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bodogFIGHT reality series

I reported last week that Jake Shields had signed a deal to participate in the bodogFIGHT reality series, though at the time of the article his opponent was still unknown. It appears now that he will be squaring off with fellow welterweight Ray Steinbiess.bodoglogo.JPG

The Fight Network has released the participants and match-ups for seasons 3 and 4, however it is still unknown which match-ups will be relegated to which season. It appears Bodog has been very busy signing some of the top talent in MMA. Some of the more prominant fighters signed to participate in the reality series are: Jake Shields, Daniel Puder, Yves Edwards, Nick Thompson, Chael Sonnen, and Trevor Prangley, among others. The match-ups for seasons 3 and 4 are as follows:

BodogFIGHT’s Season Three and Four Match-Ups

Lightweights

Brad Pickett (UK) vs. JR Sims (USA)
Nick Agallar (USA) vs. Ryan Bow
Rafael Diaz (USA/Brazil) vs. Sami Aziz (Sweden)
Yves Edwards (USA) vs. Scott McAfee
Tyler Jackson (Canada) vs. Kyle Watson (USA)
David Love vs. Atsuhiro Tsuboi

Welterweights

Eddie Alvarez (USA) vs. Scott Henze (USA)
Nick Thompson (USA) vs. Dustin Denes (USA)
Stephen Haigh (USA) vs. Takuya Wada (Japan)
Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons (Brazil) vs. Phil Norman (UK)
Piotr Jakacynzki (Sweden) vs. Steve Berger (USA)
Zach Light vs. Jake Ellenberger (USA)
Jake Shields vs. Ray Steinbiess

Middleweights

Chael Sonnen (USA) vs. Tim McKenzie (USA)
Trevor Prangley (USA) vs. Pierre Guillet (UK)
Matt Ewin (UK) vs. Andrei Semenov (Russia)
Grzegorz Jakubowski (Poland) vs. Andy Foster (USA)
Izuru Takeuchi vs. Kyacey Uscola (USA)
Eugene Jackson vs. Diego Visotzky (Argentina)

Light Heavyweights

Mike Patt (USA) vs. Todd Gouwenberg (Canada)
Francis Carmont (France) vs. Jeff Ford (USA)
Antony Rea (France) vs. David Avellan (USA)
Moise Rimbon (France) vs. Alex Stiebling (USA)

Heavyweights

Mario Rinaldi (USA) vs. Roy Nelson (USA)
Mark Burch (USA) vs. Yoshiki Takahashi (Japan)
Kellan Flukinger (USA) vs. Miodrag Petkovich (USA)
Dan Evensen (USA) vs. Jeremiah Constant (USA)
Daniel Puder (USA) vs. Michael Alden

Women (under 125 lbs)

Rosie Sexton (UK) vs. Windy Tomomi (Japan)
Carina Damm (Brazil) vs. Molly Helsel (USA)

Women (Under 135 lbs)

Tara LaRosa (USA) vs. Shayna Baszler (USA)
Tama-Chan (Japan) vs. Jan Finney (USA)

The new seasons of the Bodog reality series are yet to be named and, like the first season, will be shot in Costa Rica.

If these new seasons are like the first, then the only ways to watch them will be on The Fight Network in Canada, Bodog’s website, or The Men’s Channel.

If anymore breaking news becomes available I will pass it along.

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Jake Shields to bodogFIGHT

Gracie fighter Jake Shields (mmaweekly #6 welterweight) has reached an agreementjakeshields.JPG to fight in an upcoming bodogFIGHT card. Shields will be heading out to Costa Rica on Feb. 11th to join 61 other fighters for a 3 day fighting event. His opponent has not been made public so far. Jake is also scheduled to fight May 5th on Elite Xtreme Combat’s sophomore effort on Showtime.

Not much is known about the bodogFIGHT card that is taking place in Costa Rica simply because bodogFIGHT’s website is the absolute worst website I have ever been on in my life. No exaggeration, I refuse to even post a link because I wouldn’t want to do that to my readers. Trying to find something you are looking for on that site is like get it up for Rosie O’Donnell, it’s not happening. From what I gather from Graciefighter.com, there is a three day tournament type of event being put on by bodogFIGHT in Costa Rica in February. I don’t think it will be aired until quite a bit later, but we will get the results well before then. I will pass along any info I get about Jake’s opponent or the actual event taking place as soon as it’s made available.

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“The Law” commits to bodogFIGHT

Well so much for being the #1 ranked middleweight in the world (according tomattlindland.JPG mmaweekly). Matt Lindland has a new challenge on his mind; climbing the ranks of the heavyweight division. According to mmaweekly.com, Lindland will commit to three heavyweight bouts for bodogFIGHT. According to Lindland, the only thing left is to “put pen to paper.”

From mmaweekly.com:

“All that’s left is [to put] pen to paper,” said Matt Lindland. He expects that to happen sometime later today, and then his agreed upon bout with Fedor Emelianenko, the #1 ranked heavyweight fighter in the world, becomes a concrete reality.

Besides being ranked the #1 middleweight fighter in the world, Lindland also confirmed that, “Yes, I am crazy. That’s why I got into this sport, but I don’t make a habit of taking fights I don’t feel I can win.”

“I want to fight the best guys out there. I always have,” he continued. “I appreciate Bodog for giving me the opportunity to fight the best. Some promoters just want to promote their guys and are afraid to sign the best because they may beat their guys, so I found a promotion that believes in me and my abilities.”

Lindland did say that it’s a little early to talk strategy for the fight, as he does have another challenge in front of him before he heads to St. Petersburg, Russia. “I am going to focus on my fight February 2nd in the IFL against Carlos Newton. I certainly don’t want to overlook him. He is a very talented and athletic fighter. That is my focus right now. When I get through this fight, I will focus on a game plan for Fedor.”

When the ink does go down on the contract later today, Lindland will be looking forward to a lengthy relationship with BodogFight and many large, home-cooked meals. “I am fighting heavyweight for Bodog,” stated Lindland. “They have committed three heavyweight fights to me and I have committed three heavyweight fights to them. I am super-excited about this great opportunity.”

One thing is for certain, and that is Matt Lindland is a true warrior. He will fight anytime, anywhere, and apparently weight is no issue. Not only is he the mmaweekly #1 ranked middleweight, he also fought his last two bouts at light heavyweight. The most recent being a controversial loss to Rampage by decision followed by a first round submission victory over Mike Van Arsdale via guillotine choke. With a three fight commitment to bodogFIGHT at heavyweight, as well as a middleweight fight against Carlos Newton at the IFL event on February 2nd, Lindland sure has a lot on his plate. If the bout with Fedor does indeed go down, it will be “The Law’s” first career fight at heavyweight. What better way to be initiated than to fight one of the best mixed martial artists in history?

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Will Fedor break “The Law?”

mattlindland.JPGAccording to Sherdog.com, Matt “the law” Lindland and bodogFIGHT have agreed in principle to a contract and a fight with Fedor. According to Sherdog.com:

Both Lindland and bodogFIGHT have confirmed to Sherdog.com that the Oregonian agreed in principle to face the best heavyweight mixed martial artist in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, April 6 in St. Petersburg, Russia

Is it just me or is this fight a complete mismatch? Don’t get me wrong, Lindland is a hell of a fighter, but I don’t see him having too much success at heavyweight. Hell, he was totally overpowered in his match with Rampage one the WFA “King of the Streets” card. I know Rampage manhandles most of his opponents, but so does Fedor. The article also goes onto state:

Fedor was originally scheduled to face Jeff Monson in March on a bodogFIGHT pay-per-view, but with the “Snowman” losing to Tim Sylvia late in 2006 it’s rumored that the Russian champion wasn’t so keen on facing him. However, according to a source in Monson’s camp, the American could fight on the St. Petersburg card against Fedor’s brother, Aleksander. mattlindland.JPG
Lindland, who expects to sign with bodogFIGHT tonight, told Sherdog.com that he anticipates weighing around 210 pounds when he steps into the ring with the speedy Emelianenko. Prior to facing the PRIDE champion, Lindland will face Carlos Newton in an International Fight League middleweight super-fight on Feb. 2.

I would definitely love to see Jeff Monson fight Aleksander Emelianenko. That would be much more competetive than Monson vs. Fedor, but then again, not many fights with Fedor are competative. Assuming that everything goes according to plan, the bodogFIGHT card is starting to take shape nicely. Although, I would much rather see “The Law” signed to the UFC at his natural weight class; middleweight.

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