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31 October 2010

M1 Global Results From St Petersberg Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia  Results from: October 28th 2010
M-1 Global’s most successful event to date in 2010

Official Results:
Che Mills def. Magomed Shikshabekov – Unanimous Decision.
Mikhail Zayats def. Matias Baric – Rear Naked Choke. 3:12 of Round 3.
Daniel Weichel def. Yuri Ivlev – Doctor Stoppage. 2:24 of Round 3.
Alexei Belyaev def. Alexei Nazarov – Head & Arm Choke. 0:41 of Round 2.
Alexander Sarnavsky def. Victor Kuku – Knock Out 0:14 of Round 1.
Rashid Magomedov def. Igor Araujo – Unanimous Decision.
Dmitry Samoilov def. Gadzhimurad Omarov – Doctor Stoppage 0:28 round 3.
Vusal Bairamov def. Joakhim Apie – TKO. 2:13 of Round 1.
Denis Goltsov def. Marat Aliaskhabov – Submission (Armbar) 4:56 of Round 1.

Lightweight Title Fight:
Artiom Damkovsky def. Mairbek Taisumov – Doctor Stoppage. 2:52 of Round 3.

Heavyweight Title Fight:
Guram Gugenishvili def. Kenny Garner – Submission (Guillotine Choke) 0:54 of round 2

30 October 2010

Superior Challenge 6 Results from Sweden

The results from Stockholm, Sweden 29/10/2010 where Hansen, Bielkheden and Leites all featured.

The large event last night showed some of Europe's finest MMA talent take to the cage in the Hovet Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Swedish results from last night are right here:

Superior Challenge 6: Lions Den, Full Results:
Joachim Hansen def. Usama Aziz via Submission (Armbar), Rd 2 3:47
Daniel Acacio def. David Bielkheden via Decision (Split), Rd 3 5:00
Reza Madadi def. Carlo Prater via Decision (Unanimous), Rd 3 5:00
Thales Leites def. Tor Troeng via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 2 3:33
Papy Abedi def. Nathan Schouteren via Submission (Guillotine Choke), Rd 1 3:22
Assan Njie def. Sean Salmon via TKO (Punches), Rd 1 0:41
Magnus Cedenblad def. Allan Love via Decision (Unanimous), Rd 3 5:00 }
Hamid Corassani def. Graham Turner via Decision (Unanimous), Rd 3 5:00
Matti Makela def. Linton Vassell via TKO (Punches), Rd 3 4:10
Hanna Sillen def. Maiju Kujala via Decision (Majority), Rd 3 5:00
David Aranda def. Navid Yousefi via Submission (Armbar), Rd 1 3:14
Danny Mitchell def. Nicholas Musoke via Submission (Armbar), Rd 2 1:56
Andreas Stahl def. Niclas Danielsson via Decision (Unanimous), Rd 3 5:00
Nicklas Backstrom def. Simon Skold via TKO (Punches), Rd 3

Fartlek training for MMA 'Speed Play'

A typical routine updated:

You will need to plan your fartlek routine around what you are training for. Fartlek training can have enormous benfits.
It can be a great speed tool in your arsenal and it does wonders for your fitness bank.
A typical routine consists of changes of pace, running, jogging and walking for set time periods and a training partner who can keep up with you enough to yell out what you need to do next as you might not be able to remember it all at first.

Fartlek means speed play in Swedish, this is how to play;
 1     5 minutes jogging to warm up
 2     2 minutes 80 per cent full pace running
 3     2 minutes at a normal pace running
 4     30 seconds at 100 percent pace
 5     30 seconds slow jog
 6     2 minutes at 80 percent pace
 7     1 minute at 100 percent pace
 8     2 minutes of jogging
 9     1 minute walking
10    2 minutes at normal pace
11    2 minutes 80 percent
12    30 seconds at 100 percent pace
13    30 seconds slow jog
14    2 minutes at 80 percent
15    1 minute normal pace
16    1 minute at 100 percent pace
17    5 minutes of jogging to cool down

A good way to begin Fartlek training is to incorporate it in to your normal routine as a seperate session every 4 to 5 weeks. 

Always stretch and cool down properly after a every Farlek session. Do not cut corners! 

Advanced only / Next level 

Rest for a short period (depending on your level of fitness) and sip some fluids, then get started on the bag, pads, speedball etc whatever suits

3 x sets of 25 reps of each punch
3 x sets of 25 reps each kick
3 x sets each elbow strike etc and so on.....

This type of training will tax you to your limits but will over time have a massive overall effect on your fitness. It will however require a good level of fitness and should be incorporated once you are fully familiar with the Fartlek training system. 

And remember, all good things come to those that wait!

Train Hard, Fight Easy.

28 October 2010

WEC/UFC - Dana White

Dana White: WEC, UFC to merge in 2011 -

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UFC/WEC merger.

World Extreme Cagefighting is merging with its sister organization the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC president Dana White has stated that the merger will happen in January 2011, which means that the UFC will now feature for the first time a 135 and 145-pound weight class. The WEC lightweight division fighters will also move over to the UFC.

"The timing was right," White said. "The reality is, we purchased the WEC, we started getting these lighter weight guys exposure on television, sending them around the country and arenas. Now, as the UFC continues to grow globally and we're doing more and more fights, now it makes sense to bring in those lighter weight classes."
"We're going to add more fights every year and add more countries, more television networks in different countries. So now it makes sense."

Before the merger takes place, WEC will put on 2 more events.

By the time the merger takes place, the WEC will have put on 53 events, including one pay-per-view card in April 2010.

21 October 2010

Fighting fit running. Speed and leg strength without equipment

Interval training

Interval training is a good way of gaining speed and leg strength without having to use weight training equipment. A proper interval workout will mess you up! How it works..
You train hard, then recover just enough again to repeat the exercise over and over again  during a relatively short period of time. It is better to use a running track for this but a sports field is equally as good  or even the tree to tree/ lamp post to lamp post method. This type of adjustment from your normal running routine will add to your explosive power when you need it the most. Add it to your fitness bank.

Stretch and warm up before you train as always
For the first interval session try running 8 x 100 metres. This means you will be sprinting for exactly 100 metres 8 times with a measured set period between each sprint.
On a running track divide it in 4
Sports pitch measure 100 metres
On a road or path select two objects 100 metres apart, tree, lamp post, pub (but don't go in) what ever you choose get the distance right.

Start by sprinting 100 metres
Jog the next 100 metres taking no longer than 60 seconds
Sprint the next 100 metres
Jog the next 100 metres taking no longer than 60 seconds
And so on and so on.......

Then warm down and stretch

As time goes on you can extend the distance of the sprint and adjust the jogging time to match.
Sprint for 125 metres then jog for 125 metres in 75 seconds.
Sprint for 150 metres then jog for 90 seconds.
And build up as you go.
On interval training as you build up keep a maximum of 120 seconds jogging.

Jean Claude Van Damme is not happy over heart attack rumours/lies

Jean Claude Van Damme last night angrily denied claims he has had a heart attack.

Reports spreading around the US and the rest of world said the muscles from Brussels was treated for a cardiac arrest after collapsing during the filming of his new film..

But Van Damme who turned 50 on Monday, has insisted he was in perfect health which is good news for all his fans. A message from himself on his Facebook page said: “Hours ago, I read a rumour online about me suffering heart attack!!

“Please, do not believe all what you read. Jean-Claude is 100% healthy.”

And on his website, he said: “JCVD did not suffer from a heart attack on the set of Weapon.”

Apparently filming was delayed with producers only stating “complications” as the reason.

But some US news organisations were last night adamant the star had been treated for a heart attack by paramedics and was later admitted to hospital in New Orleans.

18 October 2010

Get Fighting Fit Running Program (UPDATED 2017)


Running is one most neglected of all training routines but can be one of the most effective.

Since the 1970's when the fitness boom began, running has become a premier activity for aspiring fighters everywhere though it's easy to get confused as to how it should fit in to your routine. 

Below is a basic guide to combat that issue without over training and subtracting all your hard work. This article is aimed at beginners who wish to incorporate running as part of their Martial Arts Fitness routine or those that just want to improve their overall fitness levels in general so is aimed towards the beginner to intermediate level. 


Running is a straight forward aerobic exercise and is normally the back bone of all sports that require a high level of cardiovascular fitness strength to stay in the top flight. As you pound along you raise your heart rate, increase your oxygen intake and heighten the flow of blood to the parts of your body being used. As you increase your heart rate using the energy stored in your body it draws upon your reserves of fat which is why you lose weight!! You should be running hard enough to to get your heart rate into the aerobic training range (between 65% and 75% of your maximum) for at least 20 mins at least three times a week.


Your posture should be upright but relaxed, perhaps leaning forward slightly because if you lean to far back this will have a braking effect on your movements.

Arm action:

Arm action is nearly as important as how you use your legs. When you run your arms should stay relaxed and they should stay between your waist line and chest.  Do not let them swing to loosely or you will lose forward momentum. The same thing will happen if your arms are to rigid.


The Most comfortable and efficient footstike for the average runner is 'heel-ball'. This means your foot hits the ground with the outside edge of your heel, pivot through your foot and take off from the ball of your foot. Slapping along on your feet will cause you injuries especially in the knees.

The short fast run:

A maximum of two per week for at least 20-25 minutes.The pace should be fast at about 6 minutes per mile and if you train with a partner you shouldn't be able to talk to him or her. Don't get up to full pace for 5 or 6 minutes first or you could go into oxygen dept and 'tie up'. Once you have your pace time your run from there. So 5 or 6 minutes to warm up then 20-25 minutes of fast running.

The basic run:

A standard run should last up to 45 minutes at a comfortable pace. You should be able to talk with your training partner at this pace though don't expect to hold  a symposium on Aristotelian metaphysics! Average a pace of 7 minutes per mile and adjust accordingly to take on a few gentle hills.

The endurance builder:

This is 90 minutes of slow gentle jogging at a pace where you can hold a comfortable conversation with your training partner. You might want to include this once a fortnight to your routine and maybe to once a week as you get fitter. Although it's slow you will certainly feel it afterwards.


Don't get hung up on distance. Run for time because as the weeks go on and you get fitter you will be covering more distance in the same amount of time. If you run 3 miles in 25 minutes as the weeks go on your time will better itself and you could find yourself completing that distance in 21 minutes thus, knocking off 4 minutes quality training time from your routine!! So you have to adjust accordingly

Michael Bisping vs Yoshihiro - UFC 120

Full fight!!

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17 October 2010

MMA inspiration with music

A combination of the top MMA fighters with some mellow music preparing to do damage that should even make your grandma want to take up cage fighting!

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16 October 2010

What is the best way to judge hydration before training?

Here's a simple test;

1> Sip on water, do not gulp it down you will get a painful stitch in your kidney from of the pockets of air between each greedy gulp!
2> Wait until you need to pee!
3> Check colour of pee!

This is your guide-

If it's yellow you are not hydrated, wait! Keep sipping water until it is crystal clear.

If crystal clear, do some gentle breathing exercises for a few minutes before starting your warm up routine.

You are then ready to rock.....

Get it right and have a good fight!!!

13 October 2010

12 October 2010

UFC 121 Lesnar vs. Velasquez

This will be a tough bout between two hardcore fighters.
I won't be placing any bets on the result just yet!

Britons Band Together To Make UFC 120: Bisping Vs. Akiyama a Quick Sellout

It appears that the folks working at the O2 Arena in London, England will tweak the seating arrangements to allow additional spectators for the October 16 UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama.  Before the UFC could even release a full lineup, MMA fans sold the show out. Ufc_120_poster_crop_340x234


11 October 2010

Highlights from Cage Warriors 38 and promo for Cage Warriors 39

Wanderlei 'The Axe Murderer' Silva embarks on his 16 day tour of the UK and Ireland starting 12/10/2010 in Belfast and ending 28/10/2010 in Greenock Scotaland.

For full dates visit

Belfort Confirms Anderson Silva Fight For UFC 127 - BJPENN.COM - UFC NEWS - MMA NEWS- UFC NEWS

Fight card for UFC 122 click the link below

Randy Couture career change?

Randy Couture joins Hollywood

It's only a matter of time before Hollywood make the blockbusting rags to riches tale of MMA. This is what Randy Couture has to say about pursuing a career in the noble art of acting. 

“I think (acting) is certainly what my interest is right now,” Couture said on this week’s edition of the “MMA:30 Radio Hour,” which has picked the beat up on. “I’ve had an amazing year, and I think it’s time to start looking at that, for sure. That’s probably what’s going to carry me through for the next 10 or 15 years.”  Though Randy is in fantastic shape and still going strong it's thought he still has planty of rampage inside hime yet!
“I just don’t know,” Couture stated. “I’m trying to honestly evaluate that now and see how many wars I’ve got left in me.
“There’s definitely some wars in the division.”
And Randy can War!!

10 October 2010

Diaz vs Noons 2

Nick Diaz retained the Strikeforce welterweight title over KJ Noons on Saturday in the main event of “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2″.

Cagewarriors challenge team Grecicho to rematch!

Following Cage Warriors bout between Jason Young and Sergej Grecicho 01/10/2010; CWFC management team received an official complaint from Team Grecicho. The Lithuanian Sambo star and his team stated that Jason Young had engaged in an “illegal action” by taking on Vaseline or “some other oil” before and during his fight.

Due to the severity of this allegation the CWFC team undertook an extensive investigation which saw them speak to all the concerned parties, as well as officials and other eyewitnesses who were Cageside during that bout. The CWFC team also researched and examined similar incidents that have occurred in Commission controlled areas in the United States in order to find an existing precedent. Whilst the CWFC also requested and received footage of the entire fight from their production team to make their final decision.
After several days of painstaking research and meetings, the CWFC have decided to let the initial result stand. This is not a decision that the CWFC team have made lightly, as there was a number of discrepancies that occurred during the fight, which was made apparent once the available footage was reviewed.

For example; the film showed a member of Jason Young's corner team rubbing his hands over the shoulders and back of Young, after initially applying Vaseline to the face of Young before the fight. Although Young was checked and allowed to walk into the Cage by a CWFC official, it could be argued the Vaseline had already seeped into Young's skin during the first round, which led to Grecicho's gesturing to the Referee that Young was slippery.

The film then showed that the same cornerman touching the torso of Young in-between the first and second round after applying Vaseline to the face of Young. Whilst in-between the second and third stanza, that same cornerman was twice warned by the Referee for yet again touching the torso of Young after having applied Vaseline to his face.

Jason Young's cornerman was warned for applying Vaseline and Grecicho's complained during and after the fight. The CWFC team could not find an incident in a Commission backed US State where a fight result was overturned because of allegations or actions of this nature. Even the most high profile incident of this nature (which occurred during the Georges St Pierre / BJ Penn II fight in January of last year) ultimately resulted in the original result standing, despite an exhaustive legal review.

A rematch invite has been sent to team Grecicho.

46 year old Ken Shamrock fights on.

by Nate Wilcox from Bloody Elbow on Oct 4, 2010 10:26 AM EDT

Ken Shamrock owes the UFC $175,000 and has to keep fighting long past retirement age.

London's leading MMA gym. Membership details, workshops, timetables......

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300 workout guide


The '300' workout

For a Spartan-sized challenge to your daily routine, consider this your new fitness gauntlet:

a) Pull-ups – 25 reps
b) Deadlifts with 135lbs – 50 reps
c) Push-ups – 50 reps
d) 24" box jumps – 50 reps
e) Floor wipers – 50 reps
f) Single-arm clean-and-press with 36lbs kettlebell – 50 reps
g) Pull-ups – 25 reps

"The Iceman" law suit

Former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is suing MMA Authentics for $350,000 for the alleged misuse of his image. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in June, had been nondescript in regards to damages up until Saturday, when TMZ first reported the figure.

MMA Authentics is a clothing and merchandising company to which “The Iceman” had licensed his image in 2007 under two provisions. First, the production of all Liddell-related products was to be limited to clothing and headwear. Second, all products were supposed to be approved by Liddell in advance to their retail release.

According to Liddell, he discovered in August 2008 that MMA Authentics was selling several “novelty items” that not only did not fall under the “clothing and headgear” banner but were not approved by the UFC hall of famer before they hit shelves. This is not the first time that MMA Authentics has been sued by a fighter. In 2008, former two-division Pride Fighting Championships titleholder Dan Henderson filed a suit against the company regarding merchandising and sponsorship issues.

UFC 120 news

"UFC middleweight contender, Michael Bisping revealed he is not worried about Japanese superstar, Yoshihiro Akiyama, even if Akiyama took the step to train at Greg Jackson’s facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico ahead of their clash one week from today at UFC 120."