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MMA Transaction Wire: March 23-26

Branch signed for Titan FC 22 - Semerzier released - Sapp proof that global economic upturn is on the rise

Name Record Weight Transaction Info Fight Card Date
David Branch 10-2-0 185 Signed by Titan FC TFC 22, May 25 Mar. 23
Dakota Cochrane 11-2-0 155 Re-Signed by Resurrection FA RFA 2, March 30 Mar. 23
Marcelo Guimaraes 7-0-1 185 Signed by UFC TBD Mar. 24
Ryan Healy 19-10-1 155 Signed by Super Fight League SFL 2, April 7 Mar. 24
Aaron Wilkinson 8-5-0 155 Signed by Cage Warriors UK (5 fight contract) TBD Mar. 24
Dave Hill 10-2-0 145 Signed by Cage Warriors UK CWFC 47, June 2 Mar. 24
David Bielkheden 17-10-0 170 Signed by Cage Warriors UK CWFC 47, June 2 Mar. 24
Mackens Semerzier 6-4-0, 1NC 145 Released by UFC Mar. 25
Jens Pulver 26-15-1 135 Signed by Cage Warriors UK CWFC 47, June 2 Mar. 26
Bob Sapp 11-11-0 SHW Signed by Cage FC AUS CFC 21, April 20 Mar. 26
Soa Palelei 15-3-0 SHW Signed by Cage FC AUS CFC 21, April 20 Mar. 26

Dave Branch vs Anthony Johnson is a great match-up for a regional main event. Titan FC has been signing some talented vets to main event their cards and are working well with the top promotions to provide credible bouts that get fighters back to the big show.


Good to see Dakota Cochrane jump back into competition after a close loss in his opening round TUF appearance to James Vick. After all the media he received over his past, it must have been a lot of pressure to be heaped on a ONE ROUND fight.


The calls for Pulver to retire from MMA for two plus years have not made this signing any easier to figure out. Cage Warriors have been doing a great job at signing prospects and the occasional vet to bolster the European MMA scene and give it some credibility in comparison to other promotions, but this one is edgy. Pulver has a right to earn a living at his chosen profession...I'll just leave it at that.

UPDATES

Name Record Weight Transaction Info Fight Card Date
Joe Stevenson 31-14-0 145/155 Signed by Resurrection FA (multi-fight contract) TBD Feb. 24
Tara LaRosa 20-2-0 125 Signed by Resurrection Fighting Alliance RFA 2, March 30 Mar. 1
Elaina Maxwell 6-4-0 145 Signed by Resurrection FA RFA 2, March 30 Mar. 1
Bubba Jenkins 2-0-0 155 Signed by Resurrection FA (6-fight contract) TBD Mar. 2
Josh Rave 18-9-0 125 Signed by Resurrection FA RFA 2, March 30 Mar. 5
Donald Sanchez 25-12-0 145 Signed by ONE FC ONE FC 3, March 31 Mar. 9

Apparently, Resurrection Fighting Alliance has been making some moves that went under the radar. The Joe Stevenson and Bubba Jenkins signings of multi-fight contracts completely slipped past me, but they are both great additions to the roster for RFA. Hopefully the move to the regional scene will reignite Stevenson's career and the Jenkins signing is a good move even though I'm partial to Tachi Palace Fights. From the prospect perspective, the move shows that he's not getting caught up in holding just any belt and is willing to learn the nuances of fighting in different areas of the country.


Any additions, updates, or suggestions are always welcome

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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