Sambo is one of the best martial arts for MMA.  It has throws, takedowns, submissions, and just about everything you need to be a well rounded fighter.  Fedor Emelianenko, arguably the greatest fighter of all time, is a Sambo stylist and the art has served him very well in his career.  Check out this video history of the art of Sambo, featuring Fedor himself.  This is good stuff!

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Check out this hot promo for the upcoming Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey showdown coming up in March.  Tate is the Strikeforce female bantamweight champ and Rousey wants her belt.  Two very talented fighters who also happen to be smoking hot babes.  Life is good!

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Jon Bones Jones is known not only for skills inside the Octagon, he's also a crime fighter who subdued a mugger in New Jersey.  Now, he takes his police action one step further, by actually training to be a law enforcement officer.

In this video you can watch while Jones Jon gets attacked by a police dog, shoots a suspect, makes an arrest, and drives a police car through an obstacle course.  If you ever get pulled over by Jonny Bones, do yourself a favor and don't give him any lip!

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The American Mixed Martial Arts Fight League is rapidly becoming one of Pennsylvania's biggest and best MMA promotions.  Their previous three outings showed that the promoters left fans very satisfied, as each event was bigger than the last.  Now, this Friday, February 17, the AMMAFL is back with Fight Night 4, which takes place once again at the Newtown Athletic Club, 209 Penns Trail Road, Newtwon, PA.

Promoters Jim McCann and Patrick Byrne are always looking for innovative ways to improve the Fight Night series, and this time they are offering ticket holders free food to go all with all the great action.

"On our general admission tickets, all food and beverages are included," Byrne explained.  "We'll have hot dogs, chicken fingers, nachos, pretzels and soft drinks.  Those tickets are priced at 50 dollars.  We also have youth tickets, for people 20 and under, and those go for 35 dollars, with food and beverages included. As for our VIP tickets, we're going to have an area roped off, and have servers bringing the food and beverages.  They won't even need to leave their seats."

Despite all the great food, the real meat and potatoes of the show will be the live action inside the cage.  The matchmaking at the AMMAFL is extraordinary, and each fight is very carefully thought out.  This time around, there are 9 amateur fights on the card, as well as two professional bouts.  And, for the first time ever, the AMMAFL will showcase females in the cage.

The UFC is coming back to AC!  David Weinberg of the Press of Atlantic City did a great writeup about the big return:

The Ultimate Fighting Champion-ship will return to Atlantic City this summer. Plans are being finalized for the country's most popular mixed martial arts organization to come back to the Boardwalk for the first time in seven years on Friday, June 22. The card will be televised on FX as part of the UFC's "FUEL TV" series.

The UFC and New Jersey Athletic Control Board both confirmed Wednesday that the event will be in Atlantic City, marking its first show there since UFC 53 was held at Boardwalk Hall on June 4, 2005." The UFC has reserved that date to come to Atlantic City," said state Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Lembo, who helps oversee MMA with the New Jersey
Athletic Control Board and its commissioner, Aaron Davis.

Officials from neither the UFC nor the NJACB would confirm widespread speculation within the mixed martial arts community that the June 22 card will be held at the new $2.4 billion Revel casino that's scheduled to open May 15.Revel, which is described on its website as a "6.2 million square-foot beachfront entertainment resort," will feature a state-of-the-art, 5,500-seat entertainment arena. Revel spokesperson Maureen Siman declined to comment Wednesday.The UFC also said the
fighters on the card will be announced at a later date.

Read the rest here:  UFC Returns to Atlantic City

 

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Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger fought a war last night, a war that went three rounds.  In the first two rounds, Ellenberger controlled the action and landed the cleaner shots, winning both rounds on all three judges scorecards.  In the third round, however, Sanchez starting coming on strong, and by the end of the round he had Ellenberger's back and was landing hard shot's to Jake's face.  Sanchez won the last round unanimously, but lost the decision by the score of 29-28 on all cards.

After the fight, Sanchez said:

“I thought all main events are supposed to be five-rounds, what happened? I’m ready for more!”

Diego wasn't alone in that regard. A lot of fans were shocked that the fight was only scheduled for 3 rounds, and it was disappointing that it ended so quickly.  Two more rounds could have changed the outcome for Sanchez because he was really starting to pick up steam.  His cardio is second to none, and he would definitely benefit from five rounders.

Dana White also realized that making this main event a three rounder was a mistake:

“From this day forward, as we speak right here, right now today, every fight that is a main event that is not a title fight will be a five-round fight. I can do 33 rounds on FUEL TV if I want to. FUEL TV can’t get enough. We blew it tonight. It should have been a five-round fight.”

Too little too late for Diego Sanchez, but still a good idea.  For some fights, three rounds simply doesn't cut it.  Imagine if Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva was a fiver rounder instead of three?  Dayum!

Props to Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger for a great fight.  They picked up Fight of the Night honors, and a fat check, for their explosive confrontation.  Hell, maybe even a rematch is order. You would hear any complaints from me.

 

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Not only is Fedor Emelianenko the greatest HW fighter of all time, he's a big time family man as well.  In this video he frolics at the water park with his daughter.  Nice to see the human side of the man who many believe is half-man, half-machine.

Here's the video:

Tom DeBlass was already the Ring of Combat Light Heavyweight champ, and last Friday night he added the ROC HW crown to his resume, with a quick and stunning heel hook victory over tough Randy Smith.  It took just 41 seconds for Tom to land his submission and win the crown, and cement the idea that he belongs in the UFC.

Kristen Brown was able to get Tom away from his swarming, adoring fans long enough to sit down for this excellent post fight video interview.  Enjoy!

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Found this gem on the Net.  Truth! lol

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