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.
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.
Orthrus Promotions has scheduled their first event of 2014, "Triple A MMA IV: Caged Hostility," presented by Budweiser at The Historic Stockyards/Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday, January 16th, 2014. This event will feature top talent from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the Southwest United States. The media and public are invited to attend a press conference for Caged Hostility Thursday December 19th at the Stockyard Coliseum at 2:00pm.
Save the date! Southwest Grapplefest 11 is set for November 2nd at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, NM. Registration is LIVE!
Early registration $40/$60 for one/two division(s) by October 24th 5:00pm. $50/$70 from October 24th - 31st 5:00pm. Late registration at the door is CASH only, $60/$80 for one/two Gi/NoGi, Double elimination, placing 1st-4th.
All Men NoGi competitors earn Combat Sports Club points towards Elite status (5000pts.) for your primary division. see http://combatsportsclub.com/ ABOUT page for points; RULES page for weight classes.
This is the last Combat Sports Club tournament of 2013 and the last chance for team points in the 2013 CSC Team Challenge!
It was another momentous year across the board for the combative sports world. 2012 saw continued domination from some of the best champions in history, an explosion of local combative sports, and much more. Thanks from all of us at US Combat Sports for supporting the local fight scene. See you in 2013.
The Combat Sports Club has announced the first ever grappling tournament in Las Cruces, NM. Southwest Grapplefest 8 will take place January 12th, 2013 at Picacho Middle School, just thirty minutes from El Paso, and three hours from Tucson, AZ. and Albuquerque, NM.
Host school - Picacho Middle School - is huge! with loads of parking. Grapplefests are double elimination, with Gi and NoGi divisions for all ages and skill levels. All placers 1st-4th recieve a huge custom medal.
Pre-registered competitors are invited to attend a free BJJ seminar Friday 1/11 at weigh-ins with World Champion Rainey Whitsett. Everyone else is welcome to attend the seminar, competitor or not, for $20. Rainey had 9 Gold medal wins in 2012 alone ranging from Grapplefests and NAGA to ADCC trials and IBJJF Worlds.
Food, family, and football – is there anything better than Thanksgiving? Well, maybe an Anderson Silva versus Jon Jones superfight, but we'll save that for another day. US Combat Sports would like to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving.
Over the years, your support has been overwhelming and all of us here at USCS wholeheartedly thank you for making us your number one source for local combative sports news. Now go enjoy some turkey.
So in the latest episode, Episode 6 "Return of the "Big ol" Jedi" the show started with a recap of last weeks fight and it showed Big Country informing Nick that he lost because he didn't listen to him.
Team Big Country was just starting to get upset about the coaching style of their leaders and it was apparent it was starting to bug everyone. Then once again it went to Secor picking fights with the other team and this time it was the shirtless wonder, the Canadian sensation, the thunder from down under (the north pole) Mike Hill.
It was fun watching the show this week because none of us knew who stole that chicken until now. Apparently it wasn't Mike but he sure reacted to the slightest taunt and that made for an interesting 20 minutes of yelling and fighting.
Where did this year go? The trees are yellow, the NFL is already in week six, and here in New Mexico the smell of roasting green chile can be found lingering in the air. For Jiu-Jitsu fighters around the Southwest, fall also brings the Combat Sports Club’s final tournament of the year.
The 2012 Southwest Grappling Championship is scheduled for October 20th at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This is a double elimination tournament, placing first through fourth, awarding huge, Olympic style medals. All KID (non-medaling) competitors receive a participation medal for their hard work.
Join grapplers from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and beyond. This is also the last opportunity to earn team points in the Combat Sports Club’s 2012 Team Challenge awarding top six trophies.
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 July of 2008 with a second round submission victory over Shane Malchiodi.
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