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King of The Cage – DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA WITH KEN SHAMROCK

King of The Cage – DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA WITH KEN SHAMROCK

Durban, South Africa has successfully secured a first, not only for South Africa, but also for the African Continent.  On   November 25th, 2010, the ICC Durban will host one of the most highly anticipated Mixed Martial Art shows in 2010. “Platinum” will feature International and National fighters, including  Ken Shamrock, Donovan Hawkey, Abjul Hussain, Craig Fourie, Tyson Chelin,  Donald Nziwara and Mike De Bruin to name a few. Ken Shamrock is one of the most widely recognized MMA fighters in the world. He is a legendary American Mixed Martial Arts fighter and a former professional wrestler. Ken Shamrock is best known for his participation in the Ultimate Fighting Championships, Pride Fighting Championship, the World Wrestling Federation, Total Nonstop Wrestling Action, and Pancrase. He is known around the world for his remarkable life story, which saw him turn from a troubled youth into the most recognized face in MMA. This event is part of the International fight promotion King of the Cage which continues to promote hundreds of shows throughout the world, including 17 in the United States and far-reaching countries such as, England, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia.

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Can Cain Velasquez become the first Mexican Heavyweight Champ?

Can Cain Velasquez become the first Mexican Heavyweight Champ?

Looking back throughout the halls of fighting history, some of the greatest fighters were born of a Mexican heritage. Tough former world champions such as Julio Cesar Chavez, Ricardo Lopez, and Oscar De La Hoya have cemented themselves as legends of the sport of boxing. Diego Sanchez and Tito Ortiz have held world titles in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but with all the accomplishments the Mexican born fighters have had, none have garnered the title as “heavyweight champion” in either fighting related sport. Sure there have been some Mexican boxers get close to a heavyweight title; Chris Areola and most notably Manuel Ramos who is not doubt one of the greatest heavyweight contenders. But, can a Mexican fighter shake the heavyweight contender status and change that into a world heavyweight champion?  So the question is, with this weekends match-up between the UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and his challenger Cain Velasquez, can Velasquez make history at UFC 121 in becoming the first Mexican heavyweight champion?

 

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Cage of Horrors MMA Show

Cage of Horrors MMA Show

Cage of Horrors presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Sports and Entertainment, Inc. (CES), in association with Foxwoods Resort Casino, will feature a stacked lineup from top to bottom October 22 at Fox Theater. The “Cage of Horrors” pro-am MMA show is headlined by the CESMMA Lightweight Championship fight between undefeated Brazilian sensation Magno Almeida (5-0-0) and veteran Daniel Straus (14-2-0). Last month in the first sanctioned MMA match ever held in Rhode Island, Almeida upset Mike “The Beast” Campbell (8-3-0) by first-round tap-out, while NAAFS titlist Strauss rides a 10-fight win streak into Foxwoods. The co-feature is a rematch between controversial winner Luis “Rockstar” Felix (5-5-0), fighting out of Cranston (RI) and Boston lightweight Jim Dechaves (3-3-0). All fights on the card will be contested at three, 5-minute rounds, excluding the five, 5-minute round match in the main event.

 

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KIMBO SLICE IS GOING TO BOX??

KIMBO SLICE IS GOING TO BOX??

Ok, this news came to me last week... that former street-fighting stand-out, and MMA flop Kimbo Slice (aka Kevin Ferguson) has signed with a major boxing promoter (aka Gary Shaw).  So, now he will begin his career as a boxer.  This will happen in his mid/late 30's, of course, which doesn't make him that much older than most contenders.  If this is merely a publicity stunt, we all know what is going to happen.  Kimbo will be hand-fed a bunch of hapless clubfighters to build his record up before being handed a worthy foe in a high profile fight.  He will then be brutally KO'd in the high profile fight, but have made enough "believers" while knocking over stiffs that the fight makes money.  There are always enough uneducated fans to dupe out there.  Remember New York Jet turned boxer Mark Gastineau?  However, on the off-chance that they are serious about making Kimbo Slice into a boxer than can be ranked, I'd like to offer two basic recommendations on the best way to make that happen. 

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UFC Hall Of Famer Ken Shamrock MMA Seminar October 9th, 2010

UFC Hall Of Famer Ken Shamrock MMA Seminar October 9th, 2010

Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den in Reno, Nevada is proud to present UFC Legend Ken Shamrock for a one day only Mixed Martial ArtsClinic on Saturday, October 9th, 2010.
Ken Shamrock is a professional American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Fame Inductee, and professional wrestler. He has established himself as one of the biggest stars in the history of the sport, headlining over 18 main events in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride Fighting Championship Series. Ken Shamrock has set numerous pay per view records validating his drawing power as one of the most popular fighters in the sport. Inside MMA Magazine ranked Ken Shamrock as one of the Top 10 Greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time.

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Pacquiao in MMA?

Pacquiao in MMA?

Manny Pacquiao claims that he has what it takes to step into the octagon. "I want to fight MMA, but they don't want me to." Said Pacquiao in a latest interview. Money doesn’t seem to be motivating Pac-Man, after-all he was recently offered $12 million to fight against Clotty and 40 million to fight Mayweather. As for money, to date, there’s never been an MMA promoter willing to fork over that kind of dough. Pacquiao an MMA champ? Don’t think that will ever happen.

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Convicted Artist Fight Night at REIGN Training Center Photo Gallery Part 3

Convicted Artist Fight Night at REIGN Training Center Photo Gallery Part 3

Official CAMO Results 175 lbs. – Rick Reger def. Mike Herrera via decision. 145 lbs. - Cody Ingardia def. Kevin Martinez via TKO, R1, 1:14. 157 lbs. - David Arciga def. Sam Wooten via TKO, R3, TKO, 0:35. 158 lbs. - John Kenichi Tanaka def. Anthony Moon via decision. 205 lbs. - Delvon Garrett def. Tom Kemp via TKO, R1, 1:06. 234 lbs. - Robert Johnson def. Montigo Irvin McBride via KO, R3, 1:37. 180 lbs. - Anthony Canal def. Antonio Estoque via Sub Arm Bar, R1, 1:19. 145 lbs. - Alex D'Hue def. Ryan Hatfield via TKO, R1, 0:41. 185 lbs. - Christopher Lloyd def. Bryan Cook via decision. 205 lbs. - Waldo Nava def. Bobby Fiscer via Submission Choke, R1, 1:12. 160 lbs. - Elliot Amador def. Richardo Del Riego via Sub Rear Choke, R1: 0:58  - Photos By Staff Photographer David D. Ybanez III

 

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Convicted Artist Fight Night at REIGN Training Center Photo Gallery Part 2

Convicted Artist Fight Night at REIGN Training Center Photo Gallery Part 2

MMA up and comers displayed their fighting skills for the best in the industry on Saturday August 14th, 2010 at UFC Fighter Mark Munoz’s Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, California. “The Man Who Beat The Last Emperor Fedor”; Fabricio Werdum, Jason Mayhem Miller, Mark Munoz, Krystof Soszynski, and Jay Silva were some of the guests in attendance. Commentary & play by play action was conducted by celebrity commentator Ron “The Yacman” Yacovetti.

 

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Convicted Artist Fight Night at REIGN Training Center Photo Gallery Part 1

Convicted Artist Fight Night at REIGN Training Center Photo Gallery Part 1

Intense MMA fights, cool vendors, delicious food and a beautiful summer evening. Sound fun? It was. This past Saturday night I attended the Convicted Artist Fight event held at Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, CA. I'm a boxing fan and have shied away from the MMA -- until now. Like most live experiences, whether a concert or play, seeing the action front and center most definitely piqued my interest. I'm officially hooked! All of the fights were well matched and all of the fighters gave it their best. The event was a buzz with activity including food and beverages, a DJ, a caricature artist and vendor booths. Some noteworthy vendors include Twisted Beverage, the flavored malt beverage maker and Pepper and Tanky a line of fragrances for your favorite dog. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the intoxicating smell of the sweet & sour shrimp brought to you by Bonehead Restaurant. My friend ate two plates, if that tells you anything! I enjoyed myself immensely and I look forward to getting my fight on at the next event!

 

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BOXING VS. MMA??

BOXING VS. MMA??

With this Saturday's UFC 118 matchup between Randy Couture and James Toney, naturally the boxing vs. mma debate is stirring again.  First, off, the discussion is ridiculous in a literal sense.  You can never have boxing vs. mma.  You can have a boxer attempting mma, or a mixed martial artist trying to box.  James Toney is changing sports, and fighting one of the best in his debut.  This is not new to the world of combat sports.  It is new in western civilization, however. Muay Thai fighters routinely switch sports to boxing, and fight for world titles within a few fights.  In fact, all of the top few fighters in the record books, for fastest ascents to world titles, are Thai fighters.  Granted, this is a culture-wide phenomenon in Thailand, so fighters and fans alike are used to it, but it still requires a period of quick adjustment.  For boxing and mma, however, there are more differences.  They don't even use the same ring.  There are many divides in the two sports, and although they are closing, the biggest one seems to be the big elephant in the room that no one is discussing.

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Ken Shamrock's son Sean Shamrock makes MMA debut at King Of The Cage – win by head kick

August 4th, 2010 - Sean Shamrock made his debut at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota last Saturday night to a sold out crowd for King Of The Cage.   Sean is a talent and prodigy of his Father - Hall of Famer and legend Ken Shamrock.  Sean displayed fast and effective grappling during the fight, the kind of grappling his Father developed called American Grappling.  After Sean snapped the ankle of game opponent Lucas Goulet the fight returned to the feet with Goulet limping from a reverse ankle lock.   Ken shouted out to his baby boy “step out head kick”, and that is exactly what the junior Shamrock did scoring a knock out at 1:56 of the first round.  

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ASU Wrestling: a hotbed for MMA talent

ASU Wrestling: a hotbed for MMA talent

Back on May 13, 2008, ASU announced that it was terminating the sport of wrestling, due to the cost associated with operating a 22-sport varsity program.   Just when all seemed lost, a group of loyal supporters pledged a multi-million dollar endowment, temporarily saving the program, and ensuring that these dedicated athletes could continue their quest of competing at the collegiate level.  And perhaps, granting those dedicated gladiators, a shot at fame and fortune within the growing popularity of MMA. Widely recognized as the world's oldest and most honored competitive sport, depictions of wrestling have appeared on cave paintings dating back over 15, 000 years. The sport has been a cornerstone in the development of most ancient cultures athletics and wrestlers have been highly revered in both the Babylonian and Egyptian empires.

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Eric Butterbean Esch's choice words on Pudzianowski

Eric Butterbean Esch's choice words on Pudzianowski

Eric  “Butterbean” Esch, had some choice words to say about former 5-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz “Dominator” Pudzianowski, in terms of rating the Polish strongman as a mixed-martial-arts fighter.  Pudzianowski has great potential and that he should be featured on October 9 show in Chicago, Illinois. Mariusz, who has reportedly been training hard in his native Poland to develop his MMA skills, will arrive in Massachusetts by the end of July to begin training with former boxer “Irish” Micky Ward, as well as two former All-America wrestlers, in order to learn the basics of boxing and wrestling to improve his overall MMA game.

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Convicted Artist FIGHT NIGHT at REIGN Saturday August 14th

Convicted Artist FIGHT NIGHT at REIGN Saturday August 14th

Convicted Artist Fight Promotions Presents FIGHT NIGHT At REIGN  (LIVE CAGE FIGHTS  *  MUSIC  * FOOD  & Beverages) -MMA up and comers will get a chance to display their fighting skills for the best in the industry on Saturday August 14th, 2010 at UFC Fighter Mark Munoz’s Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, California. Convicted Artist Fight Promotions has signed a long term contract to be the exclusive fight promotion company to hold live MMA and Boxing matches at Reign. Talented mixed martial arts fighters will receive professional MMA-style media coverage by fighting in front of an audience of the industries finest and be featured in several major MMA publications. The event is being promoted and advertised on Sherdog.com. Twisted Beverage Company is proud to join Convicted Artist Fight Promotions as its title sponsor of MMA and boxing events. Twisted offers a new twist on flavor with premium flavored malt beverages twisted around green apple and strawberry. The beverage company is excited to add MMA to it’s growing list of partnerships which include AMA Supercross, Off Road Racing, and Flat Track Racing.

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UFC Fan Expo 2010 Photo Gallery

UFC Fan Expo 2010 Photo Gallery

Convicted Artist Magazine was fortunate to be in Las Vegas over the weekend for the UFC Fan Expo 2010. The part trade show, part meet and greet and  part grappling competition featured keynote speeches from many UFC fighters, UFC executive Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White. According to UFC officials this years expo more than doubled its audience from the previous year.  

UFC president Dana White said Saturday that UFC Fan Expo 2010 drew an estimated 125,000 fans to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. We attended UFC Fan Expo 2009, which took place prior to the promotion's UFC 100 event, drew between thirty to fifty thousand people.

Some of the fighters in attendance for UFC Fan Expo 21010 included Bas Rutten, Mike Goldberg,  Junior Dos Santos, Sam Stout, Forrest Griffin, the elder Nogueira, Wanderlei Silva, Roy Nelson, Vitor Belfort, Jake Shields, Nate Quarry ,Josh Koshcheck, Matt “The Immortal” Brown, and Chris Lytle. 

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Pudzianowski vs. Sylvia

Pudzianowski vs. Sylvia

Mariusz “Dominator” Pudzianowski vs. Tim “Maine-iac” Sylvia, headlining the May 21st  “Moosin: God of Martial Arts” pay-per-view event, at the DCU Center in Worcester. In the co-main event, Korean heavyweight Mu Bae “The Heavy Tank of Busan” Choi (9-4-0) faces veteran Travis “Diesel” Wiuff (59-14-0). Brazilian middleweight Rafael “Sapo” Natal (11-2-0) meets The Ultimate Fighter 4 winner Travis “The Serial Killer” Lutter (10-5-0), while Bahamian lightweight Yves “The Texas Gunslinger” Edwards (37-15-1) tangles with rising New England star Mike Campbell (7-2-0).

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Tim “Maine-iac” Sylvia vs. Mariusz “Dominator” Pudzianowski

Tim “Maine-iac” Sylvia vs. Mariusz “Dominator” Pudzianowski

The first 5-time World’s Strongest Man, Polish icon Mariusz “Dominator” Pudzianowski, makes his United States debut May 21 against 2-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim “Maine-iac” Sylvia. The 6-1,275-pound Pudzianowski (1-0), a national hero in Poland, won his cage debut last December, forcing Marcin Najman to tap-out to punches and kicks in only 43 seconds. In the co-main event, Korean heavyweight Mu Bae “The Heavy Tank of Busan” Choi battles veteran Travis “Diesel” Wiuff. Brazilian middleweight Rafael “Sapo” Natal takes on Travis “The Serial Killer” Lutter, while Bahamian lightweight Yves “The Texas Gunslinger” Edwards faces New England’s rising-star Mike Campbell The undercard includes: Korean light heavyweight Chang Seob Lee vs. Lukasz “Juras” Jurkowski, Clinton’s Matt Lee vs. Bridgewater’s Brett Oteri in a match-up of Massachusetts lightweights, unbeaten Worcester (Mass.) welterweight Ralph Johnson vs. NAAFS champion Forrest “The Meat Clever” Petz  undefeated Rockland (Mass.) heavyweight Paul Barry vs. Stipe Miocic, Stoughton (Mass.) middleweight Fred “French Foot Fighter” Belleton (6-2-0) vs. Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley (14-5-0).

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So You Want To Be A World Boxing or MMA Champion

So You Want To Be A World  Boxing or MMA Champion

What does it take to be a world champion?
 
If a boxer or MMA fighter learns his trade and successfully advances through hard work, diligent attention to the techniques, does thorough cardio work, gets adequate sparring and has a heart of stone, then that fighter might like a schoolboy, advance from grade school to Junior High. If the boxer is motivated and dedicated by then and experiences in the ring the hell of the game and can take it to to the next level , say Open Class amateur, and grow through that competition to the grade of a Senior High Schooler, fast forward his career with proper body and health care, an excellent weight training program, a work ethic of lumberjack proportions, development of a fearless mind, and the intestinal fortitude to strictly follow his trainers game plan and execute it to perfection, then growth to this nations amateurs highest level of competition can be obtained.

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Camp Pendleton MMA Event For The Troops

Camp Pendleton MMA Event For The Troops

7th of May 2010 Camp Pendleton in Oceanside CA will play host to this PureCombat/HitMan Fights event. With a large amount of troops living on and around the base they will have the opportunity to attend this FREE to the troop’s event. It will not be open to the public but will be taped in Hi Def for later commercial consumption.   This benefit for the troops includes the Wounded Warriors Battalion West; a division of a Regiment known for their work with wounded soldiers and their families; helping them to cope, transition and reintegrate back into their lives after their experiences in battle. Starting with the Main Event…  PureCombat, Strikeforce, EliteXC and WEC veteran Anthony “The A train” Ruiz fighting out of AKA in Fresno CA and training with UFC great Josh Koshcheck.

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The Russians Are Coming to the UFC

The Russians Are Coming to the UFC

It hasn't been that long since the UFC has tried to acquire one of the greatest pound for pound fighters in the world, that fighter being Fedor Emelianenko, who is currently the number one ranked heavyweight in the world. The signing of Fedor Emelianenko to the UFC may one day become a reality or maybe it won’t. But whether or not the fans will get a chance to see one of the world’s greatest fighters signed to the most successful mma organization is still up in the air. It’s the competition and rivalry between the USA and Russia that draws the large number of fans. The original story plot straight out of Rocky IV. Rocky Balboa versus Ivan Drago. Currently the Russians have been dominating the sport of fighting. Whether it’s the Klitschko brothers in the professional world of boxing, and, or now, Fedor Emelianenko in the sport of mixed martial arts. Russia has always been very competitive in whatever sport they choose to compete in. And the US has definitely made their mark in history as well. But it’s their size, strength, do or die attitude, and willingness to win that makes them stand out the most.

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Dog Boxer Live On HDnet

Dog Boxer Live On HDnet

Mark Burnett and King Of The Cage present LEGACY.  This Friday, March 26th at the Silver Legacy in Reno, Nevada, live on HDNet  - a night of MMA action packed fights.  DogBoxer - a new Nevada based company will be sponsoring Reno local Jack Montgomery.  DogBoxer first appeared on the scene after sponsoring Nick Diaz in his capture of the Strikeforce welterweight championship after defeating Marius Zaromskis. The company continues to pour out their support locally and around the world - to those fighters that represent DogBoxer.  About Dog Boxer: The symbol for Dogboxer – the Pit Bull.

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Reign Training Center Grand Opening -Exclusive Interviews

Reign Training Center Grand Opening -Exclusive Interviews

A period of time in which someone is powerful or dominate . This is the definition of reign and what UFC middleweight and co-owner of Reign Training Center lives by.“It’s two-fold for me, one I want to reign over my competition and two I’m a man of faith and god reigns over my life. I want that name to encompass both the physical and mental and spiritual.”  That’s what Munoz told me at the grand opening of the mixed martial arts gym last Saturday. Fighters such as former WEC featherweight  champion Urijah Faber, former Pride and UFC Heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Strikeforce light heavyweight title contender Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, and many more athletes appeared at the event.

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UFC Broomfield, CO Recap - Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones

UFC Broomfield, CO Recap - Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones

Jon Jones continued to live up to his potential as he quickly disposed of Brandon Vera in under one round. The battle of the Brazilian heavy hitters was in full effect in the semi main event of the evening. Both Junior dos Santos and Gabriel Gonzaga had come off of TKO wins in their previous bouts. Chieck Kongo had something to smile about as he defeated longtime veteran Paul Buentello. The conclusion to the Alessio Sakara/James Irvin fight topped them all. Clay Guida def. Shannon Gugerty via arm-triangle choke. Vladimir Matyushenko def. Eliot Marshall. Darren Elkins def. Duane Ludwig via TKO. John Howard def. Daniel Roberts via KO. Brendan Schaub def. Chase Gormley. Mike Pierce def. Julio Paulino. Jason Brilz def. Eric Schafer.

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UFC on Versus Results & Live Play-By-Play

UFC on Versus Results & Live Play-By-Play

JAMES IRVIN VS. ALESSIO SAKARA. James Irvin is making his UFC/MMa debut at 185lbs. Irvin started his MMA career as a heavyweight and later dropped down to the light heavyweight division after his tko loss to Mike Kyle.  CHEICK KONGO VS. PAUL BUENTELLO 1st round Buentello has lost 20 lbs for this fight. The Fight starts out with Buentello landing some strikes. JUNIOR DOS SANTOS VS. GABRIEL GONZAGA 1st round Both fighters come out looking confident. JON HOWARD VS. DANIEL ROBERTS. 1st round Both fighters start off striking. Howard tries to take Roberts down. Roberts transitions and gets on top of Howard and starts to ground and pound. JON JONES VS. BRANDON VERA. 1st round Fight starts off with Jones taking Vera down. Jones ends up in the full guard. Vera kicks Jones off of him and both fighters get up. Jones slams Vera down and gets in the full guard. Jones lands a left elbow while Vera answers back with a high kick to Jones's head as Jones was down on his knees.

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WEC 47 Recaptured

WEC 47 Recaptured

World Extreme Cagefighting 47 Results and Commentary. Dominick Cruz defeats Brian Bowles. With a already bleeding nose and a broken hand, Bowles was taken down in the closing moments of the second round. As the bell rung and the respective corners attended to their fighters, the doctor called off the bout after reviewing the damage that had been done to the now former champion. Boos erupted as the underdog Cruz was presented with the featherweight title. Miguel Angel Torres looses to Joseph Benavidez. Javier Vasquez defeats the legend Jens Pulver. Chad George and Karen Darabedyan. L.C. Davis defeats Deividas Taurosevicius. Chad Mendes defeats Erik Koch. Anthony Pettis defeats Danny Castillo. Fredson Paixao def. Courtney Buck. Ricardo Lamas defeats Bendy Casimir by Knockout

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Russian MMA Fighter

Russian MMA Fighter

Russian MMA Fighter Max Martyniouk is the latest sensation in mixed martial arts. Highly recognized in the 155lb division of MMA due to his speed, and athleticism. Max “Payne” Martyniouk trains with the top mixed martial artists. Russian MMA Fighter Max Martyniouk is following the lead of fellow Russian MMA Fighter Fedor Emelianenko.

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UFC 110 Results and Commentary

UFC 110 Results and Commentary

Heavyweight wrecking machine Cain Velasquez defeates Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the first round. Wanderlei Silva edges out Bisping. Bader pulls the come from behind knockout victory. Cro-Cop tastes glory via stoppage. George Sotiropoulos def. Joe Stevenson via unanimous decision . Krzysztof Soszynski def. Stephan Bonnar via TKO by cut in Round 3.  Chris Lytle def. Brian Foster via knee-bar in round 1. C.B. Dollaway def. Goran Reljic via unanimous decision . James Te Huna def. Igor Pokrajac via TKO in Round 3.

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Russia’s Next Generation of MMA & Boxing Stars

Russia’s Next Generation of MMA & Boxing Stars

Max " Payne" Martyniouk and Stan "The Man" Martyniouk are two Russian born brothers who are quickly rising in the world of boxing and mixed martial arts. The two brothers compete in two different disciplines, boxing and mma. Max Payne Martyniouk competes in mixed martial arts while Stan The Man Martyniouk competes in boxing. Both brothers are  dominating  boxing and mixed martial arts at a professional level. Max an all around athlete excelled in basketball, track, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and boxing growing up while his brother Stan excelled and  focused on boxing.  The Martyniouk brothers appear to be following the successful lead of fellow Russian boxers, and brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, and MMA fighters Fedor & Aleksander Emilianeko.

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UFC 109 Results and Commentary

UFC 109 Results and Commentary

UFC 109 Results: Mark "The Hammer" Coleman loses via rear naked choke in the second round by Randy Couture. Underdog Sonnen uses wrestling for the decision win. Thiago takes down another AKA fighter in Swick. Frank Trigg suffering a first round knock out. Underdog Sonnen uses wrestling for the decision win. Damian Maia continued improving his striking game as he mixed both his boxing and Jiu-jitsu for a unanimous decision win over Dan Miller. Mac Danzig def. Justin Buchholz via unanimous decision, Melvin Guillard def. Ronys Torres, Robert Emerson def. Phillipe Nover, Phil Davis def. Brian Stann, Chris Tuchscherer def. Tim Hague, Joey Beltran def. Rolles Gracie

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Dogboxer Sponsors Nick Diaz in Strikeforce Event - Both Winners

Dogboxer Sponsors Nick Diaz in Strikeforce Event - Both Winners

Last night in Sunrise Florida at the BankAtlantic Center - Nick Diaz walked into the arena with Dogboxer proudly on his sponsor banner and shorts.  The bell rang and Zaromskis, the reigning Dream champion, went down 4 minutes, 38 seconds into Round 1, as Diaz caught him with a right hook capturing the vacant Strikeforce welterweight championship.  Dogboxer, excited about the win and the exposure heard from their marketing company that the traffic to their new website was more than they expected.  Company reps realized quickly that the success of their brand would definitely rely in part on the strength and ability of the fighters they support and the fans who admire them for it.  With a 50% increase in traffic - a Dogboxer rep commented, "We are extremely excited about Nick's win and are more confident than ever that the brand Dogboxer will definitely be on top.  Our company is new and has a ways to go, but with the success of the Showtime exposure and the new designs, product and endeavors we are currently working on, it will be sooner than we ever thought ".

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Max 'Payne' Martyniouk Mixed Martial Artist Interview

Max 'Payne' Martyniouk Mixed Martial Artist Interview

Max Martyniouk: I would definitely say that I have a true passion for the sport and a lot of dedication. I love a challenge, which also means that I am going to do whatever I can to not only win but to make my opponent think twice about being in this sport. I don’t like to hurt guys, but when somebody challenges me, I want to be the one who tells them that the challenge that they decide to bring upon me was the wrong idea. My opponents should definitely worry about my dedication and my passion to win and be the best. But overall, I would have to say my strength. I love to get hit. I love pain! I see blood and it does not scare me. If you end up trying to hurt me, watch out! It just amplifies my skill level and raises my adrenaline level's to the point where I end up feeling like I can't be beaten.

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Strikeforce Miami Results and Commentary

Strikeforce Miami Results and Commentary

Nick Diaz vs. Marius Zaromskis, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos vs. Marloes Coenen, Herschel Walker vs. Greg Nagy, Melvin Manhoef vs. Robbie Lawler, Jay Hieron vs. Joe Riggs, Joe Ray vs. John Clarke, David Gomez vs. Graig Olxley, Pablo Alfonso vs. Marcos DaMatta, Hayder Hassan vs. Ryan Keenan, John Kelly vs. Sabah Homasi  official fight results of Strikeforce Miami. Cyborg walks through a game Coenen to make successful defense. Walker makes successful debut; Lawler shocks and Lashley has a quick night. Melvin Manhoef came into his fight with “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler as the odds on favorite.

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The Fitness Expo Photo Gallery

The Fitness Expo Photo Gallery

Southern California is the center of the fitness world. Convicted Artist Magazine was fortunate to be invited to the 2010 Fitness Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 23rd and 24. The Fitness Expo continues to run strong as California’s #1 fitness event. The event takes place once a year and brings in a variety of fitness related companies from all around the world. The world's leading fitness companies handed out free gifts including T-shirts, energy drinks, bars and supplements. Body building and mixed martial artist fans had the opportunity to meet and greet some of the industries top celebrities including Thiago Silva, Markus Ruhl, Ben White, Kimo Leopoldo, Jake Shields, Hector Lombard, Amir Sadollah, Urijah Faber and many more. Daily events included the US Gracie Nationals & Kid’s World Championships, The La Fitness Expo’s USPF American Cup Power Lifting Championship, MMA Demos, power lifting competitions, LA Martial Arts Competition, The Bodybuilding.com 2010 Bodyspace spokesmodel finals and awards. 

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Dogboxer Apparel to be Sported by Jessee Brinkley and Nick Diaz

Dogboxer Apparel to be Sported by Jessee Brinkley and Nick Diaz

DogBoxer apparel will be on full display throughout the combat sports world this weekend. First will be Jesse Brinkley who headlines ESPN's Friday Night Fights against Curtis Stevens in a super middleweight bout from Reno, NV. Brinkley will come into the ring sporting the DogBoxer Logo as DogBoxer will also serve as one of the Let's Get It On Promotions show's sponsors.  The following evening in Miami in Strikeforce's first ever welterweight championship match, Nick Diaz will be sporting the DogBoxer gear in his quest for the crown against Marius Zaromskis.
  Formed in 2007, The American Pit Bull logo was inspired by a scene in a documentary. For more DogBoxer gear or apparel info visit http://www.dogboxer.net/

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Herschel Walker - NFL Player Now Battling in MMA

Herschel Walker - NFL Player Now Battling in MMA

The extreme sport of MMA is not only the fastest growing sport in the world, but also the most alluring to former players of the NFL. Dozens of former NFL players have since traded in their helmets and jerseys for fight gear. Known former NFL players Marcus Jones, Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub, Wes Shrivers, Johnnie Morton, Michael Westbrook, Brian Dawkins, and now Herschel Walker. The names listed are only a quarter of a couple dozen professional football players who has since converted to the bloodthirsty world of MMA. Let’s take 47 year old Herschel Walker for example. The man loves to compete, and unlike hundreds of other retired NFL athletes who turn to golf, Walker has chosen one of the most brutal and under estimated sports to spend his silver years messing around with. As far as any sane fellow is concerned, MMA is hazardous to ones health. Unlike players of the NFL, MMA athletes do not utilize protective helmets to protect their brains noses and ears. Coli flower ears, disintegrated noses, dislocated fingertips and toes, it all comes with the show.

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UFC veterans Corey Hill, Luigi Fioravanti hoist weekend victories

UFC veterans Corey Hill, Luigi Fioravanti hoist weekend victories

Lightweight Corey Cornelius Hill (3-2), contender on “The Ultimate Fighter 5” tv series and UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti (17-6) collected wins this weekend at the Raging Wolf event in Niagara Falls , N.Y.  This was Hill's opening bout since suffering a painful and  bizarre leg break last year while delivering a low kick to Dale Hartt at UFC Fight Night 16.  Hill, who is recognized for his soaring 6-foot-4 frame, won an unanimous-decision victory over Jason Trzewieczynski (3-3) of New York at the January 23 event. Hill acknowledged his guilt in beefing-up his resume to secure a spot on "TUF 5," and beat King of the Cage fighter Rob Emerson in an opening-round matchup but lost to Nate Diaz by submission. Corey Hill subsequently beat Joe Veres at UFC Fight Night 12 before UFC officials terminated his contract after his dreadful losses to Justin Buccholz and Hartt. Luigi Fioravanti, in the meantime, progressed to 3-1 since his unfortunate February 2009 UFC termination with a decision triumph over cast member of Spike's The Ultimate Fighter,  Shane Primm (4-2).

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Diagnosis Threatens Brock Lesnar's Career

Diagnosis Threatens Brock Lesnar's Career

UFC's  Brock Lesnar , expressed his concern about his diagnosis of diverticulitis that he feels may threaten his wellbeing and fighting career in a sequence of interviews this week.  Diverticulitis is a general digestive disease mainly located in the large intestine.  The Ultimate Fighting Championship utilized the heavyweight conqueror’s comeback to the utmost conclusion, coordinating  Lesnar’s initial interview in nearly 2 months on ESPN's  Sportscenter Wednesday, preceded by media talks intended to present additional details. The sports newscast show phrased Lesnar a “MMA force of nature,” and provided immense exposure for the UFC. Lesnar’s description of the hardest phase of his fighting career inspired host Josh Elliot to state that Lesnar " is still the champion, so the title defense will be his. When will we see Brock Lesnar back in the ring doing just that?”  Officials of the UFC alleged that Lesnar will confront either the victor of the March 27 provisional title fight between Frank Mir and Shane Carwin or, if the winner is hurt or otherwise not capable to make a swift spin, the victor of the Feb. 20 match between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez. The UFC originally claimed the match would be in the summer, but later stated that a scheduled May 29 card in Las Vegas might mean Lesnar’s return.

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MARQUARDT CLAIMS HARDY ISN'T WORTHY OF GSP

MARQUARDT CLAIMS HARDY ISN'T  WORTHY OF GSP

It isn't top secret information that there were some commentators that objected the appointment of Dan Hardy as the #1 contender for GSP (Georges St-Pierre's)  welterweight title coming up in Marches UFC 111. Nate Marquardt, who expressed his opinion on the approaching fight recently said he doubted Hardy deserved the honor of fighting Georges. "Some of the fans, hearing them talk are very passionate about Dan Hardy. Georges is just on another level." said Marquardt in a recent MMAWeekly Radio interview. The fighting ability that St-Pierre has is indisputable, and Marquardt believes that the disparity in talent between Georges St-Pierre and Dan Hardy is immense.

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2010 Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo™

2010 Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo™

The 2010 Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo™ presented by Gaspari Nutrition and Pro Fight Supplements, California’s largest health and fitness weekend, returns Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24 to the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, South Halls G & H. 

The Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo also offers 10 major competitions, including two new events introduced this year.

New events for 2010 are:

•  THE AAU USA WARRIORS CLASSIC WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP (Saturday) High school students will compete at The Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo

•  THE LA OPEN MARTIAL ARTS COMPETITION  This two-day event will feature the best in Karate and Sport Martial Arts Competition with extreme forms and weapons expertise. 

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Expo attendees will also cheer on competitors participating in returning contests including The Gaspari Nutrition All American Strongman Challenge, The Scot Mendelson Pro Bench Press Classic, The Gracie US Nationals and Gracie Kids World Championships and The USPF American Cup Powerlifting Championship.

The sport of MMA returns for the fifth year to Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo with MMA athletes, pro training sessions, ring girl contests, and live remotes.  Appearing this year will be Thiago Silva Urijah Faber, Vladimir Matyushenko Jake Shields, and Bob “The Beast” Sapp.

Adult admission tickets are $15 per day or $20 for the full weekend, children 12 years and under are $5 per day and children under six are free. Show hours are Saturday, 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM and Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM.  Plenty of parking is available.  For more information on ticketing, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities call (818) 545-0290 or visit www.thefitexpo.com

20,000 Attendees to Kick off The New Year Right at the 2010 Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo™

20,000 Attendees to Kick off The New Year Right at the 2010 Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo™

(Los Angeles, Calif…January 7th, 2010)   The 2010 Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo™ presented by Gaspari Nutrition and Pro Fight Supplements, California’s largest health and fitness weekend, returns Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24 to the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, South Halls G & H.  “2010, our 7th year, is going to be our biggest and best yet,” said Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo Executive Director, Erin Ferries.  “Southern California is the center of the fitness world and it is exciting to see the tremendous growth our event has had as we introduce new competitions, exhibits, and guest speakers.”

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SERIOUS PIMP GETS SERIOUS with CONVICTED ARTIST MAGAZINE

SERIOUS PIMP GETS SERIOUS with CONVICTED ARTIST MAGAZINE

Sometimes a guy gets tired of getting beaten down. And when that happens, he doesn’t think about talking things over or heading to a civilized boxing ring for a bit of sparring. When that happens, he wants to beat something with his fists – hard.

Mixed Martial Arts is the ultimate man’s sport. Yeah, there are women who fight – women that can do more damage than a lot of guys out there – but at the end of the day, it’s a man’s sport. It’s a sport that has its roots firmly planted in Brazil where real men fight hard using every trick they know … where real men fight to the finish.

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Joe Lauzon ready for UFC debut in Boston

Joe Lauzon ready for UFC debut in Boston

Despite losing a decision January 2 to Sam Stout, popular lightweight Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (18-5, 5 [T]KOs, 13 submissions) hopes that his next fight will be this August in UFC’s debut in Boston. Lauzon, a native of E. Bridgewater (MA), would certainly be a hometown favorite fighting at the Boston Garden. “We’ll see how it goes but I certainly want to fight at home in Boston,” Lauzon said. “I’d like to fight before that, where my fight against Stout was my first in 10 months, but not if it risks fighting in Boston this August.”

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Ken & Frank Shamrock's Father Bob Dies at 68

Ken & Frank Shamrock's Father Bob Dies at 68

Bob Shamrock, the father of legendary MMA fighters Ken Shamrock and younger brother Frank Shamrock passed away today Thursday, Jan 14th at 2pm at the home of his eldest son Ken – surrounded by friends and family.  Ken Shamrock and his wife Tonya brought Bob to their home on Saturday after a long term battle with different health complications due to Diabetes - Bob was 68 years old.

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Ultimate Fight Night 20 Results

Ultimate Fight Night 20 Results

Maynard stays unbeaten, defeats Nate Diaz, Dunham mounts his own comeback, taps undefeated Escudero, Simpson survives early scare to comeback for the spilt decision win, Sadollah goes the distance; wins by points.  Gray Maynard finally got a chance to shut Nate Diaz up and did so using slick speed and defense to get the split decision victory over the Caesar Gracie standout. Bad blood was brewing leading up to Ultimate Fight Night 20 in Fairfax, Virginia. Diaz gave Maynard his only taste of defeat during the semi-finals of the Ultimate Fighter 5. Though that lost was not reflected on either fighters professional record as all fights on the show are seen as exhibition matches. Maynard swore that he would fight a completely different fight and stuck to his game plan avoiding taking down Diaz at all costs and instead chose to stand with the taller and lankier opponent.

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World Extreme Cage Fighting 46

World Extreme Cage Fighting 46

Henderson Gets the Win in Three, Urijah clinches title shot, Faber wins one for the home crowd, Former champion Brown submits Morrison in quick fashion, Hominick submits Caraway; Taurosevicius outpoints Semerzier.  Sacramento, CA- Ben Henderson unified the WEC lightweight title on Sunday night at the Arco Arena in Sacramento in the main event of WEC 46. The Arizona based fighter was given a golden opportunity and he ran with it to the bank, choking out his Jamie Varner by guillotine choke at 2:41 of the third round. A Varner running knee to the solar plexes was partially defended by Henderson, who then quickly worked his hips out to defend against a shot attempt. Varner’s head was completely open and Bendo quickly applied the choke. It was an instance of just getting caught as Varner could not defend and was forced to tap.

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Ryan Ford to Face Anselmo Martinez at Shark Fight 8 for the Interim Welterweight Title

Ryan Ford to Face Anselmo Martinez at Shark Fight 8 for the Interim Welterweight Title

 Popular mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Shark Fight Promotions, announced today that one of Canada’s prime fighters, Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford, will face off with Shark Fight Veteran Anselmo Martinez at Shark Fight 8 in the main event. The winner will claim the promotions interim welterweight title, and will later step into the cage with Shark Fights current champion, TJ Waldburger, for a shot at the official title.

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UFC 108 Results

UFC 108 Results

Evans outlasts Silva, gets decision win; Daley wins big with KO.  Paul “Semtex” Daley makes a big statement with a KO win. Stout and Lauzon steal the show with a thrilling three round bout. Las Vegas, NV—Rashad Evans highlighted yet more proof to the greatness of the team Jackson camp in coming up with decisive game plans that frustrate and befuddle opponents. The UFC 108 main event between the two previously unbeatens could of easily ended in the first round, Evans though was smart enough to stick with the plan and got the decision win. Evans from the get go was aggressive and pressed the action forward, working double jabs and immediately pushing Thiago Silva into the cage. Silva was thrown off, and hesitant in the first two round in exchanging with Evans.

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“J-Lau” goes Vegas, set for Tonight's UFC 108 Showdown!

“J-Lau” goes Vegas, set for Tonight's UFC 108 Showdown!

Exciting UFC lightweight contender Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (18-4, 5 [T]KOs, 13 submissions), only 10 months after undergoing knee surgery to repair his ACL, enters the Octagon once again  tonight to fight Canadian veteran Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (14-5-1, 8 [T]KOs, 1 submission) on the UFC 108 pay-per-view show, live from MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Joe Lauzon Speaks on Sam Stout and UFC 108

Joe Lauzon Speaks on Sam Stout and UFC 108

Coming up January 2nd from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will open up the new year with a bang as they bring the fight fans, UFC 108 Evans vs. Silva. The card will feature some hellacious throw downs, including the 155-pound match-up between Joe Lauzon 18-4 versus Sam Stout 14-5-1.

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Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon vs. Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout; UFC 108

Joe

UFC lightweight contender Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (18-4, 5 [T]KOs, 13 submissions) returns to The Octagon against veteran Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (14-5-1, 8 [T]KOs, 1 submission) on the January 2nd UFC 108 pay-per-view show, live from MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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UFC 105 Couture Vs Vera Fight Dissection

UFC 105 Couture Vs Vera Fight Dissection

UFC 105 is a mere two days away but the importance of the main event between UFC hall of famer Randy “The Natural” Couture and Brandon “The Truth” Vera is all but felt in real time. Both fighters seem to be at a crossroads in their careers. The result of which can have a career changing direction for either fighter. In one corner you have Randy Couture, attempting to bounce back from losing his heavyweight title to Brock Lesnar and shrugging off his loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

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Fedor Vs Rogers Pre fight dissection

Fedor Vs Rogers Pre fight dissection

MMA is set to make its prime time return to network TV in the highly anticipated heavyweight match up between pound for pound king Fedor Emelianenko and rising up and comer Brett Rogers. The two men share similar records never suffering official loses in their careers. Will the myth and legend that is Fedor finally be broken by the hungry Minnesota native Brett Rogers who is ready to ascend to the heavyweight throne.

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Manny "The Anvil" Gamburyan Exclusive Interview

Manny

Convicted Artist MMA correspondent Marcos Villegas had a chance to sit down with Manny “The Anvil” Gamburyan as he invited us to the Hayastan mma academy in North Hollywood, CA on the heels of his upcoming bout with Leonard Garcia at WEC 44 November 14th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Manny speaks on how and what he is working on in preparation for his match with Leonard Garcia as well as his prediction on the upcoming Rua/Machida fight and much more!

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Powerhouse Promotions Presents Damage Inc. November 7th 2009

Powerhouse Promotions Presents Damage Inc. November 7th 2009

Saturday, November 7th 2009
Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds. Building B.  Deming, New Mexico.
Gates open at 6PM. First fight will begin at 7PM
General Admission $20, Ringside Seats $30,Cageside Seats $40,VIP Stage $50

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Can Rampage break thru and become a full fledged actor?

Can Rampage break thru and become a full fledged actor?

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. One of the most dangerous knock out artists in all of mixed martial arts. He can knock you head off with a brutal hook or have it rolling of laughter with his witty and goofy sense of humor. Rampage over the years has provided us with some of the most jaw dropping and hilarious moments in the sport. No one can forget the moment he came bursting into the fight scene in Japan with his vicious power bomb knockout of Ricardo Arona.      

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MMA and Boxing Trainer Mike Rodriguez Joins Team Berry

MMA and Boxing Trainer Mike Rodriguez Joins Team Berry

As one of the most highly anticipated match ups between Doug "The Rhino" Marshall and Keith" The KO Kid" Berry grows closer Boxing/MMA trainer Mike Rodriguez has joined up with Team Berry. He is an awesome and gifted trainer.With Big Mike on board that just brings us one step closer to are goal and that's the PureCombat World Title said Jeff Gallion Co. Manager of Keith "The KO" Berry.

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Purecombat MMA; On the Brink of Redemption

Purecombat MMA; On the Brink of Redemption

There have been many ups and downs during Aaron Brink's mixed martial arts career.
And it really has nothing to do with wins and losses. Brink has been a player in mixed martial arts for a long time now, posting a 21-18 career record. But his ups and downs extend farther than his record.

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Diego Sanchez Supporting Autism at Grapplers Quest

Diego Sanchez Supporting Autism at Grapplers Quest

Rising MMA star Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez will be signing autographs and meeting fans all day this Saturday (October 10) at Grapplers Quest, “The World’s Largest Grappling Competition,” at Cal State University in Long Beach’s Pyramid.

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“A FIGHTERS CHANCE” LOOKING TO BE THE UFC OF MMA CHARITIES!!

“A FIGHTERS CHANCE” LOOKING TO BE THE UFC OF MMA CHARITIES!!

A Fighters Chance- the newest, most progressive, and driven MMA charity in the sport has teamed up with TapouT, Dollamur Mats, and a various MMA celebrities to promote the sport of MMA while helping others.

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Win or Lose, Kimbo is still a Winner

Win or Lose, Kimbo is still a Winner

Kimbo Slice. It’s been awhile since a name has brought such emotion and reputation with it. Street Brawler, Fluke, Intimidating. Who ever you ask everyone has a different opinion on the man. From backyard brawler to mma headliner back to fallen star, it seems the phoenix has risen again. Much thanks to the UFC and the Ultimate Fighter show, they have pushed Kimbo back into the spot light.

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