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“MMA Blog” Articles for January 2009

Gina Carano Stars in Super Bowl Commercial

By Raechel Megahan (January 30, 2009)
Posted in MMA Blog

Even for die-hard mixed martial arts fans, the super bowl is usually an event not to miss, if only for the commercials. This year, MMA fans may watch more for the commercials than anything else just to get a glimpse at top female fighter Gina Carano.

According to Damon Martin of MMAWeekly.com, Carano will be one of the first MMA fighters to be a part of a national commercial campaig… (Read more)

G.S.P or Penn? What do you think?

By Scott Macovi (January 30, 2009)
Posted in MMA Blog

Since I have been contributing to this website, I don’t think I’ve seen one comment on an article. We have some top quality articles on this site and we are not getting any constructive feedback! So I say lets get the ball rolling with picks for the upcoming superfight between Georges St.Pierre vs. BJ Penn.

Personally, I see GSP losing the first round, and coming back and using his wrestling to neutralize and frustrat… (Read more)

Helio Gracie Dead at 95

By Roman Skaskiw (January 29, 2009)
Posted in MMA Blog
Helio Gracie

Helio is widely credited as the founder of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Sherdog reports:Helio Gracie, the father of Gracie jiu-jitsu, is dead at the age of 95. Gracie passed in his sleep early Thursday in Itaipaiva, Rio de Janeiro, after he had been admitted to a local hospital a few days prior for stomach problems.

Two Mount Escapes You Should Know Like the Back of Your Hand

By Jonathan Stamey (January 28, 2009)
Posted in MMA Blog
How to Escape Mount

The guys over at Submissions 101 demonstrate the basic Upa mount escape.

Submissions 101 show us another mount escape where you shrimp knee to elbow.

The First Question You Need to Ask Yourself As a MMA Gym Owner

By Jonathan Stamey (January 27, 2009)
Posted in How to Start Your Own MMA Gym
MMA Gym

We, and when I say we I mean my MMA instructor Morgan Blanton and I, operate a small MMA gym out of a local athletic club. We’ve been in business a little longer than 6 months fluctuating between 6 and 10 paying students per month. Definitely not a windfall of revenue coming in, but I suppose it’s a start.

With a disappointing enrollment I dusted off my _”Secrets of Owning and Operating a… (Read more)

8 Triangle Choke Set Ups You Can't Ignore

By Jonathan Stamey (January 26, 2009)
Posted in MMA Blog
Eddie Bravo Triangle Choke

Eddie Bravo uses what he calls “The Pyramid” as a set up for his triangle chokes. My man is in a league of his own. Video is courtesy of Submissions 101 a 10th planet satellite school.

Here Mike Swick demonstrates a set up for the triangle choke using the kimura armlock.

Mike Fowler shows us a… (Read more)

UWC Man "O" War: The Biggest MMA Show on the East Coast

By Jonathan Stamey (January 25, 2009)
Posted in MMA Blog
UWC Man "O" War

Former WEC Bantamweight Champion Chase Beebe takes on the top up and coming 135lbs. prospect in Mike Easton for the UWC Bantamweight World Championship Title.

The promotional video below has gotten me amped up to attend the February 21st fight in the nation’s capital. I can’t wait to go.

UWC - Man “O” War – World Championship Title Fight

Affliction Payroll

By Roman Skaskiw (January 25, 2009)
Posted in MMA Blog

It’s nice to see fighters getting the money they deserve, though some of the proportions are puzzling. Most glaring is the main event: Fedor $300k and Arlovski $1.5m. I don’t know how much Arlovski pays his agent, but it isn’t enough.

I’m also surprised Lindland and Belfort earned so much more than Sobral and Sokoudiou. The latter two seem like bigger names.

From bloodyelbow.com:

MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS

– Fedor Emelianenko $3… (Read more)

Affliction Day of Reckoning Results

By Roman Skaskiw (January 25, 2009)
Posted in MMA Blog

From sherdog.com:

1 Brett Cooper def. Patrick Speight TKO (Punches) 2 4:10
2 Albert Rios def. Antonio Duarte Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
3 L.C. Davis def. Bao Quach Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
4 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Vladimir Matyushenko KO (Knee) 2 4:26
5 Dan Lauzon def. Bobby Green Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:55
6 Paul Buentello def. Kirill Sidelnikov TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 3 4:18
7 Renato So… (Read more)

Affliction Day of Reckoning Picks

By Mike Crowley (January 24, 2009)
Posted in MMA Blog

The beautiful thing about MMA is that it so closely parallels real life. Anything can happen. If a fighter is less than absolutely prepared it is likely he will loose to the man who is. Inferior fighters rarely win, while the lesser man might turn the tide if given the opportunity. And sometimes, if his courage holds, luck can help a man win.

Emelianenko canceled a press tour to train, and Arlovski has altered his … (Read more)

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