interview with Jeremiah Riggs *VIDEO*

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – caught up with “The Ultimate Fighter 7” and “Daisy of Love” cast member Jeremiah Riggs at the “Strikeforce: Nashville” weigh-ins on Friday. Riggs talked about his upcoming fight, and filled us in on a new reality show he’s working on called “Big Rigg’s Wild Ride“. Riggs’ friend Justin Pennington is fighting on … Read more

UFC 110 spotlight – interview with Brian Foster

H.I.T. Squad fighter Brian Foster (13-4, 1-1 UFC) makes his third UFC appearance this Saturday, Feb. 20, at “UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez” in Sydney, Australia. Foster dropped his first fight in the organization at UFC 103 last September, with a submission loss to Rick Story. Two months later, he bounced back in a big … Read more

UFC 103 Spotlight: Brian Foster – PROMMA.INFO exclusive interview

Photo: H.I.T. Squad - Brian Foster makes his UFC debut on Sept. 19, 2009 at UFC 103 in Dallas, Texas.

H.I.T. Squad welterweight fighter Brian Foster (11-3) was all set to make his UFC debut against Paul “Semtex” Daley at UFC 103 Sept. 19 in Dallas, Texas. Due to an injury to Mike Swick, the UFC was forced to move Daley up to fight Swick’s opponent Martin Kampmann leaving Foster in limbo as to whether he would still be fighting on the card. The UFC acted quickly however and brought in Portland, Ore., native Rick Story (7-3) to replace Daley.

PROMMA.INFO recently had the chance to talk with Brian about his UFC debut, how he is dealing with the change in opponents, and what fans can expect to see when the Shine Fights veteran and former MOTC Welterweight Champion steps inside the Octagon.

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Mario Stapel to face Yves Edwards at Shine 2

H.I.T Squad team member and German mixed martial artist, Mario Stapel has been announced as the opponent for American Top Team member, Yves Edwards at Shine 2 on Sept. 4.

UFC & PRIDE veteran, Marcus Aurelio had been cancelled from the Shine 2 show. As a replacement for Aurelio, PRIDE & UFC veteran, Yves Edwards was added to what is now one of the most phenomenal fight cards to ever hit Miami, Shine 2. As a member of the American Top Team, Yves Edwards joins his fighting family on the card, which is appropriately sub-titled, ‘American Top Team vs. The World.’

Starting his career in 2000, Stapel began on a 3-fight win streak. With fights against notable fighters like Duane “Bang” Ludwig, The Ultimate Fighter Season 9 finalist, Andre Winner and Shine Fighter Beau Baker. Coming off of a first round submission win over Harris Sarmiento at Shine 1, Stapel is ready to step up to the challenge Yves Edwards is ready to dish out.

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Froggy’s Fight Night holds “SSF Invitational: Madness” in Ft. Campbell, Ky – results

PRO MMA ( was on hand Saturday night, July 18th, at Froggy’s Fight Night for “SSF Invitational: Madness.” Among the teams represented were SSF Submission Academy, H.I.T. Squad, Team R.O.C.K and Lakeland MMA.

In the main event local favorite and SSF fighter Thomas Campbell who holds titles with multiple organizations defeated Adam Smothers from Team R.O.C.K by TKO at 1:58 of the first round. Campbell was able to clinch with Smothers and take him down to the ground and eventually gained the mount position where he rained down punches until the referee had no choice but to stop the fight much to the delight of the pro-Campbell crowd.

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PRO MMA Fight Gear Summer Spotlight – Female Edition: Cat Fight MMA

This PRO MMA ( Fight Gear Spotlight is a special Female Summer Edition featuring MMA clothing from Cat Fight MMA. Summer is upon us and it is time to get yourself some nice things to wear, and Cat Fight MMA has a great line of women’s warm weather apparel to keep you not only looking good but feeling comfortable as well.

Whether you are working out at the gym, running errands, lounging at the house, or even fighting in the cage, Cat Fight MMA has an affordable assortment of styles, colors, and sizes that will have you looking your best no matter what you are doing . Order yours today!

To check out the complete line of Cat Fight MMA apparel, go to their online store on the Cat Fight website (

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5150 Combat League presents “Rumble at the Rally” June 27 in Sparks, Oklahoma

5150 COMBAT LEAGUE presents “RUMBLE AT THE RALLY” June 27th at the Sparks America Campground in Sparks, Oklahoma. The event will take place during Oklahoma Bike Week which takes place from June 18-28. Sparks is known for putting on one of the best bike rallies in the nation with live concerts, camping, and RV hook up.

Some of the professional MMA talent fighting on this card includes former UFC and PRIDE fighter Marcus Aurelio taking on Bellator’s Joey Gorczynski for the 5150 Combat League Welterweight Title in the main event and UFC veteran Pat Smith taking on NFL vet Rex Richards for the 5150 Combat League Heavyweight Title.

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Catching up with the H.I.T. SQUAD: PRO MMA gym spotlight

In this edition of PRO MMA GYM SPOTLIGHT, we are focusing on the H.I.T. SQUAD located in Granite City, Illinois. Among other fighters, the H.I.T. SQUAD is home to the most dominant welterweight champion in the history of the UFC, Matt Hughes. Hence the name: Hughes Intensive Training = H.I.T. SQUAD

PRO MMA ( had the privilege of speaking to one of the founding members of the H.I.T. SQUAD, who was also assistant coach for Team Hughes on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 6, Marc Fiore. Marc is not only the Head Trainer at the H.I.T. SQUAD, he is also the main Wrestling/Grappling Coach, fighter manager, corner-man, bus driver, and much more.

Marc brought us up to date on everything going on with the H.I.T. SQUAD including the team going undefeated this past weekend, the gym, classes they offer, their up and coming fighters, Matt Hughes preparing for his upcoming fight with Matt Serra, Robbie Lawler training for his upcoming bout with Jake Shields, if Robbie would ever fight an old rival, and much more.

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Tommy Speer & HIT Squad big winners at Capital City Cage Wars

by:  Jack Bratcher

Capital City Cage Wars held their debut event on November 1st in downtown Springfield, Illinois at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

The promotion is being run by Springfield native and current Philadelphia Phillies right fielder, Jayson Werth.

The event featured both professional and amateur fighters from the central Illinois area.

Former UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes of Hillsboro had five of his students from the HIT Squad in Granite City on the card, including TUF veteran, Tommy Speer.

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[youtube=] Matt Hughes will face Thiago Alves this Saturday, June 7 in London England. Hughes is coming off a loss to George St. Pierre. Here we get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the training Matt is doing to try and get back on the winning side of things.