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Win the Ultimate Cornerman Kit!

Bad Boy have paired up with cutman legend and UFC star in his own right, Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran to produce a high quality range of cornerman supplies. Our Stitch Premium range includes everything a good cornerman needs to assist the fighter before, during and after his bout, ensuring he can see the fight through.

Here is what Stitch had to say about the range: “As a Trainer and Cutman for over 30 years I am proud to offer you Stitch Premium by Bad Boy, the best in training and cutman supplies. Stitch premium by Bad Boy is time tested and proven to offer exceptional safety and confidence.” -Jacob ‘Stich’ Duran

The Stitch Premium range ncludes everything from gauzes, handwraps, tape, cut irons and more! Everything aside from the Ice!

Checkout the videos over on Bad Boy’s YouTube Page, which guide you through correct wrapping techniques and more! More Videos Here.

Now WIN the Ultimate Cornerman Kit by heading over to out Twitter Page. All you have to do is:

1) Follow Bad Boy Europe @BadBoyEurope
2) Favourite this post about The Stitch Premium Range
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This will enter you into the competition to win the best in Cornerman supplies so whether your a fighter, a cutman yourself or just an average Joe, you can bag yourself these amazing prizes!

 

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Weidman prepares to defend Middleweight Title

This Saturday, July 6th, sees reigning Middleweight title holder Chris Weidman go up against another legend of MMA, Lyoto Machida.

This match up is a rescheduling of the original bout; meant to take place at UFC 173. But due to a knee injury sustained in training, Weidman was forced to pull out after needing minor surgery. The Champ is now back on his feet and ready to take on another iconic challenge, BJJ Black Belt Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida.

The ‘All American’ and Bad Boy Ambassador was originally meant to fight Vitor Belfort but this match up was cancelled due to Belfort failing a drug test. Now that a fight is back on schedule, and growing ever nearer, checkout Chris in training in the video below.

In the video Chris wears: Bad Boy Legacy II Shorts, Bad Boy Performance Walk In Tee, Bad Boy Sphere Compression Shorts & Top, and of course his Walkout Tee.

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UFC Fight Night 41: Event Recap

The UFC made a trip to Berlin, Germany, this past weekend for their UFC Fight Night 41 event, which featured a headline bout between middleweight fighters Gegard Mousasi and Mark Munoz. Finishing the fight via submission in the first round, Mousasi sent a message to rest of the division, letting them know that he’s a force to be reckoned with.

In the co-main event, C.B. Dollaway grinded his way to a unanimous decision victory over Tristar Gym member Francis Carmont. Dollaway used his skills on the ground to neutralise Carmont and remain dominant for the majority of the fight. Carmont gave Dollaway a few things to think about on the feet, but overall he just wasn’t able to get things going.

Elsewhere on the main card, Bad Boy athlete Luke Barnatt unfortunately lost his matchup against Sean Strickland via split decision. I personally felt that Barnatt won as he maintained octagon control for most of the fight and kept Strickland on the outside with his jab. Apart from a takedown in the second round, Strickland never really caused Barnatt any problems and at times seemed reluctant to engage. Overall it was a close fought technical chess match, but I was shocked at the judges decision if I’m honest.

Niklas Backstrom, who was also representing Bad Boy at the event, delivered one of the highlight finishes of the night, submitting Tom Niinimaki via rear-naked choke in round one of their featherweight bout. The submission earned Backstrom a $50k performance bonus, a great way to kick off his UFC career.

Bad Boy athlete, Magnus Cedenblad, also took home a $50k performance bonus for his impressive second round submission victory over Krzysztof Jotko. It was definitely a standout performance on the preliminary card and marks the beginning of a new winning streak for the Swedish native.

Unfortunately Bad Boy fighters Vaughan Lee and Viktor Pesta were unsuccessful in their preliminary card bouts, but we hope to see them back in the cage competing very soon.

The full UFC Fight Night 41 results are below:

Main Card

  • Gegard Mousasi def. Mark Munoz via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rnd 1, 3:57
  • C.B. Dollaway def. Francis Carmont via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – Rnd 3, 5:00
  • Sean Strickland def. Luke Barnatt via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) – Rnd 3, 5:00
  • Niklas Backstrom def. Tom Niinimaki via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rnd 1, 4:15

Preliminary Card

  • Nick Hein def. Drew Dober via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) – Rnd 3, 5:00
  • Magnus Cedenblad def. Krzysztof Jotko via submission (guillotine choke) – Rnd 2, 4:59
  • Iuri Alcantara def. Vaughan Lee via TKO (punches) – Rnd 1, 0:25
  • Peter Sobotta def. Pawel Pawlak via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Rnd 3, 5:00
  • Maximo Blanco def. Andy Ogle via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Rnd 3, 5:00
  • Ruslan Magomedov def. Viktor Pesta via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Rnd 3, 5:00

Image courtesy of Bloody Elbow (http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/6/1/5769204/ufc-fight-night-berlin-judo-chop-niklas-backstrom-choke-submission-gif)

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UFC 173 Results: T.J. Dillashaw becomes new UFC bantamweight champion

This past weekend we witnessed what many consider to be one of the biggest upsets in UFC history as T.J. Dillashaw became the new UFC bantamweight champion. The Team Alpha Male member put in a dominant performance against Renan Barao, scoring a TKO in the fifth round.

Dillashaw beamed with confidence from the offset and managed to drop Barao in the very first round with a shot that many fighters wouldn’t have returned from. The Brazilian managed to survive the knockdown, but just didn’t look the same from that point on. T.J.’s pace never slowed and his cardio was impressive, this is what allowed him to remain dominant going into the championship rounds.

Striking was the key to T.J.’s victory, and once again we got to see how much of a positive effect Duane “Bang” Ludwig’s coaching has had on the 28-year-old’s stand-up. Dillashaw displayed some great footwork and used angles to pick Barao apart. By regularly switching stances he was able to make life difficult for Renan and control the fight.

Dillashaw was clearly overwhelmed with joy following the match-up. In a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan he said “I’ve dreamed it for so long. It’s unbelievable man, it’s the greatest feeling in the world and all you have to do is believe baby, believe you are the best in the world and you will get here.”

Renan Barao kept it simple following the fight saying “It was really a tough fight, I have to congratulate him. Tonight was his night, but I’m coming back.”

In the co-main event, Daniel Cormier looked impressive against Dan Henderson, picking up a third round submission victory. Cormier dominated Henderson like we have never seen before, using his strength and wrestling to physically control the fight. In the third round DC was able to secure a rear-naked choke and finish one of the toughest guys in the sport. In my opinion, Daniel has proved that he deserves a title shot, but he will have to wait and see what happens in the rematch between current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson to get an idea of when that shot will be possible.

Elsewhere on the card, Robbie Lawler bounced back from his loss to Johny Hendricks in March by securing a third round TKO win over Jake Ellenberger. Following that performance I think it is safe to say that Lawler is deserving of a rematch against Hendricks. Ellenberger, who is now on a two fight losing skid, looked lethargic and unable to get anything going in the fight. He desperately needs to get back into the win column in his next fight as three straight losses could see him cut from the promotion.

Meanwhile, Japanese fighter Takeya Mizugaki managed to secure a unanimous decision victory over Francisco Rivera, and James Krause defeated Jamie Varner via TKO following an injury to Varner’s foot. Fight night bonuses went to T.J. Dillashaw, Renan Barao and Mitch Clarke. Barao and Dillashaw each earned $50k for “Fight of the Night”, Dillashaw earned a second $50k bonus for “Performance of the Night”, and Clarke earned a performance bonus for his second round submission win over Al Iaquinta on the preliminary card.

The full results for UFC 173 are below:

  • T.J. Dillashaw def. Renan Barao via TKO (strikes) – Rnd 5, 2:22
  • Daniel Cormier def. Dan Henderson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:53
  • Robbie Lawler def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (strikes) – Rnd 3, 3:06
  • Takeya Mizugaki def. Francisco Rivera via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • James Krause def. Jamie Varner via TKO (injury) – Rnd 1, 5:00
  • Michael Chiesa def. Francisco Trinaldo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
  • Tony Ferguson def. Katsunori Kikuno via TKO (punch) – Rnd 1, 4:06
  • Chris Holdsworth def. Chico Camus via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Mitch Clarke def. Al Iaquinta via submission (D’Arce choke) – Rnd 2, 4:57
  • Vinc Pichel def. Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Sam Sicilia def. Aaron Phillips via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Jingliang Li def. David Michaud via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

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Meet The Mauler a Triumph Success

Last weekend, Bad Boy Europe welcomed Alexander Gustafsson to the North-East of England. ‘The Mauler’ spent the weekend traveling around the local MMA hotspots, namely the recently opened Bad Boy Store based in intu, Metrocentre and Bad Boy Training Centre, both based in Gateshead.

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A brand ambassador for almost 5 years now, Alex enjoyed seeing what new products and ventures Bad Boy had to offer and meeting fans who had come from far afield to see him. Saturday 17th May saw Gustafsson, nicknamed ‘Gus’ by many,  meet and greet fans of all ages at the Bad Boy Store, signing merchandise and getting photos taken with his countless admirers. He was even asked to sign a birthday card, a first for him he said!

Many fans were keen offer praise for Gustafsson’s last title fight against Jon Jones, which took place at UFC 165 in September last year and offer praise for the rematch which will take place “this summer” but is yet to be officially announced.

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Following the signing, Alex lead two seminars at the Bad Boy Training Centre, which opened it’s doors in December last year. The Bad Boy Training Centre, or BBTC, is training ground for many other popular names in MMA including but not limited to Davey Grant and Alex’s friend and training partner, local lad Ross Pearson.

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The seminars combined a mix of MMA drills and techniques and tips from Gustafsson. The seminars, which were a grueling 2 hours, ended with a 20 min Q&A in which Alex offered advice to these aspiring athletes and dished out some gossip about his fight camp and training in preparation for the rematch!

Bad Boy Europe have recieved tonnes of positive feedback about the events and Alex thoroughly enjoyed his trip, especially the Nandos! Check out the video below to see more from our Meet The Mauler event:

For more info about BBTC and future events, please check out their website.