Go Fight Live to Stream “Lion Fight Promotions: Battle in the Desert 3” WBC Muay Thai Championship Event Saturday, Aug. 20

Thai Legend and Five-Time World Champ Sakmongkol Sitchuchoke vs. superstar Cosmo Alexandre in WBC Superfight main event Ky Hollenbeck to defend WBC interim world middleweight title against Simon Chu Chaz Mulkey vs. Remy Bonnel for WBC interim international middleweight title Joe Shilling vs. Brandon Banda for vacant WBC USA light heavyweight championship Jeri Sitzes to … Read more

CCFC-11 ‘Rush’ Recap and Results

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa was on hand for this past weekend’s Cage Combat Fighting Championship-11 ‘Rush‘ at Kezar Pavilion to take in some MMA action in a cold and damp summer evening in San Francisco, California. The evening boasted two title fights, one female attraction and teased the headlining Middleweight title bout for CCFC’s next card in October.

The evening started off with Bantamweight action between Matt Sanchez and Scott Weems. Sanchez stuffed an early take down attempt by Weems up against the cage and successfully maneuvered the fight down to the ground in a dominant top position. After peppering Weem’s head with shots from behind, Sanchez positioned himself for an Anaconda attempt. Sanchez than switched from the Anaconda to a beautiful Guillotine and locked in the submission at the 1:12 mark of the first round.

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THE INFO episode 22: featuring Jake Shields and Ky Hollenbeck

THE INFO returned to the PRO MMA (promma.info) airwaves with another episode this week with guests Jake Shields (22-4-1) and Ky Hollenbeck (4-0). Matt De La Rosa and “Fast” Eddie Constantine were joined by Fight! Magazine’s Danny Acosta in the booth to talk to Shields regarding his Strikeforce main event bout with “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (16-4) … Read more

World Combat Sports Challenge: The Awakening set for May 30th in San Francisco

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified today that longtime Muay Thai promotion, World Combat Sports Challenge (WCSC) will present its first hybrid Muay Thai/MMA event, “THE AWAKENING,” on Saturday, May 30th, live from the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. The main event will be an MMA fight with King of the Cage Champion Ky Hollenbeck vs. WEC vet Blas Avena. The bouts will take place in a Pride-style 5-rope ring.

Also on the card will be San Francisco’s own Rick Cheek battling for the WCSC Super-Heavyweight World Title against Ethan Cox. Former 3-time world kickboxing and Muay Thai champion Michael Espinoza will be making his return to the fight game after an absence of nearly 17 years. Espinoza’s perfect 32-0 record and the WCSC Super-Lightweight Muay Thai belt will be on the line as Espinoza battles rising Muay Thai star Victor Cortez (23-2, 16 KO’s). “I’m looking forward to getting back into the ring,” says Espinoza. “I’ve been training hard, and Cortez is a talented kid. I’m sure it will be a good fight.”

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Post fight interview: Cage Combat Fighting Championship Promoter Todd Middendorp

Todd Middendorp

PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke with one of the Middendorp brothers; Todd Middendorp after CCFC-10 came to a close this past Saturday night.

Todd and Tully are both owners and promoters of the northern California promotion. Todd reflected on the evening’s fight card, spoke about the future of Ky Hollenbeck and talked about Cage Combat’s next event.

PRO MMA: In your opinion how successful was tonight’s event?
Middendorp: I hope it’s pretty successful (laughs). I won’t see the numbers until the next day but I go by the fights. I think the fights were exciting. Even though we only had one fight go to a decision, I think all of the fights were evenly matched and you saw a lot of great technique and skill shown out there tonight.

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Post fight interview: Ky Hollenbeck

Ky Hollenbeck defeated Pat Minihan at CCFC-10 last night at the Grace Pavilion in Santa Rosa, CA. The victory put Hollenbeck in line for a shot at Cage Combat’s 170 pound title, currently held by Team Voodoo welterweight; Jeremiah Metcalfe.

PRO MMA (promma.info) caught up with the undefeated Hollenbeck following his submission victory over the American Kickboxing Academy welterweight to get his thoughts on the night’s event.

PRO MMA: Ky you just defeated Pat Minihan, a veteran who has been through a lot of wars, what are you feeling right now?
Hollenbeck: Pat is a great dude. A bunch of times in (the cage) there was some confusion with the ref and we kind of broke off and then we came back together and went back to the position that we were instead of starting over. That just shows the respect between the both of us. He is a great guy and strong as a bull. He’s got that old man strength, you know what I mean, and he’s a monster. My training helped and the guys that I was training with helped and I was able to pull off the victory.

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CCFC-10 Battle for Nor-Cal Results

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand at the Grace Pavilion in Santa Rosa, CA for CCFC-10. Droves of fans packed the house to witness some of the Bay Area and Northern California’s up and coming young talent step inside the cage. The main card boasted eight bouts of 155 pounds or under and two main events featuring a middleweight title fight and a welterweight match up to decide who would become Cage Combat’s number one contender.

The first bout of the night showcased the featherweights as Eric Castile and Tomy Boyles squared off in the cage. Boyles wasted no time shooting in on Castile however, Boyles found himself locked inside a triangle choke after securing the take down. After a few punches to his head, Castile transitioned to an arm bar and scored the tap out victory at the 1:13 mark of the first round.

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Through the Fire: The Journey of Pat Minihan

When Pat Minihan steps into the cage to take on the young up and coming Ky Hollenbeck at Cage Combat Fighting Championship this Saturday, the bout could be viewed as a classic ‘prospect versus journeyman’ match up. However, Pat does not fit the mold of a typical grizzled veteran.

Minihan, a 33 year old American Kickboxing Academy welterweight and the last man ever required to try out for the team, left MMA in 2002 and stopped fighting professionally for five years. Despite devoting himself to fighting since 2000 and following three years of military service, Minihan walked away from the cage after a bout in Boise, Idaho.

“There was a zip tie on the cage and I ripped the top of my knee off. I could see everything moving inside my knee. The insurance didn’t go through and then the promoter’s number changes. That cost me 1800 bucks to get my knee fixed. I got stuck with the bill; I was upset and said, ‘I’m done. Forget this.”

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