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A new project is being developed for all the MMA fans and the tattoo communities. Never done before!! a collectable magazine that will be available in print soon, online and short documentaries of the stories behind the tattoos told by the fighters.
Tim “The Maine-Iac” Sylvia shares with MMA TAT the stories behind his Tattoos and what inspired him to get them. Full story interview coming soon!!!
It is always an honor and joy to be part of events that allow me to give back to the community. In 2013 I have been blessed of becoming part of the board of director of a foundation “Can’t Tell”. This foundation offers treatment and program services at the Can’t Tell Center (www.canttellcenter.com) for adolescents and young adults affected by mental health disorders, bullying, abuse, sexual assault and other trauma, including military personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The therapeutic treatment programs provide aid in
correcting the psychological, emotional, behavioral, spiritual and neuro-biological effects of complex trauma.
We are honored to be hosting the Inaugural Can’t Tell Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament on:
Saturday, June 1, 2013
at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. The cocktail party begins at 5:00 pm with the poker tournament following at 7:00 pm. South Florida community members are invited to sign up online or make donations at www.canttellpoker.eventbrite.com
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Can’t Tell Foundation, a tax-deductible 501(c)3 organization (Tax ID # 27-3814108). All money raised from this exciting event will go directly to providing desperately needed treatment and program services.
Celebrity participants include Miami Dolphins corner back Nolan Carrol, MMA fighters Alistair Overeem, Marcus Brimage, Jessica Aguilar, Mike Rio, Alex Caceres, Jorge Masvidal, El Octagano reporter Andrea Calle, and more. There will also be a special performance at the cocktail party by Elevate Music recording artist Justin Anthony, who recently recorded a single with Snoop Dogg. In addition to the musical performance, the cocktail party, held at the Swamp Bar in Hollywood, will include food, drinks and a silent auction. The poker tournament will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000 with a minimum of 125 registrants. Re-buys and add-ons will be available. The first re-buy is free to pre-paid registrants. All re-buy and add-on money will go directly to the Can’t Tell Foundation.
For more information or to register or donate online, please visit www.canttellpoker.eventbrite.com.
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Bjorn Rebeney, bellator going to Brazil on 2013, reality show, women mma continues to grow.
Joe Warren, back to a win after two consecutive loses. This is what he has to say
Ray Martinez, goes to the Finals
By Dave Doyle – Staff Writer
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Aug 22, 2012 – If there was any doubt left that Ronda Rousey is the world’s best women’s mixed martial artist, they were erased in just 54 seconds on Saturday night.
As you’ve already had drilled into your head, that’s six first-round armbar finishes for Rousey in six pro fights. Average match time: One minute, 16.5 seconds.
And as you’ve had equally drilled into your head, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao of women’s MMA is Rousey vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, the clear-cut case of a No. 1 vs. a No. 2. Or at least, it would be No. 1 vs. No. 2 if the fighter who would be in the No. 2 spot right now, Santos, wasn’t under suspension.
But the women’s sport won’t stay on hold while the Rousey-Santos soap opera plays out. Far from it. The past month alone featured enough top-notch WMMA competition to dramatically shake up the top 10 pound-for-pound list, from Rousey-Kaufman to Miesha Tate’s win over Julie Kedzie to Sara McMann’s victory over Shyana Baszler at Incvicta 2.
(Official MMAFighting.com ranking policy: Fighters who are under commission suspensions are ineligible to be ranked during the duration of their penalty. In the women’s pound-for-pound list, this currently affects Cristiane Santos).
1. Ronda Rousey (6-0) — What more needs to be said?
2. Miesha Tate (13-3) — Maybe Tate wasn’t impressed with her win over Kedzie, but everyone else was.
4. Megumi Fujii — (25-2) Still doesn’t have next fight lined up after losing to Aguilar
5. Sarah Kaufman (15-2) — Can’t drop her too far after losing to Rousey.
6. Tara La Rosa — (21-2) Pioneering women’s fighter has lost only once since 2003.
7. Sara McMann — (6-0) The 2004 Olympic wrestling silver medalist is a star on the rise.
8. Marloes Coenen (20-5) — Former Strikeforce champ is 4-3 in her past seven fights.
10. Liz Carmouche (7-2) — Has rebounded nicely from losses to Coenen and Kaufman.
Sarah Kaufman (blue shirt) and Ronda Rousey (black shirt) during their Strikeforce MMA women’s bantamweight title bout at the Valley View Casino Center. Rousey won in 54 seconds of the first round. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Before people start busting out the pitchforks and torches, I would like to state unequivocally that I’m a pretty big Ronda Rousey fan. That said, it’s kind of looking like Rousey might not really be able to push/pull/drag women’s MMA into some sort of golden era by herself.
One of the main problems people have with WMMA is the perceived lack of competition. Honestly it isn’t an unfair criticism to make. There are so few people who are complete well-rounded fighters with only minor flaws. The men’s side of the ledger has fighters in every division that one could argue for fabled pound-for-pound awesomeness or are even just legit contenders to the belt. Dos Santos, Overeem, Velasquez, Jones, Silva, St. Pierre, Condit, Henderson, Edgar, Aldo, Cruz, Barao, etc. This dozen isn’t even counting the second tier of veteran names who’ve had stellar careers and have the stellar records to match. Machida, Evans, Henderson, Koscheck, Shields, Fitch… outside of ‘Reem, there isn’t a man listed with double digit losses and most of those guys have been fighting for a decade or more.
When we get to the women, that top of the mountain is soooo much smaller. Rousey is the Royce Gracie of WMMA, and while there’s a couple of other people we think might make it competitive, the only serious other person on the map right now is still suspended for steroids. Outside of Santos and Rousey… what do you have? People like Fujii and Tate and Kaufman do fall into that second tier, but as for challengers to the throne? It’s a pretty sparse grouping of talent.
Marloes Coenen is the best looking match to make right now at 135, and Sara McMann is a decent enough prospect waiting in the wings, but after that… it’s looking as barren as men’s Light Heavyweight. It isn’t like the other divisions are brimming to the top, either. 145 got decimated by a similar dominant champion, who was also the most obvious steroid user since Mark McGwire. 125 has some talent in Tara La Rosa and Rosi Sexton (plus Zoila Gurgel is she unretires) and 115 has Jessica Aguilar and Megumi Fujii, but shoot… not a one of them outside of maybe Fujii and La Rosa really move the needle a lick.
As my fellow Guider, Donna Hurrle wrote just earlier this week,
While most people would say you’re kicking butt right now, I respectively disagree. True, you’ve got Ronda Rousey, who is an incredible representative for what women in MMA can do. The problem is, she’s just one person, and right now, you’ve got no one that can beat her… The problem with you, Women’s MMA, is that right now no one can beat Ronda because you don’t have any fighters in her league. That’s a problem. So please, start working on your talent pool.
In my book, that’s pretty much it in a nutshell. The good, even the great thing about this past weekend was watching a fantastic athlete steamroll another opponent, despite the opponent knowing almost to the letter what was coming. It’s like watching Babe Ruth call his home run, but it happens every time Ronda steps out there. In reality, the comparison to Ruth is a pretty apt analogy. Assuming WMMA sticks around, Rousey will probably get looked at as the Ruth or Ty Cobb of the era – a superlative player that was just so far ahead of everyone else that they go down as part myth, part legend.
The bad and the ugly are also the same thing. Where are the great female athletes that can foist a challenge here? WMMA can’t make it as a series of squash matches. Hopefully the growing popularity of Ronda can inspire more women, but that’s a long ways away – there has to be someone, and someone soon, or this will just wither on the vine.
Esta semana en “Dentro de El Octagono” hablamos sobre Bellator 69 Falcao vs Spang, Strikeforce 40 Barnett vs Cormier y no puede faltar el evento de UFC 146 Dos Santos vs Mir.
by Derek Bolender
If you didn’t see it, you missed one of the best fights of 2011.
Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez put together more than 18 minutes’ worth of back-and-forth action that left no fan still sitting in his seat.
When it was all said and done, a bloodied and swollen Chandler had earned the right to be called the new Bellator lightweight champion.
The thrilling affair headlined Saturday’s Bellator 58 event, which took place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The main card aired on MTV2 (and in high-definition on EPIX) while preliminary fights streamed live on MMAjunkie.com and Spike.com.
Chandler took control from the opening bell with a lead left hook, followed by a flurry that dropped Alvarez against the cage. They soon were off to the races.
Alvarez countered with a right of his own that stopped Chandler in his tracks before he secured a takedown. Somehow Alvarez managed to clear his head and recover from the early onslaught.
The pair continued to trade strikes until late in the round, when Chandler landed a thudding right hand that dropped Alvarez once again as the round concluded. The defending champion was battered, but he wouldn’t go away.
Round two was close enough that it could have been scored either way. Both fighters were able to land punches and kicks on the feet, and they essentially canceled each other out in the grappling department.
The momentum began to switch to Alvarez in the third as Chandler began to slow a bit. Alvarez – armed with a double jab, left hook, and fadeaway straight right – got the better of Chandler on the feet. He also was able to nullify his opponent’s takedown attempts.
Alvarez remained the fresher fighter heading into the fourth round, and it was the first time Chandler had ever been past three rounds in his career.
A double jab and sprawl from Alvarez started off the round in his favor. Then it turned again in another exchange.
Chandler landed two big looping right hands on Alvarez’s chin that staggered him. Chandler pounced on him looking to land ground and pound to finish the fight. He then worked his way into full mount. Alvarez rolled over trying to find a way to escape, and Chandler secured the rear-naked choke and forced the tap.
“Over a year ago, I told you I was going to be standing here,” Chandler told Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith during the post-fight interview.
It’s quite an accomplishment for Chandler, who began competing professionally just two years ago.
Bellator CEO and chairman Bjorn Rebney was blown away by what he saw transpire.
“That’s the best fight I’ve ever seen,” he said. “Mike Chandler, you just beat the best lightweight in the world.”
In capturing the title, Chandler (9-0 MMA, 6-0 BFC) extends his unbeaten streak to nine overall. Meanwhile, Alvarez (22-3 MMA, 6-1 BFC) loses for just the second time ever as a lightweight.
Lombard extends unbeaten streak to 25 with dominating win
In non-title action, Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard did what he usually does: finish his opponents in brutal fashion.
In the first round, Prangley was able to weather the storm. The majority of the round was relatively action-free; however, there was plenty of dirty boxing that followed wild flurries from Lombard. Prangley was able to get a takedown after one of the flurries, but he wasn’t able to keep him Lombard on his back. The body and low kicks were icing on the cake for Lombard.
Straying true to form, the American Top Team product landed a big right hand on Prangley’s chin as he came forward in the second round. The punch staggered Prangley, and he immediately dove for a leg.
Some vicious ground and pound put the nail in the coffin before the referee waved off the fight for good.
Lombard now will defend his belt against season-five middleweight tournament winner Alexander Shlemenko (in a rematch) in 2012.
Lombard (31-2-1 MMA, 8-0 BFC) extends his unbeaten streak to eight in Bellator while Prangley (33-9-1 MMA, 0-1 BFC) loses for the ninth time in his long career.
Aguilar dishes out punishment, gets long awaited revenge
Jessica Aguilar’s right hand dictated the opening frame of the rematch with Lisa Ellis-Ward.
Ellis-Ward defeated Aguilar by submission in Aguilar’s professional debut in February 2006. But in the rematch, Aguilar was able to land straight and overhand right punches to the head to kick off the action.
Ellis was content staying at range and landing a variety of kicks and keeping Aguilar on her toes. As the longer fighter, she also tried to establish her jab, which was consistently being countered over the top by Aguilar.
Round two began with Ellis looking to move forward and press the action, and it was punctuated by Aguilar landing big ground-and-pound strikes from her guard. On multiple occasions, Aguilar was able to counter Ellis-Ward’s low kicks with right hands early in the frame. Aguilar sat down on her punches and settled in looking to counter. Ellis attempted a flying knee at one point, slipped, and paid for it by eating ground-and-pound strikes. Then she endured a few clinch knees as the pair stood. Another outside trip takedown from Aguilar and more ground and pound secured the round.
The final stanza started with more of the same as Aguilar was still consistently landing the harder, cleaner strikes on the feet. A late flurry and kimura attempt from Ellis-Ward against a tired and bloodied Aguilar proved to be too little, too late.
In the post-fight interview, Aguilar called out Japanese standout Megumi Fujii.
With the win, Aguilar (12-4 MMA, 3-1 BFC) has now tasted victory in seven of her past eight contests. Ellis-Ward (14-7 MMA, 2-2 BFC), on the other hand, drops to an even .500 with the promotion.
Knockout artist Sandro rebounds with rare submission win
From the outset, Rafael Dias wanted no part of the standup exchanges with power puncher Marlon Sandro. He was content on his bicycle trying to avoid power shots. That was until he landed the best punch of the fight.
A wild left-hook, straight-right combination missed from Sandro as he moved forward. It threw him off balance, and Dias countered with a left hook of his own that dropped the Nova Uniao product.
However, Sandro recovered quickly, secured a body lock, and took down Dias. Eventually, Dias was able to work his way back up to his feet using the cage. Sandro briefly got him down again, but Dias popped right back up.
Sandro then locked in a standing arm-triangle choke while blood poured out of Dias’ nose.
After securing the submission hold, Sandro took the fight to the ground, tightened up the choke, and Dias was forced to tap.
Sandro (20-3 MMA, 3-1 BFC) is back in the win column following his recent loss to featherweight champion Pat Curran. Meanwhile, Dias (15-9-2 MMA, 0-1 BFC) drops his first fight since September 2010.