Kage Wars made their debut opening and started off of the new company Kage Wars Promotions, LLC; with a small show in Panama City, Fla., Jan. 26 The show held at the Bay Banquet Hall across from Anytime Fitness, one of the main sponsos for the show. was headlined by two incredible practioners of mixed martial arts: Brok Weaver and Brandon Jenkins.
Weaver, who is well know across the Florida Panhandle, Alabama and even in Mississippi held a record 16-7 before going into the fight. Weaver is from Port City MMA (Mobile, AL) and he had his hands full with fan favorite Jenkins, (24-12), IND. This fight was in the works for several years and Weaver came to settle things once and for all, which was evident at the weigh-ins as Weaver and Jenkins had to be separated during the face-off’s as neither would back down.
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 seats after seeing first round finishes all evening.
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.
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 is a win, and I'll take it."
Renaissance Fight Night: Rodney Wallace Knocks Out Aaron Johnson, Doesn't Win Title Due To Missing Weight
The Fight Party Promotions hosted "Renaissance Fight Night" over the weekend, their first fight in Alabama and coincidentally the first ever fight in Montgomery, the state capital and home of the Alabama Athletic Commission.
Facing some early challenges, The Fight Party had to learn a new set of rules as Alabama's drastically vary from those of Georgia. The promotion also faced fighters not coming in on weight and blood work issues that constantly seem to plague Alabama promoters.
Nevertheless, The Fight Party had a successful show that featured some of Montgomery's finest as well as other great fighters around the region including a nationally notable main event between UFC veteran Rodney "ShoNuff" Wallace and Aaron "Tex" Johnson.
Sportfight X, one of the Southeast's longest-running mixed martial arts promotions, returned to Alabama for their latest show this past Saturday at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham's main event was between Daniel O'Brien of Triad Mixed Martial Arts (1-0) from Cullman, Alabama and Bellator, M1-Global and Elite XC Veteran Moyses Gabin (5-4) from Hollywood, Florida.
O'Brien entered the cage as a professional fighter with an impressive resume as the 2011 Pan-American Gold Medalist in B.J.J. Brown Belt Division and 2011 Pan American No-Gi Silver Medalist in Brown Belt Division. SportFight X stated it was hard to pair Daniel against just anyone as his experience put him in a different class. And it showed in his fight on Saturday night.
Strikehard 18 is now officially in the books with three new champions. The full night of action consisted of eight Novice bouts and five Advance amateur bouts.
The main event saw an incredible lightweight title fight between Kobe Wall and Daniel Alexander. Although it was somewhat of a quick battle it was action-packed as Wall came away victorious in round one via submission to strikes.
Immediately after the battle his entire team andmother came into the cage to congratulate him. Mom even got in a little kiss on the cheek of her son. Wall could not have been more excited and happy to win the belt.
The XFC middleweight division has been put on notice by Reggie Pena after his come from behind win over John Salter in the main event of 'Music City Mayhem' live on HDNet.
After being dominated by Salter for most of the first round the Florida native caught the UFC veteran in a guillotine forcing him to tap just 36 seconds into the round. With the win Pena improves to 4-0 in the XFC.
"Reggie Pena is a warrior and I'm very happy with his performance at XFC 18," XFC President John Prisco said. "John Salter is one of the top 185ers in the world and Pena submitted him after clearly losing the first round of the fight."
Over the weekend fans in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, were treated to a grand event as Strikehard Productions hosted a full night of mixed martial arts action at SHP17.
Along with a few special guests the Alabama crowd watched as Tom Barnard and Nathan Gaylord battled for the organization's light heavyweight championship. The fight began with Barnard throwing several leg kicks and one towards the head, but Gaylord would have none of it.
Hoping to try his luck in another area Barnard shot in for a takedown but this too was unsuccessful. Gaylord immediately pinned his opponent up against the fence and attempted to sink in a standing rear naked choke.
In one of the best shows in Alabama since the instillation of regulation Strikehard Productions impressed on all levels over the weekend, especially the much anticipated main event between super heavyweights Cody Eason and DJ Taylor.
Serving as the highlight of the night and ultimately earning the USCS Fight of the Night was Eason (Relentless Fight Club & Full Blast Dojo) challenging Taylor (Team Hype, Skyy Boxing, Headhunters Crossfit/MMA Gym) in what was an epic battle.
While the fight was originally scheduled for 2010, both agreed to postpone the fight until it was sanctioned and under the guidance of the Alabama Athletic Commission. The initial delay only helped to build up suspense for the battle of behemoths.
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