The biggest all-amateur event that NAAFS puts on anually goes down this Saturday at Night of Champions 2013. Traveling from southern Indiana, undefeated Ivan Rodriguez (5-0) will make the journey to Akron, Ohio More »
Earlier this month at GE Fights 14: Pride, Chris Blevins (6-1) met Sascha Konigstein (7-1) in what would become a highly controversy bout. Blevins felt that several of the shots that he More »
Moments ago Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (2-0) successfully weighed in for her battle tomorrow night against Peggy Morgan (2-0). The fighters took to the scales, Duke weighed in at 135.5lbs while her More »
The culmination of the 18th season of UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter comes to a close in Las Vegas tomorrow night. Kentucky’s Jessamyn Duke will make her UFC debut as she faces fellow More »
Hughes made his return to the cage this year, back at Combat Challenge 25 in October, when he earned the submission victory. The win extended his current winning streak to 5, which is more fights than Phillips has total. Having been in the game since 2007, Hughes took an extended break after 2011. Competing only once in 2012, and then came back again this year.
These two amateurs who have so far had spectacular young careers are on the verge of becoming true contenders in their respective weight class. Also the victor claims stake at their first shot at capturing a title. Out of the six combined fights between these two, five have been finished. Highfill has the one lone fight that went the distance, scoring the unanimous decision victory over his most recent opponent.
The first time these two met back in May at another promotion, Morgan was able to earn the submission stoppage midway through the second round. Since that bout Ross took some time to recoup while enjoying the summer. He stepped back into the cage in October, looking to bounce back from the defeat. He was able to stop his opponent in the opening round of that fight. With momentum on his side he looks to show everyone in attendance, his friends and family, that the first time they met was just a mistake, nothing more.
See the video from their first bout when both of them were making their professional debut after the break.
Reaction MMA’s Kendale Young pulled off maybe the knockout of the year when he landed a spinning heel kick to the face of Brandon Grimmett at Bluegrass Brawl 10. Young had executed the same kick in his fight with Cody Gabelman but it landed off the mark and Gabelman recovered. Grimmett wasn’t as fortunate.
It was one of those exciting yet scary moments for a fight fan. The thrill of the knockout was followed by the chilling aftermath of a fighter laying unresponsive on the mat. After several minutes, Grimmett was able to get to his feet and walk out of the cage on his own. With the win Young is the new Bluegrass Brawl flyweight champion. See for yourself what everyone was talking about Saturday night.
The biggest all-amateur event that NAAFS puts on anually goes down this Saturday at Night of Champions 2013. Traveling from southern Indiana, undefeated Ivan Rodriguez (5-0) will make the journey to Akron, Ohio to meet top welterweight Josh Krizan (7-1). The two fighters will compete for the promotions amateur title in their respective weight class.
The northeast Ohio based organization does things a bit different than others. They only crown their amateur champions once a year, at the Night of Champions event. The winner then claims champion status for the following year. Krizan who is well known in the Akron/Cleveland area will look to extend his current four fight winning streak against Rodriguez.
It goes without saying that 2013 was the biggest year in our short history. We experienced many great events, met even more outstanding people but with all things significant they must come to an end. As we wrap up with another fight week with last night’s Bluegrass Brawl 10, we look to the weekend ahead. Which just happens to be the final week of fights in the Ohio Valley region.
This upcoming weekend will go out with a bang, with four different events. We will see events in Kentucky, Ohio, and even Pennsylvania. We will be bringing you the best coverage that you have come to know from those events in the coming days. See the events, their locations and times after the break.
In the main event of the evening we saw Michael Seals (3-2) in a manner in which we have not seen him in awhile. He placed a beating on his opponent Bo Smith (0-3) who held on as long as he could. Seals utilized his knees effectively, with precision to put Smith down for the count. See who the rest of the winners were, including the new champions as well the “of the Night” award recipients.
In the main event tonight we have a professional catch-weight (175lbs) bout between Michael Seals (2-2) and Bo Smith (0-2). Smith will be making his way from Missouri tonight to right the ship against Seals, as the pro fighters has gone win less since turning professional this past summer. Follow along with us as we will be bringing you of tonight’s coverage courtesy of our great sponsor Bangtown Fightwear.