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Jun 17

SPORTS JABBER MMA PICK EM’ (with great prizes)

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Welcome to Sports Jabber’s first MMA Pick Em’ Contest! The rules are simple. Select the winner of the fight, round in which the fight will end, and method of finish. Points will be rewarded for each correct pick.

Example: Allistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum – 2nd round, KO

At the end of the month, scores will be tallied, with the winner receiving:

No Holds Barred:
The Complete History of
Mixed Martial Arts in America
By Clyde Gentry III

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No Holds Barred: The Complete History of Mixed Martial Arts in America is the definitive American history of MMA and its rapid rise in the sports and entertainment world. Armed with a recorder and a press pass to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, author Clyde Gentry III set out to tell the story of MMA in the late 1990s when the sport was barely treading water due to the political backlash that threatened to relegate the sport to smoky bars and venues typically reserved for tough-man competitions and low-level professional wrestling matches. Instead, MMA has become a billion-dollar business and has changed martial arts forever.

Clyde Gentry III has spent more than 10 years in the mixed martial arts field. After publishing the first edition of No Holds Barred in 2001, he became editor in chief of Ultimate Athlete, the first feature magazine on the sport. Over the years Gentry has worked behind the scenes in fight promotion, and regularly contributes to both TapouT and MMA Worldwide magazines. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

No Holds Barred may be purchased in book stores and online.

We’ll be picking from the following cards:

UFC Live 4 – Marquardt vs. Story
June 26, 2011

Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story
Patrick Barry vs. Cheick Kongo
Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan
Matt Brown vs. John Howard
Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vasquez

UFC 132 – Cruz vs. Faber 2
July 2, 2011

Dominick Cruz (No. 1 BW) vs. Urijah Faber (No. 3 BW)
Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben
Brian Bowles vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Brad Tavares vs. Aaron Simpson

Dream – Dream 17
July 16, 2011

Gegard Mousasi vs. Hiroshi Izumi
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Masakazu Imanari vs. Hideo Tokoro
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Willamy Freire

Submit your picks HERE, or PM them to Mike. Thread will be locked 24 hours prior to the first fight on each card.

*All cards are subject to change. In the case that a fight is changed, no points will be awarded.

NOTE: Book prizes provided by Josh Williams, Triumph Books, 312.252-1261, j.williams@triumphbooks.com (also available for contact/info re: No Holds Barred)

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