In this issue…
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Weighing in on UFC 45.
A Decade That Forever Changed Fighting – Joe Hall continues his look back at the first 10 years of UFC & MMA in America.
Sleep Deprivation and Stalking at UFC 45 – An all access pass to the heart of mixed martial arts. Go behind the scenes with Frank Trigg as he prepares for (and returns from) his championship battle with Matt Hughes.
Two Times a Champion: Wanderlei Silva now holds 2 prestigious Prides titles — Middleweight Champ & Middleweight Grand Prix Champ – FCF takes some time with the Axe Murderer to get his thoughts on the Grand Prix and his plans for the future.
In this month’s jam-packed Shooto Report, Marcelo Alonso and John Donehue join Manabu Takashima to bring you the best fights from the U.S.A. (Las Vegas, Nevada and Hammond, Indiana), Latvia (Riga), Australia (Melbourne), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and Japan (Kitazawa, Tokyo).
On the Canadian MMA scene: George St. Pierre takes out Pete Spratt, while Patrick Cote and David Goulet win Light-heavyweight & Lightweight titles respectively at TKO 14.
Across "the Pond" in merry ol’ England, we bring you coverage of Ultimate Combat 8: Retribution .
Jason Miller makes Honolulu not so sunny for Egan Inoue as he TKOs the Grappling Unlimited fighter in
We talk with Jason Miller, a man with a very "unique" personality, after his win over Egan.
Pride Bushido: The Gracies vs. Japan, plus Brennan vs. Mitsuoka, Arrab vs. Faverus, Rua vs. Shoji, Aleksander Emelianenko vs. Assuerio Silva and Cro Cop vs. Dos Caras Jr. — All 11 fights!
Storm Samurai: The Brazilian Muay Thai promotion tries its hand (and foot) at MMA.
K-1 MMA Brazil: K-1 also takes a shot at MMA in the birthplace of Vale-Tudo.
Smack Girl Third Season-VII: Revenge of the Power Puff Girls! Japan’s all-women’s MMA show lays the smack down.
Jay Glazer: Sportscaster Steps out from Behind the Desk and into the Ring.
Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther discusses Non-Linear Periodization Revisited: Balancing the numerous training demands for MMA.
Dan Henderson BioFile.
Controversy: Fight fans discuss the happenings at UFC 45.
In our monthly columns…
In Matt Hume‘s techniques, Viridiana "Dark Angel" Soto & Trevor Jackson demonstrate a Rear Choke to Rolling Armbar; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Choosing a Fighting Stance.
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