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May 2012

Meet 9-year-old Caitlin ‘Meathook’ Kelley – a mixed martial arts fighter

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Meet 9-year-old Caitlin ‘Meathook’ Kelley – a mixed martial arts fighter


By: John Thomas – abcnews

TAMPA – She is a pocketful of dynamite – 9-year-old Caitlin Kelley. Caitlin trains as a MMA, which stands for Mixed Martial Arts, fighter.

Caitlin trains at Tiger Shulman’s Mixed Martial Arts off Racetrack Road, where the focus is on promoting self-esteem and instilling in the kids “a non-quitting spirit.”

Caitlin competes under the name ‘Meathook Kelley.’  Since she started, her career has started to take off. Right now she is ranked #4 in Florida, #7 in the southeast, and #13 in the U.S. in submission grappling.

According to her father, Hillsborough County Traffic Detective, James Kelley, she just loves it, and would be in the gym every day if she could.

Caitlin, despite all her belts, trophies, and metals she has won competing against both girls and boys, is still a little girl at heart.

When I asked her what she thinks of before a match, her response was, “Justin Bieber.”

Justin Bieber – watch out because ‘Meathook’ is a little power house, and when she has her sights on something, not much can stop her.

UFC on FOX 3 winner Louis Gaudinot done fighting welterweights at bantamweight

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UFC on FOX 3 winner Louis Gaudinot done fighting welterweights at bantamweight

by Dann Stupp – MMAjunkie.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Louis Gaudinot the flyweight is far different than Louis Gaudinot the bantamweight.

That’s why, he explained, his UFC-debut loss to 135-pounder Johnny Bedford looked nothing like Saturday’s UFC on FOX 3 victory over 125-pounder John Lineker.

As a very natural flyweight, he’s undefeated. And his only losses have come at a higher weight, where the 135-pounders often look more like welterweights, he said.

“I don’t think I can compete at 135 with these guys at this highest level, especially since some of them come into the cage at 165, 170 (pounds),” the 5-foot-3 fighter said. “I feel like I’m fighting a welterweight.”

Gaudinot (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), a quarterfinalist on “The Ultimate Fighter 14,” suffered a beatdown to Bedford back in December at the show’s live finale. But in a FUEL TV-televised preliminary-card bout at UFC on FOX 3, which took place at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., Gaudinot returned to his normal weight class and dazzled with a second-round submission victory over surging Brazilian vet John Lineker (19-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who entered the fight with 13 consecutive wins.

Admittedly, Gaudinot needed to erase that memory of the December loss.

“You’re only as good as your last fight, and my last fight was horrible,” he said. “At first, I felt a lot of pressure, but after the training camp and everything, coming in tonight I was all smiles. I was just ready to go out there and have fun. Knowing I had trained so hard, I knew I was going to go out there and things would go my way.”

While his opponent is nicknamed “Hands of Stone,” Gaudinot said Lineker instead should be called “Head of Stone.” The Brazilian took multiple blows to the head but kept ticking until Gaudinot choked him out with a guillotine choke later in the second round.

Afterward, Gaudinot was beaming as he sat in the post-event press conference with the card’s other big winners.

“I never thought I’d be in the UFC,” he said. “This is crazy. This is real. I’m sitting here in this press conference. Like (UFC president) Dana (White) said, six years ago, they didn’t even have lightweights. Flyweight was nonexistent. I just feel honored to be here.”

If there were any hiccup during his performance, it was Gaudinot’s green mane. His long locks resembled a bushy helmet that quickly covered his face for most of the fight.

Gaudinot and his cornermen could be seen arguing about it between rounds.

“If I was your cornerman, I’d have taken the scissors you cut the hands wrap off and cut that thing right off while I was fighting,” Gaudinot’s boss, White, deadpanned.

Gaudinot, though, said it’s nothing he’s not already used to.

“The hair, it really wasn’t bothering me that much,” he said. “I have it in training all the time hanging down all the time. My coaches were concerned about, but it turned out all right.”

As for what’s next, Gaudinot just wants to keep moving forward. Joseph Benavidez will meet the upcoming Ian McCall vs. Demetrious Johnson winner later this year for the UFC’s inaugural flyweight title, and after that, the field is wide open.

With Saturday’s win, Gaudinot has become a legitimate contender in the newly adopted division, and he thinks a few more wins could get him a shot at the belt. But for now?

“I’m just taking it one fight at a time,” he said. “I’ve got to take care of what’s in front of me before thinking about titles.”

Train with Louis Gaudinot at TSMMA Hoboken

Goodnight Truly the Right Nickname

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Goodnight Truly the Right Nickname

By Sensei Thad Campbell – TSMMA Feasterville

 East Rutherford, NJ – They say luck is when preparation meets opportunity.  If that’s the case then Louis Gaudinot’s performance on Saturday night was lucky.  He had the opportunity and he had prepared for three months to take advantage of it.  Gaudinot would make his second appearance in the UFC, his first at his natural 125 pound weight class.  He and his opponent John Lineker would get the crowd at the Izod Center fired up very quickly.  The two touched gloves and then proceeded to throw a hundred punches in the first minute of the fight (I lost count at ten so that may be an exaggeration).  Lineker’s shots were looping power shots, while Gaudinot was continually countering with shorter punches inside of Lineker’s.  Neither fighter would stop throwing through the whole fight.

Round 1 was just getting started when the two fighters had already thrown more punches than most heavyweights would in fifteen minutes.  That was just the first minute.  The two would actually touch gloves two more times in the middle of Round 1, showing mutual respect for the willingness to stand and bang.  That willingness wouldn’t overcome Gaudinot’s desire to win the fight though, as he adroitly landed a takedown with a minute and a half left in the round.  That takedown would lead to some solid ground and pound as the round ended.

Round 2 started off with more of the same.  Lineker was winging wild shots with a great right hand to the body being the most effective part of his attack.  Gaudinot would consistently counter that with a sharp left hook to the chin.  Early in the round Lineker had already thrown over 200 punches.  Shortly into the round Lineker backed Gaudinot to the cage and landed a combination of shots that clearly staggered “Goodnight”.  That’s were the preparation came into effect as Gaudinot was able to quickly recover his equilibrium and launch an attack of his own.  That would lead to another takedown.  Lineker actually tried to go for a leg lock which Gaudinot defended properly by dropping all his weight on his leg.  That also trapped Lineker’s leg and led to some brutal ground and pound.  Lineker would show his fortitude by scrambling out from underneath and regaining his feet.  That was the opening Gaudinot was looking for though, as he quickly wrapped his left arm over the head of Lineker and locked his hands together for a standing, arm in guillotine.  That is an almost impossible move to finish, but Gaudinot wasn’t daunted, he simply jumped into guard, trapping Linekers right arm in the process.  With Lineker’s left arm already trapped by the guillotine he had nothing to defend the choke with.  He would try and slam Gaudinot to get free, but that plan backfired as putting the green haired one on his back only added pressure to the choke.  With both hands tied up Lineker was unable to tap, and he would eventually fall victim to the move that earned “Goodnight” his nickname.  It would be goodnight for Lineker and a great night for Gaudinot.

Lineker can take some solace in the Fight of the Night Bonus that he and Gaudinot would both take home.  The two threw nearly four hundred strikes between them in less than two full rounds.  Gaudinot, who earned the fight of the season bonus for his Ultimate Fighter bout, now adds a Fight of the Night Bonus to put in the college fund for his young daughter who he noticeably mentioned while sitting atop the cage with the smile of the victorious.  Just like Joe Rogan, I look forward to seeing “Goodnight” back in the Octagon soon!

Train with Louis Gaudinot at TSMMA Hoboken

Louis Gaudinot Post Fight Interviews and Press Conference (Gaudinot/Lineker awared Fight of the Night Honors)

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Louis Gaudinot Post Fight Interviews and Press Conference (Gaudinot/Lineker awared Fight of the Night Honors)

Congratulations to Louis on picking up the Fight of Night Honors for his ultra exciting bout against John Lineker.

Below are Post Fight  Interviews and Press Conference




Click here for Official UFC Post Fight interview video – http://www.ufc.com/media/FOX3-Lineker-Gaudinot-PF-INTV

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Louis Gaudinot Scores the Submission Victory Over John Lineker at UFC on Fox 3 (Play-by-Play Results)

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by Sherdog.com

Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

Round 1
It’s a flurry of activity in the opening seconds with both flyweights standing in the pocket and bombing away. Lineker scores with punches to the body and inside leg kicks, and he’s beginning to find his range with blistering hooks to the face of the American. Gaudinot’s long green hair has come undone and is completely covering his face less than halfway into the first round. Lineker keeps coming forward, throwing tight combinations to the body and head while mixing in leg kicks. Gaudinot tries to push forward and walks into another storm of punches. With 90 seconds left in the round, Gaudinot brings Lineker down and gets a respite from the strikes. It doesn’t last long, however, as Lineker gets active with horizontal elbows from his back. Gaudinot retaliates with some ground-and-pound and Lineker rolls underneath for a heel hook. It’s deep, but Gaudinot is in a good position to extract his leg with his back against the fence. Gaudinot tries to close out the frame pounding from side control but Lineker gets to his feet before the end.

Round 2
Gaudinot emerges for round two with his hair partially tied back up, at least enough that it won’t obscure his vision as badly as it did in the first frame. Gaudinot is pushing the pace now, staying busy with punching combos and high kicks. Lineker slugs him with a heavy left hand, then comes forward and unleashes a barrage of hooks and uppercuts against the fence. Gaudinot presses Lineker into the cage to slow the Brazilian’s momentum, but Lineker breaks out and walks him down. Big uppercuts and hooks to the body from Lineker, now a knee to the breadbasket, and Gaudinot replies with a spinning backfist which grazes. Gaudinot drives on a takedown and puts Lineker at the base of the fence. Gaudinot drops elbows from the open guard of Lineker. The American complains to ref Keith Peterson that Lineker is hitting him on the back of the head; Peterson tells him the strikes were connecting on the top of the head. Lineker rolls under for another leglock attempt, but he gets caught and eats some peppering left hands from Gaudinot, then a few elbows. Lineker shoves Gaudinot away and tries to stand, and Gaudinot charges forward to grab a guillotine. Gaudinot jumps guard to finish and the choke looks very deep. Lineker tilts over to his side and referee Peterson recognizes that the Brazilian has gone out cold. The technical submission finish comes officially at 4:54 of the second round.

UFC on FOX 3 Weekend Schedule of Events

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UFC on FOX 3 Weekend Schedule of Events


UFC® on FOX 3: WEIGH-INS
IZOD Center
50 State Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Weigh-in’s start at 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

This event is free and open to the General Public. Parking is also Free.

Come out and support Louis Gaudinot at the Weigh-in’s – IT’s a FREE event

If you can’t make it to the weigh-in in person, you can stream it online at UFC.COM

Saturday, May 5th- Fight Day

UFC® on FOX 3: DIAZ vs. MILLER
IZOD Center
50 State Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Details:
3:00 p.m. EDT > Doors open to arena
4:00 p.m. EDT > First Bout begins
This event is admission by ticket only- there are still plenty tickets available

If you can’t make it to the fights in person, you can watch Louis’ fight on Fuel TV – Fights start at 5pm

The main card will broadcast on Fox, starting at 8pm.

Afterparty planned@: Redds Resturant in Carlestadt, NJ

$50 Cover for Open Bar, Buffett, DJ and more..

Party starts at 11pm goes until 4AM

Redd’s Restaurant is located NEXT DOOR to the arena

 

 

TIGER SCHULMANN’S FAMILY NEEDS HELP!!

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TIGER SCHULMANN’S FAMILY NEEDS HELP!!

Dear Students and Parents,

This is our friend Tommie Lukowski. He is 23 years old and still volunteers as much as he can to help our local fire department. During our senior of high school, his family began to suffer when his father passed away. Shortly thereafter, Tommie was diagnosed with bone cancer. The doctors removed the bone from his right elbow and attempted to replace it with a prosthetic piece. Unfortunately, Tommie’s body rejected it and his arm has been filled with infections ever since. Between this and many other things that have gone wrong, Tommie has had over 40 surgeries. More recently he was diagnosed with leukemia which required a stem cell transplant from his sister. Throughout this time, doctors are working hard to help Tommie regain his health, however one problem always leads to another and things always seem to go wrong. Within the last month, Tommie has become very weak due to loss of muscle and tissue in h is arm as well as the severe atrophy in his lower body. Despite the fact that he has had to experience all of this, he remains positive and always asks how he can help YOU. Please help our friend Tommie fight his battle.  We have provided a link to all the information about our event coming up, and in order to make it a success we are asking for your help! You don’t have to be present to participate, but you’ve gotta be in it to win it!! Who wouldn’t want a chance to win an $8,000.00 vacation? See attached for details. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration! Click Here for Raffle Flyer

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