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  • 4 years ago
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The path for many former NCAA wrestling champions led to the Olympics, but now the road is veering towards the fighting arena. The latest to make the move is Mark Ellis, the 2009 NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion from Missouri, who will begin his training at the American Kickboxing Academy to get ready for a career in MMA... read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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2009 NCAA champion wrestler Darrion Caldwell will join the team at Power MMA & Fitness as he makes his transition into MMA later this year... Retweet this Share on Facebook • Email • StumbleUpon &bul read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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ProElite heavyweight Mark Ellis had a dream to be a professional football player, but he was better at wrestling. That's not to say he wasn't good on the gridiron or that he was especially nuts about being on the mats all day. In fact, he quit wrestling in college and threw himself into football, where he landed a spot on the University of Missouri football team as a defensive tackle. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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In an effort to cultivate the next generation of MMA talent, the newly revamped ProElite Inc. has acquired a promising prospect. Mark Ellis, a heavyweight who in 2009 won an NCAA Division I national championship while at University of Missouri, recently signed a multi-fight, long-term deal with the promotion. ProElite Vice President of Fight Operations T. Jay Thompson confirmed the news with MMAjunkie.com. Ellis makes his debut on Aug. 27 as part of the promotion's first event since its read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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Former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne moved up a weight class for The Ultimate Fighter 20 and believes she has an advantage heading into the reality show. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Joey Davis, an undefeated two time NCAA wrestling champion already has a 5-0 amateur MMA record and is seriously considering focusing on only fighting after college. Over his first two years NCAA wrestling, Joey Davis has won two national titles and accumulated a record of 72-0 for Division II Notre Dame College in Cleveland (abbreviated NDC, not the University of Notre Dame). Last year Davis, who wrestles at 174 pounds, also helped NDC to it's first ever Division II team national championship. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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One is a former Strikeforce and DREAM champion, and the other won gold while competing on the NCAA wrestling mat. When Gegard Mousasi and Mark Munoz meet up in Germany at UFC Fight Night 41 later this month, it will be a clash of two unique styles. Mousasi and his trademark ability to lull opponents to sleep before putting them to bed will be tested from the opening bell because Munoz likes to do the complete opposite. Known as "The Filipino Wrecking Machine," Munoz has transitioned his MMA game read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov heads into his Friday night fight with Cheick Kongo with a simple outlook: "If I keep winning I will establish myself as the top heavyweight in the world." read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Common opponent Mark Munoz, a top 10 middleweight in the UFC, favors 185-pound champion Chris Weidman over friend/occasional training partner Lyoto Machida at their UFC 175 matchup in July. "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" briefly touched on the subject on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight. Mark Munoz says that Chris Weidman has the overall advantage over Lyoto Machida in their fight — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) March 26, 2014 Munoz fought Weidman at UFC on Fuel 4 back in July 2012, getting utter read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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A former King of the Cage champion with big stage aspirations, Aaron Wetherspoon knows enough to take the fight game day by day as he works his way up the ranks. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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The Bellator 112 weigh-ins took place on Thursday with featherweight champion Daniel Straus initially weighing-in a half-pound over the limit, but eventually making weight on his second attempt. read news >>

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