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TUF China: Preliminary card prognostications

The Ultimate Fighter China Finale starts the night off with a mix of unknowns and lesser knowns. Who among the nameless will stake their claim at the CotaiArena in Macau?

Looking back at a legend: Frank Shamrock (Part 1)

Despite a lack of notoriety, former UFC champion Frank Shamrock has been an incredibly influential force in MMA. From elite fighter to spokesperson. Now as a Strikeforce commentator it was Shamrock's fighting career that made his success possible


Video interview Frank Shamrock talks to Kid Nate

Frank Shamrock joins Kid Nate for an MMA Tete-A-Tete to discuss his autobiography "Uncaged." Frank talks about all his classic MMA and Pancrase bouts, telling tales about Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Masakatsu Funaki, Maurice Smith, Tito Ortiz, John Lob

Evan Tanner Highlights (Gifs) Before His UFC Debut

A look back at the early career of UFC champion Evan Tanner including his wins over Heath Herring, Paul Buentello, and Minowaman featuring animated gifs by Zombie Prophet.

Karl Gotch Week: Rest In Peace Kamisama, 'God Of Wrestling' 1924 - 2007

Karl Gotch Week continues on the anniversary of his death on July 28th, 2007. KJ Gould reminds us of the importance of Gotch and pays tribute to the arguable forefather of Japanese Mixed Martial Arts and resurgence of Catch Wrestling.

Karl Gotch Week: Yoshiaki Fujiwara And The Tradition Of Submission

Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Gotch's best student and the only man to be endorsed by Gotch in his style of Catch Wrestling. Find out Fujiwara's influence in Shoot Style Wrestling as a preface to Japanese MMA

Karl Gotch Week

From July 23rd to July 29th, it's Karl Gotch Week at Bloody Elbow. Find out more about one of the lesser known but equally important forefathers of Mixed Martial Arts, Catch Wrestling and Submission Grappling.

MMA Origins: The First King of Pancrase

MMA Origins: The First King of Pancrase, The story of how Ken Shmarock became a legend

MMA Origins: Birth of Japanese MMA

With the lead up to UFC 144 in Japan, it seems only natural to look at the spark that lead to the MMA explosion on the Japanese isles.

MMA History: The Nate Marquardt vs. Ricardo Almeida Controversy

Nate Marquardt is no stranger to controversy. Here we look back at the original Marquardt controversy - his 2003 fight with Ricardo Almeida.

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