On Saturday, May 25 Cain Velasques fights against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for the Heavy weight Championship. The UFC 160 fight will take place in Las Vegas from 7 pm to 10 pm. The fightcard will also feature Dos Santos vs.Hunt, Maynard vs. Grant, and Cerrone vs. Noons. Along with a bunch of crazy prelim fights you wont want to miss. For more info: on how to get tickets go to: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2E004A6BED0A359C?artistid=806762&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=830 But if this fight card doesn’t interest you then on Saturday, June 8, UFC on Fuel TV, brings you Nogueira fighting Werdum live in Brazil. For more info. on UFC fights go to: ww.ufc.com/event/FUEL10
Dana White has reported that there will be a cut of up to a hundred fighters in a few months. The UFC is in a fighting purge, and the cuts will motivate the contestants a lot more to fight harder. But fighters like George St. Pierre and Nick Diaz are safe from being cut. However fighters like Rick Story and Issei Tamura need a win to stay in the UFC. In better news on March 16, stay tuned in for George St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz in the Welterweight Title fight. Also check out the Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs. Sonnen this Tuesday in the finale at 9:00 p.m.ultimate fighter on Fox.
Since 1925, over forty members of the Gracie Family have dedicated their lives to developing the most effective system of defense the world has ever known. Carlos Gracie was the first to establish the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, where he taught Japanese techniques which he and his brothers learned from Esai Maeda. Since Helio Gracie wasn’t strong enough to take part in the grappling, he spent most of his time watching his brother teach the classes. Eventually Helio Gracie realized he couldn’t use his strenght against his opponents because he wasn’t very strong to begin with. So instead he used leverage, timing, and natural body movements. In 1931 Helio Gracie proved this by submitting Boxer Antonio Portugal in minutes. This later inspired Helio Gracie to continue modifying the Japanese techniques until he produced an art that would enable anyone to defend themselves against a larger assailant. On October 23, 1951 Helio Gracie fought Masasliko Kimura, who was the best Japanese Jiu-Jitsu fighter of his day. Kimura was eighty pounds heavier than Helio, and Carlos Gracie ended the fight to protect his brother from the shoulder lock known as the “Kimura”. On may 24,1955 Helio Gracie again proved himself by fighting Waldemar Santana for almost four hours (3 hours and 40 mins). The fight was once again ended by Carlos Gracie, but became known as the longest no-holds-barred fight in history. Helio Gracie earned a lot of respect for his ability to fend off a much stronger, and younger opponent. For more info on the Gracie families history go to:http://www.gracieacademy.com/timeline.asp
From June 29-30, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in San Jose, the Northern FitExpo will take place. Experts have detailed information on ways to improve conditions such as Disordered eating, Diabetes,Obesity,Sleep deprivation, and more. If you like to eat healthy nutritional foods and want to learn more then all you have to do is click on the link: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbmainnut.htm, it includes over 3,000 articles of Diets, Nutrition and Diet Tips, Food and Recipes, Essential Nutrients, Health Conditions and Diseases, and Nutrition Tools. But that’s not all they have to offer, there will be MMA fights, Jiu Jitsu, Body Building, Power Lifting, Strongman, Grip, and Bikini.The Expo even has some New attraction’s such as Arm Wrestling,Best Biceps, Best Abs,and Best Legs. I happened to be lucky enough to go to the Fit Expo at the LA Convention Center, and just had a great time watching the Gracie National’s Jiu Jitsu Competition’s. If you need info. on tickets and the hours of the expo go to: http://www.thefitexpo.com/sj.asp.
Tune in January 17th, as Bellator’s MMA Featherweight Champion Pat Curran defends his title from Patricio Pitbull. Pat Curran has won two Bellator fighting tournaments in lightweight and his current weight class featherweight. So don’t forget to check out the Bellator MMA Championship Fights on Spike TV, for more videos or info on Pat Curran or Bellator MMA fights go to: http://www.spike.com/video-clips/nz17l3/bellator-mma-profile-pat-curran
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