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  • Sam Alvey's TUF 16 Blog: Magny Beats Camacho, Secor-Lane Rivalry, Pranks

    Episode two aired on Saturday night it showed a lot of fun things including the budding of a relationship between Matt Secor and Julian Lane. The whole fight started when Julian started making fun of Secor and his fight to get into the house, which would make perfect sense on a show about fighting. But what didn't make sense was that it was Julian that started this fight. Secor's fight to get into the house didn't go to decision, he fished his fight in the third round, Julian's fight went the distance to a decision victory that Dana White was making fun of ringside. The whole fight was about 15-minutes long and it consisted of Julian constantly talking about how Secor h...
  • Wrestling Technique Spotlight: Sprawling To Defend A Takedown

    Once the 2012 London Games ended wrestlers everywhere have the desire to learn how to perform a blast double like the Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs. But he has more than a great double leg takedown. He has excellent defense against the same shot that he is known so well for. In wrestling, knowing how to defend a shot is just as important as being able to successfully complete one. There are a couple of lines of defense that will help avoid an opponent getting deep on their shot. When in the neutral stance, be sure not to reach with the same arm as your lead leg. Reach with the non-lead leg arm. Hands, head, and hips are your first three lines of defense against a shot. Hands to pu...
  • Neutral Ground North Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary on Saturday with BJJ Black Belt Seminar and Much More

    How time flies when you're having fun. This weekend, Neutral Ground North in Grafton is set to celebrate its four-year anniversary with a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blowout that includes a three-hour seminar by black belts Jon Friedland and Scott Huston, food and drinks, and some good old fashioned Neutral Ground debauchery. Set to begin at noon on Saturday, gym owners and BJJ purple belts Luke Summerfield and Perry Wirth have put together a full day of activity in honor of their fourth year in existence. Anyone and everyone are invited to join in the festivities. "Saturday is going to be a blast for many reasons and no one should miss it," said Summerfield. "We are bringing t...
  • Dan Faggella Discusses the Concept of his New DVD Instructional “Leg Locks of Doom”

    Leg Lock techniques have become a very popular trend that has elevated the sport of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Submission Grappling. Many great competitors have formulated their own strategic approach concerning this sector of the grappling game. Offering his take on the subject Black Diamond MMA instructor and BJJ brown belt Dan Faggella has created his own fundamental learning system for anyone aspiring to master the concept of leg locks. With the release of his new DVD "Leg Locks of Doom" Dan's remarkable translation on the topic gives all viewers a vivid perception of the hierarchy of constructing a leg lock game. Explaining the full background on this masterpiece Dan Fagge...
  • Sam Alvey's TUF Blog: The Brutal Knockout, Joining Team Carwin as Top Pick, Dropping 40-Pounds, and Breaking Microphones

    Hello one and all, for those of you that don't know me my name is "Smile'N" Sam Alvey and I am an MMA fighter who was born and raised right here in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. As I am sure a few of you were watching last night, I made it on to The Ultimate Fighter and I will be your guide through the behind the scenes (and in front of the scenes) of the TUF fights and house life of the contestants. So please prepare yourself for an experience unlike any other... me writing a paper every week. So, lets get started. In The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 premiere we were treated to 16 fights and 32 intense looking athletes, all of which were trying their best to impress t...
  • Titan Fighting Championship 25: Alp Ozkilic Looks to Continue Impressive Rise Against Ray Grindstaff

    In his first fight since being an assistant coach to Dominick Cruz on The Ultimate Fighter 15, Alp Ozkilic will face Ray Grindstaff at Titan Fighting Championship 25. He brings a 5-1 record into this fight and looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Chico Camus in the semifinals of the Tachi Tournament at LFC 52. Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Ozkilic immigrated to the United States on a wrestling scholarship at Nassau Community College in New York. He accepted a wrestling scholarship to Nassau, after visiting the U.S. twice, in high school, while wrestling for his national team. Even with only having a background in Greco-Roman wrestling, he quickly adapted to the folk-sty...
  • Waukesha MMA Safely Introduces Younger Combative Athletes to Competition with Pankration on Saturday

    In football there is Pop Warner, in baseball there is Little League, and for mixed martial arts there is Pankration. On Saturday, September 15, Waukesha-MMA will host a card full of Pankration bouts for the future of the sport. Every sport in America has a way for the young athletes to get an early start. In MMA it is Pankration, a physically safer form of mixed martial arts that allows beginners and youth to figure out at an early age whether or not the sport is their passion. Shaner, the owner and trainer at Waukesha-MMA, has compiled a 21-fight state sanctioned event with judges, referee, and a list of specific rules to protect the young athletes. The "Old Man" isn't mess...
  • Sam Alvey's TUF 16 Blog: The Ultimate Fighter Contestant Brings Weekly Column to US Combat Sports

    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 J...
  • Rogue Warrior Championships: Bill Hill Earns Bloody TKO Stoppage Against Chris Davis

    On Thursday night at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay a light heavyweight battle took place at the Rogue Warrior between two veterans of different branches of the United States Military as U.S. Army veteran Bill "The Truth" Hill fought United States Marine veteran Chris "The Professional" Davis in the cage. These two men engaged in action immediately that didn't even take a full round to decide a winner. As soon as referee Al Wichgers gave the green light for the two warriors to go they attacked each other displaying no hesitation. Both men came out swinging before Davis dropped and delivered a successful double leg takedown on Hill putting his back onto the canvas. ...
  • Rogue Warriors Championships Photo Highlights - Rhodes, Meerschaert, Schoonover, and More

    While there could have been more butts in the seats on Thursday night in Green Bay the action inside the cage was frantic as the Rogue Warrior Championships invaded the Oneida Casino. Highlighted by a number of definitive stoppages – five within the first round – Rogue featured impressive wins from Mike Rhodes, Gerald Meerschaert, Darrill Schoonover and five others. Check out the best photos from the night from USCS Reporter Jeff Tackmier.

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