Monthly Archives: February 2011

Quick Picks for UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch

UFC 127 goes down tonight, live from Australia.  ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown gives us his picks for the evening’s three main fights. Jon Fitch (23-3) vs. BJ Penn (16-7-1) Fitch is a supremely good wrestler, wicked strong, and a huge 170. … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Give Bisping the Fights he Needs to Get Fans’ Respect

Micheal ‘The Count’ Bisping (20-3) goes up against Jorge Rivera (19-7) tonight at UFC 127.  ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown looks over Bisping’s career, and tells us why the UFC needs to stop protecting him from higher level competition.

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Coming weeks packed with local MMA events (complete list of events)

After a quiet start to the month, late February, March, and April’s Saturday nights will be packed with an almost constant flow of MMA events in Montreal and its surrounding areas. Here is a look ahead at what’s coming.  Additional … Continue reading

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Yohan Gariépy returns for new Rising Star 2 main event (w/ updated fight card)

A fifth winning fighter from Rising Star 1 has been added to the promotion’s second outing.  After pulling off a hard fought decision victory against Jean-Francois Royer last January, Yohan Gariépy (2-2) has been tapped for Rising Star 2‘s new … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Calling Bullshit on Fedor

Last Saturday saw Fedor Emelianenko drop his second consecutive bout, this time to Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva.  Post-fight, his right eye severely swollen, Fedor expressed a possible willingness to go into retirement.  ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown is back with another Late Round … Continue reading

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Rising Star returns this March (w/ full fight card)

(This article has been updated to reflect the new main event). Montreal – Ringside MMA‘s sister promotion Rising Star is back for a second go-round.  As the name suggests, the cards showcase up-and-coming fighters with only a handful of professional … Continue reading

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Quick Picks for Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva

Strikeforce‘s heavyweight tournament starts this Saturday.  Two quarter-final matches will get things rolling. Fedor Emelianenko returns after his first loss in a decade, while Andrei Arlovski will try to recover from three consecutive losses. ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown offers his picks … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Don’t count Shogun out against Jon Jones

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (12-1) is set to fight light-heavyweight champion Maurício ‘Shogun’ Rua (19-4) at UFC 128.  With only six weeks to prepare for the biggest fight of his live, Jones is already favoured by Vegas oddsmakers. ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown … Continue reading

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Interview w/ MMA Referee Yves Lavigne

Yves Lavigne seemingly has the world’s coolest hobby, working as an MMA referee, officiating fights in organizations like the UFC.  I spoke with him at the Ringside 10 press conference. (14:15, in 3 parts) In Part 1 of the interview, … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Staying positive on live MMA streaming

Planned to watch UFC 126 illegally on one of the net’s many streaming sports sites?  Just got a lot harder.  The US government has shut down streaming sites including,, and  This week, ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown stays positive, … Continue reading

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