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Part March Madness. Part martial arts. Part bragging rights. Mostly, a morale boost for Marines in theater. Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, took out some war-zone stress and showed off their martial arts skills the last two Saturdays, competing in a ground-fighting tournament that organizers hope will build camaraderie within the unit. Check out a full write-up and some more pics, all by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez, here. According to the piece, the combatives exercises are just a part of the pseudo-Olympics set up by CLB 1. They’ve already had football, soccer and volleyball…

Former Marine Capt. Brian Stann won’t re-enter the octagon until April 14, but the Silver Star recipient will participate in the UFC’s next big television event. Stann tweeted that he was heading to Omaha, Neb., to be a part of FUEL TV’s inaugural live UFC card, which airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. His duties include sharing the post-fight set with “NFL on Fox” regular Jay Glazer and mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani. The former Marine will be back on FUEL TV for his April middleweight fight against Alessio Sakara in Stockholm, one of four fights slated for the…

For those of you sick of the latest service academy basketball news (either here or here), try these combatives links: Army (Superheavyweight) Strong: Staff Sgt. Brandon Sayles gets a nice video treatment from the folks at HDNet before his fight tonight at XFC 16: Sayles, a three-time Army Combatives Championship winner, will face Chase Gormley live on HDNet; the fights start at 10 p.m. ET. Also on the card is former Marine Dustin West — check out an XFC news release on his work with the Wounded Warrior Project here. Not sure if you get HDNet? Click the “subscribe” tab…

Before we bring you a few notes on military-related mixed martial arts, a brief foreign policy discussion from Strikeforce middleweight contender and Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy: @dominicanlou84 @brianstann they are dumb. — Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) January 4, 2012 You want to argue with him? 1. ‘The Count’ strikes back: In addition to foreign policy, Kennedy also weighed in on fiscal responsibility recently, saying last month that UFC middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping was overpaid for his Dec. 3 knockout over Jason “Mayhem” Miller at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. Bisping reportedly pocketed more than $400,000 for dispatching…

She’s a captain in the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. She is also the Screaming Eagles’ newest bantamweight combatives champ. Capt. Michelle LaForest submitted her opponent on Wednesday during the Week of the Eagles Combatives Tournament, making her the first woman to win in her weight class at a post-level tournament. Nearly 90 soldiers competed in the combatives tournament here at the Sabre Army Heliport hangar Fort Campbell, Ky., according to the Fort Campbell Courier. As the soldiers progressed through the various rounds, only 32 remained to fight in the finals, which allows striking and is not…

Tune in to Showtime tomorrow night to watch Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy take on Robbie Lawler in his latest Strikeforce mixed-martial arts battle. Kennedy, a Special Forces soldier who now serves in the Texas Army National Guard, has a 13-3 record. He will fight Lawler, who has a record of 19-7-1. The men, who both fight at 185 pounds, will step into the ring at the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago. The last time we saw Kennedy was when he submitted Melvin Manhoef with a rear naked choke in the first round of their March fight. Headlining Saturday’s main card…

We’re way late posting this, but I know some folks out there were looking for video of the fight between Sgt. Andrew Chappelle and Capt. Jon Anderson at the 2010 U.S. Army Combatives Tournament. This match produced the biggest upset of the weekend, with Anderson overwhelming Chappelle — a veteran of 16 professional fights dating back to 2002 — in the second round to earn the TKO victory. Anderson had won his post’s cruiserweight championship earlier this year at the MCoE Modern Army Combatives Tournament at Fort Benning. Watch and enjoy: [brightcove video=”629233978001″ /]

The Championship round is for all the glory, a trophy, a Sig Sauer P226 pistol and best of all, becoming the best combatives fighter in the U.S. Army. The 16 soldiers who’ve made it to the final round have fought their way through a very large and difficult tournament to become the best. The winners are: Bantam Weight: by split decision — lots of good wrestling technique in this fight 1st David Mason, III Corps 2nd Sean Stebbins, Minnesota National Guard Fly Weight: by split decision — the ground game was key to the win 1st Francisco Mercado, Fort Bragg,…

There was blood and sweat but no tears during the 3rd and 4th place fights at the 2010 Combatives Tournament being held at Fort Benning, Georgia. The final day of the tournament started with the 3rd and 4th place fights with the Championships to follow. There were submissions that sent the crowd to their feet and heartbreaks from split decisions. Fighters, fans and coaches packed the house to cheer on their fighters. Here are the 3rd and 4th place winners: Bantam Weight: by submission — rear neck choke hold 3rd Robert Texidor, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas 4th Matt Yaure,…

While hard hits, takedowns, leg kicks and grappling are continuing throughout the day today at the 2010 U.S. Army Combatives Tournament, tomorrow’s championship fights have been determined: Bantam Weight: 1st/2nd – David Mason (III Corps, Fort Hood) vs. Sean Stebbins (Minnesota National Guard) 3rd/4th – Malt Yaure (Fort Riley) vs. Robert Texidor Fly Weight: 1st/2nd – Erik Cabral-Garibay (Minnesota National Guard) vs. Francisco Mercado (Fort Bragg) 3rd/4th – Jesse Thorton (III Corps) vs. Scott Eclavea (Guam) Light Weight: 1st/2nd – Donnie Bowen (Fort Campbell) vs. Neil Chitwood (4th BN 413th) 3rd/4th – Joseph Clark (JBLM) vs. Thomas Soto (Fort Bliss)…

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