April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Cain Velasquez Entertained By A Rare Breed: World Fighting Federation

Maybe it's the outdoor venue, maybe it's the opportunity to meet Cain Velasquez, maybe it's the riveting fights, maybe it's the frenzied fans, but whatever it is there is something very unique about the World Fighting Federation.

It all starts with the vision of two class acts in Al Fuentes and Thom Ortiz. They strive for not only excellence in their events, but in supporting their athletes, their Cage Girls, and also their community.

Their efforts in the community were… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 27, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments

In Memorium - Yoshito "Vince" Tamura - 07/25/1929 to 4/20/2010 - A Judo Life

On Tuesday, April 20th, I recieved an email from my Aikido Instructor, Sensei Fujiko Tamura Gardner, informing me of the passing of her brother Yoshito "Vince" Tamura (9th Dan - Judo). In honor of his memory and legacy, I write this Memorial.

Yoshito Tamura was born on July 25th,1929, in Fife,Washington, which at that time was a small farm community. He was the 9th of 11…


Added by Wayne L. Brannon on April 26, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Meet Cain Velasquez At The World Fighting Federation's Battle For The Belt

While the World Fighting Federation may be young as a promotion they bring a wealth of experience and history with them to Tucson Arizona as they offer fight fans their latest event "The Battle For The Belt".

Owners Al Fuentes and Thom Ortiz are well known in the fight game and their experience and history give them an edge that helps them produce one of the finest fight productions in Arizona.

Staged at the gorgeous outdoor venue The AVA Amphitheater, and stacked with… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 22, 2010 at 12:01am — No Comments

Tuff-N-Uff 04/23: Mir Rolls With The Punches, Puts Bad Blood On Hold

Oh what a tangled web that is woven by this complicated sport known as mixed martial arts. At the elite levels of the sport contracts and team affiliations tend to be the glue that holds an event or intended match ups together.

At the more regional, and especially the amateur level, sometimes it proves more problematic holding an intended fight card together as a match-maker originally designed.

While the circumstances obviously vary from one individual to the next,… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 21, 2010 at 11:59pm — No Comments

WEC 48: Aldo, Faber, Henderson, And Cerrone Look To Steal MMA's Glory

So fight fan, is your mouth parched and tired from ranting to no end about the current state of most things MMA? Have you offered your opinion time and time again lately with no real high points to brag?

The UFC suffered yet another Anderson Silva setback that sadly cast a black cloud over the most amazing upset in MMA history. Strikeforce's most recent card has been overshadowed by a controversial post-fight scrap that took place on national TV.

The grumblings of the… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 21, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Ben Henderson WEC LW Champion In Attendance At Rage In The Cage 141

On April 16, in Tucson, Arizona, Roland Sarria's "Rage In The Cage" showed once again why it is such a popular regional promotion.

The fights were intense, the stakes were high, and one of MMA's most elite competitors was in attendance.

WEC Lightweight Champion Ben "Smooth" Henderson was cage side to support one of his camp's up and coming young fighters Victor Meza. Meza and Henderson train out of The Lab in Glendale, Arizona.

The Lab is an elite camp who's… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 19, 2010 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Eddie Arizmendi Jr: A Mixed Martial Artist Destined For The Top Of MMA

Every now and then, an MMA enthusiast has the pleasure of taking in the roots of a mixed martial arts career at the regional level.

Once in a while, the fan is fortunate enough to gaze upon the foundation of an elite journey as the first steps of what will be an illustrious career are taken.

Mixed martial arts fans in Tucson, Ariz., have been fortunate to be in those shoes. Fight fans in The Old Pueblo will be quick to talk about a man they call "Crazy Face" when asked who… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 19, 2010 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Din Thomas And Ricardo Mayorga Exchange Words And Blows In NYC

Shine Fights upcoming "Worlds Collide" event has been gaining plenty of momentum leading up to fight night May 15. They have a superb line up and a great card in store for fight fans.

Well at their press conference in New York City, the historical upcoming event got a double shot of nitrous to increase that momentum.

Thursday's press conference at Victor's Cafe as it turns out was quite a turbulent experience and really increased the ever growing bad blood between the main… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 17, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Eddie Arizmendi Leads Four Apex Fighters At Rage In The Cage

This Friday night, April 16, The Desert Diamond Casino's Diamond Center will transform into a Colosseum filled with rabid fans and intense hand-to-hand combat. The gorgeous venue will play host to Roland Sarria's Rage In The Cage.

When this event and this venue come together, it's always an exciting evening of fights.

At RITC 141, fans can expect to take in 14 fights between some of the desert's best. This card has a strong showing for one local camp in particular, Apex… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 14, 2010 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

UFC 112: The Human Element Eludes MMA Fans At Times

What do you see when you sit down and take in a mixed martial arts event?

Do you suspend reality and project your mind into the cage with your favorite fighter? Do you sit back and enjoy the show? Do you break into mad scientist mode and start taking notes for your article the next day?

Whatever MMA is to you, you are not alone, yet you are individually unique. Every one watches for their own reason, every one takes their own perception into and away from a fight, every… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 14, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Do Two Underdogs Increase Odds of An Upset At UFC 112

At first glance, the star power and two titles on the line at UFC 112 tell a very riveting story. On the very same card, the MMA community has the pleasure of seeing two pound-for-pound contenders put their titles on the line.

Anderson "The Spider" Silva has shaken the entire Middleweight division with a case of arachnophobia. And "The Prodigy" B.J. Penn is well on his way to establishing himself as the most unstoppable Lightweight champion ever.

Both men will put it all… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 8, 2010 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Can Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva Learn Something From TUF 11?

There is an obvious element of pride that comes along with the make-up of a fighter. Like all competitive sports, that pride drives the greatest of athletes to rise to the top of their games.

In doing so, they raise the bar so high that others are judged by their accomplishments. In MMA there are so many gleaming examples of competitors that have risen far and above most that surround them.

Names like Fedor Emelianenko, Anderson Silva, B.J. Penn, Georges St. Pierre, and… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 3, 2010 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Anthony Johnson And Knockout Dogfighting: Battling Myths of Pits and MMA

Tonight is the night.

I have been trained for this moment. I chose months ago to compete against another warrior. Tonight I fight, I am a mixed martial artist.

Surrounding me are my friends and family, all comrades that would do anything to help me succeed. They helped me become the fighter I am. They have taken every measure to ensure my safety, and my ability to succeed.

I wait in my room for the announcer to call my name. The hair on the back of my neck… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on April 1, 2010 at 9:08pm — No Comments

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