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OKG Newsletter


Topic: mma

Combat-ready

World-class boxers and mixed martial artists on the rise resurrect the state’s legacy of producing top-tier fighters.


Sports

Charles Martin
With a rich boxing history paired and a legacy of stellar wrestling programs, Oklahoma is fertile soil for combat sports, but larger markets traditionally have plucked up skilled fighters.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Warrior

Puts the 'A' in MMA.


Drama

Rod Lott
In Pittsburgh, Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy, "Inception") shows up on the doorstep of his three-years-sober father (Nick Nolte, "Arthur"), but the reunion isn't exactly sunny.
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Haywire

The spy who loved me ... and kicked my ass.


Action

Rod Lott
Can Steven Soderbergh do a martial arts-fueled action thriller? That was rhetorical in a bear-crap way; the guy can do anything. Best known for Traffic and the Ocean's Eleven franchise, he's a director par excellence, even when the story goes to snuff in his experimental larks, like casting porn star Sasha Grey as the lead in 2009’s no-budget drama The Girlfriend Experience.
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Best Laid Plans

Of mess and men.


Drama

Rod Lott
Strangely, the biggest shock surrounding Best Laid Plans isn't that someone thought to redo John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men in the world of underground mixed martial arts, but that it works as well as it does — or hell, that it works at all.
 
Friday, July 13, 2012

Fight club

An OKC petroleum engineer battles his way through the UFC.


Sports

Shawn Lealos
James Head wears many hats. By day, the guy is a petroleum engineer for Chesapeake Energy, managing a handful of drilling rigs in western Oklahoma. It can be grueling work, but that’s not the half of it.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I Am Bruce Lee

They call him Bruce.


Documentary

Rod Lott
I was incorrect in thinking the documentary I Am Bruce Lee wouldn't reveal anything new about the screen's greatest martial artist. While not exactly earth-shattering, the facts I learned numbered many.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rage it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

We don’t know what it is, but professional fighting is just way cooler in a cage. See a variety of mixed martial artists do their thing at Rage in the Cage, a special cage fight event exclusively featuring Oklahomans. Matches begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Admission is $25-$50. Visit ticketstorm.com.

Friday

 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cage it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Here’s why mixed martial arts are so much cooler than other forms of professional fighting: While other matches are fought inside a measly ring, these guys throw it down inside a cage. See a series of special MMA cage fights, with a main event pitting Bill Smallwood against Hobart native “Ko-Kid” Stafford, 8 p.m. Friday at Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Tickets are $25-$50. Visit ticketstorm.com.

Friday

 
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