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  • Florida's Ralph Acosta Sizes Up the Bantamweight Division

    Meet Florida bantamweight Ralph Acosta. A successful high school and collegiate wrestler, the American Top Team Orlando fighter has evolved into one of the state's top bantamweights with an 8-6 record. Fresh off an impressive victory over Marlon Moraes, Acosta sat down with US Combat Sports to discuss his career.
  • Where Are They Now: UFC Vet Marcus Davis Talks Past and Future

    UFC Veteran Marcus Davis has always been an individual who is known for his warrior spirit and desire to grow as a fighter. Even after being released from the UFC back in January of 2011, it hasn’t stopped his pursuit to becoming a better athlete. With stronger motivation, an upcoming fight, and a new MMA home US Combat Sports catches up with the Irish Hand Grenade to find out what has been up to.
  • Jim Alers Working on his Overall Game and Ready to Break Out in 2011

    Jim Alers is a top ranked lightweight Florida fighter who fights out of one of the top camps in the state, Gracie Barra Orlando. He is an up-and-coming fighter who has loads of potential and has a very impressive record at 5-1. He suffered the first loss of his career in April of last year and subsequently took 10 months off to sharpen his skills and to improve his overall game. The hiatus paid off because he bounced back from that defeat with a very impressive submission win over a very tough opponent in Matt Kersse, needing just a little over a minute to secure the submission victory. USCS recently talked to Alers about his lastest victory and what he has in store for 2011.
  • Junior Jones, Boxing is in his Past and Nothing but Great Memories

    Junior “Poison” Jones, 50-6 (28ko’s), was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, on December 19, 1970. Junior was the WBA World Bantamweight from October 23, 1993 until April 1994 and held the World Super Bantamweight Championship from November 22, 1996 until December 19, 1997. His fifth round TKO victory over boxing legend Marco Antonio Barrera, 65-7 (43ko’s) while winning the Super Bantamweight Championship and subsequent decision victory over Barrera is considered by many as Jones' career crowning achievement
  • FFA's Shah Bobonis Talks Combate Extremo, Career, Florida Featherweight Division

    Shah Bobonis may not be a familiar name to the average fight fan, but he well-known throughout Fllorida. Bobonis is one of the top-ranked featherweights in the state and he has had an amazing 2011 by finishing both of his opponents impressively within the first two rounds of each bout. He trains out of FFA in Miami, FL and will be making his way to Mexico this week in hopes of winning the Combate Extremo featerweight belt. USCS caught up with the rising star.
  • "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler Addresses Fans at Extreme Challenge 183

    Special guest Robbie Lawler of the UFC organization joined the crowd of being entertained by excellent performances at the Black River Beat Down Extreme Challenge 183. The Ultimate Fighting Championship star supplied the crowd with autographs and photos all night.
  • World Boxing Federation Light-Welterweight Title up for Grabs Between Chris Fernandez and Miguel Gonzalez

    Chris “Kid Kayo” Fernandez, 19-12-2, with 12 knockout victories, tangles with Miguel “Silky Smooth” Gonzalez, 16-2, with 13 of his wins coming by KO, on Saturday night, May 14, 2011 at St. Lucy Hall in Campbell, Ohio. This bout is sanctioned by the Ohio Athletic Commission and promoted by James Infante and Mike Cefalde of Lights Out Management. These battlers are both known for their explosive power and with the added incentive of the prestigious WBF championship belt; this has the potential of a fight to remember.
  • "Smokin" Joey Villasenor Ready for War Against Chris Camozzi at Shark Fights 15

    US Combat Sports sat down with Joey “Smokin” Villasenor, Strikeforce and EliteXC fighter with a record of 27-8, to discuss his upcoming match at Shark Fights 15, May 27, 2011, against fellow middleweight, Chris Camozzi (14-4-0). The match was initially set up back in March, but was just confirmed earlier this month. From the moment he first knew of the possibility of the fight, Villasenor has been locked in fight mode, training harder than ever with Coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn. When asked what he knew of his opponent, Villasenor replied, “No matter what anyone else is saying, this is going to be a tough fight.”From his point of view, there isn’t one specific area that poses a t...
  • Texans Sampson, Spencer and Smith to Wage War in Canada May 28

    Very few professional fighters get to realize the dream of fighting internationally. Three mixed martial artists from the Dallas area will get to realize that dream on May 28th at Canadian Elite Mixed Martial Art's Global Warning event to be held in Toronto, Ontario. Local standouts Jason Sampson (6-0), Sean Spencer (7-0) and Joshua Smith (2-2) have been training together and will travel together for the international affair. Jason Sampson is widely considered one of the region's most technical grapplers and saltiest fighters. Normally, he coaches and trains at Mohler MMA in Coppell, but has been cross training with his travel companions at Guy Mezger's Combat Sports. He is v...
  • Ryan Thomas Joins Combat USA Illinois Tournament, Drops to Lightweight

    Ryan "The Tank Engine" Thomas sits down with US Combat Sports and announces his contract signing with Combat USA. Thomas, who has spent time within Bellator, has dropped to lightweight and will square off against Jonatas Novaes on May 14 for the opportunity to face Wisconsin champion Sherron "Rob Roy" Leggett.

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