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The Daily Recap: Valimaki-Al Hassan Cancelled, Denis Retires & More

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UFC veterans Victor Valamaki and Razak Al-Hassan were scheduled to fight yesterday at Aggression FC 14 in Edmonton, Alberta. The fight was cancelled when doctors refused to allow Valimaki to fight.

Valimaki apologized on Facebook, “Sorry guys, doc wouldn’t let me fight due to kidney failure from too big of a weight cut. Thanks everyone for the support, I feel like shit for letting everyone down. Time for a move up in weight so watch out heavyweights!”

Yves Edwards and Jeremy Stephens will finally lock horns at UFC on Fox 5 as it’s being reported that Stephens will step in and replace John Cholish who was forced to withdraw with a groin injury. Stephens and Edwards were originally slated to fight at UFC on FX 5 but the fight was scrapped when Stephens was arrested on an old warrant. [MMA Junkie]

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MFC: Lucky 13 Results

Here are the full results from MFC: Lucky 13.

Roger Hollett def. Victor Valimaki - KO at 2:06 of RD 1
Donald Sanchez def. Ryan McGillivray - Decision (Unanimous)
Ryan Ford def. Randy Valette - TKO at 2:07 of RD 1
Brad Zazaluk def. Luke Harris - TKO at 1:27 of RD 1
Ryan Heck def. Mike Bell - Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:44 of RD 1
Dwayne Lewis def. Clay Davidson - TKO at 1:41 of RD 1
Nick Penner def. David Lainoff - Submission (Kimura) at 1:57 of RD 1
Jason Kushera def. Steve Dubeck - TKO at 0:28 of RD 1
Mike Gates def. Jason Biggeman - Submission (Armbar) - at 1:22 of RD 1
Jason Randle def. J.C. Cousins - TKO at 1:13 of RD 1
Mike Sorenson def. Josh Fletcher - TKO at 4:46 of RD 2

Hat tip to Sportsnet.

Update: 3:25 am: Here are a few clips from MFC 13.

Hat tip to “RYENCOKE” from mma.tv.

MFC: Lucky 13 Card

Here is the full card for MFC Lucky 13 which is scheduled to take place August 24th, 2007 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Victor Valimaki vs. Roger Hollett - MFC Light Heavyweight title
Ryan McGillivray vs. Donald Sanchez
Ryan Ford vs. Randy Valette
Chad Cox vs. Dwayne Lewis
Mike Bell vs. Ryan Heck
Brad Zazaluk vs. Luke Harris
Sean Huffman vs. Jason Biggeman
J.C. Cousins vs. Jason Randle
David Lainoff vs. Nick Penner
Steve Dubeck vs. Jason Kushera
Josh Fletcher vs. Mike Sorenson

CKA: Mar 20, 2007

News and Notes

- The UFC has officially confirmed Valimaki-Sakara and Kongo-Silva for UFC 70. The official card currently looks like this:

UFC 70: Nations Collide

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
David Heath vs. Lyoto Machida
Michael Bisping vs. Elvis Sinosic
Andrei Arlovski vs. Fabricio Werdum
Assuerio Silva vs. Cheick Kongo
Matt Grice vs. Terry Etim
Junior Assuncao vs. David Lee
Victor Valimaki vs. Alessio Sakara
Dennis Siver vs. Jess Liaudin
Edilberto De Oliveira vs. Paul Taylor

- Reports surfaced yesterday stating the Fertitta brothers have purchased PRIDE FC for an estimated $65 million. Dave Meltzer has released a message saying there may have been an 11th hour fall apart once again.

Regarding all the Pride rumors, we’ve heard so much in recent days. Where there’s smoke there is fire, but Pride has been close to sold so many times that I don’t count on anything, particularly since sources have heard about an 11th hour fall apart once again. The funny thing is, in Japan, the belief is it is about to be sold, but not to the Fertittas. But in Japan the expectation is something will break at the next show.

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MFC 11: Gridiron Weigh-In Results

Here are the weigh-in results for MFC 11: Gridiron.

Jared Kilkenny (204.2) vs. Victor Valimaki (204.6)
Ryan Jimmo (231.6) vs. Adam Braidwood (253.2)
Roger Hollett (203.6) vs. Mike Maurer (204.0)
Steve Bruno (171.2) vs. Graydon Tannas (170.0)
Matt Dutkoski (169.4) vs. Nigel Zettergreen (172.8)
Aaron Gallant (167.8) vs. Ryan McGillivray (170.4)
Dan Chambers (184.8) vs. Sean Locke (185.0)
Tim Blanchard (166.4) vs. Ryan Machan (169.6)
Kyle Ayotte (167.2) vs. Mike Bell (169.4)
Paul Ebejer (145.6) vs. Josh Kyrejto (145.8)

This show has garnered alot of coverage in Canada due to the fact that the CFL’s Most Valuable Canadian at the 2005 CFL Grey Cup, Mike Maurer is appearing on the card. Also on the card will be UFC veteran Victor Valimaki.