Archive | February, 2012

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Sevak Magakian : The Nicest Judo Guy to Ever Break your Arm

Posted on 24 February 2012 by DrAnnMaria

What you may know already know about Sevak Magakian – He has 10-3 record, with 80% of his wins coming by submission. He is an even six feet tall, fights at 155 lbs and was on season 12 of the Ultimate Fighter. Ever since he moved the U.S. from Armenia in his early teens, he has trained at Hayastan Academy, with Gokor Chivichyan and Gene LeBell.

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Can Women’s MMA Bounce Back After Steroids Controversy?

Posted on 23 February 2012 by Jillian Bullock

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos has always been the type of MMA fighter who was like a speeding train that steamrolled over all opponents who stood before her. Since becoming a professional fighter, Santos has amassed a fight record of 10-1. These fights have been clear, decisive and left no doubt who was the superior athlete. MMA’s darling Gina Carano may have been the most popular among fans, mainly because of her attractive features, but it was Santos who proved that ability and skill was highly valued over good looks and a popularity contest.

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Nick Diaz: Is He The Most Overrated Fighter in MMA?

Posted on 20 February 2012 by James Lowery

Mixed Martial Arts is just like other sports business; full of hype and all about making money. Some fighters in the UFC are all about the hype, the smack talk, and either can or can’t back it up. Nick Diaz just happens to be one of those fighters who is all about the talk, but cannot seem to walk the walk.  Many people tout Diaz as one of the best boxers in MMA and a top contender in the welterweight division, however he hasn’t defeated top level guys even though he has fought several.

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From Street Fighter To MMA Fighter

Posted on 19 February 2012 by Jillian Bullock

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Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate On March 3, 2012

Posted on 17 February 2012 by James Lowery

Biggest Women’s MMA Match in the Last 3 Years

On March 3, 2012, one of the biggest women’s Mixed Martial Arts match ups will take place when Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate is set to defend her title against Olympic Bronze Medalist in Judo and rising MMA star Ronda Rousey. This fight is going to be the biggest women’s MMA battle since Gina Carano took on Cris “Cyborg” Santos several years ago. All of the MMA sources are building up this fight and Mixed Martial Arts fans alike are counting down the days until these two feisty females step into the cage.

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Steroids Fill The UFC MMA News

Posted on 15 February 2012 by Todd

Over the past 5 years it seems that the use of steroids by the fighters in the UFC & MMA has exploded in the news.  Maybe this is because more fighters are actually using steroids or maybe it is the fact that MMA has grown so much in popularity that fans actually hear about it more often.  Whichever the case steroid use has become a problem.

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MMA Fight Predictions: Jake Shields vs Yoshihiro Akiyama

Posted on 14 February 2012 by James Lowery

Jake Shields went 21 fights without losing before he challenged George St. Pierre for the UFC welterweight title. No he hasn’t won in his last two fights. But in that incredible streak, besides beating quality guys from a higher wieght class like Yushin Okami, Dan Henderson, and Robbie Lawlor, Jake was able to beat the current interim UFC welterweight champ Carlos Condit. With a win over Akiyama Jake could put himself closer to Fighting Condit again, this time with a lot more at stake. Shields is a ground expert with a base in wrestling and a lot of jui-jitsu experience. As testament to how dangerous he is on the mat, George St. Pierre basically avoided going to the ground with Jake throughout their entire fight.

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Fighting To Keep MMA & Cage Fighting Legal

Posted on 14 February 2012 by Tony Hackerott

The state of Wisconsin is in the midst of a big fight, however this fight is outside the cage.  It is amazing how many states in the U.S. are still fighting to legally have MMA in their towns and states.  When we as a nation have so much more on our plate why are we spending time and money on two guy or girls choosing to get into a ring and beat each other up?  They are both adults and they both know the ramifications of their actions and that they could possibly not be stepping out.  However, let’s spend out time as a nation focusing on much larger issues then this.

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A Beginners Guide to MMA Equipment

Posted on 12 February 2012 by Tony Hackerott

So you’ve decided that it’s time to take the plunge, walk through the gym doors, and participate in your first Mixed Martial Arts class; good for you. Mixed Martial Arts is more than just a sport, but a way of life and the more you are take part in it the more you will learn and enjoy it.

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3 Key Areas to Unlock your Flexibility

Posted on 09 February 2012 by Tony Hackerott

When you hear people talk about flexibility in the martial arts world the first thing that comes to mind is a full set of splits. The most plausible reason for this association is from all of those old school TaeKwonDo guys showing off their splits and high kicks. While a full set of splits is nice for show it isn’t the end all be all for success in mixed martial arts. If you train in MMA then good flexibility will give you an advantage over your opponent and prevent some injuries in the long run.

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