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Tim Sylvia vs. Paul Buentello featured on “War on the Mainland” PPV slot

July
28

Below you will find a clip featuring  the “War on the Mainland” PPV promo spot. Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia takes on power punching Paul Buentello in the main event, live from Bren Events Center in Irvine, California.

This promo is produced much better then the last time I saw Tim Sylvia in a PPV promo, which was one of the most God awful things I have ever seen. The below clip shows the video, as well the result of the actual fight between Sylvia and Mercer.

Posted by lvollmer on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 11:16 am |
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Update on Ultimate Women’s Challenge

July
23

I received an email from Lyle Howry, the creator and owner of Ultimate Women’s Challenge. Ultimate Women’s challenge is a women’s based reality show set to air on NBC.

It is important to note that while NBC will air the show, the show is not created by NBC. It is only being syndicated by the network. There will be more info regarding this show next week.

Posted by lvollmer on Friday, July 23rd, 2010 at 11:18 am |
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A Women’s MMA reality show is coming to NBC

July
22

Looks like NBC is cashing in on the MMA craze. In September they will air a women’s based MMA reality show called Ultimate Women’s Challenge.

The show will be hosted by Bas Rutten and model and Dancing with the Stars competitor Joanna Krupa. I don’t know what link Krupa has to MMA, if any.

The show is set to air in the fall, but it doesn’t look like a time has been set. This info comes from the website:

Ultimate Women Challenge is set to air in 60 million households on NBC and its network affiliates nationwide in 2010. Check your local TV listings.

Here are the participants:

Alexis Davis
Angela Hayes
Angela Magana
Brandi Hainey
Colleen Schneider
Heather Jo Clark
Jessica Aquilar
Julie Kedzie
Karina Hallinan
Kristin Molina
Lacey Schuckman
Martha Benavides
Melissa Steele
Michelle Ould
Michelle Vera
Patricia Vidonic

Hardcore MMA fans might recognize the name Julie Kedzie. She lost a decision to Gina Carano in the EliteXC days. In the promo video below, they feature Felice Herrig, who was a contestant on Oxygen Networks Fight Girls, a women’s based muay thai reality series. She is not listed on the websites roster, however.

Posted by lvollmer on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 11:01 am |
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East Coast black belt seminar to beat Cancer coming to Stamford CT

July
20

The below info comes from the gym that I currently train MMA at, C3 Athletics in Stamford, CT. It is a good cause, and a great way to receive some top notch instruction.

“Andre Margutti, a good friend and teammate of ours at Team Yamasaki, has been diagnosed with cancer. Andre came to the US a little more than 10 years ago and has been a great friend to all of us at Team Yamasaki. In addition to being a very upbeat and friendly guy, Andre is a hard worker. He turned 30 this year and recently started up his own construction company. He’s also competed in numerous BJJ competitions, has had a couple of amateur MMA fights, and has also taught capoeira.

Last week, Andre started radiotherapy and he will soon be starting chemotherapy. As you know, the costs for Andre’s treatment will be astronomical.

To help with some of these costs, we’re going to hold seminars at academies in the New England and Mid-Atlantic area of the east coast. All the money raised will go to Andre’s medical costs. In addition to black belts from Team Yamasaki, the following black belts have agreed to help us by teaching and / or opening up their schools to host seminars”


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All of these locations are open to everyone.
We are asking a minimum donation of $50 to attend.
The seminars will be approximately 3 hours long.
Thanks to everyone for the support. The response was so overwhelming that we were actually unable to accommodate all of the requests to have seminars. There simply weren’t enough weekends and instructors to go around. Maybe we can add some October dates if we get some additional instructors.

August 1
C-3 Athletics – Stamford, Connecticut – 330 Fairfield Avenue

Posted by lvollmer on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
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Strikeforce Houston pre-sale password

July
13

I just got an email from Strikeforce containing a pre-sale password for the Strikeforce Houston event. If you find yourself in the Houston area jones’n for some Strikeforce tickets, and for some reason you are reading this NY/NJ based MMA blog, this is your lucky day.

Pre-sale info:
EXCLUSIVE PRESALE OPPORTUNITY FOR STRIKEFORCE INSIDERS STARTS TODAY! PURCHASE DURING THE PRESALE AND YOU’LL SAVE $5 OFF EACH TICKET!

As a “Strikeforce Insider”, you can purchase your tickets before they go on sale to the general public – An opportunity to get the best seats in the house! Plus, you’ll save $5 Off each ticket purchased! The exclusive presale opportunity for Strikeforce Houston at Toyota Center will take place today, Tuesday, July 13 at until Thursday, July 15 at 10PM/CT online at Toyotacentertix.com or by phone at 866-4-HOU-TIX.

The exclusive “Strikeforce Insider” presale passcode is: EXPLODE

Click here to purchase online.

Here is how the card is shaping up:

-Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (7-0; #9 Light Heavyweight) vs. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (9-2) ( Strikeforce light heavyweight title match)
-Ronaldo “Jacare” de Souza (12-2; #10 Middleweight)* vs. Tim Kennedy (12-2) (Strikeforce Middleweight title match for the vacant middleweight title)
-Jorge Gurgel (13-6) vs. K.J. Noons (9-2)
-Bobby Lashley vs. TBA

Posted by lvollmer on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
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Round 5 set to release “Versus” series MMA figurines

July
12

Release below:

MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, July 12, 2010 – Round 5, a leader in producing mixed martial arts collectible figurines, today released images of several prototypes of its “Versus” line, pairs of distinctly new figures highlighting battle scenes from great UFC matchups.  The prototypes were first seen at the Round 5 booth at the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas in May.

The “Versus” series includes collectibles representing the following bouts:  Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva (UFC 92), 12-27-2008; Forrest Griffin vs. Jackson (“The Ultimate Fighter 7”); Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar  (UFC 100), 7-11-2008; and Tito Ortiz vs. Chuck Liddell (UFC 66), 12-30-2006.

The “Versus” line, scheduled to hit Toys“R”Us stores in the fall and other retailers later in the year, will be accompanied by an Octagon segment display.

Round 5 UFC “Ultimate Collector” Series 1 and 2 are now available at leading retailers across North America.  A list can be found at www.Round5MMA.com.

Posted by lvollmer on Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 10:37 am |
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