Josh Schockman lays down the hammer at “Gameness Fighting Championship 3” – play-by-play & results

PRO MMA (promma.info) was cage side at “Gameness Fighting Championship 3” Saturday night May 2, 2009 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. “UFC Fight Night 18” was the first pro MMA show in Nashville, but “GFC 3” was the first local MMA show to feature pro fights. The star of the night was undoubtedly Josh … Read more

“The Warhammer” headlines “Gameness Fighting Championship 3” in Nashville, TN May 2

“Gameness Fighting Championship 3” takes place Saturday, May 2nd, at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Headlining the eleven-fight card will be UFC 65 veteran Josh “The Warhammer” Schockman (4-2) vs. Joe Lewis (7-2). PRO MMA (promma.info) was fortunate enough to obtain an audio clip of Nashville MMA owner and Gameness promoter, Ed Clay and … 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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Is Nick Diaz good for MMA?

On April 11, Strikeforce’s main event will feature Nick Diaz vs. Frank Shamrock on Showtime. While Shamrock’s image is that of a fighter dedicated to progressing the sport of MMA, Diaz seems to be the polar opposite. Nick openly admits that he loves the combat of MMA but, as for progressing the image of the sport, or himself, he does not care. Is this type of fighter good for MMA? Or is he detrimental to the image the sport is so desperately trying to keep clean?

Shamrock’s return to the sport, after an already illustrious career through the 90’s, was inspired by the increased popularity of the sport he loves. He has also been instrumental in cleaning the image of the MMA fighter from that of a bloodthirsty thug to that of a highly trained professional athlete.

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Benji Radach ready for April 11 Strikeforce debut – PRO MMA exclusive interview

Benji Radach is set to make his Strikeforce debut where he will do battle with Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith on April 11th. The middleweight bout will air live on Showtime as part of the Shamrock vs. Diaz undercard. Both Radach and Smith are known for putting it all on the line and producing exciting fights and this contest should be no different. Benji is riding high after a very impressive knockout victory in October over Chute Boxe star Murilo “Ninja” Rua.

PRO MMA (promma.info) recently had the chance to catch up with Benji and talk with him about many things including his big victory over “Ninja” Rua, his upcoming battle with Smith, his time in the IFL, his future in Strikeforce, and the possibility of a match up with middleweight champion Cung Le somewhere down the line. Check it out!

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Frank Mir is out, winner of Gonzaga vs. Carwin could get shot at Lesnar at UFC 98

The ink is barely dry on the bottom line of the paper that would unify the UFC Heavyweight Title. Now it seems the unification will have to wait until Interim Champion Frank Mir (12-3) can recover from injury.

The rematch between Mir and UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (3-1) was announced by the UFC earlier in the week, but today MMAweekly.com is reporting that sources indicate a knee injury will prevent Mir from competing in the UFC 98 main event slated for May 23.

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“The Lunatik” ultra-talented train wreck

Junie Browning is nicknamed “The Lunatik” for good reason. This ultra-talented fighter is like a train wreck that you just can’t stop watching. When asked if one of his opponents, Jose Aguilar, has a chance to beat him, Junie responded, “He has a better chance of getting me pregnant.”

Browning then proceeded to pummel Aguilar and win by TKO when Jose failed to answer the bell for the second round. I was hooked from that moment on. I just can’t take my eyes off this guy, for fear I might miss something.

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