U.S. Open XIII Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Oct.18-19 in Santa Cruz

The U.S. Open XIII Brazilian Jiu Jitsu dubbed “America’s Favorite Tournament” will be held this weekend, Oct.18-19, in Santa Cruz, CA. at the Civic Auditorium. Many schools which are also home to many great MMA fighters will be represented at the event.

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Two title fights highlight MFC 19: Long Time Coming

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EDMONTON, AB – The Maximum Fighting Championship’s final show of 2008 is aptly named.
MFC 19: Long Time Coming is just that.

For the first time in the organization’s illustrious history, there will be two title fights on the same card as both the light heavyweight and welterweight championship belts will be on the line Friday, December 5 at The Venue at River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta. The show will be broadcast live on HDNet Fights throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Making a long-awaited first defence of his MFC light heavyweight title is champion Roger “The Hulk” Hollett (8-1) who will face No. 1 contender Emanuel “The Hardcore Kid” Newton (10-3).

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Wandy goes to Hawaii (video)

Mixed Martial Arts legend, Wanderlei Silva made a recent visit to Hawaii where television show host Tony Solis spoke with the UFC fighter on a number of topics. Wandy discusses what he may do if he was not a fighter, the difference between fighting in Japan and the U.S., his training regiman, and more. Solis … Read more

Botnia Punishment 7: “No Guts, No Glory” Results

The Botnia Punishment 7:  “No Guts No Glory” event took place October 11th in Finland.  The fight results are as follows:

  • Markus Kuukka defeats Ilja Soisalo via Decision
  • Tuoma Turkia defeats Aleksandr Shebekon via submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 1
  • Antti Toivianen defeats Domingos Mestre via TKO (injury) Rd. 1
  • Ollipekka Puhakka defeats Jake Antila via TKO (injury) Rd. 2
  • Shahim Alem defeats Juho Kalliomaa via submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 2
  • Joni Haahka defeats Mihail Zabaev via submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 1
  • Olli Jaakko Uitto defeats Ville Rasanen via submission (armbar) Rd. 1
  • Mathias Klockars defeats Onur Bozkurt via submission (triangle choke) Rd. 1
  • Jarkko Latomaki defeats Cengiz Dana via submission (armbar) Rd. 1
  • Pasi Maliniemi defeats Joni Salavaara via Decision

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MMA in North Carolina – Carolina Crown Results

CFP: Carolina Crown took place October 11th at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Raleigh native and TUF 8 alumnus, Brandon Garner was victorious in winning the CFP Bantamweight Championship.

Also, WEC Veteran Bryan Baker stepped up on short notice to win the CFP Middleweight Championship.  The Fight results are as follows:

  • Jon Owens defeats Dustin Pague via KO (Strikes) Rd. 1
  • Matt Tiara defeats Lee Stuckey via submission (heel hook) Rd. 2
  • Roger Carroll defeats Marcus Thomas via submission (guillotine) Rd. 1
  • Byron Bloodworth defeats Will Hagerty via Split Decision
  • Steve Banks defeats Jeremy Stevens via TKO (strikes) Rd. 1
  • Jessie Riggleman defeats Valentin Bueno via submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 1
  • Brandon Garner defeats Seth Marquez via submission Rd. 1
    CFP Bantamweight Championship
  • Bryan Baker defeats Aitor Canup via KO (punch) — Rd. 1
    CFP Middleweight Championship

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MMA in Virginia – UWC Confrontation Results

The Ultimate Warrior Challenge took place Saturday, Oct.11 at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

You can watch fight videos, view photos and learn more about the UWC on their MySpace page at www.myspace.com/uwcmma.

The fight results are as follows:

  • Kris McCray defeats Joey Kirwan via Submission Rd. 1
  • Cody Donovan defeats Wake Drake via KO Rd. 1
  • Levon Maynard defeats Toby Johnson via TKO Rd. 1
  • Ronald Stalling defeats Tony Souza via TKO Rd. 2
  • Brendan Schuab defeats Johnny Curtis via TKO Rd. 1
  • Marcus Foran defeats Chris Reedy via Submission Rd. 1
  • Kyle Baker defeats James Jones via Decision
  • Antwain Britt defeats Terry Cohens via TKO Rd. 1

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Josh Haynes defeats Sean Salmon at A Night of Combat II

UFC veterans Josh Haynes and Sean Salmon met tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas at “A Night of Combat II”.

Salmon was a late replacement for Steve Byrnes. This was one of the most anticipated fights on the card due to the style match-ups and it turned out to be a great showing by both fighters.

Haynes showed marked improvement since his TUF days and his time with Xtreme Couture is clearly paying off.  Salmon showed great heart and displayed some of the top-level wrestling he is known for.

You will be able to watch this fight and the entire Night of Combat card Saturday Oct.18 on HDNet. Until then here are the night’s results and how the action went down:

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Kamaka gets high; Hieron gets new opponent at A Night of Combat II

FiveOuncesOfPain.com is reporting that Bryson Kamaka has tested positive for marijuana and that the Nevada State Athletic Commission will not allow him to fight Jay Hieron tonight in “A Night of Combat II” at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hieron, the IFL Welterweight Champion, will now face Chris Kennedy. Due to … Read more

Rick Roufus – Turning the Page – PRO MMA Exclusive Interview

by: Cory Brady

Rick Roufus is turning the page in his martial arts career. This former K-1, Kickboxing and Muay Thai champion made the crossover from a striker to a complete mixed martial artist earlier this year and will be heading into his ninth professional mma bout this Saturday night when he faces off with UFC veteran Hector “Sick Dog” Ramirez at The Night of Combat II event in Las Vegas.

This will undoubtedly be the biggest fight of his mixed martial arts career as Roufus will be headlining a card that features notable mixed martial artists Mike Pyle, Jay Hieron, and Brian Gassaway just to name a few. Roufus has been training hard at The Lions Den in Scottsdale, AZ. to prepare himself to put on an exciting show that will have fans and insiders alike buzzing about the sport’s newest force to be reckoned with, Rick “The Jet” Roufus.

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Kalib Starnes returns to action against Kala “Kolohe” Hose in Hawaii

by: Jack Bratcher

UFC veteran and TUF 3 cast member, Kalib Starnes will be stepping back into the MMA ring on November 15 where he will be fighting the Icon Middleweight Champion, Kala “Kolohe” Hose in Hawaii on the Destiny MMA organization’s main event.

Starnes’ last fight in the UFC was back in April of this year when he fought Nate Quarry at UFC 83 in one of the most “interesting” fights in MMA history. Starnes’ technique and gameplan frustrated Quarry to the point he started coming at Starnes with one arm outstretched and one hand covering his face in a mocking gesture. Quarry was able to pull off a unanimous decision despite the unorthodox styles shown by both fighters.

Starnes’ opponent on November 15th will be the pride of Hawaii, Kala Hose, whose most notable win was against Phil Baroni back in March in an Icon Sport Middleweight Title fight where he TKO’d the New York Badass early in the fifth round and won the vacant title. Hose’s most recent fight was in August where he defended his Icon belt against Rolando Dominique in a second round TKO victory.

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