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Jake Shields Can Beat George St. Pierre

This Saturday Jake Shields takes on the UFC Welterweight Champion George St. Pierre at UFC 129.  UFC 129 will be held at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada.  St. Pierre is on an eight fight winning streak and has beat the the best of the best in the UFC during this streak. Shields is on a 15 fight winning streak but only his last fight has been in the UFC. 

Most MMA experts place Shields as a heavy underdog in this fight.  But, like all MMA fans know, there are many ways to win, and many ways to lose.  Shields is coming in with some excellent tools to be able to pull off an upset.  He can win, but how can he do it?

I can see three ways Shields can beat St. Pierre.  First, if St. Pierre has lost a bit of his fire and motivation.  St. Pierre has been on top of the UFC for a long time, and usually that's when you can catch a Champion of guard.  Has St. Pierre fallen off a bit with his motivation?  If he has, Shields needs to capitalize on this.

Mayhem in El Monte 6 MMA Fights

This weekend is going to be big for  MMA fans.  The UFC returns on Saturday with UFC 129 St Pierre vs Shields and if you're in the Southern California area, you can see some live MMA action Friday night at the CAMO sanctioned Mayhem in El Monte 6.

Chingasos MMA has been lucky enough to be able to attend a few of the Mayhem in El Monte shows and they never disappoint.  The action is always fast paced and the crowd is amazing.  The CAMO sanctioned fighters always go after it as winning means they can climb up the ladder in MMA. Spar Star Promotions does an awesome job putting these events together in a venue that's great for the fans and the fighters. 

Mayhem In El Monte 6 takes place on Friday April 29 at The Florentine Gardens. The Florentine Gardens is located at 12051 Garvey Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732-3109.  The doors Open at 7:00 p.m. and the fights start at 8:00 p.m. For tickets and info call 1-866-996-6278.  You'll also be able to get tickets at the door but get there early.

Submission Grappling Baldwin Park

If you're in the Baldwin Park area and have been training in MMA, this Saturday April 30, you can show off your submission grappling skills.  Dee Martinez of Judo-Box is having his Annual Birthday Submission Wrestling Tournament in Baldwin Park.  If you've been to them before, you know he does them backyard boogie style and they're a lot of fun for competitors and spectators alike. 

Whether your grappling background is in wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and or Sambo, Dee Martinez welcomes you to come down and show of your skills. Cash prizes and medals will be given out ant the end of the tournament as a thank you and appreciation for your participation. 

This submission wrestling tournament is open to all weight classes as well as both males and females.  Weigh ins will be from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. The first match will begin at 3:30 p.m.  Participation is only $10.

Here's the address and Dee's phone number if you have any questions:
13620 Rexwood Ave.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 678-3523

If you want to come watch the submission grappling tournament, spectators are free but are encouraged to donate water, soda, snacks, etc. They will also be raising money for the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund so come show your support.

Chingasos MMA will also be on hand to shoot a highlight video and to take pictures, so bring your "A" game.  Here's some pictures and video from a while back.

Quake in The Cage 5 Lake Forest MMA

Once again Ring of Fire MMA and Old School Promotions put together an exciting night of mixed martial arts (MMA) fights.  This time around, they brought their fifth installment of Quake in the Cage to the city Lake Forest in  Orange County California.  Eighteen MMA fighters from all around the Southern California area were matched up to lock horns and throw chingasos in the Reign Training Center MMA cage. 

Here's a breakdown of the MMA fights that took place at Reign Training Center for Quake in the Cage 5.

Worst MMA Injury Ever

Worst Injuries in MMA
What's the worst MMA injury ever?  Well, how about we take a look at some of the free mma videos on the internet and vote.  If you're squeamish, I would suggest you skip these MMA videos.  By the way, MMA isn't the only sport where extreme injuries happen.  As a matter of fact, injuries happen in all sports and even in non-sports.  So before you take a look at the videos, keep that in mind.  Also keep in mind that this vote is just for fun and to showcase some of the toughness these fighters exhibit.

The first candidate for worst MMA injury ever is a broken arm after a double leg takedown technique.  This might be a long shot to win, but I'm putting this video in the running due to how ready the fighter gets up after getting slammed and breaking his arm.                 

 The next candidate for worst MMA injury ever is a fight between submission specialist Shyna Aoki and Keith Wisniewski.  After fighting in the clinch position Aoki almost pulls off Wisniewski's arm.  Does anyone know the name of that technique?  Check out the video.

The next fight video, and probably the favorite to take the worst MMA injury ever, is a fight that took place at Cage Rage a few years back. Let's just say someone is going to save money on dancing shoes. Check out the video.

The final candidate for worst MMA injury ever goes down in a women's MMA fight. Not only was their an injury in this one, but it was one of the flashiest entries into the actual submission technique that caused the injury. Check out the fight video of  Megumi "Ninja Girl" Fujii breaking a leg, well actually more like breaking a foot or ankle. 

Go ahead and place your vote, and give some acknowledgement to these tough athletes and MMA fighters. These MMA injuries are no joke, but these fighters are tough. 

Lake Forest MMA Fights April 23

On Saturday, April 23, MMA fights come to Lake Forest in Orange County California.  Old School Promotions and Ring of Fire MMA team up again to bring you the fifth installment of their exciting MMA fight series Quake in the Cage.  

Quake in the Cage 5 will be held at Reign MMA Center located at 22600-F Lambert Street Suite 120 in Lake Forest, California.  This event is a CAMO (California Amatuer Mixed Martial Arts Organization) sanctioned event and will feature fighters from Team Quest vs Fighters from Team Reign locking horns in a friendly rivalry.

As a special surprise at Quake in the Cage 5,  there will also be a few Ring of Fire and Old School Promotions title bouts and UFC fighters Mark Munoz and Krzystof Soszynski will be doing meet and greets with fans.

If you've missed out on the previous action packed Quake in the Cage MMA events, and you're in the Southern California area, don't miss this one.  You can get your tickets by contacting the Old School Promotions office at 626-357-7065 (www.ringoffire.com), Reign MMA Event Center 949-916-9898 (www.train2reign.com) or email info@ringoffiremma.com. General admission is only $30 and ringside tickets are only $65.

Check out some of the free MMA fight videos from Quake in the Cage 4.

Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley April 9 San Diego

Two of the bad boys of MMA collide this Saturday April 9 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.  Nick Diaz and Paul Daley will do MMA battle and exchange chingasos under the Strikeforce flag, even though the MMA organization was just recently bought out by the UFC.

Diaz vs Daley is a matchup between two MMA fighters that have had the bad boy stigma attached to them, but their fighting abilities is what will make this fight entertaining.  Diaz barely looks like a fighter with a scrawny skinny look, but the dude pulls out win after win with a stifling boxing style and excellent jiu jitsu.  Daley is the typical athletic fighter with knockout power and a fast paced style, but has had trouble on the ground.  Can Diaz avoid Daley's power and pull out another victory?  We shall see this Saturday.

This Strikeforce fight card is not lacking in MMA fights fans want to see as it is stacked nicely with some MMA veterans an fan favorites.   The fights should be interesting as some submission specialists are matched up with strikers.

Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley Fight Card

Main Card:
Nick Diaz (24-7-1) vs. Paul "Semtex" Daley (27-9-2) 170 lbs
Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez (19-2) vs.Tatsuya "Crusher" Kawajiri 155 lbs
Gegard Mousasi (30-3-1) vs. Keith Jardine (17-9-1) 205 lbs
Shynya Aoki (26-5-1) vs. Lyle Beerbohm (16-1) 155 lbs

Prelim Fights:
Robert Peralta (13-3) vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (15-8-1) 145lbs
Virgil Zwicker (9-2) vs. Brett Albee (3-0)  265lbs
Joe Duarte (5-2; San Diego, California.) vs. Saad Awad (8-3) 155lbs
Herman Terrado (5-2) vs. AJ Mathews (4-0) 170lbs
Rolando Perez (5-4-1) vs. Edgar Cardenas (3-0) 140 lbs
Casey Ryan (1-0) vs. Paul Song (2-0) 185 lbs

Check out the Diaz vs Daley promo fight video

Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley Fight Card

Saturday is going to be a great chance for these Strikeforce fighters to show their skills and prove they belong in a UFC pay per view card.  Look for some good fights and fast action.