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MMA World News Headlines

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Pancrase Second Terrestrial TV Show A Success

Chuck Liddell wins $1,982,727 in fraud case

Rousey, Cerrone nominated for ESPY award

Vadim Finkelchtein believes Reebok deal took money from fighters pockets

GLORY 23 Card Details Begin to Emerge

Gracie University Justifies No Sparring for Beginners & Blue Belt Test

UFC 190 bout order

UFC Fight Night 70 preview: Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

UFC 189: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz?

Bellator 139 Weigh-in Video (6 p.m. ET)

5 Ways to Get Better at Judo

Top 10 Trash Talkers In MMA History

Here are 50 pictures that prove the 2015 Worlds were the most amazing thing that happened in Jiu-Jitsu this year

John Dodson next in line for title shot vs. Demetrious Johnson

Boxing: The Demise of Adrien Broner

Van Zant vs. Chambers set for UFC 191

After Losing Leg in Motorcycle Accident, BJJ Champion Makes Winning Comeback

See What Happens When A Journalist Grappled With UFC fighter Johny Hendricks

How & How Often To Wash your BJJ Gi

ISIS Is Training Its Recruits in Their Version of the Octagon




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


German MMA Misses Its Chance to Shine

Ex-Bellator champ Alexander Shlemenko suspended three years, fined $10K for positive drug test

UFC 189 lands Brandon Thatch vs. Gunnar Nelson, Cathal Pendred vs. John Howard

‘Heartbroken’ Jose Aldo likely out until October if not cleared to fight at UFC 189

'Sad' sparring partner explains how he injured UFC champion Jose Aldo

Marc Ratner On New York MMA Bill: I Very Much Believe We Have The Votes

Road to UFC Japan Participants Announced

Joanna Champion's Striking Clinic

Former Judo Coach Answers Rousey: ‘There Was Nothing Remarkable about Her’

Do or die time for ATT against Blackzilians on TUF

The Mountainous Stakes of Romero vs. Machida

Ronda Rousey's message to Bethe Correia is loud and clear

What to Watch For: Bellator 139 after injury reshuffling

The Undying Legacy of Kru Yodtong Senanan

New York Legislators Somehow Manage to Put Off MMA for Another Day

Sergei Kharitonov vs. Kenny Garner Video Review & Preview of rematch

PBC adds FS1 to its stable of networks

Enfusion Releases the Rest of Their 2015 Schedule

Videos: Watch Fusion Fight League’s Four Female Fights from May

According to Rafael Cordeiro, Cain Should Get a Rematch




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Awakening Martial Arts in Modern China

Declaration of Independents for June 2015

UFC 189 headliner in jeopardy with Jose Aldo rib injury

The Reason Why Grandmaster Hélio Gracie Wore A Blue Belt

Fan Perspective: Ronda Rousey vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk? Who'd win?

Josh Barnett Is in Bangkok to Film 'Never Back Down'

Bellator 138: Ken Shamrock Responds to Claims That Loss to Kimbo Slice Was Fixed

Documentary: World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015

Henderson not interested in Bisping or Kennedy

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Draws Record Numbers for Bellator and Spike TV

BAMMA 21: Access All Areas - Team Dre vs. Team Gee

Junior dos Santos says he is not injured, sees himself as the champion by year-end

The Mental Art of Competition: Part 10 EGO

Carla Esparza to be sidelined for six to eight months after shoulder surgery

BJJ Black Belt, Father of Three, Shot Dead Trying To Disarm Robber

Fight Night 70: Yoel Romero Vs Cliffor Starks Fight

King of the Cage Presents “RUMBLE ON THE RIVER” on August 1

Donald Cerrone fights so much to pay off his taxes, claims UFC title 'means nothing'

Tammi teaches how to transition from the waiter sweep to the berimbolo and the back

Rare footage of a World Champion’s Private Class with Helio Gracie




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Bellators Jimmy Smith Says Fixing Kimbo vs. Shamrock Would Be Promotional Suicide

Matthew McConaughey: Decent Boxing Cornerman, Not So Good MMA Hopeful

Referee John McCarthy: Kimbo Slice didn't tap in Ken Shamrock fight

Checkmat Leader Leo Vieira on How He Got Kicked out of Alliance

Megumi Fujii Discusses VTJ In Osaka, Future Of Women’s Divisions

Coming of Age as a Foreigner in the Culture of Muay Thai

Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock III? Gracie willing to do it in Bellator cage

Tito Ortiz Turned Down Kimbo and Shamrock ‘Freak Shows’ to Fight for Bellator Title

Forbidden Judo: Effective Throws and Take-downs Banned from Sport Competition

Lyoto Machida explains why he wanted quick turnaround after Luke Rockhold loss

Scott Coker: Bellator originally wanted an eight-man tourney at Bellator 141

Top 10 Teams In MMA Right Now

Alexander Gustafsson Nearly Quit MMA After “Rumble” Loss

WCKC 3 Official Weights. Results, Suspensions and Staff

Ufc 189: Aldo Vs. Mcgregor Extended Video Preview

Bellator 138 medical suspensions: Ken Shamrock suspended 30 days for KO loss to Kimbo Slice

This is why 'King Mo' Lawal is going silent on Bellator-tournament talk

Royce Gracie: “My father served as an example. He wouldn’t tell people what to do, he would get up and do it himself.”


PBC on NBC results and highlights: Shawn Porter beats Adrien Broner in foul-filled contest




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Rogan voices explicit doubts about Kimbo vs. Shamrock

Coach was 'cursing out everybody' trying to get Nate Marquardt fight stopped earlier

Shamrock: I made a rookie mistake

Fight card finalized for UFC 189 – and it's one hell of a lineup

UFC Fight Night 69 post-fight press conference video

Premier Boxing Champions ‘Barthelemy vs. DeMarco’ on CBS Results & Play-by-Play

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne full fight video highlights

Herschel Walker interested in one more professional fight: ‘I’d step back in the cage’

Titan FC 34 Goes Big with Four Title Fights in First UFC Fight Pass Live Stream

UFC Fight Night 69 attendance and bonuses

UFC Anti-Doping program released to public

Video: Watch Glamour MMA’s Grappling Tournament Matches

VTJ in Osaka results from the flyweight fest

Joanna Jedrzejczyk wasn't trying to punish Jessica Penne at UFC Fight Night 69

Jiu-Jitsu: IBJJF Failing As An Organization?

Andris Brunovskis Claims he Invented the ‘Worm Guard’. Keenan Cornelius Responds

Psychologist Analyses BJJ’s Feel Good Factor & Why it Inspires Such Dedication

A True Warrior: The Incredible Journey Of Saknarong Sityodtong

A Statutory Breakdown of Bellator’s Planned One Night Elimination Tournament

Turtle Guard Transitions and Recovery by Eduardo Telles




BELLATOR 138 - Pancrase MMA Fighter Watson Wins Again!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


photo by John Herrera


Congratulations to Pancrase fighter Enrique Watson for his impressive win last night at  Bellator 138 in St. Louis, MO.  Watson, a first degree black belt, defeated opponent Kain Royer by rear choke at .41 seconds of round one. 




MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC Fight Night 69: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne Full Live Results

UFC Fight Night 69: “Jędrzejczyk vs Penne” Play-By-Play & Results

Was Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Fixed?

ONE FC 28 results from Guangzhou, China – Nastyukhin knocks out Kawanago

Bellator Announces Dynamite!! September 19th in San Jose with GLORY Participation

Seth Petruzelli charges cage after Kimbo Slice's Bellator 138 win, gets blown off

Somehow, Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock Pull Off Perfect End to Bellator's Circus

Anderson Silva's UFC 183 drug test results inconsistent, B-sample being tested to prove -- or disprove -- failed exam

Cecil Peoples Got Kicked in the Balls and All Hell Broke Loose

Rorion Gracie Offers Nutrition Advice to Muslims for Ramadan

5 Signs You Were Destined To Be A Martial Artist

Tatsuya Kawajiri claims fighters used PEDs in PRIDE

Xande Ribeiro teaches two positions

Street Fighting Koalas: Nature's Lesser-Known Grappling Masters

Mizuki Inoue vs Emi Fujino Title Bout Added To Deep Jewels 9

SuperKombat WGP III 2015 Results and Videos

The Yokkao Factory in Bangkok is Open for Business

Jiu Jitsu Technique: Cool Tricks To Finish The Armbar

Surprise! MMA in New York Still Hasn’t Happened Yet

3 ways to protect your fingers when doing BJJ and Judo




MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Bellator 138 results & discussion

UFC Fight Night 69 weigh-in video

Bellator 138 live stream online

Helio Gracie Black Belt Standards: ‘No Dreadlocks, Head Tattoos or being Overweight’

UFC executive: Event in Russia a priority for us as a business in 2016

ONE Championship announces first event in Myanmar on 18 July

Are Wrestlers Ruining MMA?

Rickson Gracie: ‘Grapplers Must Also Learn To Strike’

Dana White on Reebok deal: 'People are just freaked out about change'

The Righteous Power of the Iron Palm

The Long Wait for MMA in New York Continues

Kharitonov-Garner 2 to headline M-1 Challenge 59 July 3 in Kazakhstan

Shlemenko: ‘MMA Is Not A Woman’s Occupation’

Jiu-Jitsu: When rolling with a visitor be aware of these rules of etiquette

Rony Jason Fighting Drug Test Findings — ‘My Lawyers Are On It’

Check Out an Interview with Aldo's Sparring Partner Jonas Bilharinho

ROAD FC Japan Updates: Lee Kwang-Hee replaces Kim Seung-Yeon

10 Reasons to Leave a BJJ Academy

Gianni Grippo teaches a sweep from the Inverted De La Riva

Flow - Bruno Malfacine




MMA World News Headlines

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Bellator 138 Weigh-ins: Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock

The King is the Ken I Want on Cable

Mizuki Inoue vs Emi Fujino Title Bout Added To Deep Jewels 9

Spike TV planning kickboxing, MMA hybrid show for fall; Glory to partner with Bellator

Machida confident before Romero fight, claims he knows 'how to fight wrestlers'

ROAD FC 024 in JAPAN: YOUNG GUNS 23 Preliminary Card now open

Three Big Reasons Cain Velasquez Will Never Regain The UFC Title

Jiu Jitsu Techniques - Attacks from Spider Guard

Fedor Emelianenko headed to Bellator MMA fan fest on Thursday with Royce Gracie and Tito Ortiz

Junior Cigano Wants to Challenge Werdum

Joe Schilling committing to MMA, planning permanent move to American Top Team

Aldo: Drug tester saw me naked more than my wife

Mirko Cro Cop eyes UFC rematches against Junior dos Santos, Roy Nelson, and Alistair Overeem

Jiu-Jitsu Helps 13 Year Old Fighting Deadly Disease

Kimbo Slice has it out for Ken Shamrock: 'I want to kick his a--'

Kyle Kingsbury details benefits of moderate marijuana use by adults

Dr. Steve Bang comes up short in attempt to avenge his son's loss to Pat Kelly

Judo Turtle Attacks for BJJ

Mark Hunt: I have seen a demon

Ashton Kutcher Takes A Break From Daddy Duties As He Attends Jiu-Jitsu Class




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Bobby Lashleys Gold Rush

Jessica Penne would take Michelle Waterson rematch over title fight

Tickets on sale for the 2015 IMMAF World Championships

NY Senate passes MMA bill, for 7th time

Interpreting the Bubishi: One Thousand Pounds Falls to the Ground

Bethe Correia signs new 8-fight deal with the UFC

Fans invited to Bellator 138 pre-fight activities this week in St. Louis

UFC 188 Medical Suspensions: Werdum Could Be Out 6 Months

IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015 Highlight

A Very Brief History of How Every UFC Fight Ended

4 Reasons Why Muhammad Ali Is The Most Inspirational Martial Artist Of All Time

Opportune Timing

Is Conor McGregor The UFCs Next Chael Sonnen?

More Than the Other Guy: A Brazilian Taekwondo Fighter Prepares for the Olympic Games

Charismatic German Star Hein Returns

Neck Cranks And Their Place In Jiu-Jitsu

M.I.A.'s New Music Video Features 36,000 Kung Fu Fighters

Budo Jake: Differences between training BJJ in USA & Japan

Film review: Girl Fight tells a classic sports story through the Art of 8 Limbs

Neil Seery: "Smolka will feel like we’re fighting in Dublin at UFC 189"




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Judo Legend Neil Adams on New Judo Rules Increasing Time for Ground Work

Sam Alvey On PEDs: Everyone Takes Them

President of CBTKD doesn't want Silva as ambassador of Taekwondo in Brazil anymore

Lyoto Machida claims 'illegal shot' was turning point in loss to Luke Rockhold

Mixed Martial Art Fighter Jeff Monson Wants Russian Citizenship

UFC veteran called out of work to go to jail because it paid more

Ken Shamrock Explains Why He’s Returning to Fighting at 51 Years Old

Burt Watson joins Cage Fury Fighting Championships

UFC's hopes to run in New York this year come down to the wire this week

Watch José Aldo's Training Partner Mimic the Striking Style of Conor McGregor

Bobby Lashley Willing to Fight Teammate Kimbo Slice in Bellator

Vale Tudo Relics: The Birth of The Smashing Machine

Trevor Wittman actually tried to stop Nate Marquardt fight twice

Holzken vs. Daniels title fight set for Glory 23 main event

Blackzilians coach Jorge Santiago addresses criticism about team's grappling

K-1 World Amateur Championships in November, Plus K-1 Japan 70kg in July is Amazing

5 MMA fighters with background in Chinese martial arts

Kit Dale on Serious Injury Keeping Him Away from Jiu-Jitsu

UFC Fight Night 69 pre-fight facts: Jedrzejczyk-Penne UFC's first Fight Pass title fight

Invicta’s Catherine Costigan talks selling fights, superheroes, and being a true martial artist




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Nate Marquardt on future: God has a plan for me, and it's in the UFC for sure

USADA CEO Travis Tygart: UFC will have 'no involvement' in testing, sanctions under new drug program

Weighing the Options of Cain Velasquez

ROAD FC 024 in Japan update: Lee Kwang-Hee replaces Kim Seung-Yeon against Ohara Juri

Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke proud to be first ONE champion from Thailand

UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne fight card

BJJ Tip: Showering with Dandruff Shampoo Great For Ringworm Prevention

Altitude Wins Big at UFC 188

The Revelatory Greatness of Fabricio Werdum

Titan FC signs long-term broadcast partnership with UFC Fight Pass

Chute Boxe to Kings: Master Cordeiro Is Still Paving the Way for Brazilian MMA

Scott Coker thinks Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock could beat record Tito Ortiz-Stephan Bonnar ratings

A Grappler’s Guide To Improving Your Weakest Link: Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning…

Fedor Emelianenko VS Shinya Aoki & Gegard Mousasi (Exhibition fight in GI)

Jean Claude Van Damme Praises Conor McGregor: Its Going to be Hard to Beat Him

The Black Belt Prime Minister Who Made Judo (and Canada) Cool

Jiu-Jitsu: Define Your Journey

Welcome to the UFC, Arnold Allen & Misha Cirkunov

Today's UFC has become the game of changing thrones

Rafael Lovato’s Return to Competition 9 Months After Torn Pec & Depression




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, June 15 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC 188: Fabricio Werdum Ends The Reign of Cain Velasquez

UFC 188: Fabricio Werdum Scores Extra $50K to go With New Belt

Watch UFC 188 post-fight press conference

Fabricio Werdum calls win 'the best moment of my life'

UFC 188 Aftermath: Where does Fabricio Werdum rate among the greats?

Cain Velasquez on only having two weeks to adjust to altitude: 'Maybe that wasn't enough'

Who Rose & Who Fell At UFC 188

Fabricio Werdum vs Cain Velasquez full fight video highlights from UFC 188 last night

Kone, Godbeer fill last holes in BAMMA's list of champions following BAMMA 21

Matches to Make After UFC 188

Joe Silva's Shoes: What's next for UFC 188's losing fighters?

UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum Gate and Attendance Set Records in Mexico City

Steele decisions O'Neil, takes welterweight belt at CES MMA 29

UFC 189 Videos: New Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor promos released

Kurt Osiander Is Back! New Move Of The Week – Closed Guard Pass


Former TUF fighter chooses jail over fine to save money

Bruce Lee's 5 contributions to Modern MMA

The Effective Way To Combine Strength & Technique in Jiu-Jitsu

Lapel Sweep, Choke & Arm Bar Series




MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, June 14 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC 188 play-by-play and live results

New York MMA: A Fist Full of Holdouts

UFC 188: Toe to Toe Preview - A complete breakdown of Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum

PXC 48: results from Aguon vs Dy, Cacdac vs Pitpitunge

UFC 188 fight time, TV schedule for Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum

Equal Pay for Jiu-Jitsu

José Aldo Gets Tested After Commission Confusion

Three Title Fights Headline Invicta FC 13, Event Now Set For July 9

The Growing Pains of Kelvin Gastelum

Seeing is believing: Cain Velasquez is 'king' in Mexico

Two vacant titles to be filled at BAMMA 21

Fabricio Werdum, From the Beginning

Josh Barnett, Hand Control Passing

Nevada court consolidates Zuffa antitrust cases

Social Media Spreads Through Thailand's Muay Thai Culture

CES MMA 29 video highlights: Yeah, that guy is out on his feet

Netherlands National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Amsterdam 19th August, $80.000,00 in Prizes & Travel Packages

Watch: 56 yr Old Coral Belt Carlos Gracie Jr Rolling with Purple Belt

BJJ Technique - Crucifix, Arm Lock - Ricardo Liborio

Catch Full GLORY 22 Fight Videos Here




PANCRASE MMA - Belt Rank Promotions

Saturday, June 13 2015

Pancrase Newswire, Denver, Broomfield, CO

By Professor Jerry Roeder


Jared McCraw Patrick Leonard Jessi Kennedy


The Pancrase Promotions Committee would like to congratulate the following martial artists promotion to Blue Belt in Pancrase MMA. These gentlemen are all Marines stationed in Okinawa, are training under Pancrase Brown Belt Chase Owen, and have proven themselves in rigorous competition on the island. Congratulations to Jared McCraw, Patrick Leonard, and Jessi Kennedy!



MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, June 13 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC 188 weigh-in video

Following 14-month prison stint, Reza Madadi re-signs with the UFC

UFC 189: Jose Aldo calls the cops on NSAC drug tester, gets him kicked out of Brazil

What to Expect from the UFC / IBJJF Collaboration

Kimbo, Shamrock make case for PED use

Broken bones, brain trauma and unregulated MMA: How New York is missing the point

Andrew Todhunter passes out during weight cut, UFC 188 bout scrapped

ROAD FC 024 in JAPAN - Tickets now on sale

Bellator 138: Bobby Lashley Receives New Opponent After James Thompson Withdraws

Jose Aldo's random urine sample discarded because NAC collector didn't have work visa

Polaris 2: Garry Tonon faces Leg Lock Master Masakazu Imanari

10 reasons to watch UFC 188, including the heavyweight division fallout

Aguilar signs with the UFC

Bellator 138: Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice Conference Call Highlights

Mike Swick on the UFC Comeback He Never Expected to Make

UFC 188: Cathal Pendred on high cost of training camp; has fight with a Hoover vacuum

The Prolific and Upsetting History of Humans Boxing Kangaroos

Legendary Gym Stories: When Liborio Wiped out the Carlson Gracie Competition Team

Jean Jacques Machado, Ezekiel Choke

Journalist Enjoys Taking Punishment from MMA Fighters




MMA World News Headlines

Friday, June 12 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Opinion: Severed is the Head That Wears the Crown

Cris 'Cyborg' vs. Faith Van Duin headlines trio of title fights for Invicta FC 13

Ken Shamrock Answers Steroid Allegations Ahead of Kimbo Fight

Bruce Buffer: Ronda Rousey is the female version of The Rock

'Kimbo Slice' says he was drug tested multiple times before Bellator 138

IMMAF Possible Country Qualifiers Announced

New York Legislators Scrambling to Sanction MMA by Next Week

Jiu-Jitsu Belts/Rank: Redux

Invicta News: Vegas Date Possibly Set, Ibragimova Signs, New Brazilian Parnership

Legacy Fighting Championship Signs Ex-UFC Talent Sean Soriano to Multi-Fight Deal

Unity Jiu-Jitsu: Miyaos, Murilo Santana, Luiza Monteiro

Mike Richman’s Response to Failed Bellator 137 Drug Test Is…Surprisingly Endearing, Actually

One-legged German kickboxer wins world title

Pederneiras defends The Reebok Deal

The Enigma of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

Tyrone Spong Contending for BKB Heavyweight Championship on June 27th

Rodolfo Vieira Set to Return for 2015 ADCC in Sao Paulo

Disturbing video surfaces of MMA fighter knocking out amateur 'soccer mom' at Xplode Fight Series

Martial Arts with Arifa: Brazillian Jiu Jitsu with Braulio Estima

Boxing Preview: Deontay Wilder vs. Eric Molina




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, June 11 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


The Savage Truth: PEDs Strike Again

Manager: Anderson Silva wont try out for the 2016 Olympics

Atomic Leg Drops: Why MMA Needs Signature Moves

New York overhauls MMA Bill as deadline looms

Emelianenko's wife provides update on Alex, says she has 'no reason to trust' the victim

Cain Velasquez: Reclaiming His Championship

Helio Gracie’s 20 Criteria To become an Instructor

Yet another fighter 'annoyed' by Joe Rogan and his 'insulting' commentary

Losing to girlfriend's ex-boyfriend changed Fabricio Werdums life forever

Can Cain Finally Make Splash in Mexico City?

Army Troops Cope In The Cage

2 Golden Rules That Everybody Should Know Before Starting Jiu-Jitsu

Girl Fight: A Muay Thai Story

Shooto 7/26 sees Flyweight Champ Naito face Sawada, Caol Uno vs Shigeki Osawa

Brendan Schaub: Fighting no longer makes sense with Reebok deal in place

Malaysian Invasion MMA Quarter Final Schedule

BAMMA 21 Final Fightcard

IBJJF 2015 World Championships Best Move Highlights

Kron Gracie On How He Bounced Back After His Biggest Defeat

Sherdogs Top 10: Defunct Promotions




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, June 10 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Bellator's Mike Richman tests positive for performance-enhancing drug, suspended two years

Cain Velasquez and the Evolution of the Heavyweight Game

Sparring at AKA can be 'traumatic,' but the MMA camp produces UFC champions

Spider Postpones Defense for a Third Time

Paul Heyman Talks CM Punk's Motivation, Mindset for Signing with UFC

Ben Rothwell questions how Cain Velasquez will perform when new PED tests start

Cain Velasquez stunned by Ben Rothwell's PED implications: 'I'm never known for physique'

Let’s play 20 questions regarding the new UFC & USADA drug testing program

Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes added to UFC Fight Night 74

UFC rankings updated after UFC Fight Night 68: Dan Henderson back on the charts, Ben Rothwell making moves

Marijuana & Other Drugs Are Only banned “in competition,” 6 Hours Before Weigh-Ins And 6 Hours After Fight

Card for SuperKombat on June 13th

Buchecha: BJJ Lifestyle Film

Muay Thai Legend Buakaw Signs 6-Fight Contract With Kunlun Fighting Championship

PBC on NBC Saturday draws 0.95 rating

Ronda Rousey's Honda Accord Sold for $21k

Report: WSOF 21 draws 203,000 viewers

UFC 188: Henry Cejudo Says Chico Camus Will Have to Keep His Hands up, Cut Out The “Showboating”

Who’s Next… WSOF Canada

Jiu-Jitsu: When Traveling Always Pack A Gi…




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, June 09 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


USADA CEO on UFC's 'impressive' speed from talk to action on drug testing

Two Title Fights To Headline Super Fight League 41

Pancrase 268 Fight Card

Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139

Fans invited to Wednesday's UFC 188 open workouts, Friday's weigh-ins in Mexico City

The Legendary Boxing Career of Bob "Packy East" Hope

M-1 Challenge 58: Mural “Hunter” Abdulaev Captures Welterweight Title

Coach Mike Winkeljohn believes it's a possibility' Jon Jones never fights again, says Cormier 'deserves to be a champion'

TUF Brazil 4 - Episode Ten Preview

Velasquez: ‘Werdum Isn’t the Real Champ, I’m Not Afraid of His Game’

Vinicius Queiroz predicts hell be Bellator heavyweight champion by end of the year

Pai Mei the Cruel: The (Almost) Invincible Fist of the White Lotus Clan

Jahfarr Wilnis and Yodsanklai Win Big at Kunlun

Vitor Belfort will start another run at UFC title

Trading Shots: Struggling to make sense of Dan Henderson's complex career

Legacy Kickboxing 3 Full Card

Everything You Need to Know About the UFC’s New Drug-Testing Policy

Hector Lombard in Foot Lock Battle Grappling Match; Getting Ready for ADCC

Do You Lack Sleep? Here Are 6 Things That Could Happen To You

Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle 2




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, June 08 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


What UFC Fighters Can Learn From Strippers and Cheerleaders

Show Money 5: All you need to know about the UFC and Golden Boy/Haymon lawsuits

UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs Henderson Play-By-Play & Results

Japan MMA Federation: Official Announcement Ceremony at PANCRASE 267

Dan Henderson vs Tim Boetsch fight review and analysis

If you missed it, here’s Dan Henderson knocking out Tim Boetsch in 27 secs

UFC Fight Night 68 Fighter Bonuses: Ortega vs. Tavares Leads Record-Setting Night

Gallery: The best shots from UFC Fight Night: New Orleans

Muay Thai champion Valdet Gashi joins ISIS in Syria

Matches to Make After UFC Fight Night ‘Boetsch vs. Henderson’

Ben Rothwell Wants Bout with Andrei Arlovski to Decide UFCs No. 1 Heavyweight Contender

No Holds Barred: Daniel Machado on June 14 Copa Euclydes Hatem of Catch Wrestling in Brazil

With 51 career wins, Brian Ebersole announces retirement after UFC Fight Night 68

War Machine loses bid to get four of 34 felony charges tossed

BJJ Black Belt Saves Tourist, Gets Pepper Sprayed & Bitten by Robber

WBK 4 in Ningbo, China sees Cai Liucai, Jo Nam-Jin, Wu Chengie victorious

Urijah Faber refuses to ‘whine’ about Reebok deal: ‘The UFC is helping themselves out’

Can Jiu-Jitsu be Considered your Religion?

WE ROLLIN’! Burt Watson Doing What He Does Best at CFFC

Kobe Bryant’s Drilling System for BJJ – A Measure of Quality




MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, June 07 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson Full Live Results

Dana White Letter to IMMAF Member Presidents

RFA 26 Results: Gilbert Smith Wins Welterweight Championship with Surprising Armbar

Makwan Amirkhani explains stopping a robbery at his favorite coffee shop

WSOF 21 Results: Palmer vs. Horodecki

Kunlun Fight 26 Cage Fight Series

IBJJF responds to Galvao's complaint about PED testing

Joseph Valtellini Vacated GLORY Title as a Result of Post-Concussion Syndrome Diagnosis

Ring of Combat 51 Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Staff

RFA 26 video highlights: Gilbert Smith wins title with this slick armbar

Texas Man Uses Ketogenic Diet and Jiu-Jitsu To Treat Stage 4 Lung Cancer

ADCC Worlds 2015 Competitors List Update: Marcus Almeida "Buchecha"

Ronda on Olympics: ‘I Came Home with a Handshake & was Broke’

Video: Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta willing to be drug tested

Wrestling Basics with Jordan Burroughs - Positioning and Set Ups

Jiu-Jitsu: Taking time off from training

Making a Case for Ronda Rousey on FOX

Two Title Fights to Headline Super Fight League 41 from the Emerald Queen Casino

Gabriel ‘Fedor': From Overweight Kid to 2015 Black Belt World Champion

Wrestling Basics with Jordan Burroughs - Takedowns




MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, June 06 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Replay: Two fighters miss mark at UFN 68 weigh ins

With USADA in Place, Is Olympic MMA Next on the Horizon?

Glory 22 Results: Verhoeven vs. Adegbuyi

Chris Farina: A Top Boxing Photographer Shares the Tricks of His Trade

Gandhi's Love Hate Relationship with Jiu Jitsu

Sokoudjou & seven others released by Bellator

Road FC 24 Set to Roll Out Several Pride Veterans for Inaugural Tokyo Card

Dana White Says Alexander Gustafsson Could be Next For Title Shot

Examining TRT and Hendo's Legacy

The New York MMA Bill Might Be Undergoing Some Dramatic Changes

Roger Gracie To Make Return to BJJ at UFC Fan Expo vs Old Rival

GSP Coach Firas Zahabi’s 2 Most Important Aspects of Training in Jiu-Jitsu

Bader and team disheartened after being passed by for title fight

Why the UFC is Irrationally Blowing It Bypassing Ryan Bader

How to escape the Mount when Your Opponent is Raining Down Punches

Alexander Gustafsson Talks Title Shot: I Cant Wish For More

6 Things You NEED To Know About Being A Female Fighter

Bellator puts Kimbo Slice In Focus

How a Video Going Viral Helped Launch the UFC Career of Ben Nguyen

Pedro Valente Ignores Luiz Franca Lineage: ‘Carlos & Helio Gracie the Only True Lineage of Jiu-Jitsu’




MMA World News Headlines

Friday, June 05 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Galvao Takes Issue With Late PED Results In BJJ

UFC names United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as independent administrator for new drug-testing policy

ONE Championship Announces Full Fight Card for ONE: Dynasty Of Champions

White responds to Aldo over Reebok and fighter's union

UFC Class Action Transferred to Nevada

As UFC Says 'Save the Date,' Fighters Still Not Crazy in Love with Reebok Deal

Bellator Knocks Out Four Additional Preliminary Bouts for Kansas Card On June 26

Kit Dale Explains How He Got his Black Belt in 4 Years

DEEP JEWELS 9 - 08/29/2015: Hashi will defend Bantamweight Title against Kim

A Journey Through the 2015 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

How to prevent guillotine chokes when attempting the takedown - Wrestling for MMA

How To Properly Wash Your Jiu Jitsu Gi

The Last Vestiges of Dangerous Dan Henderson

No Gi Baseball Choke

Eddie Bravo Invitational 4 to feature Eddie Cummings and Geo Martinez

Paige VanZant Says Strawweights are UFC Women’s Deepest Weight Class

Turns Out MMA Is Actually Only Kind of Legal in Connecticut

Video: Josh Barnett on Pressure Style vs Flow Style in Grappling

Jeff Curran on life without head trauma

Yoga Hip Openers for BJJ




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Revamped UFC drug policy includes random year-round testing, two-year suspensions for first-time offenders

Video: UFC Unveils Athlete Marketing and Development Program

The Struggle for Legality, Regulation, and Safety in Youth MMA

Filipina Crowdfunded her way to IBJJF Worlds & Wins Gold

Rankings Update: P4P shift

Eddie Bravo - Sorcerer from Invisible Collar

UFC Class Action Procedural Update

Roger Gracie Returns to Jiu-Jitsu with July Superfight

MMA nutrition guru talks 'tremendous' opportunity to help Cris Cyborg realize Rousey fight

Major Historical Rivalries in Jiu-Jitsu

Jeff Glover’s Self Defense vs Aggressive Drunk in Bar: ‘Bar Darce’

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero fight card

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: ‘I Wanted To Be A Good Looking Girl’

Mixed Martial A’rr successfully holds first MMA card on a cruise ship

Charles Oliveira and the Looming Featherweight Shakeup

BJJ: The Changing of the Guard

Stop what you’re doing and watch Angela Lee’s ONE Championship debut 1 more time

Paul Daley Is Back!

Tips for Staying Sane While Dating a Jiu-Jitsu Maniac

Wudang Masters and the Line Between Traditional Martial Arts and Modern MMA




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Werdum Won't Get a Better Chance at Toppling King Cain

Baszler among ten released from UFC roster

Rafa Mendes Becomes First 5x Featherweight Champ at IBJJF

The Martial Arts-Fueled Bromance Between Steven Seagal and Vladimir Putin

UFCs Leslie Smith Beats up Male After he Gropes Friend

CABMMA discussing the adoption of new PED punishment guidelines

Watch: Black Belt Highlights – 2015 IBJJF Worlds – Final Matches

Heath Herring on PEDs: 'I don't really see it as cheating I guess'

2015 Worlds: 60 images that define how thrilling the black belt finals were this Sunday

His Smashing Machine days over, Mark Kerr reflects on then and now

Deep Jewels Adopts Unified Weight Classes, Elbows Now Legal

Favela Jiu Jitsu: Tererê Kids Project Dispatch 3

Matt Mitrione: Jose Aldo has ‘huge stones’ for speaking out about Reebok deal

Carlos Condit and the Art of the Elbow

Statistics show lack of fights, main card time for UFC bantamweights in 2015

Dead Serious 15 Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Staff

Fight Doc – Broken Jaws

Watch: How Gabi Garcia Defends a Triangle

Like James Bond, UFC's Bruce Buffer can sleep with whoever he wants

Michael Langhi vs JT Torres Worlds 2015




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Friday's WSOF 21 lineup finalized with four televised bouts

2015 IBJJF Worlds: Bernardo Faria Absolute Champion & Updated Finals Results

UFC Fight Night Medical Suspensions: Thiago Alves Faces Potential 6-Month Layoff

Holly Holm, Miesha Tate to appear in upcoming film described as the 'female version of Fight Club'

ROAD FC Japan fight card updates

UFC Official Cites “Economic Crisis” For Reported 3,500 Attendance Saturday

Smith vs. Smith for the welterweight title at RFA 26

The Ultimate Fighter 21: American Top Team v. Blackzilians – Week 6 Recap

With Losses Building, The Pressure Is On Dan Henderson At UFC Fight Night 68

All Paths Lead to MacDonald vs. Condit II

Show Money, Ep. 4: The Reebok deal, fighter unions and employee status

Mei Yamaguchi Wins Featherweight Title At Deep Jewels 8

Joe Silva's Shoes: What's next for UFC Fight Night 67's winners?

Burt Watson surprises Joe Lauzon with rollicking introduction at his wedding

Jessica Eye Opens Up on Failed Drug Test: ‘The UFC Was Behind Me 100%’

Jose Aldo thinks UFC's Reebok deal is 's**t', wants to see a fighters union

UFC Fight Night 67 Results: 4 Fights for Thiago Alves to Take Next

Arce to make third defense of BW title at ROC 51

Kron Gracie Drops out of ADCC, Focused on MMA

Battlefield Fight League 36 – Live Results




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, June 01, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Pancrase 267 results

Ronda Rousey makes $3m a year but most UFC fighters don't get what they deserve

UFC Fight Night 67 results: Carlos Condit viciously beats down Thiago Alves in return

UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Boetsch fight card

Deep Jewels 8 Live Play-By-Play & Results

No Holds Barred: Ernesto Aguilar on MMA, Labor, Inequity, and the Reebok Ripoff

UFC Fight Night Bonuses: Charles Oliveira Takes $100K; Jason, Lentz Get $50K Awards

Melvin Guillard: I was depressed during WSOF run

2015 Worlds: Monique & Bernardo in Absolute Final, Mahamed Aly Brown Belt 2x Gold

Chris Weidman on meetup with Floyd Mayweather: He's 'Money' for sure

John Danaher: “BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.”

Fighters React to Carlos Condit’s UFC Fight Night 67 Finish of Thiago Alves Via Twitter

Batara vs Rain Set for June

Thiago Alves' broken nose will require surgery

2015 Worlds: Buchecha gets hurt and is out; Faria vs. Trans; Elias vs. Obelenyte in the open class finals

Carlos Condit Says He Felt the Fight Drain Out of Thiago Alves After Devastating Elbows

Jiu-Jitsu: Unusual Physical Attributes

Chuck Norris Promoted to 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Flashback: Watch Gene Lebell choke out an instructor

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Omoplata by Xande Ribeiro





PANCRASE MMA - Blue Belt Rank Promotions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

By Will Hendricks

Commissioner's Office

Broomfield, CO


Four Springville, New York martial artists where recently promoted to the rank of blue belt of Pancrase MMA.   The students train in a affiliate program under Jacksonville, North Carolina, black belt James Wright of Martial Arts & More. 


Aaron Klein

Blue Belt

Frankie Heinen

Blue Belt

Jamie Tharnish

Blue Belt

Kyle Oden

Blue Belt

James Wright

Black Belt ll







PANCRASE MMA Brown Belt Promotion

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Pancrase Newswire, Denver, Broomfield, CO

By Jerry Roeder


Pancrase MMA Brown Belt Chase Owen


Some of you remember a few months back when Chase Owen celebrated his reenlistment in the Marine Corps by grappling with 50 Marines in a row. After careful review of Chase's skill, experience, and commitment to the art, the Pancrase Promotions Committee has awarded Chase his Brown Belt in Pancrase Jiu-Jitsu. Even better, Chase and his bride (well, mostly his bride) have recently given birth to a baby boy! This is definitely a great time of celebration for the Owen family.


Congratulations, Chase and Airin!


Here's the video series of Chase in action for his reenlistment




Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

by1Wrestling News Team

Ladies and Gentleman. My name is Brian Heffron and I am here to tell you that I am……a Phyllis Lee Guy. Yes I am Brian Heffron. Yes I am The Blue Meanie. Yes I was trained by the man who went on to not only be my trainer but my big brother and best friend in Al Snow. Yes I have been wrestling for the better part of 20 going on 21 years. Yes I got to wrestle for ECW during their hottest period. Yes I got to be a part of ECW’s best known factions in the BLUE World Order. Yes I got to wrestle in the WWE during the Attitude Era. Yes I got to be in a WrestleMania. Yes I am one of the coaches at the WORLD FAMOUS Monster Factory. Yes I got to do SO MANY great and wonderful things in the wrestling business. BUT…….BUT…..there is no way I get to do these things if not for the help, guidance and love of Phyllis Lee.

Unfortunately the world lost Phyllis January 18, 2015 on a Sunday afternoon from a severe case of pneumonia. Her family has told me that her last days were peaceful. Though her last days were peaceful it’s still hard to fathom how many lives may have been if not for this wonderful woman. Phyllis Lee in many ways has been an unsung hero to many in the world of professional wrestling. Phyllis who was a tough female wrestler went onto work closely with Boris Malenko and his wrestling camp in Florida. She went on to help and guide many aspiring wrestlers and seasoned wrestlers who needed advice over the past several decades. She even made the cross over to MMA to advice and guide several Mix Martial Artists. Wrestlers and MMA fighters she has helped like Sean Waltman, Bobby Blaze, Willie Wilkins, Scott Levy, Al Snow, Sabu,
Shane Carwin, Nate Marquardt, Carlos Condit, Ron Waterman, Geza Kalman, Dan Severn and myself. That is just a small percentage of people she has helped. To those names I missed I apologize.

I grew up wanting to be a professional wrestler. I NEEDED to be a professional wrestler. All my life I watched wrestling. Lived wrestling. Breathed wrestling. Ate wrestling. I was wrestling junkie. I would scour the tv dial for ANYTHING pro wrestling. Anything from WWF. To NWA.To AWA. To World Class. To UWF. I even found and watch pro wrestling from Hawaii in Polynesian Pro Wrestling. I bought all the magazines. Later I would add on to Dave Meltzer’s “Wrestling Observer” and Wade Keller’s “Pro Wrestling Torch” News Letters. It’s in that era I started learning and finding the world of pro wrestling schools. I mean I KNEW of The Monster Factory an hour away in New Jersey but I wasn’t well informed in anything other than there.

Through Dave Meltzer I learned of of A) The Monster Factory try outs and B) Boris Malenko had a wrestling school. To be honest those would have been my choices. I tried out at the Monster Factory the day after WrestleMania 8 and was put through the try out by none other Glenn Ruth of the Headbangers. Larry Sharpe and legendary New Jersey promoter Dennis Coraluzzo oversaw the tryouts as well. I would have loved to gone to the Monster Factory. How could I not? They produced (and still do) some of the best BIG men in the business. Guys from King Kong Bundy and Bam Bam Bigelow were his best know “Big Men” at that time and being a big guy myself that would be the obvious choice. After the try out Larry Sharpe brought myself and only 2 others of the 8-9 people that tried out. Larry went over all the particulars of what would entail training there. We shook hands and I went home seriously considering going to The Monster Factory.

Now there was also the Malenko wrestling school based out of Tampa, Florida. I had recently discovered Joe and Dean Malenko through tape trading and saw a spectacular match they had with one of my ALL TIME favorite tag teams in The British Bulldogs from All Japan Pro Wrestling. Through the Observer Newsletter I got the mailing address for the Malenko school and sent off a letter asking for whatever info they could give me. Now just as much as Bam Bam Bigelow was a factor in me possibly choosing The Monster Factory. I considered the Malenko camp because of my admiration of not only Joe and Dean Malenko but I also know that’s where The Lightening Kid (Sean Waltman) had trained. I had become a HUGE fan of Sean’s work through his work in The Global Wrestling Federation and again through tape trading. I loved his matches with Jerry Lynn, in Minnesota with Sabu and strong style match I saw him have with Willie Wilkins (Beef Wellington).

I sent out a letter of inquiry to the Malenko school and with in a month to a month and a half I get a letter from……….W. Unity, Ohio? Who do I know in WEST Unity Ohio?! The name above the address written in beautifully written script read Phyllis Lee. Who is Phyllis Lee? I opened the letter to read a letter from Phyllis telling me that the Malekno’s had received my letter and had her correspond with me. The letter put 2 and 2 together on why someone from Ohio was corresponding with a kid who sent a letter of inquiry from New Jersey to Tampa, Florida as she told me she worked with the Malenko’s for a VERY LONG time.

This was 1993 with month unknown but I do remember Phyllis and I corresponding via letter a lot. This was before the days before email, text, Myspace, Facebook and Twitter. In this day and age if you wanted to talk to someone you had to pick up a phone and call or hand write your thoughts to paper, buy an envelope, buy a stamp (which were 24 cents at THAT time) put the letter IN the envelope, WALK to a mailbox and drop the letter in. Phyllis talked to me about the cost of Malenko’s camp, the cost of living in Tampa and all the students that had gone through there. She would talk GLOWINGLY of Sean Waltman and you could tell how proud she had been of him. Very motherly in a way. It was in the way I heard her not only talk about the wrestlers at Malenko’s but the way she seemed to genuinely care about the wrestlers that sold me on going to Tampa.

So I worked and worked and worked at a job as a security guard at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. Thankfully my grandparents who had raised me along with my mother allowed me to save and save and save all the money I needed to for not only the tuition for wrestling school but seed money for living expenses once I got moved and got settled in. Phyllis and I had gone from writing to talking on the phone. If her letters had come across as warm and motherly then talking to her on the phone was even more so. We talked about life. We talked about family. We talked about wrestling. I learned so much from simply talking to Phyllis on the phone that I felt like I had a mental jump start for wrestling before I put in mile one and took my first bump in the ring.

If the Makeno school was going to be my wrestling school then Phyllis Lee was my preparatory school teacher. She was knowledgeable and more importantly brutally honest. As time went on she started pushing for me to get the ball rolling. Crap or get off the pot so to speak. I had already sent her my tuition for Malenko’s and if I was going to do this I had to SOON. Every call started with “So when are you leaving?”. “I know. I know” would be my retort. I wanted to be a wrestler. I know wanted to go to the Great Malenko’s wrestling school. The one thing that kept me stutter stepping out the door to follow through was the then cost of living down in Tampa. I was fairly young and wasn’t wise to what was/wasn’t reasonable to rent a place to live but at that time and for what it cost to live in what was essentially a efficiency seemed like a lot.

To put it into perspective I now live in a 3 bedroom house and the rent for my house is only a few dollars more then what they wanted for a broom closet in Tampa. I addressed this as a concern to Phyllis and she understood. To Phyllis’ credit she gave it much thought and helped come up with an alternative. This is how awesome Phyllis Lee is. I was 19 when she started talking to me. I was 20 when I sent her THOUSANDS of dollars to pursue my dream of being a professional wrestler. Here I was talking about my concern about moving because of the cost of living. Some people would have kept my money and told me to take off or kept my money and totally no sold me and left me hanging.

Phyllis Lee didn’t. Phyllis was an honest and trusting person. Phyllis had MY best interest at heart. So knowing my concerns Phyllis came back to me and said “Well there’s Al Snow’s school here in Ohio….”. Those words were not only SO out of no where but in hind site would turn out to be one of the best decision I would ultimately make. She told me Al Snow had a school in Lima, Ohio. Al’s school was the same price as Malenko’s but not only was the cost of living a fraction of what it was in Tampa but I could live IN the actual school in Lima. Plus, I could finally get to meet Phyllis who I had only known through email and phone calls.

At that time I had sparingly heard of Al through reading the newsletters and reading results. At the time his feud with Sabu had started heating up. Having only heard Al Snow’s name and having Phyllis endorse Al. I had never seen Al wrestle nor did I know anyone who he had trained at that time. I knew the Monster Factory because of guys like King Kong Bundy and Bam Bam Bigelow. I knew the Malenko school because of Joe and Dean Malenko and Sean Waltman. I knew who they were and what wrestler produced.

Today ironically I am a coach at the same Monster Factory I tried out at in Paulsboro, NJ. The now owner Danny Cage asked me “why didn’t you train at the Monster Factory?”. Which is a great question. I lived in NJ. I lived an hour away. Why not? It has nothing to do with what I saw and experienced at The Monster Factory that was the deciding factor of going elsewhere. It was the fact that I really need to fly away from the nest. If I had stayed in NJ and trained NJ. Once my mother and grandmother would have seen the bruises. Seen the lumps. Heard my moans of pain. They would have tried their hardest to get me to quit. I was their blond haired, blue eyed baby boy. In hind site I was leaving my actual mom and grand mom who didn’t under stand wrestling and pursuing my dream under the guidance of the woman who essentially became my wrestling mom. A “mom” who understood and knew the wrestling business.

On the word of a woman who I had never met. A woman I had only talked to through letter and email. A woman I trustingly sent thousands of dollars. A woman who did not take advantage of my naivety like most others would. On the word of Phyllis Lee I chose to go to Al Snow’s Bodyslammer’s Wrestling Gym in Lima, Ohio. On March 4, 1994 I walked with my mother as we walked to work at the casinos. On the corner of Morris and Arctic Avenue I had the epiphany to turn to mom and say. “I have to start wrestling. I’m gonna leave in 2 weeks”. I later told my grandparents and then put in my 2 weeks notice at work. On Monday morning March 21, 1994. The day after Wrestlemania 10 I drove from Atlantic City, NJ to Lima, Ohio. All on the blind faith I put into Phyllis Lee.

Once I met Phyllis that blind faith I put into Phyllis simply became “FAITH”. I would not have made it if not for Phyllis Lee. As many wrestler’s would tell you they owe THEIR careers and success to Phyllis Lee. All those letters, all those phone calls, all those countless car rides, all those countless shows I did with Al Snow and Phyllis would turn out to be a huge learning experience and worth their weight in not only gold….but platinum. Thank you Phyllis Lee. I love you. I will miss you. And like most others. I owe you.

Rest In Peace,
A Phyllis Lee Guy






MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Rest in Peace Phyllis Lee

Former pro wrestling, key MMA figure Phyllis Lee passes away

No Holds Barred: A Tribute to Phyllis Lee, the First Lady of NHB




PANCRASE News - Phyllis Lee "The first Lady of MMA"  is GONE!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Phyllis with some of her fighters


I am sad to report that my good friend and business associate of nearly 20 years, Mrs. Phyllis Lee, has died last Sunday from pneumonia. 


Phyllis was one of the true pioneers of MMA.  During her long career as a manager and booking agent she helped many of world's top mma fighters achieve their dreams of stardom and success.  Her only regret was that many of those stars forgot the woman who helped them to the top.


Phyllis, please rest in peace.  We will never forget you.


Your friend always

Will Hendricks

Pancrase USA MMA




PANCRASE MMA Purple Belt Takes On 50 Marines!

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Pancrase Purple Belt, Chase Owen is seen here reenlisting in the Marine Corps in spectacular fashion. This may well be the first time a Marine has reenlisted in grappling gear and flip flops. Additionally, Chase followed the ceremony by grappling against 50 Marines in a row!


Congratulations, Chase!




PANCRASE BLACK BELT Luigi Fioravanti Wins At M-1 Challenge In Russia

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO



Congratulations to Pancrase Black Belt Luigi Fioravanti for his round one, TKO victory at the M-1 Challenge 54 in Russia.


M-1 Challenge & ACB 12 results & pictures from Russia


Fight video




PANCRASE MMA - Purple Belt Rank Promotions

Monday, December 01, 2014

Pancrase Commissioner's Office

Broomfield, CO




*Ben Guillot (left) was promoted to Purple Belt effective 9/27/2014, with a Red Tab Coaching certification effective 11/9/2014.

*Nate Feldman was promoted to Purple Belt with a Red Tab Coaching certification effective11/9/2014.


Mr. Guillot and Mr. Feldman train under black belt James Wright at the Martial Arts and More academy located in Jacksonville, NC..


Congratulations to our newest Pancrase purple belts - Commissioner Will Hendricks




PANCRASE MMA - Purple Belt Rank Promotion

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2014

Pancrase Commissioner's Office

Broomfield, CO



Congratulations to our newest Pancrase purple belt James Jordan.  Jordan is a student and professional MMA fighter training under black belt James Wright of Martial Arts and More academy located in Jacksonville, NC..


Professor Wright reports that he promoted Jordan after winning his most recent fight at Battle of the South.  Jordan was 6-1 as amateur and this was his first pro fight.  He has trained MMA for a several years before moving to Jacksonville and training at Wright's academy.


According to sensei Wright, "James’s judo and wrestling ability are at black belt level. His striking is beyond his rank and his submissions are good."



Congratulations to Mr. Jordan and Professor Wright - Commissioner Will Hendricks




PANCRASE Black Belt Enrique Watson Wins At Shamrock FC

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Congratulations to Comate Xtreme's Enrique Watson for his TKO victory at Shamrock FC last Saturday.  Check out the video: