Derek Smith looks to claim the Hardrock MMA title from three weight class champ Tyler Shipp

Tyler Shipp won the Hardrock MMA middleweight title and that in itself is an accomplishment because Brandon “Hardrock” Higdon’s promotion is the premier fight organization in Kentucky. It attracts fighters from all over the country making it that much more meaningful for Shipp to hold a title there. Here’s the kicker – Tyler won both … Read more

Watch as an exhausted amateur fighter proposed to his girlfriend last weekend

At Hardrock MMA 96 this past weekend an amateur fighter got on his knees to propose in front of a packed house. Jesse Romans just finished a three round battle when he mustered enough strength and confidence to ask girlfriend Annie Helton to marry him. She said yes and we wish them all of the best. Check it out.

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VIDEO: Ruben Warr beats TUF alum BJ Ferguson for the Hardrock MMA featherweight title

Ruben Warr defeated veteran and one time TUF contestant BJ Ferguson for the featherweight title at Hardrock MMA 96. BJ is known as one of the most durable fighters at 145 so it was no surprise the bout went to a decision. Warr (9-8) called out Ferguson and even claimed that he could beat Kentucky’s best featherweight – and he did. The fight was back and forth with BJ almost submitting Warr, but in the end it was Ruben who wore the title. After the fight he apologized to Ferguson and gave a short emotional speech.

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Kentucky Commission and promotion issue statement on fighter’s death at Saturday event

Donshay White collapsed and died after a fight under the Hardrock MMA banner. The event took place on Saturday at Expo Five in Louisville, KY. Despite several medical personnel treating White after he collapsed backstage he never recovered. He was taken to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead. White was stopped in the … Read more

Jacob ‘The Killer’ Kilburn talks UFC goal and why Conor McGregor is ‘terrible’

Harris-Holt Martial Arts instructor and Montgomery county native, Jacob “The Killer” Kilburn, aims to entertain his hometown fans once again when he returns to the A&A Fight Time Promotions cage on Saturday, May 6, at Austin Peay’s Foy Recreation Center. Kilburn will face Illinois featherweight Anthony Lorenzo in the “A Night of Explosion 2” co-main event. … Read more

Watch this 6-second super heavyweight KO from Hardrock MMA 87

Hardrock MMA 87 took place over the weekend from Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Ky. It was a packed house with some great action, but it was this 6-second finish from Justin Burgun that sent 322-pound Johnathon Fugate face-first to the canvas and put Burgun’s name in the books for fastest KO in Hardrock … Read more

Clarksville’s Kilburn still unbeaten after Hardrock MMA 87 | Full event video

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Rising local featherweight mixed martial arts talent Jacob “The Killer” Kilburn goes to 2-0 in his professional career after a hard fought win over Bronx Hill MMA’s Elliot Blair Saturday night at Hardrock MMA 87 in Bowling Green. Kilburn faced opposition in round one and had his back taken. The flashy Harris … Read more

Savage Journey #1: Jennifer Clausius – Road to Hardrock MMA 79

In our Prospect Watch earlier this month we featured SSF Submission Academy’s Jennifer Clausius (3-2) who will be competing in an upcoming strawweight contender bout against Alannah Arnett (1-0) at Hardrock MMA 79 on April 23 in Bowling Green, Ky. Jennifer is a 22-year-old amateur fighter out of Clarksville, Tenn. who is coming off back-to-back victories … Read more

Pro MMA Now prospect watch: Jennifer Clausius

In this week’s Prospect Watch we talk with a young strawweight out of Middle Tennessee making a name for herself in the amateur ranks. At only 22, Jennifer “Macho Miss Jenny Savage” Clausius is showing some real progression and has her mind set on taking the 115-pound women’s division over. Coming off back-to-back wins, Clausius is … Read more

Podcast – The Knockout Hour 9/14/2014

Gary and Kelly break down the Mayhem – Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 pay per view from last night in Las Vegas. They speculate on who is next for Floyd and how long he will last. After more boxing talk they swtich things up to discuss UFC Fight Night 51 and upcoming events on the calendar. … Read more