On Friday, March 21, Unified Martial Arts fighter Heather Bassett (1-0) is scheduled to battle Midwest Training Center’s Fallen Fox (3-1) at XFO 50 in Chicago. The XFO event is the organizations historic 50th professional event. It contains all pro MMA bouts. XFO 50 is taking place in the windy city at the UIC Pavilion. Doors swing open at 5 P.M. CST and fists begin to fly an hour later.
Bassett has been training nearly four years at Unified Martial Arts. UMA is located in remote Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. When Bassett arrived she was full of raw and zero experience in MMA. Under the guidance of Owner/Head trainer Mike Biddle, Heather “Hand Guns” Bassett has transformed into a talent fighter.
Former world champion boxer Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native Venezuela, police said Tuesday.
Cermeno, a World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight (max weight 122 pounds) and featherweight (max weight 126 pounds) champion in the 1990s, was found shot to death Tuesday on a road in the central state of Miranda, local police chief Eliseo Guzman said.
If you were connected with AMA Fight Club’s Mike Constantino on the social networking site LinkedIn you would have recently received a request to congratulate him on his appointment as the new President of the Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC).
Constantino, an inductee into the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame, long time head of American Marital Arts (AMA), coach, and trainer, can now add ‘President’ to his resume and profile.
An exciting amateur bout is will be taking place under the lights in Madison, Wisconsin this Saturday night. Featherweights Andrew Attebury (5-3) of Roufusport will stand tall against Alex Gilpin (2-0) of Fight Prime. Chosen Few Fighting Championships invades Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center. The fights kick off at 6 P.M. CST for the anticipated fight card in front of a sold out crowd.
Saturday night “Smile’N” Sam Alvey will be entering a ring for a kickboxing match against Sergio Pique. The match will be taking place at the Pechanga Casino in Temecula, California, Alvey’s adopted home town. Alvey has been given a unique leisure that most MMA fighters can never afford, an opportunity to fight in-between his Maximum Fighting Championship bouts (MFC).
The Waterford, Wisconsin native is fighting a heavyweight kickboxing match, giving up nearly 20-30 pounds. Alvey fights at middleweight in his MMA career for MFC, and is coming off an impressive victory over Jason Smith that earned him the MFC middleweight belt.
Many times in life a passion for an individual can begin to fizzle out over time and methodical repetition. For Marissa Biese, her passion of photography started to lose its luster until being introduced to Mixed Martial Arts. MMA photography grasped Biese’s attention and ran.
While finishing up her Cross-Studio degree in graphic design and photography, with a minor in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Biese was assigned a class project that introduced her to a world she was just becoming familiar with. Signing up at Roufusport Academy in August taking a kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu class as a way to stay in shape, the senior in college saw an opportunity to use a hobby as a benefit for class.
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar made the short trip via the Garden State Parkway North to park himself at Tiff’s Bar and Grill in Pequannock, N.J., alongside UFC middleweight stand out, Uriah Hall last night, just hours after the UFC 169 weigh-ins were held at the Prudential Center in Newark.
The private event was put on by MMA Signatures and MMA Fight Music Producer and National Recording Artist, Mikey Rukus.
Tonight on UFC 169 prelims Long Island’s Al “Raging” Iaquinta jumps into the cage for his fourth UFC match. Iaquinta is set to fight Detroit’s Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee. The lightweight battle is between UFC new-comer Lee and Iaquinta, whom holds a 2-1 record inside the octagon. Prelim fights are set to take place on FS1 at 8 P.M. EST.
The UFC new-comer Kevin Lee makes his debut as an undefeated fighter. His 7-0 record is on the line. He has finished his last four opponents by the way of submission.
Milwaukee will be treated to a Top up-and-coming welterweight Friday night at the North American Fighting Championships (NAFC) in the historic Eagles Club Grand Ballroom at the Rave. Zak Ottow will take on Josh Thorpe of Drive MMA-Cincinnati, Ohio for his eighth professional bout.
Entering this fight Ottow is on a six fight win streak with all finishes. Thorpe jumps into the cage hungry looking to turn his two fight skid around. Ottow (6-1) suffered his only loss in his professional debut against UFC welterweight Mike “Biggie” Rhodes. Thorpe (12-12) is a wrestler with a great deal of experience that may be hidden behind his .500 record. The Drive MMA fighter has fought in M-1 Global and several UFC veterans.
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