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Prepare as the two big hitters Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris square up for the UFC Fight Night main event Saturday May 16th. This highly anticipated match up comes just months after the main event was unfortunately cancelled due to the tragic disappearance of Walt Harris's stepdaughter.

The originally scheduled bout was set for November 2019 just before reports surfaced that Walt Harris's stepdaughter had unexpectedly disappeared. These unforeseen events have not taken away from the excitement of the bought which will be help in Jacksonville this Saturday night.


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UFC Fight Night is on with another quarantine card! Check out all the results from the LIVE event in Jacksonville, Florida tonight May 13th. The main event proves to be a true headliner with Smith coming off a big victory over Alexander Gustafsson. Will he be able to over take veteran Glover Teixeira after this quarantine training camp?

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What do Matt Serra, Frankie Edgar and Chris Weidman have in common? These UFC fighters all rose to fame while competing in Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat MMA show.

So you’re an aspiring mixed martial artist with dreams of making it to the big time. You’re probably wondering how to get there — how you can appear on the radar of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other major promotions. While there’s no sure way to get noticed by the UFC and finagle your way onto one of its cards, some paths can give you a better chance than others. Perhaps the best is to headline a Ring of Combat show. An East Coast organization run by Lou Neglia, ROC holds five pro MMA shows a year, primarily at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with a helping of pro kickboxing and amateur MMA matches scattered throughout New York and New Jersey the rest of the year. From those events, Neglia has sent 80 fighters to the UFC. Eighty! Among his alumni are former UFC champs Matt Serra, Frankie Edgar and Chris Weidman, Black Belt’s 2014 MMA Fighter of the Year.

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Find out what "Judo" Gene LeBell -- the man who Ken Shamrock said was so tough you'd basically have to cheat in order to beat him -- has to say about shortcuts to success. (Hint: There are none.)

When mixed martial arts competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship were first getting their start, one of the results was a refocusing of attention on several then-new concepts in fighting strategy and techniques. Traditional martial artists reacted with everything from curiosity to rage. Regardless of individual opinion, one concept became clear: In real fighting, there are basically two types of fighters — grapplers and strikers. This crucial observation — echoed by outspoken figures such as Bas Rutten in his Mental Strategies for Fight-Winning MMA Techniques and Lifesaving Self-Defense Moves e-book — inspired the original version of this article, consisting of an interview with Gene LeBell, the “Ultimate Grappler,” and Benny Urquidez, the “Ultimate Striker.” We present the Gene LeBell portion of that interview here, which was originally published in the special issue Black Belt Presents Grappling & NHB.

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