Category: Jeff Curran

XFO Brings a MMA Bout to Chicagoland Saturday the 14th

XFO 36 Outdoor War is this Saturday, August 14th at Sideouts (4018 Roberts Road) in Island Lake, Illinois.  There are over 30 Professional and Amateur MMA fights scheduled.  For tickets go to www.xfomma.com. or more information call Jeff Curran Martial Arts, 815-356-0454.

Bellator XIV Featuring Local Chicago Fighters

The Bellator Season 2 opener will feature some local Chicago and Illinois-based fighters including the main bout, part of the Welterweight Tournament; former 2008 Olympic wrestler Ben Askren versus Central Illinois native and UFC veteran Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas. Chicago-based Pat Curran, cousin of Jeff Curran, with a winning record of 9-3-0 will take on Canadian Mike... Read more »

Urijah Faber, The California Kid Answers a Couple of Questions

Urijah Faber at 145 pounds has brought respect, attention and glory to the lightweight division of mixed martial arts.  With a record of 23 and 3, this Californian exudes everything about athleticism and growing up in the Golden state. Of his 3 losses, 2 have been recent and to the same fighter, Mike Thomas Brown.... Read more »
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Chicago's MMA Fight Night A Great Success- See the Results

Despite the drive outside the downtown limits to be part of Sears Centre’s live CBS broadcast of Strikeforce / M-1 Global MMA Event this evening (Saturday, November 7th), Chicagoans had a blast. Mark a Midlothian resident sitting first row said, “It felt as exciting as being at the fights in Vegas.”  The beauty of bringing... Read more »

Countdown to Fight Night - MMA Hits Chicago

Well, the fans are loving it!  Chicago’s MMA community and fan base is thrilled over Saturday night’s big CBS broadcast of Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (30-1) against undefeated Brett Rogers (10-0).  If you still have not heard where, it is a the Sears Center and tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com http://www.ticketmaster.com.  Fight line... Read more »

Interview with Chicago MMA Fighter Mark Miller - How to Adapt Boxing for MMA

When you ask most MMA fighters about the key components to MMA training, they testify that they are boxing, Thai kicks, wrestling defense and Brazilian jiu jitsu.  Although this is rarely disputed, there are more layers to this answer than the mere practice of these 4 different sports.  In fact, MMA has evolved into its... Read more »
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Interview with a Chicago MMA Fighter Jeff Curran About Adjusting Boxing for MMA

When you ask most MMA fighters about the key components to MMA training, they testify that they are boxing, Thai kicks, wrestling defense and Brazilian jiu jitsu.  Although this is rarely disputed, there are more layers to this answer than the mere practice of these 4 different sports.  In fact, MMA has evolved into its... Read more »