Best of XFO to Air on Comcast SportsNet
The XFO is coming to a TV near you this Summer. A new partnership was announced today between Comcast SportsNet and the XFO that will feature the local MMA promotion in a new weekly series called "The Best of XFO". Each show will consist of an hour of the best fights in XFO history, as voted on by the fans. Voting is already live on the XFO website, and the series premieres Thursday, June 6 at 11pm CT. The XFO has long been a springboard for the top MMA talent in the Midwest. They recently announced "XFO Legends", which is a Hall ...
Rickson Gracie Seminar in Schaumburg
Here's your chance to train under BJJ legend Rickson Gracie. Gracie will be teaching seminars in Schaumburg this Saturday and Sunday at TriBalance Academy, hosted by Luiz Claudio and Thiago Viega of LCCT Combat Team. Registration details on the poster below.
Adem Redzovic: I Believe in Jiu-Jitsu
Jiu-Jitsu practitioners will often tell stories about how BJJ changed their lives. Here's is Gracie Barra/Team Redzovic's Adem Redzovic describing how he found a new community in Jiu-Jitsu and how it offered him hope as an adolescent. Visit Team Redzovic at ChicagoJiuJitsu.com.
Bellator’s Fight Master: Meet the Fighters
Bellator's new reality show "Fight Master" on Spike TV premieres Wednesday, June 19. 32 fighters will vie for a spot in the upcoming Bellator welterweight tournament. Here's a look at the format and the cast. Fight Master: Bellator MMA
Total Fight Challenge: Dion Walker vs. Jorge Ignacio [Video]
Rebel of Destruction's Dion Walker and South Side Knockout's Jorge Ignacio did battle in a 170-lb. match at Total Fight Challenge last Friday. The finish came quickly, and in a brutal fashion. This is definitely one for our "Killer Finishes" section. Props to Massacre MMA and Paris Kixton for the video. TFC's Joe Goytia announced that the next event will be July 12, and any fighters interested in being on the card should contact him.
Praetorian Fighting Championships, UFC’s Ric Lamas Meet and Greet
by Matt Lo Cascio Praetorian Fighting Championships is the newest promotion to enter the Chicago MMA scene, and they will hold a press conference at Tilted Kilt in Roselle on Saturday at 5pm. UFC featherweight contender and Team Top Notch fighter Ric Lamas will be on hand to sign autographs and Praetorian Fighting Championships fighters will be there for a meet and greet with both fans and media. You don't see many press conferences for amateur MMA promotions, but Praetorian is taking the time to introduce itself and some of their fighters to the public. "This is just step one in showcasing some of ...
Lerdsila “Mr. Lightning” Chumpairtour Seminar
Midwest Training Center in Schaumburg will host two masters of Muay Thai for a seminar on April 20. Lerdsila "Mr. Lightning" Chumpairtour, the 2011 IKKC Muaythai Lightweight World Champion and 2004 Rajadamnern Stadium Super Bantamweight Champion, will join his coach Ajarn Sommai Ekyotin for a three-hour seminar at MTC. Ajarn Sommai was the Lumpinee Stadium Champ in 1959, and is a legend in the sport. To register or for more information, call 847.310.1200.