The current top 10 pound-for-pound MMA fighters in the world for 2013 are listed below.
1) Anderson Silva (middleweight)
2) Jon Jones (light heavyweight)
3) Georges St-Pierre (welterweight)
4) Jose Aldo (featherweight)
5) Benson Henderson (lightweight)
6) Demetrious Johnson (flyweight)
7) Cain Velasquez (heavyweight)
8) Gilbert Melendez (lightweight)
9) Renan Barao (bantanweight)
10) Frankie Edgar (featherweight)
Fallon Fox is an American mixed martial artist. And is said to be the first transgender fighter in MMA.
She is undefeated in her professional MMA career thus far. Fighting out of Chicago, Illinois and the Midwest Training Center, she has gained this record through the Championship Fighting Alliance and a lot of controversy has come with it in the UFC and other mixed martial arts communities due to the fact that she was born a male.
City: Chicago, Illinois
Country: United States
Weight: 144 lbs
Association: Midwest Training Center
What do you think about Fallon Fox fighting in MMA as a woman who used to be a man?
What is hand to hand combat and how to be good at it…
Hand-to-hand combat is the most ancient form of fighting and refers to a physical confrontation between two or more people at a very short range without the use of guns or other weapons that can be used from a long distance away. It can be a lethal or nonlethal form of fighting, and even though the phrase “hand to hand” appears to mean unarmed combat, it is generic and may include the use of short range weapons such as knives, bats, batons, or other improvised striking weapons.
Arguably the most famous and skilled hand-to-hand combat fighters in history are almost certainly the gladiators of the ancient Roman empire. Professional gladiators were highly trained and very proficient in many forms of fighting tactics. And the gladiatorial games were a spectacle that has never been rivaled since those days. The closest thing we have in the modern day are the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of the UFC.
If you ever find yourself in hand to hand combat situation or close quarters fight where you might be truly fighting for your life, you need to be prepared. So here are a few tips for winning:
* The first thing you should do is learn at least one martial art right now. There’s no time like the present to learn how to fight. If you put it off then it may be too late when a situation arises where you need to be skilled in hand to hand combat.
Here are some that I recommend for learning fighting tactics that will help you in true self-defense and other combat situations that often happen in the real world:
- Krav Maga
- Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
- Muay Thai/Kickboxing
* A large part of winning a real fight is focusing. You need to see who your opponent is and what state of mind he is in. Envision ahead of time what your opponent is going to do and act accordingly. Be quick and methodical with your moves. Have no mercy, but don’t lose your head.
* Practice a lot. Everyone knows that practice makes perfect not matter what it is you are doing. Imagine yourself in various H2H combat situations, picture yourself fighting, know what you could and would do in each scenario. Mentally train yourself to defeat any opponent.
* Get in shape and stay that way. Very few things will defeat you faster than being out of shape. Fights are physically exhausting so the better trained your body is for them the better off you will be in the event you are attacked.
One final and very important tip to remember that could save your life some day…
In a real street fight or self-defense situation, you should NEVER try flashy or cool looking moves that you may have seen in some movie or show. They are very risky and rarely work in a real combat situation. It’s quite likely that you will end up getting your ass kicked if you try some crazy drop kick or anything else that only works on TV. The bottom line is that you should never copy movies!
Becoming good at hand to hand combat is not something you can do overnight. It will take time, effort, training, and even some real life experience. You never know what’s going to happen so your best bet is to prepare now so you won’t be helpless later!
The Ultimate Fighter 16 — Shane Carwin vs Roy Nelson — Are you ready for the new season? Who do you think will win? Who is the better coach? The better fighter?
Roy Nelson and Dana White don’t seem to agree on anything and he’s not your typical fighter as far as his body and looks are concerned, but he can obviously bang with the best of them. And Shane Carwin is a badass, to put it mildly.
I’m rooting for “Big Country” in this one for several reasons but mostly because I have been watching him all the way back since when he was in the International Fight League (IFL). How about you?
We are still a little ways from UFC 200 but it will be here before we know it. The UFC events come and go so quickly that it can often be difficult to keep up with which one is happening.
If UFC 100 is anything to go by then it’s a sure bet that UFC 200 will be a huge event and extremely popular in the fighting world for both fans and the fighters themselves. I’m sure the fight card will be second to none and the fighter salaries will be the highest ever.
I think it’s time we start the discussion so when it gets here we will be ready to rock! Leave a comment below for who you would like to see on the main fight card and how much you think the fighters will (or should) get paid…