Category Archives: Kansas MMA News

Joey Scanlan faces off with Andrew Kimzey (1-0) at WalkoutFC 5: “Victory” on February 11th

Joey Scanlan faces off with Andrew Kimzey (1-0) at WalkoutFC 5: “Victory” on February 11th Joey Scanlan makes his professional debut at WalkoutFC 5: “Victory” on February 11th Joey Scanlan has been on a roll on the amateur scene in the Midwest; collecting several amateur titles all over Missouri and Kansas. Scanlan has decided that his next venture to the cage will be as a professional at WalkoutFC 5: “Victory”on Saturday, February 11th. He will be facing off with Andrew Kimzey (1-0) in a match up that will be pure excitement from the opening bell. Get your tickets at WalkoutFC.com and stay tuned for more announcements!...

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Missouri’s Top amateur Light Heavyweights face-off at KCFA: “Seasons Beatings” on December 9th

Missouri’s Top amateur Light Heavyweights face-off at KCFA: “Seasons Beatings” on December 9th Missouri’s Top amateur Light Heavyweights face-off at KCFA: “Seasons Beatings” on December 9th The top amateur Light Heavyweights in Missouri will be facing off at Kansas City Fighting Alliance “Seasons Beatings” on December 9th in Independence, Missouri. Antonio Martinez (8-0) trains with Glory MMA & Fitness in Lees Summit, Missouri and is unbeaten in the cage. He is looking to test himself one more time before he decides to move into the professional ranks. Martinez has finished 7 opponents with his vicious striking and plans to continue his run against Toma Walton. Toma Walton trains with Capital City Combatives in Jefferson City, Missouri. He holds an impressive 8-3 record and has yet to see the judges scorecards. Walton is ready to take on his toughest opponent yet and prove to everyone that...

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WALKOUT FC Invades the historic Memorial Hall in Joplin, Missouri.

WALKOUT FC Invades the historic Memorial Hall in Joplin, Missouri. After three straight sold out shows in Independence, Kansas to begin the year; WalkoutFC will need a little more room. The promotion settled on the spacious 2,000 plus seat Memorial Hall on October 15th for their next show. With the looks of the card so far, the fights look to be as big as the arena. This fight card will boast 16 fights, 5 title fights, 4 women’s MMA fights and all the well matched, high intensity action WFC fans have come to love. Check out the featured fights and stay tuned for more huge news… WFC 185lb TITLE Joplin Brotherhood’s own Joseph Carriker (5-0) will be putting his title on the line. Carriker is the winner of two straight post fight awards with WFC (KO of the Night vs Ecret, Fight of the Night...

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Caldwell-Taimanglo, Rickels-Guillard Top ‘Bellator 159’ on July 22 at Kansas Star Arena

Caldwell-Taimanglo, Rickels-Guillard Top ‘Bellator 159’ on July 22 at Kansas Star Arena DARRION CALDWELL LOOKS TO SOLIDIFY HIMSELF AS NO. 1 CONTENDER AGAINST JOE TAIMANGLO DURING MAIN EVENT OF ‘BELLATOR 159: CALDWELL VS. TAIMANGLO’ – FRIDAY, JULY 22 – LIVE AND FREE ON SPIKE   HOMETOWN HERO DAVE RICKELS SET FOR ACTION AGAINST MELVIN GUILLARD IN CO-HEADLINER SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 1, 2016) – Bellator MMA returns to Kansas with a pivotal matchup between undefeated phenom, Darrion “The Wolf” Caldwell (9-0) and Joe Taimanglo (22-6-1) to determine the No. 1 contender for the Bantamweight Title in the main event of “Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo” on July 22 inside Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.   In the co-main event of the evening, local hometown hero Dave “Caveman” Rickels (17-4) will meet Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard (32-16-2) in a lightweight matchup that will surely provide fireworks. Additional contests will be announced shortly.   “Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo” airs live on Spike...

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Walkout FC 2: Revolution Results

 Walkout FC 2: Revolution Results  WFC: Facebook | Official Site Walkout FC 2: Revolution  Independence, Kansas, United States Chris Threlkeld 0-0 vs Jason Hafler 0-3 –  Threshold def Hafler via Tko (injury) RD1 Yamilka Pereira 0-0 vs Jessica Fletcher 1-4 – Pereira def Fletcher via TKO @ 2:00 RD2 Tj Henderson 1-0 vs David Stitt 2-2 – Stitt def Henderson via Armbar @2:10 RD1 Aron Morris 1-0 vs Jeff Davidson 0-1 – Davidson def  Morris via Triangle @0:29 RD2 Grappling – Derrick Bays vs Thomas Lott – Bay def Lott Travis Goforth 2-0 vs Josh Cooper 2-1 – Goforth def Cooper via UD 29-28 (x3) Jarred Donnelson 0-0 vs Matt Kent 1-3 – Donnelson defeats Kent via Armbar @1:30 RD1 Selena Rodriguez 0-1 vs Miranda Bohanon 1-1 – Bohannan defeats Rodriguez via Split Dec 29-28 (x2), 27-29 155lb Title Chet Mellington 4-3 vs Richard Moad 7-4 – Moad def dhet Wellington via Kimora @1:18 RD2 185lb Title Joe...

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Official ‘Bellator 150: Kongo vs. Queiroz’ Recap & Photos

Official ‘Bellator 150: Kongo vs. Queiroz’ Recap & Photos CHEICK KONGO INCHES PAST VINICIUS SPARTAN IN ‘BELLATOR 150’ MAIN EVENT ON SPIKE COMPLETE BELLATOR 150 PHOTOS HERE MULVANE, Kan. (February 26, 2015) – A week removed from the most watched Bellator MMA event in company history, the Scott Coker-led promotion returned to action on SPIKE with “Bellator 150: Kongo vs. Queiroz,” an event that delivered five spectacular main card fights. In the evening’s main event, Cheick Kongo (24-10-2) intelligently managed the distance between he and Vinicius Spartan (8-4), kicking and jabbing his way to a split decision victory (30-27, 28-29, 29-28).   Spartan did have his moments during the heavyweight encounter, securing takedowns in rounds two and three, followed by a knockdown late. But in the end, Kongo received the benefit of the doubt from the Kansas-appointed judges. The Frenchman has now won two straight, and improved to 6-2 overall under...

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Bellator 150: Kongo vs. Queiroz’ Live Results

Bellator 150: Kongo vs. Queiroz’ Live Results    Bellator Heavyweight Title Main Event: Cheick Kongo (235.2) vs. Vinicius Queiroz (233.6) – Kongo def Queiroz via SD 30/27. 28/29. 29/28 Bellator Lightweight Co-Main Event: Dave Rickels (156) vs. Bobby Cooper (155.8) – Rickels def Cooper via TKO RD1 @3:49 Bellator Middleweight Feature Bout: Kendall Grove (186) vs. Francisco France (185.4) – Grove def France via KO RD2 @0:35 Bellator Flyweight Feature Bout: Lena Ovchynnikova (124.6) vs. Rebecca Ruth (125.2) –  Ruth def Ovchynnikova via UD 30/27. 29/28. 29/28 Bellator Featherweight Feature Bout: Gaston Reyno (143.6) vs. Chuka Willis (146) – Willis def Reyno via UD 29/28 30/27 30/27 Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Brandon Farran (187.2) vs. Gregory Babene (185) – Gregory Babene def Brandon Farran via RNC RD1 @3:37 Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Manny Meraz (170) vs. Andre Fialho (170.8) –  Fialho def  Meraz via TKO RD1  @o:29 Bellator Heavyweight Feature Fight: David Hammons (262.4) vs. Kyle Noblitt (242.2) – Noblitt def  Hammons via Tko RD1 @0:45 Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Chris Harris (185.4) vs. Julian Marquez (186) – Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Marcio Navarro (155.8) vs. Henry Lindsay (155.4)  – Lindsay...

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Kongo vs. Queiroz Elevated to ‘Bellator 150’ Main Event

Kongo vs. Queiroz Elevated to ‘Bellator 150’ Main Event ILLNESS REMOVES MARCOS GALVAO FROM CARD, CHEICK KONGO VERSUS VINICIUS QUEIROZ PROMOTED TO MAIN EVENT SLOT   MULVANE, Kan. (February 25, 2015) – Over the course of fight week, Marcos “Loro” Galvao (17-6-1) has been battling an illness. After consulting physicians, Bellator officials have decided to to pull him from his Bellator MMA Bantamweight Title defense against former champion Eduardo Dantas (17-4).   After making weight inside Kansas Star Arena at 10 a.m. CT, Dantas was paid his show money. The fight will be rescheduled in the near future.   As a result, Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) against Vinicius Queiroz (8-3) will now serve as the headliner andDavid Rickels (16-4) versus Bobby Cooper (12-5) is the new co-main event. Rounding out the SPIKE-televised card will be a middleweight attraction pitting Kendall Grove (22-15) against Kiko France (13-3-1), the Bellator MMA debut of Lena Ovchynnikova (10-3), when she fights Rebecca Ruth (5-1) and Gaston Reyno (5-0) – fresh off his new...

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France vs. Grove Added to Main Card of ‘Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2’ on Feb. 26

France vs. Grove Added to Main Card of ‘Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2’ on Feb. 26 MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT PITTING KENDALL GROVE AGAINST FRANCISCO FRANCE COMPLETES ‘BELLATOR 150’ MAIN CARD SANTA MONICA, Calif. (February 11, 2015) – A fifth and final main card fight has been added to “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas on February 26, with the news that Kendall Grove (22-15) has agreed to fight Francisco “Kiko” France (13-3-1).   In addition, Bellator MMA’s Bantamweight Championship will be on the line in a rematch pitting Marcos “Loro” Galvao (17-6-1) against former champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas (17-4) and hometown favorite, David Rickels (16-4, 1 NC) will return to action against Bobby Cooper (12-5). “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2,” also features the Bellator MMA debut of newly signed women’s flyweight Lena Ovchynnikova (10-3), when she meets Rebecca Ruth (5-1) and a heavyweight co-main event of Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) against Vinicius Queiroz (8-3)   The contests make up the televised portion of “Bellator 150: Galvao...

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DAVE RICKELS-BOBBY COOPER ADDED TO MAIN CARD OF ‘BELLATOR 150: GALVAO VS. DANTAS 2’

 DAVE RICKELS-BOBBY COOPER ADDED TO MAIN CARD OF ‘BELLATOR 150: GALVAO VS. DANTAS 2’ DAVE RICKELS-BOBBY COOPER ADDED TO MAIN CARD OF ‘BELLATOR 150: GALVAO VS. DANTAS 2’   SANTA MONICA, Calif. (January 6, 2015) – A lightweight contest pitting Dave “The Caveman” Rickels (16-4, 1 NC) against Bobby Cooper (12-5) has been added to the main card of “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas on February 26.   In addition, Bellator MMA’s Bantamweight Championship will be on the line in a rematch pitting Marcos “Loro” Galvao (17-6-1) against former champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas (17-4) and heavyweight Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) will face Augusto Sakai (9-0).   The contests will take up three slots of the televised portion of “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas,” which airs live on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream live on  and . Additional fights will be announced shortly.   Tickets for “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2,” which...

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