“Killa B” Ben Saunders released by UFC; makes farewell speech

I think it should be obligatory every time a fighter gets cut from the UFC they have to give a farewell speech, whether it be at a makeshift press conference or in a 500+ word document like Ben Saunders here.

SSF INVITATIONAL: NEW ORDER SSF 6 on Jan. 24 in Ft. Campbell, KY

On Saturday, January 24th, Froggy’s Fight Night will host The SSF INVITATIONAL: NEW ORDER SSF 6 in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Seventeen bouts are scheduled for the card. Doors open at 6:00pm, fights start at 8:00pm. For more information or directions call 931-561-0917 or visit www.mmaclarksville.com.

205 Shawn Carter vs Anthony Furhman
155 Michael Skinner vs Matt Choat
145 Michael Barry vs Ian Mathis
145 Joel Grice vs Jarrett Weston
240 Jerry Forbes vs John Choat
155 Barry “Reco” Reaves vs Shane Pilkington
170 Colton Riley vs Ricky Musgrave
170 Nick Mosca vs Chris Taylor
155 Michael Chatmeyer vs Charles Costello
185 Matthew Sean Hogan vs Jeremy Baker
155 William Main vs Marcus Mitchell
170 Joey Ramsey vs Doug Sams
155 Chris Brewer vs Thomas Olive
240 Carlton Little vs Lorenz Larkin
145 Chris Scholly vs David Oliver
170 Josh “Hollywood” Lester vs Dustin West
145 Kris Perry vs Steve Durr

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Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) brings first-ever pro mixed martial arts fight card in Tennessee history to Knoxville on Feb. 20

Knoxville, TN – For the first time in Tennessee sports history, the state’s Athletic Commission has approved a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card. XFC, the Southeast’s largest independent MMA promotion and the company dedicated to launching the careers of the champions of tomorrow, is pleased to announce that XFC 7: “School of Hard Knox” will be held on Friday, February 20 in Knoxville, Tennessee’s 21 thousand-capacity Thompson-Boling Arena. This will be the first-ever professional MMA event sanctioned anywhere in Tennessee.

“Rarely can a fight card be considered historic even before the first bell chimes,” said John Prisco, president of XFC, “but February 20 will signal a brand new era in Tennessee Mixed Martial Arts. And I’m so ecstatic that we’ll be able to offer Tennessee sports fans a night of outstanding cage fights that’s truly worthy of the historic moment. We’re going to be showcasing some of the greatest emerging talent in the entire world of MMA – and the next generation of superstars.”

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Dan Barrera makes MMA return at XFC 7 in Knoxville, TN

We haven’t heard much from Daniel Barrera since his stint on The Ultimate Fighter 6. Like Chris Lytle, Barrera is a firefighter but he is also an instructor at SSF Submission Academy in Clarksville, TN.

Barrera lost to Ben Saunders at the Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale by decision in December of ’07. That was his first professional MMA fight. Since then, Barrera has reeled off two straight victories, the most recent was on October 3, 2008 at Showcase of Strength in Shepardsville, KY.

Barrera will be stepping back into the cage on February 20th in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he will face Robert “Iron Man” Thompson at Xtreme Fighting Championship’s XFC 7: RETRIBUTION. With the UFC scheduled to land in Nashville just two months later, MMA promotions are taking full advantage of the state’s legalization of the sport, which came in 2008.

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Scientific Street Fighting Presents: QUEST SSF 3 – FT. CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY AUGUST 2, 2008

by:  Jack Bratcher I had the pleasure of attending Froggy’s Fight Night this evening for the QUEST SSF 3 event.  Froggy’s has a nice intimate atmosphere.  It’s a sports bar type place on the Ft. Campbell Army Base in southern Kentucky.  I would estimate about 700 people were in attendance.  They have these Fight Night’s … Read more