Independent Link Club – January 1 Edition

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This week’s link club has a special twist to it. Not only are we bringing you the best stories from the independent websites network from the previous week, but we are also highlighting some of the best stories they posted all year. Sit back, click a link, and have a good read.

UFC 155: Event Results and Recap [The MMA Review]

Pro MMA Now Radio 2012 year-end review [Pro MMA Now]

Todd Duffee Successful in Octagon Return at UFC 155 [MMA Valor]

Marcus Luer: Building GLORY into the World’s Premier Kickboxing Organization [The MMA Corner]

The experts opinion the Asian MMA year in review [The Fight Nation]

Pittsburgh Fight Series 1 awards and Quick Results [Bluegrass MMA]

 

Year In Review Links

Interview with bantamweight UFC fighter Mike ‘The Hulk’ Easton [The MMA Review]

Chuck Liddell talks evolution of the UFC and retirement *VIDEO* [Pro MMA Now]

The MMA Valor 2012 Year End Awards [MMA Valor]

The Slippery Slope: Judging Offensive Tattoos in the Cage [The MMA Corner]

Heres part one of the TFN awards 2012 [The Fight Nation]

Uncertain future opens up opportunities for someone to take the Showtime MMA position [Bluegrass MMA]

How to kill zombies with Daron Cruickshank episode 1: The sword [The Fight Nerd]

Independent Link Club December 27 Edition

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This week’s link club highlights some of the best from around the independent mma websites including Ronda Rousey talking about Cyborg, Joe Ellenberger talking about UFC, and more.

A talk with Impact LPA founder Ross Laurence [The MMA Review]

Ronda Rousey: “Cyborg deserves the beating she’s going to get” [Pro MMA Now]

The Fight Report: UFC 155 [MMA Valor]

Joe Ellenberger: Seeking to Graduate to the UFC’s Ranks [The MMA Corner]

TFN hot chicks the sexiest Asian ring girls of 2012 [The Fight Nation]

The Bluegrass looking to capitalize on the popularity of Women in MMA [Bluegrass MMA]

Independent Link Club – December 13 Edition

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This week’s link club includes interviews with Oli Thompson, Jessica Eye, Nick Newell and more.  Check out the best stories from around the web.

Jessica Eye talks huge Bellator FC 83 win over Zoila Gurgel [The Fight Nerd]

Abel Rrujillo makes impressive debut at UFC on FOX5 [MMA Valor]

Will Josh Barnett Ever See the Inside of the Octagon Again? [The MMA Corner]

Hideo Tokoro: If I Should lose it will be my last stand [The Fight Nation]

Interview: Oli Thompson speaks ahead of his bout at MMC Fight Club 1 [The MMA Review]

Nick Newell talks XFC 21 lightweight title win *VIDEO* [Pro MMA Now]

Nick Newell is victorious, becomes the new XFC Lightweight Champion [Bluegrass MMA]

XFO Fight Night December 8th At Offsides

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XFO returns to Offsides in Woodstock for another hot amateur event. Featuring several local fan-favorites as Justin Seeberger, Jonothan King, Charlie Richardson, Sean Gee, Vince Romadine, and Tyler Reece.

This will be the final XFO event of 2012 and what is guaranteed to be a sell out crowd. Offsides is located at 680 S. Eastwood Dr in Woodstock, Illinois and has played home to several XFO amateur events.

The only tickets left as of this writing are the general admission tickets which are just $28 including processing fees. Tickets are available at http://www.localmmatickets.com/event/Xtreme-Fighting-Organization-XFO-Fight-Night-1172.html

The night of action is set to start at 8pm with doors opening at 6pm. For more information visit www.xfomma.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/xfomma

Independent Link Club November 29 Edition

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This week’s link club brings us some of the best from around the independent MMA websites. Stories include Daron Cruickshank talking about killing zombies, an interview with Liz Carmouche, Junie Browning is back and more.

How to kill zombies with Daron Cruickshank: Episode 1 The Sword [The Fight Nerd]

MMA Matchmaking: Rankings versus Ratings [MMA Valor]

Liz Carmouche: Without Persecution – The Acceptance of Openly Gay Fighters [The MMA Corner]

Road FC-10: Busan results Jeff Monson wins Eun-Soo Lee becomes new Middleweight champ [The Fight Nation]

Interview: Dale Hardiman talks ahead of his Lightweight Title Fight at BAMMA 11 on Dec. 1 [The MMA Review]

Rashad Evans: ‘I still have a lot of fights left in me’ *VIDEO* [Pro MMA Now]

Junie Browning comes up short in comeback fight at Hardrock MMA 51 [Bluegrass MMA]

United Combat League Returns With Charity Event Season’s Beatings

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Mike Davis’s United Combat League is venturing out of Bourbon Street and into the Local 399 Union Hall for a charity mma event dubbed Season’s Beatings. The night of action takes place on Friday, December 7th in Chicago Illinois.

Like previous Season’s Beatings hosted by Davis, the event will feature both up and coming amateur fighters as well as police officers fighting each other. The entire event is a fundraiser with the proceeds of the event going to Folds of Honor this year. Last year’s event raised a massive $10,000 and this year the hope is to beat that.

Tickets for the event start at just $20 and can be purchased at www.uclmma.com.

Independent Link Club: November 21 Edition

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This week’s Independent Link Club brings you the best from around the independent mma websites.

Only Room for one at the Top: UFC’s rise as the Sole Major Promotion [The MMA Corner]

Joachim Hellboy Hansen: I Think the Concept of Shoot boxing is Very Unique [The Fight Nation]

Oli Thompson vs. Damian Grabowski set to headline “MMC Fight Club: Revelation” on Dec. 16 [The MMA Review]

Rampage Jackson talks life after UFC and why he wants to ‘go out with a bang’ *VIDEO* [Pro MMA Now]

Randy Couture on Fighting Todays Champs and the No Holds Barred Era [The Fight Nerd]

Weekends MMA Betting Upset: UFC 154 and Bellator 81 [MMA Valor]

Gray Maynard out Against Joe Lauzon at UFC 155, Jim Miller Steps in [Five Knuckles]

Kentuckys Josh Phelps and Rob Smith added to XFC 21: Night of Champions [Bluegrass MMA]

MMARecap’s Give Em Hell Thanksgiving Challenge

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It’s almost Thanksgiving and we wanted to help give back to not only the sport of mixed martial arts, but also those that are struggling to keep food on the table for their loved ones. For this first year we decided to partner with Give Em Hell Fight Gear in our challenge. For every dollar that is spent at Give Em Hell Fight Gear’s online website using promotional code MMARECAP we will donate 25 cents to the local food bank.

Give Em Hell Fight Gear has everything from t-shirts to rash guards to shin guards to gloves. And by using our promotional code of MMARECAP you will get 10% off your purchase price. The items can be used for you or as a gift.

The challenge runs from today Wednesday November 14th and goes through Wednesday November 21st at 8am CST. At that time Give Em Hell Fight Gear will provide MMARecap with the total sales using our promotional code and MMARecap will cut a check for 25% of that amount to the Illinois Northern Food Bank by 12noon CST to help provide as many families as possible with a Thanksgiving meal.

So head on over to Give Em Hell Fight Gear and place your order today.

Independent MMA Link Club – November 7 Edition

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This week’s Independent MMA Link club brings some great interviews and news featuring Cung Le, Anthony Pettis, Randy Couture and more.

No Consequences can Stephan Bonnar’s Steroid use be Justified [The MMA Corner]

Cung Le on UFC Macao, The Man with the Iron Fists, being friends with RZA and voting for Obama [The Fight Nation]

Jack Marshman vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam set to headline BAMMA 11 on Dec. 1 [The MMA Review]

Anthony Pettis talks brother’s win at RFA 4; wants ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in UFC return [Pro MMA Now]

Randy Couture talks wrestling in MMA & behind-the-scenes stories from his movies – video [The Fight Nerd]

The Fight Report – UFC: Macao [MMA Valor]

Independent Link Club October 26 Edition

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Here are the best stories from the best independent MMA websites.

Bellator: Proof that Championship Belts and the Tournament format do not mix [The MMA Corner]

One Fighting Championship gets nominated for an award from the International Sports Event Management ISEM [The Fight Nation]

Steve Ray vs. Dale Hardiman added to BAMMA 11 on Dec. 1 [The MMA Review]

Ryron Gracie talks going the distance with Andre Galvao at Metamoris *VIDEO* [Pro MMA Now]

Five Lines at NYCC 2012 Video [The Fight Nerd]

BAMMA 11 Fight Card Nearly Complete [MMA Valor]