1. MMA Rankings for May (Divisional and Pound-for-Pound)

    After an April full of upsets and lackluster showings by favorites. While the Heavyweight and Welterweight division stayed idle for the most part there were serious shakeups in the other weight classes and in the pound-for-pound rankings...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 1,796 reads 22 comments

  2. Current Champions Represent Evolution in MMA Striking

    Mixed Martial Arts has been dominated by ground fighters. From the early brilliance of Jiu Jitsu players to the recent influx of wrestlers, it has long been accepted that you have to have a ground game to compete in MMA...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 1,026 reads 6 comments

  3. Anderson "The Spider" Silva Plays With His Food and Loses a Fan

    Anderson "The Spider" Silva remains undefeated in the UFC 11-0 and still holds his UFC Middleweight belt, he is the reason I became an Mixed Martial Arts fan but he lost me as a fan today...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 611 reads 6 comments

  4. UFC 112: Taking Stock of Demian Maia's Chances

    This is not the first time Demian Maia has boarded a plane for the United Arab Emirates, nor is it the first time he will compete in Abu Dhabi, but Maia has never faced a challenge like this before...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 752 reads 21 comments

  5. MMA: Pound-for-Pound Rankings Heading into April

    The 2010 rendition of MMA is well underway and it has come time to open the debate that we all love: pound-for-pound rankings. I humbly submit my own Top 15 fighters in all MMA if weight was not a factor...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 1,551 reads 36 comments

  6. MMA Rankings After A March of Madness

    March was just jam packed with high quality MMA. From the UFC on Versus to the UFN 21, the UFC turned in a powerhouse 2 1/2 weeks for fight fans...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 1,133 reads 35 comments

  7. Marlon Sandro Is Ready To Take the Featherweight Divison By Storm

    Marlon Sandro is not a new face to MMA fans, with a 16-1 record under his belt Marlon has been around the block in the MMA world...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 121 reads 0 comments

  8. UFC: Five Reasons Dan Hardy Will Not Be The UFC Welterweight Champion

    Travel Dan Hardy is one of the stars of the emerging English MMA scene, a market the UFC has coveted for a few years now...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 2,754 reads 24 comments

  9. Cain's Victory a Watershed Moment for MMA Heavyweight Divison

    The heavyweight division in MMA has long produced some of the sport's biggest stars. Few names draw as much attention and debate like Fedor Emelianenko, Brock Lesnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Randy Couture, and Josh Barnett...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 811 reads 10 comments

  10. MMA's Top 20 Prospects

    I grew up a baseball fan and one of my favorite parts about the early spring was lists of prospects. Baseball America's Prospect Handbook was my bible for many years and to this day I like to get a copy to look over...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 2,533 reads 28 comments

  11. Anderson Silva: A Bad Match-Up for Chael Sonnen

    Now that it has been officially announced that Vitor Belfort was forced to withdraw his challenge for Anderson Silva's Middleweight belt, the drum for a Chael Sonnen title shot will begin to beat...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 1,145 reads 20 comments

  12. MMA: Is the Closed Guard Dead?

    During the previous decade, the game of MMA evolved at a rapid pace as fighters went from one dimensional contenders to well rounded champions...

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  13. A History of Jiu Jitsu: Final

    A History of Jiu Jitsu Part Four: Sport Jiu Jitsu, Going to America and the UFC Carlos and Helio Gracie took Japanese Judo and molded it to fit their frailer bodies, moving an evolution that started with Samurai and now needed to be brought to the world

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 750 reads 6 comments

  14. A History of Jiu Jitsu: Part Three

    Part Three: Brazilain Jiu Jitsu The Samurai battlefield art known as Jujitsu developed over hundreds of years of warfare was in just a few short years it was transformed into the more precise art of Judo by the great master Kanō Jigorō...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 318 reads 2 comments

  15. Underrated and Overrated Preformances of UFC 109

    Another UFC event has come and gone, and while it certainly was not one of the all time great cards, it was a very entertaining night of fights. The question is now, as always, who took steps forward, who took steps back and who are people talking about.

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 852 reads 19 comments

  16. A History of Jiu Jitsu: Part Two

    Part Two: The Emperor Meiji and the Judo Schism In my previous article, I looked at the origins of Jujitsu in Samurai warfare and its evolution until Commodore Matthew Perry and his small fleet of steamships entered Tokyo Bay...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 394 reads 3 comments

  17. A History of Jiu Jitsu: Part One

    Part One: Birth on the Battlefield Our story begins in the ninth century, on a small collection of island nations that would become known as Japan...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 543 reads 8 comments

  18. Is 2010 the Year of Roger Gracie?

    In the last two years, MMA fans have had the pleasure of watching a generation of jiu jitsu fighters enter their MMA prime...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 1,175 reads 4 comments

  19. Strikeforce: Miami a Success but Highlights a Key Weakness

    Strikeforce, under the leadership of Scott Coker, has been one of the most consistent combat sports promotion in the United States...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 631 reads 6 comments

  20. 'King Mo' Lawal in Over His Head Against Mousasi

    Reports and rumors abound that a May card will feature Mohammed 'King Mo' Lawal vs Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 553 reads 23 comments

  21. MMA Awards of the Decade

    The 2000s are drawing to a close and it has been the first full decade of MMA, the birth of a sport before our very eyes. In honor of this amazing decade I intend to give out a bevy of Awards for the Best of the Decade...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 2,491 reads 5 comments

  22. Will Strikeforce Survive To See 2011?

    Strikeforce is entering the new year with its strongest MMA roster in promotional history, with the huge free agent deals bringing Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson and the agreement with the Japanese based promotion DREAM allowing for co-promotion...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 1,057 reads 11 comments

  23. Cung Le's Place in History Unsure

    On Satruday, Strikeforce will welcome back its former middleweight champion, a champ who never lost his belt but rather had it taken away for inactivity...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 592 reads 7 comments

  24. After Almost a Decade of Zuffa Ownership, UFC's Brand Stronger Than Ever

    As the 2000s decade comes to a close, it will be remembered for many things. Terrorism, war, and economic hardships certainly highlight the history of this decade twenty and thirty years from now...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 436 reads 4 comments

  25. MMA Gym Power Rankings

    Back in April I attempted to rank the Top Five MMA gyms. While I made a valiant effort in the end it was hardly a complete list and had several key omissions...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 4,601 reads 25 comments