Chicago's MMA http://chicagosmma.com News and Video from XFO, APFC, UCL, HTMMA, Supreme Promotions and more. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:52:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Phantom Fight Promotions Ready For ‘Six Corner Collision’http://chicagosmma.com/2014/09/phantom-fight-promotions-six-corner-collision/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/09/phantom-fight-promotions-six-corner-collision/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:49:46 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12647 Phantom Fight Promotions debuts Saturday night with “Six Corner Collision” at the Portage Theater on the north side of the city. The owners got a quick taste of what running an MMA promotion is like when they were forced to cancel their scheduled June 14 event after the city of St. Charles turned them away. […]

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Upcoming Chicago Jiu Jitsu and Grappling Tournamentshttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/09/upcoming-chicago-jiu-jitsu-tournaments/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/09/upcoming-chicago-jiu-jitsu-tournaments/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:26:45 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12614 So you’re starting to hit that omoplata with regularity when you roll. Time to try it out in competition. Here’s a look at upcoming Chicago grappling tournaments and Chicago Jiu Jitsu tournaments. Click the links or posters to register and get more information. US Grappling US Grappling – September 13, 2014, Oak Lawn, Illinois Combat […]

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Ricardo Lamas Dominates the ALS Ice Bucket Challengehttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/08/ricardo-lamas-ice-bucket-challenge/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/08/ricardo-lamas-ice-bucket-challenge/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:57:03 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12618 UFC featherweight contender and Team Top Notch fighter Ricardo Lamas took the ALS ice bucket challenge — to a whole new level. Lamas created a hilarious Kung Pow-like video complete with the horrible lip-sync of the classic martial arts movies. Ricardo Lamas Ice Bucket Challenge Lamas continues to recover from the broken hand he suffered […]

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Matt “Sunshine” Fiordirosa Back to Brawl at XFO 52http://chicagosmma.com/2014/08/matt-sunshine-fiordirosa-xfo-52/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/08/matt-sunshine-fiordirosa-xfo-52/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:07:12 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12588 by Matt Lo Cascio Back in the day, before FS1 and FS2 and TUF China, TUF Nations and TUF Schaumburg, before Bar Rescue, Gym Rescue, Fight Master and Grill Master, there was an excellent, weekly documentary series on up-and-coming MMA prospects. It was simply called “TapouT.” The show gave fight fans a chance to hang […]

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Joey Diehl Ready to Make Run at Strawweighthttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/08/joey-diehl-ready-make-run-strawweight/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/08/joey-diehl-ready-make-run-strawweight/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:04:27 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12572 The annual XFO Outdoor War is set to go down Saturday at Sideouts in Island Lake. Team Curran’s Joey Diehl will be there, making his second appearance as a strawweight. Yes, you read that right — strawweight. It’s not often you hear of a male fighter dropping down to 115, at least not here in […]

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Robbie Lawler Lays Out Bobby Voelkerhttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/07/robbie-lawler-lays-bobby-voelker/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/07/robbie-lawler-lays-bobby-voelker/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:25:27 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12565 Ruthless Robbie Lawler lays out Bobby Voelker in this Killer Finish from UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga. Lawler shows off some dynamic striking in this bout. The patented left hand is there, but Robbie also lands a jump knee and a few head kicks. This was his second fight back in the UFC — […]

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Kenny Booker Done With MMA, But Not Fightinghttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/07/kenny-booker-retires-mma-not-done-fighting/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/07/kenny-booker-retires-mma-not-done-fighting/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:46:18 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12529 Rockford fighter Kenny Booker is putting down the 4-oz. gloves for good. The MTC fighter recently retired from MMA, but he’s not done fighting — just changing gloves. We talked to him recently about giving up MMA to focus solely on Muay Thai and K1 fights. “You know in all honesty I never really liked MMA. I […]

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Comprido, Curran Ready for ADCC Chicagohttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/06/adcc-chicago-comprido-curran/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/06/adcc-chicago-comprido-curran/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:56:14 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12508 ADCC Chicago takes place this Saturday at Frontier Park Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge. Besides kids and adults of all ages competing in both gi and no-gi matches, two of the Chicago area’s most well-known teachers will be competing in super fights. Seven-time BJJ world champion Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros will go up against Leo Pecanha and […]

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Bellator Title Shot Changes Announcedhttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/06/bellator-title-shot-changes-announced/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/06/bellator-title-shot-changes-announced/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:31:44 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12497 Changes announced today regarding eligibility for Bellator title shots. Chicago’s Will Brooks is quoted as saying he is all in favor of how these changes. Read the press release for his quotes and all the new details on Bellator title shots. Newport Beach, Calif. (June 12, 2014) – With Bellator’s 2014 Summer Series having just […]

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Chael Sonnen Explains Failed Drug Testhttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/06/chael-sonnen-explains-failed-drug-test/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/06/chael-sonnen-explains-failed-drug-test/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:13:02 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12486 Chael Sonnen fails drug test. That was the shocking UFC news of the day. Some laughed, some poked fun. Sonnen has failed drug tests before and stated he would find a way to compete without TRT. He let Wanderlei Silva have it for failing to appear at his licensing hearing, which in essence said that […]

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