XFO 41 Fighters Bring Thunder and Lightning At Outdoor War 7

Article by Rainer LeePhotos by Richard Lee“A dark and stormy night. Not bad…” said Joe Smith, a head coach from Illinois’ Midwest Training Center. Smith and MTC lightweight prospect Will Brooks stood beneath a tent Saturday night, gazing out at the thickening rain. Following an expansive amateur card earlier that afternoon, XFO 41:... Read more →

Henderson Stoppage Over Fedor May Be The End of an Era

Article by Ingo Weigold Dan Henderson could have placed the final nail in the coffin of a spectacular career when he knocked out legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The finish came after a momentous first round in which the Russian attacked from the opening bell as the two... Read more →

Roger Bontrager: The Debut of A Fighter

“Do you want to be a f****** fighter?” This classic quote from Dana White instilled a movement in thousands to venture into the world of mixed martial arts and try to one day reach the holy grail of MMA, the UFC. The feeling is no different for Roger Bontrager. A 15-3 amateur and current Michigan Fight League Champion, Bontrager... Read more →

Postmortem: Combat USA Illinois State Finals

Combat USA Fighting Championship- May 14th 2011, Racine Wisconsin On Saturday May 14th, Memorial Hall played host to Combat USA's Illinois State Finals before an excited Midwestern crowd. The atmosphere wreaked of adrenaline filled expectations as fighters of all sizes made attempts at the coveted Combat USA tournament belts. The tourney... Read more →


Coverage by James Cahilellis MENS LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (Champion) Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Dan Henderson Henderson via TKO (Punches) Round 3: 0:50 Henderson back on top after landing “H-Bomb” In classic fashion, Henderson cocked his right hand and let it fly. Strikeforce’s main event didn’t disappoint... Read more →