Interview: John Moraga on making his UFC debut at UFC on FOX 4 *VIDEO*’s Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore is on scene in L.A. for UFC on FOX 4 and sat down with UFC newcomer John Moraga (10-1) who makes his UFC debut Saturday night against Tachi Palace two-division champ Ulysses Gomez (9-2). exclusive interview: Jacob “Tick-Tock” McClintock- It’s just a matter of time

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April 8, 2010, will be a huge day for welterweight Jacob “Tick-Tock” McClintock. That is the day that Bellator Fighting Championships will kickoff season two of their highly anticipated MMA tournament format which will run for 12 weeks, culminating in the crowning of their latest champions.

Bellator has signed some big names for the 2010 welterweight tournament in addition to McClintock, including Dan Hornbuckle, Ben Askren and Jim Wallhead, along with returning Bellator Season 1 champion Lyman Good.

With Bellator’s shows for season 2 being shown live and in prime time on Fox Sports Net on Thursday nights, the fights will be available to a much larger audience, giving maximum exposure to the organization and fighters, not to mention a HUGE paycheck for the eventual champion.

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Bellator Fighting Championships signs undefeated MMA prodigy Jacob ‘Tick-Tock’ McClintock

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today the exclusive signing of undefeated mixed martial artist Jacob “Tick-Tock” McClintock, who will compete in Bellator’s welterweight (170 lb.) division.

McClintock, 21, of the heralded Arizona Combat Sports gym in Tempe, Ariz., has a professional record of 6-0 and has been identified by several top MMA publications as one of the sport’s future stars. called him “the next big thing to come out of Arizona Combat Sports,” which has produced such elite MMA talents as Jamie Varner, Ryan Bader and Joe Riggs., meanwhile, said that McClintock “definitely has the makings to become a future champion in any of the larger organizations.”

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Joe Riggs vs. Nick Diaz II confirmed for August 15 in San Jose

PRO MMA ( received word from the Riggs camp late Friday evening that the much speculated bout between Joe “Diesel” Riggs and Nick Diaz has been confirmed for the ‘Strikeforce: Carano vs. Santos” event set to take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose on Aug. 15.

Diaz will certainly be looking for revenge from their first bout. Diaz and Riggs originally clashed at UFC 57 in Feb. 2006. The fight ended up going the distance with Diaz losing a unanimous decision.

Both fighters are coming off impressive victories at the June 6 Strikeforce card in St. Louis. Riggs won a unanimous decision over “The New York Badass” Phil Baroni, and Diaz took out Scott Smith with a 3rd round rear naked choke.

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Back at Arizona Combat Sports, Riggs looks to handle his business with Baroni, wants Shields next

Joe Riggs recently returned to Arizona Combat Sports where he trained for multiple years before leaving. “This is where I belong, this is where I started my career, this is where I was the most dominant, being here with Trevor and Todd Lally,” Riggs recently told PRO MMA ( “They weren’t just my trainers, they were like my older brothers, and now they have a bunch of stellar athletes to go along with their teachings.”

Now facing Phil Baroni, “Diesel” is ready to start a new streak of victories and has his sights set on Jake Shields and an eventual shot at the the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight Title.

Riggs vs. Shields was all but set in stone and scheduled to go down back on April 11, 2009 but was canceled in favor of a Shields matchup with Strikeforce Middleweight Champion slugger Robbie Lawler.

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5150 Combat League presents “Rumble at the Rally” June 27 in Sparks, Oklahoma

5150 COMBAT LEAGUE presents “RUMBLE AT THE RALLY” June 27th at the Sparks America Campground in Sparks, Oklahoma. The event will take place during Oklahoma Bike Week which takes place from June 18-28. Sparks is known for putting on one of the best bike rallies in the nation with live concerts, camping, and RV hook up.

Some of the professional MMA talent fighting on this card includes former UFC and PRIDE fighter Marcus Aurelio taking on Bellator’s Joey Gorczynski for the 5150 Combat League Welterweight Title in the main event and UFC veteran Pat Smith taking on NFL vet Rex Richards for the 5150 Combat League Heavyweight Title.

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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 ( 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: Ryan Bader

PRO MMA’s ( “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,, Ryan Bastianelli, ASU wrestlers and Carlos Condit.

PRO MMA exclusive interview: C.B. Dollaway

PRO MMA’s ( “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