CFC To Debut with Stacked Fight Card on 5/17/08

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MMANews.com's Jacob Spharler reporting:

The UK's newest MMA organization is looking to make a big impact right away. Combat Fighting Championships is putting together a very nice fight card for it's debut event, which will take place on May 17th at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. The main event features former UFC heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez against former UFC fighter Jeff Monson.

Rodriguez, who has recently been seen on VH1's Celebrity Rehab, is coming into the fight off of a split decision loss to the highly touted Antonio Silva at EliteXC “Street Certified”. Even though Rodriguez lost the fight, he showed the heart and determination that once made him a champion. He also became the first fighter to take Antonio Silva to a decision

Jeff Monson has traded wins and losses his last four fights. The highly decorated grappler looks to get back into the same form he once had during a 16 fight winning streak earlier in his career. A win here could really give him a much needed boost.

Also announced for the card is a bout that feature another pair of former UFC fighters. Team Jackson's David Loiseau will take on Terry Martin, in a fight that features two very dangerous strikers. Loiseau has lost 4 of his last 5 matches, most recently dropping a split decision to Jason Day in Canada's TKO organization.

Martin has also had a rough go of it lately. Losing his last two matches in the UFC. The most recent loss coming against Marvin Eastman at UFC 81 “Boiling Point”. I'm not sure of his exact contract status with the UFC, but seeing as he's been announced for this fight card, it doesn't bode well for him.

In another bout on the card we'll see Travis Wiuff go up against Cyrille Diabate. This fight was originally supposed to happen in the now defunct IFO organization back in December of last year, but Diabate had to pull out due to an injury. Hopefully nothing goes wrong this time, so we can see these two do battle.

Check back here at MMANews.com for more updates on this fight card!

Combat Fighting Championships
May 17, 2008
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England

-Ricco Rodriguez vs. Jeff Monson
-David Loiseau vs. Terry Martin
-Travis Wiuff vs. Cyrille Diabate
-Jean Silva vs. Melvin Guillard
-Dan Hardy vs. Mario Zaromski
-Melvin Manhoef vs. TBA
-Brad Imes vs. TBA
-Xavier Foupa Pokam vs. TBA
-Mark Weir vs. TBA
-Gaz Roristan vs. TBA

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