Chris Cariaso ready for UFC debut at “Fight for the Troops 2” – ProMMAnow.com exclusive

Chris “Kamikaze” Cariaso talks to ProMMAnow.com about making his UFC debut this weekend against Will Campuzano at “UFC – Fight for the Troops 2” in Fort Hood, Texas.

Comedian Kris Tinkle gets Josh “The Punk” Thomson to open up *VIDEO*

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Comedian Kris Tinkle is such a fan of MMA, that he includes well-known professional fighters in his act. He recently did this Steel Cage Comedy interview with Josh “The Punk” Thomson, and has also featured Jon Fitch in his show. He has another show coming up Tuesday, March 9, at The … Read more

Strikeforce fighters comes out to support Hope of Mother

Suit? Check. Tie? Check. MMA fighters? Check. You would not always put these items together but so was the case Wednesday night Aug. 26, 2009 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.

A who’s who list of Strikeforce fighters came out to support Fairtex boxing coach and fighter Tariq Azim. A native of Afghanistan, Azim is the co-founder of the Hope of Mother organization alongside his mother Mina Wali.

The purpose of Hope of Mother is to develop and maintain successful relations through their current and future programs in Afghanistan and the United States, achieving prominence and a high level of visibility both domestically and internationally.

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CCFC-11 ‘Rush’ Photo Gallery

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa snapped photos up against the cage at CCFC-11 ‘Rush’ this past Saturday in San Francisco, Calif., at the famous Kezar Pavilion. There are close to 200 photos from an evening that featured ten bouts, including two title fights. To view all the photos from the night of fights be sure to check out the official PRO MMA photo gallery. A hand full of the evenings shots can be viewed after the jump….

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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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WCSC play by play live from San Francisco

Photos of the event.A night of both Muay Thai and MMA is about to kick off from the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco.  We have already seen the local MMA stars turn out for this event including names like Kurt Osiander, Darren Uyenoyama, Gilbert Melendez, Jake Shields, Eric Lawson and Ryan Bastianelli. He was scheduled to fight but his opponent dropped off due to his imprisonment in the county lock up!  Not to be outdone, Anderson Silva is here cornering two of his fighters!  The arena begins to fill up and separate in their academies sections. Stay tuned as the fights will start shortly.

UPDATE.. There appears to be an issue with the ring ropes and there tautness. A delay is forthcoming. Welcome to grassroots MMA.. There has been a shifty sighting in the arena. Seth “Shifty” Binzer from Celebrity Rehab fame is also in attendance. Currently all he is seeing the the rebuilding of the ring. More excitement to come. Bryan Padilla started off the night in a Thai fight winning a unanimous decision.

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World Combat Sports Challenge: The Awakening set for May 30th in San Francisco

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified today that longtime Muay Thai promotion, World Combat Sports Challenge (WCSC) will present its first hybrid Muay Thai/MMA event, “THE AWAKENING,” on Saturday, May 30th, live from the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. The main event will be an MMA fight with King of the Cage Champion Ky Hollenbeck vs. WEC vet Blas Avena. The bouts will take place in a Pride-style 5-rope ring.

Also on the card will be San Francisco’s own Rick Cheek battling for the WCSC Super-Heavyweight World Title against Ethan Cox. Former 3-time world kickboxing and Muay Thai champion Michael Espinoza will be making his return to the fight game after an absence of nearly 17 years. Espinoza’s perfect 32-0 record and the WCSC Super-Lightweight Muay Thai belt will be on the line as Espinoza battles rising Muay Thai star Victor Cortez (23-2, 16 KO’s). “I’m looking forward to getting back into the ring,” says Espinoza. “I’ve been training hard, and Cortez is a talented kid. I’m sure it will be a good fight.”

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PRO MMA exclusive interview: Jamie Varner

In part one of this exclusive two-part interview with Jamie “C-4” Varner, the WEC Lightweight champ talked to PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa about the financial future of fighters once they step away from the cage for good. Varner, who holds a degree in accounting, talked about life after fighting, Ryan Bader and … Read more

PRO MMA exclusive interview: C.B. Dollaway

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) “Fast Eddie” Constantine caught up with TUF 7 veteran and UFC Middleweight, C.B. Dollaway at the Graffight photo shoot, conducted by Flashing Lights Photography in San Francisco, Calif., at the Element Lounge. The ASU product talked about his upcoming UFC 100 bout, training with a Gi versus No-Gi, Graffight clothing and the … Read more

Bader, Dollaway, and Varner photo shoot exclusive

PRO MMA (promma.info) recently took a behind the scenes look at Ryan Bader, CB Dollaway and Jamie Varner’s Graffight photo shoot, conducted by Beau Bailey of Flashing Lights Photography. The guys from Arizona Combat Sports hung out at the Element Lounge in downtown San Francisco and spent some time with IBN Sports and MMAJacked.com.

Stay tuned to PRO MMA for exclusive video interviews with the ZUFFA fighters as well as an in-depth look into MMA’s fastest growing social website; MMAJacked. There are close to 30 photos from the day’s event after the jump…

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