Ronnie Mann def. Jordan Miller - Submission (Triangle)
Robert Paczkow def. James McSweeney - Submission (Front Choke)
Abdul Mohammed def. Robbie Olivier - Majority Decision
Ivan Serati def. Lee Hasdell - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Neil Grove def. Robert Berry - TKO (Corner Stoppage)
Mark Buchannan def. George Castro - TKO (Strikes)
Mark Epstein def. Tom Watson - Split Decision
Marios Zaromskis def. Ross Pointon - TKO (Cut)
Drew Fickett def. Mark Weir - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Paul Cahoon def. Elvis Sinosic - TKO (Strikes)
Murilo Rua def. Xavier Pokam - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Elvis Sinosic will return to the cage for the second time this year when he takes on English kickboxer Paul Cahoon at Cage Rage 24: Feel the Pain this Saturday at the Wembley Arena in London, England.
Sinosic is coming off of a TKO loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 70 in a fight that he nearly won with a kimura in the second round. Since then Sinosic has spent his time back in his native Australia, training and teaching while preparing for his fight against Cahoon this weekend.
“After the Bisping fight I went back to Australia and it was right back into training and teaching at my academy,” said Sinosic. “Anthony Perosh as always has been helping me get ready for this fight. I’ve been working with Justin Stevenson and Gary Edwards. A couple of students too, Steven Micallef and Shane Nix, they’ve been helping me with a couple different things.”
Cahoon, who currently trains with a Golden Glory team that includes Alistair Overeem, Gilbert Yvel, and Semmy Schilt, is also a threat on the ground as well - three of his wins have come by way of submission. However Elvis is confident that he’ll be able to be successful wherever the fight may go.
“I feel that I have the ability to win the fight at any range,” said Sinosic. “Wherever the fight goes, I’m comfortable. My plan is to feel out the fight from the start and then take it from there.”
So what’s next for Elvis Sinosic after this fight?
“Well currently this is a single fight deal with Cage Rage,” noted Sinosic. “I haven’t ruled out further fights with them. Right now though, I’m just focused on this fight. I’m not looking past it.”
Anyone interested in learning more about the Sinosic-Perosh Martial Arts Academy can visit their official website.
MMAWeekly is reporting that UFC veteran Elvis Sinosic will be filling in for Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos at Cage Rage 24 when he faces British fighter Paul Cahoon.
According to the report, Evangelista Santos was pulled from the card due to weight cutting issues. Cage Rage now expects the Santos-Cahoon fight to happen at some point in March.
Sinosic’s last MMA appearance came at UFC 70: Nations Collide when he went to war with UFC poster boy Michael “Count” Bisping eventually losing by TKO early in the second stanza. Sinosic sports a MMA record of 8-10-2 with victories over Mark Epstein, Jeremy Horn, and Katsuhisa Fujii.
Paul Cahoon also sports a professional MMA record of 8-10. Cahoon made his Cage Rage debut in July defeating Mark Epstein.
Cage Rage 24 Card:
Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam
Elvis Sinosic vs. Paul Cahoon
Drew Fickett vs. Mark Weir
Marios Zaromskis vs. Ross Pointin
Tom Watson vs. Mark Epstein
Dave Legeno vs. George Castro
Neil Grove vs. Robert Berry
Ivan Serati vs. Lee Hasdell
Abdul Mohamed vs. Robbie Oliver
Robert Paczkow vs. James McSweeney
Ronnie Mann vs. Brad Pickett
News and Notes
- The Fight Network is reporting that Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson will face Mike Rourke in his promotional debut at EliteXC: Renegade on Nov. 10 at the America Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
- Randy Couture’s agent spoke with The Fight Network yesterday shooting down rumors about Couture earning between $3.25 and $3.75 million per fight.
“Based on Randy’s contract, $3.25 to $3.75 million is not even in the ballpark,” Walker said. “It’s beyond exaggerated. He’d never make that. I know what he’s been paid; I’ve seen the pay-per-view numbers. The numbers that are being thrown around are not accurate. Whoever gave that information does not have their facts straight.”
- The Fight Network is also reporting that B.J. Penn, the UFC’s current number one contender for the lightweight title may not face either Sean Sherk or Joe Stevenson until early February.
- So is Joe Riggs in or out of the Strikeforce middleweight tournament?
Loretta Hunt says that he’s out:
Joe Riggs will not be one of the four contestants to compete in California’s first regulated four-man tournament scheduled for Nov. 16’s Strikeforce “Four Man Enter, One Man Survives” event at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Riggs declined the slot, however, and will seek a single fight on the card instead.
“It’s a timing thing,” said Riggs’ manager Scott Lewis. “He just fought two weeks ago and he doesn’t want to step into the cage two times in one night. We’re speaking with Scott Coker [Strikeforce’s promoter] to see if we can get him a single fight that night. He loves working with Strikeforce and is looking to get on that card.”
However Sam Caplan reports that Riggs is still undecided:
When contacted by ProElite.com, Riggs did confirm that his status for the tournament is currently uncertain but did not rule out the possibility of competing in it.
According to Riggs, his former agent, Ken Pavia, committed him to the tournament without receiving proper consent. Riggs now has new representation and is evaluating the opportunity. He indicated that he could ready to make a decision on whether he will compete in the next several days.
- Be sure to check out our newest feature ‘Break It Down’ where John and I provide our thoughts and predictions on every fight set to take place Saturday night at UFC 77: Hostile Territory.
- Don’t forget to cast your vote on our latest edition of ‘Rock the Vote’.
- UFC veteran Elvis Sinosic will replace Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos at Cage Rage 24. Sinosic will be stepping up to face British fighter Paul Cahoon.
- Adam Smith will appeal his positive tests for steroids, marijuana, and cocaine with the CSAC.
- Eddie Alvarez has told Sam Caplan that he’s been informed to prepare for a possible rematch with Nick Thompson in December.
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The Fight Network is reporting that Pride veteran Fabricio Werdum is the latest fighter to jump ship to the UFC. And he’s being put in a very competitive fight to debut against former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski. Dana White made the announcement at a press conference in Manchester, England to promote the upcoming UFC 70 and the return of the promotion to Europe. In addition to the Werdum-Arlovski match, White also announced that Ryota Machida will be on the card fighting Forrest Griffin. These are two extremely competitive matches, perhaps answering some of the recent complaints that the UFC was putting on too many mismatches.
According to the Fight Network…
Fabricio Werdum was today announced as the latest PRIDE fighter to jump to the Ultimate Fighting Championship – and Dana White warned “I’m not done yet.”
The announcement came at a press conference to formally introduce the Las Vegas-based promotion’s April 21 event in Manchester, England, at which Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Werdum (9-2-1) will fight former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski (10-5). The show, set for the Manchester Evening News Arena, will feature Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (22-4-2) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (7-1) in the headline slot, with Clitheroe native Michael Bisping (12-0) vs. Elvis Sinosic (8-9-2) and Forrest Griffin (13-4) vs. Ryoto Machida (9-0) also signed. Dana White confirmed that should Cro Cop defeat Gonzaga, he will receive a heavyweight title match against either Tim Sylvia or Randy Couture, who fight at March 3’s UFC in Columbus, Ohio.
Elvis Sinosic locks in an armbar against Shamoji Fujii.
While the popularity of MMA is currently spreading like wildfire all over the world, Elvis Sinosic started fighting long before people all over the world knew how to correctly apply a rear naked choke. Even though he has lost more fights than he has won, Sinosic’s ability to keep his fights exciting and finish his opponent from just about any position has made him one of the sport’s most popular athletes.
Scott and I had the opportunity to talk with Elvis about his career, his future, and the development of mixed martial arts as a sport itself.