The largest online mixed martial arts superstore, TITLE MMA, didn’t just pop out of nowhere. In fact, TITLE MMA evolved from boxing to both a boxing and MMA megastore.
TITLE Boxing started primarily as a boxing equipment company. That being said, mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing have used boxing and boxing equipment as a part of their training regimes, and it was a natural progression for TITLE Boxing to expand its offering to more specialized equipment for other combat sports.
How would you like to get paid to train? Or get paid to fight, even at the amateur level?
Brawler Boards, the only company that creates skateboards and snowboards for fight fans, is looking for up and coming combat sport athletes to grow its amateur fight team. They have already sponsored Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton and UFC veteran Josh Neer, but are now focusing on amateur fighters.
“Our mission is to help people achieve their dreams,” explained Kahan Claxton, founder of Brawler Boards.
Georges St. Pierre has been embroiled in controversy since the announcement of his split decision victory over Johnny Hendricks at UFC 167 in Las Vegas. Many fans, as well as UFC President Dana White felt Johnny Hendricks won the match hands down. However, the judges cage side disagreed. Following the win GSP went on an odd tangent claiming he would step away from the sport to deal with personal issues.
On today’s special conference call with the media St. Pierre held true to his word. While he answered many questions regarding the title he still left those on the call wondering, “What is so pressing in his life that he would walk away from MMA in his prime?”
This past weekend at the North American Fighting Championship the main event between Roufusport fighter Christian Vazquez and Kurstan Davenport, an independent fighter of Burlington, Iowa pulled a Nick Diaz. Davenport never arrived for the fight after being scheduled to work.
Davenport was set to fight in his second professional bout. The unprofessional independent fighter decided to never leave his Iowa home after being given time post weigh-ins to arrive for the match. The Burlington, Iowa native, 33, had an extensive amateur record. Before turning pro, Davenport had a 6-6 record. Showing up and making weight was not a new experience for the 0-1 professional.
In Milwaukee on a brisk December evening amateur bantamweight fighter Ode “The Oddity” Osbourne out of Waukesha-MMA earns a unanimous decision after three rounds over Jon Morrison at the North American Fighting Championship at the Rave Eagles Club Ballroom.
Osbourne went on the attack throwing several strikes once the bout began. The Waukesha-MMA fighter relied on his speed and foot work to out strike Morrison through three rounds. His timing improved over the course of three rounds.
As the main event on the undercard, Larry Watson of Roufusport will fight Ben Deleon of Bushido Sports Center, from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Watson and Deleon are both holding 3-1 records entering the bout tonight. Deleon is taking a five hour journey to Milwaukee from Indiana to fight Watson at the North American Fighting Championship “UNRIVALED” MMA at the Rave in Milwaukee Saturday, December 7, 2013.
The amateur bout will be a lightweight fight as the main event on the undercard. Deleon is coming off a victory by submission via Guillotine choke in round one at one minute. His win comes after his first defeat at GECF 15. The first loss came by a submission in the first round. Before his first loss, the previous two bouts were TKO victories in the first round.
Tonight Waukesha-MMA’s fighter Ode “The Oddity” Osbourne will battle in an amateur bout against Jon Morrison of Fight Prime out of Madison, WI, in a bantamweight matchup. Osbourne is a nation’s top prospect at bantamweight fighting out of Wisconsin area. He’s the owner of an unblemished amateur record of four wins and zero losses.
Their bout is the first fight on the amateur card at the North American Fighting Championships “UNRIVALED” MMA. The fights take place tonight at the Rave, Saturday December 7, 2013. Doors open at 5PM. Undercard is set to pop off inside the cage at 5PM Central Standard Time and the Main Card launches at 7PM CST.
They say a picture can tell 1,000 words. Such is the case for the photos that Championship Graphics owner and designer, Joshua Hernandez has done for the sports world.
Championship Graphics, designers of sports graphics, websites and apparel has created some of the most phenomenal promotional pieces that you will see, and you may even recognize some of them too.
“I'm currently involved in mostly MMA and Pro Wresting but I do a little bit of everything. I recently designed a few shirts and posters for The Smashing Pumpkins,” Hernandez said.
Holly Holms has quickly amassed an MMA record of 5-0. This Friday she'll put her unbeaten record to the biggest test to date, taking on veteran Angela Hayes. Hayes is a gritty boxer who boasts impressive stand-up skills of her own, and has twelve pro fights under her belt.
Holm's name has been getting mentioned alongside the likes of Christine Cyborg and Rhonda Rousey. It's seems inevitable that a marquee match-up is not far in the future. Holms stock will certainly rise with a win over Hayes, making it just a matter of time before Holms is at the pinnacle of MMA.
On the first of December the second annual Grapple at the Garden will invade Madison Square Garden. Grapple at the Garden is presented by Suplay.com featuring a main event between Kyle Dake and Bubba Jenkins. The co-main event will be featuring Frankie Edgar and Phillipe Nover.
The first session of wrestling will begin at 10AM and will resume at noon for session two. Tickets can be purchased at TheGarden.com ranging $20.00 - $50.00. Sixteen college varsity teams will be present at the competition in the world’s most famous arena.
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