Updated Fightcard for Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers on November 7th

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on October - 25 - 2009

There have been several additions to Strikeforce’s November 7th MMA event at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. WEC Veteran Jeff Curran has been added to the preliminary fights, as well as TUF 6 contestant John Kolosci. View the updated fightcard below. To purchase tickets, visit Strikeforce.com. CBS Televised Fights: Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers Middleweight Title Fight: Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Jake Shields Gegard Mousasi vs. Rameau  [Read More]

Results & Photos from Brawl at Bourbon Street 15

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on October - 25 - 2009

October 21, 2009 at 115 Bourbon Street, Merrionette Park, Illinois. Congrats to ChicagoMMA.net Writer Matt Giancarlo, who made his MMA debut on this card and won by 2nd round submission! Photo Gallery (Courtesy of ThruMyEye.com) Results: Tom Kleist def Jerricho Helming, Submission 2nd Round Glen Pryor def Jeff Szakas, Submission 2nd Round TJ Rowley def Jimmy Casillas, KO 2nd Round Bill Lynch def Jorge Gonzales, Submission 2nd Round Matt Giancarlo  [Read More]

Four Chicagoans Qualify for the FILA Grappling World Championships

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on October - 23 - 2009

Four Chicagoans placed top 3 in their weight classes in the FILA Grappling World Team Trials No-Gi division on October 23, 2009 in Phoenix, AZ. By placing top 3 at the event, they earned spots on the US World Team at the 2009 FILA Grappling World Championships to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 12-13. 2008 World Bronze Medalist Tom LeCuyer (Atlas XT/Torres Martial Arts) dominated the 66  [Read More]

Results from Fightcard: No Mercy 2009

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on October - 19 - 2009

October 17, 2009 at Cicero Stadium. For more information on Fightcard Promotions, visit Fightcard.net. Nick Barton (Power Fights) def Billy Carrol (Kaotic Punishment),  Tap Out in 2:52 of the 2nd Round, due to a Guillotine Choke. Joaquin Sanchez (Independent) def Tom Breen (Independent), TKO 1:45 of the 1st Round Walter Junior Rochet (Independent) def Jason Todd (Power Fights), by Tap Out in 2:10 of the 2nd Round, due to a  [Read More]

Results & Photos from Total Fight Challenge: Rising Stars

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on October - 13 - 2009

October 10, 2009 at the Hammond Civic Center, Hammond IN. Results provided by Joe Pawlus. TFC Rising Stars Photo Gallery (Courtesy of ThruMyEye.com) Featherweight Title Bout Yusup Saadulaev def Charles Wilson 5th round, unanimous decision Pro Bouts Gideon Ray def Brandon Samal R1, 46 sec, RNC (155 lbs) Bobby Reardanz def Kris Boyden R1, 1:02, Guillotine (145 lbs) Kevin Novacheck def Curtis Bailey R1, 1:18, Guillotine (175 lbs) Darrin Elkins  [Read More]

Total Fight Challenge Rising Stars Shine Brightly

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on October - 13 - 2009

By Joseph Pawlusjosephpawlus@gmail.com HAMMOND , Ind. – The Hammond Civic Center once again served as the proving grounds for some of the best mixed martial arts fighters from the Midwest . The seventeenth installment of The Total Fight Challenge, Rising Stars , hosted thirteen bouts from both the amateur and professional divisions.The featherweight title bout featured an incredible battle between two warriors making their way up the mma food chain.  [Read More]

Strikeforce Announces Main Card for November 7th Event at the Sears Centre

Posted by Danielle Hobeika on October - 9 - 2009

PRIMETIME MMA FIGHT CARD ANNOUNCED FOR “CBS/STRIKEFORCE/M-1 GLOBAL SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS” SATURDAY, NOV. 7 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK Fedor Emelianenko, the #1 Ranked MMA Heavyweight in the World, To Be Seen for the First Time by a Broadcast Television Audience, Squares Off Against Undefeated American Brett Rogers Middleweights Jake Shields and Jason “Mayhem” Miller Battle for the Recently Vacated STRIKEFORCE Middleweight Title; Gegard Mousasi and Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum Will Also  [Read More]

Christian Uflacker, Mark Miller, and Deray Davis sign with Strikeforce

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on October - 8 - 2009

Headlining Strikeforce’s upcoming event is the much anticipated bout among heavyweights Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers.  This will be Fedor’s first fight as part of the Strikeforce promotion, and will take place at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL on November 7th. Also on the card are Chicagoland natives Christian Uflacker, Mark Miller, and Deray Davis. 9-5 IFL and TUF 9 vet Mark Miller, holding a knockout victory over Josh Neer,  [Read More]