Ultimate Fighters duke it out with Shane Primm defeating Mike Dolce at Music City MMA

Music City MMA held their “Rock & Havoc” show Saturday night, July 18, in Nashville, Tenn. at the Municipal Auditorium. Headlining the event was The Ultimate Fighter season 8 contestant and local fighter made big Shane Primm taking on The Ultimate Fighter season 7 veteran Mike Dolce.

Primm in only his fourth pro fight and his first bout at middleweight took out the much more experienced Dolce with a first round TKO. PRO MMA(promma.info) spoke to Shane after the bout to get his thoughts on how things went down.

“The fight actually went a little different than I expected. I thought Dolce was going to come out early and press me, cut down the distance, and try to brawl given his reach disadvantage,” said Primm. “He instead played on the outside which fit well into my game and my natural advantages.”

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PRO MMA’s Southeastern Amateur Spotlight: Elliott Bratton

Music City MMA’s “Rock & Havoc” takes place Saturday, July 18th at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The card features a main event of two former Ultimate Fighter contestants with TUF season 8 veteran Shane Primm (2-1) taking on TUF season 7 veteran Mike Dolce (4-6).

Also on the card is one of the area’s up and coming heavyweight fighters by the name of Elliott Bratton. Bratton trains out of the SSF Submission Academy in Clarksville, Tenn. 

In this edition of PRO MMA‘s (promma.info) Southeastern Amateur Spotlight we talk to Elliott about his upcoming fight against Dale Marritt, how he feels about fighting on the same card with TUF veterans, what fans can expect to see on July 18th, and more.

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Mike Dolce talks about upcoming Music City MMA fight

Ultimate Fighter veteran Mike Dolce says he’s going to knock out Shane Primm at their upcoming Music City MMA fight in Nashville, Tenn. on July 18th. He also says he moved up to middleweight for this fight because he couldn’t find anyone willing to fight him at 170 lbs.

Mike Dolce video blog after the jump…

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Shane Primm prepares for July 18 bout with Mike Dolce – PRO MMA exclusive interview

This Saturday July 18, Music City MMA will host “Rock & Havoc” at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Headlining the card will be Ultimate Fighter veterans Shane Primm (2-1) of TUF 8 taking on Mike Dolce (4-6) of TUF 7.

Shane Primm began his mixed martial arts training in 2004 about 45 minutes southeast of Nashville, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at Guardian MMA. He eventually turned pro, began training at Gracie Tampa, and was cast for The Ultimate Fighter season 8.

After losing his last bout back in December against the larger and much more experienced Krzysztof Soszynski at the TUF 8 Finale, Shane is moving down to middleweight for the first time. Shane will be looking to get back on track and what better place to do it than in front of his home crowd? PRO MMA (promma.info) recently caught up with Shane for a few questions.

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Shane Primm vs. Mike Dolce headlines Music City MMA’s “Rock & Havoc” on July 18

This Saturday July 18, 2009, Music City MMA will be bringing a night of “Rock & Havoc” to the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The Headliner will feature The Ultimate Fighter season 8 Team Nogueira fighter Shane Primm taking on TUF 7 Team Rampoage fighter Mike Dolce.

Primm spoke about his match up with Dolce, “This is honestly a fight I can’t predict the specifics of. I know we are both game, and we both show up to fight so expect a war. It’s going to be a good one to watch, that I can guarantee.”

Other pro bouts on the card will include TUF 6 fighter and MMA funny man Blake Bowman taking on local prospect Dustin West and former Tennessee Vol football standout Ovince St. Preux taking on Teddy Holder.

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Mike Dolce prepares for July 18 headliner

The Ultimate Fighter season 7 veteran Mike Dolce talks about his upcoming July 18 fight against Shane Primm to be held in Nashville, Tenn. Dolce is following Rampage (coach from TUF 7) in his car on the way to get in his morning workout out in Vegas. Take a look at more information on Nashville … Read more

Ultimate Fighter veterans headline “Rock & Havoc” at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on July 18

It is going to be an Ultimate Fighter reunion in Nashville, Tenn. on July 18, 2009, when The Ultimate Fighter season 8 contestant and UFC “TUF 8 Finale” veteran Shane Primm (2-1) takes on TUF 7 contestant and IFL veteran Mike Dolce (4-6) in the main event of Music City MMA’s “Rock & Havoc.”

Primm fights out of Guardian MMA in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He will be looking to get back on track after losing to Krzysztof Soszynski last December. Dolce would like to keep the wins going as he lost six in a row before winning his last bout against Nuri Shakir at “WCF 6” back in March.

In the co-main event, The Ultimate Fighter season 6 contestant (and Cole Miller roommate) Blake Bowman (2-2) will face local product Dustin West. Bowman’s last bout was a loss to Ryan Keenan at “Rumble in Race Town” back in February. West also fought in February with a submission win over Josh Lester at “SSF 6.”

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PRO MMA Gym Spotlight: Guardian MMA Pt. 1

One of PRO MMA’s missions is to take the reader behind the scenes to get a better look at what has made MMA into the fastest growing sport in the world. Fans often get just a glimpse behind the scenes of an MMA fight with shows like the UFC Countdown series, The Ultimate Fighter series, and the Tapout reality shows.  

We read or hear about the training camps and gym affiliations that guys are associated with, and learn that there are many people involved in preparing these athletes to do battle.  An MMA fighter relies on coaches, trainers, managers, agents, training partners, and promoters but the base of operations is a home gym.  

Many guys cross train at multiple gyms, but their home gym is often where it all started.  Whether it is a tiny MMA gym in a small town in Anywhere USA, or a large franchise of gyms like Xtreme Couture, the gym is like a second home to many fighters both amateur and professional.

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The Ultimate Fighter 8 – episode 5 re-cap

by: Denny “The Mad One” Hodge

The episode begins with a re-cap from last week with Efrain’s win, and Junie blowing up after the fight.

Coach Mir talks about the fact that Coach Nogueira was basically forced to restrain Junie after the emotional fighter jumped the fence, screaming to Efrain about laying on Shane Nelson the whole fight.

UFC President Dana White once again points to Junie having “9 lives”, and that he dodged another bullet with the absence of NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer. Dana said that had he been present, Junie may have lost his license to fight and likely would have been kicked off the show.

The title of the show on my Direct TV schedule was “From Chill to Kill”, which is a quote from Junie saying that he can “go to chill to kill real fast.” It’s going to be interesting to see how much of the talk this guy can back up. Coach Nog believes that Junie’s big talk can be attributed to him being scared and insecure, and that “he’ll be the next one to tap”.

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Full fighter list for TUF 8


The full cast list for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir has finally been revealed. This eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter will feature combatants from the lightweight and light heavyweight divisions. There will be 32 combined fighters that will participate in two 16 man elimination tournaments to decide this years “Ultimate Fighter” in each division.

The light heavyweight division will feature the siblings of a couple UFC veterans. Lance Evans is the brother of light heavyweight contender Rashad Evans while Jason Guida is the brother of lightweight contender Clay Guida.

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