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MMA Workouts Los Angeles

When it comes to MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) or any other sport for that matter, whether you're a beginner or advanced, there's always holes that you can fill that will make you better in the sport. If you're in the Los Angeles area, and you want to step up your MMA game, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai or any other related combat sport, you should stop by So Cal MMA in Los Angeles. Owner, head trainer, and former MMA fighter Joey Alvarado has some unique exercises and drills that will surely fill in any hole in your game, and sharpen up the tools in your MMA arsenal. 

A couple of weeks ago, I asked Joey to showcase some of those exercises and drills for my other fitness website (www.FatX101.com). Check out the video:

Submisssion Grappling La Puente

By Ricardo Robles
Chingasos MMA Contributor

Submission grappling reached La Puente, California on April 21, 2012. Florez Gym hosted a submission grappling tournament for the beginner and novice grapplers. Derrick "BigDee" Martinez organized this double elimination tournament. The double elimination format gives every grappler a chance for multiple opportunities to showcase their talent.

As an added bonus, BigDee called on two heavyweights to put on an exhibition Muay Thai fight. Jeremy Petruncio and Mark Delacruz threw chingaso after chingaso to pump up the crowd and add to an already exciting event.
As you would expect, there were takedowns, slams, submission attempts and full submissions. Here are the results:

UFC 145 Fight Results

UFC 145 Fight Results
If you missed UFC 145 last night, here are the complete fight results.  As always, there was a little bit of everything for MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fans to enjoy.  There were some exciting KO/TKO's. Submission were lacking, but there was one nicely set up arm triangle submission to the Chingajitsu fans.  Here are the complete UFC 145 results:

UFC 145 Main Fight Card:

Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans

Friday Night Fight Results Los Angeles

Los Angeles MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fans warmed up for UFC 145 with an MMA event put on by Spar Star Promotions.  Tony Padilla and his Spar Star Promotions crew set up some great MMA fights at the Hollywood Park Casino Friday evening.  Thirteen fights on the card and several finishes highlighted this MMA Event, and satisfied the fans that poured in to witness the action. Here are the complete fight results for Friday Night Fights at the Hollywood Park Casino put on by Spar Star Promotions. A special thanks to Chingasos MMA contributor Ricardo Robles for helping with the results write up. 

**Stay tuned for photos from this event.

UFC 145 Fight Card

UFC 145 Fight Card
The last UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) pay per view MMA event was UFC 144 held way back on February 26, 2012.  The long lay off is over! UFC 145 is now upon us.  The long awaited grudge match between former teammates Jon Jones and Rashad Evans is going down tomorrow night in Atlanta, Georgia at the Philips Arena.  

Check out the free MMA video, UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans Extended Preview. Get pumped for this title fight and for UFC 145! 

Will Jon Jones continue his rampage in the UFC Light Heavyweight division? Is Rashad Evans afraid of Jon Jones? We'll find out tomorrow night!  Who are you picking?  Make your fight picks in the comment section. 

Main Fight Card:

MMA Fighting Show Casting Couples in Los Angeles

MMA Fighting Show Casting Los Angeles
Are you ready for 15 minutes of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fight fame?  If so, and you're in the Los Angeles area, you're in luck.  A couple of days ago I was contacted by casting agent David Tapia and was asked to spread the word about an upcoming MMA fighting reality show based on couples.

David explained to me that it will be a reality/competition show called "Couples Fight" for a YouTube Channel web series launching this Summer.  They're looking for couples without MMA experience to fight after training with a pro.

MMA Fights in Los Angeles April 20

MMA Fights in Los Angeles
On Friday April 20, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fight fans can warm up for UFC 145 with live MMA fights in Los Angeles. Tony Padilla and Spar Star Promotions is once again bringing MMA fight action to the Hollywood Park Casino. If you missed their last event, make sure to get your tickets early and enjoy another night of the best CAMO sanctioned MMA fight action and entertainment in Los Angeles.

If you haven't checked out live MMA fights, check out a highlight video of the last event Chingasos MMA attended so that you can get a taste of what MMA is all about.


The MMA fights Friday April 20 will take place in the Hollywood Park Casino second floor ballroom area. The Hollywood Park Casino is located at:
1050 South Prairie Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301

UFC 145 Jones vs Evans Fight Pick and Breakdown

Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans UFC 145
Jon Jones rose through the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) light heavyweight division by not only winning, but by demolishing the competition.  On Saturday, April 21, he faces his biggest challenge yet.  Jones will face number one contender, former UFC champion and a fighter with only one smudge on his record, Rashad Evans.  UFC 145 is going down at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out the video for my official call on UFC 145.

Now that you know my fight pick for UFC 145, and that we're a bit crazy over here at Chingasos MMA,  I'll take you through each of the fighters last few fights so that you can see how I came to my official choice.

Jiu Jitsu No Gi Submission Grappling Tournament April 21

Jiu Jitsu No Gi
Every year, Derrick Martinez puts on a Jiu Jitsu no gi submission grappling tournament for his birthday.  This year, the Jiu Jitsu no gi submission grappling tournament is going down on Saturday, April 21 at the Florez Muay Thai Gym in La Puente, California.  If you've been itching to test out your Chingajitsu, this will be a great opportunity for you to do so, at a low cost, in a fun environment.

The Jiu Jitsu no gi grappling tournament will get going at 2:30 p.m., with the weigh-in time being at 1:30 p.m.  There will be a $10 fee to enter.  Grapplers must have 6 months to three years experience. The minimum age to compete is 15, with parent/guardian permission.