A wealth of news and events have developed over the four days that we were sidelined due to those damn server gremlins. Here’s a little recap of everything that has gone on since then. The majority of the news is displayed after the jump.
Frye-Taktarov Booked for YAMMA Pit Fighting
Longtime mixed martial arts veterans Don Frye and Oleg Taktarov will headline the main event at YAMMA Pit Fighting’s inaugural show, which is slated to take place at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ on April 11th.
Frye revealed the news during his weekly appearance on TAGG Radio.
“I hope (YAMMA) made the announcement because I just signed to fight Oleg Taktarov,” Frye said.
Quote courtesy of MMA Junkie.
EliteXC Reveals Complete Card for “Street Certified”
Elite Xtreme Combat has announced the complete card for their upcoming “Street Certified” event, which will take place this Saturday night at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center. The event will be airing on Showtime.
The full card is below:
Tank Abbott vs. Kimbo Slice
Ricco Rodriguez vs. Antonio Silva
Kyle Noke vs. Scott Smith
Yves Edwards vs. Edson Berto
Brett Roges vs. James Thompson
Rafael Feijao vs. John Doyle
Jon Kirk vs. Yosmany Cabezas
Dave Herman vs. Mario Rinaldi
Eric Bradley vs. Mikey Gomez
Mike Berhard vs. Lorenzo Borgameo
Jesse Moreng weighs-in for a WEC event in March 2007. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
Featherweight Jesse Moreng has been forced to bow out of his upcoming scheduled bout against Scott Jorgensen at World Extreme Cagefighting’s next event on February 13th at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
The news comes from MMA Weekly, who has confirmed that Moreng fractured his foot during training this week and is unable to walk on the foot let alone train for the fight any longer according to sources close to Tempe, Arizona native.
No word as of yet on whether a replacement opponent will be found for Jorgensen or if the bout will be scrapped altogether.
The Jorgenson fight was slated to Moreng’s second inside the confines of the WEC. Moreng was submitted by Micah Miller in his debut last March. The 29-year-old started his career off with an eight-fight winning streak prior to loss to Miller.
The event, which features champions Carlos Condit, Rob McCullough, and Chase Beebe all defending their belts in separate bouts, will be the promotion’s first show outside of Las Vegas since Zuffa purchased the company in the fall of 2006.