'Tank' Abott returning to MMA


The 47-year-old Californian will fight 43-year-old Ruben Villareal at a King of the Cage event in April. Abbott (10-14) vs. Villareal (20-25) will be the main event of the card and will fight for the promotion's "superfight" title.

"King of the Cage: Fighting Legends" takes place April 13 at Gold Country Casino in Oroville, Calif. Promotion officials recently announced the card and main event. The card is scheduled for a broadcast on MavTV, which is available from select cable and satellite providers.

"Tank Abbott basically built the sport of MMA and brought it into the mainstream when he started fighting in the mid-90s," King of the Cage owner Terry Trebilcock Jr. stated. "There is no true MMA fan in the world who doesn't know who Tank Abbott is, and we're thrilled that he has picked King of the Cage to resume his fighting career when he could have fought in any event in the world."

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newbornbabynoob site profile image  

2/28/13 3:16 PM by newbornbabynoob

*Milhouse voice* my mom cares what I think

clarenceworley site profile image  

2/28/13 9:57 AM by clarenceworley

Time caught up with Tank, but he put his mark on the sport. Basically a strong,tough mofo that can wrestle a little and hit like a truck isn't going to care if you are a 3rd Dan Black belt, you better know how to fight.

Wiggy site profile image  

2/28/13 7:19 AM by Wiggy

They need to put Tank in there against a small guy just so we can finally see him throw someone out of the cage...

jimbonice site profile image  

2/28/13 6:35 AM by jimbonice

I can't get excited about tank coming back.

SKARHEAD site profile image  

2/28/13 12:37 AM by SKARHEAD

Seriously...who cares what noobs think about anything , much less UFC ?Tank was great.

SKARHEAD site profile image  

2/28/13 12:35 AM by SKARHEAD

LOL, Bas is a skilled striker...BUT in no way punches anywhere near as hard as Tank...and certainly not a PRIME Tank

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2/27/13 11:54 PM by UGCTT_granite007

*click" order.  

CindyO site profile image  

2/27/13 11:49 PM by CindyO

Would be epic!!! Anyone who hasn't watched some of the old school UFC VIDEOS (yup, videos) are missing a LOT! SOOOO crazy!   Cindy

fapout site profile image  

2/27/13 2:08 PM by fapout

217 lb red speedo Shammy ftw!

icarus4321 site profile image  

2/27/13 2:01 PM by icarus4321

Great idea! Throw it on FX with some UFC retrospective piece. You don't clutter your main PPV card with fights that don't mean anything to the current MMA landscape, but you give the fans something fun and put it on free tv...plus, you know it's going to draw a huge rating with the right promotion.If you could get the legends for the right price, why not?