Archive for August, 2009

DC VI: John Kolosci vs Scott Sands – An In Depth Look

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on August - 25 - 2009

On September 12th, Crown Point, Indiana will hold one of the most stacked local MMA cards of the year. Keith Wisniewski, Justin Wisniewski, and Mark Burch will be presenting the Duneland Classic VI, featuring fighters such as Josh Shockley, Darren Elkins, Jared McMahan, John Kolosci, Scott Sands, Yusup Saaduliev, Charles Wilson, Eric Oria, and many more. The Wisniewski brothers have been known to put on exciting and fun events with  [Read More]

Laying down the Law with Mike Russow

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on August - 25 - 2009

By Thomas Gerbasi , They started out as coach and student – Matt Hughes the assistant wrestling coach at Eastern Illinois University, and Mike Russow, one of his pupils. But on April 25, 1998, at Madonna High School in Chicago, they were equals, two young fighters trying to make their way in a fairly new sport known as mixed martial arts. Hughes had already competed once in MMA, winning  [Read More]

Fightcard for Mayhem Promotions: Disorderly Conduct 4

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on August - 21 - 2009

Mayhem Promotions has released a preliminary fight card Disorderly Conduct IV, which takes place on September 19th at the DuPage Expo Center. For fightcard updates and event info, visit the Mayhem Promotions website. Fight 1 Mark Mack School: Victory Martial Arts Record: 1-0-0 Weight: 145 lbs. VS Cody Thompson School: Team F.I.T. Record: 0-1-0 Weight: 145 lbs. Fight 2 TBD VS Ryan Robinson School: The Hanger Record: 0-1-0 Weight: 135  [Read More]

Dan “The Handler” Hornbuckle to face Thompson at Sengoku: 10th Battle

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on August - 19 - 2009

Chicagoland’s Dan “The Handler” Hornbuckle will be back in action on September 23 in Japan at Sengoku: 10th Battle. Hornbuckle will squaring off against Nick “The Goat” Thompson, a seasoned veteran with a record of 38-11-1, who has fought in promotions such as the UFC, EliteXC, Strikeforce, and more.Dan is coming off of a highlight reel headkick finish of Akihiro Gono at Sengoku’s 9th installment. Nick’s last fight was a  [Read More]

Results and Photos from XFO 31: Outdoor War 5

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on August - 17 - 2009

August 15, 2009, Island Lake, IL Photos: XFO 31 Photo Gallery (Images courtesy of Results: 145: Pete Grimes def. Dwayne Shelton, Submission (Rear Naked Choke), 1:50 Rd. 1 185: Igor Almeida def Jason Bowling,Submission (Armbar), 1:30 Rd. 1 170: Dave Terrel def  Brent Mehrhoff, TKO, :47 Rd. 1 205: Rich Lictawa def Mike Marrello,TKO, 4:19 Rd. 2 145: Tony Marti def Danny Rodriguez, Submission(Guillotine), :29 Rd. 1 185: Ryan  [Read More]

Miguel Torres Would Jump to 145 to Fight Brown & Faber

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on August - 16 - 2009

Miguel Torres says he is willing to bump up to 145 for superfights with the likes of current WEC featherweight champion Michael Thomas Brown and former champion Urijah Faber. But Torres would only do it for Pay Per View money.

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Results from Mayhem Promotions: Fight on the Fox

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on August - 14 - 2009

8/8/09 at Broken Oar Bar & Grill, Port Barrington, IL Welterweight: Jahmale Maxwell  defeated Adam Bowling via Referee Stoppage due to Strikes, 1:09   Round 1 Lightweight: David McGinnis defeated Anthony Whalen  via Tap Out due to Rear Naked Choke, 1:19   round 1 Welterweight: Percy Hicks  defeated Martin Naborowski via Unanimous Decision, 30 – 27, 29 – 28, 30 – 28 Heavyweight: Jeremy Moore  defeated Christopher Roby via Submission due to  [Read More]

Q & A with Chicagoland’s Newest MMA Promotion, Pure MMA Fighting

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on August - 12 - 2009 spoke with representatives of Chicagoland’s newest mixed martial arts promotion, Pure MMA Fighting. Pure MMA will be holding their first event, entitled “Genesis,” on September 12th at the Odeum in Villa Park, IL.Q: What prompted you to start Pure MMA Fighting? Give us a background about who you are and how Pure MMA fighting came into existence.Pure MMA Fighting’s leadership is made up of MMA fighters, coaches and business  [Read More]