Mitch Gogetz's MMA Articles

March 2008 // Names in the Game
New Blood

CAIN VELASQUEZ Name: Cain Velasquez Professional Record: 2-0 Height: 6’2” Weight: 230lbs Discipline: Wrestling Notable Wins: Jesse Fujarczyk Who is Cain Velasquez? Most fans aren’t familiar with Velasquez, who has just two professional fi ghts under his belt. But what he lacks in experience, he makes up for with his ability to adapt and learn [...]

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March 2008 // MMA Life
Making The Cut1

Have you ever wondered how Rich Franklin can possibly be 185 pounds or how Georges St. Pierre is 170 pounds? To make the mark for their fi ght, they cut weight. Weight cutting has become commonplace with the majority of fi ghters in mixed martial arts. Most fi ghters want to be as big as [...]

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November 2008 // Quick Hits
“Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante”

Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante is a Brazilian-born fi ghter who is known for his excellent stand up, as well as his solid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game. Cavalcante trains out of American Top Team in Florida with teammates like Thiago Alves, Thiago Silva, and Jorge Santiago. The 25-year-old has compiled a MMA record of 14-2-1 and is considered [...]

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May 2008 // Quick Hits
Judging in MMA

Have you ever watched a fi ght and wondered at the end how the winner got the decision? Many fans are unclear of the scoring criteria in mixed martial arts. Judging in the sport is still in its infancy, but the rules have been in place for a few years now. The criteria for judging [...]

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June 2008 // Quick Hits
Pride Report Card

Over the last three years, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has experienced an influx of former PRIDE fighters. Some have enjoyed success. Others have tasted defeat. FIGHT! Magazine looks at those fighters and where they stand in the UFC. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua – c Many fans deemed Rua the number one light heavyweight in the world. [...]

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