Wrestling one of three sports placed on short list for 2020 Olympics

Efforts to save Olympic wrestling are paying off. However, the fight is not over. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today following a vote in St. Petersburg, Russia that wrestling was in a group of three sports selected as candidates for the final provisional sport spot in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

Jordan Burroughs defeats Sadegh Goudarzi to win World Championship

After the U.S. Greco-Roman teams claimed zero medals, it appeared as if it was going to be another tough FILA World Championships for the U.S. team. However, in freestyle, Jordan Burroughs captured a gold medal in the 74kg weight class.

2010 FILA World Championships preview Greco-Roman

High level Greco-Roman wrestlers have been a part of MMA since the beginning. Wrestlers like Randy Couture, Dan Henderson, Matt Lindland and Joe Warren have all competed at the highest levels of the sport. The new Bellator featherweight champion even won a World Championships in 2006.

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2010 FILA World Championships preview freestyle

On Monday Sept. 6, the 2010 FILA World Wrestling Championships will kick off. International wrestling has been one of the many proving grounds for future MMA prospects. Several fighters have competed in this tournament during their wrestling careers including Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal who took seventh in 2005 and Daniel Cormier who won a bronze … Read more