“Revolution Fight League: Maximum Impact” takes place June 27 in Hammond, Indiana

The Revolution Fight League based out of Louisville, Ky., will be holding its first event of 2009, “Maximum Impact,” at Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. this Sat., June 27.

Headlining the card will be a heavyweight bout between Clarksville, Tenn.’s Johnathan Ivey *(38-21) and Louisville MMA’s Ron “The Monster” Sparks, who comes in with an undefeated **7-0 record.

Ivey, while not boasting the best record, has fought many of the world’s top heavyweights including UFC veterans Dan Severn, Ricco Rodriguez and Jake O’Brien just to name a few.

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PRO MMA Southeast Spotlight: a talk with Revolution Fight League Promoter Tom Keeton

Revolution Fight League’s “Maximum Impact” takes place Saturday June 27th at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. The event is headlined with a heavyweight showdown between undefeated Ron “The Monster” Sparks and seasoned veteran Johnathan Ivey. UFC lightweight Junie Browning and former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver are scheduled to appear as special guests.

PRO MMA (promma.info) recently had the chance to talk with Revolution Fight League Promoter Tom Keeton to learn more about the Southeastern-based MMA promotion, how many events he has planned for this year, and what UFC legend he was hanging out with during Kentucky Derby weekend. Also, what does a Power Ranger have to do with the RFL?

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MMA Flashback: 2002 – Ben Rothwell vs. Johnathan Ivey

The year was 2002. The organization was UNITED STATES MIXED MARTIAL ARTS. The name of the show was “USMMA 2: RING OF FURY” and it took place in Lowell, Massachusetts on September 21st at the Tsongas Arena. In this edition of PRO MMA’s (promma.info) “MMA FLASHBACK” we are focusing on the heavyweight co-main event title fight between a young 20-year-old kid named Ben Rothwell and 25-year-old Johnathan Ivey (Travis Lutter was fighting Jorge Rivera in the main event on this card).

Most people now know Ben Rothwell as the fighter who went undefeated and dominated the IFL heavyweight division as a member of Pat Miletich’s Quad-City Silverbacks. After the IFL shut down it was time for Rothwell to really test himself. He faced former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski at “Affliction:Banned” in July 2008. It just so happened that the “old Pitbull” decided to show up that night and left Rothwell crumpled on the canvas after a vicious knockout. However, Rothwell bounced back in his next and most recent fight last December at “Adrenaline MMA 2” and finished off one Chris Guillen midway through round one via submission from elbow strikes.

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XFC 8: REGIONAL CONFLICT (full fight video)

On April 25, 2009 “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” took place in Knoxville, TN at the Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus. From the comedic heavyweight antics of Johnathan Ivey and the oversized athleticism of Christopher Barnett to the technical groundwork of former UT linebacker Ovince St. Preux and the main event XFC Featherweight Title Fight, this card was full of action. (Event originally aired on HDNet) Be sure to look for Rich Franklin’s brother as referee.
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Jarrod Card earns XFC Featherweight Title, Lashley signs with the XFC, & Barnett impressive in pro debut

Jarrod Card used a relentless attack earning him the right to take home the XFC featherweight belt against the very game Bruce Connors. The main event for “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” did not disappoint, with the fight going the entire five rounds in a bloody war of attrition between the two warriors.

The show between the featherweights truly impressed XFC president John Prisco, who repeatedly called both of his fighters “true warriors” throughout the bout. With the victory, the new XFC Featherweight Champion, Jarrod Card moves to 10-2-1, while Connors (6-1) received his first loss as a pro, after winning six straight to start his MMA career.

On hand to present the featherweight belt to Card was former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley, who had an announcement of his own to make at the event. Lashley confirmed his busy MMA schedule coming up, and announced that he will be fighting for the XFC in September.

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XFC 8: Regional Conflict – live play by play and results

PRO MMA (promma.info) is live and on the scene from the the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville Tennessee, for XFC 8: Regional Conflict. The main event will be broadcast live on HDNet at 9 PM Eastern.

Former WWE superstar, and recently signed MFC fighter Bobby Lashley will be presenting the XFC Featherweight Title to the winner of the main event fight between Jarrod Card and Bruce Connors.

Also on the card will be Tennessee MMA cult legend Jonathan Ivey taking on Christopher Barnett in a heavyweight showdown, and former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince St. Preux will be taking on undefeated Ombey Mobley in a light heavyweight bout.

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“XFC 8: Regional Conflict” airs live from Knoxville on HDNet this Saturday, April 25

PRO MMA (promma.info) will be making the trek to Knoxville, Tennessee this weekend in our continuing effort to bring you, our readers, the highest quality MMA coverage possible.

Two months ago, on February 20th, the Xtreme Fighting Championships made MMA history when they came to Knoxville and put on the first ever legally sanctioned professional MMA card in Tennessee history.

On Saturday, April 25th, Xtreme Fighting Championships will make history again as they return to the Volunteer State to hold “XFC 8: Regional Conflict.” It will be the first ever MMA event in Tennessee to be broadcast on HDNet. The action takes place at the Thompson-Boling Arena beginning at 7:00pm ET and the live HDNet broadcast starts at 9:00pm ET.

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Tennessee MMA cult legend Johnathan Ivey fights at XFC 8 in Knoxville April 25th

PRO MMA (promma.info) will be in Knoxville, Tennessee next weekend covering the Xtreme Fighting Championships as they hold their second show within the state and make their debut on national television.

XFC 8: REGIONAL CONFLICT takes place on April 25th at the Thompson-Boling Arena and will broadcast live exclusively on HDNet.

Among those fighting on the talent-filled card will be Tennessee’s very own MMA cult figure, Johnathan Ivey. Ivey is renowned for his unorthodox fighting style and bizarre cage tactics.

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Caged Chaos brings MMA to Clarksville, Tennessee on March 15

On Sunday March 15, 2009 live mixed martial arts action comes to Clarksville, Tennessee at Kickers night club. Doors open at 4pm CST and fights start at 5pm CST. Clarksville is about forty minutes north of Nashville. This will be Clarksville’s first official MMA event since the sport was sanctioned in Tennessee in 2008.  Local … Read more

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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