All-New Alchemist Radio Tonight
This week on Alchemist Radio we usher in a whole new era. You will now be able to find our shows, interviews and stories of Full Contact Fighter (www.fcfighter.com) and we say goodbye to co-host Mitch Ciccarelli. While we decide on who will join us the new, permanent co-host, we welcome weekly contributor Reed Kuhn aka The Fight Scientist to sit opposite Bryan Levick this week.
Resurrection Fighting Alliance has not only been putting on entertaining shows they have been helping many mixed martial artists achieve their dreams of reaching the UFC. Ed Soares and company have become the de facto feeder system for the UFC and in doing so have been able to sign the top, young mixed martial artists available. Case in point would be welterweight Brandon “Rukus” Thatch who just made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann and scored a first round TKO over Justin Edwards. The knockout not only earned him a lot of attention, but it also put an extra $50k in his bank account. Thatch will now face Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 32 in November.
Keeping with the RFA theme we will talk to one of their top prospects Luis Saldana who will face UFC veteran Justin Lawrence in the co-main event. Saldana is 7-1 and has won his last three bouts all by submission. In fact he has finished all 7 of his victories with four coming in the first round. Saldana is a featherweight and is facing his toughest test to date. RFA 10 will take place on October 25th in Des Moines, Iowa. The main card will air on AXS TV.
Firas Zahabi is without a doubt one of the top coaches in all of mixed martial arts. Zahabi heads-up the famed Tri-Star Gym in Montreal and has such studs as UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, top UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald and one of the top lightweight prospects in all of MMA, Mike Ricci under his tutelage. This Saturday Ricci and Zahabi will be at Air Canada Centre in Toronto for UFC 165. Ricci will face the undefeated Myles Jury in the main event of the preliminary card on Fox Sports 1. Zahabi will also be in the corner of Francis Carmont as he faces Costa Philippou, Ivan Menjivar who will battle Wilson Reis and John Makdessi who takes on Renee Forte. Then in November at UFC 167 he will be in the corner of GSP as he defends his title against Johny Hendricks and MacDonald who faces Robbie Lawler. As the saying goes, there is no rest for the weary!
Sons of Anarchy is one of the most popular shows on television. The hit series airs on Tuesday nights at 10pm eastern on the FX Network. Natalie Skyy has been cast on the show on a few episodes and has developed quite a following. She has been a ring card girl for MMA promotions Strikeforce, Fight Night at the Tank, Shark Fights and other smaller promotions. Her work earned her a nomination for the 2010 Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Ring Girl of the Year.
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