Brian Rogers Bellator 78 fight vs Dominique Steele recap

Brian Rogers gets back on track winning a unanimous decision over Dominique Steele out of Cincinnati Ohio in front of Steele hometown crowd. Coming off a tough loss from Andreas Spang, Rogers overcomes the pressures and takes care of Steele in a Methodical fashion breaking down his game opponent  with surgical strikes from both hands, devastating leg kicks and crushing elbows. Steele showed tremendous heart and kept trying to come forward but came up short on the upset as Rogers sweeps the scorecards on a 30-27 unanimous decision

 

POPULAR BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT BRIAN ROGERS JOINS FUNDAFIGHTER.COM

Fundafighter.com announced Monday that the latest fighter to join the growing fighter fundraising hub is Bellator standout Brian Rogers and that half of the funds raised by his first campaign will go to improving the technological resources at LEAP, the Ohio-based education center for emotionally and behaviorally-challenged youth that the former special education teacher used to teach at before leaving to pursue fighting full time. The other half will go towards offsetting Rogers’ training camp expenses for his Bellator 78 bout at the end of this month in Dayton, Ohio.

Rogers says that the LEAP program is in desperate need of new computers and that he is hopeful that through fan support and FundaFighter, he will be able to provide the school with the necessary funds to purchase new equipment.

“When I worked for the LEAP program they were very supportive of my MMA career, giving me time off for fights and to train. This year, as much as it was a disappointment, I took a step back from my teaching position at LEAP to focus fully on my mixed martial arts career,” Rogers explains. “My former co-workers are still my good friends and I even have one of my training partners who works for the program. I wanted to do something to give back to them and to the kids, which is why I partnered with FundaFighter to start this campaign.”

“[FundaFighter] provides an opportunity for the fans and Backers of fighters they like or respect to truly support them or a charity or cause that’s important to them,” Rogers points out.” “Most fighters don’t get pay-per-view percentages or ticket percentages from the fans, so in this situation the fans can actually really directly support the fighter. FundaFighter is the voice of the fans to the fighter.”

Raising the bar for Backer incentives, “The Professional Predator,” as he has recently been anointed due to his polished look outside the cage and his gentlemanly demeanor with the press, will be offering his number one fan the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk him out for his October 26 Bellator bout. The unique fan experience will likely make one lucky supporter the envy of his or her friends.

FundaFighter.com founder Robbie Stein says it was Rogers’ enthusiasm for his fighter crowdfunding model and his dedication to providing his supporters unique, valuable rewards like these that made the partnership happen.

“I’m so happy for Brian to be a part of FundaFighter. He is an amazing fighter and person, and his rewards are incredible. He really gets the concept and we’re confident that his campaign for this very worthwhile cause will be a successful one,” Stein says. “We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board.”

Rogers’ campaign will run from October 1 to December 1, with a goal of raising $4000.

Brian is available for interviews regarding his FAF sponsorship and his Bellator 78 bout

Blending Boxing into MMA

By Personal trainer and Boxing coach, Scott Neal

When blending boxing into MMA, it really isn’t no different then blending other styles of fighting. In Mixed Martial arts, a fighter learns many styles of fighting such as Muay Thai, Karate, Ju Jitsu, wrestling..ect and also boxing. The beauty of blending styles is that each fighters gets take take a little of everything and fit it into their MMA game. Implementing boxing is no different. There are aspects of boxing that just doesn’t really fit into the MMA, and then there are things that work really well. One of the things I find that MMA fighters tweak from boxing to MMA is the stance for example. the boxer usually stands less squared up, not much of his body exposed, plus to also get his right hand ( assuming he or she is in a conventional stance ) more motion and punching power. The MMA fighter squares up slightly to have the ability to throw leg kicks on command and more efficient. On the other hand, both MMA fighters and boxers can use the same fighting range. What works the best from boxing into MMA simply is MASTERING THE BASICS and CUTTING OUT THE FAT ( eliminating unnecessary movements). Long range boxing works the best using basic boxing. Close range usually ends up into clinching or dirty boxing. Master the basics then add some fine tuning tools like feinting and other deceptive moves. Even with the difference in fighting gloves, the defense is slightly different. Fighting with 4 ounce gloves, the margin of error shrinks. In boxing, the hands do not have to be as high as in MMA…Mastering the basics, find out what works for YOU, fine tuning, tweaking, loving the fight game and being passionate in your craft are the keys in blending.

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Fighter’s Ultimate Sacrifices. Are you ready?

By Scott Neal

Fighter’s ultimate sacrifice.. are you prepared? are you ready?  A young kid steps into the gym for the first time. He learns, trains, pours sweat, blood and tears for years trying to master his craft. He is determined to win. He trades play time for hard work gym time. For him, gym time IS play time.. Over time this young kid develops into a young man with skills and talent, all he wants to win and win big.

It’s time. This young man is 20 yrs old now. He is a decorated amateur champion. Managers want him, big promoters him. This young amateur champion’s future looks brilliant with a chance to join one of the biggest promoters in the game with a lucrative contract in the future and train with the best professionals in the game. life is good, but with one exception and maybe the biggest ultimate sacrifice in his life. This young man has a fiance and a child on the way. With training camp 1500 miles away, the young fighter’s fiance is unwilling to pack up and leave 1500 miles away from her friends and loved ones.

With big opportunities 1500 miles away, what does the young fighter do? Does he pack up and leave his family behind to chase his dreams? This Is one of the ultimate sacrifices a fighter faces if he wants to become champion. Becoming a champion comes with not only hard work and dedication, but sacrificing loved ones.

Ok lets fast forward. This young man followed his dream, put in 16 yrs and became 3 time world champion. He has money, fame but he is missing one important thing. Through his journey becoming a 3 time champion, sacrifices were made along the way. Now after the end of his career, his wife is distant, His kids barley know him and even some cases resent him.

In many cases this becomes a reality but I imagine not in all. Becoming a champion is a hell of a thing. Your fight career (if you want to become champion)  has to be top priority. It comes before girlfriends, fiances, wives, even your kids. Its a hard cold fact but with a heart of a champion comes with choices and sacrifices of a champion.

Young amateurs should realize what it really takes to become champion and to make wise decisions early so that the ones down the are not as tough.

Ultimate question… are you ready to be a champion?

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Boxing applied in MMA (fighting on angles)

Boxing strategy on angles applied to MMA

Boxing off angles applied in MMA are the same as classical boxing. The difference would be that the size of the gloves, and the incorporation of kicks, knees, elbows, and clinching.
With these elements, the strategies can change.
One example of attacking using the angles would be:
stepping in with your combination to the head (your opponent using the smaller MMA glove, creating different opportunities for clean body shots with his high guard) pivoting around taking his counter attack away from him, while you’re ripping your combination to the body and head all from the angle.
Landing punches on the angle gives you a higher chance of the knock out.
Its the punch you don’t see coming that hurts you the most!

Snippet from the book “Sweet Science applied in Mma”

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TRUassassin Fight Gear partners with Cal Crowell Diverse Functional Training

TRUassassin Fight Gear and Apparel endorses Cal Crowell Diverse Functional Training.
You can also see Cal Crowell on our affiliates page
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Recognized strength and conditioning coach Cal Crowell works with both elite combat athletes and health and fitness enthusiasts, offering unique results-driven training programs for all fitness levels.

As Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the widely respected StrongStyle Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Center in Independence, OH, he provides proven structured training regimens built on a foundation of hard work and discipline.

Combining his comprehensive understanding of human anatomy, biomechanics and nutrition, he offers complete guidance on improving athletic performance and achieving health and fitness goals.

Focusing on functional strength, metabolic, speed and agility training, Cal’s programs accelerate his clients’ progress through a balanced combination of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning work.

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Jessica Eye fights at the NAAFS Rock n Rumble 6

Tonight August 17th 2012 Jessica Eye goes for her 8th win as she currently holds a record of 7-1. Jessica has fought in venues like NAAFS and is now a Bellator fighter. Tonight she fights on the NAAFS rock n rumble 6 at the nautical stage in Cleveland ohio. P
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