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TUF 8 cast member fights to earn “Carolina Crown”

By:  Kelvin Hunt

Carolina Fight Promotions is the best MMA promotion in North Carolina and features some of the best talent on the east coast.  On Saturday, October 11th, Carolina Fight Promotions presents “Carolina Crown” that will take place at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  This card will be the biggest MMA event in North Carolina history with two titles on the line.

The main event consists of Brandon Garner vs. Matt Horning at 135lbs for the CFP Title.  It should be noted that Garner has been named as a fighter being featured on The Ultimate Fighter 8.  Another CFP title will also be on the line with Nissen Osterneck vs. Aitor Canup at 185lbs.  The remainder of the card rounds out like this:

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PRO MMA Product Review – From the Fighter’s Perspective

by: Billy “24/7” MacDonald

I’m going to start with a little background on me. I am the co-owner of WWW.Sponsor-Fighters.com and Reality Entertainment Group based out of Fort Worth, Texas. My professional fight debut will be on November 1st, 2008.

The “24/7” nickname came from a college friend, but it also corresponds with my life in mixed martial arts. As my friends and colleagues would agree, I am pretty much obsessed with the sport. That is why we started the website which offers both marketing and management options and we specialize in finding sponsorships for up and coming fighters (although we do work with some of the bigger names in the sport as well).

I have been fortunate enough to gain many friends and contacts very quickly in this industry mostly due to my friends at TAGG Radio. So to “Gorgeous” George Garcia, Brian “Goze” Garcia, and Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg, thank you for your support, encouragement, and most importantly your friendship. Without you guys, I wouldn’t be able to pursue a career in this sport that I love and would still be an unknown fighter that is struggling to find his way.

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Ken Shamrock: Fighters Should Take Notes

By: Kelvin Hunt

When you mention the name Ken Shamrock it is typical for a lot of thoughts to flood your mind all at once.  It is possible one might think of Ken’s two fights in the very first UFC event way back in 1993, or his stint in professional wrestling.  Or you might recall 1994 when he fought twelve times in one year.  It’s possible to conjure up images of the electricity he and Tito Ortiz brought in their first encounter at UFC 40.  However, if you are a fan that is new to the MMA scene, all you probably know is that Ken Shamrock hasn’t won a fight in a very long time.

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PRO MMA Exclusive: Razor Rob McCullough

by:  Jack Bratcher

In February of this year, “Razor” Rob McCullough lost his WEC lightweight title to Jamie Varner in an upset.  The odds were stacked against Varner but he was able to pull out the win and take home the title.   Four months later “Razor Rob” stepped back into the cage and got back on the right track with a win over Kenneth Alexander at WEC 34.

“Razor Rob” wants that title back.  As far as he’s concerned, the loss to Varner was a fluke that never should have happened.  On September 10, Rob will face one of his toughest fights to date and it will be the deciding factor if he gets an immediate title shot or has to climb back up the ladder.  PRO MMA got the opportunity to chat with Rob and he explained just what this fight means to him and what kind of fireworks we can expect to see.

Rob also lets us in on some personal details about himself you may not have known such as who he would most like to fight and what is one of his favorite books.  The answers might surprise you. 

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“Superfly” Matt Major defeats Shonie Carter at Cage Combat

“Superfly” Matt Major defeated MMA veteran Shonie Carter via unanimous decision at Cage Combat: Rumble in the Park on Saturday, August 23, in Fresno, California.  One person described the fight like this, “Matt kept Shonie at bay with a lot of kicks and rocked him a good four times with punches, wound up breaking Shonie’s arm with a blocked kick.  Matt seemed nervous but he looked good, especially his karate.”  Most people will remember Matt Major from his episode on the popular Versus MMA reality show, Tapout.

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PRO MMA Exclusive: Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia prepares for Pulver

by: Jack Bratcher

In April of 2007 Leonard  “the Bad Boy” Garcia was called into the UFC on short notice to fight Roger Huerta in what became one of the most exciting fights in UFC history.  Garcia stepped onto the biggest stage in the world and performed miraculously and that is something that people do not forget.  Zuffa certainly has not forgot.

After a year that has been filled with legal issues and with the biggest fight of his career less than three weeks away, we thought it would be the perfect time to speak with Leonard to see how things are going and to find out if he is prepared mentally and physically to face one of the sport’s legends in the WEC on September 10th.

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UFC 88: Breakthrough Betting Odds

by:  Jack Bratcher

If you are looking to make a few dollars on UFC 88: Breakthrough on Sept 6, 2008, there’s a few good picks that could prove beneficial if you have some money to play with.  To start, let’s take a look at the main event which features the return of the Iceman, Chuck Liddell, facing an undefeated Rashad Evans.

Chuck Liddell    -280
Rashad Evans    210

Even if you think Liddell will knock out Evans in round one and walk right through him, you are probably not going to want to put any money on Liddell.  On the contrary, if I had a hundred dollars to throw away I would put it on Rashad Evans and on this betting line from BetUS, one would make back a healthy $210.00.  And that is just the odds from that one site; other sites have Rashad an even bigger underdog.  Even though Chuck has a style that has historically posed problems for wrestlers, there are a few factors Rashad brings to the table which could make it a long night for the Iceman.  Do not count Rashad Evans out.  Training with someone who just beat Liddell his fight before last and also having a coach who helped put that winning gameplan together are two big reasons putting some money on Evans could fatten your wallet.

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Gracie, Santiago, Cyborg, Masvidal will fight at Sengoku 5

Now just days away,  World Victory Road confirmed the fight order for Sengoku 4 on August 24.  Frank Trigg will be making his return to the ring after an eight month layoff against  Olympic judo gold-medalist, Makoto Takimoto in the co-main event.  Unfortunately, Sengoku 4 will not be aired in the U.S. but you can check back here with PRO MMA for all the results.  Here’s the fight order for Songoku 4:

SENGOKU 4
Date : August 24th, 2008
Place : Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

9. Takanori Gomi vs Bang Seung Hwan [Lightweight]
8. Makoto Takimoto vs Frank Trigg [Middleweight]
7. Satoru Kitaoka vs. Clay French [Lightweight GP Series 2008 1st Round]
6. Eiji Mitsuoka vs. Rodrigo Damm [Lightweight GP Series 2008 1st Round]
5. .Kazunori Yokota vs. Bojan Kosednar [Lightweight GP Series 2008 1st Round]
4. Mizuto Hirota vs. Ryan Schultz [Lightweight GP Series 2008 1st Round]
3. Pawel Nastula vs Yang Dong Yi
2. Peter Graham vs Moise Rimbon [Heavyweight]
1. Takahashi Kazuo vs Valentijn Overeem [Heavyweight]

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Georges St. Pierre talks Fitch battle & picks winner of Hughes vs. Serra

Georges St. Pierre talked about his fight with Jon Fitch at UFC 87 with Toronto Sports Radio a few days ago. GSP compared Fitch to “The Terminator” and said it was “very discouraging” because he could not finish him. At one point GSP said he was praying while inside the cage because Fitch, the beast, would not go down. GSP decided to go for the knockout instead of submission because so many have tried in vain to submit Fitch.

GSP is headed to Brazil to vacation and to do some BJJ training.

It seems Matt Hughes left his seat at UFC 87 during the GSP vs. Fitch fight and exited the arena because “it was a boring fight and St. Pierre wasn’t showing anything.” Wow. Does anyone believe for a second that is the real reason, if Hughes did indeed get up and walk out? Rather, one might be inclined to believe that the former welterweight champ was turning a bright shade of green and had to flee the scene before anyone noticed.

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