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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 174
Demetrious Johnson and Rory MacDonald shut out opponents

UFC 174 Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson slammed his hands down on his UFC flyweight championship belt. Somewhere else in Rogers Arena, Rory MacDonald surely looked on with envy. Johnson and MacDonald put on dominant performances in the UFC's first trip to Vancouver in three years. Johnson defended his title for the fourth time, not allowing Ali Bagautinov to win any of their five fast-paced rounds. That couldn't quite top MacDonald, who barely let Tyron Woodley touch him in an all-important welterweight co-main event. MacDonald hopes the performance leads him to an opportunity to claim space alongside Johnson in the UFC champion's club.

Main Card Results
Demetrious JohnsonAli BagautinovUnanimous Decision
Rory MacDonaldTyron WoodleyUnanimous Decision
Ryan BaderRafael "Feijao" CavalcanteUnanimous Decision
Andrei ArlovskiBrendan SchaubSplit Decision
Ovince St. PreuxRyan JimmoSubmission

Fight Schedule
DateEventHeadlining MatchLocation
December 6 UFC 181 Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Las Vegas: Mandalay Bay Events Center
December 12 The Ultimate Fighter 20 finale TBA Las Vegas: The Pearl at the Palms
December 12 Showtime Boxing: WBA junior middleweight title fight Erislandy Lara vs. Ishe Smith San Antonio
December 13 Showtime Boxing: Royal Battle Devon Alexander vs. Amir Khan Las Vegas: MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 13 Top Rank/HBO Boxing Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Diego Chaves Las Vegas: The Cosmopolitan
December 13 UFC on Fox 13 Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic Phoenix

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