September 2010 Quick Hits

5 Minutes With Dominick Cruz

How did you get the nickname “Dominator?”   I was the smallest guy on my football team, but I would never stop and I’d always get back up.   What’s the last CD you bought?   Eminem’s Recovery.   Where do you keep your WEC title belt?   It’s on my couch underneath a pile [...]

The Strike Exchange

CHRIS LEBEN   Leben gained some serious steam with a pair of wins in 15 days. “The Crippler” TKO’d Aaron Simpson at the TUF 11 Finale and then slapped a triangle submission on Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116. Leben’s UFC status had been flagging (from main event to main card to prelims), but Knockout of [...]

Five For Fighting

  5. NATE MARQUARDT VS.ROUSIMAR PALHARES(UFC Ultimate Fight Night 22: Sept. 15)   Palhares comes into the bout on a UFC three-fight win streak, including victories over Jeremy Horn and Tomasz Drwal. Marquardt hopes to rebound from his February loss to Chael Sonnen. Both men have legit BJJ skills, and Marquardt looks to have the [...]

Swiss Miss

Free spirited Swiss beauty Alexandra Lahey will watch fights, drink beer, and eat a steak, but don’t think for one second she doesn’t enjoy being a girl.   + Word on the street is that you’ve been to a few no-holds-barred fights. What were some of the crazy things you saw?   We got there, [...]

Age is Just A Number

Teens MARCIN HELD Age: 18Record: 9-1   Polish sensation Marcin Held went undefeated in 20-plus amateur bouts, and he has compiled a pro record of 9-1. The 18-year-old BJJ practitioner can fight at either 145 pounds or 155 pounds. Held has made a name for himself in his home country, and now he’s primed to [...]

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