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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.

  • A Final Farewell to - Shayne 'PartyTime' Stephenson

    A warrior isn’t always defined by the things he should be. A warrior should be defined by every characteristic in life. He should be defined by his smile, devotion to family,his ability to find a way to bring people up when they are down and his ability to pick himself up after a hard fought battle. These were characteristics of Shayne “Party Time” Stephenson.

  • 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.

  • Low Blow Radio: In Memory of Emanuel Steward and Jeff Blatnick, Showtime Boxing Recap

    On Episode 116 of Low Blow Radio, the guys talk about two deaths that have shocked the combat sports world. We talk about news surrounding Emanuel Steward and Jeff Blatnick deaths along with their impact on their respected sports.

    We also rundown an exciting Showtime boxing card that featured the retirement of Erik Morales from American competition. As always you can contact us through Facebook, @TheLowBlow, and e-mail We are available on the Stitcher Radio App and Itunes.

    If your new to Stitcher go to and enter Promo code LOWBLOW. You'll be entered to win a $100 worth cash card which will be randomly selected each month and get access to the entire Fight Fans Radio Network.

  • 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.

  • MMA Community Reacts to Erik Koch Injury and New UFC 153 Main Event of Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar

    Last night the unfortunate and saddening news broke that rapidly rising featherweight Erik "New Breed" Koch was forced to pull out of his UFC 153 title bout against 145-pound killer Jose Aldo.

    Koch, who was pegged to be the first Roufusport fighter to ever fight for a UFC title, was obviously extremely disappointed by the situation. But what did other fighters, promoters, and fans think about Koch being replaced by former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar?

    Check out some reactions from people in all walks of life about the injury to "New Breed" and the new UFC 153 main event from the industry's best including Koch, Edgar, Dana White, Anthony Pettis, Ariel Helwani, Mike Straka and more.

  • 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.

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