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Grappling legend ‘Judi’ Gene LeBell discusses UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and why he is a fan of her. read news >>

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Most fight fans know Muhammed Lawal for his tenure with Bellator MMA and Strikeforce, but long before he competed in MMA, “King Mo” was an extremely successful amateur wrestler. He returns to those roots today.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

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Undefeated ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren -- who also held gold for Bellator MMA -- has been keeping tabs on what has been going down in stateside mixed martial arts (MMA), particularly after a busy weekend in combat sports that produced events from both UFC and WSOF. Or particular note was Rousimar Palhares grisly submission win over Jon Fitch (see the GIF here), one of many painful surrenders induced by the hulking Brazilian. As far as "Funky" is concerned, "Toquinho" is just another read news >>

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LAS VEGAS -- Charles Oliveira is one of the best submission artists in the featherweight division, maybe in the UFC. Jeremy Stephens knows all about that and it doesn't make him wary. Stephens meets Oliveira in the co-main event of The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale on Friday night here at Palms Casino Resort. And "Lil' Heathen" is pretty sure he knows how things will go. "This isn't a submission grappling match," Stephens told MMA Fighting on Wednesday at TUF 20 Finale media day. "This is an MMA ma read news >>

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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 >>

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Grappling wizard Kron Gracie has an opponent for his first MMA bout. read news >>

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Grappling wizard Kron Gracie has an opponent for his first MMA bout. Kron Gracie, Son of MMA and jiu-jitsu legend Rickson Gracie, will meet Hyung Soo Kim in a lightweight bout at Real Fight Championship 1 on Dec. 23 in Japan, the promotion announced. Both Gracie and Kim will compete for the first time under MMA rules. Gracie, a multiple-time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion, holds wins over the likes of Shinya Aoki and Sergio Moraes. Kim makes his MMA debut after a career in wrestling. In an int read news >>

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C.J. Tuttle live tweets Saturday's Metamoris 5 card. read news >>

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The BJJ Scout's Metamoris 5 preview so perfectly captured a shift in the MMA metagame it demanded to be included in our series. Metamoris 5 is tonight and the BJJ Scout put out a fantastic video breaking down the main event of Renzo Gracie vs Kazushi Sakuraba. In the video the BJJ Scout the clash of styles between Renzo and Sakuraba as jiu jitsu vs catch wrestling, but also frames in term of the evolution of MMA grappling. Sakuraba was a catch wrestler but learned how jiu jitsu fighters fought b read news >>

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The fifth installment of the grappling superfight event kicks off from Long Beach, California on Saturday, with a legendary 'rematch' of two MMA icons headlining the event. Renzo Gracie looks to avenge his PRIDE 10 MMA loss against 'The Gracie Hunter' Kazushi Sakuraba while UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald will try his hand at this kind of competition for the first time. The event also features notable names like Garry Tonon and Keenan Cornelius. Will Sakuraba notch one more win over the Gracie f read news >>

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There's still hope for fans hoping to see former UFC light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva hash out their differences through combat. With each man currently and likely permanently barred from competing in MMA in these United States, Silva hoped to take the show on the road back home to Brazil. Doing a spot of guess commentary at Saturday night's XFC International 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Silva told XFC president Myron Molotky he'd be happy to battle Sonnen under the promotion's ban read news >>

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Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) was targeting a grudge match between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen in Brazil, but it looks like The American Gangster doesn't plan on finding a loophole in his current suspension to make the bout happen. After Rede TV (via MMA Fighting) reported that The Axe Murderer, who served as a color commentator at XFC International 7 in Sao Paulo, was open to fighting his old American rival under the XFC banner, Sonnen has shot down the matchup. The retired three-tim read news >>

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Jake Shields reveals who he considers to be the most proficient grappler in MMA today. In a rapidly evolving MMA landscape, Jake Shields believes there is a particular fundamental base required to thrive in the competitive environment. While some arrive at MMA with a striking background, Shields suggests that a grappling base would be a more effective starting place for a well-rounded game. This is nothing new. However, when it comes to contrasting various grapplers, Shields reveals that the key read news >>

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Rising grappling specialists Carlos Diego Ferreira and Beneil Dariush look to distinguish themselves in the crowded lightweight division this Saturday (Oct. 25, 2014) at UFC 179 inside Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a fight with such talented submission fighters, what must be done for either man to succeed? Read our fight preview to find out! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweights Carlos Diego Ferreira and Beneil Dariush will fight in the curtain jerker of UFC read news >>

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