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John  “The Natural” Alessio, an Xtreme Couture fighter,  is set to return to the UFC after more than a five-year absense from the world’s largest MMA promotion. Alessio will replace injured Matt Wiman against Mark Bocek on the main card of UFC 145 in Atlanta April 21. The event will be headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans.

A 14-year MMA veteran, Alessio has only made three UFC appearances over the course of his career.

At UFC 26 on June 9, 2000, he lost via submission to then-welterweight champion Pat Miletich. Alessio wouldn’t return until almost six years later, when he dropped a close unanimous decision to Diego Sanchez at UFC 60. His last octagon appearance saw him lose a unanimous decision to Thiago Alves at UFC The Final Chapter on Oct. 10, 2006.

Alessio is currently riding a three-fight win streak and has been victorious in ten of his last 11 bouts.



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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. 

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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.

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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!

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BUY-IN: $225.00 / $100 Rebuy

WHEN: OCTOBER 30, 2010


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Fighters and Celebrities include: Randy Couture , David Zaya, Tyson Griffin, Ryan Couture, Martin Kampmann, Gray Maynard, Jason Ron, Ray Sefo, Mike Pyle, John Alessio, Carrot Top, Sean Flanery and many more!

W-1 Bad Blood – John Alessio vs Chris Clements

Xtreme Couture Fighter John Alessio has put together a four fight win streak with 2 of them taking place within the month of March.

Below is the entire fight which ended in a first round victory for Alessio Submission (Guillotine Choke)

John Alessio Back in Action @ W-1

Posted: March 11, 2010 by Xtreme Couture MMA in John Alessio
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With his win at Ring of Fire last week, former UFC welterweight John Alessio is back in the gym here at Xtreme Couture MMA and has indeed put himself on the right path following his decision to make major life changes.

No longer part of the Las Vegas party scene and now a dedicated gym rat, Alessio has won three fights in a row and continues to look increasingly more impressive each time out.

“The plan was to go in there and take care of business as fast as possible; especially with another fight being two weeks later,” Alessio told of his Ring of Fire win. “I wanted to go in and not get any bruises, cuts or injuries, and I was able to do just that.

“I was able to get control position on top and rained down a few elbows until he gave up his back and sunk in the signature rear naked choke.”

After defeating Matt Delanoit at Ring of Fire, Alessio has little time to celebrate as he replaces an injured Carlos Newton at the March 20 W-1: Bad Blood show against Chris Clements.

“I’ve got to totally shift gears now and completely refocus on a new opponent, a new style,” commented Alessio. “This guy is a stocky slugger and is really going to try to take my head off.

“This guy has really heavy hands so I expect this fight to be a little bit more of a brawl, a bit more of a stand-up match. It’s going to be tough, but I’m looking forward to going back to Canada and winning over some fans in Montreal.”

Rather than be concerned about the short turn-around between fights, Alessio is excited to get a chance to replace Newton and keep his own personal ball rolling.

“I love Carlos Newton, so it was a great honor to step into his big shoes and I hope I can fill them for the crowd,” exclaimed Alessio. “I just want to continue on the path I’m on right now.

“I’m feeling really good, really confident, and I’ve been working really hard and want to just keep showcasing my skills and earn that chance to compete in the UFC once again.”

As Alessio mentioned, with his current success he hopes to open the eyes of the promotion that has cut him twice previously.

“If I can pick up this fight with a win, that will be four in a row,” said Alessio. “With finishes in all my fights – two of them in the first round – I think I’m on the right path to opening the UFC’s eyes again.

“I’m really focused right now. I know what I have to do. I’ve changed my life. I’m training hard. I’m dedicated. So I feel only good things can happen from that.”

With petitions on Facebook by fans to have Alessio return to the UFC and his rejuvenated attitude, it may not be long before he finds himself where he wants to be.

“Thanks to my friends, family and my sponsors: Knockout Fight Wear, TapouT, Gamma-O, Shaw Chiropractic, Full Tilt Poker, and TCB Fight Wear,” he closed out. “All the fans that supported me for this last fight, you were awesome.

“It’s made me real emotional and I want to feed off that and keep going. I’m going to do it again in two weeks and keep the ball rolling.”

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 – by Mick Hammond –