In this issue...
UFC 33 Preview, with fight analysis & predictions by Aaron Crecy.
Vitor Belfort took time out from his training to speak with FCF about Tito, Carlson and more.
Pride and the Yankees: Find out the latest developments as Pride prepares to bring its star-studded shows to U.S. soil.
With splits in the Top Team, Luta Livre and Jacare's Alliance, fight teams have been going through a tumultuous time lately. Marcelo Alonso speaks with the players and gets the reason behind the turmoil in Good While It Lasted.
Want to fight, but don't know how to break into the biz? Words of Wisdom: Promoter's Advice, will give you a head start in the right direction.
MEGA FIGHT 1: Enter the Lions Den - coverage of Ken Shamrock's inaugural MMA show from Atlantic City, NJ
Professional Shooto returns to Osaka, Japan and FCF brings you there
Chute Boxe sensation Anderson Silva did the unthinkable in Osaka, he took Hayato "MACH" Sakurai's Shooto Middleweight Title belt, we speak with the man who beat the man after the fight.
In the past, FCF's Marc Scott detailed his journey to Thailand where he trained and fought Muay Thai. Ever the world traveler, Marc recently took on a new quest, this time to beautiful Brazil, where he "drank from the source" at the new Gracie Camp. Learn all about his latest exploits in Barra Diaries
We also speak with Carlos Gracie Jr., the son of the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, about his latest endeavor...Gracie Camp, a special training program in Brazil for foreigners. He also talks about his goals and dreams for the future of Jiu-Jitsu.
We take you to the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the K-1 World Grand Prix Semi-Finals, which featured not only an action-packed tournament with names such as Peter Aerts, Maurice Smith, Francisco Filho & Stefan Leko, but also Frank Shamrock's return to the ring in a kickboxing match against Shannon "the Cannon" Ritch.
Since it's inception, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has pretty much been a sport of the affluent and the middle class in Brazil. Marcelo Alonso examines a new trend in Brazil as Jiu-Jitsu Goes to the Slums
There's a juggernaut blasting his way through the 170-lb weight class in MMA these days, that juggernaut's name is Sean Sherk. Get to know this rising star as he smashes his way to the top.
The Kamaka boys return with the second edition of Warrior's Quest featuring Ron Juhn vs. Pete Spratt in what many are calling a major contender for fight of the year.
Former WCW Exec Eric Bischoff comes to MMA as he joins the Battle Management team. Read about it in Tag Team Trio
IFC returns with Warrior's Challenge XV
Extreme Challenge 42: Pat Miletich fighter Jason Black's stock keeps rising as he ups his record to 13-0
Jens Pulver BioFile: Learn all about the UFC Champ, from his hobbies to his heroes to his childhood dream of becoming a jockey.
Fight fans make their picks and talk about their thoughts on who will win in UFC 33
In our monthly columns...
In Matt Hume's techniques, Matt Hume and Aaron Riley demonstrate a Right Cross Set Up For Right Middle Kick technique; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses the Faking the Rear Kick.
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