FIGHT! Promotion

FIGHT! Promotion

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FIGHT! Magazine and Victory Belt are teaming up to give one lucky reader an entire set of instructional MMA books and DVDs. If you want to win, keep reading.

Victory Belt is the world’s leading producer of MMA-technique books and videos. The Victory Belt prize pack includes books and DVDs by Anderson Silva, Greg Jackson, BJ Penn, Eddie Bravo, Fedor Emelianenko, Randy Couture, Lyoto Machida, and more. With step-by-step instructions, training secrets, and helpful tips from MMA’s greatest fighters and trainers, you can bet your MMA know-how will skyrocket after utilizing the Victory Belt compilation.

Simply send your best MMA haiku to webcontest@fightmagazine.com. Did you think we were just going to give away a bunch of books and videos to someone who can’t write Japanese poetry? If you’re submission is “ichiban,” the anthology is yours.

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(The first in our FIGHT! Life series featuring the TapouT Crew. Visit our video page to see all five clips!)

Each week FIGHT! brings you the best from our friends around the web.

– Helwani vs. Dundas: MMA Awards Edition (Versus MMA Beat)

– ‘Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu’ Media Conference Call Highlights (LowKick)

– UFC-WEC Merger Brings Excitement, Warning About Jobs on the Line (MMA Fighting)

– CSAC’s George Dodd Pokes Holes In Chael Sonnen’s Rumored Testosterone Defense (MMA Convert)

– Prodigimon: Which BJ Penn Will You Get on Fight Night? (MiddleEasy)

– Mike Swick and Frank Shamrock Engage in Online War of Words (Five Ounces of Pain)

– Alistair Overeem Discusses Steroid Accusations With Michael “The Voice” Schiavello” (MMA Scraps)

– Sean McCorkle Addresses Internet Fame, Trash Talk, and Stefan Struve (Heavy.com/MMA)

– Joe Rogan Calls MMA Writer a ‘F*ggot’, Internet Explodes (SBNation.com/MMA)

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Loved and hated in equal measure, Nick Diaz is one of the most polarizing figures in MMA. But FIGHT! found out that few people on either side of the fence are down with the real Diaz. Read about Diaz in the November issue of FIGHT! Magazine, on newsstands next week. Click here to subscribe. Directed, shot and edited by Rick Lee. Written and produced by Danny Acosta. Additional Camera: Micheal Mardones.

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Each week FIGHT! brings you the best from our friends around the web.

– Jose Aldo Turned Down UFC Fight With Kenny Florian (Cage Potato)

– Senator Fedor Will Enforce the People’s Rights (MiddleEasy)

– Cain Velasquez Gets Mobbed by Fans Who Are Not Impressed with Brock Lesnar (MMA Scraps)

– Jake Shields: If Kampmann Doesn’t Tap, I’ll Snap His Arm In Half (MMA Convert)

– Matt Hamill: Friendship Out the Door vs. Tito Ortiz at UFC 121 (MMA Fighting)

– Gabriel Gonzaga Discusses His UFC 121 Opponent and the Current Depth in the Heavyweight Division (LowKick)

– Sam Stout Ready To Welcome Paul Taylor To The Lightweight Division (Heavy.com/MMA)

– The Eight-Point Stance: UFC 120 (Five Ounces of Pain)

– Exclusive: Mike Pyle – ‘I Just Absolutely Handled The Kid’ (SBNation.com/MMA)

– Arianny Celeste Promotes Playboy Appearance on TMZ (Versus MMA Beat)

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Each week FIGHT! brings you the tastiest bits from our friends around the web.

– UFC 120: The New Guys, Part 1 (Cage Potato)

– Watch this weeks MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani (MMA Fighting)

– Marloes Coenen Gets Screwed…Financially (Heavy.com/MMA)

– SB Nation Exclusive: UFC 120’s Mike Pyle Reflects on His Career in MMA (Watch Kalib Run)

– Why Dan Hardy vs Carlos Condit Should Be the Headline Fight at UFC 120 (Five Ounces of Pain)

– Joseph Benavidez vs. Wagnney Fabiano Booked for WEC 52 (Versus MMA Beat)

– Comeback “Gracie Style”: Exclusive interview with Daniel Gracie (LowKick)

– Antonio Silva vs. Valentijn Overeem Official For Strikeforce ‘Henderson vs. Babalu’ (MMA Convert)

– Classic Fight: Royler Gracie vs. Genki Sudo @ K-1 MMA Romanex 2004 (MMA Scraps)

– Marloes Coenen Gets a Hero’s Welcome in Amsterdam (MiddleEasy)

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(UFC 119’s special guest ring girl, Brittny Ward. Visit Cage Potato for more.)

Each week, FIGHT! brings you the best from our friends around the web.

– Stefan Struve vs. Sean McCorkle Planned for UFC 124 in Montreal (MMA Fighting)

– Ed Soares’ Dream for Jose Aldo? Super-Fight Against Frankie Edgar (Versus MMA Beat)

– Gina Carano Lands Her Next Major Movie Role, and More Juicy Rumors (MiddleEasy)

– Is Bad Sportsmanship Just Part of the MMA Fight Game? (Five Ounces of Pain)

– Gerald Harris and Phil Davis Get Main Card Slots at UFC 123, Karo Parisyan and Tyson Griffin Stuck in the Prelims (Heavy.com/MMA)

– Nevada State Athletic Commission Makes Half-Baked Changes To Drug Testing Policy (Watch Kalib Run)

– 5 Fights You Shouldn’t Miss This October (LowKick)

– Is Frankie Edgar the #2 P4P Fighter in the World? Dana White Thinks So… (MMA Convert)

– Crazy Slugfest from K-1 MAX Grand Prix (MMA Scraps)

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Shin guards, shirts, shorts, gloves, head gear…Hayabusa has you covered from head to toe. The company has quickly become an established leader in the production of some of the world’s finest MMA apparel and training gear and has teamed up with FIGHT! to offer one lucky reader a Hayabusa prize pack valued at more than $400. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself wearing Hayabusa gear and reading your favorite MMA magazine, FIGHT! E-mail the picture to webcontest@fightmagazine and we will pick a winner at random. Good luck!

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(Kaufman celebrates her win. Props to Esther Lin.)

At FIGHT! Magazine, we believe there is a need for a completely objective and unbiased ranking system for fighters to replace the myriad subjective rankings that have become skewed, in many instances, by fighter popularity. In an effort to address this issue FIGHT! Magazine brings you its computerized rankings system which takes into account a fighters strength of opponent, strength of performance, and frequency of activity.

Three fighters entered the Strikeforce cage on Friday night in Everett, Wa. with FIGHT! Rankings and six exited the cage with a spot on our computerized poll.

Co-headliner Mike Kyle began the night #63 in FIGHT!’s Heavyweight Rankings. We reassigned him to Light Heavyweight, where he has been installed at #41 following his win over Ron “Abongo” Humphrey, who enters our rankings at #51. Shane Del Rosario stayed put at #27 in our Heavyweight Rankings with a win over unranked Lolohea Mahe, and Bobby Voelker entered our Welterweight Rankings at #79 with his win over Cory Devela, who drops from #93 to #99. Ousmane Thomas Diagne enters our Lightweight Rankings at #113 following his loss to unranked Caros Fodor.

The rest of the card, including Strikeforce Women’s 135-Pound Champion Sarah Kaufman, remains unranked. The male fighters are unranked because they have yet to complete three qualifying fights. The female fighters are unranked because until now we haven’t believed that the pool of active female fighters was deep enough to assign accurate values to their wins and losses. Now, with the establishment of Strikeforce’s 135- and 145- pound Women’s Championships, Bellator’s 125-pound women’s tourney, and the inclusion of smaller promotions around the globe that regularly feature women’s MMA bouts, FIGHT! will begin assigning values to female fights in two to three different weight classes.

The rankings, like women’s MMA, will be a work in progress but we feel that it’s something that the fans, and the fighters, deserve.

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FIGHT! Magazine and Do Or Die clothing are teaming up to give away 10 shirts. If you want to win one, all you have to do is send us a picture of yourself with your favorite issue of FIGHT! The 10 best photos will be rewarded with shirts from Do Or Die. To enter, send your photo, full name, street address, and shirt size to webcontest@fightmagazine.com. Good luck!

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(Props to MMAFighting)

Every week, Fightmagazine.com brings you the spiciest bits from our friends around the interwebs.

Cyborg vs. Cuddles: The Staredown (Cage Potato)

Loco Life 27 (Heavy MMA)

Fedor Has One Year (Or Less) Atop the Heavyweight Rankings (5 Oz of Pain)

Bellator Completes Female Tourney Lineup. Wait, Wasn’t Strikeforce Doing A Women’s Tournament? (WatchKalibRun)

How Quickly We Forget: THQ’s 2007 UFC Undisputed Trailer Looked Better Than Anything Since (Middle Easy)

Wand Talks About Withdrawing from UFC 116 (MMA Scraps)

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