Grand Opening of the new Bas Rutten MMA Elite Gym

Although this isn’t Texas related it’s big news in MMA from our friends at Team Bas Rutten!

PRESS RELEASE: Sep 22, 2010 – Thousand Oaks, California

Bas Rutten, Randy Khatami and Ken Lawson announce the opening of the Elite MMA Gym in Thousand Oaks with a day of self defense and fitness for the whole family, including defense and fitness exhibitions, giveaways, and special guests on September 25th.

Members of the public and press are encouraged to come out and experience Bas Rutten – MMA 101, Elite Krav Maga – The Ultimate in Self Defense Training, the Grappling Exhibition for Kids with Randy Khatami, Extreme Fit Bag Classes, and CorMax Fitness demos.

The Elite MMA Gym is a certified CorMax Training Center, and equipped with state of the art strength and conditioning machines. The 8,000 sq. ft. facility houses a cage, 3,000 sq. ft. of mat and heavy bag space, and is equipped with advanced cardio, weight training and fitness equipment. Elite MMA will offer self defense and MMA training for all levels from basic to advanced. Classes include The Bas Rutten MMA System, Elite Krav Maga, boxing, and Extreme Fit Bag Classes.

For those that cannot make the grand opening, celebrate on with “Bas Rutten System” gear and clothing sale at and train from home with Bas Rutten’s, Body Action System –!

Date: September 25, 2010
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Elite MMA Gym
880 Hampshire Rd. Suite X
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Special Guests Include:

  • Bas Rutten
  • Kevin James
  • Cris “Cyborg” Santos
  • Kevin Randlemen
  • “Big John” McCarthy
  • Gene LeBell
  • Steven “The Fight Professor” Quadros
  • Jason “Mayhem” Miller
  • Benji “The Razor” Radach
  • Krzysztof “The Polish Experiment” Soszynski
  • Renato “Babalu” Sobral

plus MANY more of your favorite fighters and MMA personalities!

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MARQUARDT vs PALHARES @ the Frank Erwin Center (Official Fight Card)

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MARQUARDT vs PALHARES @ the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX – Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00 PM CST. Also showing live on Spike TV.

Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares
Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman
Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau
Cole Miller vs. Ross Pearson

Efrain Escudero vs. John Gunderson
Nick Catone vs. Tomsz Drwal
Rich Attonito vs. Rafael Natal
Jared Hamman vs. Kyle Kingsbury
David Mitchell vs. Anthony Waldburger

UFC Veteran Brock Larson and Strikeforce Sensation Tarec Saffiedine Added to Shark Fights: Jardine vs. Prangley

PRESS RELEASE: August 25, 2010 – Amarillo Texas


Shark Fight Promotions announced today that UFC veteran Brock Larson will face Strikeforce sensation Tarec Saffiedine at the Shark Fights 13 pay-per-view event in September. Shark Fights: Jardine vs. Prangley will take place Saturday, September 11, at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

According to Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions, “We feel that Brock Larson and Tarec Saffiedine are a great addition to our pay-per-view roster. Larson, a seasoned UFC and WEC veteran, was originally slated for the under card, but we feel his bout against Saffiedine is worthy of live pay-per-view coverage. Larson is back on track and determined to make it back into the UFC. He knows that losing is not an option. Standing in his way is Tarec Saffiedine, an explosive MMA fighter that hails from Belgium.”

Medley went on to say; “Saffiedine is a well-rounded fighter and rising star in the Strikeforce welterweight division. He has fought in a number of promotions around the world including DREAM in Japan, and holds notable wins over PRIDE veteran Seichi Ikemoto, James Terry and Nate Moore. Both fighters are hungry for this win. Fans can expect an exciting, action packed fight to kick off the night!”

Brock Larson (29-4-0), a seasoned UFC and WEC veteran, who trains out of Brooklyn Center, MN at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, has his sites on redemption and returning to the UFC. Larson kicked off his fight career in 2002 with an impressive twelve-fight win streak. He now boasts 29 wins in 33 MMA fights and has been featured on several recognized top-ten welterweight rankings throughout his career. Larson holds notable wins over top-notch fighters such as Mike Pyle and John Alessio and is currently riding a three-fight win streak.

courstesy esther lin/ strikeforce

Tarec Saffiedine (9-2-0) is a black belt in Shihaishinkai Karate, a style of Karate that includes striking, Judo throws, and ground fighting. He also boasts an amateur kickboxing record of 12-1-1. Saffiedine, who began his professional mixed-martial-arts fight career in his native Belgium, now trains out of Temecula, California at Team Quest. He is determined to gain MMA recognition in the U.S. and is well on his way. As a result of Saffiedine’s impressive second-round KO victory over Nate Moore at the Strikeforce Challengers 8 in Portland, many are referring to him as a breakout star in the Strikeforce welterweight division.

Official Bout Card for Shark Fights: Jardine vs. Prangley:

Main Card:
1. Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley
2. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander
3. Paul Daley vs. Jorge Masvidal
4. Joey Villasanor vs. Drew McFredries
5. Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine

6. Ronnie Mann vs. Douglas Evans
7. Paul Bradley vs. Johnny Reese
8. Aaron Rosa vs. Devin Cole
9. Marcus Hicks vs. Karen Darabedyan
10. Pete Spratt vs. Eric Davila

Shark Fights MMA: Jardine vs. Prangley, will take place on Saturday, September 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00pm CT. Fights start at 7:00 pm CT. PPV airs at 10:00pm ET. Tickets are on sale now! To purchase event tickets please go to www.,, or visit any Panhandle ticket outlet.

Shark Fights MMA: Jardine vs. Prangley will be available live on Pay-Per-View on iN DEMAND, Bell TV and Viewers Choice Canada for just $29.99! Contact your cable provider for details. For additional information on Shark Fight Promotions, please visit

Texas Rage In The Cage Presents CAGE RAGE 7

Texas Rage In The Cage Presents CAGE RAGE 7

May 8, 2010 @ State Farm Arena in Rio Grande Valley, Hidalgo Tx

Main Event: Former Power Ranger Jason “Fearless” Frank Vs James “Beast” Willis

Title Fight

Co Main Event: Undefeated Mark Garcia (Houston) VS 160lb TRCAA Champion Jordan Morgan (Buna tx)

Also out of the UFC legend Wanderlei Silvas camp Josh Montalvo takes on 2009 San DA world gold medalist Daniel Duran

10 action packed MMA fights


UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2

tito vs griffinUFC 106 was originally scheduled to feature Lesnar vs. Carwin but Lesnar was forced to pull out because of a possible career ending illness and the UFC was forced to come up with a new main event to keep interested alive in the event. They decided to move Tito Ortiz to the main event but switched out Mark Coleman for Forrest Griffin. The move set up a rematch of UFC 59 that Ortiz won through a controversial split decision. It was the first loss for Griffin in the Octagon but the fight gave him confidence that he could fight with the best.

The fight was a back and forth affair that saw Tito take Griffin to the mat in the first round and put his ground-and-pound expertise to work on the resilient Griffin. Although some could make an argument that the fight could have been stopped during that flurry of punches, the badly bloody Griffin survived and regrouped in between rounds. The next two rounds saw Forrest stuff take down after take attempt disheartening Tito. Griffin took advantage and landed punch after punch. The fight had the crowd cheering wildly and went to the scorecards. Ortiz cheered emphatically as the verdict was rendered. Many in the crowd booed the decision loudly and after three years, UFC fans will finally get the rematch they’ve longed for.

Both fighters are coming off losses and are in pivotal points in their career. Both fighters are in desperation mode and need wins to once again solidify their status as elite level fighters. Forrest Griffin is coming off an embarrassing knockout loss to the middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and in doing so suffered his first back-to-back loss of his career. Tito has not fought in a year and a half and is coming off back surgery. His last action in the Octagon was against the light heavyweight champ, Lyoto Machida. Lyoto picked Tito apart and dominated the fight until the final minute when Ortiz slapped a triangle-choke on Machida and nearly submitted him. Does the former light heavyweight king, Tito Ortiz have what it takes to once again climb to the top of the division? A win tonight would put him well on his way to a title shot.

The winner of this fight will be the hungrier fighter. Who wants it more? Will the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz’s desire to reign atop the light division carry him to a win or will the bad taste left in the mouth of Forrest Griffin be the force that leads him to a much needed win? We will find out tonight at 9 pm/central on pay-per-view.