Former world champion boxer Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native Venezuela, police said Tuesday.
Cermeno, a World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight (max weight 122 pounds) and featherweight (max weight 126 pounds) champion in the 1990s, was found shot to death Tuesday on a road in the central state of Miranda, local police chief Eliseo Guzman said.
The Combat Sports Club returned to Las Cruces this month to host their second event ever in the City of Crosses. Southwest Grapplefest 12 was held at the new Las Cruces Convention Center which comfortably held the 350 competitiors and 1100 spectators in attendance.
The competitors came mostly from CO, OK, NM, AZ and TX, but a pair of fighters flew in from California and a trio of competitors came all the way from Chihuaha Mexico.
Holm, top female pound-for-pound boxer in the world, turned in her boxing resignation last year, to pursue MMA full time. She is currently undefeated as a mixed martial artist, and is now set to fight for her first MMA belt, for Legacy Fighting Championship. Legacy, in conjunction with Fresquez Productions, has set the date for their first ever female title fight, on April 4, 2014, taking place at Route 66 Casino Hotel, just west of Albuquerque, NM.
“This will most likely be Holly’s last fight in Albuquerque” was a phrase repeated by both promoters, Mick Maynard (Legacy Fighting) and Lenny Fresquez (Holm’s personal promoters) and Holm’s coach Mike Winkeljohn.
Several regional and national MMA promotions have found their way to New Mexico the past few years. The latest to recognize New Mexico's potential is Legacy, who announced an April 4th show Headlined by Holly Holm, 6-0 in MMA.
Today Legacy CEO Nick Maynard and co-promoter Lenny Fresquez held a press conference with several of the fighters in attendance.
Mixed Martial Arts is a fascinating sport that allows two athletes to enter into an agreement to compete for supremacy. As MMA continues to become the world’s fastest growing sport, a controversial topic among fans, writers, and athletes has been scoring. Social media explodes every time there is a controversial decision and even executives of organization have ridiculed judges for their shocking decisions.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s President Dana White has openly disagreed with several outcomes of fights, including welterweight title fight between Hendricks and St.Pierre.
This Sunday more Americans will consume chicken wings than on any other day of the year.
According to the National Chicken Council’s 2014 Wing Report, 1.25 billion wings will be devoured during Super Bowl XLVIII, as fans watch the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos battle for the Lombardi Trophy, matching the record level of 2012. That is about 20 million more wings than were consumed last year during Super Bowl XLVII.
Southwest Grapplefest 12 is scheduled for February 8th at the modern Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This is the first of 2014 for Albuquerque based organizers Combat Sports Club. The Grapplefest series has become a favorite amongst BJJ practitioners around the Southwest, for it's large attendance and double elimination format. Many former competitors have made their way to the UFC as well as podiums of the world's largest tournaments. Grapplefest 12 is open to competitors of all ages and skill levels. Get registered or find out more at www.combatsportsclub.com
Orthrus Promotions has announced that UFC #1 Welterweight contender JohnyHendricks, will be attending the Triple A MMA IV ‘Caged Hostility’ event this week in Forth Worth, TX.
Fans in attendance will have the unique opportunity to meet Hendrix during a special meet and greet session at the Triple A MMA booth during the event. Triple A MMA ‘Caged Hostility’ will take place this Thursday (Jan. 16) at the historic Stockyard Rodeo Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, TX. Doors open at 6pm. Fights begin at 7pm.
You the fans of U.S. Combat Sports were given the opportunity to cast your vote for the Fight of the Year 2013 and the winner was unanimous coming in at almost 38 percent between the seven choices provided.
The result in the outcome of the UFC light heavyweight stint between champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson in September may have rubbed a few fans the wrong way, however, the fight was named USCS’s 2013 Fight of the Year.
Las Vegas, Nevada based Rocktagon Entertainment returns to the Lone Star for the third time in the past year. Dangerous grappler Billy Colon takes on talented Daniel Miller in the main event. The following is taken from rocktagonworldwide.com. Check it out for results of past events, and stay posted to uscombatsports.com for full coverage of Rocktagon 30.
Colon, who just signed an exclusive three-year deal with Rocktagon, will be looking to bounce back from a controversial TKO loss to Martin Sano Jr. Colon has a 100-percent finish rate as a professional fighter, and all of his wins have come by submission. Those are mind-blowing stats for any fighter at the highest level of MMA.
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