Fans have wanted to see these two heavyweights fight each other for a long time , and they’ll finally get the chance on August 31st in Milwaukee (UFC 164). Newly-signed Josh Barnett will fight in the octagon for the first time since 2002 when he meets former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.
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Spike TV announced the cast of their upcoming fight reality show ‘Fight Master: Bellator MMA.” The cast is comprised of 32 welterweights competing in a tournament to win $100,000. The fighters will partake in qualifying bouts in the first three episodes. The finale will be broadcasted live on Spike where the eventual winner will move into an actual Bellator tournament to earn a welterweight title shot.
The series will premier at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 19th.
Unlike the UFC’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, fighters will also pick their coaches on Fight Master. Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren will serve as this season’s coaches. Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith will serve as the show’s host.
The cast includes a few familiar names, including UFC and Strikeforce veteran Joe Riggs, M-1 Global veteran Jason Norwood, Bellator veteran Chris Lozano, rising prospect Marcus Aurelio (not the PRIDE and UFC veteran) and others.
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When it comes to grappling tournaments there is always the issue of “illegal techniques.” Many practioners of Jiu-Jitsu and Judo are very comfortable with the typical IBJJF rules, but does it really favor those particular styles? As most of you know there is no such thing as an illegal submission, or an illegal takedown in Catch as Catch Can (CACC) and we train as such. Many CACC and Sambo stylists prefer organizations such as the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) due to the fact that just about any submission is legal in most divisions and it allows the individual to showcase their full ability without restraint.
How do you feel about the differences in rules from one grappling organization to the next? Does it really have a big impact on which tournaments you prefer to compete in? How does it affect your gameplan or thought process during a match?
Never say Never!
I’m sure most of you have heard by now that the “Ultimate Fighting Championship” has resigned “The Warmaster” Josh Barnett to a multi-fight deal. Josh is without a doubt still one of the best Heavyweight Mixed Martial Artists in the world, but what are your thoughts on this situation? Will Josh climb to the top of the UFC ranks again?
“Catch Rules” matches are making a comeback and one of the hot topics is the pin. So, what are your thoughts? Should the Pin be removed from Catch Wrestling Matches? If not, how many seconds should it be? Or, perhaps it should be added to more grappling tournaments? Please let us know what you think.
Ok guys, a lot of gyms dont even teach these techniques (Heel Hooks/Neck Cranks) to adults so should kids learn them? If so at what age is it safe? In Catch Wrestling we typically think of a submission as a submission regardless of the danger involved because we are more used to “ripping” and being rough with one another.