Posts Tagged ‘fight’

Twitter Sparks UFC Welterweight Showdown

May 27, 2011 1 comment

With the recent “Twitter Challenge” as announced by Dana White, a surge in Twitters posts is obviously apparent in the MMA world. One that has caught the attention of many fans around the world was tweeted by former UFC champion, BJ Penn:
@jakeshieldsajj I would never challenge one of Cesar Gracie’s guys, but you’ve been calling me out for years.Let’s do it! I’ll contact Dana –

And the war of words ensued:
I’m a BJ fan but let’s get it on. Make the call RT @artoom23: Hell yeah! @bjpenndotcom just called out @jakeshieldsajj ! Let’s go!!!!!!!!!  – @jakeshieldsajj
@bjpenndotcom even better, let’s make it the first 5 round non-title fight – @jakeshieldsajj
@jakeshieldsajj If that makes you feel more confident….. sure. – @BJPennDotCom 

Could we see a welterweight showdown between these two fighters? Or is this simply a plot to receive a hefty $5,000 bonus from UFC President, Dana White?


Fight Militia in Stockton

November 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Congrats to all the guys that won tonight in Stockton!!!

Our buddy over at Cageradio provided results from the fights along with pictures:




Matthew Swanson defeats Emilio Gonzales by guillotine choke @ just 31 Seconds into RD #3

Jordan Felix Defeats Paul Ruiz in just 34 seconds of RD #1 -via Guillotine choke.

David Blanco defeats Richard Parra by KO @ just 3 seconds into RD #3

Alan Perez tries for the Armbar on Chris Bonilla

Alan Perez defeats Chirs Bonilla just 42 seconds into RD # 2 via Guillotine

Jared Hess defeats Sean Baker @ 1:55 RD #1- Via armbar

Keith Cutrone defeats Jonathan Chaplin at just 1:20 into RD #1 Via Triangel choke


Daniel Romero defeats Adrain Diaz @ just11 second into RD # 1- via TKO Punches

Lucas Gamaza defeats Nick Christy @ 2:07 of RD #1 via RNC

Randy Rodini defeats Bobby Escalante by TKO @ :27 seconds into RD #1 (Dislocated Elbow)

Josh Thorneburg going for the wicked armbar on Marcus Gaines

Josh Thorneburg defeats Marcus Gaines @ 1: 45 RD #1 – via triangle choke


Team Stockton’s Tony Rios

(LEFT) Mike Christensen defeats Tony Rios by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27. 29-28

Born to Fight XIII Results

November 9, 2010 Leave a comment

“Born to Fight” kicked off November’s busy month of MMA in California and it did not disappoint. There were 11 total fights with more than 15 gyms showing up to compete. Only 4 of the 11 fights went to a decision, while the rest were a combination of KO’s and submission finishes. Here are the results of the fights along with some pictures from our great photographer, Alicia Forbrich.


John Davis (AKA, 2-0) defeats Carlos Bosquez (Norcal Fight Factory, 0-1) by KO in the 3rd round

Marco Del (Claudio Franco BJJ, 1-0) defeats Justin Roman (USH Fight Team, 0-1) by KO in the 3rd round

Vince Bordi (Team USA, 4-0) defeats Brandon Hester (Tribull MMA, 1-0) by Unanimous Decision

Doyle Childs (Battle Control MMA, 1-0) defeats Felix Guel (Norcal Fight Factory, 0-2) by Unanimous Decision

Anthony Darino (Team AKA, 1-0) defeats Radames Garcia (Tribull MMA, 0-1) by Submission in the 3rd round

Idres Rahminai (Combat Sports Academy, 3-0) defeats Alex Katrib (Team Sickness, 3-1) by Submission in the 2nd round

Tony Lawrence (USH Fight Team, 1-0) defeats Marc Talledo (Unlimited Fight Team, 0-1) by Split Decision

Zachary Parish (AKA, 1-0) defeats Benji Sliva (Gladiator Academy, 0-1) by Split Decision

Orlando Cantbagan (FTCC, 1-0) defeats Kashayar Erfanian (Team AKA-Sunnyvale, 0-1) by Submission in the 2nd round

Paul Rice (American Kickboxing Academy, 1-0) defeats Martin Delanve (Gym and Record Unknown) by Submission in the 2nd round

Ashley Smith (Gladiator Academy, 1-0) defeats Ashley Florence (Assault MMA, 0-1) by TKO in the first round

Check out our Facebook page for pictures by Alicia Forbrich

Born To Fight Official Card (Nov 7th)

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Spotlight – Tribull MMA

November 3, 2010 1 comment

Hey Everyone!

We just visited with Tribull MMA in San Jose and had a chance to talk to head instructor, Christian Smith.

They have two fighters that will be competing at Born to Fight on the 7th. Brandon Hester (1-0) and Rad Garcia, who is making his debut.
Come out and support these guys. They work hard in the gym every day and want to put on a great fight for you guys! Hope to see you all there!

Brandon Hester

Rad Garcia

Jerel “The Solution” Clark Interview

October 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Hey everyone!

Make sure you check out our Spotlight section that features Reno fighter, Jerel Clark. Clark is currently 5-0 as a pro and will be trying out for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.

TUF Season 12

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Tonight marked the third episode of TUF 12 and it did not disappoint. The show opens with “Bruce Lee-roy” going on and on about his last fight. Needless to say, everyone in the house was getting annoyed.

The teams begin training and its obvious there is a difference in the way Koscheck and GSP coach. While we catch GSP telling his team to have fun, Koscheck gathers his team to tell them that they’re not working hard enough.

The fight is picked as its Michael Johnson (1st pick) vs the englishman, Aaron Wilkinson. The first round starts with Johnson throwing leg kicks while Wilkinson counters with jabs and straights. Johnson finally shoots in for a takedown but can only hold his opponent down briefly. Wilkinson returns the favor and takes Johnson down against the fence. The round ends with Wilkinson dropping short elbows.

Round 2 opens with Johnson trying to pressure but “English” keeps him at bay with his jabs. Johnson lands a nice superman punch and pushes his opponent to the fence. Wilkinson gets off the cage and presses forward with straight rights before he’s taken down. Johnson shows his jiu jitsu skills and takes Wilkinson’s back before the fight gets back to the feet. Wilkinson scores another takedown against the fence and continues to punish Johnson. Johnson gets up and takes Wilkinson down with a double leg takedown. Wilkinson gets up and they meet back in the center of the cage. The few exchange briefly but fatigue is setting in before Dana shouts “come on boys! Who wants it?” Wilkinson’s team is calling for him to push Johnson to the fence but cannot take him down. Fight goes to a 3rd.

During the commerical break, I think I saw a glimpse of Johnson choking Wilkinson with a rear naked choke.

The 3rd opens with Johnson turning it up and scoring a quick takedown. He punishes Wilkinson and gets his back, finishing him with a rear naked choke.

Commercial break RUINED it. Good job UFC.