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TapouT available at FIGHTSHOP

TapouT is available at FIGHTSHOP

TapouT – An expression of combat known world wide. Available at FIGHTSHOP

FIGHTSHOP are importers and distributors of TapouT in the UK

Buy TapouT at www.fightshop.com/tapout

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The FIGHTSHOP Girls

The FIGHTSHOP Girls

The FIGHTSHOP girls at a recent MMA event in Bolton – FIGHT IKON

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This weekend’s M1-Global Challenge MMA clash between England and Spain in Holland will be available for viweing for UK MMA fans for just £5.

M1-Global MMA Challenge England vs Spain

M1-Global MMA Challenge England vs Spain

Thats right just £5 to see team Team England take on Spain in the M1-Global Challenge this Saturday and Sunday in Hilversum, Holland at Studio 22.

A total of 60 fighters representing 10 counties for a combined total of 30 fights are on tap and you can support Team England and see some great MMA action from the cream of UK fighters for only £5.

M1-Global Team England Light Heavyweight - Wolfslairs Tom Blackledge

M1-Global Team England Light Heavyweight - Wolfslair's Tom Blackledge

For those unable to attend, M-1Global.com will be offering both days of action via Internet PPV. To order the Pay Per View click on the link at the bottom of this page

Below is the finalized card for this weekend’s M-1 Challenge:

Superfight (Kickboxing Rules): Jeronimo de Groot vs. Sascha Valentic

Team England vs. Team Spain

LW – Scott Hewitt vs. Jose Roque

WW – Simon Phillips vs. Jonathan Leon

MW – Matt Thorpe vs. Rafael Rodriquez

LHW – Tom Blackledge vs. Enoc Solbes

HW – David Keeley vs. Paco Estevez

Team France vs. Team Japan

LW – Makhtar Gueye vs. Yoshiro Tomioka

WW – Geal Grimoud vs. Yuya Shirai

MW – Christophe Dafreville vs. Yusuke Masuda

LHW – Christian M’Pumbu vs. Hideto Tatsumi

HW – Akim Assenine vs. Yoshiyuki Nakanishi

Team World vs. Team Germany

LW – Danial Sharifi vs. Daniel Weichel

WW – Diego Gonzalez vs. Nordin Asrih

MW – Nathan Schouteren vs. Ismael Cetinkaya

LHW – Johan Romming vs. Mathias Schuck

HW – Miodrag Petkovic vs. Marko Zschornau

FIGHTSHOP.com are official suppliers of Sandee Combat Sports equipment to the M1-Global Team England squad.

To order the PPV click HERE to go to the M1-Global website

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Forrest Griffin’s thoughts on his upcoming fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 101

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Kick

Does Phil Nurse ever wake up and think why did i leave Manchester??

A fantastic gym in Soho, Manhattan. Trainer to UFC Champ George St Pierre. Called upon to hold pads for Gina Carrano in a boxing ring outside Madison Square Gardens with the Empire State Building in the background on a beautiful blue sky day in New York.

As i look out the window here in Manchester at the rain and grey skies in the middle of July the answer is “Probably not.”

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Mike Bisping interviewed by Sherdog’s Loretta Hunt at the TapouT training centre prior to his UFC 100 bout with Dan Henderson.

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UFC UK President Marshall Zelaznik

UFC UK President Marshall Zelaznik

UFC UK President Marshall Zelaznik confirmed to The Sun today that UFC 100 will be shown in the UK live and as it happens. Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Zelaznik said “I’d like to guarantee our loyal British and Irish fans that UFC 100 will be LIVE on television over here. You won’t have to wait to see the biggest event in UFC history. UFC 100 will be live in the UK.”

Although the UFC have not confirmed which broadcaster will be showing UFC 100 in the UK he did go on to say “We’ve got some very exciting options on the table and I expect to be able to make an announcement by Monday.”

The Sun has claimed that no less than SIX broadcasters are vying for the rights to air the UFC in the UK.

Taken from The Sun Online

ESPN are said to have lodged a huge bid to become the new home of the UFC in the UK and are the frontrunners to seal a long-term contract with the promotion — probably starting with UFC 101 in August.

But they face a challenge from Five, who are keen on bringing MMA to a mainstream audience.

Although Five cannot match ESPN’s financial clout, the lure of terrestrial television may help swing them the deal in favour of their subscription-based rivals.

Sky Sports are also in the running, but their failure to fully back UFC programming with a weekly talk show saw them lose out to Setanta two years ago.

Bravo are also interested in screening live fights but it is understood the UFC would prefer to team up with Virgin 1 if an agreement with ESPN or Five cannot be reached.

Insiders at Virgin 1 were reportedly amazed at the viewing figures season nine of The Ultimate Fighter produced considering the minimal advertising spend the show received.

Over 380,000 people watched the TUF 9 finale earlier this month and the UFC are said to be delighted with its success.

UFC 100 is a milestone in the history of the UFC and the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. What was once described by presidential candidate and ex US Navy boxer, Senator John McCain, as “Human Cockfigting” the UFC has gone on to become the largest provider of pay per view content in the world.

UFC 100 Bisping vs Henderson

UFC 100 Bisping vs Henderson

UFC 100 is headlined by the heavyweight title bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir. UFC 100 also included the battle between the TUF 9 coaches Dan Henderson and Mike Bisping.

The full UFC 100 fight card is

Brock Lesnar vs Frank Mir

Geroges St Pierre vs Thiago Alves

Jon Fitch Vs. Paulo Thiago

Dan Henderson Vs. Michael Bisping

Yoshihiro Akiyama Vs. Alan Belcher

Mark Coleman Vs. Stephan Bonnar

Mac Danzig Vs. Jim Miller

Jon Jones Vs. Jake O’Brien

Dong Hyun Km vs TJ Grant

CB Dollaway Vs. Tom Lawlor

Matt Grice Vs. Shannon Gugerty

The Sun Online

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Dan Henderson in an interview with UFC.com about his upcoming fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 100.

Dan Henderson TUF 9 Coach

Dan Henderson TUF 9 Team USA Coach

“Bisping does talk a lot,” Henderson told UFC.com. “I guess he was working to get me riled up, it’s almost impossible to get me riled up. I’m easy going and I can roll with it. If you disrespect me, I just kinda take a mental note. And ya know, that will come out his ass later.  I’ve fought plenty of guys that have the background in stand-up and I don’t have a problem striking with anybody. Obviously I don’t want to play into someones strengths and I’m usually better at being more well-rounded than my opponents. There’s something I’m always better at and that’s where I’m gonna try to force the fight to go. If I’m not out-striking him, I’m gonna take the fight somewhere else (smirks). I have a feeling he’s no better on his feet than I am. I’m sure he’s a little bit better at moving his feet and cutting some angles but he definitely doesn’t have more power than I do. I just wanna force him to fight me, cut him off, and make him stay in my face.”

“I’m expecting a tough fight as it is and I know he’s gonna be in shape and ready to go.” Henderson said. “That’s about the only thing that he has going for him is his cardio. I’m gonna focus on that and make sure it’s not a factor in this fight. I think if I don’t even step one foot into the gym and not work on technique or wrestling or anything and did just cardio, I’d still beat him up. I’m a better fighter, I’m more experienced and that’s there. I just wanna make sure my conditioning is there.”

“I don’t care what he says, it doesn’t matter, it’s not gonna change how I fight him,” said Henderson. “I’m still gonna be trying to knock him out, still trying to beat him up and make his lip so fat he can’t talk for a couple days. It’s still gonna be what I’m doing no matter what. So I don’t really care what he says, it doesn’t matter or affect anything.”

And Bisping’s response ?

Michael Bisping TUF 9 Team UK Coach

Michael Bisping TUF 9 Team UK Coach

Good luck with that you boring bastard!!!

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It’s the biggest event in mixed martial arts history, and for UFC100, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing out the big guns. Two championships will be on the line when UFC heavyweight title holder Brock Lesnar defends his crown against rival Frank Mir in their long-awaited grudge match, and UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre puts his belt up for grabs against Brazilian knockout artist Thiago “Pitbull” Alves. Also, The Ultimate Fighter coaches collide as Dan Henderson takes on Michael “The Count” Bisping in a pivotal middleweight showdown.

UFC 100 preview

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The UFC has traditionally award TUF coaches a top spec vehicle at the conclusion of a TUF season. Rich Franklin got a new Hummer in season two and Matt Hughes even negotiated for a pricey John Deere tractor after season six. Well Bisping and Henderson are no exception and both have been given new cars but not just any car.

The new vehicle is a specialty Windsor Collection edition Range Rover that comes with custom STRUT body kits and full audio-video and navigation systems.

Mike Bisping Takes Delivery Of His New STRUT Range Rover

Mike Bisping Takes Delivery Of His New STRUT Range Rover

“It’s an absolutely amazing car,” Bisping said. “It’s not just a Ranger Rover. It’s like the top of the range with every extra little extra on it you can imagine. “

Range Rovers are built in Solihull, West Midlands in Bisping’s home of the United Kingdom and have been a symbol of Brutishness since their inception just after the second world war.  But  these vehicles have had the STRUT treatment.

Headquartered in Corona, California, STRUT’s stunning jewellery collection for luxury vehicles is designed for discriminating automotive enthusiasts who demand the height of sophistication and style in all of life’s passions. Handcrafted of the finest chromed 316L stainless steel, hand-polished and signed by the artisan, STRUT products are designed and manufactured to withstand any weather condition, providing ongoing lustre and a superior appearance.

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