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9th Dec

The NAAFS put on its year-end Night of Champions event this past Saturday in Akron, Ohio at Chapparell’s Community Center.  The 12 fight amateur card featured six title fights.  Fans were treated to nine finishes, including six knockouts.  Here are the complete results from NAAFS Night of Champions: 135 pounds: Seth Shaffer (6-0) defeats Mario […]

2nd Dec

(by Milan Jordan) Pennsylvania-based Pinnacle Fighting Championships held its fourth and final event of 2013 with a twelve-fight card on Thanksgiving Eve.  Pittsburgh Challenge Series V had a little bit of everything.  Four title fights, the organization’s first ever female fight, and a little skirmish in the cage after the main event. The Main Event […]

25th Nov

Eight fights took place at UVC 26: Uprising Saturday night at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The two pro fights may have lasted a combined two and-a-half minutes, but there was no lacking of action in that brief time. Heavyweight Justin Woods (4-0, Leo, IN) kept his perfect record intact with a first round […]

21st Nov

(by Milan Jordan)  The Ultimate Victory Challenge returns this Saturday with UVC 26: Uprising at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.  Once again, Rick Pyles has put together another stacked card.  The main event is battle of two of the top heavyweight prospects in the Midwest as Tim “Fatboy” Dunn (Portsmouth, Ohio) takes on unbeaten […]

22nd Oct

Team Jorge Gurgel is looking for five amateurs to train with their pro team. These five amateurs will be members of the team and will receive free training for six months. According to a release, the spots “will go to individuals who are the most dedicated, hardest working and the most coachable athletes we can […]

21st Oct

FLORENCE, KY – Indiana lightweight Brandon Bolt (2-3) snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when he came back to beat Matthew Egner (1-2) via unanimous decision on Saturday, October 20, at Turf Wars 9. Bolt used his solid wrestling to control Egner in the first round of the fight. However, Egner came out strong […]

18th Oct

Next month’s “Big Guns 11″ card just keeps getting better. An amateur featherweight title bout has been added to the lineup, and it features a champion vs. champion scenario, as RFO bantamweight champion Aaron Neighbors (7-3) will step up to 145 pounds to challenge featherweight champion Josh Longood (4-0) for his title. Neighbors won the […]

16th Oct

There has been another shakeup to the NAAFS semifinals and this weekend’s “Caged Vengeance 12″ card, as Jeremiah Yeager (6-2) has pulled out of his featherweight semifinal bout against Wes Hanson (7-0). No opponent will be sought for Hanson due to the late drop out, and he won’t be fighting this weekend. Hanson reported the […]

8th Oct

An injury has forced a shakeup in the NAAFS welterweight semifinals. The 170-pound division was slated to be sorted out at “Caged Vengeance 12″ on October 20 in Streetsboro, but semifinalist Josh Krizan (5-1) suffered an injury and had to pull out of his scheduled bout against Emmanuel Kangah (3-1) at the event. Kangah will […]

7th Oct

Augusta Tindall (2-1) thought his chance at gold was gone when SpartanFC lightweight champion J.P. Felty (3-4) missed weight heading into their Spartan 15 headliner, but that was actually not the case, as he claimed a second round TKO in the bout. After the event, Felty was stripped of the title for missing weight, and […]

28th Sep

The full lineup for next month’s “NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12″ is set, including six professional bouts and the 2012 NAAFS amateur semifinals. In the headliner, former NAAFS welterweight champion Nick Duell (9-3) will be in action against Illinios product Jay Buck (14-11). Duell has lost two of his last three, but he still remains one […]

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