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Don Frye is more American than you

Recap
The overall percentage is headed back in the right direction again. Last week I went 10-1 (1NC), which raised my overall picking rcord to 45-9 (7NC). With the great weekend my percentage jumps from 81% to 83%. Like last weekend there is no big headlining show, but there is still tons of MMA.

Shark Fights 6 – Stars and Stripes
Dave Herman (14-1) vs. Don Frye (20-7-1)

The label “natural athlete” gets thrown around a lot in sports journalism. It is correctly applied to Dave Herman. The man walked on to the University of Indiana wrestling team after not wrestling at all in high school. In 2006, he actually qualified for the NCAA tournament. Herman has criticism for not taking MMA seriously, but here that is not an issue. Pure athleticism will carry him to victory. Don Frye is still the apple of the hardcore fans’ collective eye, but he is also three years older than he was when he drew with Ruben “Warpath” Villareal.
Pick = Dave Herman

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Kevin Jordan defeats Patrick Smith in UFC veterans Super Fight and Gordon submits Lamotte at American Steel Cagefighting debut

Headlining American Steel Cagefighting’s inaugural show in Salem, New Hampshire Friday night, July 31, was a welterweight match-up between Doug “Flash” Gordon and Nate “The Future” Lamotte. Lamotte started off strong with a takedown and some ground and pound, but as soon as Gordon was able to get back to his feet he sunk in an arm-in guillotine for the tapout victory at just 2:01 of round one.

Other featured bouts on the card included a lightweight co-main event with Pat Audinwood taking on Al Buck and a Super Fight with UFC veterans Kevin Jordon (fought at UFC 53, 56) and Patrick Smith (fought at UFC 1,2,6) battling it out for heavyweight supremacy.

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American Steel Cagefighting show streaming free this Friday July 31

SALEM, New Hampshire (July 29, 2009) – Friday night’s (July 31) inaugural American Steel Cagefighting’s (ASC) mixed martial arts show, headlined by Manchester welterweight Nate “The Future” Lamotte (10-4-0), of Manchester, against Doug “Flash” Gordon (9-7-0) will be “streamed” live, for free, from the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire.

The fights will be “streamed” on www.americansteelcagefighting.com, but blacked out locally, and available by simply submitting first names and corresponding email addresses on the web site.

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Lamotte vs. Gordon headlines inaugural American Steel Cagefighting event on July 31

SALEM, New Hampshire (July 27, 2009) – Manchester welterweight Nate “The Future” Lamotte headlines Friday night’s (July 31) inaugural American Steel Cagefighting’s (ASC) mixed martial arts show against dangerous Doug “Flash” Gordon (9-7-0) at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire.

Lamotte (10-4-0), who is part owner of Team Burgess in Manchester, started learning mixed martial art disciplines when he was eight, transferred it over to combat fighting with the rising popularity of UFC, and has been training to fight in the cage for the past four years.

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Three is not a crowd for Manchester MMA fighters

Lamotte-Gordon headline July 31 ASC debut show at Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire

SALEM, New Hampshire (July 20, 2009) – Manchester mixed martial arts fighters Nate “The Future” Lamotte, Ryan “The Lion” Schieding and Adam “Lonewolf” McQuaid really have each other’s backs.

All three will be in action July 31 on American Steel Cagefighting’s (ASC) inaugural show at the Icenter in Salem, New Hampshire. Lamotte (10-4-0) headlines against dangerous Doug “Flash” Gordon (9-7-0) in the main event, while Schieding (3-1-0) meets Carlos Nieves (3-6-0), and McQuaid will make his pro debut against Brian DeMuro (4-6-0).

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