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  • Bellator Champion Ben Askren Discusses Season Four Tournament

    Last week Bellator wrapped up the final participant of its upcoming welterweight tournament with the signing of Jay Hieron. The winner of the eight man competition will ultimately face off against champion Ben Askren who talked to USCombatSports.com about the field, possible rematches, and where he ranks among the world’s best 170-pound fighters.
  • VIDEO: Douglas Frey discusses XKO 9 match with Randy Villareal plus training footage

    The Gym, Arlington, Texas -- Dominic Velando visited the Bellator-veteran as he prepared for Randy Villareal at XKO 9 next Saturday.
  • UFC's Facebook Broadcast Points to the Future of MMA

    During the second installment of the UFC's Fight for the Troops event this past Saturday, January 22nd, the world's largest MMA promotion made a new move for their company by streaming the majority of the event's untelevised card via Facebook. The live stream, while not completely unprecedented in the industry of even alien to the UFC's broadcast strategy, represents the single most key method by which MMA will become the combat sport of the next generation. Most diehard sports fans start young. If someone is tailgating in a parking lot three hours before the game starts, it's likely a tradition dating back to when he was six years old. And since there are a plurali...
  • VIDEO: Joe 'Jitsu' Christopher discusses Mike Bronzoulis, fighting and raising four girls

    Dominic Velando talks with Joe "Jitsu" Christopher at the Texas Hold MMA seminar at Grappler's Lair in Belton, Texas.   Next Saturday, the Xtreme Fight Night welterweight title-holder fights defending Legacy Fights welterweight champ Mike Bronzoulis in Houston, Texas.   Stay tuned to uscombatsports.com for continuing coverage of Legacy Fights and go to their official website for tickets.
  • Pulver Proves He's Still a Powerhouse at XFO 38

    Woodstock IL – In what was the most highly anticipated professional fight of the night, Jens “Little Evil” Pulver (Team Curran), former UFC Lightweight Champion of the World broke his ten match losing streak when he defeated the Mike “The Assassin” Lindquist (Team Bloodlust) in XFO 38's Main Event 49 seconds into the first round.
  • Pat Barry Abuses Joey Beltran's Legs at UFC Fight for the Troops 2

    Entering Saturday night’s “UFC Fight for the Troops 2” bout with Joey Beltran, critics told Pat Barry that he didn’t have that “killer instinct” needed to be an elite fighter. But following a first round low blow, the Roufusport heavyweight unleashed his mean side on Beltran’s front leg en route to a unanimous decision victory.
  • Jens Pulver Gets a Much Needed Victory Over Mike Lindquist at XFO 38

    After the roughest stretch of his career Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver got back on the winning track on Saturday night at XFO 38. The new member of Team Curran submitted Mike Lindquist in only 49 seconds.
  • Charlie Brenneman Grinds his Way Back to Broadcasted Bouts

    Pennsylvania cage hero Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman made his case for the televised card tonight at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 in Fort Hood, Texas. Brenneman, a phenom in the Mid-Atlantic regional circuit, has been searching for his place in the UFC welterweight rankings. With his dominant win against Amilcar Alves tonight, The Spaniard has clearly indicated that he is on the rise in the world's largest MMA organization. Brenneman went 1-1 at the start of his UFC career, grinding out veteran Jason High before losing by knockout to former wrestling rival Johnny Hendricks. High's style was tailor made to lose to Brenneman's high amplitude takedowns, setting the st...
  • UFC Fight For The Troops 2: Cageside Play By Play

    Made the 3 hour drive from Houston to Fort Hood, TX for tonight's UFC Fight For The Troops 2 from the Robert Gray Army Airfield Hangar. First punch is supposed to be thrown at 5:15 CST, and you can catch a running play by play of the whole event right here. No shortage of fighters with Houston ties on the card, with Yves Edwards set to take on Cody McKenzie from The Ultimate Fighter and former resident Melvin Guillard taking on Evan Dunham in the night's main event. PRELIMINARIES: Bantamweights Chris Cariaso vs. Will Campuzano Round 1: No gloves touch and the first fight is underway. Cariaso throws a high kick blocked by Campuzano. Campuzano whiffs with a head kick. Cariaso flu...
  • Askren Wrestling Academy to Open in Wisconsin and New York

    For Ben and Max Askren, wrestling isn’t just a sport they excelled in, but rather an opportunity to bond with one another and forge careers. Now, along with the assistance of their high school coach John Mesenbrink, the Askren brothers have decided to open the Askren Wrestling Academy.

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