“Strikeforce: Miami” Spotlight: Pro MMA Now exclusive interview with Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso

On Jan. 30, 2010, Strikeforce will hold its first event of the year at the BankAtlantic Center in Miami, Fla. It is a card stacked with talent, and while most of the MMA world is focused on the main card with the Cyborgs, the Lashleys, and the Walkers, there is some local Florida talent on the preliminary card that should not be overlooked.

Representing MMA Masters, and a BJJ brown belt under Daniel Valverde, Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso (5-2) will make his Strikeforce debut against undefeated American Top Team fighter Marcus “Parrumpinha” da Matta (7-0).

Pablo is coming off a triangle choke victory over Jason Goodall at “XFC 9: Evolution” last September, in a bout which earned him the XFC Bantamweight Title. Now just days away from the biggest fight of his career, Pablo knows his opponent well, and feels confident he will emerge the victor. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) spoke to “The Hurricane” this week about the upcoming fight and his career in MMA.

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Fighter Profile: Sammy Rodriguez – “I am forever grateful, and because of that I fight”

Sammy Rodriguez lays on the ground and pound.
Sammy Rodriguez lays on the ground and pound.

(In one of my final posts for FightTicker.com I did a profile on Sammy Rodriguez, a fighter out of Highlander Tampa, prior to his fight with Team Jorge Gurgel fighter Taylor Ruscin.  Sammy is a great guy and I was very impressed with what he had to say on how he got into fighting and why he fights so I wanted the PROMMA.INFO readers to have a chance to see it as well.  – Furby)

I first met Sammy Rodriguez prior to “ICF: Breakout” at US Bank Arena. I was hanging out with Fight Ribbon Co-Founders Brent Thompson and Scott Wells the night before the big event and we met up with Highlander MMA founder Mike Yanez and Rodriguez to hang out and catch up.

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