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  • Three Lightweight BJJ Champs Share Insights on Beating Bigger, Stronger Opponents

    Jiu Jitsu is a wonderful martial art and sport, but like any activity, hobby, or task in life, it can be frustrating at times ifyou are facing bigger, stronger opponents on a regular basis. There isalways going to be those days where you feel like you just could not get out of that purple belt’s side control, or when you feel like you could not even sweep the most inexperienced white belt in the gym. This can be quite common for athletes who might be smaller or less experienced than their training partners.
  • There’s a new ‘Stitch’ in the UFC – Albu added to women’s roster

    For many years now one of the most recognizable faces at a live UFC event has always been Jacob “Stitch” Duran, one of the premier cut men in the sport. He is the principal cutman of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), however…..Duran will not be the only one under contract by Zuffa to bear the nickname “Stitch” anymore. Russian born, Alexandra "Stitch" Albu, was recently signed to the UFC roster in the women’s bantamweight division.
  • The other woman giving Miesha Tate the finger. Meet Marina Shafir

    The storylines on the 18th season of the Ultimate Fighter have yet to tell fans much as to who coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate chose as assistants. The two assistant coaches who have been featured are Bryan Caraway, fighter in the UFC’s bantamweight division but possibly referred to more often as ‘Tate’s boyfriend,’ and Edmond Tarverdyan, Rousey’s striking coach. On last night’s episode fans were able to catch a few glimpses of another female, one who is not fighting her way to victory in the competition, but lending a hand or shall we say a finger.
  • Meet Pennsylvania’s newest fight promoter – Jeff Darienzo - Fighter, judge, referee….promoter of ECCM, East Coast Caged Monkey MMA

    When you ask the casual mixed martial arts fan when it was that they started watching the sport, most will tell you....”the beginning man. I watched UFC 1 live,” yet they could not tell you who Royce Gracie defeated to win the organization’s first event that November night in Colorado back in 1993. Jeff Darienzo is actually one those fans who has been there and has done that. How do we know? Because I have been friends with and known Jeff for more than 20 plus years.
  • Bellator 105 Returns to the Star Center Featuring Lightweight Tournament Semifinals.

    Bellator MMA returns October 25th to New Mexico's Santa Ana Star Center. Bellator 105 features the Lightweight Semifinals andprelims including New Mexico’s top fighters matched against national talent. Meeting in the middle of the cage for the second time, Saad Awad will face Will Brooks in the Bellator Lightweight Semifinal. After finishing Martin Stapleton with a first round submission in the opening rounds and winning his previous five victories by first round finishes, Awad sees his fight with Brooks ending the same way.
  • A family affair: Sergio Pettis joins big brother after signing with the UFC

    The 'Brew City' adds another talented mixed martial artist to the Ultimate Fighting Championship's roster in the bantamweight division. Sergio Pettis, younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, signs with the world’s largest MMA organization after defeating James Porter in Milwaukee September 28, 2013. The Milwaukee native continues to live and train in his home town under the roof of world renowned coach Duke Roufus. Pettis, whom is nick named “The Phenom” supports an unblemished record with nine victories and zero defeats. The undefeated fighter is surrounded with a gym full of talented individuals. It’s no surprise to the Milwaukee faithful that their home...
  • Diego Sanchez Talks Openely About the Ups and Downs of His Career

    Poised to face Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166 Diego Sanchez opened up about the ups and downs of his illustrious career. Sanchez was the first Ultimate Fighter winner and quickly skyrocketed to fame in the fight game. After going 19-0 he tasted defeat for the first time against Josh Koshcheck and later Jon Fitch while battling for number one contendership in the UFC's Welterweight division. Later Sanchez would finally get his title shot, this time as a lightweight against BJ Penn. A cut stoppage brought a halt to championship dream and he then moved to San Diego. In California Sanchez experienced many of the pitfalls that come with fame and wealth at at young age. Now focused and more ma...
  • Womens Flyweight Champion To Be Crowned at XFC 26 - Casey vs Gonzalez

    “Why put off the Inevitable?” Those were the words of XFC President John Prisco; moments after Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten announced on Inside MMA, that the promotions Inaugural Flyweight Championship match between Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey and Pearl Gonzalez would take place in Nashville, TN on October 18that the promotions yearly extravaganza, Night of Champions. The 125 pound title fight will take place at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium and will broadcast LIVE on AXS TV – “Your home for MMA”.
  • Hot Sauce Ready For First Title Defense, Carroll preps to over-take the Champ | XFC 26: Night Of Champions III

    He earned his title shot in North Carolina, won his title fight in Florida, and now, after signing a new multi-fight deal with Xtreme Fighting Championships, Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman is set to defend his Lightweight Title in his home state of Tennessee! On October 18th, LIVE from the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, Scott Holtzman will answer the challenge of North Carolina’s Roger “The Leprechaun” Carroll, in the Main Event atXFC 26: Night of Champions III.
  • The ABC’s of MMA – New children’s books give kids the who’s who from A to Z

    Artist, Wes Gillum, saw the growth and potential in the fastest rising sport in the world, mixed martial arts, and realized that there were many untapped avenues and interests, one being the children’s market.

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