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2014 Big XII Wrestling Championships Preview

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The Cyclones head down to Norman, Oklahoma on Saturday to compete in the 2014 Big XII Wrestling Championships. At four weights: 125, 165, 174, and 197 the team is looking to complete a successful...

How to tell which NCAA stars are headed to MMA

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Thinking of seeing the best of the best in the college wrestling world come over to MMA? Michael Riordan gives us a set of rules to evaluate the potential MMA prospects on display at the NCAA...

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Coach Mike & Kid Nate talk wrestling in MMA

Kid Nate and wrestling coach Mike Riordan talk about wrestling in MMA, Georges St. Pierre vs Carlos Condit at UFC 154, Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen and Dake vs Taylor in a new edition...

Former UFC commentator and Olympic Gold Medalist Jeff Blatnik discusses wrestling in MMA and Randy...

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Former UFC commentator and Olympic Gold Medalist Jeff Blatnik discusses wrestling in MMA and Randy Couture's retirement with The Fight Nerd

NCAA Wrestling to MMA: Jordan Burroughs Scouting Report

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Jordan Burroughs is the third to feature in our 2011 NCAA Wrestling to MMA Scouting Report by BloodyElbow.com's own KJ Gould.

American Wrestling instruction from the early 1950's. While toeholds and neckcranks had been taken...

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American Wrestling instruction from the early 1950's. While toeholds and neckcranks had been taken out by the NCAA during the early 1930's other Catch elements took longer to be removed and form the American Folkstyle wrestling we're more familiar with. As you can see in the video there's a turnover to a reverse further nelson pry (stockade), the real Key Lock (arm crush) and a top body scissors with half nelson (low grapevined mount with what could easily become a guillotine choke). Just one example of why I maintain Catch as the missing link between Wrestling and BJJ.

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