Quebec declares amateur BJJ tournaments illegal under the criminal code
Today, in response to the Province’s position, the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Championships have been canceled. Canada National Pro Jiu Jitsu reported as follows on their Facebook page –
After careful consideration, the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu committee and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation has decided to postpone the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships that was scheduled to take place at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau this Sunday, the 26th of February 2017.
10 most USADA drug tested athletes in UFC history
Since July 1, 2015, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has serve as the independent third-party administrator of the UFC’s year-round Anti-Doping Policy. USADA maintains a public Athlete Test History, updated regularly.
In 2015, 156 athletes were tested, a total of 353 times, an average of 2.26 times per athlete. In 2016, the rate accelerated to 586 athletes tested, 2291 total times, or an average of 3.9 times per athlete. In 2017 so far 240 athletes have been tested a total of 353 times.
Nine-time UFC veteran Nikita Krylov signs with Eurasia Fight Nights
It looks like Nikita Krylov’s next fight will be featured on UFC Fight Pass – just not in the UFC.
Krylov (21-5), currently ranked No. 12 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings, has signed a multi-fight agreement with Russia’s Eurasia Fight Nights promotion.
The organization announced the deal earlier today during EFN Global 59 in Moscow, which featured former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov scoring a third-round TKO win over D.J. Linderman in the evening’s UFC Fight Pass-broadcast main event.
Bellator 172's Brooke Mayo on stoppage: 'I just feel as women we're kind of treated differently'
Brooke Mayo had less than a minute left on the clock in her pro debut before a doctor’s assessment rendered her unable to continue.
Sporting a swollen and purple left eye, a distraught Mayo (0-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) could be seen on Bellator 172’s Spike-televised main card pleading for her fight with Veta Arteaga (2-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) to go on.
“I can see,” she repeated. “I can see.”
But it was a no-go. After nearly three full rounds of a highly entertaining flyweight battle at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., Mayo was off to a 0-1 start to her professional MMA career.
UFC 214 in Anaheim changed to July 29
The UFC has changed dates for an upcoming pay-per-view event.
On Friday, the promotion announced that UFC 214, which was supposed to take place on Aug. 5, has been moved up a week to July 29. The event will still go down at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. There are no current fights scheduled for the card.
This marks the second change the UFC has done to their planned trip to Anaheim, as the promotion had originally scheduled to host UFC 208 there on Jan. 21. In December, the UFC rescheduled the event for Aug. 5, changing the Feb. 11 Brooklyn pay-per-view from UFC 209 to UFC 208.
Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez added to UFC 211 in Dallas
A featherweight fight between The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America veterans Enrique Barzola and Gabriel Benitez has been added to UFC 211. The news was announced by UFC Español on Thursday.
Barzola, who won the second season of TUF: Latin America, was last seen inside the Octagon in November at UFC Fight Night 98 where he scored a unanimous decision win over Chris Avila. The Peruvian fighter is 2-1 since joining the UFC back in 2015, and owns a professional MMA record of 11-3-1.