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Photos: Energetic Primus rocks a packed Joint in midnight show
Monday, Aug. 16, 2010
The band has been on tour with gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello for the past month but took a Las Vegas detour to see Canadian power trio Rush ...
Xtreme Couture wins Tuff-N-Uff amateur team competition
Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010
Xtreme Couture established itself as one of the premier amateur MMA gyms in the nation Friday after defeating California’s Team Quest Fight Club at Tuff-N-Uff’s Amateur Fighting Championships at The Orleans.
Fighting teams of MMA legends Randy Couture and Dan Henderson to meet
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010
Eleven years ago, mixed martial arts legends Randy Couture and Dan Henderson - along with fellow U.S. World Greco Roman Wrestling Team member Matt Lindland - founded Team Quest Fight Club. But this Friday, Couture's new fight team, Xtreme Couture, is set to do battle with his old fight team, Henderson's Team Quest.
Cummins wins Tuff-N-Uff 115-pound women's championship
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Ashley Cummins became the first ever Tuff-N-Uff 115-pound women’s champion Friday, following a unanimous-decision victory over Gabriella Lakoczky at The Orleans.
While both fighters came into the fight at the same weight, Lakoczky (1-2) was the more physically imposing fighter. But Cummins (5-0) overcame her size disadvantage with a tenacious performance.
Thousands attend second UFC Fan Expo
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thousands of fans, dozens of fighters and more than 200 exhibitors gathered at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Friday for the second-ever UFC Fan Expo.
Wren overcomes stomach ailment and opponent to win fight
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Heavyweight boxer Reggie Higgins (3-1) was not the only thing Justin Wren (8-2) had to overcome in the main event of Saturday’s MMA Xplosion: Fight Night II at the Hard Rock.
Former UFC fighter ready for MMA Xplosion event
Friday, May 21, 2010
For most fighters, signing a UFC contract is the chance of a lifetime. But for TUF 10 cast member Justin Wren, being released from the promotion was just what his career needed.
Vegas rugby club enters into player agreement with French pro team
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Seta Tuilevuka has parlayed his success with the Las Vegas Blackjacks amateur rugby team into a roster spot with a professional club team in France. He might not be the lone local making the move.
Bishop Gorman grad Eric Schambari looks to improve impressive record
Thursday, April 29, 2010
While many aspiring fighters come to Southern Nevada to begin their careers, Las Vegas native Eric Schambari had to do things the other way around.
Fighter Jimmy Jones becomes champ in two weight classes
Saturday, April 24, 2010
After starting his amateur career with three straight losses, Xtreme Couture’s Jimmy Jones (6-3) is now just the second fighter in Tuff-N-Uff history to become a champion in two weight classes.
Fighter out to prove he is more than an Internet video sensation
Friday, April 23, 2010
When John Gettle broke the arm of William Kowalski in an amateur mixed martial arts fight last February, he received enough publicity to make him one of nation’s most well-known fighters. Footage of the brutal break racked up thousands of views on Youtube.com, and the gruesome clip was also replayed several television programs.
Kickboxing champ Ray Sefo adds to legacy
Local trainer will be inducted into Masters Hall of Fame in June
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Six-time world kickboxing and muay thai champion Ray Sefo has earned many accolades in his prolific career. His upcoming induction to the Masters Hall of Fame will surely add to the list.
Ryan Couture fights to a draw in last amateur title bout
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Neither the fighters nor judges could agree on a victor in Friday’s Tuff-N-Uff 155-pound title fight at The Orleans, as the highly anticipated match between Sean Bollinger and Ryan Couture ended in a draw.
“I would have given it to me, of course I’m a little biased,” Couture said. “I think he will be the one hurting the most in the morning.”
Ryan Couture prepares for his final amateur MMA match
Friday, March 26, 2010
Heading into a career as a pro fighter, Couture knows that he'll be judged by the hefty standards set by his father, UFC Hall of Famer Randy ...
Son of MMA legend ready for final amateur fight
Friday, March 26, 2010
Ryan Couture’s last amateur fight will be Friday at Tuff-N-Uff’s Future Stars of MMA event at The Orleans when he takes on Sean Bollinger for the vacant 155-pound title. Couture, son of UFC legend Randy Couture, has won his last three fights by first-round submission.
Ryan Couture going for 155-pound title in final amateur fight
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Many Tuff-N-Uff events have been titled “The Future Stars of MMA,” but Friday’s fights at The Orleans promise to live up to that hype more than any other.
The event features Ryan Couture’s (5-1) last amateur bout, when he takes on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prodigy Sean Bollinger (1-0) for the vacant 155-pound Tuff-N-Uff championship.
Photos: Tuff-N-Uff at The Orleans features brutal arm break
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Frank Mir protege John Gettle became an Internet sensation last week after brutally breaking the arm of his opponent William Kowolski ...
Tuff-N-Uff at The Orleans features brutal arm break
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Frank Mir protege John Gettle became an Internet sensation last week after brutally breaking the arm of his opponent William Kowolski ...
Gettle breaks opponent's arm in light heavyweight fight
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010
If you took one look at John Gettle (3-0) after his fight at Friday night’s Tuff-N-Uff Future Stars of MMA event at the Orleans, you would have thought he had lost.
His face was battered and swollen and it took the assistance of his corner men to walk him to the locker room.
Bryan Humes TKOs Ray Savant at MMA Xplosion
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010
Before the opening bell of Saturday night’s MMA Xplosion Super Fight Night main event, Bryan Humes (6-0) knew his opponent was planning something devious.
Rugby player competes in tourney days after father died
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
USA rugby player Marco Barnard has broken many bones this season, but physical injury is not what pains him the most. Barnard’s father passed away early Wednesday morning in South Africa, three days before the start of the USA Seven International Rugby Tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Samoa takes crown at international rugby tournament in Las Vegas
Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010
Samoa is the 2010 USA Sevens Rugby Tournament champion following its 33-12 win over New Zealand on Sunday night at Sam Boyd Stadium.
USA misses championship bracket in Las Vegas rugby tournament
Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010
After 24 matches and nine hours of play, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and England emerged on top of the first day of the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium. The USA team did not make the tournament’s top championship bracket, going 1-2 and barely falling short of an upset against eventual Pool B winners, Fiji.
USA rugby team hopes for strong showing on home turf
USA coach encourages fans to come out to create home-field advantage
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010
When the United States national rugby team takes the field at Sam Boyd Stadium for this weekend's USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament, coach Al Caravelli is hoping the Las Vegas crowd will make his team feel at home. During last year's tournament in San Diego, the American team rode the momentum of a frenzied home field to a surprising third-place finish.
Relatives of top UFC fighters record wins in amateur event
Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010
Friday night’s Tuff-n-Uff’s Fight Night III at the Riviera featured some of the top names in mixed martial arts. Last names, that is.
UFC 108 marks long awaited debut for John Gunderson
Las Vegas-based lightweight says cursed card is opportunity he's waited for
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009
The number of injured fighters that have pulled out of UFC 108 have led many to dub the Jan. 2 event as “cursed.” But for John Gunderson, it was the opportunity he had been waiting for.
Las Vegas to host international rugby tournament
Friday, Oct. 16, 2009
Mayor Oscar Goodman was declared Las Vegas' biggest rugby fan this morning at a press conference welcoming the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament to Las Vegas.
Gunderson submits Sharp in MMA Xplosion main event
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009
With all of the knockouts and submissions at the first-ever mixed martial arts event at The M Resort, promotion company MMA Xplosion could have forgone hiring judges. Only two of the ten fights on Friday night went to decisions and none of the main card bouts went the distance.
Kick boxer scores win with fourth round knockout
Monday, Aug. 31, 2009
Kevin Ross avenged his Jan. 19 loss against Kang En with a thrilling knockout victory in the main event of Sunday’s World Championship Fights: USA versus China at the Las Vegas Hilton
Canadian team sweeps MMA event
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009
A Canadian based mixed martial arts team invaded the Orleans Friday night, winning all five matches against American opponents in the Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Fighting Championships: USA vs. Canada.
Chinese promise display of unique fighting skills
Friday, Aug. 28, 2009
Six of China’s most popular Muay Thai boxers arrived in Las Vegas Thursday in advance of Sunday’s USA vs. China Championship Fights at the Las Vegas Hilton. The card is the first co-promotion between America and China on American soil since the widespread professionalization of sports in China.
Sunrise Mountain ready for first year
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009
Starting a football program at a brand new high school is a daunting challenge, but it is one that Sunrise Mountain High coach Jason Basso is prepared for. After spending last season as an assistant with then first-year school Desert Oasis, Basso gained valuable insight in to what it takes to build a new team
Angulo scores TKO in fight at Primm
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009
Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo bounced back from his first career loss in devastating fashion during ESPN’s Friday Night Fights: Border Warfare with a second round TKO over Gabriel Rosado. Rosado (12-4, 7 KOs) started the fight well, alternating between his jab and quick combinations.
Boxing card set for Friday night in Primm
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009
The topic of boxing took a backseat Wednesday at a press conference to promote Friday’s card at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm. Fighters each wore shirts with a simple message: ‘Stop the violence outside the ropes.’
Kevin Ross celebrates birthday with fight victory
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Although it wasn’t the gift he expected, Kevin Ross (9-4) celebrated his 28th birthday by winning the formerly vacant WBC Muay Thai USA welterweight title on Saturday night. “It’s the best birthday present I’ve ever had,” Ross said.
'One-Armed Bandit' ready to prove himself once again
Injury during birth hasn't hurt Baxter Humby's career as a champion-level Muay Thai fighter
Saturday, July 25, 2009
At first sight it is hard to believe that Baxter “The One Armed Bandit” Humby is a champion kickboxer. “I saw a picture of a guy with one arm and a belt over his shoulder and at first, I’ve got to admit, I didn’t take it seriously,” said Preston Conner, a filmmaker who has spent the past two years documenting Humby’s life. But once one sees Humby fight, it soon becomes evident why he’s the IMTC World Super Welterweight Champion.
Fight card shuffled after Chinese fail to get visas
Friday, July 24, 2009
Kevin Ross’ long awaited WBC Super Lightweight International title fight against Kang En has been postponed, after the Chinese Muay Thai team failed to attain entry visas into the United States. The absence of the Chinese team has forced World Championship Muay Thai event organizers to rearrange tomorrow’s fight card.
It takes two to tangle
Las Vegas native's desire to fight inspired top female MMA fighter to take up sport
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Kevin Ross wasn’t born a fighter. He didn’t take his first martial arts class until he was 22-years-old. But some six years and more than 30 fights later, the Las Vegan has an opportunity to compete for one of Muay Thai’s most eminent titles.
Weekend rugby tourney in a league of its own
Friday, June 19, 2009
With a wedding, a team of Elvis look-alikes and a final that starts at midnight, the annual Las Vegas Midnight Sevens rugby tournament is one of the nation’s more unique sporting events.
Las Vegas Blackjacks fall in national finals game
Sunday, May 31, 2009
The USA Rugby National Title has eluded Las Vegas once again, as the Blackjacks fell to the Gentlemen of Aspen, 25-8, in the finals of the National Club Championship.
Las Vegas rugby team advances to national finals
Saturday, May 30, 2009
The Las Vegas Blackjacks have advanced to the finals of the USA Rugby Men's Club Championships after a 42-33 comeback victory over Pearl City, Iowa.
Las Vegas Blackjacks stun opponent in tourney
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Las Vegas Blackjacks returned home from the quarterfinals of the USA Rugby National Club Championship Tournament Monday night with a spot in the final four, thanks to a last-minute comeback victory.
No. 3-ranked rugby club looking for national title
Las Vegas squad has come close in recent years -- but hopes this is its year
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It’s nearing midnight at the Bellagio poker room and Chris Smith is in the middle of a high-stakes game of five-card stud.
It is fitting that the chief benefactor of a nationally regarded Las Vegas rugby club, nicknamed the Blackjacks, makes his living on the green felt in the city’s most luxurious casinos.
Las Vegas hosts 'Clash of the Polynesians' rugby game
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The San Pedro Rhinos defeated the Las Vegas Silverbacks 37-6 to win the "Clash of the Polynesians" rugby game.
Cheyenne win sets up rematch with Gorman
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
The Cheyenne Desert Shields rolled to a 32-7 victory over the Bonanza Bengals Friday night, setting up a rematch of last year's Sunrise Regional semifinal against Bishop Gorman.
Valley defeats Rancho to secure playoff spot
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008
Forget Halloween. What excited the Valley Vikings the most about the upcoming three-day weekend was practice on Saturday morning.
After slow start, Desert Pines secures playoff spot
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008
Despite starting the season 0-4, the Desert Pines Jaguars secured a spot in the Sunrise Northeast playoffs Friday night, defeating Chaparral 27-20 in double overtime.
Bishop Gorman thumps Clark for shutout win
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008
Taylor Spencer's teammates were noticeably envious after the junior capped Bishop Gorman's 55-0 win over Clark with a fumble recovery for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Desert Pines notches season's first win over Valley
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008
For the second week in a row the Valley Vikings have lost a game in the dying moments of the fourth quarter, going down 33-20 to the formerly winless Desert Pines Jaguars.
Late score sends Eldorado over Valley
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
With 3.6 seconds on the clock and 12 yards to the end zone, the fate of the Eldorado–Valley football game lay in the hands of Eldorado quarterback JaQuorrey Williams.

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