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.
On Saturday Feb., 15, inside the sold out Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wis., Chosen Few Fighting Championships launched their first ever event.
From the start it was evident that Madison fight fans missed the sport of Mixed Martial Arts as lines of people were out the doors and into the lobby waiting to get in to see a night of fantastic amateur bouts as well as the main and co-main events which showcased some of the top local professionals.
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.
Mixed Martial Arts is a fascinating sport that allows two athletes to enter into an agreement to compete for supremacy. As MMA continues to become the world’s fastest growing sport, a controversial topic among fans, writers, and athletes has been scoring. Social media explodes every time there is a controversial decision and even executives of organization have ridiculed judges for their shocking decisions.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s President Dana White has openly disagreed with several outcomes of fights, including welterweight title fight between Hendricks and St.Pierre.
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.
Here are photos from the North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) this past Friday, January 31, 2014. The event took place at the Eagles Club Grand Ballroom at the Rave in Milwaukee. The fight card included fighters Larry Watson, Kali Robbins, Kevin Vazquez, Christian Vazquez, Rob Coulliard, Raquel Magdaleno, Emmanuel Sanchez, and many more. All photos take at the NAFC Super Brawl were taken by Marissa Biese Photography.
On Saturday Feb. 15, live MMA action returns to Madison, Wis., with a new promotion, Chosen Few Fighting Championships, and looks to bring fight fans the best in local talent as well as rising young stars of the MMA community.
Since 2004, Madtown Throwdown ran by Pat O’Malley and assisted by Josh Sterry, has been one of the Midwest’s premier MMA promotions showcasing talents that have gone on to fight for major organizations like the UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, Resurrection Fighting Alliance, and World Series of Fights.
Last Night the North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) produced another remarkable event for the fans of Milwaukee. NAFC Super Brawl was hosted at the historic Eagles Club Grand Ballroom at the Rave. At full capacity the Grand Ballroom exploded during every fight as the action was nonstop for the Brew City fans.
A pro debut for two strawweight fighters in the women’s division headlined the stacked card. Raquel Magdaleno of Roufusport went three rounds with Albuquerque, New Mexico fighter Amanda Lovato. Lovato fights out of Judgement MMA and challenged Magdaleno for three rounds with her leg kicks despite losing by unanimous decision. The former Menlo College wrestler persevered through the leg assault to toss her a couple of times for takedowns and earn a double leg takedown as well.
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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