5/29 MMA News and Notes
May 29, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ UFC/PRIDE/DREAM/Strikeforce heavyweight veteran Jeff “The Snowman” Monson (45-13-1) fought to a 3 round draw with Chaban Ka (4-1-1) on May 11. The bout was held at the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Paris, France for the 100% Fight promotion. Monson is 41 years old & is 11-2-1 in his last 14 bouts.
~ Former Ultimate Fighter season eight light-heavyweight competitor Eliot “The Fire” Marshall (10-4) has announced his retirement. Marshall, 31, went 3-3 in the UFC in 2 separate stints. He will be the head coach at Easton Training Center in Denver, Colorado.
~ Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Rousimar Palhares (14-4) was asked by #1 Middleweight Contender Chael Sonnen to train with him in preparation for the title bout with Anderson Silva at UFC 148. Palhares declined by saying “he asked to train with me for Anderson but I’m not training anyone.” Palhares suffered a loss to Alan Belcher on May 5 at UFC on FOX 3.
~ This Saturday at the Nautica Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, top Midwest fight promotion North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS) presents “Fight Nite in the Flats VIII.” UFC lightweight veteran Jason “Dynamite Dent (21-13) faces James Warfield (22-10). Dent appeared on the 9th season of The Ultimate Fighter.
~ UFC newcomer Joey Gambino (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Jimmy Hettes (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and now meets fellow featherweight Steven Siler (20-9 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC on FX 4. The card takes place June 22 at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey on FX.