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Duane Shields showing strong in the room, trying to carry it to the cage at AOW 13

Duane Shields will be fighting fellow Philadelphian Javi Guzman for the Art of War lightweight championship in South Philadelphia on September 28th at AOW13 hosted at the 2300 Arena.  Shields knows adversity from his life outside of the cage and the room at Martinez BJJ where he calls home.  “Crispy” as his fans call him, feels that now is his time for all of his efforts and work to pay off.  I stopped in to see Duane […]

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Matt “White Chocolate” Turnbull focused on another win at Art of War 13

Matt Turnbull has a bad taste in his mouth from his most recent fight where he came away on the losing end of a decision to Chris Disonnell at Ring of Combat 67. “White Chocolate” felt like his opponent was a little stronger  and it forced  him make some adjustments.  I asked Turnbull what he has done differently and he tells MyMMANews… My nutrition was a problem.  My eating was inconsistent and I felt like I binge […]

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Mike Jasper Mentally Confident of Securing Victory at Bellator 228

Confidence is a critical strength in taking on challenges, as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Fighting out of Camarillo, California, Mike Jasper has a firm self-belief and capabilities that gives him the upper hand heading into his upcoming fight at Bellator 228. With a professional record of 13-5, Jasper is an eight-year fight veteran. Jasper has made a name for himself throughout the California MMA fight circuit. Climbing the ladder has been a slow, yet constant grind. […]

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Chris Rojas: “I can knock anybody out”

After 15 amateur contests Chris Rojas has been given the green light to make his pro debut which will come on September 28 at Kansas City Fighting Alliance. “Rumble” speaks with MyMMANews.com. How do you feel now? Can you remember what it felt like when you first stepped on these mats, and comparatively speaking how do you feel now as a martial artist?“Well, I feel a lot more complete. A lot more well-rounded: as a wrestler, a […]

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AJ Robb: “I’m training my ass off with dogs, with animals, with savages to become a savage”

A former Colorado Amateur MMA Fighter of the year, AJ Robb, will get to headline a card for the first time in his hometown as the headliner of No Mercy 67. Robb was originally scheduled to face Derek Perez, but that has been changed to Benji Gomez. Robb says, “He’s a guy from California, 8-12. It should be fun. A boxer, brawler. His nickname is ‘The Brawler,’ so it should be fun. I love to Brawl too.” […]

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Combate’s Bantamweight Champion: And Still

When Gustavo Lopez enters ‘La Jaula’, he does something that I have never seen before, from any fighter. Ever. I first noticed it during the second fight against Jose ‘Pochito’ Alday, who at the time held the belt. Lopez would, of course, go on to finish Alday and win the title. I also noticed it again, in his first title defense against Joey Ruquet, on August 23, a VICIOUS first-round knockout which you can see here. Lopez enters […]

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Pedro Carvalho – Bellator 226 – “I’m not only the future, I’m the present”

The third edition of Bellator’s World Grand Prix is set to launch with 16 featherweight athletes vying for the 145-pound championship and a one million dollar grand prize. Streaming exclusively on DAZN, the world’s first truly dedicated live sports streaming service, the first round of pairings includes former champions, undefeated elite prospects, European standouts, athletes moving up a weight class and a fighter currently in the midst of the longest winning streak in company history. Fans can […]

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Sam Sicilia on how it “Should be”

Sam Sicilia is happy to be part of the field for the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix and get back to his tournament roots as a wrestler, while being able to advance his career within cage results. What are your thoughts on the upcoming Grand Prix?“Oh man, it’s super exciting! The format and the Grand Prix, the way they’re doing it; I think it’s awesome. The best way to do it for me. The best 16 guys and […]

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ECMMA 4: Iss Kurdi Post Fight interview

The event erupted when professional MMA fighter Iss Kurdi entered the cage and again very soon after at ECMMA 4 Kurdi has endured a tough run recently in his pro MMA career feeling his first fight was stopped prematurely and second fight having to end due to a freak hamstring injury. Kurdi last night proved why he belongs to be in there by defeating his opponent via TKO in less than 1 minute. Check out my full […]

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Bellator 225: Tyrell Fortune post-fight interview (VIDEO)

Tyrell Fortune discusses his second-round submission win over Rudy Schaffroth at Bellator 225. The event took place on Saturday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. Fortune talks about getting the victory, if he’s happy to get the craziness of the build-up behind him, wanting to stay active, getting a step up in competition, taking a boxing match next month, why he wants nothing to do with fighting Jake Hager and much more. Check out […]

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