Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Results from School of Hard Knocks 3

On Saturday September 26, 2009 in front of another sold out crowd, 18 fighters came to the Silver Dollar Casino to prove something to themselves, each other and over 900 screaming fans.

1. William Carriere (Goshin Martial Artsdefeats David Bootsveld (Emergent Fighting Arts) by TAPOUT via a Guillotine Choke at 0:51 of the First Round.

2. James Haddad (Gracie Barradefeats Steve Magnin (Calgary Fight Club) by TAPOUT via Rear Naked Choke at 1:33 of the First Round.

3. Chad Nielson (Emergent Fighting Artsdefeats Dave Luckhardt (Dynamic Martial Arts) by Split Decision [Cardinal 29-28, Metcalfe 29-28, Flanders 28-29].

4. Sumeet Gill (Aetos Pankrationdefeats Ron Pope (Dragon MMA) by TAPOUT via Triangle Choke at 1:57 of the First Round.

5. FIGHT STOPPED for Medical Reasons between Mitchell MacPhee (Calgary Fight Club) and Adam Lacasse (BJJ Fight Club) due to a deep cut on Mitchell’s hand at the end of Round Two.

6. Lee Palichuk (Aetos Pankrationdefeats Kurtis Little (Dragon MMA) by TAPOUT via Rear Naked Choke at 0:31 of the First Round.

7. Kenny Weasel Head (Progressive Fighting Academydefeats Rick Neuman (Brooks MMA) by TAPOUT via Arm Bar at 0:26 of the Third Round.

8. Jesse Chapman (Goshin Martial Artsdefeats Steve McLeod (Dragon MMA) by TECHNICAL KNOCK OUT at 1:09 of the Third Round.

9. Aaron Armstrong (Emergent Fighting Artsdefeats Allan Munroe (Calgary Fight Club) by UNANIMOUS DECISION.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Ari promotes literacy with Raise-A-Reader

Ari Taub was one of the many bright orange volunteers found throughout downtown Calgary on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, hawking newspapers in support of the Canwest Raise-a-Reader campaign. This year’s campaign raised more than $116,000, with every dollar donated going directly to Calgary based literacy programs. Check out Ari and fellow Olympian Carol Huynh on the cover of the Calgary Herald’s City & Region section!

Monday, 21 September 2009

Ari Taub meets Frank Mir

Guess who I got to spend the weekend with? None other than former UFC Heavyweight Champion and all round good guy Frank Mir! He was in Calgary to meet with fans and promote Nutrabolics. It turned out that we have a lot in common, from our family values to our beliefs in life lessons learned through sport. Check out video footage and exclusive interviews here: