Editor’s note: Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) received the following press release from Maximum Fighting Championship on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2010. MFC included the picture as well that reads “The Quitter” (which is actually the cover from a comic book). Whether or not Chris Price’s MMA career is actually over because he missed an MFC card … Read more
Submission victory over a TUF alum on Friday night. I had a real interesting week for a 31-year-old guy. I worked out hard Sunday night with a couple training partners. After some refreshing sleep I went to the gym Monday morning for some circuit training. When I got back to my beautiful ‘93 Chevy Silverado … Read more
Freestyle Cage Fighting’s Aug. 8 event took place at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa, Okla. The main event featured UFC veteran David Heath (12-5) taking on IFL, Strikeforce, and EliteXC veteran Wayne Cole (14-11).
Cole was riding high coming into the bout with a first round submission win over legendary kickboxer Rick Roufus back in May. Heath was not impressed, coming into the fight with his own win, a KO over Shane Dezee at FCF’s June event. Heath upped his KO ratio to 50% with a knockout of Cole at 2:42 of the second round.
PRO MMA’s (promma.info) own resident pro fighter blogger Brian Imes (3-2) was in the co-main event, taking on MFC veteran Aron Lofton (7-2). Lofton suprised “The Human Cock Fighter” with a kneebar, ending the fight 1:33 into the first round. Be sure to read Brian’s thoughts about the fight on “The Human Cock Fighter Blog.”
Knee bar? Early in the first round of my bout with Aron Lofton on Saturday night I found myself semi-comfortably holding half guard from my right hip. My left knee was up to block his right shoulder from dropping shots to my nugget.
The crowd, comprised of 1,497 screaming “Poster Boy” fans, was poised to see their hero inflict damage. I had actually envisioned the fight this way before hand. I rather enjoy a good beating and it helps get me going. But instead of plastering my face with leather, he did what I and most of the crowd least expected him to.
Crafty little devil! You always hear MMA compared to chess. It only looks like chess to the observers. You see, the men involved in the battle are the pieces, and we can’t always foresee or feel the next attack. Apparently, this is what separates the elite from the aspiring.
Here I am in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I write to you from the lobby computer of the Sleep Inn on 33rd Street. I of course do not have my own laptop to type from. I did not arrive here via private plane or even commercial airliner.
No I drove the four hours down Interstate 169 from Kansas City in my maroon 1993 Chevy Silverado. You bet your ass it’s 4-wheel drive. No air conditioning of course; that would make me a pussy. It was just me and the moon and the stars and the corn fields. I was of course listening to country radio, but mostly to my thoughts.
Y’see the last time I drove to Oklahoma was back in April. My opponent was Jon Ott, also from Kansas City. I knew he was a great collegiate wrestler and a strong fella, so of course I wanted to keep the fight on my feet.
Hell it’s safer than riding a motorcycle. I can control what goes on in a cage. Punch someone in the face on a Friday night, not get arrested, receive cash for the work and shake hands with appreciative strangers. This is the America my grandfather taught me about. The ultimate exercise of free will. Isn’t that what we cherish most? Hit and get hit: it’s liberating!
Ya see, in a cage there are no lawyers to argue sides or police to protect you. It’s just you and another wild animal. Cage fights are a microcosm of life. You have to look closely to see, but inside that cage are two men fighting themselves.
Maximum Fighting Championship’s biggest card ever “MFC 21: Hard Knocks” goes down tonight at the River Cree Hotel and Casino in Alberta, Canada. Headlining the card is an MFC Light Heavyweight Title fight between Trevor Prangley and Emanuel Newton. Also on the card is a co-main event heavyweight “Super Fight” that the MMA world has their eyes on with former WWE star Bobby Lashley taking on Mike Cook. Stay tuned right here at PRO MMA (promma.info) as we bring you the live round-by-round results.
William Richey def. Ryan Fortin by split decision
Jason Heit def. Jeremy Combrink by TKO rd1 4:17
Dwayne Lewis def. Jay Whitford by TKO rd1 :29
George Belanger def. Nolan Clark by TKO rd1 4:25
Main Card (televised on HDNet):
Marvin Eastman def. Aron Loftong by TKO (Gn’P) rd2 :59
Ryan Jimmo def. Mychal Clark by unanimous decision
John Alessio def. Andrew Buckland by sub. (RNC) rd1 2:53
Travis Galbraith def. David Heath by split decision
Bobby Lashley def. Mike Cook by sub. (guillotine) rd1 :24
Trevor Prangley def. Emanuel Newton by unan. decision
The fight card for the Maximum Fighting Championship’s upcoming event, MFC 21: HARD KNOCKS is coming together quite nicely. PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified today by the MFC of the four fights that have so far been set for the May 15th event.
MFC 21 will take place at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch, Alberta, Canada and will air live throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico on HDNet.
IFL and M-1 Challenge veteran, Jake Ellenberger (19-4) will make his MFC debut against Xtreme Couture’s John “The Natural” Alessio (24-13) in a welterweight showdown. Out of Ellenberger’s nineteen victories, twelve are by (T)KO. He is an M-1 Challenge veteran and has won his last two bouts. Alessio would like to get back on track after losing at DREAM 8 to BJJ champion Andre Galvao and to Paul Daley at MFC 19.