Bellator signs three-time All American wrestler Jarod Trice

Bellator MMA has announced the signing of three-time All American wrestler Jarod Trice to an exclusive, multi-fight contract. “We’re excited to be adding yet another world-class wrestling talent to our ever-growing roster of fighters here at Bellator,” stated Bellator President Scott Coker. “I’ve always taken great pride in our ability to identify and build stars … Read more

Lineups set for Curby Cup: USA vs. The World

The Jacob Curby Foundation has announced the teams for the Curby Cup, which takes place at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Ill. on Mary 21. The event will be a Greco-Roman dual meet between the U.S. and an international all star team.

Joe Warren and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire advance to Bellator Featherweight Tournament Finals

MONROE, La. – Thursday night at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, La., wrestling crossover star Joe Warren (4-1) continued his assault on professional mixed martial arts. Matched up against the much more experienced Georgi Karakhanyan (13-2-1) at Bellator 18, in the semi-finals of their season two featherweight tournament, Warren walked away with the unanimous … Read more

Strikeforce calls in “The Law” on their middleweight division

PRO MMA ( has confirmed Greco-Roman Olympic silver medalist and political aspirant Matt “The Law” Lindland (21-6) has signed a three-fight contract with Strikeforce. Although, no opponent has yet been named, Lindland could have his first bout within the organization as early as October.

Having began his professional MMA career in 1997, the 39-year old veteran holds wins over such fighters as Jeremy Horn, Travis Lutter, Falaniko Vitale, Phil Baroni, and Pat Miletich to name a few.

Lindland was last in the ring against Vitor Belfort at “Affliction: Day of Reckoning” back in January. However, it was not his night and took “The Phenom” only 37 seconds to break “The Law” with a first round knockout.

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Before they were fighters: Kevin Randleman Edition

This week we take a look at the 1993 NCAA 177-pound final match between Kevin Randleman and Corey Olson. While at Ohio State, “The Moster” captured back-to-back NCAA titles in 1992 and 1993. He had the chance to come back to school for a third straight title, but he chose to move on.

Randleman was considered one of the most dynamic wrestlers in Ohio State history and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2004. After his wrestling career, Randleman decided to turn to MMA along side his friend Mark Coleman. Together the Hammer House duo were some of the very first dominant wrestlers. He won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in November 1999. This weekend he makes his first return to MMA on US soil since 2006 when he takes on Mike Whitehead at “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields”.

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2009 Wrestling World Team Trials results

This past weekend the United States World Team Trials for wrestling took place in Council bluffs, Iowa. Both of the Olympic styles, Freestyle and Greco-Roman, were represented.

The winners will get the opportunity to represent their country in the 2009 World Wrestling Championships in Herning, Denmark. A victory there would mean the first World Championships victory for the United States since Bill Zadick and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto conqueror Joe Warren accomplished the feat in 2006.

The style of the trials tournament is a bit interesting. First, there is a Challengers Tournament and the winners of that tournament get a shot at the US Nationals Champion (which is normally determined only a few months prior) in a best of three match showdown. The format leads to many upsets and first time victors.

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