Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween From MMA Valor!

MMAValor Holloween

This marks the third month and MMA Valor’s first Halloween and I couldn’t do this without everyone’s support. Happy Halloween to you all and your family, be safe!

Exclusive Q & A with Out-Dun MMA

We are 100% Australian owned and grown.

We are 100% Australian owned and grown.

Out-Dun MMA is an apparel company located in Melbourne, Australia where MMA is still in it’s infant stages of growth. I meet the owner Anthony on Facebook andwe talked several times about MMA in Australia and in the states. The dude is a really laid back guy that knows the sport and wants to bring great MMA apparel to his Country. Out-Dun fight gear range from shirts and shorts to head gear and gloves and all can be found here. Out-Dun’s gear is very reasonably priced compared to other’s and even though it’s shipping from Australia the shipping is also reasonable. I sat down with Anthony (via the Internet) to ask him some questions so we can better understand what Out-Dun MMA really is.

» How did you come up with that name Out-Dun MMA?
I was looking for a name that would stand out, I wanted something to appeal to ALL people but still have that fighters edge or attitude. I threw a few names down in a book then forgot about it for a while. The name popped up while I was watching UFC on PPV, I think Joe Rogan said something like “the guy was OUT classed tonight so well DONE to you” while interviewing the winner of a fight then it just hit like BANG (Out-Dun).
» Does it have a meaning to it?
YES, you’ll see in every fight there is someone being OUT-DUN, the loser is always Out-Dun by the winner. You can use that for everything not just fighting. It could be racing, playing games, any form of sports.
» When did you start Out-Dun MMA and why?
Well I started training in BJJ and MMA in mid 2004 so I created Out-Dun MMA in 2006. I wanted to bring MMA and BJJ to Australia, we didn’t really have good suppliers of MMA Gear. In 2004-2006 all our Gi’s, rash vests, shorts, etc had to be imported from either Brazil or USA. I wanted to create and design the best possible products to train with for the athletes of both BJJ and MMA. I look at our products firstly from a fighters point of view then I design it with a marketing view. If you cant train with it then I wont do it, that’s why I wanted to start my own product line.

» Why did you choose MMA?

Because I personally train in BJJ and MMA so I know of the sport and I know what its all about. MMA was not that popular in Australia a few years ago. I wanted to start building a company that can bring down the walls so that the people of Australia can see and appreciate the sport and the athletes.

» What makes your apparel line different then the others?
Our drive comes from the fighters point of view or the people who love to train. I don’t look at whats in or what out I look at what I want as a fighter so I go to them and that’s something that most if not all companies don’t do, they just wanna sell their products to you and that’s it. I don’t, I want you to be happy from the time you buy it to the day it can not be used anymore.

» Do you sponsor any fighter?
I have a few local fighters who I am sponsoring and I got a couple well known guys who will turn some heads soon so watch out for them (sorry can’t name any names)

» Where do you see your company at in the future?
I want to see Out-Dun MMA grow in every way possible. I predict really huge things for us and as long as I have the support from the fighters and all the public who love the sport, I think the sky is the limit.

Thanks to everyone who has supported Out-Dun MMA over the years and I also wanna thank Josh at MMA VALOR for his continued support, Cheers!!

Thanks to Anthony for the time and please check out Out-Dun MMA. If you can’t buy anything at least drop in say hi and mention MMA Valor. Here is all the information for Out-Dun MMA:
Website  •  FaceBook  •  Twitter

Kimbo Slice fighting at TUF finale. What do you think?


Today Houston Alexander filled for a fighter licence with the NSAC and MMAJunkie is speculating he’ll fight Kimbo Slice Dec. 5th on the main card of the finale. I like this fight better on the finale card then the UFC 107 fight card as originally rumored. While I would have liked him to win at leastone fight to make it into the UFC having him fight in the finale makes since regardless. He is the driving force behind this season ratings and having him fight in the finale seem logical. Putting him in a main card on a PPV would have been in my opinion a reach and Dana White should have to answer the critics. The fight with Alexander is also a good match up for Slice since neither fighter will take it to the ground. If Kimbo loses we probably never see him again in the UFC, a win would more then likely earn him a contract in Dana Whites eye’s.

What do you think?

Ultimate Fighter ep. 10 recap

the night opened with the fight announcements, team Rashad picked Matt Mitrione vs. Scott Junk as fight one and Mike Wessel vs. Marcus Jones. The two coaches then decided to do the once an episode blow up hyping a fight that is not going to happen. Back at the house Matt “The rat” Mitrione is at it again telling his opponents Scott Junk that he had to fight him because Mike Wessel was scared of him. Junk and Wessel are friends so Junk told Wessel about this and the whole house then knew. Matt then gets into it withJon Madsen at the training session as Matt was mad that Jon said he was going to slap him. Matt gets all tough and yelling at Jon acting like a lunatic. The fighters in the house make a pool as to when the rat will snap and the games begin. Wes Sims dresses up as a ninja and sneaks up on Matt while playing basketball, he moves inside to play pool and the ninja follows. This gets Matt pissed and he threatens Sims who doesn’t seem to care as Matt goes to his room.

We move to the fight and neither touch gloves as they meet in the center of the octagon. Junk comes out throwing leg kicks but every time he does Matt would catch him with a shot to the face knocking Junk down. junk would lay there and Matt wanted no part of the ground. This went on for the first half of the round and by then they were both gassed and stood there throwing hay-makers until the round ended. Matt easily won the round but neither have anything left in the tank.

Round two starts and Matt’s mouth is wide open and his hands are at his waste, while Junk looks tired but has his hands up. Junk gets the take down a little over a minute into the round and does some damage but the ref stands them up with 2 minutes left. Both fighters are barley standing now but Matt seems to be landing more shots  even though there’s nothing behind them. The round ends and it could go either way. Junk got the take down but didn’t take advantage of it and while standing Matt landed more. Judges have their decision and Matt Mitrione wins 19-19, 20-18, 20-18.

Rampage storms off pissed at the judges throwing things and beating the shit out of the blue door. Clearly Rampage vs. The blue door is the best fight so far this season. Rashad is one fight away from going 8-0!

Nest week’s fight will be Marcus Jones (Rampage) vs. Mike Wessel (Rashad)

Ultimate Fighter 10: A look ahead at tonights episode


It’s now down to the last four fighters who haven’t stepped into the cage yet this season. Team Rashad hasMike Wessel and Matt Mitrione while team Rampage has Marcus Jones and Scott Junk. Rampage has yet to win a fight and is in serious jeopardy to be the first coach in TUF history to go win-less. Rashad wants badly to shutout Rampage and to show him just how bad of a coach he is. In the picture above it shows the last four fighters and they are lined up alternating between team Rampage and team Rashad. This could be the UFC telling us we will be fighting the next two weeks. I don’t think these are the match ups Rashad would pick trying to run the table agaisnt Rampage. I think putting Mike Wessel vs. Marcus Jones is going to give team Rashad a better chance to win the Jones vs. Matt Mitrione. A Scott Junk vs. Matt Mitrione fight looks a lot more evenly matched as I think those are the weakest left. It appears Mitrione goes off a teammate and also spills the beans to team Rampage again so maybe Rashad puts him in against Jones to get beat down.

We shall see tonight though. I’ll post my recap of the fight(s) tonight so don’t forget to check it out.

New Fighter Rankings are now up

The panel got together after UFC 104 and hammered out a new fighter rankings. As always MMA Valor’s rankings are compiled  from a panel of MMA fans/bloggers. Each submits their top 5 at every division and they are combined to the final rankings you see to the left. The beauty of a panel is the diversity of the ranks and how each one thinks differently.

Two new fights moved their way into the top 5 this time around. Chael Sonnen with his win over Yushin Okami moved into fifth in the middleweight division. Grey Maynard benefited by the Joachim Hansen lose at Dream 11 to make it into fifth at Lightweight. Another big move was by Shogun Rua who moved all the way up to second in the Light Heavyweight division with his Controversial lose to Machida at UFC 104. 

Three odd things from the rankings that just have to be addressed. Anderson Silva got one first place vote at the light heavyweight division along with a second and a third. Both Fedor and Brock Lesnar Surprisingly weren’t listed in the top five on one ballot each.

Remember that there is no right or wrong in the panels rankings, each panel member can do and rank however they wish too. Panel members are SweetMMAth, The Pain Palace, Colin Timberlake, HellNBackMMA, Dawna Gonzales & MMAValor