Christian Ocon: ‘I wanna be remembered as the GOAT!’

Top 125-pound prospect Christian Ocon tries to improve to 2-0 with his 2nd straight stoppage at Valor Fights 48 on March 31 in Nashville. Before that, the former top amateur fighter chatted with ProMMANow. How were you introduced to MMA to begin with? I started wrestling when I was around 12 to get my mind … Read more

Donovan Salvato looking for 170-pound gold at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 3

Mixed martial arts promoter Johnathan Ivey said it was a “no brainer” having Hendersonville’s Donovan Salvato fight for the promotion’s inaugural welterweight title when his organization returns to the Mid-TN Expo Center in Murfreesboro on Feb. 10. Salvato picked up an impressive debut victory at the last Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships event and this … Read more

Steve Stover: ‘I want to be a legend like Johnathan Ivey’

Huntingdon, Tenn. veteran of the cage Steve Stover is returning to action for a welterweight championship showdown against fast-rising talent Donovan Salvato at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 3 taking place Feb. 10 at the Mid-TN Expo in Murfreesboro. Pro MMA Now caught up with Steve before the fight to get his thoughts on the … Read more

Ashley Cummins looking for shot at Invicta FC’s atomweight title

Ashley “Smashley” Cummins improved her record to 6-4 at Invicta FC 27 with an impressive win over Stephanie Alba. The St. Louis area police officer bounced back from a close decision loss to Jinh Yu Frey with this win. “Smashley” recently took time off to answer a few questions and opened up about low times, her … Read more

Middleweight champ Kyle Lee looking to make statement at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 3

Middleweight champ Kyle Lee will make his first title defense when he faces fellow unbeaten Middle Tennessean Caleb Ragsdale at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 3 on Feb. 10 in Murfreesboro. Pro MMA Now caught up with the champ before he returns to the cage to get his thoughts on his challenger, how he feels … Read more

Challenger Caleb Ragsdale looking for title win at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 3

Unbeaten Clarksville mixed martial artist Caleb Ragsdale will return to Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships on Feb. 10 when he challenges Nashville’s Kyle Lee for his middleweight title in Murfreesboro. The two will serve as the main event of the evening. Pro MMA Now checked in with Caleb to get his thoughts on the matchup … Read more

Black Ice Matters: A day in the life of Joey ‘Black Ice’ Davis

Visionary mix martial artist and its mystic prophet Bruce Lee once employed the metaphor of water in advising it youthful warriors to, “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it … Read more

Conway, Goughary pick up pro debut victories at Angel Fights ‘Rising Stars’

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Angel Fights held “Rising Stars” Friday, Dec. 15 at Kings Nightclub which showcased rising pro/am MMA and kickboxing fighters from the Middle Tennessee and surrounding Southeast region. The main event saw Dickson’s James Conway knockout North Carolina welterweight Nick Martino in the first round in what was his professional debut. It was … Read more

Women’s MMA prospect watch: Kay Hansen

Kay Hansen made her Invicta FC debut last Friday at Invicta FC 26. She went on to defeat the hyped Emilee Prince via a first round submission. The 18-year-old strawweight thus established herself as a prospect to look out for. She took some time off to answer questions about personal life, inspiration and journey so … Read more

Headliner James Conway ready to jumpstart pro career at Angel Fights ‘Rising Stars’

James Conway will welcome North Carolina welterweight Nick Martino to Middle Tennessee when the two square-off in the Angel Fights “Rising Stars” main event Friday, Dec. 15 in Clarksville. After a decorated amateur career James will be making his pro MMA debut against a fighter who’s already had a handful of bouts as a professional. … Read more