Eddie Sanchez vs. Neil Grove to kick off Bellator Season 3 Heavyweight Tournament on Aug. 12th

CHICAGO, Ill. (July 19, 2010) — Bellator Fighting Championships’ much-anticipated Season 3 Heavyweight Tournament will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 12th with an intriguing opening-round fight between heavy-handed UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez and massive British knockout artist Neil “Goliath” Grove at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Sanchez and Grove join … Read more

M-1 Challenge knockout of the year featured tonight on HDNet

Amsterdam, Holland — If the M-1 Challenge regular season ended today, Raymond Jarman’s first round knockout of Ivan Ivanov would likely win the promotion’s “Knockout of the Year” award. That’s saying a lot in a season that has included a plethora of fantastic finishes, most notably Herbert “Whisper” Goodman’s come-from-behind last second KO earlier in the year.

And while Jarman’s finish occurred much earlier in his fight than Goodman’s, the sheer athleticism featured in his flying knee strike delivered onto Ivanov separates the two.

The Jarman vs. Ivanov fight will be one of a best-of-five series between Group C rivals Team Benelux and Team Bulgaria featured during Friday’s brand new episode of the M-1 Challenge on HDNet at 8 p.m. ET.

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Catching up with the H.I.T. SQUAD: PRO MMA gym spotlight

In this edition of PRO MMA GYM SPOTLIGHT, we are focusing on the H.I.T. SQUAD located in Granite City, Illinois. Among other fighters, the H.I.T. SQUAD is home to the most dominant welterweight champion in the history of the UFC, Matt Hughes. Hence the name: Hughes Intensive Training = H.I.T. SQUAD

PRO MMA (promma.info) had the privilege of speaking to one of the founding members of the H.I.T. SQUAD, who was also assistant coach for Team Hughes on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 6, Marc Fiore. Marc is not only the Head Trainer at the H.I.T. SQUAD, he is also the main Wrestling/Grappling Coach, fighter manager, corner-man, bus driver, and much more.

Marc brought us up to date on everything going on with the H.I.T. SQUAD including the team going undefeated this past weekend, the gym, classes they offer, their up and coming fighters, Matt Hughes preparing for his upcoming fight with Matt Serra, Robbie Lawler training for his upcoming bout with Jake Shields, if Robbie would ever fight an old rival, and much more.

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