After the state of Illinois turned the MMA world upside down by canceling all events statewide and setting forth new regulations, Fightcard Entertainment’s co-owners Brian Angelo and Nilo Soto moved forward by putting on the state’s first sanctioned event on February 26th.
Fightcard plans to build upon their momentum with “Ruthless,” an event being billed as “The Biggest Event in Fightcard History,” which will take place on April 11th
Local rising star Josh Shockley has made a name for himself throughout Northwest Indiana — not only showcasing his dominating skills and athleticism in his fights, but also by catching the audience’s attention through his success at only 19 years of age. Shockley fights out of Duneland Vale Tudo with training partners such as Keith Wisniewski, Darren Elkins, and Mark Burch. Through constant training for his MMA career, he recently [Read More]
The trailer for WEC 40, which takes place at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago on April 5, 2009, was posted today to the WEC’s YouTube page. (see the video below). WEC 40 is headlined by East Chicago’s Miguel Torres Vs. Takeya Mizugaki and Island Lake’s Jeff Curran vs Joseph Benavidez. Northwest Indiana’s Eddie Wineland will also be making his return to the WEC on this card, facing off against Rani [Read More]
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
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