2013 Ohio MMA Awards voting

Posted on December 18, 2013 by

Another year is coming to a close, so it’s time once again to break out the awards! Voting for the 2013 Ohio MMA Awards is underway, and you can click on the link HERE to vote. The awards this year feature five categories: pro fighter of the year, amateur fighter of the year, event of […]

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Report: Spohn, King, Stansbury, Masterson, Urbina to be featured on TUF 19

Posted on December 11, 2013 by

The next season of The Ultimate Fighter will have tons of Ohio MMA flavor. According to a report from MMA Sun, at least five fighters with Ohio ties are expected to compete on the upcoming 19th season of the popular reality show, which is set to air in 2014. The fighters are Dan Spohn, Mike […]

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NAAFS: Night of Champions 2013 – Results

Posted on December 9, 2013 by

NAAFS returned to Akron on Saturday night for its annual end-of-year event, as Night of Champions 2013 crowned six new champions in the NAAFS amateur series. In the night’s main event, Instigator Fight Team’s Seth Shaffer (6-0) kept his unbeaten record intact, as he earned a TKO over Evolve MMA’s Mario Micale (7-6) in just […]

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EAC 5: Edwards vs. Ruscin – Results

Posted on December 8, 2013 by

The Extreme Adrenaline Championships returned to Fredericktown, Ohio last night, and a dozen fights were featured in the organization’s first ever pro/am event. EAC 5 featured a main event between top Ohio welterweight professionals, and it was Jorge Gurgel Academy product Taylor Ruscin (5-1) who came away victorious via unanimous decision to claim the EAC […]

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Lance Palmer suffers first defeat at WSOF 7

Posted on December 8, 2013 by

The unbeaten streak is over. After winning his first seven bouts as a professional, Ohio native Lance Palmer (7-1) has finally tasted defeat. Palmer succumbed to a guillotine choke in the third round of his featherweight title bout against Georgi Karakhanyan (23-3-1) in the main event at World Series of Fighting 7 in Vancouver. The […]

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Zoila Gurgel drops third straight with loss at Invicta FC 7

Posted on December 7, 2013 by

“The Warrior Princess” is now on a losing streak. Cincinnati product Zoila Gurgel (12-4), who trains with her husband at the Jorge Gurgel Academy in Southwest Ohio, has now lost three bouts in a row, as she dropped a unanimous decision to Vanessa Porto (16-6) on the main card of the Invicta FC 7 event […]

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Fight card for Saturday’s EAC 5 in Fredericktown

Posted on December 5, 2013 by

EAC 5 is set to go down on Saturday in Fredericktown, and the event currently features 13 scheduled bouts including three in the professional ranks. The main event features a battle for the professional welterweight title, as Rocky Edwards (4-2-1) is set to face Taylor Ruscin (4-1) for the 170-pound gold. Edwards, a Bellator veteran, […]

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Video: ‘Road to the Octagon’ featuring Matt Brown

Posted on December 3, 2013 by

Ohio’s No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter is set to return to the Octagon in less than two weeks, and Matt Brown (18-11, 11-5 UFC) has the biggest fight of his career on his hands as he is set to take on former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (29-7, 6-3 UFC) at UFC on FOX 9. […]

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Ohio MMA Rankings Updated for December 2013

Posted on December 3, 2013 by

Ohio MMA Rankings have been updated for December 2013. The rankings include both professional and amateur divisions. To view the rankings, click HERE.

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Fight card for Saturday’s NAAFS: Night of Champions 2013

Posted on December 2, 2013 by

The lineup for Saturday’s NAAFS: Night of Champions 2013 has been finalized, and the event features 17 amateur bouts, including six title fights. Most notably, Ohio’s No. 2 ranked pound-for-pound female fighter Vanessa Demopoulos (4-0) is set to take on New Jersey’s Katlyn Chookagian (4-0) for the 120-pound title. At bantamweight, Evolve MMA’s Mario Micale […]

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