In this issue...
Mixed Martial Arts from all over the globe....
2 Hot 2 Handle II: NHB in the Netherlands
Pride 13: Collision Course showcased some of Pride's fastest and most action-packed fights with several surprising results.
"New" Jersey "Rules": New Jersey State Athletic COntrol Board Chairman Larry Hazzard organized a meeting to review and update the rules governing the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in his state. Promoters from all over the country traveled to be at the meeting. We'll give you a rundown of the new rules and weight classes.
Dutch heavyweight sensation Valentijn Overeem talks with us after his destruction of Ian Freeman at 2H2H II
RINGS USA: No judges were needed on this night in Coucil Bluffs, Iowa...all of the fights were finished on the mat.
UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture, now retired from wrestling and focused on his MMA career, talks about his upcoming title defense in UFC 31.
Who are the top 4 fighters in the sport today? For years we've been hounded to do fighter rankings...in this issue we announce the Official FCF Top Fighter Ranking List.
Jason Walls: Meet the HOOKnSHOOT Pancrase Lightweight Champion
Tra Telligman talks with us after he shocked the world with his win over Igor Vovchancin
Dave Menne has beaten many of the sport's best. The Mouth of NHB talks with the "forgotten champion" about why he's been MIA from the UFC line-ups.
HOOKnSHOOT Quake: ADCC Trails and Official Shooto bouts sell out the Evansville Memorial Coliseum in Indiana.
Cross Training is a new trend in Brazil that has been breaking down barriers and ending long-standing rivalries. Come and see who is training with who these days, it may surprise you.
Also on the Brazil Scene...A New Gracie In The Jiu-Jitsu World: Rorion Gracie's son Riron wins at the Extreme Fight Jiu-Jitsu Cup, and Thiago's Last Competition: Thiago Fernandes won his weight class as well as the open weight class in the Submission Wrestling event in Campos, unfortunately he and his father were tragically killed in a car accident on the way home from the competition.
Find out more about "The Upset Kid"...Paul Rodriguez has come out of relative obscurity to hand out defeats to fighters such as Ray Cooper and Dennis Hallman.
Grapplers Quest returns to New York City with a Superfight Absolute Division.
GSE held it's 10th edition of Reality Combat Fighting in Louisiana.
K-1 USA Championship Returns To Vegas, we have a preview of the show.
Dungal Submission Tournament: Rich Clemnti cleans house in Houston, Texas.
In Diary Of A Madman, Chris Onzuka talks about his painful ankle injury...the pictures are truly...um...breathtaking
In our monthly columns...
In Matt Hume's techniques, Jeff Monson and Ivan Salaverry demonstrate a Twisting Body Lock Takedown; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Close Range Footwork.
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