Category Archives: Missouri MMA News

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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Tamikka Brents vs Sarah Patterson will headline Gateway Fighting Series: “Destiny” for the Women’s Lightweight title on March 3rd

Tamikka Brents vs Sarah Patterson will headline Gateway Fighting Series: “Destiny” for the Women’s Lightweight title on March 3rd Tamikka “Boom Boom” Brents and Sarah Patterson will face off for the Professional Women’s Lightweight title on March 3rd in the MAIN EVENT at Gateway Fighting Series: Destiny!  Invicta FC veteran Tamikka Brents has been out of action for 2 years recovering from injuries and now that she is healthy, her plan is to start 2017 off with a huge win. MMAMadhouse asked Brents if she was excited about the fight and here’s what she said… “I’m not excited…I’m ecstatic!! I’m ready to be back where I belong, in the cage showing the World I’m the absolute best! The fans should expect a main event worthy fight. Two badass women going at it. I know she’s ready and I’m ready and I can’t wait to put on...

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Quartus “CoolBreeze” Stitt faces off with Kyle Kurtz on March 3rd at Gateway Fighting Series “Destiny”

Quartus “CoolBreeze” Stitt faces off with Kyle Kurtz on March 3rd at Gateway Fighting Series “Destiny” Quartus “CoolBreeze” Stitt will be facing off with Kyle “Hurtz” Kurtz on Friday, March 3rd at the Heart of St. Charles Ballroom in St. Charles, Missouri. Stitt is a seasoned veteran that takes on any opponent put in front of him and is looking to get back in the win column with a victory over local fighter Kyle Kurtz. Kyle “Hurtz” Kurtz turned pro in 2015 and has an impressive record of 7-3 with notable wins over UFC veteran Adam Cella and Bellator vet Steve Mann. Both fighters will be looking to start 2017 off with a huge victory so fight fans will not want to miss it. Get your tickets at Cagetix.com...

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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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