Caged Chaos brings successful first show to Clarksville, TN on March 15

CAGED CHAOS brought their live MMA show to Clarksville, Tennessee for the first time on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Kickers night club. With about 500 people in attendance, the promoter was pleased with the success of the show and plans to return to Clarksville for another event in April. Stay tuned to PRO MMA (promma.info) for that announcement.

Local teams represented at this event included John Renken’s Team Havoc from Clarksville MMA and Mike Merriman’s Team Wildside from Olympic 24 HR Gym. Other MMA gyms from Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri also had fighters competing.

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MMA event in Jacksboro, Tennessee set for March 28 (updated)

Danielle "Big Guns" Kimery
Danielle "Big Guns" Kimery

Bad Boy Promotions, LLC will be promoting an amateur MMA event in Jacksboro, Tennessee on March 28th at the Jacksboro National Guard Armory, 301 Industrial Parkway. Weigh ins will be held March 27th at Woodson’s Mall from 7pm-9pm. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 and $60 for cage side. Tickets at the door will be $25 and $45. This event is sanctioned by the International Sports Combat Federation (www.ISCFmma.com). There are a whopping twenty-three fights scheduled to be on the card including a ladies title match between Danielle “Big Guns” Kimery and Heather “Main Event” Martin. For more information on Bad Boy Promotions, LLC or this event check out their website at www.badboypromotionsllc.com or call 1-423-784-7032 or email badboymma1@netzero.com.

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Gleison Tibau steps in to fight Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 18

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from multiple sources that Gleison Tibau (16-6) will step in for the injured Efrain Escudero to fight Jeremy Stephens (14-4) at UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1st. Escudero, who won the lightweight division on the latest season of TUF, suffered a rib injury in training and cannot compete.

Tibau comes from the American Top Team and has gone 4-3 in the UFC. In his last fight he submitted Rich Clementi with a guillotine choke at UFC Fight Night 17 on February 7th. While his fight was on the under card, his upcoming opponent, Jeremy Stephens (3-3 in UFC) fought in the main event on the same card. Stephens lost to Joe Lauzon by armbar in the second round.

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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

“The Lunatik” ultra-talented train wreck

Junie Browning is nicknamed “The Lunatik” for good reason. This ultra-talented fighter is like a train wreck that you just can’t stop watching. When asked if one of his opponents, Jose Aguilar, has a chance to beat him, Junie responded, “He has a better chance of getting me pregnant.”

Browning then proceeded to pummel Aguilar and win by TKO when Jose failed to answer the bell for the second round. I was hooked from that moment on. I just can’t take my eyes off this guy, for fear I might miss something.

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Dave Herman ready to get serious about MMA career – PRO MMA exclusive

To say that heavyweight MMA fighter, Dave “Pee Wee” Herman is a talented athlete is an understatement. The guy is nothing short of phenomenal. For anyone to come into professional mixed martial arts and go 13-0 by relying mainly on their natural ability is quite the feat. That is exactly what Dave Herman did.

However, Dave finally met his match in his last bout on January 4, 2009 when he took on Mu Bae Choi at Sengoku: ‘No Ran 2009’ in Japan. It looked as though Dave would finish Choi in the first round just like he had done all but one of his other opponents, but the Korean was very tough and survived. Dave ended up gassing in round two and Choi was able to take advantage and get a TKO victory. In a little over two years as a professional fighter, it was Dave’s first defeat.

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XFC 7 creates history on Feb. 20 with first ever pro MMA event in Tennessee – results

It looks as though Xtreme Fighting Championship’s XFC 7: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOX  went off without a hitch last night as the first ever pro MMA event in Tennessee history. PRO MMA (promma.info) received the following press release this morning from the organization:

The first professional Mixed Martial Arts fight card ever allowed in the state of Tennessee, XFC 7: “School of Hard Knox” was history-making even before the first bell chimed. Taking place at Thompson-Boling Arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, the promotion showcased some of the top emerging talent in the sport, including a pair of undefeated heavyweights, Chad Corvin and Scott Barrett, in the main event. And because of the fast fists and electrifying knockouts during the fight card, XFC 7 also made history by catapulting the careers of the next generation of MMA champions to the cusp of superstardom – and perhaps converting the state of Tennessee into MMA fans in the process.

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In her second MMA fight, four-time Female World Boxing Champion Chevelle Hallback keeps her eye on Carano and Cyborg

The XTREME FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP will be holding XFC 7: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOX this Friday, February 20 at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. Among many of great fighters competing in this event is one of the hottest up and coming female MMA prospects in the world today. She is four-time Female World Boxing Champion, Chevelle Hallback and she will be fighting undefeated muay thai expert, Sarah Wilson in what will surely be her toughest test to date. The XFC sent PRO MMA (promma.info) the following press release this morning regarding Hallback and what the future could hold for this fast rising MMA star:

After Decimating Former EliteXC Fighter Melissa Vasquez in Just 41 Seconds in December, Chevelle “Fists of Steel” Hallback Returns to the Cage at XFC 7: “School of Hard Knox” on Friday, February 20 in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Ex-University of Tennessee linebacker to fight in state’s first-ever pro MMA event

The XTREME FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP will be holding XFC 7: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOX this Friday, February 20 at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. One of the local stars who will appear on the card is former UT Vols linebacker and special teams ace, Ovince St. Preux. The XFC sent PRO MMA (promma.info) the following press release this morning regarding St. Preux:

Ovince St. Preux Goes from the Gridiron to the Steel Cage at XFC 7: “School of Hard Knox” on Friday, February 20 at Thompson-Boling Arena

Knoxville, TN: One of the lesser-known specialties in football is “wedge-busting” on special teams. Considered by The Sporting News the most violent position in all of football, the “wedge-buster” takes the field on punt and kickoff coverage, sprints at full speed, locates the wall of blockers trying to protect the returner, and then – boom! – sacrifices his body to take down the wall, allowing his defenders to tackle the returner. It’s arguably the most underappreciated aspect of the game, and often the cause of football’s most teeth-rattling collisions.

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Gameness Fighting Championship hosts ‘GFC 2’ in Nashville, TN on Feb. 14

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be live on hand for exclusive coverage of ‘GFC 2’ as GAMENESS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP holds their sophomore event this Saturday night, Feb. 14, in Nashville, TN at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. Doors open at 7pm CT. Fights start at 8pm CT. A total of 13 fights are scheduled for the … Read more