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Javier Mendez, the founder and head coach at American Kickboxing Academy, talks about potential future title holders from AKA, the different speed at which Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier progressed as fighters, and if Cain has surpassed Fedor as the sport's greatest heavyweight. American Kickboxing Academy founder and head coach Javier Mendez has long had a sizable contingent of top fighters at AKA. Frank Shamrock, BJ Penn, Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck all trained at his San Jose gym. While AK read news >>
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American Kickboxing Academy head Javier Mendez isn't modest when it comes to prized pupils Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier. The pair may be booked at the moment, but they each seem to be a collision course with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Asked for his take on how his fighters stack up with 'Bones,' Mendez sees AKA wins at both heavyweight and 205 pounds. Even with Jones holding a reach advantage of 12.5 inches, Mendez insists that won't be a game-changer against Cormier. "Out of read news >>
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL – In just his second UFC bout, Daniel Sarafian fought like he had dinner reservations he didn’t want to miss. After quickly taking Eddie Mendez to the mat, Sarafian wasted no time in locking up an arm-triangle choke. read news >>
Eddie Mendez has been to a few gyms. But there was something about Reign MMA that just felt like home. When UFC veteran Mark Munoz welcomed him with open arms, it went a long way for the California-based middleweight. read news >>
"TUF: Brazil" vet Daniel Sarafian has bumped into his next opponent, Eddie Mendez, more than a few times prior to UFC on FUEL TV 10. For some fighters, that's a cue to mean-mug or get bent out of shape. But not for Sarafian. read news >>
MMAjunkie.com Radio returns today at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with UFC on FUEL TV 10 fighters Daniel Sarafian, Jason High, Mike Wilkinson, Eddie Mendez and Anthony Smith. We also stream the WSOF 3 media call. read news >>
In a recent interview on the Sherdog Radio Network “Rewind,” AKA founder and head trainer Javier Mendez spoke candidly about where his camp stands. read news >>
A light heavyweight confrontation between Nick Penner and Eddie Mendez has been added to the UFC on FX 6 fight bill. read news >>
The UFC reconfigured another bout for UFC on FX 6, which also serves as the finale for The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, the first Australian version of the TUF franchise. read news >>
A light-heavyweight bout between Eddie Mendez and Nick Penner is the latest addition to next month's UFC on FX 6 event in Australia.
Mendez replaces injured Ednaldo Oliveira, and Penner evidently replaces Krzysztof Soszynski, though no reason was given for his withdrawal.
UFC officials announced the new bout overnight.
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The UFC's middleweight division has a new addition.
Eddie Mendez, a California-based fighter and onetime Strikeforce competitor, has signed with the world's biggest MMA promotion.
Mendez and his management team at Iridium Sports today announced the signing via Twitter, though terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
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