Junie Browning likely to face Cole Miller in Nashville

UFC Fight Night 18’s only confirmed fight so far is Efrain Escudero (11-0) vs. Jeremy Stephens (14-3).

However, reports are now surfacing that “The Ultimate Fighter” season eight bad boy, Junie Browning (3-0) will likely face American Top Team’s Cole Miller (14-3) at the event.

Browning, a Kentucky native, is sure to have a lot of fans and friends show up to support him in the Volunteer State. The bout between Browning and Miller has been verbally agreed upon but not yet signed according to our friends over at MMAJunkie.

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Dan Barrera makes MMA return at XFC 7 in Knoxville, TN

We haven’t heard much from Daniel Barrera since his stint on The Ultimate Fighter 6. Like Chris Lytle, Barrera is a firefighter but he is also an instructor at SSF Submission Academy in Clarksville, TN.

Barrera lost to Ben Saunders at the Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale by decision in December of ’07. That was his first professional MMA fight. Since then, Barrera has reeled off two straight victories, the most recent was on October 3, 2008 at Showcase of Strength in Shepardsville, KY.

Barrera will be stepping back into the cage on February 20th in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he will face Robert “Iron Man” Thompson at Xtreme Fighting Championship’s XFC 7: RETRIBUTION. With the UFC scheduled to land in Nashville just two months later, MMA promotions are taking full advantage of the state’s legalization of the sport, which came in 2008.

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UFC coming to Nashville, Tennessee April 1

Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens will fight in TN

Nashville, Tennessee will finally get the event it has been looking forward to for years. The UFC will bring its promotion to Music City on April 1, 2009 for Ultimate Fight Night 18.

The event will broadcast live on SPIKE TV and will serve as prelude to episode one of The Ultimate Fighter season nine. This season of the Ultimate Fighter will feature Team U.K., coached by Michael Bisping vs. Team USA, coached by the UFC 93 winner of Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson.

A fight between The Ultimate Fighter season 8 lightweight winner, Efrain Escudero, and Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens has been confirmed for the Ultimate Fight Night 18 card in Nashville. Stephens, who is coming off a KO win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 91, also has a win over Cole Miller at Ultimate Fight Night 12.

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Valentine’s Day set for Gameness Fighting Championship 2

Gameness Fighting Championship will be holding it’s second event in the Nashville, TN area. GFC 2 is set for Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2009 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. Promoter, Ed Clay did a great job with GFC’s first event a few weeks ago and looks to build on that success with another … Read more

Gameness Fighting Championship – Dec. 11 Nashville, TN

Gameness Fighting Championship comes to the Nashville Fairgrounds Sports Arena on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7pm CST.

Finally, legitimate Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fighting comes to Nashville, Tennessee. Hosted by Ed Clay of Nashville MMA and Gameness, this event is guaranteed to be a high quality, action packed spectacle.

With over ten fights and eight of Ed Clay’s fighters on the card, there’s bound to be some great performances.

There have been a few amateur MMA shows around the Middle Tennessee area recently that have received some criticism for their lack of talent. That’s something people won’t have to worry about with this card.

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Darryl Worley Brings MMA To Nashville

Country singer/songwriter, Darryl Worley has teamed with Nashville attorney Steve Mills and eighth-degree black belt Chuck Burnett to launch Music City Mixed Martial Arts.

Music City MMA plans to promote monthly events in Nashville, Tennessee. There’s plenty of local MMA talent in Tennessee.  The immediate area is home to such MMA gyms as Ed Clay’s Nashville MMA and Guardian MMA in Murfreesboro.

With MMA just becoming legalized in Tennessee in 2008, the whole state is like a bed of dry leaves ready to be set on fire with the intense passion MMA fighters and fans bring to the sport.

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Pro MMA Exclusive: An Interview with ED CLAY

by:  Jack Bratcher One of our goals here at PRO MMA is to bring more awareness and publicity to the Mixed Martial Arts talent in the Southeastern United States.  As I sat down and began thinking of how we could do this, the first name that came to mind was Ed Clay. Ed wears many … Read more

UFC SETS THEIR SIGHTS ON ATLANTA, GEORGIA

It looks like the UFC is about to bring their very special brand of Mixed Martial Arts to the dirty South in September for UFC 88.  Atlanta, Georgia is the destination for an event reportedly to be headlined by none other than the ICEMAN himself, Chuck Liddell.  Considering the hot muggy summers the South is … Read more