SSF INVITATIONAL: NEW ORDER 6 in Ft. Campbell, KY – results

On Saturday, January 24th, Froggy’s Fight Night hosted The SSF INVITATIONAL: NEW ORDER SSF 6 in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. It was non-stop exciting mixed martial arts action as sixteen bouts went down with not one single fight going to judges’ decision. The great news is that SSF will be doing it again at Froggy’s on … Read more

Condit vs Kampann official for UFC Fight Night 18 main event

Recently it was rumored that WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit (22-4) would make the jump to the UFC when his WEC March 1 opponent, Brock Larson pulled out due to injury and since he has eliminated all viable challengers in his WEC weight class. Now, the UFC has made this official. Condit, who recently joined Arizona Combat Sports, will fight UFC veteran Martin Kampann on UFC Fight Night 18.

The event will be broadcast live on Spike TV on April 1st from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee and will serve as a prelude to the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter: U.S.A. vs U.K.

Carlos Condit has been on a tear in the WEC. He entered the promotion on a three fight win streak and has gone 5-0 in the WEC cage. In his most recent title defense he stopped Hiromitsu Miura in the fourth round of an extremely exciting fight. Over the course of his career he has defeated six UFC veterans including Frank Trigg, John Alessio, and Renato Verissimo.

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Rising prospect Shane Matchette finally finds an opponent for XFC 7: School of Hard Knox

Shane Matchette will figth Julio Gallegos at XFC 7

KNOXVILLE, TN – After breaking the bones of his last two opponents, the 26-year-old former high school wrestling standout vows to also break into the MMA championship picture.

Shane Matchette’s last five opponents mysteriously dropped out at the last minute, and the 26-year-old ex-high school wrestling phenom has a theory why.

“I’ve developed a reputation for snapping arm bones,” explained the highly-touted MMA prospect. “And once an opponent hears what happened in my last couple of fights, he always seems to come up with some excuse for dropping out at the last minute. Maybe he got injured during training camp, or maybe his grandmother is sick, or maybe his cat ran away. It’s very frustrating ‘cause I love to fight and want to stay active.”

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UFC Fight Night 18 to be held at The Sommet Center in Nashville, TN

The UFC will hold UFC Fight Night 18 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN on April 1st. The UFC had made it known that they would head to Tennessee in 2009; however, a venue had not been decided upon.

Earlier this morning Sommet Center representatives spoke to PRO MMA (http://promma.info) and confirmed the news.

UFN 18 has been rumored to be headlined by WEC Welterweight champion Carlos Condit taking on Martin Kampmann. Condit’s debut in the Octagon would also be Kampmann’s entry into the 170 pound division.

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Is undefeated 22 year-old Chad Corvin the next great American heavyweight?

Chad Corvin
Chad Corvin

Amidst great fanfare and international intrigue, South African heavyweight champion, Rico “The White Lion” Hattingh, entered the main event of the XFC “Clash of the Continents” supercard on December 5, 2008 with an 11-1 pro record, ten gold medals won from international wrestling competitions, a submission victory over UFC veteran Trevor Prangley, and universal recognition as the top heavyweight in all of Africa.

The Mixed Martial Arts media on both continents eagerly awaited Hattingh’s XFC debut against the lesser-known 22-year-old American heavyweight, Chad Corvin. Rico Hattingh left the main event on a stretcher – with his nose shattered in four different locations – after being knocked out cold in 19 seconds. But Hattingh shouldn’t feel too disheartened: None of Corvin’s previous opponents have survived the first round either.

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Is the WEC preparing to add female weight classes?

It appears that WEC Welterweight Champion, Carlos Condit, could be getting a transfer to the UFC. Parent company, Zuffa, owns both promotions.

The decision to move Condit to the UFC comes on the heels of his scheduled opponent for WEC 39 set for March 1, Brock Larson, having to pull out of the fight due to injury. Condit’s first UFC appearance could be a SPIKE TV televised main event versus Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 18 in Nashville, TN.

The same report indicates that the WEC will most likely go ahead and disband their entire welterweight division which would make sense if they are moving the champion to a different organization. Since Zuffa owns both promotions, UFC and WEC, it appears they are wanting to cut out all coinciding weight classes. The WEC already shut down their light heavyweight and middleweight classes and transferred most of their top fighters from those divisions to the UFC, so it appears the move with Condit fits right into the master plan.

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Sam Hoger wins main event at Urban Rumble Championship 3 in Pasadena – results

Original Ultimate Fighter contestant, Sam “The Alaskan Assassin” Hoger (8-4) went up against the ultra-experienced Clarksville, Tennessee fighter, Johnathan “Big” Ivey (26-36) at URBAN RUMBLE CHAMPIONSHIP 3 in Pasadena, Texas on Saturday January 24th.

Hoger, who should most likely be fighting at light-heavyweight, gave up at least forty-five pounds in this five round URC Heavyweight Title Fight. Despite the weight difference and Ivey’s infamous pro wrestling style “elbow-drop” in his arsenal, Hoger was able to submit “Big” Ivey thirty-five seconds into round three.

Also on the card was Lightweight Champion, Warren “Baby Dynamite” Stewart (3-8) taking on Vince Libardi (7-4). Libardi won by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 30-27.

Here are the complete results for URC 3…

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SSF INVITATIONAL: NEW ORDER SSF 6 on Jan. 24 in Ft. Campbell, KY

On Saturday, January 24th, Froggy’s Fight Night will host The SSF INVITATIONAL: NEW ORDER SSF 6 in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Seventeen bouts are scheduled for the card. Doors open at 6:00pm, fights start at 8:00pm. For more information or directions call 931-561-0917 or visit www.mmaclarksville.com.

205 Shawn Carter vs Anthony Furhman
155 Michael Skinner vs Matt Choat
145 Michael Barry vs Ian Mathis
145 Joel Grice vs Jarrett Weston
240 Jerry Forbes vs John Choat
155 Barry “Reco” Reaves vs Shane Pilkington
170 Colton Riley vs Ricky Musgrave
170 Nick Mosca vs Chris Taylor
155 Michael Chatmeyer vs Charles Costello
185 Matthew Sean Hogan vs Jeremy Baker
155 William Main vs Marcus Mitchell
170 Joey Ramsey vs Doug Sams
155 Chris Brewer vs Thomas Olive
240 Carlton Little vs Lorenz Larkin
145 Chris Scholly vs David Oliver
170 Josh “Hollywood” Lester vs Dustin West
145 Kris Perry vs Steve Durr

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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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Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) brings first-ever pro mixed martial arts fight card in Tennessee history to Knoxville on Feb. 20

Knoxville, TN – For the first time in Tennessee sports history, the state’s Athletic Commission has approved a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card. XFC, the Southeast’s largest independent MMA promotion and the company dedicated to launching the careers of the champions of tomorrow, is pleased to announce that XFC 7: “School of Hard Knox” will be held on Friday, February 20 in Knoxville, Tennessee’s 21 thousand-capacity Thompson-Boling Arena. This will be the first-ever professional MMA event sanctioned anywhere in Tennessee.

“Rarely can a fight card be considered historic even before the first bell chimes,” said John Prisco, president of XFC, “but February 20 will signal a brand new era in Tennessee Mixed Martial Arts. And I’m so ecstatic that we’ll be able to offer Tennessee sports fans a night of outstanding cage fights that’s truly worthy of the historic moment. We’re going to be showcasing some of the greatest emerging talent in the entire world of MMA – and the next generation of superstars.”

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