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  • Tim Means Prepared to KO Cris Leyva at KOTC "Fight to Live"

    The "Dirty Bird" is getting ready for flight. Set to defend his Junior Welterweight World Title at King of the Cage "Fight to Live" on May 14, Tim Means is excited for his opportunity to continue his win streak against Cris "The Lightning" Leyva.
  • USCS Fight of the Week: Jeff Monson Meets Tony Lopez at Fight Time 4

    This coming Friday two of the world's top ranked heavyweights, Jeff Monson and Tony Lopez, will battle it out in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with title implications on the line. The well-traveled competitors will face off on the Howard Davis Jr.-ran Fight Time promotion at the War Memorial Auditorium. The inaugural ISKA heavyweight championship is up for grabs.
  • Choosing the Right Kimono is About Quality Not Fashion

    Throughout my three years of practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu I have bought 12 different kimonos ranging from Gameness to Lucky. Admittedly, I have been one of those who bought a kimono simply for the design and the name. Please learn from my mistakes and choose the right equipment for you. Here's how.
  • Russian Kettlebell Expert Zar Horton Helps Students Achieve Superior Fitness

    Zar Horton, a twenty-three year veteran of the Albuquerque Fire Department, and his team of fitness specialists have brought Russian Kettlebell training to denizens of the Duke City. Working out of their studio aptly named Firebellz, Horton and crew put elite athletes and everyday folks through the paces of efficient, functional workouts by way of the kettlebell.
  • Sayif Saud and MMAYF Helping Underpriveleged Youth with MMA Scholarships and Training

    Sayif Saud understands the necessity of a good start to a fight. Launching a comeback when down one round is difficult even with the best game plan and conditioning. This is a message he conveys to his fighters at Octagon MMA in Dallas. It is also that ideal that drove Saud to launch and serve as president of the MMA Youth Foundation (MMAYF), a charity group that combines mixed martial arts and community activism to help disadvantaged youth come back strong, no matter how far behind they are. Currently, his charity and staff are working largely in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, but the grounds are being cleared to proliferate MMAYF nationally. Saud benefited from the virtues of martial arts ...
  • Rudog Nutrition Takes a Bite Out of Weight Cutting Myths

    Proper nutrition is important for everyone, but especially professional MMA fighters who train six to eight hours a day. Nutrients foster everything in the body from adequate energy levels in muscles to healthy skin and muscle growth. Unfortunately, many fighters face the pressure of dropping 10, 20, 30 or more pounds to make a weight classand choose to malnourish and dehydrate their body before a fight.
  • Southwest Grapplefest IV April 16 Event Update

    The Combat Sports Club and Southwest Grappling League are just weeks away from their next big event at Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho, NM.Considered the Southwest's premier grappling and BJJevents registrations for Southwest grapplefest IV have been strong from NM, CO, TX, and AZ Online registration ends Thursday April 14th at 5:00pm and will save you $20. Registration at the door is cash only.Spectator tickets are $15 in advance or at the door, kids 6 and under are free, cash only at the door. See the rules page at www.combatsportsclub.comfor weight classes. Weigh-ins are Friday April 15th 5-8pm or Saturday April 16th 8-9am at the venue. Scales close promptly at 9:00am. Checkout ...
  • Julie Kedzie Puts Female MMA at the Forefront

    MMA fighter Julie Kedzie is the embodiment of a true martial artist. As intelligent as she is tough, Kedzie is an articulate spokeswoman for female fighters.
  • Superfight Between GSP and Silva Makes Perfect Sense, Especially for Fans

    Yesterday, my colleague at USCS, Chris Gutmanis, wrote an editorial on why the match between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and middleweight champion Anderson Silva should not be made. Below are my counterpoints to that article. See the original here. Without risk, there is no reward. So for Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, and fight fans across the world, a superfight between the current UFC's longest reigning champions makes perfect sense. Not to schedule the fight simply because it is too risky for either man's legacy is an insult to MMA fans everywhere. If a "Spider" vs. "Rush" match is not formulated, it would be a travesty. Dream matchup...
  • "Rising Stars" Fighters Workout Live on March 24

    Santa Ana Star Casino, in association with Crespins Promotions Inc, Gary Shaw Productions, and Maribal Boxing, will host a public workout and announce changes to the fight card for “Rising Stars Battle at the Bosque,” a boxing event that will feature some ofNew Mexico'sbest up-and-coming fighters.Theworkout will take place on Thursday, March 24, at 12:00 p.m. at the Cheenah Lounge in the Santa Ana Star Casino “Rising Stars Battle at the Bosque” will feature a fight card that will showcase 16 fighters from New Mexico and throughout North America.It is scheduled to include a double main event and a UBO Youth Title. Fighters working out and signing autographs include: Archie Ray Marquez, ...

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