CageDivas Exclusive Interview – Jill Guido

Concord’s own Jill Guido took home the victory and some hardware after defeating Angela Martin. Guido captured the 112 WCSC US Muay Thai title and talked to CageDiva Laura McKinney about her immediate plans to fight outside of the United States. Guido also commented on living with two professional Mixed Martial Artists and how it … Read more

CCFC-11 ‘Rush’ Recap and Results

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa was on hand for this past weekend’s Cage Combat Fighting Championship-11 ‘Rush‘ at Kezar Pavilion to take in some MMA action in a cold and damp summer evening in San Francisco, California. The evening boasted two title fights, one female attraction and teased the headlining Middleweight title bout for CCFC’s next card in October.

The evening started off with Bantamweight action between Matt Sanchez and Scott Weems. Sanchez stuffed an early take down attempt by Weems up against the cage and successfully maneuvered the fight down to the ground in a dominant top position. After peppering Weem’s head with shots from behind, Sanchez positioned himself for an Anaconda attempt. Sanchez than switched from the Anaconda to a beautiful Guillotine and locked in the submission at the 1:12 mark of the first round.

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THE INFO exclusive interview: Ryan Bastianelli

There was yet another INFO exclusive episode today when Combat Fitness Bantamweight Ryan Bastianelli dropped by to talk to Matt De La Rosa about his upcoming bout in the WCSC this Saturday night. Bastianelli (3-0) will take on John Blankenship (1-0) in his first bout in 2009. “Relentless” discussed the differences in his training camp … Read more

PRO MMA exclusive interview: Ryan Bader

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) “Fast Eddie” Constantine stepped behind the Element Lounge DJ booth and chatted with TUF 8 winner and UFC Light Heavyweight, Ryan Bader at the Graffight photo shoot. “Darth” talked about his injury and time table for return, MMAJacked.com, Ryan Bastianelli, ASU wrestlers and Carlos Condit. Please like & share:

THE INFO episode 12 – PRO MMA podcast featuring Miesha Tate and Ryan Bastianelli

THE INFO returned to the PRO MMA (promma.info) air waves this week with guests; Ryan Bastianelli and Miesha Tate. Matt De La Rosa, Editor In Chief Jack Bratcher and Staff Writer Richard Mann discussed Thomson vs Melendez II, UWC-Man ‘O’ War, GFC 2, M-1 Global and CCFC-10. Bastianelli talked about a successful night at CCFC-10 … Read more

A Pro’s Take: Bastianelli on GSP vs. Penn and Varner vs. Cerrone

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) had the chance to catch up with ‘Relentless’ Ryan Bastianelli after his Wednesday evening practice in Concord, CA at Combat Fitness.

‘Relentless’ had been training for his bout at Fight Quest: Battle Grounds; however, he took a quick break from training last weekend to take in WEC 38 in San Diego, CA.

Bastianelli shared his thoughts on Jamie Varner’s performance against ‘The Cowboy’ and where he thought Varner stood on the score cards prior to the bout being stopped. Bastianelli also touched on the St. Pierre vs. Penn Welterweight title fight. The former ASU wrestler broke down the title fight and made a prediction.

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PRO MMA Training Camp feature: Ryan Bastianelli

Only two days away from his fight at Fight Quest: Battle Grounds in Bakersfield, CA; “Relentless” Ryan Bastianelli stepped into Combat Fitness in Concord, CA for one last training session.

In one of his last practices leading up to Saturday’s bout, the Oklahoma native worked out with teammate and Strikeforce Middleweight; Eric Lawson.

Bastianelli (3-0), a natural 135 pounder, faces off against Sacramento, CA resident Nelson Ocampo (0-5) at 140 pounds. Training for this bout has not been as routine as one would think. According to Bastianelli, Ocampo was not exactly the first or second opponent that he was originally scheduled to face.

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Ryan Bastianelli to fight at Fight Quest: Battle Grounds on Jan. 31st in Bakersfield

“Relentless” Ryan Bastianelli (3-0) has signed to fight on the FIGHT QUEST:  BATTLE GROUNDS January 31st card at the Bakersfield Dome in Bakersfield, California.

Bastianelli will be fighting at a catch weight of 150 pounds. The Concord resident who fights at the 135 pound limit does not believe the jump in weight will be be a factor in the fight.

“I’ve fought at 150 before and felt strong. I train with bigger guys, so it shouldn’t be a problem.”

The Arizona State wrestling product believes he has the strength to hang with the lightweights and points to his previous opponents as proof.

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Year one with Ryan Bastianelli: PRO MMA exclusive

On an overcast morning in Concord, California, Ryan Bastianelli paces back and forth trying to warm up in the chilly December weather. He stops for a minute to take a sip from his protein shake while standing out in front of Combat Fitness.

“Relentless” Ryan has honed his craft at the northern California gym, helping him break into the world of professional MMA in 2008.

The 135 pounder hopes the impending new year will present challenging opportunities in his young career. While ’08 marked his first year as a professional, ’09 could be the year in which the Oklahoma native starts to make a name for himself in the Bantamweight division.

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PRO MMA Exclusive Audio Interviews

PRO MMA was in attendance at Strikeforce: Destruction this past Friday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Throughout the night Fast Eddie caught up with mixed martial artists Luke Stewart, Kurt Osiander and Ryan Bastianelli. The topics discussed were the evening’s event, contract situations, upcoming bouts and the future outlook for 2009. Don’t forget to checkout the PRO MMA gallery featuring photos from this past weekend.

Luke Stewart interview:
[podcast]http://promma.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/luke-part-12.mp3[/podcast]
Kurt Osiander interview part 1:
[podcast]http://promma.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/kurt-part-1.mp3[/podcast]

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