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Exclusive: Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers talks everything ahead of MMA debut

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Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers last week announced he has signed with MMA organisation BAMMA and will make his MMA debut at BAMMA 29 on May 12th in Birmingham. So how did Chalmers swap the Geordie Shore house for the octagon? Chalmers said when BAMMA came calling it was too good to turn down.
Chalmers told MMA Latest News:
“I have always been into training, I started Muay Thai in my early 20’s, I also spent a bit of time training in Thailand aswell. This is something I have always wanted to do and when we were approached by BAMMA I jumped all over it”
Chalmers has been training at the Ultimate Training Centre in Birmingham  along side UFC fighter and former BAMMA welterweight champion Leon Edwards who is helping Chalmers in his preparation ahead of his debut. Chalmers says although the training is difficult he will be more than prepared come fight night.
“I will be doing my entire camp in Birmingham, Leon encouraged me to come down and train here. I am also working with Jon Jones on my stand up. The training is tough but the harder I train the easier the fight will be. I am following the same routine Leon would ahead of one of his fights, it’s getting a bit easier everyday so come fight night I’ll be ready”
So what type of fighting style do we expect to see from Chalmers?
“I am definitely a stand up fighter with my Muay Thai background and it’s the part I must enjoy but make no mistake about it we are covering all areas. We are working alot on my wrestling and BJJ so if the fight goes to the ground I’ll be ready”
With Chalmers making the transition to MMA he says he has been blown away with the support from other fighters.
“What’s been incredible has been the support from other fighters. Of course alot people want to see me lose because of who I am, but the support from other fighters has been amazing, I think they respect the fact that I’m going all in on this and giving it everything”
Alot of fighters talk about pre fight nerves but Chalmers says that won’t be a massive issue for him.
“I don’t see that being a massive issue to be honest, obviously there will be some nerves there but being in Geordie Shore I am used to being in big crowds, I’m used to the media and doing interviews so I don’t see nerves being a big problem”
So with BAMMA 29 just around the corner the organization are still to announce Chalmers oppenenet. Chalmers himself is still unsure of who will be standing across the octagon from him come fight night.
” To be honest I am not a 100% who it is, I think there looking at a guy with a couple of Muay Thai fights who will also be making his MMA debut”
For all the latest on the upcoming BAMMA 29 card and all your latest news in the world of MMS make sure to follow MMA Latest News on Facebook and Twitter.
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Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”

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Derek Brunson fought Anderson Silva back in February of this year, at UFC 208. Brunson would go on to lose the fight by controversial unanimous decision. However, the controversies didn’t stop at the questionable decision, Brunson also claims Silva was greasing during the fight. The Wilmington, North Carolina native, posted about it on Twitter a few days ago:

Speaking with MMA Latest, Brunson explained why he believes Silva was greasing during the fight. “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up. Every time I grabbed him he was just slipping out of everything, and his takedown defense was really good that night. I was definitely curious to know why he was very slippery, which I definitely think he had some kind of substance on his body. He knows I’m a wrestler obviously, he’s an old, savvy veteran, so he was definitely trying to play all the rules and be very strategic, and make it harder for a wrestler to grab him.”

Brunson is set to face Lyoto Machida come October 28, when asked about whether he was worried about Machida greasing, considering Gegard Mousasi accused him of doing so in their fight, Brunson admitted he wasn’t too worried.

Well I’m not too worried, but like I said, I put it out there because I know they’re friends and I know, obviously, that’s kind of what the guys do when they know they’re fighting a wrestler. They want to lube their body up really good to make it hard to grab hold, Anderson did a great job defending my takedowns. It’s because he was all greased up so he was able to stop a lot of them. When I grab guys in the clinch, it’s very tough for them to get away and I’m pretty good with my Greco takedown. He was pretty much pulling through my clinch when I had a tight grip on him and if you have some kind of substance on your body it’s easy to pull them.”

Neither Silva nor his management have commented on the greasing allegations. Anderson Silva makes his return against Kelvin Gastelum later this year, in China. While Brunson makes his return to the Octagon on October 28th, in Brazil, where he looks to add Lyoto Machida’s name to his impressive list of victories.

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Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217

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UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.

The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:

It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.

Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.

 

This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey “Overtime” Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.

With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th?  Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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