Headed by Sal Mora and JR Rodriguez, Triple AAA MMA announced their debut show for April 28th at the Spanish Village on the State Fair grounds. Headlining will be Felipe Chavez representing Mean 1 taking on Ron White of Lovato Total Fitness. The promotions tagline is "Win to get in" suggesting bigger things to come for it's winners.
Tickets go on sale April 6th ranging from $25-$75 and can be purchased through orthrustickets.com. This is a daytime summer event with doors opening at 1:30pm, first bell at 2:00pm.
Additional entertainment will be provided by local band Sex for Admission performing live with DJ Diamond Tip.
It was another momentous year across the board for the combative sports world. 2012 saw continued domination from some of the best champions in history, an explosion of local combative sports, and much more. Thanks from all of us at US Combat Sports for supporting the local fight scene. See you in 2013.
The Combat Sports Club has announced the first ever grappling tournament in Las Cruces, NM. Southwest Grapplefest 8 will take place January 12th, 2013 at Picacho Middle School, just thirty minutes from El Paso, and three hours from Tucson, AZ. and Albuquerque, NM.
Host school - Picacho Middle School - is huge! with loads of parking. Grapplefests are double elimination, with Gi and NoGi divisions for all ages and skill levels. All placers 1st-4th recieve a huge custom medal.
Pre-registered competitors are invited to attend a free BJJ seminar Friday 1/11 at weigh-ins with World Champion Rainey Whitsett. Everyone else is welcome to attend the seminar, competitor or not, for $20. Rainey had 9 Gold medal wins in 2012 alone ranging from Grapplefests and NAGA to ADCC trials and IBJJF Worlds.
It's hard to believe it's been a year already since Holly Holm was knocked out by power punching Frenchwoman Anne Sophie Mathis. Since then, Holm celebrated her marriage and avenged the loss to Mathis with a brilliantly executed performance in May.
Holm, who has only suffered two losses in her illustrious career to 31 wins, now sits poised to round out 2012 with another win this week against Diana Prazak.
This Friday, Holm takes on Prazak (11-1, 7 KO), of Australia in another Fresquez promotion titled Fire and Ice. At today's press conference Prazak showed the attitude of a confident challenger. She has been training for three weeks here in Albuquerque to acclimate to the altitude, and clearly understands the difficulty of the task in front of her.
Food, family, and football – is there anything better than Thanksgiving? Well, maybe an Anderson Silva versus Jon Jones superfight, but we'll save that for another day. US Combat Sports would like to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving.
Over the years, your support has been overwhelming and all of us here at USCS wholeheartedly thank you for making us your number one source for local combative sports news. Now go enjoy some turkey.
The Jackson’s Series will present their second show in their new venue, Tingley Coliseum at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Headlining the show is fast rising fighter Matt Leyva, 9-2, who has considerable experience fighting on the Jackson’s Series. Leyva has headlined and co-mained the series before, each time pulling out a win in dramatic fashion.
On December 1st he’ll headline Series X against Anthony Birchak who boasts his own impressive record of 8 wins to one loss. Birchak represents Apex MMA out of Tucson, AZ. and is known for a crafty submission game. This is sure to be an action packed main event preceded by nine equally exciting pro and amateur match ups.
So in the latest episode, Episode 6 "Return of the "Big ol" Jedi" the show started with a recap of last weeks fight and it showed Big Country informing Nick that he lost because he didn't listen to him.
Team Big Country was just starting to get upset about the coaching style of their leaders and it was apparent it was starting to bug everyone. Then once again it went to Secor picking fights with the other team and this time it was the shirtless wonder, the Canadian sensation, the thunder from down under (the north pole) Mike Hill.
It was fun watching the show this week because none of us knew who stole that chicken until now. Apparently it wasn't Mike but he sure reacted to the slightest taunt and that made for an interesting 20 minutes of yelling and fighting.
Where did this year go? The trees are yellow, the NFL is already in week six, and here in New Mexico the smell of roasting green chile can be found lingering in the air. For Jiu-Jitsu fighters around the Southwest, fall also brings the Combat Sports Club’s final tournament of the year.
The 2012 Southwest Grappling Championship is scheduled for October 20th at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This is a double elimination tournament, placing first through fourth, awarding huge, Olympic style medals. All KID (non-medaling) competitors receive a participation medal for their hard work.
Join grapplers from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and beyond. This is also the last opportunity to earn team points in the Combat Sports Club’s 2012 Team Challenge awarding top six trophies.
The first episode of The Ultimate Fighter 16 is just around the corner and US Combat Sports is ridiculously excited to announce that TUF 16 cast member Sam Alvey will be contributing a weekly article every Saturday to give you inside information about each episode.
Considered as one of the favorites on this year's cast, "Smile'N" Sam will discuss the results of each episode as well as his viewpoints on the fights, the inevitable household antics, and everything else of interest from the weekly reality show.
Hailing from Wisconsin and now training at Team Quest in California, Alvey has been one of MMA's hottest prospects since making his professional debut back in July of 2008 with a second round submission victory over Shane Malchiodi.
Combative sports such as mixed martial arts, boxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are measured by hard work, constant effort, and dedication. So a holiday like Labor Day – designed to honor working people – is all that more special for many participants. Have a safe and happy Labor Day from all of us at US Combat Sports.
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