For those who don’t know who Jeff “Duke” Roufus is, he is a well renown Muay Thai coach in north America and outside of Thailand. He has trained: Pat Barry, Alan Belcher, Stephan Bonnar,Matt Mitrione, Anthony Pettis, Jens Pulver and Ben Rothwell.
Through out his kickboxing career, he has fought a total of 45 fights and has won 36 of those fights. Twenty six of which came by way of knockout. He has also won 8 titles.
There are 8 volumes that discuss techniques and strategies about Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts. This is a must have program if you are interested in Muay Thai, Kickboxing or the stand up aspect of mixed martial arts.
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This Saturday, Dream 17: Grand Prix Final will take place. Fights include:
(Featherweight Champion) Hiroyuki Takaya vs Kazuyuki Miyata
(Light Heavyweight Champion) Gegard Mousasi vs Hiroshi Izumi
(Bantamweight Finalists) Masakazu Imanari vs Hideo Tokoro
Keisuke Fujiwara vs Kenji Osawa
Eiji Mitsuoka vs Bruno Carvalho
Hayato Sakurai vs Marius Zaromskis
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Drew Fickett
Tatsuya Mizuno vs Trevor Prangl
Todd Duffee was supposed to fight Nick Gaston, however Duffee suffered an injury.
Dream is a Japanese MMA organization. Here is a video showing a highlight of some of their events:
B.J Penn was looking have a rematch against Jon Fitch, however the fans didn’t support it. After a discussion between BJ Penn and Carlos Condit via Twitter, they both are interested in fighting each other. Currently in the welterweight rankings, BJ Penn is only one rank higher than Carlos Condit (Penn being six and Condit being seven). But nonetheless, this will be a exciting match to watch. Other fights on the card could include:
Georges St-Pierre vs Nick Diaz
and Hatsu Hioki vs George Roop.
Ben Askren calls Nate Marquardt a cheater and Hector Lombard agrees. They both are looking forward to a fight with Marquardt if he decides to sign with Bellator. When Marquardt signs with Bellator, he’ll get a title shot either in the welterweight division to face Ben Askren, or the middleweight division to face Hector Lombard. Who ever he fights, it’ll be a good show.