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Adrenaline MMA to Be Streamed Online


Terry Martin. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Fans who won’t be able to attend Adrenaline MMA’s debut event this weekend in Chicago or watch the televised broadcast on HDNet now have the opportunity to view the event live and in it’s entirety, including the preliminary bouts, free of charge, through Vividas.com.

The organization made the announcement earlier today.

“Those MMA fans who can?t see the fights live or watch on HDNet will have the opportunity to see all the fights, including the preliminaries, live through Vividas,” Adrenaline CEO and President Monte Cox said today in a press release sent out to the media. “Our undercard is as loaded as our main event.”

The event will be headlined by a heavyweight battle between Chicago natives Mike Russow and Jason Guida. Additional notable veterans competing on the card include Terry Martin, Brian Gassaway, Forrest Petz, Bart Palaszewski, Rory Markham, and Clay French.

The broadcast on Vividas will begin starting tomorrow at 7 PM ET. The televised portion of the event starts on HDNet, following tonight’s episode of Inside MMA, at 9:30 PM ET.

The complete card for the event is after the jump.

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HDNet to Broadcast Four Live Events in June

DALLAS - HDNet Fights today released its June schedule for MMA coverage - including live events from all over the country and the world.

“HDNet Fights is thrilled to announce this awesome schedule,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “I believe the live events that HDNet is offering free to subscribers during the month of June are even better fights than many of the Pay-Per-View offerings we’ve seen recently!”

HDNet’s June schedule for MMA includes the following events and specials after the jump.

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Injury Forces Monson Out of Adrenaline


Jeff Monson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Jeff Monson has reportedly been forced to pull out of his upcoming scheduled bout against PRIDE veteran Mike Russow at Adrenaline MMA’s inaugural show in Chicago this weekend.

The news comes from Sergio Non of USA Today.

Monson has yet to recover from a broken hand suffered during his recent loss to Josh Barnett at World Victory Road’s second “Sengoku” show last month and thus will be unable to compete in the show’s main event. He has been replaced by longtime veteran Jason Guida, a fellow Chicago native along with Russow.

Adrenaline promoter Monte Cox apparently attempted to sign Ricco Rodriguez as a late replacement but the former UFC champion is slated to take on none other than Monson at Global Fighting’s Godz of War show next weekend. Despite his lingering hand injury, Monson is still advertised as participating at the event.

“He [Monson] found that the thing wasn’t healing properly and he wasn’t going to be able to fight,” Cox said in the report. “It made sense for me at this point to go with two Chicago guys fighting each other, and they come from different camps in the same city and I just thought, you know what, this will probably sell me more tickets than anyone I can get on a week’s notice.”

Adrenaline Announces Changes to Debut Card


Jeff Monson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Adrenaline MMA, the newly-formed promotion headed by former M-1 Global CEO Monte Cox, has announced a handful of changes to it’s inaugural fight card, which will emanate from the Sears Centre in Chicago on June 14th.

International Fight League veteran Zac George has been added to the festivities, replacing renowned grappler Alberto Crane in a featured lightweight bout against Clay French. Anthony Lapsley, who is coming off of a six-month suspension from the California State Athletic Commission due to a positive marijuana test, will return to action in place of James Giboo against former U.S. Marine Mark Miller.

Longtime veteran Joe Jordan will now take on Josh Hosman and a heavyweight matchup between Adam Maciejewski and Louis Taylor has also been signed. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight clash between former UFC heavyweight title contender Jeff Monson and PRIDE veteran Mike Russow.

The updated card for the event looks like this:

Main Card:

Jeff Monson vs. Mike Russow
Daiju Takase vs. Terry Martin
Zac George vs. Clay French
Tony Fryklund vs. Brian Gassaway
Jeff Cox vs. Bart Palaszewski
Tiawon Howard vs. Rory Markham
Anthony Lapsley vs. Mark Miller
Herc Hayes vs. Kerry Schall
Rob Kimmons vs. Hector Urbina
Aaron Rosa vs. Ron Fields
Louis Taylor vs. Adam Maciejewski
Preliminary Bouts:

Dom O’Grady vs. Mike Stumpf
Joe Jordan vs. Ryan Williams
Joe Pearson vs. John Hosman

Report: Adrenaline MMA Debut Taking Shape


Tony Fryklund. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The debut event for Monte Cox’s newly formed Adrenaline MMA promotion, which will take place on June 14th at the Sears Centre in Chicago, seems to be taking shape.

Our friends at MMARated.com have learned about three bouts that will take place as well as two other potential participants on the card.

Welterweight veterans Tony Fryklund and Brian Gassaway will likely clash in one of the night’s featured bouts. The clash will feature two fighters going in opposite directions. Fryklund is currently riding a three-fight losing streak while Gassaway has won his last three bouts.

Terry Martin, who was recently released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship and was victorious in his professional boxing debut last weekend, will reportedly take on UFC and PRIDE veteran Daiju Takase, who has not fought since being knocked out by Hector Lombard in March 2006.

International Fight League lightweight will try to snap his current losing streak when he takes on Jeff Cox, who was also recently dropped by the UFC. Additionally participating fighters will include Miletich Fighting Systems product Rory Markham and EliteXC veteran Aaron Rosa.

Jeff Monson and Mike Russow will clash in an already-announced heavyweight bout that is expected to serve as the main event.

The rumored card for the event now looks like this:

Jeff Monson vs. Mike Russow
Tony Fryklund vs. Brian Gassaway
Terry Martin vs. Daiju Takase
Bart Palaszewski vs. Jeff Cox
Rory Markham vs. TBA
Aaron Rosa vs. TBA

Sylvia, Rothwell Headed to Adrenaline


Tim Sylvia weighs-in for UFC 77: Hostile Territory. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Monte Cox promised a new promotion to come out of the now defunct M-1 Global project and he delivered by signing former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia and IFL star Ben Rothwelll to multi-fight deals with Cox’s recently created Adrenaline MMA organization.

The news comes one day after rumors started to circulate concerning Sylvia’s potential departure from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Miletich Fighting Systems product made it official on last night’s episode of HDNet’s Inside MMA.

“Adrenaline is a new promotion, but it allows fighters to fight for other organizations… that’s huge,” Sylvia said. “I’ve got 3 to 4 years left and want to fight as much as possible, so this is the perfect choice for me at this time.”

Sylvia’s parting ways with the UFC, the organization in which he fought exclusively in since 2002, was mutual on both sides according to the Maine native, who still had one fight remaining on his current contract with the promotion. However Sylvia has maintained that he would like to return to the UFC to finish out his career.

Sylvia is coming off of his second straight loss in yet another bid to regain his heavyweight title. He was submitted by interim champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 81: Breaking Point in February.

Rothwell, who has not fought since winning a unanimous decision over Ricco Rodriguez in September of last year, was most recently embroiled in a controversial end of his relationship with the International Fight League, where Rothwell has won his last nine fights.

“Adrenaline will give me the chance to take things to the next level,” Rothwell said. “I’m ready to see how I fare against the best heavyweights in the world.”

Cox and company will hold their first show on June 14th at the Sears Centre in Chicago. One bout has been made official already: Jeff Monson and Mike Russow will clash in a heavyweight bout.

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