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  • TUF Season 12 Episode 9 Recap

    With the quarterfinal round of UFC reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter officially started, MATCS blogger Chris Huntemann continues his analysis of the show: Score One for the Little GuyBy Chris Huntemann This week's episode of "The Ultimate Fighter" saw the quarterfinal round get underway with a pair of match-ups. One bout matched two competitors with similar styles while the other saw two combatants with a noticeable size difference. Before the fights got underway, viewers got a glimpse into how each team handles their training as the fights become increasingly important. While Georges St. Pierre scaled back his team's training to focus more on tactics, Josh Kosche...
  • WEC 52: Erik Koch Ready for Francisco Rivera, Still Wants to Fight Josh Grispi

    Up until last week, Erik Koch had been preparing for the fight of his life against Josh Grispi. And despite Grispi’s promotion to a title shot against Jose Aldo, and Koch being matched against WEC newcomer Francisco Rivera, the Roufusport fighter is still ready to put on a show at WEC 52. The matchup between Koch and Grispi was initially scheduled for the co-main event of “WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki”. However, an injury to Aldo’s originally scheduled opponent Mark Hominick forced officials to find a new challenger for UFC 125. Understandably, Koch was disappointed by the news. “Oh man it sucked getting that news,” Koch told “That was the fight I wanted and had ...
  • TUF Season 12 Episode 8 Recap

    The quarter finals are set for the latest season of UFC reality series "The Ultimate Fighter." MATCS blogger Chris Huntemann continues with his show analysis below:
  • Anthony Pettis: Next UFC and WEC Lightweight Champion?

    It’s not very often that a map to a UFC title is so clearly drawn out, but Anthony Pettis finds himself in that exact situation. With word of a UFC-WEC merger yesterday, “Showtime” now controls his own destiny. On the heels of Dana White’s announcement that the WEC and UFC will join forces, the stars have seemed to align for Pettis. As a December meeting against Benson Henderson looms, the Roufusport star has a chance to become the final lightweight champion of the WEC, and the next UFC top contender. White revealed on Wednesday that the winner of the Pettis-Henderson fight would meet the winner of the UFC 125 championship bout between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. As fans strug...
  • Eric Schafer Leaves Roufusport, Opening New Gym at CrossFit Milwaukee in November

    After years of training under Duke Roufus, Eric “Red” Schafer has decided to split ties with his longtime camp and will open a gym of his own at CrossFit Milwaukee. The UFC-veteran talked to about the move and his fighting future. Since his transition from training under Henry Matamoros to Roufus years ago, Schafer has been one of the most recognizable figures at Roufusport. Including two separate stints within the UFC, “Red” has utilized his dominant grappling game to amass a career record of 11-5-2, with seven of his wins coming via submission. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Pedro Sauer and Matamoros, Schafer served as a BJJ, MMA, and grappling coach du...
  • Whisper Goodman vs. Sean Salmon Added to NAFC Bad Blood on November 24

    The North American Fighting Championship “Bad Blood” card continues to make itself a candidate for the “USCS Fight Card of the Year”. According to promoter Duke Roufus, a middleweight showdown between Herbert “Whisper” Goodman and Sean Salmon has been added to the November event. Already loaded with a number of exciting matchups, NAFC “Bad Blood” has bolstered its upcoming card even further with the addition of Goodman versus Salmon. Both guys are proven veterans in search of a jolt to their career, which each could earn with a victory on November 24. With a record of 16-9, Goodman has participated in his fair share of tough fights. The recent addition to Unified Martial Arts owns ...
  • UFC-WEC merger poses problem for smaller fighters

    Yesterday afternoon, the UFC announced a merger with their sister promotion, the WEC. When World Extreme Cagefighting was first acquired by UFC parent company Zuffa Entertainment, the WEC was turned into a feeder league for the UFC. But marketing complications with running one promotion purely in subservience to another quickly changed the role of the WEC to “UFC light,” where the WEC disbanded redundant weight classes in favor of primarily featuring the smaller fighters that the UFC would not host. Now with the WEC gone and the fighters within it only performing on UFC shows, the most important role that the WEC served will become more visible in its absence.
  • TUF Season 12 Episode 7 Recap

    The first round of fighting came to a close in this season of UFC reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter. MATCS blogger Chris Huntemann logs his observations of the series, so far.
  • UFC 121: A Bettor's Guide

    UFC 121 is one of the most highly anticipated UFC events of 2010, as the events involving heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar tend to be. This time he takes on unbeaten challenger Cain Velasquez. The card also features the UFC debut of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Jake Shields.
  • Ben Askren Rolls Through Lyman Good at Bellator 33, Becomes New Welterweight Champ

    Wrestlers hailing from the state of Wisconsin continue to dominate Bellator. Despite a last minute upkick and triangle scare, Ben Askren dominated Lyman Good en route to earning the welterweight championship at Bellator 33 in Philadelphia.

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