Future Champ Material: The Thomas Almeida interview

Did you know Thomas Almeida is 21-0, was the former Legacy FC bantamweight champ and is 4-0 inside the UFC Octagon? He’s also won performance bonuses in all those UFC fights and he’s knocked out his last three opponents in a row — most recently Anthony Birchak in November. This is a serious dude guys … Read more

Spotlight: Catching up with UFC featherweight Lucas Martins

Twenty-seven-year-old Chute Boxe fighter Lucas “Mineiro” Martins (15-3) will return to action in April when he faces fellow featherweight Robert Whiteford (12-3) at UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos in Croatia. Like other Chute Boxe fighters, Martins is known as a finisher and has stopped 14 of the 15 opponents he’s beaten within the … Read more

Anderson ‘Berinja’ dos Santos vs. Ricky Simon headlines Titan FC 37 in March

Brazilian finisher Anderson “Berinja” dos Santos (13-4) will meet unbeaten bantamweight out of Washington, Ricky Simon (7-0) for the 135-pound championship in the Titan FC 37 main event next month. Titan FC 37 will feature three title bouts and will be held on Friday, March 4 at the Clark County Fairgrounds Event Center, in Ridgefield, Wash. The event will stream … Read more

Featherweight fighter Felipe Arantes is prepared to realize his dream at UFC 134

Team Palooka sponsoring competitor for Facebook bout Every fighter growing has one goal in their sporting life: to make it to the UFC®. Regardless of whom they fight and where, that is the dream that drives them. Brazilian featherweight Felipe “Sarantejo” Arantes (13-3-0-2) is no different. And at UFC® 134 this weekend, not only will … Read more

Interview with Jorge “Lil’ Monster” Lopez; looking for tenth straight win at Tachi Palace Fights 10

On Friday, 22-year-old rising welterweight and Wanderlei Silva protege Jorge “Lil’ Monster” Lopez will look for his tenth straight win at Tachi Palace Fights 10. Lopez spoke with ProMMAnow.com.

Chute Boxe fighter “Cacareco” issues open challenge

When Alexandre Ferreira left his comfortable home at the luta livre-based Brazilian Top Team in 2008, he thought his MMA career was over. He hadn’t trained for eight months, and the five-foot-seven, 205-pound bull of a fighter was ready to call it quits after a decade in the sport.

‘Cyborg’ vs. Akano set for Strikeforce

Cris “Cyborg” Santos finally has an opponent for Strikeforce’s ‘Shamrock vs Diaz’ card. “Cyborg” will face Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano in the lone female bout on the April 11th card in San Jose, CA.

PRO MMA (promma.info) received this official press release from Strikeforce confirming the bout. The Chute Boxe product has been believed to be on a collision course with popular female fighter; Gina Carano. Santos will need to get past Akano in order to keep interest in a potential bout with Carano elevated.

Rival forces from different worlds will meet when women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (6-1) of Brazil collides with “Smack Girl” Champion Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano (14-5) of Japan, in a 145-pound showdown, live on Saturday, April 11, part of Strikeforce’s Shamrock vs. Diaz stacked fight card, and airing live on SHOWTIME from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

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Wanderlei Silva moving to middleweight

“The Axe Murderer” has decided to make the transition to middleweight. The former PRIDE FC Middleweight Champion returned to the UFC in 2007 at light heavyweight, but after going 1-2 in what is arguably the UFC’s toughest division, Wanderlei Silva will move down a class with 185 lbs. as the limit.

This move for Silva could open up numerous possibilities for the UFC middleweight division and here are plenty of interesting match ups for the Brazilian. It is quite possible this could revive Silva’s career. He was a rather small light heavyweight in comparison to his competitors but at middleweight he could gain some much needed weight advantage.

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Mauricio “Shogun” Rua UFC 93 interview (video)

Shogun’s striking is looking sharp as he prepares for his fight with Mark Coleman. Shogun talks about the bad blood between himself and “The Hammer.” He will face Coleman on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at UFC 93 in a light heavyweight match up in Dublin, Ireland. Please like & share: