Ryan Couture proves tough enough in Tuff-N-Uff main event on Aug. 22 – full results

As former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Randy Couture gets ready to step back into the Octagon this weekend at UFC 102 against “Minotauro” Nogueira, another Couture, Randy’s son Ryan, just won the main event at Tuff-N-Uff’s “Future Stars of MMA” this past Saturday night at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Young Couture was knocked to the ground early in the bout by his opponent Jimmy Spicuzza. Spicuzza pounced on the downed Couture in an effort to finish him off quickly with ground and pound. However, Couture withstood the attack, and once Spicuzza’s flurry ended, Ryan sunk in an arm bar causing Spicuzza to tap out just 1:22 into the first round.

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Ryan Couture headlines Tuff-N-Uff vs Art Martinez on Feb. 15 in Las Vegas

Tuff-N-Uff is pleased to announce the first round of the highly anticipated Amateur MMA tournaments taking place Sunday, February 15th, 2009 presented by The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Tuff-N-Uff’s “Future Stars of MMA” will surely live up to it’s name as current MMA star Randy “The Natural” Couture’s son, Ryan will headline the event against the very tough Art Martinez. Martinez is 1-1 when he fought at 170lbs and now 1-0 at 155lbs. He last defeated Tuff-N-Uff previous 4 man tournament champion, Jimmy Spicuzza by Rear naked choke in the first round.

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Tuff-N-Uff set to crown champions on Nov. 8

If you think the presidential election mud-slinging battle is action packed, then come on out to The Orleans Hotel & Casino on Saturday November 8 for some real hard-hitting action and trash-talking where Tuff-N-Uff will crown its first mixed martial arts champions.

Tuff-N-Uff’s last sold out event on October 17 at The Orleans had preliminary four man tournaments with winners scheduled to compete on November 8 for the title. The winners from the last event looking for the titles are all undefeated.

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Tuff-N-Uff: Future Stars of MMA Oct. 17 – Results

The Las Vegas MMA promotion, Tuff-N-Uff, held another one of their wildly popular and very well-respected amateur events on Friday, Oct.17 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.

Tuff-N-Uff has been labeled as the “Golden Gloves of MMA” due to the top-level amateur talent they showcase. It surely does not get any more top level among the amateur ranks than the main event on this card which featured Robert Drysdale vs. Josh Musick.

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So you wann be an fu***ing fighter? AJ Cessario’s MMA debut

by:  Jack Bratcher

Lots of people train in martial arts all over the world but far fewer ever take that step into the ring to test their skills against an oppoent.  Is it a certain gene or personality trait produced from the result of past experiences that causes a man or woman to want to compete with another person to see who is the toughest and most skilled fighter?  Are you tough enough to get in a ring with someone who has nothing but bad intentions for your physical well-being?  Anthony Cessario took that fateful first step last week when he fought his very first full contact MMA match against Odis Alex Ruiz at Tuff-N-Uff’s Future Stars of MMA event at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

PRO MMA: Hi Anthony, rarely do we get to speak with someone who has just made their MMA debut. How did the fight turn out?
AC: It went alright. I lost by decision, but I felt ok about it for my first fight. Alex was tough. He was big, real tall, and real fast for 155. I knew he had good hands and a lot of reach on me, so I was planning on going to takedowns if he came in swinging. I’ve been wrestling since I was a kid, so I’m real comfortable with my takedowns.

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August 8 has Men & Women’s MMA Action in Las Vegas at TUFF-N-UFF

by:  Jack Bratcher

On Friday, August 8th, 2008, TUFF-N-UFF will showcase a men and women’s amateur Mixed Martial Arts extravaganza in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.  Founded in 1994, TUFF-N-UFF received one of the first mixed martial arts promotional licenses in Nevada.  They have also had a huge influence on providing credibility to the amateur MMA scene by being the first promotion to receive sanctioning from the Nevada Athletic Commission.  Barry Meyer, President of TUFF-N-UFF, said, “We did the ground work making several presentations to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and received the official amateur approval,” Meyer said. “It was tough, but it was worth all of the hard work to provide a place for the future stars of MMA to shine.”  TUFF-N-UFF held their first event in 2003 and featured quite a few fighters who have gone on to make names for themselves and appear in the UFC.  Fighters such as Sam Morgan, Rob Emerson, Shonie Carter, and Jon Fitch have all fought in the TUFF-N-UFF organization.

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