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  • OPINION: At UFC 170: McMann Takes Down Rousey and Strips Her of the Title

    At UFC 168 “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey proved to the mixed martial arts world that she is more than a one trick pony. Rousey defeated Miesha Tate squashing the rivalry between the two bantamweight fighters during the co-main event. Rousey tossed Tate around the cage for three rounds before finally submitting her via arm bar. The former 2008 Olympic Judo bronze medalist showed her far superior grappling skills throughout the entire bout.
  • Rafael “Barata” Freitas Winning Big With Technique

    Few athletes leave an indelible mark on their sport. Achieving records provides the surest route to sports immortality, but as the saying goes “…they were meant to be broken.” Rare is the athlete who adds to the technical lexicon of his sport. One local athlete, Brazilian transplant Rafael “Barata” Freitas has contributed to the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) with his innovative submission techniques, the result of a decade of hard work.
  • Low Blow Radio Ep.173-First Show of 2014, UFC 168 Fallout

    On the first show of 2014, Jorge and Justin kick off the year with discussion of an action packed UFC 168 card. From the injuries, submissions, and knockouts, we go in-depth with our breakdown of the last UFC show of the year.Disagree with our thoughts and opinion, always you can contact us through Facebook, @TheLowBlow, and e-mail Also get the latest video interviews featuring the best combat sports personalities in New Mexico via our YouTube page at We are available on the Stitcher Radio App, Spreaker, and iTunes.
  • Stroudsburg’s Rich Patishnock to fight for inaugural World Series of Fighting Lightweight Title, Jan. 18

    2013 was an amazing year for Pennyslvania based professional mixed martial artist, Rich Patishnock. Patishnock (6-1 as a pro), who trains at Chamber MMA in East Stroudsburg went 2-0 inside the cage defeating two members of the famed Gracie family, Igor and Gregor, but it was what happened on the last day of the year that made those wins more meaningful. Patishnock’s head coach at Chamber MMA, Don Cioffi, received a call from the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), the organization for which Patishnock fights under contract.
  • NCAA Wrestling: Big Ten Dominates Ken Kraft Midlands Championship Tournament

    On December 30, 2013, Northwestern University hosted their 51st Ken Kraft Midlands championship. The finals took place on the Big Ten Network.The power house conference, The Big Ten showed their dominance by entering a finalist in all ten weight classes. Seven of the ten were off the Iowa Hawkeye roster.At 125-pounds, Jarrod Garnett of the Bison wrestling club, seeded 2, squared off against Iowa's fourth seeded Thomas Gilman.
  • Bob Sapp defeats Fedor Emelianenko in arm-wrestling competition in Japan

    They are arguably two of the biggest names in mixed martial arts in Japan, yet they never faced one another....until yesterday. Sort of. Bob "the Beast" Sapp and former Pride Fighting Championship's heavyweight kindpin, Fedor Emelianenko faced each other in the semi-finals of a 17-man celebrity arm wrestling tournament in the Land of the Rising Sun. The tournament also saw the likes of Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto, Kevin Randleman, Kazushi Sakuraba, Jerome LeBanner, Francisco Filho and a man who actually makes Sapp look like a dwarf, 415-pound Estonian sumo wrestling champ, named Baruto.
  • UFC 168: Weidman Remains Champion After Crippling Silva

    The Long Island native Chris Weidman entered Saturday night’s headliner at UFC 168 at the MGM Grand in hopes to solidify his status as middle weight champion. Anderson Silva showed up to Las Vegas looking to bring back the belt he owned for nearly seven years prior to their first match at UFC 162. After another unusual ending, Weidman remains the champion of the middle weight division, while Silva heads into surgery for a career threating injury.
  • USCS Military Spotlight: Matthew Wilson - Reveals Incorporation of his Military Experience for Teaching Strength & Conditioning in MMA

    With an individual’s enlistment in the military the venture offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities inprofessional and personal growth. Exposed to this unique culture, demands and expectations are extremely high as nothing is given forcing one to work hard at accomplishing their goals. Some of the military education learned can be transferable to a serviceman re-entry into the real world as their eyes become set on taking on new challenges that can remarkably affect oneself and other people they come in contact with. Applying the valuable knowledge gained during his time in the service has assisted Matthew Wilson in his new found role assisting mixed martial art fighters with thei...
  • Fighter Predictions for UFC 168: Silva vs. Weidman 2, Rousey vs. Tate 2

    This Saturday, Dec. 28, could possibly mark the greatest selling pay-per-view in mixed martial arts history as fans are treated to not one but two spectacular rematches, both scheduled for five rounds as two champions will look to defend their titles. Newly crowned middleweight champion Chris Weidman will defend against the legend he dethroned earlier this summer in Anderson 'the Spider' Silva while in the women's bantamweight division, Ronda Rousey looks to take home not only her prized title but also the arm of arch nemesis, Miesha 'Cupcake' Tate. 20 pro fighters were asked who they are predicting to win. Several current and former world champions weighed in on t...
  • Low Blow Radio Ep.172-Jorge talks Brooklyn Boxing, UFC 168 Preview

    On this holiday edition of the Low Blow, Justin welcomes back Jorge Hernandez back to discuss his trip to Brooklyn to witness the Showtime Boxing card from a couple of weeks ago. Jorge will discuss the vibe around Austin Trout's defeat, Malignaggi's victory and more. We also discuss the future of Holly Holm in the sport of MMA and preview the biggest MMA card to end the year, UFC 168.Disagree with our thoughts and opinion, always you can contact us through Facebook, @TheLowBlow, and e-mail Also get the latest video interviews featuring the best combat sports personalities in New Mexico via our YouTube page at We are available on the Sti...

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