All posts by Mick Hammond


Thrown into Fire Early, James Nakashima Com...

Sep 18, 2015No Comments370 Views

When deciding to turn pro this year, former Nebraska wrestling standout James Nakashima knew it was going to be a challenge, but he had no


LaRue Burley Prepared for All-Out War, Aimi...

Sep 17, 2015No Comments316 Views

Undefeated lightweight LaRue Burley has a tough task ahead of him in veteran Brian Foster, but he's prepared for war... and an eventual title shot.

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Fernando Gonzalez Looking to Jump the Title...

Sep 17, 2015No Comments247 Views

Although their fight on Saturday is of the Glory kickboxing variety, Fernando Gonzalez believes a win over Paul Daley could line him up for a

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Adam Townsend Ready for Primetime at RFA 30...

Sep 17, 2015No Comments303 Views

Andre Townsend is eyeing a possible RFA title shot should blow by Ryan Roberts on Friday night in Lincoln, Neb.

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Brock Jardine Looks to Derail a Streaking T...

Sep 16, 2015No Comments352 Views

Believing his train is pulling into the UFC station soon, Brock Jardine heads into RFA 30 on Friday looking to derail fellow UFC vet Anthony

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Can Linton Vassell’s Turnaround Turn ...

Sep 16, 20151 Comment283 Views

Finally getting his training dialed in, could Linton Vassell be headed towards the Bellator light heavyweight championship?

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Andre Harrison Doesn’t Just Want to D...

Sep 16, 2015No Comments464 Views

Andre Harrison steps into the first defense of his Titan FC featherweight belt ready to grab the bull by the horns and not just win,

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Teddy Holder Turned the Fight of His Career...

Sep 15, 2015No Comments294 Views

WSOF light heavyweight Teddy Holder stepped up last-minute for the biggest victory of his career, and has turned it into a shot at a title.


Out of the Shadow: Keri Anne Taylor-Melende...

Sep 15, 20152 Comments476 Views

Her career isn't yet at the level of her husband, Gilbert's, but Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez hopes to change that starting with Bellator debut at Dynamite.

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Desmond Green Believes UFC is Inevitable, b...

Sep 15, 20151 Comment323 Views

So far it's been a break-even year for Desmond Green, but he believes a title fight at Saturday's Titan FC 35 puts him on inevitable

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RFA’s Matt Brown Wants to Give the UF...

Sep 14, 20151 Comment269 Views

With a win at Friday's RFA 30, the other Matt Brown wants a title shot and then wants to give the UFC a roster headache.

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Rick Hawn Reigniting the Fire Heading into ...

Sep 14, 2015No Comments315 Views

Rick Hawn knows that there's title on the line at Titan FC 35 on Saturday, but he wants more than a belt, he wants and

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Smoking Pot and Poor Training, Emanuel Newt...

Sep 14, 20155 Comments613 Views

Knowing that he was making poor decisions leading up to his last fight, Emanuel Newton says he wasn't worthy of winning in the defense of


From Rough UFC Tenure to KOTC Champ, Reuben...

Sep 14, 2015No Comments422 Views

Upon his release from the UFC in 2013 after three losses in four fights, Reuben Duran turned his career around and become the King of

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Undefeated Jamie Moyle Knows Invicta Title ...

Sep 12, 20153 Comments409 Views

Undefeated Invicta FC strawweight Jamie Moyle knows that if she just keeps winning a title shot or the UFC is mere steps away.

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DeAnna Bennett Constantly Changing to Keep ...

Sep 11, 2015No Comments328 Views

Undefeated DeAnna Bennett is constantly changing her game, so that her opponents have a hard time gaming her, and it's obviously working.

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Look for the Dark Angel to Rise at Legacy F...

Sep 11, 2015No Comments381 Views

Wanting to enter the flyweight conversation, look for Kaline “Dark Angel” Medeiros to rise at Legacy FC 45 on Friday night.

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Ready to Change Her Life, Rebecca Ruth Gras...

Sep 11, 2015No Comments435 Views

Rebecca Ruth realizes the potential of a Shamrock FC win on Friday night. With a belt and a Bellator contract on the line, it would

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Flyweight Prospect Rachael Ostovich Targets...

Sep 10, 2015No Comments541 Views

Flyweight prospect Rachael Ostovich heads into Invicta FC 14 targeting the Fight of the Night honors in her bout with Andrea Lee.

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Undefeated Prospect Joaquin Buckley Heads i...

Sep 10, 2015No Comments298 Views

Undefeated Shamrock FC prospect Joaquin Buckley heads into Friday's rematch with Kyle Kurtz aiming much higher than a victory.

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Breaking Out of His Comfort Zone, Derrick A...

Sep 10, 2015No Comments378 Views

Realizing he needed to shake things up to move forward, Derrick Adkins did just that and earned a shot at Friday's Legacy FC 45.

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Hoping to Impress His Bellator Bosses, JC C...

Sep 08, 2015No Comments320 Views

Hoping to impress and earn more fights with Bellator, JC Cottrell is taking a trip up to 170 pounds at Friday's Legacy FC 45.

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Danny Aguirre Not Shaking Things Up at Sham...

Sep 08, 2015No Comments337 Views

Danny Aguirre realizes that a Bellator contract is a big opportunity, but that's not going to change how he approaches his Shamrock FC fight on

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Invicta Champ Tonya Evinger Fights Just as ...

Sep 07, 20152 Comments332 Views

After eight years and 20 fights, bantamweight Tonya Evinger finally has her first major MMA title, but she fights as hard whether it's for a

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Jordan Howard Gunning for Shamrock FC Title...

Sep 07, 2015No Comments285 Views

Featherweight up-and-comer Jordan Howard is gunning for dual rewards on Friday: a Shamrock FC championship and a Bellator MMA contract.

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V3 Champ Amberlynn Orr Knows Next Defense i...

Sep 05, 2015No Comments904 Views

Over the last year, amateur standout Amberlynn “ALO” Orr has made moves both inside and outside the cage. But she knows her next fight is

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From Russian Orphanage to Pro Athlete, Juli...

Aug 30, 2015No Comments1178 Views

From a Russian orphanage to "the land of dreams," Julia Jones is showing that it doesn't matter where you start. You can realize your dreams.

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For KOTC Champ Danielle Taylor, She Just Wa...

Aug 29, 2015Comments off976 Views

King of the Cage champ Danielle Taylor doesn't really care who she fights, she just wants to thrash somebody.


It’s Time for Bellator Middleweight A...

Aug 28, 2015Comments off577 Views

Bellator middleweight A.J. Matthews has had a rough start to his career, but he's back and ready to make a run at the top.


Derek Anderson on Brent Primus: ‘He&#...

Aug 27, 2015Comments off796 Views

Derek Anderson feels like he's being held back, so he plans to make a statement with a win over Brent Primus on Friday night.