Friday, September 26, 2008


Steve Sharp made cutting to 155 easy. Razor sporting the new fight colors.

Camrann is looking good at 145. He has his cut down, no weakness in his method. Big things happening.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Absolute Grapplers win at Throwdown Grappling Competition

Congratulations Gang!!

Most Gold

1st: Throwdown ETC = 4
(1 beginner, 2 novice, 1 kids)
1st: Fusion Academy = 4
(1 intermediate, 1 beginner, 1 teen, 1 kids)
3rd: Absolute MMA = 3
(1 advanced, 1 beginner, 1 masters)

Advanced Open-Weight
1st: Harold Lucambio (Absolute MMA)
2nd: Fritz Borchardt
(Paul Tom’s Behring Jiu-Jitsu)
3rd: Marc Brewer
(Throwdown ETC)
4th: Cody Udy
(West Side Jiu-Jitsu)

Intermediate Heavy-Weight
1st: Noah Jenkins (Fusion Academy)
2nd: Ma’afu Fosita
(Ultimate Combat)
3rd: Jared Coleman
(Taggard Combat Grappling)
4th: Ben Garner
(Absolute MMA)

Beginner Light-Weight
1st: Riley Petersen
(Absolute MMA)
2nd: Denver Merrifield-Nirva
(Absolute MMA)
3rd: Drake Mattingly
(Paul Tom’s Behring Jiu-Jitsu)
4th: T.J. Clyde
(Fusion Academy)

Novice Light-Weight

1st: Ryan Norman
(Westside Jiu-Jitsu)
2nd: Mathew Cannon
(Absolute MMA)
3rd: Eric Tobler
(Throwdown ETC)
4th: Jake Chappell
(BYU Jiu-Jitsu)

Novice Middle-Weight

1st: Justin Taggert
(Throwdown ETC)
2nd: Josh Miller
(Westside Jiu-Jitsu)
3rd: Konrad Jones
(Mushin Self-Defense)
4th: Edwardo Rivera
(Absolute MMA)

Masters Light-Weight (age 30+)

1st: Harold Lucambio
(Absolute MMA)
2nd: Jerry Ku
(Paul Tom’s Behring Jiu-Jitsu)
3rd: Richard Cesena
(Westside/ Unified)
4th: Eli Steele
(Throwdown ETC)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Anderson SIlva interview on Spike TV

Anderson Silva interview on Spike TV

Great video about the UFC Champ. In this video is the legendary BJJ Master Sylvio Behring (Master Flavio Behring's son). I recieved my BJJ Black Belt from Sylvio Behring in 2003. He is an important personality in Jiu Jitsu and a strong influence in my life. I'm happy to see him get some recognition for his hard work and dedication to the growth of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Anderson said it best... "Its very important to respect everyone from the white belt to the black belt because thats how you get some place". It's not a coincedence to see the champ wearing a gi and training daily in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. See you on the Mats!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Evan Tannner

We were shocked this week to find out about the passing of Evan Tanner. He was a good friend of the gym and he will be missed. Evan was a beloved man in the MMA world with many friends and fans. We considered it a very fortunate turn of events that led Evan to train at our gym. It had been several months since he had been back but I know that all who were fortunate enough to work with him when he was here remember it fondly and are saddened by the loss. I have included some pictures of sparring sessions from a few of his trips to Salt Lake City when he was working on his return to the UFC.

Click on a picture to see an enlarged version

I really like this picture from Evan sparring with Ben Fu
And the takedown

Here he is signing an autograph for the gym

This is Evan giving some advice to Steven "Razor" Sharp


Thursday, September 4, 2008

ABSOLUTE FIGHTERS compete for Throwdown titles

Lightweight Title (155)
Steven "Razor" Sharp (ABSOLUTE MMA) vs. Rad Martinez

Featherweight Title (145)
Camrann Pacheco (ABSOLUTE MMA) vs. Steven Siler

Light Heavyweight Title (205)
Ben Fuimaono (ABSOLUTE MMA) vs. Jordan Smith

other ABSOLUTE MMA fighters TBA

Buy your tickets today at the gym (the proceeds help the fighters) come out and support our team.


Brad McRae vs. Greg Carpenter (ABSOLUTE MMA)

Greg Carpenter got a takedown against the fence out of the gate and landed in side control with Brad McRae on his side and his back against the fence. McRae really couldn't get out or defend himself that well because of the position. Carpenter left the side mount and took McRae's back, slid in a rear naked choke and fought to get the arm under the chin. McRae tapped out at 1:12 of the first round.

To read more about Greg and his comeback click here.