Al Yu's MMA Articles

February 2010 // Names in the Game
New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. MMAWeekly.com takes you deep inside the sport [...]

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March 2009 // Names in the Game
New Blood

Wilson Reis Name: Wilson Reis Professional Record: 6-0 Height: 5’4” Weight: 140 pounds Discipline: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Notable Wins: 6-0 Born in Brazil, Wilson Reis made the move to the United States years ago. He had wanted to be a full-time Jiu- Jitsu trainer, and he fulfi lled his goal. In 2007, he made his professional [...]

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January 2009 // Names in the Game
New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fi ghters on the verge of making it to the next level. MMAWeekly.com takes you deep inside the [...]

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December 2008 // Quick Hits
Gegard Mousasi

2008 has been a defi ning year for Gegard Mousasi. The Armenian-Dutch fi ghter recently claimed the Dream middleweight grand prix championship, defeating American Top Team’s Denis Kang, Korean Judoka Dong Sik Yoon, fi erce striker Melvin Manhoef, and decorated grappler Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza along the way. In addition to winning the tournament, the 23-year-old [...]

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August 2008 // Quick Hits
Baka Survivor

Shinya Aoki is poised to become the best lightweight fi ghter in the world. Known for his trademark yellow or rainbowcolored spandex pants, Aoki has been winning over fans with his superb technique and the ability to overwhelm opponents with his grappling prowess. Shinya Aoki’s unorthodox style is what sets him apart. The Japanese fi [...]

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July 2008 // Names in the Game
New Blood

Ryan Bader Is MMA a wrestler’s world? Some of the biggest early champions were wrestlers, or had a strong wrestling base. Wrestlers dominated their opponents with control and vicious ground and pound. But as the sport evolved, fi ghters became well-rounded, and the dominance of wrestling soon diminished. But a new breed of wrestlers – [...]

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September 2008 // Names in the Game
New Blood

Nathan Coy Nathan Coy is with good company. The All-American wrestler from Oregon State University turned pro last year and is a member of Team Quest, home to many fi ghters including Matt Lindland, former Pride champion Dan Henderson, and IFL champions Ryan Schultz and Matt Horwich. “I kind of came into this sport not [...]

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May 2008 // Names in the Game
New Blood

Name: Dong-Hyun Kim Professional Record: 9-0-1 Height: 6’1” Weight: 170lbs Discipline: Judo Notable Wins: Hidehiko Hasegawa Dong-Hyun Kim isn’t your average household name…yet. According to fellow countryman and former Pride star Denis Kang, “He’s the best prospect out of Korea right now. He’s gonna turn some heads for sure.” A veteran of the Korea-based SpiritMC [...]

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Aug/Sep 2007
New Blood: Brought to you by MMAWeekly.com

In the exploding world of MMA, it’s sometimes hard for fans to notice some of the amazing fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. We’ve enlisted the experts at MMAWeekly.com to take you deep inside the sport, and present you with some of the newest names to watch.   Name: Gina [...]

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