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THQ Releases UFC Undisputed 2009 Demo!

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Since Thursday, XBox 360 and PS3 gamers have been rushing home to jump on their systems.   Why?  The long awaited demo for UFC Undisputed 2009 from THQ was finally released to the public.  The demo lets players learn their way around the virtual Octagon in the Tutorial mode, or if you were like us, you jumped right into Exhibition.   The final game (releasing May 19th) will feature 80 fighters on the roster, but for the purposes of the demo you can either fight as Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell or Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

So what did our staff think of the game?  We absolutely loved it.  The graphics and presentation are so detailed and so authentic that we experienced that same feeling of anxiousness and excitement during the introductions as we would during a real fight.  Then, next thing you know, Mario Yamasaki (yes, even real refs and ring girls are in the game!) gave the signal and it was go time!  Our first few fights were a lot of back and forth wars as it’s a blast just beating the crap out of each other, but there is so much depth that you pick up the more you play and learn.  True to life, it was best to utilize Shogun’s kicks, thai clinch, and take Chuck to the ground.  On the flip side, Chuck has a great sprawl and you don’t want to be exposed to too many of his superman punches, spinning backfists, or deadly overhand rights – or you might be down and out.

Controls and transitions were easy to learn, but we will definitely be harder to master, especially on the ground.  It’s easy to trade back and forth or button mash, but fighting with a gameplan and using counters effectively makes a big difference.

Most of all, if we could sum up this game in two words, they would be “IT’S FUN!”.  We got together with a bunch of friends over the weekend in a “winner stays in” and had a blast (highest streak ended up being tied at 6 wins).  There was a lot of yelling, trash talk, and overall excitement, everyone was into it!  If the demo, which only utilizes two fighters, is that much fun to play, we can only imagine what the final version will be like.  We can’t wait!

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UFC 97: Redemption Sponsorship Breakdown

UFC 97: Redemption from the Belle Centre in Montreal was a highly entertaining night of fights – and that’s just what we saw on TV!  As usual, we at MMAWarehouse.com are here to breakdown the shirts, shorts, and hats seen on the night’s combatants.

Fights listed in order of telecast.

Luiz Cane
Shirt: Tokyo Five Logo Shirt
Shorts:  Warrior International Domination Fight Shorts Purple/Black
Hat:  Tokyo Five Logo Hat

Steve Cantwell
Shirt:  Bad Boy Custom T-Shirt
Shorts:  Bad Boy World Class Pro Fight Shorts
Hat: Bad Boy Team Eyes FlexFit Hat

Antoni Hardonk
Shirt:  TapouT Machine T-Shirt
Shorts:  TapouT White Long Shorts
Hat:  TapouT Full Caged White Hat

Cheick Kongo
Shirt:  Xzavier Cheick Kongo T-shirt
Shorts:  Warrior International Domination Fight Shorts Red/Black
Hat: Gamma-O Hat

Brian Stann
Shirt:   Hostility Cursed T-Shirt
Shorts:  Warrior International Domination Fight Shorts Black/Black
Hat:  BSN Logo Beanie

Krzysztof Soszynski
Shirt:  Skin Industries Theft T-Shirt
Shorts:  Clinch Gear White with Red Shorts
Hat: Skin Industries Mason Hat

Mauricio Rua
Shirt:   Bad Boy Shogun 97 Walkout T-Shirt
Shorts:  Bad Boy Limited Edition Shogun Vale Tudo Shorts
Hat:  None

Chuck Liddell
Shirt:  TapouT Black Label Chuck Liddell Signature Series T-Shirt
Shorts:  TapouT Chuck Liddell Signature Shorts
Hat: None

SWING BOUT

Matt Wiman
Shirt:  Dethrone Crow T-Shirt
Shorts:  SPRAWL GripFlex XT Fight Shorts – Competition Black
Hat:  None

Sam Stout
Shirt:  Fight Mafia Red T-Shirt
Shorts:  Warrior International Domination Fight Shorts Black/White
Hat: Gamma-O Logo Hat

MAIN EVENT

Thales Leites
Shirt: Kimurawear UFC 97 Walkout T-Shirt
Shorts:   Kimurawear White and Blue Fight Shorts
Hat: Unknown

Anderson Silva
Shirt: Silver Star Anderson “Spider” Silva UFC 97 Walkout Tee
Shorts:  Custom Black and Yellow Vale Tudo Shorts
Hat: Unknown

We’re digging the new TapouT tees!

Sacrifice, War Toys, Art Of War

Sacrifice, War Toys, Art Of War

TapouT just released three new jumbo print style tees that each represent different eras of combat which aptly fits their new tagline, “An Expression of Combat Known Worldwide”:
Sacrifice, which features an armored knight (complete with gas mask filters in true TapouT style) with crossed arms and sheathed daggers.  Also features a nice hip print on the back with a crowned TapouT logo.  The shirt looks really sharp and the artwork and coloring is very well done.
War Toys, which is just a beast of a shirt.  If you are a American patriot, veteran, or just like big machines that blows stuff up, this is one is for you.  Somehow they managed to fit fighter jets, helicopters, a gigantic aircraft carrier, and two tanks all on the same shirt, way to go!  Loved this one from the moment we saw it.
Art Of War, which harkens back to one of the original warriors in combat, the samurai.  Great color choices and design with a samurai helmet and swords on the front and some Kunai throwing swords with TapouT logo on the upper back.  Our man Stephan Bonnar wore this one at UFC 94 and it looked great.

Limited Edition Ecko Unltd. MMA apparel available at MMAWarehouse.com!

Ecko Unltd. Ashes To Ashes Tee

We just received a shipment of the latest Ecko Unltd. MMA apparel in limited quantities. We are the only MMA retailer that you will find these at and many of the items aren’t available anywhere online but here! Since this is only the 2nd line of MMA apparel from the company, the “Rhino” is still making its’ initial tracks. If you are looking for some MMA clothing that none of your buddies have, take a look! There are some really hot designs that we know will go quick.

EliteXC 5/31 Saturday Night Fights – What Are You Wearing?

Check back tomorrow for coverage of WEC 34!

Brett Rogers
Shirt: Big Black Security Standard B-Shirt in Red
Shorts: Black Hitman Fight Shorts (still unreleased)

Jon Murphy
Shirt: Pimpit Fight Team
Hat:  Throwdown Louis Vuitton style (might’ve been custom) 
Shorts: Camo Shorts, undetermined

Joey Villasenor
Shirt: TapouT Strapped in Black
Shorts: TapouT Locos Mexican Flag Long Shorts

Phil Baroni
Shirt: Flashy Fighters Robe, then Hostility Basic
Shorts: SPRAWL GripFlex XT in Red/Black

Kaitlin Young
Shirt: Premier Fighter Red & White Fight Shirt
Sports Bra:  MMAWarehouse.com! 🙂
Shorts: Premier Fighter Black Performance Shorts

Gina Carano
Shirt: Command and Conquer 3: Red Alert 🙂
Shorts: TapouT Black and White Board Shorts

Scott Smith
Shirt: Xtreme Couture new shirt?
Shorts: Baby blue board shorts (undetermined)

Robbie Lawler
Shirt: Some Dragon Shirt?  Can someone help on this one?
Shorts: Ecko Fight Shorts

James Thompson
Shirt: TapouT Death Eagle
Shorts: Tapout Skull Toga in Black

Kimbo Slice
Shirt: Custom Sponsor shirt, including Triumph United
Shorts:  Triumph United Iceberg Shorts 

 

MMA Clothing Retailer MMAWarehouse.com Has Hostility for the UK

Official Press Release

MMA clothing retailer MMAWarehouse.com announces an exclusive UK distributor partnership with the Hostility Clothing line.

Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) April 19, 2008 — MMAWarehouse.com, one of the largest MMA clothing retailers in the U.S., announced the launch of a new relationship with Hostility Clothing to become the brand’s exclusive outlet for customers in the United Kingdom.

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I’m very proud of the logistics teams both at our company and at Hostility for executing so quickly

Hot on the heels of the April 19th UFC event where UK superstar, Michael “The Count” Bisping, would be wearing the company’s clothing before and after his bout, Hostility realized that it did not have the means to deliver their product to an expected influx of UK customers. The company immediately contacted MMAWarehouse.com, who fulfills tens of thousands of orders globally every year. Coincidentally, the online retailer also happened to be sponsoring “The Count” that weekend, as well as Nate “Rock” Quarry, another Hostility sponsored fighter.

Seeing a partnership that made sense for the both of them, an agreement was reached and in less than 72 hours, product was shipped across the country to the MMAWarehouse.com facility and made available online for resale.

“I’m very proud of the logistics teams both at our company and at Hostility for executing so quickly,” stated MMAWarehouse.com CEO Mika Casey, “and we’re excited to offer a brand like Hostility to our customers.” Similar sentiment was expressed by Dale Fletcher, owner of Hostility, who said, “Hostility Clothing is proud to announce that MMAWarehouse.com will be another great source for Canadian customers and our exclusive source for Hostility in the UK!”

Hostility Clothing is one of over 35 brands of MMA clothing carried by the retailer, who also sells MMA gear and accessories.

About MMAWarehouse:
MMAWarehouse.com is one of the largest online-only mixed martial arts retailers in the world, with over 50,000 registered customers and industry-leading customer service ratings. Founded in 2004, the company has grown exponentially with the sport and has sponsored over 30 professional fighters, most of which appeared on live television or pay-per-view. Through its flagship website, fighters and fans alike can shop for thousands of physically stocked products with detailed photographs and descriptions. For more information, visit the website or e-mail jpomykala@mmawarehouse.com.

New Brand: Punishment Atheletics

Punishment AthleticsAfter week upon week of watching Tito Ortiz and his savvy ways on The Apprentice MMAWarehouse.com has finally decided that we needed to pick up Tito Ortiz’s own brand Punishment Athletics.

Punishment Athletics is a fast growing, independent clothing company established in 1999 by former UFC light heavyweight champion and pop culture icon, Tito Ortiz. The line was also heavily featured on the hit NBC show, Celebrity Apprentice. The company features an array of athletic wear, casual apparel and accesories for both men and women. Punishment Athletics is dedicated to providing excellence in design and quality at a value that consumers appreciate.