Pro MMA Now fighter spotlight: Desean Wolf

As Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 2 draws closer to bringing mixed martial arts action to the MidTN Expo in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Aug. 19, Pro MMA Now’s interviews with the fighters continues. In this fighter spotlight we talk with Nashville’s Desean Wolf, a former Marine who will be facing John Scott in lightweight action. … Read more

Scott Barrett talks about his win over Mike Wessel at SportFight X; wants to fight Jon Madsen *VIDEO*

Heavyweight Scott “The Bear” Barrett talks about his win over TUF 10 and UFC 92 veteran Mike Wessel at SportFight X this past weekend.

Jeremiah Riggs talks about his win at SportFight X and a possible future in pro wrestling

Jeremiah “Bigg Rigg” Riggs talks to ProMMAnow.com about his win over Eric Slocum Saturday night at “Middle Tennessee Mayhem”. The former Daisy of Love star does not rule out a future in pro wrestling.

“Big Rigg” Jeremiah Riggs signed for “Middle Tennessee Mayhem”

Jeremiah Riggs will ride into Murfreesboro, TN on a 4 fight win streak at “Middle Tennessee Mayhem”. “Big Rigg” is hoping to make it 5 straight with a win over Eric Slocum on January 29th at the Murphy Center. Riggs is best known for his time on the UFC hit reality show “The Ultimate Fighter” … Read more

Zach Underwood vs. Matt Traylor set for SportFight X “Middle Tennessee Mayhem” Jan. 29th in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

SportFight X, one of the fastest-growing MMA promotions in the United States, will present “Middle Tennessee Mayhem” Saturday, January 29th, live from the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The event will feature a Volunteer State lightweight showdown between Union City’s Zach Underwood (7-3) and Knoxville’s own Matt Traylor (5-1). “Middle Tennessee Mayhem” will be shown live on GoFightLive.tv. Tickets start … Read more

XFN comes to Middle Tennessee

This Saturday night, at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN, Extreme Fight Night presents a full card of Mixed Martial Arts and Kick Boxing action.

The XFN has become one of the nation’s top showcase’s of amateur MMA and Kick boxing talent, having seasoned such big name stars as Forrest Griffin, Rory Singer, and Melvin Guillard. The XFN is a launching pad for fighters to organizations like the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, and the World Combat League.

The creation of former World Kick Boxing Champion and professional boxer Lane Collier, Extreme Fight Night is a unique experience compared to other local, and regional, shows. With 210 shows to his credit in eight years, Lane has fined tuned his promotion to maximize the fight night experience for both fan and fighter.

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Perseverance pays off for Nemesis MMA promotion

When Tennessee made MMA legal last year, the excitement of local shows being promoted in Middle Tennessee soon spread. Fight fans in the Volunteer State were going to be able to witness live, and in person, the sport that until now they could only see on television or the Internet. Local promotions were finally going to display home grown talent for family and friends in their own community.

Nemesis Mixed Martial Arts is just such a local promotion in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Having excellent home grown talent, eager to display their skills for local fight fans. NMMA presented ‘Battle in the Boro’ last Saturday night. Ambitious to put on the first MMA show in Rutherford County, Nemesis could have never anticipated the political road blocks that would be placed in their path.

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Josh “The Warhammer” Schockman and Nemesis MMA bring ‘Bloodsport to the Boro’

This Saturday night, Murfreesboro, Tennessee will be hosting the first of two consecutive weekends of MMA shows. Nemesis Mixed Martial Arts is producing a night of local fights at ‘Club 527’ on Main Street in downtown Murfreesboro, Saturday March, 21.

This is the first of many shows to come to Middle Tennessee under the promotion of Nemesis MMA. PRO MMA (http://promma.info)  spoke with NMMA coach, and UFC veteran, Josh “The Warhammer” Schockman, about bringing MMA to Rutherford County. “We are planning on doing at least three to four more shows this year in the Murfreesboro or Smyrna area,” Schockman said. The fight card this Saturday will feature six Nemesis fighters putting it all on the line for the fight fans in Murfreesboro.

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PRO MMA Gym Spotlight: Guardian MMA Pt. 1

One of PRO MMA’s missions is to take the reader behind the scenes to get a better look at what has made MMA into the fastest growing sport in the world. Fans often get just a glimpse behind the scenes of an MMA fight with shows like the UFC Countdown series, The Ultimate Fighter series, and the Tapout reality shows.  

We read or hear about the training camps and gym affiliations that guys are associated with, and learn that there are many people involved in preparing these athletes to do battle.  An MMA fighter relies on coaches, trainers, managers, agents, training partners, and promoters but the base of operations is a home gym.  

Many guys cross train at multiple gyms, but their home gym is often where it all started.  Whether it is a tiny MMA gym in a small town in Anywhere USA, or a large franchise of gyms like Xtreme Couture, the gym is like a second home to many fighters both amateur and professional.

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