Justin Bucholz: An MMA Coach on the Front Line at AFC 133

After cornering Team Alpha Male’s mixed martial artists through hundreds of rounds around the globe and pushing them through enduring training camps, Justin Bucholz (15-10), TAM’s Head Coach, will practice what he preaches at Alaska Fighting Championship (AFC) 133.

Inactive from competition since 2015, Bucholz, along with an elite cast of coaches in particular disciplines, has been formulating flawless game plans, both on the regional circuit as well as at the highest levels of the UFC, for fighters under his tutelage. When Bucholz meets Marques ‘Chief Thunder’ Facine (14-14) at AFC 133, the likely candidate for Coach of the Year will assess his ability to strategize the most effective use of a skillset from a firsthand perspective.


Benito Lopez: Hired on the Spot at DWTNCS

Following a hard fought split-decision victory, Dana White, the UFC’s President and Promoter of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series (DWTNCS), unanimously decided to hire Team Alpha Male’s Benito ‘Golden Boy’ Lopez at the conclusion of DWTNCS’ seventh week.

Over the course of three rounds, the head of Steven ‘Ocho’ Peterson was nearly removed from his shoulders with the repetitive, well-timed knees and toes of Lopez. Leading into the mid-week melee, streamed on UFC Fight Pass, the young phenom out of Oroville, California had opened caskets for his opposition with lethal strikes. Unfortunately, the granite skull of Peterson, Lopez’s most experienced foe to date, never cracked, but that didn’t prevent White from sealing a deal with Lopez and rolling out the red carpet to the brightest lights in all of mixed martial arts.

Interestingly enough, Lopez’s half gold-half black hairstyle doesn’t reflect all of the lustrous dreams caged inside his head about being wrapped in championship glory; therefore, fight fans should keep an eye on his walk down the yellow-brick road toward the top of the UFC’s bantamweight division.

Brooke Mayo: Combat Jiu-Jitsu’s Newest Bully

On July 30, 2017, EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational) 12 will slap the combat sports community with an all-female cast of submission-only Jiu-Jitsu specialists. Throughout the broadcast, on UFC Fight Pass, sixteen women will work their way through a gauntlet of world-class, no-Gi talent, and four will clash in a tournament of Combat Jiu-Jitsu, a form of the martial art that includes open-palm strikes to grounded opponents.

Even when her vision horrifically swells to a close, Brooke ‘The Bully’ Mayo wants to open people’s eyes to the toughness of women in the fighting industry. Whether it’s in a cage or on a grappling stage, Mayo’s relentless aggression is ever-present. Next on her itinerary of violence, she aims to land atop the podium of EBI 12’s portion of Combat Jiu-Jitsu.

Although Mayo’s professional MMA debut at Bellator 172 didn’t go as pictured, her durability was on display for all to witness. While none of the physicians could perceive how her scrap against Veta Arteaga would be allowed to safely continue, Mayo pleaded with them to not wave off the contest, to no avail.

In a recent outing, the standout flyweight from Team Alpha Male and Team Black didn’t flash a single sign of losing at Fight to Win Pro 38. Mayo, as her alter ego suggests, bullied Gigi Good for the entirety of five-minutes and earned a unanimous decision victory.

At EBI 12, the Northern California native has an opportunity, inside The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, to combine her previous two experiences: a powerful ground attack with the green-light to strike. The other competitors of Combat Jiu-Jitsu at EBI 12 include: Amy Montenegro, Celine Haga, and Lima-Lai MacFarlane, but Mayo believes: whoever stands across from her just pulled the short straw.

Angel De Anda vs. Daniel Spohn headlines ‘Dana White’s Contender Series: Week 2’ on July 18 — MMAjunkie

The five-fight lineup for the second edition of the new “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” has been revealed. UFC officials announced the full card for “Dana White’s Contender Series: Week 2,” which takes place July 18 at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. A light heavyweight…

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