Frank Latina

IFL Connecticut Weigh-In Results


Roy Nelson and Brad Imes weigh-in for their heavyweight title bout at tonight’s IFL event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

The official weigh-in results for tonight’s International Fight League event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut are below. All fighters successfully made weight on their first try with the exception of Josh Souder, who needed only a few minutes to cut his extra weight.

The event will feature a total of three title bouts. IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson will defend his title against last-minute injury replacement Brad Imes, who was the heavyweight runner-up on the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

IFL middleweight king Ryan McGivern will also take on New Jersey native Dan Miller and lightweight champion Ryan Schultz will make his second title defense against submission artist Deividas Taurosevicius.

Championship Fights:

Roy Nelson (264.2 lbs) vs. Brad Imes (249.2 lbs)
Ryan Schultz (154 lbs) vs. Deividas Taurosevicius (154 lbs)
Ryan McGivern (181.2 lbs) vs. Dan Miller (180.5 lbs) 

Non-Title Fights:

Matt Horwich (185.7 lbs) vs. Joey Guel (185.5 lbs)
Zac George (155.2 lbs) vs. Josh Souder (155.2 lbs)
Lamont Lister (205.2 lbs) vs. Aaron Stark (205.7 lbs)
John Franchi (155 lbs) vs. Frank Latina (152 lbs)
Nick Calandrino (170 lbs) vs. John Howard (170.5 lbs)
Mike Massenzio (185.2 lbs) vs. Danillo Villefort (184.7 lbs)

Calandrelli Injured; Lauzon Gets Latina


Dan Lauzon weighs-in for UFC 64: Unstoppable. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Dan Lauzon will now go up against fellow lightweight Frank Latina at World Championship Fighting’s first event of 2008 this Friday night at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Lauzon’s original opponent, Andrew Calandrelli has been forced to pull out of the bout with an undisclosed injury. The promotion made the announcement over the weekend.

The 19-year-old younger brother of current UFC lightweight contender Joe Lauzon enters the bout riding a three-fight winning streak. All three of those wins have had Lauzon stop his opponent with strikes. Lauzon became the youngest fighter to ever compete inside the UFC in a losing effort against Spencer Fisher at UFC 64 in October 2006.

Latina remains undefeated so far in his professional mixed martial arts career. His most recent win was a submission of Cory Laplant at an Extreme Fighting International event in April of last year.

Those planning on attending the event can expect to have the chance to meet many notable names in the sport: Dana White, Marcus Davis, Kenny Florian, Murlio Rua, Sean Gannon, Jorge Rivera, Peter Welsh, and Mark DellaGrotte are all slated to be special guests at the show.