The Second Annual TuffGnarl.com MMA Awards

It can be argued with much substantiating evidence that 2015 was the best year yet for mixed martial arts. Seven UFC titles changed hands, legends and forgotten veterans of the sport made successful comebacks and further progress was made with longstanding problems such as weight cutting and performance enhancing drug use. Records, both in-cage and out, were broken. Now that we’re […]

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MSC 2 headliner Alan Arzeno on fighting: “If the crowd is screaming, I’m good”

The ground of the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Entertainment Dome practically shook from the impact of Whitney Waddell’s body hitting the canvas. Standing over him at Mixed Striking Championship (MSC) 1, pacing predatorily like a cat waiting for its prey to right itself before pouncing on it once more, was Alan “The Rebel” Arzeno. Seconds earlier—and merely seconds into their […]

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Tuffgnarl.com’s 50 must-play Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 titles: Part 3

(Part 1 and Part 2.) While some of us have left behind the tried-and-true work horses of last generation’s console offerings to explore the nascent libraries of the current generation, this shouldn’t preclude anyone from revisiting (or discovering) some great titles from those older systems. In fact, if you are a lady or gentleman with an appetite for “nouveau retro” […]

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The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Two: Bantamweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. In the series’ first installment, we covered the women’s bantamweight division. This week, we’ll be examining the greatest fight in the male […]

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The Shape of Indie Wrestling to Come: A Preview of Ronin Pro Wrestling

Back in July, I had the privilege of having full access to the men and ladies of Florida Super Championship Wrestling (FSCW) for a weekend. FSCW, which solely performs at Florida Supercon-ran events, was starting a new promotion in South Florida in which wrestlers and a few surprise guests were being brought together with the idea to put on major […]

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UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi 2 – Full Card Breakdown/Predictions

UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi 2 September 5, 2014 | Foxwoods Resort Casino—Mashantucket, CT Fox Sports 1 Main Card: 9 p.m./6 p.m. ET|PT Fox Sports 1 Prelims: 7 p.m./4 p.m. ET|PT With the SNAFU that was UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto now in our rearview mirrors, we turn to look at this Friday’s UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. […]

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SummerSlam 2014 Review: The Pay-Per-View We Deserved (*spoilers*)

Since Wrestlemania in April, there haven’t been any storylines that have culminated the way neither fans nor I thought they should. WWE consistently seemed to believe that fans had Alzheimer’s with the pumping out of watered down plots that held no real substance. Every year, SummerSlam is usually the turning point to set up for Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania. It’s what […]

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UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux – Preview/Predictions for the Main Card

UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. Saint Preux Fox Sports 1 Main Card: 10PM/7PM ET|PT Fox Sports 2 Prelims: 8PM/5PM ET|PT The Ultimate Fighting Championship will crash Stephen Edwin King’s stomping grounds this Saturday, August 16th, when they set up their famous eight-sided cage inside the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. Headlined by a mathcup between two top 10 […]

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UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov – Main Card Preview and Predictions

UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov Saturday, June 14, 2014 Main Card: 10 p.m./7 p.m. ET/PT FX Prelims: 8 p.m./5 p.m. ET/PT UFC Fight Pass Prelims: 7 p.m./4 p.m. ET/PT After spending all of 2013 as the UFC’s Fox programming spearhead, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is, at long last, finally headlining his first pay-per-view since becoming the inaugural flyweight champion in […]

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