In this issue...
The Year in Review: Eight events that shaped 2005.
International Fight league - Is this the future of Mixed Martial Arts?
Pride Shockwave 2005 draws a sea of fans to end the year right!
Full Contact Fighter crowns the FCF Fighter of the Year for 2005.
MMA's Popularity Soaring, Athletic Commissions Assess the Future.
North Dakota to implement first-ever MMA-exclusive Athletic Commission.
Vitor Ribeiro Interview - Shaolin's Path to Glory.
The Great Elbow Debate: Elbow Strikes - Harbingers of premature stoppages or inherent to the sport?
Rudimar Fedrigo's 2006 Wish List - Chute Boxe honcho hopes for heavyweight champion in New Year.
"Coach" Shamrock - Ready for young talent at TUF 3.
Fields K-1 Premium 2005 Dynamite!
Who Will break Out in 2006? A look at feeder show champions at the top of the list.
SportFighting 2: Night of the Underdog.
AFC 14: Middleweights outshine UFC vets.
Denis Kang: Perserverant Canadian finds fame in South Korea.
Silent Warrior - Deaf warrior Matt Hamill pins hopes on TUF 3 selection.
5th Annual Cyclone - Brazilian National Submission Championship.
The Mental Edge: Veteran fighter Tim Lajcik joins FCF as a guest columnist for a series of articles that tackles the oft-untouched cerebral side of fighting. This month: Sparring: Safety Vs. Realism.
Chris Brennan BioFile.
Fight fans pick their favorites for 2005 fighter of the year.
In our monthly columns...
In Matt Hume's techniques, Josh Barnett & Chris Leben demonstrate a Reverse Power Half Nelson to Neck Lock.
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