One of the hottest fighters in the Ohio Valley region is set to compete for his first professional title this weekend, as Muhammad Abdullah (3-0) will take on Chris Dempsey (8-1) for More »
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Lisa Sherrard took to Facebook last night to deliver some news that was quite unexpected. She announced that she and her son AJ had decided that it was time to retire Baddog MMA brand. Baddog had been a wildly popular group of fighters from Fairdale/Louisville area that had been successful on the local scene since 2011.
The fighters who had fought under the Baddog name include professionals Brandon Hurst, Dusty Stengel, Cody Bruce, Josh Blanchard and the team had a great group of up and coming amateur fighters as well. The gym remains open and the fight team seems to still be training but a new name has not been announced.
It was a busy weekend once again in the world of local MMA so there was plenty to discuss on this Sunday’s episode of The Knockout Hour which aired live on 1450am The Sports Buzz. Kelly Patrick took a vacation day so he could attend a bachelor party so it was just Todd Neal and Carlo Kellem running shop. Listen in as they break down the fights.
Be sure to tune in every Sunday between 9-10 a.m. ET on 1450am The Sports Buzz for new episodes of Louisville’s only show dedicated to boxing and mixed martial arts. Remember you can always come back here to BluegrassMMA to check out the replays each week as well.
The Knockout Hour is sponsored by Turf Wars and will be in the house for Turf Wars 16 this Saturday at Turfway Park in Florence.
One of the hottest fighters in the Ohio Valley region is set to compete for his first professional title this weekend, as Muhammad Abdullah (3-0) will take on Chris Dempsey (8-1) for the middleweight championship at Gladiators of the Cage: The North Shore’s Rise to Power IV in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Currently riding a nine-fight winning streak dating back to his amateur career, Abdullah hasn’t tasted defeat since 2010. He made his professional debut less than a year ago, and he has reeled off three straight victories, topping Jared Bailey, Tim McCavit, and Billy Poe in that time span.
Turf Wars returns to Turfway Park this Saturday night for their 16th event. The Pro/AM card currently features 16 bouts including 4 professional and 4 title fights. One of the amateur title fights features a rematch between Evan Samad (6-0) and Marc McDonald (8-2).
Over the past few months, the organization has made some internal changes including the addition of matchmaker Adam Gomez. The promotion is slowly becoming the top in the Tri-state area with future expansions into other Kentucky cities. This past weekend Gomez was on the “Knockout Hour” with Carlo Kellem talking about the upcoming card.
Rumored to headline the event is a professional match-up between Cody Gabelman (1-0) and James Gray (4-0). The two undefeated fighters will be putting their streaks on-the-line in a loser suffers their first defeat bout. We will be breaking down this fight, as well as many others this week leading up to the fight.
It was packed out inside the Courtyard Marriott in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend for OFC: 20 March Massacre II. The sold-out crowd witnessed several great fights as well as an unforgettable moment. In the main event Tyler Bostick was able to successfully defend his light-heavyweight title, for the first time, against Aaron Bush.
The highlight of the night, however, came in the third fight when something unprecedented occurred. The fight was between Caleb Frasher and Joe Fisher. After the fight was over Fisher’s mother climbed the cage, to tend to her son who went to sleep during a rear-naked choke. She scaled the entire cage which stands nearly 9′ from the ground, rushed over to her son where she was greeted by Mark Matheny. The police had to escort her out of the cage while the medics took care of Fisher. It was an unfamiliar scene; one not seen too often.
See the rest of the results from the event in addition to the ‘of the Night’ awards after the break.