MMA Coach of the Year Rafael Cordeiro Launches MMA Tutorial Project

Want to learn killer techniques from Rafael Cordeiro, the same master who’s mentored superstars Anderson Silva, Shogun Rua, and Wanderlei Silva to MMA superstardom? Now you’ll get a shot at the opportunity.

In what appears to be a first among the UFC’s elite, Cordeiro has launched today (May 1) an online campaign on Kickstarter.com for his autobiography and MMA tutorial. Rather than sign the usual book deal with a traditional publishing house, Cordeiro has taken matters into his own hands — or rather pass them into the hands of his fans.

Should fans pledge at least $30,000, he will produce both softcover and hardcover versions of his book, which will reveal his championship-winning strategies and techniques, as well as his amazing rags-to-riches life story. And, depending on their individual contributions, fans could also receive autographed swag like posters and T-shirts, exclusive video interviews with Cordeiro and his students, and even a private training session with the master and his top UFC pupils.

His book — tentatively called The Kings MMA Way — promises to divulge tactics for beating strikers, grapplers, and wrestlers. There will be plenty of photos, as well as tips on how to develop a fighter’s mindset, maintain proper nutrition and exercise, and balance your life while trying to enter the MMA business.

A former Muay Thai champion and BJJ black belt with the world-famous Chute Boxe, Cordeiro founded Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, California, where he’s taught everyone from former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano and TUF’s Jamie Yager to top contenders Jake Ellenberger and Mark Munoz. It’s no surprise then that he was named the Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year at the World MMA Awards ceremony held in January.

If you’re interested in helping make online MMA history, support the project at MMA Tutorial Project.

UFC 85: Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans

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According to Sherdog, Chuck Liddell will take on Rashad Evans at UFC 85 on June 7 from London, England. Liddell was originally scheduled to fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, but Rua was forced to withdraw after suffering a ACL knee injury.

Evans winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” season 2, was originally set to take on Thiago Silva at UFC 84 on May 24.

It is unknown whether the UFC will find a replacement to fight Silva in May.

WVR News: Randlemans Back, Could Fight Jeff Monson

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During the yesterdays World Victory Road (WVR) event, the promotion announced the signing of Kevin Randleman and ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) 2007 superfight champion Roger Gracie to its lineup of fighters. The two are scheduled to make their first appearance at the promotions next event WVR 2 on May 15th.

Randleman has also announced in a interview with MMAWeekly, that he is also signed up to fight UFC veteran Jeff Monson at Global Fighting Championships next event on June 21 in North Carolina.

“As of right now, I am fighting Jeff Monson, June 21 in North Carolina in Bobcat Arena…..My first fight is going to be May 18 in the new Japanese organization, it is not Pride, (but) World Victory Road”

Kevin Randleman a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and two-time NCAA Division I Wrestling Champion, has not fought since losing in PRIDE to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by submission back in 2006.

Randleman career has been plagued with health and legal troubles. He was suspended in 2007 following his fight with Rua by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for submitting a non-human sample of Urine to the commission. He was also arrested for DUI in August of 2007. Apparently he was high on cocaine and tried to intimidate an officer.

Randleman health has been a problem throughout his career, his most recent issue had him hospitalized with a sick case of staph that left him with an open chest cavity.

Even with all his troubles, Randleman is a super athletic energetic fighter, who always puts on a good show, a good pickup for WVR.