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Former UFC fighter Sherman Pendergarst Succumbs to Cancer

Written on July 20, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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45-year-old Sherman Pendergarst has been battling rectal and colon cancer for two years

MMA veteran Sherman Pendergarst Sherman Pendergarst has died this morning, after his two-year battle with rectal and colon cancer. He was just 45. Pendergarst was born in Baltimore. He left his job as a mortgage broker to train under Pendergarst coach Pat Miletich and settled in Bettendorf, Iowa.

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MMA Best Fighter: Pat Miletich

Written on August 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The first UFC welterweight champion, Pat Miletich, makes his way to Fighting Insider's list of MMA's best fighter.

Pat Miletich was born as Patrick Jay Miletich on March 9, 1968. He is the first UFC Welterweight Champion and the UFC 16 tournament title holder. He is also the founder of Miletich Fighting Systems, which trained notable MMA fighters like Jens Pulver, Matt Hughes, Tim Sylvia and Robbie Lawler.

During his high school years, Pat Miletich wrestled and played football at Bettendorf High School in Iowa. Albeit he originally planned to play football after graduating from high school, he decided to wrestle in junior college. But his mother eventually got ill due to heart problems, forcing him to leave school and take care for her. Pat Miletich revealed in his past interviews that he began fighting to actually help pay for his mother’s bills.

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Kenny Garner vs Pat Bennett Headlines M-1’s next Showtime Event

Written on June 15, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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M-1 will make its second promotional effort in Showtime on July 8, featuring a heavyweight match between Kenny Garner and Pat Bennett.

M-1 announced last Tuesday that their second promotional event in Showtime will air from The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California. Headlining the upcoming event is a heavyweight bout, pitting Kenny Garner and Pat Bennett.

Kenny Garner will replace Guram Gugenishvili, who was forced out of the event due to injuries in his left arm and wrist. Pat Bennett, on the other hand, is coming from a decision win over Alexander Volkov. Their match-up will serve as a rematch, since both fighters met in September 2010 and Kenny Garner won via first round TKO in M-1 Selection Americas Tournament.

The upcoming tournament will mark M-1’s second installment in Showtime, and will kick off on July 8.

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