On Friday, October 11, 2002 Universal Combat Challenge 11 is taking place in Montreal Canada and up and coming fighter and friend of OntheMat.com Shane "The Giant Killer" Rice will make his professional MMA debut.
Jen Locke is sweetness and light and maybe just a tad goofy off of the mat, but get her on the mat and she transforms into a killer. Jen Locke trains at the Ralph Gracie Academy, a place which has a long tradition students who are aggressive and submission hungry.
Through OntheMat, I`ve gotten to live the life, do things and meet people that would make me the envy of many inside or outside of the sport. Yet as I prepared to do this particular interview, I actually had trouble sleeping, as I was a bundle of nervous, excited energy.
Dan Camarillo is definitely a familiar name to most long time fans of OntheMat.com. The older half of the infamous Camarillo brothers, Dan (the gregarious one) has been training in judo since he was four years, competing all over the United States and Japan when he was six.
The World Grappling Games has evolved into a full blown tournament circuit (now planning on holding matches all over the United States, but for the latest event they held right in their own back yard of Huntington Beach