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  • Donald Sanchez Looks To Start 2012 Off Right Against Chris Culley at KOTC Night Stalker

    Donald Sanchez (23-12-0, FIT NHB), former King of the Cage Bantamweight World Champion, took a few moments to talk about his upcoming match against Chris “The Urban Legend” Culley (12-8-0, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson’s Millennia MMA), at King of the Cage “Night Stalker”, which takes place this Saturday, January 14, 7pm, at Buffalo Thunder Casino Resort, just outside of Santa Fe, NM. The last year has had its ups and downs for Sanchez, winning two and losing two fights. Unsurprisingly, both wins were by submission in the first round as Sanchez is well-known for his dangerous ground-game, with 10 of his wins coming by submission. But Sanchez is desperate for rematches with both of those losses.
  • Clube De Jiu-Jitsu Pitbull Opens it's Doors on the Westside

    Say hello to Albuquerque’s newest addition to the grappling community: Clube de Jiu-Jitsu Pitbull, otherwise known as Albuquerque Pitbull BJJ, located at 5643 Paradise Blvd NW. Clube Pitbull is new to Albuquerque but has been a part of the BJJ game in Brazil, then the States, for nearly two decades. An organization founded by Adilson “Bitta” Lima, Pitbull BJJ is a branch off Gracie-Barra, with strong ties to Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Since its inception, Pitbull has produced several Black Belt Champions. The Albuquerque branch was set up by Professor Kale Lopez, Black Belt under Professor João Cunha (directly under Lima). Lopez brought the team to Albuquerque after his brother Kalo; also a J...
  • Heather Clark Discusses Matchup Against Chelsea Colarelli at Evolution 2

    Heather Jo Clark, one of the hottest names in women’s mixed martial arts, is fully prepared for her upcoming matchup against Chelsea Colarelli at “Evolution 2” on December 10. Currently riding a four-fight win streak and undefeated within the Evolution organization, Clark talks with US Combat Sports correspondent Ian Troy about the major implications riding upon her meeting with Colarelli. Watch as she gives a prediction for her upcoming bout, discusses the current status of women’s MMA, and gives a shout out to her teammates Jon Dodson and Diego Brandao on the brink of their career altering fights.
  • Leonardo Sanchez on Hitting the Lottery and the Mitts

    Born in Havana, Cuba, bantamweight Leonardo Sanchez’ (1-0) dreams of becoming a professional boxer would have never been realized if his family did not hit the lottery. At the start of the Cuban Revolution in 1953 Fidel Castro and his communist regime abolished all professional sports in Cuba which meant that all leagues and teams would be considered amateur. Many athletes were forced to defect Cuba by either fleeing the island or leaving their team when traveling abroad to turn professional. Current professional boxing standouts to defect from Cuba include featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa, light middleweight Erislandy Lara and super bantamweight Guillermo Rigondeaux, who possibly had the gr...
  • Brandi Montoya and Shaun Henson Represent Team Rosales at Fresquez Productions' "World Dominance"

    US Combat Sports stopped by Rosales Karate to chat with Professor Tony Rosales about his professional boxers, Brandi “Babi Doll” Montoya and Shaun “Warrior” Henson, who are set to compete on the upcoming Fresquez Productions’ “World Dominance”, featuring Holly Holm vs. Anne Sophie-Mathis, at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, NM, on December 2, 2011.
  • Anne Sophie Mathis Says She Will Dethrone Holly Holm in Her Hometown

    The female boxing equivalent of a super-fight is here. The widely considered pound for pound queen of boxingHolly Holm (30-1-3, 9KOs) will be facing the tallest and strongest fighter of her career when she takes on frenchwoman Anne Sophie Mathis (25-1, 21KOs). The contest will take place Friday, December 2nd at Route 66 Casino, just outside of Holm’s hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the aptly named card “World Dominance”.
  • The Ultimate Fighter Experience: Dana White Meet Josh Lanier

    Over the next few weeks US Combat Sports is set to take you on an inside look into the mind of aspiring Ultimate Fighter Josh Lanier. Known as “Big Country”, the Cage Academy fighter out of North Carolina hopes to advance through the tryouts and loom large in the UFC’s welterweight division. The UFC is the ultimate dream when it comes to MMA. That is what makes The Ultimate Fighter reality show so compelling. TUF puts its audience front and center as a group of fighters live, train, and fight alongside of one another. In December hordes of fighters will flock to Las Vegas in hopes of being selected as part of the next TUF cast. The eligible weight classes this round is lightweight and welt...
  • Michael Oliveira and Jennifer Han Discuss Showtime Victories in El Paso

    New Mexico boxing analyst Jorge Hernandez catches up with Michael Oliveira and Jennifer Han following their victories on Friday night at Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas.
  • Tom Vaughn - New Head Coach of Power MMA

    Tom Vaughn is arecognized name among members of the MMA community, not only here in New Mexico, but throughout the world. The head coach of FITNHB has trained and represented fighters for the last 10 years, spending much of thattime “grinding it out” on the road building all aspects of their game. He is also the Southwest representative for King of the Cage, and he has recently become, on top of all that, the head coach of Power MMA in Gilbert, AZ.
  • Cody East Makes Professional Debut at Shark Fights 21 Tonight in Texas Against Adenilson Clementino

    Cody East, heavyweight cage fighter with an amateur record of 4-0, makes his professional debut at Shark Fights 21 tonight in Lubbock, Texas. East had an impressive start as a varsity wrestler throughout high school and was state champion twice in his junior and senior years. He competed at 185-pounds his junior year, but moved up to heavyweight his senior year to make room for his little brother Tyler “The Beast” East to compete at the lower weight class. Tyler, a professional cage fighter, holds a 10-3 record and trains at Jackson’s MMA. At a local wrestling tournament in 2007, East was asked by Lenny Lovato (Lovato Total Fitness), if he was interested in cage fighting. Being an avid fan...

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