Josh Burkman Returns to WSOF With a Giant Win!

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Flavio Behring Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt and owner of Absolute MMA, Professor Rob Handley talks about his experience at World Series of Fighting 3, his relationship as a friend, a coach and fan of Josh Burkman and the next generation of … Continue reading

Mixed Martial Arts Training Culminates in Showdown Fights: Breakout Show

Showdown Fights: Breakout was a great show this last Saturday. Exciting fights and an electric atmosphere made for a great night.

Steve Sharp, exciting and fierce as always, finished Mario Espinoza in three minutes of the very first round. These boys talked about having a stand up, knockdown, knuckle and skull fight in their pre-fight interviews. They did not disappoint. Both fighters came out swinging with Steve getting the better of every exchange. Steve threw some monster leg kicks which had Mario limping and looking for a takedown as a way out. Not one to miss an opportunity, Steve cinched down a guillotine choke that ended the fight. Steve showed again why he is an exciting fighter out of the Absolute MMA camp with a quick and decisive finish.

Josh Burkman and Koffi Adzitso had a regular barn burner that went all three rounds. Both fighters laded hard punches with Burkman getting the better of the the takedowns. Neither gave an inch and gave everything they had to get the “W”. Josh got the unanimous decision but both walked away with respect for each other and adoration from the crowd.

Showdown Fights: Breakout got notice from mmaweekly.com. They posted fight results and a mention of Burkman’s win. Great show and great fights. We look forward to more of the same in the future.

J Burk’s thoughts on Hazelett

J Burks thoughts on Hazelett


In off-TV action, the welterweight theme continues in a highly-anticipated bout between Josh Burkman and Dustin Hazelett, both of whom are looking to get back in the win column after competitive defeats to Mike Swick and Josh Koscheck, respectively.

“Dustin Hazelett is a tough kid, and from what I hear has great game on the ground,” said Burkman, 20-5 overall, 6-3 in the UFC. “To tell you the truth
I haven’t watched film on him and I probably won’t. I don’t think he’ll be able to fight me like he’s fought other people. My coach Rob Handley has watched his fights and I’m confident in the game plan he will come up with. As far as me, I’m just gonna watch film on (Mike) Tyson. I’m knockin this dude out.”

For those of you that don’t know Josh has been in Las Vegas training with USBA Champion BJ Flores, Striking Unlimited and Extreme Couture. He will be returning to Salt Lake City to finish up his camp at the beginning of June for his fight with Hazelett, June 21st on Spike TV.