Doug Day and his Xtreme Fighting Champions promotions have been a mainstay in places like Jackson and Hazard. They have provided a much needed shot in the arm during a time when More »
A couple minutes around Charles Stanford and you know he’s a good kid. Big smiles and hugs is how he greets you. That persona leaves when he steps in the cage though. More »
It’s not often that you get the opportunity to watch a fight promoter step inside the cage to compete. What is even more rare of a situation is when said fight promoter fills in a vacancy for another organization. Aaron Garrett, promoter for IT Fight Series, is doing just that.
He will step into the cage this Saturday night at E.A.C. 6 against Jeremie Elkins. It was just two weeks ago that Garrett, who is working on an event of his own, saw the posting asking for someone to step-up against Elkins. Garrett had plan to make his long awaited return to the cage this summer but opted to not wait that long. He told us that he wanted to help a fellow friend and promoter of E.A.C. Roger Moran out.
Matchmaker, Scott Corbin, has put the final touches on the fight card ahead of this weekend’s Caged Madness 28 event. The organization makes their way back to the Tadmor Shrine located in Akron, Ohio. This all-amateur event is currently scheduled to feature 16 fights with a headlining bout between Jesse Maloy (5-2) and Brett Spinelli (4-0). The two heavyweights will compete for the title.
In the co-main event, we will see Isaiah Williams (5-2) take on Chris Minor (3-1). Both, Williams and Minor, are coming off of losses in their last outing. Each one of them will be looking to redeem themselves as they get back into the win column.
Last weekend the fellas got together for two big episodes of Louisville’s top combat sports radio show, The Knockout Hour. On Saturday night Carlo and Kelly welcomed our very own Juan Valle to the show to talk about Turf Wars 17. Not only did Juan stop by but so did former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver. They previewed the event and even got Juan and Ben Sergent on speaking terms again.
On Sunday it was business as usual as the guys recapped Turf Wars. Tomorrow morning our own Gina Begley will call in to talk about her MMA career and upcoming fight. You can always listen to the program on LiveSportsCaster.com or get the replays here.
Once on of Kentucky’s top prospects, Team Alpha Male’s Tyler Voth (6-1) made his national television debut last night on AXS TV. Voth would meet Jei Saudino in in a flyweight number one contender’s match at RFA 14 in Wyoming. Voth went the distance and walked away with the victory.
In the main event we witnessed Matt Manzanares showcase his boxing and submission defense on his way to a wacky split decision victory. Not sure what the odd judge saw out of Junior Maranhao that would give him the win other than pure heart and determination.
Doug Day and his Xtreme Fighting Champions promotions have been a mainstay in places like Jackson and Hazard. They have provided a much needed shot in the arm during a time when the sport seems to be mostly absent in Eastern Kentucky. The promotion will kick off 2014 tomorrow night in Campton.
The fight that I am most interested in is the featherweight bout between Bill Conley (7-1) and Jason Perry (3-3). Perry is coming off a win earlier this year and has had five of his six fights since Conley’s last outing. West Liberty’s top prospect in Conley hasn’t fought since losing his Spartan Fighting Championship title to Blayne Hodges back in 2012. Before that loss he had won five fight by stoppage in the first round.