Beat the Streets Rumble on the Rails stops at Grand Central Terminal in New York City Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Iran and Russia traveled across seas to compete with the United States freestyle wrestling team at the Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The competition will be held adjacent to the annual Beat the Streets Awards Gala, following wrestling at the Bryant Park Grill. Obe Blanc earned the honors of being invited to wrestle at the event for the United States.
Friday night, March 29, 2013, in Milwaukee at Potawatomi Casino, Waukesha-MMA’s heavyweight JR Briones will step into the cage to battle with Corey Anderson of Kennel Fight Club of Lincoln, Illinois. Each fighter enters the cage making their professional debut. The North American Fighting Championships “BattleGround” is going to be displaying the top professional and amateur athletes in the Midwest.
Corey Anderson enters the fight with very little experience in fighting. The Rockton, IL.; native attended University of Whitewater where he competed at heavyweight for the Warhawks. His senior season in 2012, Anderson climbed his way to be a finalist in the division three national championships.
The New Year is set to go off with a bang for Wisconsin mixed martial arts when Madtown Throwdown 29 heads back to Madison's Alliant Energy Center on January 5th.
Encompassing one of the most eclectic collection of combatants in recent memory, promoter Pat O'Malley's latest concoction features recognizable veterans such as Eric "Red" Schafer and Nick Thompson as well as up-and-coming prospects like Tyler Hellenbrand and Mike Rhodes.
With a high volume of intrigue surrounding nearly every fight on the card, US Combat Sports and WI MMA Today reporter Paul Fladten counts down the six biggest storylines to keep your eye on during Madtown Throwdown 29.
Two of the Midwest's top up-and-coming welterweight prospects will scrap next month as part of the stacked Madtown Throwdown 29 card when Mike "Biggie" Rhodes and Quartus "Cool Breeze" Stitt square off.
Rhodes, Wisconsin's number two-ranked welterweight, has looked unstoppable since making his professional debut in May of 2012. Over that time he has went undefeated with victories over Torrey Berendes, Matt Gautheir, and Zak Ottow.
Possessing the talent and star power that can be found in a number of the up-and-comers out of Roufusport, Rhodes has found it increasingly difficult to locate potential opponents throughout the early part of his career. But Stitt took the fight without hesitation.
WI MMA Today Features Charles Hanson vs. Craig Eckelberg Title Fight, Anthony Pettis and Sergio Pettis Technique of the Week
Two of Wisconsin's top amateur fighters are featured on this week's edition of WI MMA Today as the North American Fighting Championship's defending welterweight champion squares off against top contender Craig Eckelberg.
As well, superstar mixed martial artists Anthony Pettis and Sergio Pettis demonstrate the WI MMA Today Technique of the Week. Make sure to check out one of the most exciting episodes to date of the program designed to showcase combative sports within Wisconsin.
The game plans will be very different when Bellator Fighting Championships welterweight champion Ben Askren and Season 6 champion Karl Amoussou meet at Bellator 86 on January 24 live on Spike TV.
But what won't be different is both men's desire to compete and excel once the cage door closes inside the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The level of competition on that night should be remarkable.
Askren, a former Olympic wrestler who has gone undefeated over the first ten fights of his mixed martial arts career, is known as much for his constant work ethic as much his trademark "Funky" wrestling style.
Xtreme Fighting Championship has announced that welterweight Corey "The Real Deal" Hill will be fighting Ryan Thomas in the co-main Event of XFC 21: Night of Champions II live on AXStv. Hill comes into the bout with a 3-1 record through his last four fights and has finished his two most recent opponents in the first round.
Hill is part of the growing XFC 170-pound division and after a string of unlucky events that included an injury and then a last minute opponent drop, Hill will return to the promotion's cage on December 7 for the final XFC event of 2012.
As is standard for XFC fighters, Hill gets a difficult opponent who is eerily similar in many ways, when he fights the 16-7 MMA veteran and American Top Team product Ryan "The Tank Engine" Thomas.
Hello again to everyone that reads these wonderfully written, behind the Ultimate Fighter scenes exclusives with me Smile'N Sam Alvey. This week's episode led off with the two nicest guys in the house squaring off in the octagon Jon Manly and Joe Rivera.
Let me tell you, both of these guys really didn't want to fight each other. Jon had a ton of respect for Joey, and Joey knew how good Jon's ground game was, and this led to a fight that Dana was not to impressed with but Jon did pull out the win and will be moving onto the semi finals.
The build up for the fight between the Canadians was a little bigger and the fight a little faster paced. Hill and Ricci were "buddies" from the beginning or at least Hill thought.
Two of Wisconsin's brightest lightweight prospects are set to clash when undefeated Tyler Hellenbrand squares off against Rob Couillard at Madtown Throwdown 29 on January 5.
Hellenbrand and Couillard – ranked number one and two in the state's lightweight rankings, respectively – both enter the intriguing bout hoping to secure another victory and increase their stock on both the local and national scene.
Fighting out of the gritty Chosen Few camp, Hellenbrand has shown glimpses of stardom dating back to his days as an amateur. Since turning professional in January of 2011, Hellenbrand has gone undefeated over the first five fights of his career.
XFC officials announced the co-main event of the second Night of Champions event as a welterweight bout between two XFC vets, Corey "The Real Deal" Hill and Ryan "The Tank Engine" Thomas.
Set for December 7 and broadcasting live from Nashville on Axstv, the bout has been added to the already stacked line up that also features a Lightweight Championship bout between Eric Reynolds and Nick Newell, Females Stephanie Eggink vs Heather Clark, as well as Open Fighter Tryout winner Jason Hicks vs recent signee Kevin Forant.
Corey Hill was last seen in the XFC cage in December of 2011 when he defeated fellow TUF veteran Charlie Rader with a first round Brabo choke. Hill followed that performance with a first round Anaconda choke over Darryl Madison in early 2012.
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