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Reign Training Center Closes It's Doors

Reign Training Center Closes It's Doors
Reign Training Center
22600-F Lambert Street Suite #1201
Lake Forest, CA 92630
 
Reign Training Center located in County California closed today. The mixed martial arts training facility was home to UFC Fighter Mark Muñoz. Mark opend up the gym back in 2009 and decided to close the doors today (May 6, 2015). Mark announced that he will retire after his upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night 66. Many of the world's best fighter trained at Reign Training Center and it is a real shame to see it go.
 
Here is what Mark's wife had to say. 
 
As I stood in this room for the very last time today, I closed my eyes and reminisced on so many wonderful, crazy moments we shared here. From the grand opening celebration, the poker tournament fundraisers & Raja's famous bake sales, to greeting all of our friends who walked through our doors each day, to the dodgeball tournaments, fight nights, kid nights, intense practices, and the fun ones too! And watching some of best fighters in the world sweat on these mats is something not many people can say they get to experience. But the best part is the love that went through here, which can not be measured...and will forever live on in our hearts. Thank you for sharing in our journey! - Kristi Bolle Muñoz

Youth MMA Programs Works

Youth MMA Programs Works

 MMA Youth Programs gives young children a good sense of accomplishment, builds team work and confidence.

The Hassel Brothers Steven, Paul and Mathew put on their first backyard tournament in this video taken in the summer of 2012.

The brothers have since advanced with practice and continue to put on tournaments in their backyard.  The three brothers hope to continue working with each other and learn techniques of wrestling, boxing and those of other martial arts.

 

 

 

David Branch vs. Jesse Taylor – WSOF Middleweight Title

David Branch vs. Jesse Taylor – WSOF Middleweight Title

World Series of Fighting’s next event will have a championship doubleheader on the NBC Sports Network-televised main card. Headlining WSOF 10 is a featherweight title fight between reigning champion Georgi Karakhanyan (23-3-1) and Rick Glenn (14-2). The co-main event will be David Branch (13-3) and Jesse Taylor (27-9) who are scheduled to fight for the inaugural WSOF middleweight belt. New York native, David Branch is 32-years-old and is 5-1 since a four-fight stint with the UFC. He earned decision victories over Dustin Jacoby, Paulo Filho and Danillo Villefort. UFC veteran Jesse Taylor brings experience to the table as he has fought for organizations all over the world including K-OZ Entertainment. Currently Taylor is on a seven-fight winning streak.

WSOF 10 card includes:Champ Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Rick Glenn – for featherweight title
David Branch vs. Jesse Taylor – for inaugural middleweight title

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WSOF 9 Results

WSOF 9 Results

World Series of Fighting 9 Results: Carl vs. Palhares held March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Headlined by reigning Welterweight Champion Steve Carl taking Rousimar Palhares.The co-main event featured Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse. Yushin Okami vs. Bulgarian fighter Svetlozar Savov, Okami winning the fight by arm triangle choke in the second round.

Welterweight     Rousimar Palhares     def.     Steve Carl (c)     Submission (inverted heel hook)     1     1:09     [a]
Bantamweight     Marlon Moraes     def.     Josh Rettinghouse     Decision (unanimous) (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)     5     5:00    
Middleweight     Yushin Okami     def.     Svetlozar Savov     Submission (arm triangle choke)     2     4:46     
Welterweight     Josh Burkman     def.     Tyler Stinson     KO (punch)     1     2:15     
                            
Lightweight     Johnny Nunez     def.     Ozzy Dugulubgov     Decision (split) (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)     3     5:00     

Preliminary card
Featherweight     Mike Corey     def.     Shane Kruchten     Submission (rear naked choke)     2     2:59     
Bantamweight     Bryson Hansen     def.     Sean Cantor     TKO (punches)     1     0:46     
Featherweight     Chris Gruetzemacher     def.     John Gunderson     Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)     3     5:00     
Featherweight     Brenson Hansen     def.     Boostayre Nefarios     Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)     3     5:00     
Welterweight     Danny Davis     def.     Phil Dace     Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)     3     5:00     
Lightweight     Jimmy Spicuzza     def.     Gil Guardado     Submission (rear naked choke)     1     3:14    

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Banned by NSAC

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Banned by NSAC

The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s decision to eliminate TRT includes huge inconsistencies in NSAC actions in current testing protocols. NSAC's vote to eliminate Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) from combat sports is a game changer in the state of Nevada.  Yet, the battle is not over for a drug-free sport, it is not even over for those who want a TRT-free sport.

It is not easy to catch users of of synthetic testosterone. When fighters know they will be tested they have ways around coming out positive.  Especially if they know when they will be tested.   NSAC  tests only for testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio.

Fighters who use TRT the same week of testing will be caught.  But if you want to catch the fighters who used TRT throughout training camp and slowly tapered off before their fight, a second carbon isotope ratio test will be required.  NSAC does not generally administer this test.

The Nevada "Enhanced Drug Testing" done by NSAC does  not detect if the testosterone in a fighter's body is synthetic or natural. Without this test the use of TRT for a fight in Nevada will not be an issue.

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UFC Uniform Proposed by Dana White

UFC Uniform Proposed by Dana White

UFC president Dana White confirmed that the UFC is working on a deal which will require contracted UFC fighters to wear a uniform from a major apparel company. The uniform includes shorts, T-shirt and a hat. This would be something all fighters would have to wear. Even the top fighters of the UFC would be required to wear the uniform.The proposed UFC uniforms would consist of UFC-branded products and the brand of the apparel company.When asked about the possibility of uniforms White said  “It's not as big as everybody makes it out to be”. White believes the UFC would be more in line professional sports leagues such as the NFL and NBA. 

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Doll House Gentleman's Club - Perth Western Australia with Rashad Evans

Doll House Gentleman's Club - Perth Western Australia with Rashad Evans

Doll House Gentlemen's Club is Perth, Western Australia's original gentlemen's club featuring the area's most friendly and beautiful girls. Great service and lots of fun. UFC Top Contender 'Suga' Rashad Evans was in the house Saturday July 27th, along with K-OZ Middlweight Champion and WSOF Top Contender Jesse "JT Money" Taylor. Below is a photo gallery of some pictures taken by ConvictedArtist.com

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Bragging Rights 6 Results

K-OZ Entertainment Bragging Rights 6 Results

Joe MUIR defeats Brogan ANDERSON by TKO (PUNCHES) - ROUND 1
Ben NGUYEN defeats Shantaram MAHARAJ by SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED-CHOKE) - ROUND 3
Chris INDICH defeats VS. Dominic HARRISON-CAMPBELL by SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED-CHOKE) -ROUND 1
Mitch O'DOWD defeats Luke ARMSTRONG by SUBMISSION (ARMBAR) - ROUND 1
Dan JONES defeats Nate JONES by SPLIT DECISION - ROUND 3
Rachel SHERIDAN defeats Pia ROSENKRANZ by SPLIT DECISION - ROUND 3
David JENKINS defeats HASSANI SOIDROU by SUBMISSION (ARMBAR) - ROUND 1
Luke HAMMOND defeats Dean ABRAMO by TKO (KNEES & PUNCHES) - ROUND 1
Luke JONES defeats Sean BOW by SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED-CHOKE) - ROUND 1

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Rollin 99ers MMA and Boxing - Perth, Western Australia

Rolling 99ers MMA and Boxing Gym

Bragging Rights 6 MMA Fight Card

Fighter    Weight    Record    Blue Coner    Fighter    Weight    Record    
Joe "Mascre" Muir    93kg    9W3L    VS    Brogan Anderson    93kg    7w3L    Iterim Title
Will "The Kill" Chope    61kg    17W5L    VS    Shantaram "Gods Vessle" Mahraja    61kg    9W2L    World Title
Chris Indich    77kg    4W1L    VS    Dom Harrison-Campbell    77kg    5W3L    
Mitch O'Dowd    84kg    4W0L    VS    Luke Armstrong    84kg    4W1L    
Scott Noras    70kg    4W1L    VS    James Christopaulos    70kg    5W1L    National Title
Nate Jones    65kg    4W0L    VS    Dan Jones    65kg    3W0L    National Title
"Big" Dai Jenkins    77KG    5W5L    VS    Junior Makai Wayans    77kg    2W1L    Title Eliminator
Luke "The Hammer" Hammond    77kg    2W1L    VS    Dean Abramo    77kg    Debut    
Luke Jones    70kg    2W1L    VS    Sean Bow    70kg    Debut    
Andrew Anthony    84kg    0W1L    VS    Tyler Spooner    84kg    Debut    
Pia Rosenkrantz        Debut/Female        TBA   

 

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K-OZ Bragging Rights 6 MMA Poster

K-OZ Bragging Rights 6 MMA Poster

K-OZ Entertainment Bragging Rights 6 Poster .

Bragging Rights 6 - Mixed Martial Arts Australia

K-OZ Entertainment, Australia’s leading Mixed Martial Arts Organization, brings another entertaining night of fights back to Perth, Australia.  Bragging Rights 6, features 6 World Title Fights; three professional title bouts and three amateur title bouts all happening on July 27th at 6:00PM at Kingsway Indoor Stadium – Madeley, WA 6065 - Australia

 

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Hilary Sandoval ‘The Galvanizer’ 2013 Martial Arts Inductee

Hilary Sandoval ‘The Galvanizer’ 2013 Martial Arts Inductee

The “Greatest Show on Earth” for El Paso, Texas was Hilary and Tony Sandoval’s “Battlestar Karatica.” As teenagers, Hilary and Tony would enter the dynamic sport of kickboxing as promoters, managers, mentors, and even coaches. From those early beginnings in the 1970’s to a mature and older businessman who now owns AB Karate and a Blackbelt holder in Kempo Karate, it has been a sensational career for Hilary beginning with the brothers bringing El Paso, Texas  its first world championship in any combat sport. That event unfolded at the El Paso Civic Center when their fighter, Clifton ‘Magic’ Thomas, won the PKA World Super Lightweight title over undefeated Gordon Franks on August 9th, 1980 by TKO in the 3rd round. That stunning victory was a shot heard round the martial arts world. Contenders and their managers figured that it must have been a fluke victory what with Cliff a 20 - 1 underdog and managed by inexperienced teenagers. Consequently, they lined up in droves to challenge the upstart kids. ‘Great’ thought Hilary, he had an ace in the hole to prepare Cliff for any and all challenges; one Demetrius Havanas.

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Ernie Reyes Jr. - Martial Artist - Actor- Producer

Ernie Reyes Jr. - Martial Artist - Actor- Producer

Born in 1972, Ernie Reyes Jr. is an American actor, martial artist, action choreographer, director, producer, filmmaker, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer. Known by millions of fans for his acting beginnings as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Ernie is and has been a superior martial artist. He took up the sport at the age of eight and even after being an established icon of the sport was challenged to prove his fighting skills in real combat. Not one to dodge his detractors, Ernie took up the gauntlet and won all three of his kickboxing Muay Tai bouts, including a 1998 Strikeforce Major Event in Milan, Italy. The fight was on ESPN and Ernie was outrageously outstanding as he romped to a third round KO of ISKA Champion, Anthony Elkaim. He certainly graded out A - plus for his short stint in the ‘Ring of Fire.’

Even with his demanding schedule in Hollywood and New York, Ernie has followed the rise of martial arts and was a fan of El Paso’s Hilary Sandoval and his stable of champions. On many an occasion, he has flown to the Sun City to witness Sandoval’s “Battlestar Karitica” promotions of world championship bouts. He was often a guest when world champions, Cliff’ ‘Magic’ Thomas, Demetrius Havanas, and Ishmael Robles took Center Ring. His friendship with Hilary developed early on and has endured even more mightily over the decades.

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