M-1 Global's Evgeni Kogan: We would like to emulate PRIDE FC (Exclusive Interview)

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 Posted on August 24, 2011, 06:52 AM by Anton Gurevich
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Phil Baroni: Nobody dry humps the New York Bad Ass and gets away with it! (Exclusive Interview)

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. Posted on August 23, 2011, 05:59 PM by Ryan Ventura
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Exclusive Interview with UFC Connected's Showdown Joe Ferraro (Part Two)

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, Posted on August 20, 2011, 04:16 PM by Ryan Ventura
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Jared Hamman: After two FOTN bonuses, I just want to get a "W" (Exclusive Interview)

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 Posted on August 11, 2011, 08:40 AM by Anton Gurevich
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Exclusive Interview with UFC Connected's Showdown Joe Ferraro (Part One)

"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 Posted on August 10, 2011, 06:29 PM by Ryan Ventura
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Coach Vladimir Voronov: Fedor won't run away down to 205 (Exclusive Interview)

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 Posted on July 17, 2011, 06:24 AM by Anton Gurevich
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Tim Kennedy: I'm going to have to trade with Robbie Lawler (Exclusive Interview)

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 Ronald Souza and Luke Rockhold, Tim Kennedy will be squaring off against the heavy handed “Ruthless” Robbie Posted on July 28, 2011, 05:35 PM by Ryan Ventura
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Jorge Masvidal: Right now, fighting Gilbert Melendez is the only thing in my sights (Exclusive Interview)

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 Posted on July 7, 2011, 02:55 AM by Ryan Ventura
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Ovince St. Preux: I'm content with working my way up (Exclusive Interview)

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 Posted on July 5, 2011, 05:08 PM by Ryan Ventura
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Andre Winner: I'm going for Knockout of the Night against Anthony Njokuani (Exclusive Interview)

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 Posted on July 1, 2011, 09:43 AM by Anton Gurevich
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Nate Marquardt: There shouldn't be any problems on June 26th (Exclusive Interview)

Fans of Mixed Martial Arts know the name Nate "The Great" Marquardt. If you’ve been watching the UFC from 2005 to present, you are very familiar with him, and he has been a staple with the promotion for a long time. But before he joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship and despite not holding UFC gold, Nate Marquardt is one of the most accomplished fighters to ever step into a ring or cage. Having fought the likes of Yves Edwards, Genki Sudo, Shonie Carter, Ricardo Almeida, he is the only fighter Posted on June 22, 2011, 04:48 AM by Ryan Ventura
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JMMA Lives!: Alex Soto talks about fighting at DEEP 54 (Exclusive Interview)

Alex Soto is a name fans aren’t very familiar with yet, but he’ll be someone the people will recognize very soon. Born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Alex immigrated to the United States and joined the Army to give back to his adopted country in times of need after 9-11. After four years of service, Alex returned to his hometown of San Diego, and got a job training dolphins for the US Navy. When Alex isn’t working with the military, he’s training in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, Posted on June 20, 2011, 05:58 AM by Ryan Ventura
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Milton Vieira: BJJ is not effective unless you can take down your opponent (Exclusive Interview)

Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum is not the only fight card taking place this weekend, as the Brazilian top promotion Bitetti Combat will have their 9th event tonight at Club Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of the fighters competing at the event, will be the decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master, inventor of Anaconda Choke, Milton "Miltinho" Vieira who will face Bruno "Cro Cop" Lobato in the main event of the night. It will be the 20th professional fight in Viera's MMA career and will also Posted on June 18, 2011, 07:00 AM by Anton Gurevich
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Martijn De Jong: Our goal was to give Alistair Overeem the tools to beat Werdum in every aspect of MMA (Exclusive Interview)

This weekend, Alistair Overeem will make his Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament debut, fighting the man who already defeated him back in PRIDE, "Vai Cavalo" Fabricio Werdum. Overeem will step inside the Strikeforce cage as the K-1 2010 WGP Champion, DREAM Heavyweight Champion and of course Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion. One of the people standing behind the success of Alistair Overeem and other Team Golden Glory fighters is the coach Martijn "The Specialist" De Jong. De Jong is a 2nd degree Black Belt Posted on June 15, 2011, 05:51 AM by Anton Gurevich
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Jon Olav Einemo: The fight against Dave Herman will end in Round 1 or 2 (Exclusive Interview)

Jon Olav Einemo, or simply JOE (props to Ryan Ventura for the nickname), will return to Mixed Martial Arts this weekend after almost a five-year lond absence, directly into the big stage against the 20-2 Dave Herman on the main card of UFC 131 in Vancouver. Holding a professional MMA record of 6-1 (5 Submissions and one TKO), thirty-five year old Jon Olav Einemo started his MMA career in the year 2000. Einemo is a decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and a 2003 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Champion with a Posted on June 9, 2011, 04:52 AM by Anton Gurevich
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