Tuff-N-Uff Comes To Downtown Henderson!

See The Future Stars of MMA Friday Night September 30, 2016

Tuff-N-Uff in Henderson

The Future Stars of MMA Comes To Henderson! 

Bouts to take place in open air hexagon at Henderson Events Plaza

Henderson, Nev. – Downtown Henderson will host Tuff-N-Uff’s Future Stars of MMA with 12 bouts to be held in an open air hexagon set up at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street (next to the Convention Center) on Sept. 30.

The action-packed lineup includes a bout between Josh Kim (8-1), one half of the “Twin Dragons,” and Bryce Edminister from the Garage in Layton, UT (8-2) for the men’s 145 lb. featherweight title.

The co-main event features Xtreme Couture’s Bryce “Wu-Tang” Harley who, after a controversial title loss, again competes for the championship in the men’s 115 lb. flyweight division — Tuff-N-Uff’s newest weight class — against the tough Tyler Ashton (2-1), fighting out of Team Wildman, located in Denver, CO.

The action-packed evening features some of the top amateur fighters in the country looking to follow in the footsteps of MMA stars who got their start at Tuff-N-Uff events like former champion Ronda Rousey, Alan Jouban, Chris Holdsworth, Ryan Couture and Ashlee Evans-Smith.

Other bouts include a number one contender match at 135 lbs. between Anthony Marzette (2-0), fighting out of the Gracie Fighter Dojo, and John Kim (9-0), the other half of the “Twin Dragons.” Other matches include fighters at 185 lbs., 170 lbs. and 155 lbs.

The tickets start at $10.
For ticket information, visit Tuffnuff.com.

*Fight card is subject to change without notice.

About Tuff-N-Uff
A more than 20-year old combat sports organization, the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff has presented the best amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) action in the nation since 2003, giving rise to the biggest star in the sport today, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Tuff-N-UFF is lead by Las Vegas locals Jeff Meyer and Bryan Lindsey. Tuff-N-Uff has helped grow the careers of many other MMA athletes including Jessamyn Duke, Ashlee Evans-Smith, Tonya Evinger, Jon Fitch, Jesse Forbes, Chris Holdsworth, Brad Imes, Jimmy Jones and Jesse Taylor. In 2013, Tuff-N-Uff became the first combat sports organization to be included on the UFC International Fight Week schedule of events. Tuff-N-Uff celebrated its historic 20th anniversary Saturday, June 7, 2014, with over 15,000 fans, in a sold-out live event inside the Thomas and Mack Center. In 2014 and 2015, Tuff-N-Uff partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to present, as part of UFC International Fight Week 2014, the first-ever amateur MMA World Championships. Dedicated to its founder, the late Barry Meyer, Tuff-N-Uff is committed to the sport of MMA and building the “Future Stars of MMA.”

The Junior National Golden Gloves 2016 Are Alive and Well!

Over 200 Fighters, Age 8-16, From All Over The Country Compete At This Prestigious Sporting Event!

“These Young Golden Glove Kids Throw More Punches in 3 Rounds Than The Floyd Mayweather VS Manny Pacquiao Threw in Their Entire 10 ROUNDS!

Two Golden Glove Warriors 2016Growing up, I remember watching TV with my dad, the Golden Gloves Championships on Wide World of Sports. We had a few of the older kids in the neighborhood training for the Golden Gloves. It was a big deal. They were the tough guys and ROCK STARS of the neighborhood.

At that time WINNING the Golden Gloves as seen thru my youg eyes was the path to winning the Olympics and then PRO Championship belt, just as Muhammed Ali did, then known as Cassius Clay.  Ali, a 6x Kentucky Golden Glove Champion, and then in 1960 the Olympic Lignhtweight Champion was and continues to  be the single most important and inspirational Boxers/Athlete of our time. He put the GOLDEN GLOVES on the map.

Fast forward to today, July 20-23, 2016, the Junior National Golden Gloves 2016.  The location is Mesquite, Nevada at the CasaBlanca Hotel Resort and Casino. Two hundred young fighters, ages 8-16 years of age from all over the country are here to WIN that Golden Glove Champion Belt!

From the opening bout, I was in total shock. These kids came to FIGHT. They came to COMPETE. They came to WIN. The maturity of their striking combinations, movement and SPEED was far beyond what I had expected. Granted, I cover mostly MMA, Jiujitsu and Entertainment. I was not that interested in boxing because I found it boring.Dr Brandon Snead Checking The Fighters

But now watching these kids brawl, I was blown away. At one point last night I remember thinking, “ These Kids Throw More Punches in 3 Rounds Than The Floyd Mayweather VS Manny Pacquiao Threw in Their Entire 10 ROUNDS!  These young competitors are EXCITING to watch!

You still have time to see Friday nights elimination bouts and the Finals on Saturday July 23rd.

For More Information Or Tickets:
www.JrGoldenGloves.com

www.BarrysBoxingCenter.com or

Call The CasaBlanca Hotel 1-877-438-2929

See You Ringside,
Robby LeBlanc

TUFF-N-UFF Packed The Mack!

Video Recap of the TUFF-N-UFF WINNERS From June 25, 2016

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta with Pancrease MMA Japan CEO Mr. Sakai ringside at recent TUFF-N-UFFTUFF-N-UFF MMA Celebrated Their 20th Anniversary June 25, 2016 At The Thomas And Mack Center in Las Vegas.

The theme was “PACK THE MACK” to honor the co-founder, the late Barry Meyer, and pack the mack we did! I’m not sure of the numbers but I’m sure it was close to 15,000 or more attendees. I have been covering TUFF-N-UFF since 2010. For me, this was the most exciting TUFF-N-UFF fight card I have ever seen.

The night included KNOCKOUTS, Submissions, and VERY close Decisions! The fight announcers were UFC Champions Frank Mir and Forrest Griffin. It was a STAR studded night with ringside attendees which included UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC Champ Miesha Tate, UFC’s Heather Clark, WSOF President Ray Sefo, Master MMA Coach Robert Follis and not to mention a number of the cast member from the present Ultimate Fighter TV show.

WATCH THIS 4 MINUTE RECAP of WINNERS!

FIGHT CARD JUNE 25, 2016:
-Natan Levy WINS vs Isaac Caranza
-Bridgette Nielson WINS vs Cheyenne Hinsey
-Darnell Bumpus WINS vs Dain Hans
-Cheyanne Vlismas WINS vs Jessica Branco
-Victor LiPari WINS vs Enzo Perez
-Destiny McCubbin WINS vs Kara Vislosky
-Harley Ferris WINS vs Cody Hamm
-Juancamilo WINS vs Erik Van Der Lee
-Kevin Crane WINS vs Tony Murphy
– Anthony Martinez WINS vs Rocky Cantu

Two TUFF-N-UFF Warriors Showing Great Sportsmanship June 25, 2016. Photo by Robby LeBlancThese TUFF-N-UFF warriors put on a show and 4 of the WINNERS got awarded a PRO Contract With PANCRASE MMA in Japan!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE NEXT TUFF-N-UFF SHOW:
WHAT: MAYHEM MESQUITE IX
WHEN: Saturday August 13, 2016
WHERE: CasaBlanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, NV
TICKETS/INFO: www.TUFFNUFF.com

See You At The Cage!
Robby LeBlanc

John Wood, Head Coach at Syndicate MMA Talks TUF 23

Jamie Moyle is One Of His Fighters...

MMA Fighter Jamie Moyle With Her Corner TEAM After TUFF-N-UFF WIN in 2014The Ultimate Fighter 23, Episode 7 Featured Our Very Own Local Las Vegas Fighter Jamie Moyle.

The first time I saw Jamie Moyle fight was for the Tuff-N-Uff promotion back in 2014 in Las Vegas. I remember thinking one day this girl is going to be a champion!

This past Wedensday, June 1, 2016 on TUF 23 Jamie Moyle was fighting Amanda Cooper. In my eyes, Jamie clearly had the first round, and found the 2nd round to be split. I thought for sure a 3rd round was coming. Then they announced the fight was over and announced Amanda Cooper the winner, I was in shock. I have nothing against Cooper, it was a great scrap, but you will find few viewers that didn’t think a 3rd round was coming.

I was shaking my head thinking how is this possible. Then the episode cut to Dana White saying, “ there should’ve been a 3rd Round”. Thursday morning I picked up the phone and called Syndicate MMA Head coach John Wood and asked for an interview to talk about his fighter Jamie Moyle..
Watch The Interview NOW!

We Are Pulling For You Jamie!

If you are interested in training at Syndicate MMA Gym:
www.Syndicate-MMA.com

DON’T FORGET TUFF-N-UFF June 25, 2016 – 
Pack The Mack – www.TuffNuff.com

Keep Being Brilliant!
Robby LeBlanc

 

Daniel Cormier Named Honorary Chairman of Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles, June 11-12

Olympian and UFC Champion

UFC Champ Daniel CormierFor Immediate release, May 25, 2016:
Olympian and UFC champion Daniel Cormier named Honorary Chairman of Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles, June 11-12

Daniel Cormier, a two-time Olympian in men’s freestyle wrestling and current UFC light heavyweight champion, will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 2016 World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling, set for The Forum in Los Angeles, June 11-12.

Cormier will be supporting the promotional efforts for the World Cup and encouraging the public to come out to see the action, which will feature the top eight men’s freestyle nations in action.

The U.S. World Cup team will include all six of the 2016 U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestlers. Many of the other nations will also include their 2016 Olympic athletes on their rosters.