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.
Combative sports such as mixed martial arts, boxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are measured by hard work, constant effort, and dedication. So a holiday like Labor Day – designed to honor working people – is all that more special for many participants. Have a safe and happy Labor Day from all of us at US Combat Sports.
Eleven score and five years ago America was born. Now, all citizens are free to watch, participate, and flat out love local combative sports. US Combat Sports would like to wish all of you a happy and safe Fourth of July.
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Nearly five years ago Wisconsin Combat Sports opened its doors in an effort to shine some light on the exciting local combative sports scene throughout the state of Wisconsin. The effort was an instant success.
Providing written coverage, fight photography, and video from events across the state WCS emerged as the unofficial online community for all things Wisconsin MMA. Creating gym listings for local businesses, increasing ticket sales for local promotions, and helping local fighters gain recognition the site helped raise awareness for members of the fight community.
Two years later the site made its way across the United States. Transitioning from Wisconsin Combat Sports to US Combat Sports, the company shifted its attention to covering local combative sports around the country opening sites in New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, and the entire Mid-Atlantic region. But the real work is just about to begin.
Last year's Southwest Combat Sports Expo delighted nearly 3000 spectators with several amazing performances and training demonstrations. Once again anchored by the Southwest's largest grappling tournament, this years Expo '12 is sure to raise the bar.
The Gi and NoGi grappling tournament will be contested on 12 mats while the middle of the event center floor will once again be the stage for some awesome Combat Sports related demos.
Southwest Grapplefest VII and Expo '12 is being held at the Santa Ana Star Center, a 7,000 seat state-of-the-art venue known for world class entertainment and professional sports.
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