Up-and-comer spotlight: Johnathan “The King’s Kid” Burdine set for pro debut

ProMMAnow.com spoke with Johnathan “The King’s Kid” Burdine of Paragon Fight Team in Corinth, Miss. about his upcoming pro debut at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica, Miss., on Oct. 9, 2010.

Kiko France vs. Chris Davis for Empire Fights light heavyweight title Friday in Tunica, MS

Empire Fighting Championship, one of the fastest-growing MMA promotions in the United States, will present “A Night of Reckoning III” this Friday, April 23rd, live from the Harrah’s Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. The event will feature a main event light heavyweight title fight between Kiko France (4-0) and Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s own Chris Davis (9-2). The … Read more

“Big Rig” Jeremiah Riggs returns to Mississippi to face Keith Johnson at Empire Fights “A Night of Reckoning III”

He’s been all over the  country chasing his dream of being an accomplished mixed martial artist, now Jeremiah Riggs is thrilled to be able to fight in front of his family and friends in Tunica, MS April 23rd at Empire Fights “A Night of Reckoning III” against Keith Johnson. “I love fighting in Mississippi”, proclaimed … Read more

Alan Belcher music video

Alan Belcher

We thought he was nicknamed “The Talent” because of his skills inside the cage, but UFC middleweight fighter Alan Belcher proves he can do more than just fight. He plays the guitar and sings. And he’s pretty damn good at both, to be honest. ProMMAnow.com interviewed Nashville MMA BJJ coach Shawn Hammonds last week who … Read more

ICC fight card set for Oct. 17 at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, Mississippi

Infinite Combat Championship (ICC) will hold their Oct. 17 card at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, Miss. south of Memphis.  ICC has held nine very successful fights in Tupelo, Miss. over the past three years and maintains a faithful following primarily due to the good reputation of ICC, Tupelo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (TBJJ), and the exciting cards they produce.

ICC Promoter Mark Ramano recently talked about moving ICC from Tupelo to a larger venue at the Isle of Capri Casino,

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ICC promoted to larger venue

The Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, Miss. will be a great venue for the ICC.
The Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, Miss. will be a great venue for the ICC.

Mark Romano of Infinite Combat Championship (ICC) announced this week that ICC will move their October 17th card from Tupelo, Mississippi to the Isle of Capri Casino in Lula Mississippi south of Memphis.  ICC has held nine very successful fights in Tupelo over the past three years and maintains a faithful following primarily due to the good reputation of ICC, Tupelo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (TBJJ), and the exciting cards they produce.

“This is a step up in a big way for ICC. Tupelo BJJ and the Mid-South have some of the most dedicated fighters in the USA if you ask me.  We have grown so quickly in part due to the vast interest in MMA sweeping the nation and the quality fighters in the area.  Chris Gates, Senior Trainer at Tupelo BJJ, has proven time and again that our area can produce exciting fights with top-notch fighters on a regular basis.”

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Austin Lyons makes pro debut at “Ultimate Chaos” on June 27

On the undercard of this Saturday night’s “Ultimate Chaos” card taking place at the Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss., 21-year-old Austin Lyons will make his pro MMA debut in a welterweight showdown against Memphis, Tenn. fighter John Harris.

Austin Lyons talked about his upcoming big night, “I’ve been thinking about it lately, and I’m going to be star-struck with all of the big names on the card. I’m going to feel like I’m walking on the red carpet. I’m looking forward to meeting all of them and, hopefully, making valuable contacts for my MMA career.”

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Bob “The Beast” Sapp weighs in on his upcoming fight with Bobby Lashley

On May 15th Bobby Lashley put his opponent, Mike Cook, to sleep just twenty-four seconds into the first round at Maximum Fighting Championship’s “MFC 21: Hard Knocks” at the River Cree Hotel and Casino just outside Alberta, Canada.

The eyes of the MMA world have been on the former WWE superstar since first entering the real world of professional mixed martial arts last December. Since that time, the 6’3″ 250-pound heavyweight has put together an impressive 3-0 record.

On June 27th Lashley will face his toughest challenge to date when he gets in the cage with 6’4″ 350-pound former NFL football player Bob “The Beast” Sapp at “Ultimate Chaos” at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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“Ultimate Chaos: Lashley vs. Sapp” press conference

On Saturday June 27, 2009 two of the biggest men in MMA will face each other at “Ultimate Chaos” in Biloxi, Mississippi. Also fighting on the card will be Tom Atencio, Chris Horodecki, Pedro Rizzo, and Din Thomas. A recent press conference was held to announce the event:

Interviews with Tom Atencio’s opponent, Randy Hedderick and Bobby Lashley after the jump…

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