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Thursday, October 01, 2009

No Holds Barred: Kid Peligro Reviews 2009 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championships 

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman reviews the 2009 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championships, which took place September 26-27 in Barcelona, Spain, with our colleague Kid Peligro, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, a senior editor of the ADCC News, and a correspondent on our show. The ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) tournament is an invitation-only event which takes place every two years to determine the best no-gi grapplers in the world.

We discuss the performance of the many stars who competed in this event, including Braulio Estima, who won both the Absolute and under 88kg divisions, and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, who decisioned Robert Drysdale in the Superfight. We evaluate the significance of this event, which Kid said is "getting bigger and bigger," why its future is "bright," the growing role of the ADCC Regionals in North America which are qualifiers for the 2011 ADCC tournament, the problem of athletes training for both grappling and mixed martial arts at the same time, and much more.

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Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

American Top Team. Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at http://americantopteam.com/.

MMA WORLD EXPO, an event designed for the mixed martial arts community offering hands-on instruction from professional trainers and athletes, educational sessions with the who's who of the MMA world, and an exhibit hall filled with the industry's top suppliers and services. MMA WORLD EXPO takes place Saturday, October 24th, and Sunday, October 25th, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

GRACIEMAG, the most reliable source of information on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. GRACIEMAG represents Jiu-Jitsu philosophy and features news, profiles, history, photos, videos, and tips and secrets of the mother of all martial arts. Published since 1996 in Brazil, GRACIEMAG: The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle, is in both English and Portuguese, and is also online at GRACIEMAG.com.

BJJMart.com, your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

No Holds Barred: Vitali Klitschko Triumphant, with John Perretti 

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman and our senior correspondent John Perretti review the one-sided tenth-round TKO victory by WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37 KOs) over Chris Arreola (27-1, 24 KOs). This fight took place Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

After covering this fight live from the arena, John declared that it was a one-sided mismatch, and one of the worst in history. We discuss this fight in-depth, objectively and soberly. We analyze how and why Klitschko was able to neutralize any offense attempted by the previously unbeaten Arreola, and why his own attack was so effective that Arreola's own corner had the fight stopped after the tenth round. We also examine why Arreola seems still to be a marketable heavyweight and a sympathetic figure, despite his lack of world-class skills.

We also discuss what John called "delusional" reactions to this fight, both by many fans and members of the media. John shares with us the highlights of his postfight discussions with Oscar De La Hoya, James Toney, and Mike Tyson. We consider what this lopsided victory by Vitali Klitschko does for the state of the heavyweight division. And we make a few comparisons between the sports of boxing and mixed martial arts.

Plus, towards the end of our discussion, we raise the question whether or not the two top fighters in the heavyweight division today, the brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, ought to fight one another.

You can play or download No Holds Barred here. You can also download No Holds Barred here. If one link does not work, please try another. The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter.

Make sure to visit the official boxing forum for No Holds Barred, the MySpace Boxing Forum.

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

American Top Team. Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at http://americantopteam.com/.

MMA WORLD EXPO, an event designed for the mixed martial arts community offering hands-on instruction from professional trainers and athletes, educational sessions with the who's who of the MMA world, and an exhibit hall filled with the industry's top suppliers and services. MMA WORLD EXPO takes place Saturday, October 24th, and Sunday, October 25th, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

GRACIEMAG, the most reliable source of information on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. GRACIEMAG represents Jiu-Jitsu philosophy and features news, profiles, history, photos, videos, and tips and secrets of the mother of all martial arts. Published since 1996 in Brazil, GRACIEMAG: The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle, is in both English and Portuguese, and is also online at GRACIEMAG.com.

BJJMart.com, your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.

Wrestling 411, providing coverage of the sport of wrestling on TV, the Internet, and radio. Wrestling 411 is produced by Media Sports Productions, whose sole mission is the marketing and promotion of the sport of wrestling.

FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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