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The first fight on the main card will feature four time IFL vet and 1 time M-1 vet Bristol Marunde. He will be taking on four time M-1 vet and 1 time WEC vet Chuck “The Reverend” Grigsby. Bristol Marunde has a professional record of 12-6 and has fought big names such as Rich Attonito, Matt Horwich, Benji Radach, Noah Inhofer, and Shane Primm. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Bristol now resides in Las Vegas, NV and trains at Throwdown Training Center. He is looking to put another big win on his already impressive resume. His opponent Chuck “The Reverend” Grigsby is definitely going to be a big challenge. Standing 6’6” tall, Chuck started his professional career at Heavyweight before moving down to 205 pounds, and now all the way down to 185 pounds; so needless to say Chuck is a very large Middleweight. Chuck has a professional record of 19-6 with one of those fights being under the WEC banner and 4 times under the M-1 banner. Chuck has been battle tested and is looking forward to another good fight to add to his resume.

The second fight on the main card will be between Xtreme Couture coach Kui Gonsalves and legendary fighter Kit Cope. With only 2 professional fights under his belt, Kui Gonsalves has not yet tasted defeat and isn’t looking to have that happen anytime soon. Fighting Kit is a big step up in competition for Kui, but he says he is ready and excited for the challenge and is training very hard with all the top guys at Xtreme Couture. Kit Cope has a professional MMA record of 4-6, but don’t let that fool you, Kit has fought in the WEC, the UFC, Ring of Fire, King of the Cage, not to mention he is a four time World Muay Thai Champion with a Muay Thai record of 23-1. Kit trains with WEC star Scott Jorgenson at Combat Fitness in Boise Idaho, so you know he will be ready wherever the fight shall go. Being from Las Vegas originally, Kit is excited to fight in front of his hometown crowd and try to get another win on his record.

As we start closing in on the Main Event we will get the pleasure of watching three time WEC vet, and 4 time King of the cage vet, Dave Terrel take on Team Tompkins standout  “Filthy” Phil Dace. Dave Terrel sports a 6-4 professional record, with three of those fights being under the WEC banner and four fights under the King of the Cage banner.  Dave trains fulltime at Xtreme Couture and is anxious and ready to fight here in Las Vegas and try to get back in the win column. Dave also has someone in mind he would love to fight in a future SCC show, watch his video interview for those details… But he will have to get through “Filthy” Phil Dace first, which won’t be an easy task to say the least. Phil Dace is one of Team Tompkins top up and coming fighters, with a record of 6-2 he is ready to keep pushing forward and improving his career. When I mentioned this fight to “The Coach” Shawn Tompkins he was very excited for the matchup and has faith that Phil will get the job done and bring home the win. A win over a veteran like Dave Terrel would definitely be a career boost, so that is what Phil will be looking to do; get a win and keep moving up the ranks. This has all the makings of a great fight!

For the co-Main Event of the evening we will see a fight between John “Guns” Gunderson and Eric “Little Lee” Wisely. With over 40 fights, and a record of 31-11, John Gunderson has fought a long list of great talent such as Enoch Wilson, Charles Bennett, Bryan Caraway, Bart Palaszewski, Wagnney Fabiano, Ryan Schultz, Mark Holst, Yves Edwars, and many more.  He has fought in the IFL five times and the UFC three times. Needless to say there isn’t much this guy hasn’t seen. John trains with two great teams; Xtreme Couture as well as Team Tompkins. He is coming off a disappointing loss but is ready to get back to his winning ways and the best way to do that would be to take out Eric Wisely. Eric Wisely may not be a household name yet, but he is definitely a great prospect coming up the ranks. He has a pro record of 11-2 with two of those wins being over UFC lightweight Hermes Franca, and one of the losses by decision to UFC rising star Erik Koch. Wisely trains in multiple locations in the Midwest including UFC vet Spencer Fisher’s gym, as well as the very well known Roufusport Gym, working with legendary coach Duke Roufus. Eric is excited to get to fight on a big stage in Las Vegas and is going to try to make the most of it, and make a name for himself, by taking out John Gunderson at SCC 1.

The Main Event of the night will feature 2 time UFC vet Steve Lopez, he will be taking on five time UFC vet and one time EliteXC vet Justin Buchholz. Steve Lopez has put together an impressive record of 12-4. Two of those fights being under the UFC banner against tough competitors Jim Miller and Waylon Lowe. Steve is an Xtreme Couture fighter and has been training hard with some of the best in the world, and is ready to put on a show and get back on the winning track. That isn’t going to be easy though with an opponent like Justin Buchholz! Justin Buchholz sports a record of 8-6, but don’t let that fool you! He has fought nothing but top competition for the last 3 years. He’s been in the cage against opponents such as Mac Danzig, Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens, Terry Etim, Corey Hill, and Matt Wiman. Training out of Team Alpha Male, Justin has lots of great talent at his gym, including WEC/UFC superstar Urijah Faber. Justin always puts on an exciting fight and will be looking for a big win over Lopez. You definitely don’t want to miss it when these two clash in the middle of the SCC cage!

Please plan to join us tomorrow night for a great evening of exhibition boxing and kickboxing fights.

Doors will be open all day and the fights plan to kick off at 5pm.
* 9-10 Boxing and Kickboxing matches are planned.

Entry into the venue  is $10 for Non- Members – $5 for XCMMA Members.
Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Xtreme Couture Gi Foundation (

Headlining the event is two unbeaten professional Xtreme Couture fighters Ryan Couture vs. Jimmy Jones.

While many may see this as  glorified sparring these two have some what of a love hate relationship.

We asked Jimmy (Twink)  Jones about the fight and he said  “After he wakes up he is going to be a little confused and disoriented. I will be there to break the news to him as soon as he is conscious!”

Ryan Couture was more that angry when he learned of  the trash talking by Mr. Jones and Couture replied “Twink has been the cockiest girl in the gym for a while now.  That’s going to change tomorrow when I break his back and teach him to be humble!”

Sparks are going to fly as these two look to put on a memorable show for the ages!

So changes your plans, make your plans and get down here tomorrow night!

Instructors from Xtreme Couture teamed up at the North American Grapplng Association (NAGA) in Las Vegas on March 4th to demonstrate grappling techniques to the crowd.  NAGA holds events all over the United States and is one of the largest grappling tournaments in the world.  Pictured below are (far left)-John Hahn, Jimmy Jones, Kui Gonsalves, Dennis Davis and students.  Pictured (far right)-Kui Gonsalves, Dennis Davis, John Hahn and Jimmy Jones with student participant.


Join MMA Legend and UFC Hall of Fame Fighter Randy Couture Saturday May 7th, 2011 for a two wheel event – Charity Poker Run.

Event Registration Starts at 9am – 10:30am – Randy’s group leaves at 10am sharp. 

O School Choppers
5725 South Valley View
Las Vegas, NV 89118 

If you ride, then come out to support the men and women who protect this country everyday.  Brave soldiers who get injured need additional help above what the government can provide and that’s where the Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation comes into play.

Ride with:

Randy Couture – 6x UFC Champ
Cast of  “The Expendables”
Jay Glazer  – NFL (Fox)
Chris Angel – Illusionist
“BIG” John McCarthy  – MMA Referee
Tom Atencio – Affliction
David Zayas – Actor
Sean Flanery – Actor
Mike Austin – Musician
+Plus Many, Many More!

The Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, was founded by Randy Couture to honor the veterans of America’s Armed Forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 24,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesn’t include the many more suffering the mental effects.

Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave men and woman from the armed forces. Even though some of these men and woman are severely injured, they have the courage, strength and determination to win this battle.

The Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation’s goal is to help these brave men and women fulfill any of their unmet needs as they return back to civilian life.

Photos from our last event/

UFC 127 Viewing Party

When: Saturday, Feb 26th

Time: 6pm – PPV @ 7PM

Join us to watch UFC 127 on our huge 20ft. screen!
Watch from inside our cage or kick back on our mat area.

Ya we are not a bar and that’s how we like it!

Members Free – Guests $10.

Jimmy Jones versus Micah Stockton

Posted: November 16, 2010 by Xtreme Couture MMA in xtreme couture
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Xtreme Couture’s Amateur team has three guys to watch this weekend at two different venues.  See Zac Chance versus Trace Gray, Troy Remer versus Jimmy Like, and Shane Johnson versus Nikko Cataline at The Orleans on Friday night, while Pro Fighter Jimmy Jones takes on Micah Stockton and Amateur John Hahn battles Todd Willingham at The Eastside Cannery in Henderson on Saturday night at 7pm.

Tonight the Xtreme Couture Amateur Team is in action against Team Quest’s Amateur team.

In the night’s co-main event, Tuff-N-Uff 145-pound champion Jimmy Jones (6-3) represents Xtreme Couture against Team Quest challenger Jon Gorton (4-2).

An eight-time Tuff-N-Uff veteran, Jones opened his career in 2008 with three-straight decision losses. Since then, Jones has gone on a tear with six-straight wins – including four via stoppage – en route to claiming Tuff-N-Uff’s 145-pound title.

Meanwhile, Gorton, who earned a submission win under the Tuff-N-Uff banner in August 2009, has put together a 4-2 record and looks to halt Jones’ impressive run.

Xtreme Couture featherweight Eric Center (0-3) meets Team Quest’s Craig Cook (2-0), Xtreme Couture’s undefeated Gil Guardado (5-0) faces Team Quest’s Brandon Morris (4-2) in a 160-pound affair, Xtreme Couture lightweight Jake Swinney (3-0) squares off with Team Quest’s Marco Davila (0-0), Xtreme Couture lightweight John Hahn (2-0) clashes with debuting Team Quest fighter Ozzy Abarca (0-0), Xtreme Couture middleweight Zach Conley (3-0) tangles with Team Quest rookie Chris Herrerra (0-0), Xtreme Couture veteran welterweight Justin Jaynes (7-6) squares off with Team Quest’s Brock Pagen (2-0), and Xtreme Couture’s Jesse Romero (2-0) faces Team Quest’s Carlos Garcia (0-0).

If you can’t make the fight be sure to tune in for the live internet stream

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Todd Jackson by

Written on May 05, 2010


Photo courtesy of Bobby Deal of Vegas Vision Studios

It is often taken for granted or thought of as a given, the beat of a heart, the rush of a breath, the pulse of a touch.  We live our lives as completely as we can and experience all that comes along with what is sometimes a struggle and at other times a gift.

Many live a blessed and rewarding life, they take all they can away from their experiences and build a lifetime of memories.  Yet there are those who have to fight for every heart beat, every breath, every touch.  Their lives are no less vibrant, often times they are more so than the average life, because they who find life fleeting, cherishing every moment.  As do those whose lives they touch through their struggle.

It is the inspirational story of a young man by the name of Dylan, a young man in the fight of his life, and his experiences that will move you, and inspire you.  This young man is battling brain cancer at the tender young age of twelve.

There are no easy words to describe his fight, but it is encouraging to hear how he is living his life and the efforts of those who have come together to raise this young man up and reflect on his inspirational courage in the face of adversity that he must face head on.  Those who know Dylan describe him as “putting up a great fight and having the spirit of a true warrior.”

For every struggling warrior, there is another warrior waiting to pick him up if he falls, to protect him if necessary, or even carry him if that is what the battle calls for.

The sport of mixed martial arts brings with it a certain level of doubt, and misunderstanding by those who are less than appreciative of its finer points.  Main stream media smears MMA every chance it gets.  They will never tell you this story, a story that truly displays what the finest representatives of MMA will do to change this world for the better.

These are not knuckle draggers, these are no crazed maniacs, these are good people, caring people, people that will use their star to do good in this world.  There are those who use their position in this business to change lives and in the process change negative perception one situation at a time.

Enter Kevin Hoyt and his team at It Ain’t Chemo.  Hoyt runs an MMA based clothing brand with the idea that he can use his resources to help those in the fight against a foe he once found a way to conquer.  Hoyt is a cancer survivor and knows first hand the struggle of those who struggle with it today.  The theory behind IAC is that no matter how bad one might think things are going it is important to remember how much worse it could be.

Hoyt calls his efforts to help those battling cancer a “boots on the ground” effort.  Their funding doesn’t focus on research more so than it focuses on the individual who needs more immediate relief in so many ways.  Anything from warm blankets, to something as simple as a DVD player, really anything that will make these folks more comfortable as they press on in their fight up to and including anti nausea medicines which tend to be very pricey for patients.

With that in mind Hoyt began creating “Fashions Tough Enough To Take On Cancer” and has garnered the support of many prestigious interests in the MMA community.  His noble efforts have earned him the support of living legend Randy “The Natural” Couture and his people at Xtreme Couture.

In particular Randy’s son Ryan really raised the bar as he and fellow Xtreme Couture team mate Jimmy Jones personally spent time with the young man mentioned before, Dylan.  It was the combined efforts of Kevin Hoyt, the Xtreme Couture family, and brothers Barry and Jeff Meyer at Tuff-N-Uff that really laid the foundation for these noble efforts.

Our little warrior Dylan was invited to spend some time down at Xtreme Couture for a gauntlet of very exciting activities for any MMA fan, much less a twelve year old little boy.  While at the gym, Ryan Couture and Jimmy Jones showed Dylan some of the various aspects of how to train for an MMA competition.

Dylan was schooled on aspects including the heavy bags, and speed bags.  Couture and Jones also showed Dylan a few ground and pound techniques to put in his back pocket.  Then Dylan was taken to the Octagon and ring at Xtreme Couture to get his cage legs stretched and in shape.  Surely he got the work out of his life training at this world class and championship tested proving ground.  One would have to imagine, the little man enjoyed every moment.

So if all that was an ice cold hot fudge sundae for our friend Dylan to enjoy the cherry on top had yet to come.  Mr Jimmy Jones and Mr Ryan Couture both happen to be elite trained and premier up and coming mixed martial artists.  Both men cut their teeth under the Tuff-N-Uff banner where Jones is a current title holder and Couture recently spent his final fight as an amateur.

Well with that in mind, imagine the smile on the face of our warrior Dylan when he was told he would be in Couture’s corner for a three round match between he and Jones that day at Xtreme Couture.  Dylan was to give out instruction and advice while cornering his heroes, Couture in particular.  When it was all over little man was asked to choose who had won the match and after a hard fought battle for his new corner man Dylan, Couture found his hand raised.

Couture and Jones also gave our young warrior pair of gloves and rumor has it they haven’t been out of his sight since.

While this activity of course eventually had to come to a close for all those involved, the train ride had not yet come to a complete stop for young Dylan.  He was invited by the Meyer brothers mentioned earlier to attend Couture’s final fight as an amateur which was a very special event.

Dylan was also invited back to Tuff-N-Uff and asked to walk out with Mr. Jimmy Jones for his most recent title fight.  For those that don’t know this is an electrifying experience for someone watching, it is hard to imagine how alive Dylan must have felt making that walk under lasers, smoke, and music as they approached the ring.  Jones is signing the gloves he wore in his victory and giving them to Dylan this very week.

What an amazing experience for this young man who once again is in the fight of his life.  Dylan can’t tap, his corner can’t throw in the towel, he can’t walk away from this fight, he has to face it and fight it and live his life to the fullest that he can.  His heart and his will exemplify what it really means to fight, in the purest essence of the word.

Seeing him with his arms raised tells us he is strong in that fight and still willing and able to march forward with sun on his face and the wind at his back.  This kiddo has definitely found a boost in the efforts of those who put this all together though.  He’s been to lair of a legend and then found himself standing next to Randy Couture before sitting ring side for Jone’s championship fight.

It is obvious by the look on his face in pictures of him doing these things that life couldn’t be better right now.

That has a lot to do with the selfless and noble efforts of people like Kevin Hoyt of IAC, the Couture family, Jimmy Jones, Barry and Jeff Meyer at TNU, but most of all it has to do with Dylan.  This is a young man with the fire of life burning brightly in his eyes, and the fight of a Spartan deep in his heart, and the support of a legion of warriors willing to stand behind him and do anything to help him press on.