In this issue...
Kick-Off: A UFC 51 Super Saturday Preview.
Pride Shockwave crowns their undisputed heavyweight champ in New Year's action and the "Axe Murderer" takes a loss!
K-1 Dynamite: Royce Gracie takes out 484 lb Sumo champion.
2004: The Year in Review.
We announce the FCF 2004 Fighter of the Year.
Fans and some of our reporters also discuss who they'd choose for fighter of the year.
Lone Wolf: Evan Tanner talks about his choice to leave Team Quest as he tackles his title shot alone.
Stepping up for a Fight: MMA Fighters in the fight of their lives over in Iraq.
The Brazilian Beat The latest on Vitor, Wanderlei, Minotauro, Brazilian Challenger and much more!
Shooto 2004 Year End Show: Rumina on a winning streak, Kawajiri takes out Shaolin.
A Shark in Shallow Waters: Sean Sherk destroying everything and everyone in front of him, but just can't seem to get back into the big show. Find out what's going on with the "Muscle Shark."
ADCC Brazilian Trial: Roger Gracie's star continues to rise.
SuperBrawl 38: Sylvia finally has his day with Sims.
Mass Destruction 18 .
Rumble in the Ring 10 .
Martial Law keeps MMA alive in the Big Apple.
August Wallen interview: meet the Nordic MMA mastermind.
Rich Clementi BioFile.
Fight fans Pride Shockwave and the upcoming UFC 51.
In our monthly columns...
In Matt Hume's techniques, Tony Sablan & Frank Colcher demonstrate a Cross-body Kimura/Chicken-wing Grip.
In the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Converting Sparring to Fighting.
Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther discusses Training, Diet and ... BLOOD TYPE?!.
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