Matt Serra’s UFC 109 video blog – Part 1

The video blog was made for guys like Matt Serra. “F” bombs are always way better in video and what better way to spend nine minutes of your life, then to follow Serra to the barber shop for a quick trim, then to the gym to bag on Longo’s fanny pack. Oh yeah, Serra is … Read more

Matt Serra discusses upcoming UFC 109 fight against Frank Trigg


Mr. Matt “The Terror” Serra, along with his coach Ray Longo, join Mike Straka on FOX Fight Game. Straka informs Serra and the viewing audience that he wears lifts in his shoes. Because Serra is a rather short fellow, Straka is willing to share his lift source with the former UFC welterweight champ.

Serra said he has thought about fighting Trigg for some time, and says Trigg has a face you want to punch. He admits Trigg is a better wrestler, but is also willing to stand and trade…. and that’s about all they discuss about the fight… the rest of the interview is just pure fun. Enjoy. (part two after the jump)

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Anderson Silva expected to face Vitor Belfort at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi

In an exclusive report, Brazilian MMA site Tatame is reporting a fight between UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort is in the works for UFC 112, on April 10, in Abu Dhabi. It will be the UFC’s first trip to Abu Dhabi, and the event will take place just five days after the Jiu-Jitsu World Pro Cup 2010.

According to Carlos Santos, leader of Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Team, both Belfort and Silva’s people contacted him about training at his academy in the days leading up to the fight.

Also, from the interview it sounds like UFC 112 could take place outdoors. Santos says, “And it’s good to remember that UFC is going to be in an open place, so it’s good that fighters come early to adapt to the weather here, that must be around 77°F on this date.”

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MMA documentary: Renzo Gracie – Legacy (updated)

Continuing with our MMA documentary series as we close out the year, here is “Renzo Gracie: Legacy”. Wikipedia describes it as: “…a 2008 documentary film about Brazilian jiu jitsu pioneer Renzo Gracie, directed by Gethin Aldous and written by Aldous and Adrian Miller. Shot over a ten-year period, it shows the origins of the sport … Read more

Roy Nelson receives his black belt from Renzo Gracie

Former IFL Heavyweight Champion and current contestant on The Ultimate Fighter season 10, Roy Nelson (13-4) has officially received his black belt from Renzo Gracie. Nelson’s grappling has been largely overlooked due to his physical appearance but this is no longer. Nelson was promoted by the legendary Gracie personally while at his New York academy … Read more

UFC confirms fighters for first ever Fan Expo

The history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship is filled with stories of legendary fights and athletes who built a sport behind skill, heart, and determination. On July 10th and 11th, just before the lights go down and the first bell rings for July 11th’s historic UFC 100 event, fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet the fighters who made mixed martial arts what it is today, as well as the ones carrying the flag for the next generation, all under one roof at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the UFC Fan Expo.

Tickets for this fight fan’s dream event, which features an unprecedented lineup of UFC, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and former PRIDE fighters, are limited, but are still on sale and can be bought exclusively at www.ufcfanexpo.com V.I.P. Passes for this event are already SOLD OUT, but Customers that purchase Expo tickets in advance will receive $10 off the two-day pass.

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Frank Shamrock photo gallery and answers to your questions

PRO MMA (promma.info) has a complete photo collection from Frank Shamrock’s media workout which took place in San Jose on Wednesday. The event was in preparation for his upcoming Strikeforce bout with Nick Diaz which will air live April 11th on Showtime.

Shamrock was in good spirits and seems to be ready to get in the cage with the bad boy from Stockton. Most of the photos from the day’s events are below, although you can check out all the pics of the former UFC and Strikeforce champion in the PRO MMA Photo Gallery.

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Historic MMA Rivalries, part 3: Brazil vs. Japan

Kimura vs. Gracie

Brazil vs Japan

For many years, two countries have been represented well by their native sons in the sport of mixed martial arts. Each culture embodies the spirit and wisdom necessary to be successful in the sport, as well as helping it evolve over time. 

The roots of Brazil and Japan’s contributions to MMA runs far deeper then the sport’s short history of fifteen years. The art of Jiu-Jitsu had been developed in Japan during the Feudal period as a form of hand to hand combat for war. Centuries after its development, Jiu-Jitsu found its way to Brazil thanks to Mitsuyo Maeda.

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Carlos Newton returns at W1: Inception

Carlos “The Ronin” Newton will return to action against fellow Canadian Nabil “The Thrill” Khatib at Warrior 1 MMA’s inaugural show on March 28th 2009. The bout will be Newton’s first appearance in Canada since making his pro debut 13 years ago at Extreme Fighting 2.

Newton (13-13) commented on his return to the fight scene. “I have been away from MMA for some time now and I couldn’t be more excited to be back. It only seems right to make my return in my home country and with a great organization like Warrior One.”

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Great Deals on PRIDE FC DVDs

Just received this in the mail. It is PRIDE FC #1 – From The Tokyo Dome. I noticed on Amazon the other day that pretty much all of their PRIDE DVD’s were about half price. You can find new and used DVDs and get some really good deals. I also recently got some Rumble on … Read more