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2011

Editor's Letter Janurary 2012

After soundly defeating BJ Penn—twice—and KO’ing Gray Maynard, Frankie Edgar finally finds himself in the clear as the undisputed lightweight king. With the top two 155 pound fighters not named Frankie out of the picture, the division has…

Let's Get Real

Benson Henderson is on his way to Japan with a mission—fight the perfect fight, take Frankie Edgar’s belt, and make sure it doesn’t leave his waist until 2016. "Can you do a Matrix kick off the fence on this?" Henderson asks. He’s staring…

The Land Of The Fighting Sun

DUN…DUN…DUN-DUN. The tribal call of Nobuhiko Takada’s Taiko drums bang as the giant big screen flashes and fans roar. Spotlights trace Saitama Super Arena, flash-pots explode, and flamethrowers spit at the ceiling. DUN… DUN…DUN-DUN. The…

5 Minutes With Frankie Edgar

After epic clashes with BJ Penn and Gray Maynard, UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar is finally getting the admiration that an elite fighter deserves. As he gets ready for his fourth title defense against Benson “Smooth” Henderson, we…

Well…Rounded Fighters

Some mixed martial artists are well-rounded specimens and some are, well…rounded specimens. Before being fit was posh for heavyweights, these four groundbreakers made fight fans believe that big was beautiful. Maybe that’s a stretch. But…

Marked Man

Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler doesn’t walk in the counsel of his doubters—he knocks them down. Mike Chandler has two tattoos, which is a relatively small number for a championship fighter in mixed martial arts—a world…

City Supremacy: Music Vs. Windy

The UFC’s busy January schedule takes fight fans to two of the best cities in the country: Nashville and Chicago. To get the action started, FIGHT!’s managing editor and lifelong Tennessee resident Jim Casey takes on FIGHT!’s lead writer…

New Gear

YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON HAPPINESS HAND AND WRIST CONTROL Check out some of our favorite new options for keeping your hands protected and your striking sharp. 1. CENTURY BLACK LABEL BOXING GLOVES We all remember Century foam sparring…

MMA Planet

BRINGING COUNTRIES TOGETHER, ONE BEATING AT A TIME. WHAM BAM Fighting for the first time since his June dismissal from the UFC, middleweight Nate Marquardt will take on Yoshiyuki Yoshida at BAMMA 9 on Feb. 11 in Birmingham, England. The…

They Said That

VERBAL JAMBALAYA BIKINI TALENT “Seems easy to wear a bikini and seems easy to walk in a circle, but try walking in a circle while wearing a bikini. Talented girl!” —Chael Sonnen on his Twitter battle with Arianny Celeste. RAMPAGE SAN…

Did You Know?

COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA LET YOUR SOUL GLO UFC welterweight Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman’s Guide to Great Octagon Hair includes the following tips: 1. Trim your bangs before competition to prevent the annoying “hair flip.”…

Health Radar

WE’RE NOT DOCTORS, WE JUST PLAY ONE ON TV. BANG THE GUM Duane “Bang” Ludwig’s favorite guilty pleasure snack is the Gummy Bear. The gelatin-based confectionary packs 8.7 calories per bear. Ludwig will put his gummy cravings in hibernation…

Ring In The New Year

The New Year is here, and FIGHT!’s resolution is to bring you 12 beautiful girls in 2012. To get things kicked off, Tuf-N-Uff ring girl Kendra Schnell was kind enough to heat up our pages. Where are you calling home these days? Las…

4 Flyweights And Then Some

In 2012, the UFC’s smallest fighters look to make the newest division the biggest show in town. In 2011, the bantamweight and featherweight divisions announced their presence in the UFC with electric performances, explosive finishes, and…

Big Fight Breakdown

Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen UFC on Fox 2: Jan. 28, 2012, Chicago, Illinois It’s time for the UFC to shine on national television, and Dana White is hoping that UFC on Fox 2 main card participants Michael Bisping, Demian Maia, Chael…