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  • Jackson's MMA Series IX: Cerda Scores Upset Over Gomez, Tucker Remains Perfect

    Frank Gomez (10-6, Jackson-Winkeljohn) suffered a heart-wrenching technical loss to Premier MMA's Aaron Cerda (4-3) at Jackson's MMA Series 9, held for the first time at Tingley Coliseum on the New Mexico State Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Gomez, father of a newborn baby girl, was originally slated to face Mikey "The Burque Bulldog" Lovato as the main event, but Lovato suffered a knee injury just a week before the event. Cerda, a third degree black belt in Kajukembo and martial arts practitioner of 10 years, had been working for the last several weeks with other fighters in his gym who had potential matches on the card; so with only six days' notice,...
  • Rogue Warrior Championships: Schoonover Earns TItle With Head Kick Knockout Over Roane

    Thursday night in Green Bay at the Oneida Casino, the heavyweight title was up for grabs in title town. Former U.S. Army veteran Alonzo Roane faced off against fellow U.S. Army veteran Darrewll "The Boss" Schoonover for the Rogue Warrior Championship. The headline bout went three rounds of the possible five, earning fight of the night honors for the constant action. The heavyweights displayed tremendous heart in the bout as the fight went deep into the third round. It was action-packed with heavy strikes, knees being blasted to the face and body, plus loads of grappling as they tried to submit each other. The title fight was one exciting brawl that brought the crowd out of their s...
  • Rogue Warrior Championships Live Results and Play-by-Play Coverage from @USCombatSports Twitter Account

    Mixed martial arts action takes center stage in northern Wisconsin tonight as the Rogue Warrior Championships invade Oneida Casino in Green Bay. The card features a heavyweight championship main event between Darrill Schoonover and Alonzo Roane, a co-main event between Scott Thomatz and Robert Washington, and a number of Wisconsin prospects including Gerald Meerschaert, Mike Rhodes, and Matt Gauthier. Tonight's live results from US Combat Sports will be done exclusively on Twitter from USCS Reporters Jake Larsen and Kyle Carroll. Follow along with all of the updates at @USCombatSports all night long. Coverage begins at 7 pm.
  • Warrior Nation: Ordoyne, Kelly and Berube Emerge Victorious

    This past weekend Western Massachusetts went full throttle as Warrior Nation provided countless moments that left the crowd wanting more mixed martial arts action. From the falling tree knockout in the middleweight matchup that broke a floorboard, all the way to the fight of the night Warrior Nation really came through, putting on a great show at a great venue. Lighting and seats couldn't have been more perfect, unless of course if you consider great Asian Cuisine and mma a match made in heaven. Warrior Nation had its fair share of complications though as Jesse Camp, promoter, Match Maker and owner of Warrior Nation, found himself scrambling in the weeks leading up to the event. Many ...
  • Warrior Nation: Billy Giovanella Outlasts Dan Cormier in Unanimous Decision Victory

    Dan Cormier, of Team Tri Force and Billy Giovanella had avoided bumping into one another during their days on the amateur circuit. By no means other than luck, these two state champion wrestlers had avoided a clash until now. This classic matchup between two of the most well rounded fighters and accomplished wrestlers in the state of Massachusetts was set to take place as the co main event for Warrior Nation. Until chance saw them fill a needed void as one of the main event's competitors had to pull out due to injury. Elevated to main event, this fight promised to be a technical battle between two of New England's best. As the first round of the main event started, Giovanella was...
  • Bellator 73: Roufusport Lightweight Zack Underwood Gets Revenge on Chris Coggins With a Decision Victory

    The second time was a charm this weekend for Roufusport fighter Zach Underwood. The Tennessee-native who spends time training in Milwaukee avenged in earlier loss in his career by earning a unanimous decision victory over Chris Coggins at Bellator Fighting Championships 73. Serving as the night's local featured fight, albeit non-televised due to Bellator's programming style, Underwood sent his fans in Mississippi home with a victory while improving his record to an impressive mark of 10-4. "I feel I performed well, but of course, I'm my biggest critic, and I think there were a few things I could have done better," Underwood said of his performance. "But a win ...
  • Rothwell MMA and LCCT BJJ Go Undefeated in Illinois; Jackson Wins Title and Angeloff Delivers Brutal Knockout

    When a 42-fight veteran that has spent time in the world's biggest fighting organizations calls a knockout "one of the most brutal things I've ever seen in the sport", you know you did something right. Such was the case over the weekend for Tom Angeloff and his Rothwell MMA and LCCT BJJ teammates Russell Jackson, Nolan McCray, and Ryan Rodorigo who all reigned victorious at Topp Fighting MMA's "Battle of the Warriors 2" in Waukegan, Illinois. While head coach Ben Rothwell's prediction of winning all five fights fell just short – only because James Bochnovic's opponent left the arena an hour before the fight and was never seen again – the impress...
  • Rick Glenn Stops Tristan Johnson at Score Fighting Series 5; Is 'The Gladiator' UFC Ready?

    Rick Glenn seems to improve each and every time he steps into the cage as the Roufusport featherweight improved his unbeaten streak to nine with a decisive second round stoppage over Canadian prospect Tristan Johnson at theScore Fighting Series 5 in Hamilton, Ontario over the weekend. Continuing to showcase that he has what it takes to thrive against top-level opponents, "The Gladiator" utilized an impressive array of takedowns and ground-and-pound before forcing the stoppage at 4:26 into the second round. Having not lost a bout in nearly 30-months, the Iowan has looked unstoppable since making the move to Milwaukee to train alongside the likes of Ben Askren, Erik Koch, and Antho...
  • King of the Mat 6 Exceeds Expectations and Draws Grapplers from Around the Northeast

    A plethora of individuals from all different walks of life made their way to the city of Springfield, Massachusetts to test their skills against other competitors with the exact same intentions. "King of the Mat" is a tournament hosted by local mixed martial artist, Nick Newell, and Fighting Arts Academy. This past Saturday marked the sixth event for "King of the Mat". I wasn't really sure what to expect when I arrived at FAA for "King of the Mat 6", however, upon arriving I noticed that almost every division was stacked with competitors from all over the region.
  • Nick Kirk Outlasts Jimmy Zidek at Downtown Showdown 9

    It was another exciting performance for Wisconsin's Jimmy Zidek but in the end he was on the wrong side of a decision against top-rated Minnesota product Nick Kirk at Downtown Showdown 9. Entering Saturday's showdown off of three straight victories, Zidek began the first round utilizing his size and reach before ultimately suffering a broken hand that would take its toll throughout the rest of the fight. "Props to Nick Kirk," Zidek explained via Facebook after the fight. "Broke my hand the first and did everything I could with the bad situation. Lost a decision in his hometown."

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