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AMERICAN STAND UP NEWS...


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Team Predator's own Jeremy Harris fought a war last night for the ECCF #1 contenders position , and when the smoke cleared Jeremy was the winner . Next stop ECCF 145 lb title shot in February 2011.
December 3,  2010


 
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ASU Combat Sports' new new "Color Skin" vale tudo fight shorts have exceeded all expectations.  Look for us to add new colors (Irish Green & Black) as well as larger sizes in Spring 2011.  
November 20, 2010



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Andi and Stefan of "Butin Bik's Combat Sports" and open their 2nd training center, the amazing 6,000 sq ft "Family MMA & Fitness" in Leesburg, FL. If interested in training or ASU gear from their storefront contact info@usamuaythai.com.
November 12, 2010



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Pro Team American Stand Up fighters had 15 wins with 2 losses in September. The unbeaten win streaks of Cody "The Wolverine" Stevens and Travis "The Terror" Clark highlight the incredible month for ASU Nation.
October 4, 2010



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Congrats to ASU sponsored fighters Bill Jones, Tom Benjamin, Chris Lane and "Filthy" Perry Filkins. Jones got KO of the night with his 0:11 KO! While Benjamin and Filkins scored TKO victories!! Great job guys!!
October 3, 2010


 

  
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Morgan Bracken represents team American Stand Up as he picks up his second professional victory in 2 weeks defeating talented fighter Jay Hall (155lb Main Event Feature).  Watch for Morgan's incredible fighting calm and his unique pre-fight ritual  (bad ass!).  Everything about Morgan and his team screams American Stand Up.  "Very nice triangle sir, well done." 
September 15, 2010


  
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Guided by Bill Murphy's "From the Gut Management", Torrance Taylor did all the right things in preparation for his Bellator 25 showdown with MMA pioneer Shonnie Carter.  In the months leading up to the fight, Torrance traveled to Jackson's MMA in New Mexico where he teamed up with Jon Jones in order to fine tune his unorthodox striking style.  The hard work paid off as Torrance Taylor capped off a great night of world class fighting with dominating performance, scoring a 30-27 unanimous decision on all judges cards.
August 10, 2010


    
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Bobby "The Believer" Reardanz of "David & Goliath Fight Team" continues to make local heroes miserable.  Known for his willingness to fight anytime, anywhere, Bobby when into the backyard of 50 plus professional fight veteran Jay Ellis and submitted him in the 1st round via rear-naked choke.  Once again...Bobby was brought in to lose and walks away with a victory.  His incredible performance (and custom American Stand Up "Immortal" fight shorts) can be seen on King of the Cage's national Pay-Per-View event "Chain Reaction".  
August 10, 2010



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Muay Thai specialist Matt Bentley and submission ace John Hansen of "Team Mick Doyle" were selected to represent the United States at the Mixed Martial Arts Sports Federation "USA vs. The World".   Check out the details for this ground breaking event at www.MMASF.com.    
August 5, 2010



         
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Andy Ryan and "Team Ireland" rocked American Stand Up "Team Irish" shirts at Mixed Martial Arts Sports Federation's "USA vs. The World" event in Chicago, IL.  Thanks to MMAGospel for their incredible pictures and coverage of the event.  To learn more about Team Ryano and Revolution BJJ's expansion of American Stand Up into Ireland check out their website at www.teamryano.com.  
August 1, 2010


  
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Devlin Kostal , "Daniel Thomas' Zeus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu" and member of the United States Air Force, represented team American Stand Up at the 2010 BJJ Master/Senior Worlds in Rio, Brazil.  Devlin took the "Gold" in the Blue Belt Master Middleweight Division and "Bronze" in the Blue Belt Master Absolute Division.  Follow Devlin's journey through the world of jiu jitsu on his blog...http://devbjj.blogspot.com/ 
July 20, 2010


     
  
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Josh "Heavy" Hendricks (Evolve MMA & UFC Vet), Travis "The Terror" Clark (Evolve MMA), and Bobby "The Believer" Reardanz (David & Goliath Fight Team) represented Team American Stand Up at Combat Zone 33:  "Massacre in Meadow".  Travis "The Terror" Clark took home Fight of the Night with a vicious TKO via Ground and Pound R1.  Check out the video below for a great show by Travis.  
June 24, 2010


  
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Sean "Killer" Furze represented Team American Stand Up, Lauzon MMA, and Team Aggression at the 2010 NAGA in Springfield, MA.  Sean took second in the 49.6 lb weight class.  
June 20, 2010


  
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American Stand Up's summer re-supply has arrived!  Our inventory is once again fully with "Egg Wrap" and "Cauliflower" headgear, as well as both black and red "Elite" hand wraps.
June 4, 2010


  
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After defeating Pedro De Silva at Global Fight League 8 at  via TKO Referree Stoppage (Strikes) at 2:21 of Round 1, Bill Jones is set to fight for the Global Fight League 155lb Championship on July 16.  Bill and the rest of Team Kaos have put together a world-class camp and expect a similar outcome and to bring home a title.  Check out the Custom Team Kaso - American Stand Up shorts they've put together for the title fight.  
June 4, 2010


  
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American Stand Up "Elite" 16oz Sparring Gloves featured on MMAGearAdvice.com.  The American Stand Up quality movement is growing with every product that reaches the hands of fighters.  The gloves received "5 Stars" in performance and sparring, click here to see the review.  
May 25, 2010


 
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Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman made his successful UFC debut this week at Ultimate Fight Night 21 "Florian vs. Gomi".  A big underdog going into the fight against the Dream and Affliction veteran, Brenneman proved to have the more effective wrestling and took a unanimous decision over Jason High.  Charlie moved his record to 12-1 (only loss via controversial decision).  Charlie wore 1 1-of-a-kind pair of Spanish Royal Blue vale tudo shorts custom manufactured by American Stand Up.  Charlie was the first fighter ever sponsored by American Stand Up (over 3 years ago) and is currently the New Jersey product manager.  For schools interested in setting up a seminar or product demonstration with Charlie please contact fighters@americanstandup.com.  
April 2, 2010

 


 
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Former U.S. Marine, and current ASU Fight Team member, Scott Sullivan (hold the "Kru" thai pads) represents the brand exactly how we envisioned it...in a well equipped garage gym.  A special thanks goes out to Scott for his expertise and insight, having him on board is a huge asset to the future of ASU.  
March 20, 2010



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Paul Faro's "Team Predator" traveled from Hickory, NC to Atlanta, GA this past weekend and came home with with 9 medals, including 4 NAGA US Nationals Champions.  Michael Faro 8yrs old 59 lbs , Sean Faro 15yrs old 129 lbs Advanced , Haley Gray 13 yrs old 99 lbs and Aaron "Spyder " Webb 169 lbs.   Next up for "Team Predator", Paul Reece puts his undefeated MMA record on the line March 13 at ECCF Fighting Championships.  
March 7, 2010



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The future is coming!  And Amanda Rivera is the future of the American Stand Up.  With the oversight and training of her father, Juan Rivera (United States Marine Core Combatant), Amanda is building a base any competitor would dream of (and she is only 16 years old).  Check out Amanda with Strikeforce 135-lb champion Sarah Kaufman.   
March 5, 2010



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After 2 years of training at Spartan Fitness (Vestavia Hills, Alabama), American Stand Up fighter Matt Hobson put his combined muay thai, jiu jitsu, and greco-roman skills to the test.  Matt made his MMA debut for Southeastern MMA's "Cage Wars VI" successfully defeating Mike Browning via ground and pound at 1 min 28 seconds of the first round.  This victory was no surprise as the trainers and partners at Spartan Fitness put together a world class 4-week training camp for this fight.  
March 5, 2010



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Women's combatant Sheri "Slim Pickins" Ashcraft represents "Team American Stand Up Greenfield" (Indiana).  Many thanks to her loyalty and commitment to American Stand Up values.  Check out the above pictures as she reps the "Kru" muay thai kick pads, "Core" shin guards, and "Two-Sevens" mauy thai sparring gloves.   
March 1, 2010


- Check out Bravado Muay Thai's very own Steve Pham tearing up a set of American Stand Up "Kru" Muay Thai Pads.  Bravado Muay Thai is based out of the De La O Jiu Jitsu Training Center in Stanton, CA.  Special thanks to muay thai instructor Krishna Kim for representing team American Stand Up.  
February 25, 2010


- And new Reality Fighting Championships 145lb Champion...Josh "The Problem" LeBerge!   

"Team Tim Gillette MMA" and "From The Gut Management" added another belt to their collection with Josh's unbelievable victory over former champ Mike Gresh (cornered by Mark DelGrotte).  He won by unanimous decision (30-27 all 3 judges).  Josh (cornered by Tim Gillette and Joe Luazon) fought through several cuts in order to pull out the bloody victory.  He'll now need to take a few weeks to recover before looking towards the future and his next fight...who knows, perhaps Japan!  Despite the loss, Mike Gresh deserves a ton of credit for being a warrior in the ring and a champion in defeat.  On the same night but separate venue, Team Gillette MMA protégé, Kaline Medieros put in a Fight of the Night performance with her decision victory.  Kaline's victory has the entire Northeast Women's MMA scene buzzing as she is the total package of skill and marketability.  .   
January 10, 2009


- UPDATE!  Congratulations to "Sugar" Rashad Evans on his incredible performance and victory this weekend.  From the entire team at American Stand Up, we can't wait to see you smash Rampage next.  

- "Sugar" Rashad Evans represents team American Stand Up during the Countdown to the UFC pre-fight show. Throughout the video Rashad wears both commercial and custom pairs of American Stand Up Vale Tudo fight shorts.
January 5, 2010





- UPDATE!  Dave Shepherd defeated Tony Hervey via 1st Rd and took home the King of the Cage 155lb Pro Title at "Title Defense".  This is a huge victory for Dave and we all watch as he following in the footsteps of previous King of the Cage title holders (UFC, Japan, etc).
December 7, 2009

- Dave Shepherd, one of the founding members of team American Stand Up, fights highly touted Tony Hervey for the King of the Cage "Lightweight Championship" on December 12.  From the enter team at American Stand Up...good luck and we can't wait to add the belt to the list of American Stand Up accomplishments.  Read more about Dave's opponent here...
December 7, 2009

Title Defense


- Father and son team of US Army Sergeant Gabe and Angelo Figueroa continue showcase team American Stand Up throughout the Southeast.   The Figueroa's train out of Fort Bragg, NC but fine tune their skills at ABI's Mixed Martial Arts in Goldsoboro, NC.  
December 1, 2009


- Brian Henson of "Team Prodigy MMA" presents David Malli with an American Stand Up "Tradition" Gi for his "Fight of the Night" Performance.  
December 1, 2009


- American Stand Up's winter shipment is in!  We have fully restocked the following items after being sold out for several months.  Please contact us at fighters@americanstandup.com for all bulk orders and affiliate team discounts.
October 20, 2009

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- Kyle France's "MMA Minded" goes for 5 victories at  Absolute Fighting Alliance: 2 - "Onslaught".  Long-time American Stand Up fighter, Rocky "StoneFist" France headlined the event with his title fight against Norman Alexander.  Delivering another excellent show for the fans, this fight went to the end of the 3rd round with total domination by Rocky. After getting hit by Rocky early in the first round, Norm quickly wanted the fight to the ground and that is where the majority of the fight was spent. Norm never managed to get Rocky down but instead, after every shot, Rocky stuffed him and ended up on top in Norms guard. Rocky split norm over both eyes and toward the end of the 3rd round the ref stepped in to have the Dr. take a look at the cuts. They quickly realized that Norm was not coherent from all the blood lost and stopped the fight. With this win, Rocky is now AFA's Professional lightweight champion!

In another showcase bout, Brooke "Death by Chocolate" McKillip faced off against Kristina Lopez (125lbs).  This fight was a very dominate performance from Brooke. She controlled much of the fight delivering punches from every position and angle. Toward the end of the 2nd round, the ref had finally seen enough and stopped the fight after a few elbows from Brooke. Brooke is MMA Minded's first and only female fighter and holds an undefeated record.  

To get the additional details on the event check out www.MMAMinded.com.
October 11, 2009


- Coach Tim Gillett and "Gillett MMA" continue to establish themselves as the underground gem training center of the entire Northeast region.  At the World Championship Fighting, Tim's protégée Josh LeBerge proved why Team Gillett's reputations is growing by the event.  Josh had the entire 3,000-person crowd on their feet as he put on a flawless performance against New England's #5 rated featherweight, Dan Bonnell.  Josh came out in the opening round confident of his stand up, but in no rush to engage until he saw an opening.  As soon as the chance presented itself, Josh quickly overwhelmed his highly respected opponent and won via TKO at 1:20 of Round 1.  
September 26, 2009

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- Congratulations to Paul Faro and Team Predator of North Carolina on their dominate performance at the Bud World Cup of Grappling.  Team Predator traveled with Kira Kestner , Randall Rounds (1st place), Paul Reese (3rd place) and Cruz Arandia (1st place) to the competition.  This was Cruz and Kira's first grappling events. The performance of the tournament went to Kira, who had to compete against the 14-15 yr old boy's because there were no girl's there in her class.  Within seconds of each match, her competition quickly realized they were not in against a girl, they are against a fighter.  
January 30, 2010



- The future of team American Stand Up.  Name: Sean Furze Jr "THE KILLER"; Age: 7; Home: East Bridgewater, Ma; Fights out of: Lauzon MMA Bridgewater, Ma; Styles: Uechi Ryu, BJJ, MMA

September 8, 2009


- AmericanStandUp.com recently received the following feedback on our new Jiu Jitus Gis from stand out team member Christopher Arant.  

"How's it going, brother? I just got a chance to try out the Gi I ordered from you a few weeks ago, and all I can say is "wow"! Two straight hours of rolling in this thing and it held up as well or better than the Luckys, Korals, and Atamas. And the collar on it is ridiculous! Nobody was able to choke me with it because it's huge and stiff, just like it should be. My instructor even asked me where I got it, because he'd never heard of American Stand Up and was impressed by the quality. Another piece of top notch gear in my collection. On another note, I have a seminar the 15th with the legendary Relson Gracie (founder of our school), and 5 time world BJJ champion Daniel Moraes (our lead instructor)."
September 7, 2009



- Travis "The Show Stopper"  Bartlett of Marcus Davis' "Team Irish" successfully defended his 205-lb Full Force Title at Untamed 29 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.  Travis displayed is from Golden Glove Champion stand up skills and blasted out his highly regarded challenger, Josh Watson (4-0), in less than 2 minutes via TKO.  With this victory, "The Show Stopper" moves to 7-1 and is likely to graduate from regional headliner to the national show level.      
September 7, 2009



- This past weekend, we received the following feedback from a long time member of Team American Stand Up.  Thanks for the encouragement ... this is the type of thing that keeps us motivated!
August 22, 2009

"I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your fellow Soldiers ( HERO'S ) for your sacrifice and service, we often take being an American lightly and rarely get the opportunity to express our gratitude to the dedicated Men and Woman of the greatest Country in World .That make it possible. Honor, Integrity , and Loyalty are NOT just cool words. They are decisions that you and your fellow Soldiers make everyday and Define Today's American Soldier, I am a 43 yr. old man that has been involved in this sport at a local level since VALE TUDO shorts where considered all good ( they are not ) grin. This thing has exploded, and in a market filled with folks that have no Warriors Spirit, Its refreshing to see you folks committing yours to our sport. I have a few pieces of your gear and I will Proudly ROCK Them SUMBITCH'S...... Your Little Mission Statement letter you sent me to thank me for my purchase fueled this little note, But it is Honor Of your Brothers and Sisters in Arms, that inspires it. 
Thank You ......Just didnt Seem to Express it , Sincerly, Rob."


- Strength & conditioning coach Kevin Kearns & UFC star Marcus Davis demonstrate a sprawl training routine on this episode. For more MMA training tips & instructional videos, visit MMATraining.com. 
August 10, 2009


- Sean Barnett of Jody Poff's "Peak Submission Shootbox Academy" defeated Josh Castro and became the #1 rated 135-lb fighter by the NAAFS (Video Below)Sean pulls an Arm Bar submission which breaks Josh Castros arm.  The entire team at American Stand Up wishes Josh a speedy and full recovery from this injury.  At the same event, "Peak Submission" continued its Ohio dominance when when Allan Weickert of Jody Poff's "Peak Submission Shootbox Academy" defeated UFC veteran Sean Salmon for the NAAFS 185-lb Professional Title (Pictured Below).  Allan won also via 2nd Rd submission (Arm Bar).  
August 1, 2009



- Jeremy Small (22-7-0) of of Jim Small's "Team GetYaSome" defeated previously undefeated Jarrod L-heureux (6-0) at the Victory Fighting Championships (VFC).  Jeremy is the Northwest Fight Club 185 pound champion, while L'heureux is the Northwest Fight Club 205 pound champion. This was a headline fight for the VFC, an organization has graduated 22 fighters directly to the UFC.  With performances like this ... Jeremy will be next!  Plus check out his use of the AmericanStandUp.com "Cage Feet"!
July 25, 2009

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- Matt Bentley of "Team Mick Doyle" Mixed Martial Arts of Omaha, Nebraska put on another impressive performance this week.  Matt defeated Josh Wright via 1st Rd submission at VFC 28:  Throwdown.  His performance thrilled the nearly 4,000 fans in attendance and earned him "Submission of the Night".  Catch the video below.
July 25, 2009


- The Junior Predators (of Paul Faro's Predator MMA) showcased the talents of their next generation athletes.  After going undefeated in High School Wrestling this past season, Sean Faro won the 14-year-old 130lb Advanced Division.  Bella Harris also put on a great performance in the 70lb Novice Division.  Congrats to the Junior Predators!
July 25, 2009

 


- Original American Stand Up team member Amir Khillah post another impressive victory.  Amir score a 17 second head kick knockout over Bradley McRae at Jeremy Horn's "Elight Fight Night 9".  Apparently Bradley did not do his research, standing with Amir (even for 17 seconds) can be very dangerous to one's health.  Amir's impressive stand up was develop through his own "Lighting Kicks Training Center" in Kalamazoo, MI.  In addition to his stand up, he has also polished his ground skills as a resident fighter at Matt Hughes HIT Squad for the past year.  
June 25, 2009

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- American Stand-Up sponsored Team GETYASOME traveled to Tarkio, Missouri, for the Northwest Fight Club's GOLD RUSH event.  Dustin Hartwig improved his record to 2-1 when he defeated JaMarcus Brown of Leavenworth, KS via tapout due to an arm bar at 2:30 of round one.  Most of the action involved vicious knee strikes while standing in the clinch, however when it went to the ground Hartwig's submission ability quickly ended the match. Nathan Holde (Top Picture) improved to 4-1 with a win over Frank Trombino of Nebraska City, NE. Holden drove Trombino into the cage and immediately secured a standing guillotine and then finished the choke on the ground via tapout at 0:33 of round one. Jeremy Small (21-7) was featured in the main event of the evening versus Mike Jones (15-5) of Columbia, MO, for the Northwest Fight Club's Middleweight Championship. After a few early leg kicks by Small the action pressed against the cage wall when Small picked Jones up to should height and slammed him to the canvas. Small's submission skill proved too much for Jones as Small wins via tapout  due to an arm triangle at 1:00 of round one... and is now the Northwest Fight Club Middleweight Champion (Bottom Picture). Team GETYASOME trains out of the Hands 2 War Gym located in Crete, NE.
June 23, 2009

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- Paul Faro's "Team Predatory" goes undefeated at Elite Championship Cage Fighting (Charlotte, NC).  Jeremy Harris defeated Randy Williams via decision in the "Fight of the Night!".  Jeremy's performance proved all rumors that he is a 145-lb juggernaut that the entire East Cost MMA scene must pay close attention to.  Additionally, Josh Pope put on a dominating performance at 135 lbs defeating Lonnie Prince III by second round TKO (ground pound pictured below).  Team Predator has been one of the fastest growing teams in North Carolina over the past year.  For fighters looking to train full time or peak for a title fight, contact Paul Faro at  pfaro@rogersnc.com.  
June 13, 2009

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- Rashad Evans sports a custom pair of American Stand Up Vale Tudo fight shorts during UFC 98 "Evans vs. Machida".  Despite losing his title, Rashad Evans skill, athleticism, and explosiveness earned hit a spot as the next coach of "The Ultimate Fighter".  The entire crew at American Stand Up thanks to Rashad, Jervis Cole and "Team Rashad" for their support of the integrity of our brand and we look forward to him reclaiming his title in 2010.    
May 28, 2009

American Stand Up - Rashad Evans


- UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans granted Sherdog.com’s Dave Mandel all access as he trained in Albuquerque for his bout with Lyoto Machida.  In keeping with tradition, Rashad trains in a pair of American Stand Up "Fight Skin" shorts.  Click here to check out more.
May 23, 2009

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- Not even a week after Team Tim Gillett fighter Josh LaBerge's last victory he now faced an even bigger challenge in Strikezones’ Chris Simmons (6-1).  Josh LaBerge, a foundation fighter of the American Stand Up sponsorship team, agreed to fight Simmons, who boasted an impressive reccord with his only loss being to Ken Stone, on short notice and only six days after a unanimous decision victory over Frank Latina at USFL’s “Springfield Massacre.” Each man came out strong at the start of round one. Simmons scored a take down and initiated the ground fight. The rest of round one, and the majority of round two and three, was a grappling match. LaBerge was able to control the fight on the ground, defend against Simmons’ submission attempts and maintain top position for the majority of the fight. His wrestling and ground and pound were too much for Simmons and won LaBerge the decision.  Read additional details at Bill Murphy's www.FromTheGut.us.
April 20, 2009


- American Stand-Up sponsored Team GETYASOME out of Crete, Nebraska, competed at the Northwest Fight Club  event in Tarkio, Missouri on April 18th. Team GETYASOME ended the evening going 3-0 with brillian performances by Nathan Holden (2nd Rd Submission), Donovan Winters (2nd Rd Submission), and Jeremy Small (25 sec TKO).  The team trains out of the Hands 2 War MMA gym in Crete, NE, with their primary trainer, Mark Swarthout, of Beatrice, NE. For more info, go to www.teamgetyasome.com
March 19, 2009


- Glenn Brown, of team "The Green Mountain Boys", put on the Fight of the Night at Joe Cavallaro's latest World Championship Fighting event (WCFighting.com) in Massachusetts.  Corned by Middleweight Champ Nate "The Animal" Kittredge, Glen defeated the previously unbeaten professional John Benoit (7-0). Glenn's performance was the highlight of 2009 so far for American Stand Up as the entire team came together to help him peak for this fight. The American Stand Up team of Billy D, Bill Murphy, and John Hagopian coordinated an brilliant camp which culminated with a trip to Las Vegas to train with Wanderlei Silva at his new "Team Wand Fight Center" and work stand up with Ken Hahn at " Striking Unlimited".  Congratulations to Glenn, Nate, and the rest of "The Green Mountain Boys" up in Vermont! 
March 15, 2009


- Lead trainer Rock Cruz continues to prove why "Team Cruz" is the latest up and coming fight team to be sponsored by American Stand Up.  After a dominating 2008, Rock has his team ruling the regional scene once again.  Most recently, Michelle Rowan won her amateur boxing match, putting on a classic disply of heart and skill, and Ben Sargent rwon the XMMA 185 lb Title as a 170 lb fighter (don't try this at home). Check out additional information Team Cruz at TeamCruzMMA.com.
March 12, 2009


- Congrats to Thomas Hall of Mike Nickels’ “Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu” in Highlands Ranch, Colorado for his incredible performance at the Colorado state grappling championships.  Thomas finished the event with a 7-2 record taking 3rd in No-Gi and 2nd in Gi Competition.  Thomas won all of his matches via submission and posted victories over competitors 20lbs bigger than he was.  Under the tutelage of his father, Dave Hall, and UFC vet Mike Nickels, Thomas Hall is well on his way to being the future of American Stand Up.  Congratulations to all of team “Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”.   
February 22, 2009




- One of American Stand Up’s most beloved and followed fighters, Joe Carroll, successfully debuted at pro in Kenny Letts “Fight Night for Kids”.  Joe defeated a very game opponent in a 3 round war and easily took home “Fight of the Night”.  All of American Stand Up will watch Joe, and the rest of the crew at “Team Superior” as they continue to dominate the North Carolina scene and beyond.  Additionally, Kenny Lett’s of Fight Lab Promotions raised nearly $1,000,000 in charity at his “Fight Night for Kids” event.  
February 14, 2009




- Two titles in one night!  Branon Pelky’s “KCKC” in Small Town, Oregon posted an unprecedented performance at last weekend’s “Brass Knucle Productions”.  Tony Buffa won the 170lbs title from Justin Ellis from the Northwest Training Center(NTC) in 1:15min due to rear naked choke. Marlon "Shorty" Weikle won a 5-round battle with "Soung" from Samuri Warriors to take the 155lb title with a unanimous decision. A.J. Mosley won his first fight in 1:40min with a guillotine. Chris Barber shin checked his opponent and broke his foes shin clean, winning by doctors stoppage.  It was another brilliant performance by “KCKC”.
February 7, 2009




- To celebrate his "Fight of the Night" performance at UFC 93 and the grand opening of the "Team Irish" Training Center", American Stand Up and Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis have launched a "Team Irish" training shirt.  If you are interested in a fly-in training camp at the center please contact fighters@americanstnadup.com for details.  
January 17, 2009



- Kyle France's "MMA Minded" fight team goes 2-0 at Elite Cage Fighting reppin our ASU!!  Mike Berry defeated a very game Mike Mann.  

Mike Berry Def. Mike Mann via guillotine choke in 1st round.  The fight started with Mike throwing some good punches and leg kicks. Not being able to get past Berrys reach, he tried to take the fight to the ground. When it went to the ground, Mike Berry rolled him and put him on his back landing in the mount position. After a couple Ground and pound punches, Mann gave up his neck and Berry put him in a guillotine choke until Mann Tapped out.  

On the 19th fight of the night, the Main Event. Rocky "StoneFist" France VS Josh Kinser. This fight was for the EFC 170 lbs title and the 170 lbs IUPAD Pankration state title. The 2 came out and touched gloves and the fight was on its way. There was not a whole lot of stand up before Kinser threw an overhand right followed by a take down shot. Rocky stuffed the take down and got underhooks and threw Kinser against the cage.  After coming off the cage, Rocky used his underhooks to throw Kinser to his back with Rocky landing in his guard. From Guard Rocky rained 8 straight punchs that Knocked Kinser out and the fight was over at 40 seconds into the first round via KO.  With this win Rocky now holds 3 amateur titles ranging from 155 to 170 lbs.   
January 6, 2009



- American Stand Up created "Cage Feet" inspired by Frank Mir. 6 months prior to his fight with Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira. Frank asked for a ankle brace that provided grip for the bottom of his feet to help with his striking. The resulting product was beyond all expectations and not only provided grip for striking, it provided an incredible advantage in his guard.
January 4, 2009



- Dave "Pee Wee" Herman (13-1) of American Stand Up affiliate F-1 Management suffered his first defeat this weekend at Sengoku 7 (Japan).  Despite the loss, Dave showed the skill and athleticism at 6'4 / 240 lbs that has gained him a legion of followers and the reputation and the world's next great heavyweight.
January 4, 2009


- Live and train at ABI's MMA!  After establishing themselves as North Carolina's showcase training center in 2008, Moose Huffman's "ABI's MMA" has entered the new year in style by increasing their instructor staff, going American Stand Up from head to toe, and adding a 24-hour live in dorm and 8,000 sq ft training center for fighters.  ABI's MMA offers a world-class environment that enables both high-level amateurs and pros to relocate and focus 100% of their efforts on their career.  Fighters interested in applying for the "ABI's Fight Team" can apply by emailing Fighters@AmericanStandUp.com.   
January 1, 2009


- Congratulations to American Stand Up affiliate training center "Striking Unlimited" on Frank Mir's incredible performance at UFC 92.  Frank shocked the world with the crispness of his stand up game, while Ken Hahn is finally receiving the recognition he deserves as one of the best trainers on the planet (read here).  A special thanks goes out to Frank for being the inspiration and motivation behind American Stand Up's "Cage Feet".   
December 30, 2008


- Congratulations to Rashad Evans and the entire crew at "Team Rashad" for their incredible performance this weekend at UFC 92.  Once again, AmericanStandUp.com provided team Rashad with custom manufactured blank Vale Tudo "Fight Skin" shorts (one pair white and one pair black).  This is the second time in a row that Rashad rocked the MMA world while wearing American Stand Up core shorts.  
December 27, 2008


- Mickey's features Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" in the most recent version of "MMA Q+A".  Featured with fellow fighters BJ Penn, Tito Ortiz and Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Marcus Davis is just like you. He likes Mickey's, MMA, movies and other stuff. He gets paid to punch people in the face. So go listen-if you want. After all, this is an invitation, not a threat.  Click here to see his entire Mickey's page.
December 12, 2008


- Team Mick Doyle fighter Matt "The Bolt" Bentley was victorious this weekend at Tri-State Cage Fighting (Sioux City, Iowa).  Matt won his fight via guillotine choke R3 over a game 5-0 undefeated opponent from Team Pound Out.  Check out the video below and see why Mick Doyle is considered by many as one of the premier striking coaches on the planet, turning out fighters like Houston Alexander, Rob Wiley, Bryan Corley, Desmond Wilford and Matt Bentley.  NEBRASKA IS IN THE HOUSE!
November 31, 2008




- After Collegiate "All American" wrestling accolades and a brilliant amateur MMA stint, American Stand Up fighter Jason "Jay" McLean made an equally impressive professional MMA debut.  Jay and the highly regarded Jimmie Rivera put on the "Fight of the Night" at Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat 22 (Atlantic City, New Jersey).  You can watch the fight in its entirety on www.gofightlive.tv.     
November 30, 2008

       


- American Stand Up - Midwest rep, and Eclectic Kombat member, Rick Frazier prepares Team Eclectic Kombat for 5 professional fights on one card.  As expected, the Fighters from Eclectic Kombat represented American Stand Up with unparallel skill and professionalism.  American Stand Up is currently co-branding a signature line for both the team and Coach Craig Pumphrey's G4 television show "The Human Wrecking Balls."  
November 24, 2008




- Bob Wilbur of "Team Wilbur MMA" (Colchester, Vermont) showed why he is considered one of the strongest 170lb fighters on the planet.  In front of more than 2500 fans, Bob overcame the awe of his biggest fight to date and submitted his opponent in less than 3 minutes in the first round.  Team Wilbur continues to set the standard for MMA cadio/strength training and it showed in Bob's performance.       
November 24, 2008



- Congratulations to Rocky "StoneFist" France (GEFC Lightweight Champ), Mike Berry, PJ "Loco" Lopez  and the entire team at MMA Minded (Wabash, Indiana) on their performance this weekend at Gladiator Elite Fighting Challenge.  The team's head instructor, Kyle France, has broken down traditional martial arts training and rebuilt the "MMA Minded" training system.  The results in the cage are unquestionable!   
November 24, 2008



- Bobby "The Believer" Reardanz pulls off a sick submission at the 2008 Midwest NAGA Championships.  Bobby and the AmericanStandUp.com sponsored "David and Goliath Fight Team" had an incredible showing at NAGA, shocking many of the big names school in by dominating the tournament.    
November 23, 2008





- American Stand Up would like to congratulate Senior Master Sergeant Victor Tennant on his retirement from the United States Air Force after more than 20 years of outstanding service.  In addition to being a national hero, "Senior" Tennant has been a great friend and advisor to the leadership at American Stand Up.  Please join us in wishing Godspeed to him, his lovely wife Elizabeth, and their boys Matthew and Michael.  This winter you can catch the newly retired "Senior" screaming support for Matthew and the fellow wrestlers for Parkersburg South High School, West Virginia.  
November 19, 2008


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- AmericanStandUp.com produced "Ken's Hahn Ultimate Fighter - Season 8 Blog" on MMAJunkie.com continues to change the way fans view the hit Spike TV reality show.  Below is the video to the 10th episode, nearly 20 million viewers have followed Ken's weekly training expertise on MMAJunkie.  Expect for writers Jacob Regar (AmericanStandUp.com) and Bill Murphy (AmericanstandUp.com/FromTheGut.US) to continue setting forums on fire with their distinct approach to MMA coverage and focus on undiscovered fighters.  
November 19, 2008



- The Welch Boys (Scream Records) rock American Stand Up in their MTV video for "Head in the Sand".  These guys put on one of the best live shows on the planet so if you in the Boston area do not miss the opportunity to see them perform (and let them know that Bill Murphy sent you).
November 17, 2008


- Check out Coach Shawn Tompkins, lead striking instructor for "Extreme Couture", representing team American Stand Up during the Countdown to UFC 91 "Couture vs. Lesar".  American Stand Up is currently developing prototypes for new feather mauy thai pads desigend and inspired by Coach Tompkins.  
November 16, 2008


- Congratulations to American Stand Up signature fighter Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davison his victory this weekend at UFC 89.  Marcus performed brilliantly dominating every second of the fight and eventually submitting the previously unbeaten Paul Kelly in the second round.  American Stand Up has been working closely with Marcus and Prototype Advertising to launch a new line of "Irish Hand Grenade" and "Team Irish" signature gear (expected to launch in early November).  You can also check out the "Marcus Davis Chronicles" on CombatLifestyle.com.  They documented his pre-fight surgery (to reduce scar tissue and cutting) and his training with Mark DellaGrote in preparation for this fight. 
October 21, 2008


- Top US amateur Joseph Carroll defeated hometown crowd favorite Pete Martin at North Carolina's biggest MMA event to date...Carolina Crown.  Joe and Pete battled it out in the fight of night and both guys proved why they are highly respected (and ducked) by the industry.  At 1:41 of the second round Joe was able to take Pete's back and lock in a choke.  The entire team at American Stand Up are extremely proud of Joe and look forward to his transition to the pro ranks early next year.  
October 15, 2008


- American Stand Up launches a new line of Youth MMA Gear.  This gear includes gloves, shorts, hoodies and t-shirts.  Aren't those the most beautiful kids you've ever seen!  (I am biased).  
October 9, 2008


- Paul Faro's "Team Predator" has been an American Stand Up affiliate for nearly one year now and,  Paul and his team have quickly established themselves as elite professionals in east MMA scene.  Team Predator fighters are coveted by promoters who want "fighters".  Paul has been working diligently to transition his star pupil, Heriberto "Cruz" Arandia, from a former Tough Man champ with dynamite in each hand  to a well rounded MMA competitor.  Cruz's progression was obvious in his recent bout at Mayhem in the Cage.  Below is a picture of the weigh ins (Cruz on right).    
October 8, 2008


- Buena Vista Fight Club stand out and American Stand Up poster boy…Mike Wade wins the Caged Chaos 170lbs Championship on October 4, 2008 in Abington, Virginia.  Mike defeated the very talented and previously 7-0 Ricky Bouck of Absolute Jiu Jitsu.  Wade trained like a mad man for the event and both fighters seem to ready to skip the weigh in and just get at it as words were exchanged. Bouck’s words helped to focus Wade’s desire finish him and leave no questions!

The fight was give and take during the first round as both fighters tested one another. By the end of the round Bouck was bloodied and wade was hungry for more. In round two following a take down by Bouck, Wade swept him and “Absolutely” pounded him. The ref stopped the fight due to strikes and Wade handed Bouck his first loss.

Congratulations to Chief AJ for another Buena Vista Fight Club victory.
October 8, 2008


- Mike Eley's "Team Iron Fist" put together a highlight film of American Stand Up fighters Brian Nelson (185 lbs), Wayne Wright (170 lbs) and Casey Barrett (155 lbs).  Team Iron Fist fights out of Iron Fist Dojo and is a growing MMA team out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
October 7, 2008


- "The Ultimate Fighter - Season 8" coaching team of Ken Hahn and Frank Mir took a stable of fighters to One Kick Nick's Fight Night in Las Vegas, Nevada earlier this month.  This brilliant night of fights was highlighted by the performance of the Striking Unlimited competitors Maurice Senter, Larry Mir and the entire team.  Ken Hahn teaches the most effective style of combat striking on the planet, and it showed!
September 28, 2008

          


- On Friday, September 19, 2008, Raging Wolf Productions held Rumble on the Rez at the Gil Lay Memorial Arena in Irving (Senaca Nation), New York. This event will featured IFL veteran Nate Lamotte taking on the the original American Stand Up fighter, Marcus "Mr. Beatdown" Ajian. The last time Lamotte was in competition, he dropped a competitive decision loss to Chris Horodecki in April. 

In fitting American Stand Up fashion, Marcus drove himself from Sandusky, Ohio to New York in order to face the hometown headliner.  Making the entire trip knowing he was being brought in to lose.  Fortunately for team American Stand Up, the promotion did not do their homework and had no idea that they were getting a monster with Marcus.  As usual he defeated another headliner, but this time via guillotine choke in 2 minutes.  Marcus also had the only victory out of the red corner the entire night!  Marcus's next step is a tryout for season 9 of the Ultimate Fighter. 
September 20, 2008


- American Stand Up would like to pay special recognition to Jody Poff and the Peak Submission Shoot Box Academy.  Jody's crew of fighters have been tearing up the Midwest MMA scene and have been stamping the American Stand Up brand on every show they dominate.  Below were the King of the Cage promotion shots taken of Peak fighters Cody Smith, Rob Galloway, and Sean Barnett.  
September 20, 2008


- American Stand Up affiliate, The Buena Vista Fight Club (BVFC), began a second year of brining MMA to the main stream. Last year the BVFC was contacted by Virginia Military Institute, VMI, with the hopes of offering a new club sport to the Keydets. (Keydets are the mascot for VMI) Once all the safety aspects were discussed and a complete understanding of the goals was finalized…the VMI MMA Club was born. The first year was an over whelming success and introduced nearly twenty Keydets to the world of MMA. The group has grown to fifty-six for this year and a waiting list will be formed for the future. VMI already offers instruction in boxing, and ground combative training to all Keydets 

To further add to the functional merger of the BVFC and VMI the two coaches are both government employees. A.J. Panebianco is the chief of police for the City of Buena Vista while David Henson is a sergeant for the city. Both coaches have deep roots in wrestling and have coached at various levels from Pee wee to college. In addition, Panebianco is a certified controlled force instructor, a combative technique that the military contracts with for deployment training. 

The exceptional work ethic of the Keydets makes the instruction phase a pleasure. They never complain and always want more mat time. The team has several competitions in the works this coming year. They practice twice a week for two hours and we are looking for ways to add days. The mixture of hard cardio and even harder grappling, sparring, and submission training has them chomping at the bit to compete. 

September 19, 2008


- American Stand Up is proud to announce the Ken Hahn's "Striking Unlimited" signature line.  Watch for Ken's trend setting approach to MMA striking to be featured on the upcoming season of Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show.  MMAJunkie.com, in association with lead American Stand Up write Jacob Regar, will be producing a weekly article that showcases Ken's experience with "Team Mir" and the fighters on the show.    
September 14, 2008


- Eddie Fore, member of the United States Air Force assigned to Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) at Fairchild Air Force Base, won his pro debut last week via perfectly timed counter right hand.  The problem for the MMA world is is that Mike's ground game is so feared that his opponent had to stand and trade, but it looks like that is just as dangerous.  Eddie fights out of Bart Smith's "BJJ Spokane" in Spokane, Washington.   
September 13, 2008


- Mike Fore, member of the United States Air Force assigned to Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) at Fairchild Air Force Base, won his pro debut this  
September 7, 2008


- Mike Patt launches American Stand Up latest signature line, "Army of Athletes" during his UFC 88 bout against Tim Boetsch.  Many expect Mike to participate in the Fight of the Night as both him and Tim do not know how to take a step backward.  Jorge Gurgel, Ed Wilson and the entire team in West Chester, Ohio have Mike ready for war.  
September 6, 2008

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- Brandon "The Spider" Ocasio, fighting out of MMA Factory in Florida, represented American Stand Up in is professional debut at Cage Wars (a brilliant up and coming promotion).  Brandon posses ridiculous talent and and an even stronger drive to succeed.  We look forward to great thing from him as his career progresses.
August 30, 2008

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- Team Prodigy represented American Stand Up with 23 seconds of style this weekend!  Robert "Big Daddy" Henson and Justin "The" King showed why Team Prodigy has a reputation as an elite striking team from Camanche, Iowa.  In particular King's fight-opening left kick to the head was executed perfect.  A special thanks goes out to Brian Henson for allowing American Stand Up the opportunity to affiliate with Team Prodigy.  "Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. Psalm 144:1"     
August 30, 2008.  


- Last weekend "Jui Jitsu" Joe Carroll showcased the skills that has made Team Superior one of North Carolina's most respected and feared MMA teams.  Joe won via unanimous decision and is scheduled to fight again on September 6th.  Catch Joe and Team Superior at the Valhalla Fights hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).   
August 24, 2008


- On behalf of the entire team at American Stand Up we are proud to announce Jamie Ridgeway's "Elite Fighting Challenge II".  Over the past 12 months the crew at American Stand Up have traveled the world attending shows with our teams and fighters...but no show made more of an impression on us than the "Elite Fighting Challenge".  Jamie, Jeremy Ridgeway and geniuses at www.PrototypeAdvertising.com are truly putting together something special for their second event scheduled for early November.  It is an honor for American Stand Up to associate with this event and we can't wait to see what the future holds.  In addition, this is a great opportunity to catch American Stand Up poster boy Mike Wade  (BV Fight Club) in action.       
August 20, 2008


- American Stand Up's very popular American 1", "American 2", and "Army of Athletes" fight shorts are back in stock.  After being sold out for 6 months, the available sizes are moving fast.
August 8, 2008

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- American Stand Up fighters showed their ground game at the 2008 Ohio Grappling Championships.  Jon Meyer, Cody Smith and Sean Barnett of Jody Poff's "Peak Submission Fight Team" all won their division.  If you have ever grappled or wrestled in Ohio...then you know how incredible the talent is, and how ridiculous it is to have your team go undefeated!  Jon won the professional 185lb division and is scheduled to move back to MMA where he will face UFC vet Joe Doerksen at the end of the month.  Below was Jon's last fight at "Art of War".
August 3, 2008


- Congratulations to American Stand Up - Youth Team member Karson Carter on extending his undefeated record with a second round TKO.  If you run into Karson's dad, Kole Carter, on the streets of Springfield, Missouri he is still smiling ear to ear with pride in his son.   
August 3, 2008


- Extremity Extreme Games conducted another amazing event this past week in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  The Extremity Extreme Games offers a outlet for amputee athletes to compete in "extreme" sports against their peers.  This year's event included a MMA tournament with 6 amputee athletes.  American Stand Up sponsored all the MMA athletes, including the XFC trained Brandon Holiday.  Brandon is scheduled to make his professional debut (in a non-amputee event) later this year. 
August 1, 2008


- American Stand Up is proud to support "Don't Blink - The Exclusive Joe Heiland Documentary".  Jonathon Carmichael and Michael Wilkinson of Studio Zero got it right with this documentary.  They have have produced an incredible insight into MMA.  This is not the TapOut or mainstream MMA, this is the roots as we all experience.  Do not miss the opportunity to see this video as it is expected to take home a few titles at the upcoming Indy Film Festivals.    
July 20, 2008


- Renato "Charto" Verissimo hosted an incredible MMA seminar this weekend at "Moose" Huffman's ABI's MMA Studio.  Charuto is world renown for his ground game and feature episode on TapOut.  His ability to fight and teach reaches much further than that...he has been in there against the best; including, Carlos Newton, Matt Hughes, Jake Shields, and Frank Trigg. He is also a sick Novo Unoa Jui-jitsu black belt expert and is BJ Penn's sensei.
July 14, 2008


- As continually reported on AmericanStand Up, Dave Sheppard continues to dominate the world of MMA.  Self trained with "Small" Paul Martin, Dave has racked up a ridiculous undefeated record and has won more titles than one person can carry.  At Wi Combat Sports "Extreme Challenge" he defeated the Clay Guida and Chase Beebe cornered Ben Cerdes via Rd2 submission.  Ben is a NCAA wrestling champ and coach of "Top Gun" wrestling, but on this night he ran into a bad dude in Dave Sheppard.  
July 13, 2008


- American Stand Up has launched is youth martial arts sponsorship program.  The team at American Stand Up will sponsor 50 youth teams in 50 states and will support these teams with travel and equipment.  Click here to view the details.  
July 10, 2008


- Congratulations to Jorge Gurgel on a brilliant performance at UFC 86.  Jorge dominated Cole Miller for 3 rounds and showcased his incredible stand up skills.  Unfortunately, Jorge was caught in a triangle with 15 seconds left in the fight, but completely won the crowd with his skill and heart.  Check out Jorge's performance on UFC.com "UFC In Demand".  American Stand Up specifically manufactured "Fight Skin" vale tudo shorts for Jorge's fight and will re-offer JG MMA's "Army Of Athletes" signature line on July 20, 2008.  In addition to being one of the world's top Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighters, Jorge is the most underrated trainers in the industry.  Rich Franklin, Marcus Davis, Dustin Hazelett and Matt Brown are just a few of the fighters that have trained under Jorge's tutelage.
July 5, 2008


- American Stand Up shipping will be shut down until July 16, 2008.  The entire American Stand Up crew is heading out to Las Vegas for UFC 86 and a few other seminars and meetings.  If you have any questions or require immediate assistance, feel free to contact Brandon at (919) 252-9581.   
June 30, 2008


- A special thanks to Rick Frazier and Coach Pumphrey for granting American Stand Up the opportunity to support Kombat "Stomping Grounds" this weekend in New Albany, IN.  Eclectic Kombat is an Eclectic Training Services, LLC production and the brain child of local residents Craig Pumphrey, and Ivan Dale. The promotion is a Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, event and the vision is to promote a clean and exciting event, focusing more on the sport and less on the sex-driven advertisement. The Eclectic Kombat competition will follow the Unified Mixed Martial Arts Rules, and feature a full fight card.
June 23, 2008


- Ron "Killing" Fields showcases American Stand Up's brand new "Big Easy" loose fitting fight shorts at HDNet's "Adrenaline MMA" card.  Flexibility, comfort and performance separate the "Big Easy" from the rest of the industry. 
June 20, 2008


- Malcolm Colvin is the next generation of MMA fighter.  He's a 5-year-old kid who trains and dreams MMA, desiring to follow the footsteps of GSP and not MJ.  This footage of Malcolm pursing his dream was provided by long-time American Stand Up friend and team member George Colvin.  One day when Malcolm is fighting on the UFC, they'll do a documentary on him and will reshow this footage.  Check out Malcolm in action on MySpace.com:  Video 1, Video 2 and Video 3.   
June 17, 2008


- With MMA blogs and news sites popping up by the hundreds, it is good to see Bill Murphy and From The Gut at www.FromTheGut.us deliver a unique perspective on the world of MMA.  From the Gut does not have mainstream power or influence guiding its insight...so the message is truly for die-hard MMA fans.  On top of that Bill and the staff are outstanding ambassadors for MMA and the fighters at the heart of the sport.  
June 15, 2008


- The 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC produces many of this nations finest warriors.  This Saturday night one of those warriors,  Gabriel "Sgt. Fig" Figueroa, will be wearing American Stand Up colors while representing the US Army and Team ROC.  Win or lose, Sgt. Fig is a true-life combatant and deserves your support when he steps into the cage.  American Stand Up co-founders, Brandon Wengert and Paris Autumn, will be making the trip out to Ruckus In the Cage in Charlotte, NC to stand in the corner of Sgt. Fig.  
June 11, 2008

- Update!  Sgt Fig defeated the very game Nick Tellez by 2nd Rd TKO in what was easily the "Fight of the Night".  More importantly, Sgt Fig received the biggest ovation of the night during his ring walk.  Fans, teammates and competitors stood for Sgt Fig in appreciation for the sacrifice he and his family make on a daily basis as members of the US Army.     
June 14, 2008


- American Stand Up is proud to launch "Team Irish" Signature Line and to announce Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis and Team Irish as the newest members of the American Stand Up fight team. Marcus is the most underrated fighter in the welterweight division right now. A contestant on season two of “The Ultimate Fighter”, he has become one of the most improved fighters in the sport today. When Marcus first started in the UFC, he was primarily known as a world-class striker, but has since improved his jiu-jitsu game substantially.  His new ground game has been showcased in 11 wins in a row dating back to 2006, including 6 by submission.  He will look to continue his ride at UFC 85 "Ill Will" against another Ultimate Fighter alumna, Mike “Quick” Swick. In addition to his ability to knock people out, Marcus is truly one of the coolest dudes and most down to earth fighters you'll ever meet. 
June 5, 2008


- In perfect American Stand Up fashion, Marcus "Mr. Untouchable" Ajian filled in with 2 days notice to fight a headliner on Robert Walker Sr's "Bushi Combat III". Fortunately Marcus is a gym rat who is always in shape and only needed to cut 7 lbs to make weight. When no 170 lb fighter would, Marcus stepped up to fight Ohio MMA legend, former All-American Linebacker from Ohio State, and hometown hero...Chris Wells.  Marcus shocked the thousands of people in attendance by dominating the figh and forcing Chris to tapout due to anaconda choke 40 seconds into the first round. In June of 2007, Marcus Ajian was the first fighter to sign with the American Stand Up and it was an incredible win for the entire team.
June 1, 2008


- Five in a row! Ron "Killing" Fields of Walker MMA notched his fifth victory in a row. Ron defeated Bobby Martinez via armbar Rd1 on PrimeTimeFC's inaugural show "Inception". 
May 30, 2008


- American Stand Up is proud to welcome Clyde Lewis and Damage Inc training out of the American Combat Academy in St. Cloud, MN to the team.  Anybody who spends 5 minutes with Coach Lewis knows that he possesses unmatched passion for mixed martial arts and his team.  It is an honor for American Stand Up to join forces with Damage Inc...and with talented fighters like Adam McDonough, Josh Froelich, Shannon Scott, and Jason Dumbler underground fans should get on board early before mainstream jumps the bandwagon.  Click here to check out Damage Inc in action. 
May 27, 2008


- A special thanks to Paul Faro and the guys from Team Predator of North Carolina for making the road trip out Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to tour ABI's Mixed Martial Arts and shake hands with the American Stand Up management team.  Team Predator is a class act...if you are ever traveling through Lenior, NC stop by and train with Paul, Scott, Dave and the boys from Team Predator.  
May 27, 2008


- Brandon Curts Signs Four-Fight Deal With MFC; Next Bout Against Elliot Duff.  TKO Xtreme has received word that London, Ontario native Brandon “The Brick” Curts has signed an exclusive four-fight contract with the Maximum Fighting Championship.  Article by Scott White, TKO Extreme.
May 25, 2008


- Dave Sheppard of Team Takedown moved to 8-0 and picked up another world title this weekend.  Dave and Adam Brady of Fearless Fighting Systems put on the fight of the night.  Dave now needs an entourage to help carry his 4 titles with him to the ring for his next fight.  American Stand Up will be accepting applications.    
May 17, 2008


- 2.3 million viewers watched Brandon "The Brick" Curts defeat highly touted Sean Wright on HDNet's "Maximum Fighting Championships - Anger Management".  There are few things in life that are certain...but Brandon Curts dominating at 185lbs is one. 
May 10, 2008


- Another win for Ron "Killing" Fields came by R1 TKO.  Ron recently moved training to Walker MMA and this knockout is a reflection of the hard work he has been putting in with Robert Walker Sr.  This victory only increases Ron's momentum as he moves towards his huge featured fight on HDNet's "Adrenaline" card on June 14.     
May 9, 2008


- American Stand Up is proud to join the ABI's Mixed Martial Arts team.  ABI's MMA Studio is a next-generation training facility located right outside Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC.  Coaches "Moose" and "Chilly Willy" create a team environment unlike any we've seen, and the gym is home to fighters David Felton, Richie Allen and Hubert Edwards.    
May 9, 2008


- Daryl Luigs of Gilbert Grappling is the newest addition of the American Stand Up "Fight Team".  Under the world-class training of UFC veteran Joe Gilbert, Daryl has fought to a 4-0 record and is the "Brawl at Bourbon Street" Champion.
May 5, 2008


- Congratulations to Amir Khillah of Lightning Kicks for his victory at "Crossroads Combat Challenge III" in Effingham, IL.  Amir Khillah defeated Dave Cochran via Rear Naked Choke 1:10 R2.  Matt Hughes Intensive Training Squad (HIT Squad) recently signed Amir and this was his first fight under the training of Coach Hughes.  In addition to his victory, the first episode of Amir's reality television show "Killer Killah" was aired this weekend.
May 3, 2008


- Under the brilliant management of President, John Prisco, and guidance of American Stand Up fighter and XFC lead trainer, Haki Lee, The XFC has already set record-breaking attendance for their first two “Salute Our Armed Forces” events, and will continue on that path with numbers 3 and 4 in the series, first at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on June 7th 2008, and followed by June 28th at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. 
May 1, 2008


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