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Luck is when preparation meets opportunity... Just ask Charlie Brenneman. Slated to face T.J. Grant on the undercard of UFC on Versus 4, Brennenman was devastated to learn that his opponent had been forced out of the bout at the last minute, leaving him unable to compete in front of his hometown crowd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Still, after several weeks of training he was eager for a fight, and unaware of what fate still had in store for him, he would make the required weight limit anyway. It was then that...
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Meet the A.K.A. Young Gun Noad Lahat (Exclusive Interview)

Posted on September 19, 2011, 07:28 AM by Anton Gurevich
American Kickboxing Academy is well known for producing some of the best talent in Mixed Martial Arts today. Located in San Jose, California, A.K.A. is a home to MMA veterans such as Muhammed Lawal, Josh Koscheck, Daniel Cormier, Mike Kyle, Jon Fitch, Mike Swick, Josh Thomson, Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold, UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, and many others. But there are also fighters the majority of MMA community probably never heard of. Raw talent that serves as a backbone for...
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Just three weeks ago, Saturday September 3rd I set my alarm clock for 4AM pacific time to witness ONE FC’s very first card live from Kallang, Singapore. The great continent of Asia where my bloodline comes from is the true Mecca and birth place of all Martial Arts. The sport of MMA in North America has evolved, improved, and changed so much in the last ten years. The birth place of styles may have a long way to go, but ONE FC is a huge part of the growth and evolution of the sport in the Far East. A...
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Brendan Schaub currently holds a professional Mixed Martial Arts record of 8-1, with five consecutive victories inside the Octagon. "The Hybrid" was knocked out by Roy Nelson in TUF 10 finale, but bounced back with convincing performances against Chase Gormley and Chris Tuchscherer. Schaub moved up in the ladder, managing to add prestigious victories over Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko Cro Cop to his record. On August 27th, The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 finalist will look to solidify his place in the mix for a...
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In an exclusive interview to LowKick.com, M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan discussed a wide array of topics, including Fedor Emelianenko's next fight and the future of M-1 Global on Showtime. Last July, M-1 presented its second card on Showtime, headlined by a Heavyweight collision between Kenny Garner and Pat Bennett. The event took place in Costa Mesa, California, featuring 4 KO/TKO finishes in 5 main card bouts. According to Kogan, having fighters who like to go guns blazing is a part of M-1's...
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Asia, the true Mecca of Martial Arts. Before the time of Christ, historical studies have shown that the earliest recorded proof of Martial Arts is as old as late 1st Millennium BC. Who knew thousands of years later, Martial Arts and combat sports as a whole would be as big as it is in the world today. But the sport of Mixed Martial Arts is still in its infancy stages in a continent that is home to 3/4 of the earth’s population. ONE FC looks to change that, featuring the best fighters in all of Asia....
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Note: If you haven't read part one of this exclusive and candid interview with "Showdown" Joe Ferraro, you can read it here! http://lowkick.blitzcorner.com/UFC/Part-One-Exclusive-Interview-with-UFC-Connecteds-Showdown-Joe-Ferraro-13514 For those outside of Canada, Joe Ferraro for many years was a "jack of all trades". One of the hardest working people around that has helped legitimize the sport in Canada and legalize it in the province of Ontario. Not only did Joe wear the commentary headset for events,...
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This Saturday, Jared "The Messenger" Hamman will make his third appearance inside the Octagon, facing C.B. Dollaway in the preliminary action of UFC on Versus 5. Hamman, who won two consecutive Fight of the Night bonuses, will look to solidify his place in the Ultimate Fighting Championship after losing a decision to Kyle Kingsbury, KO to Alexander Gustafsson and a Decision victory over now-cut Rodney Wallace. All-overall, Jared Hamman is currently 11-3 in his Mixed Martial Arts campaign, with 9 KO/TKO...
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"Showdown" Joe Ferraro has been involved with Mixed Martial Arts for over thirteen years. Growing up as a kid in Vancouver, I knew Joe through TSN (Canada's ESPN) during his time commentating for APEX Fighting Championship and many other Canadian promotions at the time. What I didn't know at the time was that Joe was a "jack of all trades", one of the hardest working people in the sport that helped legitimize it in Canada and legalize it in the province of Ontario. Not only did Joe Ferraro wear the commentary...
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On July 30th, Fedor Emelianenko will step inside the Strikeforce cage for the 4th time in his career, this time facing the fellow MMA legend and former PRIDE Champion Dan "Hendo" Henderson at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Fedor will look to bounce back from two consecutive defeats, against Fabricio Werdum via Submission and Antonio Silva via TKO (Doctor Stoppage). The fight against Henderson will be a defining moment in Fedor Emelianenko's illustrious MMA career. One of the men behind Fedor's...
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Saturday June 30th, 2011 will be a very important date in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. Legends of the sport, Fedor Emelianenko will be facing Dan Henderson in the six-sided cage. But before we see the epic main event, Strikeforce has booked a stacked card with the third fight of the night potentially having middleweight title shot implications. For a chance at facing the winner of Ronaldo Souza and Luke Rockhold, Tim Kennedy will be squaring off against the heavy handed “Ruthless” Robbie...
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The last time I talked to Jorge Masividal, he was making his Strikeforce return to face then undefeated Billy Evangelista in March on the Feijao vs. Henderson card. Jorge managed to beat Billy and most recently he defeated KJ Noons in his best career performance to date. The American Top Team product and former Miami street fighter is now a top contender for Gilbert Melendez’ lightweight championship. Lowkick.com had a chance to catch up with him to find out when he could get his chance at title glory,...
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Ovince St. Preaux may have started his Mixed Martial Arts career only three years ago, but he is very quickly becoming a very well-known name amongst hardcore fans. The proud Haitian-American was a stand out in high school wrestling, played football for the University of Tennessee, and graduated with a degree in Sociology. Along the way, the man known as “OSP” has beaten the likes of Jason Day, Antwain Britt, Benji Radach, and Abongo Humphrey. This Friday on Showtime at the Strikeforce Challengers...
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The Ultimate Fighter 9 contestant Andre Winner will look to bounce back from two consecutive losses (Nik Lentz and Dennis Siver), facing the three-time KO of the Night winner Anthony "The African Assassin" Njokuani. This time, Andre Winner wants to be the one who gets the bonus, in what could easily become as one of the most exciting fights at this Saturday's UFC 132. The fight between Andre Winner and Anthony Njokuani will be streamed live on UFC's Official Facebook Page. We had an opportunity to speak to...
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