Fresno’s Ryan Yates Ready To Put On A Show Friday At Tower Theatre

Before Ryan Yates returns to action at “559 Fights 55” on Saturday in Fresno, Calif., the hometown fighter checked in with ProMMANow. How did you find MMA to begin with? I’ve been practicing martial arts since I was about 17 years old. I was always interested in it as a kid, but my parents really … Read more

Samuel Fierro Talks Fresno Fight: “It’s Going To Be A War!”

Before he headlines “559 Fights 55” in Fresno, Calif., on April 21, hometown fighter Samuel Fierro sat down with ProMMANow. How did you find MMA to begin with? I found MMA through a friend of mine on Facebook, who owned a gym. At that point in my life, I had just gotten out of some … Read more

The Teacher, Ben Holscher, back in MMA action March 26, in Fresno, Calif.

NEW YORK (March 9, 2010) – A full-time ninth-grade health teacher and wrestling coach at Clovis High In Clovis, Calif., Ben “The Teacher” Holscher (5-0) continues to make the grade in mixed martial arts (MMA) where the 5-foot-11 lightweight (155 pounds) has passed his initial four tests with flying colors and will attempt to remain … Read more

Shamar Bailey replaces Bryan Travers, will fight Justin “The Silverback” Wilcox at Strikeforce Challengers March 26 in Fresno

NEW YORK (Feb. 19, 2010) – A winner of four in a row, Shamar Bailey (10-1), of Chicago, will face Justin “The Silverback’’ Wilcox (8-3), of San Jose, Calif., on a stacked STRIKEFORCE Challengers mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., on Friday, March 26. Bailey is a replacement … Read more

Strikeforce Challengers proves successful for local fighters

The fourth edition of the Strikeforce Challengers series took place Friday night, Nov. 6, in Fresno, Calif. The local MMA scene was represented well with a handful of fighters from the Fresno area on both the under card and main card. Fresno legend and staph infection survivor Cole Escovedo was first up.

Escovedo’s near death experience from a misdiagnosed illness is well documented. Cole came out with fire in his eyes and look possessed from the opening bell. His first offensive attempt came in the form of a flying submission attempt.

Although unsuccessful, he followed that up with an enormous high kick that found the mark. Escovedo followed his stunned opponent to the mat instantly. The referee was right on top of the action but hesitated in stopping the fight, allowing “The Apache Kid” to land several unanswered and unnecessary shots.

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PROMMA.INFO Strikeforce “Challengers Series 4” Photo Gallery

PROMMA.INFO’s Matt De La Rosa was cage side at the SaveMart Center for Strikeforce Challengers Series 4 this past Friday in Fresno, California. Below are several photos from the exciting night of fights and the entire 400+ photo gallery can be viewed by clicking, here.

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“Strikeforce – Challengers Series 4” results and play-by-play commentary

ProMMA.info is on the scene in Fresno, Calif. for tonight’s Strikeforce – Challengers Series 4 event at the Save Mart Arena. We will be providing live commentary and play-by-play updates of all the action. In the main event on tonight’s card UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel takes on Billy Evangelista in what is sure to be an exciting lightweight showdown.

Also fighting on the card is The Ultimate Fighter season 7 contestant Jesse “JT Money” Taylor, taking on American Kickboxing Academy rising middleweight prospect Luke Rockhold. Also, local favorite Casey “The Underdog” Olson faces Chris Culley in a featherweight match-up. Prelims start at approximately 6 p.m. PT.

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Tonight – Projekt Label & ProMMA.info present the Strikeforce Luke Rockhold after fight party in Fresno

Strikeforce – Challengers Series 4  takes place tonight in Fresno, Calif. The event airs live on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. CT. You are not going to want to miss the fights. Not only the fights though; If you are in the Fresno area, then you are not going to want to miss what happens … Read more

Strikeforce Challengers 4 weigh in results

Photo by Tom Casino- Jorge Gurgel vs. Billy Evangelista headline the Strikeforce Challengers Series 4 card which takes place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. and airs live on Showtime Friday, Nov. 6.
Photo by Tom Casino - Jorge Gurgel vs. Billy Evangelista headline the Strikeforce Challengers Series 4 card which takes place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. and airs live on Showtime Friday, Nov. 6.

Fast Eddie is on the scene in Fresno, Calif. for the fourth installment of the Strikeforce Challengers Series. Stay tuned to PROMMA.INFO throughout the weekend for all your Strikeforce coverage from Fresno and Chicago.

ProMMA.info is teaming up with Projekt Label to present Luke Rockhold’s official after-party at Bliss nightclub. EVERYONE WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE!!

MAIN CARD
•Billy Evangelista(159) vs. Jorge Gurgel(159) catch weight of 160 lbs
•Brandon Cash(256) vs. Shane del Rosario(240)
•Luke Rockhold(185.5) vs. Jesse Taylor(186)
•Thomas Diagne(155.5) vs. Warren Merritt(154)
•Elisha Hellspur(134.5) vs. Zoila Frausto(132.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD
•Ben Holscher(155.5) vs. Johnny Goh(154)
•Casey Olson(145.5) vs. Chris Culley(148.5)
•Cole Escovedo(135.5) vs. Maurice Eazel(133)
• Alex Trevino(170.5) vs. Rico Altamirano(171)

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