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  • Varner Faces Obscurity After Final WEC Loss

    Amidst the high drama action of the WEC's last card tonight in Arizona, several of the landmark organization's top names made their bid for the UFC charts, while one top New York name fell into obscurity. Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner, known for his training in Arizona and his academy in New York, suffered a poorly timed loss that may keep the once big time TV draw away from the Pay Per View main cards for a long time to come. Varner, whose exciting fighting style and boisterous personality made him one of the most well known lightweights outside of the UFC, recently saw a slight skid against the top competition with the WEC. After dropping his title shot against Be...
  • Technique of the Week: Half Guard Sweep

    USCS and Team Assassin bring out another technique episode. Mike Bulter shows a half guard sweep from the lockdown position. Video below followed by step by step photos.
  • WEC 53: Duke and Rick Roufus Serve as Opposing Coaches in Pettis and Henderson Title Bout

    While all eyes will be focused upon the differing techniques of Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis in the main event of WEC 53 in Arizona on Thursday night, interested observers will also be concentrated on the human chess match being waged between brothers Duke and Rick Roufus.
  • Kamal Shalorus closing in on title shot, prepared for rematch with Jamie Varner

    Always humble and respectful, you won't catch Kamal Shalorus looking past his WEC 53 opponent Bart Palaszewski. However, the intrigue regarding the Iranian powerhouse's upcoming fight lies in the closure he will bring to the controversy surrounding his fightwith Jamie Varner at WEC 49 in January. Two accidental but illegal kicks to Varner's groin cost Shalorus a point, but the third one went unpunished, amplifying the cries of protest when the judge's scores showed a draw. Ultimately, Shalorus was involved in arguably the most controversial contest in the sport's history. "Offended" doesn't quite define the extent of the response from the public. &quo...
  • MTV-2 Deal Makes Bellator a Supplement, Not Alternative, to the UFC

    Tournament-style MMA promotion Bellator FC announced today that they now have a three year broadcast deal with MTV-2. The MTV-2 expansion is part of Bellator's goals to reach a wider audience in the upcoming fourth season, having already announced deals with FX and FuelTV. With Bellator's new broadcast deals in 2011, what was once the little promotion that could may be in position to be the West's preeminent non-UFC organization. For most of its existence, Bellator has grown under the auspices of not competing directly with the world's largest MMA organization. The company's CEO, Bjorn Rebney has made multiple references to "not picking a fight with the 800 pou...
  • WEC 53: Roufusport's "Dream Team" Hopes to Push Pettis and Downes to Victory

    It’s no secret that after the cage door closes in mixed martial arts each competitor must rely on his own ability in order to emerge victorious. However, in the time leading up to a fight, a dedicated and motivating set of teammates can make all the difference in the world. And self-proclaimed “Dream Team” members Anthony Pettis and Dan Downes hope that’s the case on Thursday at WEC 53.
  • UFC 124: St-Pierre Remains Dominant, Struve and Alves Impress

    Back in Montreal, Quebec, since UFC 113 in May, the UFC 124 main card started off with a matchup of talented strikers that looked amazing on paper, and on the mat, it refused to disappoint.
  • Fighting Can Nurture the Soul - Just Ask Plato

    With the legislative battle to sanction MMA in New York slated to renew next month, many of the old arguments against mixed martial arts are emerging within the public discourse. The old axiom of the opposition, that the violence showcased in MMA is an inherent drag on civilization, can already be heard whispered in the halls of the New York State Assembly. Below is an editorial by Australian philosopher and author Dr. Damon Young*, originally printed in The Sydney Morning Herald, regarding Australia's reaction to the introduction of MMA containing a classical argument to the civilizing nature of combat sports. The article is reposted with Dr. Young's permission. For more informati...
  • King of the Cage “Confrontation” at Buffalo Thunder January 15th

    KOTC brings MMA action to the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino with a main event Bantamweight title defense featuring New Mexico fighter Donald Sanchez. This card also features the first round of the Young Guns Flyweight Grand Prix. Fight fans also will get a chance to see Lenny “The Godfather” Lovato fighting again on home soil as well as tough Santa Fe local Santino Hinojos. Lorenzo Coca, Frank Baca, Anthony Griego as well as exciting female fighters are amongst the many other combatants that will make this an exciting night of mixed martial arts. Tickets are available at www.tickets.com or at the Buffalo Thunder Resort. Doors open at 6:00pm, first fight at 7:00pm. Visit www.kingofthec...
  • UFC 124: A Bettor's Guide

    UFC 124 can be seen on pay per view live from Montreal, Canada. The highlight is the culmination of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, featuring Georges St. Pierre defending his title against Josh Koscheck in a rematch of their 2007 fight. We will also see a battle of giants as 6'11'' Stefan Struve takes on 6'7" Sean McCorkle. All 11 fights are previewed below.

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