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Luis Santos brings deep well of experience to XFC debut

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Luis "Sapo" Santos (54-9-1) has quite the resume going into his XFC 23 "Louisville Slugfest" match up with Shamar Bailey. Santos has recorded 54 wins in his mixed martial arts career that dates back to 2000. He brings that experience into a fight with a solid wrestler and UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator veteran in Shamar Bailey(15-8-0). Read More »

Ashlee Evans Smith: WMMA fighter on a mission to be champion

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After winning her pro debut Ashlee Evans Smith now awaits the outcome of another type of battle. Smith defeated Tori Adams to advance to the semi-finals of Championship Fighting Alliance (CFA) women’s tournament but now awaits the outcome of the Fallon Fox situation. We all know the story so I’ll spare you the details. Read More »

Dan Hardy talks training, Matt Brown and post MMA life

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Dan Hardy joined the guys at Pro MMA Now Radio this past week and chatted on a wide variety of different topics. Hardy revealed he is already five weeks into training camp for his April 20th fight against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 7. He talked about his trip to Peru after his win over Duane Ludwig and what he plans on doing after his days inside the cage. Read More »

MMA Tonight with guest UFC 157’s Brendan Schaub

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UFC 157's Brendan Schaub was the guest this week on 102.5 FM's "MMA Tonight" with hosts Darren McFarland and Chris Pappas. Schaub (8-3) will face fellow heavyweight Lavar Johnson (17-6) in the preliminary card headline bout Saturday on FX. In addition to talking with Schaub about his bout, the guys also discussed the UFC 157 main event which will be the first women's MMA bout in UFC history with Ronda Rousey facing Liz Carmouche. Darren and Chris also discussed the co-main event between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida and other notable bouts on the UFC 157 card. Read More »

Interview: Get to know Akop Stepanyan ahead of his featherweight tournament bout at Bellator 88 *VIDEO*

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Twenty-six-year-old Russian kickboxer Akop Stepanyan (12-4) returns to the Bellator cage Thursday against Marlon Sandro in the quarterfinal round of the Season 8 featherweight tournament. ProMMAnow.com reporter Daniel Theodore recently sat down with Stepanyan to talk about his background and accomplishments in martial arts and why becoming the best he can in MMA is his ultimate goal. Stepanyan also shared his thoughts on the match-up with Marlon Sandro (23-4) and how he feels about facing such a well-known and accomplished veteran. Read More »

An interview with one of the country’s best Strength & Conditioning Coaches: Nate ‘The Great’ Hoffmeister

Strength and Conditioning Coach Nate Hoffmeister

Nate Hoffmeister lives in Knoxville, Tenn. but the effects of his work are seen all over the country. He is the head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the powerhouse school Christian Academy of Knoxville - which seem to be piling state and national titles on top of each other so quick it would make your head spin. He is also the Strength & Conditioning Coach for UFC fighters Ovince Saint Preux and Rafaello Oliveira. He is a mastermind when it comes to Strength & Conditioning and he is a behind-the-scenes staple for many, many athletes at the highest level (UFC, NFL, NBA, etc.). Read More »

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