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Anatomy of an amateur MMA event

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    Are You Tuff-N-Uff?

    Are You Tuff-N-Uff?

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    A behind-the-scenes look at the sights and sounds of how amateur mixed martial arts organization Tuff-N-Uff put together its Future Stars of MMA show on April 24, 2009 at the Orleans.

  • Alex Ruiz, center, celebrates with Filipino MMA team members Bill Garness and Erik Cruz after his 155-pound title victory over Christian Palencia at the Tuff-N-Uff show on April 24, 2009 at the Orleans.

    Ruiz relishes role in and out of ring

    May 30, 2009

    Humble, is one word that follows Alex Odis Ruiz in and out of the ring. The 25-year-old mixed martial artist is sponsored by “Humble Me Clothing,” and to his friends, sponsors and coaches, the brand fits Ruiz to a “T. Alex is a very humble fighter, not a cocky fighter, he’s not a meathead,” said Bill Garness, owner of the gym Filipino MMA and one of Ruiz’s coaches. “He’s polite and mild-headed.”

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    Filipino MMA

    Filipino MMA

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    Amateur fighters Gor Mnatsakanyan, Rudy Morales and Alex Ruiz offer a backstage look at the unique combat principles and training being taught at Filipino MMA.

  • Weston Duschen, top, pounds out a quick victory Friday night over Sean McCauley at the Tuff-N-Uff event at The Orleans.

    Local wrestler back at it on different mat

    April 25, 2009

    This is one arena where Weston Duschen’s UNLV basketball roommates know not to challenge him. “They’re always messing with me and trying to get me to come play basketball with them because they know I can’t play. But when I offer them the chance to come into my world, they’re like: ‘No way,’” Duschen said with a smile.

UFC 160
Velasquez and dos Santos end night with knockout wins

UFC 160 Champion Cain Velasquez used his punches. No. 1 ranked contender Junior dos Santos opted for a head-kick. Their knockout victories on the annual Memorial Day weekend card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena — over Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Mark Hunt, respectively — landed them back in a familiar position. Before the end of the year, Velasquez and dos Santos will meet again. It will mark the third time the world's two best heavyweights share the octagon. It will also break their current tie of one win apiece. As confident as Velasquez is that he can become the elusive long-reigning heavyweight champion, dos Santos is equally convinced that he'll right his last loss.

Main Card Results
Cain VelasquezAntonio "Bigfoot" SilvaTKO
Junior dos SantosMark HuntKnockout
Glover TeixeiraJames Te HunaSubmission
T.J. GrantGray MaynardTKO
Donald CerroneK.J. NoonsUnanimous Decision

Fight Schedule
DateEventHeadlining MatchLocation
April 11 UFC Fight Night 39 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
April 12 Boxing: Bradley vs. Pacquiao II Tim Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao Las Vegas: MGM Grand Garden Arena
April 16 UFC Fight Night 40 Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy Quebec City, Quebec
April 19 UFC on Fox 11 Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum Orlando, Fla.
April 19 Boxing: IBF/WBA junior featherweight title Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov Washington D.C.
April 26 UFC 172 Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Baltimore

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