In this issue...
Pride Shockwave/Dynamite: Pride/K-1 Collaboration sends a Shockwave through the sport.
WEC 4: World Extreme Cagefighting takes the show on the road to the East Coast. Catch all the action in words and pictures from the Mohegan Sun Casino.
UFC 39 Preview: Couture returns to fight Rodriguez for the Heavyweight title, Serra faces off against Penn & Uno goes up against Thomas in the first stage of a 4-man tournament for the Lightweight title, plus Former Middleweight champ Menne goes up against rising contender Baroni, Lindland vs. Salaverry, plus a whole lotta heavyweights... Sylvia, Cabbage, McGee & Rizzo. Get the lowdown before the showdown.
Evan Tanner out of the UFC?! Find out the what's up with the "Quiet Contender."
K-1 Grand Prix Semifinals: McDonald reigns supreme in Las Vegas. A ringside report, including profiles on Big Daddy's shocking KO win over Mike Bernardo and Ernesto Hoost's battle with Jan "The Giant" Nortje.
This month's Shooto Report covers some of the action at SHOOTO GIG Vol. 10 & Treasure Hunt 02.
Japan's UFO event featured some of the world's premiere MMA fighters. Jens Pulver made his Japan fighting debut, and Antonio Minotauro Nogueira stepped out of the Pride ring momentarily to take out Sanae Kikuta. Mario Sperry, Kazuyuki Fujita and Wallid Ismail also took a break from Pride for the event.
Mass Destruction 9: MMA battles in Massachusetts.
Storm 6: Muay Thai in Curitiba, Brazil. Murilo Ninja's little bro Shogun following in his brother's footsteps (or is that foot stomps?).
Warriors Quest 7: Tap Out or Knock Out.
Peter Aerts: Eduardo Alonso gets the inside scoop in an extensive, candid interview with the K-1 star as he looks to possibly making the leap over to the MMA ring.
Submission Wrestling Campos I: Cacareco beats Jiu-Jitsu 8 times in submission action in Campos, Brazil.
Vengeance at the Vanderbilt: From Deep Roots Sprouts a Promising Show. Kickboxing Champion Louis Neglia & trainer Ray Longo have been running action-packed martial arts shows in New York and New Jersey for years. Now the show is looking to make a huge splash with its next venture at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. We talk with the boys and get the story behind this promotion on the rise.
In the final installment of his article on Periodization, Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther brings us his Conclusion and Q&A.
Matt Lindland BioFile: learn about "The Law", everything from his childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian to his most painful fighting moment.
Fight fans speak out on the Josh Barnett suspension and subsequent stripping of his title.
In our monthly columns...
In Matt Hume's techniques, Anthony Hamlett demonstrates a Neck Throw; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Slapping Or Punching.
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