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

Watch Johnathan Ivey’s CFC 3 ‘Road to the Gold – Middleweights’ featuring Kyle Lee vs. Caleb Ragsdale

Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 3 takes place Feb. 10 at the Mid-TN Expo in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The event features Nashville’s Kyle Lee defending his middleweight title against Clarksville’s Caleb Ragsdale in the main event. Pro MMA Now has already spoken to Kyle and Caleb about the matchup, now go behind-the-scenes and into their training … Read more

UFC vet Sean Salmon gets shot at Ivey’s title at Colosseum Combat 43

UFC vet Sean Salmon gets a shot in Indiana at Johnathan Ivey’s heavyweight title on February 24th at the Kokomo Event Center in the main event of Colosseum Combat 43. Ivey (33-56-0) is a true journeyman and often wins when he shouldn’t despite a lopsided win-loss record. His opponent, Sean Salmon is possibly most famous … Read more

One of MMA’s greatest success stories: Fighter and Promoter Johnathan Ivey

When you talk about long shots, when you talk about what could have been had you gone down a different path, made a different choice, you might think of John Ivey, the old school heavyweight who’s fought more men inside a cage than probably should be legal. But society needs an arena for fighters, men … Read more

Caleb ‘The Storm’ Ragsdale: ‘I’m gonna put this ‘beast’ to the test’

Clarksville, Tennessee’s Caleb “The Storm” Ragsdale will look to keep his unbeaten record in tact when he takes on Chaz Jourdan at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 2 on Aug. 19 at the Mid-TN Expo in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Pro MMA Now caught up with the Harris Holt MMA product to get his thoughts on his … Read more

Tyler ‘Nyquil’ Edwards: ‘I see him going to sleep’

Seasoned fighter Tyler “Nyquil” Edwards will make his bantamweight debut on Aug. 19 when he faces rising talent Nick Phillips at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 2 at the Mid TN Expo in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Pro MMA Now caught up with “Nyquil” to get his thoughts on the matchup and learn more about the Guardian MMA … Read more

Why pro MMA heavyweight ‘Big John’ Ivey fought 26 times in one year!

If you’re a UFC fanboy or MMA newcomer, the name “Big John” Ivey might not ring any bells. But if you’ve been around the sport for any length of time, chances are you’ve at one point or other seen the Tennessee “Leglock Monster” slap on a few kneebars or heel hooks and keep the crowd entertained with his … Read more

Legend Status: Watch this new highlight reel of Johnathan Ivey

MMA is about characters, those are the guys you remember. The Sakurabas, the Shamrocks, the Don Fryes, the Tito Ortizes. And the Johnathan Iveys. If you’ve ever seen The Leglock Monster fight then you know what I’m talking about. If you’ve ever seen him walk to the cage in a Jason Voorhees Friday-the-13th-style hockey mask and carrying … Read more

We asked leglock master Johnathan Ivey his thoughts on Rousimar Palhares

Johnathan Ivey. If you’re an MMA fan and you don’t know that name, you’re really a football fan who likes MMA sometimes. He’s been around the sport longer than you, fought more people than you (or probably anyone you know) and has definitely won more fights by leglock than you — 28 to be exact. … Read more