Amateur Fighter of 2009: Thomas Campbell

Even though MMA may not have the most developed amateur system, there are still many fighters out there plying their trade in the ranks. In 2009 a handful of amateur fighters received some mainstream attention through the Las Vegas based Tuff-N-Uff promotion. However, on the other side of the country Thomas Campbell put together a solid run, and earned himself the title of the Amateur Fighter of 2009.

Campbell, a 23-year-old featherweight, began fighting two years ago. After a few fights, the native of Clarksville, Tenn. began training with Ron Daley at SSF Submission Academy. In 2009 Campbell went 10-1 to run his overall amateur record to 16-2.

The highlight of his year was winning an eight-man HookNShoot tournament. On that night, Campbell defeated three opponents to take the crown.

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SSF Invitational: New Beginning 9 – results

PRO MMA ( has the results for the “SSF Invitational: New Beginning 9” held on April 11th at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Tennessee. This show was a MMA fundraiser to benefit the CHS wrestling team. Kathryn Norbeck-Daley, who along with her husband Ron Daley, are co-owners of the SSF Submission Academy in Clarksville. Kathryn is a CHS graduate and they both desired to give back to her Alma Mater and the community.  One of the ways they are doing that is by SSF donating $2000 to the CHS wrestling team and they would like to challenge all other area promoters to match that donation at their next show!

SSF Invitational: New Beginning 9 results:

1. Devin Majors defeats Joey Peppers- UD
2. Tevin Ingram defeats Joel Grice- RNC 1st rd
3. Marcus Hammond defeats Adam Glen- Split decision
4. Chris Pagel defeats JP George-Expo match Armbar
5. Jarrett Weston defeats Josh Mubarak-Sub 1st rd
6. Steve Degeorge defeats Charlie Jones-UD
7. Robert Bruce Ford defeats Richard Lawler-TKO 1st rd
8. Michael Grahm defeats Caleb Lyell-Triangle choke
9. Josh Lange defeats Steve Larrabee-RNC 1st rd
10. Adam Rhodes defeats Charles Alexander-UD
11. Jeron Bray defeats Shawn Brown-TKO 1st rd
12. Adam Smothers defeats Marcus Mitchell-Sub 1st rd
13. Joel Cooper defeats Michael Hollis-TKO 1st rd
14. Imad Sultan defeats Nick Davis-TKO 1st rd

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