Thursday, November 10, 2011

Evolution Fighting Championships 8

By Staff Writer Matt Steinberg

The Evolution Fighting Championships are making their way to Rahway, New Jersey this Saturday afternoon. With fighters ranging from featherweight to heavyweight, you can count on witnessing some hard hitting knockouts and slick submissions. Mixed martial arts is a rapidly growing sport, and a local event is a great opportunity to check out the action up close and personal. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Submission of the week: Kimura

By Staff Writer Matt Steinberg

This week takes a look at the Kimura. Also known as a “chicken wing”, this is a submission technique that when applied causes pressure on the shoulder joint causing intense pain. The Kimura can be executed from closed guard, open guard, side control, and north-south position. Named after Masahiko Kimura, this lock was first seen in 1952 during a jiu-jitsu tournament in Brazil. Kimura applied the hold on Helio Gracie which led to his corner throwing in the towel. The following is an example of how to properly secure and execute a Kimura from a closed guard position.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

BJ Penn: “I will defeat Nick Diaz.”

By Staff Writer Matt Steinberg

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is making its way back to the Mandalay Bay Events Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 137 is stacked with a night of incredible match-ups, including “Big Country” Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop, Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo, and in the main event of the evening former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion “The Prodigy” BJ Penn vs. the reining Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fights to Make After UFC 136

By Staff Writer Louis D’Andrilli
UFC 136 was one of the best cards on paper, and although it didn’t live up to it’s lofty expectations it was still a great card.  Two titles were successfully defended, and we were treated to the greatest post fight interview in MMA history…. Now on to what the UFC needs to do with these fighters.

Submission of the week: Arm Bar

By Staff Writer Matt Steinberg

This week examines the Arm Bar. Originally seen in jiu-jitsu and catch wrestling tournaments, the Arm Bar has become a staple in mixed martial arts competitions. Once locked into position a fighter has only seconds to defend or escape from the submission, or they risk a broken arm and possibly a career ending injury. In 2004 at UFC 48, Frank Mir defeated Tim Sylvia 50 seconds into the first round after locking in a tight Arm Bar and snapping the heavyweight's right forearm.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

UFC 136 Betting Advice

By Staff Writer Louis D’Andrilli
This best card the UFC has put on in years is also a very intriguing card if you’re looking to make money.  UFC 136 takes place in Houston, and features two title fights.  Let’s make that money!
Kenny Florian +280 for 2 units
Simpson/Guillard/Pettis parlay for 2 units
Tiequan Zhang -125 for 1 unit
Gray Maynard +120 for 1 unit
Leonard Garcia +180 for 1 unit
This is usually more bets that I like to place on a card, but the lines are very enticing and I feel confident I will walk away from UFC 136 with a fatter pocket!

UFC 136 Predictions

By Staff Writer Corey Smith

The UFC’s most exciting division will finally have some clarity after Saturday night’s main event from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.  Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard look to settle their long running rivalry. After an epic clash at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day ended in a draw, the two have been locked into a rematch. Both are finally healthy, and itching to be rid of the other.