XFO 34 – Worlds Collide: Curran vs Hori

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on December - 4 - 2009

XFO 34 – Worlds Collide: Curran vs Hori Saturday, December 5th 6:00 PM Lakemoor Banquet Facility, Lakemoor, IL Coming off of a win at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers, Jeff Curran is once again fighting in front of his hometown in the Chicagoland area against training partner of Curran’s latest WEC opponent, Takeya Mizugaki; Tomohiko Hori.  Jeff “Big Frog” Curran (30-12-1) has recently defeated Dustin Neace at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers,  [Read More]

G2 Fight Night – Black Wednesday Results

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on December - 1 - 2009

G2 Fight Night – Black Wednesday www.g2fightnight.com Tinley Park, IL  > Ryan Dipompeo def Kevin Groff – Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rd 1 > Ryan Kirwin def Chris Bourassa – TKO Rd 1 > Mike Rzab def Joeseph Merrill – Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Rd 1 > Mike Lettiere def Glenn Evans – TKO Rd 3 > Jake Murphy def Carlus Moore – KO Rd 1 > Joe Wassong def Levon Cousin  [Read More]

MMA Fighter Challege: Babes & Brawls Weigh-In Photos

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on November - 22 - 2009

MMA Fighter Challenge, a new Chicagoland MMA Promotion whose debut event takes place on November 22nd at the Atlantis Gentlemen’s Club in Chicago Heights, held its fighter weigh-ins on November 21st at the Foundry in Aurora, IL. For more information on the event and the new promotion, visit www.mmafighterchallenge.com.Photo Gallery: MMA Fighter Challenge: Babes & Brawls Weigh-Ins Photos Weigh-ins Results: Brian Booth (202 lbs) vs TBA Greg Reddington (145 lbs)  [Read More]

Photos and Results from Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on November - 9 - 2009

November 7, 2009 at the Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, IL Strikeforce: Fedor Vs Rogers Photo Gallery (Images Courtesy of ThruMyEye.com) Results: Fedor Emelianenko def. Brett Rogers via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:48 Jake Shields def. Jason “Mayhem” Miller via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) Gegard Mousasi def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:43 Fabricio Werdum def. Antonio Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Marlos  [Read More]

Mark Miller vs Deray Davis – Cancelled

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on November - 8 - 2009

With 10 bouts originally scheduled for Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers, only 9 of them took place, leaving a local and high anticipated fight out last minute.  The excluded fight was among  TUF 9 and IFL vet Mark Miller vs ShoXC and Bellator vet Deray Davis. After long training and preparation time, both fighters made weight on Friday, November 6th with the intention of going to battle in front of thousands in  [Read More]

Strikeforce: Interviews with Fabricio Werdum and Jason “Mayhem” Miller

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on November - 7 - 2009

Interviews conducted by Matt Giancarlo with Jason Miller and Fabricio Werdum 11/4/2009 Jason Miller Q: What do you think that you can expose out of Jake Shields that others have not in his previous fights? A: “There’s no mystery and no secret here. He likes to get guys to the ground, and dry-hump them into submission. That’s not gonna happen. I’m not gonna allow him to do that, I’m gonna make  [Read More]

Strikeforce: Interview with John Kolosci

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on November - 1 - 2009

Come November 7th, the Chicagoland area will hold the next Strikeforce event, featuring not only a stacked main card featuring names such as Fedor Emelianenko, but also a very exciting undercard with several local fighters, including Ultimate Fighter 6 vet John Kolosci, who is recently on a four fight win streak since his time with the UFC. Kolosci was recently featured in an analysis article which can be viewed here.  [Read More]

Paradise Warrior Retreat is offering a mixed martial arts seminar in the Chicago area the weekend of Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers on November 7th – 8th.The first day of the 2 day event covers MMA striking with Xtreme Couture head trainer Shawn Thompkins, wrestling with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski and Overtime MMA coach Sean Bormet, submissions with former Strikeforce Lightheavyweight Champ Babalu Sobral, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with Jeff Curran,  [Read More]