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  • Newest Sensation in MMA: UFC Cake

    The end of December marks a uniquely important season in combat sports. January 1 will see one of the most storied lightweight clashes available as Jersey's best Frankie Edgar defends his title against Gray Maynard at UFC 125. A new legislative session begins to determine if MMA will see the inside of Madison Square Garden. But the most influential figure of this season in local combat sports has been a dark horse that almost no one saw coming. Oddly Suggestive UFC Cake began as a rare find from USCS friend The Fight Nerd, reposting the image from a poorly made cake related blog. From there, the culinary contraption's image proceeded to draw thousands of hits, accounting for 95% o...
  • Happy New Year From US Combat Sports

    Another exciting year of local combative sports action has come and past and US Combat Sports would like to wish you all the best in 2011, and thank you for supporting the number one source in local combat sports news coverage. Happy New Year.
  • Mike Swick Off "Fight For The Troops 2" Card

    Houston native and former Bushi-Ban fighterMike Swickwill not be fighting on January 22nd. He announced today that his opponent,David Mitchell, was backing out due to injury. Swick, who has been dealing with a rare health condition called esophageal spasm, was set to fight on the UFC's second installment of "Fight For The Troops" on Fort Hood, Texas. With his opponent out, Swick felt it was in his best interest to pull himself off the card altogether.
  • Assemblyman Michael Benjamin and Coach Stephen Koepfer on Cage Radio Saturday

    Cage Radio returns for the first day of the New Year at its regular time, 1:30 PM, with a new panel discussing the regulation of MMA in the Empire State. With a new 2011 legislative session comes a new battle to sanction mixed martial arts in New York and once again MMA fans turn to the state politicians for the future of the sport. Joining the panel is outgoing Assemblyman and co-sponsor of the MMA bill Michael Benjamin. Also returning to the show is American SAMBO Association president and active member of the MMA in NY movement, Stephen Koepfer. To listen to the show on Blog Talk Radio click here. Cage Radio is also available via Go Fight Live, through the Sports Action Network Radio m...
  • Chuck Liddell Retires: Becomes Newest UFC Executive

    Dana White tweeted earlier this morning that he had a big announcement to make. He didn’t disappoint as he announced this afternoon at the UFC 125 press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas that Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell is retiring from fighting. He followed up by an even bigger announcement by naming Liddell the Vice President of Business Development. White mentioned that Liddell’s new position would be on par with the other 5 or 6 top executives in the UFC. Lorenzo Fertitta Chairman and CEO of both Zuffa LLC and the UFC, and who rarely speaks at UFC press conferences, took the mic to explain that Liddell is in a unique position, and this is an historic event for the UFC. As VP of bu...
  • Nick Agallar Talks Combat USA, Morgan Sickinger, and Return to UFC

    For Nick Agallar and his Agallar Combative Systems teammates, the first season of the Combat USA tournament was a success as both Gerald Meerschaert and Javi Vega took home championships in their respective divisions. Season two, which starts next week, could be even more productive for the Racine gym as six ACS members including Agallar himself enter the competition.
  • Picture Contest: Enter Now to Win Fight Shorts!

    Did not get what you wanted for Christmas? No problem, US Combat Sports is giving you the chance to redeem those bad-gifting friends by hosting a New Years Day Picture Contest. It is very easy to enter and the winner will get their choice of fight shorts from! How Do I Enter?!Well like we said, it is very easy to enter and you can enter as many times as you would like! Step 1: Log into your USCS accountStep 2: Inside the Locker Room, click “All Photos” and then “Upload Photos”Step 3: Upload all your combat sports related pictures.Note: Every photo you upload gets you an entry into the contest! 100 photos = 100 entries! That’s it! – (We told you it was easy) When Can I Start ...
  • Technique of the Week: Guard Defense from Standing Opponent

    USCS and Team Assassin bring another session This episode features Mike Bulter showing defense against a standing opponent while in full guard. Video below and step by step photos after the video.
  • Whisper Goodman to Face Forrest Petz at Ultimate Cage Battles "Pride and Glory" in January

    Before Herbert “Whisper” Goodman begins his swim in the deep waters of the Combat USA middleweight tournament, the Unified Martial Arts fighter has agreed to face UFC veteran Forrest Petz in the Ultimate Cage Battle’s “Pride Glory” event in Parma, Ohio on January 15.
  • Phil Baroni Says He Will Be "Road Block" for Tavares at UFC 125

    This New Years Day in Las Vegas, long-time MMA staple and New York's own Badass Phil Baroni will return to the octagon after a year sabbatical to face young TUF vet Brad Tavares. The hot prospect will mark the second TUF contestant in a row to face Baroni, and the New York Badass has no illusions as to why he is being matched with up-and-comers at this stage of his career. "I think the UFC might be looking at me like a gate keeper or a stepping stone for these young guys, and I don't want to be that guy," said Baroni. "I'm not a stepping stone. And I'm going to be a road block." While he understands that fighting Tavares has put him in a place where...

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