effort between Houshair’s Raw Combat promotion and Legacy Fighting Championships.
A slew of notable veterans will be on the card. PRIDE Fighting Championships alumnus Travis Galbraith will take on former UFC light heavyweight Hector Ramirez in the night’s main event.
Former UFC middleweight title challenger David Loiseau will attempt to continue his road back from a string of bad losses when he takes on fellow HCF veteran Andrew Buckland. An LFC featherweight title bout between Len Tam and Chris Desaultes is also slated to take place.
The current card for the event is as follows:
Travis Galbraith vs. Hector Ramirez
David Loiseau vs. Andrew Buckland
Carlo Prater vs. Garett Davis
Derrick Noble vs. Jason Maxwell
Ryan Heck vs. Kurt Southern
Nathan Gunn vs. Max Dalsin
Adam Farr vs. Dami Egbeyemi
Mike Rowbotham vs. Mike Zvonick
Brendan Seguin weighs-in at WEC 25 in January 2007. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
Veteran welterweight Brendan Seguin will replace an injured John Alessio against Derrick Noble at Hardcore Championship Fighting’s “Destiny” event on February 1st at the Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
MMA on Tap has confirmed the news with officials involved with the promotion.
Alessio was forced to pull out of the fight earlier this month due to complications stemming from his recovery from a knee injury.
Seguin is currently riding a four-fight winning streak. His last fight was a unanimous decision over Fernando Gonzalez at WEC 25, which was the organzation’s first show under the Zuffa banner. Seguin owns wins over Kyacey Uscola, Jonathan Goulet, and Jared Rollins among others.
TKO 32: Ultimatum Card Update
The card for TKO 32: Ultimatum is shaping up quite nicely. The event is headlined by Jesse Bongfeldt defending his TKO welterweight title against T.J. Grant. Former TKO heavyweight champion Icho Larenas will also be on the card even though a potential rematch against current champ Krzysztof Soszynski is unlikely.
Here’s what the card looks like as of right now:
Jesse Bongfeldt vs. T.J. Grant - TKO Welterweight Title
Icho Larenas vs. TBA
Stephane Vigneault vs. TBA
Damacio Page vs. Justin Tavernini
Adrian Wooley vs. Syd Barnier
Yannick Galipeau vs. Derek Gauthier
Jordan Mein vs. Samuel Guillet
Mark Fraser vs. Johan Croes
Syd Barnier was originally scheduled to take on Mark Fraser but has instead decided to drop down to bantamweight. Barnier will now take on Adrian Wooley while Fraser will go up against Johan Croes.
Former TKO welterweight John Alessio has been forced to pull out of his scheduled bout against Derrick Noble at Hardcore Championship Fighting’s “Destiny” event due to complications stemming from his recovery from a knee injury.
HCF CEO Keith Crawford made the announcement on The Fight Network’s radio show earlier this week:
“John injured his knee at the end of December and was hoping it’d heal properly, but it hasn’t healed enough to be ready to train,” Crawford said. “We’re obviously quickly looking for an opponent for Derrick because we really want to have him on this card.”
Steve Bosse and Tank Abbott?
TKO Xtreme first reported on Wednesday that TKO President Stephane Patry was discussing the possibility of having Quebec hockey enforcer Steve Bosse take on Tank Abbott and The Fight Network picked up on it yesterday.
Apparently the two may have been able to clash at TKO 32 but the idea was pushed aside once Abbott signed on to fight Kimbo Slice in EliteXC’s February event. Pending on whether or not Abbott is victorious, the two could be matched up at a TKO event later this year, possibly in Aruba.
Aruba? Yes, you heard me right. According to Patry, TKO 33 will be titled “Battle in Paradise” and will take place in Aruba, possibly outdoors.
Hardcore Championship Fighting officially announced the complete card for the promotion’s upcoming event on February 1st at the Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta.
One of the two co-main events will feature the HCF debut of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira as he battles BodogFight and TKO veteran Todd Gouwenberg.
Nogueira has not fought since being knocked out by Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at PRIDE 33 in February. Gouwenberg is currently on a two-fight winning streak. He defeated Konstantin Gluhov and Michael Patt at separate Bodog events in 2007.
The other will have fast-rising Gegard Mousasi clashing with Chute Boxe’s Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos.
Mousasi was victorious in his last fight under the HCF banner, stopping Damir Mirenic with strikes in the first round of their bout. Santos was originally scheduled to compete at Cage Rage 24 earlier this month but was forced to pull out of the event due to weight cutting issues.
Other notable names on the card include John Alessio, Mike Pyle, Derrick Noble, Solomon Hutcherson, and more.
The full card for the event is below:
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Todd Gouwenberg
Gegard Mousasi vs. Evangelista Santos
Thomas Schulte vs. Garett Davis
John Alessio vs. Derrick Noble
Damir Mirenic vs. Mike Pyle
Andrew Buckland vs. Dan Chambers
Solomon Hutcherson vs. Amir Rahnavardi
Myles Merola vs. Ariel Sexton
Tim Hague vs. Miodrag Petkovic
Nabil Khatib vs. Lucas Rota
Babian Cortez vs. Juan Barrantes
Mixed martial arts powerhouse Bodog Fight is teaming up with an organization founded by two of the biggest names in the sport.
Bodog Fight will sponsor the next event by Oregon-based SportFight, an up-and-coming MMA promotion founded by Team Quest marvels Randy “The Natural” Couture and Matt “The Law” Lindland.
Bodog Fight Presents: SportFight 20, The Homecoming will take place October 27 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. The co-main events will feature Bodog Fight’s Chael Sonnen (20-8-1) and Kyacey “Ice Cold” Uscola (13-9) in a middleweight bout, and a welterweight battle between Chris “The Professor” Wilson (13-3) and Derrick Noble (22-9-1).
“We are delighted to be working with SportFight,” said Bodog Fight’s billionaire creator Calvin Ayre. “Joining forces will allow us to bring some of the world’s best mixed martial arts fighters to fans in the Portland area.”
Bodog.com Entertainment unleashes its second season of mixed martial arts (MMA) action to fans worldwide in what promises to be an incredible series of intense fights and behind-the-scenes drama. On February 13, BodogFight: St. Petersburg premieres the first of eight hard-hitting episodes, culminating with a worldwide pay-per-view spectacular in April. Fans can catch the action online at www.bodogfight.com or on ION Television, available in over 90 million homes throughout the United States.
Eddie Alvarez took home Mixed Fighting Championship’s first ever welterweight championship, stopping Derrick Noble one minute into the first round at MFC’s USA vs Russia III this weekend.