Rage in the Cage 115 – recap and play-by-play

by: Cory Brady Tucson, Arizona was host to an exciting night of fights last night when Rage in the Cage 115 came to The Desert Diamond Casino. There are many that have yet to realize, but Roland Sarria’s Rage in the Cage is one of MMA’s most successful and longest running promotions. The event had … Read more

Gan McGee victorious in MMA return

by:  Jack Bratcher

Gan “The Giant” McGee made his return to the cage tonight after retiring from professional MMA competition four years ago. McGee, once a top-contender UFC heavyweight, faced Jonathan Ivey at XFC’s SOAF 5 – Return of the Giant in Tampa, Florida. 11,250 came out to see “The Giant” destroy his opponent with a second round TKO.

Xtreme Fighting Championship is the most successful MMA promotion in Florida. Over 11,200 fans were in attendance this evening, surpassing XFC’s June 28 attendance of 10,700. This was the fourth consecutive XFC event to fill at least 10,000 seats.

“It feels great to be back,” McGee stated in a post-fight interview. “I love fighting. I [expletive] love it! Really short guys are really hard to hit, but I did what I had to do. ‘The Giant’ is back!”

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Randy Couture discusses fight with Brock Lesnar

UFC Heavyweight Champion, Randy Couture has already started training for his fight with former WWE powerhouse turned MMA megastar, Brock Lesnar. The fight is being billed as the “biggest fight in UFC history” according to UFC president, Dana White and will take place at UFC 91 on November 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena … Read more

Gan McGee returns tonight on XFC webcast

by:  Jack Bratcher

Tonight,  Saturday Sept.13, UFC heavyweight veteran, Gan “The Giant” McGee comes out of retirement to face Clarksville, Tennessee’s own, Jonathan Ivey at Xtreme Fighting Championship’s SOAF 5 in Tampa, Florida.  The event is called  “Salute to Our Armed Forces 5 – Return of the Giant” and is being held at the St. Pete Times Forum in the Channelside district of Tampa.  If you are in the area you need to get to this now!  The entire day is filled with festivities beginning at at 1pm with music, vendors, bikes, bikinis, drinks, and a tribute to first responders. Doors open at 5pm, opening ceremony at 6:15pm, and the first bout is at 7pm CST.

Here is the best news for MMA fans: you can watch all ten fights in the comfort of your own home online as the show will be streamed live via webcast starting at 7pm CST.  The webcast costs only $9.99.  Just think, for the price of going to the movies you can watch ten live mixed martial arts fights at home in your underwear kicked back in your recliner.  What could be better?

Here’s the full fight card for XFC: Salute Our Armed Forces 5 “Return of the Giant” airing live on www.mmaxfc.com at 7pm CST, Saturday, Sept.13, 2008:

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UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer airs live Sept. 17

UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer will air this coming Wednesday Sept.17 at 7pm CST on Spike TV.  The event will take place at Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska.  Immediately following UFC Fight Night:  Diaz vs. Neer, will be the debut of The Ultimate Fighter season 8 on Spike.  I am sure it is … Read more

The TUF Coaches Countdown Show

by:  Jack Bratcher

Tonight (Fri. Sept. 12), The Ultimate Fighter Coaches Countdown show aired on Spike TV.  The point of the show was to give people an overview of Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the coaches of the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which debuts Wed. Sept. 17 at 9pm CST/7pm PST.

It is evident that Frank Mir has enormous respect for Nogueira and referred to him as one of his “heroes.”  He also said that he would not disrespect one of his “idols” by stepping into the cage any less than one-hundred percent prepared.

Nogueira also showed respect for the younger Mir, calling him “a very talented kid.”

One of the most interesting aspects of the Mir/Nogueira fight is that we have PRIDE’s top submission heavyweight facing the UFC’s top submission heavyweight.  Even though PRIDE is no more, this is still one of those big fights we never could have seen just a couple of years ago.

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Ring of Combat XXI- Play by Play and Results

By Denny Hodge

Ring of Combat XXI live on HDNet tonight at 8:30 PM Central.  Stay tuned to promma.info for round by round updates and results.

Jose Rodriguez vs. Marc Stevens  (170 lbs.)

Round 1

Stevens goes for the takedown immediately.  Rodrigues goes for an armbar, and gets slammed for his effort. Back to full guard, with Stevens delivering some big shots to the face of Rodriguez.  Stevens continuing to drop big shots to Jose.  Rodgriguez to his feet, and catches Stevens with a huge knee to the midsection.  Both fighters clinched against the fence, but the fight goes back to the ground within a few seconds.  Stevens in Jose’s full guard working some ground and pound.  Not much action on the ground, and the ref stands them up.  Stevens goes for a shot and catches Jose with a knee.  Jose locks up a guillotine, and locks up stevens in half guard.  Stevens breaks free from the choke and the ref stands them up quickly.  Another takedown by Stevens at the end of round one.  Dominating round for Marc Stevens.

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Trigg set for first pro wrestling bout vs. A.J. Styles

I tuned into TNA last night just in time to catch our buddy Frank Trigg standing in the middle of the ring opposite A.J. Styles. Trigg looks completely natural in there talking smack to Styles. Supposedly they are going to have an MMA-type bout of three five-minute rounds at TNA’s “No Surrender” this Sunday, Sept.14 airing live on pay per view. From what I understand, you can only win by submission in this special rules match. Although Trigg has been appearing on TNA as commentator and advesary to Kurt Angle, this will be his first full-fledged match with the TNA professional wrestling promotion.

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