Category Archives: Missouri MMA News

Walkout FC Middleweight champ Joseph Carriker puts his title on the line at WFC 6 “Night of Champions”

Walkout FC Middleweight champ Joseph Carriker puts his title on the line at WFC 6: “Night of Champions” Walkout FC Middleweight Champion Joseph Carriker will be returning to the WFC cage on Saturday, May 20th at WFC 6 “Night of Champions”. Carriker will be looking to defend his title for the 3rd time as he steps into the cage with #1 contender Austin Crist. This is a fight that fans have been waiting for since WFC 2 and now it is finally happening.  WFC Middleweight Champion Joseph Carriker is currently undefeated with an impressive 7-0 record. Carriker is a fan favorite because he constantly searches for the finish and has only been to the judges scorecards one time in his amateur career. Carriker holds multiple regional titles and trains under Sean Clifford at Joplin Brotherhood, one of the longest running gyms in Southwest Missouri. Top...

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Walkout FC Heavyweight champ Osha Johnson faces Brandon Huckaby at WFC 6 on May 20th

Walkout FC Heavyweight champ Osha Johnson faces Brandon Huckaby at WFC 6 on May 20th Walkout FC Heavyweight Champion Osha LaDale Johnson will be returning to the cage on Saturday, May 20th at WFC 6: “Night of Champions” and will be putting his title on the line against Former Regional (Missouri) Heavyweight Champion Brandon ‘Mongo’ Huckaby. Osha Johnson is the first Walkout FC Heavyweight champion and plans to defend the title against the best of the best in the Midwest. Johnson won the title when he edged out Gabe Sayeg in a 3 round battle at WFC 5 “Victory”. Brandon ‘Mongo’ Huckaby is a fan favorite in Missouri and is known for his role on the A&E reality series ‘God, Guns, & Automobiles’. ‘Mongo’ is one of the most experienced Heavyweights on the amateur circuit and will test himself against a rising star like Osha Johnson....

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DeAlan Hicks: “At this point of my life I need my fights to count for something”

DeAlan Hicks makes his professional debut on March 4th in Joplin, Missouri DeAlan Hicks makes his professional debut on March 4th in Joplin, Missouri DeAlan Hicks was one of the most dominate amateur Middleweights in the Midwest and has faced off with the best of the best on the amateur circuit, including a 3 round battle with undefeated Light Heavyweight Antonio Martinez at Titan FC 24. “Hitman” has not been in the cage in over 4 years, due to multiple injuries. During that time he has been sharpening his skills and training with Teejay “Bad Newz” Britton at Victory Ministry & Sports Complex in Joplin, Missouri and Laselva MMA in Derby, Kansas. On Saturday, March 4th DeAlan Hicks returns to the cage to make his professional debut at Cage of Honor 69 at the Memorial Hall in Joplin, Missouri. MMAMadhouse.com’s Chris Gregory sat down with DeAlan...

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Jason Witt (8-3) is set to face off with Justin Patterson (8-1) at Bellator 174

Jason Witt (8-3) is set to face off with Justin Patterson (8-1) at Bellator 174 Jason Witt (8-3) is set to face off with Justin Patterson (8-1) at Bellator 174: Coenen vs. Budd on March 3 at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma.  Jason ‘The Vanilla Gorilla” Witt has won 4 out of his last 5 fights and is looking to test himself once again as he faces off with Justin Patterson, who is on a 2 fight win streak inside the Bellator cage. Jason Witt is constantly improving and evolving his game by working with the best coaches and training partners at Glory MMA & Fitness, KCBJJ, and American Top Team HD.  Keep Jason Witt on your radar cause he really could be a threat in the Bellator welterweight division. Bellator 174: Coenen vs. Budd will be broadcast live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m....

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Why A.J. McKee vs Brandon Phillips is the fight to watch on the Bellator 171 Main Card

Top Prospects face off on Bellator 171’s Main Card Top Prospects face off on Bellator 171’s Main Card A.J. “Mercenary” McKee has been touted as the future star of Bellator and has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to be that star. “Mercenary” made his professional debut in 2015 at Bellator 136, taking out Marcos Bonilla via submission just 2 minutes into the fight and McKee has been on a roll ever since. In December 2015, Bellator announced that they signed A.J. McKee to a multi-year extension and he has been one of the most active fighters on the roster. McKee has fought every 4 months since he made his debut and has an impressive undefeated record of 6-0. “Mercenary” is coming to the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas looking to put a loss on a local boys record....

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The Yet to be Named MMA Show Featuring Hard Hitting Hillbilly Kevin Croom

The Yet to be Named MMA Show Featuring Hard Hitting Hillbilly Kevin Croom Show goes LIVE every Thursday at 11:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Hard Hitting Hillbilly Kevin Croom will be joining The Yet To Be Named MMA Show to talk about his MMA adventures around the World and his upcoming fight against CES MMA Featherweight champion Matt Bessette (20-7), which will be LIVE on AXS TV Fights on January 27th. We will be talking about Gegard Mousasi, InvictaFC 21, TUF 25: Redemption, Tito Ortiz vs Chael Sonnen, and much more....

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BELLATOR 171 is stacked with homegrown talent from Kansas/Missouri!

BELLATOR 171 is stacked with homegrown talent from Kansas/Missouri! BELLATOR 171 is stacked with homegrown talent from Kansas/Missouri! A catchweight bout pitting Melvin Guillard (32-16-2, 3 NC) against Chidi Njokuani (16-4, 1 NC) will serve as the main event of Bellator 171 at the Kansas Star Arena on Jan. 27. The rest of the fight card will feature several veterans and newcomers who have made a name for themselves fighting on local promotions like Kansas City Fighting Alliance, BlacKOut Fighting Championships, Walkout FC, Evolution Fighting Championships, Shamrock FC, and Blue Corner. All these fighters have proven themselves on the Regional scene and now they are getting the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of the World. “The King of Kansas” David Rickels (17-4, 2 NC), who will meet Aaron Derrow (14-8) is a fight that has local fight fans buzzing. Rickels is a fan favorite at the...

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Megan Anderson vs. Charmaine Tweet Elevated To Interim Featherweight Title Fight

Megan Anderson vs. Charmaine Tweet Elevated To Interim Featherweight Title Fight  Megan Anderson vs. Charmaine Tweet Elevated To Interim Featherweight Title Fight A title will be on the line at Invicta Fighting Championships 21. The previously announced main event between Megan Anderson (7-2) and Charmaine Tweet (9-5) will now be a five-round affair for the interim featherweight championship. The fight will mark Anderson’s first chance at Invicta gold. The Australian, who now resides in Kansas City, enters the match-up having won three straight fights. The streak, which includes back-to-back, first-round knockout victories over Peggy Morgan and Amanda Bell, earned the 26-year-old the 2016 Invicta FC Fan Choice Awards for “Fighter of the Year” and “Knockout of the Year.” A former title challenger, Canada’s Tweet returned to the promotion in May, delivering her own “Knockout of the Year” contender with a first-round finish of Latoya Walker via...

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‘SWEET BABY’ RAY ALLARD MAKES PRO DEBUT @FIGHT HARD MMA

‘SWEET BABY’ RAY ALLARD MAKES PRO DEBUT @FIGHT HARD MMA ‘SWEET BABY’ RAY ALLARD MAKES PRO DEBUT @FIGHT HARD MMA ‘Sweet Baby’ Ray Allard will start the 2017 season making his Professional Debut for Fight Hard MMA at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. on January 7. Allard prides himself in taking the toughest fights out there & this will no doubt be the toughest to date. Allard will toe the line vs Charles Johnson (1-0), who has also had an impressive amateur career & Fight Hard veteran. No doubt in my mind these two warriors are gonna give the Fight Hard fans what they come to see in this Flyweight bout. Allard started fighting when he was 16 yrs old. Now at the age of 25, Allard has over 50+ amateur fights, with an astonishing record of 45-11-1 & never a given. A...

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