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MMA Crossfire – King Mo, Andre Santos step in at Bellator 134

The injury bug struck at the Bellator 134: British Invasion, but CEO Scott Coker announced two replacement matches that should help.

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MMA Crossfire – BAMMA 18 update: Tim Menzies signs, more bouts added

BAMMA 18 received another injection of bouts and a new welterweight signing.

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MMA Crossfire – BAMMA 18 gets 3 more preliminary bouts

The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) announced three preliminary bouts for their upcoming BAMMA 18 show February 21st.

The main event features a three round featherweight title defence between champion Tom Duquesnoy (9-1-0, 1NC) and challenger Krzysztof Klaczek (8-2-0).

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Newly signed Chris “Night” Miah (5-0-0) takes on Mick Gerrard (3-1-0) in a flyweight battle.

“I’m glad to be able to showcase and test my skills against a good opponent on one of the biggest stages in Europe,”
Miah said. “I am planning on being at my best and putting in my best performance to date for the BAMMA fans.”

Tom Aspinall (1-0-0) and Ricky King (2-0-0) square off in the heavyweight division. “Tom Aspinall is potentially the most exciting and most talented UK MMA Heavyweight we have seen,” said BAMMA consultant Chris Zorba. “He has the tools to go all the way and BAMMA will provide him with a great platform to prove this.”

“Tom is a good opponent but I intend to make it a great fight between two unbeaten heavyweights,” King said. “I’d like to thank BAMMA for the opportunity of fighting on Europe’s no.1 show”

Finally, it will be Nathan Court (3-2-0) vs Louis “KO” King (1-0-0) in a battle of middleweights.

Court is returing to BAMMA after a two-year layoff. “I am looking forward to this fight! Louis is a great fighter & a lot of people were avoiding him but I was more than happy to accept,” Court said. “When a promotion like BAMMA comes calling, I was always going to sign the contract and I plan on turning up and putting on a show. Every fight I’ve had has been a fight of the night contender and I see this one being exactly the same, as we both have the skills to take each other out in a heartbeat!

“Don’t blink!”

“I’m excited to bring my K.O. power to BAMMA and entertain the crowds. Nathan better be at his best on Feb 21st,” King responded.

More information can be found by visiting BAMMA.

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MMA Crossfire – Can Brendan Schaub properly welcome Brock Lesnar back to the UFC?

UFC heavyweight “The Hybrid” Brendan Schaub (11-5-0) recently appeared on the Jason Ellis show and tagged himself as the man to return former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (5-3-0) back to the UFC – if he ever returns.

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It was an entertaining interview.

Schaub suffered a TKO loss to Travis Browne at UFC 181.  UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan took him to task about his performance in that fight on his radio show.

Lesnar is currently in the WWE and is the heavyweight champion in the company. UFC president Dana White has hinted that he is open to Lesnar returning to the UFC if he’s interested.

Health issues hastened Lesnar’s first run with the company, He last fight was a TKO to Alistair Overeem back at UFC 141 in 2011.

THE CROSSFIRE’S TAKE: Talking up Lesnar is a great way for Schaub to keep his name revenant. An impressive win over Lesnar would turn around his current misfortunes.

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MMA Crossfire – Beef: Can Edmonton’s Ryan Ford rematch Jake Shields?

It’s no secret World Series of Fighting Canadian welterweight champion Ryan Ford (22-5-0) wants to avenge his October loss to American Jake Shields (30-7-1, 1NC).

A rematch at this point does not appear likely.

But, there is a chance that if Shields loses to current Victory Fighting Championships welterweight champion Brian Foster (22-6-0) at WSOF 17 Jan. 17th in Las Vegas, Ford may be one step closer to that rematch.

And you know what that means.

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MMA Crossfire – Hamilton’s Gentleman Josh Hill to challenge bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes at WSOF 18

Edmonton’s Expo Centre will play host  to a World Series of Fighting (WSOF) title defence February 12th. Brazilian bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) will take on undefeated Hamilton native “Gentleman” Josh Hill (10-0-0) at WSOF 18.

It’s a huge opportunity for Hill to showcase his skills on a big stage.

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Hill has made steady progress despite a few injuries since we last spoke with him in 2012. He was fighting with The Score Fighting Championship series then.

But Moraes is no pushover. He’s riding a 8-fight win streak, submitting Cody Bollinger at WSOF 13 in September.

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MMA Crossfire – Ons and Offs of 2014

A happy and healthy 2015 to all.

Now that 2014 is a wrap, it’s time for a quick look back at some of the fights, fighters, events and moments that turned us on or off, in no particular order.

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