MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is an individual full contact fighting sport that allows the use of both striking, grappling or wrestling techniques from a variety of martial arts.
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Mason Gehloff (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
FARGO, N.D. -- Mason Gehloff of Minnesota won the prestigious USA Wrestling Triple Crown on Thursday, coming back from a late deficit in the last 10 seconds of the 88-pound finals to defeat Kai Owen of Florida at the USMC Cadet and Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D.
As he had done in his quarterfinal and semifinal matches, Gehloff grinded out a comeback win, scoring six points in the final 75 seconds, which included two throws.
"I don't know [what it is that allows me to come from behind]," Gehloff said. "I just want it more. I just want to get the win, just try one-hundred and ten percent to get it because isn't over until the whistle is blown."
Gehloff is the only Cadet to win a 201
RIVERDALE, N.Y. -- Director of Athletics and Recreation Barima Yeboah announced the hiring of Daniel Mayo on Thursday. Mayo will serve as the College of Mount Saint Vincent's head wrestling coach and will look to further a program that was introduced in 2012.
"I was looking to get back into college coaching at any level, whether it was Division I, II or III," Mayo told CMSVAthletics.com. "Once I saw the opening at CMSV, I saw a major challenge and opportunity to help the team and program grow."
Coach Mayo has spent numerous years coaching throughout all levels of college wrestling, including a 10-year stint at Rider University working under Gary Taylor, the third winningest coach in Division I history. During his time with the Bronco
Two-time former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was spotted training at the WWE Performance Center earlier this week, and appears to be brushing up on his Lucha Libre skills.
Heath Eslinger (Photo/UTC)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton announced the resignation of wrestling head coach Heath Eslinger today. Eslinger, who spent nine seasons as head coach of his alma mater, informed Wharton of his decision this morning.
"It was always my hope that Heath Eslinger spend the rest of his career leading our wrestling program," stated Wharton. "He is an outstanding coach and an even better human being. We are certainly going to miss him.
"As most of us know, he has become a sought-after public speaker and coaching mentor. He has an opportunity to couple that with his faith and follow a new career path. We wish him and his family nothing but the best
The Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division has been in a state of flux after divisional prospect Darren Till took to social media on Thursday to claim that interim welterweight champion Colby Covington had pulled out of his highly anticipated title fight against incumbent champ Tyron Woodley. Now more sources confirm that Covington is out and may be stripped of his interim belt.
Bronson Harmon (left) placed fourth in California's state tournament in 2017 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
A California high school state tournament placer has lost his Cal Poly wrestling scholarship after video of him shown making an obscene gesture and a homophobic slur during a march last month surfaced on social media and was seen by the head wrestling coach of the Mustangs.
Bronson Harmon, a former wrestler at Oakdale High School near Modesto, Calif., had signed a National Letter of Intent last November to wrestle at California Polytechnic Institute in San Luis Obispo but the scholarship was withdrawn, Cal Poly Athletic Director Don Oberhelman confirmed to the Modesto Bee on Tuesday.
Oberhelman did not commen
Ben Stehura (Photo/CSU Athletics)
Four months after resigning as head wrestling coach at Cleveland State University, Ben Stehura has been named to head up the wrestling program at West Geauga High School just east of Cleveland, the News-Herald reported Wednesday.
Stehura announced his resignation from Cleveland State in late March after ten years at the helm of the Viking mat program.
So how did the former coach at a large urban university land a job at an 800-student high school in a rural-trending-suburban area couple dozen miles from downtown Cleveland?
"It was such a coincidence how it happened," Stehura told the News-Herald. "They called me for a reference on one of my former athletes. We started talking, and it just went fr
The finalists in Bellator MMA’s heavyweight grand prix will be determined by Oct. 14, as the promotion is set to hold the remaining two semi-final bouts on the weekend of Oct. 12. Semi-finalists Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen are officially set to collide on Oct. 13 at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, Newsday reported on Thursday.
Sonnen and Emelianenko will compete just one day after fellow grand prix semi-finalists Ryan Bader and Matt Mitrione throw down on Oct. 12 in Connecticut.
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Army West Point head wrestling coach Kevin Ward announced that Anthony Abidin has joined the staff as a volunteer assistant.
Anthony AbidinAbidin comes to West Point with six years of coaching experience under his belt, including spending the 2017-18 season with Fresno State and its regional training center.
"Anthony is a promising young coach who has a passion for the sport of wrestling and a passion for coaching," Ward said. "Anthony's success in college competing for Nebraska speaks for itself, but what really attracted me to Anthony is his passion and energy for helping wrestlers achieve their goals. He has trained alongside, and learned from, some of the best wrestlers and coaches in the country and the know
Karate Combat’s next event will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass, the promotion announced on Thursday. The full-contact striking promotion is set to hold its second event in Athens, Greece, on July 28 after the smashing success of their debut card in April, which was chock-full of brutal and spectacular knockouts.
London, UK – UFC® today confirmed that MMA legend Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt will meet Russia’s own Aleksei “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik in a five round main event battle in Moscow on Saturday, September 15. Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: HUNT vs. OLEINIK, presented by Parimatch, are on sale now via Kassir.ru.Ranked No.8 in the UFC heavyweight division, Mark Hunt (13-12-1, 1NC; fighting out of Sydney, Australia) started out his career as a highly decorated kickboxer before turning to mixed martial arts in 2004. Over his 14 year MMA career, Hunt has ... Read the Full Article Here
Chances are that you might not know Nick Hein was fighting this weekend at UFC Fight Night Hamburg. But chances are you’ll know or remember who Nick Hein is fairly soon. That’s because the German lightweight is a bona fide renaissance man, one whose polarizing character has already cleanly cut his home country’s UFC fan base in two halves. One applauds the “Sergeant” for whatever he does, and the other is already looking forward to the prospect of him losing his bout against Bosnian knockout artist Damir Hadzovic this Sunday at Barclaycard Arena.That’s in ... Read the Full Article Here
Anthony "Lionheart" Smith calls in from Hamburg, Germany and discusses fighting Shogun Rua in the main event of UFC Hamburg, his brutal knee KO of Rashad Evans at UFC 225, a possible fight with Sam Alvey, fighting without any martial arts experience as an amateur, and more. Then, fresh off his UFC 226 war with Paul Felder, "Platinum" Mike Perry joins the show and talks about his win over Felder, a possible matchup with Sage Northcutt, spending time training at Jackson-Wink MMA, Tyron Woodley vs. Colby Covington, and more. Plus, Jim, Matt, and Chris the Producah make their UFC Hamburg picks, an ... Read the Full Article Here