Results for: NCAA wrestling champ Mark Ellis join Aug 27 ProElite show in 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 >>

  • 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. read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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Bellator MMA has added a former NCAA Division I national wrestling champion to its featherweight roster.Filed under: Bellator, News Tagged: Darrion Caldwell read news >>

  • a year ago
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MMAjunkie.com Radio returns today with a new show at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Bellator champ and NCAA Division I champion Ben Askren, who helps us preview this week's wrestling tournament. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Suddenly, Bellator is without a heavyweight champ. Cole Konrad, a two-time NCAA wrestling champ who transitioned to MMA and dominated the competition in the tournament-based promotion, is for now retiring from the sport. Plans to find a new champion are unclear at the moment. The news first was reported by Twincities.com and subsequently confirmed to MMAjunkie.com by a source close to the promotion. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Thirteen fights have been booked for Legacy Fighting Championship 14, including a welterweight title headliner between reigning champion Jorge Patino and challenger Jeff Rexroad. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Nebraska-based promotion Resurrection Fighting Alliance recently announced the signings of two-time NCAA Division I heavyweight wrestling champion Steve Mocco and UFC veteran Tyson Griffin. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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NCAA Division I national wrestling champion Darrion Caldwell is Legacy Fighting Championships' new addition.  The 24-year-old has signed a four-fight deal with the promotion, promoter Mick Maynard confirmed with MMAjunkie.com.  While not official, Caldwell is expected to make his professional and promotional debut in November at the nationally televised Legacy Fighting Championship 15 event in Texas. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Four-time NCAA All-American wrestler Gregor Gillespie has signed a five-fight deal to compete for the Nebraska-based Resurrection Fighting Alliance. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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NCAA wrestling champ Bubba Jenkins and heavyweight “Bad Man” Dave Huckaba will make their second appearances at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino come March. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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It's often said that wrestling is one of the most important skillsets to learn when preparing for a mixed-martial-arts contest, but there are a handful of fighters who boast an especially impressive background in the art. NCAA Division I champions are generally considered among the best wrestlers in the world, and many of those who do not go on to international careers in the sport opt for trying their hand at MMA. But of a handful of former Division I champions currently in title co read news >>

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