- 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...
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- 3 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.
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- 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 >>
Former WWE champion CM Punk, aka Phillip Brooks, has inked a deal to fight in the UFC. Brooks announced the news Saturday night on UFC 181's pay-per-view. Brooks, a student of Rener Gracie, has been flirting with mixed martial arts since departing the WWE in 2013. The 6-foot-2 wrestler is currently undecided which weight class he'll aim for, but said on the broadcast that he'll likely target middleweight, although welterweight could be an option as well. "This is my new career, 100-percent," sai read news >>
Grappling wizard Fabricio Werdum knocked out K-1 champion Mark Hunt to win the UFC interim heavyweight championship in Mexico at UFC 180 on Nov. 15, and the flying knee that ended the bout was one of "Vai Cavalo’s" secret weapons for Hunt. "Everything was planned and trained," Werdum told MMAFighting.com. "Master Rafael Cordeiro taught me move that one day. I asked him ‘master, can I do this in the fight?’ And he said ‘you must do this in the fight.’ "Mark Hunt knew I was going to try to take hi read news >>
The UFC interim heavyweight champion said that he was impressed with the smart approach of the "Super Samoan" in the cage and revealed that Hunt verbally submitted after the knockdown. Now the UFC interim Heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum gave his thoughts about his battle of Saturday with Mark Hunt in the main event of UFC 180. Interviewed by the UFC, "Vai Cavalo" praised his opponent and said he was never hurt enough for the fight to be stopped, and also explained his set up before landing read news >>
Hear from UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez as he talks about the main event between Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum from UFC 180. read news >>
In the main event of UFC 180 to determine in the interim UFC heavyweight champion in Mexico City, Mexico, it was the Spanish-speaking Brazilian Fabricio Werdum who would walk away with the gold. He stopped Mark Hunt in the second round via TKO. The two fighters opened cautiously, but a wide right hand cracked Werdum and dropped him. Wanting nothing to do with his ground game, Hunt let him up. Werdum reached for the low single, but could get nothing. A punch hurts Werdum and Hunt uses an underhoo read news >>
Down goes Hunt. With UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez injured, Mark Hunt stepped in on short notice to battle Fabricio Werdum for the interim title in the main event of tonight's (Sat., Nov. 15, 2014) UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) from Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico. PRIDE never die! At least not easy. Werdum, in the most unexpected manner possible, defeated Hunt in the second round to win the interim heavyweight title. He did so by way of (technical) knockout in the second round a read news >>
The Olympic gold medalist talked to MMAmania.com about why he walked away from UFC after only one fight in the Octagon, the "incredible suffering" of wrestling practice at Oklahoma, and how mixed martial arts (MMA) has shined the light on "wrestling being the greatest foundation in martial arts." Mark Schultz had been retired from wrestling for eight years when he stepped into the Octagon for the first time against Gary Goodridge at UFC 9 way back in 1996. On top of that, his brother David was m read news >>
- 2 months ago
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UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez injured his knee during training and has been forced to withdraw from his title defense against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180, officials announced on Wednesday. read news >>
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has suffered a knee injury, forcing him out of UFC 180’s main event. Mark Hunt now meets Fabricio Werdum in Mexico for an interim title. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Amir Aliakbari becomes the first world class Iranian wrestler to pursue an MMA career People keep asking me, "Hey Coach, when are we going to see more Russian and Iranian wrestling stars going to do MMA?" I now have an answer: when more of these Russians and Iranians get lifetime bans for doping, we will see more of them in prize fights. Iran's Amir Aliakbari, has placed first at two Greco-Roman world championships, is only 27, massive (here he is next to Soa Palelei, and training with a top-fli read news >>
- 3 months ago
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There's something so cool about UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (10-8-1)—entrancing even. He's a human paradox, a man whose very existence defies the carefully crafted rules that govern the world of combat sports. A gargantuan with neck tattoos and fists of granite, he should be one of the scariest men alive. A man who beats people up for a living definitely shouldn't exude such zen and peace, even in the midst of carnage. And yet... In the cage there are no secrets, not when Hunt, 40, is fighting. Hi read news >>