Film Study – Shawn Bunch training stand up

This past weekend Shawn Bunch dominated the field en route to winning the U.S. National title in freestyle at 60 kg/132.25 lbs. In the finals, he took a 3-0, 2-1 decision over the man who defeated him in last year’s tournament. To compensate his wrestling training, Bunch has begun cross training a bit with MMA. … Read more

Askren avenges Olympic loss, takes second at Cuban tournament

Recent Bellator Fighting Championships signee Ben Askren finished second at last weekend’s Cerro Pelado International in Cuba in the 74 kg division. In the semifinals he avenged his Olympic defeat against Ivan Fundora. Then in the championship match Trent Paulson defeated Askren in a rematch of the Dave Schultz final two weeks ago. In the … Read more

Team Thirsty spotlight: Shawn Bunch – Pro MMA Now exclusive interview

Mixed martial arts needs great wrestlers. One might even say it is the life blood of our sport. It has long been thought of as the best base for any athlete transitioning into MMA. Pro MMA Now ( recently spoke to Team Thirsty member Shawn Bunch about his heavily decorated wrestling career, as well as … Read more

Team Thirsty’s Shawn Bunch wins spot on U.S. World Cup Freestyle Team

One of the only non-MMA members of Muhammed Lawal’s loosely-affiliated Team Thirsty, Shawn Bunch, won a spot of the U.S. World Cup Freestyle Team. In the finals of a three-person round robin, Bunch defeated 2008 NCAA champion and four-time all-American Coleman Scott. Bunch is still actively competing in wrestling, but if you believe Lawal he … Read more