Jason Herring: ‘I see him lying on the canvas and me getting my hand raised’

Franklin, Kentucky’s Jason Herring will be headed to Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Aug. 19 when he faces fellow unbeaten welterweight Tyler Dempsey at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 2. Pro MMA Now spoke with Jason to get his scouting report on his opponent and find out more about his mixed martial arts journey.  Thanks for talking … Read more

Tyler ‘Nyquil’ Edwards: ‘I see him going to sleep’

Seasoned fighter Tyler “Nyquil” Edwards will make his bantamweight debut on Aug. 19 when he faces rising talent Nick Phillips at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 2 at the Mid TN Expo in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Pro MMA Now caught up with “Nyquil” to get his thoughts on the matchup and learn more about the Guardian MMA … Read more

Adam Townsend vs. Alexandr Shabliy to headline ACB 62

Top East Tennessee prospect Adam “Primetime” Townsend (17-4) will face hometown star Alexandr “Peresvet” Shabliy (15-3) on June 17 in a lightweight main event at ACB 62 from Express Arena in Rostov-On-Don, Rostov, Russia. The matchup was announced this week. Townsend has knocked out his last three opponents in a row, most recently stopping Marcus Edwards (12-5) … Read more

‘Big Sexy’ Steps Onto National Stage In Elizabethton

Before top Tennessee amateur heavyweight contender Billy “Big Sexy” Swanson goes for a national title at the UMMAF National Championship Tournament in Elizabethton, Tenn., on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, LIVE on FloCombat, the Blue Chip prospect caught up with ProMMANow. How was your camp for this fight? It’s going really well, mostly because I’ve got … Read more

Q&A with Memphis officer, fighter, coach Brian ‘The Law’ Hall

Brian “The Law” Hall (10-3) is a police officer, pro MMA fighter and coach at Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu. Brian has competed in such organizations as Strikeforce, XFC, Legacy FC, and has a pair of wins under the Bellator banner.  I recently ran into Brian while he was coaching one of his fighters at a nearby event … Read more

Why pro MMA heavyweight ‘Big John’ Ivey fought 26 times in one year!

If you’re a UFC fanboy or MMA newcomer, the name “Big John” Ivey might not ring any bells. But if you’ve been around the sport for any length of time, chances are you’ve at one point or other seen the Tennessee “Leglock Monster” slap on a few kneebars or heel hooks and keep the crowd entertained with his … Read more

Local stars Calhoun, Kilburn, Hicks pick up wins at ‘Night of Explosion 2’ in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A&A Fight Time Promotions held “A Night of Explosion 2” on Saturday, May 6 at Austin Peay State University’s Foy Fitness Center. The mixed martial arts event saw three middle Tennessee up-and-coming professional fighters take their next step toward the big show by picking up wins in front of their home crowd. In the … Read more

‘Slick’ Will Calhoun looking to ‘expose’ Adam Denton at ‘A Night of Explosion 2’

Fort Campbell’s “Slick” Will Calhoun will return to the mixed martial arts cage Saturday night when he faces Memphis’s Adam Denton in the A&A Fight Time Promotions “A Night of Explosion 2” main event at APSU in Clarksville, Tenn. The U.S. Army veteran and decorated kickboxer spoke with Pro MMA Now before the fireworks get started. Pro … Read more

Adam Denton: ‘I won’t be satisfied unless both of us get sent to the hospital’

Before rising featherweight talent Adam Denton steps in the cage Saturday night against hometown fighter Will Calhoun in the main event at A&A Fight Time Promotions’ “A Night of Explosion 2” in Clarksville, Tennessee, the 29-year-old Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu product spoke with Pro MMA Now. Pro MMA Now: Thanks for talking with us Adam. You’re now … Read more

Jacob ‘The Killer’ Kilburn talks UFC goal and why Conor McGregor is ‘terrible’

Harris-Holt Martial Arts instructor and Montgomery county native, Jacob “The Killer” Kilburn, aims to entertain his hometown fans once again when he returns to the A&A Fight Time Promotions cage on Saturday, May 6, at Austin Peay’s Foy Recreation Center. Kilburn will face Illinois featherweight Anthony Lorenzo in the “A Night of Explosion 2” co-main event. … Read more