Archive | October, 2010

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The UFC – WEC Merger

Posted on 28 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Write down the date of October 28, 2010 as the day the World Extreme Cagefighting organization was merged with its big brother, Ultimate Fighting Championship. In a conference call which was deemed a “major announcement” UFC President Dana White announced that the UFC would be expanding to include the bantamweight (135 pounds) and featherweight (145 pounds) weight classes. Along with that, the WEC’s lightweight class (155 pounds) will also be merged with the UFC’s lightweight class. As all announcements, the UFC-WEC merger is going to have its fans and opponents. Either way, this is an interesting direction that Zuffa is taking the combat sports game.

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The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 – Episode Seven Recap

Posted on 28 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia

The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP versus Team Koscheck has seen a rout of domination by team St. Pierre. As episode seven begins, we find Koscheck talking to yet

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Technique of the Week

Posted on 27 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Double Leg Takedown

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An Idea for Tournaments in the UFC

Posted on 27 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia

The playoff format is used to determine championships in many different sports leagues. The teams that have performed best throughout the season play each in a series of games for the right to declare themselves the league champion. Recently, I’ve begun asking myself how this format would fair if it was embraced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The idea does seem intriguing.

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10.25.10 – Exercise of the Day

Posted on 25 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Push Up

One of the most standard exercises for any workout routine, the push-up is pivotal to your training as a martial artist. Legend has it that Bruce Lee used to do push-ups with just his index finger and thumb. While that may be out of your league, using the push-up to develop your strength and endurance are important to both your striking and grappling. Another benefit is that you can use this exercise anyway, as it requires no type of equipment. Mix this workout into your training program when you are working on your chest and arms. As you become stronger, use variations to improve the intensity of the exercise.

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Fights to make after UFC 121

Posted on 24 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia

UFC 121 gave mixed martial arts fans enough ammunition to fuel debates for months to come. With the dust settling, new questions about potential match ups will creep into the minds of fans and match makers alike. Here are a few suggestions on some ideal battles that will not only thrill onlookers, but clean up the contender waiting list in a few weight classes. While Cain Velasquez versus Junior Dos Santos is a definite match on the horizon, these suggestions haven’t been mentioned but should be considered.

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An Introduction to Taekwondo

Posted on 24 October 2010 by Tony Hackerott

People from the Korean Martial Arts School in ...
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Tearing Down the Cage: UFC 121

Posted on 24 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia

UFC 121 was quite the spectacle, and that’s putting it very lightly. The anticipation for the night’s main event could have ripped the Honda Center from its foundation. Cain Velasquez needed only 252 seconds to insert himself at the top of the UFC’s heavyweight food chain. The battle was fierce and full of action but the tide quickly turned to favor the new champion as he battered Brock Lesnar with punches. Herb Dean was forced to pull the plug on the bout as Lesnar was taking rights and lefts while trying to cover up. Not only did Velasquez take his title, but he took the aura that was Lesnar’s might.

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3 Things To Watch In UFC 121

Posted on 23 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Questions still about as we wait the few hours left until the start of one of the most hyped UFC events of the year. Ultimate Fighting Championship 121 features a massive main event that pits current heavyweight champion and self appointed “Baddest Man on Earth” Brock Lesnar against the undefeated heavyweight standout Cain Velasquez. Along with this battle is the UFC debut of Jake Shields, a man who dominated the Strikeforce organization and has not lost since 2004. Both of these fights have massive implications on the UFC as an organization going into the next year. Here are some things to look for as you enjoy tonight’s event.

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MMA Training For The MMA Beginner Series

Posted on 11 October 2010 by Tony Hackerott

If you would like to compete in MMA, a very competitive sport, you will have to obtain an intense exercise routine. You will at least need to begin incorporating some of the common MMA type exercises into your current program to make it effective for your needs. The secret behind achieving the body of an MMA fighter is to strengthen your athletic abilities. This involves power, endurance and strength. If you want to gain the look of a lean MMA fighter, you will need to exceed your normal training workout routines.  In the next installment of “MMA Training For The MMA Beginner” we will cover how to look like an MMA fighter.  **As always make sure you have the latest and safest MMA gear for your protection.

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