Archive for March, 2009

Video: XFO Featured on Inside MMA’s Regional Fight Scene

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 10 - 2009

Several fights from XFO‘s February 27th event in Lakemoor, IL were featured on this week’s installment of “Inside MMA” on HDnet. Featured fights included Michael Marrello vs Sherman Pendergarst, Ryan Sturdy vs Ryan Braun, and Jon Murphy vs Ryan Roberts. Watch the video below, or check out MMA Junkie’s recap. Share:EmailFacebookStumbleUpon

Chicagoans Mark Miller and Kevin Knabjian to Appear on TUF 9

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 10 - 2009

Two welterweights from the Chicagoland area will appear as cast members on the upcoming season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter. Mark Miller (pictured), a former IFL veteran, trains at POW MMA. Miller owns wins over current UFC fighters Josh Neer and Brad Blackburn. Kevin Knabjian, a former wrestler at  Eastern Illinois University (Matt Hughes’ Alma Mater), has experience fighting in the WEC as well as many of Chicagoland’s local organizations  [Read More]

According to a report on Fightticker, fans of Clay “The Carpenter” Guida will be able to purchase items from his 3 piece clothing collection, due to appear in April 2009. Guida recently signed a sponsorship deal with Silverstar, a clothing and accessory company that works with MMA fighters including UFC belt holders Georges St. Pierre and Rashad Evans. Read the full report from Fightticker. Share:EmailFacebookStumbleUpon

Results & Video from DREAM 7: Warren defeats Beebe in MMA debut

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 9 - 2009

Sunday’s DREAM 7 had its share of interesting moments, ranging from newsworthy performances to comic finishes. Chicagoland’s Chase Beebe, who pulled out of the UWC Man of War event on February 21st due to an injury, took on MMA first-timer Joe Warren. Warren, a Greco-Roman wrestling World Champion currently training at Team Quest, used his Greco background to outwrestle Beebe. While Beebe’s ground game looked superior, Warren landed a knee  [Read More]

Chase Beebe vs Joe Warren at Sunday’s DREAM 7

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 6 - 2009

beebe-warrenOn Sunday, March 8th, former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe will be taking on MMA newcomer Joe Warren in the first round of DREAM’s featherweight grand prix in Japan.

Both fighters come from a wrestling background. Joe Warren, a former Greco-Roman wrestling World Champion, will be making his MMA debut.

Sanchez-Guida Agreed for TUF 9 Finale

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 6 - 2009

Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida are heading straight for one another. The potent lightweight pair has agreed to meet in the headlining bout of “The Ultimate Fighter 9” finale on June 20 at the Pearl inside the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the fighters.  Read more on Share:EmailFacebookStumbleUpon

Fightcard Cross the Line: Results and Photos

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 2 - 2009

February 26, 2009 at Joe’s Bar, Chicago, IL Fightcard Cross the Line photos by Danielle Hobeika Fightcard Website Results: Matt Dambrogio (Team Top Notch) vs. Bryan Wright (Independent) Winner: Dambrogio wins in 1st Round, due to Strikes. Jerald Williams (Team Overtime MMA/Jeff Neal Jiujitsu) vs. Darwin Hill (Team Rebels of Destruction). Winner:Hill wins after 3 Rounds by Split Decision. Joel Lucas (Team Top Notch) vs. Bob Climack (Academy of Self  [Read More]

Welcome to

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on March - 1 - 2009

Welcome to Chicago MMA. This website is currently under construction, but we aspire that this website will be a premier source for information on Mixed Martial Arts in the Chicago area, including news, event information, photos, videos,  an MMA schools directory,  and other interactive features. Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions or contributions for the website. Share:EmailFacebookStumbleUpon