Thursday, March 27, 2008

Silva vs. Hendricks Likely for May 10 Hardcore CF Event

Originally posted by Dann Stupp [mmajunkie] on Mar 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm in

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Former UFC and PRIDE fighter Assuerio Silva (13-6), who recently signed a five-fight deal with Hardcore Championship Fighting, will make his debut with the Canadian-based organization on May 10 -- most likely against Ohio fighter Josh Hendricks (14-4).

A source close to the event alerted ( of the Silva-Hendricks fight earlier today.

The May 10 event takes place in Calgary and also features Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Mauricio Alonso, as well as Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos vs. Todd Gouwenberg.

Silva, who vacated his Pancrase heavyweight title to sign with HFC earlier this year, is one of many big-name fighters who have recently signed with the organization. Silva hasn't fought since claiming the Pacrase title with a win over Tatsuya Mizuno in May.

He'll now likely take on Hendricks, a two-time All-American wrestler who's competed for Oklahoma State University and Ashland University. He's fought throughout the Midwest while going undefeated (with nine victories and one no-contest) in his past 10 fights. Of the nine victories, four have come via submission and four via knockout (or submission via strikes).

The only losses of his career came to UFC veterans Travis Wiuff, Sam Hoger and Tom Murphy, as well as Valery Pliev in a May 2003 bareknuckle fight in Russia.

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Following the HCF's "Crow's Nest" event on Saturday, the organization will announce that it's been bought out. The sale will help put the organization on television in North America. first reported the sale earlier this week.

Saturday's event takes place at the Robert Guertin Arena at Gatineau, QC and features a main event between former UFC fighter David Loiseau and Todd Gouwenberg. Legendary referee "Big" John McCarthy will serve as the night's color analyst.

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