David McKinney Interviews PurgatoryFS 08 fighters Gateway MMA senior editor David McKinney interviews some of the winners from PurgatoryFS 08. The event took place on September 8, 2012 at the Lucas County Rec Center in Toledo,
A lightweight matchup between reigning NAAFS amateur champions will take place in the professional ranks, as Todd Bevan (1-0) is set to take on Khama Worthy (1-1) at “NAAFS: Night of Champions 2012″ on Dec. 15 in Medina, Ohio. Bevan made the announcement via his Facebook page. Bevan claimed the NAAFS amateur welterweight title for [...]
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The two biggest names in Ohio women’s MMA are set to square off, as Zoila Gurgel (12-1, 6-0 BFC) will take on Jessica Eye (8-1, 2-0 BFC) at Bellator 83 in Atlantic City on Dec. 7. The bout is expected to take place at 125 pounds and air as part of the evening’s main card [...]
Ten Toes Up Fight Promotions is set to promote its first event this Saturday in Tiffin, Ohio, as the debut event from Fullbore Xtreme Cagefighting will feature an amateur lineup at the HH&B Holding building. A few notables are slated for the event, including unbeaten welterweight and former Cleveland State wrestler Robbie Michaels (3-0), who [...]
There will be a submission grappling tournament this Sunday afternoon at the Davis Youth Sports MMA Gym, which is the home of the Lancaster Academy of Mixed Martial Arts. Billed as a “beginner friendly” tournament, the entry fee is just $5 and there are no slams and only waist up submissions are allowed. The tournament [...]
Ohio native Lance Palmer (4-0) is ready to make his return to the cage, as he is set to take on UFC and WEC veteran Fredson Paixao (10-4) this Friday at RFA 4 in Las Vegas. The bout will be part of the RFA 4 main card, which is set to air live on AXS [...]
Talent-rich yet untapped has been the story for the Pittsburgh MMA scene thus far, but it appears as though that could change in the near future. With new deals in place that will make amateur competition in the state more appealing to fighters such as rules changes and an elevated system for experienced fighters, the [...]
Ohio MMA Radio returns for the Halloween week edition, and this week’s guest is none other than UFC veteran Ryan Madigan. Madigan will join the show to discuss his upcoming kickboxing bout at “Muay Thai at the Mecca 2″ in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 10. A coach at Evolve MMA in Medina, Madigan is [...]
The lineup for PurgatoryFS 10 got even deeper, as two of Northwest Ohio’s favorite fighters were added to the card in separate bouts. Bantamweight Andrew Huffman (6-5) will take on Jake Grigson (4-2), and heavyweight Rick Day (3-1) will square off with Steve Cotterman (5-3). Huffman comes in off of perhaps the best performance of [...]
Isaiah Chapman (3-0) will get a chance to close out his first year as a professional with yet another win, as “The Beast” is scheduled to take on Dustin Kempf (6-5) in a 135-pound clash at “NAAFS: Night of Champions 2012″ on Dec. 15 in Medina, Ohio. Arguably the best bantamweight prospect in the Midwest, [...]