New Year’s Eve DYNAMITE!! 19 fights

It will be the first time since 2003 that WAMMA Heavyweight Champion, Fedor Emelianenko will not be fighting in Japan on New Year’s Eve. However, a nineteen-fight card should help make up for anyone who may be disappointed in the Champ’s absence.

Japanese legend, Kazushi Sakuraba will be fighting Kiyoshi Tamura in what should be a very evenly matched main event. Just prior to the main event, Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen will be battling “JZ” Gesias Cavalcante and prior to that bout will be Shinya Aoki vs. the highly popular, Eddie Alvarez.

The weigh-ins for this event are complete and according to reports, only Andy Ologun had to weigh in twice after he missed the mark by .4kg on his first try. Listed below are the order that the fights will take place on New Year’s Eve. It’s going to be a long night of fights! What better way to bring in the New Year?!

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5 Rounds with Mike Straka: Ring of Combat, Dana, Carano, Strikeforce, & Alvarez (Videos)

Mike Straka and his guests from Fox News’ Fight Game discuss some of the major topics from the past week in MMA. In round one they take a look at Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat. Round two discusses Dana White & Lorenzo Fertitta playing “good cop, bad cop.” In Round 3 they discuss Gina Carano’s future. Round 4 is dedicated to the momentum of Strikeforce and Round 5 is focused on Eddie Alvarez.

Ring of Combat

(videos 2-5 after the jump)

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PRO MMA Exclusive: Tara LaRosa – MMA and Grappling; Next stop Olympics?

By Denny “The Mad One” Hodge

Widely regarded as the #1 female fighter in the world, Tara LaRosa has paved the way for other women fighters and helped propel women’s MMA to a whole new level.

Tara is still with the AFL and with her latest fight just recently being canceled, she is setting her sites on the FILA World Grappling Championship and the possibility of submission grappling being added to the Olympics in the near future.

Tara took some time out to talk with ProMMA.info on her beginnings in the sport, what a women’s The Ultimate Fighter would be like, and how she thinks a fight would go against Christiane “Cyborg” Santos:

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The EliteXC Draft – Analyzing the First Round Draft Picks

There is a wealth of talent from a broken organization that risked and lost it all on a YouTube street brawler from Miami. While sifting through the ashes of ProElite and EliteXC it’s impossible to ignore the abundance of talent that will soon be heading elsewhere.

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Stealing the Show- Dream 5

Photo by: Stephen Martinez by: Denny “The Mad One” Hodge People have been talking since this past Saturday about which show was better, UFC Fight Night 14 or Affliction: Banned.  Both shows had devastating and quick endings in their main events.  Both had lackluster showings on the undercards.  Overall, both shows were entertaining top to bottom.  For … Read more