Ryan Ford

MMA Crossfire – Ryan Ford explains fighting Jake Shields with a broken arm at WSOF 14

Canadian World Series of Fighting fighter (WSOF) Ryan Ford (22-5-0) suffered a first round submission loss to Jake Shields at WSOF 14 Saturday evening.

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BAMMA 17

MMA Crossfire – Oli Thompson vs Brett McDermott added to BAMMA 17

It’s being billed as the Battle of the Spartans.

Light heavyweights Oli “The Spartan” Thompson (12-7-0) and Brett “The Spartan” McDermott (2-1-0) will collide at BAMMA 17 December 6th at the Victoria Warehouse.

MMA Crossfire readers keeping score are aware of the company’s earlier addition to the card.

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Thompson won the TWI Britain’s Strongest Man contest in 2006 and finished 8th in the IFSA World Championships. It’s his first light-heavyweight bout.

“So pumped up to be making my debut at 205lb,” he said. “I’m motivated and hungry, that can only mean trouble for Brett. Nobody is the division is as powerful and explosive as I am.”

McDermott represents Flex MMA out of Manchester, and this fight will mark his return since a BAMMA 12 second round submission loss to Thomas Denham.

“Oli Thompson has fought some of the biggest names on some of  the biggest shows in the MMA circuit, to fight him on a show as great as BAMMA is going to be the highlight of my mma career,” McDermott said. “He’s a mountain of a man which I’m ready to climb to try and gain the victory”

Ticket information can be found here.

UFC Fight Night

MMA Crossfire – Fight Motion: MacDonald vs Saffiedine

Check out this slow-motion video montage of UFC:Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs Saffiedine, courtesy of our friends at FOX Sports.

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BAMMA 17

MMA Crossfire – Colin “The Freakshow” Fletcher and Michael Brightmon set for BAMMA 17

Former Ultimate fighter lightweight participant Colin “The Freakshow” Fletcher (10-4-0), back in his old  British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) stomping grounds, will face Hawaiian Michael Brightmon (12-4-0) at BAMMA 17.

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UFC Fight Night

After The Crossfire – UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs Saffiedine

#2 Rory MacDonald caught #10 Tarec Saffiedine with a beautiful striking combination to force referee Herb Dean to call the fight in the third round at UFC Fight Night 54.

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UFC Fight Night

MMA Crossfire – UFC Fight Night 54: MacDonald vs Saffiedine predictions

While Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story face off in Stockholm, Eastern Canada welcomes favourite son #2 Rory MacDonald and #9 challenger Tarec Sadffiedine to Halifax.

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