Beat the Streets Rumble on the Rails stops at Grand Central Terminal in New York City Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Iran and Russia traveled across seas to compete with the United States freestyle wrestling team at the Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The competition will be held adjacent to the annual Beat the Streets Awards Gala, following wrestling at the Bryant Park Grill. Obe Blanc earned the honors of being invited to wrestle at the event for the United States.
The Southwest's largest grappling and brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament is just days away. Southwest Grapplefest 9 is this Saturday, May 4th at Cleveland High School in
Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Competitors still have time to register online, up until Thursday May 2nd 5:00pm, at www.combatsportsclub.com. For those last minute folks late registration is available at weigh-ins Friday night and Saturday morning. Spectator tickets are available online or at the door. Weigh-ins are Friday May 3rd from 5-8:00pm or Saturday morning 8-9:00am both at the venue.
Come see the excitement of submission fighting live, eight matches at a time all day long starting at 10:00
Des Moines, IA- Three-time national champion of Cornell Kyle Dake seeks the opportunity to win four championships at four different weight classes. Dake moved up this year to 165-pounds and remains undefeated. He entered the tournament with a 34-0 record earning the right to the number one seed.
The game plans will be very different when Bellator Fighting Championships welterweight champion Ben Askren and Season 6 champion Karl Amoussou meet at Bellator 86 on January 24 live on Spike TV.
But what won't be different is both men's desire to compete and excel once the cage door closes inside the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The level of competition on that night should be remarkable.
Askren, a former Olympic wrestler who has gone undefeated over the first ten fights of his mixed martial arts career, is known as much for his constant work ethic as much his trademark "Funky" wrestling style.
It's hard to believe it's been a year already since Holly Holm was knocked out by power punching Frenchwoman Anne Sophie Mathis. Since then, Holm celebrated her marriage and avenged the loss to Mathis with a brilliantly executed performance in May.
Holm, who has only suffered two losses in her illustrious career to 31 wins, now sits poised to round out 2012 with another win this week against Diana Prazak.
This Friday, Holm takes on Prazak (11-1, 7 KO), of Australia in another Fresquez promotion titled Fire and Ice. At today's press conference Prazak showed the attitude of a confident challenger. She has been training for three weeks here in Albuquerque to acclimate to the altitude, and clearly understands the difficulty of the task in front of her.
Jarrod "Wildcard" Card, a four time veteran of the XFC will return to action on December 7 for XFC 21: Night of Champions II. XFC 21 will be the final show of the year for the rising promotion and will feature some of the biggest names under the XFC banner.
Card will step in to take on recently signed Keith "The Rockstar" Richardson (8-3) in a Featherweight matchup that will be aired on the AXStv portion of the card, along with the lightweight championship title fight between Nick Newell and Eric Reynolds.
Jarrod Card started off in the XFC a perfect 2-0 and was at one time the promotions featherweight champion. After a short stint at bantamweight, Card has returned to a more natural weight of 145 pounds and is ready to return to his winning ways after suffering a knockout loss to Marlon Moraes at XFC 17.
Hello again to everyone that reads these wonderfully written, behind the Ultimate Fighter scenes exclusives with me Smile'N Sam Alvey. This week's episode led off with the two nicest guys in the house squaring off in the octagon Jon Manly and Joe Rivera.
Let me tell you, both of these guys really didn't want to fight each other. Jon had a ton of respect for Joey, and Joey knew how good Jon's ground game was, and this led to a fight that Dana was not to impressed with but Jon did pull out the win and will be moving onto the semi finals.
The build up for the fight between the Canadians was a little bigger and the fight a little faster paced. Hill and Ricci were "buddies" from the beginning or at least Hill thought.
Strikehard Production is gearing up for their last show ending the 2012 calendar year on a high note. With a huge run of shows during the first year after the Alabama Athletic Commission started sanctioning mixed martial arts in Alabama in January 2012, SHP is headed on the road to Birmingham, Alabama in December to close out the year.
Finishing off the year, SHP 20 will be the first time ever Strikehard Productions has done a professional and amateur show and this card will be stacked with some of the South's best fighters. This event will be extra special with four incredible pro bouts and a ton of amateur bouts.
It wasn't that long ago that we saw SHP go to Fayette and Demopolis with both events producing some incredible fights. This time they are following promotions like SportFight X, AXC, Thunder Promotions and even the famous: Eric Esch, AKA: Butterbean as they take their show to the big City of Birmingham, Alabama.
Will XFC 21 Main Event Title Fight Pitting Nick Newell vs. Eric Reynolds Be a Fight of the Year Candidate?
XFC 21: Night of Champions II is set to be the promotion's biggest event of the year and will feature a lightweight championship main event between Nick Newell and Eric Reynolds. Both fighters have put together three straight wins in the XFC cage and are now headed to Nashville, Tennessee for the biggest fights of their careers live on AXStv.
Newell entered the XFC cage for the first time in late 2011, after attending the XFC Open Fighter Tryouts. He took the MMA word by storm with an ankle lock submission in the early minutes of the first round over Denis Hernandez. The St. Pete Times Forum erupted with applause as Newell put a storybook ending to his Tribute fight, in honor of Abi Mestre.
On that same evening, Reynolds began his quest to prove he is indeed the best fighter in the XFC Lightweight division as he defeated one of Brazil's National Jiu-jitsu Champions, Jonatas Novaes, in a three round decision.
So this week's episode started with an explanation from Mr. Snake about his bite heard around the world. He came back stage after the fight and told all of us "I may be a piece of Sh!t for it but I bit him and I did it intentional, I just really didn't want to lose."
We all thought it was a weird thing to do but none of us really faulted him for doing it. However, Dana did. Dana was furious that someone would stoop so low as to cheat like that on his show, but he did give Snake the chance to explain himself and Snake told him the same thing he told us. Dana was still upset but he forgave him, and all was back to being right in the world.
Now fast forward a day or two and Julian is back at his typical shenanigans but this time he was 100-percent sober and started flipping out on one of his only friends in the house, Colton. What started as a little back an forth razzing turned into Julian wanting to bang again, and everyone knew that he only acted this way because he had nothing left to lose, if Colton hit back he got expelled as well.
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