The amateur fighting circuit is the building blocks for some of the best
fighters in the world. To get to the professional level, you have to
start at the “bottom” and work your way up. Here is a fighter to keep
your eyes on. He plans on making waves in the amateur and eventually the
professional MMA circuit. Here is my interview with Southern California
Amateur MMA fighter, Spencer Spiker:

How long have you been training MMA?
I’ve been training Martial Arts for a little over 4 years, but MMA for
about 2 years now.

What got you into MMA?
Jeff Murray got me into martial arts but I kind of got into MMA on my
own. I was in a bad car accident and almost died and kind of took a long
hard look at my life and asked myself, if I had died would I have been
proud of what I had accomplished? The answer was no. I looked at who I
looked up to in my life and it was my instructors and they were all MMA
fighters and I made the decision that I would do 1 fight just to say I
had done it. Not many people can say they fought in an MMA fight and it
slowly turned into an obsession. I definitely see myself fighting until
my body doesn’t let me anymore.

What styles have you trained in?
I started in Kempo Karate and some boxing on the side, and now I train
Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Wrestling.

What would you say your “specialty” is?
Definitely Jiu Jitsu. I train hard in everything but I would definitely
say my strong suit is Jiu Jitsu.

Where are you from?
I was born in Hollywood, CA but grew up in Anaheim Hills/Yorba Linda
area. I currently live in Riverside, CA.

Where do you train?
De La O Jiu Jitsu

Where are you fighting?
Eastside Cannery in Las Vegas

Who are you fighting?
Anthony Krause

What’s your current record?
Currently 0-1 but plan on changing that soon!

What’s the hardest part about training for a fight?
The diet. It’s easy and fun to train when you can eat as much as you
like but when you limit how much your taking in; your body starts to
feel the effects.

What’s your favorite after weigh in meal?
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and some cliff bars. PB&J is my
weakness. I’ll eat it every day when I’m not dieting but I can’t even
have it in the house when I’m dieting.

What are your thoughts on fighting in another state versus at home?
I don’t really have any. This will be my first time so not sure what to
expect. I’m really excited to get to fight in Vegas though, but def not
looking forward to the drive after cutting weight and being dehydrated
for the whole car ride.

Do you plan on going pro? If so, when do you think you will?
Yes I definitely plan on going pro and I’m not in any rush. When I’m
ready my instructor will tell me.

Anyone you’d like to thank and/or add?
I’d like to thank everyone I train with at De La O Jiu Jitsu and a
special thanks to John De La O, Frank Park, Thomas Kenny, Randy Haskill,
and Henry Corrales. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. They
push me every day to be the best that I can and really reach my
potential. And of course, Nicole Pesqueira, for this interview and
everything else she has done for me! Thanks Nizzi!

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Was Chandella really released for porn past?

by admin on February 17, 2012

Chandella PowellBy now we have heard that Chandella wasn’t at the UFC on Fuel event and the swirling rumors are that she was released by the UFC brass for her past in softcore porn as Mariah Ashton. While the pictures look like her and she definately was not in Omaha I have to wonder if the pictures are really a new discovery or did the UFC just find out about them?

The UFC is free to do what they please with the ring girls but I thought you all might enjoy a look at some of the offending material here (nsfw).

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Brittney Palmer: Under the booty shorts

by admin on February 16, 2012

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Well, we’ve known it was coming for some time but the gorgeous Brittney Palmer has followed in the footsteps of Rachel and Arianny and graced the pages of Playboy. You can check out a preview video below and see the pictures here (NSFW).

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UFC anounces Atlanta Pres conference

by admin on February 10, 2012

In advance of the opening of ticket sales for UFC 145 the UFC has announced they will host a press conference at Venatanas in Atlanta on February 16th.  The event is free and open to the public and will feature UFC President Dana White and light heavyweight Champion John Jones and number one contender Rashad Evans.
Ticket sales for UFC 145 open to the public on Feb 17th at 10 am.

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If you haven’t heard of Chad Freeman you will. He is the King of the Cage Champion of the lightweight division in Canada and is making his debut in the states at San Manuel Casino for King of the Cage on February 2nd. I have had the opportunity to sit down and catch up with Chad. Here is my interview with the Champ: [click to continue…]

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Last week hackers targeted UFC.Com for the organizations support of the SOPA legislation that has been making it’s way through Washington. In a very scary way the UFC President Dana White learned how much access these hackers can get and they released some very personal information on the boss.

Among the information released where two phone numbers, a social security number, VIN number and several addresses. White has not made a statement but has been involved in some interesting twitter banter all day with the group. For the most part White is arguing against the bootlegging of UFC events and not full support of SOPA indicating the support he has is for an imperfect bill.

As interesting as this modern day drama is the one thing we find odd is that when we used Google Maps to get a glimpse of Dana’s pad we found out he doesn’t live in a swanky house but instead a obnoxious pink dump. Maybe Dana isn’t getting rich off the UFC… I guess someone should call ESPN to alter their report because Frank and Lorenzo are obviously over working and underpaying Dana.

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Wand Walkout shirt on MMAHQ

by admin on November 21, 2011


Get the WAND Walkout on MMAHQ for $25 today




Jakt Wanderlei Silva Axe Murder UFC 132 Walkout for $25

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Bautista, McGillivray set for MFC

by admin on November 18, 2011

Diego Bautista doesn’t fear his opponent or entering hostile territory for his debut in the Maximum Fighting Championship.

Bautista (7-0) will look to keep his undefeated record intact in his first venture under the MFC banner when he tangles with Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray (11-5-1) at MFC 32: Bitter Rivals. Their welterweight showdown will be a highlighted matchup on the HDNet Fights card emanating from the Mayfield Conference Centre in McGillivray’s home town of Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, Jan. 27 (check local listings for channel designation).

Though this will be Bautista’s first opportunity in the MFC, the Anaheim, California, product isn’t lacking for confidence in what he’ll bring to the table.

“I’m going to make an exciting impression,” said Bautista. “It’s going to come down to what I know how to do and what I’m capable of doing.

“I’ve got a good ground game and I like to stand and bang too. If he wants to take it to the ground, I’ll go and I’ll punish him and I’ll finish it. I’m too determined to not finish the fight.”

And even though McGillivray holds nine submissions wins, including five via armbar and another by kimura, Bautista scoffed at the notion that he’ll need to adopt a submission-heavy defense.

“He’s not going to get my arm,” touted Bautista. “He does have a good ground game so I’m going to try and stand and bang, but if it goes to the ground, I’ll be very willing to go. I’m not scared of that at all.”

A former college baseball standout, Bautista immersed himself into mixed martial arts just three years ago. The 26-year-old father of four has racked up four victories inside the first round, all of which came in less than three minutes. Bautista has also registered a pair of wins via knockout.

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Douglas Lima and Alexander Shlemenko both were the big tournament winners at Bellator 57 in front of a sold out crowd at Casino Rama. It was just the second time Bellator Fighting Championships had visited Canada and everyone in attendance was treated to a show as they witnessed a pair of action packed tournament final fights, one of which ended by second round knockout.
 
While Ben Saunders may have entered the fight as a slight favorite over the challenger Douglas Lima, “The Phenom” put this theory to rest in the second round when he ducked under a lead left from Saunders and knocked him out with solid right hand.
 
“I knew it was there. We worked on that a lot last week; duck the left hook, come back with the right straight. It worked out great,” Lima said. “‘I’mm glad I got the win. It was hard but it paid off. Hats off to Ben. He’s the greatest guy. He’s a great fighter.”
 
Lima earns a title shot with the win, and will meet Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren in Bellator’s sixth season.
 
Also ready for a rematch with the middleweight champion, Hector Lombard, is Alexander Shlemenko who won his second tournament final with a unanimous decision over Vitor Vianna. Shlemenko threw at least a half dozen spinning back fists and while nearly none of them landed they kept Vianna on his toes and left Shelemenko dictating the pace of the fight. “Storm” landed plenty of body shots and stayed the aggressor for the entire fight. It was an easy decision for judges after three rounds.
 
Possibly auditioning for a place in the next Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament were John Hawk and Canadian Roger Hollet who was eager to earn a knockout for his fans at Casino Rama. Hollett tried to trade shots with Hawk in the center of the cage but had trouble getting past Hawk’s jab. Hawk was also hell bent on holding him against the cage and slowing down the action. Whenever Hawk would let Hollett off the cage, he’d land a leg kick or a big punch and then get clinched on again. Hawk attacked his opponent with knees and foot stomps against the cage to the boos of the crowd, but in the end the judges awarded the win to Hollett by split decision not necessarily for landing the most punches but inflicting the most damage on the ones he did.
  
At the top of the night, Alexandre Bezerra defeated Doug Evans in an exciting matchup where Bezerra applied multiple submissions to Evans, but Evans always managed to escape with a big slam. Eventually Bezerra caught Evans in a submission he had no answer for and at 4:04 of the first round forced a verbal submission due to heel hook.
 
Bezerra said before the fight, “His first mistake was signing the contract for this fight,” also saying, “I will become the Bellator Featherweight Champion. It’s just a matter of time.”
 
“It was another spectacular, sold out night at Casino Rama. Shlemenko’s game continues to evolve in a dominate win over Vitor Vianna. Lima, with one strong right hand, went from being the world’s best welterweight prospect to being one of the best 170 lbs. in the world,” said Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney.

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Douglas Lima and Alexander Shlemenko both were the big tournament winners at Bellator 57 in front of a sold out crowd at Casino Rama. It was just the second time Bellator Fighting Championships had visited Canada and everyone in attendance was treated to a show as they witnessed a pair of action packed tournament final fights, one of which ended by second round knockout.
 
While Ben Saunders may have entered the fight as a slight favorite over the challenger Douglas Lima, “The Phenom” put this theory to rest in the second round when he ducked under a lead left from Saunders and knocked him out with solid right hand.
 
“I knew it was there. We worked on that a lot last week; duck the left hook, come back with the right straight. It worked out great,” Lima said. “‘I’mm glad I got the win. It was hard but it paid off. Hats off to Ben. He’s the greatest guy. He’s a great fighter.”
 
Lima earns a title shot with the win, and will meet Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren in Bellator’s sixth season.
 
Also ready for a rematch with the middleweight champion, Hector Lombard, is Alexander Shlemenko who won his second tournament final with a unanimous decision over Vitor Vianna. Shlemenko threw at least a half dozen spinning back fists and while nearly none of them landed they kept Vianna on his toes and left Shelemenko dictating the pace of the fight. “Storm” landed plenty of body shots and stayed the aggressor for the entire fight. It was an easy decision for judges after three rounds.
 
Possibly auditioning for a place in the next Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament were John Hawk and Canadian Roger Hollet who was eager to earn a knockout for his fans at Casino Rama. Hollett tried to trade shots with Hawk in the center of the cage but had trouble getting past Hawk’s jab. Hawk was also hell bent on holding him against the cage and slowing down the action. Whenever Hawk would let Hollett off the cage, he’d land a leg kick or a big punch and then get clinched on again. Hawk attacked his opponent with knees and foot stomps against the cage to the boos of the crowd, but in the end the judges awarded the win to Hollett by split decision not necessarily for landing the most punches but inflicting the most damage on the ones he did.
  
At the top of the night, Alexandre Bezerra defeated Doug Evans in an exciting matchup where Bezerra applied multiple submissions to Evans, but Evans always managed to escape with a big slam. Eventually Bezerra caught Evans in a submission he had no answer for and at 4:04 of the first round forced a verbal submission due to heel hook.
 
Bezerra said before the fight, “His first mistake was signing the contract for this fight,” also saying, “I will become the Bellator Featherweight Champion. It’s just a matter of time.”
 
“It was another spectacular, sold out night at Casino Rama. Shlemenko’s game continues to evolve in a dominate win over Vitor Vianna. Lima, with one strong right hand, went from being the world’s best welterweight prospect to being one of the best 170 lbs. in the world,” said Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney.

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