In this issue...
PRIDE 19: Bad Blood. Of Blood and Guts: Pride 19 mesmerizes as Frye prevails over Shamrock in a test of wills; Newton rebounds from near KO to submit Pele; Silva retains middleweight title with authoritative KO. Aaron Crecy brings you to Japan for this action-packed card.
Preview of UFC 36: Worlds Collide.
In The Plight of East Coast Mixed Martial Arts, Jim Genia examines why such a small percentage of pro-MMA fighters in the U.S. come from the East Coast.
The Long Road Back Jerry Bohlander, Marcelo Mello, Mikey Burnett and Frank Shamrock are all looking to get their fight careers back on track. Loretta Hunt takes a look at the struggles they must endure along the way.
Meet the Godfather of the Chute Boxe Team: Rudimar Fedrigo. Marcelo Alonso delves into the legendary Chute Boxe coach's background in this engrossing interview.
King Of The Cage 12: Cold Blooded Killers delivers TKOs and submissions aplenty as Bobish claims vacant heavyweight title and Valencia defends lightweight belt.
Miho Takashima interviews a SHOOTO legend in Catching up with Rumina Sato.
In the February 2002 SHOOTO Report we cover the February 11th show held in Kobe, Japan.
Keith Mills covers WEF: The Comeback in Florida and the Extreme Challenge 46 show in Iowa.
Minotauro Nogueira's twin brother Rogerio makes a splash at HOOKnSHOOT Overdrive and Joe Hall brings you all the action.
Long time MMA fans fondly remember Igor Zinoviev and have wondered what he's been up to since his devastating defeat at the hands of Frank Shamrock... does he plan to return to the ring? Find out in this month's issue.
Also covered in this issue: Battle on Broadway in New York, Grapplers Quest West in Vegas and Submission Wrestling 2 in Campos, Brazil.
Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther gives an Introduction to Sport Specific Training.
Kevin Randleman BioFile: everything from his funniest fighting memory ("In Brazil. Watching Mark Coleman get beat up by an old woman, an old and wrinkly woman..." ) to his favorite meal ("Red meat, all meat, bloody meat. Just love to tear my teeth into it!").
Fight fans make their picks and predictions for the UFC 36 fight card.
In our monthly columns...
In Matt Hume's techniques, Matt Hume and Aaron Riley demonstrate a Leg Scissors to Heel Hook technique; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Learning to Box.
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