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

Will Jake Shields be Georges St. Pierre’s toughest opponent to date?

When Jake Shields beat Dan Henderson to a unanimous decision at Strikeforce: Nashville last year I was shocked, did he ever prove me wrong. At the time Hendo left the UFC fresh off his devastating KO victory over Michael Bisping and was the heavy favorite against the Jake Shields in his Strikeforce debut. Before he defended his Middleweight crown against Dangerous Dan, Shields fought for the at the time vacant Strikeforce belt against Jason Miller in a grappling clinic put on between the two and in the end

Fighting Jon Olav Einemo is a bad business for Shane Carwin

UFC President Dana White confirmed yesterday that the former UFC Heavyweight title contender Shane “The Enigneer” Carwin will make his Octagon return against no other than the Golden Glory fighter and UFC newcomer John Olav Einemo. Carwin will square off against the 35-year old Einemo at the main card of Lesnar-JDS headlined UFC 131 on June 11th. Not to take anything away from Jon Olav Einemo, but I’m really having a hard time finding the logic behind such match-up. The first question that comes to my

Roger Gracie: Rebuilding a Legacy

It all started in 1993 when a 170 lb Royce Gracie shocked everyone in the world of combat when he won the first UFC tournament, gaining all his wins via submission. From that day on the Gracie name was hand in hand with MMA along with having the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a choke hold(no pun intended), the Gracie Family looked destined to rule combat sports for a very long time…
 Unfortunately for the family, History did not play out that way. Since those days the Gracie’s have

Comeback “Gracie Style”: Exclusive interview with Daniel Gracie

Fourth Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Daniel Gracie will make his long-promised return to Mixed Martial Arts on November 9th in Tel Aviv, Israel. Fighting for the last time in November of 2006, Daniel Gracie holds a Mixed Martial Arts record of 4-2, finishing 3 of his fights via Submission. Daniel Gracie is a cousin of Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie and Ryan Gracie, currently teaching at Renzo Gracie BJJ Academy in Stamford, Connecticut.You can follow Daniel Gracie through his website

Snowman’s Land: Exclusive Interview with Jeff Monson

Jeff Monson, will make another trip to an “exotic” country, this time fighting in Israel on November 9th. Currently holding a professional record of 37-11 (23 Submission victories), Jeff Monson is a two-time ADCC Winner (1999 and 2005), World Grappling Champion and the CBJJ World Champion in 2007. Monson is also a former UFC Heavyweight title challenger (Lost to Tim Sylvia via Unanimous Decision at UFC 65).Jeff Monson has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree in Psychology. He’s known for being an