Archive: amateur

Aug 29, 2014 8:02 am

WSOF To Launch Amateur Series, Will Award Pro Contracts

Big news for Amateur MMA fighters, the World Series Of Fighting plans to launch an amateur division in 2015 to showcase amateur fighters and build up the future of the sport under the WSOF banner. With the amateur division comes pro contracts as rewards according to WSOF President Ray Sefo. Sefo spoke with MMAJunkie about...

Aug 12, 2012 4:09 pm

Amateur Fighter Dies After Bout

Amateur mixed martial arts fighter Tyrone Mimms, 30, collapsed after his fight ended at ‘Fight Night at the Point 6′ in Mount Pleasant, SC and was taken to the hospital. According to several reports including one from CarolinaLive.com, Mimms was unresponsive after EMS workers gave the fighter chest compressions at the scene of the fight....

Jul 17, 2012 5:16 am

Amazing female fighter destroys 2nd opponent in a row – in 5 seconds!

Yahoo Sports features a video today that previously aired on Inside MMA. It is one of the more impressive knockouts ever in female MMA. Just watch! [youtube:pJWjytMN8kM] “In Veronica Rothenhausler’s second MMA bout, she knocked out Noelle Cherry in five seconds. So when Ashlee Evans-Smith, her opponent at Tuff-n-Uff, prepared for Rothenhausler’s next bout, you...

Jul 12, 2012 9:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Al Snow, "Professional wrestling really is the forefather of MMA"

Al Snow is a well known professional wrestler and an active participant in the behind-the-scenes workings of the business. According to Snow it was always in his blood, but his actual competitive experience coming in to it was minimal. “In the sense of amateur wrestling I didn’t spend a lot of time with it”, Snow...

Jul 11, 2012 7:09 am

EDITORIAL | In Depth: The Dynamic past of Amateur MMA part 2; KICK International

Amateur MMA finally has someone who truly cares about it. His name is Don Clift and he is the driving force behind one of the biggest attempts to organize and track it – KICK International. Behind the scenes is a network that administers, governs and regulates many of the various aspects of martial arts and...

Jul 9, 2012 6:31 am

WWE interested in working with Chael Sonnen

It appears the WWE has wasted no time in publicly reaching out to Chael Sonnen following his second loss to Anderson Silva. “F4Wonline.com reports that WWE is interested in working with 35 year old UFC fighter “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen. Sonnen lost to Anderson Silva at Saturday’s UFC 148 pay-per-view but word is that...

Jul 8, 2012 6:46 pm

EDITORIAL | In Depth: The Dynamic past of Amateur MMA part 1

Amateur MMA is the hottest it has ever been. Fighters young and old are stepping in to the cage to test themselves every weekend in front of hundreds of people. Blood work, ringside physicians, sanctioning, and the regulation of events have become the standard for most, if not all events today. It wasn’t always this...