In this issue...
UFC 39: Tales of the Unexpected: KO action on the East Coast -- New champ crowned.
Lorenzo Fertitta: The UFC owner shares his thoughts about the 2 years that he's had the UFC and the future of the organization.
PRIDE 22: Beasts from the East II.
Renzo Gracie: The amiable Brazilian talks candidly on many subjects... including a first-hand eyewitness account of his cousin Rickson's infamous beach fight with Hugo Duarte.
K-1 Brazil World Max: K-1 brings its action South Of the Border for the first time ever!
This month's Shooto Report covers some of the action at Pro SHOOTO fights held on September 16 in Kanagawa, Japan.
The 2003 Abu Dhabi Submission Grappling Championships are to be held in Brazil, the ADCC North American Qualifier was held recently in La Jolla, California and we bring you the highlights of the action.
Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships: Chute Boxe's Jiu-Jitsu teacher takes home the gold.
Canadian MMA travels to the beautiful islands in the Pacific for SuperBrawl 26: UCC Hawaii.
Ring Of Fury 2: featured furious action in Massachusetts.
We take a look at the MMA scene in Great Britain with Ultimate Combat 3: Warriors Quest & Millennium Brawl 8
HOOKnSHOOT New Wind: Franca finishes Hamlett for Featherweight title; Edwards returns to HnS with KO.
There's also coverage of the smaller shows... Maximum Fighting Championships: Sweet Redemption from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Rage on the River from Portsmouth, Ohio and BAMA Fight Night 18 from South Plainfield, NJ where the local boys throw down.
As a follow-up to his series on Periodization, Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther brings us his Periodization of Endurance Part 1: Theory.
Carlos Newton BioFile: learn about the "Ronin", everything from his first job (carrying buckets of cement at 6 years old in the Virgin Islands) to childhood dream of becoming an astronaut.
Fight fans give their opinions on the upcoming Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock fight at UFC 40.
In our monthly columns...
In Matt Hume's techniques, Matt Hume & Trevor Jackson demonstrate a Middle Kick Catch to Leg Lock; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses A Fatal Mistake.
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