October 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Jon Jones vs Lyoto Machida: Blackhouse Manager Ed Soares Weighs In With Hurtsbad

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What would you say if someone told you there was a light heavyweight who many would agree was the future of the division? What if they told you he was an…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 31, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos Will Change Mixed Martial Arts Forever

 

There was a time in combat sports where if two heavyweights collided, the entire world stopped spinning, sidewalks were rolled up, and all eyes across the globe tuned in to watch as two goliaths went to war.



In an era passed within the sweet science, when names like Ali and Frazier…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 31, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bellator Champ Ben Askren On Jay Hieron, Roufusport, Being One Of The Best In The World

 

Ben Askren entered Bellator's season two welterweight tournament with little more than a world class wrestling pedigree, a 3-0 MMA record, and a talent that many fight promotions may have undervalued in hindsight.



The brass at Bellator Fighting Championships instantly recognized what Askren…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

WFFMMA 7 Tears The Cage Apart As Scrappers Go To War All Night Long

 

Thommy Ortiz must have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for a one of a kind formula on how to put together a fight card in the sport of MMA. Saturday evening marked his seventh overall event. As has been the case for every single World Fighting Federation card, fights were ended with…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 23, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Bellator Bantamweight Ed West Discusses Bantamweight Semi Finals and Eduardo Dantas

At this point Ed “Wild” West can be considered a seasoned Bellator veteran when it comes to the promotion's top bantamweight competitors. West fought to the finals of the inaugural Bellator bantamweight tournament and found himself on the business end of a Zack Makovsky championship performance.…



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Added by Todd Jackson on October 21, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

UFC 137: George Roop Talks With Hurtsbad MMA About Fighting Hatsu Hioki

 

George Roop, “The UFC must hate me”



When you look at the list of fighters the UFC has asked George Roop to cage up with over the last two years, it is hard to blame him for joking around about the UFC's thoughts about him. But in actuality what goes without saying is how highly Roop…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 16, 2011 at 6:05pm — No Comments

M-1 Global's Magalhaes vs Zayats Electrifies Arizona Fight Fans With Stunning M-1 Challenge Event

 

M-1 Global paid a visit to the Grand Canyon University Arena Saturday and blasted Arizona fight fans with many stunning finishes across a very entertaining fight card. It was not just fans in Phoenix Arizona that were able to catch these scraps as the majority of the card was televised on Showtime for…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 15, 2011 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Bellator 58 To Feature Two Title Fights

Press release courtesy Bellator

CHICAGO, Ill. (October 13, 2011) — The Bellator Lightweight title will be on the line November 19th as Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez squares off against undefeated Michael Chandler from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Throwing a Punch with the Analog stick. (Wait, what?!?)

Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. No argument about that. People everywhere are clamoring for their fix. Thankfully, the sport has been accepted into the mainstream and the ability to watch it has thus become more accessible than ever.

 

The UFC is on the forefront of the mainstream media exposure, having procured a…

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Added by Michael Green on October 12, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

UFC Super 7: Six Of Seven UFC Champions Are Interchangeable, Who Should Move?

 

Reflecting on the evolution of mixed martial arts floods the fight fan with many fond memories regarding the history of the sport. Remembering the days of Gracie domination, Don Frye, Severn, Pride. There are many elements of MMA past that fight fans cherish as fight game lore.



Tournaments…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 11, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Solving The Answer

 

 

Nicknames are always fun. They tend to reflect a personality; an identifying trait if you will. In MMA, a fighter's nickname says a lot about him, his background, and his style. “Rush”, because he tactically, and methodically rushes his opponents. “Pitbull”, because the opponents never get to breath due to his tenacity. “Spider”, because this competitor has what would…

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Added by Michael Green on October 11, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Anderson Silva's Manager Ed Soares Responds To Chael Sonnen and Silva's Critics

 

When you sit atop the mountain, not just the divisional mountain of mixed martial arts, but the whole damn thing, you are bound to draw the jealousy and undivided attention of more than a few critics and potential opponents.



Potential opponents meaning those you have yet to…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 10, 2011 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

UFC 137's George Roop, also Apex Fighting Championship's Joel Champion & Joe Yager

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 7, 2011 at 12:55am — No Comments

Roufusport Amongst Teams Nominated For MMA's Gym of The Year

 

Press release courtesy of Phil Lanides

 

(Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA): It was announced recently that Roufusport has been nominated for “Gym of the Year” by the prestigious World MMA Awards, presented by…

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 6, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard III Preview

Added by Todd Jackson on October 3, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Tom Gallicchio vs Daniel Madrid Official For M-1 Challenge: Guram vs. Garner II

 

Press release courtesy M-1 Global

NEW YORK (September 27, 2011) – M-1 GLOBAL announces the addition of relentless striker Tom Gallicchio (16-6) versus submissionprotégé Daniel ‘Blackout’ Madrid …

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Added by Todd Jackson on October 3, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Mike Ashford Uptown Fights Promo

Added by Todd Jackson on October 3, 2011 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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