Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar likely but not signed for UFC 100

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 13 - 2009

A light-heavyweight bout between UFC hall-of-famer Mark Coleman (15-9 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter 1” runner-up Stephan Bonnar (11-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) could take place at July’s UFC 100 event. Read full article on MMA Junkie. Share:EmailFacebookStumbleUpon

Video: Miguel Torres appears in ESPN’s MMA Live

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 12 - 2009

East Chicago’s Miguel Torres appeared as a guest on the latest installment of ESPN’s MMA Live to discuss his upcoming Bantamweight Title defense at WEC 40 as well as last weekend’s UFC 96 and other MMA topics. Share:EmailFacebookStumbleUpon

“Ruthless” anticipated as the biggest event in Fightcard history

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 11 - 2009

Jeff Burdorf (pictured) will take on Adam Medansky for FCE's first ever Heavyweight Title on April 11After the state of Illinois turned the MMA world upside down by canceling all events statewide and setting forth new regulations, Fightcard Entertainment’s co-owners Brian Angelo and Nilo Soto moved forward by putting on the state’s first sanctioned event on February 26th.

Fightcard plans to build upon their momentum with “Ruthless,” an event being billed as “The Biggest Event in Fightcard History,” which will take place on April 11th

Video: 19 year old Josh Shockley scores win in Russia

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on March - 11 - 2009

Local rising star Josh Shockley has made a name for himself throughout Northwest Indiana — not only showcasing his dominating skills and athleticism in his fights, but also by catching the audience’s attention through his success at only 19 years of age. Shockley fights out of Duneland Vale Tudo with training partners such as Keith Wisniewski, Darren Elkins, and Mark Burch.  Through constant training for his MMA career, he recently  [Read More]

Video: Trailer for WEC 40 in Chicago

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 10 - 2009

The trailer for WEC 40, which takes place at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago on April 5, 2009, was posted today to the WEC’s YouTube page. (see the video below). WEC 40 is headlined by East Chicago’s Miguel Torres Vs. Takeya Mizugaki and Island Lake’s Jeff Curran vs Joseph Benavidez. Northwest Indiana’s Eddie Wineland will also be making his return to the WEC on this card, facing off against Rani  [Read More]

Video: XFO Featured on Inside MMA’s Regional Fight Scene

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 10 - 2009

Several fights from XFO‘s February 27th event in Lakemoor, IL were featured on this week’s installment of “Inside MMA” on HDnet. Featured fights included Michael Marrello vs Sherman Pendergarst, Ryan Sturdy vs Ryan Braun, and Jon Murphy vs Ryan Roberts. Watch the video below, or check out MMA Junkie’s recap. Share:EmailFacebookStumbleUpon

Chicagoans Mark Miller and Kevin Knabjian to Appear on TUF 9

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 10 - 2009

Two welterweights from the Chicagoland area will appear as cast members on the upcoming season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter. Mark Miller (pictured), a former IFL veteran, trains at POW MMA. Miller owns wins over current UFC fighters Josh Neer and Brad Blackburn. Kevin Knabjian, a former wrestler at  Eastern Illinois University (Matt Hughes’ Alma Mater), has experience fighting in the WEC as well as many of Chicagoland’s local organizations  [Read More]

According to a report on Fightticker, fans of Clay “The Carpenter” Guida will be able to purchase items from his 3 piece clothing collection, due to appear in April 2009. Guida recently signed a sponsorship deal with Silverstar, a clothing and accessory company that works with MMA fighters including UFC belt holders Georges St. Pierre and Rashad Evans. Read the full report from Fightticker. Share:EmailFacebookStumbleUpon