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Cage Rage ‘Contenders’ Set For Welsh Expansion

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

By Mark Pickering Cage Rage’s popular feeder series ‘Contenders’ is set for pastures new and a domestic expansion with their next installment set for the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales, on the 18th November. ‘Celtic Uprising’ will become Cage Rage’s first event in Wales and is reportedly being funded by local businessmen who are producing the […]

French middleweight Jonstomp attacked

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

By Mark Pickering French middleweight Boris Jonstomp is expected to recover his full vision but will have titanium plates inserted into his face after being attacked with a firearm in his native Paris earlier this week. The CageWarriors veteran was set on by a highly intoxicated group of males wearing balaclavas who shot him in […]

European powerhouses MAX & G4 announce landmark deal

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

By Mark Pickering MAX Entertainment Holdings Inc, parent company of German mixed martial arts powerhouse MAX, has announced a partnership with fledgling promotional team G4 productions in the latest assault on the much sought-after European market.

One Brit, One Punch

Monday, May 21st, 2007

By Mark Pickering The traits instilled in a family’s latest lineage often energise the youth of today into wondering about the vocation of their ancestors. For Brad Pickett it was palpable. With his ancestors including an uncle who boxed in the navy and a bare-knuckle prizefighter the London native was destined to lace up his […]

Sapp fight canceled from Cage Rage 21

Friday, April 20th, 2007

By Mark Pickering Cage Rage has announced the withdrawal of Bob ‘The Beast’ Sapp from Saturday’s ‘Judgement Day’ Card at the Wembley Arena. Sapp, who was due to return to action after a one-year absence against fellow K-1 veteran Gary ‘The Smiler’ Turner, cited personal reasons for his late exit. “He is unlikely to be […]

Cage Warriors President Arrested

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

By Mark Pickering CageWarriors Fighting Championships President Dougie Truman was arrested on Thursday due to an alleged connection to a convicted drug dealer.

Liverpool Olympia seminar cancelled

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

By Mark Pickering Only hours after the Ultimate Fighting Championship held a press conference in Manchester, England to the announce the fight card for the organisations April 21st event at the MEN Arena, it has emerged that their assault on the British market has already taken a setback.

Milan hosts New Generation Tournament II

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

By Mark Pickering Milan, the fashion capital of the world, a city more akin to the glamorous world of design and lavish indulgence, will host Italy’s leading mixed martial arts and submission event, New Generation Tournament II, on Sunday, March 25th.

K-1 Unveils Reality TV Show

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

By Mark Pickering K-1’s parent company, Fight Entertainment Group, has unveiled plans to launch a reality television programme aimed at discovering and developing fighters in Japan. The concept, premiered in the first instalment of the hugely successful Ultimate Fighter series, has been adapted by an abundance of markets including Berlin-based MAX Fighters organisation, and American […]

French star recovers after stabbing

Friday, January 19th, 2007

By Mark Pickering Cage Rage and Shooto veteran Matthias ‘The Fire’ Riccio, one of Europe’s most coveted light-heavyweights, who was stabbed a week ago in his native Perpignan, France, is making a steady recovery in hospital.

Roster complete for Superstar Seminar in Liverpool, England

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

By Mark Pickering As the UFC prepares for a pending assault on the British market a superstar seminar featuring a plethora of the organisations leading combatants has been confirmed for February 10th and 11th at the Liverpool Olympia, England Light-Heavyweight king Chuck Liddell, who last year headlined Europe’s biggest combat sports event, SENI, will star […]

Mirko Heads to Slovenia

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

By Mark Pickering PRIDE 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix Champion, Mirko Cro Cop, the subject of intense speculation after mulling over deals from both PRIDE and the UFC, arrived in Slovenia on Thursday to attend Jungle Fight’s first European event.

Nino “Elvis” Schembri Leaves Chute Boxe

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

By Mark Pickering PRIDE veteran and BJJ ace Nino “Elvis” Schembri has left the Chute Boxe team in Curitiba, according to The colourful Brazilian has ended a two-year affiliation with Rudimar Fedrigo’s academy to return to his hometown of Rio. Consequently, Schembri has been recruited by acting manager Rogerio Camoes, trainer Jorge Guimaraes and […]

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