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  • Jay Ellis is a late replacement to fight Rory Markham on Adrenaline MMA show

    Neutral Ground fighter Jay Ellis of Milwaukee has stepped up on short notice and will fight Rory Markham this Saturday in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on the Adrenaline MMA show. Rory Markham was slated to fight Taiwon Howard (5-1), however Ellis name was added to the card just a day ago with no announcement. Jay Ellis joins Wisconsin fighters Jameel Massouh of Strassers Freestyle Academy and Dave Kleczkowski of Matamoros Jiu-Jitsu, all of which were added as late replacements on the card.
  • Rings Vs Cages

    The argument of rings vs. cages is one that has been debated by hardcore fight fans for years and still shows no signs of having a unanimous consensus. However, following the live MMA debut on network television, the question has been brought up again: Which is better for the success of the sport?
  • Jameel Massouh to replace Zac George on Adrenaline MMA show

    Jameel Massouh of Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy has replaced an injured Zac George, who himself had replaced UFC veteran Alberto Crane. Massouh will face off against Clay French on this Saturday’s Adrenaline MMA show in Hoffman Estates, IL. The show will take place at the Sears Centre and will be headlined with a fight between Mike Russow and Jason Guida. Jameel Massouh, also referred to as “The Sergeant”, sports a (16-3) record and is riding a two-fight win streak. He is coming off a unanimous decision win over a very tough Myles Merola of British Columbia in March. The fight took place in the Hardcore Championship Fighting organization in Quebec, Canada and was headlined by Davi...
  • UPDATED: Rick Roufus wins his second straight MMA fight

    Former Wisconsin resident and Lions Den fighter, Rick Roufus won his second straight fight in as many weekends when he faced off against Bobby Martinez at Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma. According to Roufus, the judges scored the bout (30-26), (30-27), and (30-26.5). With the win, Roufus improved his MMA record to (3-1). The fight was held in the C3 Fights organization based out of Oklahoma, an organization that Roufus had previously fought for in March. The card also featured UFC and Pride veteran Mark Smashing Machine Kerr who ended up losing via guillotine choke to undefeated fighter Tracy Wilson.
  • Nick “The Goat” Thompson Defeats Michael Costa at WVR – Sengoku 3

    Former Wisconsin resident, Nick The Goat Thompson kept his streak alive and extended it to 12 straight victories with a win over Chute Boxe fighter, Michael Costa of Brazil early this morning. Prior to fight, Thompson and Costa had a small scuffle at the press conference which may have led to some bad blood come fight time. The fight took place in Saitama, Japan on the Sengoku 3 card, which was headlined with a Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Maurice Smith bout.
  • Ben Askren seeded number one for Olympic Trials next weekend

    Former Wisconsin resident and Hartland Arrowhead wrestling standout Ben Askren is one of the most successful college wrestlers of all time. The two-time Wisconsin state champion was a four time All-American at the University of Missouri and two-time national champion at 174 pounds. With college over, Askren had roughly one year to prepare for the Olympic Trials and attempt to realize his dream of competing in the Olympics, which he says was inspired by Appleton native Garrett Lowney, who Askren traveled to see compete in the Olympic trials in 2000. Lowney went on to win a bronze medal in the Sydney Games that year and become the youngest US wrestler ever to medal. Askren also gives credit to...
  • Dave Kleczkowski to replace Rob Kimmons on Adrenaline MMA show

    Dave “The Polish Punisher” Kleczkowski of Matamoros Jiu-Jitsu in Milwaukee has stepped up on short notice to replace Rob Kimmons of Xtreme Couture in Kansas City.  Kimmons opted out of the Adrenaline MMA show next Saturday to sign with the UFC and replace an injured Alessio Sakara who was slated to fight Rob Yundt.
  • Pound for Pound: Back on the Streets

    Kimbo Slice has more haters than most of us have friends, enemies and family combined. Much of the criticism comes from fans of mixed martial arts, especially those who have patiently waited for the sport to rise from its government-afflicted dark ages and finally attain the undisputed title of mainstream sport. MMAs network television debut was a major milestone in that quest, but many had envisioned the unveiling of someone like a Georges St. Pierre or an Anderson Silva - an athlete, gentleman and complete mixed martial artist. Instead, it was the scary lovechild of Tank Abbott and Mr. T, a former streetfighter and porno studio bodyguard, who ushered in this new era. What some may not real...
  • WEC 34 Results & Recap

    World Extreme Cagefighting 34 delivered a night of action including two title fights that more than lived up to their hype. The WEC does a fantastic job of showcasing the lighter weight classes and Sunday nights fights proved just how explosive they can be.
  • NAGA

    Memorial Day weekend is a weekend that often provides a well-deserved three day break from the daily grind that is often our lives. So what did I do with my Memorial Day weekend? Barbeque? Nope. Drink with friends? A little, but not nearly enough. Instead of taking a break, a good number of Wisconsin Grapplers and I headed to Chicago to compete in the biggest tournament that ventures this way: NAGA.

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