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.
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.
'Notorious' Nick Newell Meets Eric Reynolds for the XFC Lightweight Title, Is He The People's Champ?
The date is set, the location has been named, and it is now official, Nick "Notorious" Newell, 8-0 as a pro, and a perfect 3-0 as an XFC fighter will get a shot at the XFC Lightweight Championship on December 7 in Nashville Tennessee broadcast to the World, Live on AXStv.
After starting his career in regional promotions near his hometown in Connecticut, Newell inked a multi-year deal with the East Coast's largest promotion, and has since worked his way through his first three opponents under the XFC banner. Newell defeated Dennis Hernandez with an ankle lock submission, Chris Coggins by a decision, and most recently knocked out David Mays with a high knee at XFC 19.
With three impressive wins and a huge fan-base urging XFC President John Prisco to offer Newell his first opportunity at a championship fight, 'Notorious' is now inked as the opponent and will have to defeat the top Lightweight in the XFC ranks, Eric Reynolds, in order to take home the gold.
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.
Happy Memorial Day. Everyone at US Combat Sports wishes to thank all of those that are currently serving, have served in the past, or will serve for our country in the future.
Your contributions and sacrifices have made the high quality of life in America possible and we will not soon forget. In a time when the word "hero" is thrown around loosely, veterans truly deserve the utmost respect and admiration.
From all of our active men and women competing in Army Combatives, current UFC and Strikeforce stars such as Brian Stann and Tim Kennedy, or even one of the sport's greatest legends in Randy Couture, veterans and combative sports go hand in hand.
After 64 fights of the greatest fights in MMA history, upsets and blow outs, and hundereds of votes, US Combat Sports has crowned the epic battle between Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Dan Henderson as the greatest fight ever. It defeated the very worthy fight of Clay Guida and Diego Sanchez.
The voting was closer than many expected with the champion only getting 68% of the tallies but was still earning a very comfortable margin. The fight, which was also 2011 Fight of the Year, was a five-round war between two legends in the sport.
Henderson started off winning the first two rounds rather convincingly and took the third round as well. But by the end of the third frame the tides had begun to turn. The fourth and fifth rounds saw Shogun make a great recovery and spend a good amount of time in dominant positions as Henderson battled just to survive.
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