Wrestling freep.com —  Cejudo, the freestyle champion in Beijing four years ago at 55 kilograms, fell to top-seeded Nick Simmons out of Michigan State, 3-0, 5-9, 5-2. Discuss »
Wrestling usatoday.com —  Jon Jones kept his light-heavyweight title belt by keeping Rashad Evans at the end of his strikes at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's show early Sunday. Jones earned a unanimous decision against Evans in the main event of UFC 145 in Atlanta. Two judges scored the fight 49-46. One had it 50-45, giving every round to the champion.







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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Junior Steve Andrus placed second at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 120 kg/264.5 pounds Greco-Roman division on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena after being selected as a wildcard. Andrus was impressive and notched multiple upsets in the challenge bracket, going 3-0, but fell to 2008 Olympian Dremiel Byers of the U.S. Army in the championship match. Discuss »
Wrestling freep.com —  It's been a relatively long and at times difficult wait for the diehard UFC fans since the last proper pay-per-view fight card, UFC 144 in Japan in late February. But that's nothing compared to what former Michigan State wrestler Rashad Evans, 32, has gone through, a 14-month-plus month wait for the chance to settle a seemingly never-ending score with former training partner and current champ Jon Jones. Injuries to both men had derailed the fight, but the hype surrounding their feud seemed to grow with each passing month. Discuss »
Wrestling sportsillustrated.cnn.com —  All fights have storylines. The best ones have elevator pitches. When Jon Jones defends his UFC light heavyweight title Saturday against Rashad Evans, it will mark the first time in organization history that former teammates under the same trainer have fought one another for a championship. It's the type of internecine plotline -- meaty enough for connoisseurs but accessible to newcomers -- that surely has Dana White blinking dollar signs. Discuss »
Wrestling usatoday.com —  The rift between former teammates Jon Jones and Rashad Evans fuels the Ultimate Fighting Championship's latest storyline, but the quality of the bout itself might come down to their familiarity. "He already knows what Jon does," says one of Evans' main coaches, Mike Van Arsdale. "He's familiar with Jon. Anytime you see teammates fighting, it's way better than a normal fight. … Some of your best fights are in the practice room in MMA." Discuss »
Wrestling lfpress.com —  If you’ve been following MMA the last couple years, you already know the story of Jon Jones and Rashad Evans. Former training partners turned rivals, the two have been destined to fight since Jones took the UFC light-heavyweight championship from Mauricio (Shogun) Rua while subbing in for an injured Evans two years ago. Evans then left Jackson’s MMA and formed his own camp, the Blackzilians, in south Florida.

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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The 2011-12 Michigan State wrestling season didn't go as planned for head coach Tom Minkel, his staff and the 31 wrestlers on the roster. Multiple injuries throughout the season and young wrestlers in the lineup cost Michigan State in the Big Ten, the toughest wrestling conference in the county. Discuss »
Wrestling chicoer.com —  The most decorated Trojan in the Orland High wrestling program's history is now going to be a Spartan.
Hermilo Esquivel Jr. signed a national letter of intent to wrestle for Michigan State University on Tuesday in a ceremony at the school attended by family, friends, coaches and teammates. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  MSU junior heavyweight wrestler Steve Andrus received an invitation to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 120-kilogram/264.5-pound weight class in the Greco-Roman division as one of two wildcard selections, USA Wrestling recently announced. Discuss »
Wrestling mmamania.com —  "The Bully," who recently relocated to train at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, Calif., will now have to fight his way back toward the top of the 155-pound mountain, starting with the hairy and scary Clay Guida at the upcoming UFC on FX 4 event, scheduled for June 22, 2012, In Atlantic City, New Jersey. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team is inviting fans, family and friends to partake in the 2012 team awards banquet to bid farewell to graduating senior wrestlers and to celebrate the conclusion of the 91st season of Michigan State wrestling.
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Wrestling statenews.com —  Several times this season, MSU appeared to have turned the corner and figured things out, but for every step forward, the Spartans would take two steps back. At no point in the season was this more evident than in the Feb. 5 loss on senior day to then-No. 6 Ohio State, in which the Spartans fell 24-13. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Senior Curran Jacobs advanced in the consolation bracket at 174 pounds with a 5-1 decision over Seth Creasy of Lock Haven and a fall over Ryan LeBlanc of Indiana in session three of the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Anthony Jones Jr. (157), Ian Hinton (184) and Steve Andrus (heavyweight) were each eliminated after dropping consolation round-four matches in Friday's third session at the Scottrade Center. Each went 1-2 in the tournament. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  In the second session of the NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday night at Scottrade Center, 184-pounder Ian Hinton won his consolation match but Anthony Jones Jr. (157), Curran Jacobs (174) and Steve Andrus (HWT) lost in their third-round matches. Additionally, Dan Osterman (149) and David Cheza (165) were eliminated with loses in the consolation bracket. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The NCAA Wrestling Championships kicked off Thursday afternoon at the Scottrade Center with first and second-round matches. No. 10 seed Anthony Jones Jr. (157), Curran Jacobs (174) and Steve Andrus (heavyweight) each recorded victories for Michigan State and advanced to the third-round Thursday night. Discuss »
Wrestling statenews.com —  Seniors 157-pounder Anthony Jones Jr., 165-pounder David Cheza, 174-pounder Curran Jacobs and 184-pounder Ian Hinton all will be wrestling for the final time in a green and white singlet. Juniors 149-pounder Dan Osterman and heavyweight Steve Andrus can use the experience at the tournament to help build toward their own wrestling success with MSU in the future. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Six Spartan wrestlers - Steve Andrus (heavyweight), David Cheza (157 pounds), Ian Hinton (184), Curran Jacobs (174), Anthony Jones Jr. (157) and Dan Osterman (149) - will represent Michigan State in this week's NCAA Wrestling Championships held Thursday-Saturday (March 15-17) at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Six Spartans automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships based on their performances at the Big Ten Championships last weekend at Purdue: junior Dan Osterman (149 pounds), senior Anthony Jones Jr. (157), senior David Cheza (165), senior Curran Jacobs (174), senior Ian Hinton (184) and junior Steve Andrus (heavyweight). Discuss »
Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Five Michigan State wrestlers have qualified for the NCAA Championships following their performances in the Big Ten Championships on Saturday at Mackey Arena on the campus of Purdue University. Anthony Jones Jr. (157 pounds), David Cheza (165), Curran Jacobs (174), Ian Hinton (184) and Steve Andrus (HWT) have all earned bids to nationals. Discuss »