Brad Imes Headlining Palace Fighting Championship 5

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Brad Imes Gogoplata Submission – via SnapLocally Fight Photography

The Ultimate Fighter Season 2 veteran Brad Imes will square off against Chris Blair (6-0) at PFC 5 on November 10. Imes replaces Ruben “Warpath” Villareal who was actually a replacement for Justin Eilers.

Heavyweight Brad Imes has been on a four fight winning streak since leaving the UFC. His most recent win, he defeated Bo Cantrell by Gogoplata submission at 55 seconds of the first round. A gogoplata submission is rarely done in competition. Imes has won his last four fights by submission, including two gogoplatas in a row.

PFC 5 “Beatdown at 4 Bears” takes place on Saturday, November 10 in North Dakota.

MMA News: EliteXC And PFC Interested In Kimbo vs. Tank

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Just as news of the recent cancellation of CFFC 6 broke, other promotions are already trying to bid on the fight. According to The Wrestling Observer, their are three parties making offers with the fighters. One being EliteXC which has a show November 10 on Showtime. Another is Palace Fighting Championships who wants to have the fight on its October 18th show in Lemoore, CA. And finally an unnamed show is reported to already have secured an agreement with Kimbo, but still needs Tank Abbott to sigh on.

Attempts to save the Tank Abbott vs. Kimbo Slice fight that was scheduled for 10/12 in Atlantic City, which fell apart yesterday when an investor pulled out, are ongoing.

Three different promotions have put in bids to save the freak show like fight. According to sources close to the negotiations, one group, which wasn’t named, seems to have a leg up on securing the fight within the next two weeks. Slice has already verbally agreed and it’s up to Abbott to agree.