Chicago's MMA http://chicagosmma.com News and Video from XFO, APFC, UCL, HTMMA, Supreme Promotions and more. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:04:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Matt “Sunshine” Fiordirosa Will Return Next Springhttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/10/matt-sunshine-fiordirosa-will-return-next-spring/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/10/matt-sunshine-fiordirosa-will-return-next-spring/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:22:57 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12687 by Matt Lo Cascio Go ahead — call it a comeback. Matt “Sunshine” Fiordirosa has blown through two opponents in just over two months and he’s decided to keep fighting.  The new plan: ride this career resurgence as far as he can. “I wasn’t planning on being in this position back in May when I […]

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Felice Herrig and Heather Clark on TUF Talk [Video]http://chicagosmma.com/2014/10/felice-herrig-and-heather-clark-on-tuf-talk-video/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/10/felice-herrig-and-heather-clark-on-tuf-talk-video/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:39:56 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12699 After Team Curran’s Felice Herrig soundly beat Heather Clark on TUF 20, both fighters appeared on Fox Sports 1’s “TUF Talk” with Karyn Bryant. While Clark apologized during the episode that featured their fight, Herrig still didn’t seem all that enamored with Clark, the house pariah on the show. Herrig called Clark’s injury claims “excuses” […]

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APFC 17 Resultshttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/10/apfc-17-results/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/10/apfc-17-results/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:15:28 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12680 by Jason Belyew and Matt Lo Cascio APFC 17 went down at the Sears Centre Saturday night, with Chicago Fight Team’s Louis Taylor submitting former UFC fighter Brian Houston in the main event. Taylor locked in a guillotine that forced Houston to tap just over two minutes into the first round. Taylor received a $1,000 bonus for […]

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XFO 53 Results and Recaphttp://chicagosmma.com/2014/10/xfo-53-results-and-recap/ http://chicagosmma.com/2014/10/xfo-53-results-and-recap/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:06:43 +0000 http://chicagosmma.com/?p=12669 by Jan Louis Gaetjens Results and Fight Recaps from XFO 53 at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago, Illinois on October 11, 2014. Tim Cho def. Bowden XFO Ammy featherweight title rd3 2:01 TKO Team Curran product Tim Cho looked like anything but an amateur in this bout. Alexander Bowden looked to push the pace of […]

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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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