Thursday, December 18, 2008
The World Cagefighting Alliance has just raised the stakes for their February 6th Atlantic City show. In addition to a sweet card of top local talent, the fledgling promotion has snagged two recently-crowned ROC champs in the form of Chris Liguori and Paul Bradley and paired them up with UFC vets Marcus Aurelio and Roan Carneiro, respectively. In terms of competition, this is a huge step up for Liguori and Bradley, as ATT lightweight Aurelio has defeated the likes of Takanori Gomi (!), leglock master Masakazu Imanari and Rich Clementi, while BTT welterweight Carneiro has defeated Matt Horwich, Clementi, and Tony DeSouza. MMA Journalist would like to take this moment to say, "Yikes! These are fantastic match-ups!"
Another MMA fighter has died, this one a West Coaster named Justin Levens who, according to preliminary reporters, may have been involved in a murder/suicide with his wife (who was found dead with him). Regardless of whether or not Levens' last act was the commission of a crime, the world now has one less UFC, WEC and IFL veteran to cheer for. And that's a shame. Rest in peace, Justin Levens.