Matt Lindland puts Kevin Casey in his place – “Strikeforce: Challengers 8” photo gallery

PORTLAND, Ore. – Team Quest co-founder and Olympic silver medalist Matt “The Law” Lindland (22-7) used his superb wrestling abilities to repeatedly take down, control, and batter “King” Kevin Casey(3-2) into a third round TKO victory live on Showtime in the “Strikeforce: Challengers 8” main event Saturday night. Casey, a protégé of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend … Read more

The MMA Hour with guests Kevin Casey, Spencer Pratt, & Alistair Overeem *VIDEO*

Here is one of the most entertaining hour-and-a-halves of MMA talk I’ve seen in some time. Everyone’s favorite interviewer, Ariel Helwanni talks with guests “King” Kevin Casey, Spencer Pratt, and Alistair Overeem on this week’s edition of “The MMA Hour.” The outspoken Casey makes some big claims and talks about how he’s going to defeat … Read more

Tyron Woodley proves to be an unstoppable force at “Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5” – recap & photos

(PRESS RELEASE) – In an explosive performance, top welterweight (170 pounds) prospect Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley extended his perfect record to 5-0 by submitting battle tested Rudy Bears (13-6) with an arm triangle choke in the first round (2:52), live on SHOWTIME, Friday night in the main event of the STRIKEFORCE Challengers mixed martial arts (MMA) telecast from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

Kerry Vera’s (2-0) Muay Thai skills led her to a brutal first round (3:35) TKO on Kim “Sugar Free” Couture (1-2) in the featured women’s 135 pound matchup.

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Live MMA action returns to Showtime on Friday, Nov. 20: “Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5” preview

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Strikeforce returns to action with Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5 Friday night, Nov. 20, 2009, at Kansas City Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The main event features a welterweight bout between undefeated submission phenom Tyron Woodley (5-0) taking on fast-rising Rudy Bears (10-3), who is on a six-fight win-streak.

Woodley has submitted all five of the opponents he has faced. Woodley’s first pro fight was in 2006, and he submitted Alex Carter via rear-naked choke. Woodley had no professional MMA bouts from 2007-2008, but he returned to competition this year with a bang.

Woodley has already fought four times this year, and submitted every one of his opponents (one was due to strikes). Four of his five victories have come in the first round, and his most recent victory, over Zach Light at Strikeforce – Challengers 3, came via armbar in the second round.

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Nick Diaz ready for Frank Shamrock on April 11

There were a few fireworks at the STRIKEFORCE press conference yesterday in Hollywood. As the two main event fighters, Nick Diaz and Frank Shamrock, walked out on stage for pictures, Shamrock stuck out his hand for a hand shake only to be met with a bird in the face. At least Diaz keeps it real right? One would be hard pressed to find two more colorful characters for a main event fight. STRIKEFORCE should be applauded not only for a tremendous fight card but giving it to fans free of charge on SHOWTIME.

more photos of the STRIKEFORCE press conference after the jump…

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Randy Couture to drive at NASCAR event

by:  Jack Bratcher

He is a mixed martial arts legend.  He is the only person ever to hold the UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight titles.  He is a trainer, coach, entrepreneur, and actor.  He is a race car driver?  Well sort of.  Randy Couture will serve as honorary race official and will drive the pace car at the Pepsi 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, August 31 in San Bernardino County, California.  Couture will be leading the herd to the green flag from behind the wheel of the official Chevrolet pace car according to the Xtreme Couture blog.

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