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News Update: September 14th, 2007

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UFC back in the UK in 2008? (updated 14/09)

UFC 80 is rumoured to be taking place in Newcastle in January 2008 - more news as this develops.

UK's Harvey Harra & Zelg Galesic to fight in K1 this monday (updated 14/09)

J.Z. Calvan VS Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro
Caol Uno  VS Andre Dida
Kazuyuki Miyata VS Harvey Harra
Kazushi Sakuraba VS Katsuyori Shibata
Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto VS Bibiano Fernandes
Dong Sik Yoon VS Zelg "Benkei" Galesic
Minowaman vs Kevin Casey
Takenori Sato vs Kenji Nagai
Wataru Takahashi VS Tashiro Nishiuchi

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4th Copa Bitetti BJJ Tournament - Nov 3rd (updated 11/09)

IVth Copa Bitetti of BJJ on Saturday, November 3rd at Battersea
Youth Centre-London.
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The Judo Podcast #18 - Gene Lebell (updated 11/09)

Today, Gene and Mike met with the legendary “Judo” Gene LeBell. Mr. LeBell talked about what he considers the highlight of judo in the US, his personal history of judo, and what he believes judo needs today.

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FILA World Champonships - UK Medallists!  (updated 10/09)

The 1st outing for Grappling at the FILA World Grappling Games in Turkey saw the UK come home with Bronze medals for Tom Blackledge, Tom Barlow, Oliver Dew, Lisa Newton, Anna Mayne, Kathy Gifford, as well as a silver for Lisa Newton and Ireland's John Kavanagh. Congrats all round!

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Dan Hardy wins @ Cage Force  (updated 10/09)

Dan Hardy beat Hidetaka Monma by TKO in the third round of their Welterweight Tournament Semi-Final at GCM: Cage Force 4 this Saturday in Tokyo. He now facesYoshiyuki Yoshida in the final at a future event. Massive congrats to him from SFUK.

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UFC 75 - Champion vs Champion results  (updated 10/09)

An evening that saw Cro-Cop continue to falter in the Octagon, a dominant performance from London resident Jess Liaudin, Rampage unifying the Pride and UFC LHW belts and a highly controversial end to Hamill/Bisping - Dana says a rematch is in the pipeline...

Jess Liaudin vs Anthony Torres: Liaudin by TKO 4:10 Rd1
Naoyuki Kotani vs Dennis Siver: Siver wins by KO 2:04 Rd 2
Tomasz Drwal vs Thiago Silva: Silva wins by TKO 4:23 Rd 2
Gleison Tibau vs Terry Etim: Tibau wins by UD Rd 3
Houston Alexander vs Alessio Sakara: Alexander wins by TKO 1:01 Rd 1
Marcus Davis vs Paul Taylor: Davis wins by Sub 4:14 Rd 1
Cheik Kongo vs Mirko Cro Cop: Kongo wins by UD Rd 3
Mike Bisping vs Matt Hamill: Bisping wins by SD
Dan Henderson vs Quintin Jackson: Jackson wins by UD

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K1 and 10K Ground Clash on Eurosport tonight  (updated 10/09)

Eurosport, 11.30pm tonight sees the return of Fight Night UK, a not to be missed Fighters Inc combat sports showcase, presented by Will Vanders, which focuses on the top fight cards across all disciplines including Pain & Glory and the 10K Ground Clash.

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BMA turn their attention to MMA  (updated 10/09)

Unsuccessful so far in their attempts to have boxing banned, the British Medical association have decided to turn their own particular brand of un-informed pseudo-scientific nonsense to MMA.

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Roger Gracie wins double Gold at the BJJ Mundials (updated 01/09)

Many congratulations to Roger Gracie who tore through his opponents at the recent BJJ World Championships in Los Angeles and finally took Gold in the Absolute division at the 5th time of asking to go with his 4 weight category victories. Roger is now a 5 time black belt world champ.

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New Gracie Barra Black Belt in London (updated 01/09)

Marcio Mamazinho Laudier 3rd Degree Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. will be teaching in Edmonton from September.

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UK Squad for the World Grappling Games. (updated 01/09)

The squad is set and the UK team, led by Ebe Ghansah will be heading out shortly to Tukey to compete at the inaugural World Grappling Games.

Best of luck to them!

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AMMA Title Fight Night 17th Nov (updated 01/09)

After the over whelming success of the first two shows, AMMA will present an end of year finale on Saturday 17th November at Aston Villa Football Club.
Marc Goddard is still looking for fighters, so get in touch with him if you are interested.

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ANGRRR Management: 'Unlucky for some' - Oct 13th (updated 01/09)

ANGRRR Management return to Kidderminster on Saturday 13th October for their next fully professional card.
F's Freestyle, Team Supreame, Bristol Goshin Jutsu & Team Fury help make this a stacked card of mixed martial arts action. The ANGRRR events have proved themselves to be popular with the viewing public and fighters due in part to well matched card, and competitive atmosphere. If you want tickets use the links below, but all the VIP tables have gone already!

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Braulio Estima DVD Instructional Series
(updated 10/08)

Shipment is expected around August 10.

Price $89.95 2 DVD Set

Braulio Estima is one of the greatest grapplers in the world today. With numerous gold medals in the Mundials (World), Pan American, ADCC, and European Championships, he had established himself as the grappler to beat. This DVD series explains his winning technique.

2 great preview clips to watch here and here

Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable (updated 01/09)

Gary Turner vs Julius Francis
James Zikic vs Vitor Belfort
Alex Reid vs TBA
Mark Weir vs Paul Daley
Mustapha Alturk vs Tengiz Tedoradze
Ed Smith vs Roman Webber
Xavier Foupa Pokam vs Pierre Guillet
Domonic Ostich vs Neil Wain
Paul Kelly vs Ch'e Mills
Jason Barratt vs Lee Doski

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The History of BJJ in the UK

SFUK are looking for the memories and pictures of anyone who was around at the birth of BJJ in the UK in the late '90's early '00s

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Gracie Invitational - Photo Galleries (updated 21/05)

Some photos from the Black Belt superfights and purple and brown belt divisions (click on the photos below to access the galleries).

Purple Belt divisions       Brown Belt divisions      Black Belt Superfights


ADCC 2007 - Photo galleries (updated 12/05)

An excellent set of photo albums from the European Fight Network's reporter at the recent ADCC 2007 World Submission Wrestling Championships.  

Just click on the picture to access each gallery - Hope you like them!

  ADCC Saturday          ADCC Sunday (Pt 1)      ADCC Sunday (Pt 2)



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