Category Archives: Ohio MMA News

The New King of Cleveland, Stipe Miocic

The wait is over; Cleveland, Ohio finally has a title. But it has nothing to do with Lebron James. Rather, this title belongs to a certain mixed martial artist named Stipe Miocic. On Saturday night, Miocic – a resident of Independence, Ohio – knocked out Fabricio Werdum in the first round to claim the heavyweight belt. The fight served as the main event of UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. The KO punch came as Werdum over aggressively chased his opponent down, only to be met with a hard right hand that resulted in his own face plant. A few follow up punches by Miocic and it was all over. “Cleveland we got a champion baby,” yelled Miocic in his post fight speech. An energetic Miocic proceeded to thank his fiancé and team, Strong Style MMA. The win marked his third straight, sending him to 15-2...

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Fighter to Promoter: New League Fights

As summer quickly approaches so does another fight card from New League Fights, the Bryan, Ohio based promotion. The next event for the promotion, which features amateur and professional bouts, is set for July 9. This will be their third event, with the first two being held on Jan. 23 and April 16 respectively. All events thus far have taken place at the Quality Inn and Suites in Holiday City, Ohio. New League Fights was started by fighter turned promoter and matchmaker, Matt Montalvo, who joined the Drako Sports Impact Hour on May 4 to discuss the transition. “What I wanted to do was kind of pioneer the sport this way, create a learning environment for fighters in northwest Ohio,” said Montalvo. Montalvo started by creating New League Fitness, an MMA gym in Bryan. From there he created New League Fights. He says that being...

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Revelation Fight Organization: RFO17 ‘The Exorcism’ – LIVE RESULTS

Revelation Fight Organization: RFO17 ‘The Exorcism’ – LIVE RESULTS @Pablo_El_Diablo is reporting the RFO 17 quick results live from the Fairhaven Hall 750 Home Rd N, Mansfield, Ohio  ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Professional Main Event 135lbs: Josh Longood vs. Kendale Young – Josh Longood def  Kendale Young via armbar at 4:17 of rd 2 145lbs: Mike Williams vs. RJ Buck – Mike Williams vs RJ Buck fight cancelled due to Buck suffering a knee injury while warming up 155lbs: John Gunther vs. Christopher Tucker – John Gunther def Christopher Tucker via TKO at 3:25 of rd 1 185lbs: Tony Dipiero vs. Chico Bays – Chico Bays def Tony Dipiero via TKO at 2:35 of rd 1 Amateur 135lbs: Allison Ainley vs. Gemma Sheehan – Gemma Sheehan def Allison Ainley via unanimous dec 155lbs: Bill Gingery vs. Sean Felton – Sean Felton def Bill Gingery via unanimous dec 155lbs: Dru Schottenheimer vs. Jason Bevly – Dru Schottenheimer def Jason Bevly via unanimous dec...

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Revelation Fight Organization Returns This Saturday

A packed night of fights is once again set to take place in Mansfield, Ohio as Revelation Fight Organization presents RFO: Big Guns 17 on Oct 17. The fight card will take place in Fairhaven Hall on The Richland County Fairgrounds and will feature eight amateur and four professional fights. Doors open at 6 p.m. with fights starting at 7 p.m. Though the infamous MMA injury bug has swept through this event – taking with it the original featherweight main event between ONE Championship veteran Cody Stevens (12-8-1) and Bellator veteran Terrell Hobbs (9-9) – RFO promoter Matt Trukovich and his team have still maintained a spectacular fight card. The new main event will consist of a matchup between RFO fan favorite Josh Longood (2-0) and Kendale Young (1-0). The fight will take place in the lightweight division. Rounding out the remainder of the professional...

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IT FIGHT SERIES 29 RESULTS

IT FIGHT SERIES 29 RESULTS   Spencer Kirksey is reporting the live results from IT FIGHT SERIES 29 at Star Indoor Sports 6124 Busch Blvd Columbus Ohio —————————————————————– Pro Fights 205lbs: Dan Spohn def Michael Cockerham via head and arm choke at :42 of round 1 145lbs: Alfred Leisure def Mike Velazquez via unanimous decision 170lbs: Albert Cheng def Matt Brown via TKO at 1:25 of round 1 170lbs: Chico Bays def Travis Hussey via triangle at 4:14 of round 1 170lbs: Timmy McCavit def Eric Attard via guillotine at :50 of rd 1 170lbs: Caleb Fickert def Larry Ray via armbar at 1:01 of round 2 Amateur Fights 125lbs: Floyd Cisco def Joe Pimental via split decision 145lbs: Danny Moore def Jason Rine via unanimous decision 145lbs: Keith Speed def Tim Eley via KO at 1:05 of round 3 265lbs: Paul Shough def Dave...

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Iron Tiger Fight Series Returns to Columbus

This Saturday, Nov. 22, MMA fans in Columbus Ohio are in for a treat as IT Fight Series makes its return to Columbus. The promotion is one of the longest running MMA organizations in the state. The event, IT Fight Series 29, will take place at Star Indoor Sports in Westerville Ohio with doors opening at 6:30 and fights beginning at 7:30. General admission tickets are $25. The fight card features 10 amateur fights with an additional six professional ones after an intermission. The entire event will be capped off by a headliner that puts UFC veteran Dan “Dragon” Spohn up against Michael Cockerham. Spohn (8-4) was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 19 under Team Penn. He made it to the semi-finals before losing to Matt Van Buren. His second chance with the UFC was cut short after a unanimous decision loss to Patrick...

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Boxing Continues As RISE Fighting Brings Another Night of the Sweet Science December 5th In Toledo!

Toledo, Ohio (November 4, 2014) – For the second time in less than four months, RISE Fighting brings another action packed fight card as it presents RISE Boxing 2 live from the Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Toledo, Ohio December 5th. This stacked card will feature some of the best up-and-coming prospects in the mid-west as well as some of the top prospects in Ohio and Michigan. “The response we received in August was overwhelming,” said RISE Fighting promoter, Fred Vallejo. “It is because of that response and the support that we are able to have a quick turn around with our second event in under four months. This will be another great night of live professional boxing that you won’t want to miss,” he continued. Toledo based fighter, Sonny Fredrickson (5-0, 5 KO’s) will headline the night of fights in a six round bout. Fredrickson made his...

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