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Tuff-N-Uff and
Xtreme Couture Present

Round 2: Knock Out
Cancer for Candlelighters Kids




WHAT:          Mixed martial arts fight promoter, “Tuff-N-Uff” and Xtreme Couture, which is home to some of the best MMA fighters like Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort will present more than 10 full contact amateur MMA bouts to raise money for children with cancer.

“As MMA fighters, we wear our scars as a badge of honor from the fights we win and lose,” said Ron Frazier, Head Trainer at Xtreme Couture. “These brave children have scars from
their battle against cancer and it is important for all of us to come together as an MMA community to raise money for such a worthy organization to help them win their fight against this disease.”

All proceeds to benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes free food, beverages and a chance to win raffle prizes.
Tickets can be purchased online at Please bring an unwrapped toy as a donation to a Candlelighters child.

Professional MMA fighters are expected to make an appearance at the event to show their support of Candlelighters and the children and families its supports.

Friday, October 14 6:00 p.m. 

Xtreme Couture  * 4055 W. Sunset Road * Las Vegas, NV 89118

With more than 25 many programs,  Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada provides assistance for quality-of-life issues that are a large part of the childhood cancer experience, including disease-specific education and emotional support. In certain circumstances, Candlelighters also offers families much-needed financial support. Some of the most vital services Candlelighters provide include: patient advocacy, emergency assistance, travel for treatment, family counseling, survivor scholarships and other programs and services such as meal tickets, hospital visits, toy boxes for out-patient clinics, financial aid guidance, bereavement support and much more.


Tuff-N-Uff & Xtreme Couture MMA Present:

Round 2: Knockout Cancer for Candlelighters Kids

When:  FRIDAY  – OCTOBER 14th, 2011

Time:  6pm – 11:30pm

Where: Xtreme Couture MMA
4055 West Sunset
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Fights: 10+ Full Contact MMA Bouts

Free Stuff:  Free Appetizers, Drinks and Entertainment

Auction: Silent Auction, Raffle & Event T-Shirts

Tickets: $25 Per Person

To purchase tickets or more information go to or call 702.616.1022

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.

Tuff-N-Uff – Las Vegas’ premier amateur mixed martial arts organization – is proud to announce the promotion’s return to the Orleans Hotel & Casino on Friday, Feb. 11, with the 15-bout event “Tuff-N-Uff: Xtreme Couture vs. Team Quest II.”

Fighters from UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture MMA camp will look to again defeat the traveling crew PRIDE, UFC and Strikeforce great Dan Henderson’s Team Quest Temecula academy. Xtreme Couture claimed victory in the first meeting between the two academies, which took place in August 2010.

In addition to the Xtreme Couture vs. Team Quest series, the Feb. 11 event will also feature a Tuff-N-Uff lightweight title fight, as current champion Dustin Chevalier (4-2) meets undefeated 10th Planet Riverside fighter Sean Bollinger (1-0-1), as well as a key semifinal bout in Tuff-N-Uff’s talent-laden 145-pound female tournament – which kicked off this past November – as undefeated prospects Tori Adams (3-0) and Ashlee Evans-Smith (2-0) meet in the ring.

“The first Xtreme Couture vs. Team Quest series provided such an exciting night of fights, and the two camps are ready to face off again,” Tuff-N-Uff president Barry Meyer said. “The quality of athletes from these two academies is truly world-class, and I’m sure they’ll deliver another great night of fights.

Tickets for “Tuff-N-Uff: Xtreme Couture vs. Team Quest II,” which start at just $25, are available at the Orleans Hotel & Casino’s box office or online at and

Fans from around the globe can watch the fights live at or, while highlights of the action air in more than 47 million homes across the nation on Tuff-N-Uff’s weekly series, which airs on SportsSouth and Sun Sports.

The evening’s main event features lightweight champ and Striking Unlimited disciple Chevalier seeking the first defense of a belt he earned with a second-round TKO stoppage of Tyson Chartier this past September. A three-time Tuff-N-Uff veteran, Chevalier has earned three career wins via stoppage – including two in the opening round.

Meanwhile, Bollinger looks to remain undefeated in his second bid for the Tuff-N-Uff 155-pound belt. The head instructor of 10th Planet Riverside, Bollinger made a memorable bid for the belt against Ryan Couture in March 2010. The jiu-jitsu ace locked in a deep triangle choke attempt that left Couture unconscious just as the bell sounded to end the second round. Couture continued, and the matchup was judged a draw after three rounds.

In female action, Greg Jackson’s MMA product Adams meets Evans-Smith with a shot at Taylor Stratford for the title on March 12th.

Adams looks for the fourth-straight win to open her amateur career despite suffering an exhibition-bout split decision loss to Tamikka “Boom Boom” Brents in the tourney quarterfinals. Adams was granted passage when Brents competed eight pounds heavier than the bout was scheduled for. Despite the massive disadvantage, Adams fought valiantly and many feel she still won.

Meanwhile, Evans-Smith utilized a controlling grappling game in her quarterfinal matchup against kickboxing specialist Jessamyn Duke en route to a clear-cut unanimous-decision win. The bout was the Gladiator Training Academy’s first under the Tuff-N-Uff banner.

The winner of the Adams vs. Evans-Smith bout meets teenage prospect Taylor Stratford in a March tournament final with Tuff-N-Uff’s inaugural 145-pound female championship on the line.

Other intriguing main-card matchups include a rematch between female 135-pounders Emily Peters-Kagan (2-1) and T.J. Cunanan (3-2), who have a score to settle after Peters-Kagan earned a hotly contested split-decision win in their initial August 2010 meeting, while top bantamweight prospects Jerry Shapiro (4-0) winning all by submission and trains at legendary Cobra Kai takes on to the very game Jamie Hernandez (4-1) looking to take on the toughest guys out there at 135.

The full fight card is available for viewing at, and the entire event will stream live on

Come see “The future stars of mixed martial arts!”

We at Xtreme Couture MMA would like to dedicate this Member of the Month to Jake “Rorschach” Swinney. Jake has shown great discipline and continues to develop in the sport of MMA. He always works hard and we believe his talent and great work ethic will take him far. Good Job Jake!

“Jake is quickly becoming one of the best grapplers in the gym. He is my protégée. Jake also, recently won his fourth straight fight in Tuff-N-Uff with some of the best techniques ever used in any amateur fight. He assists coaches with training students.”
– Coach Neil Melanson

“Jake is a humble person overall. He trains hard, works hard and is always looking to improve his fight game. Not once does he complain and is a great student and partner to train with.”
–          Coach Kui Gonsalves

“He is one of the hardest working students, top member of the amateur team, very enthusiastic and come to work hard everyday. As an amateur team member, he keeps improving every time he fights. Sky is the limit for Jake.”
– Coach Ron Frazier




Xtreme Couture Fighters Have Strong Showing at Tuff-N-Uff

Posted: April 14, 2008 by Xtreme Couture MMA in Uncategorized
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Tuff-N-Uff Mixed Martial Arts put on the first sanctioned all amateur MMA show in the State of Nevada Saturday. Held in the Tropicana the show drew a huge crowd and featured 22 bouts. The rules for the amateur fights are the same rules you are accustomed to seeing in the UFC minus knees and elbows. Also the fights featured three 2 minute rounds.

Mark Phan, Justin Linn, Chance Torres, Eddislav Mighelov and Antonio “Kimo” Yadao represented the gym. The guys went 4-1 on the night and Chance Torres won the Fight of the Night (in this observer’s opinion).

Shawn Tompkins, Sam Stout, Mike Pyle, Ron Frazier and Phil Friedman cornered the guys. Jay Hieron, Gray Maynard, Mike Whitehead, John Gunderson and Kevin Randelman were all in attendance watching the fights.

The next Tuff-N-Uff show is in late May. It was an action packed night of fights and for the $20 ticket price you can’t go wrong.