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  • Staff Picks – USCS Reporter Eric Kowal’s Predictions for UFC 171

    This Saturday, March 15, UFC 171 heads to the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Tx. The stacked fight card is available for purchase on pay-per-view and is headed by two heavy handed strikers duking it out for the vacant welterweight title.

    There are 13 fights in all on the card and below in this article, USCS reporter and MMA Journalist, Eric Kowal, gives his predictions as to how things will unfold.  

  • What The Judges Need To Improve For Successful Decisions.

    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.

  • Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson voted USCS’s 2013 Fight of the Year

    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.

  • Marine Corps Takes a Hit in Ending UFC Deal

    ****The author is a Marine Corps veteran and actually served under Maj. John Caldwell who is cited in this article. The author's opinions are not that of the Marine Corps and have no official endorsement by either the Marine Corps or the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It is purely a matter of personal opinion shared by a Marine Corps veteran and journalist for U.S. Combat Sports****

    All good things must come to an end. And in the case of one of the most recognizable partnerships inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Octagon, the U.S. Marine Corps and the UFC have officially cut ties.

    The three-year partnership between the two came to an abrupt halt November 30 after a push from members of Congress, women's groups and labor unions. The Marine Corps Recruiting Command came under a lot of pressure after labor union, Unite Here, launched a massive campaign to ban and prohibit spending on marketing and advertising expenditures with the UFC.

  • Ronda Rousey and Cyborg Santos as TUF Coaches Would Increase Ratings and Showcase Female Fighters

    UFC President Dana White is finally warming up to the idea that women have a place in his organization. White, who had previously been extremely critical over women inside the octagon, now entertains the idea ever since he laid eyes on one, "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey.

    Rousey, currently the women's bantamweight champion for the Zuffa owned Strikeforce, has been destroying her opponents each within the first round of competition and is currently ranked the number one female fighter on the planet.

    Of course, before Rousey there was Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, but Santos derailed her own train after testing positive for a banned substance. The one-time queen of the featherweight division was stripped of her title and banned from the sport for one year.

  • Why Wrestling Prepares Athletes Better Than Any Other Sport on the Planet

    There is no sport more demanding than wrestling. Wrestling is a team sport that requires individual effort to accomplish the ultimate team goal of being successful.

    This is a sport that has been around longer than any other high school athletic activity and dates back to the beginning of mankind, which requires strength, power, speed, and mental toughness.

    If you're a high school student and find your self interested in staying in shape or bored during the winter, check out your local high school's wrestling team as all high schools are always looking for individuals to participate on the team.

  • Is Mainstream MMA Ruining the Sport We All Fell in Love With?

    Watching fights nearly every weekend is a hardcore mixed martial arts fan's dream. But sometimes dreams are interpretations of a reality that easily drift too far away.

    The recent cancellation of UFC 151 not only sent shockwaves through the sport and ultimately may define fighter legacy in Jon Jones, but it may have also brought UFC executives back down to earth.

    The perennial king of MMA, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has been promoting one to two or sometimes even three events per month. Who could complain about that, right?

    Wrong. The sport is evolving so much, and so quickly that the list of well-rounded fighters on the roster is continually growing.

  • Low Blow Radio: USA Boxing, Jon Jones Partners with Nike, UFC 150, UFC on Fox 4 Review

    On this edition of the Low Blow we discuss an exciting night of fights that featured Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Lyoto Machida getting huge victories on national television.

    We also talk about the men of the USA Boxing's failure to bring home a medal and the women team's stealing their thunder. The hosts also debate whether or not Jon Jones can be a good role model after getting his new global Nike deal and we discuss UFC 150.

  • Little Observations in the Big World of MMA: Anderson Silva, Youth MMA, Televised Fights, and Training Injuries

    Take a look back at the world of mixed martial arts five years ago. Middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was just beginning to create his legend within the UFC, televised MMA was a privilege not a right, and youth MMA was only a portion of what it is today.

    With the combative sports world continuously growing each day, read along as US Combat Sports Reporter Carl Lange recounts the firsthand observations he has witnessed within the fight scene on a handful of topics.

  • USCS Fight of the Week: Former Teammates Jon Jones and Rashad Evans Clash at UFC 145

    This Saturday night in Atlanta the drama-filled feud between Jon "Bones" Jones and "Suga" Rashard Evans will finally be settled the way men handle problems, with their hands. These two former teammates will meet in the Octagon with the coveted UFC title on the line.

    As the fight draw closer, the indecisive guessing of who will be the better man continues by fans. Much like having a favorite football team, fans attach themselves to a fighter supporting them through their careers. Both hailing from New York, which one these empire state fighters will have the upper hand in Saturday night's title match?

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